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:
O6 Duo Pack of Two Electric Toothbrushes, Black Lava & Pink Sand,
was £420, now £175 | Oral B
The cheapest in the iO series, this new toothbrush gives you the same professional clean as its predecessors, and is simpler to use too since it has fewer settings. We love this duo set for men and women, and it’s currently better than half price.
NEOM Organics London Wellbeing Pod Mini Diffuser, £50 | John Lewis
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.
Pump Espresso Coffee Machine,
was £199, now £179 | Delonghi
You know how they always tell us that if we cut back on the takeout coffees and avocados-on-toast we’d all be able to afford to buy a house? Let’s put it to the test: get this Delonghi coffee machine for Christmas and see how much cash you save.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13, from £649 | Lenovo
If you use your tablet for both work and pleasure, you’re going to love the new Yoga Tab 13 from Lenovo. It features an impressive 13″ screen which is great for both streaming shows and surfing the net, as well as being ideal to use as a secondary monitor. Unlike other tablets on the market, it also features an innovative metal kick stand used to hang the Yoga Tab, which means you can get the best viewing experience, wherever you are.
House Of Marley Duo Bluetooth Speakers,
was £179.99, now £149.99 | HMV
Looking for an aesthetically-pleasing speaker as an addition to your bookshelves? Look no further. This wireless duo speaker set from House Of Marley – which was created in collaboration with Bob Marley’s family as a way to continue the icon’s legacy of love for music and the planet – are made from highly renewable, natural materials, including bamboo, hemp and cotton.
Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones, £319.95 | Bose
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.
Kensington StudioCaddy With Qi Wireless Charging For Apple Devices, £129.99 | Amazon
Save yourself from having to run up and down the stairs chasing after chargers for your various Apple devices with this wireless charging caddy. It fits an iPhone, Airpods, and an iPad or MacBook all at the same time, and it looks pretty sleek too.
Titanium Chef Baker,
was £499.99, now £449| Kenwood
Hands up who else is still baking obsessed after two years of intermittent lockdowns? Thought so. Add this baking companion to your kit and you’ll be applying for next year’s series of Bake Off before you know it.
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).
Google Pixel 6, £599 | Google
The Pixel 6 is the perfect way to upgrade your phone game. This has THE best camera ever, big storage and includes Tensor, the first chip made by Google exclusively for the Pixel. It’s fast and easy to use and looks pretty great too (it comes in 3 colourways).
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.
Schwinn 800IC Indoor Cycling Bike, £1,049 | Amazon
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?!
TOUCAN Video Doorbell Camera, £87.95 | Amazon
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.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, £219 | 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.
Bose Frames Alto, Bluetooth Audio Sunglasses,
was £199.95, now £129.95| Bose
This is basically something you’d only imagine exists in only the world of film, but here we are: you can now lie 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.
Dyson HS01 Airwrap Complete Hair Styler, £449.99 | 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.