Best Laptop Gifts
Wondering what to get the laptop lovers on your list this holiday season? We've been testing out a ton of tech accessories and have sorted the good from the not-so-good. It's all right here so you can easily find a laptop gift that will really be appreciated.
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Choose a headset from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, or Samsung and step into a new virtual world with Windows Mixed Reality. Full motion tracking and a growing collection of games make this one of the hottest items this holiday season.
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You love your laptop for its portability, but that doesn't mean you won't need a second screen for extra productivity. This 15.6-inch portable display plugs into your laptop via USB and offers a 1080p picture for twice as much screen real estate.
$249 Buy Now
Logitech C922x webcam
Laptop webcams don't always record the greatest picture, so grab this external cam that can stream and record 1080p video. For gamers, smart removal of a background without a greenscreen is a huge plus.
$100 Buy Now
Harman Kardon Invoke
Adding an Invoke smart speaker to your home setup is like adopting Cortana as a full-time helper. Play music, make Skype calls, and control devices in your home. All it takes is a quick set up on your laptop to have access to more than 170 skills.
$100 Buy Now
Quality external monitors don't have to cost a lot. The ViewSonic VX2457 is a 24-inch display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and two-millisecond response time, making it suitable for productivity and gaming. This is a great low-cost way to start building a battlestation for your laptop.
$130 Buy Now
Microsoft Gift Card
The Microsoft Store is filled to the brim with great apps, games, movies, TV shows, and books, so why not give a gift card? Available as low as $10 and up to $100, these are sure to be appreciated by anyone with a Windows laptop.
From $10 Buy Now
ChargeTech 27,000 mAh Power Bank
This 27,000mAh power pack is perfect for any laptop owners who are constantly on the go. Featuring an AC outlet and two USB-A ports, you're sure to be able to connect all your favorite devices without having to search for power.
$229 Buy Now
Seagate Backup Plus Slim
Files keep getting larger, and the internal drive in your laptop might not be enough storage. This portable external hard-disk drive from Seagate, available starting at 1TB and up to 5TB, is an affordable solution that can easily fit into a laptop bag when on the go.
From $57 Buy Now
Samsung T5 Portable SSD
If an external drive is on the list but you need something with snappy read and write speeds, this solid-state drive (SSD) from Samsung is one of the best. Compatible with USB-A and USB-C, this drive is small enough to fit in your pocket. Sizes start at 250GB and go up to 2TB.
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Plugable USB 3.0 Laptop Dock
Perfect for anyone who likes setting up a workstation for their laptop, this dock from Plugable includes HDMI, DVI, Ethernet, audio, and six USB-A ports for maximum connectivity. Plug the dock into power, plug in your accessories, and start using everything together at once.
$94 Buy Now
Anker 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub
Need extra USB ports for your laptop? What about 10? This 60W hub has seven USB-A 3.0 ports for standard connectivity as well as three USB-A charging ports that deliver power to your smaller peripherals.
$40 Buy Now
Samsung FIT USB 3.0 Flash Drive
This miniature flash drive from Samsung barely takes up more space than the USBA drive it fits into, and comes available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB sizes. For a simple and quick way to transfer or store data on your laptop, this is a great option.
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Zendure Passport Global
If you travel to foreign lands, you might find that your laptop plug no longer fits. Whereas most travel adapters come with a single fuse that, if blown, will no longer work, this one from Zendure will reset automatically. Including four USB-A ports, this is a great way to power your devices while out of the country.
$49 Buy Now
Xbox Wireless Controller
A lot of modern laptops have the hardware inside required for gaming, and a lot of those games are best played with a gamepad. This wireless Xbox controller connects via Bluetooth and delivers exceptional handling for anyone who wants to have a bit of fun.
$60 Buy Now
For gaming or productivity, the Atheris from Razer is a comfortable wireless mouse with an affordable price, compact design, and precision tracking. It's small enough to fit in your laptop bag but can also easily find a full-time home on your desk.
$50 Buy Now
1MORE Triple Driver Earbuds
Featuring three drivers for impressive sound and a comfortable fit that actually stays in your ears, these earbuds from 1MORE are a perfect addition to a laptop. This kit includes nine sets of replacement tips and a fancy travel case when the earbuds aren't in use.
$89 Buy Now
WaterField Outback Solo Case
Handcrafted in the U.S., WaterField products are high quality and expected to last for years. The Outback Solo is designed to fit Surface products, but can fit other 13- and 15-inch devices. Made from a combination of full-grain leather, waxed canvas, and neoprene, this bag is sure to turn heads.
$159 Buy Now
Tomtoc 360 Sleeve
Thick padded protection around the entire case keeps a laptop safe against drops and bumps while on the go. These sleeves are available in plenty of colors and sizes between 13 inches and 15.6 inches.
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Tom Bihn Daylight Briefcase
Light, durable, and roomy, the Daylight Briefcase from Tom Bihn has plenty of pockets and pouches for extensive organization. A lifetime guarantee and plenty of color options make this a great gift for professionals or casual users who need a quality bag.
$80 Buy Now
Brenthaven Collins Vertical Messenger
Designed with Surface devices in mind, this vertical messenger bag can also easily fit sleeker 13-, 14-, and 15-inch laptops. This is a great bag for a quick trip out, and even has a dedicated pen holder inside.
$53 Buy Now
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Cale Hunt is formerly a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full-time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.