Gifts your tech-savvy loved ones will appreciate this holiday

Tech gifts aren’t limited to phones and laptops. Of course you know that, and that is why you are here looking for tech gifts to give your loved ones for Christmas.

If the person you’re gifting doesn’t know what they want for Christmas, you can’t go wrong looking for a gadget that will either bring them joy, increase their productivity, or support their physical and mental health. Whether the person you’re looking to buy a Christmas present for is a hardcore techie or a tech newbie, this article has a perfect last minute idea or two for them. Our list of 10 tech Christmas gifts ranges from showpieces to necessities that many people might not think of or find the time to buy for themselves.

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If your loved one is someone who likes to go out and create memories, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 makes a great gift. It costs less than $100 and is one of the most popular Polaroid cameras on the market right now. The simple instant camera with built-in printer takes good pictures quickly and easily and even offers a built-in selfie mode. Your photos will be printed out immediately after they have been taken.

While the official company doesn’t ship to African countries outside of South Africa, you can find them on Amazon or Jumia. If you are in Nigeria, Instagram providers like camerajoint deliver within 24 hours.

If your loved one loves to read, then there’s no better gift than the Amazon Kindle. They are considered the best e-readers out there because they are portable and allow users to store a large library of books in a single compact device, complete with a paper-like screen and adjustable reading settings. Additionally, the new Kindle Scribe comes with a stylus, giving readers the ability to annotate, take notes, and create lists on the screen. There are different types of Kindle e-readers ranging in price from $100 to $300.

Gift cards require little effort, but they get the job done, especially when you’re not sure what the recipient would prefer. Gift cards are cards that have monetary value and can be used to purchase goods in stores or online. A $10 gift card can be used towards a $10 purchase. You can get $20, $50, $100, and more gift cards. You can buy gift cards in stores like Jumia, Paxful, Kuda. There are even stores like Suregifts that only sell gift cards. Gift cards can also be used to purchase services and pay for subscriptions. For example, a Netflix gift card can be used to pay for Netflix subscriptions and an Apple gift card can be used to pay for Apple services.

4. Noise canceling headphones

Noise canceling headphones make a great gift for audiophiles, but they can also be appreciated by gamers or anyone on the phone. They are designed to block out background noise and reproduce the sound of voice so callers can hear you clearly even in noisy environments. The Apple AirPods Pro are a great option if you use an iPhone. It features a new H2 chip that offers excellent noise cancellation. You can order them last minute in Nigeria from Instagram stores like OgaBassey and iplugng. For other phones, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 or the Oraimo FreePods Pro ANC are great options, but there are plenty to choose from. They can cost as little as $38 or as much as $300.

5. Karaoke machine

Music is a universal gift that can be given to anyone, regardless of age or gender, which is why a karaoke machine can be an excellent gift. It’s a source of entertainment and anyone you buy it for can enjoy it alone or with other people. This gift can also have health benefits as singing is a great way to relieve stress. There are a variety of karaoke machines; Many are wearable, some are wireless, and some have screens to read the lyrics aloud. The device is also affordable. A karaoke machine can cost anywhere from $15 to $200.

6. Foldable laptop stand

If they don’t already have it, this gift is perfect for that workaholic friend who’s constantly working on their laptop. Adjustable laptop mounts protect the laptop from overheating and the user from heat and postural discomfort. Not only would you give them an ergonomic tool; You would provide them with a healthier work experience. A laptop mount can cost anywhere from $18 and up.

7. Virtual Reality Headset

Virtual reality (VR) headsets can greatly enhance both gaming and movie watching. A decent VR headset is also a good starting point for anyone interested in immersive virtual worlds in the metaverse. There are a few models to choose from, including the Meta Quest 2, HTC Vive Pro 2, and HP Reverb G2 Virtual Reality Headset, ranging in cost from $400 to over $1,000.

8. Portable Projector

A mini multimedia projector can turn any room into a cinema or games room, and all you have to do is plug in a phone, gaming system, streaming stick or laptop. A good portable projector will also have built-in powerful Bluetooth speakers. It is a gift to be enjoyed alone or used for communal enjoyment. Portable projectors cost $85 and up.

9. Smart glasses

If you’re looking to gift a techie this Christmas, smart glasses might be the way to go. They are both practical and futuristic, serving as both fashion items and electronic devices. Smart glasses come with speakers and microphones for listening to music and making phone calls, and sometimes with 3D cameras. Many smart glasses come with interchangeable lenses, allowing you to switch between standard, polarized, and blue light filtering options. Some even allow you to customize your lens tint. A popular example is the Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses, but there are others with prices starting at $178.

10. 5G router

There’s nothing a tech-savvy person hates more than slow internet, and 5G internet is a solution to that problem. The 5G router is 10x faster than 4G internet and can connect to multiple devices (up to 32 different devices) without sacrificing quality. This gift will make everyone happy and guarantee them a better experience while working, playing, streaming etc. MTN mifi in Nigeria costs ₦50,000. To order one, visit the MTN portal here.

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