Buying Christmas gifts for your loved ones can be fun and a headache at the same time.
We’ve created a Tech & Gadgets Christmas gift guide, our lust list of Christmas gifts to help with your Christmas shopping experience and we’ve featured everything from Bluetooth speakers to Robot dogs to give you plenty of options to choose from.
Marshall Emberton Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Diamond Jubilee Edition, All Black – £159.99
Iconic British amplifiers and speaker brand Marshall has released this powerful and high-quality portable Bluetooth speaker which features 20+ hours of portable playtime, IPX-7 water-resistant design, and a multi-directional control knob for a superior signature sound. The very sleek all-black Diamond Jubilee Edition gives off a minimalistic feel that should blend in anywhere.
You can feel the quality of the build of this compact and lightweight speaker the moment you open the box and albeit slightly heavier than similar speakers of the same size, the Marshall Emberton weighs in at under 700g.
Get the Marshall Emberton Diamond Jubilee Edition from John Lewis
MEATER Plus Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer RRP: £119
The perfect gift for hard-to-buy-for foodies, as well as tech lovers, busy parents and many more, this Christmas. Tech lovers will enjoy the feature-rich app, busy parents can enjoy the freedom to get on with other tasks, budding chefs have access to a massive, subscription-free, library of recipes and foodies can get adventurous with their meat selections. The MEATER Plus Smart Wireless Meat Thermometer makes achieving succulent, perfectly cooked meat or fish every time, simple. Super smart, MEATER Plus has its own app featuring a smart guided cook system. Simply connect the MEATER Plus to any smartphone or tablet to enjoy estimated cooking times, meat being monitored whilst it is cooking, and alerts and notifications being sent when meat is cooked to perfection and ready to eat. Useful for all year-round culinary endeavours, MEATER Plus is great for al fresco cooking as well as a must-have kitchen tool. This simple-to-use, must-have culinary gadget is cooking 2.0! Get it now from uk.meater.com
Pivo Pod Lite from £49.99
With the Pivo Pod Lite, you can create beyond limits. Powered by AI technology, the Pivo Pod Lite can rotate 360 degrees with auto tracking which makes this perfect for fast-paced content creation like roller-skating, skateboarding and horse-riding, dancing, or simply helping your Instagram and TikTok videos look awesome.
The Pivo Pod Lite follows you at all times plus auto zooms in and out to make sure you’re always in focus and in the frame. Ready to record a dance session or stream a workout routine? The Pivo Pod Lite has you covered and also includes a video call feature that will allow a coach to train you from a remote location.
Pivo Pod Lite is compatible with iOS and Android, and is available in a wide range of colours from uk.pivo.ai Remote control and other accessories such as a mount and tripod are also available.
EXCITRUS: super-fast charging 105W 18000mAh Power Bank Ultimate £86
The new Power Bank Ultimate from EXCITRUS is one of the smallest (5.6 x 3.2 x 1 inch and 0.65 lbs) available on the market with around 100W power output and is designed to provide super-fast portable charging and Power Delivery (PD) for MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, iPhone, Laptops and Other USB Devices, it is small but powerful. The Power Bank Ultimate is designed to have two independent output power sources through USB-C(87W) and USB-A(18W) which supports Quick Charge 3.0 protocol for highspeed charging. This makes it perfect to charge laptops through the USB-C socket(87W) and charge a phone through the USB-C socket(18W) with no compromise of output power during simultaneous charging. It is able to quickly charge a MacBook Pro 13” up to 60% in 1 hour, similar to that of the original Apple power adapter.
- Battery lifespan – Power bank Ultimate uses A+ grade premium battery cells, so the battery cell guarantees 1000 times of recharging, which is 3 times longer than that of typical power banks in the market.
- 8-level safety protection – no worries about fire or explosion, thanks to the multiple protections inside.
- Digital Display
- Bluetooth Device Charging Mode for charging Apple Watch and TWS.
- 2 cables included; USB-A to USB-C cable x 1, USB-C to USB-C cable x 1
The Excitrus Power Bank is available from myexcitrus.com
Pocketalk S – £259
The Pocketalk S language translator is the perfect gift for travellers as you enjoy flowing conversations without language barriers when travelling abroad. Translating 82 languages bi-directionally at the touch of a button plus a text-to-translate camera which instantly recognises and translates text, written words and signs, the Pocketalk S is your new travel companion, that comes with a complementary 2-year mobile data plan that provides coverage in over 130 countries/regions so you don’t need to rely on Wi-Fi.
Ideal if you need help reading menus or are trying to find your way around a new city the Pocketalk S provides
Pocketalk S is available in Black, White, Red and Gold from uk.pocketalk.com
NuraTrue Pro – The world’s first earbuds with lossless audio and personalised sound £299
Introducing the NuraTrue Pro, the second-generation wireless earbuds joining Nura’s award-winning product family, ready to change the game once again with CD-quality lossless audio over Bluetooth via Qualcomm aptXTM Lossless. Feel your music come alive with Nura’s award-winning Personalized Sound technology which automatically creates an individualized EQ for users, driven by hearing measurements taken by the NuraTrue Pro, thus creating an unparalleled experience of music with Nura Personalized Sound, CD-Quality Lossless Audio, Spatial Processing, and Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation. Get these amazing earbuds from nurasound.com
Petoi Bittle from £299.99
Perfect for budding coders, tech and STEM enthusiasts, Bittle is a powerful mini robot dog, small and agile that can be programmed to walk, do tricks and roll around just like a real dog. This fun and exciting toy allow users to bring Bittle to life by assembling its puzzle-like frame which is made up of 3D interlocking components, (it’s also available pre-assembled).
Every bit has been fine-tuned to fit agile manoeuvrability into a palm-sized robot pet. This kit comes with a WiFi dongle and a Bluetooth dongle. Bittle’s dynamic manoeuvrability and behaviours are features typically seen on luxury robots but Petoi’s technology is now making it accessible to more consumers. Bittle can also be configured and controlled using Petoi’s official mobile app. It is ideal for adults and teenagers who want to learn how to code.
Petoi Bittle is available on amazon.co.uk
Edifier MP230 – £99
Combining modernist design aesthetics with smart audio, the MP230 is a superbly well-rounded, premium Bluetooth speaker that wouldn’t look amiss on the shelves of a Pierre Koenig’s Stahl House in the Hollywood Hills. Consider this one a great gift for any music lovers who appreciate the finer things in life.
The Edifier MP230 features two 48mm full-range drivers and an integrated large double passive radiator with a 2600mAh large battery capacity that supports up to 16 hours of music playback and AUX, sound card and TF card inputs.
Get The Edifier MP230 from amazon.co.uk
Twelve South AirFly Pro – £65
A must-have if you’re flying somewhere, the AirFly Pro is a Bluetooth adaptor that allows AirPods or other wireless headphones to be used in situations where only wired headphone jacks are available i.e. with the inflight entertainment system. Having to use the uncomfortable wired headphones airlines provide is now a thing of the past as AirFly Pro will allow up to two users to easily connect their wireless headphones via Bluetooth, to the media system.
Get the AirFly Pro from apple.com
Marshall Motif ANC Active Noise Cancelling True Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones with Mic/Remote, Diamond Jubilee Edition, All Black – £199.99
Despite the memorizing huge name, the Marshall Motif ANC In-Ear headphones are small and pack a powerful punch. As mentioned above, you can expect the same style and build quality from Marshall all compact into these beautiful headphones.
The ear-buds last for up to 4.5 hours (with ANC on, 6 hours without) from a single charge, with the capacity for 20 hours stored in the charging case (up to 26 with ANC off) and come with the very stylish Marshall-logo emblazoned charging case. The 6mm dynamic drivers deliver a big soundstage and you can also set your own preferred level of noise cancellation and transparency.
These True Wireless headphones are compatible with all smart devices with Bluetooth, including from Apple, Samsung and Google, and other Android smartphone brands.
Get the Marshall Motif ANC earbuds from John Lewis
Airpulse A80 Active Speaker – £599
Airpulse A80 SE features ease of use, multiple connections and functionality, packed inside this sleek bookshelf speaker. Available in a classic ‘Walnut’ finish, and the recently announced ‘Electric Blue’, the A80 is finished to a high standard, providing a sleek, glossy feel which will perfectly match any interior.
The speaker boasts high-end HiFi components providing fantastic listening quality encased in an aesthetically pleasing speaker housing. The multiple connections offer different ways of listening, including Bluetooth, AUX and USB, allowing these speakers to easily fit into your existing audio set-up. Bass, treble and volume controls are accessibly placed in order to tailor the sound to the listening environment, ensuring a fully immersive and accurate listening experience.
Available from Selfridges
Ugreen 12-in-1 USB-C Docking Station – £349.99
Facilitating a complete expansion of the capabilities of users’ laptops, the Docking Station is the perfect product for those who wish to download content from other devices, such as cameras, when their laptops do not already possess the ports to do so. With 1x USB A 3.2 Gen 2 port and 1x USB-C 3.2 port with Flash Transmission speed up to 10Gbps, and 2x USB 3.0 ports, the docking station will meet most data transferring needs. The PD 3.0 port provides a maximum of 100W to pass-through charge laptops while in use, allowing the Docking Station to be used free from any worries of users’ laptops running out of battery.
The Docking Station also supports 8K crystal-clear streaming, allowing users to access high-definition, vibrant colour playback of content easily. The HDMI2 port supports up to 8K@30Hz in Windows, and up to 4K@60Hz in Mac OS.Connect, and conveniently, all three HDMI ports can simultaneously support crystal-clear streaming or mirroring across three external displays.
Nutribullet Blender Combo – £129
Introducing your new kitchen jug blender and bullet blender all in one. Create delicious, nutritious smoothies with the famous bullet cups and simply swap to the 1.8L jug for a blender with the power, capacity and control for all your traditional blending needs. Hot blending, cold blending, vegetables, fruits, nuts and even ice – Nutribullet Blender Combo does it all!
With a large 1.8L jug capacity and five blend options, you can prepare any number of foods and drinks quickly and easily. Soups, smoothies, dips, sauces, spreads, milk and more, Nutribullet Blender Combo is the only blender package you’ll need.
Get your Nutribullet Blender Combo here