Continuing in our tradition of gift guides for Christmas, I’m following on from last years Gifts for under £20 guide with a wider list of the Top 10 Tech Gifts for Christmas 2018. With many online stores like Amazon, Currys/PC World and Fonehouse offering Christmas delivery for orders placed up until the 22nd December, there is still plenty of time to order online and avoid all the hassle of going into your nearest town and battling the crowds and parking. Shop smarter, not harder!
Top 10 Tech Gifts for Christmas 2018
10. Official Geeky Knitted Christmas Jumpers
Everyone loves Christmas Jumpers! Numskull has a brand new range of official Christmas sweaters, based on your favourite video game, TV show, movie, and comic book brands. Featuring designs based on Adventure Time, Rick & Morty, Harry Potter, Sonic the Hedgehog, Batman, Fallout 76, Spyro the Dragon,Star Wars, and more, Numskull has applied their world famous Xmas touch to a whole new host of beloved franchises.
>> Buy a Numskull Christmas Jumper from only £34.99
9. Microsoft Surface Go Tablet PC
Microsoft introduced the Surface Go tablet in XX this year. Its smaller, lighter, and just as easy to use. Its perfect for kids at GCSE and A-Level and in this increasingly cloud-centric world, it will even see them through university. Specs include a 10″ Full HD 1800 x 1200p display, 64GB storage, 4GB RAM and make sure you use the stylus for the budding artists in your family.
>> Buy the Microsoft Surface Go tablet (64GB) for £379.00
8. Nespresso Vertuo Plus Instant Coffee Maker
I’m a big fan on coffee. And technology. So I love Nespresso machines which give you that coffee shop flavour at home. You can now pick up a Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker from just £99.99 and experience great coffee, whenever you want it, at home.
>> Buy the Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee maker from just £99.99
7. Energizer 10000mAh wireless portable Qi Charger Power Bank
We’re all using our phones more and more now. EMails, social media, streaming video, the list is endless. My iPhone copes with most days, but when I go to London for work, the combination of working on the train down, Google Maps for navigation, emails, and perhaps some Netflix on the way home means its usually running out of power. A portable charger – or Powerbank – is essential. I like a brand I know of when I’m throwing a better in my laptop bag, and Energizer have brought out their 10000mAh wireless portable Qi Charger Power Bank which fits the bill perfectly. It can charge your phone around 3 full times, and also supports wireless charging which is now standard on all the latest handsets. Its great value at £69.99
>> Buy the Energizer 10000mAh wireless portable Qi Charger Power Bank for £69.99
6. Denon AH-GC20 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones
Wireless headphones are a must now, and there are hundreds to choose from. But to get one that sounds great, and will last, you have to spend a bit more. The Denon AH- D1200 Over-Ear Headphones are a fantastic choice, they have the lot. Bluetooth 4.0 Dual Mode Connectivity, active noise cancelling, memory foam earpads and large 40mm professionally tuned drivers.
>> Buy the Denon AH-GC20 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones from £207.10
5. Puro Sound Labs BT2200 On-Ear Headphones
If you’re looking for some wireless headphones for your kids (I am after my son destroyed yet another cabled pair) the Denons might be a bit much to consider. So check out the Puro Sound Labs BT2200 On-Ear Headphones which are still Bluetooth wireless, sound and look great, and only cost £59.98.
>> Buy the Puro Sound Labs BT2200 On-Ear Headphones from £59.98
4.Falcon Electric Micro Scooter
Engineered by the awarding winning Swiss innovators at Micro Scooters (www.micro-scooters.co.uk) – the small but mighty Falcon is one of the most efficient ways to cover 10km in less than half an hour. Better still it folds down in seconds to make carrying and storing it a doddle. Its not cheap, but it’s sooooo much fun!
>> Buy the Falcon electric micro scooter for £999.95
3. Kindle Fire Tablet
This makes my list every year. And its here again on the Top 10 Tech Gifts for Christmas 2018. You can’t beat the price point, and if you’re already an Amazon Prime subscriber, the bundled services the Fire tablet can take advantage of gives you free music, movies, tv and photo storage for nothing extra. The new 8″ and 10″ Fire tablets also serve as an always on Alexa Show device giving them a whole other benefit.
2. August SWB200 Smart Activity Tracker
Packed full of features, this sleek, app-enabled wristband accurately tracks a user’s daily activity including steps, distance, heart rate, blood oxygen and calories burnt. It also monitors sleep, providing information on quality, duration as well as the stages of sleep, all for just
>> Buy the August SWB200 Smart Activity Tracker from just £29.95.
1. Amazon Echo Spot
The Amazon Echo range continues to grow, and a recent cool addition is the Echo Spot giving you all the features of Alexa and adds a small screen to allow you to do video calls and display simple information. It also works with Ring products – I have a Ring doorbell and absolutely love it.
>> Buy the Echo Spot from Amazon for £89.99
Let us know what you think of my Top 10 Tech Gifts for Christmas 2018 – anything missing? Anything you’d swap for something better? Let me know in the comments.