It’s not always the most wonderful time of the year.
The chill picks up, the candles are lit and the cookies are baking. On the other hand, the stores go wild, the “it” gift is sold out and the turkey is burnt.
The truth is, the holidays can be stressful, especially when it comes to shopping. That’s why we’re here to make it a little bit easier with our array of gift guides.
Today, we are tackling the tech guru.
What are the best tech gifts of 2021? What about tech gifts for men? And women? What’s even cool these day?
We outlined everything you need to know below and included our top tech gifts for tech lovers.
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Tech Gifts Everyone Will Love
1. New Portal Go, $199
Designed to pick up and go, the New Portal Go features a 10″ screen, rechargeable battery and Smart Camera that allows you to seamlessly video chat anywhere in your home. With the Smart Camera, the New Portal Go will automatically pan and zoom as people enter and exit the frame. Also utilize your voice to manage everyday tasks with the help of Alexa.
2. New Portal+, $349
If you need something a bit more advanced for your video call needs, then the New Portal+ is ideal for you. With a tilting 14” HD display, Smart Camera and hi-fidelity audio, the New Portal+ is perfect for focusing on the task in front of you. The New Portal+ also includes the Smart Camera and Alexa features.
3. JBL FLIP 5 Bluetooth Speaker, $119.95 (originally $129.95)
Available in 12 colors, this JBL FLIP 5 is the perfect gift. With epic sound quality, wireless Bluetooth streaming and waterproof capabilities, it’s a must-buy.
4. New Apple AirPods Pros, $189.99 (originally $249)
The highly anticipated New Apple Air Pods Pros are here, and their active noise cancellation, transparency mode, adaptive EQ and more makes them the all the rage. Further features include force sensory and water and sweat resistance.
5. LED Ring Light With Tripod Stand And Clip, $19.99
With the plethora of online calls we have all become accustomed to, a ring light is perfect. Illuminate your space and face with three various lighting modes and five various brightness levels.
6. Apple iWatch Series 6, $299.15
The new Apple Series 6 iWatch is a great gift for the techy in your life who is always tring to make their health a priority. It can track fitness, sleep, blood oxygen and so much more.
7. VAVA 1080P Dual Dash Cam, $149.99
Give the gift of protection with this 1080p dash cam. The dash cam comes fully loaded with night vision, loop recording and a compact design. Easily install the camera and be prepared for the wild road.
8. Night Light Bluetooth Speaker, $19.95
With powerful volume and immersive sound, this bluetooth stereo will become a household staple. Enjoy six various color changing lights and a sleep timer.
9. Apple TV 4K, $129 (originally $159.99)
If your loved one is also recommending the best streaming shows, then this is the gift for them. Apple’s TV 4K allows for crisp visuals and immersive sound from Dolby Atmos. User also have access to great apps like Apple TV+, Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and more.
10. Nintendo Switch Lite Console, $239.99
The Nintendo Switch Lite Console isn’t just for kids. With it’s built-in control pad, sleek design and compatibility with popular games, it’s made the top of the list for just about everyone. It’s perfect for travel and ideal for personal, handheld play.
11. Ring 1080p Security Camera, $99.99
A versatile camera that can be placed almost anywhere is here. The Ring indoor and outdoor wire-free 1080p security camera sends notifications to phones and tablets when motion is detected. It also allows the user to see, hear and speak to the person being caught on tape. It’s a gift that will undoubtably be used.
12. Tile Mate Essentials 4-Pack, $79.99
This four-pack of tiles can help locate your items instantly. If you are nearby your device or within Bluetooth range, simply use the Tile app to ping your phone, keys or laptop. If you find yourself far away from your device, use the Tile app to view your Tile’s most recent location. Other features include pinging your phone even when on silent, and notifying you once items are found.
13. Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses, $142.95
Does your giftee seem to have just about every tech item under the sun? If so, they’ll totally love these nifty Bose audio sunglasses that let them listen to their favorite tunes while they’re enjoying the outdoors.
14. Amazon Smart Plug, $24.99
Perfect for everyday use, the Amazon Smart Plug work with Alexa to add voice control to all outlets. Users can schedules lights, fans, and more while they’re away while saving on energy. It’s easy to set up and simple to use.
15. PhoneSoap Pro UV Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger, $119.95
If this past year taught us anything, it’s that germs are no joke. With this smartphone sanitizer, your phone’s germs will be killed in just five minutes. You can choose between both automatic and manual modes and rest assured.
16. Tineco A11 Hero Cordless Vacuum, $259.99
If your tech lover is all about their household, then this cordless vacuum will steal the show on Christmas day. With three power modes, a long run time, an advanced design and better cleaning results, it’s a must-buy.
17. iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum, $179.99
For an option that will clean their home without any effort at all, consider buying them an iRobot Roomba. Best Buy is currently slashing $95 off the original price of the 675 generation.
Everyone has that one person in their life who can’t seem to keep their phone charged. If that person ironically happens to be the techy in your life, then this Brand Q portable charger will be a life saver. It can charge iPhones, MacBooks, Android phones (and all at once!) and can be juiced up by an outlet.
19. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, $84.99 (originally $159.99)
No matter how old the person you’re shopping for is, if they’re a bookworm, then they’ll totally love the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. It was designed with an anti-glare screen that reads like real paper (even in direct sunlight), a battery-life that lasts weeks and up to 8GB or 32GB of storage to hold thousands of titles—all in one place.
Tech Gifts For Men
1. Oculus Quest 2 128 GB, $229
Unlike anything he has ever seen before, this headset will make his games a reality with the use of next-generation graphics. Trust us when we say the Oculus Quest 2 will be the Christmas gift of his dreams.
2. Wood Digital Alarm Clock, $19.98
Help him make his morning commute on time with this LED digital alarm clock. A sleek design makes it perfect for stylish room decor while the display easily shows the time, temperature and humidity percentage.
3. Wood Phone Docking Station, $46.80
Get him something he will actually use this holiday season. With the wood phone docking station, he can organize all of his gadgets in one place—and give you your counter space back.
4. LED Beanie Hat With Light Gifts, $13.99
If he loves the outdoors and is always found building a fire, grilling the night away or hiking through the woods, then this beanie is for him. Not only will it keep him warm, but it will also provide a helpful light to illuminate his path.
5. Stealth Core Trainer, $129 (Originally $149)
A fun way to get active comes in the form of the Stealth Core Trainer. Simply play games on your smart phone by using your abs. He’ll have so much fun he may even forget he’s working out! It’s a win-win.
6. GoPro Hero9 Black, $349.98 (originally $449.98)
The new GoPro Hero9 is a dream for sports enthusiasts or filmmakers. It includes a touch-screen, 5K resolution, extra smooth stability and more to create epic videos and photos that are sure to last a lifetime. The best part? It’s currently on sale for $100 less than normal.
7. Sonos Smart Speaker, $299.95
A Sonos speaker is one great way you can upgrade his music setup this holiday season. It easily connects to your smartphone with the Sonos app and gives off exceptional audio.
8. FitBit Versa 3, $226
The FitBit Versa3 is a great way to track your fitness habits. You can see your real-time pace and distance when doing cardio (with built-in GPS), monitor your heart rate, see your blood oxygen levels and so much more.
9. ShaperImage True Night Vision Binoculars, $179.99
These night vision capable binoculars from ShaperImage are not your typical pair! They let you observe, shoot photos and record videos in total darkness. They’re ideal for emergency use, spotting wildlife, surveillance and home security, day or night.
10. Inkbird Bluetooth Wireless Grill BBQ Thermometer, $49.99 (originally $62.48)
Does he consider himself to be a “Grilling Master?” If the answer is yes, you definitely need to buy him this Inkbird wireless grilling thermometer that can be controlled through his smartphone.
11. Theragun Prime, $299
Whether he always has sore muscles from working out or just enjoys getting massages on the regular, this Theragun Prime device is a great gift. It’s a muscle treatment device that allows him to stay relaxed no matter what.
Tech Gifts For Women
1. L’ange Le Duo 360° Airflow Styler, $119 (originally $179)
L’ange has created a groundbreaking hair tool that allows users to creates a variety of looks. Meet the 360° Airflow Styler. It’s lightweight, has an ergonomic style and uses tiny air vents to instantly cool and lock in your style. She’ll be just as obsessed with it as I am—and that’s saying a lot.
2. Lighted Makeup Mirror With Bluetooth, $36.99
Great for adding additional light to her vanity setup or for on-the-go travel, this lighted mirror is great for any beauty lover. And get this, she can even listen to her favorite music through a bluetooth feature.
Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song. Corinne Bailey Rae may have said that first, but that’s what you’ll be asking your girl to do after you surprise her with the best gift ever.
4. RoseSkinCo IPL Laser Hair Removal Handset, $129.95 (originally $299.95)
This handset by RoseSkinCo is tiny but mighty. From personal experience, I can share that it truly works. It minimizes hair growth with each use, is a painless process and is beyond easy to use. Trust me when I say this is a must-buy for your girl.
5. Dyson Airwrap, $549
If she loves having salon-level hair on the regular, then she’ll definitely appreciate this luxury Dyson AirWrap kit. It comes with 1.2-inch and 1.6-inch curler wraps, firm and soft smoothing brushes and a volumizing round brush to create salon-ready hair right in the comfort of your own home.
6. Ember Smart Mug 2, $129.95
Whether she’s running around with the kids or swamped with zoom calls, sometimes it’s not always realistic to enjoy a cup of warm tea or coffee at the top of the morning. The Ember temperature control smart mug will maintain your desired drinking temperature for up to 1.5 hours or all day when paired with the included charging coaster. The new Ember mug is available in five colors and can hold up to 14 ounces of liquid.
7. Ultrasonic Facial Cleansing Brush, $49.99
If she loves skin care almost as much as she loves tech gadgets, this is the perfect gift for her. The Ultrasonic Facial Cleansing Brush cleanses, massages and rejuvenates with 10,000 ultrasonic pulsations per minute and circulating magnetic beads.
8. Drybar Blow Dryer Brush Set, $150
Get ready to win the best holiday gift award, because this Drybar brush set contains all she needs to create an effortlessly beautiful blowout. It’s so simple to use, it will become her go-to styling tool.
9. Breville Stainless Steel Joule Sous Vide, $244.95
Calling all home chefs! This fancy Breville Joule Sous Vide that’s made out of stainless steel will bring any piece of meat to the next level. It has over 2,000 reviews on Amazon and an impressive 4.6-star rating.
10. Cosori Air Fryer, $199.99
Air fryers are great for foodies since you can easily make any oven recipe in half the time. This Cosori option is an Amazon No. 1 Bestseller with over 33,500 positive reviews.
11. Large NanoSteamer For Face, $39.95
Incorporating a facial steamer into your skincare routine is the latest and greatest discovery. But this face steamer from Pure doesn’t only just provide great steam streams. It also triples as a towel warmer and humidifier.
Tech Gifts For Teens
1. BEACOO 3 in 1 Charging Stand, $26.89
Made for Airpods, iPhones and Apple Watches, this ultra-organized electronics stand will minimize clutter and maximize space.
2. Apple iPad Mini, $329.99
This easy-to-use and versatile iPad mini will allow your teen to do their homework, play games, watch movies, create and more. Choose from space grey or silver.
Whether he is studying, relaxing or going for a run, these wireless headphones are a perfect addition to his favorite products. Choose from six different color options.
A larger deluxe version of the original Mario Kart racing wheel will create an authentic racing experience unlike any other. So bring his games to life.
5. Ryze Tech Tello Boost Combo Quadcopter, $149.99
This drone is everything and more. With an intelligent flight system, 720HD shooting capabilities, real-time flight views and so much more, your boy will be all-consumed.
6. BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector, $49.99 (originally $59.99)
Bring the twinkly night sky right to your teen’s bedroom with this fun (and totally realistic) star projector. This would be perfect for movie and game nights.
7. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera, $59.99 (originally $69.99)
Although we’re all so used to taking digital photos, sometimes it’s nice to have a hard copy. The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera is a cute and fun gift for any teenager in your life.
8. TopVision Mini Projector, $94.99
This TopVision mini projector is bound to bring movie nights to the next level! They can watch movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and so much more by simply connecting the device to their smartphone, laptop, Amazon Fire TV tick, Roku or other streaming devices.
9. Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure, $79.99
Although we listed the Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure in the kids’ section, it can totally be used by all ages as a fun and interactive way to break a sweat in your home. By using the ring and leg strap, you can measure your real-world actions and help turn them into in-game movements. Defeat a bodybuilding dragon, traverse grass-swept plains by jogging in place, attack enemies with overhead shoulder presses and refill your health meter by striking some yoga poses.
Tech Gifts For Kids
1. Laser Tag Set With Infrared Guns And Vests, $199.99 (originally $249.99)
Being a kid has never been so fun. Give the gift of play with these rechargeable laser tag guns. With four guns, four vests and one charging station, kids can transform any area into the perfect battle zone.
2. National Geographic Metal Detector, $44.99
Do you have a curious one on your hands? If so, then this kids metal detector will be a hit on Christmas day. They will be able to search for buried treasure up to six feet deep. How neat is that?
3. Flying Rotating Globe, $37.99
This magical controlled drone works without the use of a remote, and when one’s hand goes near it, it will fly in the opposite direction. Talk about an original and memorable gift.
4. Jasonwell Doodle Board, $18.99
My four-year-old cousin has one of these, and she is obsessed. I have no doubt your little one will be, too. And with a no-mess drawing board, you’ll love it just as much.
5. Makeblock mBot Robot Kit, $72.99
Get your teen’s STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering and Math) skills flowing with this fun robot kit. It’s fairly easy to build within 15 minutes and can be controlled by remote or smartphones through the Makeblock App.
6. Frozen Smart Watch, $34.99
If your little one can’t seem to watch anything else but Disney’s “Frozen” and “Frozen 2,” then you should totally consider gifting them this adorable smartwatch that features Queen Elsa and Anna.
7. Pillow Pad, $19.88
This Pillow Pad case is a great gift option for any children who use an iPad on the regular. It not only protects the device but is also super comfy for them to cuddle up with while they watch their favorite shows and movies.
8. Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet, $99.99 (originally $149.99)
If you don’t want to invest a ton of money into an Apple tablet, consider the Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet. You can watch shows, read books, listen to music and so much more — all for a discounted price of just $99.99.
Make brushing their teeth fun with Oral-B’s Spider Man electric toothbrush. The pack includes a rechargeable handle, one charger, one brush head and four fun sticker. Both kids and parents alike will love this one.
These nifty light-up tiles are a fun way to spruce up any child’s bedroom! They can create their own smart lighting masterpiece with these tiles that react to touch, dance to any music and can change colors all through an app.
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