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The latest tech is often prime gifting material throughout the holiday season — from laptops and headphones to tech accessories and TVs, there's no shortage of inspiration to find the hottest tech gift ideas.
Since the countdown to Christmas is on, we're helping make the shopping process easier by gathering some of the best gift ideas around. And since shipping delays and stock issues are likely this year, it's more important than ever to get your shopping out of the way early.
No matter what you're looking to spend, we've gathered 16 tech gift ideas that are sure to be a hit at any age. Scroll through for our selection of the top tech gifts of 2021 at every price point.
Best tech gifts under $100
Show the car some extra love this winter with the Smart Vehicle Health Monitor from Nonda. It installs by plugging into your car's OBD port, and syncs to its companion app on your smartphone to monitor, diagnose and predict potential problems with your vehicle.
SHOP IT: Best Buy, $30
For the budding vlogger in your life, this live streaming selfie light with three brightness settings is a winning gift idea. It easily clamps onto any table's edge and fits most smartphones within its universal holder to make filming or video chatting a breeze.
SHOP IT: Uncommon Goods, $33
The all-new Fire TV Stick is more powerful than ever, and now comes with faster app starts and more fluid navigation. Wi-Fi 6 connectivity lets you enjoy smoother 4K streaming across multiple devices, with access to more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $75
Both kids and kids at heart are sure to enjoy hours of entertainment with this Bluetooth-enabled karaoke microphone. It easily connects to your smartphone or tablet, letting you sing along to all of your favourite songs like a star.
SHOP IT: Indigo, $48
Best tech gifts under $500
No TV? No problem. This portable mini projector transforms any blank wall into a screen that's anywhere from 30" to 200" wide. It connects to any device through wifi, or directly using a wired cable if you're away from a connection.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $170
For a change from the standard digital photos, why not capture memories with this mini instant camera. It features a charming, retro look that mimics vintage appeal and modern details like automatic exposure, auto shutter speed, auto brightness and a built-in selfie lens.
SHOP IT: Urban Outfitters, $129
Any audiophile will be sure to appreciate this pair of top-notch headphones. They come with an open-back construction that's tuned to truly showcase your music without sacrificing quality or comfort.
SHOP IT: Best Buy, $230 (originally $260)
With a range of watch faces and bands that can be customized to suit your style, the Apple Watch SE is a fashion statement, timepiece, and fitness tracker all in one.
SHOP IT: Apple, from $369
Best tech gifts under $1,000
Take crafting to the next level with this kit that includes everything you'll need to get started using your Cricut Maker 3. From wall decals to T-shirts to notebooks and more, the sky is the limit as to what you can customize at home.
SHOP IT: Cricut, $600 (originally $805)
Using EEG technology to respond to your mind, heart, and breath, Muse S is a comfortable brain sensing headband that helps you track how well you focus, sleep and recharge each night. This bundle includes one Muse headband and a Premium Subscription that provides access to over 500 meditations on stress, sleep, and focus.
SHOP IT: Muse, $531 (originally $625)
Power, speed and performance all come wrapped in one with the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go. This laptop features a 12.45" PixelSense touchscreen display, a powerful 10th-generation Intel processor, 4GB of RAM, and all-day battery life.
SHOP IT: Best Buy, $700 (originally $760)
Bring the taste of coffee shop drinks home with this advanced espresso maker. This stainless steel machine combines Nespresso's single pod coffee system with Breville's milk frothing technology to create the perfect latte in just the touch of a button.
SHOP IT: Bed Bath and Beyond, $900
Best tech gifts over $1,000/Best luxury tech gifts
Flip phones are back and better than ever with the all-new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3. The Bespoke Edition of this foldable smartphone allows you to customize the colours on the exterior so your phone can truly reflect your personality.
SHOP IT: Samsung, $1,270 (originally $1,400)
After years of waiting, Canadians can finally get their hands on Lululemon's Mirror Home Gym this holiday season. The innovative fitness device lets you choose from 50 types of workouts and thousands of on-demand and live fitness classes that are displayed on its screen. Then, once your workout is finished, it reverts into a sleek piece of decor as an everyday mirror.
SHOP IT: Lululemon, $1,245
Precisely controlled backlighting brings out the depth and detail of whatever you're watching. Built-in Google TV also connects all of your streaming services into a single convenient account, making it easy to conquer your watch list.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $1,298 (originally $1,598)
This top-rated desktop computer features a sleek touchscreen monitor and a compact hard drive. With a quick plug and play setup, you'll be up and running in just a few minutes flat.
SHOP IT: Lenovo, $1,455