Gadgets That Could Be Perfect Holiday Gifts

Gadgets That Could Be Perfect Holiday Gifts

The following contribution is from another author.

With the holidays fast-approaching, thankfully, you’re probably scrambling to get the perfect presents for the people you love. Of course, that can be easier said than done. Even though you find yourself in this position at the same time every year, you probably don’t find it any simpler to get the right gifts for loved ones. Sometimes, it can be even harder to get presents for people who have very clear interests because you don’t want to mistakenly get them something which doesn’t actually apply to their interest or get them something that they already have. For technology-driven giftees, this can be particularly difficult. There are so many gadgets and gizmos on the market. Which one would be right for your particular friend or relative? Well, here’s a list of gadgets that could be perfect holiday gifts.


Speakers are fantastic for any difficult giftee at the holidays. Everybody loves music, and speakers allow somebody the freedom to listen to music whenever and wherever they want. For that person in your life who’s always listening to their music on low-quality phone speakers or cheap earphones that fail to block out any noise from the world around them, a proper set of speakers could be the perfect present. If you’re going to get someone a gadget as their holiday gift, then it might as well be a gadget that they’re actually going to use on a long-term basis. Forget novelty gifts.

If you’re wondering which speakers to get for that special person in your life, then you might want to check out the Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker. This sleek device isn’t just aesthetically impressive; it’s also technically impressive. Okay, it might not look like the most modern speaker on the market, but its old-school look should appeal to tech fanatics who often feel nostalgic for the bygone days of gadgets and gizmos. This speaker has an output of 100Dbs. So, if the person for whom you buy this present loves to blast music at a loud volume, this would be ideal for them.

A solar charger.

Perhaps your giftee doesn’t get outdoors as much as they should. Why go outdoors when all of your tech is indoors? It’s hard to argue with that mentality. Even in a world full of portable devices, a lot of people feel the urge to run home when their battery bars get low. That’s why you should consider getting a solar charger for that special person in your life if they spend too much time in the house. That way, they’ll no longer be able to claim that a camping trip wouldn’t be for them because they’d want to be able to use their devices. With a solar charger power bank, your loved one could have a renewable source of energy for all of their portable devices. This might finally give them the incentive to explore the great outdoors. Or perhaps it would simply give them an incentive to spend time with you on a sunny day; they certainly wouldn’t be able to come up with any excuses about having to go home because their phone needs charging.

A video doorbell.

If you’re buying a gift for somebody who loves household gadgets, then this would be the perfect present. A video doorbell sorts the type of person who has an ice-dispenser on the front of their fridge and motion-sensor lighting in every room. You know the type of homeowner that this gizmo would suit. A video doorbell is a very practical addition to a household, but it’s also a very fun one. Being able to verbally sign for packages and keep an eye on the front of your property are both very sensible uses for this technology, but being able to laugh at befuddled guests who experience the video doorbell for the first time will, no doubt, entertain the loved one for whom you buy this present.

A drone.

A drone is another fantastic gift to get for a loved one who’s into technology. This is the ultimate gadget, after all. Being able to pilot an aircraft is such a thrill. If you want to get a memorable present for an important person in your life, then this is definitely the one to consider. This could be the perfect holiday gift. Unlike other remote-controlled gadgets which have a bit of novelty factor that soon wears off, a drone is a professional piece of kit that will really mean something to the technology expert in your life.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).