£25 AND OVER
1| Mio MiVue 688 Dash Cam – £159
If you’re looking for a gift for someone who’s constantly driving then why not get them the Mio MiVue Dash Cam this Christmas. The use of dashcams has grown in popularity over the last couple of years and they are now a must-have gadget for those who spend a lot of time driving. The Mio MiVue sits on the windscreen and records HD video of car journeys, so should an accident occur you will have evidence of what happened. You can also use the dashcam as a camera for close-up accident evidence. The Dash Cam also comes with a speed alarm which sounds if the driver exceeds the speed limit to help drivers stay within the speed limit and drive safely. Some insurance companies even offer discounts to dashcam users so there’s the potential to save money on insurance too.
As well as recording car journeys the Mio MiVue 688 also has an integrated GPS, lifetime safety camera alerts and high-quality Sony™ optic sensor for superior quality video. The clever device will also sound an alert if you drift away from the centre of your lane, and also if the distance from the vehicle ahead of you is less than 1.5 seconds or less than 15 metres to help prevent potential collisions. It’s a brilliant product that could prove invaluable, especially for those who do a lot of driving.
2 | Braun BT5050 Beard Trimmer – £49.99
The Braun BT5050 Beard Trimmer provides flexible trimming and styling, giving the exact length and precise contour required to create the perfect look. Whether you’re after designer stubble or you want to trim a full beard the two detachable trimming combs give the flexibility needed to get the look you want. The precision comb (1-10mm) with 0.5mm steps gives you the precision needed to create your desired look easily. The long beard comb (10-20mm) gives you more range to maintain a modern longer beard style.
The ultra-sharp stainless steel trimming elements cut through long or thick hair without an uncomfortable pulling or tugging. Easy cleaning can be achieved thanks to the fully washable design. A LED indicator will let you know when it’s fully charged (roughly 8 hours), a full charge will give 50 minutes of use, but the trimmer can also be used whilst plugged in.
3 | MEEM Memory Charging Cable – £39.99+
MEEM is a phone charging cable with a difference, it also automatically backs up your device whilst it’s charging. Every time you charge your Android or iPhone using the MEEM cable your phone data will be backed up to the cable. You don’t need a pc, the cloud and there are no ongoing fees. The great thing about MEEM is you can plug your phone in to charge as normal and the hard work is done for you, you can be safe in the knowledge that your contacts, data and photos are all safely backed up onto the cable as your phone charges. MEEM also lets you free up space on your phone by saving data to the cable and letting you delete it from your phone. You can even view all of your saved items individually in the app and share them on social media. And because we usually charge our phones daily your data will be regularly backed up. It’s the only product of its kind and would make a great gift for that friend who always forgets to back up their data. You can purchase either a 16 or 32gb version.
Do you know someone who’s always late? Then why not give them the Oregon Scientific Alarm Clock this Christmas. The clock is simple and easy to operate thanks to the large backlit LCD display which displays the time, day, date and radio channel. The radio-controlled time means never having to set the time again, even at the start and end of British Summer Time it will automatically update the time. The Alarm Clock boasts a dual alarm function which lets you set two alarms on one clock, there’s no more need for his and her’s alarm clocks. The 8-minute snooze function and snooze touch technology allows you decide whether it’s time to get up or have a little snooze. The FM radio is preset with 8 channels so you can choose to wake up to your favourite news or music programs, great for those weekend lie-ins. You can even choose to fall asleep listening to the radio thanks to the sleep timer function. The Modern Radio Alarm Clock adds colour and style to any room, available in white, blue and red.
5 | One For All Amplified Indoor Aerial – £54.99
The stylish One For All Aerial is capable of receiving all your favourite channels in 4k Ultra HD and will mean your TV viewing experience isn’t interrupted due to a bad signal. It can be placed flat, standing or even be wall mounted to suit your needs, what’s more, thanks to the stylish design it won’t look out of place in a modern home. The aerial uses Automatic Gain Control which makes sure you always receive the best possible picture. It’s easy to operate and takes less than a minute to set up with an easy to read signal indicator. This is a great buy if you have problems with your TV signal and don’t want your Christmas programs interrupted by a bad signal.
6 | Gem Box Console – £94.99
This is a present for the gamers out there, young and old. The GEM Box is the first Android TV Box of it’s kind which turns any TV into a gaming hub, simply plug the into your TV to enjoy family gaming for up to 4 people. Small enough to fit into the palm of your hand the GEM Box is perfect for taking to family and friends houses, and even on holiday. Set up is easy, simply plug the console into your TV and the easy to use interface will give you instant access to all of the functions and applications. You will have access to thousands of Android games and apps from Google Play, as well as console-quality games from GameFly. You can re-visit some much-loved classics and enjoy some new games too.
7 | Sol Republic Shadow Wireless Earphones – £99.99
For the music enthusiast, jogger, or tech lover comes the Sol Republic Shadow Wireless Earphones. These stylish and ultra practical earphones will be the only pair you ever need. They connect wirelessly via Bluetooth up to 10 metres, meaning no restrictive wires getting in the way of your workouts. With an ultra-light, natural fit they are virtually weightless and provide all day comfort. Users can easily switch between 2 Bluetooth devices which means you can watch videos or even answer calls without the hassle of having to reconnect when you’re finished. The earphones include a built-in mic and 3 button remote which lets you answer/hang up calls, adjust the volume, and pause/resume/skip your music with ease. The earphones boast up to 8 hours play time, premium sound quality and are even water and sweat resistant. Available in Silver Black, Rich Grey and Navy Blue.
8 | iFit Vue Fitness Activity Tracker – £99
Do you know someone who loves fitness? Using SmartMove technology the iFit Vue can detect specific movements, it knows when the user switches activities, whether it be walking, swimming, running or sleeping. The Vue is packed full of great features including a touchscreen display which lets the user view stats, log calories and even receive smartphone notifications. It’s water-resistant, provides real-time reminders telling users when to move and when it’s time to wake up. The Vue is available in Sangria (pink) and also black/blue.
£25 AND UNDER
1 | Amazon Fire TV Stick – £24.99
This is a top gift for your friend or family member who’s always talking about the latest must-watch TV series. The Fire TV Stick lets user stream enjoy Tens of thousands of TV episodes and movies, from Amazon Video, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and more, plus games, music and apps.
2 | Gillette Fusion ProShield Chill Flexball Men’s Razor – £12
The ProShield lubricates before and after the blades to create a protective layer which helps shield skin from irritation while you shave and the cooling technology provides a refreshing sensation during the shave. The clever FlexBall technology gives maximum contact over contours and gives a flawless shave. A Precision Trimmer on the back is perfect for edging tough areas (nose and sideburns). The five precision blades provide less tug and pull for a comfortable shave, the ProShield is Gillette’s most advanced razor and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular.
3 | Tile Mate – £23
We all have that one person in our lives who’s forever complaining that they can’t find their keys. Tile Mate can be attached to anything, keys, luggage, purse, handbag, or even clothing. When Tile Mate is attached to an item it can then share its location via a smartphone or tablet using the Bluetooth tracking If you have lost your item within a 100foot Bluetooth range you can ring the Tile Mate which will play a loud tune directing you to the item you have misplaced. You can even use the Tile Mate to locate your lost phone(we have all misplaced our phone at one time or another), the clever device will make your lost phone ring, even if it’s on silent! Keeping the app running in the background will give you peace of mind that should you lose your item you will know where to start looking because the app will remember the last time and place you had it. Tile Mate is a great gift idea to help protect the important things in our lives.
4 | Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod – £24.95
If you know a keen photographer/videographer, or perhaps blogger and you’re not sure what to get them for Christmas, let me help. The Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod is a must-have tool for anyone who is keen to capture the best shot possible, whether it be photo or video. The tripod is perfect for using with compact system cameras and DSLP cameras, you can even use it with an iPhone thanks to the clever TwistGrip (sold separately). The PIXI Mini is lightweight, has a comfortable handgrip, is easy to carry and boasts a push button locking mechanism for easy setup. It even won the reddot award in 2014.
5 | Armor All Shield Wax – £18.99
Car lovers out there will be thrilled to receive the Armor All Shield Wax under the tree this year. Applying just one layer of All Shield Wax adds a protective coating which helps prevent all dirt and grime from sticking to the car resulting in a dazzling shine, for up to 10 washes. The easy on, easy off product requires no drying time and is easy to apply with the sponge applicator and microfiber cloth which is included. Available from Halfords.
6 | Lynx Black Washbag – £12.50
For the guy who likes to smell as good as he looks comes the Lynx Black Washbag. It’s the perfect set to take on your travels as everything you need fits into a stylish washbag. The set includes a Black 250ml shower gel, Black 150ml body spray and 150ml antiperspirants.
7 | STP Complete Fuel System Cleaner – £14.99
A great gift for those who have a passion for cars. This STP Complete Fuel System Cleaner (available in both petrol and diesel) will help clean and protect the entire fuel system for restored performance which will help bring out the best in your car. The System Cleaner helps prevent hard starts and engine hesitation, the product has been designed with a special blend of high-performance detergents which remove deposits from injectors, valves and combustion chambers. Other benefits include reduced fuel consumption and emissions. Available from Halfords.
Character World and Asda have teamed up to launch an exclusive range of character bedding for adults. The bedding range would make a great Christmas gift for movie lovers and fans of retro products. The range includes four designs which were inspired by popular characters from well-loved brands Star Wars, Marvel, My Little Pony and Care Bears. The bedding range is made from 100% cotton and is available in single, double and king-sized. Available exclusively in-store and online at Asda.