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Best Tech Gifts 2024

There are endless gadgets out there and if you’re stumped on what to gift the tech lover in your life, don’t sweat it.  I’ve come up with some of my personal favorite tech gadgets, electronics, and overall nerdy techie stuff perfect for any time year.


Technology is almost impossible to keep up with.  Just when you think you have the latest smartphone or sleekest pair of wireless earbuds, something new comes out and suddenly you feel obsolete.  Personally, I actually don’t try to keep up but that doesn’t mean some of the folks on your gift list don’t want that latest gadget or smart everything.

As the world continues to change and we continue to adjust, so do the gifts that people want and needSome experts now even recommend picking out tech gifts strictly for people who now work from home – they have different needs and, quite possibly, may not be fully equipped.

And even if those on your list may not work from home, your list is usually pretty extensive.  It can include your parents, your boss, your bff – you name it.  So, I’ll walk you through my list of what I truly think is the best-of-the-best, the coolest, and some of the most affordable all at the same time that really work perfectly whether you’re shopping for her, finding something off the beaten path for him, your tech-savvy kids, hard-to-please teens, or are just looking for a cool toy to tinker around with.


Full disclosure, some of my picks for a few of the below electronics and gadgets are things I personally own, love, and use.  But, since I’m not tech expert I also cross referenced a few different data points and overall “buzz” online this month.  Here’s the breakdown:


The pro tech geeks at   The Wire CutterCNETPC Mag, and  Consumer Reports  test out all the latest gadgets and whatnot for endless hours and, well, I’ve read them all basically.  From there I chose the ones from their lists that I loved the best and felt like were the most on-trend, especially this Christmas season.


This year, I focused a lot on TikTok, especially their tech gadgets hashtag, which currently has more than 300 million video views!  This is a great place to see real users testing out some pretty interesting tech stuff like bluetooth speakers, infuser machines, tech beauty gadgets, mood lighting and more.


Yes, really.  I’ve combed through hundreds (and hundreds) of reviews from people who own these gadgets themselves.  I’ve added some helpful review information from them directly but, don’t worry, I didn’t just take the most glowing reviews.  I’ll let you know what issues they may have had, ways to make things work better, easier – you name it.


I also comb through our own internal data and analytics to see which products you’re buying the most after you visit Trendsicle on sites like Amazon, Walmart, Nordstrom, Target, Best Buy, and hundreds of other retailers.  I’ll also use trending data from these retailers to see what’s selling like hot cakes from all of their users too!


I’m a total dork and love efficiency and convenience, especially when it comes to my electronic devices.  So I’ve added things I own and use regularly like my smart trashcan, UV light sanitizer, AirPods, smart plugs and timers, new MacBook Air, and so many more.  If I own it and use it, I think you’ll love it too.


While I do sift through endless PR pitches, most of those NEVER make it to my gift guides.  However, if a reader sends me an email to check out a product they’re obsessed with, I’ll usually check it out.  Don’t worry, we do not accept any form of payment for a product review.  Read our entire policy and process about that here.

In a sea of some of the coolest tech products I’ve seen in a while, I’ve researched, tested, and curated a little something for everyone on your gifting list this year.  For the music lover to the smart home fanatic to the fitness guru and avid TV watcher and everything in between. I got your back!  



Lexcon Wireless Phone Charger & UV Sanitizer

Smart phone charger - tech gift

When you need to charge up your phone you might as well do it wirelessly (thanks QI) and you might as well sanitize it at the same time.  With the Lexon Oblio, you can wirelessly charge your smartphone in something that looks almost like a chic vase and thanks to it’s UV-C lighting it’ll “sanitize” your phone by getting rid of all those gross germs that are basically all over it.


  • Charging Magic: Imagine a wireless charging station that not only powers up your phone crazy fast, thanks to its QI fast charging technology, but also keeps your device safe from germs. All you gotta do is connect the USB-C cable to a power adapter, and boom! Your phone gets the juice it needs. Quick Charge 3.0 or DC 9V 2A USB power adapter, and you’re good to go.

  • Germ-Busting Wizardry: You know those icky germs and viruses that hang out on your phone? Oblio’s got your back. It’s got this ultraviolet light thingamajig (UV-C LED) inside that zaps away 99.9% of those nasties in just 20 minutes! Like, your phone comes out cleaner than a whistle. Plus, it’s got this super fancy design that looks like a vase, so it’s a rad place to stash your phone while it’s getting all cleaned up.


  • Cost Check: Oblio sounds amazing, no doubt, but it’s good to make sure it fits your budget. Quality stuff like this can sometimes be a bit pricey, so make sure you’re cool with the cost.

  • You’ll Need Patience: While Oblio does its magic, you’ve gotta give it around 3 hours for a full charge and disinfection session. So, if you’re all about that instant gratification, you might need to practice a little patience.



JBL Mini Portable Waterproof Speaker

JBL Mini Speaker

If you’re all about tunes that pack a punch and a speaker that’s as stylish as your latest fits, then hold up – the JBL Clip 4 Eco is about to rock your world and, quite possibly, your shower. This isn’t just any portable speaker, it’s like a pocket-sized party that’s ready to blast out epic beats wherever you go. From its mind-blowing sound to its ultra-cool design, this little powerhouse is all set to be your new favorite sidekick.

Plus, thanks to the built-in clip you can snap it onto your bag, belt, or whatever, and take it on all your adventures. And, it’s waterproof and dustproof, so if you’re hitting the pool, shower or the park, no worries!


  • Epic Sound & Bass Boost: So, imagine this little thing blasting out music that’s way bigger than its size! JBL Pro Sound is like magic – it makes the Clip 4 Eco pump out rich sound and thumping bass that’ll get you grooving no matter where you are.

  • Style for Days: You know how important style is, right? Well, the Clip 4 Eco totally gets it. It’s got this ultra-cool design that’s all about the latest trends. Plus, those colorful fabrics and funky details make it a total fashion statement while it’s jamming out.


  • Chillin’ & Waiting: While this speaker is like a pocket-sized party, charging it up takes a bit of patience. So if you’re all about instant beats, just remember it might need a bit of juice before it’s ready to rock.



Ironman Wireless Mouse

Iron Man Wireless Mouse

Get ready to level up your mouse game with the super sleek wireless wonder – the one and only 3 Adjustable CPI Level Mouse. And, in case you haven’t guessed, it’s modeled after comics superhero, Ironman! It’s even got a crazy long battery life – up to 6 months! Say goodbye to constantly changing batteries and hello to uninterrupted tech fun.

Here’s the deal: this mouse isn’t just about clicking, it’s got some epic features and a couple of things you might wanna know before diving in.


  • Custom Speed Control: You can totally choose your own mouse speed. This bad boy comes with 3 Adjustable DPI levels (800, 1200, 1600), so you can completely control how fast or slow it moves. And guess what? No fancy driver needed – just plug and play like a pro.

  • Durability & Distance Dynamo: This mouse can handle some serious clicking action. It’s been tested with a whopping 500,000 keystrokes and still keeps rocking. Plus, it’s wireless with a 2.4GHz connection that gives you a working distance of up to 50 feet so you can move around freely while staying connected to your screen.


  • Compatibility Check: Before you dive in, just make sure it’s gonna work with your setup. It’s cool with Windows, Mac, and Linux, and can vibe with laptops, PCs, and more. Just double-check that your tech gets along with this mouse.

  • Initial Comfort: While many users find the mouse comfortable, there were a few mentions in all the reviews we checked of a brief adjustment period needed due to the shape and ergonomics of the mouse.



The Bob Ross "Talking" Clapper

Bob Ross Clapper

Who doesn’t want a happy little gadget whether it’s for Christmas or just because? Ready to bring a touch of magic to your space? Well, hold onto your paintbrush because we’ve got something super cool for fans of Bob Ross and ‘The Joy of Painting’ – the official Clap On, Clap Off device, The Clapper!  This one also makes the perfect Yankee Swap gift this year too.


  • Magic Clap Control: You can control your stuff with just the sound of your claps! This thing is like pure wizardry. Clap twice, and boom – your plugged-in devices, like lamps, turn on and off like magic. Clap three times, and the night light inside the painting does its thing. Total Bob Ross vibes, right?

  • Bob Ross Wisdom: You’re not just getting a magical clapper – you’re getting a piece of the legendary Bob Ross. Get ready to hear his calming quotes while you make your space light up. Quotes like “If painting does nothing else, it should make you happy” will keep your creative spirits high.



  • Limited Clap Accuracy: Some users mentioned that the device doesn’t always respond accurately to claps. This inconsistency in responsiveness could be frustrating when trying to control devices.

  • Noise Sensitivity: A few reviews mention that the device can sometimes trigger unintentionally due to sudden loud noises, leading to devices turning on or off unexpectedly.



Divoom Ditoo Retro Pixel Art Bluetooth Speaker

Divvo Pixel Bluetooth Speaker

Ready to meet your new sidekick, Divoom Ditoo? This little speaker is not just a speaker – it’s like a blast of fun, packed with awesome features that’ll make your tech-loving heart dance. Let’s check out what makes it super cool and a couple of things to think about.


  • Epic Visuals and Vibes: This thing is a total eye-catcher. It’s like a mini retro computer from the future, with backlit mechanical keys and a colorful 16×16 pixel “monitor.”

  • Mood Booster with Tunes: Feeling down? Ditoo’s got your back. It’s a mood-lifter and a half, perfect for jamming out to your Spotify faves. And guess what? The sound quality is actually solid!

  • Pixel Art Playground: Get ready to unleash your inner artist. Ditoo’s like a canvas for pixel art. You can customize the screen with your own pixel creations or pick from a bunch of presets. Hours of pixel-poppin’ fun await!


  • Battery Life: While not terrible, the battery life could be improved. It’s not exceptional, but the ability to use it while charging mitigates this drawback.

  • Sound Depth: The audio quality is good for its purpose, but it might not satisfy audiophiles seeking premium sound depth and clarity.

  • Learning Curve: The app and interface might take a bit of getting used to, especially for those not into the retro vibe. Some users may find it slightly challenging to navigate initially.



The Smart Art Frame (Digital Canvas)

Smart Picture Frame

If you’re all about art and tech, the Meural Canvas II is like your ultimate creativity hub. It seamlessly combines sleek modern design with a passion for art, bringing masterpieces right to your space. With personal photo showcases and a digital library at your fingertips, you’ll have a blast exploring new horizons. And the best part? Just wave your hand or use an app to immerse yourself in this art-filled world. Let the vibes of art and technology collide!


  • Endless Art Exploration: You actually have access to over 30,000 iconic and emerging artworks from museums and galleries worldwide. With Meural Membership, you’re in for an art adventure right on your walls. Just think of all the inspiration and creativity coming your way.

  • Easy Art Personalization: Uploading your own photos is a breeze. You can easily display your personal shots in all their detailed glory. Plus, it saves you money on printing and framing, making it a cost-effective way to showcase your memories.

  • Flexible Display Options: Unlike some other frames, Meural Canvas II can be used both in portrait and landscape mode, giving you the freedom to choose how your art is displayed. No need to stick to just one orientation.


    • Membership Cost: While the Meural Membership opens the door to an enormous digital art library, it comes with a separate annual fee. Just something to keep in mind when planning your art-filled journey.

    • Price and Accessories: The Meural Canvas II itself is an investment, and if you want to explore all its features, you might consider additional accessories like the Swivel Mount. Keep your budget in check as you plan your dream art setup.

    • Bulky Power Adapter: The power adapter is on the larger side, which might be a bit of an eyesore depending on where you’re planning to place your frame. It’s something to consider if aesthetics are important to you.



The Furbo Dog Cam & Treat Tosser

furbo dog treat tosser and camera

You and your pup are going to love this gadget! It’s the 2-way audio pet cam for your dog and, even better, it will even toss treats his way based on your command, programming, and settings. Furbo has even added in a “bark alert” that will message your phone when you pup starts barking so you can check in on him, talk to him via the audio option, and even give him a treat no matter where you are at the time.


  • Treat Dispensing: The Furbo allows you to dispense treats to your pet remotely, which can be a fun and engaging way to interact with your furry friend while you’re away, especially when you’re at work.

  • Camera Quality: The camera provides high-quality video streaming with 1080p resolution and great night vision, allowing you to check on your pet’s activities even in low-light conditions.

  • Voice Interaction: The ability to use voice recordings to communicate with your pet and toss treats using your voice can help your pet associate your voice with positive experiences.

  • Basic Monitoring: The Furbo offers basic monitoring features such as audio, barking alerts, and treat tossing even without a premium subscription, making it a useful tool for keeping an eye on your pet’s well-being.


  • Connectivity Issues: Some users experienced difficulties connecting the Furbo to their Wi-Fi network or encountered issues with the app, which could be frustrating and may require troubleshooting.

  • Treat Dispenser Precision: The treat dispenser’s lack of precise control over treat distance and direction could result in treats being dispensed randomly or getting stuck, impacting the overall treat-tossing experience.



The HidrateSpark PRO

HidrateSpeak Smart Water Bottle

The HidrateSpark Pro is probably the smartest water bottle I’ve ever used, ever. If you’re all about staying hydrated in style and love tech that’s got your back, this might just be the ultimate accessory for you. Go ahead and customize it, track your sips, and keep yourself hydrated like a pro.


  • LED Smart Sensor Puck: This is the smart water bottle that actually reminds you when it’s time to take a sip. Yep, this bottle’s LED sensor puck glows to give you a friendly nudge when you need to hydrate. No more forgetting to drink water – this bottle’s got your hydration game on point.

  • Customize Your Style: Let’s be real, we like things that show off our personality. With this bottle, you can totally customize it to match your style. Choose the lid that speaks to you, pick your favorite color and size, and here comes the fun part – you can even choose custom glow colors and light patterns using the app. Express yourself and stay hydrated – win-win!

  • Temperature Retention: The vacuum-insulated stainless steel construction of the bottle is perfect for keeping drinks cold for an extended period. 

  • Syncing with Fitness Devices: The integration of the water bottle with fitness devices like Fitbit was noted as a positive feature, as it adjusts hydration goals based on activity levels, making the hydration process more holistic.


  • Battery and App: This water bottle works hand in hand with a Bluetooth app on iOS and Android. While it’s awesome to have a smart water bottle, you’ll want to make sure your phone is compatible and charged up to sync with the bottle. Just a heads-up, this cool tech does require some app love.

  • Battery Life: Some users experienced concerns regarding battery life. While the bottle tracks water intake and sends reminders, it requires periodic charging, which could be inconvenient for those constantly on the go.

  • Price Point: Okay, here’s the deal. This water bottle is packed with smart features, which makes it super awesome. But, it might cost a bit more than your average water bottle. So, if you’re down for some high-tech hydration, just keep in mind that there’s a price tag attached.



The Renpho Smart Scale & Body Fat Measurer

Renpho Smart Scale

It’s the smart scale that actually works (I own this one) and is so highly reviewed on Amazon – at last look there have been more than 304,000 reviews! You can hook it up to your phone by downloading the app and it’ll track your weight, body fat percentages, BMI and more. Set goals and watch how your app tracks your progress every time you step on this best selling smart scale!


  • Comprehensive Body Measurements: The scale offers a total of 13 essential body measurements beyond just weight, including BMI and body fat percentage. This comprehensive approach provides users with a more holistic view of their health and fitness progress.

  • High-Quality and Precision: The scale boasts high precision sensors that can measure weight in increments as small as 0.2 lb (0.05 kg), with a maximum capacity of 400 lbs (180 kg). The inclusion of auto-calibration and four high-sensitive electrodes enhances accuracy. The emphasis on quality and precision ensures reliable and consistent measurements.


  • Inconsistent Muscle Mass Measurements: Users have observed that the scale doesn’t accurately track muscle mass changes, and its readings may not reflect actual progress from strength training. This could be due to the scale’s approach to estimating lean mass rather than measuring it directly.

  • Limited Scope of Measurement: The scale primarily focuses on measurements below the waist, and the remaining data is estimated based on general assumptions. This limitation can affect the accuracy of certain metrics.

  • Limited Accuracy for Detailed Tracking: The scale’s accuracy is suitable for most casual users looking for general trends, but it might not provide the level of accuracy needed for in-depth body composition tracking or more precise measurements.



The Revolution Smart Toaster


If you’re all about that toasty goodness but tired of waiting around, the R180B smart toaster might just be your new best friend. Let’s break down the deets in a way that won’t make your brain toast!


  • Flashy Fast: Imagine this – you’re hungry, and you want toast, like, NOW. The R180B has this cool InstaGLO thingy that makes your toaster glow like a champ in just seconds. No more twiddling your thumbs while waiting for your toast to get its act together.

  • Smarter Than Your Average Toaster: This thing is like the Einstein of toasters. It’s got sensors that know how to toast your bread just right. Plus, it’s got a fancy auto-lower-and-lift feature that’s like a bread whisperer – it adjusts to fit your bread, so no more tiny pieces getting stuck.

  • Taste the Awesomeness: You know how sometimes your toast is crispy on the outside but feels like a desert inside? Well, not with this bad boy. The InstaGLO not only makes it crunchy on the outside, but it keeps the inside all tender and full of flavor. It’s like it has a PhD in toastology.

  • Easy Peasy Toast Pleasy: Okay, get this. You tap your screen just three times – food type, fresh or frozen, and how crispy you want it – and BOOM! Perfect toast, every single time. No more playing the “is it done yet?” game or ending up with burnt toast because you got distracted by cat videos.


  • Price Tag: Now, I get it – we all want our toast to be magical, but this toaster does come with a price. It’s like getting that fancy smoothie with all the toppings instead of just the basic one. So, if you’re on a tight budget, you might need to save up your pennies.

  • Fancy Features: This toaster isn’t just a toaster – it’s got more bells and whistles than a rock concert. Sometimes, all we want is a simple piece of toast without feeling like we’re launching a rocket into space. So, if you’re not into all the high-tech stuff, it might feel a bit overwhelming.

  • Inconsistent Toasting: While some users have been pleased with the toasting performance, others have noted that the toaster’s ability to toast evenly can be hit or miss, with some parts getting toasted more than others.



The New LEVO C Infuser Machine

LEVO C Infuser Machine

We’ve covered herbal infuser machines in detail around here for the past couple of years and time and time again, LEVO comes out on top. One of their latest versions allows you to infuser butter, oil – you name it – with your favorite herbs, including “that herb” too. Make yourself some pot-brownies, cookies, cakes, gummies, and so much more. The biggest win for this version is that it’s finally dishwasher safe.


  • All-in-One Convenience: LĒVO C combines decarboxylation and infusion in one machine, making the process super easy and hassle-free.

  • Large Batch Capacity: With the Jumbo Pod, you can infuse up to 1 liter of oil or butter at once, which is great for making big batches.

  • Better Taste and Potency Control: Unlike other methods that might affect taste and potency, LĒVO C maintains the flavor and lets you control how strong your infusions are.

  • No Mess and Easy Cleanup: Forget about using multiple pots and strainers. LĒVO C handles everything neatly, and it’s even dishwasher-friendly for easy cleanup.


  • Learning Curve: Some users mentioned that there might be a bit of a learning curve when first using the LĒVO C. While many found it easy to use, some felt that it took them some time to fully understand and master all the functions and settings.

  • Limited Use for Small Batches: While the machine’s large batch capacity is a big win for most, a some reviewers noted that it might not be ideal for those who only occasionally need smaller quantities of infused oils or butters. This limitation could be a downside for you if you’re not into large batches.




The WIFI T-Shirt

WIFI T-Shirt For Tech Gifts Christmas 2024

Simply stated and vintage-inspired, this trendy WI-FI t-shirt is perfect for all the tech geeks in your life this season. Choose from a bunch of different color options, too, for men, women, and the kiddos.


  • Sizes for Everyone: While this tee comes in sizes for kids, women, and men – their overall size options are pretty inclusive from a small up to a 6XL.  It even includes Men’s Big & Tall and Women’s Plus Sizes.

  • So Many Colors: You can never go wrong with black, but if you want a pop of color you can choose from blue, grey, white, navy, light blue, pink, royal blue, heather grey, and more.

  • Vintage Inspired: The WIFI lettering looks worn and vintage (on purpose) to it ups the cool factor on such a dorky tee.


  • Different Materials:  While solid colors are made of 100% cotton, their “heather” colors are a blend of cotton and polyester.  If you’re only into 100% cotton, go with a solid.



The SimpleHuman Smart Sensor Trashcan


Time to toss out your old kitchen trashcan and upgrade to this one that has a smart sensor on it so it can open and close without you having to touch a thing! This one comes in handy when your hands are messy and gross (especially after handling raw meat, eggs, etc). Simply motion your hand over the top and it’ll open and close on its own. Genius!


  • Easy to Use: This new garbage can is a “robot” can, which means you don’t have to touch it to throw stuff away. You just approach it and it opens up automatically. No more stepping on pedals!

  • Smart Design: The can’s lid opens wider than the previous EKO cans, which makes it easier to throw away messier stuff without getting the lid dirty. Plus, the lid is designed in a way that it doesn’t get goopy, and the inside mechanism stays clean.

  • No More Buttons: Unlike the old EKO cans, this one doesn’t have buttons to open or close. It’s smarter – it opens when it senses you and stays open while you’re using it. This is really handy, as it won’t close on you while you’re trying to throw something away.

  • Special Bags: This can comes with special bags that fit perfectly, and they even have a cool dispenser pocket. It’s a great idea to keep everything organized and clean.


  • Pricey: This new can is a bit more expensive compared to regular step-operated trash cans. So, it might be a splurge for some people.

  • Bags Aren’t Durable: The bags made for this can aren’t very strong and they can break easily, which is a bummer.

  • Bag Cost: The bags designed for this can are more expensive than regular bags from other brands. This could add up if you’re on a budget.  The good news is that you can still use your regular “supermarket” trash bags.



eTape Digital Electronic Tape Measure

Smart Measuring Tape

I’m not great with measurements and, well, overall math so this electronic tape measure is pretty fool proof and even I can’t mess up my measurements. It measure up to 16 feet and will even record all your measurements for you. Toss your pencil and paper right out the window!


  • Simplicity and Efficiency: The eTape Tape Measure is a fantastic tool that simplifies and speeds up measuring tasks. It takes the concept of a regular tape measure and adds a digital display to make measuring even easier and faster. It’s like having the best of both worlds – the traditional tape measure we’re used to and the modern convenience of digital technology.

  • Easy Reading: One of the standout features is its clear and user-friendly digital display. It’s designed to show measurements in both inches and metric units with high precision. This means you won’t struggle with deciphering those tiny markings on traditional tape measures anymore. The digital screen is not only easy to read but also bold and bright, making measurements effortlessly visible even when you’re working in dimly lit environments.

  • Accurate and Reliable: The accuracy of the digital readout is another strong point. Whether you’re measuring short distances or longer stretches up to 16 feet, the eTape Tape Measure consistently delivers reliable measurements. Additionally, the locking feature ensures that once you’ve taken a measurement, it stays stable. This means you can jot down your measurements without needing an extra pair of hands to help stabilize the tape.


  • Battery Drain: While the eTape Tape Measure brings a lot of convenience, its battery life can be a bit of a downside. Some users have reported that the battery drains even when the tool is not actively in use. This means you might have to keep an eye on the battery level or even remove the battery when you’re not using it to conserve power.

  • Button Pressing: Carrying the tape measure around or attaching it to your belt might not be as straightforward as it seems. Some users have found that it’s quite easy to accidentally press the buttons when handling or storing the tape measure. This unintended button pressing can mess up your settings or even turn the tool on when you don’t need it.

  • Design Quirks: While the eTape16 is well-designed overall, there are a couple of design quirks to consider. Some users have expressed a desire for a button lock feature to prevent accidental button presses. Additionally, attaching the tape measure to a belt or carrying it around might not be as secure as they would like, leading to potential inconvenience.


An Indoor Garden For the Techie Green Thumb

The Click-and-Grow Smart Indoor Garden

Click & Grow Indoor Garden

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance way to grow your own herbs and veggies, the Click and Grow Smart Indoor Garden is a great option. This innovative growing system uses pre-seeded pods that are automatically watered and fertilized, so all you have to do is sit back and watch your plants thrive.

We were impressed with how easy it was to set up , and we were even more amazed at how quickly our plants began to grow. Within just a few days, we had healthy seedlings that were ready to transplant into our outdoor garden.


  • Easy to Use: You just put it together, add water every couple of weeks, and the plants start growing. It’s like a low-effort way to have your own mini garden.

  • Good Growth: The plants that come with it, like basil, grow really well in this smart garden. Even people who had trouble growing plants before found success with this. So, if you want to grow your own herbs or greens, this is an easy and fun way to do it.

  • Fun Science Vibes: Some reviews talk about how using this smart garden brings back memories of cool science projects they did as kids. It’s like having your own mini lab for growing plants.

  • Convenient and Stylish: It looks good and doesn’t take up much space. You can put it anywhere in your home, and it adds a nice touch of greenery. Plus, you don’t need to worry about taking care of the plants every day.


  • Expensive Pods: The pods that you use to grow different plants can be a bit pricey. So, if you want to grow a variety of herbs or plants, it might end up costing you more in the long run.

  • Missing Features: Some people hoped that the smart garden would be more connected to their phones through an app. While there’s an app, it doesn’t actually control the garden. It just gives you tips and info, which is cool, but not exactly what they expected.

  • Uneven Growth: Sometimes the plants grow a bit differently because the light isn’t perfectly centered. It evens out eventually, but it can be a bit strange at first.


A Drone to Capture Amazing Things

The DJI Mini 2 Drone


Sure it’s on the pricey side, but if you’re looking for one of the best selling drone brands for everyday use, you can’t go wrong with this Mini 2 drone from the folks at DJI. It weighs less than an average apple (can you imagine?), it can resist level 5 winds, has a battery life of 31 minutes, and can record pro-level pictures and video. While this certainly isn’t a “kids” drone, with a little supervision your older kids can definitely give this a fly!


  • Awesome Video Quality: The video you get from this drone is amazing! Even when it’s super windy outside, the video still looks smooth and clear. So, you can capture cool shots without worrying about shaky videos.

  • Super Cool Return Feature: This drone has a feature called “Return To Home” (RTH), and people are loving it. If you’re flying far away and lose connection, the drone comes back to you all by itself. And some folks have flown it really far without losing the signal. It’s like having a smart helper for your drone.

  • Far Flying Fun: The Mini 2 uses something called OcuSync, which is why you can fly it really far without losing the signal. It’s like magic! With other drones that use Wi-Fi, you can only go a mile or two. But with OcuSync, you can go even 8 miles away without losing the connection.

  • Easy Peasy for Beginners: If you’re new to drones, no worries! This drone is great for beginners. It’s easy to connect your phone, and the controls are simple to understand. So, you can start flying and capturing cool shots without feeling like you’re stuck in a video game.


  • Battery Bummer: The battery life of this drone isn’t amazing. It runs out pretty quickly, which can be a bit of a downer. But hey, it seems like most drones struggle with this battery stuff.

  • Android No-Go: Here’s a bummer: this drone works with iPhones, not Androids. So, if you’re an Android fan, you might need to wait until they make one for you. iPhones are having all the drone fun for now.

  • Certification Check: Depending on where you live, you might need to do an online test or certification to fly this drone. Just check out your state’s rules about flying drones (Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles or Remotely Piloted Aircrafts) before you take off.



Nomad Goods Rustic Leather Laptop Sleeve

Nomad Goods Leather Laptop Sleeve

Dress up your laptop in some amazing rustic leather that’s pretty much better than anything we own. This one even has a space for an USB port so you can easily charge your laptop without having to take it out of the sleeve. Choose from rustic brown or classic black and a variety of laptop sizes.



The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug


The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug is the world’s first temperature control mug, designed to keep your beverages at the perfect temperature from the first sip to the last drop. Ember’s precision temperature control presets let you choose your ideal drinking temperature for hot coffee, iced coffee, tea, and more, and the 10-hour battery life means you can enjoy your drinks all day long. The Ember app lets you customize your presets, set a timer to remind you when your drink is ready, and see how much battery life you have left.


  • Temperature Control Magic: Imagine having a mug that lets you control the temperature of your drink. It’s like having a personal barista who keeps your coffee or tea just the way you like it. No more gulping down cold sips because you got caught up doing something else.

  • Life-Changing Convenience: For people with busy lives, this mug is a total game-changer. Moms who are always on the move and tend to forget about their coffee will love this. You won’t have to reheat your drink multiple times. Instead, you can enjoy it at the perfect temperature, sip by sip.

  • Slick App Integration: What’s cooler than a mug that you can control with your phone? The app lets you set the temperature to your liking without even touching the mug. It’s like a high-tech party trick that impresses your friends. Plus, you can adjust it from anywhere, which is perfect for planning your next sip while you’re on the go.


  • Pricier Purchase: Here’s the catch – this mug is a bit on the expensive side. While it might be a bit of an investment, some reviewers believe it’s totally worth it for the convenience and joy of always having a warm drink.

  • Battle with Stains: If you’re thinking of going for the stylish white version, be prepared for possible staining over time. Regular use might cause some discoloration, but there’s a hack – a bit of baking soda can help keep your mug looking fresh.

  • Phone Compatibility Check: The app-controlled goodness comes with a tiny asterisk. Your phone needs to be compatible with the app. If you’re using an older phone, you might not be able to tap into the full range of high-tech features.



The Amazon Smart Plug


The Amazon Smart Plug is a little tech miracle that allows you to control your outlet remotely. With this plug, you can turn on and off your appliances, lights, and other electronic devices with your voice or mobile app. You can also set schedules and timers to automate your home. The smart plug works with Amazon’s Echo and Fire TV devices, as well as Android and iOS devices.


  • Easy Entry into Smart Tech: If you’re new to the world of smart devices, the Amazon Smart Plug is a great starting point. It’s designed to be user-friendly and can be set up without needing extensive tech knowledge. This makes it accessible for anyone, whether you’re a tech-savvy teenager or someone who’s not so familiar with gadgets.

  • Seamless Integration: It connects with other Amazon Echo devices, like the Echo Dot, using voice commands through Alexa. This integration makes it convenient to control your devices without having to physically interact with the plug. Plus, the setup process is straightforward, and it’s relatively quick to get your devices up and running.

  • Effortless Device Control: You can control devices with your voice, making it feel like you’re living in a futuristic world. Imagine saying “Alexa, turn off the lights” and seeing it happen without lifting a finger. This level of control can add a touch of excitement to your daily routines.


  • Initial Setup Challenges: Setting up the Amazon Smart Plug might not be as straightforward as expected for everyone. Some users experienced issues with their Alexa devices recognizing the plug right away. This could mean that there might be a bit of trial and error involved in the setup process, which might be frustrating if you’re not used to dealing with tech hiccups.

  • Size Matters: The size of the smart plug might be a concern for some, especially if they plan to place it behind furniture or in tight spaces. While this might not be a deal-breaker, it’s important to consider the dimensions of the plug and how it fits into your home setup.

  • Cost Comparison: While the convenience of Amazon support and integration with Alexa is appealing, some users found the price of the Amazon Smart Plug relatively high compared to similar products from other brands. For budget-conscious users, this cost factor might play a significant role in their decision-making process.



The Meta Quest 2 VR Headset


We all want to escape our actual reality and head out into the virtual reality world, even if it’s just for a bit. The Meta Quest 2 comes with everything you need to enter into the VR-scape with the headset and controllers. There are even more than 250 titles (and counting) to choose from in the VR world of fitness, gaming, social, entertainment, and more. Overall it’s pretty lightweight, making it easy for you (or your kids) to take with you just about wherever you go.


  • Immersive Experience: The Meta Quest 2 excels in delivering an immersive experience that transports users into virtual worlds. Many reviewers mentioned that they felt like they were truly inside the games they were playing, adding a new level of excitement and engagement.

  • High-Quality Graphics: The headset’s high-resolution display and advanced optics received praise for delivering stunning visuals. Users noted that the clear and vibrant graphics enhanced the realism of virtual environments, making every detail come to life.

  • Wireless Freedom: The wireless design of the Meta Quest 2 was highlighted as a game-changer. Users appreciated the freedom to move around without the hassle of wires or cables, which enhanced their sense of immersion and overall comfort.

  • Vast Content Library: One of the standout features of the Meta Quest 2 is its extensive content library. Reviewers found a wide variety of games, experiences, and apps to choose from, catering to different interests and preferences. This diverse range of content ensured that users always had something new and exciting to explore.


  • Battery Life: Some users reported that the Meta Quest 2’s battery life was a concern, especially during longer gaming or entertainment sessions. Limited battery life can disrupt the immersive experience, requiring users to pause and recharge frequently.

  • Comfort Issues: Comfort was a recurring concern in user reviews. The headset’s strap received criticism for being uncomfortable, causing headaches and discomfort, particularly during extended wear. This issue impacted the overall enjoyment of using the device.

  • Weight and Discomfort: The front-heavy design of the headset led to discomfort for some users, particularly around the forehead and cheeks. This discomfort required frequent breaks, impacting the ability to engage in longer VR sessions without interruptions.


An Update to Your Old AirPods

The 3rd Generation of Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods 3rd Generation Tech Gifts Christmas 2024

Always the rockstar of the earbuds world, check out Apple’s 3rd gen AirPods! These bad boys bring some serious game to the audio party. Say bye-bye to pesky background noise because these AirPods come equipped with active noise cancellation. Now you can drown out the world and rock out to your tunes without any distractions.

But hold up, they’re not just about isolating you from the universe. These AirPods have a trick up their sleeve called transparency mode. Imagine this: you’re grooving to your playlist, but you still need to stay aware of your surroundings. No worries! With transparency mode, you can have the best of both worlds – enjoy your music while staying in tune with the world around you.

Got an active lifestyle? These AirPods are your perfect workout buddies. They’re sweat and water resistant, so whether you’re hitting the gym or dancing in the rain, these bad boys won’t let you down. And don’t you worry about comfort – they come with adjustable ear tips that guarantee a snug and comfy fit, no matter how wild your moves get.


  • Simplicity, at Its Finest: Imagine this – you open the case of these AirPods near your iPhone, and like magic, they’re already connected. No fumbling with settings or pressing buttons. It’s like having your own tech wizard making everything easy.

  • Feels Like a Cloud for Your Ears: Ever worn a pair of shoes that felt like they were made just for you? That’s how these AirPods feel in your ears. They come with these magical silicone ear tips that you can swap out to find the perfect fit. Whether you’re bouncing around or just kicking back, they stay comfy and snug.

  • Your Personal Concert Hall: Close your eyes and imagine your favorite song. Now imagine it sounding even better – bass that makes your heart thump, vocals so clear it’s like the singer is in the room, and highs that tickle your ears. That’s the sound these AirPods deliver. Music, podcasts, audiobooks – they all come alive.

  • Siri, Your Best Buddy: Ever wished you had a personal assistant like in those futuristic movies? Well, say hello to Siri. With these AirPods, you can just say “Hey Siri” and ask her to change songs, make calls, or even tell you a joke. It’s like having your own personal sidekick.


  • Fit Fiasco: Imagine your shoes suddenly feeling a bit loose while you’re running – not cool, right? Well, some folks say these AirPods can be a bit like that. They might not stay in place as well as they should, especially if you’re on the move.

  • A Whiff of Sound: You know when you’re belting out your favorite song, and suddenly your friend can hear it too? That can happen with these AirPods. Sometimes, they let a bit of sound leak out, which can be awkward if you’re in a quiet library or something.

  • Not Always Ear-Friendly: If your ears are on the smaller side, these AirPods might play hard to get. Some peeps mentioned that they had to adjust them now and then. Also, if your ears get a bit sweaty or waxy (hey, it happens), they might start to slip out.


So, there you go. Hopefully you’ve found at least a couple of tech toys you’ve fallen in love with. From smart speakers that chat with you like a buddy, to virtual reality headsets that take you on mind-bending adventures, and wireless earbuds that feel like music is giving you a cozy hug – these gadgets are like a sneak peek into the future.

Whether you’re a music junkie, a gaming guru, or just someone who loves a good dose of tech magic, these gifts have got you covered. So go ahead, level up your gifting game and watch the smiles light up as they unwrap these shiny slices of innovation.