19 Tech Gadgets All Your Giftees Will Nerd Out Over
Living in our tech-savvy world means there’s something for every type of person to nerd out over. We’re talking an LED face mask that improves your skin while you lounge, a smart coaster that helps you whip up the perfect cocktail, a unique device that allows you to send handwritten messages to distant loved ones, and an unsuspecting ring that tracks your activity day and night. Consider the type of gadget lover your recipient is and have at it—below you will find the best tech gifts for everyone on your list.
Shopping for an aspirating mixologist? Barsy Smart Coaster will help them become a pro. All your giftee has to do is set their cup on the coaster and then follow along with the instructions on the app. The coaster lights up, changing colors to indicate when you should start and stop pouring each ingredient.
This smart display device offers everything the original Echo does and more. In addition to the voice control features, the compact screen allows you to cook alongside step-by-step recipes, check your calendar, stream TV shows, and create a slideshow of photos. But perhaps the best part is that you can video chat with loved ones who have the Alexa app, an Echo device with a screen or Skype.
A printer for your skin sounds like it’s right out of a sci-fi movie, but the device exists IRL and it’s legit. Opte’s Skin Printer digitally scans your face to pinpoint areas of hyperpigmentation and then camouflages them with a color-correcting, skin-improving serum. Think of it like a precision concealer.
Sunglasses with built-in speakers? Welcome to 2020. These trendy black frames provide open-ear, immersive audio so you can listen to music, podcasts, and audio books while still be aware of your surroundings outdoors. They also feature an integrated microphone for calls and access to your phone’s virtual assistant via Bluetooth connectivity.
With greater understanding of your own gut comes peace of mind about the foods you eat—and the foods you don’t. Whether your giftee has been struggling with digestion issues or is simply a health nut who likes to be informed, FoodMarble is a great tech-forward choice. Just breathe into the device and get real-time results on your gut’s gas levels via the personal digestive tracker app. It also allows you to log your foods, track your symptoms, and test your tolerability to individual foods.
Speaking of healthy living, a fitness tracker is a great way for your giftee to keep track of their exercise goals and stay on target. The most affordable tracker we’ve come across, Letsfit tracks it all, including heartrate, steps taken, calories burned, and distance traveled.
If your giftee prefers tech that’s a bit more subtle, Oura Ring is the way to go. It looks like an everyday ring but tracks biometric data to provide personalized insights into your overall health. That includes nighttime activity—such as resting heart rate, respiratory rate, and nighttime movement—and daytime activity such as steps, calories burned, and inactive times. (BTW, the brand just launched a limited-edition gold version that’s, like, super pretty; it’s $100 more.)
Beauty gurus will love this tech savvy skincare gift. It’s a professional-grade LED mask that can be adjusted according to specific skin concerns to deliver clinically proven results, including plumping and smoothing. It’s flexible and has holes for your eyes, nose, and mouth. That means your giftee can binge their fave TV show or snuggle up with a good book while the mask works its magic.
Your giftee’s DIY beauty, wellness, and cooking efforts just became way easier. LEVO is a chic, innovative, versatile device that simplifies the process of herbal infusion from start to finish. For example, it helps you make everything from CBD bath bombs to orange-infused cookies to vanilla-infused olive oil.
This wireless charging stand will help your giftee get all those unsightly cords out of the way. All they have to do is prop their smartphone against this sleek device, and it’ll fill up the battery in record time.
Burst Oral Care is the modern-day purveyor of all things dental health, and the brand just launched a new water flosser that’s sleek in design and effective in execution. Any giftee who’s into health tech will appreciate the gesture—and the healthy smile.
Though often viewed as retro, the joy provided by Polaroid’s instant-film technology is alive and well. If anything, it’s gotten better! The proof is in their Hi-Print Pocket Photo Printer, which allows your giftee to print 2×3 business card-sized prints wherever they go. So cute!
Any giftee with long hair will tell you that blowdrying is a major chore. This tech-savvy dryer will make the job way easier and faster. It uses iLoop Smart Sensor Technology to measure hair moisture levels and adjusts accordingly. The result is a speedy blow dry and healthier hair.
It has been the year of at-home entertainment, and projectors are the next best thing to that classic movie theater experience. This pocket-sized device weighs in at less than a pound and can project 100 inches in HD with excellent color quality. It also has built-in speakers, making it the perfect accessory for at-home movie nights.
Weather, be damned! Your giftee can grow their own delicious herbs and small veggies no matter how cold it is outside. Click and Grow Smart Garden uses energy-efficient LED light to help nourish plants, and the filled water reservoir does the watering for them, too. No green thumb required.
Whether your gift recipient is forever doing business Zooms or simply loves to FaceTime, this handy little gadget will make their life way easier. Here’s to never being backlight again!
With this gimbal tripod in tow, your giftee will never have to film a shaky video with their smartphone again. The technology makes for smooth zooming and precise focusing—both of which will come in handy whether you’re filming home videos or shooting something silly for TikTok.
You can give the gift of never-cold coffee via Ember’s Temperature Control Smart Mug. Simply set their preferred temperature on a smartphone and you’re good to go. The charge lasts for 80 minutes and the mug enters sleep mode when the cup is empty.
If you’re looking for a unique tech gift that screams 2020, look no further. Lovebox is a smart messaging device that pairs with an app so you can deliver special messages to your distant loved ones via text, drawings, and emoji-like stickers—a guaranteed hit for parents and grandparents.
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