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- We’ve rounded up the best Amazon tech gifts at all budgets, including laptops, headphones, and more.
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Amazon is here for all your tech-gifting needs right from the comfort of your couch. But, there’s so much tech for sale that it can be hard to know where to start.
Never fear: we’ve searched high and low for the best tech gifts available on Amazon to help you out. Some of these are budget-friendly small buys, while others are premium technology that should last several years. No matter what kind of tech you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find something here.
Check out all 32 Amazon tech gifts:
This soda can-sized projector can display images up to 100 inches and blast sound 360 degrees around you. Whether you want to watch a movie outdoors or inside, all you need to do is place the projector in front of your desired surface. After you fully charge the device, you can get up to four hours of use for classic films, family flicks, and more.
It should be noted, however, that while the projector can accept a 1080p signal, the device only projects a resolution of 854 x 480p.
An updated Apple tablet with more storage than ever
The 2021 iPad Pro has up to 2TB in storage, a Liquid Retina display with 600 nits of brightness, a Thunderbolt connector, and Apple’s M1 chip for speedy processing.
It’s an upgrade from Apple’s 2020 model for sure, but the improved specs will mostly appeal to power users who crave the very best performance. The tablet will start shipping on May 24.
An affordable wireless charging pad
A wireless charger is a great gift for anyone with a glass-backed smartphone that supports the feature. Our reviewer called this one “the perfect wireless charging pad.” It charges quickly, looks nice, and can even accommodate thick phone cases.
A cheap, effective headphone hanger
This handy headphone hanger is super easy to screw onto a table, shelf, or even a thin wall. It’s quite sturdy, and can hold pretty much any pair of on-ear or over-ear cans.
A clever reusable notebook
This smart notebook is a great gift for students, journalists, or anyone else who takes a lot of notes. Write or draw on its 48 pages with the included FriXion pen, and you can easily save your work as a PDF or JPEG with your phone. The pages are also re-usable; just wipe them down with a wet cloth to start again.
An affordable, good-looking smart camera
Don’t let the low price fool you: This tiny security camera is one of the best that money can buy, and it makes a great stocking stuffer. It shoots 1080p video, which you can access from your phone, and will send an alert if it spots an intruder.
A desk globe that quietly spins
This desktop decoration brings the world to you with a floating globe powered by magnets. Once you power the LED light on, hold the globe in the middle of the two magnets and let go to watch it float on its own.
A tech bag for frequent travelers
This accessory and small gadget organizer looks like an excellent deal for frequent travelers in your life. The material has multiple elastic bands of various sizes to hold a number of small gadgets and other tech accessories and stationary.
A portable charger with plenty of power
A power bank is an excellent gift for anyone who travels or spends a lot of time out and about. This one offers a massive 20,000mAh of capacity with support for USB-C and USB-A connections. It’s even capable of fast charging compatible devices.
A smart power strip to automate almost anything
This power strip consists of three outlets and two always-on USB ports. The outlets can be controlled separately and they support automation and voice commands via Alexa and Google Assistant. It’s an ideal gift for anyone who is looking to get started on a smart home.
A smart speaker with a display
Amazon’s newest Echo Show display is simply a fantastic value for folks looking to get into the new smart display scene on the cheap. It’s got a suitably sharp (960 x 480 pixels), 5.5-inch touchscreen and large wrap-around speakers. Finally, the Echo Show 5 is ready for video calls with a 1-megapixel camera.
A tracker for misplaced items
We all have that friend who’s always losing their keys. Gift them the Tile Pro; it will be a godsend. They can stick this tiny battery-powered device on their key ring and, if they lose their keys, they can remotely activate an alarm. If the Tile Pro is out of Bluetooth range, they can still locate it using a crowd-finding network in the Tile app, which draws from other Tiles in the surrounding area.
A 4K-ready streaming stick
Anyone who owns a TV will enjoy the gift of a 4K streaming stick. This one will give your friend or relative access to hundreds of streaming services and apps, and it comes with a handy remote.
A noise machine for troubled sleepers
If you have a friend or relative who has trouble sleeping, you need to buy them this white noise machine, which plays 10 different types of fan sounds. It’s the most calming ambient noise I have ever heard. (For more traditional users, it plays 10 levels of white noise as well).
A gaming mouse with 11 buttons
Any friend who games will appreciate the gift of the Logitech G502, which is one of the best gaming mice on the market, and also cheaper than many of its competitors. It has 11 buttons, all of which can be programmed to fit your friend’s or relative’s needs, adjustable sensitivity, and customizable RGB color schemes.
A drone for newbie aviators
For any kid or geeky adult who wants to fly a little thing around, a cheap starter drone is an excellent choice. This is the best drone for beginners; you can control it with the included remote or Drocon’s smartphone app. Its built-in camera can capture either photos or video footage.
A fitness tracker with heart rate monitoring
A fitness tracker is a great gift for anyone who loves to exercise or just wants to keep an eye on their steps. The Fitbit Inspire 2 is one of the cheapest Fitbit products, and also one of the best ones. It tracks a number of metrics, including steps, heart rate, calories burned, and sleep, and can also log runs and bike rides with built-in GPS.
A smart light bulb starter kit
Gift this to a friend who wants to equip a full room or apartment with smart lights. This kit includes four white bulbs, which you can control with Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit, and a Philips Hue Bridge that connects them to your router. You can automate the bulbs with timers and schedules, and create gorgeous lighting effects. With the Philips Hue Sync feature, they can even sync up with the audio of your music, movies, or games.
A smart TV with Amazon Fire built in
If you’re looking to gift a TV, especially for use in a bedroom or apartment, this is a good affordable option. It comes with Amazon’s Fire TV platform built in, so they won’t need to buy a streaming stick to access Netflix, Hulu, and other apps. This is a nice price for an entry-level 4K HDR display, and it’s high time you upgrade your loved one to 4K entertainment.
A colorfully back-lit gaming keyboard
This keyboard is a fantastic gift for PC gamers; our reviewer called it “one of the most diverse and feature-rich mechanical keyboards on the market.” It feels great to type on, and can come equipped with a number of different switches to suit your friend’s or relative’s typing style. They can also customize the RGB lighting to find a pattern they’ll love.
A robot vacuum on the cheap
Many people think of a robot vacuum as a luxury purchase, but it doesn’t have to be. The Robovac 11S is affordable, but it can clean just as well as more expensive models. Plus, at just 2.85 inches tall, it’s small enough that it can slip under radiators and bed frames.
A waterproof Bluetooth speaker
Ultimate Ears makes some of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market, and the Boom 3 is the best the company has to offer. It pumps out serious audio with booming bass, and you can use UE’s Boom app to adjust the equalizer settings to your taste. In addition, it packs up to 15 hours of battery life, and it’s waterproof, so you can use it in the shower or blast it at the pool without fear.
A fun way to video chat
The Facebook Portal makes a great gift for any parent or older relative who wants an easy way to video chat with loved ones. It supports voice control, so all they have to do is say “Portal, call Jennifer” to start video chat over Facebook messenger. The Portal also includes Amazon Alexa, and a number of third-party apps including Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, and more.
A Nintendo Switch Lite handheld game console
A console may feel like an expensive gift, but for under $200, you can give the Nintendo Switch Lite to anyone who wants to get started with gaming, or who might want a secondary gaming device. Whether they’re on their couch, on the bus, or on their lunch break, they can whip this out to access a massive selection of games.
A VR headset
A virtual reality (VR) headset is a fun device, but it can be a risky gift if you’re not sure that the recipient has a PC powerful enough to run VR. That’s why the Oculus Quest 2 is the best VR headset to buy for a friend or relative. It’s completely standalone with no wires or computer necessary, and it even includes two Touch Controllers. That said, buyers will need a Facebook account, wireless internet, and the Oculus mobile app to get the device set up.
Apple’s best AirPods ever
Apple’s brand-new AirPods Pro aren’t a bargain, but they are the best wireless earbuds you can buy for a friend or relative who uses Apple products. They sound great, they’re sweat- and water-resistant, and they support noise cancellation.
A high-end e-reader
There’s no better gift to give a reader than the Kindle Oasis, which is the best ebook-reader you can buy. It gives your friend or relative access to thousands of titles through Amazon’s library, and the display limits the amount of blue light it emits to prevent eye strain.
A pair of noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones
When it comes to noise-cancelling headphones, Bose is the gold standard; any tech enthusiast will be stoked to receive a pair. The nice thing about the QC35 II is that they’re a few years old, so they’re a bit cheaper than the most recent Bose models, but they still sound incredible, and sport Bose’s unparalleled noise-cancelling technology. I have a pair of these, and they’re my most valuable possession; I don’t know how I ever lived without them.
The newest Apple Watch
If you want to gift a smartwatch and money is no object, then the Apple Watch Series 6 is the one to get. It tracks a number of metrics, including activity trends, menstrual cycles, and run distance with built-in GPS. It sports an always-on display, so you’ll never have to wake it up to see the time, and you can choose between a number of different watch faces to find one that suits your style. The Series 6 also adds more advanced health readings, like blood oxygen measurements.
A high-quality DSLR camera
If you’re gifting a DSLR camera, this is the best one to give. It takes excellent, detailed images with its 24.2MP sensor, has an easy touchscreen for beginners to operate, and supports Nikon’s SnapBridge app, which allows you to easily share photos from the camera. This package includes an 18-55mm lens and a 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED lens.
A budget Chromebook
A Chromebook makes a great gift for the holidays, and Samsung’s Chromebook 4+ is one of the best models you can give without breaking the bank. Though it doesn’t have a lot of RAM or local storage, the device features a 15-inch Full HD display, along with an Intel Celeron CPU and up to 10.5 hours of battery life. There are more powerful options out there, but what you get here is hard to beat for the price.
Dell’s most popular, flagship laptop
If you’re gifting a Windows laptop, there are dozens of excellent models you could buy. But, if you want to give the very best, you want the Dell XPS 13. This computer is our current pick for the best laptop you can buy this year. It’s known for its striking, almost bezel-less touchscreen with 4K resolution. It’s also an immensely powerful laptop, equipped with Intel’s 10th-Gen processors. And it comes with two Thunderbolt USB-C ports, a MicroSD slot, and an integrated 720p webcam.