Stumped on what to get the gadget geek in your life? Here’s our picks for some of the hottest tech gifts this year that’ll make ’em proud!
So what do you actually get the tech geek who already has everything? The simple answer to that is the latest and greatest of what’s out this year. If you’re really a pro, you’ll pre-order a lot of what’s going to be released later in the year so you can get a jump-start on the 2020 shopping season. Yes, we’re actually almost at that point.
When it comes to tech gifts there are as many options out there as there are preferences. This year just about everything worth its weight will be wireless, bluetooth enabled, sleeker, smaller, and with a longer battery life than ever before. Plus, we’re seeing almost all our picks as voice activated, which can really keep things safe and, well, easier to use.
Shop our picks for some of the best new tech gift ideas for both men and women in 2019.
Best Tech Gift of 2019
The Apple Watch Series 4 in Silver – Buy It Here
It’s finally an Apple Watch they’ll want to wear. This is the latest and greatest from Apple and, dare we say, it looks more fashionable than the previous versions? The face is a bit bigger, the band options are much better and, yes, it’s totally waterproof. Plus, the speaker is actually 50% louder than ever before. It can be also used as a heart/health monitor, a workout partner, activity and fitness tracker and, of course, you can get your text messages, make and take calls, and so much more. It also comes in a variety of other color and band options that’ll be perfect for both men and women. Learn more here.
The Wireless Earbud Pick
The Jabra Elite Truly Wireless Earbuds – Buy It Here
These are officially some of the best-selling true wireless earbuds on the market this year. They’ll be able to listen to their favorite tunes without pesky wires with a battery life of up to 5-hours with continuous use. Don’t worry, it also comes with a pocket-sized charing case that’ll allow you to get up to 15-hours of battery life. If they’re not into the look and feel of the Apple AirPods, these are the best option for them. Learn more here.
The New Amazon Pick
The New Amazon Echo Show 5 in Sandstone – Buy It Here
This one was recently released by Amazon for 2019 and not only can you still use it to ask Alexa to show you things like the latest headlines, the weather, music videos, TV shows and more. You can also play games and even see your favorite people when you call them up. The best part? The new privacy control. Simply toggle off the camera and microphone by the touch of one button on top. Plus, it’s way more compact/smaller than the original and the price is amazing! Learn more here.
The Safety Pick
The New Blink XT2 Indoor/Outdoor Security Camera – Buy It Here
It’s the new and improved best-selling indoor and outdoor security cam from Blink. It’s not only waterproof, but it also allows for 2 way audio communication, customizable motion detection, day and night coverage, free cloud storage, and more. It also has an extra long lasting battery life. It takes 2 AA lithium batteries that’ll last your Blink about 2-years before you need to replace them. There are also options to buy a singular camera, a 2-pack, 3-pack, or a 5-pack. Learn more here.
The Energy Efficient Pick
The Nest Learning Home Thermostat in Stainless Steel – Buy It Here
Yes, even your thermostat is smart now! This is one of the best selling smart thermostats of the year, has voice activation ability thanks to Alexa, and can be programmed from your smart phone or smart device with the installation of the free app. What we love about it is that it’ll start to learn your heat and/or cooling patterns and start to become more and more energy efficient, saving you money on your heating and cooling bills. Learn more here.
The Top Tablet Pick
The New Apple iPad Pro in Space Grey – Buy It Here
Seriously, how pretty is this new iPad? It’s super sleek, stylish, and longer lasting than ever before. It has a 12.9 inch edge-to-edge liquid retina display, FaceID ability, a 12MP back camera, a 7 MP front camera, up to 10-hours of battery life on a single charge, and so much more. It’s definitely time for the upgrade. Learn more here.
The Gamers Pick
The Nintendo Switch Video Gaming System – Buy It Here
We couldn’t forget about the gamers out there, could we? The latest from Nintendo is the Nintendo Switch and not only is it a blast to play at home, but you can being it with you for on-the-go play thanks to the removable controllers and screen. Of course our favorite game is the new Super Mario Brothers. It’s just like old times but, you know, way better! Learn more here.
The Health Pick
The FitBit Inspire HR Fitness Tracker in Lilac – Buy It Here
It’s one of the top sellers from FitBit and we’re totally loving it. It’ll monitor your heart rate, calories you’re burning, distance you run or walk, and so much more. It’ll even track your sleep patterns so you can hopefully start getting a better night sleep! You’ll be able to enjoy up to 5 days of battery life so you won’t have to worry about charging it each and every day. Did we also mention it’s waterproof, gives you your calendar alerts, and your normal calls and texts? This one is geared towards women thanks to the lilac color, but welcome to 2019 when guys can rock purple too. It also comes in black too. Learn more here.
The Security Pick
The Ring Pro Video Doorbell – Buy It Here
This is a great option for all those safety geeks out there. The latest from Ring, this video doorbell is relatively easy to set up, will send alerts to your smartphone or other devices whenever there is activity taking place at your door. It can even alert you if people are coming up your stairs, walking by your walkway and more. You can set the distance to get as much or as little as you life. You can also watch live footage, talk to people through your doorbell (via your smartphone or other smart devices) and can listen to visitors too. Learn more here.
The Zen Pick
The Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones – Buy It Here
When they’re ready to tune out the world, these are the best headphones for them. You can’t go wrong with Bose when it comes to quality and sound! Not only are these amazing noise-canceling headphones (perfect for the plane, the beach, or basically anywhere you want to totally zone out), but they’re wireless and bluetooth enabled, are Alexa enabled for easy voice activation, and come in black, silver, and rose gold. Learn more here.
The Alexa Pick
The New Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker – Buy It Here
It’s the latest from Amazon we can’t get enough of. This is the 3rd generation Echo Dot and has some great fabric designs like charcoal grey, sandstone, and heather grey. The smart speaker has much better sound than previous models, allows your voice to control things like music, playing games, getting the weather report, listening to books, and more. We dare you test out all of Alexa’s 50,000 unique skills! Learn more here.
The Stylish Pick
The Leather AirPods Case/Cover – Buy It Here
In a world where everyone has the latest AirPods from Apple, this is a great way to make yours easily identifiable and looking sharp AF too. This leather case comes in black, red, tan, and brown. And, don’t worry, you can still charge it even with the case on thanks to the precise cutout at the bottom. Learn more here.
The Doggy Pick
The Furbo Dog Camera & Treat Tosser – Buy It Here
It’s one of the top-selling smart dog cameras again this year! You can’t go wrong with Furbo. This 1080p HD camera (with night vision) has two way audio, a barking alert sensor, and even allows you to give your favorite pup a treat via the free app no matter where in the world you are. We are seriously obsessed. Learn more here.
The Travelers Pick
The New Ember Temp Controlled Smart Travel Mug – Buy It Here
Ember’s smart coffee mug was one of the top sellers last year and now this year it’s all about the temperature controlled travel mug. You can set exactly what you want your drink to be at via the app. This really is technology at its finest. It also comes in crisp white too. Learn more here.
The Charging Pick
The Belkin Wireless Charging Doc for iPhones & Watches – Buy It Here
Now you can simply place your compatible iPhone or Apple Watch on this wireless (and sharp looking) charging station. It charges your devices super fast and even allows you to use your device as an alarm clock even while charging. It even comes in a nice looking black option too. Learn more here.
The VR Pick
The Oculus Virtual Reality (VR) Headset – Buy It Here
VR is where it’s at this year and you can’t go wrong with this best-seller VR headset. It’s great for beginners who are just getting into the world of VR or even seasoned vets who are just looking for a high-quality experience. It’s super easy to use and pretty much comes ready to go so you don’t have to worry about setting it up to your computer, phone, etc. Learn more here.
The Apple Lovers Pick
The New Apple AirPods – Buy It Here
You can’t go wrong with Apple, especially their new wireless AirPods with charging station. These have, literally, no wires, totally stay in your ears, and charge faster and last longer than the originals. They can even be charged wirelessly on a wireless charging pad. Learn more here.
The Fun Health Pick
The 3-in-1 Smart Water Bottle – Buy It Here
It’s a great (and fun) way to remind you to drink more water during the day! It glows for an hour (really cool colors) and is even a bluetooth wireless speaker. You can even set an option to have it turn into dancing color lights mode! Learn more here.
The Funny Pick
The Cell Phone Jail – Buy It Here
Oh we’ve all been there before! And we totally deserve to have our phones placed in a jail cell for a bit. Even more, your kids deserve their devices to be placed in lock up for a while too. You get to be the judge and the jury. Sentencing begins now! Learn more here.
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