No one wants to be that guy in the family or friend group who is known for giving sub par presents. Seeing as it’s officially the season for gift giving to begin, you might want to get a headstart on finding the perfect items for everyone on your list stat. If you’re one of those annoyingly savvy individuals who already knocked out the task of holiday shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, congratulations, you’re a human anomaly. For the rest of the world, the prospect of holiday shopping is likely still looming—but with our list of the 10 best tech gifts, hopefully it’ll become a little less daunting.
Clothing, fragrances, home décor, grooming products—they’re all such personal things and therefore make for incredibly difficult gifts, unless someone has already told you exactly what they want. Tech items, on the other hand, are specifically designed to be used and appreciated by the masses—give them as presents and your holiday shopping experience will be way less stressful. Whether you’re buying for your grandma or your girlfriend or nephew (the list goes on), one of the below items will be sure to please.
The 2nd generation of the Echo Show is worth the hype. It allows you to stream music, ask Alexa to see lyrics and album art, see weather forecasts, watch live TV and sports via Hulu, set alarms, view your front door camera stream, and so much more. Anyone looking for a little more organization and a little less stress in their life would be lucky to receive one.
Fujifilm’s newest instant print camera lets you preview and edit your image before you print and even offers 10 filters to play around with. It’s the perfect gift for the Instagram-obsessed.
Leather Tassel Lightning Charging Cable
Everyone—everyone!—has found themselves in the unfortunate situation of having a dead phone and no charging cable. This keychain would prevent that from ever happening again. You’re welcome, mom.
An ideal gift for the avid reader in your circle, the new Kindle boasts a larger and higher resolution display compared to previous models, and it’s waterproof. It also allows users to listen to audiobooks via Audible and boasts twice the storage as before. Basically, it lets you give someone an entire library.
As much as we want our iPhones to play our music loudly enough to hear through the shower, it’s not always the reality. This wireless, waterproof, shockproof and dustproof speaker comes with a detachable suction and metal hook, making it perfect for the bathroom, the great outdoors, and beyond.
Combining artificial intelligence with customizable programming, this robot is basically a best friend and S.T.E.M. tutor all in one.
The traveler in your life is guaranteed to lose it over this iteration of the GoPro thanks to its built-in wi-fi, improved camera control, high quality capturing capabilities, night photo and night lapse settings, and more. Seeing as it’s also waterproof up to 131 feet, it’s basically all they’ll need to chronicle their next adventure, wherever it may take them.
Thanks to an amped up processing chip, liquid retina display, four-speaker audio, and face ID, the new iPad comes close to rendering laptops obsolete. Who wouldn’t want one?
No one will ever lose their WiFi signal within their house again so long as they’re equipped with this extender. It’ll boost signal strength and widen WiFi range, all while helping lower power consumption.
Finally, a gift guide wouldn’t be complete without some ace headphones for all the music lovers in your life. This new pair by Beats boasts up to 40 hours of battery life, top-notch playback, a wireless design, and on-ear controls—it’s the perfect combination of convenience and quality.