Shopping for the tech lover in your life doesn’t have to be hard. Even if technology and gadgets aren’t your thing, we scoured the internet to find the perfect gift for the techie in your life.
We’ve rounded up everything from smartwatches and robotic vacuums to electronic doorbells and smart alarm clocks, so there’s bound to be something that sparks interest from you and will bring plenty of holiday cheer to the tech-obsessed recipient.
Plus, “Gadget Nation” author and tech expert Steve Greenberg joined TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share some unique gadgets gifts for everyone on your list. From a warming bed for your pets to a solar-powered oven for the great outdoors, Greenberg’s gift recommendations are sure to be a hit this holiday season.
Here are some of our favorite gifts for the gadget-obsessed on your list. To quickly jump to the category you’re looking for, click on the links below.
Best gadget gifts seen on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna
Ugly Sweater Custom Christmas Sweaters
Whether you’re headed to an “ugly sweater” party or want to take a humorous Christmas family photo, these customize-able holiday sweaters are perfect for yourself, friends and the whole family. According to the brand, you can upload photos to be printed on the sweater and choose from different designs — they’ll even ship it to you within 48 hours.
Greenberg says this PlankPad is a fun way to motivate and distract from the actual workout. According to the brand, it’s fully app-supported with workouts and games that target major muscle groups to build strength, balance and more. The brand says it’s also a fun activity for the whole family!
This portable solar-powered oven makes a unique and practical gift for the adventure seeker in your life. According to the brand, it weighs just two pounds and can cook a meal within the evacuated glass tub in about 20-minutes — depending how much sun you have! Greenberg mentions that it’s a great gadget to bring camping, backpacking and is just a great survival tool in general.
H201 Shift Shower Head Starter Kit
If you’re looking to give the ultimate self care gift than look no further then this essential oil-infused shower head, which will turn your shower into a spa. Greenberg says this is like the Nespresso for your shower, but instead of coffee you have scent capsules infused with hair and skin loving ingredients. Also, the brand mentions the shower head features a filter to trap harmful chemicals.
Hammacher Schlemmer The Warming Cat Bed
According to the brand, this veterinarian-recommended cat bed provides a cozy and sheltered space for cats to lay down and features a removable hood. It heats up to 102 degrees and the brand says it’s also a great option for older and arthritic pets.
If you know someone who lives in a bustling area, has a snoring partner or is just a light sleeper, this unique pillow features bluetooth speakers that can play white noise, music and more. Greenberg likes this for its neck and head support and says you can sleep in any position — including your side!
Best tech gifts seen on the 3rd hour of TODAY
Tech expert Jennifer Jolly previously stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to share six gift ideas that are sure to be a hit with the tech enthusiast in your life.
Jolly says this retro-inspired pick is a crowd-favorite and checks off a few different boxes: It’s fast, fun and easy to use. On a single charge, it can snap up to 40 full color photos and print them on 2″x3″ sheets of sticky-backed photo paper (it comes with enough printer paper for 10 photos). If you don’t want to print photos, it features a MicroSD card slot, so you can take advantage of additional memory space when you need it.
If their phone battery never seems to be fully charged, Jolly found a gift-worthy solution. This lightweight power bank is tiny enough to fit into a coat pocket, but can charge a smartphone up to 50% in as little as 30 minutes, according to the brand. On a single charge, it can power a device (including most tablets, laptops and cameras) to 100% for up to three charging sessions. Plus, since Jolly says it is only about an inch think, it won’t take up much space when you need to store it. Please note that Amazon says this will arrive after Christmas.
Presence Inspiration Display
Jolly picked this “feel-good” piece of tech for the person who loves a daily dose of inspiration. She says the gadget exists with the “sole purpose of making you feel better,” since it uses a personalized playlist of inspirational quotes and sayings from famous figures to give you a boost.
This Chromebook does double-duty as both a tablet and an “ultra-portable” laptop, according to Jolly. She says not only is it lightweight, but it is versatile and can be used for both work (thanks to the included keyboard) and gaming. According to the brand, it is the first Chromebook with an OLED full HD touchscreen display, which makes for a better viewing experience. Plus, the battery can last for up to 15 hours on a single charge (and it can charge back up to 80% battery in just one hour).
If they don’t want to carry a camera, these high-tech shades make for an innovative way to capture photos and videos hands-free. Not only do they feature a camera, but the built-in speakers and touchpad also allow you to listen to music or take calls while you wear them. According to the brand, the glasses can capture up to 30 videos or up to 500 photos per full charge, which typically lasts for up to six hours with moderate usage. For those worried about privacy, Jolly says the glasses feature a light that comes on when the camera is enabled, so others around you can tell whether you are snapping photos or videos, too.
Best tech gifts under $50
Ask for the temperature outside, play your favorite songs or learn the answers to random trivia questions with the Google Nest Mini, now on sale for over 50% off. It’s even compatible with other smart devices and can dim the lights or turn the TV off, all from a simple “Hey Google.”
New year, new phone case. For the friend who always feels the need to switch up their phone’s look, gift them with this case from Case Mate, which also features Apple’s Mag Safe technology for an easy charge. Reviewers love this case because of “The bright colorful flowers and durability are exceptional.”
For the tech lover who also likes to spend time in nature and may not always have access to electrical power, this solar power bank is the perfect option. When fully charged, it can run for up to six hours.
While this isn’t necessarily a gadget, it makes using one a lot easier. Aside from acting as a tablet stand, it also features a built-in pocket to store glasses, headphones and more.
In addition to its immersive sound, this Bluetooth speaker has six different color settings. It makes the perfect bedside table light or outdoor speaker.
I’m telling you, once you’ve installed these in your house, you’ll have a hard time going back. I use them with our living room lamps, so I can tell Alexa to turn them on the second I walk in the door. You can also schedule the lights to come on at any time you want.
Apple AirTags help to keep track of and find items by connecting to the Find My app. Each tag can be set up with one tap and connect to an iPhone or iPad. A built-in speaker allows them to find their items, or they can ask Siri for help.
If someone you love has been thinking about taking the plunge and getting the Amazon Echo, now’s the time to treat them. You can do it all from this little baby: play music, make calls, set music alarms and control all of your smart home devices.
Does your giftee always lose their keys? How about their wallet? Whatever it may be, Tile Pro is here to help! The Tile Pro is a small, waterproof, durable tracking device with Bluetooth features that helps users keep track of their easy-to-lose items.
Take your charging station to the next level with this multiport station where you can plug in up to five devices. Each device sits in its own slot while it’s being charged so the cords don’t get tangled.
Stream all of your favorite movies and shows at the sound of your voice with this Fire TV Stick. The remote is compatible with most popular streaming apps, like Netflix and Disney+, for easier navigation, too.
Our cellphones are covered with yucky germs. If you have someone on your list who’s always looking for a new way to keep small things like phones or keys clean, then this UV phone sanitizer box is for them. In just three minutes the items placed inside the box will be clean and ready to use again.
Mommy Power Stroller Power
This stroller hook allows on-the-go moms to charge their phones and hold up to 25 pounds of stuff like backpacks and diaper bags with ease. The hook can latch on to most strollers and comes in three colors.
LG XBOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Wireless Bluetooth speakers are a must-have. This version has 10 hours of battery life on one charge and is water-resistant, so there’s no need to worry about having it out by the pool or taking it on vacation.
I got this toothbrush as a stocking stuffer one year and I’ve never looked back. My pearly whites always feel clean, and the self-timer helps me actually brush for two full minutes. Also, the charge lasts long enough to take it on a weekend trip with no problem. I’d buy it over and over again.
Best tech gifts under $100
Moon UltraLight 2
Whether they’re in a meeting on the go or just trying to get the best lighting for a selfie, the Moon UltraLight 2 is the attachment they need that can fit in their pocket. It provides customizable front or back lights that can be changed with just a soft tap.
For the person who’s always hosting or the one who is just a movie junkie, this streambar from Roku is the perfect choice. It even comes with the 4K Roku remote so they can binge watch their favorite shows in crystal clear quality.
Bring your friend or family member back to the good ole’ days with this vintage-looking record player. It’s portable, has Bluetooth capabilities and comes in over 30 different colors.
Looking for a way to drink more water during the day? Then consider a smart water bottle that links to an app on your phone, then lights up to remind you to drink. The app will monitor your water intake so you can be sure you’re staying hydrated.
Protecting precious technology like tablets is always a good idea. With the STM Dux Plus case, your iPad is always protected. The case is drop-proof, has a magnetic closure, and even has a slot to put an Apple Pencil.
This portable printer is Bluetooth-compatible and allows you to print photos with frames and filters. You can also turn them into fun stickers!
This is my favorite little camera, and I’ve gifted it to lots of friends and family members over the years. I’m not sure how, but it magically makes every photo look amazing. It comes in fun colors and immediately prints pictures.
Click and Grow Smart Garden
For those who have a green thumb (or need one!), consider buying them this Click and Grow Smart Garden that allows three different herbs to grow at once with the help of an LED light.
For the married techies in your life, consider this duo of sonic toothbrushes. The package has one white and one toothbrush with a corresponding stand that charges both brushes after use.
If they don’t already own a portable speaker, this one made by Sony is a great option! The music quality is great thanks to the extra bass and it comes in fun colors like blue, green and pink.
No one wants to spend money on a new phone when you’ve made it through all of your storage — with this device, you won’t have to. This flash drive allows you to back up your phone with ease. Seriously, you won’t be able to remember how you got by without it.
For anyone who loves recording videos on their phone, this gift will help them create smoother films.
I use this little speaker all the time, and whenever I have people over, they’re always amazed at the sound quality. It’s also waterproof and lasts up to six hours after one charge.
Best tech gifts under $200
The Google Nest battery-operated doorbell is compatible with Google Pixels, Androids and iPhones, so users of any phone can connect and monitor their house while away. Although it’s a small gadget, it doesn’t compromise on its features, as the “battery life and image quality are great,” says one reviewer.
Phiaton 900 Legacy Noise Cancelling Headphones
These noise-cancelling headphones live up to the hype, according to one Shop Today editor who noted that they were “truly noise cancelling” and “super comfy.” With up to 43 hours of battery life, they can tune the world out while tuning in to work or school.
The latest Fitbit to hit the market is the Charge 5, which will be at the top of many lists. The new fitness wearable has plenty of new features, including an integrated ECG app to monitor heart health, and EDA Scan app for stress management.
Any tech and fitness guru on your list will love this smart kettlebell. The weighted equipment uses resistance to increase weight from eight to 40 pounds.
Beer drinkers will enjoy the Fizzics DraftPour experience. The machine can transform any type of beer in cans or bottles up to 750ml into a draft beer experience. The gadget works by converting the natural carbonation in a beer into a microfoam head that allows more flavor and aroma to hit your palate.
These wireless headphones last up to 40 hours and allow you to take calls. They also prioritize acoustics, clarity and balanced sound.
PhotoSpring 10-inch WiFi Frame
Digital photo frames are a great gift for those who don’t have a lot of room to display pictures, but still want their family and friends displayed. This frame has a 10-inch touchscreen that can display over 10,000 images and videos.
Waking up is the worst, but this sunrise alarm clock helps make it as pain-free as possible. It features 10 brightening levels and nature sounds, so heavy sleepers can gently ease into the day ahead.
Crafters who are also tech lovers will enjoy the Cricut Joy. The small device can cut up to 50 different materials, draw any shape and write in a variety of styles to make their crafting dreams come true.
If they love their shows and movies, the Apple TV 4K streaming device is a great gift. It’s easy to set up and has endless entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, YouTube and more.
Ditch the cord or upgrade your old wireless earbuds with these Apple AirPods Pro. The style has noise-canceling capabilities and easily connects to your Bluetooth.
Whether they’re always on the go or prefer to keep their coffee hot in their home office, this smart mug is sure to be appreciated. It’s also compatible with the Ember app, so they can control the temperature right from their phone.
Help your loved ones cut the cord with this nifty Tineco cordless vacuum. It’s lightweight, delivers up to 25 minutes of uninterrupted runtime and can be mounted on your wall for convenient storage.
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With a unique shape that allows sound to travel further than compared to a normal speaker, the gap in the middle provides 360 degrees of panoramic sound. There are three different lighting modes, from nature to ambient and party, that set the tone for any occasion. Reviewers rave about this speaker because “it looks nice, sounds nice and performs well with utility.”
Do you know someone who is just as passionate about home decor and design as they are about music and sound quality? This is the perfect gift. Combining Sonos’ sound quality with sleek designs, this speaker looks as good as it sounds.
For the fitness guru who is always complaining about their aching muscles, consider the Theragun Prime. The muscle relaxing gun will allow them to recover faster and get onto making more strides in their fitness journey.
This set allows the user to take what’s written on the notebook page and transfer it to a digital library through the companion app. After notes are transferred, they can make further notes, share, search and edit the pages. We love this for college students, those with jobs that require brainstorming sessions and even those who often have ideas but hate having a million notebooks lying around.
The Nintendo Switch has been a popular item for a few years, and that’s not slowing down. We love this for older kids and teens who are looking for a new gaming console they can take with them on trips or play at home with friends.
At the top of every gamer’s holiday list is going to be the Xbox Series S Console. The gaming system can be bundled with Xbox All Access which comes with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The console bundle alone includes the Xbox Series S console, one Xbox wireless controller, a high-speed HDMI cable, power cable and two AA batteries.
Bartesian Cocktail Maker
One of our favorite foodie tech gifts is the Bartesian cocktail machine. All they need to do is load in their favorite brand of alcohol, then watch the machine mix a perfect cocktail based on the chosen pod that’s inserted. The machine also makes mocktails for those who don’t drink alcohol.
Smart TVs are a great gift for those who love movies, are always streaming the latest viral series, or want to feel like they are actually in the stadium of their favorite sports team. This TV also has voice controls through Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
VR headsets are still going to be a popular gift, and the latest Oculus Quest 2 has some nifty new specs. The headset has 3D cinematic sound and the ability to cast on a compatible TV or app. To up the ante with gifts consider downloading a few games before the big gift giving day like Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge or a fitness app like Supernatural.
Robot vacuums are a welcome gift for those techies who hate cleaning. This Shark version is a vacuum and mop, so the recipient doesn’t need to worry about carpet or tile in their home because both will get clean with this. Through the SharkClean app you can also set up No-Go zones for the device such as small closets or the kitchen pantry.
For those on the go, the GoPro HERO10 in black is a must-get. The camera can take 5.3K60 and 4K120 video resolution and 23 megapixel photos. It’s waterproof up to 33 feet and automatically uploads footage to the cloud while charging.
The latest Apple Watch is the Series 7, which has the largest display yet on any model. With the new watch, the display is always on so there’s no need to raise your wrist or touch the screen to check the time or any of your fitness goals.