Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays

This weekend, we're kicking off the holiday season with something to help you start your shopping. Check out our Holiday Gadget Gift Guide for the hottest new devices to give your loved ones. From Apple and Amazon to Playstation and Ninja, there are plenty of brands and products to choose from.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Weekend Digest: 2021 ultimate gadget gift guide for the holidays

It’s that time of year again: the holidays are inbound. Part of shopping smart for the gift-giving season is that it’s always beneficial to start early. Because supply chain issues, on top of the ongoing pandemic, are putting pressure on retail markets, there’s even more reason to the ball rolling.

Related: Best smart home gadgets you can gift this holiday season

Of course, the hardest part of holiday shopping is deciding what to get. That’s why we put together a list of the coolest items for our ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021. Ready to dive in? Get those sleigh bells ringing, because here we go!

1. The Apple AirPods 3rd Gen have full spatial audio and water resistance.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Apple AirPods 3rd Generation are water resistant

Apple’s latest upgrade comes to its standard AirPods. These 3rd-generation AirPods feature full spatial audio support, low distortion drivers, adaptive EQ, and IPX4 water resistance. They’re perfect for a first Apple AirPod experience or those looking to upgrade an older pair.

You can get the Apple AirPods 3rd Gen for $179.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Bose Soundlink Flex in a woman’s hand

What brand is more synonymous with great sound than Bose? The Bose Soundlink Flex Bluetooth speaker is a phenomenal way to listen to music inside or outside. It also features Bose Position IQ technology, IP67 waterproofing, and an ultra-rugged design. It’s a portable speaker that perfectly balances incredible audio quality with attractive, functional practicality.

You can get the Bose Soundlink Flex Bluetooth speaker for $149.

3. The Holme & Hadfield Watch Box Organizer does classy storage right.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Holme & Hadfield Watch Box Organizer provides classy storage

The Holme & Hadfield Watch Box Organizer and Valet Tray is a perfect gift for that special someone with classy taste. This elegant storage option has a sleek display case to keep watches. Underneath is a drawer that can hold passports, jewelry, and other accessories. Trust us, it’s sure to look great on any dresser.

You can get it for $89.95.

4. The PetCube Bites 2 Lite camera lets you check on pets and even toss treats.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Remotely give treats with PetCube Bites 2 Lite

Know someone who would love to check in on and interact with their pets from afar? The PetCube Bites 2 Lite camera is exactly what they need. It features 160-degree HD views, 2-way talk, and a treat dispenser that lets you remotely toss treats to pets.

You can get it for $124.95.

5. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 has 3D motion detection and HD audio.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Watch over your porch with Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2

Some gifts can be particularly useful and there’s a reason so many porches have doorbell cams these days. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 is a great choice for a doorbell cam, boasting HD audio, 3D motion detection, and 1536p HD video. Also, it has head-to-toe views to capture wider angles.

You can get it for $249.99.

6. The Apple iPad mini 2021 has a Liquid Retina display and Center Stage tech.

The Apple iPad mini in action

Everyone loves the iPad, but what if you need something a little smaller? Thankfully, Apple has you covered with the new iPad mini. It has an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with narrow borders. Its A15 Bionic chip adds 40% faster performance than before, and Center Stage makes video calling better than ever.

You can get it for $499.

7. The Corvo EKG Electric Kettle perfectly does minimalist and modern style.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Corvo EKG Electric Kettle is minimalist perfection

If you or a loved one is a tea drinker, this just might pique your interest. The Fellow Products Corvo EKG Electric Kettle is a gorgeously modern, yet minimalist, tea kettle that can heat up to 212 degrees and hold a temperature for 60 minutes. It also has a brew stopwatch designed for coffee.

You can get it for $189.

8. The Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE™ PRO 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand has 15 watts of MagSafe power.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Belkin 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand is sleek

The Belkin 2-in-1 Wireless Charger Stand is a great gift for tech junkies or anyone with a phone and wirelessly charging earbuds. For example, the device can simultaneously charge an iPhone 12 and AirPods Pro through 15W MagSafe technology. It also looks fantastic on a desk or nightstand.

You can get it for $99.99.

9. The Magnetic Envelope Sleeve for iPad Pro features high-quality elegance.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Harbor London Magnetic Envelope Sleeve for iPads

There are generic iPad cases and then there are unique ones. The Harbor London Magnetic Envelope Sleeve for iPad Pro is a classy, stylish case that frankly looks stunning. It uses high-quality materials like full-grain leather and 100% wool felt. Plus, it can fit up to a 12.9-inch iPad Pro—even with a Magic Keyboard attached.

You can get it for $125.

10. The FLIKR Fire2 has a fire pit aesthetic with a tiny form factor.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
FLIKR Fire2 is like a mini fire pit for tabletops

Perhaps you want a little piece of that fall fire pit aesthetic without needing an actual fire pit. Well, the IntoConcrete FLIKR Fire2 delivers precisely that. It’s made from concrete material and uses 5 ounces of isopropyl rubbing alcohol to cleanly burn for up to 60 minutes. Not to mention you can even use it indoors, or, should the mood strike, to roast marshmallows.

You can get it for $95.

11. The Apple Watch Series 7 has a larger display and improved durability.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Apple Watch Series 7 is water and dust resistant

The Apple Watch is a phenomenal smartwatch, and its latest upgrade is no exception. The Apple Watch Series 7 comes with WR50 water resistance, IP6X dust resistance, crack-resistant front crystal, and a 20% larger screen with slimmer borders. It also adds fast charging to the watch.

You can get it for $399.

12. The Harber London Modern Apple Watch Strap is adjustable and uses genuine leather.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Harber London’s Modern Apple Watch Strap looks sharp

Another classy product from Harber London makes the gadget gift guide: the Modern Apple Watch Strap. It features genuine leather materials that are durable and weather resistant. Steel buckles accent the band, which is available in 3 different colors that fit all Apple Watch sizes.

You can get it for $83.

13. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition is now a made-to-order folding smartphone.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition

Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 this year, and now there’s a Bespoke Edition. You can order the slick folding smartphone in a variety of color combinations. Samsung will fill the order to your exact specifications.

You can order it for $499.99.

14. The Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma controller has remappable buttons and triggers.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma is a competitive controller

Razer knows how to bring its A game to gaming, and it definitely delivers with the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma controller. In fact, this cool controller features RGB color lighting, Mecha-Tactile action buttons, hair triggers, and remappable functions. While it isn’t wireless, the wired connection adds a slight edge in responsiveness for competitive gaming.

You can get it for $149.99.

15. The DJI Mini SE compact drone is lightweight and captures HD video.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
DJI Mini SE drone in someone’s hand

Who doesn’t want a drone these days? The DJI Mini SE compact drone is a lightweight gadget that weighs less than 9 ounces. It has a 3-axis motorized gimbal for stability and can shoot 2.7K HD video. It can even reach up to a max altitude of 4,000 meters for as much as 30 minutes.

You can get it for $299.

16. The Polaroid Go camera is an analog camera with instant image printing.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Capture and print images with the Polaroid Go camera

There’s something to appreciate about the old Polaroid cameras and the simplicity of taking a photo and getting it instantly. Well, that’s exactly what the Polaroid Go recreates. It’s an analog camera that lets you take pictures and develop and print them in 15 minutes. Perfect for events, or just simple fun. Not to mention there’s even a selfie mirror to ensure you’re in the frame.

You can get it for $99.99.

17. The DreameTech D9 Robot Vacuum features powerful suction.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Let the DreameTech D9 Robot Vacuum clean your home

Robot vacuums are massively popular for good reason and thereby deserve a spot on our gadget gift guide. They effectively roam your home either by command or routine, cleaning along the way. The DreameTech D9 Robot Vacuum features 3,000 Pa of suction power with pressure boost for carpeted areas. It also has advanced mapping and uses LDS laser navigation.

You can get it for $269.99.

18. The Microsoft Surface Go 3 is 60% faster and has a 10.5-inch display.

Microsoft Surface Go 3 in action

We like versatile gadgets here at Gadget Flow, and the Microsoft Surface Go 3 offers plenty of flexibility. It comes with a 10.5-inch PixelSense 1080p touchscreen display with Windows Hello facial recognition. Plus, you can also use it like a laptop or a tablet, whichever suits the task you need it for at the moment.

You can get it for $399.99.

19. The FitBit Luxe fitness tracker is a fashionable way to monitor your health.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
FitBit Luxe fitness tracker is fashionable and effective

The FitBit Luxe fitness tracker is a fantastic way to track your health and workouts. In fact, it’s fashionable too. The device features a color touchscreen and can monitor skin temperatures and breathing rates. It also has stress and sleep monitoring along with in-app workouts and meditation guidance. Plus, with five days’ worth of battery life, it gets through the week on fewer charges.

You can get it for $149.95.

20. The Amazon Echo Show 8 2nd Gen has Alexa and an 8-inch display.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Amazon Echo Show 8 is a fantastic smart display

There’s no better way to manage your smart home than with a smart display. The Amazon Echo Show 2nd Gen has Alexa support built in along with stereo speakers and an 8-inch touchscreen display. Also included is a 13 MP camera with auto framing for video calls.

You can get it for $99.99.

21. The Apple HomePod mini lets you manage home tasks with Siri.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Apple HomePod mini puts Siri front and center in homes

Not unlike our previous entry, Apple’s HomePod mini lets you manage tasks at home using Siri voice assistant. You can listen to music, control connected lighting, make or take calls, and do much more. If you’re looking for a way to integrate Siri into your smart home, look no further than the Apple HomePod.

You can get it for $99.

22. The Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO makes smoothies with smartTORQUE.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Blend all the things with Ninja Foodi Power Nutri DUO

Who doesn’t love the Ninja? Ninja’s Foodi Nutri DUO is a perfect gift for those who enjoy smoothies and other blended creations. It can hold up to 14 ounces, and its smartTORQUE technology helps efficiently blend denser ingredients. It can even be used to make nut butter, which would normally provide a challenge for other devices.

You can get it for $119.99.

23. The FlexiGun Massage Gun has 30 speeds and 6 hours of battery life.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Relieve muscle pain with the FlexiGun massage gun

Here’s another wellness product for our gadget gift guide. If you know someone whose fitness routine has them aching, a massage gun just might be what they need. FlexTherapyShop’s FlexiGun massage gun comes with a variety of different heads and modes, plus 30 effective speeds. It can also stay powered up to 6 hours.

You can get it for $129.99.

24. The PlayStation PULSE 3D Headphones bring incredible sound to gaming.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Sony brings style and 3D sound to PULSE headphones

Get that gamer in your life something to enhance their sessions by gifting a pair of PlayStation PULSE 3D Wireless Headphones. They come in a sleek new midnight black color themed to the latest galaxy-style PlayStation gear. The headphones also feature Tempest 3D AudioTech with built-in equalizer control settings.

You can get them for for $99.

25. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds have noise cancelation.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro with Dolby head tracking

Are you a Samsung user looking for a pair of earbuds comparable to Apple’s AirPods? Check out the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds. They come with easy pairing, noise cancelation, and Dolby head tracking. So, if you already usE a Samsung phone, you can’t go wrong with these high-end earbuds.

You can get them for $169.99.

26. The Sonos Roam portable speaker offers both AirPlay 2 and Qi charging.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Sonos Roam features AirPlay 2 and Qi charging

The Sonos Roam is perfectly portable and an excellent gift for that special someone who loves listening to music. In fact, it features support for AirPlay 2, Qi charging, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It also offers dust and water resistance as well as a USB-C port. It even supports Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. It’s yet another fantastic speaker for our gadget gift guide.

You can get it for $179.

27. The PowerCore Magnetic Power Bank attaches magnetically via MagSafe.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Anker PowerCore Power Bank attaches magnetically with MagSafe

If you have an iPhone 12 or above, you can use Anker’s PowerCore Magnetic 5K Wireless Power Bank to charge your phone. This portable device attaches to the back magnetically using Apple’s MagSafe technology. Also, you can charge the power bank with USB-C up to its 5,000 mAh capacity.

You can get it for $54.99.

28. The SwitchBot Security Smart Indoor Camera has 130-degree views.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
SwitchBot Security Smart Indoor Camera is affordable and effective

These days, it makes sense for anyone to have a home security camera, but some can be expensive. Thankfully, the SwitchBot Security Smart Indoor Camera has an affordable price tag. Not only that, but it comes with 130-degree views, 1080p HD video recording, night vision, and motion detection.

You can get it for $29.99.

29. The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Series features Wear OS and health tracking.

Weekend Digest: The ultimate gadget gift guide of 2021 for the holidays
Capture health data with the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Series

Concluding our gadget gift guide is another offering from Samsung. If you’re seeking out an Apple Watch alternative for Samsung or Android, check out the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Series. It also features Wear OS plus a myriad of different health sensors with fitness stat tracking. It can even assist with measuring body composition and sleep information.

You can get it for $64.99.

Wrapping things up with warm seasons greetings

Well, that’s all for our Holiday Gadget Gift Guide. From new Apple AirPods to the Amazon Echo Show and beyond, there are plenty of different ideas to begin your shopping for loved ones. We wish you the best this holiday season and look forward to bringing you more gadgets and exciting technology in this wonderful time of the year. Happy Holidays from Gadget Flow!

Is there a gadget you feel should have been on the list? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you.

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Mark is a writer and podcaster who loves technology. When not writing for Gadget Flow, he enjoys passionately working on storytelling projects and exploring the outdoors.
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