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Gotechtor Holiday Gift Guide 2020

What should you get for all the tech-savvy but picky people in your life? Let us help. We've curated the best tech gifts to help you check everyone off your list.

The holiday shopping season is already upon us, and we’re here to help. It’s that time of the year again where you start figuring out what you’re going to get your tech-savvy loved ones. Whether it’s a cutting-edge technology for early adopters or a simple but useful gadget for average users, Gotechtor’s holiday gift guide got something for you.

From that little cousin that comes tech-shopping to your house to that old auntie back home that you can barely hear when she calls you, they deserve a little something from you this holiday season. We’ve scoured the internet and rounded up the best tech gadgets and accessories.

These are the best deals of 2020 to shop right now. But before you jump right in, we highly recommend you to read our smartphone buying guide, so you can always get the best value for your money.

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All prices quoted were checked shortly before publication, but prices change often and might not reflect what is found online.

iphone se 2

iPhone SE 2nd Gen

The iPhone SE 2nd Gen is perfect for someone who is mainly looking for rock-solid performance. Much cheaper than the flagship iPhone models, with its simple design and advanced features this is arguably one of the best iPhones yet. Price: ~$399

iphone 12

iPhone 12

Apple’s newest iPhone features a 6.1-inch OLED display, an upgraded camera, a new design, and both 5G and Magsafe Connectivity. As a gift, this is sure to turn someone’s 2020 into the best year yet. Price: ~$799

iphone 12 pro

iPhone 12 Pro

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who likes to take a lot of photos, then look no further. The iPhone 12 Pro features a triple camera array, improved lenses, and an advanced LiDAR sensor for improved depth sensing. Price: ~$999

google pixel 4a

Google Pixel 4a

The Google Pixel 4a is reasonably priced, offers a particularly good camera, and provides what most people want from a smartphone. This is perfect for someone who wants a compact, up to date and simple smartphone. Price: ~$349

google pixel 5

Google Pixel 5

Another great smartphone from Google. The Pixel 5 is affordable, compact, simple, has an advanced camera, and works better with Android than a lot of its competitors. This is a great gift for an Android enthusiast. Price: ~$649

oneplus 8

OnePlus 8

Another great Android smartphone, the OnePlus 8 is right up to date with 5G connectivity, Warp Charging technology, a 48-megapixel quad-camera system, and 128 GB of storage. Why not surprise someone with this neat device. Price: ~$649

oneplus 8t

OnePlus 8T

The OnePlus 8T shares many of the features of the OnePlus 8, including 5G connectivity and Warp Charging technology. However, it’s been made with gamers and photographers in mind, with an enhanced visual display and better cameras. Price: ~$749

samsung galaxy s20

Samsung Galaxy S20

The Samsung Galaxy range has a good reputation and Samsung’s latest release brings them up to date with 5G connectivity, a 120Hz display, and upgraded rear cameras. This is sure to please any Samsung Galaxy fan on Christmas Day. Price: ~$799

samsung galaxy note20

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

This is an ultra-premium smartphone with many of the latest features, including 5G connectivity. The Note series’ USP is the S Pen, which makes it possible for people to scribble and jot things down by hand on the screen. Price: ~$749

aukey usb-c power bank

Aukey USB-C Power Bank 20000mAh

With enough charge to keep an iPhone 7 going for almost 4 days, this packs a huge amount of charge. At the equivalent of 20,000 lemons plugged in for an hour, this is a handy gadget to fall back on. Price: ~$39

echo dot with clock 4th gen

Echo Dot with Clock 4th Gen

This Smart speaker brings a new level of connectivity to your life. Not just an alarm clock, this device comes with Alexa, features great sound quality, and makes it possible to control your home and call anyone instantly. Price: ~$38

anker powerport strip 3

Anker PowerPort Strip 3

This is a good gift if you get power surges or if you just want to plug things in. Keep devices safe with this surge protecting, space-saving power strip, featuring 3 power outlets and 3 USB ports. Price: ~$16

anker usb c car charger

Anker USB C Car Charger

Anker’s car chargers are fast, really fast. This is a great gift for someone who is on the go and wants their devices ready to go when they arrive. Why not try the latest technology in-car chargers. Price: ~$32

pd power bank ravpower

RAVPower Portable Charger 15000mAh

Again, much easier than plugging in lemons this power bank offers a great deal of charge at fast speeds and features an LED indicator showing exactly how much charge is left. Perfect for people who want power fast. Price: ~$29

anker powerline+ 3 usb-c to usb-c

Anker Powerline+ III USB C to USB C

This power cable delivers 60 watts of power to charge an Apple MacBook, iPad Pro 2020, Google Pixel 4a, or any Type-C device. At 6 ft long this is the best cable to charge or link up your devices. Price: ~$29

joby gorillapod 1k

Joby GorillaPod 1K Kit

These things look a bit like something out of War of the Worlds, but don’t be frightened. They’ll keep a camera safe and secure on almost any terrain and provide great stability for the photography enthusiasts out there. Price: ~$49

kyisgos leather apple watch strap

Kyisgos Leather Apple Watch Strap

The range of straps available for Apple Watches nowadays make them the most versatile watch available. This strap will make an Apple Watch look more rustic than an old whiskey barrel and a leather armchair combined. Price: ~$11

Native Union Leather Case with Clip for AirPods Pro

Native Union Leather Case for AirPods Pro

If you know someone who always has their AirPod Pros in, then this is the gift for them. Give them a stylish, charging compatible case that will clip on in place of their old, tired case. Price: ~$39

PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger

Smartphone UV Sanitizer

It’s surprising how many germs get onto a smartphone and now is a good time to be careful. This neat device will allow someone to sanitize their smartphone with UV light at the same time as they charge it. Price: ~$63

iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit

iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit

This toolkit has 64 steel screwdriver bits, which will help someone to service tech devices ranging from old game consoles to future Apple products. This is perfect for people who like tinkering with their tech.  Price: ~$69

Samsung Galaxy Bud Plus

Samsung Galaxy Bud Plus

These are a good choice for 2-way wireless earbuds, which allow for general listening and calls. The sound quality is great and so is the battery life. These are the perfect gift for a Samsung Galaxy user. Price: ~$109

Jabra Elite 75T

Jabra Elite 75T

These high quality 2-way wireless earbuds have been designed to be the most comfortable available. If you know someone who is fussy about how their headphones fit, then these are the perfect gift for them. Price: ~$139

Jaybird Vista

Jaybird Vista

These 2-way headphones are very robust, have great sound quality, and options for customization. With extra-long battery life and shock, dust, water, and sweat proofing these would be great for someone who loves exercise and the outdoors. Price: ~$99

Apple AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro

It’s hard to fail with Apple products and AirPods Pro are used by millions of people. These are great for music and calls, the fit is customizable and you can choose between transparency and noise cancellation mode. Price: ~$169

Sony WF-SP800N Truly Wireless Earbuds

Sony WF-SP800N

These earbuds have been designed to help athletes get in the zone and feature long battery life, noise cancellation, a great fit, and resistance to water and sweat. Get these for someone who is addicted to exercise. Price: ~$148

Anker Soundcore Life P2

Anker Soundcore Life P2

Far more affordable than the previous 2-way earbuds, Soundcore Life P2s by Anker offers good functionality and are a good choice for someone who just needs a pair of earbuds for basic listening and calling. Price: ~$49

Beats Powerbeats Pro

Beats Powerbeats Pro

Dr. Dre is back again with Powerbeats Pro. His Beats headphones are known for offering good sound quality and these don’t fail. They are also comfortable, have good battery life, and are, generally, great for music and calls. Price: ~$199

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple’s flagship watch is regarded by many as the king of smartwatches. This watch is faster than its predecessors, it’s brighter outdoors and it features great fitness tracking software. This a great gift for anyone. Price: ~$379

Apple Watch Series SE

Apple Watch Series SE

The series SE was released at the same time as the Series 6 but is designed to be more simplistic. It still has many great features but is more appropriate for someone who wants a more basic Apple smartwatch. Price: ~$259

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung’s smartwatch competes well with Apple’s smartwatches and features voice calling, voice commands, and smartphone notifications, as well as being water-resistant. Compatible with other Android devices, this is the perfect gift for an Android user. Price: ~$339

Fitbit Charge 4

Fitbit Charge 4

The Charge 4 is a far more affordable smartwatch. It features GPS, sleep tracking, and heartrate monitoring, among other things. This neat little smartwatch will make a great gift for someone looking for more than just a watch. Price: ~$99

Fitbit Versa 3

Fitbit Versa 3

Fitbit’s Versa 3 is more advanced than their Charge 4. It features a great display, voice assistance, and can store and play music. Compatible with iOS and Android, this is a great choice of a smartwatch for virtually anyone. Price: ~$199

Apple iPad 10.2 inch (Latest Model)

Apple iPad (Latest Model)

Apple’s latest 10.2-inch iPad is powered by an A12 Bionic chip and supports the Apple Pencil and the full-size Smart Keyboard. Another classic Apple product, this is a tech gift sure to make someone very happy. Price: ~$279

Apple iPad Air (Latest Model)

Apple iPad Air (Latest Model)

The latest iPad Air features an A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, an upgraded 12-megapixel main camera and supports the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. As the more advanced iPad, this is another great gift choice. Price: ~$569

Apple iPad Pro (11-inch) (Latest Model)

Apple iPad Pro (Latest Model)

The 11-inch iPad Pro was upgraded this year to include a new LiDAR system, dual rear cameras, and the Magic Keyboard. If you know someone who wants a smaller Apple tablet, then this would be great for them. Price: ~$729

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

This is a premium tablet and makes a great alternative to Apple products. The OLED screen is great and it’s very fast. Tablets are super-handy and this is one of the best. Another gift that will definitely make someone happy. Price: ~$534