The best gadgets for Christmas

09 November 2014

Christmas is upon us – and that means serious shopping. People often ask for tech and gadgets for Christmas, most likely because they are essentially toys for adults. These gadgets are often the type of thing people need but wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves. For this reason, they make the perfect gift.

We’ve put our heads together and made a list of what we think are the best gadgets for Christmas. We’ve included a range of prices and designs so that you can find the right Christmas gadgets for each person you’re buying for (or for yourself, of course).

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Thermomix® smart food processor

Are you responsible for cooking Christmas dinner? If so, Thermomix might be your ultimate Christmas gadget, billed as ‘the world's most intelligent food processor’. Thermomix lets you weigh, chop, blend, mix, grind, grate, cook, steam, whisk, knead and so much more all within one machine. 
Cookidoo®, Thermomix’s online recipe platform, has an assortment of festive fancies to adorn the Christmas table. The Cook-Key® connects recipes to the Thermomix, giving you step-by-step guided cooking, so you can let the machine do the work to get those perfectly steamed sprouts (if such a thing exists) and carefully crafted mince pies.
Albeit a little pricey, you can find one on the Thermomix website: £964 for the Standard model and £1049 for the Connected model.

Indoor Smart Wi-Fi Camera (Ezviz Mini O 720p)

When it comes to gadgets for Christmas, new parents might be interested in a tech gift that helps them keep an eye on their kids and keeps their home safe. The Mini O makes it easy to see what's happening in any room, as it quickly clamps to any magnetic surface for simple set-up. One useful feature is that the Mini O can easily be connected to the home wireless network and once connected, users can view HD video anytime from a smartphone, tablet or computer. 

The Mini O is fully compatible with Amazon Echo and Google Assistant devices. Name your camera and ask the voice assistant to show you the live video feed. With multiple storage options, you can also choose where to save your video footage.

Pretty reasonably priced too, you can get this from  Argos for £34.99

Adonit Mini 4 Pocket Sized Universal Stylus

Know someone who travels a lot with their iPad, or a budding artist who uses it to draw? If so, they might appreciate the Adonit Mini 4. It is a pocket-sized stylus that allows the user to write exactly where it is placed. It’s even optimised for that pen to paper feel. 

One Google review said: ”I love the precision, and the fact that I can see through the disc to tell exactly where the point is.” Available in four colours and compatible with all touchscreen devices, this stylus could be one of the best tech gifts for Christmas – especially for someone who is inseparable from their device!

Available from Amazon for £15.50

Brainwavz IEM in-ear ZETA Earphones

Know a music addict or a commuter? If so, these lightweight earphones, which offer exceptional sound and comfort, might be a great tech gift. The dynamic drivers deliver a smooth detailed bass with crisp, realistic vocals. Another cool feature is that the ZETA’s are designed to give a quality and custom fit so they are comfortable to wear all day long. 

You can get these from the Brainwavz website for £15.56.

Siesta Charge

For the person who has everything, we present an alarm clock that doubles up as a wireless charging pad. Had a few too many on Christmas day? This will get you up on Boxing Day morning before the in-laws come around. Boasting great stereo sound, it’s easy to enjoy your favourite radio stations or stream any song, playlist or podcast over Bluetooth – all from the comfort of your bedroom Other features include an ultra-clear, auto-dimming display, multiple alarms and an extra USB powerport for your other smart devices.

The features do come at a price. This will set you back around £130. 

Move T4

A portable radio is a nice idea for music lovers who don’t always want to rely on streaming. The Move T4 pocket DAB+ radio’s rechargeable battery offers up to 22 hours listening playback. Bluetooth connectivity also means that it doubles up as a portable speaker. There’s no better way to blast those Christmas classics…

Can be found on Pure’s website for £99.99, but a promo price of £89.99 will be available from 6-24 December on Amazon.

Stocking fillers

If you’re looking for more budget-friendly stocking filler gifts for gadget lovers, A Place For Everything has gifts from as little as £14. Some nice gadget accessories include a wooden tablet stand, a vinyl storage rack or a headphone stand.

If you’re stocking up on gadgets for Christmas and want to keep your gifts hidden from loved ones, our storage facilities across the country – including Access Self Storage Cheam, Access Self Storage Purley Way and Access Self Storage Islington – can help keep your things stored away and secure. 

Or, if you’re only storing a few items that fit neatly into boxes, Box Storage For Me, our mobile self storage offering allows you to manage your storage needs from the comfort of your own home.