July 22, 2024

The 48 best tech gifts and gadgets for tech fanatics in 2023

The 48 best tech gifts and gadgets for tech fanatics in 2023

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 joy to the tech-obsessed recipient.

Under $50 | Under $100 | Under $200 | Worth the splurge

Best tech gifts under $50

Pillow Pad Cushioned Tablet and iPad Stand

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.

Amazon Smart Plug

We’re telling you, once you’ve installed these in your house, you’ll have a hard time going back. One former Shop TODAY editorial assistant use them with her living room lamps, so she could tell Alexa to turn them on the second she walked in the door. You can also schedule the lights to come on at any time you want.

Solar Power Bank

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, according to the brand.

Apple AirTag

The Shop TODAY Travel Gear Award winner helps 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.

Twelve South Airfly SE

Left your wired headphones at home? This award-winning, bestselling wireless transmitter has got you covered. Its long battery life (up to 25 hours, according to the brand!) will keep you plenty entertained, especially when you’re taking an international trip.

Google Nest Mini

Ask for the temperature outside, play your favorite songs or learn the answers to random trivia questions with the Google Nest Mini. It’s even compatible with other smart devices and can dim the lights or turn the TV off, all from a simple “Hey Google.”

Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser

An inviting aroma makes a home more welcoming, and Pura makes the task easier courtesy of their smart diffuser. You can customize every aspect of your personal space with your preferred fragrances, from the intensity levels to the ability to schedule your scentscape to your liking.

Case Mate Mag Safe 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.”

Oral-B Pro 1000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

One former Shop TODAY writer got this toothbrush as a gift one year and she never looked back. Her pearly whites always felt clean, and the self-timer helped her actually brush for two full minutes. Also, the charge lasts long enough to take it on a weekend trip with no problem.

Echo Dot

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.

Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device with Alexa Voice Remote

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.

Best tech gifts under $100

Pezin & Hulin Bamboo Charging Station

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.

STM Dux Plus for Apple iPad

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.

H201 Shift Shower Head Starter Kit

If you’re looking to give the ultimate self-care gift, look no further then this essential oil-infused shower head, which will turn your shower into a spa. It’s 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.

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.

Moft Snap Stand Power Set

If their phone battery never seems to be fully charged, Moft found a gift-worthy solution. The Shop TODAY Travel Gear Award winner for Best Portable Charger is tiny enough to fit into a coat pocket, but can charge a smartphone and AirPods simultaneously while you’re on the move. The MagSafe adaptable case also has slots to easily store your essential cards and IDs, plus it can serve as a phone stand for easy usability.

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.

HP Sprocket Select Portable Photo Printer

This portable printer is Bluetooth compatible and allows you to print photos with frames and filters. You can also turn them into fun stickers!

LG XBOOM Go Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Whether you host the weekly football tailgating party or just prefer some beachside tunes, a wireless Bluetooth speaker is a must-have if you’re one who loves an outdoor hang. This version from LG has up to 24 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.

Crossword Calendar

This gift offers an entirely new way to display information. The month, day and date are showcased in a crossword display that all puzzle-solvers will love.

Smooth 4 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal

For anyone who loves recording videos on their phone, this gift will help them create smoother films.

Best tech gifts under $200

PhotoSpring 10-inch Wi-Fi 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.

Cync by GE Dynamic Effects Neon Shape Smart Light

For the homebody who likes to think outside of the box with their decor, this 16-foot LED light from GE can be bended, twisted and shaped to any design that suits their personal aesthetic. Once your masterpiece is prepped to their liking, it can be synced up to your favorite tunes to create an impressive light show.

Fitbit Charge 5

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.

Gosun Portable Solar Oven

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! It’s a great gadget to bring camping, backpacking and is just a great survival tool in general.

Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser

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.

Plankpad Pro

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. It’s also a fun activity for the whole family!

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

These wireless headphones last up to 40 hours and allow you to take calls. They also prioritize acoustics, clarity and balanced sound.

Roku Streambar

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.

Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell

Any tech and fitness guru you know will love this smart kettlebell. The weighted equipment uses resistance to increase weight from eight to 40 pounds.

Google Nest Doorbell

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.

Philips SmartSleep Sleep and Wake Up Light Therapy Lamp

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.

Cricut Explore Air 2

Crafters who are also tech lovers will enjoy this latest Cricut model. The small device can cut up to 100 different materials, draw any shape and write in a variety of styles to make their crafting dreams come true.

Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug

Whether they’re always on the go or prefer to keep their coffee hot in their home office, this smart travel mug is sure to be appreciated. It’s also compatible with the Ember app, so they can control the temperature right from their phone.

Best tech gifts over $200

Sonos Speaker

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.

Phiaton 900 Legacy Noise Cancelling Headphones

These noise-canceling 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.

Google Nest Wifi Pro 6E

Slow Wi-Fi at home bumming out the family? Get everyone up to speed (literally) with Google’s mesh routers that provide up to 4,400 square feet of reliable coverage. Beyond having the capability to adjust the network to prioritize app performance and create a separate password for houseguests, it also diagnoses issues and downloads crucial software updates when necessary.

Shark AI VACMOP Robot Vacuum & Mop

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.

Ray-Ban Stories

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.

Apple AirPods Pro

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.

Moleskine Pen+ Ellipse Smart Writing Set Pen & Ruled Smart Notebook

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.

Theragun Prime

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.

Oculus Quest 2

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.

GoPro HERO10

For those on the go, the GoPro HERO10 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.

Xbox Series S

If they don’t already have one, the Xbox Series S will be at the top of their wish list. 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.

Nintendo Switch OLED Model

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.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook

This Chromebook does double-duty as both a tablet and an “ultra-portable” laptop. 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).

Apple Watch Series 8

The Apple Watch Series 8 has a large swim-proof display that’s 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. It also easily syncs up with many fitness apps to seamless track your health and wellness goals.