The 25 Trendiest Tech Gifts of 2018

You know Dad's been eyeing these gadgets all year long.

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Not everyone stays on top of constantly changing digital trends, but there's nothing like starting a new year with the latest and greatest technology. These top-rated devices from brands like Apple, Amazon, Fitbit, and more will make your loved ones feel like they're all synced up to the latest Silicon Valley buzz.

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Target
Heyday™ Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
target.com
$9.99

Target has done it again: These budget-friendly headphones, sold exclusively at Target, come in six different colors and have a battery life up to 8 hours. Plus, they ranked high in the GolfHr Institute's wireless headphone test.

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Amazon
Roku Streaming Stick
amazon.com
$49.99
$29.00 (42% off)

 puts more than 350,000 movies and TV episodes at your fingertips. It's a GolfHr Institute pick because of its easy-to-use search function which means when the popcorn's ready, you can instantly find what you want. 

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Amazon
Echo Show (2nd Generation)
Amazon amazon.com
$229.99

The new innovation from Amazon has stellar sound quality and voice command capabilities just like , but this refreshed version can show things like the weather forecast, photos, videos, and more.  

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Amazon
Remote Control for Smartphones
amazon.com
$8.49

The Instagram enthusiast can perfect every shot with this mini remote. It uses Bluetooth to sync up with her phone, so she can snap group shots or selfies without a mysterious finger popping up in every photo. 

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Amazon
Google WiFi System
amazon.com
$249.99

The compact set of three units spreads his WiFi signal more evenly so there's not a spotty area in the house. The companion app also makes it easy to see which devices are sucking up the most bandwidth. 

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Amazon
Kindle E-reader
amazon.com
$79.99

We all have that friend that loves to read but complains about lugging books around in their workbag. Amazon's best-selling e-reader is 11% thinner and 16% lighter than the previous one, but it still holds thousands (!) of reads. Problem solved.

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Amazon
Dimco USB Fast Charging Station
amazon.com
$24.99

This handy docking station is perfect for the guy who has everything — we're talking phones, tablets, and e-readers galore. He can charge up to six devices at one time, which means he can never complain about his dying phone battery ever again. 

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Amazon
Blink Indoor Home Security Camera System
amazon.com
$99.99
$66.99 (33% off)

Just plug in this battery-powered device for instant added security. It starts recording as soon as it detects motion, so he knows exactly what's going on when away from home. 

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Amazon
LuMee Duo Phone Case
amazon.com
$41.00

Her Kim Kardashian-level selfies are just a phone case away. This top-rated case doubles as a mobile lighting studio and holds a charge for two hours at full brightness, which means that her New Year's Eve selfies are gonna be fire. 

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Amazon
Sony MDR-XB950B1
amazon.com
$198.00
$95.00 (52% off)

If he's all about that bass (aren't we all?), these affordable over-the-ear headphones offer the same sound quality as the expensive picks at a fraction of the cost. But if he's looking for a noise canceling pair, you're better off splurging on .

RELATED: The Best Over-Ear Headphones for Every Budget

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Amazon
APEMAN Dash Cam
amazon.com
$69.99
$44.99 (36% off)

This camera mounts onto a windshield, recording the road as he drives. The footage is extra handy when a fender bender happens or when he wants to relive a particularly scenic route.

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Amazon
Anker PowerCore Portable Charger
amazon.com
$19.99

Everyone can benefit from an external charger and this one is the best of the best on . It's powered enough to fuel one full iPhone charge and at least 80% to Galaxy S8 . Plus, it's tiny enough to fit in his pocket. 

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Amazon
Fitbit Versa
amazon.com
$199.00

She'd be surprised how many steps she take baking cookies all day. This best-seller from FitBit gives her a better look at her health holistically by tracking steps, food, sleep, and heart rate.  She can even pair it with her go-to apps like Starbucks to fuel up for her next Hallmark movie marathon. 

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Walmart
Google Home Mini
walmart.com
$49.00

The miniature version of  offers hands-free entertainment and smart home capabilities with the added bonus of portability. Buy a solo device or multiples to sprinkle throughout the house.

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Amazon
Caseta by Lutron
amazon.com
$99.95

With this smart lighting system by Lutron, Dad can control the lights from anywhere with his smartphone, smartwatch, or voice control.  That means he can turn lights off without moving an inch — or turn 'em on to give the impression that someone's home even when they're not. 

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Amazon
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
amazon.com
$149.00

She deserves the best of the best: These bluetooth headphones took the top spot in the GolfHr Institute's test. Each set comes with a variety of tip sizes, which means these beauties are just as comfortable as they are stylish. 

RELATED: The Best Wireless Headphones for Quality Sound

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Amazon
Camera Lens 2-in-1 Kit
amazon.com
$25.00
$13.99 (44% off)

His photos will still look professional even if he doesn't have pro equipment, thanks to this set that includes a 10x macro and wide-angle lens that clips right onto his smartphone.

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Verizon
Verizon HumGen 2
verizonwireless.com
$29.99

 helps you understand why that "check engine" light is always flashing, sends maintenance reminders, tracks driving history, tells you where your car is parked,  and, with Pinpoint Roadside Assistance, calls for help if you're in a bind. 

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Amazon
ASUS Chromebook Flip C302
amazon.com
$474.98

If your highschooler really wants a laptop of their own, start 'em off with this convertible Chromebook, which is great for studying,  watching movies, or reading during down time.

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Amazon
VicTsing Shower Speaker
amazon.com
$19.49

This portable speaker by may be tiny, but it can really blast those tunes — especially in the shower. Oh, and it comes in four colors if aqua doesn't match your bathroom palette. 

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Amazon
TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug
amazon.com
$39.99
$16.99 (58% off)

If Dad has an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant but only relies on it for his daily forecast and news briefings, then give him one of these smart plugs. After downloading Kasa app and syncing the plug with his smart device, he can use login to the app or his voice to control the house's lights, appliances, and other household electronics. 

RELATED: 26 Genius Alexa Hacks That Are Too Great Not to Use

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Amazon
Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Turntable
amazon.com
$48.13

Take her down memory lane with this vintage-inspired turntable. The design may take her back a few decades but the bluetooth functionality will allow her to  play her favorite tunes straight from her phone. 

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Away
Away Carry-On
awaytravel.com
$225.00

This hard-shell suitcase was a favorite in the GolfHr Textile labs for its tech-y features. At just seven pounds, this lightweight suitcase packs a punch with a built-in battery that can charge a phone five times before it runs out of juice.

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Walmart
Apple Watch Series 3 GPS
walmart.com
$259.00

Just as sleek as the original, the  comes with GPS so you'll never get lost on your runs, plus a heart rate sensor and a workout app that'll help you get a jump on those fitness goals. 

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Amazon
Nikon D5600
amazon.com
$596.95

Perfect for someone just getting into photography, this Nikon model has a lightweight body, collapsible lens, and long battery life. It instantly transfers your photos to a compatible smartphone and can shoot fast action videos at five frames per second — perfect for capturing their winning goal.

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