It’s the second week of October. Witches are on the prowl, jack-o-lanterns are on the doorstep, and parents everywhere are already stressed thinking about winter holidays.
That’s right folks, the holidays are only two months away. If you’ve already started thinking about the perfect gift, congratulations! As someone who puts off my holiday shopping until the last minute, I commend you. If you haven’t started brainstorming (and are a procrastinator like me) take this as a sign to strap on that thinking cap and ponder some gift ideas early this year. After all, the perfect gift is elusive, and you might need more brainstorming time than you think.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry—we here at Troomi have you covered. Whether you’re shopping for your little guy or the man who has everything, these tech gadgets for men make the perfect gifts for the holidays, a birthday, or any other gift-giving occasion.
Do you enjoy taking handwritten notes but hate the piles of notebooks, file folders, and documents that come with it? The reMarkable 2 tablet may be just what you’re looking for.
This tablet/e-reader hybrid is a pretty snazzy piece of tech that lets you take traditional notes without wasting limited resources like paper. My dad recently started working on his MBA, and he says that his reMarkable is “a slick way to take notes and have easy access to the PDF readings without printing out a ton of pages.” It keeps you organized by converting handwritten notes into text, helps you take notes directly on top of documents like PDFs, and stays charged for a whopping two weeks. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished my phone could do that.
Bop Around with Bluetooth Earbuds
Have you ever wanted to listen to music, only to realize you’ve got to spend five minutes untangling your earbud cord first? Talk about frustrating. Thankfully, modern technology has a solution: wireless bluetooth earbuds.
Bluetooth earbuds bring the functionality of traditional headphones to your ear drums without the confusion and exhaustion of tangled wires and cords. All you need to do to get grooving is charge them up, connect them to your device, and pop them into your ears. Some companies, like Bose and Apple, even make bluetooth headphones with noise canceling functionality, so you can travel and study in peace.
A Bluetooth Speaker Brings the Party to the Backyard
Bluetooth earbuds are fantastic, but they don’t really facilitate listening to music in a group. That’s where a bluetooth speaker comes in.
Whether you’re grilling in the backyard or sunbathing on the beach, use a bluetooth speaker to bring music to the masses. You can even use the speaker to keep your kiddos entertained! When I taught first grade, we took a speaker out to every recess so our students could have a midday dance party. They loved requesting their favorite songs, and listening to music put everyone in a good mood. For some tips on choosing the best bluetooth speaker, check out this article from the New York Times.
Touch the Sky with Your Personal Drone
There’s nothing more valuable than getting a fresh perspective on life—and flying a drone lets you experience new perspectives pretty literally. So if you’re gift hunting for someone that enjoys photography, film production, or piloting remote-control aircrafts, a drone could be the perfect gift for them.
Adults and kids alike can use drones for all sorts of things, from creating visually stunning travel videos to delivering packages to neighbors. It all depends on the limits of creativity. Before you start droning though, make sure to check out our article about drone regulations and laws to learn how to stay safe and sanctioned as you fly.
Never Lose Power with a Solar-Powered Generator
For some people, the perfect gift is something that helps them explore a hobby or employ their creative brain. For others, the perfect gift is a functional piece of technology that makes life easier. If you’re gift hunting for the latter person, a solar-powered generator might be just the thing.
Solar-powered generators keep you on-the-grid during power outages and powered up on off-the-grid adventures. They’re portable, easily rechargeable, and, best of all, environmentally friendly. What’s not to love? Check out this article by Outdoor Life to learn more about some of the best solar generators on the market.
Make Your Little Man’s First Phone a Troomi Phone
Kids are always changing and growing, so why not give your little man a smartphone that can grow and change with him? Devices from Troomi Wireless use KidSmart OS®, a highly flexible operating system that gives parents the power to add and remove smartphone functions based on their child’s need and maturity.
Troomi phones also keep your kids safe as they explore the online world. These awesome devices feature strong security, an optional SafeListing™ feature, and a carefully curated collection of KidSmart® Apps that emphasize education and cultivate creativity. Click here to learn a bit more!
Keep Track of Keys with a Bluetooth Locator
Let’s face it: it’s hard to keep track of your keys. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve had a mini panic attack because I couldn’t find them, only to later discover that they’d slid between the couch cushions. I’d benefit from a bluetooth locator—and your family likely could, too.
Bluetooth locators use GPS to help you keep track of objects like keys, wallets, and backpacks. All you need to do is attach the locator to the object and connect it to your phone via Bluetooth. Then, when you’re scrambling to find your keys, simply open the tracker’s mobile app or website and take a quick peek at the map.
Tech Makes a Great Gift
Modern technology is pretty impressive—and we’ve covered only a fraction of the most exciting tech gadgets for men. Here are a few more ideas that might make your search easier:
- Robot vacuum
- Virtual reality headset
- Gaming console (like an Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch)
- Gaming equipment like a headset, keyboard, or mouse
- Smart speaker
- Smart watch
- Portable power bank
- Doorbell security system
- Smart lights
- Air fryer
- Popcorn, cotton candy, or ice cream machine
- Coffee maker
- Stationary bike
As your gift search tirelessly proceeds, don’t forget to take a break. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, and taking a few moments to appreciate stillness and serenity is just as important as finding the perfect gift.