The global chip shortage has posed a unique challenge to our annual list of most gift-worthy tech products, especially when it comes to offbeat items. We still managed to find, in addition to our usual smartphone, speaker, and gear recommendations, a useful UV-compatible, app-connected water pitcher and a sassy talking animatronic cat. We’ve also included a few splurges, like a colorful auto-tracking cargo bot 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 are changing and we’ll keep you updated as they go. Our advice? Buy early, whether you can. And let us know if you take the last of them.