The 45 Best Tech Gifts of 2022 for Everyone on Your List

These gift ideas work for everyone from the tech-obsessed to tech novices.

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The 39 Best Tech Gifts of 2022 for Everyone on Your List

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Gifting can be a complicated topic, especially when it comes to tech products. Everyone has different preferences, and you might not know which tech products your giftee already has. But that doesn't mean you should shy away from buying a tech gift for a loved one.

"As with any gift, knowing it is really what the recipient wants makes a big difference," says Jodi RR Smith, president of Mannersmith Etiquette Coaching. "As we know, not all phones, tablets, computers, etc., are equal. Purchasing a curved monitor for someone who is hoping for a triple-screen portable monitor is a big miss."

So we're here to help get your gears turning when it comes to figuring out which tech gifts you should even consider, because there's a lot more out there than phones and computers. Check out some of our favorite products for gifting across a wide budget range, from splurges to daily items that many people might not think to buy themselves.

Here are the best tech gifts.

ThermoPro TempSpike Wireless Meat Thermometer

ThermoPro TempSpike Wireless Meat Thermometer

Amazon

Grill fanatics and meat lovers alike will get ample use of this wireless meat thermometer, which utilizes Bluetooth technology to provide the precise temperature of their steak or sirloin, along with the ambient pit temperature. They can also receive alerts directly to their phone, ensuring they have a perfectly-cooked piece of meat every time.

Price at time of publish: $100

HP Sprocket Select Photo Printer

HP Sprocket Select Photo Printer

Amazon

Memorialize their favorite moments and photos with the help of the HP Sprocket Portable Printer. This pocket-sized printer can connect to their phone or laptop for seamless printing, ideal for the scrapbook or keepsake extraordinaire. 

Price at time of publish: $100

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose

A pair of noise-canceling headphones is a must for, well, basically everyone. This upgraded Bose model has an impressive 20 hours of battery life, plus a microphone so they can use it for calls.

Price at time of publish: $379

Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT Bluetooth Turntable

Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT Bluetooth Turntable

Amazon

This modern take on a classic record player has all the tech they need to spin their favorite tracks, like Bluetooth capability and automatic functionality with two speeds. For those who want to reminisce, this old-school upgrade is the perfect gift. 

Price at time of publish: $219

Loftie Smart Alarm Clock

4.1
Loftie Smart Alarm Clock

Amazon

There’s no better gift than a night of blissful, deep sleep, and the Loftie Clock has all the functions they’ll need to achieve sweet dreams. It’s not just an alarm clock—it’s also a white noise machine and Bluetooth speaker, providing guided meditations, sound baths, and their favorite evening playlists.

Price at time of publish: $149

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2, Metallic

4.7
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug

Amazon

Their coffee will never get cold with this smart mug, which can keep their beverage hot for 1.5 hours on its own, or indefinitely when it's set on a charging coaster. They can even use an app to set the perfect temperature.

Price at time of publish: $144

Bose Frames Tenor

Bose Frames Tenor

Amazon

Your tech-obsessed friend will love this wearable device, which comes in the form of stylish black rectangular sunglasses. While most Bluetooth listening devices tune out surroundings, these glasses allow them to tune into their favorite playlists and engage with the world around them, all while simultaneously protecting their eyes.

Price at time of publish: $249

Oura Ring Gen3

Oura Ring Gen3

Oura

Fitness trackers can be rather unsightly, but you'd never know one was hidden inside this ring. The battery life is pretty impressive at four to five days, and it's water resistant up to 100 meters.

Price at time of publish: From $299

Spotify Annual Gift Card

Spotify Annual Gift Card

Walmart

A Spotify subscription is truly a gift for anyone and everyone—the app offers every genre along with podcasts and personalized playlists based on their music preferences. The premium feature gets rid of all ads and unlocks unlimited skips, so they can listen to their favorite tracks any time.

Price at time of publish: $99

De'Longhi All-in-One Coffee and Espresso Maker COM532M

4.9
De'Longhi All-in-One Coffee and Espresso Maker COM532M

Amazon

For those who want to automate their daily routine, opt for this combination espresso and coffee machine that yields barista-level lattes and brews. It’s equipped with all they’ll need for their favorite cup, like an advanced steam wand, programmable timer, a digital touchscreen, and dual heating system so they can make espresso and coffee simultaneously.

Price at time of publish: $300

Netvue Birdfy Smart Bird Feeder Camera

Netvue Birdfy Smart Bird Feeder Camera

Amazon

Elevate their birdwatching with this sleek feeder cam, which has a bevy of modern features like species detection, color night vision, 1080p resolution, and a connected app with notifications for when feathered visitors land.

Price at time of publish: $255

Give the gift of an at-home hair salon with this complete styling kit from Dyson. With seven attachments, four heat settings, and three airflow modes, this multifunctional tool can transform any hair type into sleek styles in a matter of minutes. 

Price at time of publish: $600

Nintendo Switch OLED Model

 Nintendo Switch OLED Model

Amazon

This compact gaming gear is a fan favorite for a reason—it's portable, offers multiplayer functionality, and can seamlessly connect to your TV. From road trips to family nights, the Nintendo Switch is a covetable gift for anyone on your list. 

Price at time of publish: $349

Musicozy Sleep Headphones

Musicozy Sleep Headphones

Amazon

They can drift into a deep sleep listening to their favorite tracks with the help of this headband, headphone, and eye-cover hybrid. The memory foam and silk lining, as well as the compact speakers, make this eye mask comfortable enough to wear as they snooze. 

Price at time of publish: $40

Tile Mate Essentials 4-Pack

Tile Mate Essentials 4-Pack (2022)

Amazon

Help them keep track of all their important belongings with this set of Tile trackers. They’ll get two keychain-friendly fobs, a wallet-friendly fob, and a sticker fob, all of which are compatible with both Apple and Android.

Price at time of publish: $80

Ocoopa Rechargeable Hand Warmer

Ocoopa Rechargeable Hand Warmer

Amazon

Stave off frigid hands and fingers with the Ocoopa Rechargeable Hand Warmer. The charge lasts for about three hours depending on the temperature, which ranges from 95 degrees up to 131 degrees. 

Price at time of publish: $37

Level up from a regular water bottle with this Larq model that uses UV-C LED technology to not only sanitize the water, but also the entire inner surface of the bottle every two hours. It comes in a variety of fun colors, and is also capable of keeping drinks cold for up to 24 hours.

Price at time of publish: $99

Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser

Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser FZ403

Amazon

If they love nothing more than sipping on a pint at their local taproom, they’ll adore this beer dispenser that converts any can or bottle into a crisp, nitro-style draft. It works with any type of beer, whether they’re an IPA, stout, or sour fanatic.

Price at time of publish: $125

Akimart Frameo 10.1-Inch Smart Photo Frame

Akimart Frameo 10.1-Inch Smart Photo Frame

Amazon

There’s no need to select a singular photo to display with this WiFi-enabled frame—they can highlight all their favorite photos and videos on this HD touchscreen. They can also tailor their frame from the Frameo app for both Android and iOS devices.

Price at time of publish: $99

Beblau Shift Tech Organizer

Beblau Shift Tech Organizer

Amazon

This sticky tech organizer will keep all their gadgets in order, whether they adhere it to their laptop or desk for a streamlined work setup. It can hold wires, smart pens, earbuds, chargers, and more—ultimately keeping all their must-have devices conveniently on hand.

Price at time of publish: $40

Celestron Travel Scope 70

Celestron Travel Scope 70

Amazon

Stargaze in stunning detail with the assistance of this portable refractor telescope from Celestron. The large 70-mm objective lens captures brighter, enhanced viewing, while 20-mm and 10-mm eyepieces allow them to see celestial views during day and night.

Price at time of publish: $110

Holy Stone HS720G 2-Axis Gimbal GPS Drone

HS720G 2-Axis Gimbal GPS Drone

Amazon

The Holy Stone HS720G Drone captures stunning footage and video from a bird's eye view with the help of electronic image stabilization. The user-friendly functions and controller also make it easy to operate, so even beginners can master it. 

Price at time of publish: $300

Aarke Carbonator III Premium Sparkling & Seltzer Water Maker

4.8
Aarke Carbonator III

Amazon

For those who seem to have every kitchen device imaginable, opt for the Aarke Carbonator III, which infuses Co2 into their water for refreshing, bubbly beverages. It’s sleek, stylish, and cordless—all they have to do is push down on the handle, and they’ll have sparkling water in no time. 

Price at time of publish: $229

Fully Cora Standing Desk Converter

Fully Cora Standing Desk Converter

Fully

Treat a remote worker to the benefits of a standing desk—without having to buy them a new piece of furniture. This collapsible standing desk converter is portable, so they can use it wherever they’re working.

Price at time of publish: $179

Native Union Stow Lite Organizer

Stow Lite Organizer – Minimalist Travel Pouch for Everyday Accessory Storage

Amazon

For the frequent traveler, a tech case is a helpful tool to prevent cords from getting all tangled up in their carry-on bag. This one comes in four different colors and is finished with leather accents.

Price at time of publish: $30

BenQ HT2050A Home Theater Projector

4.4
BenQ HT2050A

Amazon

For a splurge-y gift, consider this home movie projector which can expand their TV or monitor to the size of a full wall. It's perfect for gamers, movie lovers, and sports buffs alike.

Price at time of publish: $749

AeroGarden Harvest Indoor Garden

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AeroGarden Harvest

Amazon

They don't need a green thumb to operate this hydroponic indoor garden. Simply plant the herb seeds and follow the instructions about when to water and add plant food—the lights turn on and off by themselves.

Price at time of publish: $165

JoyGeek 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station

JoyGeek 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Station

Amazon

For Apple users, this three-in-one wireless charger is a simple and compact way to charge three of the most common devices: an iPhone, an Apple Watch, and AirPods. They can even use the device as a stand for watching videos or FaceTiming on their phone. 

Price at time of publish: $60

Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart Humidifier

5
Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart Humidifier

Amazon

We tested 27 different humidifiers in our Lab, and this smart model was one of our favorites. It’s perfect for larger rooms up to 505 square feet, surprisingly easy to clean, and is totally customizable thanks to its smart home compatibility.

Price at time of publish: $80

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD

Amazon

Avoid the hassle of a dead phone battery with this handy portable USB-C charger from Anker. Whether they’re a camping fanatic or seemingly always on five percent battery, this compact power bank can fit in just about any backpack or purse. 

Price at time of publish: $40

Philips SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up Light

Philips SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up Light

Amazon

Nobody likes waking up to a jarring alarm. This smart wake-up light is designed to wake them up naturally by creating an artificial sunrise in their room. It also doubles as an FM radio, phone charging dock, and a speaker.

Price at time of publish: $200

Bodum Bistro Electric Milk Frother

4.5
Bodum Bistro Electric Milk Frother

Bodum

There's something just so luxurious about having your milk heated and frothed before you top off your coffee or hot chocolate. We tested the Bodum Bistro Electric Frother in our Lab and found it to be one of the best options on the market thanks to the long-lasting, frothy foam it created.

Price at time of publish: $83

Theragun Elite Massage Gun

4.2
Therabody TheraGun Elite

Amazon

Fitness fiends, meet your best friend. This intense muscle massager pounds soreness right out, making this a great gift for a hardcore athlete or someone who’s training for their first half marathon.

Price at time of publish: $399

Meta Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset

Meta Quest 2

Amazon

Whether they're interested in exploring the metaverse, playing video games, or watching movies or TV shows, a virtual-reality headset is going to enhance their experience. The Meta Quest 2 is a bit of a splurge, but it's an excellent high-quality device for both casual and expert users.

Price at time of publish: From $400

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 E26 LED Smart Bulb

Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 E26 LED Smart Bulb

Amazon

Are lightbulbs an odd gift? Perhaps, but they're something most people wouldn't splurge on themselves, which actually makes them a rather great gift. This model has a variety of light temperatures and color options, as well as voice command compatibility with smart home devices.

Price at time of publish: $135 for 3-pack

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle

Amazon

E-readers might not replace the feel of a physical book in your hand, but to carry an entire library in your pocket is a pretty incredible thing. This backlit device makes reading anywhere, anytime a breeze.

Price at time of publish: $140

Suunto 9 Peak Watch

Suunto 9 Peak Watch

Moosejaw

For someone who needs an upgrade for their old FitBit, this fitness watch is the toughest and thinnest ever made by Suunto. The GPS-enabled device has more than 80 different sport modes, so it'll suit any athlete.

Price at time of publish: From $569

PhoneSoap 3 UV Phone Sanitizer and Charger

PhoneSoap 3 UV Phone Sanitizer & Charger

BestBuy

It's easy to forget to disinfect your phone, despite it having 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, per a 2012 study. That's what makes this UV sanitizer such a handy device. Toss your phone in (there's even a hole for a charging cable) and turn it on to get rid of 99.99 percent of bacteria.

Price at time of publish: $60

Ooni Karu 16 Pizza Oven

ooni karu 16 pizza oven

Williams Sonoma

Most casual home cooks wouldn't buy themselves a pizza oven—particularly a high-tech, super expensive one. But for a pizza-obsessed loved one who loves to throw extravagant dinner parties, this might be the perfect gift.

Price at time of publish: $640

Moleskine Pen+ Smart Writing Set

Moleskin Smart Writing Set

Amazon

Despite an overwhelming shift to digital, many people find writing by hand much more comfortable. This smart pen and notebook set by cult-favorite notebook company Moleskine bridges the gap between both worlds. Everything they write in the notebook using the pen is replicated digitally via an app, so they have both a digital and paper record of their thoughts.

Price at time of publish: $279

Philips Essential Airfryer XL

Philips Essential Airfryer XL

Amazon

It might be difficult to find someone who doesn't already own an air fryer, but if you do know that person, give them a helping hand by gifting them one. This Philips model has an impressive 6.2-liter capacity and can also grill, roast, bake, and even reheat.

Price at time of publish: $180

JBL Flip 6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

JBL

This portable speaker is our top choice for indoor and outdoor entertaining. It's both dustproof and waterproof, and it has a battery life of 12 hours, making it handy for taking on the go.

Price at time of publish: $130

Bose Sleepbuds II

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Bose Sleepbuds II

Amazon

If white noise machines have proven ineffective, these in-ear sleepbuds might do the trick. They're not noise-canceling, but they are noise-masking, using soothing sounds to block out unpleasant ones.

Price at time of publish: $249

iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum

4.5
iRobot Roomba 694 Robot Vacuum

Amazon

Robot vacuums might not be as powerful as an upright vacuum, but they sure do make life a lot easier. This model came out on top during our Lab test for the best robot vacuums for its ease of use and impressive power.

Price at time of publish: $274

Arlo Video Doorbell

4.2
Arlo Video Doorbell

Amazon

Both apartment dwellers and homeowners can benefit from this video doorbell, which doesn't need to be hooked up to a pre-wired traditional doorbell. It operates off WiFi and batteries that last about six months.

Price at time of publish: $150

Questions You Might Ask

How much money should you spend on a tech gift? 

Your budget is your own and should reflect what you're personally able to give—this will differ for everyone! But there are some general guidelines you should consider.

"The amount you spend on any gift is dependent on a number of factors, including your budget and your relationship with the recipient. You might spend more on your niece or nephew than on your first cousin once removed," says Smith. She also notes that the occasion might change the budget: Once-in-a-lifetime events such as a graduation likely merit a bigger budget than a birthday.

But you should consider situational circumstances, too, such as precedent. "If you have a squad of five besties, then what you spend on one of your BFFs should be what you spend on the other four BFFs," says Smith.

And finally, consider going in on a group gift for larger purchases. "For all group gifts, the best way to handle them is to have a recommended contribution, but allow for any amount," says Smith. She offers some sample text for pooling funds for a teacher's gift, like: “The suggested contribution is $50/family. Any and all amounts are welcome. Please give what you are able.”

What are the best places to buy gift cards for tech gifts?

Gift cards might seem impersonal, but given the price of many tech products, they're a way to meaningfully contribute to your recipient's fund for a splurge item. "Tech gift cards are perfect when you know someone is saving up for a specific item, such as a gaming computer.  Your budget may not be able to cover the entire amount, but your gift card will certainly help make the item a reality," says Smith.

She advises speaking to the recipient about their preference for which specific store. It might ruin the surprise, but it's better to buy a gift certificate that they'll use.

Take Our Word for It

This article was written by Stefanie Waldek, a contributing writer for Real Simple with eight years of experience writing about home and three years of experience reviewing products. To come up with these recommendations, Stefanie first researched different types of tech products to come up with a list of overall categories. She then researched the best products in each category across a range of prices. Stefanie also tapped Jodie RR Smith of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting for tips about gifting tech.

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