The ultimate tablet gift guide

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Tablets are great gifts for virtually anyone in your life. From the functionality of a bigger screen for working on the go, to the convenience of watching your favorite media wherever you are or creating digital art, tablets are useful, high-tech gifts for kids, teens, adults, and seniors. 

Whether you’re looking for a tablet perfect for reading, watching, gaming, working, or anything in between, we’ve got the scoop on the best tablets to give to your loved ones.

The best tablets for kids.

Looking for a kid-friendly tablet? When it comes to the best choice of tablets for kids, Parent advocacy groups such as Good To* suggest thinking about the following:

  • Durability 

  • Water-resistance

  • Storage

  • Screen-size

  • Battery life

  • Applications

In this case, some of the best tablets for kids include models like the TCL Tab Disney Edition. With this tablet, you can experience your kids’ favorite Disney characters coming to life alongside the whole family. Featuring a colorful, 8" FHD display with adaptive eye-care modes and fully enabled Verizon Adaptive Sound to level up your audio experience. Housed in a vibrant and protective bumper case with a foldout kickstand, this fun, family-friendly tablet provides entertainment practically anywhere. Enjoy hours of fun and adventure with Mickey and friends, thanks to the long-lasting battery1 and smooth performance, to create magical moments with the entire family.

The best tablets for note taking and working.

Want a tablet with PC functionality? According to Futurism** the following criteria is important when choosing a tablet for working and note-taking, including:

  • Screen size

  • Operating system

  • Performance

  • Connectivity

  • Storage

Additionally, the option of a stylus or compatible pen should be thought of for those looking to take more hand-written style notes. 

So, if you’re looking for a tablet perfect for note taking and working (both at home or on the go), you may want to check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ 5G1. With this tablet, you can snap on a keyboard2, take notes with the included S Pen, or work on multiple windows and apps all at once with Multi-Active Window.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a light-weight tablet that operates on iOS, the Apple iPad Air (5th Gen) is another great choice. The breakthrough Apple M1 chip delivers faster performance, making iPad Air a creative and mobile gaming powerhouse, in addition to its slim, easily portable design.

The best tablets for gaming and watching.

Speaking of the Apple iPad, if big-screen viewing in a portable format is more your speed, the Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) is a great choice. The Liquid Retina display on the 11-inch iPad Pro is not only gorgeous, but super portable.3 5G cellular models give you blazing speeds away from Wi-Fi.4,5 Plus, with all this speed and portability, gaming on the go is easier than ever with the Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (2021). 

The best tablets for drawing.

Industry leaders for artists such as Concept Art Empire*** note that most artists should look for the following when searching for the best tablets for drawing:

  • Pressure sensitivity

  • Size

  • Resolution

  • Responsiveness

  • Available stylus types

Pressure sensitivity can control how shading or line drawing may appear, while a large screen size provides plenty of work area, with high-resolution and responsiveness adding the additional benefits of seeing your artwork in a crisp, clear view and in real-time as you sketch away.

If you’re looking for a tablet artists will love, Apple iPad (9th Generation) has it all in terms of large-screen clarity and artistic functionality. With Apple Pencil6 compatibility, you can create a work of art, draw what you see, or write down what you hear with ease. 

If the artist in your life prefers working on an Android powered tablet, another great choice is the aforementioned Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ 5G. Its large display provides plenty of working area, and S Pen compatibility allows for precise drawing to be done. Plus, its powerful chipset provides impressive performance. 

Looking for other tablet accessories? Whether you’re looking for a keyboard for a tablet, a stand, or anything in between, we’ve got it all at Verizon. Browse our tablets and tablet accessories today, and give your loved ones the high-tech gifts they really want. 

1. Battery life and charge cycles vary with use, settings, and other factors; actual results will vary.

2. Keyboard book cover sold separately.

3. 5G Ultra Wideband available select areas. 5G Nationwide available in 2700+ cities.

4. Data plan required. 5G, Gigabit LTE, LTE, and Wi-Fi calling are available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on 5G and LTE support, contact your carrier and see

5. Accessories are sold separately. Compatibility varies by generation.

6. Accessories sold separately. Compatibility varies by generation.

*Source: How to choose tablets for kids: what to consider before buying a child a device | GoodTo

**Source:Best Tablets for Note-Taking in 2022 (


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