Shopping for the Best Tech Gifts Is Easy With Our Guide to the Latest and Greatest

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Whether you want to splurge or you're looking to spend under $50, we have a gift recommendation for your favorite people, no matter their level of tech know-how. Shop our favorite tech gifts here!

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Jabra Elite 65t Completely Wireless Earbuds

A great gift for anyone in need of new wireless headphones, the Jabra Elite 65t completely wireless earbuds are sleek-looking and exceptionally comfortable. Their audio quality is also handily the best in its price range. 

The earbuds have top-notch wireless connectivity, stellar noise isolation, and 5 hours of battery life. The headset comes with a neat charging case that holds up to 10 more hours of wireless playback. 

More: The Best Wireless Earbuds You Need to Know About

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Soundcore Flare Wireless Speaker by Anker

The Soundcore Flare by Anker is the best wireless speaker in its price range and a great gift for anyone who likes to jam on the go. The fabric-covered gadget has attractive design, intuitive controls, excellent audio quality, customizable LED lights, and great battery life. 

The speaker has an IPX7 waterproof rating, which means that it can survive full submersion under water. It can deliver up to 12 hours of audio playback between charges.

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Apple iPad Tablet

The latest Apple iPad is a great gift for someone in need of a new tablet. Sleek, powerful, and well-priced, it offers access to well over a million high-quality apps, as well as Apple's excellent library of music and video content. 

There are three colors (silver, gold, and space gray) and two storage variants to pick from (32 GB and 128 GB). There's also the option to pick a model with LTE connectivity.

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Fitbit Versa Smartwatch

The Fitbit Versa smartwatch is the company's most polished product. Its key features include an accurate heart-rate tracker and the ability to deliver guided workouts. 

The device is fully waterproof, so you can go swimming with it. You can install apps on the smartwatch, make payments, and receive notifications from your smartphone as well. Fitbit offers a number of interchangeable bands for the Versa.

More: A Guide to Choosing the Right Fitbit Fitness Tracker

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​Victorinox Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer Smart Carry-On Suitcase

The Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer carry-on suitcase by Victorinox is a gift every frequent traveler will love. It has sleek design, great build quality, and flawless ergonomics. The suitcase has a single USB port with a pre-installed cable and a dedicated, zipped pocket for your favorite battery pack (a battery isn't included in the retail package).

Another cool bit about the suitcase is the included SIM card pin, which allows international travelers to easily change their carrier when abroad. There are two stylish colors to pick from — titanium and black.

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RHA MA750 Wireless Earbuds

The RHA MA750 wireless earbuds are handily the best in their price range and well beyond. They have a great design, exceptional sound quality, up to 12 hours of battery life, and a USB-C port for charging. RHA backs it with an industry-leading 3-year warranty. If you're planning to give someone wireless earbuds, these are the ones to go for.

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GoPro HERO6 Black Action Camera

The HERO6 Black by GoPro is a great gift for action sports aficionados. It's sleek, compact, easy to operate, and better-connected than any of its competitors. It can capture 4K video at a barely believable 60 frames per second, as well as bursts of 12 MP images, and it can go up to 33 feet underwater without a housing.

More: The Best Action Cameras for Capturing Adventures

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Sonos Beam Sound Bar With Amazon Alexa

The Sonos Beam sound bar is one of the best home entertainment gifts you can give this year. It has a beautiful design and excellent audio quality, and like all Sonos products, the Beam is incredibly easy to install. Available in black or white, it can blend in with just about any decor, too. 

In addition to full Alexa compatibility, the Sonos Beam has Apple AirPlay 2 support. The Beam sound bar can become the centerpiece of a new Sonos multiroom audio system, or it can seamlessly integrate into an existing one. 

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Microsoft Surface Go Windows 10 Tablet

The Microsoft Surface Go is a sleek Windows 10 tablet that's a great gift for PC users in need of an ultra compact laptop replacement. The magnesium-clad slate has a 10-inch ultra sharp touchscreen, excellent performance, and top-notch battery life for a device this compact. Its detachable keyboard and Surface Pen stylus are sold separately.

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​Omnicharge​ Omni USB-C​ Portable Power Bank

This portable power bank by Omnicharge is a great gift for those who travel with multiple gadgets. The device has a two high-speed USB-C ports and a duo of full USB ports, ensuring that no phone, laptop, tablet, or a pair of wireless headphones is left behind. With a power output of 60 watts via USB-C, the battery pack can even charge a MacBook Pro. 

The Omni USB-C power bank has a capacity of 20,100 mAh. It has a sleek design and an OLED display, which will allow users to keep an eye on its battery level, power output, and temperature. 

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Dango Products
Dango Tactical EDC Wallet

The Tactical EDC wallet by Dango Products is a sleek, beautifully made, and incredibly functional accessory. Crafted in the United States from machined aluminum and genuine leather, the accessory has space for up to 12 cards, as well as a removable multi-tool. The wallet is available in black or brown.

The multi-tool includes a tiny knife that's great for opening packages, a couple of hex wrenches, and a nail prier, among other functions. It also doubles as a handy smartphone stand.

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The LG C8 OLED TV is a perfect gift for people who like to watch live sports, binge-watch Netflix, or a combination of both. The sleek 4K TV has gorgeous industrial design, coupled with industry-leading picture quality. 

The AI-powered smart TV is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can order it with up to a 77-inch display panel. 

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Apple HomePod Smart Speaker

The Apple HomePod is a great gift for iPhone-toting people who like smart gadgets. Not only does the smart speaker have the best sound quality in the business, but it also doubles as an Apple HomeKit smart hub. 

Powered by Siri, the HomePod will enable users to seamlessly browse through the vast library of content Apple Music has to offer. You can order the speaker in white or space gray. 

More: Our Review of the Apple HomePod

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Tile Anything Finder Combo Pack

Does your recipient often forget the whereabouts of their iPhone or other personal belongings? These small and nifty gadgets by Tile will help him find it, so long as the phone is within Bluetooth range. 

Available in two distinct finishes (sport and style), the tiny trackers are as easy to carry around as it gets. Their non-removable battery lasts for a year. 

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Logitech G903 Lightspeed Gaming Mouse

Gamers in your life will love Logitech's range-topping G903 Lightspeed mouse. A solid contender for being the best of its kind, it features pro-grade performance in wireless and wired mode, ambidextrous design with customizable buttons and lighting (via a software suite), and excellent battery life. Best of all, gamers can charge the mouse wirelessly via an optional gaming pad, meaning they never have to deal with any cables.

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​Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins PX Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

The Bowers & Wilkins PX wireless headphones are one of the best gifts for traveling audiophiles. They have gorgeous design and craftsmanship, as well as a simply fantastic audio quality. The headphones will also automatically pause content when you take them off. 

The noise-canceling cans can last up to a robust 20 hours between charges, and they utilize USB-C for charging. There are two colors to pick from — gray and blue with gold accents.

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PlayStation 4 Pro Gaming Console

The PlayStation 4 Pro delivers 4K gaming (on select titles) without the need of a crazy-expensive desktop or laptop computer. A great gift for gamers with a compatible TV, Sony's latest gaming console can also stream 4K content from Netflix, as well as upscale non-4K video content. The console is compatible with all PS4 games.

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SteelSeries Arctis Gaming Headset

The Arctis gaming headphones by SteelSeries are the perfect gift for gaming dads. They deliver excellent sound and supreme comfort, and they have an ultra sensitive microphone that's great for both in-game trash talk and making Skype calls. There are three distinct variants to choose from.

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Samsung T5 Portable SSD

Samsung's compact T5 external SSD has a sleek metal body and an ultra-fast USB Type-C port. Available with up to 2 TB of storage, the gadget features a shock-resistant build and powerful encryption, as well as password protection. In addition to connecting to either a PC or Mac, the device can also connect to USB Type-C-compatible smartphones or tablets.

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Peak Design
Peak Design Everyday Backpack

The Everyday Backpack by Peak Design is one of the best gifts you can give to a photographer or a commuting gearhead. It's tough and incredibly stylish, yet capable of fitting a 15-inch laptop, a tablet, and all other essential tech one needs to carry. 

The interior storage of the backpack has a customizable layout, ensuring that everyone can arrange it to their liking. There are four colors to choose from — black, brown, ash, and charcoal.

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Sonos One Smart Speaker

The all-new Sonos One speaker is a great gift for Amazon Alexa users who love music. It has the same functionality as an Echo, but it sounds a whole lot better. Available in black or white, the gadget has an easy, six-microphone setup for seamlessly hearing your voice commands, plus superb audio quality for its form factor.

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Nintendo Switch Gaming Console

The Nintendo Switch can seamlessly transition from a mobile gaming device to a home entertainment center by docking it into a station. With innovative Joy-Con controllers, a fun selection of games that includes a hot new Zelda installment, and a cool selection of accessories, the Switch has been a hot commodity since its launch, and for good reason. It's a great gift for gamers of all ages.

More: Essential Nintendo Switch Games

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Apple TV 4K Streaming Device

The Apple TV 4K is a solid contender for the best streaming device you can buy, so it's a great gift for cord-cutters. It supports not only UHD resolution, but also both HDR 10 and Dolby Vision content standards as well. You can stream 4K movies from iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. 

Best of all, Apple won't charge you extra for renting and buying 4K movies. Finding 4K content on the new Apple TV is as easy as asking Siri. Of course, the streaming device will also give you access to an excellent selection of apps and games.

More: Our Review of the Apple TV 4K

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Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse

The Logitech MX Master 2S is the best wireless mouse in the business, and it's a great gift for anyone who uses a computer. Compatible with PC and Mac, the MX Master 2S can pair with and seamlessly switch between two computers running Windows 10 and macOS. Its battery can last for weeks without recharging.

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Pioneer Rayz Plus Noise-Canceling Earbuds

The Pioneer Rayz Plus are our favorite Lightning earbuds, and they're a great gift for iPhone users. They have adaptive noise canceling, as well as a Lightning input, which allows you to charge your iPhone while you're using them.

A mobile app will let you calibrate the headset to your hearing and customize its controls. Lightweight and stylish, the Rayz Plus also deliver great sound quality.

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eero Home WiFi System (2nd Generation)

High-quality wireless internet is one of the best gifts you can give, and the latest eero home Wi-Fi system will help you with the task. Sleek and easy to install (it takes less than 10 minutes and an intuitive mobile app to get it up and running), the eero mesh Wi-Fi system is good for up to a four-bedroom home.

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Prynt Pocket Instant Photo Printer for iPhone

The Prynt Pocket will turn an iPhone into an instant camera, capable of 2-by-3-inch prints on zero ink paper. Compatible with any iPhone 6/6 Plus and up, the gadget also comes with handy camera controls, as well as a dedicated app for editing the images before printing them out. 

By utilizing augmented reality, it also allows you to "embed" video in your prints — the clips will play when you hover your iPhone above them. There are four colors to pick from — gray, graphite, lavender, and mint green.

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Apple Watch Series 3 Smartwatch

Your iPhone-toting dad will love the latest Apple Watch Series 3. The fully waterproof device has optional cellular connectivity among its key features, allowing users to take a break from their iPhone during their day. 

Other highlights of the device include a highly accurate heart-rate sensor, GPS, and a bright display that's visible even under direct sunlight. There are many variants to choose from, including Apple collaborations with Nike and the fashion house Hermès.

Also: Our Review of Apple Watch Series 3

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Anker Astro E1 Portable Battery Pack

The AnkerAstro E1 is an ultra compact battery pack, whose 6,700 mAh capacity is enough to fully charge most smartphones twice and have power to spare. Available in black, red, and blue, the well-priced accessory is a great gift for on-the-go personalities.

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Xbox One X Gaming Console

The Xbox One X is a great gift for anyone who's even remotely interested in video games. It's the most powerful gaming console available today, capable of delivering today's hottest video games in 4K resolution and HDR at an eye-popping 60 frames per second. The console also features a 4K Blu-Ray player, as well as the ability to stream high-resolution content from today's popular streaming services.