If you know someone who’s constantly on the hunt for a more complicated corkscrew or a simpler way of boiling water, then you’re probably in the presence of a gadget lover! We’ve tracked down our favourite bright, shiny, beepy things to delight the gadget-geek on your present list – at least they’re easy to buy for….
1. Multi-task tool pen, The Northern Line
This handy, multi-functional tool is so much more than just a pen. It contains a spirit level, ruler, flat head screwdriver, cross head screwdriver, touch screen stylus pen and an ‘ordinary’ cartridge pen. It costs £9.95 and is available from The Northern Line.
2. Potato chipper in stainless steel, ProCook
If chips are your thing, then this little kitchen gadget will become your new best friend. It includes two interchangeable blades for French fries or chunky chips and is made from stainless steel and silicone for durability. It costs £26 and is available from ProCook.
3. Power bank charger, Annabel James
For on-the-go smartphone and tablet charging, look no further than this Credit Card Power Bank. This portable 2500mAh capacity Power Bank includes everything you need to keep your gadgets charged when you’re out and about, and its pocket size make its extremely practical to have on you at all times for when you need a power boost. £19.95, available from Annabel James.
4. Lovebirds bluetooth shower speaker, Rex London
Take your karaoke shower sessions to the next level! This portable bluetooth speaker is water resistant and has a suction cup so you can attach it to the wall. This would make a fun novelty gift that’s both stylish and functional. Available in different designs, it was £19.95 and is currently a snip at just £4.95 from Rex London.
5. Blue 3210 air purifier, Blueair
Blueair air purifiers are the perfect wellness gadget for any home or office. Clean air has been proven to hold many benefits including better-quality sleep, higher levels of productivity, and can even help to combat allergy and asthma symptoms. This 3210 Blue air purifier combines plug and play simplicity with signature Blueair performance, giving you clean air at the touch of a button. £179, available from Blueair.
6. Ledlenser P7R core rechargeable LED torch, LED Torch
The P7R CORE model is the rechargeable all-rounder that can deliver a beam up to 300 metres. Its impressive strength gives out up to 1400 lumens – with four brightness levels including a boost mode and advanced focus system. The robust air craft grade aluminium casing provides protection from dust, water and is corrosive resistant. The clever P7R CORE will let you know when the charge is running low and when it is fully charged with the battery indicator. At £83.95 it’s not cheap, but it’s hardwearing, longlasting and reliable. Available from LED Torch.
7. 2-in-1 waffle and pancake maker, Cuisinart
With this neat little machine, it’s quick and easy to enjoy fresh waffles or pancakes, whenever you want them and using your choice of ingredients. Not just for breakfasts and snacks, it can also be used to create desserts and much more, with little fuss. With a high temperature of 210 ̊C, dishes can be ready in minutes and the variable temperature gives you complete control when cooking. £120, available from Cuisinart.
8. Two litre air fryer, VonShef
Cutting out the oil and using rapid air circulation technology, an air fryer gives you perfectly cooked meals without fuss or messy frying. From chips to roasted vegetables, this air fryer is essentially a fast mini oven with an adjustable temperature range between 80-200 centigrade. The 2L basket capacity gives you plenty of space while the non-stick coating and timer help you get 5-star cooking every time. £54.99, available from VonShef.
9. Twinkly Smartphone app controlled Christmas lights, Lights4Fun
These Special Edition string lighting features 250 LEDs spread along 20m of cable (above and main image). Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, they are perfect for adorning Christmas trees from top to toe. Operated via the Twinkly app, the mapping function identifies the formation of your lights once they are positioned. With 16 million colours available as well as the amazing animations andeffects, you can customise them with ease. Connect to ‘Twinkly WiFi’ to operate your lights beyond the 20-30m reach of your home WiFi or control them via voice command. £99.99, available from Lights4Fun.
10. Smart book light, Gingko
This clever light looks like an ordinary book when closed but lights up as it unfolds into delightful warm-light LED lights. Layit flat on the table or open up to a full 360 degrees. Available in a choice of finishes, it costs £29.50 from Peach Perfect Presents.
Main image shows the Twinkly lights (c) Light4Fun.1