A pair of socks isn’t enough for most people to fill their Christmas stockings. This is especially true if you have any technology lovers in your life. They want to be surprised and delighted by a cool new piece of tech rather than a simple pair of socks with “do not disturb, I’m gaming” stitched onto the soles.
If you’re not tech-minded yourself, it can be tricky to come up with ideas for the perfect present. So if you’re stuck for ideas, we’re here to help with some great suggestions that will wow them and crown you as the top gift giver (after Santa Claus, of course!).
Here are the eight best stocking stuffers for tech enthusiasts.
Mini projectors make a great stocking stuffer for tech heads, offering them big screen projection in the palm of their hand—and this pocket-sized projector from Akaso is one of the best. It weighs only 0.46 pounds and is compact, making it perfect for meetings, movies, and gaming on the go.
Built for wired and wireless connection, this mini projector is compatible with multiple devices via USB, HDMI, AV, and microSD—as well as Wi-Fi. Its projection size ranges from 20 to 150 inches, so going large is no problem. And advanced DLP display technology means picture quality will be crystal clear, with full HD 1080p resolution.
Connect this projector to your smartphone for big-screen viewing, or pair it with your game console for a huge gaming night. With so many options for connectivity, you can project from just about any device you want anytime you want to experience something on the big screen. Versatile and convenient, this is an excellent choice of stocking filler for a tech enthusiast.
- 20- to 150-inch projection size
- Wired and wireless connection
- Full HD 1080p resolution
- Compatible with multiple external devices
- Advanced DLP technology
- Pocket-sized design
- Brand: AKASO
- Native Resolution: Full HD 1080p
- ANSI Lumens: 50
- Projection Technology: DLP
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi
- Image Size: 20-150-inches
- Ports: USB, HDMI, DC, microSD
- Weight: 0.46 pounds
- RAM: 1+8GB
- Go large with wireless screen projection
- Small, lightweight and portable
- Picture clarity is great
- Decent battery life
- No Bluetooth connection
- Stocking filler sized, but maybe not stocking filler priced
AKASO Mini Projector Pocket-Sized DLP Portable Projector
If the tech head you’re buying a stocking filler for is into photography, they’re bound to appreciate this instant photo printer from HP. It enables high-quality photo prints from your Android or iOS device, printed onto 2 x 3-inch, sticky-back photo paper.
Zero ink technology means there are no expensive toners or ribbons to replace. Its photo paper is highly resistant to water and smudges, so your printed images stay sharp. You can also pair it with multiple devices, making it a perfect companion for parties or gatherings with friends.
If you wish, you can print images straight from social media and customize them before printing via the free HP Sprocket app—which is loaded with unique filters, borders, and other editing tools to play around with. The HP Sprocket instant photo printer makes an ideal gift for photo enthusiasts.
- Instant wireless photo printer
- Zero ink technology
- 2 x 3-inch picture size
- Customize photos via HP Sprocket app
- Pairs with multiple devices
- Micro-USB charging
- Dimensions: 4.63 x 3.15 x 0.98 inches
- Photo Size: 2 x 3 inches
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
- Brand: HP
- Pair with multiple devices
- High quality photo prints on demand
- Zero ink tech makes it cheaper to use
- You’re stuck with 2 x 3-inch prints—no more, no less
HP Sprocket Portable 2×3″ Instant Photo Printer (Luna Pearl)
A great stocking filler idea for anyone constantly on the go is a portable charger or power bank for their smartphone. This PowerCore Slim 10K model from Anker makes a great practical gift that won’t break the bank. Slim in size and big on power, this is a no-brainer for keeping devices topped up when there’s no access to a power outlet.
On a full charge, this power bank can charge most smartphones up to three times or fully charge a tablet once. There’s also a trickle-charging mode for optimized charging of low-power devices like earphones or Bluetooth speakers, which can easily be accessed by pressing and holding the power button for two seconds until the LED indicator turns green.
PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies are integrated and provide the fastest charge time possible for compatible devices, up to 12 watts. The power bank itself is recharged via USB and has a durable design that’s drop and shock-proof, with temperature control and a fireproof casing. The Anker PowerCore Slim 10K is the gift that provides peace of mind, ensuring you never have to worry about where that next charge will come from.
- Pocket-sized design
- Fast charge via Power IQ and VoltageBoost
- Trickle charge option for low output devices
- Compatible with most iOS and Android smartphones
- Shock-proof and fire-resistant casing
- Brand: Anker
- Ports: USB-A, USB-C, micro-USB
- Weight: 7.5 ounces
- Dimensions: 5.87 x 2.68 x 0.55 inches
- Maximum Charge: 12 watts
- AC Charge Time: 5.5 hours
- Input : micro-USB, USB-C
- Wireless Charging : No
- Capacity: 10000mAh
- Great for travelling
- Fast charge most devices several times on full powerbank charge
- Budget priced
- LED indicators could be more clearly visible
Anker PowerCore Slim 10K Power Bank
Forgot about Dre? Even without the Doc’s input, Beats are still creating great wireless earbuds. These studio buds have an optional active noise canceling mode, are IPX4 sweat and water-resistant, and deliver up to 8 hours of listening time—extendable to 24 hours when using the charging case.
These wireless earbuds deliver a balanced, well-rounded sound and come with three sizes of soft ear tips, so they remain comfortable to wear for long periods. You’re guaranteed to enjoy high-quality call performance, and it also comes with voice assistant interaction from the built-in microphones. And if you need to be able to hear what’s going on around you, you can easily switch from noise-canceling to transparency mode to help you stay alert.
With one-touch pairing and easy press-and-hold button prompts for different listening features, these Beats earbuds are simple and intuitive. Stylish and practical, these are undoubtedly a great stocking stuffer idea for anyone who loves their music.
- Active Noise Cancelling and Transparency modes
- Hands-free calling enabled
- Includes three ear tips sizes
- One touch pairing
- 8-hour battery life (24 including charging case)
- Press and hold button functions
- Battery Life: 8 hours (24 hours with charging case)
- Charging Case Included?: Yes
- Microphone?: Yes
- Brand: Beats
- Bluetooth: Yes
- IP Rating: IPX4
- Wireless Charging: Yes
- Dimensions (earbuds): 0.81 x 0.73 x 0.59 inches
- Dimensions (case): 2.83 x 2 x 1 inches
- Colors: Black, White, Red, Blue, Gray
- Stylish and comfortable to wear
- Two different listening modes
- Noise cancelling tech for voice calls
- Pricey when compared to similar options
Beats Studio Buds True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds
Do you have a child who’s into tech? Or maybe, you have a niece or nephew who wants to learn how to fly a drone? Well, for any children who are budding tech enthusiasts, this USB-rechargeable Holy Stone HS190 mini nano RC drone makes a fantastic stocking filler.
It has a simple one-key function for take-off and landing and will hover at a set altitude upon take-off and before landing to ensure it can easily be controlled. It has three speed modes and is capable of 360-degree high-speed rotations. And if that wasn’t fancy enough for you, it can even execute 3D flips, so it’s quite the stunt performer.
The RC control panel is designed for beginners and is simple to use, keeping things fun and never taxing. A one-key return button means children can return their quadcopter home anytime. And the drone itself can be folded and stored in the central panel of the controller when not in use. This is a great starter drone for kids to learn the basics with and a great gift idea for Christmas.
- RC quadcopter drone
- 360-degree high-speed rotations
- One button take-off and landing controls
- 50-meter range
- One-touch return home function
- Brand: Holy Stone
- Camera: None
- App: N/A
- Weight: 0.9 Ounces
- Range: 50 meters
- Connectivity: RC
- First-Person View (FPV): N/A
- Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.2 inches
- Video Resolution: N/A
- Video Formats: N/A
- Great for kids
- Simple controls are easy to get to grips with
- It’s all about the stunts!
- For beginners only, not Top Gun Mavericks
Holy Stone HS190 Foldable Mini Nano RC Drone
This pocket-sized trifold keyboard from iClever is a cool gift idea to stuff into a tech head’s stocking this Christmas. It allows connection with up to three Bluetooth-enabled devices at any time, and you can easily switch devices with a press of a button. It also has a multi-point sensitive touchpad, mouse buttons, and a handy balance stand.
Slim enough to be carried in your pocket, this stylish Bluetooth keyboard boasts universal compatibility with Apple, Samsung, Android, and Linux. Its two foldable hinges also double as stay-firm grips to stop the keyboard from slipping or sliding as you type. And it can be fully charged in as little as two hours, providing you with up to 60 hours of use.
This iClever keyboard makes mobile working a breeze, allowing you to set up and work wherever you are without the need to carry around hefty bags full of kit. Answer emails easily, write posts, or jot ideas down quickly without fumbling over your phone or tablet’s touch screen keyboards. This is one compact unit that tech lovers would love to find under the tree this Christmas.
- Foldable Bluetooth keyboard
- Universal compatibility
- Non-slip grips
- Multi-point sensitive touchpad and mouse
- Balance stand
- Lightweight and portable
- Brand: iClever
- Wireless: Yes
- Backlight: No
- Battery: Yes
- Num Pad: No
- Replaceable Keys: No
- Dimensions: 10.94 x 3.58 x 0.24 inches (unfolded)
- Weight : 6.95 ounces
- Easy to set up and use wherever you are
- Compatible with almost all smartphones
- Beats fumbling around on smartphone and tablet touchscreens/keyboards
- Keys are only 90% of the size of those on a full-size keyboard
If we had a dollar for every time we lost our keys; we’d probably have a few dollars. OK, so it may not happen often, but you can guarantee that when it does, it’ll ruin your day. Well, now you or your tech enthusiast friend need never worry about that again with the aid of this Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker.
Simply attach your Tile to your keys or precious things and link it to the Tile app to safeguard them against clumsiness or forgetfulness. Use the app to ring your Tile when it’s inside of Bluetooth range (approximately 250 feet), or use the app to find your Tile’s most recent location on the map, should it have fallen outside of Bluetooth range.
The secure Tile network can also be utilized as an extra safety measure. Here you can securely add your contact information to be reached if a third party retrieves your Tile. This information is provided once they scan the QR code on your recovered Tile. And if you lose your phone and not your Tile, you can call your phone by double-pressing the button on your Tile.
With an IP67 water resistance rating, the Tile Mate is about as foolproof as it gets for keeping track of keys or other essential valuables. And the peace of mind it brings comes at a very reasonable price—a great stocking filler idea for tech enthusiasts or clumsy people.
- Bluetooth tracker
- 250-foot Bluetooth range
- Secure Tile network for additional assistance
- IP67 water resistant
- Long lasting battery
- Brand: Tile
- Material: Plastic
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
- Battery: Up to 3 years (non-replaceable)
- Range: 250 feet
- Water Resistance: IP67
- Reasonably priced
- 3-year battery life
- Never lose your keys again
- Not really suitable for pets, due to limited range
- Non-replaceable battery
The JBL Go 3 portable Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and dustproof and can easily be slipped into a pocket or clipped onto a backpack so you can enjoy music on the go, whatever the weather. It provides around five hours of playtime on a full charge and delivers a surprisingly punchy sound for its compact size.
Easy to pair to any Bluetooth-enabled device, this little speaker has an output power of 4.2 watts, which is more than decent considering its size. Bluetooth range is around 32 feet, so you shouldn’t experience any cutouts if your device remains close by.
Available in a range of colors to suit everyone, the JBL Go 3 is ideal for a workout, a trip to the beach, a gathering, or a sing-along in the shower. This is an ultra-portable stocking stuffer that will delight tech fans this Christmas.
- Waterproof and dustproof
- 4.2-watt output
- 5-hour battery life
- Compact size
- Brand: JBL
- Speaker Type: Portable
- Maximum output power: 4.2 watts
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
- Weight: 7.4 ounces
- Dimensions: 3.4 x 1.6 x 2.7 inches
- Battery: Up to 5 hours
- Take it anywhere
- Big sound from a very small device
- Decent battery life
- Could be easy to misplace
JBL Go3 Portable Speaker with Bluetooth
Q: What Are the Benefits of a Mini Projector?
The main benefit is portability: for a large video display, you don’t need a bigger TV or projector version. A mini projector can give you the much-wanted clear and big display at your home or even outdoors. You can take it anywhere in your pocket due to its highly portable size.
Q: What Is the Point of a Power Bank?
A Power Bank is a portable charger designed to recharge your electronic devices when you’re on the move. They come in various sizes—from slim, pocket-sized devices to larger, higher-capacity bricks. They can charge smartphones, tablets, and most other electronics when it runs out of juice, even if you’re nowhere near a power outlet.
Q: Do Bluetooth Trackers Work?
No matter what you’re prone to losing, a Bluetooth tracker is a quick and inexpensive way to ensure you can find it again. Every Bluetooth tracker serves the same general purpose—to help locate lost items—but the specifics vary widely, so you need to research before making a purchase.