Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for Tech Lovers 2023

The Perfect Gifts for The Techies

The Definitive Holiday Tech Gift Guide for 2023

The holidays are upon us again, and after checking out this year’s games and other accessories, it’s time for our annual roundup of Christmas gift guide ideas for the tech lovers in your life this season. From powerful new GPUs and laptops to advanced peripherals and the most exciting devices we have tested this year, we’ve got you covered with the cream of the crop for tech Christmas gifts. 

Tech gift-loving PC gamers will drool over AMD’s new well-positioned GPU, delivering next-gen performance for high-framerate gaming at a much more competitive price. For those seeking a slick new notebook, options like the LG gram 15.6” SuperSlim Laptop aim to impress with its potent specs and premium chassis. And no desktop is complete without a cutting-edge gaming rig stacked with a fantastic SSD delivering your favourite games in record time. 

Beyond the core components, we highlight the coolest accessories like the Logitech MX Master 3S mouse, ROCCAT’s eye-catching Vulcan II Max keyboard and the ultra-comfortable SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 wireless headset. 

So plug in, power on and dive into our Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for Tech Lovers 2023! Find the perfect present for the gamer, tech lover or streamer in your life.

Audio Tech Christmas Gift Selections

Corsair Virtuoso Pro

The Definitive Holiday Tech Gift Guide For 2023

The Corsair Virtuoso Pro is a high-end open-back gaming headset that delivers an immersive audio experience and is a perfect option for anyone looking for a tech gift this holiday season. Its open-back design provides a wide soundstage with excellent imaging, allowing you to pinpoint sounds in your game environment precisely. The 50mm graphene drivers produce bright, detailed highs and present mids and lows that complement games and music nicely. 

The lightweight aluminum and steel construction is durable yet comfortable for long gaming sessions. Other handy features include a detachable microphone for a streamlined look and swappable cables for use with different devices. For discerning gamers and audiophiles seeking an open-back design that delivers crisp, expansive audio, the Virtuoso Pro is a superb choice. 

Corsair Virtuoso PRO Wired Open Back Gaming Headset – Detachable Uni-Directional Microphone – 50mm Graphene Drivers – 20Hz-40 kHz Frequency Response – White
  • Hear What Matters: Open your world to a new audio experience tailor-made for streamers, gamers, and creators. VIRTUOSO PRO reproduces sound with incredible accuracy, clarity, and spaciousness.
  • Airy Open Back Design: Creates a natural, expansive sound stage, enhances driver performance, and takes pressure off your ears.

Steelseries Arctis Nova 7 Headphones

The Definitive Holiday Tech Gift Guide For 2023

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 delivers quality wireless sound and versatility for console gaming. It connects via a USB-C dongle for lag-free 2.4GHz wireless on PS5, Switch, Xbox and more. Bluetooth support lets you pair a mobile device simultaneously, which is great for listening to music or podcasts while gaming. 

The retractable microphone provides clear voice chat. Audio quality is bass-rich out of the box, which helps emphasize sound effects in games. The companion app unlocks customizable EQ presets and surround sound. Comfort is excellent thanks to the suspension headband and ample ear padding. For a feature-packed wireless headset with quality sound and comfort, the Arctis Nova 7 is an excellent Christmas gift for tech lovers.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7 Wireless Multi-Platform Gaming Headset — Neodymium Magnetic Drivers — 2.4GHz + Mixable Bluetooth — 38Hr USB-C Battery — ClearCast Gen2 AI Mic — PC, PS5, Switch, VR, Mobile
  • NEODYMIUM MAGNETIC DRIVERS — Hear everything you want with an ultra-detailed soundscape of crystal clear highs, pinpoint mids, and deep bass. *Fully compatible with Tempest 3D Audio for PS5 / Microsoft Spatial Sound
  • DUAL AUDIO STREAMS — Connect your mobile device directly for on-the-go audio or mix in calls or music with your game audio.when at home.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT2 Wireless Headphones

Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts For Tech Lovers 2023

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT2 Wireless Headphones Professional Studio Monitor Headphones are a competitively priced pair of high-quality headphones that are perfect for users on the go. Audio-Technica has been a known name in audio since the 1960s, and there is something to be said for six decades of experience. The company boasts that the ATH-M50xBT2 “delivers accurate audio and deep bass response, making the portable closed-back headphones perfect for long sessions in the recording studio and on the go,” and we couldn’t agree more.

These headphones have stood as a top seller for the audio brand since 2014, with regular updates being made. Most recently, the ATH-M50xBT2 was released in new colourways, including Ice Blue, Metallic Orange and Deep Sea, allowing for a dash of individuality in these studio-quality headphones.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, Black
  • Wireless, on-the-go design delivers the same critically acclaimed sonic performance as the original ATH-M50x professional studio headphones. Compatible Bluetooth Profiles-A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP.Specific uses for product : Studio,Professional,Movies and Gaming
  • Proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers and dedicated amplifier deliver exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency range, with deep, accurate bass response

Technics A800 Wireless Headphones

Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts For Tech Lovers 2023

When it comes to premium noise-cancelling headphones, the Technics A800 makes a valiant effort to compete with top dogs like the Bose QuietComfort 45 and Sony WH-1000XM5. Priced at $350 MSRP, these slick over-ears boast a sturdy build quality with plush memory foam padding that promises all-day comfort. They also offer balanced audio performance with just the right amount of kick to immerse you in the music, and active noise cancellation works well to keep you relaxed on the go. Support for the high-resolution LDAC Bluetooth codec and PEEK/Polyurethane 3-Layer Diaphragm 40mm driver are nice extras that add to the overall package.

If you’re looking for quality headphones that tick all the right boxes, the Technics A800s do a great job, with a solid 30 hours of wireless listening to keep you entertained while on a commute or plane ride. Also, the fact they are so portable makes them a great choice for mobile gaming with titles like Genshin Impact or Diablo Immortal, listening to your latest podcast, or experiencing the best music a streaming service has to offer. Technics has created a fantastic competitor that looks, feels and sounds premium.

Technics Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, High-Fidelity Bluetooth Headphones with Multi-Point Connectivity, Impressive Call Quality, and Comfort Fit – EAH-A800-K Black
  • Audiophile-Grade Listening, Bluetooth Convenience: Immerse yourself in the legendary sound quality of Technics and enjoy wireless freedom with these over-ear headphones.Specific uses for product : Home,Travel,Sports and Exercise

Smartphone Christmas Gift Selections

The smartphone world continues to innovate, giving us exciting new tech gift options for the mobile user in our lives. Any of the selections below would be great gifts and a nice upgrade for anyone looking for a new phone. If you want to mix it up, you can even invest in a nice case to bring a complete package ready for Christmas morning under the tree. With so many great options, choosing the perfect phone gift is a joy.

Apple iPhone 15 Pro

Apple iPhone 15 Pro, 256GB, Black Titanium – Unlocked (Renewed)
  • 6.1inch Super Retina XDR display. ProMotion technology. Always-On display. Titanium with textured matte glass back. Action button
  • Dynamic Island. A magical way to interact with iPhone. A17 Pro chip with 6-core GPU

Xiaomi 13T Pro

Xiaomi 13T PRO 5G + 4G LTE (512GB+12GB) Global ROM Unlocked Worldwide (Tmobile Mint Tello Global) 50MP Triple Pro Leica Camera 6.67″ 144Mhz + (w/Fast 51w Car Charger) (Black Global ROM)
  • International Model – No Warranty in US. USA ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH TMOBILE / MINT, TELLO GLOBAL VERSION . Does NOT Work With Verizon Sprint Boost Metro Pcs At&t Cricket. Unlocked Worldwide . – FCC ID: 2AFZZND5G

Google Pixel 8

Google Pixel 8 – Unlocked Android Smartphone with Advanced Pixel Camera, 24-Hour Battery, and Powerful Security – Obsidian – 128 GB
  • Pixel 8 is the helpful phone engineered by Google; the new Google Tensor G3 chip is custom-designed with Google AI for cutting-edge photo and video features and smarter ways to help[1]
  • Unlocked Android 5G phone gives you the flexibility to change carriers and choose your own data plan[2]; it works with Google Fi, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and other major carriers

OnePlus Open

OnePlus Open, 16GB RAM+512GB, Dual-SIM, Voyager Black, US Factory Unlocked Android Smartphone, 4805 mAh Battery, 67W Fast Charging, Hasselblad Camera, 120Hz Fluid Display
  • Free 6 months of Google One and 3 months of Youtube Premium with purchase of OnePlus Open. (New accounts only for each service to qualify)

Tablet Christmas Gift Selections

Tablets remain one of the most versatile tech gifts out there. Whether for work, play, or a little of both, a good tablet opens up a world of possibilities. This year, Apple’s latest iPad Pro packs exceptional power and display quality into a portable yet productivity-focused package. The OnePlus Pad hits that sweet spot for Android lovers between price and premium build. And Xiaomi’s latest Pad 6 can’t be beat in terms of bang for your buck. Any of these tablets let creativity and convenience shine through apps, games, video chats, ebooks, and more, making them a foolproof gift for almost anyone on your list.

Apple iPad Pro

Apple 2021 11-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 128GB) – Space Gray (Renewed)
  • Apple M1 chip for next-level performance
  • Stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color

OnePlus Pad

OnePlus Pad 11.61″ LCD Display, 8GB RAM,128GB Storage, MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Android 13.1, 144HZ Refresh Rate, Dolby Vision Atmos, Wi-Fi with Cellular Data Sharing Tablet
  • Lightweight heavyweight: The sleek, ultraportable form factor is all about comfort. It’s just 6.54mm thin and weighs a mere 552g.
  • Elegance with comfort: Sleek. Ultraportable. All-day comfort. Combining elegance with all-day comfort, the flagship OnePlus Pad is a travel companion that’s always by your side.

Xiaomi Pad 6

PC Tech Christmas Gift Selections

AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT GPU

The Definitive Holiday Tech Gift Guide For 2023

Having a Christmas gift list for tech lovers without including the new AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT would be difficult, especially with how it delivers performance and value for those looking for a new GPU. The card is an exciting new addition to AMD’s RDNA 3 lineup that looks primed to go toe-to-toe with NVIDIA’s RTX 4060 Ti and 4070 cards. I’m digging the sleek, premium design on the reference model — the dark shroud with subtle red accents looks fantastic without going overboard on the RGB light. Specs-wise, the 96 compute units and 12GB of memory should provide plenty of graphical horsepower for 1440p and 4K gaming. 

In testing, the 7800 XT traded blows with the RTX 4070 in traditional rasterization workloads while falling behind in ray tracing performance. But the value proposition becomes quite tempting when you consider the $499 price point, which massively undercuts the RTX 4070. Content creators should also take note of the media capabilities enabled by AMD’s Adrenalin software and Media Engine, and the 7800 XT can easily handle video editing, streaming, and recording tasks.

For the gamer or creative pro looking for strong 1440p performance without breaking the bank, the Radeon 7800 XT shapes up as a mighty fine offering from Team Red. The ray tracing gap remains a concern, but with the price-to-performance ratio AMD is offering here, this GPU earns a solid recommendation in my book.

WD Black SN770 SSD

The Definitive Holiday Tech Gift Guide For 2023

The WD Black SN770 SSD offers fast performance at an affordable price. Using the PCIe 4.0 interface to achieve sequential read speeds of up to 5150MB/s, the WD Black SN770 SSD manages some fantastic benchmarks considering the price. While write speeds slow after the SLC cache fills, performance remains responsive for most real-world use cases. 

The SN770 uses host memory buffering instead of DRAM, which helps to keep costs down. But thanks to the powerful Phison E18 controller, it still offers low queue depth performance on par with more expensive options. Gamers and content creators will benefit from faster game and project load times compared to SATA or PCIe 3.0 drives. As long as you don’t need sustained performance for extremely large file transfers, the SN770 offers excellent value for money. The WD Black SN770 SSD would make a great Christmas gift for handheld gamers this year.

WD_BLACK 500GB SN770M M.2 2230 NVMe SSD for Handheld Gaming Devices, Speeds up to 5,150MB/s, TLC 3D NAND, Great for Steam Deck and Microsoft Surface – WDBDNH5000ABK-WRSN
  • Introducing the WD_BLACK SN770M SSD, the first M.2 2230 NVMe SSD built from a brand gamers trust.
  • Supercharge compatible handheld devices such as the ASUS ROG Ally and Valve Steam Deck with speeds up to 5,150 MB/s[2] (1TB and 2TB models) for blazingly quick game installations and level loads.

Logitech MX Master 3S

The Definitive Holiday Tech Gift Guide For 2023

The Logitech MX Master series has long been the gold standard for premium productivity mice and is an easy inclusion on this year’s tech gift list. The latest MX Master 3S continues the beloved mouse range tradition with its sculpted ergonomic shape and smooth performance. At first glance, it looks nearly identical to its predecessor, but Logitech has made some meaningful upgrades like quieter buttons and a higher resolution sensor. 

While the reduced click noise is great for shared workspaces, it comes with slightly mushier buttons compared to the tactile feel of the MX Master 3. But the buttons remain responsive for daily use. The boosted 8000 DPI sensor provides flexibility for high-resolution monitors, though I didn’t notice a huge difference coming from 4000 DPI. If you’re new to the series or need a quieter mouse, the Master 3S is an easy recommendation as one of the most comfortable and capable wireless mice available. It retains everything that made the MX Master line the gold standard for productivity.

Logitech MX Master 3S – Wireless Performance Mouse with Ultra-fast Scrolling, Ergo, 8K DPI, Track on Glass, Quiet Clicks, USB-C, Bluetooth, Windows, Linux, Chrome – Pale Grey (Renewed)
  • Any-surface tracking – now 8K DPI: Use MX Master 3S cordless computer mouse to work on any surface – even glass (1) – with the upgraded 8000 DPI sensor with customizable sensitivity
  • Introducing quiet clicks: MX Master 3S Bluetooth mouse introduces Quiet Clicks – offering the same satisfying feel but with 90% less click noise (2)

Seagate Lightsaber FireCuda SSD

The Definitive Holiday Tech Gift Guide For 2023

The Seagate Lightsaber FireCuda SSD brilliantly combines storage performance with collectible Star Wars flair. Beneath the flashy exterior lies a capable PCIe 4.0 SSD, providing good sustained speeds perfect for gaming or creative workloads. But the real draw is the stunning ARGB lightsaber heatsink with changeable faceplates to depict heroic characters from the films. The illuminated heatsink can sync with other RGB components for a unified lighting scheme. 

This drive is the ultimate collectible centrepiece for Star Wars fans to show off in a high-end desktop build. Just be prepared to pay a premium over standard SSDs, with limited availability adding exclusivity. If you want both speedy storage and a one-of-a-kind showstopper for your PC, the Seagate Lightsaber FireCuda SSD delivers the best of both worlds.

Seagate Lightsaber Collection Special Edition FireCuda SSD 1TB Solid State Drive – M.2 PCIe Gen4 ×4 NVMe 1.4, up to 7300MB/s, Customizable RGB LED Lightsabers (ZP1000GM3A053)
  • FEEL THE FORCE Features three officially licensed and iconic lightsaber designs—Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and Luke Skywalker.
  • INTERCHANGEABLE DESIGN A one-of-kind design lets you swap out which faceplate fits your collection at any moment.

ROCCAT Vulcan II Max Keyboard

The Definitive Holiday Tech Gift Guide For 2023

The ROCCAT Vulcan II Max is a spectacle to behold and sits as one of the most beautiful gaming and well-featured keyboards around, and the perfect addition to any gaming rig, making it a great Christmas gift for the tech lover in your life. Its white keycaps and aluminum top plate gleam against any desk, showcasing vibrant per-key RGB lighting. The translucent wrist rest continues the stunning aesthetic. But this isn’t just eye candy; the Vulcan II Max also delivers responsive performance thanks to ROCCAT’s speedy TITAN II optical switches. 

The linear switches feel fast and smooth for both gaming and typing. Dedicated media controls, macro recording and Easy Shift for reassigning keys add to the versatility. At $229, the ROCCAT Vulcan II Max commands a premium price. And its smooth keycaps aren’t ideal for fast-paced competitive gaming. But the Vulcan II Max is an outstanding choice if you want a keyboard that brilliantly blends aesthetics, quality construction, and customization.

Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro Keyboard

The Definitive Holiday Tech Gift Guide For 2023

The Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro modernizes the classic DeathStalker line with a slim, refined design. It ditches the original’s laptop-like membrane switches for low-profile optical-mechanical switches, available in smooth linear or tactile clicky variants. The linear optical switches on my review unit feel extremely fast and responsive thanks to their short 1.2mm actuation point, perfect for competitive gaming. 

Despite the slim chassis, the aircraft-grade aluminum alloy construction feels reassuringly sturdy. Battery life is excellent at up to 40 hours, beating many wireless rivals and making for a great Christmas gift. If you want a wireless keyboard with a sturdy build, snappy optical switches, and slick modern styling, the DeathStalker V2 Pro delivers a premium experience.

Razer DeathStalker V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Keyboard: Low-Profile Optical Switches – Linear Red – HyperSpeed Wireless & Bluetooth 5.0 – Up to 200 Hrs – Ultra-Durable Coated Keycaps – Chroma RGB
  • LOW-PROFILE LINEAR OPTICAL SWITCHES — Perform quicker keystrokes with all-new switches that have a shorter actuation height for reduced key travel, backed by a 70-million keystroke lifespan for long-lasting performance
  • TOP-CLASS CONNECTIVITY — Experience lag-free gaming and instant response with Razer HyperSpeed Wireless (2.4GHz) connection or unlock greater functionality with Bluetooth 5.0 and toggle between 3 devices

LG gram 15.6” SuperSlim Laptop

The Definitive Holiday Tech Gift Guide For 2023

The LG gram 15.6” SuperSlim laptop lives up to its name, delivering an incredibly lightweight and portable experience. Weighing just 2.2 lbs, this is the lightest 15.6” laptop we’ve tested, yet it doesn’t feel flimsy or delicate thanks to its durable construction. The minimalist aesthetic looks sleek with clean lines and subtle branding. 

The gram handles office work and web browsing with ease. The vibrant 15.6” OLED display is gorgeous, with deep blacks and vivid colours. At $2000, the LG gram commands a premium price, and graphics performance can’t match high-end gaming laptops. But if you want a super lightweight 15.6” laptop with long battery life and a stunning display for productivity on the go, the gram SuperSlim is a top Christmas gift for tech lovers.

LG gram SuperSlim 15.6” OLED Laptop, Intel 13th Gen Core i7 Evo Platform, Windows 11 Home, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Neptune Blue
  • 13th Gen Intel Core Processor – Powered by Intel’s 13th Gen processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics, this LG gram is engineered to keep users multitasking with ease. You can accomplish those intensive daily demands from crunching numbers, to editing a masterpiece with processor power that won’t slow you down.
  • 6000 MHz LPDDR5 RAM – Stay in the zone with 6000 MHz of lightning-quick memory you need to perform at your very best during both work and play.
Brendan Frye
Brendan Frye

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