8 best tech Christmas gifts for parents [Creative ideas]

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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Are you still looking for a nice Christmas gift for your loved ones? If the answer is yes and the recipients are your parents who also happen to be retired, then look no further.

In this quick buying guide, we’ll list a few great gift ideas for tech-savvy parents. We carefully selected these items to compile a list that’s as helpful as possible.

What tech gifts would suit your parents?

A multifunctional Bluetooth speaker

Retired people have an awful lot of time to do whatever they want. Many choose to spend long quiet mornings listening to their favorite music.

In order to enjoy the best possible audio experience, they need a top-notch speaker. And this is a really good Christmas gift idea for your retired parents.

We did the heavy lifting work for you and found a few speakers that your parents will love:

  • 100ft wireless range
  • 10+ watt volume booster
  • 14hrs playtime
  • Flimsy USB charging port

  • Waterproof
  • 20 hrs of playtime
  • Powerful bass
  • The sound rendering is not very accurate

  • 30ft wireless range
  • 8 hrs of playtime
  • Bose technology
  • A wide variety of design colors
  • No set-up instruction provided in the package

A nice tablet for watching movies

Everyone wishes they had more time to watch movies. So a nice tablet that your parents can carry around and binge watch some series might be a good gift for this Christmas. 

Here are four Windows 10 tablets with top-notch displays that are perfect for watching video content:

  • 8'' HD display
  • 32/64GB internal storage
  • Up to 12hrs of battery life
  • Poor customer service

  • 10.1'' FHD display
  • Strong Wi-Fi connection
  • 64GB expandable memory
  • Short charging cable

A compact camera to snap quick photos

Offer your parents a reliable camera so that they can take pictures wherever they go. This gift will remind them of their first film camera and will bring back fond memories.

  • 180-degree flip screen
  • 32GB microSD card included
  • Cheaper than similar products
  • Poor picture quality

  • 4.2x optical zoom
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Touch tilt LCD screen
  • Video autofocus issues

  • Waterproof, shockproof, dustproof
  • 4x optical zoom
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Poor quality for zoomed pics

There you have three Christmas gift ideas for your parents. If you have any suggestions or gift ideas, let us know in the comments below.

FAQ: Learn more about gifts for your parents

  • What gifts to get your parents?

If they are into the latest technologies, how about a camera or a tablet as suggested in our guide?

  • What to get for a person who wants nothing?

If a person wants nothing for this Christmas, perhaps a season gift such as Christmas sweaters with attached lights would do.

  • What is a good gift for older parents?

We’d say smartwatches or smart ceramic mugs would appeal to younger and to older parents alike.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in December 2018 and was revamped and updated in December 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.