Technology has been advancing so fast that in the 2020s, much of it will be mainstream in our daily lives, with smarter mobile and wearable devices that are not only innovative but have a positive impact. This offers up a lot of opportunities to search out the best gifts for a lover of tech, particularly when you want to mark a celebration. Here are three-anniversary gift ideas for a tech lover available from big name brands as well as independents.
Practical and attractive gifts for the home
Amazon Echo Show 8
The competition between companies for the best smart home display is ongoing, but for now, when it comes to functionality and price, the best on the market is currently the Amazon Echo Show 8, managing smart house tasks and being a reliable media device for streaming music and high-quality videos. This allows you to dim lights, set timers, video chat and monitor other smart home devices through Alexa voice commands. Aesthetically, it also looks better than previous versions, with its smaller design and grey fabric exterior which can fit easily into any kitchen or living room design.
Wireless charging accessory tray
A wireless charging tray is perfect for those who do not want to be running around looking for the right adaptor. Beautifully made from leather, there is space to not only charge your phone but also store everyday items like keys, trackers and more, making it one of the best 3 year anniversary gift ideas for her since the traditional gift on that anniversary is leather. It does not look like a piece of technology, so can sit anywhere in your home and look good.
Wireless earbuds are popular, but if you want a pair that you can wear when taking part in sport, the Apple AirPods may be right at the top of most lists, but these are neither watertight or built to resist sweat. They also fall out fairly easily. In contrast, Jabra’s newest buds, the Elite Active 75t, has good sound and strong connectivity with waterproof protection, plus seven hours of playtime. The AirPods Pro are a better fit for runners, but there is still no noise-cancellation function.
Portable waterproof speaker
If you will be spending time on the beach or camping, gift portable waterproof speakers. The JBL Flip 5 is waterproof and has a PartyBoost mode that lets you pair two speakers simultaneously to achieve stereo sound. The sonics are so good that if you put speakers near the pool, you will create a ripple effect in the water. With 11 colour modes and the chance to personalise the speaker, this is a gift where you can create your own distinctive design.
High tech photography
Smartphone photo printer
The day has arrived where you can gift your beloved a portable printer to instantly print out their best smartphone photos, perfect for those photos where you want a physical print to frame for the wall. The HP Sprocket Studio produces quality 4×6-inch photos that will not smudge and are water-resistant. There is also an app that has templates and editing tools to personalize the photographs, plus an augmented reality tool to add videos for friends and family to view. Each year, you can now celebrate your anniversary with a new volume of special photos from your past year.
Nikon Coolpix P950
Destined to be the top camera of 2020, this is the perfect gift for your significant other if they enjoy taking photographs. Encourage this hobby with a professional superzoom compact camera with DSLR-like capabilities, so they can take even better pictures. The Nikon Coolpix P950 captures high-quality 4K videos as well as images, but it is the 83x optical zoom that makes this particular camera special, so you get the best photos of the smallest creatures and clear detail, even from a distance.