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The Best Tech Gifts for the Whole Family

From toddlers to teens, little kids to parents, these trending tech items handpicked by our editors are bound to brighten each family member's holiday.
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Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

'Tis the season—for the latest and greatest gadgets, that is. That's why we rounded up the very best tech gifts—we're talkin' about everything from educational toys to kid-friendly tablets to the latest wearable devices—that are sure to get praise from the entire family this year.

Whether you've got a tech-savvy teen on your hands or a curious toddler eager to learn, you can't go wrong with one of these 60 smart buys handpicked by our editors for the 2021 holiday season.

Read on for the very best gift ideas for the entire family. But hurry—they're sure to sell out fast!

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The Best Tech Gifts for Toddlers

The greatest tech gifts for those in the 4-and-under crowd are engaging, incorporate learning, and still limit screen time. (FYI: The American Psychological Association, or APA, recommends capping time facing screens of all kids for 2- to 5-year-olds at one hour per day.) Introduce your little ones to the world of technology with these options from trusted brands like VTech, Fisher-Price, and LeapFrog.

Pro tip: Just don't forget the batteries!

  • VTech Paw Patrol Marshall Learning Watch, $17.99; amazon.com
  • iPlay, iLearn Electronic Monkey Piano Keyboard, $29.99; amazon.com
  • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn So Big Puppy, $21.24; amazon.com
  • LeapFrog 100 Animals Book, $19.99; amazon.com
  • Fisher-Price Linkimals Cool Beats Penguin Musical Toy, $24.84; amazon.com
  • LeapFrog My Own Leaptop, $24.99; amazon.com
  • VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk Deluxe, $57.99; amazon.com
  • Snug Play+ Kids Headphones, $19.99; amazon.com
  • Just Smarty Interactive Alphabet Learning Poster, $22.99; amazon.com
  • Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Ultimate Learning Bot, $39.82; amazon.com

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The Best Tech Gifts for Kids Aged 5 to 12

Take the cool factor up a notch or two for elementary school-aged kids who can handle tech products that are a bit more complex. From a real camera (remember those?) to starter tablets to the top-of-the-wishlist Nintendo Switch, these gift ideas will have your kiddo running to show off their cool new gadget to all their friends.

Just keep kiddos away from screens at least 30 minutes prior to bedtime to promote a healthy, long snooze, says the APA.

  • Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad, $25.99; amazon.com
  • Educational Insights Circuit Explorer Deluxe Base Station, $59.99; amazon.com
  • Nintendo Switch Lite, from $199.99; amazon.com
  • Little Tikes My Real Jam DJ Table, $39.99; amazon.com
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet, $69.99; amazon.com
  • Wizarding World Harry Potter, Enchanting Hedwig Interactive Owl, $33.99; amazon.com
  • PlayMonster Spirograph Animator, $19.99; amazon.com
  • iClever Kids Headphones, $30.99; amazon.com
  • Sharper Image Thunder Tumbler Spinning Stunt Mini Truck RC Car, $18.99; amazon.com
  • VTech KidiZoom PrintCam, $60; amazon.com

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The Best Tech Gifts for Teens

What do you get an older kid who has just about everything? A tech gift that'll take their hobby to the next level, of course. From a podcast-perfect mic to pro-level gaming headphones, these are the top teen-approved gifts for the holidays.

  • Garmin Vivomove HR Smartwatch, $139; amazon.com
  • Apple Pencil, $94.88; amazon.com
  • Blue Snowball Ice Condenser Microphone, $39.99; amazon.com
  • GoPro Hero7 Black + Extra Battery + Super Suit Dive Housing Case, $249.99; amazon.com
  • JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $149.95; amazon.com
  • Riki Skinny Vanity Mirror, $200; amazon.com
  • INSMY Waterproof Shower Bluetooth Speaker, $22.99; amazon.com
  • Apple MagSafe Battery Pack, $99; amazon.com
  • HyperX Alloy Elite 2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, $129.99; amazon.com
  • Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker, $24.99; amazon.com

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The Best Tech Gifts for New Parents

When it comes to holiday gifts for new parents, it's a good idea to keep technology in mind that makes life easier for parents and baby. Whether it's a Kindle to help those middle-of-the-night feedings go by a bit quicker, or a high-rated sound machine, these are the presents all sleep-deprived, over-the-moon new parents need in their lives.

  • Kindle Paperwhite, $139.99; amazon.com
  • Elvie Double Electric Wearable Smart Breast Pump, $498.99; amazon.com
  • Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug, $129.95; amazon.com
  • 4moms mamaRoo, $239.99; amazon.com
  • Hatch Baby Rest Sound Machine, $59.99; amazon.com
  • Nixplay 10.1 inch Smart Digital Photo Frame, $179.99; amazon.com
  • Fitbit Inspire 2 Health & Fitness Tracker, $59.95; amazon.com
  • Baby's Brew Portable Bottle Warmer, $85; amazon.com
  • Vava Smart Baby Thermometer, $134.95; amazon.com
  • Audible 3-Month Gift Membership, $45; amazon.com