Buying gifts for anyone above the age of 13 is tough, whether you’re shopping for birthday presents or gearing up for the holidays. However, if you’ve got a tech-obsessed guy or gal on your list, gift shopping just got easier. We’ve compiled a list of the top tech gifts for 2019 that any technology connoisseur is bound to appreciate. From gadgets to gaming chairs and everything in between, there’s always something that will appeal to the tech-junkie in your life. You can thank us later; for now, peruse the great gift ideas below and find something they’ll love.
The June Oven
Cook your food with a smart oven that you have to try out to believe. This convection oven uses sensors and AI to recognize your food, monitor heating, and cook through according to your preferences. With an HD camera and more than 50 preset cooking programs, the June compact oven will truly change the way you use your kitchen. Plus, it’s not just an oven. With seven appliances in one, you can use the air fryer, dehydrator, slow cooker, broiler, toaster, and warming drawer settings for all of your cuisine needs.
If you’re buying something for a leaderboard legend, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from – and luckily, gaming tech runs the gamut in terms of price. Find the best budget gaming mouse for a gift that pleases them and your wallet, or splurge and go for a state-of-the-art gaming chair that they can spend hours in comfortably.
Wireless Ear Buds
Gone are the days of pesky cords – wireless ear buds have arrived. Cue the Apple Airpods memes, but the truth is there are plenty of wireless ear bud options. The Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless ear buds were selected by a variety of publications as the Best Truly Wireless Ear Buds. They’re comfortable, stay in place (great for the gym goer), and offer a long battery life – don’t worry about recharging for up to 15 hours.
A Home Security Camera
Give the gift of security with a home camera. The Blink XT Home Security Camera is a wireless camera system that can be used inside or outdoors. With HD video and instant alerts, you can keep an eye on your home from anywhere. Use live view to make sure your home is safe, and take advantage of infrared night vision when something goes bump in the night. A tech guy or gal is sure to appreciate this useful technology, and better yet, this camera doesn’t come with subscription fees like many of the other offerings on the market.
A Smart Mop
No, you didn’t read that wrong – smart mops exist. The iRobot Braava robot mop can mop your floors, without requiring you to lift a finger. Small but powerful, this robot mop and sweep and wash clean your tile and hardwood floors, meaning you’ll never deal with a dirty bathroom, kitchen, or entryway again. This smart mop cleans floors in a systematic pattern, leaving no spot of floor untouched. With its compact size, this mop can easily makes its way into hard-to-reach spots without damaging your walls.
The Oculus Go VR Headset
You’d be hard-pressed to find a tech junkie that isn’t obsessed with virtual reality. The bestselling Oculus Go provides a personal theater experience that your loved one can use from anywhere. No need to hook it up to any PC or device, this portable VR experience is something they’ll need to see to believe. Watch music videos, movies, television shows, and sporting events in an entirely new way.
As you can see, your tech gift options are virtually limitless – no pun intended. Pick from this selection and watch their face light up. Just be prepared, because these gifts raise the bar for future presents!
Andrea Potvin graduated from Florida A&M University in 2016. Andrea is a Florida transplant, having grown up in Alaska. After graduating school, it didn’t take her long to decide she wanted to stay in the lower 48. Andrea has written for several major publications including Buzz Feed and the Huffington Post. Andrea is our community reporter and also covers world events.