Top 2016 Gadgets to Give as Gifts This Holiday Season



Everyone loves to have the latest gadgets to show off to their friends. The holidays are a great time to get the special people in your life all the coolest and latest gadgets. Of course, knowing what the latest trends are isn’t always that easy. Trends seem to change monthly. In many cases, the gadgets you might pick vary from one person to the next.

Sometimes, the selections run to the latest electronic while others are more old school. To find the perfect gift, you need to know the person that you’re buying the gift for. Here are some of the top picks for must-have gadgets for the holidays this year.


If you have someone in the family or a friend who loves to look at the stars at night, then this is the perfect gift. With the stellarscope, they can check out the night sky any time of the day or night. It’s as simple as selecting the month, day and year to see what the night sky looked like on that day. At a cost of less than $40, it’s a great gift to pick up without spending a fortune.

iPhone 7

Apple’s latest offering in smartphones hit the market this year. This model updated the camera and other systems to run bigger and better. The biggest news is the fact that they don’t come with a plug in for headphones. Phone users need to use the Bluetooth for wireless headphones or plug in a lightning cable.

Craft R Computer

If one of your children loves to tinker with items around your home, then this game will occupy him for hours and protect your home appliances. With this gift, your child or child at heart gets to build his own computer. Once it’s together, the game continues as they advance the stages of the computer. This is a great way for someone in the family to explore how computer science works.

Nerf Terrascout

Nerf has now gone high tech. The Nerf Terrascout hunts for and attacks opponents by remote control. With a large base and tractor style wheels, this toy can run along the ground through grass or sand. As the player shoots the soft darts, they can watch and record the reaction of the other players or unsuspecting siblings. As the day winds down, the family can watch the battles of the day that the Terrascout recorded.

Lego Caterham Seven 620R Kit

For the car lover in your family, this Lego kit creates a replica of the Caterham Seven 620R. This Lego kit isn’t meant for the younger members of your family although they can help with adult supervision. This kit requires assembling more than 700 small, detailed pieces. It even features the rear-wheel disc brakes.

Autodromo Group B Automatic Watch

If someone in your family loved Group B rally cars in the 1980s, then this watch is a must-have. This watch is a retro look at those cars. It features an attractive blue band and a futuristic looking watch face. The watch face offers an ultralight titanium case, making it comfortable enough to wear it every day.

Misfit Shine 2

If you have a fitness lover in your home, then the Misfit Shine 2 is the way to track their activity. Unlike other fitness trackers, this piece offers a more subtle look. They can attach it to a pendant or into a bracelet to make it look like jewelry and not advertise that they’re tracking their daily movements.

Pryma 01 Carbon Marsala

For the music lover in your family, these lush headphones are opulent. The headband features supple Italian leather, and the ear cups are made from carbon fiber. Let your music lover listen to their favorite music as often and as loud as they like with these top of the line headphones. These headphones compare to pairs that cost more than a $1,000 with a lower price tag.

Vantage Robotics Snap Drone

Drones are one of the coolest things on the market, but this is the one to choose. Forget big and bulky that you have to carry in a large bag. This drone offers tracking technology and 4K video capabilities. For convenience, the propellers separate from the fuselage, making it compact enough to fit in the average backpack for a day at the park or hike through the woods.

Nixon Mission Smartwatch

If someone in your family is really active and tough on their watches but want the latest gadget, then this smartwatch is a must. This watch stands up to hiking up a mountain while running Google’s software, Android Wear. This software is also compatible with iPhone for the Mac lovers in your life.

Olympus PEN-F

Combine the retro look of an analog camera with the digital capabilities of the modern camera with this camera. The body looks like an old-style camera, but it has all the sensors for 20-megapixel images. It has everything that the casual photographer in your home needs or buy it for the professional photographer that you know.

Coolgear Bru Single-Serve Cold-Brew Coffee Maker

For the coffee lover in your life, this cold-brew coffee maker makes it a snap to brew up a cup of coffee. This system uses gravity and time to make an awesome cup of coffee. Of course, it takes a little time and empties directly into their cup. All they need to do is set it up at night to make the coffee while they sleep.

Crafthouse Cocktail Smoker

If someone in your home or life enjoys playing bartender, then this cocktail smoker is a hot item. This smoker creates a vacuum environment with a mixed drink inside and then adds smoke. The flavor of smoke mixes with the liquid for a uniquely flavored cocktail.

Pixel, a Phone by Google

Google has moved into the smartphone market with this hot new phone. Pixel offers users the chance to check out virtual reality and offers a 5 inch or 5.5-inch screen size. Google Duo makes video calls directly from the phone, and the phone offers one of the best cameras on a smartphone.

BioLite BaseLantern

For those that enjoy the outdoors and camping that don’t want to give up their electronic, this unique lantern lets them charge their phones while lighting the tent. This light is Bluetooth integrated and can change colors depending on the whim of the owner.

Yeti Hopper Flip 12

If you have someone in the family who spends a lot of time outdoors or drives around all day, then this ice chest might just be their new favorite thing. The sign is just right for a 12 pack of their favorite canned drink and the ice to cool it. The ice chest features soft siding and zipper closure that is leakproof and waterproof. The ice inside stays frozen for days.

Mizu V10 Thermos

With a retro design, this thermos is a must for everyone in your life. What makes it so special? It offers a copper lining so you can put pea soup in it one day and apple juice the next without any of the flavors getting absorbed into the lining.

This holiday season make sure that your family and friends find all the best tech and not so tech gadgets underneath the wrapping paper. This selection of best new gadgets of 2016 has something for everyone on your holiday shopping list and a few things that you didn’t think even existed. It’s just a simple matter of choosing the right one for each person and ordering them in time to wrap them for the holiday.