10 of the best last-minute tech gifts people will actually use

Dec 17 2019, 9:55 am

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as many scramble to pick up the best last minute gifts for loved ones.

But it is cold outside.

So to help you think up some ideas for last minute tech gifts, we’ve rounded up gadgets and services that will definitely be used by your family and friends during the holidays and beyond.

Get ready to sit back, and click your way to the perfect last minute holiday (and tech) gift idea.

USB charging keychain

USB keychain charger/ Amazon

Besides being a functional keychain, this fashionable accessory is also equipped with charging cables. Mini and tangle free, the portable 20 cm length USB cord is lightweight and easy to carry anywhere.

Cost: $9.99

Disney Marvel Eco-Drive watch

Citizen/ The Bay

Watch lovers are all about collecting rare pieces, and what better time than a new year to own a new timepiece. This year Citizen collaborated with Disney and Marvel to develop a collection of nostalgic and fun pieces, still practical and perfect for everyday wear.

Cost: $221.25

Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer

Best Buy

For those who love taking smartphone photos, a wireless device can turn into an instant camera with this Fujifilm Instax Mini Link printer. The tiny printer is fully equipped with Bluetooth technology, and a motion sensor. All you need to do is take that holiday pic by the tree, and you’ll be able to send it in a card if you want.

Cost: $129.99

Pur Serenity 15LB Microfiber Weighted Blanket

Sport Chek

If you know anyone who has used a weighted blanket, you’ll know it is a sleep gamechanger. This 15LB Weighted Blanket is made with ultra soft microfiber. Weighted blanket naturally reduces stress while promoting rest and relaxation, according to Sport Chek.

Cost: $149.99

Self-rolling yoga mat

Backslash/Amazon

Not only does this mat self-roll, it also pairs with Women’s Health yoga on Amazon Alexa and talks to you. It’s 5 mm thick, and stylish when its laid out or when it rolls up… on its own.

Cost: $89.95

iRobot® Roomba® e5

irobot.ca

For anyone and everyone that dislikes cleaning, the iRobot Roomba is going to be the most thoughtful gift this holiday season. The Wifi connected robot vacuum cleans dirt, picks up pet hair and dust, so your loved ones don’t have to.

Cost: $399

Temperature Control Ceramic Mug

Smartshow/ Amazon

How did we not know this existed? This mug will keep your coffee or tea warm, and when fully charged, it can last 2-8 hours. ANYONE could use this during Canada’s winters…

Cost: $79

Chromecast Ultra

Google

It’s winter, which means we’ll be spending a lot of time indoors. Why not gift the streaming device that plugs into a TV’s HDMI port? The Chromecast Ultra allows for smooth streaming using your smartphone or laptop.

Cost: $90

Mini projector

Topvision/Amazon

And if you’d rather not get a Chromecast, this movie projector could do the trick. Connect to your smartphone or laptop by USB cable or with WiFi and see the projection on your wall. Note: This projector doesn’t support play “protected videos” like Netflix due to copyright. But still, it’s like having a movie theatre, anywhere!

Cost: $99

Disney Plus

Disney Plus

The new kid on the block is the hottest gift to give… Disney Plus is the newest streaming service offering movies, series and short form content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. Just be sure you can invite yourself over to whoever you gift this to.

Cost: $8.99 per month, or $89.99 for the first 12 months