I like to give gifts that solve problems. Something that the person didn’t know they needed until they open the box and say, “Wow, now that’s terrific.”
And with so much stress this year, why not gift our loved one’s tech that can make their lives easier? Tap or click here to see some of Amazon’s early Black Friday deals on tech.
To help you get started, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite essential tech gifts this year. You’ll love the look on your loved one’s face when they open up one of these bestselling gadgets.
1. The smart display and speaker I gifted my family
Promising review: “Amazon’s Echo Show 5 is a refresh of the Echo Show line-up at an outstanding price. The Echo Show 5 is in a new class of its own. The combination of quality and value are really tough to beat and the ES5 does well overall."
2. An affordable robot vacuum
Promising review: “Overall, I’m extremely impressed with this vacuum! I was hesitant purchasing it (due to the amount of options and features available in the market) but I’m so glad I did. We have two large, German Shepherd-mixed dogs and this tiny vacuum does wonders on both our hardwood and carpeted floors.”
3. A must-have for the outdoorsy type
Promising review: Quality beacon that l carry when snowmobiling in the mountains that l hope l never truly need to use. Nice size and easy to work with.”
4. A useful gadget to keep hikers safe
Promising review: “Provides peace of mind for my family when I’m off solo hiking in the backcountry or kayaking well beyond cell service. I use the preset messages to update progress and they can track my locations.”
5. The iPad they’re dreaming of
Promising review: “I love this iPad. My boyfriend gave it to me as gift and it is exactly what I needed for school. iPad matches description and does exactly what it claims.”
6. Or go with the affordable Amazon option
Promising review: “If you understand what the Fire is, an Amazon digital content delivery device with some tablet capabilities, you’ll be thrilled with what it can do.”
7. A solid laptop from Dell
8. A MacBook Air for the Apple lover
Promising review: “In my opinion, the 2020 MacBook Air is a perfect laptop. It has physical keys that are a pleasure to type on, a beautiful screen, an optimal size, good pricing and a quad-core processor. “
9. Sleep earbuds to drown out the snoring
10. A bargain Apple Watch with tons of features
Promising review: “I’ve been wanting an Apple Watch for some time now and finally decided to treat myself. Definitely satisfied with the quality and price. My roommate bought the Series 5 almost a year ago for almost $400 and the SE basically has all the same features for a cheaper price.
11. The all-out Apple Watch for the true techie
Promising review: This is my first smartwatch ever, and I really love it! It does everything I need it to and more. The look is really clean for the black aluminum model.
12. Samsung’s smartwatch for the Android lover
Promising review: “If you’re looking for an upgrade and don’t mind spending a little extra for a well built and high quality watch, you won’t be disappointed.” Promising review: “Amazon’s Echo Show 5 is a refresh of the Echo Show line-up at an outstanding price. The Echo Show 5 is in a new class of its own. The combination of quality and value are really tough to beat and the ES5 does well overall. “
13. A Fitbit for the exercise enthusiast
Promising review: “If you’re a Fitbit lover who want to upgrade or someone who wants a reasonable smart watch or fitness tracker, this is for you.”
14. VR for the whole family
Promising review: “I believe this device is VR’s best shot to become mainstream. You can use it anywhere (indoors), with no wires and no PC or PlayStation required. It just works. It is relatively affordable and the library of VR experiences is steadily growing.”
15. The drone I gifted Barry (he loves it!)
Promising review: “As an avid photographer who is new to aerial photography, I am delighted with the DJI Mini 2. For a first drone, this is a winner.”