The best gadgets to buy tech-obsessed friends this Christmas

Best gadgets for Christmas

From statement gifts to stocking fillers (Picture: Google/Epic Stuff/The Rolling Stones/Nikon)

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It’s hard to buy presents for gadget fans, especially if you’re apathetic about technology yourself.

How do you sort sophisticated statement buys from high class but short lifespan junk? And what on earth do all those tech terms mean?

Well, because it’s Christmas, we’ve done friends of tech-heads everywhere a favor and rounded up the best value and best quality gadgetry on the market.

From classy watches and epic speakers to groovy headphones and quite seriously impressive toy cars (where were those when we were young?), we’ve got you covered.

Google Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Watch

Time to get a (better) watch (Picture: Google)

With a face as smooth as marble, and a strap so light it makes most other watches feel uncomfortable, the Google Pixel Watch is first and foremost a triumph of hardware design.

Moreover, as well as doing everything you’d expect of a modern smartwatch (providing directions/music/payment and, you know, telling the time), the Pixel Watch also integrates Fitbit technology, making it the perfect mobile exercise buddy.

Buy it for £399 from the Google Store.

Hairy Bikers Pie Making Machine

Hairy Bikers Pie Making machine, ?35

Easy as pie (Picture: Supplied)

Is there anything more warming and wintery than a steaming pie? For a budding chef, this would be a fantastic present.

Sure, pies are not difficult to make without a pie maker. But with one, and you can look forward to a professional finish every time. This clever Hairy Bikers invention really does make the whole process immensely satisfying and easy. So long toastie maker, we’re pie people now.

Buy it for £35 from Menkind.

BMW Roadster Electric Ride-On

BMW Roadster Ride-In

Ride on (Picture: Epic Stuff)

Glance at the BMW Roadster Electric and you could be forgiven for thinking you were looking at a real car. It’s certainly more sophisticated than the majority of ride-on vehicles.

Your child will be able to host a friend in the passenger seat, pop some tunes on the built-in music system and set off on their travels. And you can wave them off happy in the knowledge that you can take over the vehicle with a remote control, should you get nervous!

Buy it for £339.95 from Epic Stuff.

Ember mug

Ember mug

Don’t be a mug (Picture: Ember)

There’s nothing worse than lukewarm coffee in the morning.

That’s why the geniuses at Ember Mugs have designed a drinking vessel which can keep your chosen hot beverage at your preferred temperature for an hour and a half – or, if you use their special charging coaster, all day!

Buy it for £149.99 from Ember.

Aura Carver Frame

Aura Carver Frame

Get in the frame (Picture: Aura Frames)

This color-calibrated digital photo frame allows you to display entire albums of family photos quickly, easily, and in high quality.

Why bother taking all those pics if you don’t get to show them off to the world?

Buy it for £149 from Aura Frames.

V-Moda x Rolling Stones Crossfade 2

V-Moda x Rolling Stones Crossfade 2

For your satisfaction (Picture: The Rolling Stones)

We all like hearing our music played at the highest possible quality. But you can’t always get what you want (geddit?).

Still, these comfy and funky headphones from the Rolling Stones shop on Soho’s iconic Carnaby Street should help make this aspiration a reality.

Buy it for £195 from the Rolling Stones shop on Carnaby Street.

Sonos Sub Mini speaker

Sonos Sub mini

Hear us out (Picture: Sonos)

This is surely the most ironically named product on our list. Mini by name but certainly not by nature, this speaker can power the craziest house parties, and provide an epic soundtrack to movies screened in your home cinema.

For Sonos, you really aren’t everything.

Buy it for £429.99 from Sonos.

Nikon Z 30 camera

Nikon Z30

Snap happy (Picture: Nikon)

For serious vloggers, filming on your smartphone just isn’t good enough. The Nikon Z 30 camera adds the depth of vision and the attention to detail that phone cameras can’t provide.

It’s also light enough to be perfect for traveling, meaning your holiday snaps are about to undergo a serious upgrade.

Buy it for £649 from Nikon.

Humax Wi-Fi Smart Plug and energy monitor

Humax Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Here to help (Picture: Humax)

Everything’s inter-connected in the digital age, which risks life becoming a succession of faffs.

Humax helps to avoid this by making everything simple: from tracking your energy output to switching devices on and off. In the middle of an energy crisis, it’s one of the most useful presents you could give this Christmas.

Buy it for £14.95 from Humax Direct.

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