How to buy sneakers for the hypebeast in your life

It's hard enough to find gifts for your loved ones during the holidays, but hypebeasts in particular are a picky bunch. They only want the most hyped products and the rarest sneakers, which can be a complicated world to navigate as a shopper if you'r...

Disney+ vs. the competition: Which offers the best bang for your buck?

With so many different streaming services coming out of the woodwork it's getting harder to keep up with everything — as well as more expensive. That's not going to get any better now that Disney's launched its own offering, with shows from pop...

The best tech toys and STEM kits

There once was a time when a toy section of the Engadget gift guide would have been a hodge-podge of toys that happened to take batteries, light up and make enough noise to annoy even the most patient of parents. (Yes, that means we probably would ha...

The best fitness gadgets for the athlete on your list

Pro tip: Don't buy the athlete on your list socks. (Unless they have specific tastes and love odor-resistant wool.) Instead, consider the gadgets they may or may not have in their arsenal. For some, that means a fitness-oriented smartwatch or, perhap...

The best cameras, accessories and bags to give as gifts

For a creator with ambition, a smartphone alone probably won't cut it. If you have a decent budget, their talent for street photography, cinema or portraits will be better served by a mirrorless or DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses. Lucki...

The best laptops and 2-in-1s to give as gifts

You'll see lots of laptop deals in the coming weeks: doorbusters for notebooks under $500, maybe under $400 or $300 if you're lucky. And while there's no shame in putting on three layers in the cold on Black Friday morning only to elbow someone i...

PC and mobile accessories that’ll make great gifts

We get it: Not everyone is going around gifting phones and PCs like they're candy. But there are plenty of ways to make the devices we own better, whether it's improving how you interact with them, or just making them last longer. Engadget's staff go...

The best smartphones, tablets and smartwatches to give as gifts

A smartphone makes for one really nice but expensive holiday gift. If you're shopping for someone who deserves it (or just really needs to upgrade from a phone from way-back-whenever), we've got recommendations across iOS and Android, as well as othe...