Gifts for the Tech Fan
These tech gadgets make for super thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list, from your grandparents to your pet
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Ember Ceramic Smart Mug
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Got a coffee or tea lover on your list? This sleek mug will keep their drink of choice at the perfect temperature all morning long, so there’s no rush to drink their cup of joe. This copper beauty is one of Ember’s new models, giving the mug an extra-smooth finish. Bonus: the size has been upgraded from 10 to 14 ounces.
Vitruvi Essential Oils Diffuser
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Vancouver-based Vitruvi has become a home decor favorite, and it’s easy to see why. The stone essential oil diffuser is beautifully minimalist, and comes in a variety of colors while filling your home with scents like grapefruit, lavender, spruce, and more. Give this to the person on your list who’s always lighting candles; this option is fire-hazard free.
Courtesy of Dyson
A clean home is a happy home, but lugging out the vacuum is no fun task. Enter Dyson’s V7 cordless vacuum. Skip the smart vacuums that get stuck on the rug and nab this super-handy vacuum that easily swaps from a floor vacuum to a handheld cleaner, perfect for fixing any kind of mess in a pinch. The V7 comes in multiple models, ranging from a focus on pet owners to designs made for hardwood floors you don’t want scratched.
Molekule Air Mini
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Nearly everyone should be dreaming about owning a great air purifier, especially if you or your loved ones live near wildfire zones. Molekule is known for their sleek air purifiers, but they’ve retailed on the better part of a grand. However, their new Air Mini model is made to focus on small spaces, like bedrooms, offices, and playrooms, with a more accessible price point.
Google Nest Hub
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While Google has released the new Google Nest Hub Max (featured in our 2019 Smart Home Awards), the original hub we recommended last year is a great pick for a gift. It retails for a lower price point and still packs all the great features—ability to display your own photography or beautiful famed art and photos, a smart assistant that’s handy in the kitchen or as an alarm clock, a screen that’s easy to interact with—just sans a camera. Give it to your family members who would love an easier way to display more photos of the kids and grandkids. You can even set up an album on Google Photos for them, and upload to it from anywhere so they can start seeing the latest photos right from home.
Petcube Play 2
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If you’ve got a friend or family member worrying about how Fluffy is doing when they’re at work, a Petcube pet cameras is just what they need. They can keep an eye on their pet all day through their phone, and the device also has a two-way microphone and speaker to tell Fido to hop off the couch. Petcube comes in two new models, the Petcube Bites 2, which can dispense treats for your pet, and the Petcube Play 2, which lets control a laser pointer in the camera to entertain your pet from afar. With that in mind, is it a gift for the owner, or a gift for the pet? You decide.