Holidays Made Simple with the Google Pixel 2


Tis’ the season! Thanksgiving came and went and the Christmas lights have made their way out of storage. While they say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, for many it can also be the most stressful. Between hosting extended family, buying gifts, and trying to cram in all the holiday fun in just 4 short weekends- it’s easy to lose sight of what is important- enjoying loved ones and creating memories. So we’ve teamed up with Verizon to share some easy ways the Google Pixel can make life easier this holiday season- because we’ll take all the help we can get.

Family Photos


So you forgot to book an affordable photographer and by the time you make it to see Santa it will be too late to mail out those holiday cards. With a little sunlight and a fun background, it’s simple to have your own impromptu family photo shoot to send out this year. We ventured off into the woods at Wave Hill right here in the Bronx and discovered a bench that made for the perfect backdrop in addition to the amazing views of the Palisades that this public garden already offers.

With a 12MP camera and once again being the highest rated smartphone camera, even the most rookie photographer can capture beautiful shots with the Pixel 2. And with unlimited photo storage thanks to Google Photos, you’ll never miss that perfect shot because your phone just ran out of memory.


Hands Free in the Kitchen



Thanks to the Google Assistant, it’s easy to avoid a sticky phone when getting down and dirty in the kitchen. Set a timer, look up a recipe, and play your favorite holiday playlist without ever putting the whisk down. Speaking of recipes, we’re loving the Food Planner app– which allows you to create your own recipes and import ones you find from any website. You can also input an inventory of the ingredients you have on hand and Food Planner will create a grocery list of items still needed to complete recipes. It’s perfect for organizing those holiday dinner recipes or seeing the easiest cookie and dessert recipes you have ingredients for.


Foodie Shots


If an amazing food spread wasn’t posted on Instagram, did it really ever happen? Even the dimmest of kitchens have no chance against the Pixel 2’s camera thanks to its auto HDR+ mode. So snap away at those beautiful holiday place settings and flat-lays to share with your fellow food loving friends. Whether you’re capturing little hands rolling out cookie dough or a fancy schmancy dinner party with friends, you can capture it all on the Pixel 2.

There’s so much to love about the Pixel 2, and we’re excited to have it on hand this holiday season. To learn more, head over to And stay tuned for some holiday gift ideas from Verizon!





We received product to facilitate this post. As always, all opinions are our own.

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