31 Best Father’s Day Tech Gifts 2023

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18, which means you still have time to find a thoughtful gift for Dad. If you’re shopping for a tech-savvy dad but aren’t someone who keeps up with the latest gadgets and gizmos yourself, we’ve rounded up a variety of gift suggestions, including some of the best tech we’ve tested this year. The options cover dads who are into everything from home-security systems to fitness tracking. Whether he’s interested in experimenting in the kitchen, snapping photos of the fam, or setting up a beautiful audio experience with wireless speakers or portable ones, you’re bound to find something here that he’ll love. (But we also have guides to gifts for new dads, golf dads, grilling-enthusiast dads, and, well, every other type of dad.) We scoured our archives to find the best Father’s Day gifts for techie dads, and though most of these products will arrive by Father’s Day (or well before), some shipment times will depend on your location. (But these gifts are good enough that we don’t think he’ll mind if they’re late.)

Google Nest Thermostat

This version of Google’s smart thermostat “makes suggestions on scheduling tweaks to help you save energy, while also tracking and alerting you to odd patterns in your heating and cooling usage,” says Strategist contributor Kyle Schurman. It’s a great gift for any father in the smart-thermostat market.

Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera

Stephen Farrell, director of merchandising at Hammacher Schlemmer, likes Nest’s smart security camera, which sends alerts of suspicious activity directly to the app and includes speakers and a microphone. Farrell says it helps his family feel more secure.

Wyze Smart Plug

These plugs let Dad make any device smart. He’ll be able to turn a regular old lamp on or off from his phone or set up a schedule. As Strategist contributor Kyle Schurman explains, “You can also have the Wyze turn on any time one of your other smart devices is activated. For example, if someone approaches your video doorbell, you could have a lamp in the window automatically turn on to make it look like someone is home.”

Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger Stand (Set of 2)
Best Seller

A favorite of Strategist contributor (and former tech columnist) David Pogue, this wireless charger will keep Dad’s phone from running out of juice. Instead of having to keep your phone flat on a charging pad, the stand makes it easy to see your screen while you’re charging.

Tile Sticker
Strategist Tested

If your father is always doing that thing where he pats his pockets in a panic, looking for his wallet or keys every time he’s leaving the house, get him a Tile Sticker. The simple Bluetooth tracker is about the size of a nickel and can stick to anything he’s worried he’ll forget. Instead of spending 15 minutes searching the couch the next time he can’t find his keys, he can just pull up the Tile app.

Philips Hue White 2-Count LED Smart Bulb

If your dad is obsessed with being energy efficient and always yells when the lights are left on in an empty room (is there any dad who hasn’t

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27 Best Gifts for Gamers, As Chosen by Gamers

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Finding gifts for game fans can be a dive into an impenetrable labyrinth of terminology and options… or the easiest gift buy you’ll ever make. We’re stumping for the latter with a researched list that includes games for different consoles, PC gamer gift ideas, great options for console gamers as well as tools for streamers.

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A great gift for a gamer could cost as little as $20 or hit $1,000. We aggregated our favorite picks from across different departments at Reviewed and included options for PC gamers, Xbox gamers, PS5 users, Nintendo Switch players and more. Read on for gaming gifts that will appeal to all. 

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Video Games

Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Frontiers is for the adventure loving gamer.

The Sonic franchise is a cross generational adventure, and the newest addition to the Sonic lineup is one of the best yet. A perfect gift for the adventure hungry, Sonic Frontiers is one of the hottest titles out now. Gift it for PlayStation 5, Xbox or Nintendo Switch.

$40 at Walmart


Stray is a great gift for all—not just cat lovers.

Who hasn’t fantasized about becoming a cat? With Stray, players get to experience the lithe way in which cats move through our world as they navigate a cyberpunk robotic future. Evade robots and scale intricate environments in one of the best rated games of the year for PlayStation 4 and PS5.

$40 at Walmart

Elden Ring

Give them the keys to an epic adventure with Elden Ring.

The epic action/fantasy of 2022, Elden Ring is a collaboration between George R.R. Martin and Hidetaka Miyazaki that takes elements of classic dark souls gaming and increases the scope. Perfect for game fans who want a dark challenge, Elden Ring is available on PlayStation, Xbox systems and PC.

$53 at Walmart


Hades is simply incredible, gift this modern indie classic this Christmas.

With some of the best writing to grace the game format ever seen, Hades is a modern cult classic romp through Greek mythology. Play as Zagreus, son of Hades, on a quest to wrest yourself from your father’s influence and domain—but in an oh-so-Greek way, this cartoonish rogue-like game comes with a surprising dose of fate. Supergiant games recently announced a sequel to Hades coming to most major platforms.

$20 at Walmart

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Computer Gamers

Valve Steam Wallet Card

A great last minute gift!

If you’re looking for a last-minute gift card for a PC gamer, then consider this digital Steam Wallet Card for $50. Unlike traditional gift cards, this wallet card is all digital; give it as a gift and give them access to $50 dollars of games on the Steam store where they’ll be able to pay for and download

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61 Best Gifts for Gamers for 2022


“Gamer” is a title to be earned. You have to pour as many hours into researching whether to upgrade to PS5 or Xbox Series X or Switch OLED as actually playing. You must learn to respect oldies from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Street Fighter II as much as whatever’s buzzing in the gaming world this year. Top off these achievements with the thirst for an adrenaline pump from beating Elden Ring, the excitement of seeing Tom Nook’s appearance in Animal Crossing teasers, and the appreciation for the fab art of Neo: The World Ends With You, and you’re on your way to becoming a true gamer.

That might be you. It might not. But there’s no doubt you know a true gamer in your life. A rare treasure who’s strongly opinionated but super fun, gets soft about Noble Six’s death in Halo but gets tough whenever yet another Fortnite battle royale starts. They deserve a gift—and the following gifts for gamers guide will help you out when it comes to selecting the right thing. From hot game titles to cool gaming accessories to the best-performing gaming gear of the year, this collection of the 61 best gifts for gamers will help the one in your life truly earn the title.

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RG353M Emulator

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Pokemon Violet – Nintendo Switch

for game boy fans


Analogue Pocket

Another great retro gift

My Arcade

Retro Arcade Handheld Gaming System

best accessory for gamers


Base Station V2 Chroma

best gift for mobile gamers


Kishi Controller for Smartphones

For Sonic Fans

Cable Guy

Sonic the Hedgehog Device Holder

best gaming headset

EPOS Gaming

H6PRO Closed Acoustic Gaming Headset

Best Unique Gamer Gift

Play Date

Handheld Gaming System

Best budget gift for gamers


Original Tamagotchi

An educational gift for gamers

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For nintendo switch players


Accessories Bundle for Nintendo Switch

for PC gamers

WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD 1TB with Heatsink

Best vibe-y gift for gamers

Philips Hue

Bluetooth Gradient Ambiance Smart Lightstrip

Best gift for console gamers


PlayStation PS5

A classic gift for gamers


NES Classic Edition Entertainment System

Best Gaming Monitor


49-Inch Curved Screen Gaming Monitor

Most surprising gaming tech accessory


Capsule Max Portable Projector

for airpods pro owners


AW5 Airpods Pro Case

Best lego gift for gamers


Nintendo Entertainment System Building Kit

For League of Legends fans


League of Legends Hextech Logo Gift Set

An unexpected but fun title



Best Lighting Gift


Lines WiFi Smart Color LED Gaming and Home Lights

Best Playstation Game Gift

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

Elden Ring – PlayStation 4

Best Handheld Gaming Device Gift

Logitech G

Cloud Gaming Handheld

For playstation fans


PlayStation Classic Console

best super mario gift


Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block

Best Gamer Chair Gift

Secret Lab

Lab Chair

A throwback gift for gamers



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100+ top tech gadgets and gifts to shop this holiday season

Best tech gifts of 2022

The holidays are quickly approaching, so it’s a good idea to get ahead of the curve and start shopping for gifts now. Electronics and tech gifts are among the most popular during the holidays, so you’ll want to snag some of the hottest items before they sell out.

What makes electronics and tech gadgets such great gifts is their versatility. If you know what the person you’re gifting likes, it’s an easy way to shop for something they can appreciate.

For example, if you know a hardcore gamer, a new console, accessory or even a gaming chair is an excellent gift, while music lovers will appreciate a new sound bar or wireless earbuds. Whether you’re shopping for a tech enthusiast or someone who is overdue for an upgrade, you’ll find ideas here for everyone on your list. 

In this article: Nintendo Switch OLED White Joy-Cons, Ember Temperature-Control Smart Mug and Westinghouse HEPA Air Purifier.


Nintendo Switch OLED White Joy-Cons

When playing on the go, Nintendo fans can enjoy their favorite games on a brighter OLED on the Switch. It has a built-in Ethernet port for a stable internet connection, 64 gigabytes of storage space and a wide adjustable stand for comfortable viewing in tabletop mode.

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Best Meta Quest 2 Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset

Meta Quest 2 Advanced All-in-One Virtual Reality Headset

It’s an expensive gift, but this cutting-edge virtual reality gaming headset offers access to over 350 titles. It has 3D positional audio, hand tracking and haptic feedback for an immersive experience as well as a high-resolution display.

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Best PlayStation 5 Console

PlayStation 5 Console

This is a fantastic gift for anyone who couldn’t get their hands on a PS5 after it initially launched. The PS5 offers an immersive experience, thanks to haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D Audio. Plus, there is a library of excellent exclusive and third-party games.

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Best Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart is one of the most popular Nintendo game franchises of all time, and Mario Kart 8 is one of the bestselling Switch games. Players can choose their favorite Mario characters and race them against friends in a multiplayer clash of zany action.

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Best Nintendo Switch OLED White Joy-Cons

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Playing the Switch with Joy-Cons is fine, but the Pro Controller is a must for players who want improved control when playing first-person shooters, fighters, RPGs and platformers. It has an ergonomic design, motion controls, HD rumble and built-in Amiibo functionality.

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Best Homall Gaming Chair

Homall Gaming Chair

Extended gaming sessions can wreak havoc on a person’s body, so it’s crucial to have a gaming chair like this one. It has a 360-degree swivel, multidirectional wheels and a reclining function that works between 90 and 180 degrees.

Sold by Amazon

Best Corsair K63 Wireless Special Edition Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Corsair K63 Wireless Special-Edition Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

This excellent keyboard uses Corsair’s new Ice Blue LED backlighting, matching perfectly with Corsair One. It has three connection methods: 2.4-gigahertz, low-latency Bluetooth and USB. The keyboard incorporates Cherry MX Red key switches

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The 17 best gadgets and electronics for holiday gifts 2021

The Recommender team spends a lot of time testing gadgets—devices designed to make our lives easier, smarter, better, or simply more enjoyable. For the holidays, we rounded up some of our favorite gear, from a thermoregulating wearable made by engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to a barista-grade espresso maker that puts most home systems to shame.

[Photo: courtesy Solo Stove]

Solo Stove Bonfire
Solo Stove offered soothing respite during the pandemic lockdowns with its well-designed, easy-to-maintain fire pits. The midsize stainless-steel Bonfire model provides consistent, low-smoke flames and minimal cleanup, for a cozy but still impressive fire that’s safe for backyards and campsites. The product—and its two other sizes, the 15-inch Ranger and 27-inch Yukon—uses an innovative ventilation system, funneling out heat and mitigating smoke as it burns. While our story on Solo Stove looks back to 2020, the most impressive elements of the product—its ingenious method of putting out heat and eliminating messy cleanup—remains the same. 

[Photo: courtesy Loftie]

Loftie Alarm Clock
In the spirit of breaking up with your phone before bedtime, Loftie’s sleek alarm clock has plenty of clever features in the service of sleep hygiene. From built-in bedtime stories and sound baths to a gentle, glowy nightlight, the device brings all the digital “musts” to your bedside table, without the outside chatter of social media and other to-dos. From our review: “Since I moved house just a few weeks ago, my Loftie alarm clock is currently lost in a sea of boxes. I hadn’t realized how dependent on it I had become. I’m now back to mindlessly scrolling through TikTok before bed and waking up groggier than ever. I’m just waiting until I get to that fateful box and my Loftie and I can be reunited.”

[Photo: courtesy Theragun]

Therabody Wave Duo
Premium percussion massagers were everywhere in 2020—but the new line of vibrating rollers from Therabody, the maker of Theragun, were a slightly different take on muscle maintenance. The Wave Duo’s unique peanut shape allows it to cradle your spine and midback: “We created it to treat muscles on either side, and then you melt into the center,” Therabody’s director of human performance, Lissa Bankston, told Recommender. Still, despite its distinct shape, this compact device can also be used elsewhere on the body, cradling muscles to give users an effective, all-around massage. When reviewing, we found the product to be lightweight and nimble, giving our carpal tunnel syndrome a run for its money.

[Photo: courtesy Opte]

Opte Precision System, $599
Opte—a P&G Ventures gadget—provides what CEO Matt Petersen calls “the world’s smallest inkjet printer.” The catch? It’s for your skin. The product uses a hypersensitive camera and blue LED lights to detect hyperpigmentation and other discoloration to place small amounts of color product for a smooth, even, glowy finish. The brand aims to own a category it deemed “precision skincare,” with the market message that you need only the smallest fraction of product to address skin ailments, rather than a cookie-cutter amount

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Best Gifts for Gamers According to Three Twitch Streamers

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From sound engineers and screenwriters to celebrity makeup artists and stylists, Variety’s new series “Ask an Insider,” will ask top professionals within the entertainment industry to share their must-have essentials, for work… and for play. In this installment, three professional gamers (Alanah Pearce, Michael Jones, and ZLaner) share their favorite gaming gear that make for the perfect gift for the video game lovers in your life this holiday season.

New gear like headsets or hand-held controllers can make a world of a difference for serious gamers, whose every minute move can mean life or death (literally) on the pixelated world in front of them.

And with the amount of fun gadgets that exist nowadays, there’s never been a better time to be a gamer. From VR headsets to phone-connected controllers, gaming is lot more immersive, fun and, yes, addicting, than just a few years ago. But if you’re a non-gamer looking for the best gear and tech to gift the discerning gamer in your life, you might not know where to start, which is exactly why Variety employed some of the biggest online gamers to talk about their top gadget recommendations for you to gift this year, from wireless controllers and over-ear headsets, to Nintendo Switch and VR games.

Below, three professional gamers Michael Jones, Alanah Pearce and ZLaner give their top recommendations.

XBox Elite Wireless Wireless Controller Series 2 (20% Off)

Courtesy of Amazon

“The Elite is hands down my favorite gaming controller on the market for Xbox and PC. I love it because it has comfortable grips, loads of customization like multiple button mapping profiles, swappable analog sticks and adjustable tension to tighten or loosen controls depending on your preference. It also includes an internal rechargeable battery and comes with a magnetic charging station to rest it on so you’re always juiced and ready to go.”

– Michael Jones (Member of Roster Teeth’s “Achievement Hunter”)

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2


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Backbone One Mobile Gaming Controller

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“I still can’t believe how much I use my Backbone – it’s a game changer. This controller (which comes with an app), connects to your phone and, from there, you can stream games from your home console, from anywhere. I could be in an entirely different state and still connect to my console via WiFi, though I most often use it while I’m sitting on the couch while my partner is watching TV. I love this thing, it means I don’t have to stop whatever game I’m playing just because I stepped away from my home setup.”

– Alanah Pearce (Video game writer at Santa Monica Studio, Twitch Streamer)

Backbone One Mobile Gaming Controller


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Scuf Infinity4PS Pro Black

Courtesy of Scuf

“Something that’s super

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