Our fabulous gift guide is packed with the hottest and coolest tech where you are guaranteed to find one (or, two!) gadgets to buy this year!
Let's start with the great outdoors. Why not go for an investment piece this year and get a gadget that the whole family or your friends will enjoy on a day out?
Currys The Disco FPV combines all the latest high- tech essentials for flights with exceptional reality. It can reach top speeds of 80 kms/h and offers 45 minutes of flight time and using Parrot Cockpitglasses, you get a really immersive, almost VR-like experience.
GoPro Hero5 Session
£250 Cotswoldoutdoor.com With its 4K video recording and voice control, the Hero5 Session provides a standout performance to capture your adventures. Its rugged waterproof (up to 10m) design means that the camera can go swimming with you, and it’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities lets users stay connected wherever they may be.
Kobo Aura One
£39.99 Lavaaccessories.co.uk This is a handy little speaker and has an ace up its sleeve: an ambient night- light. The 36-hour battery life means your parties and picnics are guaranteed tunes and guests can charge their phones using the in-built power bank. Did we mention it is water resistant too?
£30 Google Store Give the gift of a smart TV this Christmas by filling that stocking with Google Chromecast. Simply plug Chromecast into the back of your HDTV, connect to a Wi-Fi network and then begin casting any videos or music from your laptop, tablet or phone onto the screen.
Parrot Pot £129.99 Parrot.com Are you guilty of killing your plants? The Parrot Pot has four built-in sensors that monitor light, temperature, soil moisture and fertiliser levels in real time. It then sends out customised recommendations and alerts to your smartphone to help you better care for your plant. Oh, and it tends to your plants while you’re away too!
Small enough to take on a mini break, the Play is dust & splash-resistant. 24 hours of music playback and ambient True 360 sound are just some of its other perks.
Knomo Maddox £229 Knomo.com This is a classic leather tote that features an internal padded section to hold a laptop up to 15-inches. It has a top zip and features a hidden Slip pocket for easy access to a phone, charger and keys. Additional internal pockets keep everything else organised. Also helps that it is such a beauty!
Cobra CDR835 Drive HD Dash Cam
This is an easy out-of-the box solution that is quick and simple to set-up. It uses a 8GB microSD memory card and the dash cam’s parking mode feature provides security while a vehicle is parked, giving peace of mind at all times.
MOOV HR £75 Currys So, this is a heart rate monitoring head band. Apparently this is because the skin on the temples is thinner, movement reduced and increased blood flow easier to read. The audio and visual coach further guides users to get to their training targets & goals.
Goodmans Heritage Portable
This is a fully featured digital radio with a high capacity internal 5000mAh battery for music on the move. It also has Spotify Connect, Bluetooth streaming and Wi-Fi multi-room audio. The latest tech is enclosed in a compact wooden cabinet and delivers tunes anywhere around the home.
Misfit Phase £165 Misfit.com Misfit Phase tracks steps, distance, and sleep duration and quality using a 3-axis accelerometer. However, it isn’t just a tracker/notifications monkey. You can use Phase to control your music, take pictures with your phone, or advance slides in a presentation, all with the touch of a button.