Gift Ideas To Make the Techhead in Your Life Totally Geek Out

Gift Ideas To Make the Techhead in Your Life Totally Geek Out

You know the type: they've had a subscription to Wired since forever, they attend tech expos every year (or at the very least, follow the coverage on social), and they always, always know what's new and next. Get them chatting about which of these pieces of tech they're coveting (nobody has everything), and watch them geek out...even more than usual.

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Echo Dot - Black at Amazon, $50

A do-it-all device with 4.3 stars from 59,132 reviews, all for only $50? Bring someone on your list into the future with this handy little Dot.

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Furbo Full HD Wifi Pet Camera with 2-Way Audio at Amazon, $249

This chic, wood-topped unit does too much to cover here: It sends you push alerts when your dog barks! It lets you talk to your dog! It has a nightvision camera to let you spy on your dog! It lets you toss treats to your dog! Your loved ones' beloved dogs deserves the best the future has to offer.

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Canary All-in-One Home Security Device at Amazon, $149

Another super-stylish offering! This one will optimize your favorite techhead's home, thanks to its air monitor, nightvision camera, siren, motion-activated automatic recording, and lots more, all in a petite package.

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Echo Show - White at Amazon, $230

Know an Alexa fan? Kick their Alexa experience up a major notch with the Show, which allows for hands-free viewing of Amazon Video, the front door, the baby monitor, and more.



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Amazon Tap at Amazon, $130

If someone on your list needs music wherever they go, the Tap is for them. It's a wireless, voice-activated, Bluetooth speaker that can bring the dance party anywhere, "and even order a pizza."

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Nest Learning Thermostat at Amazon, $247

This is a great gift for someone unconcerned about a household device that can learn and react when it "spots you across the room." It's an especially great gift if they already have an Alexa, allowing for voice activation.

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Nest Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Battery at Amazon, $119

Everyone knows someone who loves safety and tech in equal parts, and this is the ultimate present for that person. Think how soundly they'll sleep at night, knowing that their home is protected by this state-of-the-art unit.

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Native Union Weighted Charging Dock for Apple Watch at Amazon, $60

This beautiful little sculpture is not just for gazing upon—it's a charger, it's available in three superb color combinations, and it's the perfect gift for someone's who's as infatuated with their Apple Watch as you are with them.

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Press Play Apple Certified Power Station Dock at Amazon, $50

But hold up: do you know someone who regularly needs to charge their Apple Watch, iPhone, and two other devices, all at the same time? Then they need this command center, which charges twice as fast as wall chargers.

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FlashForge 3D Printer at Amazon, $399

3D printers, especially those with "intuitive ions," are the must-have right now, so give this to that particular person who absolutely must have one. Maybe they'll print you something nice!

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Braun Oral-B 7000 SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth at Amazon, $143

This is for the Amy Santiago on your list: someone who brushes their teeth far too aggressively and wants constant positive feedback. They'll love it.

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Samsung 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV at Amazon, $1,190

If you give this smart TV, the recipient will get to enjoy both watching Netflix in ultra-HD and wearing the giant bow (don't forget to buy a giant bow!) atop their head for the remainder of the gift exchange.

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Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell in Antique Brass at Amazon, $179

An antique brass doorbell with infrared vision—what timeline are we living in? This gadget will let your most paranoid friend keep tabs on their home at all times, and if it's stolen, it will be replaced for free!

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Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook at Amazon, $26

You definitely know someone who will freak out over the phrase, "microwave to erase." That's super-spy stuff right there. What exactly does the Wave do? It lets you (with the right pen) instantly upload scribbles and notes to your computer via the downloadable app.

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Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch at Amazon, $199

Know a fitness lover who's pushed their Fitbit as far as it can go? Give them a sweet upgrade with this watch that also handles phone calls, texts, emails, GPS, and all of the Fitbit functions.

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Dogoo USB Mini Portable Cool Mist Humidifier at Amazon, $20

How is this so pretty, so handy, and so cheap? It's a must for the winter months ahead. Also, the description recommends using it on planes, so good luck with that.

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Dodow Sleep Aid Device at Amazon, $59

Screens regularly get blamed for preventing a good night's sleep, so your most tech-obsessed pal might desperately need the Dodow. This cutie will slow their metabolism whilst lightly hypnotizing them to fall asleep faster.

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Airmega 300S The Smarter App Enabled Air Purifier at Amazon, $649

The Airmega is great for anyone concerned with air quality and home smelliness, as it removes at least 99% of allergen, mold, fine dust, VOCs, and odors. It can even give alerts regarding outdoor air quality!

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Sonos SUB Wireless Subwoofer at Amazon, $699

Know someone who loves their Sonos speakers so much you're beginning to wonder if they're hosting a real-time podcast sponsored by Sonos? That person definitely needs the highly-rated Sonos subwoofer to take their home theater sound to the next level.

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Nest Indoor Security Camera at Amazon, $198

If your favorite security enthusiast already has the outdoors on-lock thanks to the Ring doorbell, they'll need the Nest Cam to keep tabs on all the indoors goings-on. Also perfect for anyone who wants continuous recording of their home life, a la Beyoncé.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones at Amazon, $329

Everyone on your list needs wireless headphones: the weightlifter who doesn't want to get tangled in cords, the office worker with the chatty desk neighbor, the gardener who gets really bored weeding, the commuter who needs a peaceful bubble, EVERYONE, and this pair has great reviews.

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All-New Fire TV Streaming Media Player at Amazon, $70

Know someone who loves TV but doesn't want/can't afford to get cable? The Fire TV will let them watch shows via Netflix, Hulu, Sling, HBO GO, and more, just by logging into accounts that are definitely their own. The voice remote is a super-fun bonus, especially since it (like all Amazon devices) will let them order a pizza.

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BeautyFlower Smart Plug, Set of 2 at Amazon, $28

These smart plugs can help passionate energy savers save energy at home, but they have some unexpected uses, such as allowing busy types to control slowcookers remotely so that they have a hot meal ready upon arriving home!

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MUJI Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser Large at Amazon, $83

The Muji diffuser is even lovelier in person than it looks on the screen, and it releases the dreamiest wafts of steam. Include a little bottle of the recipient's favorite essential oil to prove you truly get them.

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Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Portable Bluetooth Speaker at Amazon, $328

A 360-degree, water-resistant, wireless Bluetooth, phone- and Google-enabled Bose speaker with all the intimidating good looks of Darth Vader? You definitely know someone who needs this.

*Note: All prices were accurate during the editing process, but may have fluctuated since then. If they have, hopefully the items are less expensive and not more expensive!

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