10 BEST tech gift ideas: Our top picks for gaming, smart living, and more

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The festive season has arrived, and with the holidays just around the corner, there's really only one thing on everyone's minds right now - gifts!

That said, buying the perfect present for the tech fans in your life can be tricky, especially if you don't know where to start.

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Fortunately, we've put together a list of what we believe are the 10 best technology-related gift ideas to kick off your search in the best way possible.

From gaming peripherals and accessories to one of the best budget air fryers around to give any kitchen an upgrade, we've got you covered right here.

Let's get into it...

Best tech gift ideas

Monitor - BenQ EL2870U 28" 4K Monitor

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This relatively inexpensive BenQ monitor looks to be a great gift for gamers as well as anyone looking to upgrade to a 4K display. In fact, we'd say it's probably one of the best budget 4K monitors out there. While the resolution is the stand-out feature, its 60hz refresh rate and 1ms response time are not to be looked past either.

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Laptop - ASUS Chromebook Flip C433

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With a 14" touchscreen and a completely foldable design, this ASUS Chromebook should make for a great 2-in-1 laptop to keep you working whilst on the move. It's one of the best budget lightweight laptops too, plus it comes with plenty of storage.

Tablet - Samsung Galaxy Tab A8

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While it's arguably one of the best tablets for reading, this Samsung device has so much more to offer than just turning pages. It features a large 10.5" LCD screen, fast charging capabilities, plus plenty of storage options for all your apps.

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Projector - Epson Home Cinema 880

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We'd argue this Epson device is one of the best budget projectors around. Its ability to project 1080p images stands out. However, perhaps even more impressive than that it can produce 3300 lumens of brightness, making it ideal for both dark and well-lit rooms.

Controller - Xbox Elite Series 2

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Any console gamer needs a top controller. When it comes to Xbox, they don't come much better than this Elite Series device. With hair-trigger stops, adjustable joysticks, and programmable buttons, it should make for the ideal gift for any FPS fan.

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Drone - Parrot ANAFI

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Know of anyone interested in a drone? This Parrot device looks to be a great entry-level option thanks to its relatively inexpensive price tag and simple control system, which makes it one of the best beginner drones available today. It also comes with a 21MP camera for crisp photos and videos.

Air fryer - COSORI Lite

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Air fryers are more popular than ever thanks to their ability to quickly and efficiently cook almost anything. So, if you're looking for a great gift idea, why not pick up this voice-controller option from COSORI.

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Robot vacuum - iRobot Roomba j7+

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This Roomba j7+ looks to be one of the best self-emptying robot vacuums on the market. It features smart mapping technology to navigate any room, and, because it's self-emptying, you don't have to worry about maintaining it either.

Electric razor - Braun Series 5 5020cs

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It's hard to go wrong with an electric razor. This Braun bit of kit, in particular, should make for a great gift as it features three flexible blades designed to adapt to facial contours for a close shave made easy.

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Portable charger - Anker PowerCore 20

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Finally, the key to almost any technology is keeping it charged. With this Anker power bank, you can charge devices such as iPhones, Samsung tablets, and even iPads multiple times over before it runs out thanks to its 100mAh battery. We'd say it's probably one of the best budget power banks around.

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