20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life

by Faith Provencher
20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
Photo: Sonos

It's hard to believe that it's that time of year again, isn't it? Time to scour the stores and internet for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Well if you need a present for a lover of tech gadgets, we've got you covered. Click through to check out our picks ranging in price from $20 to $200.   

 

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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1. Belkin Wireless Charging Station - Charge your devices with this handy wireless charger - it's great for the guest room! $40

 

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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2. Tile Key Finder / Phone Finder - Find your keys, phone, or anything else you often lose with these helpful little gadgets. $70

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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3. WeMo Mini Smart Plug - Control lights and appliances right from your phone. $35

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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4. Roku Streaming Stick - A more cost effective way to stream TV. $50

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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5. Portable Ultra Compact Portable Charger - Charge your phone up twice... and super quickly with this tiny portable charger. $26

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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6. Prynt Pocket Instant Photo Printer - Print out all those images you have on your phone with the touch of a button. $150

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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7. Bose Soundlink Micro Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker - Bring your tunes anywhere with this handy waterproof speaker from Bose. $100

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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8. Instant Pot Slow Cooker - Take "set it and forget it" to a whole new level with everyone's favorite digital slow cooker. $100

 

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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9. Chamberlain My-Q Garage - Monitor and control your garage door opener from your phone with this clever device. $70

 

Nest Smoke Detector
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10. Nest Smoke Detector - Get emergency updates from your phone when you install a Nest Smoke Detector in your home. $118

 

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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11. Force1 Foldable Drone - Have a little fun with this foldable drone that takes live video. $100

 

Digital water sensor
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12. Sense Smart Water Sensor - Make sure your basement isn't flooding with this clever water sensor which you can connect to your phone. $74

  

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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13. Google Home - Control all of your smart devices, check your Google calendar, find out the weather and more using this tech powerhouse. $99

 

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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14. Symphonized Wraith Bluetooth Wireless Headphones - These stylish headphones have real wooden accents and get great reviews on Amazon. $75

 

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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15. Sonos Play:1 Speaker - Sonos speakers connect to each other as a system, and this compact one has surprisingly rich sound for its size. $149

 

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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16. Ezmino Wi-Fi Indoor Camera - Keep track of your home while you're away right from your phone with this handy little camera. $72

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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17. Philips Hue Light Bulb Starter Kit - Control your lights from your phone with these amazing bulbs from Philips. $100

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
Ecobee

18.Ecobee Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat - This thermostat is similar to the Nest, but it has a sensor that you can place elsewhere which is handy if the thermostat you're replacing is located in a different room than you're heating. $250

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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19. iGrill Mini Grill Thermometer - Control the temperature of the food you're grilling right from your phone with this handy gadget. $40

20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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20. Amazon Echo - Connect all of your smart devices, then just ask Alexa to control them... what will they think of next?! $70


20 Gifts For The Tech Lover In Your Life
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