Stumped on what to get the tech lover in your life? Relax! We picked out some of the best tech gift ideas so far this season!
If you’re like us, you know it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest and greatest technology and gadgets, yet you still totally want to. You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to trying to buy many of these fun gadgets either. A recent study from Consumer Reports claims that you can get some of the deepest tech discounts in November and December. So you’re in luck if it’s holiday shopping you’re starting. If not, there are still some great bargains out there right now and, well, we’ll help you find them!
In a sea of some of the coolest 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 best tech gifts for men and women in 2018.
For the Latest Tech Obsessed Gift: The New Amazon Echo Show (2nd Generation) – Buy It Here
This is the latest (just announced) Echo Show 2nd Generation! This one is way more advanced than the original, not only because it has a crystal clear 10-inch HD screen, but also because it has killer premium Dolby sound! Alexa can now show you things (news, music videos, movies, weather and so much more) instead of just telling you. Plus, with proper approval you can just ‘drop in’ on your friends and family who also have the Show and say hi! It’s like The Jetsons! The future is clearly here! This one also comes in a cool black color option too. See color options here!
For the Techie on the Go: Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds – Buy Now
Perfect for those who really want their wireless earbuds to actually be wireless! These little guys have been chosen by countless publications as the Best Truly Wireless Earbuds of 2018. 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.
For the Safety Obsessed: The Blink XT Home Security Camera in Black – Buy It Here
Outside of keeping your home safe, this is also the perfect gift for those busy-bodies in the neighborhood (like us) who just want to know what’s going on outside at all times. This new version of Blink is weatherproof, has 2-year battery life and cloud storage, plus is has motion detection which you can hook up to your phone or tablet to get an alert when something sets it off. Take THAT people who are stealing packages off your front porch!
For the Forgetful or Absentminded: The Tile Combo Pack of 2 – Buy It Here
If they’re always losing their phone, their keys, their wallet (you name it) then this is the perfect gift for them! You can use your app to immediately ‘ring’ where your lost stuff is, track it on the map, and more. This upgraded version now covers 200 feet and has 2-times the original volume. Plus, who doesn’t love a pack-of-2 and one that’s uber-stylish!
The Amazon Smart Plug in White – Buy It Here
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!
For the Selfie Addict: The New LuMee Duo Light-Up Phone Case for iPhone X – Buy It Here
Now you can get the perfect lighting for your coveted selfies each and every time. It has some really soft and pleasing lighting whether you’re looking to snap a pic or record a video. This one comes with so many different style options to choose from like pearl white, black, rose gold, pink, white marble, silver mirror and more. And don’t worry if you don’t have the iPhone X, there are others to choose from depending on which phone you have.
The Garmin ‘Speak Plus’ with Built-In Dash Cam – Buy It Here
This one is so cool because not only will it provide you directions via their turn-by-turn navigation, it’s also a built-in dash cam that records your drive and will even help you out by alerting you of lane departure warnings, forward collisions and more! Alexa is intertwined with this one (and pretty much every aspect of our lives) so you can use your voice to check traffic, weather, and more! Plus, it’s super small and sleek that you’ll barely notice it’s even there!
The Binge-Watcher: Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Control & Interaction – Buy It Here
Because streaming media is everywhere they’ll want to be. With over 7,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills they’ll be able to stream all their favorite shows from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Youtube, ESPN, ABC and more. Plus, thanks to voice recognition they’ll be able to just say things like, “Play Orange is the New Black” and, guess what, it’ll play. #Technology
For the Pet Lover: The PetChatz Pawcall 2-Way Video Pet Treat Camera & Dispenser – Buy It Here
We can’t say enough good things about this one! It does so many things! It’s basically a digital daycare that allows you to check in on your favorite pets via 2-day video (and audio), dispense treats to them, play games, and more! Plus, it even has calming aromatherapy options where you can add helpful essential oils to it and then dispense them during trying times like bad weather or loud noises. Oh, and did we mention they can use their paw to step on the call button when they want to see and hear from you too? Pretty amazing. This one has also been seen on The Today Show!
The Facebook Portal Plus Video Calling in Black – Buy It Here
We’re kind of digging this new smart camera from the folks at Facebook. Sure it easily makes video calls, but we love that you’ll never be out of frame because even if you’re moving around it’ll adjust to follow you. If some people jump in on the call the camera will widen to fit everyone in one view! Plus, it has Alexa enabled so you can ask questions, set timers, play music and more. Pretty sleek!
The New Echo Dot (3rd Generation) – Buy It Here
This is the latest Echo Dot that was just recently announced and, well, we’re loving it. It’s 3rd generation, comes in three different really chic fabric exteriors like heather grey, charcoal, and sandstone. Plus, it has much better sound this time around, can clearly hear you from across the room even when music is playing or the TV is on, and more! Don’t worry, you can still use over 50,000 of the Alexa skills to ask questions, play music, make calls, get the latest news headlines, play a ton of games, and more. Oh, and at this price you’ll be able to pick up a few to add to all different rooms in your house! See more colors and learn more here!
The New Ring Stick Up Security Cam – Buy It Here
This is the latest and greatest from Ring! It easily can be mounted pretty much anywhere or you can set it on a table, shelf, or wherever you see fit. This sleek and slim safety cam is for both indoors and outdoors and provides 1080p HD quality video. You can even see, here, and speak to people from your phone, tablet, laptop, or computer! It’ll even send you helpful notifications to your devices when motion is detected. Plus, it also offers live view video so you can check in on things in real-time from pretty much anywhere! Learn more here!
For the Music Lover: The Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker in Blue – Buy It Here
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.
For the TV Lover: The New Amazon Fire TV Recast DVR – Buy It Here
This is the latest and newest from Amazon that’s going to take over all of our lives! Introducing the Fire TV Recast (DVR). We love it because it lets us watch and record our favorite TV shows (including regular HD channels like NBC, ABC, and the rest!) either at home while you’re there or when you’re out an about (via your smart devices/phones). The best part? No monthly fees! Plus, you can even watch your recorded shows when you’re out via your devices. Seriously, how cool is that?! It’s time to binge watch on your own time and from anywhere. Learn more here!
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The New Polaroid OneStep 2 Instant Camera in Mint Green – Buy It Here
We’re loving this new instant camera, partially because the color is so cool and partially because of the new viewfinder. It makes see what you’re shooting so much easier than those older instant cameras with the tiny small window to try and look through. This one also has a self-timer, has a super high quality lens, and a 60 day battery life! If mint green isn’t your jam, it also comes in black and crisp white. Check out all the color options here.
The Echobee Switch+ Smart Light Switch – Buy It Here
This is light a smart light switch on steroids! It has built-in motion detection, ambient lighting sensors, can be controlled from anywhere via the app (why get up to turn on or off your lights?!), and even has built-in Amazon Alexa. Of course she’s in there! It’s pretty easy to set up and most can do it from start to finish in about 45 minutes. Go on, try to beat that time!
Portal from Facebook ‘Video Calling’ – Buy It Here
This one is more of a nice table or counter display! Like the smaller version, the camera will follow you if you’re moving around so you’re always in frame. Plus, you’ll be able to easily connect with your friends, even if they don’t have Portal! You’ll be able to call friends and family on Messenger and even easily bring up to 6 other people into a group call. We love it in black, but it also comes in white too. See color options here!
The Tech Doorbell: Ring Video Doorbell Pro – Buy It Here
Amazon recently bought the Ring company so you know you’ll be seeing these everywhere. This 2-way video doorbell allows you to see, hear, and speak to anyone who ‘rings’ your doorbell via your smartphone or computer. It’s 1080p HD quality video and will still work in 5 below to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, you thanks to the infrared night vision you can check on who’s out there in the middle of the night.
The Google 3-Pack WiFi System in White – Buy It Here
It’s time to totally upgrade your WiFi and make it way better! This 3-pack will actually replace your current router and is compatible with major providers like Time Warner, Comcast, Verizon Fios and more! One of these will cover you for up to 1,500 sq. feet and all three will cover you up to 4,500 sq feet! Super easy to set up too.
The Smart Dog: GoBone Interactive App-Enabled Smart Bone for Dogs – Buy It Here
GoBone is the world’s first smart bone for your dog. It automatically keeps your dog active while you’re busy and opens up a whole new world of play when you’re together. Get the app and get your pup playing! Oh, and did we mention this one of Oprah’s Favorite Things?
The Dyson Pure Hot/Cool Air Purifier – Buy It Here
We love this one because, uh, Dyson! But also because it helps to purify your air all year round. It keeps your room cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and even works with Amazon Alexa. Of course! Plus, it helps to remove 99.97% of all the allergens in the air. It’s a real game changer and looks sleek AF!
The Foodie: Greater Goods Digital Smart Food Scale – Buy It Here
We are obsessed with this smart digital food scale for the kitchen. Not only can you weigh out and measure your food accurately, it’ll even display the nutritional info for up to 2,000 different food options. I mean, this is kitchen tech at its finest.
The Summer Infant Touchscreen Baby Monitor – Buy It Here
This is one of the best baby monitors we’ve seen in a while! It’s all tech’d out! We love the SleepZone Virtual Boundary where you can set up a boundary box (via the touchscreen) and if your baby leaves that ‘safe boundary space’ you’ll be alerted. Also, the 360 Tilt Camera Steering is sow cool because as you move the monitor up or down (or side-to-side) the camera will actually mimic your very own movements so you can view baby even better! Plus, it does about a million other super cool things we can’t get enough of!
For the Adventurer: The New GoPro Fusion – Buy It Here
This new GoPro is pretty much like having an entire film crew with you recording all of your adventures. It’ll record all your spherical video and photos (and you can choose your favorites later). Plus, easily watch it back in VR or use OverCapture to create traditional videos and photos you can share right on your phone. It’s waterproof, can easily mount to your helmet, bluetooth and wi-fi enabled, time lapse and photo burst features, and one-button control. What’s better than that?! It’s a total upgrade from the GoPro 6, but if you want that one (and it’s a bit more affordable) check it out here.
For the Anti-iPhone Person: The Samsung Galaxy S9 Unlocked Smartphone – Buy It Here
This is one of the best-sellers from Samsung and has a killer camera and video recording capabilities. Plus, it’s water resistant in up to 5-feet of water for up to 30-minutes. Score!
For the Golf Obsessed: The Arccos Caddie Smart Golf Sensors – Buy It Here
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.
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For the Book(less) Worm: Kindle Oasis e-Reader with Leather Charging Cover – Buy It Here
That’s right, it’s the thinest and lightest Kindle ever! And it was one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, so you know she knows what she’s talking about! The battery seems to last so long too thanks to the charging leather cover that could help boost you up for months. You really can’t go wrong with that. #TechnologyRules
For the Movie Lovers: The Cinemood Portable Movie Theater in White – Buy It Here
This movie theater is so portable it can actually fit in the palm of your hand! It’s 3-inches tall, less than half-a-pound, and includes Disney family favorites, and can stream Netflix, Youtube and more. It’s the perfect mini projector to take with you on trips, in your kids room, or outside for family movie nite. Speaking of which…
The Gemmy Airblown Inflatable Mickey Mouse Outdoor Movie Screen – Buy It Here
Now you can easily bring the movie party outside! This easy to set up and take down outdoor movie screen is 5-feet tall by 9-feet wide. Plus, the best part is that it self inflates and sets up in just a few minutes and is made of weather resistant material so you’ll be good to go season after season. You can finally take down that sheet you’ve been using!
For the Kids: The Amazon Echo Dot for Kids – Buy It Here
Finally an Echo just for the kids! This one is super safe for the kiddos so you don’t have to worry about any weird things happening like with your regular Echo. It can easily play music, tell stories, tell jokes, play trivia games, quizzes, and more. Plus it comes in cool colors like blue, green, and red. We don’t mind that Alexa can tell them that bedtime story for the 15th time at night!
For the Smart Chef: The GE Smart Countertop Microwave with Wi-Fi – Buy It Here
Because of course there’s ‘smart’ microwave that’s Wi-Fi enabled! This new must-have smart microwave by GE has some of the coolest tech we’ve seen in a while. We love the ‘scan-to-cook’ technology were you can scan the barcode of your frozen food (via the app) and it’ll cook it for you based on the cook time and power level that the manufacturer suggests. Basically you don’t have to guess! Plus, thanks to the Wi-Fi this microwave works with Alexa. The price is oddly low and we’re here for it! Insanity!
For the Biker: The Beeline Smart Compass Navigation for Your Bike – Buy It Here
Who doesn’t want an actual waterproof wireless GPS nav for their bike?! We love how you can choose wither Route Nav or Compass Mode where you either choose the bike-friendly route or, you know, you can see your end goal but choose the best route for you. Such a fun little gadget!
The TV Master: The Samsung ‘Frame’ 65-Inch 4K LED UHD TV – Buy It Here
This magical television is, literally, like a work of art especially because it’s framed and, well, you can hang it on the wall like a picture or place it on an easel like the true work of art is it. You gotta see this one to believe it. Check it out.
The Cheap Option: The Acer Aspire E-15 Laptop – Buy It Here
This is one of the the best-selling laptops on Amazon right now and at a super cheap/affordable price. Plus it has almost 14 hours of battery life which, to be honest, is pretty amazing.
The Echo Auto For Your Car – Buy It Here
That’s right folks! Alexa is now totally integrated into your car! This one has 8 microphones so she’ll be able to hear you or your passengers pretty much from anywhere in the vehicle and, more importantly, she’ll hear you over loud music, the AC, and even your screaming kids! You’ll simply use your voice to play music, open the garage door, find the closest gas station (or coffee shop), make calls, add items to your shopping list, listen to Audible books and so much more!
For the Binge Watcher: The Hands-Free Fire TV Cube (with Alexa) – Buy It Here
Now you can access over 500,000 movies and TV shows and do it hands-free! And this one is the first of its kind that is Alexa enabled. Without even having to get up or touch a control you can ask Alexa to turn your TV on or off, lower the lights, and play exactly what you want to watch. Plus, because Alexa is involved you can even have her check the weather and control other smart devices even when your TV is off!
The Roku HD Streaming Stick – Buy It Here
Now you can stream just almost anything you want like blockbusters, broadcast TV, big entertainment brands, and niche channels. And of course there are your favorite Movies, TV shows, live sports, news and music! This is a pretty decent price too!
For the Home Chef: The Dash Compact Air Fryer in Aqua – Buy It Here
Finally an air fryer that won’t take up the entire width of the countertop! We tossed this one in this tech guide because, well, we feel like it’s totally magical since it can pretty much make healthy (or at least healthier) fried chicken, french fries, and more without all that oil! It helps reduce unwanted fat by up to 80%! We’re obsessed with the magic of ‘air frying’ and you will be too. Plus, how cute does this one look. You and your kitchen will be proud to display it.
The Small Option: The Echo Spot – Buy It Here
The latest from Amazon! We love how this handsfree device can fit pretty much anywhere in your home. Use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, recipes, to-do, shopping lists, face-to-face calls, and a ton more!
ThePhilips Hue White & Color Ambiance Smart Lightbulb – Buy It Here
It’s the smartest lightbulb we know! You can choose between (literally) millions of colors and shades of white light to light your home. Simply control it wirelessly via your smartphone or tablet and set the mood any which-way you want.
The New Fire HD 10 Tablet With Hand-Free Alexa – Buy It Here
It’s their largest model yet! Its 1080p full HD, has 2-times the ram, starts at 32 GB (so you don’t really have to worry about storage space!), has up to 10-hour of battery life, has rear and front-facing cameras, and so much more. It’s a nice change of pace if you’re looking to branch out from Apple…or just over your iPad.
The Nest ‘Smart Learning’ 3rd Generation Thermostat – Buy It Here
Never get up to turn or off your heat or air-conditioning again! We’re obsessed with this smart thermostat. Hooked up to Wi-Fi and Alexa, it’ll learn your comfort patterns and keep your temperature efficient and your bills low. Plus, you can program this, and turn it on and off via its app so if you’ll always come home to a warm or cool house depending on your preference.
The Garmin Dash Cam – Buy It Here
This is the perfect tech gift, not only, because it’s one of the hottest sellers this season, but it’s also small enough that it won’t take up a ton of space on your dash, it has GPS enabled voice control, and even has incident detection like lane departure warning, and forward collision warning if you get a little too close to the person in front of you! Plus it records great video quality and picture quality.
New Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Red Joy-Controllers – Buy It Here
The Nintendo video console everyone has been buzzing about. They can play this one together via your television, on the console itself, in different rooms, or just take it on the go and play wherever (hello long car rides!).
The Health Obsessed: The Nokia Body Cardio Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Scale – Buy It Here
Now you can track your progress and kick the results over to your smartphone via the app! Monitor your weight, body fat, water percentage, standing heart rate, and a bunch of other really cool things. It also works with Alexa! Oh, you know she’s going to want to be all in with this one!
The Dog Lover: The Wagz Smart Dog Feeder – Buy It Here
Not only does this piece of technology mastery feed your dog automatically it also has built-in Dash options so it’ll simply replenish you dog food and treats for you without ever having to really order it again. Plus, it has two way video and two way audio so you can see and hear your pup while you’re away at work and even schedule feedings based on his or her appetite.
For the Runners: The Bose Soundsport Free Truly Wireless Earphones – Buy It Here
Because what runner (or anyone for that matter) actually wants wires on their ‘wireless’ earbuds? These little beauties from Bose are truly wireless sport headphones that have up to 10-hours of fully-charged play time, are actually pretty comfortable, and come in a variety of cool colors. Peace-out, wires! Check out more of our picks for the best true wireless earbuds here.
The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Buy It Here
It’s the highest quality from Bose you come to expect and in a compact little speaker. It provides 360-degree coverage, is water resistant, and can wirelessly play up to 16-hours of music on a full charge. Plus, it comes in triple black if space grey isn’t your vibe.
For the Gamer: The HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset – Buy It Here
One of the best gaming headsets sold right now on Amazon! The real obsessive gamers in your life will love the comfy ear cups, the Dolby surround sound, and how it’s compatible with most of their favorite gaming systems like PS4, XBox One, PCs and more.
The Drone Lover: The DJI Mavic Air Drone in Black – Buy It Here
This drone is seriously the best! It can travel to speeds up to 43 mph when in sport mode, takes crystal clear 4K video, has 8GB of storage, and so much more. Drone lovers need to check this one out!
The Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Wireless (Noise-Canceling) Headphones in Silver – Buy It Here
They’ll love having a little peace and quiet thanks to these noise-canceling headphone. Plus it’ll make the music sound even better. Did we mention it’s wireless and the battery life last up to 40-hours? Oh, and the silver option is sleek AF.
Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch with Band – Buy It Here
Now you can store and play up to 300 songs, followed dynamic personalized workouts, track steps, runs, exercises and more. Plus it looks pretty stylish.
The Clumsy Companion: The PopSocket Grip ‘Yummy Donut’ – Buy It Here
Oh yes they still do love their PopSockets! In case you don’t know, these are the grips that pop up or down and attach to the back of their phones or tablets. It helps them hold them without dropping them, prop up their devices to watch hands free, and more! How cute is this pink frosted donut with purple sprinkles?!
The “Talkie” Unicorn By ToyMail from Shark Tank – Buy It Here
This is like the best tech invention for kids ever. The Talkie lets kids send and receive voice messages with approved friends and grownups. It’s a great way for the little ones to stay in touch with grandparents, mom’s and dad’s when they’re away on business or with their little friends. Kind of genius.
The New Amazon Echo Plus (Second Generation) – Buy It Here
Hot off the press, this is the latest Amazon Echo Plus, just announced! It’s 2nd generation, comes in charcoal grey, sandstone, and heather grey (see all color options here). It’s better than the last one because it has better sound (Dolby Play 360-degree), you can set up your official smart home without a separate hub (yes!), have Alexa control your lights, switches, door locks, and more. Plus, this one also has a built-in temperature sensor. Don’t worry, you can still listen to your music, ask Alexa questions, play games, hear the news, and so much more! See all the latest Echo everything here!
The Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 inch with Pen – Buy It Here
Because if they’re over all things Apple, they should totally give this super-helpful and decently-priced tablet from Samsung a try. Life-changing.
The Pet Owners Little Helper: Bissell Pet Stain Eraser Cordless Portable Carpet Cleaner – Buy It Here
Say goodbye to stubborn pet stains on your sofas, chairs, and carpet once and for all! Spray, scrub, and suction to remove pet stains and messes from carpet, upholstery, stairs, area rugs, auto interiors, and more.
The Garage Owners BFF: Chamberlain Smart Garage Hub – Buy It Here
Now you can open and close your garage door from anywhere (in part, thanks to the app for your smartphone). Not sure if you closed it before you left the house in the morning? Now you can check from anywhere. Also works great if someone needs to drop something off for you while you’re not at home. You’ll even get status notifications pushed right to your phone.
For the Beaded: The Braun Series 9 Electric Shaver – Buy It Here
Perfect for wet or dry shaving, the latest from Braun is currently the world’s most efficient shaver, is totally 100% waterproof, and has 50 minutes of cordless shaving time. Thanks #Technology!
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