The best thing about giving a printer as a gift is that the recipient will use it far beyond the holiday season--if you select the right one. It should be a color printer, of course, and ideally not too pricey on the inks.
And don't forget: More and more users are ready to print from smartphones and tablets as well as from their PCs. To acknowledge that, we've ensured that almost all of the printers discussed here have some cloud-printing capability built in.
Our top picks for printer gifts are mostly inkjet multifunction printers, ranging in price from $100 to $400. Whether you’re seeking the perfect printer for a student, your family, your parents, or a home-office worker, we have something for everyone here.