By Ian Bush


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We’re beginning to see previews of Black Friday deals online — maybe that’s gotten you in the mood to do some shopping. Here is a look at some gifts worthy of a place on your holiday list.

“No one has time to go buy food and grocery shop.”

Fit that description? Consider a subscription — to a meal delivery service, like Plated, Hello Fresh, or Blue Apron.

“The Blue Apron subscription sends prepared meals to your door and all you have to do is cook them,” said Engadget.com reviews editor Cherlynn Low. It’s slightly healthier than straight-up just ordering take-out. And it’s something that your friend will appreciate the heck out of.”

To work off the calories, Low says you’ll need some accompanying tunes, delivered by the Tinsel Dipper — which disguises headphones as part of a necklace.

“It’s really pretty,” she said. “You wouldn’t think by looking at them that they hid a pair of earphones so well.”

There are higher-fashion fitness trackers — including the Crosby Tracker by Michael Kors. The Dot from Amazon is a hockey-puck sized streaming player and virtual assistant that you can connect to an existing speaker.

And Intel’s Compute Stick turns any screen with an HDMI port into a PC.

“It’s a computer that’s the size of your thumb,” Low said. “You can customize it any way you want — add a keyboard, add a mouse — it’s powerful and a dream come true for anyone who’s a true geek.”

The picks are part of Engadget’s annual holiday gift guide.