The best tech gifts to buy for non-techies

Sometimes it's tough to figure out what tech gift to buy for a non-techie. Here's what you need to know.

The best tech gifts to buy for non-techies

Sometimes it's tough to figure out what tech gift to buy for a non-techie. Here's what you need to know.

Think about their interests. Do they like music? Then a pair of wired earbuds are an idea. You don't have to opt for wireless, since that's might be a little too techie for them and they'd probably just lose them. Consider the Puresonic earbuds from Fender. They're a solid choice and they're on sale for the holidays for $49.99. If you just want to give them a way to listen to music at their desk, there's the Fender Newport speaker. It has a classic look and yet offers all of the features of a wireless speaker for $149. And if they're always running around to the gym or if they like to hike, try the JBL Clip 3. It's an ultra-portable, ultra-rugged and waterproof Bluetooth speaker. It's waterproof and has a fully integrated carabiner that can clip onto clothes, a belt loop or a backpack for outdoor adventures. It's priced at $69.99 through T-Mobile.

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If the non-techie in your life is a pet lover, check out the Fi smart dog collar. It tracks their dog whether they're near them or not, through GPS. They'll never have a lost dog again. The best part? It's easy to use for non-techies and the app sends an alert if the dog leaves the house or yard, even if they're at work. The collar is $149, with GPS plans starting at $1.89 a week. 

There's also the second generation of the PetSafe Smart Feed automatic dog and cat feeder. It's an easy way to use technology to feed a pet from afar. It works with an Amazon Echo device so Alexa can feed their dog or cat a snack. It notifies them when the feeder is low or empty and gives them the ability to automatically reorder their pet's food through Amazon Dash Replenishment. It's affordable at $194.99.

And then Casetify has everything from artist-designed laptop shells, to smartphone cases, Apple Watch bands and AirPod skins. If the non-techie on your holiday gift list has sprung for a new iPhone Pro Max, then they're trying to test the limits of their tech ability and they definitely will want a new phone case. Casetify has a cool lineup of cases with styles to suit everyone's preferences and needs, no matter how drop-proof they need a case to be. Casetify's array of Apple Watch bands are compatible with the new Apple Watch 5 or the original Series 1, Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4, and are available for the Apple Watch sizes 38mm, 40mm, 42mm and 44mm with prices starting at $40.

Your own creativity is the limit when it comes to finding a great tech gift for a non-techie. Consider smart home devices, cool gadgets, fun tech games and more.