We feel your pain in the effort to try to figure out what to buy each year, we’re in the same boat. Whether you are shopping for your spouse who buys whatever he wants when he wants, your father who already has everything, your mother-in-law who insists she doesn’t want anything but will be devastated if you don’t buy her something, or your teenage grandkids who are pretty sure you know nothing about gifts they might like and hope you give them cash, we might be able to help.
A couple years ago, we took a poll of C. Crane employees and got some great responses of C. Crane gifts given to family and friends so we thought it was time for an update. Below are some of the responses:
John: I gave a Spotlight XB to my Uncle as a gift. At home and at his rental, he works under sinks, under the house, under his truck, etc. a lot. The high brightness and kickstand help him to get his work done in a more efficient manner.
I gave a set of Voz Headphones to my Wife. She likes them for the comfortable fit and great audio quality. She uses them with a portable Blu-ray player and her computer.
For my oldest (15) I am getting him a Versa 3 to make his desktop computer WiFi capable. He prefers using an older laptop since it has built-in WiFi and lets his amazing desktop computer gather dust. The Versa 3 will allow him to enjoy his desktop the way he wants to … online.
For my youngest (8) I am getting him a set of Voz Headphones. This is so he can listen to his FM radio stations without bothering the rest of the house with that loud music kids listen to these days.
Bob: Earlier this year I visited my aunt who is now in an assisted living home. She understands everything but talking is a difficult process. She let me know that she could not find a radio that worked well where she lived. I am happy to report the CC Radio EP gave her the reception she wanted . . . WCCO . . . loud and clear.
Kim: I bought my husband the CC Skywave and he loves taking it all around the yard to listen to all the ball games. He loves that the batteries last a long time. He even asked for one to take to the race car shop.
All my kids love their Senta Ally. They can listen to all their podcast’s and “stuff” on their phones all over the house or in the yard or the kids can listen to something in their rooms and mom and dad do not have to listen.
Kathy: My husband loves the Senta Ally that I bought him. He uses it in the wood shop and listens to his music from his iPhone.
Jessica: Every year at least a few C. Crane products make an appearance at Christmas. The Pocket Vivid Flashlight goes in every stocking and often the Unity Flashlight will go with a bottle of wine for friends or extended family. I’m really excited about our new CC Buds Pro and CC Buds Pro Mic earbuds because my teenage boys have actually developed a preference for them over other much more expensive brands, those will be in stockings this year as well! Past presents have included the CCRadioplus (now the 2E) which is used daily up at my father-in-law’s lodge and the CC WiFi which is used daily at my husband’s grandmother’s house. It’s nice to know that these gifts actually get used!
Annette: I live where the power goes out a lot. I found that the CC Led Spot XB is my best friend when its dark and power is out or even when it’s not. I use it to check out the backyard since I have a lot of critters in my area that I don’t want to meet in the dark. It puts a large spot over a hundred feet away on the barn. This makes a great gift for those who don’t know what to give a parent or grandparent. I even gave them to the grandchildren for their cars. This light will also light up a room and the stand makes it easy to use. I personally shine it at the ceiling which lights up a room very nicely.
Carolyn: The Unity Plus LED Flashlight has been one of my favorite gifts to give others for the last couple of years. I was later told by some receivers that they needed another one because other household members keep taking theirs. So now I make sure to include everyone when giving out the Unity Plus to help avoid domestic disputes!
Sue G: This year I am buying myself something for Christmas from C. Crane. I love my CC Witness Plus and depend on it to work for me every single weekend, all day long. I am buying myself a second CC Witness Plus as a back-up! This is my gift to myself.
The new CC Buds Pro-Mic is my gift of choice this year for all my family members that have a smartphone and don’t have hearing aids, I won’t be giving them to Great Grandma, but everyone else is getting them.
We hope this helps you with some ideas for your Christmas gift list (or maybe gives you some ideas for a gift to yourself).
Two years ago I received a Senta Ally Bluetooth speaker as a gift from a special friend and I absolutely love it. In the matter of fact, I just ordered two of them for gifts this Christmas as well as a CC LED Spotlight.(from a wish list). Our family members live all across the continent and we have all given and received CCrane products to each other for over 15 years. It’s hard to find good, long lasting products nowadays and my original CC Radio is still going strong after 15 years of daily use. It’s not just the quality of CCrane products that I like, it’s the quality CCrane people behind the products that make the biggest difference. When you give a CCrane product as a gift, you are giving something that will provide years of enjoyment, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Thank you so much for your kind words and for your support! We truly love what we do and appreciate the diversity our customers represent. Hope you have an amazing Christmas!
This is such a touching post, so happy to read what your employees have in mind this holiday season. Even I am planning to gift my younger brother multi-room wireless speaker as he is very fond of music and loves dancing. I am checking out if I can find good deals on HEOS range of speakers at this site https://usa.denon.com/us/heos.
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