Stumped on what to get the tech lover in your life? Relax! We picked out some of the best gift ideas so far this season for all the men, women, and kids on your list!
If you’re like us, you know it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest and greatest technology, electronics and gadgets, yet you still totally want to. Well we’re here to help sort it all out for you!
This year, especially due to all things Coronavirus, some of the most popular gadgets include things like:
- UV-C lights that help clean and get rid of the nasty germs on all your tech stuff.
- Wireless everything and helpful portable options for your home and especially your backyard (since you’re going to be spending way more time there).
- Family tech stuff that can bring you close together even when you’re far away and haven’t seen each other in a while.
- Newbies from Apple (duh!).
And with the recent completion of this year’s CES (basically via Zoom) some of the biggest tech winners all had to do with making our lives better, smarter, more efficient, and more enjoyable…at home. Since we’re all still stuck at home (yes, still) it somehow made us feel less alone.
This year, according to the experts, most people will be aiming to spend under $200 per item – and if you’re not looking for a laptop or TV you should be able to hit that goal. We’ll help walk you through our list of what we truly think is the best-of-the-best, the coolest, and some of the most affordable all at the same time.
In a sea of some of the coolest tech products we’ve seen in a while, we’ve curated a little something for everyone on your gifting list this year. For the music lover to the smart home fanatic to the fitness guru and avid TV watcher and everything in between, shop our picks for the top tech gifts for the men, the women, and even the kids in your life (so far) in 2021!
The Best Tech Gift of 2021
The PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer
Amazon Ratings: +2,900
For the Germaphobes
OMG please buy this! For real, everyone (and we mean everyone) needs this in their lives. This was the most popular Christmas gift last year and it’s still going strong this year too! It’s the official smartphone sanitizer that gets rid of over 99% of all bacteria using a safe UV light. Did you know your phone is 18x dirtier than a toilet? A toilet! It’ll clean just about any size phone and you can even clean other things like your keys, credit cards, and more. Learn more here!
The Lost-and-Found Choice
The Apple AirTag
For the Forgetful (Like Us)
One of the latest releases from Apple, their new AirTag allows you to easily (and accurately) find your misplaced items like keys, backpacks, jackets, purses – you name it! You can use your iPhone or iPad to locate your misplaced/lost items or even ask Siri to help you find them with guided directions. It’s a total game-changer and so affordable too. Learn more here!
The Home Workout Choice
The Tempo Studio at Home Personal Trainer
For the Smart Home Gym Lovers
It’s time to officially retire your gym membership and workout from the comfort and safety of your own home! The latest from Tempo Studio is here and we’re obsessed. Not only does it come with your own virtual personal trainer, but also weights to bring your workout to the next level. If you’re not ready to splurge on The Mirror, definitely go with this one. Learn more here!
The Wireless Charging Choice
The Wireless Charging Station
Amazon Ratings: +1,500
For the ‘Battery on Low’ Crew
This is one of the best-selling wireless charging stations so far this year! It’ll quickly charge your essential Apple products. We love it in black, but you can also get it in classic white too. See more color options here!
The Classy Choice
The Rustic Leather Laptop Sleeve
For the Sharp AF Worker
Dress up your laptop in some amazing rustic leather that’s pretty much better than anything we own. Choose from rustic brown or classic black and a variety of laptop sizes. Learn more here!
The “I Miss You” Choice
The Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger Box
For the Long Distance Folks
Now this is the coolest thing ever and a top-pick for your parents this year. Whenever you use the app to send them a message the heart on the box will spin (alerting them that there’s a new message) and all they have to do is open the box to see the message you’ve just sent them! It’s the perfect way to let them know you’ve been thinking of them. It’s like a new take on that famous ‘long distance touch lamp‘ that basically broke the internet last year! Learn more here!
The On-the-Go Choice
The Apple AirPods Pro
Amazon Ratings: +152,000
$197.00 (21% Off!)
For the Runners
These are the latest must-haves from Apple this season. The AirPods Pro are actually noise cancelling, have a better battery life, are shorter in length (so they look way better than the originals), are totally sweat-proof and water resistant, and even come with three different sized soft silicone tips so they fit comfortably to your ears. They’re a bit pricer than they were before, so if you aren’t ready to spend this much, you can still get their other most recent model for much less here. In the meantime, we’re all over these! Learn more here!
The Fast Wi-Fi Choice
The Eero Mesh Complete WiFi System
Amazon Ratings: +14,000
For the WFH Gang
Tired of super slow and spotty WiFi? Same! We’re pretty obsessed with this mesh WiFi set because it really speeds things up, especially when you have kids learning from home and adults working from home. This 3-pack covers up to 5,000 sq feet and can actually be set up in 10 minutes or less. Total game changer. Learn more here!
The Healthy Choice
The HidrateSpark Smart Water Bottle
For the Thirsty AF
Almost 80% of Americans don’t drink enough water a day (guilty as charged) and the trend this year is motivational water bottles. Yes, really. This smart water bottle will not only help motivate you into drinking more water, it’ll even light up to remind you and message your phone to give you that little pep talk we all really need. This top seller comes in 6 different colors to choose from too! Learn more here!
The Gamers Choice
The Logitech High Performance Gaming Mouse
Amazon Ratings: +15,000
$39.99 (50% Off!)
For the Ultimate Gamer
Got a total gaming nerd in your home? You can’t go wrong with this must-have super high performance gaming mouse from Logitech. It has 11 customizable buttons, an adjustable weight system, and currently has more than 11,000 reviews on Amazon. Gamers unite! Learn more here!
The Safe Choice
The August WiFi Smart Lock
Amazon Ratings: +2,300
$232.99 (7% Off!)
For the Security Obsessed
Keep your home safe…and your keys at home! This smart deadbolt fits right over your existing one, can be set up in just minutes, and allows you to lock and unlock just by being near it. Plus, you can even lock or unlock via the app from anywhere and even give access to trusted family members or friends. Learn more here!
The Interesting Choice
The Portable Bidet
For the Squeaky Clean
So, uh, remember the toilet paper shortage during the pandemic? Yeah, well, know what totally took off? Portable bidets! And now, well, people are hooked thanks to the geniuses at Tushy. This best selling portable option (meaning you don’t need to buy the entire bidet toilet) easily attaches to your current toilet and keeps your, er, situation clean as a whistle. For real, you’ll wonder why you never used this before! Learn more here!
The Convenient Choice
The UAG AirPods Pro Silicone Case
Amazon Ratings: +1,400
For the Clumsy
Keep your coveted AirPods Pro safe and looking cool all at the same time. This soft silicone case is water resistant, comes with a clip so you can clip it onto your backpack, belt loop, or wherever, and comes in a bunch of different colors too. Learn more here!
The Game-Changer Choice
The Midea “U” Window AC
Amazon Ratings: +3,600
For the Coolest Person You Know (Literally)
Who would have ever thought that air conditioners would be reinvented? We’re so glad someone had this genius idea because this overly buzzed about AC is a “U” shape, which is 9x quieter than the regular models because it keeps most of the “loud parts” outside your window and you literally close your window into the middle of the unit which allows you to see out of the majority of your window and you can even open it. Yes, really. You gotta see this one! Learn more here!
The Blue Light Choice
The Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Amazon Ratings: +51,000
$13.59 (32% Off!)
For the Workaholic
If you’re like us and constantly on your laptop and smartphone all the live-long-day, the light that’s being emitted can damage your eyes. Pros recommend to wear glasses that block out the harmful UV rays so if you don’t have the blue blocker as part of your prescription, go with these glasses (there are a ton of styles to choose from) that have more than 40,000 reviews on Amazon! Learn more here!
The Sterilize Everything Choice
The 3-in-1 UV Sterilizer
For the Clean Freak
We all know UV sterilization is where it’s at these days! This one can kill 99.9% of gross and harmful germs in just about 10 minutes. We love this one because you can actually fit a lot of stuff inside and it even works as a dryer. Many people use it for baby bottles (you can sterilize up to 6 at a time), but you can also toss other things inside like phones, tablets, toys, keys, eyeglasses, and anything in between. Learn more here!
The Golfers Choice
The Arccos Caddie Smart Golf Sensors
For the Virtual Caddie
Get ready to totally up your golf game (and shame your golfer buddies). This is like your very own personal caddie (minus the attitude and judgement). They’ll let you know the actual distance to any point on the course and thanks to artificial intelligence they’ll be able to provide personalized club recommendations and helpful strategies, tips, and tricks.
Plus, all this is hands free so it won’t delay your game. Perfect for the golfer in your life that could use a little help…not that they need it. Learn more here!
The Kids Tech Choice
Squeakee the Interactive Balloon Dog
Amazon Ratings: +3,600
$26.66 (56% Off!)
For the Kiddos
If they love their tech toys, they’re going to love Squeakee! He’s totally interactive, make sounds, does tricks, and even deflates. With more than 60 different sounds and motions, he’ll be your new BFF. Learn more here!
The Rise & Shine Choice
The Philips Sleep & Wake-Up Light Lamp
Amazon Ratings: +1,200
$145.00 (27% Off!)
For the Early Risers
This is the clock that everyone has been buzzing about online. This light therapy lamp is one of the most natural ways to wake up and will slowly mimic the sunrise. It can also help improve your overall sleep, your energy, and your overall wellbeing. Learn more here!
The Must-Have Choice
The Magic Hands Neck/Back Massager
$151.50 (49% Off!)
For the Creaky
Oprah swears by it and these neck/back/body massagers are selling out all over the place. Perfect for those who sit and work in front of a computer all day, are always on their feet, or could just use an amazing body massage after the gym. Plus, did we mention that Oprah was obsessed with this?! Pick one up for yourself while you’re at it. It comes in 3 different colors too! Learn more here!
The Tech Nerd Choice
The Wi-Fi Vintage Tee
For the Nerd You Love
Simply stated and vintage-inspired, this trendy WI-FI t-shirt is perfect for all the tech geeks in your life this season. Choose from a bunch of different color options, too, for men, women, and the kiddos. Learn more here!
The Indoor Choice
The Click-and-Grow Smart Indoor Garden
Click and Grow
Amazon Ratings: +1,100
For the Barely Green Thumb
With everything going on in the world, these smart tech indoor gardens have been flying off the virtual shelves! You can grow some of the most popular plants for your herb garden, with over 50 different growing pods to choose from. The LED light helps it grow indoors and it’s even self-watering. Even we can’t mess this up. Learn more here!
The Cool AF Choice
The Retro TV Bluetooth Speaker (Programmable Screen)
$179.90 (5% Off!)
For the 80s Fan
Um, could there be a cooler wireless bluetooth speaker?! Not only does it have super high quality sound, but also a full array of color LED display (so many different choices). Even better, it’s also an alarm clock, gives you the daily weather, can be paired with Alexa or Siri, and you can even design your own pixel art to display via their app. This one comes in white, pink, and green. See all color options here!
The Portable Speaker Choice
The Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker in Yellow
Amazon Ratings: +33,000
For the Colorful
You can’t go wrong with Bose and this little portable bluetooth speaker packs a punch when it comes to sound quality. Don’t let the size fool you! It’s waterproof (hello beach and camping!), has a battery life that last 6-hours on a full charge, and has wireless range up to 30-feet away. Plus, it’s priced pretty low too when it comes to quality wireless speakers. This is the new citrus yellow color everyone is freaking over. Learn more here!
The Must-See Choice
The Amazon Echo Show 10
For the Amazon Obsessed
This is the latest Echo Show 10! It allows you to have video calls with friends/family, watch videos, play games, listen to music, check the weather, control all your smart home devices and more. The best part? It has motion detection so it’ll follow you around so that you’re always in-frame. Take a quick look at how it works and how it follows you around. If you have the older version, it’s definitely time for an upgrade. Learn more here!
The Trashy Choice
The SimpleHuman Smart Sensor Trashcan
For the Trash Monster
Time to toss out your old kitchen trashcan and upgrade to this one that has a smart sensor on it so it can open and close without you having to touch a thing! This one comes in handy when your hands are messy and gross (especially after handling raw meat, eggs, etc). Simply motion your hand over the top and it’ll open and close on its own. Genius! Learn more here!
The Portable Choice
The VicTsing Wireless Shower Speaker
Amazon Ratings: +21,000
For the Shower Singer
Now you can hit all the notes in the shower (or bathtub) thanks to this waterproof wireless speaker! It even has a built-in mic so thanks to bluetooth you can take calls from just about anywhere (luckily there’s not a camera built in!). A great pick for any of the teenage boys on your list this year! This small, yet mighty, speaker comes in colors like blue, army green, orange, and more. See all the color options here!
The Smartwatch Choice
The Apple Watch Series 6 (NEW)
Amazon Ratings: +20,000
$339.00 (15% Off!)
For the Steps Counter
These Apple watches have come such a long way from the originals! This latest Series 6 now measures your blood oxygen with built-in sensors, has heart sensors, and ECG app, is swim proof, has a 50% louder speaker, can detect if you’ve fallen and lets you quickly alert 911 if need be, and more. Of course, you can still send and receive text messages, make and receive phone calls, listen to music, ask Siri whatever you want, etc. Plus, these watch bands are so much nicer too. There are a ton of different ones to choose from. Learn more here!
The Truly Wireless Choice
The Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds
Amazon Ratings: +18,000
For the Earbud Obsessed
Perfect for those who really want their wireless earbuds to actually be wireless! These little guys have been chosen by countless publications as one of the top picks of the year. We love how comfortable they are, how they totally stay in your ear (even when running or at the gym), and how the battery life is for 5-hours or 15-hours when in the charging case that comes with it. Learn more here!
The Necessity Choice
The New Echo Dot 4
Amazon Ratings: +159,000
For the Virtual Assistant
They finally changed the design of the Echo Dot and we’re obsessed with this latest release. It does everything you’re used to for a smart speaker, but this time the sound is way better. Like, legit. Learn more here!
The Coffee Lovers Choice
The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Amazon Ratings: +2,700
For the Coffee Fan
It’s the smartest mug around! In fact, you can control the temperature of your drink from your app and keep your drink hot for way longer than normal, especially when it’s on the base. Perfect for your desk at the office or even on those weekends when you’re lounging around longer than normal. They even have a travel mug you can take with you too. Learn more here!
The Smart Plug Choice
The Amazon Smart Plug in White
Amazon Ratings: +343,000
$14.99 (40% Off!)
For the Smart Home Fanatic
This is one of the more affordable smart plug options out there! Now you can use your voice to turn on lights, fans, or appliances. Even better? You can even control them when you’re away from the house. Just use the app and turn on that AC or those lights when you’re out late! Learn more here!
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