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The Hottest Tech Gifts This Season

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If you're not sure what to put under the tree, electronics are always a crowd-pleaser. There's something for everyone, from smart-home technology to tech toys for the kids. And if you're worried that tech gifts are always outrageously expensive, don't be: We have recommendations to fit every budget. (If you have a minimalist in your crowd, remember these 20 Gifts for People Who Say, 'Don't Get Me Anything'.)

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Amazon Echo Show 10

$250 from Amazon
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This soon-to-be released update of the Echo Show has a 10.1-inch screen that can follow you as you move, making it easier than ever to multitask during calls. As always, Alexa can answer questions and control your smart devices, plus the display can function as a smart picture frame, a home security camera, and an entertainment portal.

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BlissLights SkyLite Laser Star Projector

$54 from Amazon
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If a sound machine just isn’t cutting it when it comes to relaxation this crazy year, this atmospheric star projector might do the trick. It can turn walls and ceilings into a soothing field of blue stars and drifting clouds. “I swear I’m never leaving my room!” one buyer raves.

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Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine

$350 from Amazon
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The Keurig-like Bartesian makes preparing an expertly mixed cocktail as easy as pushing a button. Users fill the four glass chambers with the booze of their choice, insert a flavor capsule, choose drink strength, and the machine does the rest.

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Rocketbook Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook

$37 from Amazon
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Even pen-and-paper holdouts can go high-tech with the Rocketbook Fusion, which has pages that can be wiped clean and written on over and over again. They can then send notes or sketches easily to a number of productivity apps and keep them forever. The Fusion has several useful templates, including a planner, calendar, task list, and regular lined pages.

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Apple Watch SE

$270 from Amazon
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The new Apple Watch SE aims to tempt smartwatch holdouts with an impressive amount of technology for the price. It has a faster processor and more advanced display than the older Series 3, but lacks the always-on display of the new Series 6.

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Google Nest Audio

$100 from Best Buy
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This brand new smart speaker is meant for audiophiles. Unlike many competing devices, it prioritizes premium sound, but it still has all the smart-speaker functions a smart home needs, including the ability to control Google Assistant-compatible devices.

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Lego Super Mario Adventures Starter Course Kit

$60 from Amazon
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Kids will love rebuilding this set again and again to create new levels that Mario can conquer. The set is interactive, and Mario features an LCD screen and speaker that are triggered when he steps on certain bricks. A compatible app also enhances play.

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Comper Smart Medical No-Touch Forehead Thermometer

$50 from Amazon
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These days, just about everyone can use a fast, accurate thermometer. This one gives readings in just one second and doesn’t need to be flush against the skin. It also syncs with an app to help worried caregivers track trends over time.

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Nintendo Switch ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Edition

$300 from Target
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The Switch isn’t the newest console on the block — but good luck getting your hands on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. Still, last year’s hottest gift hasn’t lost its luster, and this cheerful special edition pays homage to the game that kids have been obsessing over since spring.

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Upright Go 2

$100 from Amazon
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Many of us have spent the past year hunched over our laptops in makeshift home offices, and our backs are feeling the strain. This nifty posture trainer vibrates when the user slouches and connects to an app that helps track their progress.

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Anker Soundcore Wakey Bluetooth Alarm Clock

$90 from Amazon
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Help someone free up valuable space on their nightstand with a clock that does it all. The Wakey is also a wireless phone charger, Bluetooth speaker, and soothing sound machine. Instead of fussing with tiny buttons, customize alarms, brightness, and more with a smartphone app.

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Native Union Key Cable

$21 from Amazon
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Here’s a thoughtful stocking stuffer for any Apple lover in your life: An elegant keychain with a concealed high-speed charging cable for iPhones and iPads. Even better, it’s tested to withstand plenty of bending.

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Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link Purifying Heater and Fan

$500 from Best Buy
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Sure, the price is steep, but this combination heater, fan, and air purifier will be useful no matter what the calendar says. The sleek, blade-free design means it’s fine to use around small kids or pets, and it’s easy to control with a smartphone or voice commands.

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Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle

$63 from Amazon
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Let’s face it: We’d all be a little better at drinking enough water if our smartphones hounded us. The Hidrate Spark does exactly that, with a special bottle that syncs up with an app to track aqua intake. The bottle itself also glows as a reminder.

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Furbo Treat Tossing Wi-Fi Pet Camera

$199 from Amazon
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Pet parents who can’t be with their furry pals all day can still check in using the Furbo — it comes complete with two-way audio, a wide-angle camera and a treat-tossing mechanism. Set-up is as easy as plugging it in, downloading the app, and connecting to Wi-Fi.

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Blink Mini Smart Security Camera

$35 from Amazon
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The old saying is true: Good things come in small packages. The Alexa-compatible Blink Mini is a compact way for anyone to keep tabs on things, but it still has the most important features, including high-definition video, motion detection, two-way audio, and smartphone alerts.

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Muse 2 Brain-Sensing Headband

$250 from Amazon
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Just about everyone could benefit from some meditation right now. Start them on their journey with this smart headband, which connects to their phone and provides real-time feedback on focus. Soundscapes react to brain activity, heart rate, and other indicators to help guide users.

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Tile Sticker

$60 from Amazon (4 ct.)
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If they're always tearing up their house in search of their keys, purse, or other items, give them a set of Tile Stickers. They can cling unobtrusively to important items, and will ring within 150 feet of a smartphone with the Tile app. Out of range? The app gives the last detected location.

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Flyby F1Pro Deep Tissue Massager

$70 from Amazon
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Want to relieve someone’s aches and pains, but without spending hundreds on a Hypervolt or Theragun? The F1Pro gets enthusiastic reviews, and it has a convertible head with six attachments that are each suited for a common pain point. A rechargeable battery offers up to four hours of use.

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Canon Ivy Cliq+ 2

$100 from Best Buy
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Shutterbugs can instantly print peel-and-stick photos with this all-in-one camera and printer. Selfie lovers can rest easy, as a selfie mirror and built-in ring light can help them get great shots without wasting film.

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