Best Christmas Gadgets & Utensils 2017
Best Christmas Gadgets 2017
Julia Paddon selects the most interesting – and useful – gadgets and utensils for your stockings this coming Christmas…
On the Move
- The Mark2 Scrambler eBike is of British design, a high-quality electric bicycle that is perfect for the whole family. Environmentally friendly and easy to use, the Scrambler consists of a wide variety of specs. It is built with an electric motor meaning harder terrain can be overcome with the motor allowing the whole family to keep up.
Mark2 Scrambler eBike, £1,444 (15% off RRP of £1699) – mark2.co.uk.
- First in class and comfort, the Smile Jamaica Wireless combines Certiﬁed Wood and recyclable aluminium housings to create an iconic Marley in-ear headphone that is available in a bounty of colours. Boasting up to 8 hours of playtime, the in-ear headphones feature a lightweight and comfortable neckband with a noise isolating in-line microphone and 3-button wireless controls.
House of Marley Smile Jamaica Wireless, £49.99 from Amazon.
- New from world-leading battery manufacturer GP Batteries, the TRAV O SAFE PowerBank offers a convenient, reliable and powerful charging device that is safe for air travel. The device meets all travellers’ needs, while delivering superior protection from over-heating, over-charging, over-discharging and short-circuits.
Trav O Safe Powerbank, £24.98 – uk.gpbatteries.com.
In the Kitchen
- With stainless steel housing and a unique crystal design, the Breville Strata 1.7L Kettle gives a nod to 1950s American diners and has a retro charm. The kettle is capable of high performance levels: the high-power 3kW heating element and large capacity is perfect for the busy morning routine or when entertaining.
Strata Kettle, £65.99 – breville.co.uk.
- Cook up a storm this Christmas with Copper Stone Pans, non-stick, with no need for oil. For a style-conscious chef, the look of the pans is just as important as their usability on the hob. Copper Stone Pans are beautiful, professional and high-quality, making cooking a dream.
Copper Stone Pans, £19.99-£29.99 – jmldirect.com.
- The Impressions 4 Slice toaster from Breville comes in a range of striking colours, bringing a modern design twist to tradition. With four variable width slots controlled by two distinct control panels, the toaster can simultaneously toast different foods to perfection, combining functionality and style.
Impressions 4 Slice Toaster, £43.98 – breville.co.uk.
- A super-fast Thermapen Digital Thermometer featuring a patented 360° self-rotating display is ideal for testing the temperature of turkey and, according to foodie bible Chefs Illustrated, it’s the “Ferrari of food thermometers”.
Thermapen, approx £65 – info thermapen.co.uk.
- The ADAPT DAB 250 allows owners to play digital radio through their existing radio unit. It works by wirelessly transmitting music straight to your existing car radio, allowing you to enjoy all the extra stations and quality on the move. The Adapt DAB 250 is the perfect accessory for those who are still unable to access DAB radio in their cars.
ADAPT DAB 250, £99 – more info nextbase.co.uk.
- Round Bluetooth speaker with black MINI Wing Logo print. This Bluetooth speaker is a cool, portable companion for indoor and outdoor entertainment. Its soft touch, metal body follows the typical MINI design language with a rounded bottom and colour block black-and-white look.
MINI Bluetooth Speaker, £40 – shop.mini.co.uk.
- A Bluetooth tracker that helps you keep track of what matters most, including your handbag, purse, keys. With Tile you can locate your item via the Tile app on select iOS or Android phones. You can also use your Tile to find your phone in reverse.
Tile Style, £30 – thetileapp.com.
- The Penclic mouse looks and feels amazing, connecting seamlessly through Bluetooth, with a sleek pen design in striking white. The B2 can be used on both Mac and PC and operates on any surface without a pad or tablet combining contemporary design, superior ergonomics and function.
Penclic B2 Bluetooth Mouse, £79.99 – penclic.se.
- Blink is a battery-powered video home security and monitoring system that’s simple to set up and use, and gives peace of mind for people who worry about their property, or loved ones while away. It provides a watchful eye and 1-click connection to your home through the Blink app, for an iOS or Android device.
Blink Home Security, 1 cam £129 – blinkforhome.co.uk.
- The Yubikey is a small USB-style stick that enables users to employ two-factor authentication. It involves users using their password and the Yubikey to secure logins to online sites such as Facebook, DropBox, YouTube and other popular services. By combining passwords with the Yubikey it effectively prevents hackers from accessing your account.
Yubikey, £18 – £45 (dependent on model) – yubico.com.
- Designed with high performance double-wall vacuum insulation and 100% stainless, 18/8 food grade interior, Klean growlers keep beer, kombucha or cold-brew coffee at their original, tap-fresh temperature and carbonation for hours on end.
Insulated Growler, £49.95 – whitbyandco.co.uk.
- Styled in a striking red finish, the h.ear on Wireless NC from Sony is a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones featuring 39.9mm neodymium drivers, a built-in microphone, and digital noise cancellation technology which actively adapts to the din surrounding you at any giving time.
h.hear on Wireless Nc, £250 – more info sony.co.uk.
- Taking cues from the geometric marvels found in nature, this collection of teapots, tea for ones, cups & saucers, milk jugs and more comes in five stellar colour combinations. Perfect on their own, or all mixed up, this fine bone china collection has all the marks of a daily tea time favourite.
Dancing Magnolia Blush Tea For One, £46 – t2tea.com.
- The perfect gift for dads, their own little beer carrier with carry handle and bottle opener on the side. Saves numerous trips to the fridge.
Rustic Wooden ‘Dad’s Beer’ Wooden Bottle Holder, £25.95 – melodymaison.co.uk.
Built for the job in hand, the Tread Tempo goes everywhere you do. The TREAD™ Tempo is a Swiss-made watch with a precision quartz movement mounted on a TREAD band. Complete with interchangeable multiple tools in each 17-4 stainless steel link for tools on-the-go. Made from high strength stainless steel this travel friendly wearable watch is an ideal functional piece for Christmas that doubles up on being stylish and useful.
Leatherman Tread Tempo, £499.95 – leatherman.co.uk.
A handy piece of kit for vapers on the go. To keep your accessories and device all in one place this case will ensure your belongings are concealed and portable all at the same time. The case is big enough to fit a full vape kit into along with additional accessories due to it’s double storage feature.
Diamond Mist Supreme Vape Case, £11.99 – vapeclub.co.uk.
The Tremolo LED Battery Cabinet from Lumino Bathrooms comes with two adjustable shelves, allowing you to customise your storage space. LED lights provide ample illumination for bathroom tasks and mood lighting. Three AA batteries are all that’s required for installation meaning no re-wiring, simply hook on to the wall and go!
Tremelo LED Battery Cabinet, £99.99 – luminobathrooms.com,