Tech Christmas gifts 2021: From laptops to TVs, shop 16 of the best tech gifts starting at $30

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The latest tech is often prime gifting material throughout the holiday season — from laptops and headphones to tech accessories and TVs, there's no shortage of inspiration to find the hottest tech gift ideas. 

Since the countdown to Christmas is on, we're helping make the shopping process easier by gathering some of the best gift ideas around. And since shipping delays and stock issues are likely this year, it's more important than ever to get your shopping out of the way early. 

No matter what you're looking to spend, we've gathered 16 tech gift ideas that are sure to be a hit at any age. Scroll through for our selection of the top tech gifts of 2021 at every price point.  

Best tech gifts under $100

Nonda ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor

Nonda ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor and smartphone showing app
Nonda ZUS Smart Vehicle Health Monitor. Image via Best Buy.

Show the car some extra love this winter with the Smart Vehicle Health Monitor from Nonda. It installs by plugging into your car's OBD port, and syncs to its companion app on your smartphone to monitor, diagnose and predict potential problems with your vehicle. 

SHOP IT: Best Buy, $30

Live Streaming Selfie Light

Woman uses Live Streaming Selfie Light to record a video on her phone
Live Streaming Selfie Light. Image via Uncommon Goods.

For the budding vlogger in your life, this live streaming selfie light with three brightness settings is a winning gift idea. It easily clamps onto any table's edge and fits most smartphones within its universal holder to make filming or video chatting a breeze. 

SHOP IT: Uncommon Goods, $33

Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming device

Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming remote and USB
Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming device. Image via Amazon.

The all-new Fire TV Stick is more powerful than ever, and now comes with faster app starts and more fluid navigation. Wi-Fi 6 connectivity lets you enjoy smoother 4K streaming across multiple devices, with access to more than 500,000 movies and TV episodes. 

SHOP IT: Amazon, $75

Common Craft Karaoke Microphone

Common Craft Karaoke Microphone in rose gold
Common Craft Karaoke Microphone. Image via Indigo.

Both kids and kids at heart are sure to enjoy hours of entertainment with this Bluetooth-enabled karaoke microphone. It easily connects to your smartphone or tablet, letting you sing along to all of your favourite songs like a star. 

SHOP IT: Indigo, $48

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Best tech gifts under $500

Elephas Mini-Projector

Smartphone sits on Elephas Mini-Projector
Elephas Mini-Projector. Image via Amazon.

No TV? No problem. This portable mini projector transforms any blank wall into a screen that's anywhere from 30" to 200" wide. It connects to any device through wifi, or directly using a wired cable if you're away from a connection. 

SHOP IT: Amazon, $170

Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Instant Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Instant Camera releases an instant photo of a dog
Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Instant Camera. Image via Urban Outfitters.

For a change from the standard digital photos, why not capture memories with this mini instant camera. It features a charming, retro look that mimics vintage appeal and modern details like automatic exposure, auto shutter speed, auto brightness and a built-in selfie lens.

SHOP IT: Urban Outfitters, $129

Sennheiser HD 560S Over-The-Ear Audiophile Headphones

Sennheiser HD 560S Over-The-Ear Audiophile Headphones in black
Sennheiser HD 560S Over-The-Ear Audiophile Headphones. Image via Best Buy.

Any audiophile will be sure to appreciate this pair of top-notch headphones. They come with an open-back construction that's tuned to truly showcase your music without sacrificing quality or comfort. 

SHOP IT: Best Buy, $230 (originally $260)

Apple Watch SE Silver Aluminium Case with Sport Band

Apple Watch SE - Silver Aluminium Case with green Sport Band
Apple WatchSilver Aluminium Case with Sport Band. Image via Apple.

With a range of watch faces and bands that can be customized to suit your style, the Apple Watch SE is a fashion statement, timepiece, and fitness tracker all in one. 

SHOP IT: Apple, from $369

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Best tech gifts under $1,000

Cricut Maker 3 + Essentials Materials Bundle

Cricut Maker 3 + Essentials Materials Bundle including Cricut machine, rolls of paper, and crafting tools
Cricut Maker 3 + Essentials Materials Bundle. Image via Cricut.

Take crafting to the next level with this kit that includes everything you'll need to get started using your Cricut Maker 3. From wall decals to T-shirts to notebooks and more, the sky is the limit as to what you can customize at home. 

SHOP IT: Cricut, $600 (originally $805)

Muse S (Gen 2) Premium Subscription Bundle

Muse S (Gen 2) Premium Subscription Bundle with tracking headband and smartphone showcasing app
Muse S (Gen 2) Premium Subscription Bundle. Image via Muse.

Using EEG technology to respond to your mind, heart, and breath, Muse S is a comfortable brain sensing headband that helps you track how well you focus, sleep and recharge each night. This bundle includes one Muse headband and a Premium Subscription that provides access to over 500 meditations on stress, sleep, and focus.

SHOP IT: Muse, $531 (originally $625)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 12.4" Touchscreen Laptop

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 12.4
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 12.4" Touchscreen Laptop. Image via Best Buy.

Power, speed and performance all come wrapped in one with the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go. This laptop features a 12.45" PixelSense touchscreen display, a powerful 10th-generation Intel processor, 4GB of RAM, and all-day battery life. 

SHOP IT: Best Buy, $700 (originally $760)

Nespresso by Breville Creatista Plus Espresso Machine

Nespresso® by Breville Creatista Plus Espresso Machine in Stainless
Nespresso® by Breville Creatista Plus Espresso Machine in Stainless. Image via Bed Bath and Beyond.

Bring the taste of coffee shop drinks home with this advanced espresso maker. This stainless steel machine combines Nespresso's single pod coffee system with Breville's milk frothing technology to create the perfect latte in just the touch of a button.

SHOP IT: Bed Bath and Beyond, $900

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Best tech gifts over $1,000/Best luxury tech gifts

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition folding phone with blue and yellow exterior panels
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition. Image via Samsung.

Flip phones are back and better than ever with the all-new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3. The Bespoke Edition of this foldable smartphone allows you to customize the colours on the exterior so your phone can truly reflect your personality. 

SHOP IT: Samsung, $1,270 (originally $1,400)

MIRROR Home Gym

Man lifts weights in his living room while using the Mirror home gym
Mirror home gym. Image via Lululemon.

After years of waiting, Canadians can finally get their hands on Lululemon's Mirror Home Gym this holiday season. The innovative fitness device lets you choose from 50 types of workouts and thousands of on-demand and live fitness classes that are displayed on its screen. Then, once your workout is finished, it reverts into a sleek piece of decor as an everyday mirror. 

SHOP IT: Lululemon, $1,245

Sony Bravia X90J 55 inch TV

Product photo of Sony Bravia X90J 55 inch TV
Sony Bravia X90J 55 inch TV. Image via Amazon.

Precisely controlled backlighting brings out the depth and detail of whatever you're watching. Built-in Google TV also connects all of your streaming services into a single convenient account, making it easy to conquer your watch list. 

SHOP IT: Amazon, $1,298 (originally $1,598)

IdeaCentre A540 (27”) Desktop

IdeaCentre A540 (27”) Desktop. Image via Lenovo.
IdeaCentre A540 (27”) Desktop. Image via Lenovo.

This top-rated desktop computer features a sleek touchscreen monitor and a compact hard drive. With a quick plug and play setup, you'll be up and running in just a few minutes flat. 

SHOP IT: Lenovo, $1,455

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