Introducing Engadget’s 2020 holiday gift guide

Valentina Palladino
·Commerce Editor
·2-min read

If you’re wondering “how is it already November?” but also, “how is it only November?” you’re not alone. 2020 has felt never-ending while simultaneously vanishing in a flash. It’s safe to say that we’re all a little tired (exhausted, even) and because of that extra fatigue, the holiday shopping season may seem even more stressful than usual.

But we at Engadget hope our annual holiday gift guide can help ease a bit of the burden. If you can’t even begin to think of gift ideas for the people on your list, we’ve got you covered with more than 200 product recommendations. You’ll find picks for the best laptops and tablets, wearables for all kinds of people, the most popular (and best fitting) headphones and earbuds; plus loads of books, movies and music we’ve turned to for escape.

Our staffers have been testing, reviewing and living with most of these products for some time, so we’re confident that they’ll make great gifts for anyone on your list, tech-obsessed or not. We’ve also included a number of budget-friendly options -- that way you can confidently cross items off your list while sticking to your budget.

And for all you bargain hunters out there, we’ll be covering the best discounts we find throughout the holiday shopping season. If you’ve already purchased most of your gifts, good on you for being ahead of the game -- but for those still waiting, the year’s best deals are yet to come. Visit our Deals homepage and follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest sales, including the best of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

We hope our buying guides and deals coverage can make the holiday shopping season less stressful. 2020 has been a difficult year for most of us, but we try our best to focus on the positives (even when it’s tough to do so). And when you’re buying gifts for others over the coming weeks, remember to treat yourself along the way -- you deserve it.

Engadget’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Engadget's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide
Engadget's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

The best laptops and tablets to give as gifts

Computer and phone accessories that make great gifts

The best gifts for the PC gamer in your life

The best tech toys for kids

The best smartwatches, fitness trackers and wearables to gift

The best tech gifts to upgrade your home theater

These are the audio gadgets to gift this season

Smart home gadgets and kitchen tech that make great gifts

The best digital gifts to send your friends and family

The best gear to give to the photographer in your life

The books, movies and music we're gifting this year

Everything in our gift guide that you can buy for under $50

The best fitness gadgets for the athlete in your life

The best tech gifts for new parents

The best board games to gift this holiday season

The gear to get for your next winter adventure

Small, affordable gadgets that make great stocking stuffers