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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Got friend or family member who loves tech? They’ll undoubtedly love one or more of these gadgets.
August Smart Lock
You can even set it up to automatically unlock your door right when you get home, or unlock a door for someone when you’re not there. No more leaving the key under the mat!
Moen Smart Water Detector
The little Moen Smart Water Detector provides a large amount of peace of mind. Plug it in anywhere in your home where there’s a risk of flooding or water damage. The water detector provides 24/7 monitoring of that area and send out notifications if it senses anything wrong.
Professional Screen Cleaning Kit
Fujifilm Smartphone Printer
Who says physical media is dead? This smartphone printer from Fujifilm can turn the images you snap with your phone’s camera into Polaroid-sized photographs in just 12 seconds. The printer connects to your phone via Bluetooth so there are absolutely zero wires involved.
Philips SmartSleep Sleep and Wake-Up Light
Is there a better gift you can give someone than a great night’s sleep? The Philips SmartSleep Sleep and Wake-Up Light is clinically proven to help establish healthy sleep and wake-up routines via simulated sunrises and sunsets. It’s also packed with other smart clock features including a phone charging dock, a speaker and (perhaps most essentially) a snooze button.
Trova Home Smart Safe
The Trova Home Smart Safe is a cutting-edge home security gadget built to protect your valuables and essential documents. The safe can only be opened through Trova’s secure smartphone app, and you’ll be automatically alerted if someone tries to tamper with the safe or move it. It can even be bolted down if you’d rather not rely too heavily on technology.
Apple AirTags are the perfect gift for any absent-minded tech lover. Once you attach the little low-profile tags to something, you can track its location via an iPhone or an iPad. No more lost car keys and TV remotes!
USB-C Car Charger Adapter
While this might look like any other car charger adapter, it’s got something that most gadgets like it lack: a USB-C port. USB-C is quickly becoming the go-to port for many devices. If you purchased a new device in the last year, it probably came with a USB-C port for charging. This adapter allows you to quickly and efficiently charge those devices when you’re on the road.
Back and Neck Massager
Massages hit differently after a long day of DIY projects. Getting this back and neck massager is practically like having a personal masseuse on call. It uses powerful nodes and heating functions to knead and relax your muscles. It can even be kept in the car for road-trip relief.
iDOO Hydroponics Growing System
Gardeners get bored stuck inside all winter. Give them the gift of green with this hydroponics growing system from iDOO. This miniature indoor garden makes it simple for even beginning gardeners to grow produce at home.
Pro Series Case Designed for Airpods
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 setup and making it easy to hop online and communicate face-to-face.
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.
Temperature Control Smart Mug
Hot coffee is great. Iced coffee is also good. Room temperature coffee is … not ideal. This smart mug from Ember keep drinks at temperatures ranging from 120 to 145 F so yours stays right in the sweet spot. Here are ten other smart kitchen products.
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 fit saucepans from six to 10.2 inches in diameter and four to eight inches high.
Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses
The coolest thing? While you enjoy the rich, dynamic sound from the speakers, the people around you won’t hear much of anything.
You might want to give this gift a little early, especially if it’s for someone making an obscene amount of mashed potatoes this holiday season.