10 Of The Best Gadget Gifts For Tech Lovers (2021)

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November 24, 2021 | 5 Min Read | By: Alyssa C.

When it comes to gift-giving it can be tricky to find personal and thoughtful gifts that are also within budget. Lucky for you, we’re here to help with the latest gadgets for your tech-loving loved ones!

While you have birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings to attend throughout the year, it’s no secret that people tend to go all-out with gifting the latest technology over the holidays. But it’s not just the tech aficionados that can appreciate the newest and coolest tech. In fact, consumer technology like smart home devices and appliances are expected to be one of the hottest commodities for 2021 holiday shopping. So if you’re looking for a unique, and awesome cutting edge gift for a loved one, look no further, because here are 10 of the best gadget gifts!

1) Nanoleaf Shapes — Starting at $119.99 USD $99.99 USD

Nanoleaf Shapes in gaming room, the coolest gadget gifts

Create custom murals of light with Nanoleaf Shapes light panels. Choose from a range of shapes—Hexagon, Triangle, and Mini Triangle light panels—and explore designs like butterflies for the kids or more abstract styles for the adults. Also, check out the Rhythm Music Visualizer, turn up your favorite music playlists so the lights can react, and dance to the beat in real-time. Or set them up around your PC and watch in awe as the Screen Mirror feature reflects your PC’s on-screen colors onto your lights.

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2) Apple HomePod Mini — Starting at $99.00 USD

Apple HomePod mini on table, perfect gifts for techies

Apple recently released HomePod minis in all-new colors, kicking off the gift-giving season with a more personalized smart home option. Take full advantage of Siri, and use this smart assistant to help you get through the day. You can even use it to help you control other devices like Nanoleaf’s lights! Ask Siri for a gentle wake-up call and set your lights to turn on at 7 AM. Plus, who could forget that this little home hub is also a pretty powerful speaker! Add it to your entertainment spaces to keep the music going all night long.


3) Nanoleaf Essentials — Starting at $19.99 USD $14.99 USD

Instead of string lights around the tree, try Nanoleaf Essentials Bulbs and Lightstrips, which use the latest Thread technology. These are fun and functional—enjoy millions of color options and transform your home instantly! The lightstrips reach areas that conventional lighting can’t, making them perfect for behind TVs, around beds, and above desks. And as with Nanoleaf’s other RGB lighting products, you can enjoy the Screen Mirror feature and watch your PC’s on-screen colors sync up with your lights for the most immersive entertainment experience. Plus, at this price point, if you’re looking for a stocking stuffer or White Elephant gift, the Essentials are the perfect option!

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4) Fire TV Stick 4K Max with Alexa Voice Remote — Starting at $54.99 USD $34.66 USD

Amazon Fire stick in living room

Movie night just got more exciting with Amazon’s newest 4K Max Fire Stick, which works with one of your favorite smart assistants, Alexa. Any TV screen can be a smart one fitted with millions of movies and TV episodes. Watch from your favorite subscription services: Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and more, plus enjoy millions of songs. Since you have access to Alexa as well, it’s super easy to sift through all of this content with voice commands.


5) Nanoleaf Elements — Starting at $299.99 USD $229.99 USD

Nanoleaf Essentials in bedroom are perfect gifts for secret santa or stocking stuffers

Instantly warm up the vibe of any room (like your home office) with Nanoleaf Elements Wood Look Hexagons. Beautiful on or off, arrange the modular Hexagons into unique designs for a standalone art piece with comforting ambient lighting. Choose from a range of warm to cool lighting options for a natural glow, unlike any other art or lighting piece. Don’t forget to try the built-in Rhythm Music Visualizer and watch the lights dance to your favorite playlists. This may be one of the more high-end items on this list but it’s certainly worth it for that special someone with an appreciation for smart tech and home decor.

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6) Click and Grow Smart Garden 3 — Starting at $130.95 USD

Click and grow garden on table, cute little gifts

I’m slightly ashamed to admit this, but while I love plants I am absolutely terrible at taking care of them! If your loved one is like me then they can certainly appreciate this next gadget. The Smart Garden 3 is the perfect way to grow and maintain your flowers and herbs. This indoor garden basically takes care of itself while you enjoy the perks of having it. No need to worry about the weather because this plant holder self-waters and has a built-in LED lighting system to mimic the sun.


7) Google Nest Mini — Starting at $49 USD $24.99 USD

Google home mini on table, perfect gift for techies

If your tech lover prefers to stick with the Google ecosystem we have something for you too! Get hands-free help from the Google Nest Mini smart home assistant. Use this home hub to help customize your home and even use it with other devices like Nanoleaf’s lights. Enjoy the personalized benefits of weather reports, reminders, scheduling, breaking news, and even commute updates. Not to mention it’s also a speaker so you can keep up with all of the new music releases and your favorite podcasts.


8) Bose SoundLink Micro Portable Outdoor Speaker — Starting at $119.00 USD

Bose speaker on bike; gifts for music lovers

This small but mighty speaker is one nifty gadget! The compact size of the SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker makes it easy to bring everywhere—clip it on to pretty much anything with the silicone tear-resistant strap. Since it is so portable it’s also made to withstand extreme temperatures, water, dust, and even the shock of a drop (making for the perfect beach speaker). Plus the high-quality audio speaks for itself.


9) Moleskine Smart Writing Set — Starting at $149 USD

Smart Moleskin notebook set on table as a gift to an artist

While we live in a digital world, there are still many who enjoy the tactile feel of writing in a journal or the way reading a physical copy of a book feels. The Moleskine Smart Writing Set allows your fellow gadgeteer to enjoy the modern mixed with the classic. From page to screen, your handwritten notes will automatically appear on your smart device allowing you to digitize, share, and organize your notes in an all-new way.


10) PhoneSoap 3 — Starting at $79.95 USD $47.97 USD

Phone soap on table

Amidst the pandemic, a new and unique section of smart tech has risen to popularity and this is where the PhoneSoap 3 comes into the picture. Load your phone and other small objects like keys and wallets into the PhoneSoap device to kill 99.99% of germs with UV-C light. Plus, it charges your phone as it becomes squeaky clean!


That about sums up our list…and just in time to spread holiday cheer this season with these cool new smart gadgets! We’d love to hear about the smart gadget you liked best, let us know.

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