8 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Tech Lovers With Feel-Good Benefits

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Tech lovers can be notoriously hard to shop for (especially if you're not a techy person yourself). Add in the fact that the clock is ticking quickly toward the holidays, and you might really be scratching your head about what to get them that will not only impress, but also, you know, arrive in time to actually give it to them.

This year, you don't have to settle for a gift card—instead, try to think of tech gifts that will boost the recipient's well-being, based on their interests. If they're a tech lover (who isn't, these days?), there are *so many* tech gifts out there that also have wellness benefits. And to save you some time, we rounded up a few of these crowd-pleasing, wow-worthy gifts that you can snag in a pinch.

From the powerful Samsung Galaxy A13 5G phone (which you can get for free now through the end of the year if you switch to Total by Verizon—a new prepaid wireless option that combines the power of America’s most reliable 5G network with the freedom of no-contract plans) to other trending tech gifts like smart bird feeders, digital picture frames, and more, so you can get them a thoughtful gift that shows you get them and what they're into.

Don't forget to grab something for yourself too (especially if you're in need of a new phone upgrade) because sometimes, a self-gifting moment is the best feel-good gift of all.

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Samsung Galaxy A13 5G

One of the main perks of the digital age? The ability to have an almost instant connection to your loved ones, no matter how far away they are. The main perk of this phone? Besides the fact that it streams and downloads super fast, has a seriously long-lasting battery, and takes amazing photos and videos, it could be free (for yourself or someone on your list) if you change your phone plan to Total by Verizon by Dec. 31.

Meta Quest 3 — $500.00

No matter what their interests are, your giftee will be able to find something to peruse in the virtual world with the Meta Quest 3. With over 500 immersive experiences that range from gaming to fitness (who says tech and well-being have to be mutually exclusive?), it’s sure to be a slam-dunk gift that they’ll have a blast using.

Fitbit Charge 6 — $160.00

Fitbits have gotten a *major* upgrade (check out the battery life!) and any tech-savvy, wellness-minded person will love being on the receiving end of this one, thanks to features such as sleep tracking, heart rate tracking, daily stress management scores, and turn-by-turn Google Map directions.

Hello Birdie Solar Roof Smart Bird Feeder & Accessories — $242.00

This one goes out to everyone on your list who understands the stress-relieving properties of nature. Basically the Ring Doorbell of bird feeders, the Limitless Hello Birdie allows its user to observe any feathered friends that visit the feeder at any time of day (even at night) through the app. The most techy part? They’ll be able to identify the species of every bird through the feeder’s AI technology.

Minolta MN30WP Waterproof Digital Camera Bundle with Case & Voucher — $200.00

News flash: Photography no longer has to only take place above sea level. If you have someone on your list who loves water sports of any variety, give them a major upgrade to their camera game (and social feeds) with this waterproof digital camera that’s sure to take some aesthetic shots.

Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Speaker​ — $149.00

Speakers are always a crowd-pleasing gift—especially ones designed to be used on the go with all the power of a normal speaker. This one from Bose is weather, dust, and generally life proof, it has a battery life of 12 hours per charge, and it comes in five fun color options. Bonus points if you recommend they use it to listen to a sound bath or meditation track.

Aura Carver Mat — $179.00

If you’re looking for a tech gift you can personalize that will definitely inspire smiles, look no further than this digital frame that cycles through whatever photos are uploaded onto its app. Pro-tip: You can add pictures in advance to make the unwrapping moment extra special.

Samsung Freestyle — $800.00

Any room (or outdoor space) will become a movie theater with this portable projector that optimizes the screen size, auto-focuses, and levels the image all on its own—aka it couldn’t be easier to use. And although it’s small, the 360° audio is powerful enough that everyone in the room will be able to hear it. Just think of all the family together time you’ll be facilitating—because that’s what the holiday season is really all about.

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