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Gadgets and gizmos aplenty: These gifts are perfect for the tech fanatic in your life

From tablets to smart gardens, we found them all.
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Shopping for the tech lover in your life doesn’t have to be hard. Even if technology and gadgets aren’t your thing, we scoured the internet to find the perfect gift for the techie in your life.

If you don't know where to start, though, don't fret: TODAY contributor Jennifer Jolly joined the show to share some of her recommended gifts. In her list, you'll find gifts for everyone, with top-rated picks ranging from smart pets to a powerful speaker.

We’ve also rounded up everything from popular smartwatches and robotic vacuums to electronic doorbells and smart alarm clocks, so there’s bound to be something that sparks interest from you and will bring plenty of joy to the tech-obsessed recipient. All of which range from a variety of price points to suit every budget.

Keep scrolling to find the best tech gifts this holiday season.

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Best tech gifts seen on TODAY

Knog Quokka 80 Headlamp

For completing tasks that require both hands, this hands-free headlamp is the perfect companion. Whether they're grilling, camping or reading a book, the powerful LED light has four modes and four levels of brightness to accommodate every kind of situation. "It’s also a must have for any first aid kit, glove box, camping kit, tool box, craft room and kitchen drawer," suggest Jolly. To recharge, simply pop out the USB from the band and plug in.

The Anything Speaker

Your typical bluetooth speaker can only connect to your phone, tablet and similar devices to emit sound (which this one does, too), but The Anything Speaker takes the auditory experience to the next level.

Place the device on any surface, including a guitar, wooden desk or glass table, and sonic vibrations will transmit through to the speaker to release a strong bass and volume. It might be tiny, but the device is mighty enough to serious soundwaves wherever you go.

RTops 3-in-1 Travel Charger

Charge your products simultaneously with this 3-in-1 charger. Each charging pad is designated for a specific item, including a phone, smartwatch and bluetooth wireless headphones. And since they’re foldable, you can tuck the mat away inside your carry-on when it’s not in use. It is important to note that to get the most out of this charger, the brand recommends using with Apple products.

"I use it on the plane, in cars and everywhere I go when I need to make sure my go-to gadgets don’t die," says Jolly. "It’s great for clearing cords and clutter — I used to have a $150 one that I bought at the Apple store, and it quit working within a year. I’ve had this one for almost three years — no issues."

WowWee Dog-E 

There's a reason this robotic pet makes nearly every toy list, including our very own! Every Dog-E is said to be "one-in-a-million," meaning, the pet you get is unique to you. Once it comes to life, Dog-E has various lights and sounds that showcase its personality.

The toy is also highly interactive, and tells and shows you how it wants to be played with and cared for similar to an actual pet. "When he’s hungry, feed him a bone and watch him roll across the floor happily nibbling along the way, or cheer him up with a pat on the head," explains Jolly. You can do all of the above with or without the Dog-E app, which is available for iOS and Android only.

Power Shower Chrome Finish

Believe it or not, this is a shower head that claims to save water. How it works is that it tracks when you're in and out of the shower using motion sensor technology. But to turn it on, a simple wave or a tap of a button through its app activates all of its features. This includes Alexa and Google voice-activation, and water and energy tracking.

The universal nozzle can be installed in a majority of showers, whether it be indoors or outdoors, and can be turned off if you prefer to use without the automatic feature.

Droyd Romper E-Tricycle

This electric tricycle was designed with young riders in mind: It is entirely electric — no peddling required! The bike stays within a speed range of 3 to 6 mph, which can be controlled through the parental control system, to give parents a peace of mind, too. And for their fun, the front wheels are decked with colorful LED lights that are lit with every motion.

Best tech gifts under $50

Pillow Pad Cushioned Tablet and iPad Stand

While this isn't necessarily a gadget, it makes using one a lot easier. Aside from acting as a tablet stand, it also features a built-in pocket to store glasses, headphones and more.

Glocusent LED Neck Reading Light

This cool tech gadget is perfect for the tech fanatic who loves to read late at night. But it works for other late-night activities too!

"Because this light is ideal for any low-light situation, I often find myself using it outside of my bedroom," one Shop TODAY contributor wrote. Either my husband or I will throw it around our neck when we walk our dog at night or even when we’re grilling in the dark. We love that it leaves our hands free to pick up after our pup or to flip whatever’s on the grill."

Amazon Echo Dot

If someone you love has been thinking about taking the plunge and getting the Amazon Echo, now’s the time to treat them. You can do it all from this little baby: play music, make calls, set music alarms and control all of your smart home devices.

Amazon Smart Plug

We're telling you, once you’ve installed these in your house, you’ll have a hard time going back. One former Shop TODAY editorial assistant use them with her living room lamps, so she could tell Alexa to turn them on the second she walked in the door. You can also schedule the lights to come on at any time you want.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Streaming Device with Alexa Voice Remote

Stream all of your favorite movies and shows at the sound of your voice with this Fire TV Stick. The remote is compatible with most popular streaming apps, like Netflix and Disney+, for easier navigation, too.

Apple AirTag

This Shop TODAY Travel Gear Award winner helps to keep track of and find items by connecting to the Find My app. Each tag can be set up with one tap and connect to an iPhone or iPad. A built-in speaker allows them to find their items, or they can ask Siri for help.

Solar Power Bank

For the tech lover who also likes to spend time in nature and may not always have access to electrical power, this solar power bank is the perfect option. When fully charged, it can run for up to six hours, according to the brand.

Twelve South Airfly SE

Left your wired headphones at home? This award-winning, bestselling wireless transmitter has got you covered. Its long battery life (up to 25 hours, according to the brand!) will keep you plenty entertained, especially when you're taking an international trip.

Oral-B Pro 1000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush

One former Shop TODAY writer got this toothbrush as a gift one year and she never looked back. Her pearly whites always felt clean, and the self-timer helped her actually brush for two full minutes. Also, the charge lasts long enough to take it on a weekend trip with no problem.

Case-Mate MagSafe Phone Case

For the friend who always feels the need to switch up their phone’s look, gift them with this case from Case-Mate, which also features Apple’s MagSafe technology for an easy charge. Reviewers love this case, with one raving, “The bright colorful flowers and durability are exceptional.”

Google Nest Mini

Ask for the temperature outside, play your favorite songs or learn the answers to random trivia questions with the Google Nest Mini. It's even compatible with other smart devices and can dim the lights or turn the TV off, all from a simple "Hey Google."

Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser

An inviting aroma makes a home more welcoming, and Pura makes that task easier courtesy of their smart diffuser. You can customize every aspect of your personal space with your preferred fragrances, from the intensity levels to the ability to schedule your "scent-scape" to your liking.

Best tech gifts under $100

Pezin & Hulin Bamboo Charging Station

Take your charging station to the next level with this multiport station where you can plug in up to five devices. Each device sits in its own slot while it’s being charged so the cords don’t get tangled.

STM Dux Plus for Apple iPad

Protecting precious technology like tablets is always a good idea. With the STM Dux Plus case, your iPad is always protected. The case is drop-proof, has a magnetic closure, and even has a slot to put an Apple Pencil.

H201 Shift Shower Head Starter Kit

If you're looking to give the ultimate self-care gift, look no further then this essential oil-infused shower head, which will turn your shower into a spa. It's like the Nespresso for your shower, but instead of coffee you have scent capsules infused with hair and skin-loving ingredients. Also, the brand mentions the shower head features a filter to trap harmful chemicals.

Click and Grow Smart Garden

For those who have a green thumb (or need one!), consider buying them this Click and Grow Smart Garden that allows three different herbs to grow at once with the help of an LED light.

Moft Snap Stand Power Set

If their phone battery never seems to be fully charged, Moft found a gift-worthy solution. The Shop TODAY Travel Gear Award winner for Best Portable Charger is tiny enough to fit into a coat pocket, but can charge a smartphone and AirPods simultaneously while you're on the move. The MagSafe adaptable case also has slots to easily store your essential cards and IDs, plus it can serve as a phone stand for easy usability.

Moon UltraLight 2

Whether they're in a meeting on the go or just trying to get the best lighting for a selfie, the Moon UltraLight 2 is the attachment they need that can fit in their pocket. It provides customizable front or back lights that can be changed with just a soft tap.

JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

A classic portable speaker, this option boasts up to 12 hours of playing time and an $80 price tag. It has a nearly-perfect rating on Amazon from more than 70,000 reviewers.

Cync by GE Dynamic Effects Neon Shape Smart Light

For the homebody who likes to think outside of the box with their decor, this 16-foot LED light from GE can be bended, twisted and shaped to any design that suits their personal aesthetic. Once your masterpiece is prepped to their liking, it can be synced up to your favorite tunes to create an impressive light show.

Plankpad Pro

This PlankPad is a fun way to motivate and distract from the actual workout. According to the brand, it’s fully app-supported with workouts and games that target major muscle groups to build strength, balance and more. It’s also a fun activity for the whole family!

LG XBOOM Go Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Whether you host the weekly football tailgating party or just prefer some beachside tunes, a wireless Bluetooth speaker is a must-have if you’re one who loves an outdoor hang. This version from LG has up to 24 hours of battery life on one charge and is water-resistant, so there’s no need to worry about having it out by the pool.

HP Sprocket Select Portable Photo Printer

This portable printer is Bluetooth compatible and allows you to print photos with frames and filters. You can also turn them into fun stickers!

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

These wireless headphones last up to 40 hours, according to the brand, and allow you to take calls. They also prioritize acoustics, clarity and balanced sound.

Roku Streambar

For the person who’s always hosting or the one who is just a movie junkie, this streambar from Roku is the perfect choice. It even comes with the 4K Roku remote so they can binge watch their favorite shows in crystal clear quality.

Best tech gifts under $200

PhotoSpring 10-inch Wi-Fi Frame

Digital photo frames are a great gift for those who don’t have a lot of room to display pictures, but still want their family and friends displayed. This frame has a 10-inch touchscreen that can display over 10,000 images and videos.

Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell

Any tech and fitness guru you know will love this smart kettlebell. The weighted equipment uses resistance to increase weight from eight to 40 pounds.

Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser

Beer drinkers will enjoy the Fizzics DraftPour experience. The machine can transform any type of beer in cans or bottles up to 750ml into a draft beer experience. The gadget works by converting the natural carbonation in a beer into a microfoam head that allows more flavor and aroma to hit your palate.

Fitbit Charge 5

The latest Fitbit to hit the market is the Charge 5, which will be at the top of many lists. The new fitness wearable has plenty of new features, including an integrated ECG app to monitor heart health, and EDA Scan app for stress management.

Zafferano America Push-Up Pro Cordless Lamp

Crafted by the leading retailer of cordless lighting in the United States, this high-tech but easy-to-use lamp is optimal for those lacking in outlets. The cordless lamp lasts up to 12 hours from full charge and adds a modern feel to any living space.

Tonies Playtime Puppy Starter Set and Tonies

In today's day and age, children are exposed to technology at a very early age. Control the narrative and introduce tech that allows for a screen-free story time.

With different characters to pick and choose from like Cookie Monster, Mickey Mouse, The Velveteen Rabbit and more, this storytelling device is loved by parents and Shop TODAY editors alike.

Solawave 4-in-1 Skincare Wand

If their love for tech also bleeds into the beauty and skin care world, this gadget that combines both and will leave them “looking glowy,” according to associate commerce editor Shannon Garlin.

Garlin also notes that this handheld product has worked to reduce puffiness as well as the appearance of wrinkles, packing a mighty punch in a small, yet powerful device.

Phiaton 900 Legacy Noise Cancelling Headphones

These noise-cancelling headphones live up to the hype, according to one Shop TODAY editor who noted that they were “truly noise cancelling” and “super comfy.” With up to 43 hours of battery life, they can tune the world out while tuning in to work or school.

Sharper Image Video Camera Bird Feeder

Rated as one of Shop TODAY’s Gifts We Love for someone who’s gotten into bird watching recently, this feeder allows them to get an up close and personal view.

An attached camera provides them the chance to view, name and identify birds from their phone, thanks to the notification they get when a new friend has landed.

Sonos Speaker

Do you know someone who is just as passionate about home decor and design as they are about music and sound quality? This is the perfect gift. Combining Sonos’ sound quality with sleek designs, this speaker looks as good as it sounds.


For an Alexa-like device that displays the weather, lets you know when your subway is arriving at the station, how your favorite football team is holding up and more, Tidbyt is exactly what you're looking for.

There's a variety of apps to choose from — including Duolingo, CNN News, Google Calendar, Netflix and more — you simply set it up with an app on your phone, then control it via the device afterwards.

Google Nest Doorbell

The Google Nest battery-operated doorbell is compatible with Google Pixels, Androids and iPhones, so users of any phone can connect and monitor their house while away. Although it’s a small gadget, it doesn’t compromise on its features, as the “battery life and image quality are great,” says one reviewer.

Cricut Explore Air 2

Crafters who are also tech lovers will enjoy this latest Cricut model. The small device can cut up to 100 different materials, draw any shape and write in a variety of styles to make their crafting dreams come true.

Theragun Prime

For the fitness guru who is always complaining about their aching muscles, consider the Theragun Prime. The muscle relaxing gun will allow them to recover faster and get onto making more strides in their fitness journey.

Best tech gifts over $200

Apple AirPods Pro

Ditch the cord or upgrade your old wireless earbuds with these Apple AirPods Pro. The style has noise-cancelling capabilities and easily connects to your Bluetooth.

Oculus Quest 2

VR headsets are still going to be a popular gift, and the latest Oculus Quest 2 has some nifty new specs. The headset has 3D cinematic sound and the ability to cast on a compatible TV or app. To up the ante with gifts consider downloading a few games before the big gift giving day like Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge or a fitness app like Supernatural.

GoPro HERO10

For those on the go, the GoPro HERO10 is a must-get. The camera can take 5.3K60 and 4K120 video resolution and 23 megapixel photos. It’s waterproof up to 33 feet and automatically uploads footage to the cloud while charging.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Generation) Portable Speaker

Production coordinator Bella Druckman received this portable speaker as a gift from her grandparents and thinks it checks every box for the perfect portable speaker. Along with being dust- and water-resistant, the speaker has a sleek design and compact size. You can use Bang & Olufsen's app to customize audio preferences, such as bass level.

Google Nest Wifi Pro 6E

Slow Wi-Fi at home bumming out the family? Get everyone up to speed (literally) with Google's mesh routers that provide up to 4,400 square feet of reliable coverage. Beyond having the capability to adjust the network to prioritize app performance and create a separate password for houseguests, it also diagnoses issues and downloads crucial software updates when necessary.

Moleskine Pen+ Ellipse Smart Writing Set Pen & Ruled Smart Notebook

This set allows the user to take what’s written on the notebook page and transfer it to a digital library through the companion app. After notes are transferred, they can make further notes, share, search and edit the pages. We love this for college students, those with jobs that require brainstorming sessions and even those who often have ideas but hate having a million notebooks lying around.

Xbox Series S

If they don't already have one, the Xbox Series S will be at the top of their wish list. The gaming system can be bundled with Xbox All Access which comes with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The console bundle alone includes the Xbox Series S console, one Xbox wireless controller, a high-speed HDMI cable, power cable and two AA batteries.

Kenwood Apple CarPlay Digital Media Receiver

Upgrade their stereo system in their car with this Apple CarPlay- and Android-compatible receiver, that displays maps, streams music from your favorite apps and takes phone calls or responds to messages all with their voice.

Nintendo Switch OLED Model

The Nintendo Switch has been a popular item for a few years, and that’s not slowing down any time soon. We love this for older kids and teens who are looking for a new gaming console they can take with them on trips or play at home with friends.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook

This Chromebook does double-duty as both a tablet and an "ultra-portable" laptop. Not only is it lightweight, but it is versatile and can be used for both work (thanks to the included keyboard) and gaming. According to the brand, it is the first Chromebook with an OLED full HD touchscreen display, which makes for a better viewing experience. Plus, the battery can last for up to 15 hours on a single charge (and it can charge back up to 80% battery in just one hour).

Apple Watch Series 8

The Apple Watch Series 8 has a large swim-proof display that's always on, so there’s no need to raise your wrist or touch the screen to check the time or any of your fitness goals. It also easily syncs up with many fitness apps to seamless track your health and wellness goals.

Shark AI VACMOP Robot Vacuum & Mop

Robot vacuums are a welcome gift for those techies who hate cleaning. This Shark version is a vacuum and mop, so the recipient doesn’t need to worry about carpet or tile in their home because both will get clean with this. Through the SharkClean app you can also set up No-Go zones for the device such as small closets or the kitchen pantry.

Apple AirPods Max Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

While Apple’s AirPods Max are a splurge, what better time to splurge than the holidays? The headphones stand out for their noise cancellation, spatial audio and modern design.