The Best Tech Gifts to Shop This Holiday Season
A gift guide full of the coolest gadgets of the moment.
Many of us are victims of last-minute gift-shopping — with Christmas only a few weeks away, we’re here to offer some ideas that will help you shop for friends and family members who are into tech. In this gift guide, we’ve rounded up some of the best and coolest gadgets to get this holiday season.
Whether your mom is in need of a new phone upgrade or you’re looking to treat yourself to a new instant analog camera, our list has got you covered. From Apple‘s latest iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max models, to Polaroid and Keith Haring‘s collaborative Now camera, scroll down to browse a variety of tech gift options you can add to your online shopping cart.
Elsewhere in tech, here’s a list of chic wireless earbuds that aren’t Apple AirPods.
Under $200 USD
Produced in collaboration with Teenage Engineering, London-based brand Nothing‘s ear (1) wireless earbuds feature active noise cancellation and 34 hours of playtime thanks to its charging case. It also comes with Fast Pairing, In-Ear Detection, Gesture Control customization and a Find My Earbud function.
Polaroid has tapped Keith Haring to reimagine its Now model and i-Type instant film. The camera is equipped with a fine-tuned flash and two-lens autofocus for sharper images. In terms of design, the back of the product is covered in Haring’s signature black-and-white illustrations, while the front is dressed in a striking red hue. As for the film, the Color i-Type is available in 12 different designs.
The Loftie Digital Alarm Clock is not your ordinary alarm clock. The device comes with wellness content including nature sounds, white noise, breathwork and sound baths. It also features a night light for those who don’t like falling asleep in a pitch-black room. In terms of the alarm functionality, the clock’s first sound gently wakes you up, while the second phase is engineered to get you out of bed.
Milwaukee-based company Retrospekt has given Polaroid’s 600 Instant Camera a new look inspired by Barbie. The model boasts vibrant hues of yellow and pink and is printed with a “Stay Golden” graphic at the front. The pink body can be customized with themed stickers, which come with each purchase.
If you know someone in need of an upgrade, consider opting for the Apple AirPods 3. The earphones arrive with spatial audio, allowing users to immerse themselves in a three-dimensional listening experience. Another standout feature includes AAC-ELD, which is a speech codec that offers full HD voice quality.
Under $300 USD
Lify‘s Smart Herbal Brewer is for the tea lover in your life. Available in “Charcoal Grey” and “Pure White,” the device brews fresh herbal drinks with the Lify Herbal Discs in just under 40 seconds. You can also connect your phone with Lify’s app to personalize how you want your drink to be brewed.
Whether a loved one of yours is eager to hop on the Animal Crossing trend or to play video games from their childhood, consider gifting them the Nintendo Switch. The game console features Joy‑Con controllers that give you total gameplay flexibility.
Under $400 USD
Beats and A-COLD-WALL*s Samuel Ross have joined forces to rework the Studio3 wireless headphones. Dressed in “ACW* Concrete,” the headphones come with its original features including active noise canceling and 22 hours of battery life. Meanwhile, the product’s case is made of recycled wood fiber sourced from responsibly managed forests.
Unlike its predecessors, the Apple Watch Series 7 arrives with a bigger retina screen. Available in “Midnight,” “Starlight,” “Green” and “(PRODUCT)RED,” the smartwatch is equipped with more workout types and accessibility features thanks to watchOS 8. It also provides better dust and water resistance.
The GoPro Hero 10 Black is powered by the new GP2 processor, which provides 5.3K video with double the frame rate – 60 frames per second. The camera quality has also been upgraded with a 23-megapixel sensor.
$500 USD and Over
The iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max boast 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens, respectively. Dressed in “Graphite,” “Gold,” “Silver” and “Sierra Blue,” the front of the models feature a ceramic shield for extra protection. Meanwhile, the gadgets are equipped with three rear cameras and the new A15 Bionic chip, allowing them to be 50% faster.
As for the iPhone 13 and 13 Mini in “Pink,” “Blue,” “Midnight,” “Starlight” and “(PRODUCT)RED,” the phones arrive with a dual-camera system and added stabilization. The two iterations also feature the A15 Bionic chip and 5G properties.
If you weren’t able to get your hands on Sony‘s coveted PlayStation 5 when it first released last year, the device has been restocked on Walmart’s website. The gaming console features an ultra-high-speed SSD, deeper immersion with support for haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D Audio.
Inspired by the Toupie handbag, Louis Vuitton‘s Horizon Light Up Speaker comes in a diamond silhouette adorned with the house’s emblematic motifs. The exterior is made of metal and noble leather, giving it a chic and luxe look. The device features wireless connectivity and high-quality 360° sound. Additionally, its listening time lasts up to 15 hours.