There’s no denying it: our homes – and our lives in general – are getting more intelligent every day. From smart AI companions such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Home Assistant to ovens you can control with your voice, there’s an incredible array of smart tech out there. Not to mention all the little gimmicks, be they wireless chargers, Bluetooth headphones (which, quite frankly, revolutionised my life), or even clever robots to vacuum your home.
But what to get the tech lover in your life? After all, there is so much choice, it’s hard to pick just one. Which is why I’m here – I’ve had a good look and assembled my favourite tech gifts, from small to large. Full disclaimer – these might be inspired by my wishlist, just a little… on the top of which is a wardrobe that can clean, steam, dry, and even iron your clothes. Truly, my mum would be so happy if she knew.
So, check out these top tech ideas… and treat a loved one (or yourself).
For the music lover
- Large matte black speakers, £900, Transparent. 2. Love Birds bluetooth shower speaker, £19.99, Rex London. 3. Beogram 4000c recreated limited edition turntable, £9000, Bang & Olufsen. 4. Kreafunk aBean bluetooth headphones in Misty Blue KFLP12 191481, £59.95, Amara. 5. S61T 4.0ch Lifestyle all-in-one soundbar in Grey with Alexa Voice control built in, £299, Samsung. 6. LG SN11RG bluetooth Wifi sound bar with Meridian technology, high-resolution audio, Dolby Atmos, wireless subwoofer and rear speakers in Dark Steel Silver, £1299, John Lewis & Partners.
For the gadget lover
1. PitPat dog activity monitor, £39, PitPat. 2. Le Barisieur Immersion Edition tea-brewing alarm clock, £345, Joy Resolve. 3. Echo Dot with clock, £59.99, Amazon. 4. Shapes Hexagon smart lights, from £119.99 for a five-panel starter kit, Nanoleaf. 5. TP-Link Tapo C100 home security Wifi camera, £29.99, Amazon. 6. Veritable Exky Smart garden in Arctic White and Satin Silver, £175, Haus.
For the ‘my bedside table is too busy’ friend
For those who want to add some *extra* smart tech…
- Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 Aivi smart vacuum robot, £799, Amazon. 2. Wave Mini air quality monitor, £69, Airthings. 3. AirDresser smart wardrobe, £1999, Samsung. 4. 32-inch The Frame Art Mode QLED 4K HDR smart TV, £599, Samsung. 5. Bellaria air purifier in red with dimmable LED light, £795, Falmec.
More of a baker than a tech lover? Don’t forget to check out Hannah’s gift guide for those perfect baking and cooking presents.