Christmas Gift Guide: 12 creative gadget gifts

NIKEiD sportswear (£varies)

The NIKEiD concept allows you to choose from a huge range of sports shoes and bags (including men's, women's and children's), and customise the colour and material of each element via the NIKEiD website to create your own unique attire.  Gift cards can be ordered from the site too.


A4 Personalised Photobook (from £30)

You can hardly go wrong with this one. Either compile the book yourself online or via the iOS app, uploading and dropping your pics onto the pages, or if your loved one would rather create their own, get a voucher from the Photobox site and let them do the business as they see fit.

Sony PJ780ve (£1110)

Yes, that's over a grand for a camcorder, but this is a real stunner. It's capable of pro-quality TV footage, with brilliant "floating lens" image stabilisation, connections for bolt-on extras and a built-in projector that's actually more useful than you might think. Too steep? Try its little brother, the CX410ve.

John Lewis

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Akai EIE Pro (£170)

Who wouldn't want this sitting next to their computer? Your creative type certainly would, as it's got everything they need to interface with all things audio, whether that's podcasting, music recording or MIDI interfacing with techno bleep boxes.

Posterista (from £5 for PDF)

This ingenious UK web app delves into your Instagram, Facebook or 500px accounts creates montages for real-life posters from them automagically. Grab your giftee's logins choose from the various options (landscape and portrait orientations, layouts of just squares or a mixture of squares and rectangles, dark or light backgrounds and size of the poster), and you can instruct the service to send them a beautiful print, framed print, or a hi-res PDF file that they can print themselves. Neat.

Posterista (US$12)

The spawn of the brilliant minds at Mint Digital, allows you to easily create a Minecraft-esque mini figure of whomever you want, using the Mii-like tools. Make one that looks like your granddad and the service will dispatch it to him in an envelope. He can build it on Christmas day instead of drinking too much whiskey.

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