From the overflowing plates to the exchange of gifts and of course, the fashion, the holiday season is certainly one of the most exciting periods of the year. As we wrap up this year, one of the major concerns of many is finding appropriate gifts for their loved ones. If you’re looking for gift ideas for a tech lover, then, this guide to the best tech gifts for 2022 is all you need.
Picking the perfect gift for a loved one is no doubt a struggle but one thing almost everyone in this digital world will appreciate is something techy. From the latest game consoles for video game enthusiasts to the perfect lenses for budding/professional photographers, we have carefully curated the best tech gifts to give this 2022 holiday season!
Check out 10 of the best tech gifts for the 2022 holiday season…
#1. Portable Photo Printer
It’s no surprise that you’ll be taking a ton of photos with family this holiday, so wouldn’t it be nice to capture those memories? Yes, we know that’s why you have a smartphone, but a hardcopy photo can be a sentimental treasure. Grab yourself a portable photo printer to bring the amazing pictures in your phone to life.
The HP Sprocket Select compact photo printer is one of the best tech gifts you can get for the Instagrammers in your life. The stylish gadget is capable of printing 2.3 x 3.4-inch photos on the water- and tear-resistant paper. Users can edit their photos before printing through Sprocket’s mobile app. There’s even an option to interact with the prints in augmented reality.
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#2. Foldable Drone
Do you know someone who’s obsessed with aerial photography, especially a beginner? Then gift them this Holy Stone HS260 foldable drone that boasts full HD capture capabilities. This drone also features an impressive set of flight and camera controls and a remote control that unlocks its performance, using its smartphone as a viewfinder.
#3. Self-Cleaning Water Bottle
We are always told to drink plenty of water, but your sister makes her lack of a good water bottle an excuse. Well, she can’t escape her H2O needs with this PureVis water bottle by LARQ that not only holds water but has a high-tech capability to boot. It features an onboard UV-C light and a nontoxic technology that allows “drinkers” seamlessly sanitize the bottle’s interior, as well as the water inside it in about a minute.
In addition, it’s available in several colors and has an insulated design that allows it to keep the liquids hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24 hours. The rechargeable battery of its sanitizer can last up to a month between charges.
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#4. Google Nest
Now, how about a Netflix-playing robot to fulfill all your video-streaming dreams? Beyond Netflix-playing, the Google Nest Hub will also tell you the weather, play music through your sound system, help you turn appliances on and off, and so much more. Certainly, it’s a handy-tech friend for every tech lover.
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#5. AirPods Pro
Finally, the AirPods you’re very unlikely to misplace. Your iPhone’s OS will now tell you if you’ve left your AirPods anywhere, thus making it easy to find your AirPods any and everywhere, even on the top of Mt. Everest. (Ok, that’s a slight exaggeration, but hey, it’s helpful). In addition, AirPods Pro has incredible noise cancellation and transparency modes, and best-in-class sound quality.
Although the 3rd Generation is the latest rendition, it can be pricey considering the global economic situation. Therefore, the first and second generations are still great options and will be appreciated.
#6. Noise-canceling headphones
We all know how noisy the world around us can get and it’s really important to be able to get a moment of silence, that’s where noise-canceling headphones come in. Whether you’re in the noisy streets of New York or Lagos, these headphones will certainly shut the world out — noise and all. However, do ensure not to use them when on the streets as you need to know when a car is honking!
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#7. Bluetooth speakers
When the world went virtual in 2020, these speakers became everyone’s buddies. From remote workers to in-house party planners, there’s no one these speakers don’t serve. This 2022, they are still one of the best tech gifts to give anyone who loves blasting music or just likes making noses (*winks*).
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#8. X-Box Series X
Most adults have fond memories of playing with their PS1 and PS2, and they’ve carried this love into adulthood. If you have someone who’s still obsessed with games, how about you make this the best holiday yet with an X-Box Series X or S console? We bet that few things will make them smile quite like this one.
#9. Smart TV
Take your TV experience to “clearer” heights (pun intended) with a new generation Smart TV. If your partner/sibling/friend is a couch lounger and loves nothing more than flicking through shows on TV – just like me – then this is the absolute best gift you can get them. The LG. C1 Series OLED TV is one of the best new releases and you should definitely give it a try. It’s the biggest pro? It gives you absolutely premium movie experience.
#10. Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens
If you ever take a peek at a photographer or photography enthusiast’s shopping wishlist, there’s a very huge chance you would come across a lens or two. There’s also a chance you would come across the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM lens which is one almost anyone who needs to take their photography to the next level needs.
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