The ultimate tech gadget gift guide for the holidays

The holidays are coming, and you know what that means. It's time to round up the ultimate tech gadget gifts you'll want to give—and receive.

The ultimate tech gadget gift guide for the holidays
Beats Fit Pro wireless earbuds in use

The best tech releases around the holidays, and the 2021 season is no exception. So we’re rounding up the smartphones, tablets, and other devices that everyone wants to receive on this ultimate tech gadget gift guide.

Related: Holiday gift guide—best gadgets under $100

Want a smartwatch this year? We suggest the Apple Watch Series 7, Apple’s most durable smartwatch yet. For a smartphone that adapts to its user, go for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel Pro 6 phones. Impress others—and yourself—this holiday season with any of the cool tech below.

1. The Apple Watch Series 7 can handle everyday life. It’s incredibly durable and charges 33% faster than the Apple Watch Series 6.

Apple Watch Series 7
Apple Watch Series 7 on a swimmer

The smartwatch on everyone’s holiday wish list is the Apple Watch Series 7. It has a crack-resistant front crystal glass, and you can even swim with it. The health features include Blood Oxygen and ECG apps.

Get it for $399 on the official website.

2. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition 5G smartphone comes in 49 different color combinations for true personalization.

The ultimate tech gadget gift guide for the holidays
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition in colors

For a fun smartphone, get yourself or someone else the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition 5G smartphone. Inside, it’s the same as the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G. But the exterior is altogether different, thanks to the numerous mix-and-match color options.

Get it for $499.99 on the official website.

3. The Apple iPad mini 2021 has a beautiful display and an all-screen design. The ultra-wide front camera is great for centered calls.

Apple iPad Mini 2021
Apple iPad mini 2021 in a person’s hand

Give someone special the Apple iPad mini 2021. It has a bigger screen than its predecessor. It also boasts the A15 Bionic chip and 5G connectivity. The front camera supports the Center Stage feature, tracking and keeping you centered during calls.

Get it for $499 on the official website.

4. The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro 5G smartphones have machine learning and AI. Their new camera system captures more light.

The ultimate tech gadget gift guide for the holidays
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in colors

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro 5G smartphones also make impressive holiday gifts. These reimagined Google phones have a proprietary processor, which makes them more responsive and able to display the apps you need, quickly.

Get them for $599 on the official website.

5. The Beats Fit Pro wireless earbuds adjust the audio as you move your head. Plus, flexible wingtips keep them comfortably in your ears.

Beats Fit Pro wireless earbuds
Beats Fit Pro on a user

Another cool item on our ultimate tech gadget gift guide are the Beats Fit Pro wireless earbuds. They use gyroscopes and accelerometers to adapt the sound to your movements. Finally, with the secure fit wingtips, they’re comfortable and stable.

Get them for $199.99 on the official website.

6. The Razer Basilisk V3 gaming mouse features 11 programmable buttons. And the scroll wheel has pretty intelligent functions.

The ultimate tech gadget gift guide for the holidays
Razer Basilisk V3 with lights on

For the PC gamer in your life, go for the Razer Basilisk V3 gaming mouse. Among other great features, its impressive scroll wheel moves up, down, and side to side. And the smart-reel mode allows it to automatically shift from tactile to freely spinning when you increase your scrolling speed.

Get it for $69.99 on the official website.

7. The Sony SRS-NS7 wireless neckband speaker immerses users in sound, is IPX4 waterproof, and connects to 2 devices at once.

The ultimate tech gadget gift guide for the holidays
Sony SRS-NS7 in use

Great for your friends or loved ones who work from home, the Sony SRS-NS7 wireless neckband speaker provides high-quality audio and clear calls. It works with 2 devices simultaneously, so your loved one can easily switch from listening to music to taking a call.

Get it for $298 on Amazon.

8. The Razer Kraken V3 Pro wireless gaming headset lets users experience lifelike vibrations with haptic feedback for in-game audio.

The ultimate tech gadget gift guide for the holidays
Razer Kraken V3 Pro with gaming gear

Give an immersive gaming experience with the Razer Kraken V3 Pro wireless gaming headset. It converts audio cues into haptic vibrations, which is why we included it in our ultimate tech gadget gift guide.

This product is coming soon and priced at $199.99. Learn more about it on the official website.

9. The Sonos Beam (Gen 2) smart soundbar supports Dolby Atmos and has a sleek, curved design that easily blends into any room.

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) in a video

Want to give yourself something special this holiday season? The Sonos Beam (Gen 2) smart soundbar enhances your home theater with Dolby Atmos and supports voice assistants. It even works with Apple AirPlay 2 and your TV’s HDMI eARC.

Get it for $449 on the official website.

10. The Amazon 11th Gen Kindle Paperwhite has a brighter screen that lets users read text even in beach-bright sunlight and is easy on the eyes.

Amazon 6.8 Inch Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon 11th Gen Kindle in use

Book lovers will appreciate the Amazon 11th Gen Kindle Paperwhite with its 300 ppi glare-free screen. It reads like paper, even at the beach. And the adjustable warm light from white to amber protects the eyes. Yes, it’s waterproof.

Get it for $139.99 on Amazon.

The 2021 holiday season is full of smartphones, tablets, and gaming tech that will thrill your loved ones—and you—all year long. Which ones do you think you’ll go for? Let us know in the comments.

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Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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