In the market for a tech gift for someone special in your life (or yourself, it’s ok to be your own gift giver every now and then)? Whether it’s a deep love for a nerdy gadget or perhaps a sincere need to upgrade a desperately weary pair of headphones that have seen far too much use and far too few cleaning sessions, there’s always a need to buy one of the best tech gifts for someone in your life.
Having said that, there’s a lot to figure out when it comes to what is actually worth buying and what your tech-loving gift recipient will want. Sure, they’d love a new Tesla on the driveway, but let’s be realistic here, the world of useful tech gadgets is deep, complex and spread across everything from smartphones to sleep tracking. Chances are, they already have quite a few gadgets stashed away in their WFH desk or tucked around their TV, so what else do you get them? Well, there’s always something they don’t have but certainly want to own, be that a fancy new BBQ to show off to friends in the garden or a fitness tracker to maintain any summer-bod gains they’ve made over the last few months.
And the best thing about a techy gift? It works all year round, for all sorts of celebrations, be that birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas or even as a just-because treat. And with the likes of the Christmas deals and the Black Friday sales looming large in the calendars for all bargain hunters, now is your time to do your research, get your products locked in and save yourself some cash while you’re at it.
But you’ve landed on this page because you want to be told what to buy. And we’ve got you covered. We’ve selected a range of the best must-have tech gifts for 2022, from games consoles and wearable tech to smartphones and VR equipment, ensuring that whoever you buy this gift for, they have the latest, coolest gear, so you can close down all those open tabs and just browse our favourites below instead (or for even more recommendations for the women in your life, head to our guide on the best Christmas gifts for women.)
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GQ’s pick of the best tech gifts for 2022…