The best gifts are always the things you want, but can’t necessarily justify buying yourself. And that’s why tech gifts make such great Christmas presents, because generally there’s a slightly higher price tag on them.
From wireless headphones to keep you company during solo daily walks (the one good thing most of us took from lockdown, right?) to fitness trackers for when those walks become runs, home tech and more, we’ve rounded up the best tech gifts for 2021. So whether you’re looking for the best tech gifts for men, women or anything in between, we’ve got you covered.
And if you still haven’t ticked everyone off your list, do check out some of our other gift guides: Christmas gifts for her, Christmas gifts under £50, Christms beauty gifts, gifts for fitness fans, ethical Christmas gifts, and luxury candles.
Best tech gifts for men and women this Christmas:
Delicious home scents… but make them tech. This NEOM Wellbeing Pod Mini is designed to release NEOM’s famous scents into spaces (think car, home office, bathrooms…), filling them in just minutes. Simply place your favourite NEOM Essential Oil Blend inside, and using cold diffusion technology the oils are converted into micro fine vapour. It comes with a USB cable for charging, but can also be battery operated too if you want to use it off-grid.
Bose headphones are by no means cheap, but you can guarantee they are worth every penny for the quality and longevity. This pretty white pair come with the brand’s best noise cancelling technology yet – particularly good if you’re a nervous flyer like me, to cancel out any unwanted noises reminding you you’re on a plane.
Echo Dot (4th generation), £59.99 | Amazon
The latest Echo Dot is a total all-rounder. It can do anything from serving as your alarm clock to being a search engine (ask Alexa to play the news, check the weather) as well as controlling your smart home and making calls. It’s a tiny genius!
Beosound Balance, £2,250 | Bang & Olufsen
A wireless speaker with a dynamic acoustic performance designed to be positioned up against the wall on a shelf or side table in your home. Impressive sound compared to its size.
Fitbit Charge 5, £169.99 | Fitbit
Not everyone wants a fitness tracker that’s also a smartwatch, which is where Fitbit’s Charge 5 comes in… their advanced fitness and health tracker, this piece of wearable tech comes jam packed with tools like an on-wrist ECG app for heart health, EDA Scan app for stress management and more when you activate a premium membership (subscription required).
If the name of your gifting game is pure luxury, then look no further than Hotel Chocolat’s Velvetiser, which for a limited time only comes in this glorious Stellar white. Silky hot chocolate (made in just 2.5 minutes) will become a regular ritual – and the highlight of its new owner’s week – once they unbox this glorious machine.
If the COVID pandemic has forever changed the way your loved ones like to exercise, this could be a very strong addition to a home gym set up. Taking up minimal space and providing the smoothest of rides, this indoor spin bike can be paired with the JRNY app for a whole array of guided workouts. Who needs a gym membership when you’ve got this?!
Know someone who’s just moved house? Enter: their ideal Christmas gift. This is not just any lowkey doorbell, this is an all-singing, all-dancing doorbell that pairs with an app and boasts a 180° angle, allowing you to see everything from the ground up (so you can keep an eye on any packages if you’re no longer wfh).
The perfect camera for anyone with a love of retro and an eye for design, the new Nikon Z fc takes inspiration from the brand’s iconic FM2 . The circular eyepiece for the electronic viewfinder will help to zoom in on the perfect shot, while the vari-angle monitor allows for vertical shooting from low or high angles. Let’s face it: this will look just as good on your shelf as it does on a strap over your shoulder.
The new iPad Mini comes in an array of delicious colours from Space Grey to Starlight, and is the perfect compact companion for trips away.
Smeg stand mixer, £480 | Selfridges
We all got a bit baking-obsessed throughout the height of the pandemic, so for anyone who’s particularly keen, gift them this – the perfect cake- or bread-making companion.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro,
was £219, now £179 | Selfridges
These slick in-ear headphones come in black or white, and offer the kind of powerfully immersive sound experience you’d expect – whether you’re listening to music, watching a film, or anything else. Plus, the Galaxy Buds Pro’s Next-level Active Noise Cancellation strikes the perfect balance between blocking out unwanted distractions while letting you communicate with the world around you while you’re using them.