Once upon a time, kids longed for the biggest present under the tree, but size doesn’t matter when picking out the best tech gifts. Some of the year’s top gadgets are small enough to fit inside your pocket, and thanks to digital downloads, many popular gaming gifts take up no physical space whatsoever.
The most sought-after tech gifts might not look like much when they’re wrapped up, but once your recipient sees what you got them, their face should light up. No, we’re not talking about that painful I’m just pretending to like this so I don’t hurt your feelings face, but true child-like glee. A new PlayStation 5 or the latest noise-canceling Bose earbuds can do that to you.
Our favorite gadgets and gizmos are the types of gifts you dream about getting all year long. And while they’re rarely on speaking terms with our bank accounts, they can be worth it to make a loved one happy. (Don’t worry, we’ve included plenty of tech stocking stuffers and more affordable last-minute gifts, too). To help you pick out the top-tier tech gifts of 2023, we’ve collected our favorite gaming gear, smart home devices, cameras, and headphones into one place.
Our tech gift guide includes some of the best new releases of the year, most of which we’ve written about and reviewed. From the new Nintendo Switch OLED Mario Red Edition to new Amazon devices, we’ve focused on the gadgets our editors really loved this year. The true drool-worthy I can’t believe you got this for me gifts.
Here are Mashable’s 50 favorite gift-worthy gadgets and tech gifts.