We all know it can be hard to buy for the tech guru in our lives, as it does always seem like they already have the latest and greatest tech available. If you want to keep any presents you’re buying them as a surprise, but still get them something they’ll genuinely love, need or enjoy – then look no further! We’ve got the very best tech gifts right here, from the best for hardened PC gamers to our favorite wearable tech, around-the-home tech essentials, and a few extra miscellaneous gifts to boot.
Our Top 3 Tech Gifts for 2022
These are the essentials, the best of the best, look no further, creme de la creme, perfect tech gifts for the perfect gadget lover in your life. Maybe I’m overselling it a bit? My personal favorite out of the three below is definitely the Steam Deck. It’s not long been simply available and not on backorder, so take advantage and treat the PC gamer in your life with some premium portable gaming.
Bonus Gift: Preorder Star Wars Grogu – Tamagotchi
Probably one of the cutest developments of this year, we’re getting a Grogu Tamagotchi early next year. It’s definitely something a lot of us might have wanted to buy for someone over the holidays, but as that isn’t the case, we’ll have to settle with a preorder instead. I’ve kept this as a bonus gift as well, as it’s not going to be suitable for holiday 2022 gifts.
Best Wearable Tech Gifts for 2022
There’s an absolute abundance of incredible tech gifts for you to choose from this holiday season. My personal favorite is definitely the Apple AirPods Max, which are currently at an all time low price of $449 at Amazon. Other great wearables to consider include the Apple Watch Series 8, Razer Anzu Smart Glasses, and more.
Our Favorite Misc Cool Tech Gifts
We all love the bold kinds of tech available, and these gadgets are perfect little obscure gifts that’ll shock any tech gurus in your life. Tile Mate trackers are a particular favorite, especially as you get several different kinds that can be used to keep an eye on all your important devices.
Best Home Essentials Tech Gifts
Tech for the home is probably one of the biggest types of tech innovation that have occurred over the past 10 years. That means there’s plenty to choose from, and lots of variety when it comes to price. You can go affordable but effective with the new Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker, or expensive but brilliant with the iRobot Roomba smart vacuum.
Best Gaming Tech Gifts
There’s a very good chance that the tech lover in your life is also a gamer, so how about a brand-new gift to encourage one of the best hobbies in the world?
Best PC Gamer Guru Tech Gifts
Now, these are for the best of the best, the real tech aficionados. The ones who know their stuff will appreciate any and all of these gifts, specially selected from our dedicated tech round-ups on the best mice, keyboards, and PC gaming headsets available.
For even more holiday gift ideas, check out our roundup of all the best Marvel gifts, or check out the rest of our relevant gift guides below.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.