18 Christmas Gifts For The Tech Guy Who’s Always One Step Ahead
— Updated on 1 February 2023

18 Christmas Gifts For The Tech Guy Who’s Always One Step Ahead

— Updated on 1 February 2023
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

From pristine audio devices to fashionable Bluetooth trackers and high-end robot vacuums, gifting a gadget has become the preferred way of smashing that Christmas gift quota, simply because modern technology just makes the everyday flow smoothly. You want to be the one bringing the tools to the table so plug yourself into this tightly curated collection of gadgets that’d make perfect Christmas gifts for tech guys this holiday season, whether that’s for the entertainment devotee or the creature of convenience who wants to use tech to make life that much easier.

Sonos Entertainment Set

First up, think big and help someone take their home cinema to the next level with the Sonos Entertainment Set ($1,398) which comes with both a Beam (Gen 2) soundbar and the new Sub Mini. Long gone are the days when one needed a large space to build an immersive entertainment hub at home. The hard-hitting combination of this compact smart soundbar and subwoofer is designed for smaller or medium-sized rooms with Sonos’ famously east setup, elevating everything from TV and gaming to music with access to hundreds of streaming services via Sonos App, voice control and Apple Airplay 2.

Samsung 65″ S95B OLED TV

Speaking of TVs, anyone feeling generous this Christmas might want to go all-out and kit someone with the show-stopping visuals of a 65″ S95B OLED TV ($3,299) from Samsung to help them get the most out of their endless streaming hours. For those who would rather keep their eye on their valuables or pets than even think about another binge, switch focus to smart home security and help them modernise their house with a 2-pack of the Arlo Pro 4 wireless security cameras ($699). Or, if you know someone whose security concerns are more about losing things while travelling, help them keep track of anything and everything with a 4-pack of the trendy Apple AirTags ($165).

Are they more about treating their ears than their eyes? Hook them up to a wide soundstage with either the compelling natural acoustics of the Sennheiser Momentum 4 headphones ($549.95) or some more bass-leaning beasts like the Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones ($649).

Sometimes people prefer the smaller form factor of a solid pair of earbuds, so if noise-cancelling cans are akin to a lump of coal for that audiophile in your life hook them up with the travel-ready JBL Live Pro 2 TW ($169) and they’ll be able to pack some incredibly powerful sound into their ears with a whopping 40 hours of battery life. Alternatively, if you know they’d show more love to some buds that they can take with them on a run or to a sweat sesh, dial in the Sennheiser Sport True Wireless ($199) for superior water protection and a competent sound signature.

JBL Live Pro 2 TW

You surely know someone who’d need what is essentially an unobtrusive, reliable cleaner-on-demand so take a look at the ultra-premium Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni robot vacuum ($2,499) with its comprehensive feature set and ability to suck up even the most stubborn of dirt (and, importantly, pet hairs). While they’re lazing back watching their new friend do all the hard work they might want to work in a self-massage or two with the new portable Hydragun Atom Mini Massage Gun ($349).

Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni robot vacuum

Know someone keen on starting a side hustle with their own podcast? They’ll love the crispy clear vocals and convenience of the Rode XCM50 USB Microphone ($198). Or for anyone more inclined to be out and about turning their reality into dreams, the new Fujifilm X-T5 mirrorless camera ($2,999) will go far. Watch what they do with that powerhouse 40MP sensor and know you’ve facilitated some true works of art.

If they’re outdoors for other, exercise-related reasons then they’ll need to keep track of their goals. Grab the new Apple Watch Series 8 (from $629) for iPhone users or the new Google Pixel Watch ($549) for Android. Both are fantastic modern health trackers with an array of useful features to make life move seamlessly. You might want to expand the usage of their new smartwatch as well, with the neat NightWatch Dock ($189) which turns their smartwatch into a fully functioning and easily legible bedside alarm clock while keeping the battery charged each night.

Fujifilm X-T5 mirrorless camera

Anyone in need of a major upgrade in the smartphone department will feel a bit too loved if you’ve gone and got them the heavy-hitting Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (from $1,849) and if they need to keep it juiced each and every night throw in a Bonelk Power Pad ($89.99) to show them how game-changing wireless charging is. Are they already a satisfied smartphone owner? An equal dose of protection and fashion makes a perfect stocking-stuffer so take a look at a Bellroy 3 Card Phone Case ($119) – the brand also does them for iPhones and Pixels – for an easy win.

Bellroy 3 Card Phone Case

Would they rather have some new tech that can give them sustenance rather than just convenience? Coffee drinkers would love the elegant Breville Barista Express Impress ($829) so they can experiment with their favourite beans. Or if they’re more attuned to capsules, then the head-turning Morning Coffee Machine ($545) will add plenty of punch to their daily routine.

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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