In the market for a tech gift for someone special in your life (or yourself, it's ok to be your own gift-giver every now and then)? Whether it's a deep love for a nerdy gadget or perhaps a sincere need to upgrade a desperately weary pair of headphones that have seen far too much use and far too few cleaning sessions, there's always a need to buy one of the best tech gifts for someone in your life.
Having said that, there's a lot to figure out when it comes to what is actually worth buying and what your tech-loving gift recipient will want. Sure, they'd love a new Tesla on the driveway, but let's be realistic here, the world of useful tech gadgets is deep, complex and spread across everything from smartphones to sleep tracking.
Well, there's always something they don't have but certainly want to own, be that a fancy new BBQ to show off to friends in the garden or a fitness tracker to maintain any summer-bod gains they've made over the last few months.
And the best thing about a techy gift? It works all year round, for all sorts of celebrations, be that birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas or even as a just-because treat.
With the likes of the Christmas deals and the Black Friday sales looming large in the calendars for all bargain hunters, now is your time to do your research, get your products locked in and save yourself some cash while you're at it.
But you've landed on this page because you want to be told what to buy. And we've got you covered. We've selected a range of the best must-have tech gifts for 2022, from games consoles and wearable tech to smartphones and VR equipment, ensuring that whoever you buy this gift for, they have the latest, coolest gear, so you can close down all those open tabs and just browse our favourites below instead (or for even more recommendations for the women in your life, head to our guide on the best Christmas gifts for women.)
Best tech gifts at a glance…
“Dreams about the future are always filled with gadgets” according to someone who probably knows quite a bit about tech in general, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and to be honest, he's spot on. Gadgets are what get us excited about the future and its possibilities, simply because there's a gadget to improve almost any aspect of your life.
The official meaning is “a gadget is a mechanical device or any ingenious article”, but nowadays it basically means anything with a bit of tech in it to help you order your food shopping, shave your face, enjoy a cup of coffee at the optimum temperature, or generally use smart voice robots to turn your heating up at home. Now, that all sounds a bit 2001: A Space Odyssey, but truly, we're in the golden era of gadgetry, and if you're of a mind to enjoy some techy gear, then the below should tickle your fancy.
Why, you simply have to read this article, of course. There is a slew of useful tools and gadgets below that we've selected, from coffee machines to beard trimmers. When it comes to researching what you want, you probably need to narrow down your field of searching so you're not overwhelmed with gizmos and tech that won't enrich your life or vaguely help you make a slightly better quality cup of coffee.
Once you know what you're after, we've got a tonne of guides to help you figure out whether you need a fresh pair of noise-cancelling earcans, a new telly, or a smart wearable device on your wrist to help you workout.
Looking for more gifts? We've got you covered. Check out our roundups of the best gifts for men, best gifts for women, best gifts for brothers and best gifts for sisters for advice on how to buy top presents for the whole family.
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