1. Reds Hoverboard (£400) – This years must have gadget is definitely the Hoverboard. Despite the government recently reminding everyone they are illegal to use on public streets, interest in hoverboards doesn’t appear to be waning. However with a cost of around £400 the purchase of a hoverboard doesn’t come lightly. The brand you’ll see most people riding around on is Reds, with a top speed of 10 mph and up to 15.5 miles off a full charge, the Reds hoverboard is guaranteed to give you hours of fun. Auto-stabilising technology makes this hoverboard extremely intuitive to get the hang of and provided us with hours of fun of minimal practice. Pressure sensitive pads understand your movements, simply lean forwards or backwards to control which way you want to go. Although we’d recommend you master going forwards first. Other features include on the spot 360 degree turning and a 2 hour charger. An expensive option but worth forking out the cash on to guarantee quality if you’re set on a hoverboard this Christmas

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2. Fitbit charge HR (£120) – There is loads of wearable technology out there but the Fitbit charge HR is an office favourite and winner of numerous awards. The Charge HR tracks your heart beat throughout the day, measuring steps, calories burned and amount of time active to name but a few. The handy smartphone app will also provide you with top speeds, distance travelled and route taken so you can effectively track your workouts and deliver improvement week on week. Caller ID and notifications allows you to stay on top of things throughout the day as well as providing the time on the OLED display. Other features include long battery live that lasts up to 5 days.

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3. Parrot Bebop Drone (£400) – Drones are becoming more and more popular, ranging from a couple of hundred quid to a few thousands they don’t come cheap. However if you have your heart set on a drone and don’t want to break the bank the Parrot Bebop could be the one for you.  It might not be the best looking drone on the market but where it lets down aesthetically it makes up for in performance.  The Parrot Drone features a 14 megapixel HD camera with 180 degree vision which can be controlled by the pilot, Embedded GPRS with smartphone control which allows you to plan and control a route from your phone or tablet before and during takeoff, return home function as well as cloud storage for all your videos. However the Drone certainly isn’t flawless. The optional Skycontroller will cost you an additional £400 (not required) and the battery life isn’t the largest allowing for up to 15 minutes flight time. However you are getting a lot for your money.

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 4. Apple TV 32 GB (£130) – A must have for anyone who is a fan of Apple Products. Apple TV allows you to stream music, TV shows and movies in HD straight to your TV from your phone or tablet. Apps that work with the Apple TV include Netflix, YouTube, iTunes and Sky News to name but a few. The new Siri feature allows you to search for your favourite apps and content through voice control so you no longer have to search manually. The price is steep compared to other streaming services however if you don’t need all the latest features the previous generations of Apple TV can be picked up at a snippet of the price. 

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 5. Mustek S400 Docking Scanner Printer (£80) – The Mustek docking scanner is designed specifically for Apple Devices and allows you to turn photo prints into 300dpi digital copies straight to your iPad/iPhone. Advanced photo rollers and automatic white balance adjustment ensure photo quality is kept to a maximum in the digital version. The ideal gift this Christmas for anyone who is looking to preserve old photos forever in a digital format. Lightweight & portable as well as charging your Apple device whilst in use, the Mustek S400 represents good value and offers something a bit different this year. 

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6.  Noke Bluetooth Padlock (£50 including postage from US) – The Noke padlock takes modern technology and puts it into security perfectly. Built with steel & hardened boruc the Noke secures your valuables from thieves. The technology used in the lock is protected internally by silicon rings and designed to work in temperature ranges of -23°C to 65°C ensuring you’re good to go no matter the weather. The Noke padlock is a keyless padlock that can only be unlocked via Bluetooth & your smartphone. The keyless design eliminates lock picking and forgotten combinations. Another great feature allows you to track where the lock has been used allowing you to keep track of kids or family members if they are out for the day. With a battery life of over a year you won’t need to worry about your lock running out of juice. Pre order now for December delivery. 

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 7. Smarter Coffee Machine with Wi-Fi (£180) – Ideal for those that love coffee and gadgets! The smarter coffee machine is packed with technology allowing you to make a coffee, control your coffee strength and how many cups you’d like brewing (up to 12) from anywhere in your home. The wake up & welcome home feature allows you to program your machine to make coffee for when you desperately need it on a daily basis! The app which is available on both android & iOS can have up to 4 users allowing everyone in the home full functionality of the coffee machine at all times. The app will also let you know when the water and bean levels are getting low so you’ll never be short of coffee. An added bonus is the smart app can be downloaded to your wearable technology giving you a wakeup call every morning as well as simultaneously brewing you fresh coffee. 

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Under £50

 

1. PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane (£42) – This is a paper aeroplane kit with a difference! The PowerUp 3 is a remote controlled paper plane that features a crash proof design and flight range of up to 55 metres. The plane is controlled via tilting your smartphone left or right thanks to its simple & intuitive design. Rechargeable via USB with a 10 minute flight time.

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2. Awesome building brick mug (£11) – The ideal mug for those that get bored easily at work. The 20 included Lego pieces allow you to relieve your childhood during long, arduous phone calls as well as making you the envy of everyone in the office. Could make the ideal Secret Santa gift!

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3. Evelots Snow man kit (£9) – The Evelot’s snowman kit provides you with everything you need to make the perfect Snowman, should the snow arrive this year. Including top hat, coal-shaped eyes and mouth, carrot nose, buttons, and fringed scarf. At under £10 the kit makes the ideal stocking filler this Christmas.

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