17 Quirky Gifts for the Gadget Lover on Your List
You’ll get a kick out of giving these gadgets to your techie friends and family.
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Got friend or family member who loves tech? They’ll undoubtedly love one or more of these gadgets.
August Smart Lock
Upgrade the traditional deadbolt on your door in minutes with the August Smart Lock. Once installed, the smart lock will allow you to lock and unlock the deadbolt from your phone without a key.
Set it up to automatically unlock your door right when you get home, or unlock a door for someone when you’re not there. No more leaving the key under the mat!
The affordable, easy-to-carry Geekey Multitool is every handy person’s unexpected hero. One of our favorite tools on the go, it seamlessly combines your best pocket tools that attaches to your keychain. It features a bike spike key, screwdriver tips of all sorts, closed and open wrenches, a bit driver and even a scoring tip.
If you think that’s all, it’s not. Another dozen or so tools are included as well. Don’t leave home without this one.
Moen Smart Water Detector
The little Moen Smart Water Detector provides a large amount of peace of mind. Plug it in anywhere in your home where there’s a risk of flooding or water damage. The water detector provides 24/7 monitoring of that area and send out notifications if it senses anything wrong.
Automatic Pet Feeder
The Arf Pets Automatic Pet Feeder isn’t just a sharp-looking food tower for furry friends. An 18-cup capacity dispenses up to four perfectly-portioned meals per day. It’s one of the best smart pet feeders that works well with both dog and cat food.
Professional Screen Cleaning Kit
Keep screens clean with this top-rated, affordable screen cleaning tool. It makes cleaning smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens an easy task. Plus, it’s portable and mess-free.
Fujifilm Smartphone Printer
Who says physical media is dead? This smartphone printer from Fujifilm can turn the images you snap with your phone’s camera into Polaroid-sized photographs in just 12 seconds. The printer connects to your phone via Bluetooth so there are absolutely zero wires involved.
Hatch Restore Gentle Alarm Clock
Is there a better gift you can give someone than a great night’s sleep? The Hatch Restore Alarm Clock and gentle wake-up light helps establish healthy sleep and wake-up routines via simulated sunrises and sunsets. It’s also packed with other smart clock features including a soothing white noise sounds and app connectivity.
Fortress Personal Safe
The Fortress Personal Safe is a cutting-edge home security gadget built to protect your valuables and essential documents. The safe uses modern keypad technology, and can even be bolted down if you’d rather not rely too heavily on technology. It’s ideal for jewelry, valuables and small protective weapons.
As its name suggests, the Sonos Roam wireless speaker can be taken anywhere you go. This smart speaker features more than ten hours of battery life, and its waterproof and drop resistant exterior keeps it safe from harm indoors or outside.
This Geneverse portable solar generator is easier to use than you might imagine, offering sustainable energy when you’re on the go. It’s also a brilliant back-up plan for charging must-have devices when the power goes out at home and when you know a sizable storm is nearing. This solar generator provides up to seven days of power supply to your most crucial appliances and devices—relying entirely on the sun.
USB-C Car Charger Adapter
While this might look like any other car charger adapter, it’s got something that most gadgets like it lack: a USB-C port. USB-C is quickly becoming the go-to port for many devices.
If you purchased a new device in the last year, it probably came with a USB-C port for charging. This adapter allows you to quickly and efficiently charge those devices when you’re on the road.
Pro Series Case Designed for Airpods
Help protect someone’s expensive wireless headphones with this rugged case for Airpods. It’s made from durable and water-resistant silicone and comes with a detachable carabiner. Priced well below $20, it also makes one of the best cheap gadget gifts for friends and family.
While these popular safety goggles from Solid may not be the flashiest gadget gift on our list, they’re a necessary item every DIYer should have. Soft rubber sealing molds perfectly to the shape of any face, offering eye protection from all sides. An adjustable headband provides individual and firm fit.
Did we mention how affordable they are? These make genius last-minute stocking stuffers for DIYers.
Cosori Electric Kettle
It might look old school on the outside. But on the inside, this electric kettle from Cosori is packed with tech that heats up water in minutes. Give someone one of these and they’ll never go back to heating water on the stove.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
Breakfast food fans will love this one. This sandwich maker cooks a meat, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich in as little as five minutes. It also comes with a recipe book for alternative takes on the classic breakfast sandwich, including paleo and keto options. Easy use and cleanup have made it one of the most popular five-star kitchen tools on Amazon.
Huntkey USB Wall Adapter
This nifty little Huntkey device transforms one AC outlet into four AC outlets and three USB charging ports, all with surge protection. This is a great gift idea for someone who owns a lot of devices. It lets them plug in and charge all their tech in one location without worrying about voltage spikes. Pair it with this clever wall outlet shelf they’ll absolutely love.
You might want to give this gift a little early, especially if it’s for someone making an obscene amount of mashed potatoes this holiday season.
Using the Rotato Express could not be much easier. It swiftly slices the skin off various types of produce, not just potatoes. It’s also one of the most unexpected gadget gifts on our list, and a fun additional to any home chef’s collection.
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