A guide to the perfect gadget gifts this Christmas
PUBLISHED: 10:52 30 October 2019 | UPDATED: 11:02 30 October 2019
Sphero Mini £49.99, johnlewis.com
Pretty much the smallest robotic ball on the planet, Sphero Mini can be used as a game controller or programmed to travel around an obstacle course.
Featuring an on-board gyroscope, accelerometer and LED lights, Sphereo Mini can be controlled using an app and offers plenty of fun for kids of all ages.
For fitness fanatics
Polar Ignite Fitness Track Watch
The fitness tracking craze is showing no sign of slowing and these watch from Polar Ignite will be a beloved gadget for anyone who takes their running seriously.
Allowing you to 'push your limits the right way' the watch measures your recovering during the night, tracks your sleep and offers ready-made workouts that match your daily readiness.
For the home
Echo (3rd generation) Smart Speaker
Since it launched five years ago the Amazon Echo has consistently been one of the most popular gift-given gadgets. The 3rd generation of Amazon's smart speaker looks to continue that trend.
With new premium speakers, powered by Dolby, and multiple layers of privacy protection, this new Echo is perfect for first timers or as an upgrade for an existing owner.
Nintendo Switch Lite
After taking the world by storm with the Switch in 2017, Nintendo have iterated on their popular home console/handheld hybrid with the Switch Lite.
This version of the Switch is designed exclusively for handheld play and comes in a trio of colours, plus boasts extra battery life and a more ergonomic design. Perfect for children and big kids alike.
For music fans
ION Pro500BT Bluetooth USB Conversion Turntable
The vinyl revolution has swept the nation, and record players have, once again, become the must have gadget for those who taken their music seriously.
The ION Pro500BT turntable combines exquisite styling, superb sound and modern convenience, into a device that has been meticulously crafted for premium audio quality.
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Fresh from a successful appearance on BBC's Dragons Den and the brainchild of Norfolk entrepreneur Wayne Taylor, the rehook is the perfect stocking stuffer for any cycling enthusiast.
Solving the often messy problem of a displaced chain, the rehook is that rare tool that is both effortlessly simple and reliably functional.
Polaroid OneStep Plus Instant Camera
An instant camera for the modern era, The OneStep Plus includes built-in Bluetooth and the ability to connect with the Polaroid app to unlock additional creative tools.
Using i-Type instant film (sold separately), this retro styled camera works straight out of the box and is super-simple to use, producing classic Polariod shots that any photography fan will treasure.
There's very little in the culinary world better than an oozing tray of melted cheese, with this handy device you can have a raclette party anytime you wish.
With a sturdy dark wooden frame, a barbeclette, three tea lights and an included spatula for serving and scraping your melted cheese onto bread or crackers, it's a gift that's sure to go down well.
For healthy lifestylers
Smeg 50s Style Retro Blender
Creating nutrient-packed smoothes and juices is all the rage in the health world. So, this Smeg blender is the perfect gift for those family members who want to keep their waistline under control in the new year.
Featuring multiple speed settings, a jug capacity of 1.5 litres and additional blades suitable for ice, this blender is of the usual high-quality you'd expect from Smeg.
For the office
Henry Desk Vacuum
If you know someone who needs to give their desk a good spring-cleaning, then the Henry Desk Vacuum is the perfect gift. This miniature version of the iconic cleaning tool stands at only 10cm tall but can still hoover up any mess on your table - from biscuit crumbs to pencil shavings Henry can tackle it all.
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