2020 Tech Gift Guide: The 10 Best Values + The 10 Best, Period

From laptops to loudspeakers to, yes, shoes. Check out the latest gee-whiz gadgets to make an impression during gift-giving season.

Technology gifts illustration
(Image credit: Getty Images)

It’s an annual tradition to put together my list of the best value in tech gifts for the holiday season: Products that deliver performance, features, quality at a good price.

But, given the weight of a year spent in a pandemic, many of us are feeling the need to splurge a little, particularly on things that make a more locked-down life better. To reflect that, I’m doing something a little different this time around. In addition to the best values in tech gifts, I’m also including a collection of products that I feel are the best pick in their category if you have a little more money to spend. They still offer great value — no diamond-studded smartphones here — but performance and features matter more than the price tag.

To continue reading this article
please register for free

This is different from signing in to your print subscription

Why am I seeing this? Find out more here

Brad Moon
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Brad Moon is a tech industry veteran who contributes to a range of publications including Forbes, InvestorPlace and MSN Money and is an original member of the award-winning GeekDad blog. Over the past decade, he has also written about technology for Wired, Gizmodo, Shaw Media, About.com, The Winnipeg Free Press and others.