Editor's Pick: Gifts for Your Tech-Obsessed Friend
The latest tech can make for a thoughtful and handy gift even when it comes to the pickiest person on your list. Whether you're shopping for anti-aging skincare devices, kitchen gadgets, or items for the fitness buff in your life, we've got you covered. Here, the top tech gift ideas for the 2019 holiday season, including Fitbit, Apple Airpods Pro, Amazon Echo, Foreo, the Dyson Airwrap and more.
Foreo Luna Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush
This celeb-loved, palm-sized silicone facial brush uses T-sonic pulsations for deep yet nonaggressive cleansing, plus lower-frequency pulsations to reduce the signs of aging. The surface consists of concentric silicone waves that help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving her with firmer-feeling skin. Cleansing conquered.
The North Face Women's Apex + Etip Glove
Cozy and touchscreen-compatible, these soft shell gloves are perfect for cold weather commutes and running around the city on the weekends. The neutral colorway means they'll coordinate well with any coat or jacket in her wardrobe.
Fitbit Versa 2
Not only does this Fitbit model feature 24/7 heart rate tracking, tools to help her get a better night’s rest, an always-on display mode, and a Spotify app that controls her favorite playlists, but it also tracks 20 different exercises like running, biking, weightlifting, and even swim workouts. Even better? The newest update to the Versa 2 allows her to use voice commands to set reminders, check the weather, and control her smart home devices—thanks to built-in Amazon Alexa.
Thule Subterra PowerShuttle Carrying Case
Help your friend stay organized with this case, which neatly stores cables, adapters, earbuds, a passport and small personal items by way of secure pockets and elastic loops. Toss it in a backpack or carry-on when traveling.
Breville Joule Sous Vide
This sleek sous vide heats up quickly, cooks food to the perfect temperature, and uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect with their phone, so they don't have to be tethered to the kitchen. Bonus: It's small enough to be tucked away into a kitchen top drawer, making it ideal even for city dwellers.
Bose Frames Rondo Audio Sunglasses
Your bestie won't believe that these UVA and UVB ray-blocking sunnies actually double as headphones! The unisex glasses feature built-in Bose speakers that offer immersive sound that others around her can’t hear—yet the open-ear audio means they’re not as isolating as wearing earbuds, allowing her to stay safe and aware of her surroundings while walking, biking, or running on roads. Plus, they easily pair to her device through Bluetooth, so she can accept calls or listen to her favorite playlist while exercising.
Oral-B Genius X Electric Toothbrush
This top-rated electric toothbrush boasts multiple modes (including sensitive and whitening), a pressure sensor to let her know when she's brushing too hard, an in-handle timer that pulses every 30 seconds to signal that it's time to move to a different part of her mouth, Bluetooth technology to connect to the Oral-B app on her smartphone. Also great? It recognizes her brushing style and offers personal coaching to cover areas evenly.
Garmin Edge 520 Plus
A performance GPS cycling computer with mapping and touchscreen, this device is also packed with a ton of cool features like insights on your cycling bud's speed, cadence and heart rate, as well as group messaging and turn-by-turn directions.
Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler
Sure, it might be a splurge, but this tool uses air to dry and style hair—without frying your strands. It works on multiple hair types, and features Coanda air styling, so that when she turns on the tool while using the curling attachments, it will grab her hair and wrap it around the barrel for her (goodbye awkward kinks from curling iron clamps).
Away The Carry-On
Sized to fit in the overhead bin of a plane, this tasteful luggage is durable and designed to last. And, for those who want to stay connected while on the go, it comes with a TSA-approved battery that can charge their phone up to four times.
JaxJox Kettlebell Connect
This six-in-one adjustable kettlebell allows your workout pal to add or drop weight in seconds and makes a space-saving addition to any home gym. They just need to connect it to the JAXJOX app to track their sets, reps, weight, and rest time.
Apple AirPods Pro
These sweat- and water-resistant earbuds feature a custom-like fit, noise cancellation—whether they're listening to music, talking on the phone, or practicing meditation through an app—and a new transparency mode, which allows runners, cyclists, and pedestrians to be able to listen to music while still hearing and remaining aware of their surroundings.