From fun festive lockdown activities to decking our houses out in the best Christmas décor, there are few things that can rain on our parade. Except for maybe, the stress of finding the perfect gift.. And is there anyone more difficult to shop for than a techie?
If you’re anything like us, we are getting fully into the Christmas spirit already. After having another certain “C’ word dominate the majority of 2020, we are more than happy to swing our focus to the merriest time of the year.
If someone special in your life geeks out over the newest iPhone launch or a software update on their Playstation, chances are they’re very clued up on everything tech-related – so that means it’s extra hard to find just the right gift that’ll surprise and excite them. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the very best tech gifts for this Christmas, so get ready to geek out.
There are plenty of things to love about this time of the year – the build-up starts as we watch our favourite festive adverts, gains momentum as we gingerly crack open Day 1 of our advent calendars and excitement fully peaks as we spend Christmas eve onwards in our snuggly Christmas PJs. But really, it’s pretty hard to beat the feeling of gifting your partner, parent, sibling or best friend something you know they’ll love. So where to start if Santa is expected to deliver tech-savvy toys?
It might seem an obvious choice but Apple’s new iPad will go down a treat with its significantly improved processing powers – perfect for the #WFH days 2021 is bound to bring. For gaming, the Nintendo Switch Lite is the perfect handheld device, plus, unlike many other gaming systems, it won’t break the bank. Balance out all the extra screen time that we’re all inevitably giving in to, with blue light blocking glasses to protect your peepers from the harmful lights emitted from our devices.
For the homebody (okay, so that’s probably most of us right now), there are endless gadgets that will make their days at home more enjoyable. Top of many wish lists is the Roomba vacuum cleaner – actually hoovering yourself is so 2019. As is having to manually Google anything – tech heads will love being able to ask Alexa every possible question on their Amazon Echo – including settling the annual family argument on how long to roast the turkey.
But it’s not only the tech-minded that will appreciate these gifts. Got a beauty junkie in your life? They’ll positively swoon over this Dr Dennis Gross LED mask, which promises a clear complexion, or the ultimate styling tool – the Dyson air wrap.
There’s also a host of fun gifts for anyone looking for (another) new lockdown hobby, or maybe even a new career – if they fancy themselves the next Jo Malone, this Alchemist set allows them to create personalised fragrances. Aspiring David Guetta in your life? They’d be delighted to find a smart controller DJ set under the tree. Even those that are a little less tech-savvy (mum, we’re talking about you) would appreciate gifts such as the Bluetooth finder that can locate missing keys or wallets – just be sure to set it up for them first.
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