15 Best holiday gifts for your techie friends

Tech gadgets make great gifts. Especially if you're shopping for people who are crazy about them. And that's the subject of today's daily digest: the best holiday gifts for your techie friends. Check out this list to see all the ways—wireless, smart, and more—you can show them you care this year.

15 Best holiday gifts for your techie friends
mophie 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Mat in use

Got gadget-obsessed friends on your holiday shopping list? Tech products are some of the most popular items to gift and for a good reason: they’re practical and fun to use. So to help you with your search for some of the best tech items you can buy this year, we’re rounding up some of our favorites.

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This list of gifts for techies includes some of the latest wireless accessories and cool smart gadgets for the home like a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. And while your techie friends probably know about pretty much every product out there, we think a few of the items on this list might surprise even them. Whether you’re shopping for your friend, boyfriend, or girlfriend, these gift ideas are sure to please even the hard-to-impress person on your list.

mophie 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Mat

The first item on our list of best tech gifts is the mophie 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Mat. This gadget can charge up to five devices at a time thanks to its four wireless charging spots that work with any Qi-enabled device. There’s also one USB-A port.

DJI Osmo Mobile 4 Foldable Phone Gimbal

The DJI Osmo Mobile 4 Foldable Phone Gimbal is easy to use with its magnetic design. It also offers gesture control, so you don’t have to stop what you’re doing to adjust your camera. And ActiveTrack 3.0 keeps the camera on its subjects.


Awair Element Air Quality Tracker

The Awair Element Air Quality Tracker keeps lungs healthier by monitoring five air quality components: temperature, humidity, CO2 levels, VOCs, and PM2.5. Its compact size and lovely design make it a piece of tech that complements any decor.


Oakywood 2-in-1 Headphone Stand and Charger

The Oakywood 2-in-1 Headphone Stand and Charger provides up to 100W of power through its wireless wooden charging base. It has a modern, sleek look inspired by geometric shapes and keeps headphones organized.


SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless Gaming Headset

The SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless Gaming Headset is another of our best tech gifts in 2020. This cool headset has a ClearCast noise-canceling microphone that defines your voice when you talk to other gamers. And the bidirectional design lets you move the microphone to a more natural position.

SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless Gaming Headset

SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless Gaming Headset on a table

Nest Thermostat 2020

The Nest Thermostat 2020 is less expensive than previous models and is easier to operate. It uses a traditional schedule system where users must notify it when they’re at home, on vacation, etc. The Nest Thermostat 2020 also has a built-in voice assistant so that it can be managed via Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.


Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Bluetooth Speaker

The Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Bluetooth Speaker is another great gift your techie friend will love. Thanks to its waterproof design, this speaker really lets a person take their music anywhere, even underwater. It also has 360-degree sound for immersive audio and rich bass in every direction.


AURA Strap Smart Apple Watch Band

The AURA Strap Smart Apple Watch Band is one cool Apple Watch accessory. This gadget tracks your hydration, body composition, and more—giving a person a better picture of their overall health. A companion app helps set goals, tracks progress, and measures data. Finally, the AURA Strap has a six-month battery life.

AURA Strap Smart Apple Watch Band

AURA Strap Smart Apple Watch Band with an iPhone

SanDisk Extreme Pro Fast SSD

The SanDisk Extreme Pro Fast SSD is another of our best tech gifts. It has SanDisk’s in-house NVMe technology, which increases file transfer speeds up to 1,050 MB/s. This lets users edit right from the drive, saving time, and boosting productivity. Small and light, this SSD is easy to take anywhere and its Ip55 rating means it’s pretty durable.


Comcast Xfinity xFi Pod Wi-Fi Extender

The Comcast Xfinity xFi Pod Wi-Fi Extender helps eliminate dead zones and lags on a home network. It delivers speeds faster than 500 Mbps using tri-band Wi-Fi radio. All your friend has to do is install this extender at the farthest reach point of her home to cover the entire home with internet.


Elgato Ring Light Illuminating Lamp

The Elgato Ring Light Illuminating Lamp makes photography brighter. This circle light gives just the right amount of light for perfectly lit photos. Just 17 inches in diameter, the Elgato Ring light even brightens faces for batter radiance and color. The connected app is compatible with iOS and Android.


Instax SQUARE SQ1 Instant Camera

The Instax SQUARE SQ1 Instant Camera is another great item on this list of the best tech gifts in 2020. Just like a Polaroid, this camera delivers photos in 90 seconds. It also includes automatic exposure to produce high-quality shots in any lighting situation.

Breville Nespresso Vertuoplus Deluxe Capsule Coffee Maker

The Breville Nespresso Vertuoplus Deluxe Capsule Coffee Maker can hold up to 40 ounces of water, enough for five full eight-ounce cups of coffee. So it’s a great gadget for entertaining. And the Centrifusion technology creates delicious-tasting coffee with a naturally-formed crema.

AIR PIX Pocket-Sized Aerial Camera

The AIR PIX Pocket-Sized Aerial Camera takes the best selfies, hands-free. It’s a small aerial camera that can fly, so it’s like having a personal photographer—only this gadget is pocket-sized and can go pretty much everywhere. It also captures Full HD videos and has a 12-megapixel camera.


Native Union Drop XL Double Wireless Charger

The Native Union Drop XL Double Wireless Charger will help your loved one keep all devices charged. That’s because this gadget has two wireless spots and one USB-A port for simultaneous charging.


These are some of our favorite tech-based gifts for the 2020 holiday season, and we’re sure that they’ll please even the most discerning person on your list. What did you think about these items? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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