The term “gadget” covers a wide range of devices. There are gadgets for the kitchen, entertainment, self-care, and so much more.
We like to think of a gadget as an item that simply makes life easier — a solution to a daily struggle for which society has surpassed the need. (Giving up on chips and salsa because you couldn’t open the jar? In 2022?)
But let’s not equate “gadget” with “dinky last-minute gift that’ll get lost in a junk drawer.” The good ones typically achieve a nice balance of coolness and utility. And, when purchased with a specific person’s needs in mind, gadgets make great gifts.
Here are 40 of our favorite gift-worthy gadgets in 2022: