It’s never too early to start collecting gift ideas, there always seems to be a birthday, anniversary, or holiday around the corner! We’ve compiled a list of interesting gadgets that also double as great gifts, ranging from practical to just plain fun. From rugged power banks to ultra-popular cold brew makers to amazingly affordable quality wireless earbuds, we’ve got your shopping pretty much done for you.
Whether your recipient craves adventure or the cozy comforts of home, we’ve got ideas galore that’ll surprise and delight them. A special mat for safely storing puzzles in progress, eyeshadow shields for the makeup enthusiast, solar phone chargers for outdoorsy types, all these, and more! The ideas abound in our round-up of cool gadget gifts — we’ve done the legwork for you, all that’s left to do is add to the cart. Who knows, you might just find something for yourself on the list, too!
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This Spoon Holder is the Best Kitchen Helper
I never know where to place the spoon when I’m stirring sauces or soups or sauteeing veggies. Problem solved with this fun spoon holder that clips onto the side of your pot or pan and keeps your spoon from dirtying the counter or stovetop! Not into piggies? That’s cool, it also comes in cute rooster or chicken shapes.
This Longboard Has a Huge Fan Base
Customers can’t stop raving about this longboard from Magneto, and it’s not hard to see why. Magneto boards are made by skaters for skaters and use only the best materials (like bamboo, maple, and durable aluminum) in their designs.
This Glass Tumbler is Insta-Worthy
Get your daily water intake the stylish way with these 24 oz glass water tumblers. They’re fitted with a silicone sleeve to give you a good grip and prevent breaking from accidental drops, and they come with a nice bamboo wood top and straw. It comes in 38 colors so you can gift one to your besties or coworker and be able to tell yours apart!
This Coldbrew Maker is a Must-Have
My husband gave me this Takeya Coldbrew Maker a few years back and since then, it’s been in daily rotation in our fridge. We use it for iced tea, but it’s also made for making iced coffee with the long internal filter that won’t let tiny particles out. Just fill up the filter then place it in the fridge overnight, in the morning you have a cool quart of caffeine waiting to wake you up!
This Banana Slicer is So Convenient
My kids like sliced bananas on their cereal, and it seriously cuts into my stressful mornings to spend time painstakingly cutting up the fruit when we’re trying to rush so we don’t miss the bus. This banana slicer makes it so much faster and easier to get uniform slices of nanner for cereal, acai bowls, yogurt and more. Also great for parents of toddlers!
This Personal Blender is Just the Right Size
I’m the only one in my house who likes smoothies, so it’s hard to make single servings in the large blender. I got this personal sized blender and couldn’t be happier with the results! There’s an included funnel that you can use for adding protein powders without the mess, and a mini ice cube tray, plus the blender recharges via USB – how cool is that?
This Egg Mold Makes Mornings Fun
I love serving my family eggs for breakfast (and sometimes dinner!) since they’re so easy, but they get boring after a while. Not so with this fun silicone egg mold that keeps the yolks separated from the whites! I love the cat, but it’s also available in owl, robot, puppy, and koala.
These Meat Shredder Claws are Great for BBQ Enthusiasts
If you need a gift for a BBQ enthusiast, look no further than these best-selling meat shredding claws. I use mine a few times a week shredding chicken I cook in the Instant Pot for tacos, casseroles, salad toppings, and more. These are meltproof up to 475 degrees so you can use them on meat that’s straight off the grill or out of the smoker, too!
This Egg Cooker is Cute and Effective
I love a little whimsy when it comes to everyday kitchen tools, and this penguin egg cooker fits that description to a tee. Simply pop eggs into the penguin “bellies” so they stay safe in the water and don’t crack while they’re boiling. My husband uses this weekly to make his hard boiled egg snacks and it works like a charm.
This Mini Waffle Maker is a Big Hit
Want to make a splash at your next brunch, or just a casual Sunday morning breakfast? This mini waffle maker that creates the cutest animal shapes is a surefire way to make an impression (and ensure your kids eat breakfast!) You can also use it to make pancakes or biscuits.
These Eyeshadow Shields Make Makeup Application So Easy
It’s incredibly annoying when you’re applying eye makeup and the eyeshadow fallout gets all over your face, adding another step in your routine since you have to clean that up and probably retouch your concealer and foundation. With these stick-on eyeshadow shields, you don’t have to worry about that happening anymore since the paper collects all the excess product! You’ll get a pack of 200 that should last you quite a while.
This Windshield Snow Cover Saves So Much Time
Anyone that lives in a snowy clime knows what a pain it is to clean off and scrape the ice from a snowy windshield. Save yourself the trouble by using this windshield cover so all you have to do is peel it back and you get a nice, clean, ice and snow-free windshield! It also comes with hooks to hold it down so it won’t blow off in gusty winds or blizzards.
These Wireless Earbuds Get Amazing Reviews
Have you been wanting wireless earbuds but don’t want to shell out for the super spendy brand? You’re in luck because these top-rated ones are a total steal. They have almost 25,000 glowing reviews, come in a handful of colors, and are waterproof!
This Divided Pan Makes Cooking a Breeze
Anything that simplifies cooking and cuts down on things to wash is a win in my book. This non-stick divided pan makes it easy to cook a whole meal only using one pan! Reviewers rave about how easily food slides right out and how convenient this pan is to cook with.
This Rolling Puzzle Mat is So Handy
Calling all puzzle fans! One of the most annoying things about doing a large puzzle is finding space where it won’t be disturbed. Since they take up a lot of room, this can be an issue – unless you have one of these rolling puzzle mats that lets you safely and easily store your work in progress!
These Leaf Scoops Make Yard Cleanup Easy
Yard work can be a back-breaking endeavor at the best of times, so make it easier on yourself with these leaf scoops. You can pick up so much more debris easily with these giant hands, making clean up go so much faster. Great gift for the gardeners and lawn-proud people in your life!
This Herb Infuser Makes Excellent Soup
I love making my own stock and soups when I have the time, and this cheeky herb infuser makes them taste a million times better. It’s silicone, so it can handle the high temps of boiling liquid, and you don’t have to fish out tiny bits of herbs from your final product when you’re done cooking. The chicken shape just adds to the charm, according to glowing reviews, and it makes a great gift for your favorite home chefs.
This HDTV Antenna Has Great Reception
We recently cut the cord on cable and decided to get this HDTV antenna for local, free channels. It has great reception, gives us lots to watch, and is super easy to install. Reviewers rave about the super clear picture quality, too!
This Paint Pour Art Set is Hours of Fun
I’ve followed some online tutorials for paint pouring art and done a few large pieces, which immediately grabbed my kids’ interest. Knowing what a big cleanup (and paint) was required for doing big pieces, I looked for a more manageable set for them. We snagged this paint pour art set and they haven’t stopped playing with it since! It comes with 10 bottles of washable paint and everything else you need to create super cool art at home.
This Solar Charger Power Bank is a Life Saver
If you’re the outdoorsy type who likes to go off-grid, do yourself a favor and grab this solar charged power bank for all your adventures. It works by charging via USB but also solar, so you have a renewable source of power when you’re in the wilderness. Plus it comes with great safety features like a built-in flashlight and compass.
This Silicone Freezing Tray is Ideal for Soup
Whenever I make a big batch of soup, stew, or chili, some of it inevitably goes bad before we can finish it. I decided to cut down on food waste and get this silicone freezer tray to preserve perfect portions of leftovers. You can also use it for smoothies – just fill it up and freeze, then pop out the cubes to store in a Ziploc bag so you can reuse the tray over and over!
This Umbrella Light Keeps the Party Going
Use this super handy umbrella light to keep the conversation going long after dark. It couldn’t be easier to install, and it’s versatile, too! You can also use it as a portable light while camping to provide reading light.
These Bed Sheet Detanglers Do a Bang Up Job
Sure, you’ve heard of detangler for hair, but for bed sheets? Yes! These bed sheet detanglers ensure your sheets get evenly dried and not all balled up with residual wet spots so you don’t have to re-run the dryer for another cycle. Plus it makes them easier to fold.
This Phone Armband is So Convenient for Workouts
Whenever I’m spinning or walking, it’s always a pain to find a place for my phone so I don’t have to hold it. This armband phone holder is the best invention I’ve found for keeping my phone accessible but not in the way. I can easily access the controls to switch songs or workout apps, and there’s even a holder for your earphone cord to keep them untangled!
This Garbage Disposal Brush Eliminates the Stink
We have a garbage disposal, and the kids are known for dumping all manner of food down there so often it smells less than fresh. I found this garbage disposal brush which deep cleans the sticky, dried food off and eliminates offending odors like a champ! I’m getting one for my mom next, and recommending it to everyone I know with stinky disposal!
This Ring Size Adjuster Ensures a Perfect Fit
Loose rings are incredibly distracting and annoying, and you’re definitely more prone to losing them. This ring size adjuster fixes that in a snap since it wraps around the back of the ring to make it custom fit to your finger. It’s also undetectable since it’s clear and hidden!
This Smartwatch is a Total Steal
Smartwatches are crucial for tracking fitness and other health stats, but the prices can be through the roof. Not so with this best-selling model that can do what the fancy ones do – it’s a heart monitor, blood pressure and blood oxygen tracker, and sleep, monitor! Plus you can check your messages and find your phone with it too, all for an incredibly affordable price.
This Silk-Lined Beanie is Affordable Luxe
Hat head is one of the worst things about winter, but it can be avoided so easily. This stylish silk-lined beanie gives you the smoothest hair sans fly-aways, frizz, and flatness. I’m in love with mine and totally gifting it to my best girlfriends.
This Carrot Grater is Un-bear-ably Cute
I needed a grater that didn’t hurt my hand when using it since the handle broke off our old one. This bear-shaped cutie does an excellent job with everything from carrots to cheese and fits so comfortably in the palm of your hand. This is a great stocking stuffer for the cooks in your life!
This AirPod Cleaning Kit is So Satisfying
I find it amazing how much ear wax and dust AirPods collect, and there hasn’t been an effective way to clean them until now. I found this AirPod cleaning kit and haven’t looked back! It comes with everything you need to get sparkling clean earbuds including a super cool putty that deep cleans the gross stuff.
This Heads Up Display for Cars Eliminates Speeding Tickets
If you’re a little lead-footed, you might want this cool heads-up display speedometer for your car. It sits right on the dashboard and shows you how fast you’re going, plus you can set alarms when you exceed the speed limit. It also shows your driving direction, driving distance, driving time, voltage, and more so it acts as a mini control center!
This Floating Bluetooth Speaker Loves the Outdoors
if you want a rough and tumble portable Bluetooth speaker that also happens to look incredibly cool, snag this one for your next outdoor adventure. It’s great for camping, a pool, a lake or beach, or just hanging out in the backyard. The waterproof design, high-quality sound, and powerful battery life make this one a winner!
This Monocular Telescope Gets Top Marks
This monocular telescope is ideal for birding, hunting, camping, and any other outdoor activity you choose. Its high-quality precision design, shock-resistant finish, all-glass high-end optics, large field view, and built-in night vision earn this gadget top marks in the 2,000+ glowing reviews. It fits right in the palm of your hand, so it’s great for kids or adults since it’s so easy to use.
These Garage Lights are So Bright and Adjustable
If you need to add a large dose of brightness to your garage or basement work area, these garage lights are super highly rated! Each “fin” of the light is adjustable, pointing the light exactly where you need it. And they’re as easy to install as screwing in a lightbulb!
This Anti-Snoring Device Benefits Everybody
If you’ve got a partner that snores, get this anti-snoring device immediately! Everyone will instantly benefit from a better and more restful night’s sleep. These help the snorer breathe more easily by dilating the nostril in a way that’s not uncomfortable, making them easy to wear all night.
These Car Coasters Prevent Messes
My car’s center console is an unholy mess right now, with spilled iced tea and dust making a sticky paste that gets into every inch of the cupholders. But there’s a solution, which I’m adding to the cart right now! These car coasters absorb condensation and small spills from beverages and are easy to wipe clean so your console won’t have a chance to get gross.
This Power Bank Provides 55 Hours of Power!
This rugged power bank is a total lifesaver when you’re out enjoying yourself and not near any source of electricity. It’ll provide 55 hours of power for phones, tablets, e-readers, Bluetooth speakers, and more. The durable finish is splash-proof, drop-resistant, and dirt-proof, meaning you can take this little charger with you wherever you venture!
This Tile Pro Finder Will Save Your Sanity
My very scatterbrained dad recently got this Tile Pro finder for his keys which he loses every few seconds. This has been a total game changer! You can also use it to find your phone and anything else you misplace often.