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25 Holiday Gifts For The Most Technology Savvy Person On Your List

Tech gifts aren’t always easy to find, especially if you know next to nothing about technology. But fret not! We’ve put together a complete guide on everything you should be buying for your technology-loving friends this Christmas! Here are 25 amazing tech gifts that you need to add to your shopping list!

1. Lenovo Tab E8

However, if you’d like a cheaper option for a tablet, then considering buying your friend the Lenovo Tab E8! This 8-inch tablet, which includes the Android Nougat 7.0 operating system, will be perfect for anyone who likes a casual browsing experience. The battery can last up to 10 hours and it can hold 16GB of storage (which can be expanded up to 128GD with a MicroSD card). Lenovo claims that this tablet is perfect for families, so if your friend has kids then this could be a great investment!

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2. Apple Watch Series 5

When it comes to tech gifts, who doesn’t want the latest Apple gadgets and accessories? You don’t even need to be a tech-savvy person to know that the Apple Watch is all the rage! This smartwatch will give you everything that you need right on your wrist! Check on more than just the time with the Apple Watch Series 5!

The 44mm case and 977 sq mm display area is small enough to fit on your wrist but large enough so you won’t have trouble viewing your apps! Some of its great new features include an electrical heart sensor, always-on retina display, a compass, fall detection, and a 64-bit dual-core processor. It also has up to 18 hours of battery life–so one charge, while you sleep at night, is all you need to make it through the day!

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3. iPhone11 Pro

Continuing on with the Apple trend, the brand new iPhone 11 Pro would make a great gift for any friend who loves technology. This newest addition to the iPhone family is bigger and better than ever! Also, what’s not to love about that triple-lensed camera? The pictures you take for your Instagram story will be totally on-point with that image quality!

With up to 512 GB of storage, you can save as many things to your phone as you’d like! This new iPhone lasts up to 4 hours longer than the iPhone Xs and can stream up to 11 hours of video playback. It also comes with the newest iOS 13, which contains great features like dark mode, improved photo editing, Memojis, QuickPath typing, and more!

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To boot, if you set up a phone plan with your new iPhone 11 Pro through T-mobile, you can claim a $150 Visa Rewards card plus $20 instant savings (waived $20 set-up/activation fee)! The reward is only available by calling 844-786-2964 and requesting the promo: STUDENT01. Don’t miss this opportunity!

4. Nintendo Switch Lite

This portable gaming console is one of the best tech gifts perfect for any person who loves to play video games! You friend can play all of their Nintendo Switch favorites, like Mario Odyssey, Breath of the Wild, Pokemon Sword and Shield, and more on the Nintendo Switch Lite! It’s the smaller and cheaper option to buying the regular Nintendo Switch console, and it’s totally worth it!

Unlike the regular Nintendo Switch, this console has the controllers built-in and isn’t compatible with televisions. But if you’re just here for the handheld gaming experience, then this could be perfect for you! It contains 32 GB of internal storage, and the battery can last up to 9 hours (which is a big step up from the Nintendo Switch’s 6.5-hour max battery life). It even comes in 3 different colors, so find out which is your friend’s favorite!

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5. Ember Temperature-Control Travel Mug

Nobody likes drinking a cold coffee (unless it’s iced)! A regular thermos can only keep your beverage warm for a little while, but this temperature-control travel mug from Ember will keep your coffee hot all day long! You can even control it with your smartphone, making it perfect for anyone who is always on the go!

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6. Apple AirPods Pro

Everyone has AirPods these days, so get your tech-loving friend in on this trend with the newest Apple Airpods Pro! These new AirPods provide better music quality than ever, and will fit perfectly and comfortably in your ears! Say goodbye to tangled earbud wires with this wireless experience!

Some of its features include active noise cancellation, transparency mode to hear what’s happening around you, an inward-facing microphone, and up to 5 hours of battery life! With the fit of the earbuds being customizable, it will form the best possible fit for the noise-canceling experience!

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7. iPad 7th Gen

Yet another awesome Apple product that your tech-savvy friend will love is the newest 7th generation iPad! The 10.2-inch Retina display will give them crystal-clear image quality while they’re scrolling through all of their favorite social media platforms! It can also hold up to 128GB, giving them room for all of their photos and applications!

This version of the iPad has both wifi and cellular options, so you can stay connected wherever you go! Some of its best features include the newest version of IOS 13, up to 9 hours of battery life, a fingerprint-resistant screen, and compatibility with the Apple Pencil.

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8. ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 Laptop

Not everyone likes working from a tablet–some people prefer to have a keyboard, touchpad, and screen in front of them instead! The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 laptop from Lenovo will make a great tech gift for anyone looking to buy a new computer.

It uses the Windows 10 operating system and the 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10710U Processor, making it as fast as you can get. It has up to 1TB of storage and 16GB of memory, so you’ll have lots of space to spare! This laptop is thin, portable, and with a 14-inch display and 18 hours of battery life, it’s perfect for anyone who may be traveling or commuting constantly!

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9. Legion Gaming Keyboard

This backlit keyboard will amp up any gaming experience! The red lights behind each of the keys will make it easier to see in the dark, while also giving the keyboard a sleek, cool look. Without any additional software needed, this keyboard is functional and easy to use for any beginner PC gamer. All you need to do is plug it into your computer’s USB port and get typing!

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10. Oculus Rift S

Get your friends immersed into the world of gaming like never before with the Oculus Rift S! Your friends will literally be put directly into the game in virtual reality form! This system provides an amazing, close-up look at video games, unlike any other console you may find! They won’t know if they’re in a video game or real life!

This version of the Oculus includes improved optics to produce bright, vivid colors and reduce the screendoor effect. The headband itself is designed with comfort in mind, so you won’t have to feel awkward and uncomfortable with it strapped to your forehead. It also includes the Oculus Touch Controllers so all of your slashes, grabs, and touches will have the realistic precision you’re looking for.

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11. Smart Clock

Is your friend always running late? Do they struggle to get out of bed in the morning? If so, this smart clock from Lenovo could be the perfect gift for them! Not only does it work like a regular alarm clock, but it can also give the weather forecast, run your smart home, play music, manage your schedule, and even comes with Google Assist! No more oversleeping!

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12. Sleep and Wake-up Light

Perhaps your friend wants to wake up a little more peacefully–or maybe they have trouble getting to sleep at night. This sleep and wake-up light alarm clock simulates sunrises and sunsets to help your friend get into a more balanced sleep cycle and wake up feeling refreshed! The vanishing sunset feature can last anywhere from 10 to 120 minutes to lull your friend into a wonderful sleep. It includes 7 different natural-sounding alarms or an FM radio station to help wake you up in the morning without the obnoxious beeping that comes with your typical alarm clock.

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13. Tile Pro Tracker

We all lose our keys every now and then. But with the help of this Tile Pro Tracker, your friend will never lose them again! This little device attaches to your keys and beeps to help you find them by using an app on your smartphone. It can find your phone anywhere within a 300-foot radius. It can also work in reverse! If you double-tap the center button, it will make your phone ring even if it’s set on silent mode. It can even work with Alexa!

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14. Electronic Massage Device

The aches and pains of life can be a serious drag, but a visit to the Spa is pricey. With this electronic massage gun, your friend can have their own, personal masseuse at home! The Rhinowalk massage gun comes with 4 different shaped, replaceable massage heads–so you can swap them out according to the type of pain you’re feeling and the location of it. This gun can work to get out any knots or tension your friend has anywhere on their body.

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15. Bose Noise-Canceling Headphones

If your friend loves music, then these noise-canceling headphones from Bose will be perfect for them! These headphones have three levels of noise cancellation, and it’s Alexa-enabled for voice access to music and information. You can even use the Bose Connect app to adjust the levels of noise cancelation, manage Bluetooth, and access software updates. The battery can also last up to 20 hours! Your friend can listen to music uninterrupted by the sounds around them to their heart’s content.

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16. Portable Beer System

Cheers! Who doesn’t love a good drink? If your friend is big into beer, then this portable beer system will be the perfect gift for them! The portable style of this system allows you to take your beer on the go and gives it that tap freshness you’ll love! Out of all the tech gifts your friend could get this year, this will be one of the greatest.

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17. Smart Garden

Your friend will never need to water their plants again with this smart garden! It will be the perfect home for your plants or culinary herbs. The smart garden will water itself as long as it’s filled once per month, so your friend won’t need to worry about being a bad plant mom or plant dad.

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18. Self-Balancing Scooter

Your friend will have the time of their life on this self-balancing scooter! With the ability to race up to 7.5 mph and play music through built-in speakers, what’s not to love? The hard rubber tires deliver increased durability and ensure smooth rides! You can even change the music you’re listening to or the mode that the scooter is set to via an app on your smartphone!

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19. Portable Battery Pack

Having your phone die while you’re out and about is one of the worst feelings, especially if there’s no outlet nearby. That’s why giving your friend the gift of a portable battery pack is a great idea! With this, your friend can charge any tech device that they have on hand any time, anywhere! This is one of the best tech gifts out there!

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20. Bose Home Speaker

Bose provides some of the best speakers you’ll find! This home speaker will be perfect for any tech-loving person who also loves music! This 360-degree speaker will be rocking the house with its crystal-clear quality sound and amplified bass! Get it set up with your BlueTooth, Apple Airplay, or Wifi and connect all of your home devices to play music from!

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21. Kindle Paperwhite

There’s nothing quite like sitting back with a good book. By using the Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon, your friend can have all of their favorite books in the palm of their hand! The fact that it’s waterproof means that they can lay back, relax in the bath, and read a good book (and have no problem if they drop it in). You can even pair it with Audible to have the books read aloud to you!

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22. GoPro

Never miss a moment by capturing it all on a GoPro camera! This camera can be hooked up anywhere from the windshield of your car to the top of your head! If your friend is the adventurous type, then maybe they’d like to record their skills dirt biking, rock climbing, or even skydiving! This camera has 4K video and 12MP photos in single, burst and time-lapse modes, so anything they capture is sure to look incredible!

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23. Fitbit Versa 2

It’s time to get in shape! The Fitbit Versa 2 will be the perfect tool to help get your friend away from their computer and stepping out into the sun! This version of the Fitbit can do everything from monitoring your heart rate, to measuring your sleep, to telling the weather, and even store and play 300+ songs! It even has a 6+ day battery life, so charging it won’t be a problem!

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24. Travel Power Adapter

One thing nobody wants to worry about while traveling the world is whether or not their devices will be compatible with the country’s outlets. This travel power adapter will keep all of your devices charged, regardless of the plug shape! It’s small enough to take anywhere.

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25. OneStep+ Instant Film Camera

Kick it old school with a Polaroid instant film camera! This Polaroid camera is way more than you might be expecting, though. By connecting it to your smart device via Bluetooth, you can unlock six different creative tools that will make your pictures look better than ever! The camera itself is lightweight and has a long-lasting battery, making it perfect for capturing memories while out traveling!

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Which tech gifts will you be giving to your tech-loving friends this year? Tell us in the comments section below!

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Caroline Morgan

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