The season of festive holiday giving is here. Personally, as I’m aging, I find myself wishing for fewer and fewer gifts, and wanting to provide more and more opportunities for friends and family, especially my children. But here are 30 gifts that you’ll want to give and receive.


The 30 Fabulous Gifts You Won’t Be Ashamed to Give or Receive

Samsung Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR1

Who isn’t interested in a personal virtual reality device?

Via: Samsung

Star Wars Themed Google Cardboard


Via: Verizon

GoPro Hero 4


You know, to make your own movies.

Via: Amazon and GoPro

Spherical GoPro Mount


You know, to make your own 360° YouTube videos — which also means you’ll need to request 6 GoPro cameras.

Via: Amazon

Nexus 6P

Nexus 6P


Via: Google Store

Geartist Bluetooth In-Car Audio Kit

Geartist Hands-Free

“For them folks that ain’t got no fancy cars.”

Via: The Droid Lawyer

DIY “Polaroid” Coasters


These aren’t really “tech,” but 1) they’re photos, and 2) they’re a nice take on the original “cool” photo tech. Plus, you get to show off some of those great pictures you’re holding on to in Google Photos.

Via: Dark Room and Dearly

Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer

Polaroid Zip

And you can use this to create those pictures.

Via: Amazon

Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Snap

Or even this one.

Via: Amazon

Nixplay Seed Digital Photo Frame

Nixplay Seed Digital Frame

Of course, you could display your photos in a more traditional manner.

Via: Amazon

DIY Kitchen Tablet Holder


Here’s my second, non-tech submission. But since I 1) like baking bread, and 2) this is a bread peal, it’s on my list of wants to give and receive.

Via: The Idea Room

Chromecast and Chromecast Audio

Chromecast 2-1

Thirty. Five. Dollars. The best chunk of change you’ll spend, and easiest way to enjoy the monetary output.

Via: Google Store

Vanbox Charger


Add a few extra power ports on your bedside table.

Via: The Droid Lawyer

Ring Connected Doorbell Camera

ring doorbell

hate having to get up off the couch just to answer the door.

Via: Wall Street Journal and Amazon

New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer

Because why the heck not!?

Via: New Matter

FlapIt Counter

Can I program it to say, “Get Out”?

Via: FlapIt

Acer Chromebook 15

Chromebook 15

A laptop starting at under $200? Yes, please.

Via: Google Store and Amazon

Optoma HD28DSE 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector


This 3000 lumens HD projector is less than $800, and perfect for a home theater or conference room.

Via: Amazon

Personalized Docking Station

Docking Station

This is a beautiful way to organize your stuff and give your phone a resting place to charge.

Via: BlueRedLove (Etsy)

Google Play or Amazon Gift Cards

Play Store Gift Card

Everyone likes free money.

Via: Google Play and Amazon

Seek Thermal Compact and Compact XR

Seek Thermal Cameras

This is sort of like my fog machine; if you can have one, then get one.

Via: Seek Thermal Imaging and Amazon

Cable Matters Duplex AC Wall Receptacle with Dual USB Charging Ports

Cable Matters Dual USB

I’m thinking for the kitchen.

Via: Amazon

Omaker Portable Bluetooth Speaker

omaker (6)

You like singing in the shower, so this is perfect.

Via: The Droid Lawyer

Kohler Spray Shower

kohler moxie

If you really want to sing in the shower; or at least under it.

Via: Amazon

Hand-Stitched Cell Phone Wallet

stitched smartphone wallet

The smell and look of leather to protect and store your phone.

Via: Zenokleather (Etsy)

PowerUp 2.0 Paper Airplane

These aren’t your sucky, school-made paper airplanes. These are 21st Century level fliers.

PowerUp Airplane

Via: PowerUp and Amazon

Swingbyte 2

Swingbyte 2

No harm in helping out your favorite golfer.

Via: The Droid Lawyer



No more losing your keys.

Via: Tile

Axis Wallet Drone

Them: You want the world’s smallest quadcopter?

Me: Yes, please!

Via: Axis Drones

iOttie Car Windshield Mount

iottie mount

The best mount you can buy. At least I think so.

Via: The Droid Lawyer

What’s missing?

Well, there’s my list. Am I missing one of your favorites? Let me know what gift you like and why in the comments.

Jeff Taylor

I'm just an ordinary guy living an extraordinary life. I'm also an attorney and I blog about Android for lawyers. You can follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Google+.

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