It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, the time to start Christmas shopping is upon us, so it’s time to start making your list and checking it twice. Not to find out who’s naughty or nice, but to keep track of what gifts you are purchasing for people. If you’re stuck for some ideas, we’ve put together a selection of gifts that are sure to be at the top of Christmas lists this year.
While Apple’s smartphones are getting increasingly bigger, there are some things that are simply better on a tablet. At the same time, portability and convenience are important. The iPad mini strikes the perfect balance with a 7.9-inch screen for enjoying movies and games and a lightweight design. Not everyone will make it home this Christmas, but you can stay connected thanks to the iPad mini’s high-quality FaceTime camera.
Apple’s latest flagship tablet, the iPad Air 2, is a thing of beauty. It features a glorious retina display; a snappy A8X processor, capable of running all the latest apps and games; improved iSight and FaceTime HD cameras; and a TouchID fingerprint sensor, if security is a concern. And all that is packed into a sleek and light package that is capable of just about anything.
LG attempted to cater for a variety of tastes earlier this year with the release of the G Pad, which is available in 7.0-, 8.3-, and 10.1-inch variants. The model you choose will naturally depend on what it will be used for. The 7-inch model offers unmatched portability and convenience, while the 10.1-inch device offers plenty of screen real estate for media. You are making a good choice, regardless of the model chosen.
The New Year brings the perfect opportunity to improve fitness and general wellbeing. Rather than allowing you to plateau, the Garmin Vivofit sets daily goals based on your current activity level. The Vivofit gradually nudges people towards a healthier lifestyle and virtual badges act as an added incentive. Plus, the Vivofit is water-resistant and designed for constant wear, so your stats will always be accurate.
Curling hair can open up a world of new looks and styles, and it doesn’t have to be a chore. The BaByliss Curl Secret creates beautiful, free-flowing curls effortlessly. Two heat settings and three timer settings allow for different curl effects and give you complete control over your curls. Take the hassle out of getting ready for the Christmas and New Year party season.
It’s easy to underestimate the performance of the Sonos Play 1 Wireless Speaker. It is quite a compact device, but it is surprisingly powerful. The Play 1 provides access to your entire music library, and can stream music from wireless services like Spotify, Deezer or TuneIn. It is slim, portable, and incredibly easy to use. Good things come in small packages.
If you’re a coffee drinker, that first cup in the morning is essential. Plus, it’s nice to be able to savour a cup of exquisite coffee at other times in the day. The machines are ready to use in a flash; clean-up is made easy thanks to drip trays, while some have a capsule container for spent capsules; and some even have a milk frother. The hard part may be deciding what coffee you want to have today.
In Short: Christmas shopping season is upon us. If you need some inspiration for when you’re shopping, here are some of the top gifts for this year.