The Verge’s Holiday Gift Guide for 2018 has launched, and within it you’ll find a huge variety of gifts at every price point. There’s a good mix of practical and essential gift ideas that we’ve put together, and we hope that it’s helpful as you begin shopping for those in your life, or putting together a personal wishlist.
To make shopping a bit easier on the wallet, a few companies featured in our guide are excited to offer some exclusive discounts for readers of The Verge. Whether you’re after a fashionable and functional suitcase, a surprisingly good (and affordable) set of headphones, smart home products from Wemo, or something else, these discounts will get you the best gifts for even less.
We expect more deals on the tech featured in our guide to arrive as we get closer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so stay tuned to The Verge to see the best offers from the likes of Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and more. Thanks for reading.
<a href="https://amzn.to/2q0VjcB"><strong>Satechi Aluminum USB-C hub</strong></a> /
If you want to get more out of your computer’s USB-C port(s), Satechi’s USB-C hub is our current favorite. Charge your computer, output to a 4K monitor, plug in flash storage, and more with this device. You can get it now for 15 percent off at Satechi’s site or Amazon by using the offer code VERGEHGG15.
<a href="https://thestatusaudio.com/products/cb1"><strong>Status Audio CB-1</strong></a> /
You don’t need to spend hundreds to get a good set of headphones. Status Audio’s CB-1s are a feat at less than $100, and the code VERGE30 takes 30 percent off at its site.
<a href="https://www.belkin.com/us/c/wemo"><strong>Wemo Smart Plug</strong></a> /
Wemo’s smart plug is a wise purchase for connecting dumb appliances to your smart home network. This plug and anything else from Wemo’s entire catalog are 10 percent off at checkout with the code VERGE10.
<a href="https://fave.co/2OqulVO"><strong>Nomad leather Mousepad</strong></a> /
A mouse pad is traditionally an afterthought, just something you buy because your mouse won’t work well without one. But Nomad’s leather mouse pad is essential if you want a smooth glide, as well as something that will look better with age. You can get 10 percent off of one at Nomad’s online store with offer code VERGE10.
<a href="https://amzn.to/2SCvOvs"><strong>Anker Powerline braided USB-C cables</strong></a> /
You can never have too many USB-C or Lightning cables. Most cables are susceptible to splitting or rot, but Anker’s braided Powerline cables are tough and cheaper than usual with the offer code VERGEPRL used at Amazon.
<a href="https://amzn.to/2PxeB7X"><strong>Anker PowerPort Speed PD 5</strong></a> /
Computers ship with fewer ports these days, meaning it’s sometimes tough to charge, say, your phone or headphones on the fly. This is an all-in-one solution to this issue, even putting enough power through its USB-C port with Power Delivery to charge a MacBook or Chromebook while you use it. Save 20 percent on Amazon with the offer code ANKER056.
<a href="https://www.timbuk2.com/products/2706-smith-briefcase"><strong>Timbuk2 Smith Briefcase</strong></a> /
This briefcase carries on Timbuk2’s tradition of making durable gear that can fit a ton of stuff, with an extra dose of style. You can take 10 percent off of the Smith Briefcase at Timbuk2’s online store with offer code VERGE10.
<a href="https://amzn.to/2S1jDIg"><strong>RavPower Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad</strong></a> /
The wireless charger of choice because of its speed, low-profile design, and price, RavPower’s option is a no-brainer purchase if you’ve picked up (or will soon own) an iPhone X, iPhone XS, Google Pixel 3, or Samsung Galaxy S9. You can get this charger with its power adapter for $19.99 at Amazon with offer code VERGE034.