(CNN) — We’re constantly seeing new developments in the tech space, and that means not only the latest and greatest smartphones, tablets and laptops, but also the latest and greatest streaming devices and set-top boxes.
To get you started on your holiday shopping, CNN broke down all the best gifts for the digital lover. They include gadgets that both simplify our lives and that will deliver a little extra entertainment each year.
Let’s break them down by category, and with each and every one you’ll get more information on each gift:
Smart home tech
The best gift for the modern tech lover this holiday season is probably a Wi-Fi-connected smart home device like the Nest Cam Outdoor ($199.95) or the August Smart Lock ($199.95). Both devices can be used to see, hear and lock your door if you ever have an emergency.
If it’s Christmas Eve and the only friend you have has told you to stay home alone, these smart devices will help remind you to stay home alone and have a new way to celebrate with friends and family. They also make great gifts for a guest to stop by.
This holiday season, everyone’s smartphone collection has swelled. The Samsung Galaxy S10 ($899.99) is the best phone you can buy right now for someone who loves tech. You’re getting the best in both style and performance.
The S10 also comes with the Bixby AI assistant, which will help users with tasks like shopping online and setting up smart home devices.
One of the best accessories for the S10 is the S10+ Case, which includes a folio style case ($79.99) with a built-in infra-red backlight for screen visibility in direct sunlight.
More affordable smartphones will be the fan favorite this holiday season. The OnePlus 6T ($549.99) is perfect for a smartphone lover who enjoys more moderate levels of performance.
The durable case gets rid of those pesky fingerprint smudges and is waterproof to a depth of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.
Many Android lovers are always upgrading their smartphone’s displays, and the ZTE Axon 7 Plus ($499.99) has a 6.41-inch display with a max resolution of 2480 x 1320. It comes with a fingerprint sensor underneath and an extended battery with the ability to charge wirelessly.
One of the best smartphone accessories is the wired music player from Turtle Beach, the Stealth 500 ($189.99). With this headphone and audio system the player comes with a frequency range of 25Hz to 5 kHz to allow you to hear every instrument and sound detail.
The Turtle Beach remote control will save you time with buttons for voice commands, tracks, volume controls and more.
It can be tough to keep up with all the gaming news and best game consoles, which is why gaming is a hot gift this year.
Take the Sony PlayStation Plus & Accessories Bundle ($249.99) for a cool PlayStation experience. This deal includes a PlayStation 4, Sony PS Vitas (up to 500GB), accessories and two 24-hour passes for PlayStation Plus for a total price of $299.
A lot of games or upcoming games for PS4 will help everyone become the ultimate gamer. The Ultimate Collectors Edition of Arkham Asylum ($19.99) comes with its own console, 500GB hard drive, a bonus Batman art book and two cases. There’s also a $99 standard edition that comes with a case, case slip, PlayStation Plus and a one-year subscription.
The Nintendo Switch ($299.99) is the best gaming console for all ages and fans. It comes with a device where you can play games wirelessly on the TV and on the go with the help of its Joy-Con controllers.
Now is the perfect time to pick up an upgrade to your home console and games. Take the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller ($49.99) for a unique way to play. With the Pro Controller and your Nintendo Switch, you can enjoy two-player console play.
Or for a little casual video game play without the entire family around, opt for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller ($29.99).
If you’re playing on your home console and would like a more immersive experience, check out the Respawn ARCore Bundle ($299.99). This bundle includes your home console and the ARCore, a first-person shooter. It also comes with a microSD card and headphones for gaming.
Last but not least is the Xbox One X Special Edition Minecraft Whiteboard Controller ($169.99). If you love Minecraft, you’re in luck. Just make sure you snag it while there’s still availability.