The best gadgets to buy this Christmas for tech-obsessed friends

The best gadgets to buy this Christmas for tech-obsessed friends

Best Gadgets for Christmas

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

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

How do you sort sophisticated statement buys from high-end but short-lived clutter? And what the hell do all those technical terms mean?

Well, since it’s Christmas, we’ve pleased friends of techies everywhere and rounded up the best price and quality gadgets on the market.

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

Google Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Watch

Time for a (better) watch (Photo: Google)

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

Plus, not only does the Pixel Watch do everything you’d expect from a modern smartwatch (give directions/music/payment and, you know, tell the time), but it also integrates Fitbit technology, making it the perfect mobile workout companion.

Get it for £399 from the Google Store.

Furry Motorcyclists Cake Making Machine

Hairy Bikers Pie Making machine, €35

Easy as pie (photo: included)

Is there anything more warming and wintry than a steaming pie? This would make a fantastic gift for a budding chef.

Of course, cakes are not difficult to make without a cake maker. But with one, and you can look forward to a professional finish every time. This clever invention from Hairy Bikers makes the whole process really satisfying and easy. Goodbye sandwich maker, we’re pie people now.

Buy it for £35 from Menkind.

BMW Roadster electric ride-on

BMW Roadster Ride-In

Riding on (Photo: Epic Stuff)

Look at the BMW Roadster Electric and you might think you’re looking at a real car. It is certainly more advanced than most ride-on vehicles.

Your child can host a friend in the passenger seat, blast some tunes on the built-in music system and go on a journey. And you can happily wave them goodbye knowing that you can take control of the vehicle with a remote control should you get nervous!

Get it for £339.95 from Epic Stuff.

Cinder mug

Cinder mug

Don’t be a mug (Photo: Ember)

Nothing is more annoying than lukewarm coffee in the morning.

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

Get it for £149.99 from Ember.

Aura Carver frame

Aura Carver frame

Get in the frame (Photo: Aura Frames)

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

Why take all those pictures if you can’t show them to the world?

Get it for £149 from Aura Frames.

V-Moda x Rolling Stones Crossfade 2

V-Moda x Rolling Stones Crossfade 2

For your satisfaction (Photo: The Rolling Stones)

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

Still, these comfortable and funky headphones from the Rolling Stones store on Soho’s iconic Carnaby Street should help fulfill this ambition.

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

Sonos Sub Mini speaker

Sonos Sub mini

Listen to us (Photo: Sonos)

This is certainly 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 for movies shown in your home theater.

For Sonos, size really isn’t everything.

Get it for £429.99 from Sonos.

Nikon Z30 camera

Nikon Z30

Snap happy (Photo: Nikon)

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

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

Get it for £649 from Nikon.

Humax Wi-Fi Smart Plug and energy monitor

Humax wifi smart plug

Here to help (Photo: Humax)

Everything is connected in the digital age, which threatens to make life a succession of faffs.

Humax helps prevent this by making everything simple: from tracking your energy output to turning appliances on and off. In the midst of an energy crisis, it’s one of the most useful gifts you can give this Christmas.

Get it for £14.95 from Humax Direct.

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