Choosing the year's top gifts can be tricky, but fortunately for you, the editors at Tom's Guide have done the work for you. Whether you're buying for a spouse, child or someone else, there's a huge array of excellent tech to choose from this holiday season.
Just give them one of these hot products and you're bound to be the star of the holidays.
Part console, part handheld, the Nintendo Switch is a hybrid gaming console that lets you interact with it in three different ways: TV mode, tabletop and handheld. The device can be docked with your TV for a traditional gaming experience, or you can undock it and take the slate-like device on the road.
If you fancy yourself more of a retro gamer, this holiday season Nintendo plans to sell its Super Nintendo Classic Edition. Like its predecessor, the NES Classic Edition, the $79.99 nostalgia box will be near impossible to find, which makes the Switch slightly more appealing.
The iPhone X is Apple's biggest iPhone launch in years. But at $999, it's also the priciest. Nevertheless, the 10th anniversary iPhone is the ultimate holiday gift.
This sexy flagship features a 5.8-inch, edge-to-edge OLED screen that's the best we've ever tested, a crazy-fast A11 Bionic chip and stellar front and rear cameras. But it's the TrueDepth camera, which enables you to unlock this handset at a glance, that gives the iPhone X its wow factor.
What do you get when you combine the hottest tech with the hottest movie franchise? If you're Disney and Lenovo, you wind up with the coolest augmented-reality game ever made. Star Wars Jedi Challenges allows you to become a Jedi in training.
Using your AR headset and lightsaber, you choose between three distinct games, one of which lets you duel with everyone from Kylo Ren to Darth Vader himself. The device is powered by your smartphone and supports 15 phones, including the iPhone 8, Galaxy S8, Google Pixel XL and Moto Z Force.
Whether you want it for the retro feel or the instant photo gratification, the Polaroid Snap Touch Digital Camera churns out prints of your photos moments after taking them. Minimal controls make it easy to operate, and the child-friendly camera also comes in a variety of colors. A 20-sheet pack of film costs $10, whereas an 80-sheet pack goes for $25.
The Xbox One X is the most powerful gaming console ever. The just-released device delivers true 4K gaming, which means gamers with a 4K TV can enjoy titles such as Forza Motorsport 7 and Assassin's Creed: Origins in gorgeous Ultra-HD resolution. Even if you don't own a 4K TV, the new console delivers super-sampled HD images that are sharper than what you'd get from the original Xbox.
It may not improve your cooking skills, but the Instant Pot DUO60 can certainly help you reduce your kitchen clutter. The 6-quart multicooker can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, rice cooker and steamer. The Instant Pot can even be used to sauté and warm up food. One-touch controls make preparing dishes easy, while the device's stainless-steel exterior makes cleanup fast and painless.
Amazon's second-generation Echo is a more attractive and more affordable take on the original Echo speaker. Now priced at $80 less, the compact Echo features a soft, fabric-colored exterior that does a better job of blending in with your home. Its cover is interchangeable and, like the original Echo, it sports an LED ring around the top edge that turns blue when it's listening to your voice.
The audio quality has improved, too, which makes the Echo an excellent stand-alone smart speaker for any home. But the real fun starts once you start taking advantage of Alexa's skills and controlling all sorts of Alexa-enabled smart-home gadgets with your voice.