Electronics are both useful and exciting, which is why they tend to make great gifts — even for people who are hard to shop for. And with everyone spending more time at home, it’s a good year to gift tech that makes being at home easier.
We’re tracking consumer trends and continuously monitoring these picks to connect you with the best tech options available as you complete your holiday shopping.
These impressive earbuds from Samsung offer comfort, convenience, and a long battery life. They feature a microphone that isolates your voice on calls, so they’re great for virtual meetings. Also available at Amazon and Best Buy.
One of the smartest and most powerful robot vacuums offers easy, hassle-free cleaning. The Roomba i7+ maps any space for efficient coverage and responds to voice commands. Also available at Bed Bath & Beyond, and Best Buy.
We love this handy digital camera from Canon that takes high-quality photos and videos. It makes for easy transfer via Bluetooth and WiFi. It also offers vertical video support and streams to favorite social media sites. Also available at Best Buy.
This kit can make any home’s lighting more efficient, convenient, and safe. It includes four white bulbs and a hub from which can be expanded to include more colors and useful features, like motion sensors and dimmers. Also available at Best Buy and Home Depot.
Gift convenience and security with a Ring doorbell, allowing the user to see who’s at their door from any connected smart device. The latest model features HD video and motion sensors. Also available at Best Buy and Home Depot.
This budget-friendly, swim-proof Apple Watch includes a GPS tracker and the ability to play music and podcasts. It also tracks exercise, receives notifications, and of course, tells time. Also available at Amazon.
Anyone can turn their television into a smart TV with a Roku streaming stick. This inexpensive option allows for myriad popular services, including Netflix, YouTube, and Prime Video. It’s simple to set up and easy to control. Also available at Best Buy.
The Echo Show is designed to be the versatile, convenient hub to any smart home, offering a chance to connect to your doorbell, stream content, and make high-quality video calls. Most importantly, it boasts Alexa and all her useful skills.
For those who want to enjoy their music and block out the world, check out these comfortable, noise-canceling headphones from Bose. They pair via Bluetooth but also work in tandem with Alexa while boasting an impressive microphone as well. Also available at Best Buy.
Anker provides some of the fastest, most powerful, and safest chargers on the market. This versatile option can be a media hub for charging and transfer purposes or connecting USB and HDMI cables. It also has a slot for SD cards. Also available at Best Buy.
Bookworms can store countless books, magazines, and other content with the latest Kindle. This Paperwhite edition is also waterproof and features an adjustable light, making it a useful companion anywhere, at any time day or night. Also available at Best Buy.
The end of the year makes a great time to buy a high-end smart TV. We recommend this well-sized option by LG that offers impressive 4K and HDR detail, deep blacks, bright colors, and Alexa control. Also available at Best Buy.
This drone starter bundle features GP-assisted flight, a UHD camera with a wide field of view, and a convenient backpack to store everything. The user can also set a path for the drone to take or tell it to follow them as they move and capture every moment.
We love this quality, budget-friendly soundbar and subwoofer combo to enhance a movie-lover’s home theater experience. The soundbar is easy to set up and offers both HDMI hookup and wireless connections through WiFi and Bluetooth. Also available at Best Buy.
We love this versatile telescope that welcomes beginners while also offering more dedicated amateur astronomers some convenient features. This set comes with two lenses, a carrying case, and a wireless controller so you can operate from your smartphone.
For those who like to work on the couch, in bed, or in the car, a lap desk keeps them efficient and organized. We like this inexpensive option from LapGear that features a mousepad and a phone holder. Also available at Bed Bath & Beyond.
A smart reusable notebook is an ideal way to save space, paper, and energy when taking notes, especially in school. This quality option from Rocketbook allows the user to write, scan, and erase so notes are digitized and your notebook clear. Also available at Best Buy.
Strip lights can enhance any room or space inside and around the home. This lengthy, waterproof option offers multiple colors and settings that create any atmosphere desired, whether it’s on a patio, around a TV, or in the bedroom.
Anthony Marcusa is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money.
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