I was purchasing a Google Home Mini for myself when, in a moment of madness, I added a second one to the order as a Christmas present for a family member who is difficult to buy for. They haven't arrived yet, but will hopefully be here before Christmas.
The family member in question is on the non-techie side, with a low tolerance for messing around. To be honest, she is often downright grumpy. I may have made a mistake in gift choice.
What I will need to do on Christmas day is set it up for them, and then hopefully show them a couple of "neat" things that it can do to hopefully pique their interest and convince them it's worth sticking with. Otherwise I suspect they may just toss it in a cupboard and complain about silly gift choices for the next year (been there before, cough, chromecast, cough!).
So, for those with one already, what are five or six impressive things that can be easily shown off to persuade them it's fun and useful - and that work in NZ.
I know they have decent internet (I set it up) and a decent router (I brought it). So it should connect and run just fine.