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Photo: Jordan McMahon Whether you’re celebrating with your loved ones in person or from a distance, The Inventory staff is dedicated to spreading holiday cheer with the top gifts to ring in the season—and maybe a few good deals to snatch up for yourself. It’s okay, your secret’s safe with us.

This holiday season’s gonna be different for many of us, and not by choice. You might not be able to go home to see your family and laugh over a tasty home-cooked meal. Gifts may be opened from across state lines via Zoom or FaceTime. Honestly? That all sucks and there’s really no way around that. But even so, a good gift can help spark at least a little joy in a pretty awful time, as long as you get the right one.

Not everyone needs a new gadget to tinker with, but for those who will appreciate an upgraded speaker or shiny new toy, it can be tricky finding the right one. You’ve got a lot on your plate right now, so we’ve done the digging and picked out the best gifts you can grab for the techies in your life this holiday season.

If Apple is at the core of their lives, they’ll appreciate a HomePod Mini or two to plug around their crib. Like most smart speakers, you can talk to the HomePod Mini for things like turning your lights on or off, getting the day’s weather forecast, checking a few unread messages, or just blasting your favorite […]