Pretty much every single item in your day-to-day life has a high tech equivalent in this day and age. Looking to grow some plants in your one-bedroom apartment?
And whether you’re related to a tech lover or married to a gadget guru, the truth is, your loved ones deserve better than a generic gift card. Yes, a thoughtful gift is always better than a trip to the electronics store.
Since most technology lovers are already equipped with the basics, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you here.
From a water bottle that tracks your hydration levels to yoga pants that are capable of guiding you through your downward dogs and your morning flow—not to mention the latest iPhone and iPad—we’ve gathered a comprehensive list of techie gifts, no matter who you’re shopping for.
- IVY Wireless Mini Photo Printer
Available in rose gold, mint green, and slate grey, Canon’s IVY mini photo printer allows photographers to print 2-by-3-inch photos with peel and stick backing directly from a smartphone.
- Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
This smart mug keeps your drink at the exact temperature you choose for up to an hour and a half on a single charge. You’ll never have to worry about drinking cold coffee again.
- Hydrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle
There’s a fitness tracking device for nearly every need, so why wouldn’t there be one for hydration levels? And besides, who doesn’t need a little reminder every once in a while about taking a sip of H2O? This bottle glows when it’s time to drink more water, at specific intervals. Think of this as the easiest way to up your quality of life.
- Smart Garden
Green thumbed technology lovers will quickly fall for this smart garden, in which you can grow fresh herbs and vegetables indoors, thanks to an LED light that can withstand a range of climates.
- Tello Quadcopter Drone
A budget-friendly option, DJI’s Tello is a great gift for someone who is just starting out in the drone world. It includes a 5-megapixel camera and can fly for 13 minutes on a single charge.
- Sous Vide Precision Cooker
This top-ranked, Bluetooth-equipped precision cooker makes it easy to cook sous-vide like a pro. It heats and circulates water in a pot, allowing you to cook meat, fish, vegetables, and more from edge to edge completely evenly.
- Bartesian Premium Cocktails on Demand
Never mind the cocktail shaker, this Bartesian cocktail maker system uses a cocktail capsule to mix you up a professional-tasting cocktail in just a few seconds.
We have a feeling Apple’s latest innovation is going to be the next tech item nobody wants to go without. The AirTag acts as a versatile, easy-to-use tracking device. Slip it into your purse, or add it to your keyring, then enjoy the peace of mind knowing that you’re only a few clicks away from finding your belongings.
- Wemo Mini Smart Plug
This WiFi-enabled smart plug allows you to control your electronic devices from your phone. It works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit, so you can toggle the power on your lamp, fan, or whatever you have connected to the plug from wherever you are in the world.
- Portable Full HD LED Smart Home Theater Projector
This projector is lightweight and portable enough to fit in a tote bag, but it still packs enough of a punch for a satisfying entertainment experience. Its combination of full HD Resolution (1920 x 1080) at up to 100-inch screen size, wireless connectivity, and a built-in battery add up to a mighty machine that will satisfy any movie lover.
- The Remarkable2
Behold, a tablet that even the most committed Luddite among us will appreciate. For those that love to take notes on a pad and paper—the tactile experience—Remarkable allows you to use it as a regular cloud-connected notebook. Not only can you take notes directly on PDFs, but all your notes will be organized and accessible across your devices.
- Meural Canvas II
Upgrade their collection of fine art with a Meural Canvas. The HD Smart Art Frame renders both photographs and paintings in exquisite detail with an anti-glare finish. Pick from your own collection or an extensive digital library. Bye, empty wall space.
- Wine Preservation System
By allowing wine lovers to pour wine from a bottle without pulling the cork, Coravin changed the way people drink wine when it debuted a few years ago. Its latest innovations, screw caps ($29.95 for a pack of six) and an aerator ($69.95), make it even more appealing.
- Leather Touchscreen Gloves
Staying warm in the winter is key, and these stylish gloves let you do that while staying connected to your touchscreen. The interior is lined with fleece for an extra-soft feeling.
- SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
Small enough to fit into a purse or pocket, Bose’s SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker’s size belies its power. The bass is surprisingly strong, and the waterproof speaker—which is available in black, bright orange, and midnight blue—offers six hours of playtime from a rechargeable battery.
- Apple TV 4K
The latest version of Apple TV comes with support for 4K-resolution video, which has four times more pixels than standard HDTV—that means sharper, crisper content from sources like Netflix, which produces all of its original shows in 4K. It also supports high-dynamic-range (HDR), which translates to higher-contrast video that brings things closer to how they look in real life.
- The Skylight Calendar
This sleek digital calendar/photo frame lets you and your family sync all of your calendars in one convenient place, plus manage grocery lists, to-dos, and all of the essentials to keep your household running smoothly.
Music junkies will be quick to fall in love with Audio Technica’s automatic belt-drive turntable; a great starter option for those looking to put their old (or new!) records to good use.
- Orbi Wi-Fi System
To combat the limited range of wireless routers, electronics companies are now offering improved WiFi systems that use “mesh technology” to blanket a whole home. This one is easy to set up and covers spaces up to 5,000 square feet. And unlike clunky range extenders, it offers the same fast speeds everywhere the signal reaches.
- Lume Cube Panel Mini
Every WFH outfit needs good lighting. Tune theirs with a Lume Cube Panel—it’s good lighting in the most compact of panels.
- Oculus Quest 2 All-In-One VR Headset
Get immersed in your favourite TV shows and movies, feel like you’re right there in the audience with live stream concerts and sporting events, get in the game with a video game playthrough, or just relax on a miniature vacation with 360-degree tours of some of the most beautiful cities and scenic views on the planet with this virtual reality device.
- Apple AirPods Pro
The latest version of Apple’s best-selling wireless earbuds come with interchangeable soft tips so you can customize their fit, plus noise cancelling for when you want to block everything out and a transparency mode that lets you hear the sounds around you.
- Voice-Activated Trash Can
There’s no risk of reaching into a messy trash can when you can lift the lid with your voice. Say “open can” or wave your hand over the top of this one and the lid lifts softly and smoothly. It also includes a liner pocket that dispenses liners one-by-one from inside the can.
- Wireless Turntable
There’s a vinyl revival going on, and an eye-catching turntable like this one will help you be a part of it. It has built-in Bluetooth, so it can connect to audio systems wirelessly.
- Nadi X Responsive Yoga Pants
Smart devices can be wearable. These yoga pants, which took two years to develop, include neoprene stripes with haptic technology that offer real-time vibrational feedback that will help guide you through your yoga flow. They also pair with an app that includes 40 poses and accompanying music.
- Lumen Metabolism Tracker
The latest innovation in wellness comes in the form of Lumen, a device that measures your metabolism when you breathe into it. All you have to do is inhale through the fixed device, hold for 10 seconds and then exhale fully. Then, the Lumen tells you if you are burning carbs or fat, which of course, gives the user insight into their metabolic flexibility. Bonus: then you can receive a dietary plan through the device that works just for you.
- Balmuda’s Toaster
Balmuda’s toaster oven will completely transform the way they eat baked goods, thanks to its steam function with 5 cooking modes that will transform any kitchen into a patisserie.
- Ring–Video Doorbell 3
Ring–Video Doorbell 3
Give your home a *smart* welcome with Amazon’s Ring Video Doorbell, which connects with Alexa and allows you to operate the camera and chat with visitors through the Echo Show, Fire TV, or Ring app.
- Gitamini–Piaggio Fast Forward
Perfect for the urban dweller who’s sick of lugging their groceries downtown, this personal robot carries your cargo and is programmed to follow you while sensing the movements of fellow pedestrians. Think: a hands-free segway for your belongings.
- Sodastream Fizzi One Touch
Anyone who loves a good sparkling drink understands the struggle of a spritz gone flat. The SodaStream machine has three carbonation levels, taking just seconds to make seltzer, soda, and more.