20 Quirky Gifts for the Gadget Lover on Your List
You’ll get a kick out of giving these gadgets to your techie friends and family.
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Meeting Owl Pro
The Meeting Owl Pro helps take virtual communication to the next level, whether that’s working from home or video chatting with a loved one. It combines a microphone, camera and speaker into one device, simplifying the setup process and making it easy to hop online and communicate face-to-face.
Leatherman Clean Contact Carabiner
This “clean contact” carabiner helps people go through their daily lives without touching public and potentially contaminated surfaces. Made from antimicrobial 260 brass, it’s designed to help users push elevator buttons, open doors and type onto keypads without physical contact.
Sonic Handheld Percussion Massage Gun
It seems like everybody could use a spa day right about now. This handheld massage gun from Sonic is practically a portable masseuse, delivering massages at five levels of intensity with five massage heads made to target specific body parts and muscle groups.
Balmuda Electric Kettle
It might look old school on the outside. But on the inside, this electric kettle from Balmuda is packed with tech that heats up water in minutes. Give someone one of these and they’ll never go back to heating water on the stove.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Breakfast food fans will love this one. This sandwich maker cooks a meat, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich in as little as five minutes. It also comes with a recipe book for alternative takes on the classic breakfast sandwich, including Paleo and Keto options.
Huntkey USB Wall Adapter
This nifty little device transforms one AC outlet into four AC outlets and three USB charging ports, all with surge protection. This is a great gift idea for someone who owns a lot of devices. It lets them plug in and charge all their tech in one location without worrying about voltage spikes.
Withings Sleep Tracking Pad
Learning more about their sleep patterns can help a person become better rested and healthier overall. Sounds like a pretty great gift, right? With the Withings Sleep Tracking Pad, users can track their sleep cycles, heart rate while sleeping, snoring and breathing disturbances, then log it all on a smartphone app.
Philips Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock
This alarm clock mimics natural sunrise, waking you with a gradual, warm light instead of blaring alarm noises. It also has a “PowerBackUp+” feature that keeps the clock running for at least eight hours without power, so you don’t have to worry about being late for work if your electricity goes out in the middle of the night. It can even be set up to work with the rest of your smart lights.
Temperature Control Smart Mug
Hot coffee is great. Iced coffee is also good. Room temperature coffee is… not ideal. Give the gift of temperature controlled beverages with this smart mug from Ember, which can keep drinks at temperatures ranging from 120 to 145 degrees F. Here are ten other smart kitchen products.
Gerber GDC Zip Blade
Always having knife on hand is something anyone would appreciate, especially as we near the height of package-opening season. The Gerber Zip Blade safely folds up into a secure package that’s small enough to attach to a key fob without taking up too much space. The size doesn’t sacrifice in quality, though. And the knife’s frame is well-built so the blade feels sturdy and not wobbly while in use.
TubShroom Drain Protector
The TubShroom is the kind of gift people will appreciate long after the holiday season has passed. There isn’t really any “installation” required — just remove the old drain cover with a screwdriver and put the TubShroom in its place. It will catch hair before it enters your drain and clogs everything up, collecting the unsightly strands out of view until it’s time for easy clean-up.
The Saki Automatic Pot Mixer
Just set up the Saki over a pot, turn it on and walk away. The stirrer will gently stir food at one of two speeds, leaving you free to take care of other tasks in the kitchen or just lounge around on the couch. The stirrer’s arms are made to fit saucepans from six to 10.2 inches in diameter and four to eight inches in height.
Two-in-one Pizza Scissors
Sure, regular pizza cutters are fine. But these two-in-one pizza scissors will make short work of slicing up a freshly-baked pie while also doubling as a convenient serving utensil. The “Scizza” features a plastic base that won’t scratch non-stick pans, and it’s heat resistant up to 400 F.
Don’t throw out your pizza box the next time you get delivery — use it as a spray paint booth instead!
Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses
Stylish shades with superior sound quality — what more could anyone ask for? Bose’s audio sunglasses let you listen to music and answer calls through your phone’s smart assistant without headphones. The coolest thing? While you hear the rich, dynamic sound from the speakers, the people around you won’t hear much of anything at all.
This is one gift you might want to give a little early, especially if you’re giving it to someone who plans on making an obscene amount of mashed potatoes this the holiday season. Using the Rotato Express could not be much easier. It can swiftly slice the skin off various types of produce, not just potatoes.
PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer
Did you know that phones can be up to six times dirtier than toilet seats? The PhoneSoap 3 uses two UV-C bulbs to kill 99.99 percent of germs and bacteria from the surface of a smart phone. Phones can even be charged through a USB and USB-C port while they’re being cleaned.