The Best Tech Gifts for the Techie in Your Life

Wondering what best tech gifts to get your favorite techie friend or loved one? We asked the Get Online NOLA team what’s on their holiday wish list for the best in tech 2018, and their answers did not disappoint. From gadgets your grandma could use to the best of toddler distraction devices, we’ve got some great gift finds.

Samsung Gear VR



Use this headset and handheld controller to transform virtual reality. Every move you make from lifting to pointing is naturally connected from physical to virtual! You can explore thousands of 360° experiences with this VR duo. It’s compatible with Galaxy S9+, Galaxy Note8, and more.

No lie, this works every time.


If you didn’t giggle, you probably don’t use technology much. You can purchase this shirt in pretty much any color (although we are partial to “Steve Jobs” black).

Wonder Workshop Dash Robot


With this robot and some handy apps, your kids can learn to program while they play! It’s even compatible with LEGO and LEGO Technic bricks, so it can grow with your child. Dash Robot was winner of the 2015 National Parenting Gold, on the Time to Play Magazine 2015 Holiday Most Wanted List, and Opening Minds Innovation for Schools, ISTE Best of Show for Schools awards.

Belkin Wireless Charging Pad


This is pretty handy for the absent minded techi in your life. Charge your Qi-enabled smartphone or device using Qi-certified transmitting coils to deliver charge to your phone wirelessly by induction. Never look for your charging cable again!

Microsoft Universal Folding Keyboard


Compatible with Windows and Apple products, wirelessly connect to your device using Bluetooth. If you’re working on the go or in a coffee shop, you’re covered. The keyboard is water repellant and one charge can last up to 3 months!

Voyager Leather Tech Backpack by Tumi


This is definitely an investment piece, but worth every penny if you travel with your job. Small enough to fit under your seat as a personal item, with pockets for your laptop, charging cords, headphones, and more. The leather construction and 5-year warranty are designed to stand up to your travels.

Apple Airpods



These light-weight, wireless headphones instantly turn on and connect to your device when pulled right out of their charging case. Audio automatically plays as soon as you put them in and pauses when you take them out. They’re compatible with various iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple watch, and Mac models.

Raspberry Pi


Raspberry Pi is a powerful credit card-sized computer capable of a vast array of computing projects. Anything from a video game console to solving real-world problems like monitoring air quality. The community-based company provides programming and digital creation resources to children and adults alike.


About $8

HEXBUG is a line of micro robotic creatures that help children have an early and positive experience with robots. Some of the bugs are so life-like, they could even fool your pet!

Clocky Moving Alarm Clock


Don’t let time escape you! Wake up to this delightfully annoying alarm clock that takes off as the alarm sounds so you have to get out of bed.  Never be late again.

Tile Slim – Anything Finder


Buy this 4-pack of thin Bluetooth trackers for someone who always loses their keys/wallet/purse/anything. They’re waterproof, have a range radius of up to 200 ft, and they beep LOUDLY when locating your lost item. Also, Tile makes phones easy to find. By pressing your Tile twice, your phone with ring even when it’s on silent!

Google Home Hub



This tiny yet powerful device is your all-in-one at home assistant. There’s more to this device than just getting all of your searchable questions answered just by saying “Hey Google.” With the newly added screen, you can watch the news, display photos, watch Youtube videos, and even connect it to your Nest cameras to allow you to get a snapshot of what’s happening at home!

Smartphone Camera Lens from Moment



A perfect gift for the avid Instagrammer in your life, this lens from Moment strikes the perfect balance between quality and affordability. This telephoto lens captures more intimate shots of landscapes, portraits, sports, and travel scenes. Its 58mm focal length will get you closer so you don’t have to rely on grainy digital zoom. It’s compatible with iPhone, Pixel, and Galaxy phones.

Nintendo Switch


Nintendo released their new hybrid gaming console earlier this year in response to the demand for mobility with a nod to the old school. At home, the console is connected to the TV, but the wireless controllers can be used with a tablet or any LCD display to take the game on the road. Games for the Switch are available for all age ranges and interests, with educational kids games, sports games like FIFA, Madden and NBA 2K, and of course, your favorite Super Mario classics.