It’s no wonder that cool tech gifts have become so popular. Fun, useful and—dare we say— even a bit magical, gadgets like wireless earbuds, e-scooters and fingerprint padlocks are a surefire way to draw out a smile and a kiss on Christmas morning. And we live in an era when many of these electronic wonders are often cheaper than old standbys like books and ties—as you’ll see in this list of some of the best tech gifts available for your friends and family. Just make sure you don’t forget the batteries!
Made specifically for fidgety folks, this stylish liquid silicone iPhone case for iPhone 12 mini delivers reliable protection from minor tumbles while offering a satisfying textile sensation meant to calm anxiety. It’s available in myriad colours and designs.
Perfect for pool parties, beach vacations and quiet nights in the tub, this wireless waterproof speaker with LED lighting effects can liven up an outdoor party or set the mood for an intimate evening.
Turntables are no longer retro. Now, they’re just rad. The audiophile in your life will love this high-quality belt-driven phonograph, expertly designed to tease out the tantalizing details of analog sound.
These beautifully designed cans deliver clear and rich sound and are adjustable and foldable for easy portability. Plus, with up to 40 hours of battery life (and three hours of playback with just a five-minute charge), you’ll quit before they do.
Equipped with a 15-inch screen and upward-facing speakers that are perfect for Zoom meetings, a battery that lasts more than 10 hour and enough horsepower to easily handle any productivity task, Acer’s Chromebook is the right tool for the job.
With this smart device, you can load up to four scent capsules—helpfully sold in four-packs that smell amazing—into the Moodo at once to create customized and unique aromas. The best part? You can control it from anywhere with a free mobile app.
Your wrinkly-clothed friend will be forever in your debt once you’ve given them this powerful, easy-to-use steamer, which is ready to start eliminating stubborn creases just 10 seconds after you switch it on.
It’s only minor hyperbole to say you can pretty much do away with your stove if you have an Instant Pot. It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker and rice cooker in one, plus it can steam, sauté and warm. It’s an absolute kitchen must-have.
The adventurous person in your life who loves capturing feats of daring with a GoPro camera might need this handy chest mount harness, which can be adjusted to fit over any type of clothing.
This video doorbell lets your loved one see, hear and choose whether to speak to visitors from the comfort of their couch—or wherever they happen to be—via a smartphone app. It’s not lazy, it’s smart.
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Keeping your pup on the straight and narrow while you’re away from the house might seem impossible, but it’s not! This clever pet camera with two-way audio lets you observe and reward good behaviour by dispensing treats with the tap of a button.
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