45 Cool Tech Gifts You’ll Want to Keep for Yourself
We found the coolest tech gifts for every age, style, and stage, so you can expect some seriously heartfelt thank-you notes when the unwrapping is done—if these gifts even make it out of your hands, that is.
Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link HP02 Wi-Fi Enabled Air Purifier.
The Dyson Hot + Cool Link HP02 Wi-Fi Enabled Air Purifier works year-round—to cool in the summer and heat in the winter—and works with your Amazon Alexa. The internal HEPA filter removes 99.97 percent of allergens and pollutants, including pollen, dust, mold spores, bacteria, and pet dander, which means it’s a cool tech gift for the person with little critters (pets and children included, obviously). The brand also made our Mother’s Day gifts list, so you know it’s good.
2. All-Clad Prep&Cook Cooking Food Processor.
Watch them whip up the wildest, most advanced dishes after you give them an All-Clad Prep & Cook Cooking Food Processor, because this nearly magical machine cooks, slow-cooks, steams, stir-fries, mixes, stirs, kneads, crushes ice, chops nuts, and does just about anything else you can think of, short of flying you to the moon.
3. Harman Kardon Allure Portable Speaker
When it comes to cool tech gifts, the Harman Kardon Allure Portable Alexa Voice-Activated Speaker is a music lover’s dream. It’s got Amazon’s famous Alexa already built right in and offers 360-degree wow-worthy sound. Keep things polite with these 10 etiquette tips for holiday gift giving.
4. Google Nest Hub Max
The Nest Hub Max is the newest smart display powered by the Google Assistant and features a 10” GB scream, NestCam features, and all the benefits of video calling, messages, voice-activated searches, YouTube videos, and so much more. Imagine popping one of these ultra-useful tech gifts on his or her kitchen counter so they can say, “Hey Google, find me a new chicken recipe” totally hands-free.
5. Crock-Pot 6 Quart Slow Cooker with Alexa
The Crock-Pot 6 Quart Slow Cooker with Amazon Alexa is the unexpectedly useful tech gift food lovers of all kinds will love and appreciate. It easily serves seven or more people, fits large cuts of meat, and lets you tell Alexa to turn it on, off, higher, lower, and program cook times.
6. Aura Frames Digital Picture Frame
For the photo fan and ultimate family man or woman, Aura Frames Digital Picture Frame is the more = more tech gift they can’t live without. It uses WiFi-enabled technology to quickly access your library of over 100,000 photos and share new, old, and favorite photos as you wish. It’s a great gift for far-off relatives, too, because they’ll be able to see fresh photos as often as you’d like. If quick gifts are your thing, you’ll want to check out our list of the best gifts on Amazon Prime too.
7. myCharge Wireless Portable Charger Power Bank
If one of your favorite people is on his or her phone all day, more battery life could be a real miracle gift. The myCharge Wireless Portable Charger Power Bank works with Qi-enabled phones like newer-model Apple iPhones and Samsung Androids.
8. Roadwarez Road Tracker Bluetooth-Enabled Cycling Backpack
Help the cyclist in your life tote all their belongings and gear in the safest way possible with this Roadwarez Bluetooth-Enabled Cycling Backpack. It offers hands-free automatic signaling, hands-free navigation, and a programmable app they’ll make the most of.
9. Rizmo Magical Toy for Tech-Loving Kids
While most cool tech gifts are geared toward adults, the constantly-evolving Rizmo magical toy is one of this year’s hottest toys, making tech-savvy kids drool at first glance. It uses futuristic toy technology to interact in smart, not-so-robotic ways with anyone interested in a cuddle. It even emotes. These are the hottest Christmas toys to buy now, before they sell out.
10. Skullcandy Venue Headphones
Imagine how happy the music lover or gaming pro on your list will be when he or she receives Skullcandy Venue headphones. They offer noise cancellation, Bluetooth connectivity, and up to 24 hours of use on a single charge. Find out 29 ways to get the best deals on anything.
11. Teslar Men’s Swiss Re-Balance T-1 Brown Leather Strap Watch
At first glance it’s a sharp-looking watch with Swiss quartz precision—but what you don’t see is technology designed to resist the harmful effects of electromagnetic pollution from Wi-Fi routers, cell phones, and more. It may sound a little woo-woo, but if this watch contributes to better sleep, sharper concentration and less stress, we’re all for it.
12. Scout Alarm Indoor Smart Security Camera
The Scout Alarm Indoor Smart Home Security Camera offers 1080p HD resolution, night vision, and works with or without a broader security system, making in an excellent choice for anyone concerned about their things, pets, children, or anything else they truly value thanks to motion detection and live streaming.
13. Movado Connect 2.0 Touch-Screen Smart Watch
Fashion-forward timekeepers of all sorts will go wild for a new Movado Connect 2.0 Touchscreen Smart Watch. It comes with a trendy unisex black stainless steel mesh bracelet, app connectivity that’s powered by Android, and everything you’ll need to keep track of your health, wellness, calendar, and of course—time.
14. Gadget Guard Anti-Radiation Cell Phone Case
This durable iPhone case offers anti-radiation technology that’s proven to reduce cell phone radiation by 50 percent while maintaining signal strength, which makes it one of the best tech gifts for nervous types and those who only use speakerphone.