Whether you’re celebrating a holiday, or planning for a birthday, you can rely on the tech world to offer some fascinating ideas for gifts. There are so many reasons to buy a gift for your family or even a friend, and getting them a tech gift is always a good bet. Technology shapes and supports our lives in many ways – it can help you discover new passions, learn new topics, or even enhance areas of your life such as your work, school, or even your health.
We spoke with TechQuarters, who provide business IT support London services to organisations in the SMB range. They gave us their top picks for tech gifts for all the family – whether its your parents, grandparents, siblings, nieces or nephews – this list contains ideas for all ages.
Kindle Paperwhite – perhaps it is a cliché that your parents and grandparents love to read, but if this is the case in your family, then a Kindle Paperwhite would be an ideal gift. Kindles are a great way to support reading – you can store a whole library of books in your pocket or bag. The Kindle Paperwhite has a superb screen that emulates real paper, has variable brightness, and is less prone to causing eye strain than phone or computer screens.
Sonos One – this is probably the best smart speaker on the market today. It supports Amazon Alexa, and it has superb sound quality. This would be perfect for those that like to listen to the radio, or other content, but don’t want to have to bring their phone around, or wear headphones. The Sonos One is a perfect fixture for any home.
Sony WF-XB700 – Sony have long since been known for their superb audio products. Speakers and headphones are one of the things they do best. The Sony WF-XB700 is one of the best and most affordable true wireless headphones on the market. They have great sound quality with a powerful bass response – ideal for pop music.
Apple iPad 2021 – tablets are a hugely useful gadget to have. In fact, many IT support companies like TechQuarters utilize tablets in their business to get tasks done. The Apple iPad 2021 is Apple’s baseline tablet. There may be tablets that are bigger or more powerful, but this is still one of the best tablets on the market, and will suit the needs of most people. Your teenage relatives will definitely get a lot of use out of this device. They are great for school and great for free time.
Fitbit Versa 3 – it may also be a cliché, but teens do love technology, and the teenage years is when most people get into exercise and start to care about their physical fitness. A great way to support this is gifting them with a Fitbit Versa 3 – one of the most advanced fitness wearables on the market.
For the kids
VTech Write & Learn Creative Centre – young children that aren’t quite ready for tablets and smartphones will benefit greatly from this little tech toy. This toy looks a lot like the old magic boards where you could draw and write on, and easily wipe clean. The Vtech Write & Learn Creative Centre is interactive, and helps guide kids in developing important skills such as hand-eye coordination, drawing, and writing.
Phillips Kids Headphones – this ergonomic headset is designed with children in mind. It is limited to 85 decibels so there is no risk of hearing damage, and they are built for small ears. Thanks to the adjustable headband, these headphones will even grow to fit little relative as they get bigger.
So, whoever you’re buying a gift for, and for whatever event you are celebrating, we hope you are inspired by one of these tech gifts. TechQuarters may be focused on IT support services most of the year, but they feel there’s plenty of reasons to give gifts, whether it’s for Christmas, as a reward for great work, as a going away gift.