The 8 Best Tech Gifts to Buy for Millennials in 2018

Stumped on what gifts to get Generation Y? We've got the must-buys right here

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
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Now that the millennials are all grown up, they expect a bit of maturity in their tech gifts. But what do you buy for the most tech savvy generation of working adults? The following list is a good start. We've put together some of the most popular and well-regarded products that are sure to go over well, no matter the recipient or occasion. So whether you’re shopping for a music-lover or fitness fanatic, these tech gifts are sure to go over well.

Our Top Picks

Best Headphones: Beats Solo3 Wireless

The latest installment in the wildly popular Beats headphone line is also the best yet, combining immersive sound, marathon battery life, and the best Bluetooth connectivity on the market. Beats grew to popularity for their stylish look, which is still alive and well in this pair of wireless headphones. They come in eight available color options, channeling both the trademark bold monochromatic colors and the understated metallic hues of the latest iPhones.

Expect up to 40 hours of battery life and rapid recharging, thanks to Apple W1 technology, which requires a five-minute refuel to load three hours of playback. The Solo3 also pair to smart devices better than any other Bluetooth headphones on the market, especially with products in the Apple ecosystem. They seamlessly switch between devices and have a long connectivity range. Finally, sound is finely tuned and more balanced than before, including clarity in mids, highs and the famous deep bass.

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Best Cell Phone: Samsung Galaxy S8

If there is a phone that has mounted a challenge to rival Apple’s iPhones, it would be Samsung’s Galaxy line. The flagship model is as powerful and gorgeous as its competition, reigning supreme in the Android market. The S8 features the revolutionary Infinity Display, with the screen spilling over the edge of the phone into an innovative curved display. Without a bezel, the screen is more immersive than ever, boasting a big screen while fitting comfortably into the palm of your hand. Navigation and interface are futuristic and clean, merging intuitively with the Infinity Display. This unlocked version works on most carriers and features incredible images on a Quad HD+ resolution screen powered by beefy 2.3Ghz+1.7GHz Octa-core processors. The camera is one of the best ever attached to a phone (a 12MP AF with Optical Image Stabilization).

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Best Bluetooth Wireless Speaker: AOMAIS LIFE Bluetooth Speakers

Made from natural bamboo and eco-friendly fabric, the AOMAIS LIFE speakers add a homey flair to any young person’s apartment. But they’re not just a pretty face — these speakers pack a powerful bass and 30W sound. Raise the volume to 60W by pairing two speakers together and expand your music’s reach with the Bluetooth’s 50-foot range, or use the AUX input, which is compatible with most 3.5mm equipped devices.

Also, you can enhance your favorite tunes with one of three EQ modes (Classic, Party, and Surround), a feature that is unique to the AOMAIS LIFE. The battery takes three hours to charge and can hold up to ten hours of playback. It can also be used as a power bank for other devices.

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Best for Active Types: Fitbit Charge 2

The Fitbit Charge 2 has become a popular way for people to take control of their health, especially for millennials. It functions as an automatic heart rate tracking device that monitors heart rate and counts the number of steps walked to predict how many calories one's burned throughout the day.

An OLED screen has a gorgeous and minimalist UI that can call, text and display calendar notifications, which cuts down on the amount of times someone has to unlock their phone and keeps them more in the present. You millennial can read all of their health statistics on the Fitbit app, which is a super useful and intuitive compilation of all of their activity. All in all, it's the perfect gift: fun and good for their health. It comes in six colors, including classic black and lavender rose gold.

Best Camera: Sony Alpha a6300

Cell phone cameras have become advanced enough to satisfy the needs of most people, but creative types and true photographers should have something more robust. And the Sony Alpha a6300 will fit the bill of all but professional photographers. It's a truly versatile and powerful piece of equipment that any millennial would be happy to have.

It is a mirrorless digital camera, making it lighter than DSLR cameras and ideal for travel and hiking without compromising on picture quality. A 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor support full 4K recording and 120 fps shooting with 14-bit RAW output for still images. These stunning pictures are made even better by one of the world’s quickest autofocus speeds with the most AF points, allowing the photographer to snap a perfectly composed photo at a moments notice (and ideal for vlogging and filming on the go). Built in Wi-Fi and remote control make uploading images and video to social media a breeze, while a three-inch LCD touchscreen makes it possible to review pictures instantly.

Best Laptop: Apple 12” MacBook

The Apple MacBook is perhaps the most iconic tech product of its generation. Apple recently released a new 12” version of the MacBook and if you're looking to splurge on a gift for your millennial, you should check it out. The product is a stunning slender laptop that is the size of an actual notebook; it has a lightweight design the slides effortlessly into a backpack. This time around, Apple is offering four colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold (and they all look and feel incredible).

Choose from a 256 or 512GB SSD and enjoy fast speeds and great performance from 8GB 1866Mhz LPDDR3 memory and a 1.3GHz dual-core Intel i5 Processor. Designers will love the Intel HD Graphics 615, as well as the latest upgrades to the keyboard, which include a second-generation butterfly mechanism for a better tactile feel. The trackpad remains the absolute best of any laptop on the market and the battery life lasts longer than before.

Still can't decide on what you want? Our round-up of the best laptops can help you find what you're looking for.

Best Video Game Console: Xbox 1 Forza Horizon 3 Bundle

Microsoft’s latest gaming console doubles as an all-in-one entertainment council. In addition to being a powerhouse gaming machine, it is the only console with 4K UHD Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and HDR. In other words, movies and digital content of all kinds look absolutely amazing played through the Xbox 1. Just ask any millennial gamer what it's like to play exclusive such as like Gears of War and Halo, Fifa and the NBA 2K series on the device. This bundle comes with Forza Horizon 3, a rugged racing title that goes across Australia’s desert. The package also includes a 1TB hard drive, which can save hundreds of titles and other digital media. From the menu there's access a number of popular video streaming services such as Netflix, HBO Go, and Twitch.

Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best XBox One consoles bundles

Best for Adventurers: GoPro HERO5

GoPro, the wearable all-weather camera, has become synonymous with outdoor adventure. Video sharing sites such as YouTube are filled with first-person footage of bikers careening down mountainsides and skateboarders bombing halfpipes. And if your intended recipient spends any time outside, chances are they’d appreciate the latest GoPro.

The HERO5 touts stunning 4K video and can take 12MP photos, automatically storing and backing up footage into the cloud. The controls are easier to use than ever, including a two-inch touch display and a one-button control that can automatically start and stop recording. It also has voice control for times when hands are doing more urgent business, while its rugged design is waterproof up to 33 feet. And with up to 30 attachments on the market, it's possible to attach the GoPro to just about anything.

Still can't decide on what you want? Our round-up of the best action cameras can help you find what you're looking for.