Ready or not, here come the holidays. Whether you've been counting down the days 'til Christmas or you're dreading the holiday season, the time to buy gifts for your loved ones is now.
We rounded up our favorite tech gifts of 2021 into one gift guide to make it as easy as possible for you to find something fun, cool, and special for the person you're buying for. Whether it's new earbuds, a vacuum, a unique subscription box, or a smart way to test the temperature of meat, there's something for all tech fans.
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Skullcandy Indy Noise Canceling Earbuds
If affordability is what you're after, these earbuds by Skullcandy are a great option under $80. These wireless earbuds come in two colors, last up to 19 hours on one charge, have volume touch controls for music and calls, have active noise canceling, and they are sweat and dust resistant. Plus they have a cool factor you don't get with competitors (we're looking at you, skull.)
$79.99 at Amazon
Victrola Revolution Go Bluetooth Record Player
This portable record player will earn you some major points with your music-loving loved one. It's the perfect way to impressive a date by bringing classic jams to a picnic or other outdoorsy (or even indoorsy) event. The record player is rechargeable with a battery lasting up to 12 hours. It connects via Bluetooth and features a built-in stereo speaker, detachable guitar strap, and a retractable handle for easy portability. A removable lid doubles as a vinyl stand for up to five 33 1/3, 45, or 78 RPM vinyl records.
$199 at Target
Griffin 15W Wireless Charging Pad
This wireless charger works with Apple and Samsung devices and has an output of up to 15W. It's compact, gets the job done, and is so inconspicuous you'll barely know it's there.
$49.99 at Amazon
Meater+ is a wireless, Bluetooth connected meat thermometer, the perfect companion for anyone who cooks a lot of meat. The thermometer has two sensors and one probe, and you can monitor your meat via the app. Our favorite thing about it is that it's dishwasher safe.
$99.95 at Amazon
Kencko Smoothie Subscription
This smoothie subscription box isn't like most — it offers freeze dried ingredients that are easily mixable with water or your favorite plant-based milk. The flavors are delicious and the ingredients are nutritious. Plus, all the packaging is plant-based, compostable, and all emissions from shipping are offset.
$2.99/smoothie at Kencko
Hatch Restore is a bedside lamp, a sound machine, and a sunrise alarm all in one. It has a nightly routine function that can help you wind down before sleep, while the sunrise alarm helps gently wake you up instead of an alarm that's, well, alarming. For a $4.99 a month subscription fee, you'll have access to Hatch's full library of meditations.
$129.99 at Amazon
Earin A-3 Earbuds
Earin Earbuds might be small (in fact, the company claims they are the smallest earbuds on the market), but they deliver. The sound quality is excellent and so is the battery life (up to five hours of playtime). They offer noise-free calling, intuitive touch control, and they come with an aluminum charging case
$199 at Amazon (20-30% off throughout Nov.)
Nanoleaf Lines are ultra-lightweight light bars that create a sleek look on any wall or ceiling with feature-packed technology to help you create the smart home of the future. You can use the app or your smart home voice assistant to design your own unique layouts using any color or scenes you want.
$199 at Nanoleaf
Amazfit GTS3 Smart Watch
Amazfit makes smart watches that are sleek, attractive, get the job done and are affordable. Not only does the GTS3 look very similar to the Apple Watch, but it offers a lot of the same features. It comes with over 150 sports mode options; a bio tracker that monitors blood-oxygen, heart rate, stress levels, and sleep; it has built-in Alexa and voice assistant; and it has a 12-day battery life.
$179.99 at Amazfit
Roborock H7 Cordless Stick Vacuum
OK, $499 is obviously a lot of money to spend on a friend or family member who doesn't live in your home. In other words, if you're going to spend that much, the gift better benefit you as well — like the Roborock H7 Cordless Stick Vacuum. It's the perfect vacuum for quick cleanups, but also works well if you want to clean the entire room. A HEPA air filtration system keeps dust from spreading around your home. The vacuum comes with all the attachments to make cleaning easier and, dare we say, fun.
$499 at Amazon
Lawnbright Lawn Care Subscription Box
Lawnbright is an eco-friendly, custom lawn care subscription box that "combines best in class natural lawn care with AI-driven technology for better, easier, and less expensive lawn care practices." The company sends the materials needed to analyze your soil, and from there, every eight weeks, a personalized selection of pet and people-safe fertilizers, soil conditioners, weed preventers, and more are shipped to your doorstep. Customized text messages are sent to give you the next steps you need to take for your lawn.
$43+ at Lawnbright
Raising the Bar Mocktail Subscription
Raising the Bar is a monthly subscription box that delivers alcohol-free craft cocktail ingredients to make tasty drinks at home. Each kit is crafted with seasonal flavors and themes, including a zero-proof spirit and/or tea, tonics, bitters, syrups, juices, and mixers. Not only are the mocktails delicious, but the presentations look professional.
$43+ at Raising the Bar
OneClock Analog Waking Clock
OneClock is an analog clock that's designed for a disconnected bedroom. The clock's purpose is to gently ease you out of sleep by playing various songs composed by Jon Natchez. The song that plays each morning is always different than the last so your brain doesn't get used to the specific sound and tune it out.
$299 at OneClock
ChiliSleep Ooler Sleep System
Now this is a luxurious gifts, and not just because it's expensive. The Ooler Sleep System with Chilipad Cool Mesh utilizes an adjustable, water-based system to regulate the surface temperature of your existing mattress. It circulates water through its mattress pad, and using the app, you have control over how cooled or heated you want your sleeping environment.
$719+ at Ooler
Power Plate Mini+
The Power Plate Mini+ handheld massager packs a lot of power into a small package. It's an ideal gadget to take with you to work or traveling, as it fits into a purse, backpack, or duffle bag. The massager relaxes tight muscles, promotes blood flow, enhances range of motion, reduces muscle pain, and accelerates exercise warm up and recovery. It comes with two attachments, a USB-C charging cable, and a lightweight carrying pouch.
$179 at Power Plate
Oclean Cordless Water Flosser
If your loved one is very serious about their oral hygiene regimen (or if you think they should get serious about it), they'll probably be super pumped about this oral irrigator, AKA water flosser. It has five flossing settings, which is great for anyone who has sensitive gums or just enjoys fresh-outa-the-dentist teeth.
$69.99 at Amazon
70mai Power Station Tera 1000
For the camping enthusiasts, 70mai's brand new Power Station Tera 1000 will make outdoor life so much better. The Bluetooth-enabled power station can charge from 0 to 80% in about an hour. It's solar power-ready with 1000Wh and 10 outputs. The device is ideal for campers, of course, but also for those who want to use it in an off-grid environment or in preparation for unpredictable disasters. It's currently available for preorder on Indiegogo.
$649 at Indiegogo