Perfect Christmas Gadgets for Him

Are you wondering what to buy your partner, husband, father or brother for Christmas this year?

A lot of us find that the decision gets painfully harder each year especially with so many new gadgets breaking into the technology market, just knowing where to start looking is enough to bring on a headache!

Thankfully you can relax. We’ve done the hard work and the research side of things is covered.

Here’s a rundown of the top gadgets to treat him to this Christmas!

Amazon Echo Dot & Amazon Echo (£49.99 / £149.99)

  • Use your voice request to play music from Spotify, Prime Music, TuneIn and more
  • Fills the room with 360º audio
  • Effortless voice control
  • Its far-field voice recognition feature allows it to hear you from across the room
  • Alexa voice service can do a multitude of things: answer questions, read audiobooks, report news, traffic, weather and sports scores
  • The ability to control lights, switches, thermostats and more with compatible connected devices such as Philips Hue and Hive

The Amazon Echo Dot contains the same features as the Amazon Echo, the main differences are the size and the speaker. The Echo Dot is 1.6-inch-tall with one tiny speaker. If you’ve already got an audio system in place the Amazon Dot is probably best for you, otherwise order the Amazon Echo.

Parrot BEBOP 2 Drone (£599.99)


  • 14 mega-pixels camera (with fish-eye lens)
  • 3-axis Full HD video 1080p
  • Digital stabilisation
  • 25 minutes flying time
  • GPS
  • Dual core processor
  • 8 GB flash storage system
  • WiFi
  • 1.24 miles flying range
  • Maximum horizontal speed 16 m/s and maximum upward speed 6 m/s
  • Simply press 1 button to return the drone to its base
  • Designed to be transported easily
  • Weighs less than 500g

This remarkable 3 piece set includes the Parrot Bebop 2 drone, Parrot Skycontroller 2 plus the Parrot Cockpitglasses.

Find yourself totally immersed with the Parrot cockpitglasses, experience FPV (first person view) and explore previously unreachable places.

GoPro (pricing starts from £179.99)

Never miss a moment with GoPro. Capture experiences like never before and re-live them when you play back the incredible high quality footage.

Great features:

  • Waterproof
  • 4K Camera
  • Ultra-wide angle glass lens with reduced distortion
  • WiFi & Bluetooth
  • Voice Control (The Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session have this feature)
  • Studio quality external microphone support
  • Great battery life

GoPro HERO5 Black £349.99
GoPro HERO5 Session £249.99
GoPro HERO Session £179.99

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset (£549)

oculus rift headset

The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset is beautifully designed. It’s the perfect Christmas present for those fascinated by Virtual Reality.

An experience like never before. Play games or view places in a completely new perspective where you’ll find yourself totally enthralled.

Rift’s cutting-edge display technology joined with its defined tracking system creates the feeling of presence. The built-in sensor tracks constellations of IR LEDs to convert your movements into VR.

Oculus Rift brings you:

  • Excellent graphics
  • Immersive sound
  • Magic of presence
  • Movements in VR

You can purchase this magnificent headset from John Lewis.

Apple Watch (pricing starts from £269)

The Apple Watch is ideal for busy on-the-go individuals. Its main features are text message notifications and being able to accept and make phone calls from your Apple watch (without the need to take your phone out of your bag or pocket!)

The Apple Watch Series 2 has great new features:

  • Built-in GPS
  • Water resistance to 50 metres
  • Fast dual-core processor
  • Bright display
  • Includes features which help you stay active, motivated and connected
  • Heart Rate Sensor
  • Breathe App
  • Customisable – mix and match straps, cases and faces

Philips Perfect Draft Beer Dispenser (£208.11)

philips beer dispenser

Put a smile on his face this Christmas with this incredible beer dispenser. He’ll be able to pour pints in the comfort of his home!

  • Ideal for home use and perfect for entertaining
  • Easy to use – simply plug and play
  • Modern design with black and chrome finish
  • Can be used with various beer kegs

Purchase this Philips Beer Dispenser from Amazon.

Sonos (pricing starts from £169)

Sonos have designed a range of modern, powerful speakers which bring music to life in your home. They deliver intense crystal clear sound and music in every room.

Spotify works with Sonos and you can easily control the music from your phone, tablet or computer with its wireless smart system. Set up your Sonos to wake you in the mornings or to come on when you arrive home after work.

You can expand your Sonos system at any time by simply adding on additional speakers.

Pricing starts at £169 for the Sonos PLAY:1.

Sonos speakers are available in two colours, black or white, so you can decide what looks best.

Philips Hue (Home Lighting)

With Philips Hue you can effortlessly control your lights remotely from your phone or tablet from any location worldwide. Set your lights to help you wake in the morning with a sunrise glow or let light welcome you home. You can even make it give the illusion that you’re home when you’re not.

A fun feature which the children will love is the way you can change the colour of the lights.

Match the mood in your living room to the scenes on TV, creating a more immersive experience. Hue can also react to music, providing you with an instant dance floor.
Hue is much more than just a colourful light bulb, it can be tailored to your lifestyle with alarms, timers and alerts.

You can purchase the Philips Hue starter kit from John Lewis.

We hope that now you’ve got an insight into these great gadgets the decision you make will be a much easier one! Remember not to leave it too late to order Christmas presents online.

There’s also the Black Friday discounts to keep an eye out for.

Black Friday takes place this year on Friday 25th November 2016.

Be sure to save the date to your diary!

Amazon stated last year’s Black Friday was its greatest sales day in the UK, ever! With more than six million items being ordered.

To avoid delivery delays or the items becoming out of stock, our best advice is to order sooner rather than later! Some companies even offer a gift wrapping service which means you don’t have to worry about disguising it somewhere in the home (or the even better bonus – no wrapping dilemmas for you!)

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