Need help coming up with a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift idea for the special “techie” someone in your life?
We’ve put together this comprehensive list of thoughtful tech gifts so you can find the gift that really shows how much you care. You will not find boring, impersonal gadgets here, but rather unique products that are tailored to individual interests and hobbies.
Whether they like to spend their free time exploring nature, sipping a hot drink, listening to music or something completely different, there is something for your partner that just so happens to be on offer.
For the sentimental someone
The Skylight Digital Photo Frame beautifully displays all their favorite photos on the beautiful colored screen and is incredibly easy to use. Once it’s plugged in and connected to WiFi, all they need to do is set up an email address and all photos sent to that email address will automatically appear on the Skylight. This means they can share the email address with their loved ones (including you) and receive surprising snapshots throughout the work week!
Check out the best digital photo frames of 2024 for more options.
For the coffee and/or tea lover
Ember smart mug 2
Keeps drinks at the exact desired temperature, from 120-145ºC.
The Ember Smart Mug 2 is designed to keep drinks at the perfect temperature for hours, making it a perfect gift for the coffee or tea lover in your life. Although it only lasts 80 minutes on a single charge, using the included charging coaster keeps the mug going all day and eliminates the problem of lukewarm afternoon coffee once and for all. It can be controlled with or without the smartphone app, and even automatically detects when to turn off and go to sleep mode.
Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds
Enjoy 24 hours of ANC listening time with the wireless charging case.
There are plenty of wireless earbuds to choose from, but the Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds we reviewed may be the best choice for serious audiophiles. The sound quality is second to none, with rich bass and clear higher frequencies, and the noise cancellation is just as impressive. Not to mention, they’re extremely comfortable and can also be used with hands-free Alexa or Google Assistant voice control.
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Apple iPad Air (5th generation)
With an integrated Touch ID button and a beautiful 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display screen.
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When it comes to tablets, our favorite is the latest Apple iPad Air, which is the best in both functionality and performance. Powered by the M1 chip, it’s incredibly fast and efficient whether you’re streaming shows, surfing the web, or playing mobile games. When used with the Apple Pencil 2, the digital drawing and writing experience feels virtually identical to using real paper and pencil. It’s an overall top-performing tablet that’s sure to impress anyone, but especially digital illustrators.
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Garmin Forerunner 245
Impressive battery life of 7 days in smartwatch mode and up to 24 hours in GPS mode.
If your partner likes to get out and about, the Garmin Forerunner 245 we reviewed makes an especially thoughtful gift. It is a smartwatch specifically designed for runners that offers useful performance-oriented features and offers advanced running dynamics such as ground contact time, stride length, vertical ratio and more. Not only does the watch tell them in real time whether they are under or under training, but they can also get a free adaptive training plan through Garmin Coach to really take their training to the next level.
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For the outdoor adventurer
Records 360° video for up to 80 minutes on a single charge.
With two ultra-wide lenses, the waterproof Insta360 X3 is the perfect action camera for capturing high-quality 360 HDR video footage. It has tons of shooting modes, an easy-to-use touchscreen interface, and robust editing software, which will make your partner even more excited to get out and use it! Not to mention, the slim construction makes it easy to transport and secure the body, helmet, bike, etc.
For the indoor adventurer
MetaQuest 2 (128GB)
A fast 120Hz refresh rate and a sharp 1832×1920 resolution combine to deliver an excellent VR experience.
For those who prefer epic adventures from the comfort of their living room, the MetaQuest 2 is the perfect gift. Even though this model is a bit outdated, it still offers an impressive standalone virtual reality experience, thanks to its responsive, high-resolution LCD screen and precise external sensors. Whether your partner uses it to play immersive video games or to participate in a virtual “group” fitness class, the MetaQuest 2 promises endless hours of fun and entertainment for both of you.
For the person who is a kid at heart
DJI Mini 2 SE
A lightweight palm-sized drone with remote control with USB-C charging function.
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The DJI Mini 2 SE we reviewed is ideal for entering the world of drones and makes a great gift for someone who likes to zoom through the air and capture a bird’s eye view. Speaking of video, it captures smooth 2.7K30 resolution footage for up to 80 minutes on a single charge. Best of all, it doesn’t have to be registered with the FAA.
If you’re looking for a more advanced drone, we like the DJI Mini 4 Pro, which is sure to impress any experienced drone flyer. It even won our editor’s award.
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The Razer Basilisk Ultimate Mouse we tested is a premium accessory for any serious gamer, with 11 programmable buttons, 14 lighting zones and customizable scroll wheel resistance to optimize the gaming experience. Not to mention, it lasts for 110 hours before needing to be recharged via the included charging dock. This durable mouse is compatible with most Windows and Mac computers and lasts up to 70 million clicks. And with every click they will think of you, their wonderful partner.
Amazon Echo (4th generation)
Pair with Fire TV devices and/or other Echo devices for multi-room music and sound.
When it comes to smart home speakers, our favorite is the Amazon Echo (4th generation), which offers powerful audio with powerful bass, Alexa voice support, and a slew of useful connectivity features. It allows them to play music, set reminders and alarms, check the weather, turn the lights on and off, and otherwise control their smart home. It’s a small but powerful device to take dinner parties and fun date nights at home to the next level.
The CHEF iQ Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer is the perfect accessory for any chef and makes it much easier to prepare perfectly cooked food. Quadruple sensors ensure an accurate reading of the temperature from an angle, which they can track via the smartphone app. Plus, app notifications and hub reminders prevent accidents in the kitchen. Whether they use it outdoors or indoors, it lasts up to 40 hours on a single charge and has unlimited long-distance connectivity, so nothing gets in the way of preparing and enjoying a good meal.
Also view our best smart kitchen appliances for 2024.
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