The holidays are right around the corner and there’s a good chance you have at least one tech junkie on your gift-giving list. You know your tech-loving friends don’t want just any old present. Surprise them this year by putting a little thought into what might get their gadget-geek hearts pumping. Here is a list of five of our favorite tech gadgets that any respectable techie would be happy to receive.

1) Multi-Tasking Charging Dock

Give your loved one the gift that keeps on giving with a charging dock that fits both an iPhone and an iWatch. Multi-task your charging duties with this expertly designed dock. Belkin has a charging dock that is wireless and has an extra USB to connect a third device.

2) Wireless Sport Headphones

The PLT BackBeat FIT 6100 wireless headphones are perfect for your tech-savvy friend who also enjoys a good workout. The sport-friendly design is sweatproof, water-resistant and cleans up easily with a soft cloth. It also has touch controls that can be easily customized. Your friend will happily listen to tunes for 24 hours between each full charge.

3) Portable Photo Printer  

The HP Sprocket Select Portable Photo Printer is like a Polaroid camera on steroids. No matter where you go, you’ll likely see people posing for a picture or snapping a selfie. Picture taking on the go has become the norm, but what if you could print those picture at the same time? The sleek design of the Sprocket Select makes it perfectly portable. Designer features include things like stickers, frames and filters. Pictures from your camera roll or social media can be edited with the Sprocket app prior to printing.

4) Virtual Reality Set

There’s not a techie out there who hasn’t heard of virtual reality, but not everyone has personally experienced it. Thankfully, technology is getting more affordable each year. This year, Oculus Quest has a 64 GB virtual reality set that comes with controllers for the ultimate experience perfect for an introduction into the world of virtual reality. This system is super intuitive and can be used seated or standing in big or small rooms.

5) Robot Vacuum

Don’t let housework cramp your technophile’s style. Give the gift of hands-off cleaning with the Neato D7 Connected robot vacuum. No this is not your everyday, ordinary robot cleaner. The Neato D7 utilizes the same laser mapping technology that self-driving cars use. The vacuum creates a virtual floor plan that can be saved for future use, and unlike most humans, the robot will clean systematically making sure every corner gets clean. Got a room with a bunch of fragile items? you can set up invisible barriers that keep Mr. Robot out.

The best part about gift-giving is the anticipation that your loved one is going to have their mind blown when they open your gift. The holidays are sure to be filled with a bunch of happy hackers if you think outside the box this year. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential tech-related gifts you can give in 2019. You can check out other online resources like for even more tech-related info.