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When you've found the perfect gift for a loved one, you want them to be able to enjoy it the moment it's unwrapped. This year, save the wait by including the right batteries with every gift you share.

In this guide, we'll explore the most common batteries for holiday gifts so you can find the right batteries for common types of holiday gifts you may be giving and receiving.

Batteries for Outdoor and Sports Equipment

Whether you're adventuring on your new ATV or exploring on your electric bike, outdoor and sports equipment gifts depend on quality batteries to deliver high-powered fun. If you're wondering what kind of batteries you'll need for an ATV, we're here to help.

While the specifics will depend on your brand and model, most ATV batteries fall into three categories:

  •   High-performance AGM: The highest standard in ATV batteries, high-performance AGM is known for a powerful start and spill-proof design to tackle even the roughest terrain.
  •   Xtreme AGM: With a dependable, low-maintenance design, Xtreme AGM batteries are tough enough for plenty of off-road fun.
  •   Conventional flooded: A classic battery option, conventional flooded batteries offer a reliable option for basic ATV use.

High-performance and Xtreme AGM designs are also popular for electric bike and scooter batteries. Consult your manufacturer for advice on which battery type fits your bike model, or drop by your local Batteries Plus and one of our experts will be happy to help you find the right fit. We also carry a wide range of outdoor sports equipment batteries for hunting, fishing, biking, and more.

Batteries for Household Electronics

Many home electronics are battery-powered, making high-quality batteries essential to keeping your home running smoothly. If you're gifting an electronic device this holiday, find the perfect home and electronic battery options to start it off right. Browse a variety of different designs, including standard and rechargeable AA and AAA sets that are ideal for a wide range of household needs.

Batteries for Tools

Get the most out of your new tools with batteries for high-powered cordless tool. Find batteries for impact drivers, cordless drills, screw guns, and more for the perfect gifts this holiday season.

Many newer tool models use lithium-ion batteries, which offer a lightweight, compact alternative to classic designs. Check your tool model to see if it's lithium-ion compatible, then explore our selection for ultra-efficient cordless tool batteries.

Batteries for Toys

Whether you're buying toys for kids or those who are still kids at heart, keep the fun going by wrapping a set of batteries with their toy. Consider pre-installing batteries for instant fun, or add to the cheer by including batteries as a stocking stuffer. Shop general-purpose batteries like AA and AAA that are great for a wide range of toys, or find specialized designs tailored to your toys, including:

Visit your local Batteries Plus to find everything you need to power holiday fun with our full selection of high-quality batteries for all your gifts.

FAQs

  1. Toy and riding cars
  2. Video game consoles and controllers
  3. Remote control vehicles
  4. Flashlights
  5. Clocks
  6. electronic drink mixer/frother
  7. Cameras
  8. personal sound alarm
  9. kids toys
  10. flameless candles
  11. Sound spas

Lithium-Ion: Li-ion batteries are commonly used in portable electronics and electric vehicles.

Lithium batteries are single-use batteries that feature primary cell construction. They are typically used to power things such as pacemakers, calculators, glucose monitors, and watches and last up to six times longer than alkaline single-use batteries.

Lithium-ion batteries feature secondary cell construction which allows them to be recharged. They can be found in wireless headphones, power tools, UPS power backups, toys, and other rechargeable applications.

The quality of a rechargeable battery is determined by its capacity, the number of recharge cycles, self-discharge rate, and consistency.

  • Capacity: A battery's capacity refers to how long it will last per charge and is measured in milliamp hours (mAh). The higher the number of milliamp hours, the greater the amount of energy the battery can store, which allows the battery to perform longer before it needs to be recharged.
  • Cycles: Rechargeable batteries slowly break down every time they're used. The number of times they can be recharged is measured in charge cycles. The higher the number of charge cycles, the longer the rechargeable battery will last before it needs to be replaced.
  • Self-Discharge: Rechargeable batteries slowly lose their charge while not in use. If you're using rechargeable batteries in low-power electronics or something that's going to sit in storage, then you'll want to buy a brand with a low self-discharge rate.
  • Consistency: Cheaper rechargeable batteries tend to suffer from inconsistent capacities and lifespans. For most applications, this isn't a huge deal. But if you're trying to get the best performance from your batteries, it's best that they all match.

While it might be tempting to try and save money by purchasing the cheapest batteries you can find, these low-quality batteries are typically unreliable and feature short lifespans. You'l get a much more consistent performance from batteries manufactured by nationally recognized brands. While they might cost a bit more upfront, higher quality batteries have longer lifespans, which can end up saving you money over a cheap battery that constantly needs replacing.