So with less than 20 days till Santa comes to town you might be thinking what do I buy my family & Friends or you might be asked like me what do you want for Christmas and have no idea. We have created a list of items that you will love and there is something for all budgets.
JAM Hang Up Bluetooth Speaker – RRP £19.99
Small package, big impression. The waterproof Hang Up Bluetooth speaker has a sticky pad to stick on any wall, shower tile, or wherever else you’re looking to sing along. With impressive 30 Metre/100ft range you can stay connected better, and for longer thanks to the 8 hours playtime between charges, also made simple by the built-in charging cable. Recently reviewed 3.9 out of 5 stars.
Momentum Case $44.95/£34.22 via bodyguardz.com
Integrates materials commonly found in running shoes into its three layers of TriCore protective technology. This performance shoe-inspired design is durable and lightweight, giving you peace of mind while you’re on the go. Available for pre-order now.
Cable Guys – fun phone and device holders- £29.99
Approximately 20cm tall and crafted to perfection. Not only does it look out of this world, but it also charges your devices, meaning you’ll never be left with a flat battery and always be supercharged to play with its optimum 2m charging cable.
Compatible with PlayStation controllers, Xbox controllers and most smartphones. Available in Sonic, Tails, Chun Li, Deadpool Rear, Master Chief, Rafiki, Spyro Ice, Miles Morales, Captain Price, Mickey Mouse Buzz Lightyear.
Rocketbook Fusion From £32. 99 / Available from Amazon UK and getrocketbook.co.uk
Perfect for setting goals and getting organised in the new year, The Rocketbook Fusion is an endlessly reusable pen and paper notebook with seven different page styles that connect to the user’s favourite cloud services (Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, Box, iCloud, Slack, email). Designed for personal use, classrooms and offices, Fusion features 42 pages packed with useful templates such as a weekly planner, monthly calendar, task and ideas list as well as dot grid and lined pages.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 (£34.99) via Amazon
- Full Color – AMOLED – touch – Display: View call, text and app – Notifications
- Activity and floats tracking Waterproof up to 50m, 3 – axis – accelerometers 3 – axis – gyroscope
- Up to 20 days Battery: A single charge lasts up to 20 days.
- Health monitoring: 24/7 monitoring of heart rate and sleeping – tracking.
- Do not disturb – mode (also works without phone), sound control on tape.
- We reviewed this and gave it 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Belkin Pocket Power 10K Power Bank – £34.99 – available to buy from Belkin.com/UKAlso available in 5K (£24.99) and 15K (£49.99) versions.
Don’t worry about running out of battery with your favourite tech this festive season with this Power bank. Capable of charging your phone up to 3 times, this super-portable power pack is a must-have for any tech lover on-the-go. This is available in Rose Gold, Silver and Black.
Urbanista Sydney Wireless Bluetooth Speaker- £34.90 via Urbanista.com
Get your groove on while at the beach, in the park or in-between festival gigs for up to 5 hours of epic sound with the Sydney speaker. Comes in four vibrant shades, it features a clean silhouette and smooth texture, punctuated with sleek functions like Bluetooth, volume controls and second speaker pairing. Easy to carry in the hand or slip into your bag, Sydney might be your best travel buddy yet. Our review 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Hive Active Plug-£39.00. Available from: Hive Home
The Hive Active Plug is the perfect gift for those that love starting or ending the cold winter days as cosy as possible. The Hive Plug links up to the award-winning Hive smartphone app via Bluetooth meaning you can switch your electric blanket on in the evenings just before bed or turn on your electric heater for coming home – ideal for the winter months.
Roku Streaming Stick+ £49.99from all UK retail partners.
Boasting a critically acclaimed operating system, Roku platform is built around simplicity. No techy language, no countless cords and lengthy manuals – simply plug-in and let your Roku device do the job for you. With over 8,000 channels available in the UK, the Roku platform offers entertainment that you can depend on. The wide selection of free, subscription and rental channels brings choice into the equation. Personalise your screen by picking only the channels that interest you and manage your interface via the Roku app. You can sit back and tell your voice-controlled remote to pick up Coronation Street where you last left off.
JAM Live Loud Truly Wireless Earbuds – RRP £49.99
Experience true wireless freedom with JAM’s Live Loud earbuds. With up to 6 hours of playtime and 54+ hours with the rechargeable case, 3 sizes of ear tips and 4 sizes of fins, hands-free calling and sweat-resistant materials, Live Loud are the buds for you. We reviewed these 4 out of 5 stars.
Sphero Mini Soccer – RRP £49.99 Available from Sphero.com, Amazon, Argos
Sphero Mini Soccer squeezes stadium-sized fun into a tiny, app-enabled robotic ball. Packed with impressive tech, Sphero Mini Soccer has a gyroscope, accelerometer, and customizable LED lights. Download the Sphero Play app, cue up Kick Drive mode and send your robot rolling with the flick of a finger. You can also tap to trap the ball or add a spin to your kick for a little extra flare. Use the eight included cones to set up a goal, practice your ball-handling skills or challenge a friend to a game. Our Review 5 stars.
£50 to £100 price range
Ted Baker Wireless Desktop Charger via www.proporta.co.uk for £59.95
Ted’s wireless desktop charger ensures users have the best-dressed desk with the new Connected collection. Crafted from luxury grey Italian leather and brushed chocolate aluminium, it creates a sophisticated addition to any room, Ted’s used the finest materials to ensure his wireless charger will only look better with age.
Sphero Specdrums – RRP £64.99
Specdrums are app-enabled rings that turn colours into music with a simple tap. Create music anytime, anywhere and make the world your instrument. Choose 1 ring or expand your play experience with a 2 ring set to play with friends, switch it up using 2 hands, and enjoy more versatility. We reviewed this and it got 4 out of 5 stars.
SanDisk – iXpand Wireless Charger via Amazon Costs – £69.99 (256 GB)
The SanDisk iXpand Wireless Charger is a one-stop-shop for all your smartphone needs. Simply place a phone on the sleek white pebble and enjoy super-fast wireless charging whilst the device simultaneously backs up all of your precious photos memories instantly. It’s simple! Wake up every day to a phone fully charged and photos/videos backed up at optimum resolution. Multiple back-up profiles are available allowing different users to store images/videos in separate personal folders. On top of that, the high-efficiency power plug with six-foot cable gives you fast, convenient charging.We have reviewed this recently and gave it 4.8 out of 5 stars
Amazon Echo Dot and Tile Sticker 4-pack for £96.99
Sticker is Tile’s most innovative tracker yet – the small, waterproof tracker has a 3-year battery life and an adhesive back meaning you can stick it on pretty much any item you don’t want to misplace! The new and improved Slim and Mate now feature longer range, louder ring, and improved design, helping you to keep track of the things that matter most. We recently reviewed the tile stickers and gave them 4.5 out 5 stars
ROXi Music Entertainment System£99.99 or five easy payments of £19.99 from TryROXi.com
The ROXi is the ultimate ‘made for TV’ music entertainment experience for the home. ROXi transforms the way you enjoy music in the home, bringing families together to listen to music, to dance, to sing, to play music games, to do yoga, meditation and more. Full Review found here – We gave it a 4/5 stars
The Nextbase 322GW DashCam available for £99 from Currys
Get all the footage you need in the event of an insurance claim with the Nextbase 322GW Full HD Dash Cam. Shooting in Full HD, you can clearly pick out the important details, whether that’s car models or number plates. And you’ll get a full view of everything that happens on the road with the 140° wide-angle lens.
Urbanista Paris True wireless earbuds – Costs £99
Urbanista Paris gives you superior sound quality, boosted with an passive noise cancellation to improve your sound experience even more. The silicone tips gives you a customizable fit for an enhanced music experience. The wireless charging case* delivers more than 20 hours of total playtime, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your tunes for a full day on the go. Urbanista Paris comes in four different colours. *Compatible with all Qi-certified chargers. Our review 4.8 out of 5 stars
Urbanista Brisbane Wireless Speaker – £99 via Urbanista.com
Take charge of the music at the housewarming party or enjoy a podcast in the countryside – Brisbane is perfect for both. If you’re looking for that stereo sound experience – you’re in for a treat. With up to 10 hours playtime and complete with Bluetooth, second-speaker pairing for a full stereo sound is easier than ever. Brisbane gives you deep bass, powerful beats and high ambience. It comes in a timeless design with a seamless silhouette and effortless volume controls. Bring it with you on your travels, as Brisbane fits into your weekend carry-on with ease. Our Review 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Above £100 to £500 price range
Activbody Activ5 – £119.95 /Available from Selfridges and Amazon UK
A must-have for the 38% of Brits that will want to ‘exercise more’ in the New Year, Activ5 is a first-of-its-kind, wireless-enabled, isometric-based strength training device that coaches users through 5-minute, low-impact, full-body workouts. A fitness innovation ideal for everyone from professionals who sit all day, to travellers, over 60s, or simply anyone who finds it challenging to fit in daily activity, Activ5 by Activbody allows anyone with a smartphone to exercise anywhere. We reviewed this and gave it 5 stars.
Nokia 800 Tough £109.99 – available to buy from Nokia.com/phones
The perfect rugged companion to take on adventures, the Nokia 800 Tough is waterproof, dustproof and can withstand high temperatures and drops. Its 4G enabled and comes with a whopping 43-day battery life – the longest of any Nokia phone. You can also use Facebook, WhatsApp and Google Assistant to control this phone with voice commands.
Sharp GX-BT 480 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker- £119 via Amazon
Sharp brings you one of the best portable speakers on the market. Dustproof, water-resistant/splashproof, rugged and tough – the GX-BT480 is ready to go wherever you do. A handy carry strap (included) lets you sling it over your shoulder making it ultra-portable. With the latest Lithium-ion technology, the built-in rechargeable battery lasts for up to 20 hours and will keep pumping out the tunes for as long as you need it to. Our review 4.5 out of 5 stars
House of Marley Liberate Air Wireless Earbuds – RRP £129
Liberate your sound, disconnect from wires and experience freedom with the latest addition to the Marley audio family. Introducing the Liberate Air Truly Wireless Earbuds. Made from sustainable materials and the latest technology, Liberate Air is a category first for House of Marley, with a massive 9-hour onboard battery life and a total of 32 hours of charging with their case. We reviewed these recently and gave them 3.9 out of 5 stars
Slam XL Bluetooth Party Speaker. RRP £129.99 from Kitsound
The Slam XL is a real party animal. Not only is it an absolute audio beast with 100 W of powerful sound, the Slam XL also transforms your house party with LED lights, strobes and a selection of different modes like Party and Chill, so they can set the perfect mood. We reviewed this recently and gave it 5 stars.
Aeropex- £149.95 / https://aftershokz.co.uk
The Aeropex makes use of AfterShokz best features, including the bone conduction technology that transmits audio waves to the skull – bypassing the eardrums completely – allowing you to simultaneously remain alert and enjoy your music without damaging your ear canals. Able to withstand intense training by being sweatproof, waterproof, and an angled design to stop vibrations, the Aeropex delivers what the AIR does and improves on it.
Libratone TRACK+, £149 Available from Libratone.com
TRACK+ wireless earphones featuring Active Noise Cancellation, combine freedom with pure, authentic sound and a sleek, tangle-free design. Users can control how much of the world they let in whilst exercising, travelling or working, and with a quick charge delivers an 8-hour battery time. Available in Stormy Black or Cloudy White. Our Review – 4.4 out of 5 stars
Jabra Elite 75t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds – £169.99 Amazon
Key Features include:
- Compact new shape & tested for a secure fit
- 4-Mic call technology for superior call quality wherever you are, even in noisy and windy environments
- More power, more freedom, with more than 7.5 hours of battery and a total of 28 with charging case
- Make your music sound exactly the way you want it to, with a customisable equaliser, available in the Jabra Sound+ app
- Durability guaranteed, with IP55-rated protection and a 2-year warranty against dust and water
- Our review 4.9 out of 5 stars.
Libratones Track Air+ £149 via Libratone.com
TRACK Air+ is the newest addition to Libratone’s portfolio. These lightweight, true-wireless earbuds feature smart noise cancelling that automatically adapt to your surroundings, so you can zone out of reality and into your music – perfect for that trickier workout or long commute. TRACK Air+ come loaded with a host of innovative, yet intuitive, features and is designed in Libratone’s trademark, elegant Danish design. Perfect for those always on the go, TRACK Air+ has a six-hour battery time, and a compact carry case that guarantees a further three full charges (24 hours in total). Available in Stormy Black or Cloudy White. Reviewed 4.8 out of 5 stars
Hive View – £179 Available from Hive Home
Easy to install and the perfect Christmas gift, the slick Hive View smart indoor camera allows you to keep in touch with your home wherever you are using your smartphone. Let Hive View give you one less stress this Christmas season by using the two-way audio to talk and listen to those at home, whether it’s a furry friend or the kids home from school.
Pocketalk – £219 / Available from Amazon UK
With the ability to translate 74 languages bidirectionally and “Built-in Data”, Pocketalk makes communicating a doddle. For the upcoming festive season, travellers can enjoy a carefree trip abroad with Pocketalk.
Nokia 7.2 – £249.99fromNokia.com/phones
Featuring a 48MP camera with bokeh blur effects, you can capture the most Instagram-worthy shots over the festive period with this flagship smartphone – and you won’t have to worry about it running out of charge thanks to its two-day battery life. This phone is available in a stunning Cyan Green finish – the perfect gift this Christmas.
ROKiT IO Pro 3D – £249.99
inclusive of 12 months Value Added Services cover worth over £140 when purchased from Amazon
ROKiT smartphones make the perfect Christmas gift for the tech and entertainment lovers in your life. With glasses-free 3D technology and an extensive library of 3D content, there is plenty to entertain the whole family this Christmas. Other unique Value Added Services elevate ROKiT’s offering beyond the traditional, with phone replacement and breakdown cover included. We recently reviewed this phone and gave it 3.4 out of 5 stars.
Hive View Outdoor Camera-is available for £268 with pro-install, and £179 with self-installation
Once you get one, you won’t look back with the Hive View Outdoor security camera – the perfect accessory to install in your home. This camera can help keep your home secure and give you more peace of mind from wherever you are. Check who’s at the door or in the garden at any time and get a notification to your smartphone when there’s unusual activity.
PSB M4U 8 headphones ANC wireless- £299
The M4U 8 allows you to listen to music wirelessly with aptX HD’the latest Bluetooth technology that lets you stream 24-bit music over a wireless connection to deliver a ‘better-than-CD’ listening experience. Created to give listeners a clear, natural-sounding headphone, the M4U 8’s RoomFeel technology adds layers of lush realism to all your favourite music, while also utilizing a sophisticated active noise-cancelling technology that uses four adaptive microphones to block out noise. We reviewed these recently and gave it 4.3 out of 5 stars.
The Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i Available from Amazon for £299
The PULSE FLEX 2i is a versatile, full-range wireless speaker that delivers true portability via the optional battery pack and the best in audio performance. Pair them together for stereo sound, or even take one with you to the park. The Flex 2i is the smallest speaker in the Bluesound range that lets you enjoy great-sounding music in & out if your home. Our review 4.8 out of 5 stars.
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless Headphones £349 via John Lewis
Intuitive design meets superior sound in Sennheiser’s latest incarnation of their renowned Momentum Wireless headphones. Immerse yourself in their exceptional audio, enhanced by Active Noise Cancellation, with the convenience of Auto On/Off and Smart Pause technology. Premium construction and seamless control make them the ideal audio companion for active, style-conscious music lovers. Our Review 4.8 out of 5 stars
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter (£399.99) Now £329
Electric scooters have taken the world by storm – it’s bound to be the hottest present for 2019! Give your nearest and dearest the chance to enter the New Year in style by gifting a high-performance motor, the Mi Electric Scooter – boasting exceptional reviews. Boasting a long-range battery life of up to 30km, users can take their journeys even further. The Mi Electric Scooter offers convenient monitoring thanks to being able to be paired via Bluetooth – turning your smartphone into your very own dashboard, showing current speed, remaining power, and other real-time riding statistics.
For those with a bigger budget- £500+
OPPO Reno2 – For the Instagram creator
RRP: Sim free from £449.99 or monthly contract form £28.00 per month (£50 upfront cost) via EE or Carphone Warehouse.
The latest iteration of the popular Reno Series, the OPPO Reno2, is jam-packed with smart tech to create top-notch content on the go. The sky’s the limit with four rear cameras including a 48MP ultra-clear main camera, 13 MP telephoto lens, 8MP wide-angle lens, 2MP mono lens, and 2MP portrait lens at your disposal – and if that’s not enough it’s built with a unique 16MP shark fin pop-up camera with bokeh video effect and all-new AI Beauty Mode, should you want to disguise the effects of the night before during the Christmas party season. Ultra Steady Video makes for exceptionally smooth video content along with all new ultra-dark mode capabilities helping to capture New Year’s Eve fireworks like never before. Not to mention its optimised gaming features like Touch Boost 2.0 and Frame Boost 2.0 create an ultimate mobile gaming experience – the perfect way for gamers to fill their time during the Xmas and New Year’s lull. Our review 4.4 out of 5 stars
Parrot ANAFI FPV – RRP £729.00
FPV offers innovative and intuitive flight with the new Arcade mode, whereby the drone flies in the camera-aim direction. Also included are two new pre-sets; Cinematic – an angled horizon for smooth and spectacular shots, and Racing – offering ultra-dynamic race sensations. To unleash the ultimate immersive experience, pair your smartphone to ANAFI FPV with the FreeFlight 6.6 app, place your phone in the included Cockpitglasses, place on your head, and take flight.
The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar Gen2i -£799 Available from Smart Home Sounds
Designed to fit perfectly under the latest TV’s, the Bluesound PULSE SOUNDBAR 2i is the world’s first multi-room, high-resolution compatible wireless home theatre soundbar. Featuring crystal clear, 24-bit resolution sound and audiophile-grade bass response all without a subwoofer. This is the soundbar your TV & music deserves. Our review 5 stars.
Alienware m15 Gaming Laptop –£1,349 available to buy from Dell.com
Featuring a brand-new design and processor, the Alienware m15 is designed to supercharge the PC gaming experience. At less than 2cm thin, this is a gaming laptop like no other and is one of the thinnest on the market. Ease of mobility meets powerful performance with this top-of-the-range laptop. A stunning OLED 4K display makes gameplay look crisp and sharp. This laptop is available in two colours – Lunar Light and Dark Side of the Moon.
We hope you find this guide to be useful and please let us know what you have bought and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.