We’ve got everything from the very best phones, tablets, laptops, consoles and games, to wearable tech, headphones, speakers and accessories – read on to find a present to suit everyone you need to buy for.
You’ll get lots of inspiration here, but we’d also recommend checking out the
best tech deals – especially during the
Black Friday and
Cyber Monday sales.
Smartphones – Our choice: Poco X3 Pro
Who wouldn’t love a new phone for Christmas? Especially now that you can get solid discounts on premium handsets that launched at the beginning of the year or late last year.
You don’t have to be Scrooge to be put off by the £500-plus price of some of the flagship phones. The phone shown here is the
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro, which is our top budget buy at £229.
There are plenty of other incredible
budget phones that could make anyone envious thanks to top-notch performance and features.
(And if your recipient isn’t picky, you can find
fabulous discounts on refurbished phones in top condition too!)
Follow the links below to find a phone to suit your budget and your recipient:
If you’re buying a new phone, consider also a
wireless charger or other
accessories such as a case.
Tablets – Our choice: iPad Air (4th gen, 2020)
A tablet makes a great Christmas present for your nearest and dearest, as always-on devices that let you work and play.
We’ve found that tablets can be a big hit with the over-50s, as well as teenagers and commuters. At the top of our tablets chart right now is the
iPad Air (4th gen), which you can buy from
£579/$599 from Apple.
There are plenty of other excellent options too –
click here to see our favourite tablets for Christmas, and the
best tablet deals. And if you’re looking for a tablet for a younger users, you can
check out our round-up of the best kids tablets here.
If that’s out of your budget, check out our round up of the
best budget tablets, which leads with the 2021
Amazon Fire HD 10 currently reduced to
£79.99/$74.99 on Amazon.
Smartwatches – Our choice: Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
The Apple Watch and Fitbit lines have popularised wearable tech for all, and will feature high up on plenty of Christmas wish lists this year.
The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (pictured) tops our list of the
best smartwatches of the year with prices starting at
See our full review of the Watch 4.
If you’re on a strict budget, check out the
Amazfit GTS 2 Mini, which offers an AMOLED display and costs just
£49.99 at Argos.
Click here for the best smartwatches, and the
best smartwatch deals.
Activity trackers – Our choice: Fitbit Charge 5
With so many of us pledging to lose weight or get fit for the new year, a fitness- or activity tracker is an ideal Christmas gift.
Fitbit is one of the biggest players in this market, but there are plenty of alternatives to choose from too, especially given all the recent releases.
Our pick of the year is the
Charge 5 (£169.99/$179.95) but you can find last year’s still excellent Fitbit Charge 4 (RRP £129.99/$149.95) for just £89.99 at
other excellent best Fitbit deals here.
We’re comparing all Fitbit models here too to help you decide.
Want to see options outside Fitbit?
See our favourite activity trackers.
Gifts for kids – Our choice: Osmo Coding
Kids increasingly want – and expect – high-tech presents, but few people can afford to give their children iPads for Christmas.
There are many cheaper options when it comes to tablets and other techy gifts for kids, as demonstrated in our round-up,
which you can read here, along with our separate guides to the
best robot toys and
coding games for kids.
In addition to being lots of fun, these gifts are often educational too – a lesson in disguise like the
Osmo Coding games (£99.99/$129.99, which teach children (ages 5-12) how to code using physical blocks.
Headphones – Our Choice: Sony WH-1000XM4
Our list of the best headphones to gift this Christmas has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for the best audio quality or the best price.
If you’ve got cash to splash on the very best, you’ll want to pick up the
Sony WH-1000XM4 (£350/$349.99). See our overall round-up of the
best headphones for other excellent options.
For cheaper headphones that still offer impressive quality for the price
These days it’s wireless earbuds such as the new
Apple AirPods 3 (£169/$179) which that
really impress – however, check out the
best Bluetooth earbuds (
as well as some cheaper options).
Bluetooth speaker – Our choice: EarFun Uboom
The best speakers can cost hundreds of pounds, but getting better (or simply louder) audio from your phone, tablet or laptop is easily achievable without spending a fortune.
EarFun Uboom is a great affordable option and currently tops our
best budget Bluetooth speakers list. It costs £59.99/$79.99 on but you can get it for a lot cheaper from
If you’ve got more money to spend on a speaker (perhaps this is a Christmas gift for yourself!) then check out our overall
best speakers chart here.
Of course, it’s also worth considering a smart speaker, and Amazon has some
incredible deals on Echo right now.
E-Readers – Our Choice: Kindle Paperwhite (2018 model)
The ideal gift for a book worm, an e-reader lets you hundreds of books into a single slim and light digital device. E-readers are cheaper than tablets, optimised for reading, and with much better and battery life.
Our pick of the best is the new
Kindle Paperwhite (2021), but the previous generation is still an excellent option, now at a fraction of the original price on
Amazon. In fact, we’ve crowned it the best value e-reader in the
list of our favourite e-readers this year.
Drones – Our choice: Ryze Tello
Drones are the new remote control car, and they don’t have to cost the world.
Click here to see the absolute best drones that may well cost you a small fortune, but we’ve also got a
round-up of the best cheap drones here.
Check out the DJI Ryze Tello for just £99 on
Amazon and $99 on
Games consoles – Our choice: Nintendo Switch
A new games console is one of the most exciting gifts you can open on Christmas morning, because the endless entertainment that follows can last all the way until next Christmas (and you’ll know just what to get them next time – a game or two!)
Oculus Quest 2 and the new PlayStation 5 seem to be the big-hitters this year, but
PS5 at least is also as easy to find as gold dust. The stock situation for the updated Xbox
Series X and
Series S is better, and don’t forget the
Nintendo Switch which is now £20 cheaper thanks to the arrival of the
Switch OLED Model.
We’re rounding up all the
best Nintendo Switch deals and taking a look at
how to get the Switch/Switch OLED for for free with a phone contract (two presents for the price of one? Why not!).
We also have the
best Switch games in this handy round up.
See the best games consoles available in our chart here.
Instant cameras – Our choice: Instax Mini 11
You’d think instant cameras would be consigned to the past, but nostalgia has dragged them kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, and surprisingly enough they’re actually a welcome presence.
In an age of instant filters and digital backups, there’s something to be said for a camera that doesn’t let you pick the perfect photo out of ten options, and that immediately gives you a physical print to hang onto.
We’ve tested a selection for our guide to the
best instant cameras, but for gift giving one of our favourites us the affordable
Instax mini 11 (£69.99/$69.95).
Gaming keyboards – Our choice: Logitech G915
Another option for gamers, this time the PC-loving variety, is a new gaming keyboard.
We’ve picked out 10 of the best gaming keyboards available to buy in the UK,
so take a look here.
Among the best is the Logitech G915 gaming keyboard (£209.99/$249.99) which is
available direct from Logitech.
Gaming mice – Our choice: Razer Naga Trinity
Alternatively, how about a gaming mouse? You’ll find 10 of the best gaming mice to buy for Christmas
in our round-up by clicking here.
The Razer Naga Trinity (£99.99/$99.99) is one of the most user-friendly mice we’ve tested, and could make the perfect gift for PC gamers. It’s
currently on offer at £48.99 at Amazon.
Laptops – Our choice: Huawei Matebook 14s (2021)
A laptop could make an amazing present this Christmas, and it doesn’t necessarily have to break Santa’s bank.
See our favourite laptops to gift this year, and
here to go to our favourite budget laptops. You’ll also find some great
laptop deals this time of year.
Top of our overall best laptops chart right now is the
Huawei Matebook 14s (2021), available from
Amazon with £250 off!
Laptop bags – Our choice: Ogio Alpha Convoy
If your gift’s recipient already has a laptop, how about a laptop bag? We’ve reviewed our favourite cases, rucksacks and messenger bags for style, comfort and practicality.
The Ogio Alpha Convoy 525r backpack sits at the top of our best laptop bag list for being strong yet lightleight.
See our favouite laptop bags for Christmas.