7 Cool Tech Gifts to Get Your Loved Ones This Christmas
Christmas is just about here, but there may still be time to pick up one of these hot tech gifts guaranteed to give your family and friends a happy holiday:
Nintendo Switch OLED
You’ll be your gamer’s instant best friend if you can get your hands on the new Nintendo Switch OLED model for them this year. This model’s larger seven-inch OLED screen offers more vivid colors and crisper contrast than previous iterations and comes with a wide adjustable stand for tabletop play mode. It also has higher quality speakers and twice the internal storage (64 GB). These hot Christmas presents have been flying off the shelves though, so if you can find one, grab it immediately.
Get it for $349.99 on Nintendo.com
GEEKERA Wireless Charging Stand for Apple Products
If your friend or family member is a loyal Apple product user, this wireless charging stand will most definitely make their holidays happy. It can recharge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods all at the same time. It’s even smart enough to know when your devices are full and automatically turns off at that point to protect your batteries from overcharging.
Grab one on Amazon for just $44.98.
PowerPort III Nano
This lightning fast 20W USB-C port can charge an iPhone 12 three times quicker than a standard 5W charger. After charging your phone for just 15 minutes, you’ll have enough battery for eight hours of run time. It’s versatile, too, compatible with most phone types including the Samsung Galaxy, as well as most smartwatches and earbuds. Your loved one will adore you for giving them the gift of fast power this Christmas.
Get one for $13.97 on Anker.
Okay, so this might not be the most cutting-edge tech out there, but why not gift some nostalgia to your loved one or share a core part of your childhood with your own little techie? Even better, this updated Tamagotchi allows them to charge, clean, and play with their very own Star Wars droid. In this version, R2 can even learn 19 new skills and unlock seven mini-games.
Get yours for $17.95 on Amazon.
Philips Hue Smart Bulbs (2-Pack)
These smart LED bulbs boast the range of 16 million colors of light, making for an endless array of choices for setting the mood. They’re compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, but they can also be controlled on the Hue app via Bluetooth. That means they can be voice activated when desired or automatically set on permanent schedules. The app lets you program up to 10 bulbs, and Philips offers a two-year warranty on them (though they should keep shining for close to a decade thanks to their efficient LED tech).
Buy a pair for $79.99 on Philips Hue.com.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Finally, a mug that can keep your hot drink perfectly warm from the first sip to the last. This smart mug from Ember allows you to control the exact temperature (between 120°F to 145°F) of your coffee or cocoa for up to an hour and a half. Using the accompanying smartphone app, you can even program a custom preset default. When you’re done drinking, just place it back on its special charging coaster to recharge it for your next cup.
Pick one up for $99.95 on Amazon.
Aura Mason Luxe 2K Smart Digital Picture Frame
This is perfect for the loved ones who wish they saw you more often. You can preload this stylish 9.7-inch digital frame with photos and videos so your parents or grandparents can see a version of you 24/7. And with the Aura smartphone app, you can instantly upload new photos for them or even allow your loved ones to share their own.
Buy one for $229 on Amazon.