Geeky Gadget Gifts For Holiday Season

Buy your friends and family the latest gadgets this holiday season.
Buy your friends and family the latest gadgets this holiday season.
Photo of Peter Ward
Tech Editor8 December 2016

Gadgets are no longer just for James Bond. They’re cheaper, and cooler, than ever. Here’s a list of the top 10 gadgets to buy for your friends this holiday season.

Hydra Smart Bottle

How much technology can you fit into a water bottle? That seems to be the question asked by the makers of the Hydra Smart Bottle. It can be used as a speakerphone, microphone, nightlight, phone charger and an LED light. And it holds your water.

Hydra Smart Bottle. | Courtesy Hydra Smart Bottle

Personal Planetarium

You can have fun staring at the stars without knowing anything about them. But enjoying the night sky and learn at the same time, what’s not to love? The Universe2go Planetarium uses augmented reality to overlay information about the planets as you stare up at the sky.

Universe2Go Personal Planetarium | Courtesy Amazon.

Nixon Mission Smartwatch

This is a smartwatch built to last. The Nixon Mission can be taken almost anywhere, including in the water. The watch is pre-loaded with real-time snow and surf update apps, so you can plan your next adventure from your wrist. The Mission is powered by Android Wear with Google Fit activity tracking, voice search, and gesture control.

Nixon Mission Smartwatch | Courtesy Amazon.

Kano Computer Kit

Want to build a computer and learn to code apps? If you buy this gift for someone, you’re not only giving them hours of entertainment, you’re also giving them a chance to learn something new. What better way to spend the holidays than learning a priceless new skill? The kit is for ages 6 and older and requires no existing technical skills.

Kano Computer Kit | Courtesy Amazon.


When you see a robot with a personality in a movie, it can go two ways. Either the robot is the cutest thing ever and has a sweet coming of age story, or it’s evil and hell-bent on destroying the entire human race. Luckily, Cozmo appears to be the former. Although it does have a temper when it loses a game.

Cozmo | Courtesy Amazon.

Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker

Focus on your breathing. Or relax and let technology do that for you. The Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker monitors your breathing and provides feedback so you can have a more relaxed and calm day.

Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker | Courtesy Amazon

PicoBrew Zymatic

It may be expensive, but beer lovers will relish the opportunity to brew their own batch at home, with minimal fuss.

PicoBrew Zymatic | Courtesy Amazon.

TrackR Bravo

Add one of these to your keys, your phone, your pet or anything you treasure, and you’ll never lose them again. You simply open the TrackR app and tap a button and your items will ring.

TrackR Bravo Generation 2 | Courtesy Amazon

Game Golf Digital Shot Tracking System

Golf is a game of inches. So if you’re into the sport, being able to track your game could give you a crucial advantage. So buy this gift for the golf fan in your life.

Game Golf Digital Shot Tracking System | Courtesy Amazon.

AIO Robotics All In One 3D Printer

A gift to make all other gifts. The all-in-one 3D printer is easy to use, expensive, but very cool.

AIO Robotics All In One 3D Printer | Courtesy Amazon.

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