With the holiday season just around the corner, it's time to start shopping for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Whether you're looking for gifts for the home, office, gamers, musicians, or even professional installers, Cable Matters has you covered. Find a wide range of products that make excellent holiday gifts, from essential connectivity solutions to innovative gadgets. In this post, we'll explore the top gift ideas that are sure to bring joy and functionality to your loved ones this holiday season.
Holiday Gifts for Home Users
During the holiday season, when family and friends gather at home, it's important to have the right cables and gadgets to enhance the experience and make everyone's time together more enjoyable. Whether it's capturing precious moments, staying connected with loved ones, or entertaining guests, these tech essentials are perfect for home users during the holidays.
The Self-Locking Nylon Cable Ties are an essential accessory for any home or outdoor project. This pack includes 200 self-locking zip ties in assorted sizes, ranging from 6 to 8 to 12 inches, designed to secure and organize cables and wires.
Cable Matters 200-Pack Indoor/Outdoor Zip Ties
- Assorted sizes: This pack includes a variety of sizes, offering versatility and flexibility to secure different types of cables and wires.
- Durable construction: Made from high-quality nylon material, these zip ties are designed to withstand both indoor and outdoor use, ensuring durability and longevity.
- Easy handling: The rounded edges of the zip tie head provide easy handling and prevent snagging in tight spaces, making installation hassle-free.
- Strong and secure: With a rated tensile strength of either 17 or 48 pounds, these zip ties offer a reliable and secure locking mechanism to keep cables and wires in place.
2-Prong Extension Cable
Experience safe and reliable power extension with the Cable Matters 2-Pack 16 AWG 2-Prong Extension Cord with Tamper Guard. This cost-effective set includes two cords with tamper guards for enhanced safety. With a 16 AWG gauge, 13 Amp/125 Volt rating, and sturdy construction, these cords are perfect for extending power to lamps, chargers, and small appliances.
Cable Matters 2-Pack 16 AWG 2 Prong Extension Cord
- Tamper Guard Protection: The extension cord is equipped with a tamper guard to provide enhanced safety by covering the unused side and preventing accidental misuse.
- Universal Compatibility: This extension cord is compatible with most common household small appliances and consumer electronics that use 2-prong cords.
- Heavy-Duty Construction: With 16 AWG gauge conductors, this extension cord is built to handle up to 13 amps (1625 watts) and support common voltage power requirements in homes or offices.
- Durable and Reliable: The extension cord is made with a sturdy construction, featuring fully molded strain relief connectors for long-lasting durability and reliable performance.
3-Outlet Grounded Cube Wall Tap
This compact and lightweight adapter effortlessly converts a single grounded outlet into three additional AC electrical outlets. With a non-blocking design and 90-degree rotated outlets, it allows you to connect multiple cords without obstruction. Plus, it's compatible with both 3-prong grounded cords and 2-prong polarized cords.
Cable Matters 3 Outlet Wall Adapter
- Sturdy and space-saving: The wall taps feature a sturdy design and convert a single grounded outlet into three additional AC electrical outlets.
- Non-blocking design: The 90-degree rotated outlets allow for the connection of three cords without blocking neighboring outlets, ensuring that all outlets can be utilized simultaneously.
- Lightweight and portable: Weighing less than 2 ounces and extending less than 2 inches from the wall, these wall taps are lightweight and easy to carry in a laptop bag or while traveling.
- Sturdy and safe: The wall taps meet safety requirements and are rated for 15A, 125V, and 1875W, providing a stable and reliable power connection.
Christmas Tree Extension Cord
This convenient extension cord features a built-in on/off foot switch for effortless operation. With three grounded outlets and a 125V/13A rating, this extension cord is perfect for lamps, appliances, and Christmas tree lights. Stay in control with this practical and user-friendly solution.
Cable Matters 3 Outlet Christmas Tree Extension Cord with Foot Switch
- 3-Outlets: The extension cord incorporates three grounded outlets, which allows you to extend a single ungrounded outlet into three.
- Safety Features: The cord includes safety shutters that can be closed to protect unused outlets from dust and accidental insertion, keeping them clean and safe for children and pets.
- Compatible: The cord supports polarized 2-prong electrical outlets and accessories like lamps, phone cables, and basic household electronics like Christmas trees, tablets, and other devices.
- Versatile Use: The extension cord is ideal for extending power in areas with limited power outlets, such as dorm rooms, home offices, workshops, or any place where an electrical outlet is not within reach.
3-Outlet Grounded Swivel Wall Tap
Expand your power options with this convenient wall tap that converts a single outlet into three grounded outlets. The swivel design allows for flexible positioning and ensures easy access to power.
Cable Matters 2-Pack 3 Outlet Grounded 180 Degree Swivel Wall Tap
- 180-Degree Adjustable Outlet Expander: Swivels and expands up to 180 degrees to allow you to connect three AC power cords facing up, down, or frontward.
- Compact and Sturdy Design: The sturdy and safe construction of this 3-outlet ground swivel adapter includes a power rating of 15A, 125V, and 1875W.
- Swivel functionality: Allows for easy access to outlets in tight spaces behind living room furniture and helps to avoid trip hazards.
- Compatible with Different Cords: The AC Cord is compatible with 3-prong grounded cords and 2-prong polarized cords and accommodates two bulky wall wart power adapters on the outer left and right receptacles.
1875W Single Outlet Surge Protector
Protect your valuable electronics from power surges with this single-outlet surge protector. It offers a high surge protection rating and is suitable for use with devices like computers, TVs, and more.
Cable Matters 2205 Joules, 1875W Single Outlet Surge Protector
- Simple Surge Protection: Convert a single household 3-prong outlet into a surge-protected outlet with this one-outlet surge protector.
- Maximum Protection: Offers 900V L-N surge protection of up to 2205J to safeguard your electronics.
- Compact Design: Self-contained within a wall outlet, eliminating the need for long, bulky cords.
- LED Indicator: Features a built-in LED that indicates the surge protection status for easy verification.
- Safety Certified: ETL Listed for safety with a maximum load capacity of 15A, 1875W.
Holiday Gifts For Office Users
When it comes to holiday gift ideas for office users, cables and adapters are often overlooked but essential items that can greatly enhance productivity and convenience. A thoughtful gift in this category can help streamline workflows and ensure seamless connectivity for various devices.
Foldable, Portable, Affordable Adapters
Cable Matters Foldable Series of products harness the power of USB-C technology while offering convenient portability. The series includes various adapters such as multiport adapters, dual monitor adapters, DisplayPort and HDMI video adapters, Gigabit Ethernet adapters, and more. They are designed for convenience and portability, allowing users to connect their devices to multiple displays, Ethernet networks, and other peripherals with ease. The foldable design adds to their compactness, making them ideal for travel or on-the-go use.
Foldable, Portable, Affordable Series
Delight your loved ones with Cable Matters' range of KVM switches this holiday season. Say goodbye to cable clutter and welcome a seamless, productive workspace. Cable Matters offers a range of KVM switches that allow users to share peripherals and monitors between multiple computers. The USB-C KVM switches support video and data over one cable. The product line includes switches with HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB 3.0 ports, as well as options for dual 4K 60Hz displays, up to 100W charging, and remote control switching.
Cable Matters KVM Switches
Thunderbolt 4 Dock
Enhance your connectivity and productivity with this Thunderbolt 4 docking station. With multiple ports like USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, and more, it allows you to connect various devices to your computer and enjoy fast data transfer and charging capabilities.
Cable Matters 16-in-1 40Gbps Thunderbolt 4 Dock
- Quad Display Support: Connect up to 4 x 4K60Hz displays, with support for 2x HDMI and 2x DisplayPort monitors for a multi-screen setup.
- Brilliant Ultra HD Video: Enjoy crisp and lifelike graphics with support for dual 8K30Hz or quad 4K60Hz displays, delivering an ultimate video experience.
- Extensive USB Connectivity: Easily connect peripherals with 7x USB-A ports, including 3x USB-A ports offering 10Gbps for ultra-fast speeds, and 1x 10Gbps USB-C port for USB-C devices.
- Fast and Reliable Ethernet: The built-in Ethernet port supports 2.5G speeds, making it ideal for lag-free gaming and media streaming.
Holiday Gifts for Gamers
When it comes to holiday gifts for gamers, don't overlook the importance of cables and adapters. These often-underappreciated accessories can greatly enhance the gaming experience. Consider gifting a high-speed HDMI cable to ensure crisp and clear video quality. For those who enjoy online multiplayer, an Ethernet cable can provide a stable and reliable internet connection. With the right cables and adapters, gamers can level up their experience this holiday season.
DisplayPort 2.1 Cable
Experience stunning visuals with this DisplayPort 2.1 cable that supports 8K resolution at 120Hz. It offers high-speed data transmission and is ideal for connecting computers, monitors, and other devices.
Cable Matters VESA Certified DisplayPort 2.1 Cable
- VESA Certified and High Bandwidth: This cable is VESA certified and meets the DisplayPort 2.1 DP40 standards, delivering a maximum bandwidth of 40Gbps for superior performance and reliability.
- Ultra High Resolution Video: Experience stunning visuals with support for up to an 8K resolution at 120Hz or a 4K resolution at 240Hz, providing smooth and immersive display quality.
- Spectacular HDR Colors: The cable supports 10-bit/12-bit color depth, providing increased color spaces, brightness, dynamic color mapping, and Dolby Vision HDR support for vibrant and lifelike visuals.
- Advanced DisplayPort Features: With G-Sync and FreeSync support, this DisplayPort 2.1 cable ensures tear-free gaming and delivers ultra-high-resolution video for the ultimate gaming experience.
HDMI 2.1 Cable
Enhance your home theater setup with this 3-pack of HDMI cables. These cables support 8K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR for a truly immersive viewing experience.
Cable Matters [Ultra High Speed HDMI Certified] 3-Pack 48Gbps 8K HDMI Cable
- Ultra High Speed HDMI Certified 3-pack: These high-performance cables have 48Gbps bandwidth, supporting 8K resolution at 120Hz and HDR for exceptional visuals in home theaters or gaming setups.
- Superior Construction and Features: These cables feature gold-plated connectors for optimal signal transmission, bare copper conductors and shielding for enhanced durability, and support HDMI Full-Feature functionality, including ARC and Ethernet capabilities.
- Officially Certified and Compatible: The Ultra High Speed HDMI Certified cables meet the demanding 48Gbps 8K performance standards, are compatible with popular devices like PS4 PRO, Xbox One, Apple TV, and Roku Ultra, are backward compatible with HDMI 2.0, and support Dolby Vision for an enhanced viewing experience.
- Convenient and Organized: Stay organized and simplify connectivity with this 3-pack of HDMI cables featuring different colored cables for easy identification.
HDMI 2.1 Fiber Optic AOC Cable
Enjoy seamless gaming with this Active Optical HDMI Cable designed for Xbox consoles. It supports 8K resolution and provides a stable and reliable connection for a lag-free gaming experience.
Cable Matters Active 8K @60Hz Fiber Optic HDMI Cable
- Next-Generation HDMI for Next-Generation Gaming: The Certified Active Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable Fiber Active Optical 8K HDMI Cable is specifically designed for Xbox consoles, enabling support for 4K resolution at 120Hz and 8K resolution at 60Hz.
- Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable Built for New Consoles: This Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable is certified to meet the rigorous requirements of 48Gbps 8K performance. It is specifically designed for compatibility with Xbox Series XS and Xbox One game consoles, offering an optimal gaming experience.
- Active Chipset Ensures Reliability: The cable's active chipset effectively boosts the signal without requiring external power, ensuring consistent and reliable performance during use.
- Advanced Gaming Features with HDR Support: This Fiber Optic HDMI 2.1 cable supports advanced gaming features, including Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), 10-bit/12-bit color depth, dynamic color mapping, and Dolby Vision HDR.
USB-C to DisplayPort 1.4 Adapter
Connect your USB-C devices to a DisplayPort monitor or projector with this adapter. It supports 8K video resolution and offers a convenient solution for extending your display or enjoying high-quality video playback.
Cable Matters 32.4Gbps USB C to DisplayPort 1.4 Adapter
- 8K DisplayPort Video: This adapter supports video resolutions of up to 8K at 60Hz, providing you with crystal-clear visuals on a large monitor or display.
- High Dynamic Range: The adapter supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) over USB-C connections, including 10-bit color depth, increased color spaces and brightness, and dynamic color mapping.
- VR Compatibility: The adapter is VR-ready and requires DisplayPort 1.4 support for VR applications. It works with NVIDIA RTX 2070 & 2080 graphics cards with dedicated USB-C ports.
- Sturdy Construction: The adapter is designed with a rugged metal housing that reduces EMI (electromagnetic interference) and increases heat dissipation.
USB-C to HDMI 2.1 Adapter
Expand your connectivity options with this USB-C adapter. It allows you to connect USB-C devices to HDMI displays or projectors, supporting 8K video resolution for crystal-clear visuals.
Cable Matters 48Gbps USB C to HDMI 2.1 Adapter
- High-Speed Data Transfer: This adapter enables data transfer at up to 48Gbps, ensuring seamless transmission of high-quality audio and video. Ideal for streaming high-resolution content from a USB-C device to a compatible TV or monitor.
- 8K Video Resolution: The adapter supports up to 8K video resolution at 60Hz, making it ideal for viewing high-resolution content on supported monitors and displays. It also supports 4K at 144Hz for a smoother frame rate.
- HDR Support: The adapter supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) content, which offers a wider color gamut and a higher level of contrast for a more immersive viewing experience.
- USB-C Compatibility: The adapter is compatible with USB4, Thunderbolt 4, Thunderbolt 3, and USB-C ports with DP Alt Mode, providing users with flexibility and convenience.
Holiday Gifts for Musicians
When searching for holiday gifts for musicians, cables, and adapters are essential accessories that shouldn't be overlooked. A high-quality instrument cable can make a significant difference in the sound quality produced by electric guitars and basses. Consider gifting a versatile audio interface that allows musicians to connect their instruments to computers for recording or performing live. These thoughtful gifts will surely enhance the musical journey for any musician.
XLR Microphone Cable
This pro-grade microphone cable is designed for interconnecting microphones and studio equipment. It features gold-plated XLR pins, sturdy metal connectors with strain relief, and copper braided shielding for noise-free sound. The soft PVC jacket ensures durability and easy storage.
Cable Matters Premium XLR Cables
- Pro-Grade Microphone Cord: The Cable Matters XLR to XLR Microphone Cable is designed for use with microphones, recording equipment, and mixing boards that feature 3-pin XLR connectors.
- Balanced Mic Cable: The XLR microphone cable is balanced with a soft PVC jacket and constructed with oxygen-free copper conductors, delivering pristine sound.
- Superior Construction: This cable has a durable design with a soft PVC jacket and sturdy metal connectors, including gold-plated XLR pins for longevity. It also cancels out unwanted noise for optimal audio quality with individual wire insulation and copper braided shielding.
- XLR Compatible: This microphone cord is compatible with equipment that features 3-pin XLR connectors such as shotgun microphones, studio harmonizers, mixing boards, patch bays, preamps, speaker systems, and stage lighting.
A pro-grade guitar cable designed to connect guitars or instruments to amplifiers, mixing consoles, or pedal boards. It features gold-plated connectors, double foil, braided shielding for noise protection, and a durable yet flexible PVC jacket.
Cable Matters 2-Pack 1/4 Inch TS to TS Electric Guitar Cables
- Pro-Grade Instrument Cable: This guitar cable is designed to connect your guitar or other instrument to an amplifier, mixing console, or pedal board with a 1/4-inch TS port. It ensures a reliable and high-quality audio signal transmission for your performances or recordings.
- Durable Construction: The cable features a rugged metal connector with gold-plated tips and an easy-grip housing, providing superior signal transmission and durability. The flexible cable jacket resists kinking and lays flat for easy installation and storage.
- Effective Noise Protection: The guitar cable is constructed with double foil and braided shielding, effectively protecting against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and reducing noise. The heavy-gauge oxygen-free copper (OFC) conductors deliver pristine sound, while the polyethylene insulation improves high-frequency response.
- Cost-Effective 2-Pack: This package includes two guitar cables, offering you the convenience of connecting two instruments to a mixer or providing spare cables for performances and gigs.
3.5mm (1/8 Inch) TRS to XLR Cable
Connect devices with a 3.5mm mini-jack to a mixing console or powered speakers with XLR input. It features a step-down design for easy connection to recessed ports and gold-plated contacts for superior sound quality. It also features a durable construction with oxygen-free copper conductors and copper braided shielding to minimize noise.
Cable Matters 3.5mm (1/8 Inch) TRS to XLR Cable (Male to Male)
- High-Quality Audio Transmission: This cable allows you to connect devices with a 3.5mm (1/8 inch) TRS (Tip-Ring-Sleeve) output, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, or voice recorders, to a mixing console or powered speakers with XLR input. It ensures reliable and high-quality audio transmission for your performances or recordings.
- Versatile Connectivity: The cable features a 3.5mm TRS connector on one end and an XLR connector on the other, facilitating easy connection between different audio devices. It is ideal for converting an LR stereo signal to a mono input, or for connecting a device with a headphone jack to an XLR input.
- Durable Construction: The cable is built with oxygen-free copper (OFC) conductors that deliver pristine sound. It features individual wire insulation, foil shielding, and copper braided shielding to provide maximum cancellation of hum and noise.
- Ease of Use: This cable has a beveled step-down design on the 3.5mm connector, enabling connection to recessed ports. The XLR connector features easy-grip metal housing and strain-relief molding for frequent unplugging.
3.5mm TRS to Dual 6.35mm TS Breakout Cable
The Cable Matters Unbalanced 3.5mm TRS to Dual 6.35mm TS Cable is ideal for connecting devices with a stereo mini-jack output to a mixing console or studio monitors with 1/4” input. The cable provides a beveled, step-down design for secure connection to recessed ports, and has gold-plated contacts that improve the sound quality of the transmission.
Cable Matters 3.5mm TRS to Dual 6.35mm TS Breakout Cable
- Versatile Compatibility: This cable allows you to connect devices with a 3.5mm TRS (Tip-Ring-Sleeve) output, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, or other audio devices, to mixing consoles, studio monitors, or amplifiers with dual 6.35mm TS (Tip-Sleeve) inputs. It enables you to easily connect and play audio from your device on a wider range of professional audio equipment.
- High-Quality Audio Transmission: The cable features professional-grade construction with oxygen-free copper (OFC) conductors that deliver pristine sound quality. It is equipped with bare copper braided shielding, which provides maximum cancellation of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and noise.
- Durable and Flexible Design: The cable has a flexible PVC jacket that is durable and easy to handle. The gold-plated connectors offer corrosion resistance and provide a reliable connection. The easy-grip housing and strain-relief connector molding enhance the cable's durability, making it suitable for frequent use
- Split Stereo Signal: This breakout cable effectively splits the stereo signal from a device with a 3.5mm TRS output into left and right mono signals for the dual 6.35mm TS inputs of a mixing console or studio monitor.
Holiday Gifts for Professional Installers
Professional installers always appreciate useful tools that can streamline their work and enhance the quality of their installations. For patch panels, a high-density model with a larger number of ports, such as 24, can enable installers to manage larger installations more efficiently. Additionally, including a professional-grade punch-down tool can help installers accurately terminate network cables with ease. These valuable gifts ensure that professional installers have the necessary tools for managing complex networks and completing installations with precision and expertise.
Rackmount or Wall Mount 1U 24 Port Keystone Patch Panel
The Cable Matters Rackmount or Wall Mount 1U 24 Port Keystone Patch Panel is a versatile and efficient solution for organizing and managing cables in a home or office network. It supports standard-sized keystone jacks for various connections like HDMI, RJ45, RG6, and more. With its sturdy metal construction and built-in cable management bar, this patch panel ensures a neat and organized setup.
Cable Matters Rackmount or Wall Mount 1U 24 Port Keystone Patch Panel
- Compatible with Various Inserts: This blank patch panel supports standard-sized keystone jacks for audio, video, and data. It can accommodate an HDMI keystone, RJ45 keystone, RG6 keystone, 3.5mm keystone, USB keystone, fiber keystone, and many other types of keystone jack inserts.
- Versatile Rack or Wall Mounting System: The 24-port keystone patch panel is universally compatible with 19-inch racks, cabinets, or wall mount brackets with 1U 1.75" standard height. This multimedia panel consolidates voice, data, video, stereo, coax, fiber, and other cable types in a single location, making it a great solution for managing cables in a variety of settings.
- Durable and Quality Construction: The patch panel is made of sturdy metal construction that includes high-impact, flame-retardant, powder-coated steel. The panel also features stamped port numbers on the front, a writable label space, and a rear cable management bar that can support the weight of 24 cables.
- Expandable and Customizable: The patch panel allows you to add or upgrade a cable without purchasing a new patch panel. With its expandable design, you can easily customize it to meet your specific needs and requirements.
Punch Down Tool
The Cable Matters Punch Down Tool with 110 Blade is a versatile and efficient tool for terminating twisted pair cables into patch panels, keystone jacks, and connecting blocks. It features a spring-loaded design for easy cable seating and a reversible blade for cutting or placing wires. With adjustable impact force settings, this lightweight and portable tool ensures fast and reliable cable termination.
Cable Matters 110 Punch Down Tool
- Quick Termination Tool: This punch-down impact tool is designed for terminating twisted pair cables into 110-style patch panels, connecting blocks, and keystone jacks. It features a dual-function blade that can cut wires or push them into IDC terminals, providing quick and efficient termination.
- Adjustable Impact Pressure: The impact adjustment dial allows you to adjust the force of the spring action from low to high, ensuring optimal termination based on your specific needs.
- Lightweight and Portable: Weighing only 43 ounces, this punch-down tool is lightweight and easily portable. It can be stored in a toolkit or tool belt, making it convenient for technicians who need to carry it to different job sites.
- Keystone Jack Companion Tool: This tool is also compatible with Cat 6 keystone jacks. It can be used with a punch-down stand, simplifying the work and ensuring a safe and secure installation. The cut side of the blade faces out when using it with keystone jacks.
Rackmount or Wall Mount 24 Port Network Patch Panel
This patch panel offers 10-Gigabit Ethernet performance and is backward compatible with previous cabling. Its 1U height and durable construction make it easy to install in racks, cabinets, or wall brackets. With numbered ports and included cable management accessories, this patch panel ensures a clean and efficient network setup.
Cable Matters UL Listed Rackmount or Wall Mount 24 Port Network Patch Panel
- Future-Proof Network Connection: Designed to support 10-Gigabit Ethernet, this 24-port patch panel complies with the TIA/EIA 568-C2 standard and offers backward compatibility with previous cabling standards.
- Rugged and Durable Construction: The patch panel is constructed with 1.80mm SPCC steel, providing a sturdy and durable build. It features gold-plated RJ45 8P8C contacts with numbered ports for easy identification and label spaces for hand-written or machine-printed labels.
- Versatile Rackmount or Wallmount Design: The patch panel has a standard 19" width and 1U (1.75") height, making it compatible with universal 19" racks, cabinets, or wall mount brackets.
- Comprehensive Cable Management: The patch panel comes with extras for cable management, including cable management D-rings and cable ties to secure the wires.
With the holiday season on the horizon, it's never too early to begin your gift shopping. Luckily, Cable Matters offers a diverse selection of products that cater to a variety of interests and needs. Whether you're seeking gifts for the home, office, gamers, musicians, or professional installers, Cable Matters has you covered. Make your holiday shopping a breeze, find more products at cablematters.com.