Got a Dad that’s mad about tech? Or maybe Gran needs to step into the 21st century? Whether they’re an expert or a complete beginner, here are our top 10 gadgets to make this Christmas the best one yet.
For the snap happy
Wherever they’re off to in 2019, the HP Sprocket prints out their favourite photos for memories that last and last. Whether they want to decorate a scrapbook, stick to a laptop or just hand them out to family and friends, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. This limited edition Sprocket even comes with string and clips, so they can hang loads of photos up wherever they are. Strike a pose!
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is powerful enough to keep up with everything the workaholic needs. The large 6.4-inch screen means they can keep track of all their work, and they can catch the latest films when they need a bit of downtime.
If you’re trying to convert friends and family to the ways of the smart home, we’ve got a few ideas to help them see sense. This Phillips Hue starter pack sets the colour of their lightbulbs for atmospheric movie nights and personalised wake up calls.
Nest’s IQ Indoor Security Camera is great for when they’re on their travels and need to check up on things. Whether they’re out at the shops or sipping cocktails on a sun-soaked beach, they can tell the dog to get off the sofa wherever they are.
The Ring Video Doorbell lets them see who’s at the door when they’re chillaxing with their favourite movie. They can check from their phone, so whether it’s the postman or that annoying neighbour, they’ll never miss another call.
We all know a “look at what my smart speaker can do” type of guy. They’re great pieces of tech, but we’ve got something that’ll really knock their socks off this year. With the Google Assistant built-in, Lenovo’s Smart Display can do everything a regular smart speaker can and so much more. The 8-inch screen means they can watch YouTube, get a live feed from their smart camera and video call their nearest and dearest with a simple command.
This GoPro HERO7 Blackcaptures stunning 4K action shots that’ll make everyone watch in awe. Once they’re showing off the footage from their latest trip, it won’t be long until you’re booking your own adrenaline-filled adventure.
Being on the road can be tough, so why not make those boring work trips better with some amazing tech? Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 makes everything so much easier. Your busy worker bee can catch up on their emails in record time, and relax with a boxset on the incredibly detailed 10.5 inch AMOLED screen when they clock off.
Virtual reality is the next big step in gaming and it’s the perfect excuse to escape the family Christmas chaos for a while. This PlayStation VR Starter Bundle has everything they need and with loads of games and experiences available, there’s plenty of adventures to be had. If you ask nicely, maybe they’ll let you don the headset for a bit after dinner. Maybe…