These are the must have tech gifts for 2020

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  • From the wireless headphones to speakers with built in Alexa and fitness trackers, we’ve rounded up the best tech gifts for 2020. And if you still haven’t ticked everyone off your list, do check out our other gifts guides: Christmas gifts for her, Christmas gifts under £50, Christms beauty gifts gifts for new mums and luxury candles.

    Tech for women

    I hate to play into gender stereotypes, but for the purpose of this gift guide, I’ve added tech gifts that I know myself and the women I know would love, and vice versa for men. However it’s worth noting that anyone tech-obsessed will love the gifts in both categories.

    Beosound Balance, £2,250 at 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.

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    Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, £349.95 at Bose
    These are by no means cheap, but I’ve had mine now for a couple of years and can guarantee they are worth every penny. Particularly good if you’re a nervous flyer like me to cancel out any unwanted noises.

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    All-new Echo Dot (4th generation), £59.99 at Amazon
    The all new singing and dancing Echo Dot can do anything from being you alarm clock to a search engine (ask Alexa to play the news, check the weather) to controlling your smart home and making calls.

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    Fitbit Sense, Health and Fitness Watch with Heart Rate Monitor, Carbon/Graphite, £299

    The Fitbit tech just got a serious upgrade. Activate a premium app (subscription required) to track your activity, heart rate (it even tracks your resting heart rate) and sleep. Not only that but you can take calls and receive texts if you have a compatible mobile.  With several other features including an ECG App, built in GPS and voice assistants, you can pretty much do it all – SM

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    Tech gifts for men

    If you’re unsure what to buy, then there are crowd-pleasers that will satisfy even the trickiest of customers. I’m thinking Apple iPads, fancy Bose speakers and Marshall headphones.

    Honor MagicBook 14, £599.99

    With its sleek design and powerful processor, this reliable little laptop is enough to make this fiercely loyal apple fan switch. You’ve got to love the clever 2-in-1 touch button combines the power button and fingerprint sensor into one – SM

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    Bose Frames Alto, Bluetooth Audio Sunglasses, £179.95
    This is sort of like something you imagine to exist in only the world of film, but there you are, on a sunbed at the beach listening to your favourite podcast through your sunglasses. Welcome to the future, my friends. The perfect gift for anyone who loves a gadget that is actually seriously cool, one that works well all while looking incredibly chic too – SM

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    iPad Air 64GB, from £579 at Apple
    The new iPad Air comes in an array of delicious colours, and can be personalised for free. The perfect Christmas present,

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    Smeg stand mixer, £450 at Selfridges
    We’ve all gotten a bit baking obsessed in lockdown, and this bad boy is the perfect cake or bread making companion.

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    Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Watch, £4,445 at Rado
    Rado’s dynamic HyperChrome is a limited edition timepiece. Designed to look just as good with a business suit as it does with sports or swimwear – it’s water resistant up to 100m.
    Sponsored

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    MARSHALL Monitor Il A.N.C. Headphones, £189.99 at Selfridges
    These aren’t just great for listening to music, they’ll help keep the peace if you’re both on Zoom calls working from home.

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    Best tech gifts 2020

    Haven’t found your perfect present yet? Here are a few other standout tech gifts from 2020. Something good had to come out of this year right?

    Google, PIXEL 5, from £599

    The latest offering from Google is the Pixel 5 (pictured here with the Google earphones – which should you care, haven’t left my side since trying them). I’ll admit my scepticism when trying this out as Android has never really been my thing. But, with its clean interface and excellent camera (and editing software), I’m swayed.

    The design of the phone itself is simple and pretty chic IMO – which makes it great for everyone. As for battery life, I managed 1 and 1/2 days comfortably without my innate panic at not having a fully charged handset kicked in – SM

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    Microchip pet feeder, £80 from Sure Petcare
    This handy little feeder connects to your pet’s microchip to keep food seeled, protected from other pets, and even helps with portion control.

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    Fitbit Versa 2 Smart Fitness Watch, Copper Rose, £159 at John Lewis
    The stylish Fitbit Versa 2 health and fitness smart watch enables you to use your voice to create alarms, set bedtime reminders, check the weather or control your Spotify* account directly from your wrist, thanks to its handy built-in voice control technology.

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    Lily Allen x Womanizer LIBERTY, £89 at Womanizer
    Give the gift that just keeps on giving. Lily Allen name checked WOMANIZER in her 2018 memoir My Thoughts Exactly so launching her own sex toy, the LIBERTY, felt like a natural step.
    In partnership with WOW Tech

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    Dyson HS01 Airwrap Complete Hair Styler, £449.99 at John Lewis
    Engineered for multiple hair types, the Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler Complete includes all Dyson Airwrap styler attachments to curl, wave, smooth and dry multiple hair types without extreme heat.

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    Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 Headphones, £475 at LUISAVIAROMA
    Designed to eliminate outside distractions Bang & Olufsen’s noise-canceling headphones mean you can listen to a podcast or playlist without any outside interference. Lightweight with touch sensitive controls they’re a game changer.
    In partnership with LUISAVIAROMA

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    Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Instant Camera with 10 Shots of Film, Built-In Flash & Hand Strap, Tan, £123 at John Lewis
    The Instax Mini 90 has been designed with a classic look and offers advanced features. Complete with bulb and double exposures with new functions and features, this instant camera has been developed for a range of shooting situations.

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    HONOR WATCH, GS Pro watch, £179.99, 

    The first smartwatch from HONOR for urban adventurers. Perfect for those that lead active lives and enjoy outdoor activities. With everything from a health monitoring to smart life assistant – there’s not much this very smartwatch can’t do – SM

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