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 top 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 Shower Singer: The VicTsing Wireless Shower Speaker – Buy It Here
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!). This small, yet mighty, speaker comes in colors like blue, army green, orange, and more. See all the 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.
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The Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger Box – Buy It Here
Now this is the coolest thing ever! All you do is simply gift someone this small ‘lovebox’ and 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 that special someone 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!
The OtterBox Phone Case – Buy It Here
One of the most trusted names in phone cases, this one is thin, lightweight and provides protection against drops, bumps and shock. Plus, it’s also compatible with the iPhone XR. We love it in blue, but it also comes in pink, black, and ocean green. See more color options here!
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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!
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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 Retro TV Bluetooth Speaker by Divoom Tivoo – Buy It Here
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, give 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 iRobot Braava Robot Mop (Yes, Mop!) – Buy It Here
It’s technology we’ve been waiting for, well, forever. Now something else can mop instead of you! This powerful little guy will mop and sweep tile floors, hardwood floors, and is perfect for your kitchen, bathroom, and other must-clean places too. Learn more here!
The Echo Spot in White – Buy It Here
You can do just about anything with the Echo Spot, especially fit it almost anywhere in your home or office. Thanks to the screen you can easily watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, check weather forecasts, add to your to-do and shopping lists, listen to Audible audiobooks, and more and so much more! It also comes in a cool black option too!
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The SoundBot Wireless Smart Winter Beanie – Buy It Here
Yes this is real and, yes, this is awesome! This winter hat (that comes in a variety of colors) will not only keep their head warm, but it also allows them to listen to music, utilize hands-free calling, has a built-in mic, and is even washable!
The Bose ‘Noise Masking’ Sleep Buds – Buy It Here
They may look like wireless earbuds, but they’re actually wireless sleepbuds. They’ll easily mask unwanted sounds while you sleep (like snoring, noisy neighbors, outside noises, and more). Did we mention they’ll mask snoring?! They actually play pre-loaded soothing sounds to help you sleep (and stay asleep) and the best part is that they’re comfortable, will stay in your ears even if you’re a side-sleeper, and they’re from Bose so you know the quality is amazing. Learn more here!
The New Smart ‘June Oven’ – Buy It Here
You have to see this smart oven immediately! It’s the one that everyone is buzzing about. It’s not just smart, it’s actually intelligent. It uses sensors and artificial intelligence to recognize, monitor and cook food to your liking. You don’t have to ‘guess’ if your food is done yet. It also has an HD camera and over 50 preset cooking programs, and easily fits right on your counter. We’re obsessed (and so is everyone else).
The Pocket Lens 2-in-1 Smartphone Camera Lens (Clip On) – Buy It Here
Now you don’t have to break the bank with a phone upgrade just to take better photos! This clip-on 2-in-1 lens takes legit professional quality pictures (hello closeups and landscapes!) as well as adds about 25% more width and height to your normal pictures (so you can fit more people and places in each photo). No need to worry, it works with just about any smartphone. Learn more here!
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!
The New Apple iPad Pro (Now Available on Amazon Prime) – Buy It Here
It’s the latest and greatest iPad of the year! This ‘Pro’ version has up to 10 hours of battery life on a full charge, is 12.9-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and even Face ID. Learn more here!
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 Best-Selling Oculus Go Virtual Reality (VR) Headset – Buy It Here
The future is officially here! This VR headset will make you feel like you’re in your own personal theater. It’s super easy to use, is portable, and doesn’t need your PC, wires, or your phone. You can even meet up with your other VR wearing friends from anywhere in the world to watch TV together, sporting events, music, and more! Currently this is one of the best-selling options on Amazon!
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 Apple AirPods Truly Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds – Buy It Here
These are still one of our favorites and perfect for the person who’s still an Apple fan. Plus, an endorsement from Oprah? Sold!
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.
The Rider: The Story Bike Electric Smart Bike – Buy It Here
Smart and super stylish all at the same time! Thanks to this electric smart bike, the charge will last you around 40 miles (when averaging 20 mph). Even better, it has an LCD screen, six various levels of pedal assist to choose from, and a must-have USB outlet so you can charge your phone right from the bike itself.
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!
The RapidX X5 Car Charger for Up to 5 Phones & Devices – Buy It Here
Now you (and your family) can charge almost all their devices when in the car. Hooray! There are 5 USB ports and the magic takes place when it detects your device and then sends the fastest possible charge needed.
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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The Courant Wireless Charging & Accessory Tray – Buy It Here
One of the nicest wireless charging stations we’ve ever seen! Not only does it look great (and work great), but it also works as a tray to house some of your other personal items like glasses, your wallet, and more!
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!
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