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Buying a gift for the tech lover on your list has never been easier. With luxury tech product offerings expanded to include even the most discerning shopper, there's indeed the perfect product for all. Whether you’re shopping for the partner who constantly travels for business, a sibling obsessed with VR, or a friend preparing to move from the West Village to Silicon Valley, our curated gift guide has you covered. Here are 15 innovative gift ideas for the techie in your life.
Sharper Image Drone
A drone is the latest vacation accessory, yielding incredible birds-eye-view video you can share on social media. The Sharper Image rechargeable drone can take your sightseeing to the next level and provides a great foray into the world of drone photography.
Apple Wireless AirPods
The wireless AirPods get you five hours of listening time from one charge. They can connect to your iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac, or iPad—and you can use Siri through your AirPods.
Fitbit Aria Wireless Smart Scale
This scale syncs to your smartphone, the Fitbit app propelling you toward accomplishing your workout goals. The scale will recognize up to eight users in your household and help them all track weight, BMI, and lean mass.
Oculus Go Headset
A gateway into the world of Virtual Reality, the Oculus Go headset offers the complete package. The headset is portable and easy-to-use, good for the VR pro or the novice techie.
Away Bigger Carry On
Away’s Bigger Carry On is outfitted with an ejectable battery pack, so you can charge right from your suitcase. It’s tech that’s compliant with airline regulations, ensuring that you’re always charged when you touch down in a new city.
Kindle Oasis E-reader
This e-reader is the first waterproof-edition Kindle, making it the perfect gift for any voracious reader heading out on a beach vacation. For colors, choose between graphite and champagne.
Experiential tech is having a moment (and is a great reminder that you don’t always have to buy a gadget to give a great gift). For example: with Uber Cash, which just launched this month in the U.S., gift your eco-savvy friends rides on Uber’s electric scooters.
Shop Uber Cash here.
Google Play Gift Code
Speaking of experiential tech, a Google Play Store gift card pairs perfectly with an Oculus headset for a complete virtual reality starter pack. This way, the gift recipient will be able to enjoy VR apps purchased through the Google Play store on their headset.
Mark and Graham Charger Roll Up Carrier
Mark and Graham specialize in monogrammed luxury goods, and this leather carrier stores all your tech necessities. Whether you travel for business and need to keep everything organized in your briefcase, or you just want everything to have a rightful place when stored at home, this carrier will keep all of your battery packs organized.
Levitation Phone Holder
Equipped with LED lights, this levitation stand is made possible by the magnetic range of the holder. This gift is ideal for your work-from-home friend or colleague that likes to enhance their office with the latest tech accessories.
Simple Human Sensor Mirror Compact
Simple Human mirrors have micro-reflectors that “disperse light from the surgical-grade LEDs evenly”—so you’re perfectly magnified and lit while applying makeup on-the-go. This compact is an ideal stocking stuffer for someone who wants the latest in beauty tech—or if you’re looking for a more substantial gift, upgrade to Simple Human’s sensor mirror trio ($300).
Philips Wake-up Light Alarm Clock
The therapy lamp alarm clock “helps you wake up feeling more refreshed.” And the 10 brightness settings ease you into the morning, instead of harshly jolting you out of bed. It’s the ideal gift for the professional who always seems to be recovering from jetlag.
Leather Tassel Lightning Charging Cable
This lightning tassel cable is subtle, sophisticated, and ensures you always have a charger on you. It’s a versatile accessory, offered in an array of unisex colors, and can serve as a keychain or easily attach to your backpack.
Prynt Pocket Instant Photo Printer
This photo printer essentially allows your iPhone to function as a Polaroid camera, printing pictures instantly. You can print photos directly from your phone (or Instagram) in 30 seconds. For a ready-to-use gift, buy the Prynt with the corresponding photo paper ($160.98).
Sonos-One Voice Controlled Speaker
Alexa is built into this speaker, so it’s entirely voice controlled. Connecting right to your smart home, it enables your speaker to function as a virtual assistant for all things music. The sound quality is top-notch, and the speaker fits perfectly with a Sonos home sound system.