The global chip shortage posed a unique challenge for our annual list of the most gift-worthy tech products—especially when it came to offbeat items. We still managed to find, in addition to our usual smartphone, speaker and gear recommendations, a useful UV-enabled, app-connected water pitcher and a sassy talking animatronic cat. We included a few splurges, too, like a colorful auto-following cargo robot that—for $1,850—will make you the talk of your Trader Joe’s.
As of now, the gifts in this guide are in stock and ready to ship, but things change and we’ll keep you updated as they do. Our advice? Shop early, if you can. And let us know if you snap up the last of any of these.