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In the spirit of “what the hell, it’s only two months to Christmas,” we present the Best Buy “Top 15 Tech Gifts for 2015” list. The list is the result of a nationwide study conducted by the big-box electronics retailer.

iPad Tops Best Buy's "Top 15 Tech Gifts for 2015" Survey

The survey found that technology is the top-ranked category for gift giving and receiving. This is true for both millennials and men this year. Apple took 3 of the 15 spots on the list, with the iPad ranking as the #1 tech gift for 2015, while the MacBook came in third. The Apple Watch came in at #13 on the hit parade.

Top 15 Tech Gifts for 2015

  1. iPad
  2. Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones
  3. MacBook
  4. Samsung 48” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
  5. Sharp 43” Smart HDTV with Roku
  6. Microsoft Surface
  7. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  8. Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Tracker
  9. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
  10. Dyson V6 Absolute Bagless Cordless Vacuum
  11. Vizio 43” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
  12. Apple Watch
  13. SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker
  14. iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot
  15. GoPro HERO4 Action Camera

Other results of the survey showed that millennials (ages 18 – 34) put consumer electronics firmly at the top of their preferred gift lists – both for giving and receiving, saying technology is “more fun and exciting” and “what they need.”

More men than women prefer to give or receive technology as a gift, with three times as many men (27.9%) as women (9.7%) saying they want to receive consumer electronics for gifts. Twice as many men (29.6%) as women (16.5%) prefer to give tech gifts.

Nearly 85 percent of consumers take advantage of sales or price discounts during the holiday season to make additional non-gift purchases for themselves or their families. Those who plan to self-gift are most interested in the iPad (19%), Sharp 43” Smart HDTV with Roku (16%), Samsung 48” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV(15%), Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones (15%) and MacBook (15%).