43 useful tech gifts for every budget

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Looking for the hottest tech gifts of 2020? Even if gadgets aren't your thing, these innovative products might make you reconsider.

Techies are some of the most exciting people to shop for and there are plenty of incredible products available this year. From upgraded earbuds to smart herb gardens, there's bound to be something on our list that your tech-obsessed giftee will love this holiday season!

Here are some of our favorite supercharged gifts for everyone on your list.

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Best tech gifts under $50

1. Pillow Pad Cushioned Tablet and iPad Stand

Pillow Pad Cushioned Tablet and iPad Stand

Pillow Pad Cushioned Tablet and iPad Stand (Amazon / Amazon)
Pillow Pad Cushioned Tablet and iPad Stand (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Pillow Pad Cushioned Tablet and iPad Stand $19.88 at Walmart

  • Pillow Pad Cushioned Tablet and iPad Stand $19.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

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.

2. Bedside Smartphone Vase

Bedside Smartphone Vase

Bedside Smartphone Vase $32.00 at UncommonGoods

This pretty bedside accessory discreetly hides phone cords while acting as a functional piece of decor. It will be a welcomed addition to any nightstand.

3. Stroller Hook Charger

Stroller Hook Charger

Stroller Hook Charger
Stroller Hook Charger

This hook is almost as tough as Mom (I said almost). It holds up to 25 pounds and is definitely a powerful update to your morning stroll.

4. Oral-B White Pro Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B White Pro Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

  • Oral-B White Pro Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush $39.99 at Amazon

  • Oral-B White Pro Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush $39.99 at Target

  • Oral-B White Pro Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush $34.99 at Rite Aid

I asked for this toothbrush as a stocking stuffer last year and I've never looked back. My pearly whites feel clean and the self-timer helps me actually brush for two full minutes. Also, the charge lasts long enough to take it on a weekend trip with no problem. I'd buy it over and over again.

5. Tile Pro

Tile Pro

Tile Pro (Amazon / Amazon)
Tile Pro (Amazon / Amazon)

Does your giftee always lose their keys? How about their wallet? Whatever it may be, Tile Pro is here to help! The Tile Pro is a small, waterproof, durable tracking device with Bluetooth features that helps users keep track of their easy-to-lose items.

6. SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

  • SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive $45.99 at Amazon

  • SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive $59.95 at Walmart

No one wants to spend money on a new phone when you've made it through all of your storage — with this device, you won't have to. This flash drive allows you to back up your phone with ease. Seriously, you won't be able to remember how you got by without it.

7. Echo Dot

Echo Dot

Echo Dot (Amazon / Amazon)
Echo Dot (Amazon / Amazon)

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.

8. Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player

Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player

Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player (Amazon / Amazon)
Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player $44.99 at Amazon

  • Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player $39.99 at Kohl's

  • Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player $44.99 at Walmart

Bring your friend or family member back to the good ole’ days with this vintage-looking record player. It’s portable, has Bluetooth capabilities and comes in over 30 different colors.

9. Amazon Smart Plug

Amazon Smart Plug

  • Amazon Smart Plug $24.99 at Amazon

  • Amazon Smart Plug $24.99 at Best Buy

I’m telling you, once you’ve installed these in your house you’ll have a hard time going back. I use them with our living room lamps, so I can tell Alexa to turn them on the second I walk in the door. You can also schedule the lights to come on at any time you want.

10. Voch Night Light Bluetooth Speaker

Voch Night Light Bluetooth Speaker

Voch Night Light Bluetooth Speaker $35.99 at Amazon

In addition to its immersive sound, this Bluetooth speaker has six different color settings. It makes the perfect bedside table light or outdoor speaker.

11. Lefree Digital Counting Money Jar

Lefree Digital Counting Money Jar

Lefree Digital Counting Money Jar (Amazon / Amazon)
Lefree Digital Counting Money Jar (Amazon / Amazon)

Lefree Digital Counting Money Jar $33.78 at Walmart

You can keep track of change without having to count pennies yourself with this digital counting money jar.

Best tech gifts under $100

1. Amazon eero mesh WiFi router

Amazon eero mesh WiFi router

Amazon eero mesh WiFi router (Amazon / Amazon)
Amazon eero mesh WiFi router (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Amazon eero mesh WiFi router $69.00 at Amazon

  • Amazon eero mesh WiFi router $69.99 at Best Buy

  • Amazon eero mesh WiFi router $69.99 at Kohl's

Anyone working from home could use a WiFi boost, and this mesh router works to provide faster coverage to every corner of your home. Even better? It will ship in time for the holidays.

2. Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Portable Speaker

Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Portable Speaker

Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Portable Speaker (Amazon / Amazon)
Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Portable Speaker (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Portable Speaker $58.00 at Amazon

  • Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Portable Speaker $59.99 at Best Buy

  • Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Portable Speaker $59.99 at B&H Photo

If they don't already own a portable speaker, this one made by Sony is a great option! The music quality is great thanks to the extra bass and it comes in fun colors like blue, green and pink.

3. BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector

BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector

BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector (Amazon / Amazon)
BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector (Amazon / Amazon)
  • BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector $59.99 at Amazon

  • BlissLights Sky Lite Laser Star Projector $59.95 at Urban Outfitters

Bring the night sky right inside your loved one's home with this epic star projector.

4. Click and Grow Smart Garden

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 a LED light.

5. Mophie Battery Case

Mophie Battery Case

Why waste time sitting by the phone charger? This battery pack phone case fits iPhones of all sizes. The case provides an extra 12 hours of talk time, 8 hours of video streaming or web browsing or 7 hours of gaming.

6. Campark Waterproof Action Camera

Campark Waterproof Action Camera

Campark Waterproof Action Camera (Amazon / Amazon)
Campark Waterproof Action Camera (Amazon / Amazon)

Campark Waterproof Action Camera $74.99 at Amazon

Anyone who is into mountain biking, scuba diving or rock climbing needs this waterproof camera. It includes 4K resolution, a 2-inch HD screen and a wide-angle lens. Start moving!

7. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera (Amazon / Amazon)
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera $69.00 at Amazon

  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera $59.99 at Best Buy

  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera $69.00 at B&H Photo

This is my favorite little camera and I’ve gifted it to lots of friends and family members over the years. I’m not sure how, but it magically makes every photo look amazing. It comes in fun colors and immediately prints pictures.

8. Philips Hue Wake Up Alarm Clock

Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock

Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock $65.09 at Walmart

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.

9. Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure

Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure

Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure
Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure
  • Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure $79.99 at Best Buy

  • Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure $79.95 at Walmart

Since we all started spending so much time at home, this interactive Nintendo Switch Ring Fit Adventure game has become quite the hot item! It's the perfect toy for family game night!

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10. HP Sprocket Select Portable Photo Printer

HP Sprocket Select Portable Photo Printer

HP Sprocket Select Portable Photo Printer $89.99 at Amazon

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

11. Topvision Mini Projector

Topvision Mini Projector

Topvision Mini Projector $90.99 at Amazon

If someone sidled up to me at a party and whipped this tiny projector to display a movie, I'd probably give them my hand in marriage. This projects clear, bright films and it can be connected to your phone or computer.

12. Bose SoundLink Micro Portable Outdoor Speaker

Bose SoundLink Portable Outdoor Speaker

Bose SoundLink Portable Outdoor Speaker (Amazon / Amazon)
Bose SoundLink Portable Outdoor Speaker (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Bose SoundLink Portable Outdoor Speaker $99.00 at Amazon

  • Bose SoundLink Portable Outdoor Speaker $99.99 at Best Buy

  • Bose SoundLink Portable Outdoor Speaker $99.00 at Walmart

I use this little speaker all the time and whenever I have people over they’re always amazed at the sound quality. It’s also waterproof and lasts up to six hours after one charge.

13. Napatek Digital Picture Frame

Napatek Digital Photo Frame

Napatek Digital Photo Frame $79.99 at Amazon

This is the perfect gift for family members who keep requesting to see photos of your adventures. It has a 10-inch screen that displays high-resolution photos. It can also play music or videos. It would be perfect to pre-load with photos or a sweet video ahead of family gatherings for an extra surprise.

14. Lexon Oblio Wireless Charger and UV Cleaner

Oblio Wireless Charger & UV Cleaner

  • Oblio Wireless Charger & UV Cleaner $79.90 at Nordstrom

  • Oblio Wireless Charger & UV Cleaner $99.99 at Sharper Image

  • Oblio Wireless Charger & UV Cleaner $69.99 at Best Buy

Recharge and sanitize your phone at the same time with this handy device. Not only will you improve your charge, but you'll kill 99.9% of bacteria on your phone after only 20 minutes of use.

15. Zhiyun Smooth 4 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal

Zhiyun Smooth 4 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal (with Tripod)

Zhiyun Smooth 4 [Official] Handheld Smartphone Gimbal (with Tripod), Black (Amazon / Amazon)
Zhiyun Smooth 4 [Official] Handheld Smartphone Gimbal (with Tripod), Black (Amazon / Amazon)

Zhiyun Smooth 4 Handheld Smartphone Gimbal (with Tripod) $89.99 at Best Buy

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

Best tech gifts under $200

1. Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug

Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug

Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug
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 mug is sure to be appreciated. It's also compatible with the Ember app, so they can control the temperature right from their phone.

2. Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K

Apple TV 4K (Amazon / Amazon)
Apple TV 4K (Amazon / Amazon)

If they love their shows and movies, the Apple TV 4K streaming device is a great gift. It's easy to set up and has endless entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu, Showtime, YouTube and more.

3. Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum

Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum

Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum (Amazon / Amazon)
Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum $199.99 at Amazon

  • Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum $199.99 at Walmart

  • Tineco A10 Hero Cordless Vacuum $199.99 at Best Buy

Help your loved ones cut the cord with this nifty Tineco cordless vacuum. It's lightweight, delivers up to 25 minutes of uninterrupted runtime and can be mounted on your wall for convenient storage.

4. Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

  • Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones $119.00 at Amazon

  • Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones $169.00 at Walmart

  • Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones $120.99 at Best Buy

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

5. Breville-Nespresso Single Serve Brewing Machine

Breville-Nespresso Single Serve Brewing Machine

Breville-Nespresso Single Serve Brewing Machine (Amazon / Amazon)
Breville-Nespresso Single Serve Brewing Machine (Amazon / Amazon)

Breville-Nespresso Single Serve Brewing Machine $218.00 at Amazon

Whip up barista-grade coffee right in your house with this espresso maker. Nespresso also has a lot of flavored capsules so you can keep your morning coffee routine fresh!

6. Bose Audio Sunglasses

Bose Audio Sunglasses

Bose Frames (Amazon / Amazon)
Bose Frames (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Bose Audio Sunglasses $179.00 at Amazon

  • Bose Audio Sunglasses $179.95 at Bose

  • Bose Audio Sunglasses $179.00 at Best Buy

Not only do these sunglasses look amazing, but they also produce perfect-sounding music without going directly into your ear. The best part is that no one around you will be able to hear it, but you’ll be perfectly aware of your surroundings.

7. Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite (Amazon / Amazon)
Nintendo Switch Lite (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Nintendo Switch Lite $199.00 at Walmart

  • Nintendo Switch Lite $199.99 at Best Buy

Nintendo managed to take everyone’s favorite handheld gaming device even smaller with the Nintendo Switch Lite. It’s compatible with all of the physical and digital Nintendo Switch games.

8. Sonos Speaker

Sonos Speakers

Sonos
Sonos
  • Sonos Speakers $159.00 at Sonos

  • Sonos Speakers $199.00 at Best Buy

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.

9. Fire HD 10" Tablet

Fire HD 10" Tablet

Fire HD 10 Tablet (Amazon / Amazon)
Fire HD 10 Tablet (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Fire HD 10" Tablet $109.99 at Amazon

  • Fire HD 10" Tablet $109.99 at Best Buy

The Amazon Fire tablet has a 10-inch display, 32 or 64 GB of storage and Alexa capabilities. It also has a front and rear-facing camera and stays charged for up to 12 hours.

10. Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch

Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch

  • Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch $179.00 at Amazon

  • Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch $149.95 at Best Buy

Your giftee will reach their fitness and health goals in no time with this pretty smartwatch with Amazon Alexa already built-in. It tracks heart rate, exercise and sleep stages to provide actionable insights. Plus, this special edition can be paired with Windows, Android and iPhone devices, and the battery can last four days or more!

Best tech gifts over $200

1. Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro (Amazon / Amazon)
Apple AirPods Pro (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Apple AirPods Pro $249.00 at Apple

  • Apple AirPods Pro $199.00 at Walmart

  • Apple AirPods Pro $234.99 at Best Buy

Ditch the cord or upgrade your old wireless earbuds with these Apple AirPods Pro. The new style has noise-canceling capabilities and easily connects to your Bluetooth.

2. Apple iPad Mini

Apple iPad Mini

Apple iPad Mini (Amazon / Amazon)
Apple iPad Mini (Amazon / Amazon)
  • Apple iPad Mini $399.99 at Amazon

  • Apple iPad Mini $429.93 at Walmart

  • Apple iPad Mini $399.00 at Apple

This iPad mini will make any of your work-related tasks so fun, you won’t even dread them. It has a 7.9-inch Retina display, is available in 64 GB and 256 GB and comes in gray, silver and gold. It’s perfect for reading, gaming and supports all of the apps that you’ll need to get your work done.

3. iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum

iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum

iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum (Amazon / Amazon)
iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum (Amazon / Amazon)
  • iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum $229.00 at Amazon

  • iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum $229.99 at Home Depot

  • iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum $229.99 at Best Buy

Give the gift of a housekeeper this holiday season — sort of. This vacuum is voice-activated through its compatibility with Alexa or Google Home, has high suction and will plug itself into a self-charger. Yes, please.

4. Apple Watch Series 6

Apple iWatch Series 6

  • Apple iWatch Series 6 $529.00 at Walmart

  • Apple iWatch Series 6 $399.00 at Apple

  • Apple iWatch Series 6 $399.00 at Best Buy

I’ve now had an Apple Watch for just over a year and I’m honestly not sure how to function without it. It’s waterproof, tracks your workouts and activity and syncs with your phone so that you never miss a notification.

5. GoPro HERO8 Camera

GoPro HERO8 Camera

GoPro HERO8 Camera (Amazon / Amazon)
GoPro HERO8 Camera (Amazon / Amazon)

Capture all of your epic adventures (even if they're at home) with the GoPro Hero8 Camera.

6. Dyson Airwrap

Dyson Airwrap

  • Dyson Airwrap $549.99 at Ulta

  • Dyson Airwrap $549.00 at Sephora

  • Dyson Airwrap $549.99 at Dyson

The Airwrap comes with a variety of tools, including a curler, that can take your hair from completely wet to perfectly styled without using extreme heat or causing extensive damage.

7. Away Luggage

Away Carry-On Luggage

Away Carry-On Luggage $225.00 at Away

A sleek and new suitcase makes for a great gift. Not only is the Away luggage carry-on bag spacious and convenient, it has a removable battery charger so that you can plug your phone in and relax while waiting for your flight.

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This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 20, 2018.

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