Don’t deny it, he’s been eyeing off a new camera for months now or maybe he’s complained that he doesn’t have a decent pair of buds in the gym. And if you’ve been smart, you’ve jotted down a few notes for when Christmas comes around.
But while it’s all well and good to buy the first gadget you see, before you begin your search, you need to strike the right balance between quality and cost.
Well, we’ve done the hard work for you, putting together a guide of our favourite finds that are suited to all budgets.
Help them block out the haters with a pair of stylish overheads that are perfect for both a weekly commute or a bit of globetrotting. Known for incredible sound technology, the Solo Pro are a great option for both the musically inclined or the everyday listener.
Take their adventure photography to a whole new level with the all new GoPro Max. Built for harsh terrains, this new action camera is perfect for solo travellers or couples recording memories. With brand new features such as a front-facing camera, Max HyperSmooth stabilisation, panoramic shooting and extra in-app editing features, this high-end camera is packed with endless fun.
Whether they’re into shifting iron or pounding the pavement, a pair of buds are essential. Bose continues to produce incredible quality equiped with the features that make listening to music on the run more enjoyable than ever. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from road-testing countless earphones over the year, if you’re going to use them for exercise, you can’t skimp out on quality. These tick the boxes.
It’s not easy nudging a relative to start taking care of themselves. But once they’ve strapped a Fitbit to their wrist, monitoring every aspect of their health becomes addictive. Whether they’re following their steps or tracking their heart rate, the Fitbit Versa 2 is the perfect present for someone looking to digitise their health program.
These aren’t just a high quality pair of earphones, they’re also a fashion statement. Stop someone you love from building up clutter by going for a more minimalist approach without compromising on excellence. The Airpods Pro will be on everyone’s list this Christmas.
Know someone who has a keen eye for our beautiful landscapes or travels the world solo? Fuel their thirst for hard-to-reach money shots by gifting the DJI Mavic Mini. Give them a new perspective with the ability to take selfies from above or candid from-behind shots. Plus, the new smaller version of the world’s favourite drone is even easier to pack and take with you.
If you know someone who’s an entertainer, you need to make sure they have sound sorted all night. Ultimate Ears delivers top sound engineering at an affordable price. They also have incredible features including balanced 360° sound, deep bass, one-touch music control, and water, dust & drop proof.
Bose are market leaders in the noise-cancelling space and there’s good reason for it. The 700s have seen a recent upgrade making them more stylish and versatile than ever. One Men’s Health editor described them as “the smartest looking headphones out there.”
Take their gaming experience to a whole new level with PlayStation’s top-of-the-line PS4 console. Whether they’re a sports-lover or into first person shooters, the PS4 has them covered. With 4k capabilities and online gameplay available, there’s never a dull moment.
Whether they’re a gamer, a movie buff or a regular host, there’s one piece of equipment they’re going to need: a quality subwoofer. JBL has delivered a versatile and minimalist option equiped with incredible audio engineering. But our favourite feature? It’s wireless, so they can forget about someone tripping over cables or not being able to move without disrupting the music.