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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Smartphones, Headphones, Tablets & More

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It can be tough to figure out what you should buy for everyone on your list this year, and that’s where our annual Gift Guide comes into play.

AndroidHeadlines has rounded up the best smartphones, video doorbells, security cameras, robot vacuums, tablets, laptops, gaming headsets and much more in this year’s round of gift guides. We have also rounded up the best gifts under $50, under $100, under $150 and under $250. So there’s something for everyone on your list this year.

Don’t hesitate, you’re going to want to get started on this as soon as possible, as the shortages are real.

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With that said, welcome to the 2021 edition of the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide!

Table of Contents

Smartphones
Smartphone Accessories
Headphones & Earbuds
Speakers
Soundbars
Smart TVs
Smartwatches
Laptops & Chromebooks
Gaming Laptops
Gaming Headsets
PC Accessories
Smart Home
Gifts Under $50
Gifts Under $100
Gifts Under $150
Gifts Under $250

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Best smartphones

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There are a ton of great smartphones that you can pick up this year, and many of them are not $1,000 smartphones anymore. That’s a trend we really saw a lot of this year. So in our Smartphone Gift Guide, you’ll find that there is not a lot of $1,000+ smartphones on this list.

Instead, you’ll find many smartphones that are under $700 – in fact more than half of the smartphones in our guide is under $700.

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Product nameCostWhere to buy
Samsung Galaxy S21$849Amazon, Samsung
TCL 20 SE$189Amazon
Google Pixel 5a$449Google Store
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3$924Amazon, Samsung
Motorola Edge (2021)$699Amazon
ASUS ROG Phone 5$699Amazon
OnePlus 9$679Amazon, OnePlus
OnePlus Nord N10 5G$299Amazon, OnePlus
Nokia XR20 5G$514Amazon
ASUS ZenFone 8$679Amazon
TCL 20 Pro 5G$529Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3$1,599Amazon

Best smartphone accessories

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From battery packs, to car mounts, to charging cables, we have everything you need for smartphone accessories in this gift guide. These are going to make for some really great stocking stuffers this year, since the majority of these are pretty cheap and also fairly small.

Product nameCostWhere to buy
Anker PowerCore 13000From $39.99Amazon
Anker PowerCore III$49.99Amazon
Omnicharge Omni 20+$199.00Amazon
ZeeHoo Wireless Fast Charging Mount$36.95Amazon
Mophie snap+ wireless vent mount$49.95Amazon
iOttie Auto Sense Cup Holder$59.95Amazon
ZealSound Qi-Certified Car Charge Slim Pad Station Dock & Phone Holder$24.95Amazon
Mophie Powerstation HubFrom $45.55Amazon
Anker PowerPort Atom IIIFrom $39.99Amazon
Nekteck 100W USB-C ChargerFrom $36.99Amazon
SteelSeries Stratus DuoFrom $46.80Amazon
Razer Kishi Mobile Game ControllerFrom $54.99Amazon

Best headphones & earbuds

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With most phones no longer having a headphone jack, Bluetooth headphones and truly wireless earbuds have become super popular in the last few years. And now in 2020, there are a ton of really great options that don’t cost a fortune. We’ve listed a number of them in this gift guide of the best headphones and earbuds.

Product nameCostWhere to buy
Sony WH-1000XM4$348.00Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
Apple AirPods Max$449Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
Bose QuietComfort 35 II$299.00Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
Bowers & Wilkins PX7$399.99Amazon / Best Buy / B&H
Jabra Elite 45h$94.64Amazon / Newegg
Sony WF-1000XM4$278.00Amazon / Best Buy / B&H
Google Pixel Buds A$99.99Best Buy
Bose QuietComfort$279.00Amazon / Best Buy
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2$149.00Amazon / Best Buy / B&H
Apple AirPods Pro$249Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
Jaybird Vista$144.50Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro$159.05Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart

Best speakers

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Whether you’re looking for a smart speaker, a Bluetooth speaker, a portable speaker or even a bookshelf speaker, this gift guide is the one to check out. There are many great options available in this gift guide, from a variety of price points.

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Product nameCostWhere to buy
KEF LS50 Meta$1,599.98Amazon / Best Buy
Triangle Borea BR08$1,119Amazon
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2$259Amazon / Best Buy /Walmart
Sony SSCS5$148Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
Edifier S1000DB$349.99Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
JBL Flip 5$114.99Amazon
Bang & Olufsen A1$199.99Walmart
Amazon Echo Show 5 bundle$114.98Amazon
Amazon Echo Dot (4th-gen)$49.99Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
Amazon Echo (4th-gen)$99.99Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
Google Nest Mini (2nd-gen)$24.99Best Buy
Google Nest Audio$99.99Best Buy
Apple HomePod Mini$99.99Best Buy

Best soundbars

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Looking for a new soundbar to upgrade your home entertainment system? This is the gift guide for you. In our best soundbars gift guide, we have rounded up the very best soundbars from Sonos, VIZIO, Sony, LG, Samsung and more. Ranging in prices from under $100, to over $1,500. So there’s something for everyone.

Product nameCostWhere to buy
JBL Bar 5.1$499Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart
Samsung Q800A Q Series Soundbar$593Amazon, ABT Electronics, B&H Photo, Walmart
TCL Alto 9+ Dolby Atmos Soundbar$239Amazon
Sony S200F$198Amazon, ABT Electronics, B&H Photo, Best Buy
Sonos Beam 2$449Sonos
Bose Soundbar 500$549Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
Sony Z9F 3.1ch Sound bar$898Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
Roku Smart Soundbar$179Amazon
Sonos Arc$799Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo
Samsung HW-Q600A Dolby Atmos Soundbar$377Amazon, B&H Photo, Best Buy, Walmart
Polk Audio Signa S2$149Amazon

Best smart TVs

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This is a great year to pick up a new smart TV for anyone on your list. There are some really great smart TVs available, at some really great prices.

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Whether you’re looking for an Android TV, a Roku TV, Fire TV or even a Tizen TV. We’ve got them all listed in our Smart TVs Gift Guide here.

Product nameCostWhere to buy
LG CX OLED TV$1,497Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart
TCL 6-series Roku TV$649Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo
Sony A9G Android TV$1,898Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart
Samsung Q900TS 8K TV$4,497Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart
Sony X900H Android TV$948Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
LG Nanocell85 4K TV$546Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart
Hisense R8 Roku 4K TV$449Amazon, Walmart
TCL 5-series 4K Roku TV$399Amazon
Hisense H9F Android 4K TV$899Amazon, Walmart
Samsung Frame TV (LS03 series)$478Amazon, Best Buy, B&H photo
Samsung Q80T QLED 4K TV$1697Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
Sony X950H 4K Android TV$998Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart

Best smartwatches

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If you’re looking for a smartwatch, there are a lot of options currently available. From Fossil, Apple, Samsung, Garmin, Fitbit and many more. This gift guide is going to help you determine which smartwatch is the one to pick up this year.

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SmartwatchCostWhere To Buy
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 ClassicFrom $349Amazon, Best Buy, Samsung, ABT
Skagen Jorn Hybrid HR$195Amazon
Fossil Gen 6$299Amazon, Best Buy
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2From $220Amazon, B&H, Walmart, Best Buy
Apple Watch Series 7 GPS$399Amazon, B&H, Target
Fitbit Charge 5$179.95Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Macy’s, Fitbit
Fitbit SenseFrom $298.95Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Adorama
Polar Grit XFrom $428.90Amazon, Moosejaw, Walmart
Amazfit Band 5From $34.99Amazon & Various Other Retailers
Amazon Halo$84.99Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target
Apple Watch SE$279Amazon & Various Other Retailers
Garmin Forerunner 55$199Amazon & Various Other Retailers

Best Laptops & Chromebooks

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With the pandemic taking a major toll on everyone this year, a new laptop (or Chromebook) is a really great gift this year. And the good news is, you don’t need to spend a ton to get a great laptop this year. In our Best Laptops Gift Guide, we have rounded up the best laptops from Microsoft, Google, Acer, Lenovo and more!

Product nameCostWhere to buy
Microsoft Surface Go 2From $399.99Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart
Google Pixel SlateFrom $499Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart
Acer Aspire 5$364.99Amazon
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 (CP311-3H)$279.99Amazon
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14From $639.99Amazon
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-2W)From $629Amazon, Walmart
Microsoft Surface Pro 7From $699Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart
Google Pixelbook GoFrom $649Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Walmart
Microsoft Surface Book 3From $1,599.99Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo
ASUS Chromebook Flip C436From $799.99Amazon, Best Buy

Best gaming laptops

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If you’d rather pick up a gaming laptop over a regular laptop, we have you covered there too. With many gaming laptops from MSI, Alienware, ASUS and many other makes. Some of these are actually fairly cheap, compared to others on this list, and for a gaming laptop. So there’s something here for everyone.

Gaming LaptopCostWhere To Buy
MSI Ge66 RaiderFrom $2,599Amazon, B&H, Best Buy
Alienware m15 R3From $1,849Amazon
ASUS ROG Zephyrus S17 (2020)$2,999Amazon, B&H, Best Buy
Acer Nitro 5$682.85Amazon
Acer Predator Helios 300$1,097Amazon
Aorus 15G (2020)$1,719Amazon, Best Buy
Razer Blade 15 AdvancedFrom $2,399Amazon, B&H, Best Buy
Lenovo Legion 7i$1,899Amazon
HP Omen 15$1,299Amazon
Razer Blade Pro$3,199Amazon, B&H, Best Buy
ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop$799Amazon
MSI GS66 StealthFrom $2,200Amazon, B&H, Best Buy

Best gaming headsets

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With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (and Series S) launching this year, a new gaming headset is a really great gift to give this year. And there are some great options from SteelSeries, Logitech, Samsung and more. All of which are listed in our Gaming Headsets Gift Guide.

HeadsetCostWhere To Buy
EPOS | Sennheiser GSP 670From $299Amazon, Walmart
Sony Pulse 3D$99.99Amazon & Various Other Retailers
Logitech G Pro X Wireless$199.99Amazon & Various Other Retailers
EPOS H3 Hybrid$179.99Amazon
JBL Quantum 600$149.95Amazon, B&H
Razer Kaira X$59.99Amazon, Razer
Razer Hammerhead True Wireless V2$129.99Amazon, Razer
SteelSeries Arctis 1$99.99Amazon, Walmart
Razer Kraken X USB$59.99Amazon
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay PortalFrom $367Amazon
HyperX Cloud Stinger Core WirelessFrom $69.99Amazon & Various Other Retailers
EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid$199Amazon, Best Buy, Staples
Xbox Wireless Stereo Headset$96.99Amazon & Various Other Retailers

Best PC Accessories

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Whether it’s a new mouse, mechanical keyboard, a gaming headset or something else. Our PC Accessories Gift Guide has all of your bases covered. Most of these also make for some great gift guides.

AccessoryCostWhere To Buy
SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming HeadsetFrom $125Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy
Logitech MX Master 3 Wireless Performance Mouse$99.99Amazon
Razer Pro Type Wireless Mechanical Productivity Keyboard$139.99Amazon, Best Buy
Razer Gigantus V2 Gaming Mouse Mat$29.99Amazon, Best Buy
Yikda Extended Leather Mouse Mat$15.99Amazon
Samsung BAR Plus 256GB USB 3.1 Flash DriveFrom $34.99Amazon, B&H, Walmart
Lamicall Headphone Stand$12.99Amazon
Logitech G502 Hero Gaming Mouse$48.99Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Target, Walmart
Logitech C920x Pro HD Webcam$97Amazon
Bose Companion 2 Series III Speakers$99Amazon, B&H, Best Buy, Walmart
Razer Nommo Chroma Gaming SpeakersFrom $129.99Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
Blue Yeti USB Recording & Streaming Mic$129.99Amazon, B&H, Best Buy

Best smart home products

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Whether you’re looking for a robot vacuum, some smart lights, a smart lock or something else for your smart home, this gift guide is for you. We’ve rounded up the very best smart home products that you can buy right now. Across many of the popular brands.

Product nameCostWhere to buy
Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty XL RV1001AE$484Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
Roborock S6 MaxV$749Amazon
iRobot Roomba i7+ (7550)$799Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
Philips Hue White and Color LED Smart Button Starter Kit$178Amazon
LIFX Multi-Color A19 Smart Light Bulb$49Amazon, Best Buy
LIFX Beam$239Amazon, Best Buy
August Wi-Fi Smart Lock  (4th Gen)$208Amazon
Ring Alarm 5-piece kit (2nd Gen)$199Amazon
Ring Video Doorbell Pro$249Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo
Arlo Pro 3 Spotlight Camera$165Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
Arlo Video Doorbell$131Amazon, Best Buy
ecobee SmartThermostat$244Amazon, Best Buy
Google Nest Thermostat$129Amazon, Best Buy
Wemo Mini Smart Plug$18Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Target, Walmart
Kasa Smart Plug Mini$18Amazon, Walmart

Best gifts under $50

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If you have a budget for gifts for those on your list, then these next four lists are the ones for you. Starting off with the best gifts under $50, this list will give you all sorts of ideas of what to pick up this holiday season. From streaming devices, to battery packs and everything in between.

Product nameCostWhere to buy
Amazon Echo Dot$49.99Amazon, Best Buy
Anker PowerCore 10000$19.99Amazon
Logitech K480$34.99Amazon
Amazon Fire TV Stick$49.99Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo
8Bitdo Sn30 Pro+$49.99Amazon
Logitech G332$37.99Amazon
JBL GO 2$32.95Amazon, Walmart
AmazonBasics Laptop Table$43.49Amazon
Roku Streaming Stick+$49.99Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
Razer Basilisk Essential$44.96Amazon, Walmart
TP-Link Kasa Smart Light Bulb$21.99Amazon
Amazon Echo Wall Clock$29.99Amazon

Best gifts under $100

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If you’ve got a bit more cash to spend, then these gifts under $100 are worth checking out. From mice and keyboards, to headphones, to headsets, everything for everyone is here, and it’s pretty affordable too.

Product nameCostWhere to buy
Philips Hue starter kit$99.99Amazon
Sennheiser HD 350BT$79.95Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
Amazon Echo (4th-gen)$99.99Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2$99.90Amazon / Best Buy
Fitbit Inspire 2$99.95Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
Native Union Drop$49.99Amazon
Blue Yeti Nano$79.99Amazon / Best Buy / B&H
Anker USB C Hub 8-in-1$89.99Amazon / Walmart
Google Pixel Buds A$99.99Best Buy
Tile Essentials 4-pack$69.99Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
Logitech MX Master 3$78.39Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart
JBL Clip 4$79.95Amazon / Best Buy / Walmart

Best gifts under $150

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Jumping up to the best gifts under $150, you can get some really great products for this price point. From an action cam, to a Fire TV Cube and even a tablet or two.

Product nameCostWhere to buy
Tribit StormBox Pro$119.98Amazon
TCL Alto 6+$124.69Amazon
DJI OM 5$159.99Amazon
AKASO Brave 7 LE$139.99Amazon
Play and Watch with Google TV Package$99.99Google
NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV 4K HDR Streaming Media Player$149.99Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite$129.99Amazon
Amazon Fire HD 10$149.99Amazon
Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)$99.99Best Buy
Lenovo Smart Clock 2$89.99Best Buy

Best gifts under $250

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Finally, rounding out gift guides for 2020, we have the best gifts under $250. In this list, you’ll find a Nest Hub Max, as well as some tablets from Samsung and Lenovo and even a gaming chair. So there’s something for everyone on your list.

Product nameCostWhere to buy
Google Nest Hub Max$229Best Buy
Nest Doorbell (Battery)From $179.99Best Buy
Echo Show 15$249.99Amazon
ecobee SmartThermostatFrom $249.99Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FEFrom $129.99Samsung
Nokia T20$249.99Nokia
JBL Charge 5$179.95Amazon
Tivoli Audio Revive$249.99Amazon
ViewSonic VG1655From $249.99Amazon
Lenovo ThinkVision M14$234.00Amazon