The best kind of Christmas gift is one that actually serves a purpose, which is why gifts for the home and tech products are such good ideas; they’re generally functional and will get used a lot. This season, nail your gift giving with stuff that looks good and is useful. Check out our round-up of the best home and tech gifts for Christmas this year…
Featuring integrated Bluetooth speakers, cable management, and storage space aplenty, the Cupertino Desk by BoConcept is a home office essential. The customisable desk offers sleek and minimal aesthetics while delivering high functionality too. Available in a range of colours, the Cupertino Desk would make a nice addition to any home office.
For those who prefer a compact in-ear design when listening to music on the go, the Audiofly AF78M in-ear headphones are an excellent choice. Made to last, these headphones are crafted with a durable Audioflex™ braided cable. Hybrid dual drivers deliver crisp and dynamic sound while noise isolating tips block out external distractions, letting you enjoy your tunes in peace. Check them out at JB Hi-Fi or the Audiofly online store.
The beauty of the TBC1 chair by Adam Lynch comes from its simplicity. The tube frame, which is available in different finishes, gives the chair a nicely rounded look, while the leather components keep it raw and modern. The leather will age with unique markings over time, making each piece personal to its owner.
A desk or bedside essential, the Dyson CSYS Task Light is a game changer. Its sleek design is complemented by its excellent functionality. By utilising a counterweight pulley system, the lamp stays in the exact spot you place it, without sagging and moving the light away. It’s especially ideal for those who perform tasks with a lot of detailing, as you can focus the light quite acutely. Check out our full review of the Task Light here.
Made in collaboration with Domus Botanica, the JD.Lee Timber Plant Stands make for a beautiful addition to anyone’s place. Available in two sizes, the plant stands are crafted from sustainably sourced White American Oak and finished with naturally derived oil and wax. Their simple look means they’ll fit in nicely in any space, and with a plant on top, will breathe life into the home too.
Convenient and tangle-free, wireless headphones are a great gift idea this Christmas. The ATH-SR5BT headphones by Audio Technica offer high-quality audio, sleek looks and are comfortable to wear. The headphones can remember up to eight different devices, which makes for quick connections. Plus, they’ll provide up to 38 hours of continuous use on a full charge.
An awesome gift idea for coffee lovers, the Breville Oracle will go down a treat this year. The espresso machine can be used completely automatically, so it’s ideal for beginners. It can also be operated totally manually, meaning those who really know their stuff when it comes to bean grinding, shots, and milk texturising can get a kick out of it too. Check out our full review of the machine here.
A nice accessory for any Macbook owner, the ARTSN Goods Walnut Macbook cover is a great way of adding a natural touch to a piece of tech. The handmade cover is easy to use and can be simply stuck on, while slits in the corner allow it to be wrapped around the edges of the laptop. Finished with a high-quality Danish oil, the product looks sleek and elegant.
You probably know at least one person who could do with a new electric shaver. The Series 9 by Braun makes for a great upgrade, with a specialised SyncroSonic head to give a super close shave. The product’s five shaving elements ensure no hair is missed while the protective SkinGuard keeps the skin smooth. It doesn’t require all that much maintenance either thanks to its Clean&Charge station, which cleans, charges, lubricates, and dries the product for you.
One for the Apple fan or for those who just enjoy good design, the Designed By Apple In California hardcover book traces the history of the tech brand’s designs and details the processes of creating them. The book itself is also quite impressive, crafted with linen covers and featuring gilded matte silver edges and specially milled German paper.
The Dowel Jones Tombstone Mousepad features a highly unique design. Cut from a single piece of natural, untanned leather, the mousepad makes for a nice addition to any desk set up. Available in either natural or black colourways, the piece will complement existing office or study decor. A marble iteration is also available for an extra touch of elegance.
Samsung’s Gear S3 frontier smartwatch is loaded with features that are designed to enhance your day. A simple twist of the bezel reveals all the cool functions it has, and you can do things like answer calls, check your e-mail, listen to music, plus track your fitness and more. With the look of a traditional wristwatch but with so much more functionality, the Gear S3 frontier is one of the best tech gifts for Christmas this year.
With sound quality to please even the most ardent of audiophiles and sleek, minimal looks, the Sonos PLAY:5 speaker will fit in well in any room. Being easily controlled through a single app also makes them ideal when guests are over, so anyone connected to the speaker can control the tunes and volume. With music at the heart of every good party, Sonos has recently teamed up with Spotify to create the competition Playlist Potluck, designed to help make the season a bit more festive.