Tech Gift Guide for the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to think about the techies on your list — and anyone else who might like a high-tech present. From gardeners and coffee lovers to audiophiles, photographers and night owls, we’ve got something for everyone in this holiday tech gift guide.

25 Best Tech Gifts for Your Holiday Gift-Giving

Here are some of this year’s best and most unique gifts and gadgets so you can find the perfect gift for each person on your list.


The UE WONDERBOOM 3 portable speaker puts a lot of power in one small package. It’ll give you big sound and a rugged design for less than $100 this holiday season. These speakers are built to take a beating. They’re dust- and water-resistant, stay connected up to 131 feet and are even rated for 5-foot drops and up to 30 minutes of water submersion. From the trail to the pool to the dorm room, the WONDERBOOM 3 is a great choice.

2. Echo Dot 5th Generation

For a great-sounding Amazon assistant to make their day easier, look no further than the 5th-generation Echo Dot. After it hears “Alexa,” this smart speaker can jump into action to play music, tell you the weather, turn on your lights, start a timer and much more. Previous generations of Echo Dots work similarly, but the latest version adds better audio and a temperature sensor to help with smart-home routines. Holiday sales often bring it down to comparable prices, too.

3. AirPods Pro 2nd Generation

If you’re looking for a high-tech audio present, the AirPods Pro are sure to impress. These sleek Apple® earbuds are great for commuters, students and gym-goers and have some sophisticated features like:

  • Active Noise Cancellation: Noise cancellation counteracts the sound around you to keep things quiet while you’re listening.
  • Adaptive Transparency: This handy mode allows you still hear those sounds at a comfortable level while still enjoying your music.
  • Personalized Spatial Audio: Compatible iPhones can create a custom profile that uses head tracking to create a more immersive experience.

4. AeroGarden

It might be snowy and cold outside, but with the AeroGarden indoor growing system, your recipient can use their green thumb all year long. These compact and attractive gardens use hydroponics — soil-free growing — to bring bountiful harvests indoors. The gardens come with everything your gift-getter needs to get started, including seed pods and liquid nutrients. They come in multiple styles to suit any gardener or home.

5. iPad Mini

Apple’s latest version of its smallest tablet is the 6th-generation iPad mini, perfect for reading, watching videos, playing games, taking notes or doing tons of other activities. It comes in several gorgeous colors, has all-day battery life and works with the Apple Pencil 2nd generation. It runs on Apple’s super-fast A15 Bionic chip, which can handle intense apps like games and photo editors.

This is a great tablet for artists, students, professionals and casual users alike. While the retail price starts at $499, you can snag a used version for less.

6. DJI Mini 2

Need the perfect gift for a photographer? The DJI Mini 2 is a great little drone that can fly for over 30 minutes and packs in plenty of advanced features. Tiny and lightweight, it can resist winds up to nearly 24 miles per hour and transmits video from around 6 miles away — all in crystal-clear 4K at 30 frames per second.

As a powerful entry-level drone, the DJI Mini 2 is perfect for photo enthusiasts looking to up their game or your average techie.

7. Theragun Massagers

Theragun is one of the best products you can get for athletes or anyone with aches and pains. This massage gun comes in different styles and digs deep into the muscle for long-lasting, effective relief and recovery. It’s even designed to help you reach more parts of your body. From the lightweight Theragun mini to the supercharged Theragun PRO, you can find the right massager for any budget and recipient.

8. Ember Coffee Mug

Who knew coffee could be so high-tech? With the Ember smart mug, your coffee lover can keep their drink warm all morning long. It heats and holds the drink to a precise temperature between 120 and 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on the size, the Ember’s battery lasts 80 or 90 minutes, and it can automatically turn off when you finish your drink. For more time, simply set it on the charging coaster.

Ember also comes in a few different styles, like a travel mug and a cup, all in some attractive colors.

9. Anker 525 Power Bank

Help them stay charged on the go with the Anker 525 power bank. With USB and USB-C ports, it can charge up just about any device and has 20,000 mAh of juice. For an iPhone 12, that number offers five full charges and can reach 50% battery in 30 minutes. Plus, it has a sleek, textured body and a pocket-sized design. The 525 power bank makes a nice all-purpose Christmas gift, even if you don’t know exactly what devices they use.

10. Xbox Series S

If you’re looking for the best tech gifts for a gamer, consider the Xbox Series S. This compact, next-gen console is completely digital and retails for about $300. It runs at up to 120 frames per second and has 512 GB of SSD storage. With high dynamic range and 3D sound, it’ll take their gaming experience to the next level.

11. MacBook Air

These lightweight MacBooks are the perfect Christmas gifts for students, professionals, artists and anyone who needs a fast, long-lasting laptop without a bulky design. The newest version uses Apple’s faster M2 chip, but you can still get a speedy laptop with an older model if you want to save. If your recipient has other Apple devices, they can effortlessly connect them with their gifted MacBook and use features like wireless file-sharing, answering phone calls and texts from their laptop and unlocking the computer with an Apple Watch.

The MacBook Air offers a long battery life, quiet operation and one of the most portable laptop designs out there.

12. Wyze Smart Plug

Help them connect their home this holiday season with this set of affordable Wyze Smart Plugs. They plug into regular outlets to make just about any electronic device a lot smarter. The plug then connects to your phone so you can control it from anywhere, use it with voice assistants or set up automatic schedules. With just a few of these plugs, your recipient can dive right into smart-home automation.

13. Moleskine Smart Writing System

Moleskine already offers a luxurious writing experience with high-end notebooks and supplies. Now, it’s going digital. The Smart Writing Set has a classic Moleskine notebook — with thick, buttery-smooth paper — paired with a new Smart Pen and app to create digital copies of whatever you write. Your pen strokes will instantly show up in the app, where you can edit them and move things around to create the perfect notes.

This Smart Writing System makes a great gift for artists or students. It’s also ideal for those people who are always in meetings or can never seem to remember to grab their grocery list before leaving for the store.

14. HP Sprocket Select

The HP Sprocket Select is a powerful little printer, great for smartphone photographers and selfie-lovers alike. It’s pocket-sized and stylish and wirelessly prints 2.3-inch by 3.4-inch glossy photos at the push of a button. With sticky-backed paper, your recipient’s prints can go just about anywhere. And if they have a flair for creativity, the Sprocket app also lets them add frames, stickers, filters, text and more before printing.

15. Hatch Restore

Know someone who can’t get themselves out of bed in the morning? Try giving them a Hatch Restore. This “smart sleep assistant” packs in plenty of features to make bedtime a cinch. It has:

  • A gentle sunrise alarm to mimic the light of the early morning hours
  • Relaxing sounds, like music, white noise, meditations, dreamscapes and guided mindfulness exercises
  • Personalized routines to start your mornings and wind-down time on the right foot
  • A soft reading light with warm hues to prevent eye strain
  • A sleek, modern-looking design that looks great on a bedside table

16. Apple AirTags

If you’re buying for someone who hasn’t gone a week without losing their keys, let them unwrap an AirTag this year. AirTags are little trackers, slightly larger and thicker than a quarter. You can attach them to all sorts of items like keychains and wallets or simply toss them into a bag. When it’s time to track, they’ll tap into the Find My network on hundreds of millions of Apple devices to find the item. The AirTag can play a noise and provide arrows to point you toward it.

17. Cricut Joy

Got a crafter on your hands? The Cricut Joy is one of the best holiday gifts you can find for an avid DIY-er. It’s a precise cutting tool that can carve out intricate designs for unique cards, decals, stickers, labels and other creations. All the user has to do is pick a design and insert the material. Then, the Cricut Joy will cut out the pattern perfectly. It’s compact and works with over 50 materials like cardstock and vinyl, as well as Cricut markers to pen beautiful fonts and calligraphy.

18. iPhone SE 3rd Generation

The iPhone SE is the perfect gateway to the Apple experience. It offers modern Apple features — like wireless charging, 5G and Apple Pay — in a budget-friendly package. It runs on the super-speedy A15 Bionic chip, offers a long-lasting battery and sports Apple’s high-tech photo processing software. The iPhone SE provides a fast, dependable phone without any unnecessary bells and whistles.

For an extra-affordable option, consider a used iPhone SE.

19. iRobot Roomba 694

Give the gift of a hassle-free clean home. The iRobot Roomba 694 is an automatic vacuum that uses advanced tech like multiple brushes and a mode that focuses on dirty areas as it roves around. It has a 3-Stage Cleaning System with one brush to grab the dirt, another to suck it into the vacuum and another to get into any nooks and crannies. Of course, it all links up to an app for easy controls, custom scheduling and voice assistant compatibility.

20. Oura Ring Gen3

One of the best holiday tech gifts for health-conscious folks is the Oura Ring. This discreet little wearable looks just like a regular ring and can sense your sleep, activity, sleep, heart rate, temperature and more for useful health insights. With over a week of battery life and plenty of high-tech features, it can help the wearer reach a range of health goals. Plus, it comes in an array of stylish designs.

21. GoPro Hero10

The GoPro Hero10 is the perfect present for thrill-seekers. Whether they like to snowboard, surf, bike or tackle some other sport, this action camera can capture every moment with 5.3K video, HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization and cloud connectivity. It’s a tough little camera that can be submerged in up to 33 feet of water. Accessories are plentiful, so you can build a present perfectly suited for however your recipient gets moving.

22. Wyze Cam v3

Although it’s one of the most affordable security cameras you can get, the Wyze Cam v3 makes an excellent gift. It’s weather-resistant and offers great night vision, two-way audio and artificial intelligence to identify who’s in view. It has a low price point of just $30 for one camera, but it keeps up beautifully with more expensive competitors.

23. Nanoleaf Shapes

Nanoleaf Shapes set is ideal for decorating a space, from a gaming desk to a teen’s room or a home theater setup. The Nanoleaf system is made up of light panels that connect to form larger designs. With the help of the app, it can display vibrant light shows and ambient decor. Nanoleaf can visualize your music with lights that change to the beat and even mirror the colors from your screen for a more immersive viewing experience. Let them unleash their creativity with this unique holiday gift.

24. Courant Catch:3 Essentials

Add some style to their charging routine with the Courant Catch:3, a chic wireless charger built into an accessory tray. It’s wrapped in a gorgeous linen fabric and can even be monogrammed for an extra-personal touch. It looks great on a bedside table and can keep your device charged up right next to other important things like jewelry or your keys.

25. Bose QuietComfort® 45

Bose has led the pack in noise-canceling technology, and the QuietComfort 45 headphones take it even further. Give your recipient some high-fidelity audio this year with these powerful over-ear headphones. They’re available in several sleek colors and offer up to 24 hours of battery per charge. The listener can even fine-tune the bass, mid-range and treble to fit their preferences.

Save on Holiday Tech With Gazelle

With so many electronics to choose from, you can master the holiday season for everyone on your list. Still, we know that modern technology gifts can take a toll on your wallet. If you want to give holiday tech gifts without breaking the bank, consider buying used. Here at Gazelle, we simplify the process of buying used electronics with reliable listings, transparent pricing and easy returns. We have plenty of like-new electronics you can get without haggling with a stranger on the internet.

Browse our used phonesMacBooks and iPads today to save big on your holiday shopping!