The hottest holiday buys are often the gifts for tech lovers, and this year definitely won’t disappoint. From e-readers and alarm clocks to smart TVs and drones, there is truly something for everyone on your list in our gift guide. Just make sure you start shopping soon, because the holidays will be here before you know it!
1. Kindle Paperwhite Kids
For parents who want to encourage more reading in their home, the Kindle Paperwhite Kids
offers all the literacy perks of the 11th generation of Kindles geared for adults. But it comes with kid-friendly extras you and your children will appreciate. It has a sturdy cover to prevent damage, a 2-year guarantee against breakage and wear, and one year of the Amazon Kids+ service. This will help your kids find their newest favorite titles, while the parent dashboard lets you manage their screen time.
2. Roku Express 4K+ 2021
If faster streaming in 4K is on your list of tech gift ideas, consider the Roku Express 4K+ 2021
Streaming Media Player. This dual-band wireless streaming device connects to all your favorite streaming providers, including Hulu, HBO Max, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. The voice-activated remote lets you search, change volume, and turn on captions with ease, and it even comes with an HDMI cable for quick installation.
3. HP Chromebook x2 11
The HP Chromebook x2 11
changes the portability game with over 11 hours of battery life and a 50% charge in just 45 minutes. Plus, the full-sized keyboard and dual cameras make it easy for you to communicate from school, work, or home, and the Chrome OS
operating system provides access to all of your apps and favorite websites. This is the gift for anyone who wants a seamless and reliable way to work on the go.
4. HP ENVY 6055 All-in-One printer
You can enjoy amazing prints from home with the HP ENVY 6055 All-in-One printer
. Print, copy, scan, and create borderless photos in seconds with a wireless printer that's at the top of our tech holiday gift guide wish list. In addition to self-healing WiFi, app-based printing to email, and incredible print quality, recipients will enjoy 4 months of free HP Instant Ink
so they can print as much as they want.
5. Apple AirTag 4 Pack
Quit losing your stuff and instead embrace the Apple AirTag 4 Pack
. You can set up an AirTag in seconds with a single tap on your iPhone or iPad. Ask Siri to help you find your phone, keys, wallet, or anything else you frequently misplace. As for your private info, it’s encrypted for maximum security. The replaceable batteries last for one year, and the AirTags themselves are water and dust-resistant.
6. USB Wall Charger, Surge Protector, POWRUI 6-Outlet Extender with 2 USB Charging Ports
Plug all your best tech gifts into a single wall outlet with the POWRUI 6-Outlet Extender with 2 USB Charging Ports
. It delivers 2 USB ports and 6 adapter outlets in one space-saving power strip. It also includes a smart night light that senses when it should turn on, and there are 3 brightness levels you can activate with a touch. Not only that, but the surge protection features will keep your appliances safe.
7. Blink Outdoor – wireless, weather-resistant HD security camera
Keep an eye on your outdoor space, even in bad weather, with the Blink Outdoor wireless camera
. It captures HD quality video and boasts a long-lasting battery (up to 2 years). Set up is easy and the motion detection feature makes sure you see everything. Plus, it stores its data in the cloud for when you need it most. The Blink works with Amazon Alexa voice commands, too.
8. Furbo Dog Camera
We have cool tech gadgets for pups and cats, too! If you’re worried about leaving your pets alone, you’ll want the Furbo Dog Camera
for when you’re not home. This 1080p full HD camera live streams your pet and alerts you to barking while letting you hear and speak to your pet. Give out treats with the free Furbo app that lets you interact with your pet when you’re on the go.
9. FosPower 2000mAh NOAA Emergency Weather Radio
When bad weather hits, stay informed and charged with the FosPower 2000mAh NOAA Emergency Weather Radio
. It stores 2000mAh power for when you need it. Stay out of the dark with the LED reading light and flashlight, and recharge this handy device with the crank lever, solar panel, or AAA batteries (not included). NOAA emergency stations and AM/FM bands come in crystal-clear. This is a great gift for those you want to keep safe.
10. Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock for Kids
Help kids stay on schedule with this gentle Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock
. It uses a sunlight simulation that gradually increases in brightness for 30 minutes before wake-up time. It also includes 7 nature sounds to rouse even the heaviest sleepers. Choose from 7 colors and 20 brightness levels for a customized look in any room. And you can even use it as a reading lamp. It also includes an FM radio and a spare USB charging port, so it’s a great pick for adults, too.
11. DJI Mini 2 – Ultralight and Foldable Drone Quadcopter
Drones remain a cool electronic gift, and the DJI Mini 2
offers 31 minutes of flight time and 4K camera action to capture 12MP photos and HD video. Hobbyists and pros alike love this drone, which is ultralight, foldable, and offers level 5 wind resistance for even the most daring flights.
12. Rove R2-4K Dash Cam Built-in WiFi GPS Car Dashboard Camera Recorder
Get 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) recordings the next time you’re in your car with the Rove R2-4k Dash Cam
. It provides 2160p resolution and built-in WiFi so you can manage recordings from your phone, too. Plus, the GPS tells you exactly where you are and how fast you’re going. The dash cam also includes parking mode, motion detection, and slow-mo replay features, making this an ideal holiday gift for anyone who loves to drive.
13. Canon EOS M50 Mark II Content Creator Kit
Do you have someone on your list who wants to be a YouTube creator, Twitch streamer, or video influencer? The Canon EOS M50 Mark II Content Creator Kit
will set them up for success. With a 24.1MP Canon camera, microphone, and a tripod that doubles as a remote, this may be one of the hottest technology gifts for the creative crowd.
14. Gskyer Telescope
See the moon, stars, and planets with the Gskyer Telescope
, which features a 70 mm Aperture and 400 mm focal length. It boasts two replaceable eyepieces and a 3x Barlow lens so you can view the skies year-round. It also comes with an adjustable tripod, storage bag, and a wireless remote you can use from your smartphone. This is perfect for anyone with an interest in space and STEM careers.
15. TCL 40-inch 1080p Smart LED Roku TV
Need a can’t-fail electronic gift idea? Modern 1080p TVs are affordable and versatile, and the TCL 40-inch LED Roku TV
connects to your favorite Roku apps in minutes so you can stream directly from the TV. The LED screen measures 40 inches diagonally and has a 60 Hz refresh rate with almost no motion blur. Connect gaming consoles and additional gear through the 3 HDMI inputs, 1 USB, plus RF, Composite, and headphone jacks.
16. LEGO Technic Remote-Controlled Stunt Racer
Kids of all ages will love piecing together the LEGO Technic Remote-Controlled Stunt Racer
. The 324 pieces come together to create a 2-in-1 R/C vehicle that can handle tough terrain and stands 6 inches high. It's compatible with other LEGO sets, too!
17. Fuse Vert Vertical Vinyl Record Player
For the audiophile in your list, one of the best electronic gifts is this unique-looking Fuse Vert Vertical Vinyl Record Player
, which features handcrafted Ashtree wood accents and three belt speeds. It also has FM radio and Bluetooth tech, so you can play some vinyl or your favorite streaming playlist. The alarm clock and line-in offer even more cool functionality.
18. New Apple Watch Series 6
Apple watches are on many techies' lists, and the New Apple Watch Series 6
builds upon the success of the previous generation watches to include GPS, blood oxygen measurements, heart and ECG sensors, and 5 GHz WiFi. It’s 20% faster than the Series 5, too, so you can get more done and look good doing it.
19. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit
Need tech gifts for kids? For children ages 8 and up, the Snap Circuits Jr. Kit
provides the tools they need to make more than 100 fun STEM projects so they can learn about electricity and have a blast doing it. It includes 30 creative parts that connect to make complete electrical circuits in a safe way that will entertain kids for hours.
20. Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WHCH710N
Everyone needs a good set of headphones, and the Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones
are a fantastic buy that sense your environment and adjust accordingly. Each battery charge offers 35 hours of listening, plus there’s hands-free smartphone compatibility for answering calls. As a perk, the classic design of these comfy headphones looks good on everyone.
Whether you buy just one of these gadgets for Christmas or throw all 20 under the tree, make sure to start shopping early. With supply chain issues predicted for later this year, we recommend placing your orders sooner than later to prevent shipping delays – and disappointments! – this holiday season.
About the Author: Linsey Knerl is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. Linsey is a Midwest-based author, public speaker, and member of the ASJA. She has a passion for helping consumers and small business owners do more with their resources via the latest tech solutions.