30 Cool Gifts and Gadgets for the Tech-Obsessed

These top tech gifts make cool birthday buys and exciting Christmas presents.

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Bose - Sleepbuds II — Soothing Sounds and Noise-masking Technology Designed for Better Sleep - White/Silver
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Shopping for a gadget-obsessed friend or family member? Tech gifts are undoubtedly some of the most sought-after gifts out there—and the latest and greatest cool gadgets often come with a hefty price tag. Whether you're looking for a splurge-worthy gift for the tech lover in your life, or one that's a bit easier on the budget, you'll find something for everyone on our curated list.

Bonus: Some of these tech gifts are even small enough to fit in a Christmas stocking, if you're looking for great stocking stuffers.

Nothing Ear (1) Earbuds

White earbuds with a clear case from Nothing
Nothing

Another pair of earbuds? These buds may become a favorite pick of your tech-loving gift recipient. They're ultralight without skimping on sound, feature active noise cancellation or transparent mode to hear your surroundings, Clear Voice Technology to ensure you're heard (even in winds up to 25 miles per hour), and are produced in a carbon neutral way to make them a more eco-friendly choice. And what tech fan wouldn't nerd out over the clear veneers that let you see the tech inside?

Meta Portal TV

Meta Portal TV camera and remote
Meta

Supersize their video calls with this device, which turns their TV into a video phone. It sets up with a simple HDMI cable, and the camera tracks and expands the field of view automatically, so everyone in the room is in the shot—and it keeps up with every jump, tumble, and spin of a kid who's showing off for her grandparents. (Plus, it also works with Alexa, so they can use it to control their other smart home devices.)

Ui Self-Heating Ceramic Mug and Charger

Black self-heating coffee mug on an electromagnetic silver coaster
store.moma.org

Keep your favorite tech fan (and their favorite devices) fully charged with this clever gift. The disc-shaped coaster uses electromagnetic energy to keep their coffee or hot cocoa piping hot—and when their smartphone or other Qi-enabled devices need a recharge, the coaster can top them off, too.

Tau Powerbank

Tau portable charger
Rolling Square

One of the best gifts for tech fans is access to power—and this super small, slim power bank is tiny enough to serve as a keychain, but includes lightning/micro USB and USB-C cables in its tiny cube so it can power pretty much any smartphone or device on the market.

Logitech Litra Glow Premium

Logitech Litra Premium LED Light
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Upgrade their Zoom calls or TikToks with this smart light, which automatically adjusts the light quality to their skin tone and diffuses the light for a soft and radiant glow. (And if they want to make the lighting even more dramatic, they can adjust the color temperature and brightness on their own.)

Rothult Smart Lock

White Smart Lock for drawers, with two black-and-white key cards
Ikea

Let them keep their valuable tech (or important files) safe with this simple smart lock. They can install it inside a drawer, and use one of the master keycards to easily open and relock it.

Thermomix TM6

Thermomix TM6 Multicooker
Thermomix

For the tech-obsessed foodie (or someone who wants to simplify their meal prep), this all-in-one multcooker device can replace a lot of their kitchen gadgets—including blender/food processor, steamer, slow cooker, food scale, and bread machine. It can streamline cooking by making even complicated recipes and multi-dish cooking a one-pot affair.

Mustang Micro

Mustang Micro Amp
Fender

If your favorite tech nerd loves to turn it up to 11 when they play guitar, make it easy for them to do it without disturbing the peace with this amazing little amp. They plug it into their amp, adjust the volume and effects to their satisfaction, plug in a pair of wired headphones, and they're ready to rock.

They can even play along to their favorite tunes streamed into the headphones simultaneously—and record their guitar greatness to play back in the future.

Molekule Air Mini

Molekule Air Mini
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This tiny tabletop air purifier (just 12 x 8-inches) packs a lot of power—and can clear a 250 square foot room of VOCs, mold, viruses, and other impurities.

Flare Safety Bracelet

Flare Bracelet With Rose Quartz Beads
Flare

This pretty piece of jewelry hides a secret. Your gift recipient can push a button if she feels unsafe. A short push will send an automatic fake call to her phone that can help her excuse herself from the situation, while a longer push can send GPS coordinates and texts to loved ones, or initiate a 911 call. The battery life lasts up to a year, and it comes in an array of styles.

Magnetic Phone Mount With Face Tracking

Magnetic Face Tracking Phone Stand
Belkin.com

For the multitasker, this clever mount keeps the phone focused on the user as they move for no-fuss video calls.

Stylophone S-1 Synthesizer

Dubreq Stylophone S-1 Synthesizer
Dubreq

For the fan of synth pop, this tiny pocket-sized device lets them create music everywhere they go—just tap the stylus on the keys. (P.S. David Bowie was a fan!)

Breville 3X Bluicer

Breville Bluicer Machine
Food52.com

Let your loved one mix it up (literally) with this multi-use machine, which can be used to blend smoothies and frozen cocktails easily, or can create their favorite fresh juices without requiring a lot of slicing and dicing.

Bose Sleepbuds II

Bose Sleepbuds II
BestBuy.com

Help them tune out and get a better night's sleep with these ultracomfy sleep buds. They cancel out disturbing noises (i.e., a neighbor's barking dog or a mate's snoring), and plays soothing white noise to lull them to sleep.

Symfonisk Picture Frame WiFi Speaker

Symfonisk Wifi Picture Frame Speaker
IKEA

For the aesthetic music fan, this stylish Sonos speaker looks as good as it sounds: The speaker is embedded beneath a work of art that you can hang or prop against a wall. (You can also order other covers to switch out your art selection based on your style.)

Twinkly Flex Shapeable Light Tube

Twinkly Flex Lights
Amazon.com

The perfect gift for your tech-loving tween or teen is this flexible, neon-like light tube, which can be bent into whatever shapes they'd like. With the Twinkly app, they can easily change color schemes from the 6 million options offered—and they can even have it change shades in time with their favorite tunes.

(P.S. The brand's twinkle-light strands will make it easy to switch up your holiday lights as the seasons change, too.)

Polaroid Now+ i-Type Instant Camera

Polaroid Now Camera
Polaroid.com

For the old-tech fan, this brand-new take on the iconic instant camera will let them get creative with their images. It comes with a rainbow of lens filters, and an app that lets your favorite photographer play tricks with their output, including double exposures, light painting, and running it from across the room—so they can be in the shot, too.

Amazon Luna Controller

Amazon Luna Controller
Amazon.com

Amazon's new cloud-based gaming service lets you do away with the consoles and game buying, with an all-in-one subscription price (starting at $3/month for kids' games) to play a whole catalog of games on PCs, Fire TVs, tablets, and phones. Spring for the Luna controller—or use your existing controllers from a Playstation 4, XBox One, or even just a mouse and keyboard.

PhoneSoap UV-C Sanitizer

PhoneSoap
BestBuy.com

Let's face it, that smartphone is definitely a high-touch object. The PhoneSoap uses UV-C rays to safely clean tech of germs, while it charges them, too.

Wonderboom 2 Portable Speaker

Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker
Best Buy

This highly rated Bluetooth speaker brings plenty of bass for such a small speaker. It's rugged enough to take just about anywhere (including the shower or the shore—it's waterproof and it floats!).

GE Full Color Smart LED Bulb

Full Color LED Bulbs
Target.com

Light bulbs may feel like a meh tech gift. But as any smart home fanatic can tell you, customizable LED bulbs are a real game changer. And these bulbs don't need an additional hub to work—as you can connect them through the app.

These smart bulbs can be fine tuned through millions of colors, can be programmed to automatically adjust from cool to warm light as the day progresses, and can be controlled remotely via the app or an Alexa or Google Assistant—so no one comes home to a dark house.

GoPro Hero 9

GoPro 9 Camera
Target.com

This tiny-yet-tough-as-nails camera is made to withstand the elements—water, snow, and mud (it can probably handle toddlers, too)—so tech lovers can shoot any adventure and share it with friends and family. The 23.6MP sensor enables you to capture everything in high definition, from 20 megapixel photos to 5K resolution video.

The camera comes with a built-in mount and can be customized with a slew of accessories to enable the GoPro to go anywhere, from underwater to on a skateboard.

TOZO W1 Wireless Charger

Best Tech Gifts – TOZO W1 Wireless Charger

Nothing takes a space from streamlined to cluttered faster than a jumble of wires. Plus, an unruly nest of cords can make it extremely difficult to grab your charger and take it on the go. Add style points to desks with this perfect gift for tech lovers: a compact charging pad that ups your battery life in a futuristic way.

Dragon Touch Digital Picture Frame

Best Tech Gifts – Dragon Touch Digital Picture Frame

This sleek digital frame instantly receives photos and videos via WiFi, so anyone in the family can send photos directly to grandma's living room.

Heng Balance Magnetic Lamp

Cool Birthday Gifts and Christmas Gifts for Tech Lovers: Heng Balance Magnetic Lamp
amazon.com

This award-winning LED lamp serves its purpose as an illuminator, but it also works as an interesting decor piece and conversation starter. Tech lovers will geek out over the futuristic way the lamp turns on when two magnetic balls float toward each other.

Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
amazon.com

Take a call, queue up a podcast, or tune out with a playlist with the help of these noise-blocking headphones. Available in silver or black, each lightweight, voice-assisted set is optimized for Google Assistant and can block out up to 11 levels of noise.

Casper The Glow Light

Casper The Glow Light
casper.com

Tired techies will obsess over this bedside glow light. Designed with quality sleep in mind, each self-dimming light tapers out over time, allowing for a better, deeper snooze.

Rabbit Charger

Best Tech Gifts for Christmas and Birthdays: rabbit charger
Amazon

Charge gadgets more efficiently with this ultimate charging system. A retractable cable, LED ambient light, and swappable charging tips make phone-charging that much easier. The device is also able to power up multiple gadgets at once, making it a much-needed gift for tech lovers.

MIRROR Interactive Home Gym

MIRROR Interactive Home Gym
mirror.co

Know a tech lover with an intense gym regimen? This interactive home gym is a game-changer for tech fiends and fitness buffs thanks to its archive of on-demand studio classes that help you break a sweat at home.

DIY Viewmaster

Best Tech Gifts: DIY Viewmaster
uncommongoods.com

Bring back a childhood favorite for your tech lover with this personalized reel viewer. Your giftee will receive a code to redeem for a seven-photo reel.

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