12 Tech Gifts and Accessories Perfect for People Who Can't Stand to be Away from their Smartphones

Let's face it. You’re probably going to be the recipient of many Secret Santa gifts this year. And with all those gifts, there’s a good chance someone will miss what you really want this holiday season — those slightly geeky, but really amazing tech gifts that turn your iPhone speakers into a sound system suitable for a club.

We spend so much time with our tablets, computers, and smartphones, it's no surprise that we’d want to upgrade them with a cool new case or headphones. Or make things a little bit easier with, say, a portable photo printer. Or a tool to help you take the perfect selfie. And even if you aren’t really into gadgets, chances are there's still something on this list that will get your attention. You might just find the perfect gift for the techie in your life.

Phone Mount

Panorama pictures and videos can be a hit or miss. Well, shaky pics be gone with this Panoramic Pic Pod Mount that does all the work for you. It also doubles as a tripod.

Panoramic Pic Pod Mount, $28,

Photo Printer

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could print out your best shots as soon as you took them? This little printer lets you do just that, all with the help of an iPhone app.

Impossible Instant Lab Photo Printer, $199,

iPad Case

This sleek case from Everlane comes in five chic colors, and keeps your tablet safe, secure, and protected.

iPad case in Fig, $20,

Photo Rod

The selfie gods have answered our prayers for an easier way to take good pictures. Rejoice! (And check out this retractible rod from Opening Ceremony).

Selfie on a Stick with Bluetooth Remote, $30,

Otterbox Symmetry Series Phone Case

Your phone will be extra protected thanks to this crazy durable Otterbox phone case. It also comes in a variety of colors, which means it’s easy to find one that’s right for you.

Otterbox Symmetry Series Phone Case, $39.95 - $44.95,


Not only are these headphones collapsible, they come in a bunch of funky colors, and they’re wireless, too. No more getting your headphone cord tangled around your lipstick, your wallet, the pens in your bag… the list goes on.

Beats by Dre Solo2 On-Ear Headphones, $199.95,

iPad Cover and Keyboard

This is the perfect gift for those who like to have their cake and eat it too: a dual iPad cover and keyboard.

Ultrathin, $89,

Power Bank

For that friend who carries their charger around and asks the bartender to plug it in while you’re out for a drink, enter the Digital Energy Power Bank. I would definitely buy them one of these for Christmas.

2600MAH Power Bank, $19.99,

iPhone 6 Case

This case will solve all worries and fears about the new iPhone getting water damage. Underwater selfies, anyone?

Aquatik for iPhone 6, $99.95,

Laptop Case

These eco-friendly cases come in a variety of bright colors. Made to hold a 13 or 15- inch screen, the fleece lining will also prevent the laptop from getting scratched.

Laptop case, $14.50,


The party comes to you with this tiny but powerful speaker. It also has a built in charger, so the music never dies!

Wireless Beats Pill, $199.95,

iPhone Case

For the inner cat lover in all of us, I present to you this amazingly cute black cat phone case. The awesome thing about this one is that it’s available for a wide variety of phone types, too.

Black Cat Case by Good Sense, $35,