9 Last-Minute Tech Gifts

It is that time of year and we are all trying to find that one gift for the techie in our life. Even if you missed the Black Friday deals and the Cyber Monday ones you still can find some pretty awesome gifts for a good price. In my house, I’m the main techie but with my sons getting older they are starting to really want those cool tech gadgets, too. Makes a dad proud to hear his son say he wants something like this for Christmas. In this article, I want to help you find some items that will put a smile on anyone’s face including those teenagers in your house. Pull up a chair and let me show you these amazing gifts that will make you look good this Christmas season.

9 Last-Minute Tech Gifts

1: First on the list is the LARQ Lightweight Self-Cleaning and Non-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with UV Water Purifier, 24oz 

Here is something for that outdoors techie or even that workout one who wants to make sure their water is clean. This uses UV light to purify the water and to clean the inner surfaces of the bottle. The bottle is even rechargeable to keep that UV light going strong.  Buy one here

  • ERADICATES BACTERIA FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND – Using innovative non-toxic mercury-free UV-C LED technology to purify water and clean the inner surfaces of the bottle by eliminating odor-causing bacteria and viruses
  • PURE WATER IN 60 SECONDS – Works at the touch of a button and self-cleans by intelligently activating every 2 hours to keep your bottle fresh and stink-free
  • ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT AND NON-INSULATED – single-walled build so you can hydrate without the weight
  • LONG-LASTING POWER – USB rechargeable Li-polymer battery gives you self-cleaning power for up to a month on a full charge
  • SPLASH-PROOF – Recharge with waterproof IPX7-rated MicroUSB connector (MicroUSB to USB charging cable is included)


2: Next on the list is the Moleskine Pen+ Ellipse Smart Writing Set Pen & Ruled Smart Notebook 

With many of us using our mobile devices and some of us still preferring using paper (yes, that is old school) this tech gift combines old with the new. You can write down your thoughts in this notebook and it will transfer them to your device digitally. A must-have gift in my Opinion. Buy one here

  • INCLUDES: Pen+ digital smartpen, Paper Tablet with encoded paper in dotted layout to work with pen+, pen+ smartpen USB recharging cable, one pen tip ink refill, and user manual Designed with Code technology which allows the pen+ to capture each pen stroke
  • FROM PAGE TO SCREEN: Companion app seamlessly transfers what’s written on the notebook page to your device, digitizing your analog notes and allowing you to notate, share, search, edit, and organize your vision. The app is both Android and Apple compatible
  • MULTIMEDIA: Record audio to sync with your notes; flesh out your ideas and ensure that nothing gets lost in translation. Explain, clarify, detail– with the app you can have the picture and a thousand words more. Can save in PDF, and upload to Google or Evernote
  • MOLESKINE VERSATILITY: In addition to the iconic notebook, the Moleskine family of products includes both digital and analog writing and lifestyle technology, including smart notebooks and apps, bags, notebooks, travel, and digital accessories and writing tools
  • MOLESKINE QUALITY: We’re dedicated to culture, travel, memory, imagination, and personal identity– both physical and digital. We bring this commitment to our notebooks, bags, apps, and smartpens and notebooks

3: Now this next one is a must-have for us gamers. The PlayStation Classic 

That is right, Nintendo had a classic version first but now it is PlayStation’s turn. It comes with 20 pre-loaded games including, Final Fantasy V11, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. Having this under the tree would make any gamer happy. Buy one here

  • PlayStation Classic comes with 20 pre-loaded games including, Final Fantasy Vll, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms
  • This mini Console is approximately 45 percent smaller than the original PlayStation
  • Includes two wired Controllers, a virtual memory card, and an HDMI cable

4: I think almost every year I have a Polaroid product on my list. I like to remember my youth and this takes me back. The Polaroid Originals OneStep+ Black.

Time to get a new tech that is from the old tech world. Even if you weren’t alive back then, it is still a great gift to anyone who loves technology. Buy one here

  • Original Polaroid Format — easy to use — 60-day battery life — powerful flash — self-timer mode
  • Bluetooth-connected app: full manual control — double exposure — light painting — noise trigger — and more!
  • Standard & portrait lenses: you can switch between two different lenses. One for portraits so you can take a photo from 1ft to 3ft. The second is the standard lens: photos from 3ft to infinity
  • Available for iOS and Android
  • Compatible with I-type and 600 film

5: This product is something I have been looking for. The Monocular Telescope – 40×60 High Power HD Compact Monocular 

If you have tried to zoom with your phone and noticed it is never quite as clear as you hoped, then this is something you need to pick up. Using this you can zoom in on objects (or people) far away and keep the quality of the image. Buy one here

  • ✅【40X60 HIGH POWER MAGNIFICATION】– A full 40x magnification and 50mm object lens diameter monocular, provides a clear and bright image, enjoy the beauty of the distance. Wingogh monocular telescope has a large field of view (360ft 1,000Yds), have the best view in your outdoor adventures, just feel free to enjoy bird watching, hunting, hiking, camping, traveling, wildlife, scenery, etc
  • ✅【HIGH CONTRAST AND RESOLUTION IMAGES】– Latest optics technology, the HD monocular telescope equipped with BAK-4 prism and fully multi-coated lens, guarantee superior light transmission and brightness and the light transmittance reaches up to 99.5%. Our monocular has low-light-level night vision, it could help you see things in low light, provide you an amazing viewing experience
  • ✅【SINGLE HAND FOCUS, WATERPROOF & FOG PROOF】– Ergonomic design helps you focus on your target quickly and accurately with one hand. And the durable rubber armor with stripes makes it comfortable for use, non-slip grip, and durable external protection from your hand. It features an anti-shake design. All these offer high stability. IPX7 Nitrogen-Filled Waterproof with a fog-resistant coating and O-ring sealed optics prevent moisture, dust, and debris to keep it clear all the time
  • ✅【WIDE FIELD OF VIEW AND HD DUAL FOCUS】– For Dual focus design, high light transmission, the focus spotting scope can provide brighter and higher-contrast images to you. The eyecup can be twisted up to deeply focus the view for yourself, and then adjust the focus adjustment and zoom adjustment until the view becomes clear
  • ✅【MONOCULAR WIDELY COMPATIBLE OF SMARTPHONE】– Comes with a 2020 newest quick alignment smartphone holder and tripods. So you can zoom in and take pictures with your phone. Perfect for iPhone, Samsung, Google Pixels, HTC, LG, Sony, and almost all other smartphones on the market. Easy to install, provide HD image or video to share with your friends

6: This will save anyone on your list from doing unneeded car repairs. Check out the FIXD OBD2 Professional Bluetooth Scan Tool 

Every time you take that car in for a repair it could be costing more than it should. This little device will let you know what that light on the dashboard is telling you. This a great gift for anyone in your family. Buy one here

  • Powerful Check Engine Light Diagnostics — Read and diagnose your check engine light, understand the severity of the issue, and clear that pesky light from your vehicle. FIXD translates your vehicle into simple English, empowering you to make the easy fix in many cases and saving you precious time. FIXD also saves you money by providing you with estimated repair costs up-front, allowing you to feel more confident during those trips to the mechanic
  • The Trusted Choice — FIXD is the professional choice proudly designed in the USA by Professional Engineers and ASE Certified Mechanics. Get unlimited access to over 10,000 DTCs. With the App, you’ll have freeze frame data, live diagnostic data, and proactive vehicle maintenance reminders at your fingertips. All the capabilities of an expensive Scan Tool at a fraction of the cost
  • Easy & Intuitive — The powerful FIXD OBD-II Diagnostic Sensor and the professionally designed FIXD App are the perfect pair. The FIXD Code Reader is light and compact, remaining out-of-sight during your drive. The FIXD Sensor connects to the FIXD App via Bluetooth in seconds, providing you with a suite of resources easy enough for anyone to use
  • We’ve Got You Covered — The FIXD OBD 2 Scan Tool is compatible with all gas-powered vehicles made after 1996 (no all-electric or diesel) and works with all vehicle protocols. Works with iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
  • Go further with FIXD Premium— Upgrade your in-app experience with Cost and repair estimates from the Identifix database, Unlimited calls to our FIXD Mechanic Hotline for a trusted second opinion, and DIY help from our network of ASE certified mechanics, and much more! FIXD Premium is a monthly subscription that is optional and is not required for use of the sensor

7: This one is for those iPhone and iPad users. The SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive – I

An easy way to automatically back up photos and videos from your camera and contacts. For the person who does not trust cloud storage, this is the item for them. Backs them up on this portable drive and you never worry about someone hacking it. Buy one here

  • Designed with a flexible connector to fit through most iPhone cases
  • Automatically back up photos and videos from your camera, contacts. Supported video formats MP4 and MOV video formats as supported in iOS. DRM-protected content cannot be streamed. Operating temperature zero to 35 degrees Celsius functional
  • The product is supported by iOS 8.2, Mac OS X v10.6+, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Password protection is supported by iOS 8, Mac OS X v10.6+, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Supports iPhone 5 and newer, iPad Air, iPad with Retina display (4th generation), iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini and newer, iXpand Drive app, and iOS 8.2 required. Available for download from the App Store (iOS 8.2 required). Set up automatic backup within app settings. Support for MP4, MOV video formats. DRM-protected content cannot be streamed. Check with the content provider for playback restrictions
  • Easily manage your photos and videos with the iXpand drive app
  • Connector: USB Type A

8: Here is a gift that will be a big hit with any techie. The Topvision Mini Projector

Open up your streaming app, Pictures, and connect your phone. This bad boy will be the talk of the neighborhood when you start throwing movie nights. Buy one here

  • 🎉【SYNCHRONIZE SMARTPHONE SCREEN】So many people would like to transpose their smartphone screen to the projector for a large format viewing experience. By using our mini video projector, you no longer need to order the Expensive HDMI adapters! (Due to app copyright, watch a movie on Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, only via connection to a laptop, Fire TV stick, Roku, or Chrome cast)
  • 📽【4000Lux LED VIDEO PROJECTOR】This led projector has upgraded to 4000lux, brighter than other 3000lux led projectors. The projector 1920x1080P supported, and 3000: 1 contrast, which can bring you the ultimate outdoor home theater movie joy
  • 🎧【HiFi STEREO SPEAKERS and ADVANCED CIRCULATION COOLING SYSTEM】 This overhead projector has 3W HiFi stereo speakers with an SRS sound system, so you can get a superior sound experience. Our video projector adopts temperature control technology, with 2 independent intelligent speed control fans, which adjust the speed according to the temperature in real-time, it minimizes the power consumption and extends the lamp life up to 80,000 hours
  • 🎮【Multi-Media Home Theater Projector】 Equipped with various ports such as VGA / USB / HDMI / AV / SD / audio output, the outdoor movie projector allows you to easily transmit audio and video from computers, monitors, televisions, PS4, DVD players, etc. You will also get the best viewing angle and viewing size by correcting the keystone and adjusting the focus. Projection size compatible from 32 to 176 inches with a projection distance of 1.5 to 7 m
  • 📞【Three-year & Lifetime Professional Support】This portable projector is very suitable for home movie entertainment, backyard, games, yoga, and party usage. Register your product and activate the Warranty after receiving your video projector, and you will get an extended two months to return and 24 months promise. Any problems, please email us anytime.

9:  Our list wouldn’t be complete without the Kodak Mini 3 Retro Portable Photo Printer

If you have a photographer in the house who takes great photos with their phone, then this is for them. The printer is compatible with iOS, Android, and Bluetooth devices making it easy to print your pictures on the go. Buy one here

  • TIMELESS MEMORIES: Connect your Kodak Mini 3 Square Retro to any mobile device and get your favorite pics in print wherever you are! Make sure to always keep your favorite snapshots so you can revisit them later on. It uses a stable wireless connection that can be easily paired to your device
  • STELLAR PHOTO QUALITY: The Kodak 4Pass Technology allows you to print high-end photos instantly. You will get premium 3 x 3-inch photos printed in layers of ribbon with a laminating process that makes them fingerprint-proof and waterproof
  • ENJOY THE KODAK MOBILE APP: Printing photos is easy with the free Kodak app. Connect it to your Android or iOS device and enjoy printing your favorite snaps anywhere and anytime
  • PRACTICAL AND EASY: To get flawless printed photos, all you need is your Kodak Mini 3 Square Retro and a mobile device
  • FOR YOUR LOVED ONES: Celebrate the most beautiful moments in your life with precious printed photos that will help everyone remember those dear times. Use the instant printer to make beautiful scrapbooks that everyone will enjoy

Now you know what to get that tech person in your life even if that person is you. (Love buying gifts for myself 😉 ). Time to go shopping…

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