We’re just over a month away from Black Friday 2018 and the year’s biggest shopping event. Things are starting to heat up this evening with the official release of the Amazon Holiday Electronics Gift Guide. This annual announcement details the hottest tech at Amazon, giving us our first glimpse into the retailer’s plans for the holiday shopping season.

This year’s Amazon Holiday Electronics Gift Guide is highlighted by the usual selection of smart home gear, TVs, audio and budget-focused buys under $100. Head below for an in-depth look at what Amazon expects to be the hottest gifts of the year.

Amazon Holiday Electronics Gift Guide Announced

The Amazon Holiday Electronics Gift Guide arrived today just over a month away from Black Friday. This yearly release details all of Amazon’s most popular tech-related gift ideas for the holiday season. It serves as the unofficial start of Amazon’s holiday shopping season and gives us a glimpse at what is likely to be on sale throughout Thanksgiving week.

As usual, Amazon has broken up its electronics gift guide into various categories. This year we’re getting a mix of gift ideas by price and category. If you’re looking for gift ideas for friends, family, or yourself, consider browsing by product type. That includes gaming, audio, entertainment and just about anything you might find on a holiday shopping list.

If you’re a budget-conscious shopper, consider hitting up Amazon’s under $100 section. This will be the best place to find techie gifts that don’t break the bank. Of course, none of the items are on sale yet, or even hint at what Black Friday pricing may be. But this is a notable precursor of what products Amazon will be featuring coming November 23, 2018.

Gaming and gadgets highlight the Amazon Holiday Electronics Gift Guide

Designated gaming and gadgets sections lead highlight this year’s Amazon Holiday Electronics Gift Guide. Most notably, Amazon is pushing the Anki Vector which was recently announced along with Philips Somneo Sleep Lights and the much maligned Echo Look. The ‘gadgets and gizmos’ section also includes a smattering of other tech-friendly gift ideas like Philips smart toothbrushes, Dyson air purifiers and more.

Amazon’s top gaming picks include the Nintendo Switch, various high-end PC accessories, and more. As expected, we’re seeing a number of AmazonBasics listings creep onto this year’s list as the online giant has expanded its in-house brand to more categories. This is particularly true in the gaming section where Amazon is offering its own gamer-focused peripherals alongside pricier options from Logitech, Razer and others. Check out the entire gaming gift guide here.

Black Friday is just beginning at Amazon

We’re still roughly four weeks away from Black Friday proper, but you can count on Amazon to start ramping up the madness sooner rather than later. Last year we saw Black Friday-branded Gold Box deals beginning to pop-up by the second week of November. You can expect Amazon to do much of the same this year. To get ready for the big day, be sure to swing by our Amazon Black Friday guide that’s filled with tips and tricks to help you save a little extra cash.

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