Top Tech Gifts This Holiday Season

November 13, 2017 by Mike Sauter

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This holiday season, Americans will spend millions buying all the newest gadgets the tech industry has to offer. Clothes, toys, books, and candy are always popular gifts. However, it is the new video game systems, smart phones, computers, and other modern marvels that are most coveted, and in all likelihood carry the biggest price tag.

Using third-party tech product review sites and Google’s Keyword Planner, 24/7 Wall St. has identified the tech products projected to fly off the shelves this holiday shopping season.

Most of the tech gadgets that will find their way into real and digital shopping carts this year fall into one of several categories: smartphones, cameras, laptops, personal computers, and video game systems. These categories have represented the lion’s share of must-have tech gifts for years. That being said, a surprising number of relatively new technologies — including home automation technology, drones, smartwatches, and virtual reality platforms — are likely to be popular this shopping season.

The usual tech companies continue to dominate the coveted-gift landscape. Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Samsung alone manufacture more than half the products on this list. Still, relative newcomers like item locator marker Tile, thermostat manufacturer ecobee, and smart lock maker August Home, and others are also on the list alongside those juggernauts.

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Click here to see our detailed findings and methodology.

Source: samsung.com

50. The Frame
> Company: Samsung
> Product type: Television
> Expected price: $1,997.99

Source: samsung.com

49. Galaxy Tab E
> Company: Samsung
> Product type: Tablet
> Expected price: $117.99

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48. Switch Joy-Con Controllers
> Company: Nintendo
> Product type: Video game controller
> Expected price: $79.99

Source: samsung.com

47. SmartThings Smart Home Hub
> Company: Samsung
> Product type: Home smart device manager
> Expected price: $49.00

Source: samsung.com

46. Samsung Galaxy Tab A
> Company: Samsung
> Product type: Tablet
> Expected price: $182.61

Source: august.com

45. August Smart Lock
> Company: August Home
> Product type: Smart lock
> Expected price: $149.00

Source: ecobee.com

44. ecobee4
> Company: ecobee
> Product type: Thermostat
> Expected price: $323.00

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Source: thetileapp.com

43. Tile Mate
> Company: Tile
> Product type: Item locator
> Expected price: $24.99

Source: roku.com

42. Roku Express
> Company: Roku
> Product type: Digital streaming device
> Expected price: $29.99

Source: amazon.com

41. Paperwhite
> Company: Kindle
> Product type: E-reader
> Expected price: $119.99

Source: apple.com

40. Airpods
> Company: Apple
> Product type: Headphones
> Expected price: $189.00

Source: usa.canon.com

39. EOS Rebel T6
> Company: Canon
> Product type: Digital camera
> Expected price: $357.98

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Source: nintendo.com

38. 2DS XL
> Company: Nintendo
> Product type: Portable video game system
> Expected price: $149.99

Source: garmin.com

37. Fenix 5
> Company: Garmin
> Product type: Smart watch
> Expected price: $499.99

Source: jbl.com

36. JBL Flip 4
> Company: JBL
> Product type: Portable speaker
> Expected price: $82.00

Source: nikonusa.com

35. D7500 DSLR Camera
> Company: Nikon
> Product type: Digital camera
> Expected price: $1,246.95

Source: nintendo.com

34. 3DS XL
> Company: Nintendo
> Product type: Portable video game system
> Expected price: $199.99

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Source: fujifilm.com

33. Instax mini 9
> Company: Fujifilm
> Product type: Digital camera
> Expected price: $59.95

Source: sonos.com

32. Sonos One
> Company: Sonos
> Product type: Smart speaker
> Expected price: $199.00

Source: bose.com

31. Quietcomfort 35
> Company: Bose
> Product type: Headphones
> Expected price: $329.00

Source: amazon.com

30. Kindle Oasis
> Company: Amazon
> Product type: E-reader
> Expected price: $359.99

Source: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

29. iPhone 8 Plus
> Company: Apple
> Product type: Smartphone
> Expected price: $909.90

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Source: beatsbydre.com

28. BeatsX
> Company: Apple
> Product type: Headphones
> Expected price: $109.00

Source: gopro.com

27. HERO6
> Company: GoPro
> Product type: Camera
> Expected price: $498.00

Source: bose.com

26. Soundlink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
> Company: Bose
> Product type: Portable speaker
> Expected price: $179.00

Source: Andrew Burton / Getty Images

25. Surface Pro 4
> Company: Microsoft
> Product type: Tablet/laptop
> Expected price: $729.95

Source: dji.com

24. Spark
> Company: DJI
> Product type: Drone
> Expected price: $441.49

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Source: hp.com

23. Spectre x360
> Company: HP
> Product type: Laptop
> Expected price: $1,563.99

Source: charnsitr / shutterstock.com

22. Playstation 4 Pro
> Company: Sony
> Product type: Video game system
> Expected price: $398.00

Source: fitbit.com

21. Alta
> Company: Fitbit
> Product type: Smart Watch
> Expected price: $128.95

Source: roku.com

20. Roku Streaming Stick
> Company: Roku
> Product type: Digital streaming device
> Expected price: $35.38

Source: apple.com

19. Apple TV 4k
> Company: Apple
> Product type: Television
> Expected price: $00.00

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Source: google.com

18. Google Wifi System
> Company: Google
> Product type: Wi-fi router
> Expected price: $279.00

Source: google.com

17. Google Home Mini
> Company: Google
> Product type: Smart speaker
> Expected price: $00.00

Source: Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

16. Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System
> Company: Oculus
> Product type: Virtual reality headset
> Expected price: $399.00

Source: motorola.com

15. Moto G5 Plus
> Company: Lenovo Motorola
> Product type: Smartphone
> Expected price: $299.99

Source: fitbit.com

14. Ionic
> Company: Fitbit
> Product type: Smart watch
> Expected price: $298.99

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13. Pixel 2 XL
> Company: Google
> Product type: Smartphone
> Expected price: $999.99

Source: apple.com

12. iPad Pro
> Company: Apple
> Product type: Tablet
> Expected price: $480.33

Source: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

11. Galaxy Note8
> Company: Samsung
> Product type: Smartphone
> Expected price: $949.97

Source: apple.com

10. Apple Watch Series 3
> Company: Apple
> Product type: Smart watch
> Expected price: $435.50

Source: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

9. Google Home
> Company: Google
> Product type: Smart speaker
> Expected price: $00.00

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Source: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

8. iPhone X
> Company: Apple
> Product type: Smartphone
> Expected price: $1,389.99

Source: Stephen Lam / Getty Images

7. Macbook Pro
> Company: Apple
> Product type: Laptop
> Expected price: $1,858.00

Source: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

6. Pixel 2
> Company: Google
> Product type: Smartphone
> Expected price: $893.50

Source: George Dolgikh / Shutterstock.com

5. iPhone SE
> Company: Apple
> Product type: Smartphone
> Expected price: $270.50

Source: samsung.com

4. Galaxy S8
> Company: Samsung
> Product type: Smartphone
> Expected price: $724.99

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Source: xbox.com

3. Xbox One S
> Company: Microsoft
> Product type: Video game system
> Expected price: $239.00

Source: nintendo.com

2. Switch
> Company: Nintendo
> Product type: Video game system
> Expected price: $299.00

Source: Christian Petersen / Getty Images

1. Xbox One X
> Company: Microsoft
> Product type: Video game system
> Expected price: $499.00

Detailed Findings & Methodology

While smartphones like the iPhone have been around for years, an increasingly large range of tech products are now marketed as smart. What the word “smart” means depends on the technology, but it usually includes a variety of additional functions beyond the item’s main purpose and often an ability to communicate with other devices.

This year’s list of popular tech products suggests that everything from televisions to speakers to even door locks increasingly incorporate smart technologies that allow them to interface with users and other products. The word smart is used in the names or descriptions of well over half of the products on this list.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed a number of third-party sources, as well as Amazon.com’s section of items commonly bought as gifts to identify hundreds of tech gifts projected to be popular this holiday season. Using Google’s Keyword Planner, we narrowed the list to the items projected to be the most popular search terms from November 11 through December 25.

Items included on this list were selected based exclusively on this methodology. This article includes affiliate links, and 24/7 Wall St. may get a share of the revenue from sales.