Shopping for the Best Tech Gifts Is Easy With Our Guide to the Latest and Greatest

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Whether you want to splurge or you're looking to spend under $50, we have a gift recommendation for your favorite people, no matter their level of tech know-how. Shop our favorite tech gifts here!

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Jabra Elite 65t Completely Wireless Earbuds $166.21

A great gift for anyone in need of new wireless headphones, the Jabra Elite 65t completely wireless earbuds are sleek-looking and exceptionally comfortable. Their audio quality is also handily the best in its price range. 

The earbuds have top-notch wireless connectivity, stellar noise isolation, and 5 hours of battery life. The headset comes with a neat charging case that holds up to 10 more hours of wireless playback. 

More: The Best Wireless Earbuds You Need to Know About

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Apple Watch Series 4 GPS Smartwatch $399.00

Your iPhone-toting dad will love the latest Apple Watch Series 4. The fully waterproof device has a sleeker design, a larger screen, and optional cellular connectivity among its key features. The latter allows users to take a break from their iPhone during their day. 

Other highlights of the device include a highly accurate, ECG-capable heart-rate sensor, GPS, and a bright display that's visible even under direct sunlight. There are many variants to choose from, including Apple collaborations with Nike and the fashion house Hermès.

Also: Our Review of Apple Watch Series 4

Holiday Gifting Made Easy

This Amazon e-gift card makes the perfect holiday gift for the person on your list who has everything. You can even send this by email and schedule it so it arrives exactly on time!

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Fully Charged T-Shirt $24.99

Your recipient doesn't have to be super tech-savvy to love this awesome t-shirt. Unlike our other picks, you won't find a single wire, button, or touchscreen in sight, so they'll be grateful to receive a tech gift that actually matches their skills.

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GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera $399.00

The HERO7 Black by GoPro is a great gift for adventure and action-sports enthusiasts. It's sleek, compact, easy to operate, and better-connected than any of its competitors. It can capture 4K video at a barely believable 60 frames per second — a tall task for any DSLR out there. Most importantly, the HERO7 Black has the best stabilization tech in its class, ensuring that all your adventures will be captured with amazing detail.

It also has the capability to shoot bursts of 12 MP images. The HERO7 Black can go up to 33 feet underwater without a housing.

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Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) Smart Speaker $149.99

One of the coolest tech gifts in its price range, the all-new Amazon Echo Plus has a sleeker design and much better sound than its predecessor. The device's Dolby-tuned hardware delivers 360-degree audio with a more robust bass, while seven built-in microphones ensure that Alexa will hear commands better than ever. 

The available fabric finishes for the speaker include include charcoal, sandstone, and heather gray. The speaker comes bundled with a Philips Hue smartbulb, so it's perfect for smart home beginners.

More: Try These Alexa Skills on Your Amazon Echo

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Microsoft Surface Go Windows 10 Tablet $544.80

The Microsoft Surface Go is a sleek Windows 10 tablet that's a great gift for PC users in need of an ultra compact laptop replacement. The magnesium-clad slate has a 10-inch ultra sharp touch-screen, excellent performance, and top-notch battery life for a device this compact. Its detachable keyboard and Surface Pen stylus are sold separately.

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Bose Home Speaker 500 Smart Speaker With Amazon Alexa $399.00

This high-end speaker by Bose is powered by Alexa, and it sounds better than any Amazon Echo product. Despite its compact footprint, the gadget has a wide audio signature that's typical for a much larger speaker. The ability of the speaker to hear voice commands is also exceptional, thanks to eight built-in microphones.

As expected from a device in its price point the Bose Home Speaker 500 has sleek design and craftsmanship to match. We like that it has a built-in color screen that shows the album artwork of the song that's playing. Overall, this is a great gift for Alexa users with a knack for great audio.

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Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse $149.89

Gamers in your life will love Logitech's range-topping G Pro wireless gaming mouse. A solid contender for being the best of its kind, it features pro-grade performance in wireless and wired mode, ambidextrous design with customizable buttons and lighting (via a software suite), and excellent battery life. 

Best of all, gamers can charge the mouse wirelessly via an optional gaming pad, meaning they never have to deal with any cables.

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Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
Sony $348.00

The Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones are one of the best gifts for traveling audiophiles. They have nicely understated design and craftsmanship, superb comfort, as well as the best audio quality in the business. The headphones are also compatible with the Google Assistant.

The noise-canceling cans can last up to a rather excellent 30 hours between charges. They utilize USB-C for fast charging — you can get up to 5 hours of playback after only 10 minutes of charging. There are two colors to pick from — black and silver, with both variants sporting cool gold accents.

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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD
SanDisk $109.99

The Extreme Portable SSD by SanDisk has a sleek, yet rugged body and an ultra-fast USB 3.1 Type-C connector. Available with up to 2 TB of storage, the gadget features a shock-resistant build and powerful encryption, as well as password protection. 

In addition to connecting to either a PC or Mac, the device can also connect to USB Type-C-compatible smartphones or tablets. Its retail package includes a USB-A adapter, too. 

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​Victorinox Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer Smart Carry-On Suitcase $401.91

The Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer carry-on suitcase by Victorinox is a gift every frequent traveler will love. It has sleek design, great build quality, and flawless ergonomics. The suitcase has a single USB port with a pre-installed cable and a dedicated, zipped pocket for your favorite battery pack (a battery isn't included in the retail package).

Another cool bit about the suitcase is the included SIM card pin, which allows international travelers to easily change their carrier when abroad. There are two stylish colors to pick from — titanium and black.

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Master & Dynamic MW07 Completely Wireless Earbuds $299.00

The Master & Dynamic MW07 completely wireless earbuds are an amazing gift option for style-conscious techies. They feature handcrafted acetate housings, which are available in several eye-grabbing finishes, including tortoiseshell option that will pair perfectly with similarly-styled sunglasses. 

Like all products from the New York-based manufacturer, the MW07 earbuds sound phenomenal. We like their polished stainless steel carrying case with USB-C charging port. It makes the earbuds look like fashion accessories, not a tech product. 

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SteelSeries Arctis 3 (2019 Edition) Wired Gaming Headset $69.99

The updated Arctis 3 wired gaming headphones by SteelSeries are the perfect gift for gaming dads. They deliver excellent sound and supreme comfort, and they have an ultra sensitive microphone that's great for both in-game trash talk and making Skype calls. 

The headset is compatible with all major gaming platforms, including Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset $199.00

The Oculus Go VR standalone VR headset is a great way to introduce someone you care about to high-quality virtual reality experiences. Powered by a Qualcomm chipset, the gadget comes bundled with an intuitive controller. The latter makes virtual reality interactions and gaming a total blast. 

There are over 1,000 virtual reality games and experiences users can pick from. Adding content to the Oculus Go requires a smartphone connection. You can choose between variants with 32 and 64 GB of onboard memory. 

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Apple iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max $41.66

The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max have gorgeous OLED Retina displays without bezels and the most powerful chipset in the business. Like their predecessor, they also feature a sophisticated facial-recognition setup, dubbed Face ID.

As expected, the handsets also have an excellent dual camera, great stereo speakers, and wireless charging. Their waterproof bodies also feels like luxury objects, thanks to a stainless steel frame. This is a great splurge-worthy gift anyone would love to get.

More: Our Review of the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

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Peak Design Everyday Backpack $259.95

The Everyday Backpack by Peak Design is one of the best gifts you can give to a photographer or a commuting gearhead. It's tough and incredibly stylish, yet capable of fitting a 15-inch laptop, a tablet, and all other essential tech one needs to carry. 

The interior storage of the backpack has a customizable layout, ensuring that everyone can arrange it to their liking. There are four colors to choose from — black, brown, ash, and charcoal.

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Nintendo Switch Gaming Console $299.00

The Nintendo Switch can seamlessly transition from a mobile gaming device to a home entertainment center by docking it into a station. 

With innovative Joy-Con controllers, a fun selection of games that includes a hot new Zelda installment, and a cool selection of accessories, the Switch has been a hot commodity since its launch, and for good reason. It's a great gift for gamers of all ages.

More: Essential Nintendo Switch Games

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Apple TV 4K Streaming Device $179.00

The Apple TV 4K is a solid contender for the best streaming device you can buy, so it's a great gift for cord-cutters. It supports not only UHD resolution, but also both HDR 10 and Dolby Vision content standards as well. You can stream 4K movies from iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. 

Best of all, Apple won't charge you extra for renting and buying 4K movies. Finding 4K content on the new Apple TV is as easy as asking Siri. Of course, the streaming device will also give you access to an excellent selection of apps and games.

More: Our Review of the Apple TV 4K

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​Omnicharge​ Omni USB-C​ Portable Power Bank $199.00

This portable power bank by Omnicharge is a great gift for those who travel with multiple gadgets. The device has a two high-speed USB-C ports and a duo of full USB ports, ensuring that no phone, laptop, tablet, or a pair of wireless headphones is left behind. With a power output of 60 watts via USB-C, the battery pack can even charge a MacBook Pro. 

The Omni USB-C power bank has a capacity of 20,100 mAh. It has a sleek design and an OLED display, which will allow users to keep an eye on its battery level, power output, and temperature. 

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Netgear Orbi Mesh WiFi System with Alexa-Powered Orbi Voice Satellite $429.99

High-quality wireless internet is one of the best gifts you can give, and the Netgear Orbi Wi-Fi system will help you with the task. This particular setup includes an Orbi satellite, which doubles as a premium Amazon Alexa-powered smart speaker. Created in partnership with Harman/Kardon, the Orbi Voice has great audio quality for its form factor. 

Sleek and easy to install (it takes minutes and an intuitive mobile app to get it up and running), the Orbi mesh Wi-Fi system is powerful enough to cover 4,500 square feet of space with high-quality Wi-Fi.

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Casio G-Shock G-Steel GSTB100XA Watch $600.00

This Casio G-Shock G-Steel variant is a great gift for high-tech watch enthusiasts. It has a solar-powered movement with a rich set of complications, including Bluetooth connectivity to syncing with a smartphone. 

Other key features of the rugged timepiece include a carbon fiber-clad bezel, LED lighting, a lightweight silicone band, and a multifunctional rotating disc sub-dual, which has been inspired by jet engines.

More: Other Great Casio G-Shock Watches to Consider

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Sonos Beam Sound Bar With Amazon Alexa $399.00

The Sonos Beam sound bar is one of the best home entertainment gifts you can give this year. It has a beautiful design and excellent audio quality, and like all Sonos products, the Beam is incredibly easy to install. Available in black or white, it can blend in with just about any decor, too. 

In addition to full Alexa compatibility, the Sonos Beam has Apple AirPlay 2 support. The Beam sound bar can become the centerpiece of a new Sonos multiroom audio system, or it can seamlessly integrate into an existing one. 

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Canon IVY Wireless Mini Photo Printer $129.00

The Canon IVY mini photo printer is a great gift for mobile photographers. Available in a trio of eye-catching color combinations, the gadget is capable of printing 2-by-3-inch photos on zero ink paper. Users can edit their photos before printing via a mobile app by Canon. 

The Canon IVY takes less than a minute to print a photo. Its rechargeable battery is good for up to 20 prints. 

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Anker PowerCore Lite Portable Battery Pack $33.99

The Anker PowerCore Lite is a sleek battery pack, whose 10,000 mAh capacity is enough to fully charge most smartphones twice and have power to spare. With a full USB port, a USB-C port, and a microUSB connector, the gadget has more connectivity features than any similarly priced rival. It's a great gift for on-the-go personalities. 

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Xbox One X Gaming Console $482.95

The Xbox One X is a great gift for anyone who's even remotely interested in video games. It's the most powerful gaming console available today, capable of delivering today's hottest video games in 4K resolution and HDR at an eye-popping 60 frames per second. The console also features a 4K Blu-Ray player, as well as the ability to stream high-resolution content from today's popular streaming services.

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Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse $71.49

The Logitech MX Master 2S is the best wireless mouse in the business, and it's a great gift for anyone who uses a computer. Compatible with PC and Mac, the MX Master 2S can pair with and seamlessly switch between two computers running Windows 10 and macOS. Its battery can last for weeks without recharging.

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Google Home Mini Smart Speaker $49.00

The Google Home Mini is a stylish and more adorable-looking rival to the Amazon Echo Dot. It features the tech giant's AI-powered Google Assistant, which responds to voice prompts by tapping into an ultra advanced neural network.

The gadget can play music, answer questions, set timers, and control connected appliances, among many other things. Isn't that what everyone wants? Something that makes everything else easy?

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Soundcore Flare Wireless Speaker by Anker $59.99

The Soundcore Flare by Anker is the best wireless speaker in its price range and a great gift for anyone who likes to jam on the go. The fabric-covered gadget has attractive design, intuitive controls, excellent audio quality, customizable LED lights, and great battery life. 

The speaker has an IPX7 waterproof rating, which means that it can survive full submersion under water. It can deliver up to 12 hours of audio playback between charges.

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Samsung Galaxy Note9 Smartphone $949.00

The Galaxy Note9 is the most advanced smartphone from Samsung to date, so it's a great gift for any fan of the brand. It features an eye-grabbing 6.4-inch Infinity display, an advanced camera setup with two optically stabilized sensors (a wide-angle and a telephoto one), and built-in stereo speakers. With a S Pen stylus on board, the phone is also more productive than any of its rivals.

Of course, the waterproof phone also comes with a long list of cutting-edge hardware specs, headed by a powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset with 6 GB of RAM, as well as a massive battery. The phone is available with up to 512 GB of expandable storage. 

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Apple HomePod Smart Speaker $399.00

The Apple HomePod is a great gift for iPhone-toting people who like smart gadgets. Not only does the smart speaker have the best sound quality in the business, but it also doubles as an Apple HomeKit smart hub. 

Powered by Siri, the HomePod will enable users to seamlessly browse through the vast library of content Apple Music has to offer. You can order the speaker in white or space gray. 

More: Our Review of the Apple HomePod