41 helpful tech items that will make the perfect gift
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Looking for the hottest tech gifts of 2020? Even if gadgets aren’t your thing, these innovative products might make you reconsider.
Techies are some of the most exciting people to shop for and there are some pretty cool products available this year. From upgraded earbuds to smart herb gardens, there’s bound to be something on our list that your tech-obsessed giftee will love this holiday season!
Here are some of our favorite supercharged gifts for everyone on your list.
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Bestselling tech gifts
1. Amazon Smart Plug
Amazon Smart Plug
Amazon Smart Plug $24.99 at Amazon
I’m telling you, once you’ve installed these in your house you’ll have a hard time going back. I use them with our living room lamps, so I can tell Alexa to turn them on the second I walk in the door. You can also schedule the lights to come on at any time you want.
2. Topvision Mini Projector
Topvision Mini Projector
Topvision Mini Projector $89.99 at Amazon
If someone sidled up to me at a party and whipped this tiny projector to display a movie, I’d probably give them my hand in marriage. This projects clear, bright films and it can be connected to your phone or computer.
3. Voch Night Light Bluetooth Speaker
Voch Night Light Bluetooth Speaker
Voch Night Light Bluetooth Speaker $22.99 at Amazon
In addition to its immersive sound, this Bluetooth speaker has six different color settings. It makes the perfect bedside table light or outdoor speaker.
4. Bose SoundLink Micro Portable Outdoor Speaker
Bose SoundLink Portable Outdoor Speaker
Bose SoundLink Portable Outdoor Speaker $99.00 at Amazon
Bose SoundLink Portable Outdoor Speaker $99.99 at Target
Bose SoundLink Portable Outdoor Speaker $99.00 at Walmart
I use this little speaker all the time and whenever I have people over they’re always amazed at the sound quality. It’s also waterproof and lasts up to six hours after one charge.
5. USB Keychain Charger Leather Tassel
USB Keychain Charger Leather Tassel
USB Keychain Charger Leather Tassel $17.99 at Amazon
This might be the most convenient way to charge your phone. Snap the charger onto any key ring, and carry it with you everywhere you go. The tassels come in pink, black, white and blue.
6. Dyson Airwrap
Dyson Airwrap $549.99 at Ulta
Dyson Airwrap $549.00 at Sephora
Dyson Airwrap $549.99 at Dyson
The Airwrap comes with a variety of tools, including a curler, that can take your hair from completely wet to perfectly styled without using extreme heat or causing extensive damage.
7. Napatek Digital Picture Frame
Napatek Digital Photo Frame
Napatek Digital Photo Frame $79.99 at Amazon
This is the perfect gift for family members who keep requesting to see photos of your adventures. It has a 10-inch screen that displays high-resolution photos. It can also play music or videos. It would be perfect to pre-load with photos or a sweet video ahead of family gatherings for an extra surprise.
8. Away Luggage
Away Carry-On Luggage
Away Carry-On Luggage $225.00 at Away
A sleek and new suitcase makes for a great gift. Not only is the Away luggage carry-on bag spacious and convenient, it has a removable battery charger so that you can plug your phone in and relax while waiting for your flight.
Best tech gifts under $50
1. Stroller Hook Charger
Stroller Hook Charger
This hook is almost as tough as Mom (I said almost). It holds up to 25 pounds and is definitely a powerful update to your morning stroll.
2. Oral-B White Pro Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
Oral-B White Pro Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
Oral-B White Pro Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush $49.97 at Amazon
Oral-B White Pro Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush $49.99 at Target
Oral-B White Pro Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush $34.99 at Rite Aid
I asked for this toothbrush as a stocking stuffer last year and I’ve never looked back. My pearly whites feel clean and the self-timer helps me actually brush for two full minutes. Also, the charge lasts long enough to take it on a weekend trip with no problem. I’d buy it over and over again.
3. Tile Pro
Does your giftee always lose their keys? How about their wallet? Whatever it may be, Tile Pro is here to help! The Tile Pro is a small, waterproof, durable tracking device with Bluetooth features that helps users keep track of their easy-to-lose items.
4. SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive
SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive
SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive $45.99 at Amazon
SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive $59.95 at Walmart
No one wants to spend money on a new phone when you’ve made it through all of your storage — with this device, you won’t have to. This flash drive allows you to back up your phone with ease. Seriously, you won’t be able to remember how you got by without it.
5. Echo Dot
If someone you love has been thinking about taking the plunge and getting the Amazon Echo, now’s the time to treat them. You can do it all from this little baby: play music, make calls, set music alarms and control all of your smart home devices.
6. Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player
Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player
Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player $45.99 at Amazon
Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player $49.99 at Macy’s
Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player $49.99 at Kohl’s
Bring your friend or family member back to the good ole’ days with this vintage-looking record player. It’s portable, has Bluetooth capabilities and comes in over 30 different colors.
Best tech gifts under $100
1. Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Portable Speaker
Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Portable Speaker
Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Portable Speaker $98.00 at Amazon
Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Portable Speaker $99.99 at Target
Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Portable Speaker $98.00 at B&H Photo
If they don’t already own a portable speaker, this one made by Sony is a great option! The music quality is great thanks to the extra bass and it comes in fun colors like blue, green and pink.
2. BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector
BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector
BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector $59.99 at Amazon
BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector $59.95 at Urban Outfitters
Bring the night sky right inside your loved one’s home with this epic star projector.
3. Click and Grow Smart Garden
Click and Grow Smart Garden
For those who have a green thumb (or need one!), consider buying them this Click and Grow Smart Garden that allows three different herbs to grow at once with the help of a LED light.
4. Mophie Battery Case
Mophie Battery Case
Mophie Battery Case $79.95 at Zaggs Brands
Why waste time sitting by the phone charger? This battery pack phone case fits iPhones of all sizes. The case provides an extra 12 hours of talk time, 8 hours of video streaming or web browsing or 7 hours of gaming.
5. Campark Waterproof Action Camera
Campark Waterproof Action Camera
Campark Waterproof Action Camera $61.99 at Amazon
Anyone who is into mountain biking, scuba diving or rock climbing needs this waterproof camera. It includes 4K resolution, a 2-inch HD screen and a wide-angle lens. Start moving!
6. Self-Rolling Smart Yoga Mat
Backslash Fit Smart Yoga Mat
Backslash Fit Smart Yoga Mat $89.95 at Amazon
I hate rolling up yoga mats so much that it almost keeps me from going to class. Now, I don’t have to worry about it. This soft, cushy yoga mat rolls itself up and grips to the floor, so there’s no more sweaty slipping. It also comes with yoga routines that you can hear using any smart speaker. Namaste, y’all.
7. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera $69.95 at Amazon
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera $69.99 at Target
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera $69.00 at B&H Photo
This is my favorite little camera and I’ve gifted it to lots of friends and family members over the years. I’m not sure how, but it magically makes every photo look amazing. It comes in fun colors and immediately prints pictures.
8. Philips Hue Wake Up Alarm Clock
Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock
Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock $74.99 at Amazon
Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock $49.95 at Walmart
Waking up is the worst, but this sunrise alarm clock helps make it as pain-free as possible. It features 10 brightening levels and nature sounds, so heavy sleepers can gently ease into the day ahead.
9. Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure
Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure
Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure $79.99 at Target
Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure $92.98 at Walmart
Since we all started spending so much time at home, this interactive Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure game has become quite the hot item! It’s the perfect toy for family game night!
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10. HP Sprocket Select Portable Photo Printer
HP Sprocket Select Portable Photo Printer
HP Sprocket Select Portable Photo Printer $99.99 at Amazon
HP Sprocket Select Portable Photo Printer $149.95 at Best Buy
This portable printer is Bluetooth-compatible and allows you to print photos with frames and filters. You can also turn them into fun stickers!
11. Anthropologie Courant Catch 1 Wireless Charger
Anthropologie Courant Catch 1 Wireless Charger
Anthropologie Courant Catch 1 Wireless Charger $88.00 at Anthropologie
I got one of these wireless chargers this year and found it completely game-changing. You can just toss your phone on the dock and it charges the phone completely without ever having to plug it in. There are even larger versions that can accommodate two phones or your phone and AirPods.
Best tech gifts under $200
1. Apple TV 4K
Apple TV 4K
If they love their shows and movies, the Apple TV 4K streaming device is a great gift. It’s easy to set up and has endless entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, YouTube and more.
2. Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum
Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum
Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum $199.99 at Amazon
Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum $199.99 at Walmart
Help your loved ones cut the cord with this nifty Tineco cordless vacuum. It’s lightweight, delivers up to 25 minutes of uninterrupted runtime and can be mounted on your wall for convenient storage.
3. Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones $169.00 at Amazon
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones $169.00 at Walmart
These wireless headphones last up to 40 hours and allow you to take calls. They also prioritize acoustics, clarity and balanced sound.
4. Breville-Nespresso Single Serve Brewing Machine
Breville-Nespresso Single Serve Brewing Machine
Breville-Nespresso Single Serve Brewing Machine $167.99 at Amazon
Breville-Nespresso Single Serve Brewing Machine $179.00 at Kohl’s
Whip up barista-grade coffee right in your house with this espresso maker. Nespresso also has a lot of flavored capsules so you can keep your morning coffee routine fresh!
6. Bose Audio Sunglasses
Bose Audio Sunglasses
Bose Audio Sunglasses $199.00 at Amazon
Bose Audio Sunglasses $199.95 at Bose
Not only do these sunglasses look amazing, but they also produce perfect-sounding music without going directly into your ear. The best part is that no one around you will be able to hear it, but you’ll be perfectly aware of your surroundings.
7. Nintendo Switch Lite
Nintendo Switch Lite
Nintendo Switch Lite $234.00 at Amazon
Nintendo Switch Lite $199.99 at Best Buy
Nintendo Switch Lite $199.00 at Walmart
Nintendo managed to take everyone’s favorite handheld gaming device even smaller with the Nintendo Switch Lite. It’s compatible with all of the physical and digital Nintendo Switch games.
8. Sonos Speaker
Do you know someone who is just as passionate about home decor and design as they are about music and sound quality? This is the perfect gift. Combining Sonos’ sound quality with sleek designs, this speaker looks as good as it sounds.
9. Fire HD 10″ Tablet
Fire HD 10″ Tablet
Fire HD 10″ Tablet $149.99 at Amazon
Fire HD 10″ Tablet $99.99 at HSN
The Amazon Fire tablet has a 10-inch display, 32 or 64 GB of storage and Alexa capabilities. It also has a front and rear-facing camera and stays charged for up to 12 hours.
10. Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch
Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch
Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch $179.95 at Amazon
Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch $179.99 at Kohl’s
Your giftee will reach their fitness and health goals in no time with this pretty smartwatch with Amazon Alexa already built-in. It tracks heart rate, exercise and sleep stages to provide actionable insights. Plus, this special edition can be paired with Windows, Android and iPhone devices, and the battery can last four days or more!
Best tech gifts over $200
1. Apple AirPods Pro
Apple AirPods Pro
Apple AirPods Pro $219.00 at Amazon
Apple AirPods Pro $219.00 at Walmart
Apple AirPods Pro $234.99 at Target
Ditch the cord or upgrade your old wireless earbuds with these Apple AirPods Pro. The new style has noise-canceling capabilities and easily connects to your Bluetooth.
2. Apple iPad Mini
Apple iPad Mini
Apple iPad Mini $349.99 at Amazon
Apple iPad Mini $399.99 at Target
Apple iPad Mini $411.99 at Staples
This iPad mini will make any of your work-related tasks so fun, you won’t even dread them. It has a 7.9-inch Retina display, is available in 64 GB and 256 GB and comes in gray, silver and gold. It’s perfect for reading, gaming and supports all of the apps that you’ll need to get your work done.
3. iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum
iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum
iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum $249.00 at Amazon
iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum $274.00 at Home Depot
Give the gift of a housekeeper this holiday season — sort of. This vacuum is voice-activated through its compatibility with Alexa or Google Home, has high suction and will plug itself into a self-charger. Yes, please.
4. Apple Watch Series 6
Apple iWatch Series 6
Apple iWatch Series 6 $499.00 at Walmart
Apple iWatch Series 6 $399.00 at Apple
I’ve now had an Apple Watch for just over a year and I’m honestly not sure how to function without it. It’s waterproof, tracks your workouts and activity and syncs with your phone so that you never miss a notification.
5. GoPro HERO8 Camera
GoPro HERO8 Camera
GoPro HERO8 Camera $327.77 at Amazon
GoPro HERO8 Camera $349.99 at B&H Photo
Capture all of your epic adventures (even if they’re at home) with the GoPro Hero8 Camera.
6. SideTrak Portable Touchscreen Monitor
SideTrak Portable Touchscreen Monitor
SideTrak Portable Touchscreen Monitor $349.99 at Amazon
If they’re still working from home and you’re willing to splurge a little bit, this portable touchscreen monitor made by SideTrak will make all the difference in their home office.
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This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 20, 2018.