The 30 Best Tech Gifts in 2018
If you’re like us, you know it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest and greatest technology and gadgets…yet you still totally want to. In a sea of some of the coolest products we’ve seen in a while, we’ve curated a little something for everyone on your gifting list this year. For the music lover to the smart home fanatic to the fitness guru and avid TV watcher and everything in between, shop our picks for the best tech gifts for men and women in 2018.
Totally new for the 2018 shopping season, the Echo Show does just that; show! Alexa can now show you things (news, music videos, movies, weather and so much more) instead of just telling you. The future is clearly here!
The sickest and affordable action cam around. It’s waterproof, can easily mount to your helmet, bluetooth and wi-fi enabled, time lapse and photo burst features, and one-button control. What’s better than that?! Did we mention it automatically sends your footage to your phone where the app immediately turns it into an edited video?
It’s the highest quality from Bose you come to expect and in a compact little speaker. It provides 360-degree coverage, is water resistant, and can wirelessly play up to 16-hours of music on a full charge. Plus, it comes in triple black if space grey isn’t your vibe.
This 2-way video doorbell allows you to see, hear, and speak to anyone who ‘rings’ your doorbell via your smartphone or computer. It’s 1080p HD quality video and will still work in 5 below to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, you thanks to the infrared night vision you can check on who’s out there in the middle of the night.
The Gamers Tech Gift: New Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Red Joy-Controllers
The Nintendo video console everyone has been buzzing about. They can play this one together via your television, on the console itself, in different rooms, or just take it on the go and play wherever (hello long car rides!).
The Must-Have Tech Gift: The Tile Key & Phone Finder
Waterproof and durable these (set of 2) tiles allow you to easily find your keys, your smartphone, or anything that you attach it to. You can even see it on a map where and when you left your prized belongings behind!
The Music-Lover Tech Gift: Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Wireless (Noise-Canceling) Headphones in Silver
They’ll love having a little peace and quiet thanks to these noise-canceling headphone. Plus it’ll make the music sound even better. Did we mention it’s wireless and the battery life last up to 40-hours? Oh, and the silver option is sleek AF.
The Small Tech Gift: All New Echo Spot
We love how this handsfree device can fit pretty much anywhere in your home. Use 2nd generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, recipes, to-do, shopping lists, face-to-face calls, and a ton more!
The Mood Enabling Tech Gift: Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance Smart Lightbulb
It’s the smartest lightbulb we know! You can choose between (literally) millions of colors and shades of white light to light your home. Simply control it wirelessly via your smartphone or tablet and set the mood any which-way you want.
The Snoring Gift: Smart Nora Anti-Snoring Solution (Oprah’s Favorite Things List)
It’s on ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things’ gift list this year so you know it’s gotta be great! If he snores (or if you snore) this is the perfect gift. This quiet contraption actually detects the very early sounds and signals of you about to snore and then gently stops you. You really have to see how this thing works. Insanity.
The Fitbit Gift: New Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch with Band
Now you can store and play up to 300 songs, followed dynamic personalized workouts, track steps, runs, exercises and more. Plus it looks pretty stylish.
The Tablet Gift: New Fire HD 8 Tablet With Alexa
You can’t go wrong with the Fire HD tablet. This one comes in at 32 GB, 8-inch HD display, and 12-hours of battery life. Enjoy all your binge-watching! Plus it comes in other cool color options like canary yellow, royal blue, and red!
The Foodie Tech Gift: Greater Goods Digital Smart Food Scale
We are obsessed with this smart digital food scale for the kitchen. Not only can you weigh out and measure your food accurately, it’ll even display the nutritional info for up to 2,000 different food options. I mean, this is kitchen tech at its finest.
The Binge-Watcher Tech Gift: New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Control & Interaction
Because streaming media is everywhere they’ll want to be. With over 7,000 apps, games, and Alexa skills they’ll be able to stream all their favorite shows from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Youtube, ESPN, ABC and more. Plus, thanks to voice recognition they’ll be able to just say things like, “Play Orange is the New Black” and, guess what, it’ll play. #Technology
The Clumsy Gift: PopSockets Expanding Stand and Grip for Smartphones
These are pretty life-changing especially if, like us, you drop your phone and tablet regularly. Plus, you can prop it up to watch a video, have a FaceTime chat and more. These guys come in a bunch of different colors like rose gold, silver, pink, black, blue, and more.
The Safety Gift: Remocam Smart-Home Security Cam
Keep an eye on your home (and/or your kids!) with this highly-rated wireless security cam with 2-way audio, night-vision, and smart-home capabilities.
The VR Tech Gift: Samsung New VR Headset with Controller
Virtual Reality is where it’s at! Now you can be transported to amazing new worlds, in games, video and images. Take things to the next level when you use the intuitive controller to drop, point, select and drag with a simple and seamless wave of your wrist. Enjoy hundreds of games and super cool experiences you have to see to believe.
The Kid Tech Gift: The “Talkie” Unicorn By ToyMail from Shark Tank
This is like the best tech invention for kids ever. The Talkie lets kids send and receive voice messages with approved friends and grownups. It’s a great way for the little ones to stay in touch with grandparents, mom’s and dad’s when they’re away on business or with their little friends. Kind of genius.
Official Star Wars Levitating Death Star Bluetooth Speaker
Um, because it levitates (!), it’s Star Wars (!), and it’s a portable wireless bluetooth speaker (!). We’ve just found all his favorite things wrapped into one gift.
The Healthiest Gift: The Philips Air Fryer in White
We’ve added this to our “must-have” tech gift ideas because, I mean, if you can cook fried chicken with air and not oil that’s probably the best advancement in technology we’ve seen since 1982.
The Paranoid Tech Gift: OtterBox Defender Series iPhone 7/Plus Case in Blue
They’ll rest assured their new iPhone 7 Plus will remain safe and sound with this protective case. It has a built-in screen protector, withstands scratches, bumps, drops, and sudden shocks (because apparently that’s a thing?).
The Efficient Tech Gift: Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 inch with Pen
Because if they’re over all things Apple, they should totally give this super-helpful and decently-priced tablet from Samsung a try. Life-changing.
The Home Tech Gift: Nest ‘Smart Learning’ 3rd Generation Thermostat
Never get up to turn or off your heat or air-conditioning again! We’re obsessed with this smart thermostat. Hooked up to Wi-Fi and Alexa, it’ll learn your comfort patterns and keep your temperature efficient and your bills low. Plus, you can program this, and turn it on and off via its app so if you’ll always come home to a warm or cool house depending on your preference.
The Streaming TV Tech Gift: Roku HD Streaming Stick
Now you can stream just almost anything you want like blockbusters, broadcast TV, big entertainment brands, and niche channels. And of course there are your favorite Movies, TV shows, live sports, news and music! This is a pretty decent price too!
The Tech Reader Gift – Kindle Oasis e-Reader with Leather Charging Cover
That’s right, it’s the thinest and lightest Kindle ever! And it was one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, so you know she knows what she’s talking about! The battery seems to last so long too thanks to the charging leather cover that could help boost you up for months. You really can’t go wrong with that. #TechnologyRules
The Bathroom Tech Gift: H2oVibe Rain Showerhead Jet with Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Yes! Now you can enjoy a drenching rain-like shower and listen to your favorite music all at the same time. Oh, and did we mention you can take calls too? That’ll be interesting!
The Pet Tech Gift: Furbo Dog Camera and Treat Tosser
How cool is this! This wireless wi-fi HD cam with 2-way audio (your pet can hear you and you can hear them!), can monitor your little buddy while you’re away (watch them online via app) and you can even feed them treat via the app while you’re away from home. The Furbo can hold up to 100 treats at a time. Your dog will know you love and care for them even when you have to go to dreaded work for the day.
The Dog Tech Gift: GoBone Interactive App-Enabled Smart Bone for Dogs
GoBone is the world’s first smart bone for your dog. It automatically keeps your dog active while you’re busy and opens up a whole new world of play when you’re together. Get the app and get your pup playing!
The Pet Owners Tech Gift: Bissell Pet Stain Eraser Cordless Portable Carpet Cleaner
Say goodbye to stubborn pet stains on your sofas, chairs, and carpet once and for all! Spray, scrub, and suction to remove pet stains and messes from carpet, upholstery, stairs, area rugs, auto interiors, and more.
The Garage Owners Tech Gift: Chamberlain Smart Garage Hub
Now you can open and close your garage door from anywhere (in part, thanks to the app for your smartphone). Not sure if you closed it before you left the house in the morning? Now you can check from anywhere. Also works great if someone needs to drop something off for you while you’re not at home. You’ll even get status notifications pushed right to your phone.
The Shavers Tech Gift: Braun Series 9 Electric Shaver
Perfect for wet or dry shaving, the latest from Braun is currently the world’s most efficient shaver, is totally 100% waterproof, and has 50 minutes of cordless shaving time. Thanks #Technology!