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 month 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 12 Pro and Pro Max models, to Fujifilm‘s modern, user-friendly instax SQUARE SQ1, 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
Personal hygiene is now more important than ever given the coronavirus pandemic. In just three minutes, LocknLock‘s Toothbrush Sanitizer gets rid of harmful bacteria and viruses that accumulate on your wooden, plastic or metal toothbrushes. The small, portable case contains UV-C light technology and arrives in a compact ABS plastic design.
Available in “Terracotta Orange,” “Glacier Blue” and “Chalk White,” Fujifilm’s instax SQUARE SQ1 features automatic exposure, allowing you to capture vibrant, sharp images regardless of the environment’s conditions. The device also comes with a built-in selfie mirror that can be used for close-up shots.
Polaroid has reworked its original OneStep from the ’70s, giving the model a brand new look. Dubbed Polaroid Now, the analog instant camera comes with autofocus and can deliver 16 frames with a double pack of the special-edition Golden Moments film.
Powered by its proprietary HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1e, Sony‘s WF-1000XM3 offers improved sound quality and features a battery life of up to 24 hours. Additionally, the Bluetooth earbuds include new smart features like Wearing Detection and Quick Attention Mode.
Under $300 USD
Apple debuted the AirPods Pro last year featuring brand new functions and a completely different look. The wireless earphones arrive with noise cancellation, Ear Tip Fit Test — an algorithm that determines whether a user’s in-ear tip size is optimal — voice-activated Siri, audio sharing and hands-free text message announcements.
The successor to the Apple Watch Series 3, the Apple Watch SE comes with a number of features, including a compass, fall detection, swim-proof chassis, face sharing and more. Available in Bluetooth-only and cellular options, the device also can also track your daily activity.
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.
Available in black as well as a white iteration, Marshall‘s Kilburn 2 speaker is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX, making it easy to use while offering the best sound quality. This portable device is the ultimate present for the music lover in your life.
Under $400 USD
GoPro‘s newest Hero 9 Black shoots up to 5K video with 20-megapixel stills. The latest addition to the brand’s camera lineup also features a front-facing color display, an ultra-wide detachable lens and 30 percent more battery life.
Sonos‘ portable speaker will be your new work-from-home essential. The Sonos Move offers deep bass and a wide sound profile, along with new Automatic Trueplay technology. In addition, the speaker supports over 100 streaming services.
$500 USD and Over
If you weren’t able to get your hands on Sony’s coveted PlayStation 5 when it first released, the device will see a restock on Walmart’s website on November 25 at 9 p.m. EST. The gaming console features an ultra-high-speed SSD, deeper immersion with support for haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D Audio.
If anyone in your family is a fan of Apple’s products, the latest iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max will be a great gift option. The newest additions to the iPhone family arrive in four stainless steel colorways: graphite, silver, gold, and blue. Both models boast 5G technology and the A14 Bionic.
This gift is perfect for someone who sits at a desk eight hours a day, or someone who tends to suffer from muscle strain after intense workouts. Limited to 1,000 units, Therabody‘s fourth-generation Theragun 24K Gold PRO enhances muscle recovery, releases tension and soothes discomfort. Handcrafted and plated with real 24K gold, the massager comes with six easy-to-clean attachments made of non-porous, closed-cell foam.