37 tech-inspired gift ideas for your loved ones this holiday season

November 30, 2017
10 min read

The holidays are upon us, beginning with the Id el Maulud tomorrow, and subsequently, the Christmas and New year celebrations. In the spirit of the season, you are probably thinking of the perfect gift to get for that special spouse, parent, sibling, friend or colleague.

Shopping for other people can be a herculean task, but that’s why we are here. To help you make that all important decision in getting a gift for your loved ones this holiday, here are 36 tech-inspired and pocket-friendly gift ideas that will definitely be of help.

Below  ₦20,000

1.Gift cards

Gift card 1

Perfect for: Everyone


If you are having a hard time figuring out the perfect gift for that special friend, child, spouse or colleague this holiday, you cannot go wrong with a gift card. They can choose anything they want from any online and physical stores.

2. Smartphone holder


Perfect for: Smartphone users

Using smartphones without holding them has been easier with these phone clamps. These phone holders are perfect for watching videos and listening to music. It will definitely make a great gift for that loved one. It is available on Konga for ₦800 - ₦1500 and on Jumia for ₦720 - ₦3,599.

3. Mini drones

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Perfect for: Everyone

Drones are the perfect gift for that gadget-lover loved one this season. They are fun to fly and could be a good reason to go outside and have some fun. The best ones are not cheap but you can get one for as ₦14,000 on Konga and Jumia.

4. Virtual Reality (VR) headset

Google cardboardPerfect for: Everyone

Give your loved ones the gift of an entirely different reality by getting them VR headsets this holiday. They come in various designs and sizes. You can get the Google Cardboard for as low as ₦3,000 on Konga and ₦4,408 on Jumia.

5. Smartphone projector


Perfect for: Movie lovers

This is the perfect gift for that movie-lover in your life. The smartphone projector turns every location into a cinema, all you need to do is bring the popcorn and drink. You can find the DIY version on Konga and Jumia for as low as ₦3,500 and ₦4,700 respectively.

6. Portable power bank

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Perfect for: Smartphone users

Cliche as it sounds, a power bank is a necessity for all smartphone owners. Give your loved one the power to stay online all day this holiday by getting them a power bank. Depending on the capacity, you can get a good power bank for as low as ₦2,320 on Konga and ₦1,000 on Jumia.

7. Smartphone charging dock

Phone dock

Perfect for: Smartphone users

Charging phones the traditional way is boring. With the charging dock, your loved ones can keep their phones upright while charging. Cool right? You can get it on Jumia for ₦1,500- ₦10,699 and on Konga, ₦1,500 - ₦22,000.

8. Rubik’s cube

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Perfect for: Everyone

Holidays are for having fun and the Rubik Cube is perfect combination for having fun and brain exercise. It was designed for developing critical and problem solving skills in adults and children alike. You can find it on Jumia for ₦4,800 and here for ₦3,500.

9. Vacuum cleaners for laptops

Laptop Vacuum cleaner

Perfect for: Laptop users

Give your friend, sibling, child or colleague the gift of a clean keyboard this holiday by getting them a USB vacuum cleaner. You can get one on Konga for ₦1,500 - ₦3,500 and ₦1,000 - ₦4,318 on Jumia.

10. Digital photo frame

Photo frame

Perfect for: Everyone

With the digital photo frame, your loved ones can continuously relive special moments during the holiday. It is available on Konga for ₦6,500 and ₦13,690 on Jumia.

11. Selfie remote

Selfie remote

Perfect for: Selfie lovers

For perfect selfies this holiday, a selfie remote is a thoughtful gift for your loved ones especially the selfie lovers among them. You can get it from Konga for ₦1000 and on Jumia for ₦1,560 - ₦2,600.

12. Shower speakers

Shower speaker

Perfect for: Music lovers

Give your loved ones the gift of listening to music and answering calls in the shower by getting them one of these waterproof speakers. With a variety of brands to choose from, you can find shower speakers on Konga for ₦3,500 -  ₦14,000 and ₦3,800 - ₦27,468 on Jumia.

13. Bluetooth tracking tag

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Perfect for: Everyone

This gift is perfect for anyone who always loses his/her stuff. With a tracking tag, they can keep tabs on their phones, wallet and keys. You can purchase one on Konga for ₦3,500 and on Jumia ₦2,511 -  ₦3,280.

14. Laptop stand

Laptop stand

Perfect for: Remote workers

Help that friend or loved one that works from home upgrade their workspace by giving them a laptop stand. They’d definitely appreciate it. Find it on Konga for ₦4,400- ₦7,000 and ₦4,150 - ₦8,760 on Jumia.

15. Dual drivers earphones

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Perfect for: Everyone.

Give your loved one a whole earphones experience with the Xiaomi Mi IV Hybrid Dual Drivers Earphones. It is available on Gearbest for $25 (about ₦9,000) a piece.

16: Selfie light

selfie light

Perfect for: Selfie lovers

Their Instagram is about to get lit this season thanks to this smartphone accessory. It gives perfect picture lighting even in the poorest lit rooms so be sure they’d appreciate this gift. It is available between the price range of ₦1,728 - ₦5,500 on Jumia and ₦750-₦4,000 on Konga.

17. 3 months subscription on Netflix

Perfect for: Movie lovers

For that loved one who loves to watch movies and binge-watch series, this is the perfect gift. They can relax and keep up with their favourite shows even beyond the holiday. The basic plan costs $7.99 (about ₦2,800) per month.

18. 3D printing pen

3D printing pen

Perfect for: Artsy children

If your child, niece/nephew or young cousin loves to doodle and draw, the 3D printing pen is the way to go. They can bring their creative ideas to life with this amazing gift. It costs ₦9,899 - ₦18,000 on Konga and ₦7,563-₦16,800 on Jumia.

19. Smartwatch with GPS for children

Kids smartwatch

Perfect for: Children

Visiting friends is one of the activities children enjoy during the holiday. Keep tabs on their whereabouts with these colourful wristwatches with GPS. You can find them on here for between ₦2,700 and ₦7,000 on Jumia.

20.  Chromecast 2

Chromecast 2

Perfect for: Anyone who loves to stream videos

Got a friend or family member who loves to stream? This the perfect gift for them this holiday. Help them turn their boring TV into a smart TV with the Chromecast 2. You can find it on Konga for ₦19,000.

21. Freetel ICE 2

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Perfect for: Anyone who has never used a smartphone

Google's Freetel ICE 2 is a great first smartphone gift for anyone. It offers basic online services such as email and instant messaging and it also has WiFi. The Freetel ICE 2 is available on Jumia for ₦14,850 and on Konga for ₦14,500.

Above  ₦20,000

22. Laptop power bank

Laptop Power Bank

Perfect for: Laptop users

Considering the comatose state of power in Nigeria, anyone that owns a laptop would definitely appreciate this. In addition to charging laptops this power bank can power other devices including printers and digital cameras. It is obtainable for ₦23,000 - ₦30,000 on Konga and ₦30,000 to ₦38,680 on Jumia.

23. Amazon Fire 7 tablet

All New Fire 7 Tablet

Perfect for: Children and teenagers

If you are looking to buy a tablet for your child, niece or nephew, the Amazon All-new Fire 7 tablet is an amazing choice especially if you are on a budget. The tablet comes with Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant. You can find it on Konga for ₦26,500.

24. Mini photo printer

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Perfect for: Everyone

This season, some new memories will be made and truthfully, some pictures are too good to be lost in the camera roll. A good printer for phones and tablets that connects over Bluetooth and/or USB is obtainable for ₦32,000 - ₦35,000 on Konga.

25. Cash cannon

Cash cannon

Perfect for: Owambe lovers

Who says the automatic spraying machine is exclusive to celebrities? Gift that friend or family member who loves to turn up with this money spraying machine and they would definitely appreciate it. You can find it here for ₦25,000 and for ₦7,999 -  ₦17,000 on Jumia.

26. High-end smartphone

One Plus G

Perfect for: Everyone

If you can afford to go all out for your loved one this season, a high-end phone like the One Plus 5 4G Phablet is the way to go. If you were expecting to see the iPhone X, not this time. The One Plus 5 is one of best phones in the market, making it the perfect gift especially for a loved one who is for Team Android. It is available for ₦263,740 on Jumia.

27. PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR

Perfect for: Game lovers

For a whole new gaming experience, the PlayStation VR is the perfect gift for your game-lover friend, spouse or colleague. You can get it here for between the ₦130,000 to ₦170,000 price range on Konga for ₦180,000.

28. Amazon Echo

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Perfect for: Everyone

Who would not want a virtual assistant that can play music, order things online, schedule tasks and many do many other cool stuff? Make your loved ones life easier this season with the Amazon Echo. It comes in two types; the Amazon Echo which costs ₦85,000 - ₦120,000 and the smaller Echo Dot which costs ₦47,000 - ₦50,000 on Konga.

29. Smart scale

Smart scale

Perfect for: Health buffs

A tech’d out version of a weighing scale will be the perfect gift for that loved one to keep tabs on their calorie-intake this season. It costs ₦63,700 - ₦100,000 on Konga and on Jumia, ₦11,305 and ₦92,853.

30. E-reader

e book reader

Perfect for: Ardent readers

Give your loved one the gift of a more convenient and digital reading experience with the Kindle Paperwhite. It is available on Jumia for ₦50,999.

31. Smart bulb

Xiaomi Mi Light Bulb 1 of 1

Perfect for: Everyone

Help turn your friend or colleague’s home into a smart one with the gift of a smart bulb. One of the coolest features of the Xiaomi Yeelight smart LED Bulb (asides being able to control it with your smartphone) is that it supports Amazon Alexa. It is available on Gearbest for $70 (about ₦25,000).

32. Nintendo Switch

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Perfect for: Gamers

This is the perfect gift for that game freak in your life because they can the Nintendo Switch at home and on the go. It goes for ₦140,000 - ₦240,000 on Konga and ₦235,000 on Jumia.

33. 3 months unlimited data subscription.

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Perfect for: Everyone

Put a smile on your loved one’s face this season by surprising them with an unlimited supply of data for the next three months. Considering how expensive data is in Nigeria, they would definitely appreciate it. ntel offers unlimited data, check out their plans here.

34. Laptop

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Perfect for: Everyone

Is your friend, spouse or sibling in need of a new laptop? If you can afford it, surprise him/her with a high-end laptop like the MacBook. Check out the price range of a MacBook on Jumia and Konga.

35. Apple wireless charger

wireless charger


Perfect for: iPhone users

You cannot go wrong with the gift of a wireless charger. It provides a whole new classy and fast charging experience. You can find it on Jumia for ₦30,240.

36. Electronic chess set

Chess Board
Image source: Amazon

Perfect for: Chess freaks

Dish the traditional chess board for an electronic one this season. This chess set has a voice system and can be used for other games like Checkers. It is available on Amazon for $59.99 (about ₦21,500).

37. TV Box

TV Box

Perfect for: Everyone

A smart TV box like the Xiaomi Mi TV Box is the perfect gift this season. You can watch your favourite TV shows, play games and even listen to radio. It also supports Google Cast. The Original Xiaomi Mi TV Box is available on Gearbest for $66.99 (about ₦24,000).

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