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38 Tech Gifts That'll Make Their Lives Easier

Gadgets that make everything from getting through the workday to making dinner just a little bit simpler.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A therapy lamp perfect for anyone who works long hours, which means that during the wintertime, they're probably sitting in darkness for most of their working hours. They'll love how the lamp helps with their energy levels.

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Promising review: "I was skeptical at first regarding light therapy in general. However, living in New England and having such dim and cloudy weather I was willing to give it a try. The portable happy light from Verilux is wonderful! I got it and immediately started using it at home. I liked it so much that I brought it to work and am starting to use it there. I may even get a second one to have at both places. I am a very pleased customer!" —Scott P.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

2. A pair of CozyPhones designed so kids can listen to music or watch videos on their tablet in a comfortable way. Plus: They'll love how whimsical they feel as they're dressed up as a unicorn!

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CozyPhones is a Virginia-based, veteran-owned family business established in 2015 that specializes in comfortable, accessible headphones for children.

Promising review: "Bought this for my 4-year-old and she absolutely loves it. The sound quality is really good, they don't seem to limit volume as I expected they would, just in case she accidentally turned the volume all the way up (pretty loud with the volume maxed on her tablet) but she knows to keep the volume out of the 'red,' so it works out. They are very comfortable my daughter says, easy to put on and I haven't had any complaints regarding the speakers moving inside the headband as other people mentioned. They seem to stay in place once I adjusted it. Overall I really like them and they are adorable as well." —Amber Lynn

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (also available for adults here).

3. A portable charger for your workaholic friend who is constantly on the go. Now if they notice their phone's at 3% in the middle of an important work call, they can just plug it into this. Crisis averted.

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This has two USB ports to charge two devices at a time, and it holds enough juice to charge *over* THREE iPhone 8s.

Promising review: "Purchased this charger because I was tired of my devices dying and scrabbling for an outlet. It comes with a mesh pouch to store the charger, USB, and a neat little light. I love the paw print, which shows how much charge life is remaining on the charger as well as a visual cue when it's operating. It's a bit heavier than I would like but the fact that I can fully charge my phone and headset and still have extra battery left makes up for it. Overall a great purchase." —KW

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two colors). 

4. Or a reliable wireless charging pad so they can just lay their phone or AirPods on top of it to charge up whenever their devices are running low on juice.

A model placing a phone down on a wireless black charging pad
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This little power bank can charge *deep breath*: the iPhone SE, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, Xs Max, XR, XS, X, 8, and 8 Plus; AirPods; and the Galaxy S20, S10, S9, S8, and Note 10, 9, and 8.

Promising review: "I gave up on wireless charging years ago. Not reliable and super slow. This one seems to charge my Mophie battery case faster than being plugged directly into the charger. How does that work? As long as you know where to place your phone it seems to charge fine. And the blue light is nice to show its charging. But for the price you can't go wrong. You could easily make something to hold this and your phone if you really wanted to. Long as you place it in the middle though it really is fine." —DJK

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors).

5. A robot vacuum because anything that can do a chore for someone is definitely a perfect gift. It's extra useful if they have a dog who sheds constantly and they can never keep up with all that fur.

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Promising review: "Wow...worth the money!!!! Thanks to my mom, ever since I got my Eufy vacuum robot, I was in LOVE!!!! It did an amazing job keeping the house clean. Honestly, I was so impressed with the vacuum. You would think my house was clean, but when I used the vacuum on the house, it picked up so much dirt and junk, it was incredible. What was so astounding about Eufy was it was so quiet and yet the suctioning power was impressive." —YKR

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $199.99+ (available in two colors).

6. A PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger to give your germaphobic friend some peace of mind that their phone is as clean as possible. The UV light in the gadget kills 99.99% of all bacteria on their phone's surface, and they can also charge their phone while it's inside.

A black square case (the size of a large tablet but way thicker) is sitting on a surface. It has a lid which is open. The case has a phone sitting inside of it with a blue screen
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Promising review: "What a perfect gadget for getting your phone clean. After touching who knows what while commuting to work and it being that time of year everyone around you gets sick, this comes in handy. After the first use, it looked great and then I wiped it down with the sponge that came with it. I feel so much better about using my phone now." —Crystal Gardner

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $55.95+ (available in six colors).

7. An AirFly Pro wireless transmitter for the globetrotter on your list who seems to always be flying. They can plug this into the TV screen on the airplane so they can actually use their wireless earbuds and not have to shell out extra cash to buy those wired headphones they sell on the plane.

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You can even pair two sets of headphones at once to the AirFly!

Promising review: "Ever since I purchased my wireless Bose earbuds, I always hated having to use another set when I was on an airplane with the seat-back entertainment system. I tried many different models to connect the system to my Bluetooth headsets until I came across this one, and it is amazing! It seamlessly connects to my headset, very clear and reliable audio, and it takes the stress away from having to carry multiple headsets! Thank you!!!" —Ryan Malloy

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

8. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite so they can keep as many books as they want at their fingertips instead of having to lug around heavy hardcovers wherever they go. Plus: The glare-free screen makes it great for beach reading.

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Promising review: "I will start by saying this is my fifth Kindle, so I’ve been using Kindles for many years. I can honestly say this is now my favorite ever. Loving the larger screen. I never noticed much difference from my previous Kindle editions before until this one. More text fitting into the larger screen is great for larger fonts. Also love the faster page turns. This was something I noticed immediately after turning it on. The Kindle just works faster on page turns and this makes a big difference for me. The screen color is great. As you can see the color of the new Kindle 11th generation seems less white. At first I thought I would not like this, but I find this color is easier on my eyes. You can also adjust the automatic warmth color. I love this so much especially when I’m reading at night. USB-C charging is fast. I can’t tell on the battery life yet but it charges a lot faster than my previous Kindles." —Lorena Frith

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (available with or without ads).

Check out our full review of the Kindle Paperwhite here.

9. Or a Fire HD 10 tablet if they enjoy reading but also want an everything-in-one device so they can stream shows, scroll through social media, and video chat with their family.

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Promising review: "This device cost a fraction of those silly iPads and does just as much. The display is vibrant, the audio is great, and it was fantastically easy to set up. I'm really happy with this device. And I can control my Ring cameras with it. Prime videos, music. Love it. Skyping with my brother in the Philippines was crystal clear." —Karen

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in four colors and two storage sizes).

10. A pair of Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds great for workouts thanks to the hook design that keeps them in place no matter how many reps they're pushing through. They'll get up to nine hours of use on a single charge *and* they're sweat resistant, so they can rely on them to hold up even on long run days.

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Here's a part of BuzzFeed Shopping editor Emma McAnaw's review for these splurge-worthy bbs: "These Beats headphones have been a real game changer for me. The sound quality is SO MUCH better than my cheap headphones, which has actually really improved my experience while working out. I find it easier to stay motivated now that my music is *crystal clear* (and I can't hear myself wheezing). They can hold a charge for a pretty long time, as long you always store them in their charging case. I usually use them for a full work day without needing to recharge them. Plus, they're really comfy in my ears and never fall out, thanks to their clever hook design (if you have comfort issues with Apple headphones, these will probably feel better)!"

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get them from Amazon for $149.95+ (available in six colors).

Check out the full review of these headphones in "10 Things To Try in March."

11. A smart Tile tracker they can attach to their wallet or keys aka the two most important things no one ever wants to lose. They can track their Tiles through an app on their smartphone.

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The starter pack comes with one Mate, one Slim, and two Stickers.

Promising review: "I'm constantly misplacing my wallet, and then panicking. This completely alleviates that stress. It's extremely easy to set up and use. It shows me where my wallet is on a map. And if I'm close by and still can't find it, I can press a button on the app, which causes it to make an audible beep." —Meeshee

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get the starter pack from Amazon for $69.99.

12. A delightful Bitty Boomers Star Wars speaker in case they'd rather carry around a teeny-tiny speaker with some major volume. Plus: How can they not fall in love with that face from the moment they unwrap their gift?!

An image of the speaker designed to look like Baby Yoda eating a frog
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Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE this little guy. He's soooo tiny and surprisingly loud! I get compliments everywhere. Great gift idea for any Star Wars buff or just in general. Great battery life and super-fast charging. Will definitely be buying more of these!" —Eliza Raif

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $18.37 (also available in two other Grogu designs, as well as four other Star Wars characters).

13. A Fitbit Luxe if they've been saying they want to get more active in 2022. This sleek-looking tracker will give them information on how many steps they're taking, their heart rate, their sleep, and their workouts. They'll also get a more in-depth look at their activity data through an app on their phone.

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Promising review: "So I needed to start building habits for a healthier lifestyle. Work out? No thanks. Eat healthy? Hard pass. Well, I’ve been using this Fitbit luxe (which looks nice on the wrist — not bulky) for about a week and a half and I’ve dedicated myself to logging food on the app, trying to get better sleep, and drinking water. Seeing a snapshot of my week and all the data was eye-opening enough as to where my problem areas were. Gave me enough motivation so far to try at least two 5–10 minute workouts a day from the Fitbit mobile app in addition to at least getting to 10K steps. I’ll say that in itself is way more than I was doing before. So far I’m very pleased and am going to stick with it! The challenges are a fun motivator as well. Battery life is also impressive; charged it for 10 minutes after I got it while I was setting it up and went a full week before charging it again — still at that point was not even a fully drained battery. And it’s waterproof with a water lock setting so I don’t have to worry about taking it off for showers or dishes." —Vanessa

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $119.95+ (available in two band colors).

14. A rechargeable electric lighter so they'll never have to worry about finding matches (or burning themselves with said matches) whenever they want to light a candle.

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BuzzFeed Shopping team member Heather Braga loves this! Here's what she has to say: "I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super fun gadget for Christmas. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! If you're someone who gets a thrill from RAW POWER this is sort of the product for you. No, it's not a super-intense gadget, relax, pyromaniacs, but it does buzz and produce a burst of electricity that I personally find exciting. AND I'll never have to buy another lighter again! Stop burning your fingers on matches and pick up one of these bad boys."

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors).

Read more about why she loves this (and what other people on the BuzzFeed Shopping team swear by) in her full review.

15. A Furbo treat-dispensing pet camera so they can keep an eye on their pet even when they're not home. With its 160-degree wide-angle view, night vision, and real-time barking alerts they'll always know exactly what their pup is up to.

The Furbo
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Promising review: "I bought this item for my girlfriend who is deployed overseas in Bahrain. She loves her dog more than anything so I knew this would be a perfect gift for her. The first night I had the Furbo I was awaken several times in the middle of the night by high-pitched squealing and giggling of glee from my gf not being able to contain herself. She was so excited to see him, talk to him and give him treats and OH BOY does she like giving him treats! By the time she gets back from her deployment I am sure he will be overweight and wont be able to run to her when she gets home. Thanks, Furbo, your product is awesome and we all love it!" —Alex Batlle

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $118.

16. Or a Petcube pet-monitoring camera if you think they'd rather prefer a smaller, more discrete device to help them check in on their fur babies. It comes with 1080p HD video, 30-foot night vision, motion alerts, and two-way communication.

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Petcube is a California-based small business established in 2012 that specializes in interactive HD pet camera products.

Promising review: "Honestly, I've only had this camera for three weeks but I already feel like I have gotten my money's worth. It's easy to setup and the app's user interface is really easy. I use this to monitor my new puppy when I am working from home in my study or sleeping in my bedroom. I essentially use it as a baby monitor so I know when she wakes up to take her out to get her used to potty-training. I use it when I am not home to check on her. The night vision is also really clear." —Maleeha

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

17. A coffee warmer so their morning java can stay nice and toasty even if they get caught answering emails or taking work calls.

the warmer with a beverage in it
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Promising review: "I had gone through two other coffee warmers in a month, both of which got raving reviews on Amazon but barely kept coffee warm for 30 minutes. So I decided to splurge on this more expensive one. BEST DECISION EVER! Not only does it keep your coffee warm, it keeps it HOT on the highest setting. It does an excellent job at keeping your coffee hot for as long as you want, PLUS it is super easy to turn on and off. When you turn it off, it displays the lowest hot-setting light to show you the plate is still hot so no unsuspecting burns. This is hands down the best option on the market."Elizabeth Harris

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $24.29+ (available in eight colors).

18. A Rocketbook reusable 32-page smartnotebook that eliminates the need for them to buy tons of notebooks. They can scan their pages right after they write them, and they'll be saved forever on their device. Then they can clear the page to start again the next day!

Model's hand writing on a white page in the reusable notebook
Reusable notebook with a teal cover and a pen
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Promising review: "This is a great product and a great idea. I am someone who has a lot of notebooks and journals; I like to write everything down so I remember it. I have wasted countless Post-it Notes writing to-do lists and this little notebook not only helps me preserve my beloved Post-its, it's great for the environment as I'm reusing the same pages instead of tearing them out and starting with a brand-new page or notebook. I wish I had known about this when I was going to college, how much time and money it would have saved me. I love the fact that you can just scan each page and send it to a specific place that you have designated. Way to go, Rocketbook! You are my new favorite thing! I literally show as many people as I can about this." —Natasha

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in executive and letter and 11 colors).

19. A super-quiet, lightweight, portable electric pet nail trimmer if grooming their dog's nails always results in a temper tantrum. The gentle vibrations will keep them calm and not spook them, and the built-in LED light will help them see better and prevent over-cutting.

White wand-shaped nail grinder showing three different settings for different sized dogs and nails
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Rexipets is a Utah-based small business that specializes in products for easier, safer pet grooming.

Promising review: "This works very well for my golden retriever and husky. Both are very big dogs and scared of getting their nails trimmed. The Rexipets grinder is quiet and easy to use. I expected the battery to die and need charging after one dog, but I was able to trim them both. The great features allow me to be comfortable when taking care of my pets and that puts them at ease as well. I highly recommend!" —Robert

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (get this price by clipping the $5-off coupon on the product page).

20. An Amazon 4K Fire TV stick to magically transform their old TV into a smart one. They'll have access to all the streaming apps at their fingertips, and they can finally cut that expensive cable cord!

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Promising review: "The Fire Stick has certainly come a long way. The tactile feeling on the remote is perfect, voice commands work well, and the 'Live TV' button blends seamlessly where I get a feeling that I'm actually a cable subscriber. I love this thing so much, that I doubt I'll ever get a smart-TV. Amazon has come so far with this." —Kris Spade

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

21. And a universal remote attachment so they don't have to fumble with four different remotes just to work their TV. Now all the important controls can be found in one place.

remote attachment on a amazon fire stick remote
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Promising review: "This is a great little accessory for your Amazon remote. I was tired of always getting my TV controller out to change the volume or input or turn the TV on or off, but this little addition does it all and attaches right to the fire TV remote." —TDS

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

22. An Amazon Echo Auto, perfect for people who don't have Bluetooth installed in their car. They can just plug this device into their auxiliary input, connect it to an app on their phone, and then they can play music, follow GPS instructions, or access Alexa through their car's speakers.

amazon echo auto mounted on a car and hanging above a mounted phone
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They can mount this directly on their car's air vent or on their dashboard.

Promising review: "I love using the Echo Auto, as it is a great assistant while driving. Asking Alexa to search GasBuddy for the cheapest gas nearby takes the frustration out of pulling over to look at the GasBuddy app. It works as it should, like a helpful passenger who can pull up the information you need and help you get there. Once Alexa finds the gas station, she can provide you with further details about the station or provide you with directions to the location. If I ask for directions, she seamlessly opens up my Google Maps and I’m on my way. This hands-free feature is very valuable to me, as I frequently drive in a great deal of traffic and I’m not always able to pull over to locate the information I need. She can help you locate restaurants, stores, and more. Of course, you can stream music and have her tell you jokes, but you can also listen to podcasts and create lists as you drive or wait in traffic." —Jeannie M. Bushnell

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

23. A chic Mirror home gym if they love working out at home and want to take their workouts to the next level. They'll get all the benefits of a trainer and gym classes all from the comfort of their living room, and when it's not in use, it looks just like a regular, sleek-looking, unobtrusive mirror.

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This futuristic mirror requires a $39/month membership to access unlimited live and on-demand fitness classes for up to six users. Their membership will start when the mirror is delivered! Then they're ready to enjoy all of the Mirror's coolest features like real-time heart rate monitoring through an Apple Watch connection, working out to customized playlists, and getting real-time feedback from certified trainers!

Promising review: "Almost 1.5 years in — we got it and use it! I thought the cool factor would wear off and I’d want to go back to an in-person gym when they reopened. Nope! My husband and I use the Mirror together several times a week. Sometimes our kids join, too. We love the new updates that make it easier to find our favorite classes. The only thing I miss about my in-person gym is the penalty for no-showing a class 😂. We do almost the whole variety offered on the Mirror — buddy workouts are so fun, the yoga, toning, boxing, dancing, etc. I love that the Mirror looks beautiful on our wall when not in use. I highly recommend it." —Shea

Shipping info: Because this is an item that requires installation, they recommend opting for delivery and installation after the holidays. You can fill out and print this certificate to present to the gift recipient and to let then know their Mirror is on the way.

Get it from Mirror for $995.

24. A Tushy bidet so easy to install and use, they'll wonder why they've been wasting their time with toilet paper all these years. Give their bum the nice, clean, refreshed feel it deserves!

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Tushy offers a 60-day risk-free guarantee, and for every bidet sold, the company helps fund the build-out of clean toilets for the urban and rural poor.

Promising review: "I've had my Tushy for about two months now, and I love it. It's way better than toilet paper. Also, it's great when you're on your period and have a heavy flow. It does take some trial and error to get the angle. It also takes some getting used to because your butt gets really wet. I had no plumbing knowledge, but it wasn't too hard to install. Just make sure you really tighten the hose!" —Shannah T.

Shipping info: Most shipping takes two to five days after processing. Express shipping (1-3 business days) is also available for an additional fee.

Get it from Tushy for $99 (available in seven knob colors and three limited edition colors)

25. An Anker "PowerPort Cube" USB power strip for the person who needs to plug in six different things for their home theater setup. They will be so impressed when they see how organized all their cords look after setting this up.

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It has overload protection and a fire-retardant casing, and many reviewers say it's great for travel!

Promising review: "So I bought this because we have an extension cord by our couch full of chargers. Sometimes I want to plug in my laptop there and watch TV while I do some work but have to sacrifice charging something else to charge it. Bought this to fix that problem. I can plug in my phone, my boyfriend's phone, and my iPad or whatever and have three extra outlets and it looks clean and not like a mess. I also mounted it under the coffee table so it’s not an eyesore on the floor. It’s hidden away. I love that. Also, can we talk about how fast it charges things? My phone charges in half the time. If I need to charge my phone before leaving and I’m in a rush, I plug it into this and I’m usually pretty set. Great purchase. I’m glad I found it." —Sarah K. Jenkins

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two colors and three lengths).

26. A Wi-Fi-connected smartplug so they can schedule the lights to come on at the same time every night, even if they're out on vacation. This syncs with Alexa so they can change the plug's schedule or turn off an appliance with just their voice command.

A white smart plug in a wall electrical outlet
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Promising review: "I bought some other smart plugs last year and tried to use them for turning on lamps in my kids' rooms, but they were never very reliable, so they only worked sometimes. It was frustrating and I eventually just unplugged them. When I saw these by Amazon, I tried them and the setup was super easy and I haven't had any issues with them not working! Since this was already synced to my account, setup was as easy as plugging it in and pressing the ON button on the side of the plug. It connected instantly with my Wi-Fi network and all I had to do was rename the plug in my Alexa app. I would definitely recommend these over any off-brand if you're looking to use them with Alexa." —D Kerr

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

27. A palm-sized video projector that'll make them feel like they're at the movie theater without even leaving their house. They can even use this outside for an under-the-stars viewing experience.

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This tiny projector comes with HDMI and Micro USB cables to connect to a camera, laptop, etc. and can connect to your phone wirelessly via Airplay and Miracast. It has built-in speakers and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2.55 hours.

Multiple reviewers also use this projector for cookie decorating with great results!

Promising review: "As you can see, this little lightweight projector fits in the palm of my hand, making it super simple to take with you anywhere — in your purse, backpack, briefcase, or anything. It is great for home or office use. Ours is the highlight of our camping trips. Throw a sheet up and instant movie time. Has built-in speaker and can produce images to 150". Never a boring or dull moment with this item. Simple plug-and-play, and the picture quality is amazing." —AuDeL

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $219.99.

28. A voice- or phone-controlled Nest thermostat to give them the power to program exactly how hot or cold they want the house to be. They can even operate the Nest from their phone, so they can adjust the temperature even on their car ride home. We're living in the future, people!

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Promising review: "I've never had a smart thermostat before, so I have nothing to compare it to. But this Nest device is amazing. Even better, the installation instructions are CLEAR and EASY to understand! There are interactive pictures and a text-based set of instructions online that take you through each step, and troubleshoot along the way. The thermostat works with my Google Mini and of course the Nest app. You can program what times you want the house to be at which temp and it will either start heating/cooling at that time, or you can set it to start before then, so it's nice and comfy when you get home. It has features for dealing with humidity and can even learn your temp preferences and adjust accordingly." —L Williams

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $209+ (available in four colors).

29. A portable mini Crock-Pot so they can heat up their lunch right at their desk. Nothing like having a warm bowl of chili as they're furiously trying to finish that super-important report by the end of the day!

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It has a 20-ounce capacity, a dishwasher-safe removable container, and a spill-proof lid.

Promising review: "Love this food warmer. I use it for lunch and dinner at work every day. I meal prep by freezing big batches of food in small freezer bags and place them inside of coffee mugs so the food is in a shape that will fit in the Crock-Pot. I let the food cook from frozen for about two hours and it comes out perfectly." —Karen w.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three colors).

30. A sound machine that'll drown out the chatter of their rowdy neighbors or loud construction right outside their window so they can finally get a good night's sleep — a gift that is truly priceless.

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You can choose from 30 different sound options, and it's also compatible with speakers and headphones!

Promising review: "We've had a few different sleep machines over the years and this is by far the best we've had. It has great features, like turning off the display lights and saving the volume setting, but I think the sound quality and recordings are the best reasons to buy this machine. The sound really fills the area and even sounds 'separated,' like the birds almost sound like they're coming from a different part of the room. There are plenty of sounds to choose from. I like the feature of being able to add more elements to the same sound with the 'richness' feature. For example, you can have a meadow sound with soft wind and crickets or you can juice it up with birds added and a stronger wind. It gives you more options with essentially the same basic sound. Highly recommended if you're looking for a high-quality machine!" —Bryan Gardiner

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $58.47+ (available in two colors and two designs).

31. A portable monitor for all those hard workers who just have way too much going on in a day to contain it on one screen. With this, they can take their laptop anywhere and still have enough screen real estate for all those applications they need open.

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Promising review: "I bought this so I can work from home in the pandemic, as I have three screens at work and only a laptop at home. Best decision ever! This product, packaging, and the easy instructions are the greatest! So happy with my purchase. My sister thought it was so amazing that she bought one too and thanked me a lot for suggesting it! Great product!" —Crystal Emerald Green

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $299.99 (available in two colors).

32. An audio sound bar to transform a normal TV setup into a sound experience akin to a night at the movie theater. Enabled with Alexa, this sound bar is super simple to set up, so they'll be experiencing high-quality sound in no time.

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This is designed to make bass more powerful, dialogue more crisp, and even customize voice levels in the audio to make it hyperrealistic.

Here's what Heather Braga, a fellow BuzzFeed editor, had to say about it: "I attached this sound bar to the TV in my living room just in time for March Madness and honestly it felt like we were in the arena watching the games IRL. It's pretty easy to set up and the subwoofer it comes really makes a difference. Can't wait to test it out while watching Game of Thrones! It also features built-in Alexa voice services, making your life easier than every before."

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $224.95.

33. A Quip toothbrush for anyone who takes dental hygiene seriously — which should be everyone!! With timed sonic vibrations, a three-month battery life, and a mirror mount, this sleek-looking toothbrush will actually make them look forward to cleaning their pearly whites every morning and night.

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Here's what my coworker Chelsea Stuart has to say about her Quip toothbrush! "I have never been an electric toothbrush person but Quip has swayed me. I like how sleek and small it is and the fact that I don't have to plug it into anything or take up extra counter space. Best of all, though, is the built-in two-minute timer that buzzes every 30 seconds to let me know it's time to brush a different part of my mouth. Before, when I used a regular ol' bamboo toothbrush, I really thought I was getting in a full two minutes but boy was I wrong 😬 I can *definitely* tell a difference in how clean my teeth feel after using Quip."

Shipping info: For estimated arrival on Dec. 25, order by Dec. 17 with priority shipping and Dec. 21 with express shipping.

Get it from Quip for $25+ (available in six colors and plastic or metal handles).

34. An automatic rotating laser so their cat can stay entertained and work their energy out at the same time. Even the most disinterested of kitties will pounce for this fun gadget.

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Promising review: "I recommend this laser toy for any family who has a cat in their house. Compared to a laser pen, it's much easier to use and frees your hands to do other house work. My cat is having a lot of fun of chasing the laser point — I can watch him play while I'm laying on my couch. It takes your cat's extra energy away, so they're not scratching your other stuff. The battery seems to be lasting longer than I expected. I have had this for two weeks and use it 30–40 minutes every day and haven't had to change the battery yet. Highly recommend this toy for all my friends with a cat." —Fiona Yan

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

35. A toilet night-light that's motion activated so it turns on the second they stumble into the bathroom bleary-eyed. Now they don't even have to turn on the bathroom light and practically blind themselves in the middle of the night!

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This LED toilet light has 16 colors that can work on a rotation or as a solid color.

Promising review: "This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don't need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it's going to be a problem...isn't. I can't recommend this toilet night-light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December." —Lee R. Gurr

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

36. A Wi-Fi extender to widen their coverage across their entire home so they can actually stream their favorite TV shows from the comfort of their bed, even if the router is all the way downstairs.

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Promising review: "This is a great product. We live in an old farmhouse and even though we have the fastest and highest internet service, we just couldn't get the signal throughout the entire house, or even our upstairs. But once we plugged in this range extender, we now have our 5G throughout the entire house and even the garage! It was super easy to install. No hassles. Easy to follow instructions." —Jennifer

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two styles).

37. A digital clock that not only looks stylish and futuristic while sitting on their side table, but also has built-in USB ports so they can plug in their phone.

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Promising review: "I absolutely love this clock, the numbers are big so you can see it across the room yet the clock itself is small enough to fit on the shelf and not look too gaudy. It will also make a great Christmas gift, I definitely recommend this product." —Roxanne C.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $22.95+ (available in eight colors).

38. A Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine, which finally makes it possible to gift someone access to a personal bartender. Instead of fumbling with all the measurements and ingredients it takes to make an at-home cocktail, they'll just insert one of the cocktail capsules into this machine, select how strong they want the drink, and it'll dispense a perfectly mixed cocktail every time.

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This is a seriously great gift for any cocktail enthusiasts out there! The cocktail capsules are crafted by professional mixologists, so you'll get a high-quality, great-tasting drink every time. Five premium glass bottles are included to hold the whiskey, tequila, vodka, rum, and gin of your choosing, and you can swap them in to attach to the machine depending on what recipe you're making. The machine also performs an automatic cleaning cycle after every cocktail made so future cocktails are never contaminated. 

Promising review: "Full disclosure, I own a bar. Keeping all the mixers on hand and fresh to make this variety of drinks is a tall order. We often are out of one mixer ingredient due to the product expiring. The convenience of having this at home with all the flavors premixed is hard to beat. The drinks are surprisingly tasty and well-balanced cocktails. Initially, we were worried that they might be too sweet, an issue that plagues most off-the-shelf premixed ‘cocktail mixes.’ These are not too sweet. The variety is great and they are dead simple to use. Very pleased. This will be a hot-ticket gift item this holiday season." —OkieDoc

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $346.35. You can find a pack of six mixer capsules on Amazon for $14.99.

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