The holidays are almost upon us, and we’ve got the perfect tech gift guide for all your last-minute shopping needs.

With more of us being connected to some form of technology now more than ever before, the future of our country — and, indeed, of our planet — will be shaped by technology and the latest tech trends.

In a recent article published by the Ottawa Business Journal, there are two other things that will be shaping the future of tech, whether we like it or not.

“Tech momentum in the foreseeable future will largely be governed by two major themes, says Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall’s Conor J. Cronin: COVID-19 and climate change,” said the outlet. “That’s why the technology, private equity and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) expert says prospects are so bright for clean technology companies.”

As 2021 draws to a close, this mini tech gift guide will serve as the starting point for 2022 and beyond. Whether you’re looking for something for your littlest tech-head, or you need some gear for your dog, you’re sure to find something that’s both affordable and fun. You just might even find something to treat yourself with!

Here, then, is our list of 10 gadgets for our tech gift guide.

Echo Show 5

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Is someone you know living in an apartment and desperate for a “smart home” device? Look no further than the Echo Show 5, an Alexa-enabled smart home device that’s specifically designed for apartment dwellers or those in otherwise small spaces. And best of all: it’s affordable.

Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch HR Collider

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This is the perfect tech gift for the business professional who also has a sense of style. It’s a smartwatch that actually has an analog watch face, making it the perfect mix of form & function.


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The MUSE 2 is the perfect gift for the gearhead that’s also serious about meditation. This smart headband tracks their progress and can even guide them through proper meditation if programmed accordingly.

Whistle GPS and Fitness Ultimate Dog Tracker

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High-tech has gone to the dogs! This fitness tracker will also track your four-legged friend from up to 3,000 miles away if Fido or Fluffy should ever run away from home.


Cliks was founded by a Ghanaian-British man named Danny Manu who created what he calls “the world’s first truly wireless earbuds.” It can also translate 35 different languages from around the globe.

Makeblock mBot Neo Coding Robot for Kids

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You can’t forget the aspiring little techies this Christmas! This kid-friendly robot combines STEM coding skills, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth to teach kids about programming in a fun, accessible way.

RAYCON Earbuds


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Founded by Ray-J, RAYCON earbuds are affordable and adaptable to every phone type.

Nest Wifi Router

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You don’t realize how crappy your Wi-Fi is until you invest in a Wi-Fi mesh system. Then, and only then, will you realize how good you now have it. And that’s exactly what the Nest WiFi Router will provide you at a reasonable price. Ditch those crappy wi-fi routers from the cable company forever!

MOON Ultralight


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With investment from Steve and Lori Harvey, the MOON Ultralight is a new touch-controlled mobile lighting device designed to clip onto any smartphone, tablet, or lifestyle.

Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser

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The pandemic has led us all to become just a tad bit more germaphobic than we were before. This smart soap dispenser from Amazon ensures that people aren’t putting their grubby hands all over your “good soap” when they leave your bathroom.