It’s that last week before Christmas when we are all running around like mad people, searching for the best gift for everyone in the family, but do you know what to get your Dad as a stocking filler, your little niece that’s into music, your Mum that’s into technology, Auntie who loves her TV?
We have compiled a quaint little list of just 6 things that we think may be the answer to what you’re looking for.
PuroBasic Kids Headphones
PuroBasic, unlike most headphones are volume limited to 85dB to protect children’s hearing. Over time listening to music too loud can damage their eardrums and can even lead to noise-induced hearing loss.
Limiting the volume doesn’t mean suffering through poor sound quality. Puro Sound Labs kid headphones emit crystal-clear sounds thanks to their advanced sound-optimizing Puro Balanced Response Curve.
No matter how long a child wears these headphones, they stay comfortable song after song. Plush vegan leather covers the ear cups and headband in softness while the durable, yet lightweight plastic frame is flexible and adjusts to fit. Whether it is an iPad, iPhone, Android device or a computer, these headphones can connect to it all. Any audio device with a standard 3.5mm audio connection is compatible with the PuroBasics.
Priced at £19.99, available from www.amazon.co.uk
AVITA LIBER Laptop
Having been described as ‘A must-have for students’ by T3, ‘an ideal choice for students’ by Trusted Reviews and given and “Excellent” Editors rating on ZDNET, the AVITA LIBER combines the need for a high-quality laptop with plenty of power, memory and features with fashionable and unique designs for modern life on the go. The LIBER is available to buy now from Studio in Ornament on Gold and Paisley on Lilac.
With the paisley on lilac being a feminine and light pattern and the ornament on gold a distinctive look, the two patterned designs are unique to any other laptop on the market – truly like nothing else and representing a user’s individuality and personality. The two pastel options add a more subtle tone but retain the bright and eye-catching impression.
Priced at £459.99, available from www.studio.co.uk
Kalenji Running Wrist Heart Monitor from Decathlon
The ideal gift for keen runners, this watch is ultra lightweight and tracks steps, distance, speed and heart rate so the wearer can monitor their progress daily.
Compatible with smart phones, Decathlon’s Bluetooth Smart heart rate belt and fitness apps, this watch allows the wearer to track their development easily across a number of devices.
What’s more, the watch’s battery life lasts up to five days in smart watch mode making it perfect for everyday use. The battery also lasts up to seven hours in GPS mode so those who enjoy long distance running don’t have to worry about it running out of battery.
Priced at £89.99, available from www.decathlon.co.uk
Samsung Galaxy Buds
Just pop open and pair with your galaxy device, these Galaxy Buds work right out of the box, connecting instantly via Bluetooth to get you up to the beat and well on your way. They deliver crisp, clear and stunning detailed sound by AKG.
The Galaxy Buds are designed to be worn all day, every day. They are strong yet soft and form perfectly to the shape of your ear.
Priced at £139, available from www.samsung.com
Gearbox Automatic Mkll
From globally renowned jazz record label, Gearbox Records, this hi-fi turntable defies convention. Its jewel-like aesthetic takes design cues from Dieter Rams’ iconic 1955 Braun PC 3 SV record player, which also provided the inspiration for Jonny Ive’s first Apple iPod. Within the eye-catching, compact transparent plinth is a Bluetooth transmitter for streaming your vinyl wirelessly, and it also integrates music-recognition tech that allows you to add tracks from your record collection to your Spotify playlist with the swipe of a finger. The built-in valve phono stage means that you can plug the turntable straight into any line input and enjoy the warm acoustics, right from the box – retro analogue playback meets modern digital tech.
Priced at £549, available from www.amazon.co.uk
Manhattan TV T3-R Freeview Play Smart Recorder
Give the gift of entertainment this Christmas, with the all-new Manhattan T3-R. Boasting 85 Freeview channels, access to the nation’s favourite catch-up players (iPlayer, 4OD, My5, ITV Hub and more) and the option to pause, rewind and record live TV, you’ll have access to all the very best TV without the monthly cost tied to subscription services.