Best Tech Gifts to Buy this Christmas – Cool Tech Presents
With Christmas right around the corner, and Black Friday fast approaching, you can get some great deals on cool tech presents for your loved ones for the holidays.
When it comes to Christmas presents, you just know that it can be a rocky game. Realistically, you can always get away with buying a dude a pair of socks and a bottle of whisky, but to be honest – as a dude – that gets really old really quickly and we just sort of pretend to appreciate it because it does save us a trip to the shops and it realistically we’re just doing this whole Christmas thing for the women and kids in the house.
So, if you want to get a gift this year that will actually be appreciated, then tech is the way to go. Let us explain: buying gifts for women often ends in us buying something that they’ll take back to the store and change for something they actually want. Buying gifts for men ends in the explanation above, and buying for kids… well, kids just like tech because it’s more fun to play with than traditional toys.
Best tech gifts to buy this Christmas
In this post, we’re going to give you some great tech ideas that you can buy as gifts for your loved ones this Christmas. They’re all relatively cheap – I mean, come on, how much do you love these people? Without further ado…
OneStep+ Instant Film Camera ($119)
Just because you’re buying tech, it doesn’t mean that it has to be the most modern tech available. That being said, the OneStep+ Instant Film Camera is about as modern as you can get when shooting Polaroid. It connects via Bluetooth to an app that allows you to tinker with the camera settings and get some really cool results.
Fizzics Original Portable Beer System ($120)
Beer always tastes better out of the tap, right? With the Fizzics Portable Beer System, you can have draft beer wherever you go. Simple open up the machine, put your can of beer inside it, and now you can pour it into a pint glass as if it were straight from the tap.
While this might sound like $120 for a glorified hand to pour your beer, the real trick comes with the last detail. You can use the machine to get a perfect amount of foam in your pint – something which you otherwise wouldn’t be able to do from the can/bottle, and you can have it anywhere you go. How much is that perfect head worth to you?
Backslash Fit Smart Yoga Mat ($89)
This is a yoga mat with a twist. Literally. The Backslash Fit Smart Yoga Mat is a self-rolling mat that saves you the trouble of having to attempt to fit it back into the bag. It’s a neat little gizmo for anyone who’s really into yoga.
Temperature Control Smart Mug ($103)
No one likes a cold coffee. With the Temperature Control Smart Mug, you’ll never have to worry about your brew being cold again. It features a hot plate that can keep your mug hot for up to an hour per charge, and you play around with the heat settings to get it just the way you want it. Never sip cold coffee again.
DJI Marvic Mini Drone ($399)
There’s no better gift than a smart drone. Pretty much anyone can get to grips with the DJI Marvic Mini within minutes, and everyone can appreciate flying the little thing over their neighbor’s garden – no, don’t do that. The DJI Marvic Mini supports 2.7K video and is incredibly stable when in the air – especially for such a small drone. Of course, you wouldn’t want to use it in heavy wind conditions, but for everyday weather it’s ideal.
The base of the drone costs $399 and will give you around half an hour of flight time before the battery dries up. If you want to stay in the air for longer, you can buy the Fly More Combo for an extra hundred dollars. This provides up to two-hours of flight time.
Xiaomi Mi Robot Hoover ($399)
Put your feet up and let your robot hoover do all the work, and get a free moving seat for your cat in the process. The Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum is one of the cheaper options of robot hoovers around these days. It uses smart movements and memory to get to know your living room and then hoovers up your mess after you, slowly building up resentment at being treated like a robot slave until one day it finally joins the AI revolution that will wipe us all from existence.
This clever piece of software is great for anyone looking to start a novel in the New Year. It’s essentially a word processor that has been purpose built for authors, offering features like a distraction-free interface that isn’t full of menus, notifications, and other crap. If you’re looking to get someone the gift that keeps on giving, then this is a thoughtful and genuinely useful present that won’t break the bank and will show your loved one that you’re willing to put up with their alcohol-fuelled writer fantasies for yet another year.
Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch (around $300)
Veering a little more on the expensive side, the Samsung Gear S3 is a smartwatch that your loved one will actually want to wear. It’s designed in a robust and practical manner, and has enough features to keep anyone entertained for months, and does a great job at helping you to build healthy habits by monitoring your steps, exercise, and heart rate. Get it on Black Friday for a good discount.
Buying presents for your loved ones doesn’t have to become the shining example of how little you’ve been paying attention to their wants and taste, if you stick to buying tech, then it’s pretty much impossible to mess up. Happy shopping!