Posted: 15 November 2018
Gear up for the holiday games, ladies! It’s that time of year when we suit up in our cutest flats, hit the mall, and scour every store for that perfect gift for Mr. Right. It might be a bit less aerobic if you’re more of an online shopper, but the end goal (and the headache) is the same.
This year will be different, though. This year, we’re here to help you knock it out of the park. No matter what his hobbies and interests are, you can find a winner among these great tech gifts for men.
Tech Gifts for Men in 2018
Whether you’re shopping at brick and mortar stores or online, it helps to know what you’re looking for. Check out these ideas to find the one that will put the biggest smile on your guy’s face.
1. A Smartwatch
This one might not be original, but it’s a solid bet. If your guy doesn’t already have one, you have plenty of options to choose from.
Each smartwatch has different features and capabilities. Some have high-tech health and fitness data. Some can let him pick up phone calls a la James Bond. Regardless, he’ll be itching to tell everyone what time it is because he can pull up his handy gadget watch.
The most important factor to consider if you buy a smartwatch is whether it’s Apple or Android.
Make sure you get a watch with the same operating system as his phone unless he’s mentioned a specific smartwatch he wants.
2. A Digital Temperature Gauge
If you have a guy who’s fascinated by the weather, this one’s for you. The same is true if you have a guy who loves taking care of his lawn.
With a digital temperature gauge, there will be a sensor your boyfriend can place outside. It will collect data and display it on a screen he has inside or on his smartphone.
There’s a huge variety of options at your disposal, ranging from $20 to $300 or more. It all depends on the quality and the features you want to have. Some models will have information like rainfall, barometric pressure, wind speeds, and more.
3. Bluetooth Light Bulbs
This one’s more about fun than function, but everyone could use a little more fun in their lives.
A Bluetooth light bulb can work in most fixtures in the home, and he can control it with his smartphone. At any given moment, he can choose the brightness and even the color of his light. Some models will let him set a timer so it turns on and off automatically.
4. A Mighty Waterjet
If you have a guy who loves home repair and home improvement projects, we have you covered. Even for the guy who has every tool you’ve heard of and ten that you haven’t, chances are that he doesn’t have a waterjet.
A waterjet is a tool that uses water pressure to cut a variety of materials from glass to metal. Read more here about this innovative technology and how you can make it the perfect gift this year.
5. Charging Station
If you’re reading this article, your guy is probably a bit of a techie, so we can assume he has plenty of gadgets already. What’s the best way to charge all those gadgets? With another gadget.
A charging station provides a central place where he can charge his phone, tablet, smartwatch, speakers, and other devices at the same time. They have some organization to them so it doesn’t look like a desktop full of clutter, either.
There are a few things you need to know first. Of course, you’ll want to look for an option that fits your man’s style. There are traditional-looking wood models, leather options, and more.
Another factor to consider is whether his devices use wireless charging or not. Some charging stations have wireless charging areas while others have USB plug-ins, and some have both.
6. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
So far we’ve talked about gifts for the home improvement guy, the weatherman, the tech junkie, and more. What about the outdoorsman?
If your guy enjoys spending time in nature a waterproof Bluetooth speaker is the perfect gift. For camping trips, he can enjoy his favorite tunes without worrying about a rainstorm. Some models even float so he can bring it in the pool or the lake.
Even if your boyfriend isn’t as much of an outdoor person but he loves music, this can be a great choice. No more leaning out of the shower to change the song, because he can bring the speaker into the shower with him.
7. VR Headset
Of course, we can’t finish out the list without talking about the gamers. If your man loves video games, venturing into virtual reality is a must.
With a VR headset, your boyfriend will get an immersive experience with his video game or video. He’ll be able to engage with a long list of VR games in an immersive, panoramic view.
We know what you’re saying: VR headsets are too expensive. It’s true that some of them are pricey, with some popular models in the $600 range. There are plenty of affordable VR options too, though.
Before you buy, do your research. For instance, the Samsung Gear VR is a headset where your guy can mount his Samsung phone to get a VR experience. If he doesn’t have a Samsung phone, though, it won’t do him any good.
Buying for Your Techie Boyfriend
If your guy loves cool tech (and who doesn’t?), sometimes the hardest part of gift-buying is narrowing down all your options. You want something that’s useful and fun for him at the same time while sticking to your budget.
We’re right there with you, and we know it can be a challenge. These tech gifts for men above can offer some great choices based on your guy’s interests and hobbies.
For more about the latest gadgets and electronics your man will love, check out more posts on our our electronics shopping blog.