Christmas Gift Guide 2020 – Tech, Practical, Wearables, His n Her
With our (hopefully!) one-and-only lockdown Christmas on the horizon, Gifts this year have to be more thoughtful than ever. So, following on from our Kids’ Christmas Gift Guide and our Christmas Food and Drink suggestions, here’s Julia Paddon‘s selections for, well, everything else. There really should be something for everyone here…
GameSir F4 Falcon
The perfect gift for anyone who likes gaming on their smartphone. Help them to take their smartphone gaming to the next level with the GameSir F4 Falcon. A simple ‘plug and play’ mobile gaming controller with a unique folding design, the F4 Falcon doesn’t use Bluetooth to connect to your phone meaning there is no lag when gaming. It works by imitating your finger movements so you don’t need to worry about getting banned. One charge will give you up to 30 hours of gaming time.
Nolii Click lock Accessories
Nolii champions a thoughtfully designed family of tech accessories using its patented Click Lock system, the products are fully interchangeable and customisable. Think Lego meets Ikea meets ultimately satisfying design that clicks into place on the move, all to make your life a lot simpler.
Range from £25 – £199, nolii.com
STM Dapper Wrapper
A definite must have for anyone who takes their tech with them on the go – give the gift of tech organisation this Christmas! Help them to wave goodbye to scrabbling around in the bottom of their bag for a charger. The STM Goods Dapper Wrapper is a nifty canvas pouch that keeps everything in one place and neatly organised. It has plenty of pockets and pouches for everything you want to carry with you – whether tech related or not! Available in 3 colours.
The Arlo Essential allows you to cover your basic security needs, with clear video recording and motion notifications direct to your smartphone. 100% wire-free, the Arlo Essential is simple and easy to install in minutes – connecting directly to W-Fi with no base station needed, for straight forward property protection.
A thoughtful gift for globetrotters, Pocketalk S is a multi-sensory, two-way translation device designed for easy naturally flowing conversations, even in noisy environments. With a sleek design encompassing a large touchscreen, two high-quality speakers, noise-cancelling microphones and a text-to-translate camera, Pocketalk S is able to create connections across 75 different languages in over 130 countries and regions.
QDOS UV Sanitiser
Give the gift of hygiene and cleanliness this Christmas; the QDOS UV Sanitiser will sanitise and charge their gadgets simultaneously – ideal for camping and adventure trips. Devices such as iPhones, smartphones (up to 6.7”) earbuds, fitness trackers and much more will fit easily into its spacious compartment. Simply close the lid and choose from a rapid three-minute clean or a more intense ten-minute sterilisation. At the click of a button, UV-C light safely eliminates up to 99.99% of common surface bacteria.
Fiskars’ QuikFit tools are a gardener’s perfect present. This multi-head tool system has interchangeable heads and handles, which let you perform more tasks with fewer tools. Including cultivators, rakes and brooms, the QuikFit range has got garden work completely covered. Just click to connect to clean, grow or reach!
Large Shaft £18.99, Cultivator £15.99, Yard Broom £19.99, Leaf Rake £22.99, fiskars.com/en-gb
Vango Blissful Double Airbed
Take airbed comfort to the next level with the Vango Blissful Double Airbed. Perfect for camping enthusiasts and festival goers, its constant comfort pump technology intelligently ensures the bed is silently topped up with air throughout the night, meaning there is no loss of pressure. Designed to be inflated in two minutes, this airbed requires access to an electrical hook-up, so it’s perfect for campsite camping, but not for wild adventures.
A classic item that makes a most welcomed gift, the Sorrento Journal from Pen Heaven is perfect for the anyone who likes to keep track of their day. With a variety of colours and sizes available, emboss with a short phrase, the year it was given or simply initials for a gift to cherish.
A best-selling style for well over 50 years, Pen Heaven are delighted to offer the reimagined Parker Jotter Ballpoint Pen. Perfect for writers of all ages and levels, this heritage design is renowned for its performance and reliability (the Jotter is said to write for 5 times longer than a standard ballpoint), to provide everyday practicability while oozing style.
From £8.95, penheaven.co.uk
Simba’s Single Hybrid Mattress
Experience the future of sleep, with Simba’s Single Hybrid Mattress. With 1,200 revolutionary titanium Aerocoil® springs, their unique technology supports your posture providing unparalleled comfort and cooling, for a great night’s sleep. Feature include a breathable sleep surface, open-cell foam layer, unique patented titanium Aerocoil® spring-comfort layer, high definition foam with edge support, zoned support base
The Stubble & Co Weekender
Perfect for weekends away, this holdall style bag has been crafted with premium waterproofed canvas, natural full grain leather and ultra-reliable YKK zips. Exceptionally durable, the roomy 42 litre capacity Weekender features a 15-inch laptop pocket, an inner pocket for valuables plus an outer pocket (sized for passport and smartphone).
Mainline Menswear is a leading menswear retailer, they stock over 85 designer brands including Adidas, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Barbour. The varied brands and stock they have has something for everyone. We have chosen the Barbour bag to feature in this gift guide, this stylish bag is perfect gift for a guy who likes to have the very best accessories.
Bronze 100 Speakers
The award-winning Bronze 100 speakers deliver a real human sound that captures the authenticity of the live experience. A must-have for any music or movie aficionado, the attractive styling and choice of finishes ensure that the speakers will complement any room in the home.
£325, stocklist: monitoraudio.com
Yoto Player is a connected speaker designed to safely give children full control over their listening, by entertaining and educating them while reducing screen-time. Controlled using story cards, Yoto Player is easy to use. Simply insert a story card and the audio will start. Remove it, and it will stop!
£79.99 + shipping, yotoplay.com
The Edifier X3 earbuds include Bluetooth v5.0 with 6 hours of playback and a further 18 hours with the charging case. They also have IPX5 water resistance rating making them great for workouts, alongside a sleek, ergonomic design for all day comfort.
Skullcandy Spoke True Wireless Earbuds
Spoke is the perfect combination of high technology and low complexity. You get the freedom of a truly wireless design and just the right amount of features — without a lot of other stuff that you might not need every day. Up to 14 hours battery, sweat and water resistant, use either bud solo, call, track and volume control, dual microphones and noise-isolating fit.
Footwear & Wearables
Y.O.U men’s trunks are a smart everyday style made of soft organic cotton for maximum comfort, and the black Y.O.U elastic waistband provides extra support. Y.O.U Underwear has a unique buy-one-give-two model, so this is the perfect option if you’re looking for a gift that gives a little bit more!
£17, youunderwear.com (available in 4 colours)
If you can’t stand still, you’re always on the move, and constantly looking for the next adventure – it sounds like the éS Accel Explorer is the shoe for you. With a warm and snug inner neoprene bootie, gusseted tongues, and full wrap-around rubber beltline, this all-terrain shoe can take take you from a mild Californian winter all the way to Norilsk, Russia, the coldest city in the world (if you don’t know where this is buy these shoes and a plane ticket for next winter).
361 Strata 4 trainer
The pinnacle in stability, this mid-to-high mileage trainer is designed to provide protective comfort and support mile after mile.
Adidas Terrex Parley Walking Boots
The Terrex Free Hiker Parley sees its state-of-the-art Primeknit uppers constructed from Parley Ocean Plastic; a high-performance recycled polyester yarn created from marine plastic waste. Adaptive and supportive, Primeknit fits like a sock, with a knit ankle cuff that keeps debris out. Lightweight and versatile, the cushioned Boost midsole gives energy with every step, to make this eco-conscious style a first-class choice for hiking over mixed terrain.
Socks in a Box
The present that every man needs this Christmas. Billy Ruffian socks – practical whilst adding a splash of colour. The option to choose three styles gives a personal touch that is often absent from the classic gift of Christmas socks. They will be sure to brighten up his day… and his sock drawer.
Billy Ruffian Chelsea Boots
A timeless classic and one of Billy Ruffian’s most popular styles, the Chelsea Boot is sure to please this Christmas. They flex beautifully to any situation and being so easy to slide on they will be sure to become his favourite footwear this winter. Available in Chestnut, Black or English Tan Leather or Snuff and Oakum Brown Suede.
Girls to Grans
Are you stuck on gift ideas? This £100 gift voucher is just the ticket. Discover a world of choice with money to spend towards one of thousands of experiences. Pack your bags for a delightful short break, indulge a foodie with a gourmet dining treat or take flight and admire bird’s-eye views with a helicopter tour. The possibilities are endless! There’s an experience for everyone, from thrill-seekers to culinary enthusiasts. Get your heart racing with an exhilarating adventure or unwind at a luxury spa for the day. This voucher is valid for a whole two years, so there’s lots of time to find your perfect gift!
Visit buyagift.co.uk to view the experiences
Radley Southwark Park Watch
Watches2U presents the Radley Southwark Park Watch, a fabulous versatile watch that will keep you on-trend from winter through to summer. This stunning stainless-steel watch is a no-brainer when it comes to finding the perfect Christmas gift, it is a timeless staple. The perfect addition to any accessory collection.
Prada Candy Kiss Perfume
Teen girls will fall under the spell of Candy Kiss, an addictive scent blended from tender, soft notes in overdosed concentrations. Elevating distinctive musk all the way from the top notes, to the base notes, with orange blossom and creamy vanilla for some signature sweetness.
Meglio Resistance Glute Band
Meglio fabric resistance bands are the perfect alternatives to free weights and resistance machines, they help strengthen glute muscles, tone the buttocks and lower back area and strengthen your joints, suitable for all levels of fitness training whether you’re a beginner or a highly-trained athlete.
Sherpa Hasri Sweater
The jumper that warms the heart. Who doesn’t want a good warm jumper this winter? And when it comes to doing good, this merino knit ladies jumper is as good as it gets, keeping you snug whilst warming the cockles too. A small brand with a big heart, Sherpa help provide education and resources for the children of Nepal for every item sold.
A gift that truly gives back…
Hopefully you’ve found something that ticks a box – have a very happy one this one Christmas of all Christmases – and here’s to a healthy 2021!