Christmas 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2014/all en-GB Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 213 brilliant present ideas http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-2013-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;re publishing a new list of gift ideas every working day of November and into December. Here&#039;s everything we&#039;ve found so far </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Christmas Gift Guide 2014: presents and gift ideas" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-bauble-final.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We would tell you how many shopping days are left until Christmas, but we don&#39;t want to scare you.&nbsp;</p> <p>Don&#39;t worry: we&#39;re here to help by taking the pain and effort out of your seasonal shopping. In the linked articles, you&#39;ll find dozens of inspired gift ideas, all just a click away. Christmas gifts for cyclists, Christmas gifts for fitness fanatics, Christmas gifts for petrolheads&hellip; whatever you&#39;re looking for, you&#39;re sure to find something for that certain special someone in your life. Particularly if that certain special someone is you.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 Christmas gift ideas for cyclists </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Got a friend with an passion for all things pedal-powered? You&rsquo;ll find the perfect Christmas gift for them right here.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-presents-cyclists/feature">Christmas Gift Ideas for Cyclists</a> list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Riding home for Christmas" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/full-windsor-nutter.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 Christmas gift ideas for DIY Fanatics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Here&#39;s a selection of gadgets to satisfy tinkerers and fans of loud, fast-spinning machines alike.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-diy-fanatics/feature">Christmas Gift Ideas for DIY Fanatics</a> list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="For those _really_ overcooked turkeys" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-xmas-logos-2014-DIY.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 14 Christmas gift ideas for gamers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Here&#39;s a selection of gear to get yourself a high-score on the gift-giving list of any gamer.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-14-gadgets-and-gifts-gamers/feature">Christmas Gift Ideas for Gamers</a> list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The best Christmas jumper ever. By a mile" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-xmas-logos-2014-gamer.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 Christmas gift ideas for food lovers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>These presents are sure to bring seasonal &ndash; and well-seasoned &ndash; joy to foodies, aspiring chefs and culinary explorers.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gift-guides/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-snacks-and-tools-food-lovers/feature">Christmas Gift Ideas for Food Lovers</a> list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mince pies are so 2013" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-guide-food-lovers.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 Christmas gift ideas for Makers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Got a gadget DIY fan to buy for? This collection of homebrew kit will have them gathered around the tree on Christmas day, soldering to their heart&#39;s content.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadget-gifts-kit-makers/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Ideas for Makers</a>&nbsp;list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="12 gadget gift ideas for Makers" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/technology-will-save-us-gamer-kit-02a.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 Christmas gift ideas for petrolheads </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not sure what present to get for the car enthusiast in your family? We&#39;ve rounded up 12 gift ideas to make your life easier.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gift-guides/petrolheads-christmas-gift-guide/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Ideas for petrolheads</a>&nbsp;list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sat-nav? Well it&#039;s better than socks" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gift-guide-petrolheads.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 Christmas gift ideas for animal lovers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;re a fan of tails, teeth, claws and beaks (or rather, the furballs they&#39;re attached to), then we&#39;ve got you covered with this selection of fantastic Christmas present ideas for animal lovers.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-animal-lovers/feature/" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Ideas for Animal Lovers</a> list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="900" height="675" title="Cat not included" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cat-xmas.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 15 Christmas gift ideas for coffee addicts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Re-invigorate your festive shopping spree by sipping at our roundup of the finest presents for a caffeine fiend.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-15-gadget-gifts-coffee-addicts/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Ideas for&nbsp;Coffee Lovers</a>&nbsp;list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Mmmm, caffeine..." alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-xmas-coffee-gifts-main-2.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 Christmas gift ideas for binary bartenders </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Buying for a devotee of grape or grain? These prezzies will make a vine choice.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gift-guides/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-binary-bartenders/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Ideas for wine aficionados and cocktail fans</a>&nbsp;list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Please drink responsibly. And leave the irresponsible drinking to us" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/binary-bartender.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 Christmas gift ideas for fitness fanatics </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Looking for Christmas gift ideas for the health-conscious? We&#39;ve rounded up the best fitness gadgets for sports from running to cycling &ndash; and everything in-between.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gift-guides/christmas-gift-guide-2014-12-gifts-get-fitness-fanatic/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Ideas for fitness fanatics</a>&nbsp;list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="You&#039;ll definitely get good use out of it January" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fitness-gift-guide.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not 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href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gifts-those-constantly-faraway-look/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Ideas for campers, wanderers and explorers</a> list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Call that a knife?" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/outdoor-gift-guide.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 Christmas gift ideas for Apple fans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Whether they&rsquo;re into Macs, iPhones or iPads, these gift ideas will make any Apple fan grin on Christmas Day.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/gift-guides/christmas-gift-guide-2014-12-gadget-gifts-apple-fans/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Ideas for Apple fans</a>&nbsp;list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="We&#039;ll have a 5K iMac please Santa" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-gift-guide.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 15 Christmas gift ideas for photographers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sort out a shutterbug with these camera accessories and other snap-happy present ideas.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-gadget-gifts-ideas-photographers/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Ideas for photographers</a>&nbsp;list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Snap &#039;em up" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-photographers_0.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 gadgets and presents for music lovers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The perfect Christmas gift ideas to give your muso friends a melodic, memorable Yuletide.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-music-lovers/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Ideas for music lovers</a>&nbsp;list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="So special they get their own case..." alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-music-lovers-1.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 board games for festive fun </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A dozen great board games, a dozen ways to fall out with your family this Christmas.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-2014-12-board-games-festive-fun/feature" target="_blank">Board Games for Christmas</a>&nbsp;list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Monopoly... but not as you know it" alt="Christmas gift ideas - board games" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-main_0.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 watches and clocks for time-keepers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Time&#39;s a precious commodity - and that&#39;s why these clocks and watches will make great Christmas gifts.</p> <p><strong>Click here to see the full <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-watches-and-clocks-time-keepers/feature">watches and clocks gift ideas</a>&nbsp;list</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s smart. It&#039;s a watch. It&#039;s a smartwatch!" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-main_0.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gift ideas for Android fans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ve rounded up some of the best bits of kit that&#39;ll land a smile on any Android fan&#39;s face on Christmas day.</p> <p><strong>Check out the full list of <a href="http://Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gift ideas for Android fans">Christmas gift ideas for Android fans</a> here&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Why should Apple get all the sexy kit?" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-android_0.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Failing all that... subscribe to Stuff! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Check back every working day until Christmas for a brand new list - and look out for our last-minute deals as the big day approaches!</p> <p>And of course, you could always throw in something a little extra, such as a year&#39;s subscription to the world&#39;s best-selling gadget mag. Stuff&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.themagazineshop.com/all-titles/stuff" target="_blank">print&nbsp;</a>or&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/stuff-magazine/id506367508" target="_blank">iPad&nbsp;</a>editions are packed with the latest tech, in-depth features and words crafted to hilarious perfection. Objectively speaking, the ideal gift for any gadget fan!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="666" height="900" title="You know it makes sense" alt="Christmas Gift ideas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-cover-dec-14_0.jpg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christmas Gift Guide 2014: All our brilliant present ideas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looking for some seasonal shopping inspiration? You&#039;re in the right place </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-bauble-final_0.jpeg?1416735260" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-2013-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-2013-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature#comments Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:34:26 +0000 Marc McLaren 1428868 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gift ideas for Android fans http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/12-gifts-get-android-fan/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;ve rounded up some of the best bits of kit that&#039;ll land a smile on any Android fan&#039;s face on Christmas day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-christmas-gift-ideas-android.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Android faithful are a passionate bunch, flying the green Google flag in the long war against iOS with dedication.</p> <p>It&#39;s&nbsp;exhausting&nbsp;work calling Apple names at every iLaunch, so to reward them for their efforts in battle, we&#39;ve rounded up a few Christmas gift ideas that&#39;ll warm their cockles come present-opening time. If they have a Galaxy S5, Nexus 6, LG G3, HTC One (M8) or similar, they&#39;ll be made up with these.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Harman Kardon Esquire mini (£130) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This slab of polished metal might look like a stylish mini cigar case, but it&#39;s actually a portable Bluetooth speaker. Despite its small size, it&rsquo;ll blast out your tunes at surprisingly loud volumes without sounding distorted or tinny, and it feels as solid and as premium in the hands as its price tag would suggest. A rear kickstand props it up nicely for directed sound too, and it cleverly doubles up as a portable charger, letting you top up your trusty Android devices via an in-built USB port. A microphone transforms it into a conference call speaker at the press of a button, letting you switch from Iron Maiden to Ted from accounting at the press of a button.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/39706461/-/Product.html?_%24ja=tsid:13315%7Ccat:39706461%7Cprd:39706461&amp;$$ja=cgid:7111954497|tsid:48121|cid:130773177|lid:54119194977|nw:g|crid:22715959737|rnd:9642901491018281756|dvc:c|adp:1o1|mt:" target="_blank">Harman Kardon Esquire mini</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Harman Kardon Esquire mini" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-android-fans-harman-kardon-esquire-mini.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ogio Renegade RSS Backpack (£100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Portable speaker, laptop, Android tablet - your pockets can&#39;t fit them all. This back-hugger packs in dedicated soft-lined laptop and tablet compartments, the latter of which is large enough to lovingly cradle your trusty 12in Android tablet. Because we all know 9.7in fruit tablets are for casuals.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cyclesportsuk.co.uk/adventure-bags-rucksacks-ogio-renegade-backpack-black-p-12076.html" target="_blank">Ogio Renegade RSS Backpack</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ogio Renegade RSS Backpack" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-android-fans-ogio-renegade-rss-backpack.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moga Pro Power (£50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Moga Pro Power is around the same size as a console controller which means it&rsquo;s far more comfortable to use thank dinky rivals. A built-in clip can support your hefty Android phablet while you game, and a large internal battery can juice up your phone while you&rsquo;re head-shotting bad guys in the dentist&#39;s waiting room.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.365games.co.uk/mobile-gaming/moga-pro-power-android-gaming-system?utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=shopping&amp;utm_campaign=google+shopping+data+feed+(30/09/2014-23:50)&amp;gclid=COCg0_zjjsECFUXnwgodoQUA3Q" target="_blank">Moga Pro Power</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moga Pro Power" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-android-fans-moga-pro-power.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ZENS Qi Wireless Power Bank (€70) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPhone 6 has NFC? That&rsquo;s cute. Android phones were rocking NFC before it became mainstream, and they&rsquo;ve still got an extra edge over their Cupertino counterparts - wireless charging. Rub it in your iFriends&rsquo; faces with this portable power charger, which lets you ditch cables for good, thanks to its wirelesss Qi charging powers.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.makezens.com/shop/zens-qi-wireless-power-bank/" target="_blank">ZENS Qi Wireless Power Bank</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-watches-and-clocks-time-keepers/feature" target="_blank">12 watches and clocks for time-keepers</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="ZENS Qi Wireless Power Bank" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-android-fans-zens-qi-wireless-power-bank.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dodo VR Android headset (US$25) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You could spend a few gruelling hours massacring pizza boxes, swearing in frustration and finally crying as your homemade Google Cardboard headset ends up looking like a kindergartener&rsquo;s exhibit at the MOMA. Or you could save yourself the grief and pick up this pre-made version and strap straight into Android&rsquo;s virtual world without getting a single paper cut. Easy choice really.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dodocase.com/products/google-cardboard-vr-goggle-toolkit" target="_blank">Dodo VR Android Headset</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dodo VR Android headset" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-android-fans-dodo-vr-headset.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tesco Hudl 2 (from £130) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The successor to the original Hudl is an improvement in every way. A bigger 8in full HD screen, a sleeker, thinner design, 5MP rear camera, Intel quad-core insides and 2GB of RAM can all be yours for &pound;130. Or &pound;65 if you throw some Clubcard points towards it. Ideal for a second tablet, or an entry point to the Android world for the old and young alike.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tesco.com/direct/hudl/" target="_blank">Tesco Hudl 2</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesco Hudl 2" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-android-fans-tesco-hudl-2.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto 360 (£200) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The LG G Watch R is the better choice for performance, but the wireless-charging Moto 360 is &pound;25 cheaper and remains the best-looking smartwatch to wrap around your wrist. Just be prepared to deal with admiring glances and questions from intrigued onlookers. Hello Mr. Popular.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.handtec.co.uk/motorola-moto-360-black-strap.html?gclid=CN3hqcmdxcECFVDKtAod8AEABQ" target="_blank">Motorola Moto 360</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Motorola Moto 360" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-android-fans-motorola-moto-360.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google Chromecast (£30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chromecast is a portal to your Android/iOS and PC devices which simply plugs into your TV&rsquo;s HDMI socket (drawing power via USB) and lets you beam Netflix, YouTube, Play Store videos and more, straight to the big screen. Slip it in your bag and enjoy your movies at whichever long-lost relative&#39;s house you happen to end up at on Christmas day.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Google-Chromecast-Streaming-Media-Player/dp/B00I4WQ618" target="_blank">Google Chromecast</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-gadget-gifts-ideas-photographers/feature">15 Christmas gift ideas for photographers</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Chromecast" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-android-fans-google-chromecast.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Hue bulb (£50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, &pound;50 for a lightbulb is shocking, but this isn&rsquo;t just any bulb. The Hue is a smart bulb: you can change its colour remotely via a free app even from across the globe. You can even dim the lights remotely to set the mood (you classy devil you) or set them to turn on in the morning and wake up in style. All that and they&rsquo;re 80 per cent more efficient than traditional bulbs too.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/philips-philips-hue-personal-wireless-lighting-a19-single-bulb_933-10044-PHIHUESINGLEBULB/" target="_blank">Philips Hue bulb</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" title="Philips Hue bulb" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soundmagic E10S In-Ear Isolating Earphones (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Want the best bang-for-buck in-ears in the solar system? Look no further. Ideal for those looking for a headphone upgrade, you can&rsquo;t beat the E10S for sound for less than &pound;50. ITs in-line remote works with both Apple and Android devices too, so everyone wins.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/SoundMAGIC-E10S-Ear-Isolating-Earphones-Black-Silver/dp/B00LBZSV7W" target="_blank">Soundmagic E10S In-Ear Isolating Earphones</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Soundmagic E10S In-Ear Isolating Earphones" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-android-fans-soundmagic-e10s.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Micro USB Host OTG Cable (£3) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If someone gave this to you for Christmas, it doesn&rsquo;t mean that they hate you. If anything, it means that they want you to unleash the full potential of your trusty Android device by allowing you to hook up USB sticks, external hard drives, and USB peripherals like keyboards and mice. It&rsquo;ll turn your smartphone into a miniature PC, and it only costs a few quid. A definite stocking filler, if we&rsquo;ve ever seen one.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Micro-Cable-Galaxy-Toshiba-Archos/dp/B0064GZAIQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1383583884&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=otg+cable" target="_blank">Micro USB Host OTG Cable</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="661" height="496" title="Micro USB Host OTG Cable" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/otg-cable.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android Eats Apple T-Shirt (£13) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This one is for the rooter. For the XDA forum addict who flashes a new ROM every week, and spends their spare time customising their home screen and icons until everything looks perfect. If you know someone who&rsquo;ll spend a pub lunch talking about kernels and how restrictive iOS is, this is the garment for them.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/HotScamp-Premium-Android-Apple-T-Shirt/dp/B005G97UYE/ref=pd_cp_k_h_b_cs_1" target="_blank">Android Eats Apple T-Shirt</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature">All of Stuff&#39;s Christmas gift ideas</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Android Eats Apple T-Shirt" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Android fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-android-fans-android-eats-apple-t-shirt.jpg?1416668581" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/12-gifts-get-android-fan/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/12-gifts-get-android-fan/feature#comments Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:38 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1428728 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 watches and clocks for time-keepers http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-watches-and-clocks-time-keepers/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Time&#039;s a precious commodity - and that&#039;s why these clocks and watches will make great Christmas gifts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Time lords" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-main.jpg?1416589865" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Time is precious. Time is fleeting. Time flies. And so on. More importantly - time looks pretty damn cool on your wrist or a wall.</p> <p>That&#39;s why we&#39;ve rounded up 12 of the most attractive and most interesting timepieces in our Christmas gift ideas list. They&#39;ll make great presents, whether you&#39;re buying one for yourself or a loved one, and there&#39;s something here to suit every taste and all budgets. Even the ultra, ultra rich among you.&nbsp;</p> <p>Time to get reading.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clocky (£33) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The problem with alarm clocks is they&#39;re just too easy to turn off: roll over, slap your hand down for a 5-minute snooze and before you know it it&#39;s midday. The creators of Clocky know this, so they&#39;ve given it wheels and a love of rolling around.</p> <p>When the alarm goes off, Clocky gives you one chance to silence it. Take too long and it leaps into action, rolling away so that you&#39;re forced to drag yourself out of bed in an effort to capture it. Yes, it&#39;s really annoying - but it sure as hell works.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/SUCK-UK-Clocky-Chrome-Runaway/dp/B001989WIS/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1416220167&amp;sr=8-1-fkmr0&amp;keywords=pop+clocky?tag=stuff09-21">Clocky</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Clocky" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-clocky.jpg?1416589865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vyconic Bike Wheel Clock (£65) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For the stylish cyclist in your life (alright, it&#39;s for you really), an upcycled cycle wheel clock. It&#39;s a limited edition, but there are plenty of other gorgeous pieces on the Vyconic website.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://vyconic.co.uk/shop">Vyconic Bike Wheel Clock</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vyconic Bike Wheel Clock" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-bike-wheel-clock.jpg?1416589865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tokyoflash Kisai Rorschach (£120) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tokyoflash has created an entire watch sub genre from the concept of, um, making digital displays that are hard to actually tell the time on. The Rorschach is one such watch, displaying the hours and minutes in the characteristic ink-blot patterns of the eponymous psychologist&#39;s test. It even has three difficulty modes! One for those of you who like a challenge.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tokyoflash.com/en/watches/kisai/rorschach/">Tokyoflash Kisai Rorschach</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Tfkma-GwfHg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego Brick Clock (£16) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&#39;s a clock. It&#39;s a Lego brick. It&#39;s the Lego Brick Clock. Do you really need any more convincing?</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEGO-9002151-Brick-Clock-Blue/dp/B003M2DWE4?tag=independen058-21?tag=stuff09-21">Lego Brick Clock</a> here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/gift-guides/christmas-gift-guide-2014-12-gadget-gifts-apple-fans/feature">12 Christmas gift ideas for Apple fans</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Brick Clock" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-lego-brick-clock.jpg?1416589865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rawdezign Faceted Wall Clock (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As something that sits on your wall in full view, a clock should look beautiful. Or at least interesting. To our eyes, these hand-crafted, geometrically inclined timepieces are both beautiful and interesting. Oh, and they tell the time too.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rawdezign.co.uk/product/faceted-wall-clock-turquoise">Rawdezign Faceted Wall Clock</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Rawdezign Faceted Wall Clock" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-rawdezign-faceted-wall-clock.jpg?1416589865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Romain-Jerome Space Invaders Reloaded (£11,000) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We imagine most people will experience three emotions on seeing the Romain-Jerome Space Invaders Reloaded watch: 1) Cor, that&#39;s lovely, I&#39;m going to buy one. 2) Hang on, how much?! 3) I wish I was rich&hellip;</p> <p>Of course there&#39;s also a group of people who&#39;ll be lucky enough to follow that with 4) Actually, I am rich. I&#39;m buying one today.</p> <p>Lucky so-and-sos.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.romainjerome.ch/category/timepieces-capsules/">Romain-Jerome Space Invaders Reloaded</a> watch here (OK, we know nobody&#39;s really going to do that)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Romain-Jerome Space Invaders Reloaded" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-romain-jerome-space-invaders_reloaded-2.jpg?1416589865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ashortwalk Moon, Tide &amp; Time Clock (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The information displayed by these three dials forms a triumvirate: like power, traction and driver skill in a car, or snap, crackle and pop in a cereal.</p> <p>The moon causes rising and lowering of the tides, the clock tells you when that particular tide is at a state where you can make use of it, be it for sea-fishing, surfing or swimming.</p> <p>Plus, it&#39;s created from recycled coffee cups, so you can feel good about yourself while you look at it.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://ashortwalk.com/designs/eco-moon-tide-time-clock.html">Ashortwalk Moon, Tide &amp; Time Clock</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ashortwalk Moon, Tide &amp; Time Clock" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-eco-moon-tide-time-clock.jpg?1416589865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pebble Steel (£180) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pebble&#39;s got some serious competition these days in the shape of the various <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/android-wear/review">Android Wear</a> watches, but for our money the Steel is still the best smartwatch out there.</p> <p>For starters it has many, many more apps than the likes of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review">Moto 360</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch-r/review">G Watch R</a>, including scores of watchfaces so you can truly make it yours. The original Pebble is now something of a steal at &pound;100, but the Steel&#39;s classy looks give it the advantage.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://getdevice.com/products/pebble-steel">Pebble Steel</a> here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-gadget-gifts-ideas-photographers/feature">15 Christmas gift ideas for photographers</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Steel" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-pebble-steel.jpg?1416589865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Progetti RND_Time Wall Clock (£170) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hey, man! You&#39;re a free-thinking kind of guy, right? You hate doing things by the book. You&#39;re a radical. A one-off. And you need the RND_Time Wall Clock.</p> <p>It&#39;s entirely modular, meaning you can place each number wherever you choose. Though we suggest you stick to convention for once and at least position them vaguely where they ought to be.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.redcandy.co.uk/product-progetti-rnd-time-wall-clock-white.php">Progetti RND_Time Wall Clock</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Progetti RND_Time Wall Clock" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-progetti-rnd-time-wall-clock.jpg?1416589865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Umbra Clairo Wall Clock (£28) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sometimes you look at a clock and think: &#39;Well, this has turned the whole thing round. This is the ground flipped upside down, and were I to fall out of that ground, I&#39;d land in the sky and drown.&#39; And the reason for all this existential angst? The Umbra Clairo&#39;s numbers are cut into the face of the clock, with the hands moving beneath. Freaky.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Umbra-Clairo-Clock-Avacado-White/dp/B0079FEYU6?tag=stuff09-21">Umbra Clairo Wall Clock</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Umbra Clairo Wall Clock" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-umbra-clairo.jpg?1416589865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Equation Watch (£15) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Each equation works out to reveal the number of the hour at which they are placed. Most of them are quite easy to solve, but at a glance it&#39;ll make you look really brainy. A reminder of humankind&#39;s mastery of numbers, as well as the many time-wasting devices.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.menkind.co.uk/equation-watch">Equation Watch</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Equation Watch" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-equation-watch.jpg?1416589865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Karlsson Little Big Time (£23) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If we were all highbrow and modern-arty, we&#39;d claim that Karlsson&#39;s super-minimalist Little Big Time clock makes a powerful statement about how little time anyone has in the 21st century. But we&#39;re not, so we&#39;ll merely say that it looks great and will go nicely on any wall, so long as you have the space for its 76cm diameter hands.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Karlsson-Little-Time-Wall-Clock/dp/B007JV4WWA/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1416237294&amp;sr=8-10&amp;keywords=karlsson+little+big+time+clock?tag=stuff09-21">Karlsson Little Big Time</a> here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature">All of Stuff&#39;s Christmas gift ideas</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Karlsson Little Big Time" alt="Christmas gift ideas - watches and clocks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gift-ideas-clocks-watches-karlsson-little-big-time-clock.jpg?1416589865" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-watches-and-clocks-time-keepers/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-watches-and-clocks-time-keepers/feature#comments Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Watches Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:50:12 +0000 Marc McLaren 1453631 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 board games for festive fun http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-2014-12-board-games-festive-fun/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A dozen great board games, a dozen ways to fall out with your family this Christmas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="There will be blood..." alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-main.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Few Christmas traditions are as enduring as the family getting round the table together sometime between the Queen&#39;s speech and the James Bond movie and playing a board game together.</p> <p>In fact, the only one that rivals is it probably&nbsp;the family getting round the table together and having massive rows while you play a board game together.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Star Trek Catan (£36) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just in case a game about forging a mighty empire by railroading resources from competing settlers isn&#39;t nerdy enough for you, how about re-designing every element of the game so that the pieces, the board and the language are all themed around the 23rd century?</p> <p>For anyone familiar with Catan, this is the same game but Captain Kirk-ier. For anyone who hasn&#39;t played Catan, you are REALLY missing out.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://elementgames.co.uk/card-games-board-games-and-more/board-games/star-trek-catan">Star Trek Catan</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Star Trek Catan" alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-star-trek-catan.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zombicide (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like a board game version of <em>Left4Dead</em>, this collaborative survive-&#39;em-up requires that you blast the heck out of the zombie horde. You and your compatriots have to find weapons to take down the zombies, but the brainless throng is far more numerous than your rapidly depleting ammo stock - so strategy is also key.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guillotine-Games-COL-GUG00001-Zombicide/dp/B0092GHPSI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1416488347&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=zombicide?tag=stuff09-21">Zombicide</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Zombicide" alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-zombicide_0.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Star Wars Imperial Assault (£68) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&#39;That was one in a million kid!&#39; you could legitimately shout before devoting your entire Christmas break to Imperial Assault. Set just after the first Death Star went pop, it&#39;s a miniatures-based game that pits rebel scum against the endless forces of the evil galactic empire. (You can play as either.)</p> <p>The &#39;skirmish&#39; game is an afternoon well spent, but get stuck into a campaign and you can bid farewell to any long-term relationships you&#39;ve cultivated.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.chaoscards.co.uk/search/board-games-c550/fantasy-flight-games-c646/fantasy-flight-games-star-wars-imperial-assault">Star Wars Imperial Assault</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Star Wars Imperial Assault" alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-star-wars-imperial-assault.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smorgasbord (£25) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Do you have what it takes to graduate from Rick&#39;s Culinary Academy? This food-focused parlour game combines elements of charades, Pictionary and general gastronomic knowledge, and is the perfect way to create familial animosity on Boxing Day afternoon. If you can still stand to look at food on Boxing Day, that is.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.smorgasbord.ie">Smorgasbord</a> here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/25-fantastic-free-android-games/feature">35 fantastic free Android games</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Smorgasbord" alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-smorgasbord.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men (£14) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you can deal with the idea that the planet&#39;s best-loves mutants and superheroes have here been reduced to custom-carved dice, this could be the game for you. All the big guns are here &ndash; Captain America, Wolverine, Spidey and more &ndash; and there are plenty of booster packs to extend the fun.</p> <p>It&#39;s currently on pre-order, though, so if you want it by Christmas, check before you buy.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://elementgames.co.uk/card-games-board-games-and-more/marvel-avengers-vs-x-men-dice-masters?d=22&amp;gclid=CNKf8JW0hcICFUoCwwoddZIAKQ">Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men" alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-avengers-vs-x-men-dice-masters.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Diplomacy (£22) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Imagine Risk without the dice but with a whole lot of strategic backstabbing and you have Diplomacy. A couple of years ago, assorted members of the <em>Stuff</em> and <em>What Hi-Fi?</em> editorial teams decided it would be a good idea to play an online version of the game. Two months later, with the seven players no longer on speaking terms, it was decided that they&#39;d never attempt that again.</p> <p>Diplomacy is that kind of game; it doesn&#39;t just allow you to screw each other over, it demands it. There&#39;s literally no way to triumph without doing the dirty on someone at some point. And of course, that&#39;s what makes it so enjoyable.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gibsons-Games-62479-Diplomacy/dp/B00009W9JK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1416352509&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=diplomacy+the+board+game?tag=stuff09-21">Diplomacy</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Diplomacy" alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-diplomacy.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bananagrams (£12) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Scrabble&#39;s great, but the need for a board and the length of time it takes to play means it&#39;s not suitable for every occasion. Bananagrams keeps the best thing about Scrabble - the opportunity to show how smart you are by being really wordy/write a load of puerile rude words, but ditches the board and scoring system for a faster pace. Very much a &#39;just one more game&#39; kind of game.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Winning-Moves-BAN001-Bananagrams-Game/dp/1932188126/ref=lp_364143031_1_10?s=kids&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1416352561&amp;sr=1-10?tag=stuff09-21">Bananagrams</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bananagrams" alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-bananagrams.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monopoly The Walking Dead (£28) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In this classic game of question and answer you&hellip; No, of course not. It&#39;s Monopoly with a <em>Walking Dead</em> skin. Hotels are watchtowers, the various properties correspond to major locations in the comic/TV series (Woodbury, the Prison, Downtown Atlanta) and instead of money you collect supplies.</p> <p>If you don&#39;t already own Monopoly (maybe you&#39;ve been in an undead state for the past 30 years), it&#39;s a great place to start.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Monopoly-21470-The-Walking-Dead/dp/B00D8U2NCW/ref=sr_1_107?s=kids&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1416353295&amp;sr=1-107?tag=stuff09-21">Monopoly The Walking Dead</a> here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/25-best-things-watch-netflix-right-now/feature">The 30 best things to watch on Netflix right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Monopoly The Walking Dead" alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-monopoly-the-walking-dead.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit (£8) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not the full game, but with 600 questions covering all incarnations of the Doctor, there&#39;s plenty here to keep Timelord groupies happy. Alternatively, use the questions with the standard board and counters and you&#39;ll have a new game to argue over on Christmas Day.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dr-Who-21050-Trivial-Pursuit/dp/B00DHI8VLC/ref=sr_1_66?s=kids&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1416353240&amp;sr=1-66?tag=stuff09-21">Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit" alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-doctor-who-trivial-pursuit.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bop It! Tetris (£11) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, a totally physical version of one of the most iconic of all digital games now exists. And the emphasis really is on &#39;physical&#39;, as racking up a high scores requires you to slam and slide the game about. Is it as good as the real thing? Probably not. Is it still hugely enjoyable? You betcha.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hasbro-A2013-Bop-It-Tetris/dp/B00DGQW1U2/ref=lp_364143031_1_21?s=kids&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1416352561&amp;sr=1-21?tag=stuff09-21">Bop It! Tetris</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bop It! Tetris" alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-bop-it-tetris.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Game Of Thrones - The Board Game Second Edition (£46) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As you&#39;d expect from any Game Of Thrones tie-in, the latest version of the strategic board game requires plenty of alliance forming, a fair bit of backstabbing and no small amount of excitement. All that, and it also looks great.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Game-Thrones-Board-2nd-Edition/dp/1589947207?tag=stuff09-21">A Game Of Thrones - The Board Game Second Edition </a>here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A Game Of Thrones - The Board Game Second Edition" alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-game-of-thrones-board-game.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cornish Smuggler (£35) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The makers of this charming and witty board game are at pains to point out that it&#39;s not about &quot;ship racing, firing cannons, being a pirate&quot;.</p> <p>But before you slink off, disappointed, in search of fun elsewhere, bear in mind that it _is_ a game about &quot;dodging the law&hellip; employing the local vicar&hellip; storing smuggled goods in the mayor&#39;s wine cellar&hellip; getting rich&quot;. All of which sounds much more interesting than boring old pirates anyway.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.grublin.com/cornish-smuggler">Cornish Smuggler</a> here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature">All of Stuff&#39;s Christmas gift ideas</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Cornish Smuggler " alt="The best board games for Christmas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christmas-gift-ideas-board-games-Cornish-Smuggler.jpg?1416496114" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-2014-12-board-games-festive-fun/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-2014-12-board-games-festive-fun/feature#comments Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:08:37 +0000 Marc McLaren 1453604 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadgets and presents for music lovers http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-music-lovers/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The perfect presents that&#039;ll give your muso friends a melodic, memorable Yuletide </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pump up the volume!" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-music-lovers-1.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>They ensure the Christmas carols are played in lossless WAV format and own Driving Home for Christmas on limited edition tinsel-rimmed vinyl.</p> <p>So what do you buy for the audiophile that has everything? We&#39;ve rounded up a selection of Christmas gift ideas for music lovers that&#39;ll have them rocking around the Christmas tree.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tom-wiggins" title="View user profile.">Tom Wiggins</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flexson VinylPlay (£330) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not many people know that it&rsquo;s possible to hook a turntable up to a Sonos system and have vinyl playing in every room of your house. Well you can. But you can&rsquo;t use any old turntable; it needs to have a phono stage to provide the necessary power in the absence of a proper amp. Flexson&rsquo;s VinylPlay has just that built in, plus an analogue-to-digital converter and all the cables required to plumb it into a multiroom system or a pair of powered speakers, so you can be up and running on Christmas morning. Just add records.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="https://www.flexson.com/stores/single_product_view.do?pubID=8595&amp;itemID=903497" target="_blank">Flexson VinylPlay</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Flexson VinylPlay" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-music-lovers-flexson-vinylplay.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sonos Play:1 (£150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&rsquo;t let the Play:1&rsquo;s diminutive dimensions fool you, it&rsquo;s actually our favourite of Sonos&rsquo;s standalone speakers, with a big, poised sound, simple setup and operation, and a hefty build that belies its size. It&rsquo;s a shame it&rsquo;s not portable but when it sounds this good it&rsquo;s impossible to give it grief just for its three-pin plug. Buy two and you can even have stereo sound.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.simplyelectronics.net/mainproduct.php?pid=24295" target="_blank">Sonos Play:1</a>&nbsp;here&nbsp;</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sonos Play:1" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-music-lovers-sonos-play-1.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Arcam MiniBlink (£90) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With a beard that big it&rsquo;s pretty obvious Santa Claus was the original audiophile, so he&rsquo;ll be more than happy to deliver a digital-to-analogue converter on Christmas morning. Especially one with aptX flavour Bluetooth. Plug it into your hi-fi and the music streamed from your phone will sound better than the crackle of bacon cooking on a Sunday morning. It won&rsquo;t smell as good though. Sorry.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.sevenoakssoundandvision.co.uk/p-11770-arc-miniblink.aspx" target="_blank">Arcam MiniBlink</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Arcam MiniBlink" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-music-lovers-arcam-miniblink.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AiAiAi TMA-1 Stones Throw (€200) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Home to J Dilla, Madlib and other indie hip-hop heavyweights, if any record label deserves its own pair of headphones it&rsquo;s Stones Throw. These minimalist TMA-1s have the label&rsquo;s logo embossed on the ear cups and a fetching purple cord, meaning they look as good as they sound, plus the cable comes with an integrated mic and music controls.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aiaiai.dk/store/headphones/tma-1-stones-throw" target="_blank">AiAiAi TMA-1 Stones Throw</a> here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/gift-guides/christmas-gift-guide-2014-12-gadget-gifts-apple-fans/feature" target="_blank">Christmas gift ideas for Apple fans</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="AiAiAi TMA-1 Stones Throw" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-music-lovers-aiaiai-tma-1-stones-throw.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cambridge Audio Minx Go (£100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It might not be the most exciting design but that should mean the Minx Go won&rsquo;t clash with the new Christmas jumper. Battery or mains powered it takes tunes from a phone over Bluetooth and is more than capable of squeezing them into all corners of a decent-sized room, with NFC built-in for out-of-the-box pairing. Just keep it away from the Christmas carols.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.richersounds.com/product/wireless-docks,-speakers-and-portables/cambridge-audio/minx-go/camb-minx-go-whi" target="_blank">Cambridge Audio Minx Go</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Cambridge Audio Minx Go" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-music-lovers-cambridge-audio-minx-go_0.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ArtVinyl (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both a storage solution and a neat way to display your favourite record, these frames allow easy access to their 12in contents so you can show off your impeccable taste and keep the place nice and tidy.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://artvinyl.com" target="_blank">ArtVinyl</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="ArtVinyl" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-music-lovers-artvinyl.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flava Flav Action Figure (£20) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Being a music-lover doesn&rsquo;t automatically mean you have to be precious about it. And nothing says &lsquo;I know how to let my hair down&rsquo; like a 12-inch high poseable figurine of Public Enemy nincompoop and renowned clock-fancier Flava Flav. Especially as he comes with a choice of headgear. Yeah bwoy.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fishpond.co.uk/Toys/Mezco-Toyz-Rap-Stars-Action-Figure-Public-Enemys-Flava-Flav-Public-Enemy/0696198335026" target="_blank">Flava Flav Action Figure</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Flava Flav Action Figure" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/flava-flav-action-figure.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Roberts Stream 93i (£145) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A whole globe&rsquo;s-worth of music accessed via a small, shiny box, the Stream 93i sounds a whole lot bigger than it looks. And if you get bored of listening to EVERY RADIO STATION ON THE PLANET there&rsquo;s DLNA streaming available plus support for Spotify Connect.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.go-electrical.co.uk" target="_blank">Roberts Stream 93i</a> here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-gadget-gifts-ideas-photographers/feature" target="_blank">Christmas gift ideas for photographers</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Roberts Stream 93i" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-roberts-stream-93i.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> B&amp;O BeoPlay A2 (£300) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While many Bluetooth speakers are beige anonyboxes, you can always rely on Bang &amp; Olufsen to put the effort in. The A2 has a hint of World War 2 field radio about it, with a leather strap for carrying it (which you&rsquo;ll probably need over the course of its 24-hour battery life) &ndash; though its aptX Bluetooth is bang up to date, giving you top-notch streaming quality.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.beoplay.com/products/beoplaya2?gclid=CO-o-NKPh8ICFcrKtAod2WkA-Q#buy" target="_blank">B&amp;O BeoPlay A2</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="B&amp;O BeoPlay A2" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-bang-and-olufsen-beoplay-a2.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kate Koeppel Design Record Dividers (from £150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Keeping your vinyl organised is part of the joy of owning it in the first place. Do you alphabetise? Colour code? Sort by genre? You alphabetise, obviously, and you do it with the help of Kate Koeppel&rsquo;s Record Dividers. Available for both 7in and 12in collections and with a choice of typefaces, these wooden organisers will sort you right out.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://shop.katekoeppel.com/products" target="_blank">Kate Koeppel Design Record Dividers</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kate Koeppel Design Record Dividers" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-music-lovers-kate-koeppel-design-record-dividers.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony MDR-EX650AP (£46) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For many, spending more than about &pound;25 on a pair of headphones that they&rsquo;re likely to lose or break within weeks is akin to throwing pound coins in the sea. So spend it for them instead. These Sony in-ears sound great, come with a remote and mic, and feel more expensive than you&rsquo;ll pay for them, which means everyone&rsquo;s a winner.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.accessoryjack.com/sony-mdr-ex650ap-ex-monitor-in-ear-headphones-for-smartphone-brown.html" target="_blank">Sony MDR-EX650AP</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony MDR-EX650AP" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-music-lovers-sony-mdr-ex650ap.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Personalised Favourite Song Soundwaves Print (£25) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unless you&rsquo;re a sound engineer most songs look broadly similar when you convert them to soundwaves, so even if your favourite tune is Paul McCartney&rsquo;s Frog Song, if anybody asks you can pretend it&rsquo;s Jet or Live and Let Die or something much less embarrassing instead. Just hope they don&rsquo;t check the title printed underneath.</p> <p><strong>Buy a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/houseofyve/product/personalised-song-soundwaves-print" target="_blank">Personalised Favourite Song Soundwaves Print</a> here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gifts-those-constantly-faraway-look/feature" target="_blank">Christmas gift ideas for campers, wanderers and explorers</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature">All of Stuff&#39;s best Christmas gift ideas</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Personalised Favourite Song Soundwaves Print" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for music lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-music-lovers-soundwaves-print.jpg?1416418524" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-music-lovers/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Headphones Hi-Fi & Streaming Sonos Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:32:12 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429303 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 15 gadget gifts for photographers http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadget-gifts-photographers/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sort out a shutterbug with these camera accessories and other snap-happy present ideas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You want Christmas gift ideas for photographers? You got &#039;em!" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-photographers.jpg?1416485275" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The proliferation of decent smartphone cameras and social media has turned us all into photographers. But there are still those among us who stand out, either though sheer dedication to capturing every single moment of our lives or simply because, well, we&#39;re really good at taking pictures.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;re shopping for presents for one such shutterbug, peruse our collection of gear below &ndash; you&rsquo;re sure to snap up the ideal Christmas gifts.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Weye Feye (£100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>XSories&rsquo; nifty product transforms a computer or Android or iOS device into a wireless remote control for DSLRs. Once connected, Weye Feye allows users to remotely adjust the camera&rsquo;s ISO, white balance, aperture and focus from up to 80 metres away, as well as take photos and video clips. Shots and footage captured can then be directly stored in the cloud, shared on social networks or moved to a mobile device or computer. It&rsquo;s compatible with most Nikon and Canon cameras.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/XSories-Wireless-Remote-Control-Camera/dp/B00EDJXKM4">Weye Feye</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yRAQxIhfDy4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Foldio (from US$50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fact: you&rsquo;ll have more success selling tat on Ebay if you take nice photos of said tat. Crazy, eh? The good news is that it&rsquo;s now easier than ever to give your pics a pro sheen. Just invest in Foldio, a portable mini studio with built-in LED lights, and your every shot will look like something from a John Lewis catalogue.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://orangemonkie.com/foldio/">Foldio</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-photographers-foldio.jpg?1416485275" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for Samsung Galaxy (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Why should the iPhone get all the photo accessory fun? Olloclip has now created a version of its versatile 4-in-1 lens for Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 phones, giving Galaxians four special photography skills: fisheye, wide-angle, 10x macro and 15 x macro.</p> <p>Of course iPhones continue to be catered for too: there&#39;s also a new version for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (currently on pre-order but expected to ship by the end of November, so it should be safely under your tree by Christmas Day). Not splashed out on a new iPhone yet? You can buy models to fit most previous iPhones, plus iPad Air and Mini.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.olloclip.com/order/samsung/">olloclip.com</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hlJB39rxl2g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ThinkTank Retrospective 5 (£110) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&rsquo;t be fooled by the Retrospective 5&rsquo;s handsome old-fashioned looks &ndash; it&rsquo;s every bit the modern camera bag.</p> <p>Able to accommodate a DSLR and one to three extra lenses, or a compact system camera and four to six lenses, it sports a hook-and-loop front flap that can be opened soundlessly: ideal for anyone shooting in places where noise isn&rsquo;t wanted (concert halls or the outdoors when skittish animals are about).</p> <p>It also rocks a removeable rain cover, which&rsquo;ll doubtless come in handy all the year round.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cliftoncameras.co.uk/Think_Tank_Retrospective_5_Bag">ThinkTank Retrospective 5</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="ThinkTank Retrospective 5" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/thinktank-retrospective-5-pinestone_0.jpg?1416485275" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fibre Tripod (£360) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Rolls-Royce of tripods, especially for anyone with an aversion to lugging around heavy gear, the MT190CXPRO4 - catchy name - is constructed of carbon fibre &ndash; a super-strong but lightweight material best known for its use in Formula 1 cars. That means that despite being able to hold up to 7kg of camera, lens and flash, it weighs a mere 1.65kg. It also has such treats as an extendable central column which moves both horizontally and vertically, a built-in bubble level and super-compact 4-section legs which help it stow away nicely.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.manfrotto.co.uk/carbon-fibre-tripod-4-section-190">Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fibre Tripod</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-8-best-compact-cameras-year/feature">The 8 best compact cameras of the year</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 Carbon Fibre Tripod" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-photographers-manfrotto-MT190CXPRO-4-tripod.jpg?1416485275" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lomography Lomo&#039;Instant Sanremo plus 3 lenses (£130) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new Lomo camera in time for Christmas is a bit of a tradition round our way and this year, we&#39;re hoping Santa will bring us a Lomo&#39;Instant. A Kickstarter success story, the Lomo&#39;Instant comes with a wide-angle lens plus fisheye and portrait attachments, uses the readily available Fujifilm Instax Mini Film and has a built-in flash. You get full control over exposure time, can combine multiple exposures for crazy photographic effects and can even apply gels to the lens for further creativity. It comes in three colours, but our favourite is definitely the chic Sanremo model. Please, Santa, we&#39;ve been good this year.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://shop.lomography.com/gb/cameras/new-in-stock/lomo-instant-luxuryedition">Lomography Lomo&#39;Instant Sanremo plus 3 lenses</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lomography Lomo&#039;Instant Sanremo plus 3 lenses" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-photographers-lomo-instant-sanremo.jpg?1416485275" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lens shot glasses (US$8) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This pack of three shot glasses should prove a hit with anyone who appreciates (a) photography and (b) knocking back liquor. Nikon fanboys may be the exception, though... And for the pedants among you, no, there never was a Canon 28-135mm L lens. That shouldn&#39;t spoil your enjoyment when you use them though.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1367/">Lens shot glasses</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lens shot glasses " alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-shot-glasses.jpg?1416485275" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gerber Steady Tool (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Military and outdoor specialist Gerber shows some love to shutterbugs with the Steady Tool, a multi-tool that features a tripod alongside the usual selection of stainless steel blades, screwdrivers, pliers and a bottle opener. The tripod works with compact digital cameras (up to 340g) and smartphones (up to 170g).</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.alloutdoor.co.uk/knives-multi-tools/gerber/butterfly-opening/gerber-steady-tripod-multi-tool-green-.htm">Gerber Steady Tool</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Gerber Steady Tool" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gerber-steady-tool.jpg?1416485275" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joby UltraFit Sling Strap (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The straps you get with cameras are uniformally evil, cutting into your shoulders like a malevolent masseuse and offering little functionality beyond telling everyone which brand you shoot with. The UltraFit Sling Strap is a revelation: it&rsquo;s comfortable enough to sleep in and enables you to whizz your camera from waist to face in one slick move.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-joby-ultrafit-sling-strap-for-men/p1533889?cm_mmc=googlebase-extension-_-camera-accessories-_-camera-straps-_-joby-ultrafit-sling-strap-for-men_1533889&amp;utm_source=googlebase-extension&amp;cm_mmc=google+-+warehouse+cameras+%26+lenses-_-shopping+-+other+products-_-&amp;mkwid=1jqkci6l&amp;pcrid=54652739529&amp;gclid=coutmewam8ecfuscwwodaxmayq">Joby UltraFit Sling Strap</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Joby Sling Strap" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-photographers-Joby-sling-strap.jpg?1416485275" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 (£325) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lensbaby&rsquo;s selective focus lenses allow DSLR and CSC users to take dream-like shots, with only a portion of the frame in sharp focus and the other areas diffracting into beautiful blurry bokeh. It&rsquo;s an effect you won&rsquo;t be able to replicate in Photoshop, and Lensbaby&rsquo;s solution &ndash; available for most types of lens mount &ndash; is far cheaper than buying a real tilt-shift lens.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/LENSBABY-Composer-WITH-Sweet-Canon/dp/B004UHYUYG">Lensbaby Composer Pro With Sweet 35</a> here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/stuffs-guide-photography/feature">Stuff&#39;s Guide to Photography</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/G9Jnhyyga8Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nikon Coolpix AW120 (£250) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Any true photography geek will already have a top-notch DSLR, super-fast compact and snap-happy smartphone. But none of them will be much use shooting wild salmon in the freezing, bear-riddled waters of Alaska: the DSLR will be too bulky to lug all the way up to the Katmai National Park, the compact won&rsquo;t be waterproof and the smartphone lacks a zoom.</p> <p>Enter the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nikon/nikon-coolpix-aw120/review">Nikon Coolpix AW120</a>. It&rsquo;s tougher than a titanium-covered Steven Seagal and 10 times sexier thanks to its fetching camo finish. It can survive dunks, drops and freezes and has a built-in compass and altimeter. Most importantly, its 16MP sensor serves up pin-sharp pictures and its 5x optical zoom lets you get close; handy if there are bears about.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-nikon-coolpix-aw120-digital-camera-camoflage/p1548870?cm_mmc=googlebase-extension-_-cameras-_-digital-cameras-_-nikon-coolpix-aw120-digital-camera-camouflage_1548870&amp;utm_source=googlebase-extension&amp;cm_mmc=google+-+warehouse+cameras+%26+lenses-_-shopping+-+cameras+and+lenses-_-&amp;mkwid=2vsnryak&amp;pcrid=54652585569&amp;gclid=cnov9ud5msecfqljtaodjw0akw">Nikon Coolpix AW120</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2444" height="1746" title="Nikon Coolpix AW120" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-best-compact-camera-nikon-AW120_0.jpg?1416485275" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Goo.ey Skins (from £15) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Allowing you to turn any smooth surface into a solid &ndash; but temporary &ndash; mount for your phone or tablet, Goo.ey&rsquo;s skins stick fast thanks to a polyurethane epoxy coating. But they&rsquo;re smart enough that won&rsquo;t stick inside your pockets or anything like that. Anyway, they make a nice, quick alternative to a tripod (as long as there&rsquo;s a smooth surface nearby) and come in useful in lots of other ways too. Available for most Apple iOS and Samsung Galaxy devices, plus the HTC One (M8), Nexus 5 and Sony Xperia Z2.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&amp;keywords=gooey+skins&amp;tag=googhydr-21&amp;index=aps&amp;hvadid=41570666094&amp;hvpos=1t1&amp;hvexid=&amp;hvnetw=g&amp;hvrand=8783909992268575915&amp;hvpone=&amp;hvptwo=&amp;hvqmt=e&amp;hvdev=c&amp;ref=pd_sl_4na65u9dx0_e">Goo.ey Skins</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BeAN5vwRZxY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nova flash (£50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>However good the iPhone&rsquo;s dual-LED flash is it&rsquo;ll never compete with off-camera lighting. Give your shots a diffuse glow worthy of a proper studio set-up with the Nova flash - a dinky, Bluetooth-controlled light source which comes with a free iOS app.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="https://www.novaphotos.com/">Nova flash</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nova flash" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-photographers-nova.jpg?1416485275" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner (£50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everyone over the age of 30 has a load of old negatives lying in a drawer somewhere. Imagine what might be on them: you, when you were young and fit! Your partner, when they were young and fit! Your dog, when it wasn&rsquo;t dead! The Lomo Smartphone Scanner transfers your old photos from film to shiny new smartphone. And for that we thank it.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://shop.lomography.com/gb/smartphone-scanner">Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-photographers-Lomo-scanner.jpg?1416485275" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Glif (US$30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This Kickstarter-funded marvel grips your smartphone securely in its jaws then fits to your existing tripod to give your phone cam the gift of steadiness. It&rsquo;ll work with almost any smartphone in the world and doubles as a stand. </p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.studioneat.com/products/glif">The Glif</a> here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature">All of Stuff&#39;s best Christmas gift ideas</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Glif" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for photographers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-christmas-gifts-ideas-photographers-the-glif.jpg?1416485275" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadget-gifts-photographers/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:40:31 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1428904 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadget gifts for Apple fans http://www.stuff.tv/apple/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadget-gifts-apple-fans/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whether they’re into Macs, iPhones or iPads, these gift ideas will make any Apple fan grin on Christmas Day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadget gifts for Apple fans" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-gift-guide.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">If history is anything to go by, Santa will be working overtime this year, delivering Apple kit to all the boys and girls (of all ages; if you&rsquo;re listening, big guy, we&rsquo;ve been very good and would love an iPad Air 2).</p> <p>But beyond the realm of iPhones, iPads and 5K Retina iMacs, there are plenty of gadgets and accessories to make an Apple fan squeal with joy. Read on for our list of the best Christmas gift ideas for Apple fans&hellip;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mophie powerstation XL (£110) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">iDevices don&#39;t have removable batteries. Diehard Apple fans will tell you that&#39;s all part of their charm. But charm won&#39;t help you when you&#39;re stranded in Elephant and Castle at 3am with no way to call Uber. This huge 12,000mAh portable battery will let you juice two devices (including an iPad) at once, eliminating low battery anxiety for good.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://store.apple.com/uk/product/HE110ZM/A/mophie-juice-pack-powerstation-xl-external-battery" target="_blank">Mophie powerstation XL</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mophie powerstation XL" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mophie-Powerstation.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple TV (£80) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On the face of it, the Apple TV looks like a missed opportunity, referred to by Apple as a &lsquo;hobby&rsquo; and lacking an App Store. Yet once you own one, you realise it&rsquo;s a great purchase; along with providing access to the iTunes Store and iTunes Match, it also enables you to beam audio, video and games to a TV from any iOS device via AirPlay, or you can pull and live-encode video from a PC or Mac if you invest in Air Video or StreamToMe.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://store.apple.com/uk/ipod/ipod-accessories/apple-tv" target="_blank">Apple TV</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple TV" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-tv_3.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Libratone Loop (£400) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Circles are great. They&#39;re symmetrical, lack sharp edges, and they&#39;re the same shape as Wagon Wheels.This rather fetching example in particular manages to do all of the above, with the added bonus of blasting out your tunes with room-filling sound over AirPlay &ndash; no annoying wires or flakey Bluetooth connection required. It&#39;s got brains to match its stylish coloured wool cover too, thanks to Spotify Connect smarts for multi-room listening and higher fidelity audio. Whether you mount it on a wall, snuggle it into a stylish mahogany bookshelf or slap it in the middle of your room as a statement, its simple design is one that all Jony Ive fans can get behind. Or in front of, rather. It&#39;ll sound better that way.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="https://shop.libratone.com/en-gb/speakers/libratone-loop/c-51/c-284/p-289/" target="_blank">Libratone Loop</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Libratone Loop" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/libratone-loop.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adonit Jot Pro Fine Point Stylus (£27) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This stylus sets itself apart from the rest of the flock by offering a fine tip and transparent precision disc which lets you track the path of your virtual ink for more accuracy. It&rsquo;s pressure sensitive too, and ideal for those looking for more precision in their sketches. Possibly wasted on stick men connoisseurs, but who are we to judge?&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/o/ASIN/B00931DHKM?tag=adapas-21" target="_blank">Adonit Jot Pro Fine Point Stylus</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-15-gadget-gifts-coffee-addicts/feature" target="_blank">Christmas gifts for coffee addicts</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Adonit Jot Pro Fine Point Stylus" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/adonit.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nifty Drives MiniDrive (£30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There&rsquo;s no point wasting word on the usefulness of USB sticks. But no matter how tiny yours is, it still sticks out, ruining the precision-crafted sleek lines of your MacBook. This microSD adaptor lets you slot it into the SD slot of notebook and sits completely flush. Ah, that&rsquo;s better.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://store.apple.com/uk/product/HF158ZM/B/nifty-drives-minidrive-for-macbook-pro-13-inch-with-retina-display?fnode=79" target="_blank">Nifty Drives MiniDrive</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nifty Drives MiniDrive" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nifty.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadricopter (£280) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, it&rsquo;s expensive; yes, it&rsquo;s got a stupid name; yes, you might tire of it more quickly than you&rsquo;d perhaps like. But this is a futuristic-looking helicopter that you control with your iPhone, and that includes an HD camera that records the flight (or, if you&rsquo;re a bit useless, horrifying crash) direct to your iOS device!</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/ardrone-20-elite-edition-snow-a20rn" target="_blank">Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadricopter</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadricopter" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parrot-drone_0.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> My First Computer (Byte Edition) (US$70) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The original Mac was a wonderful and strange, friendly little cuboid, at odds with its TV-like rivals. Its character is captured perfectly by Chris McVeigh&rsquo;s Lego construction, which even includes a slide-out logic board and cabling for the tiny keyboard and even tinier mouse. For people who want to go the whole hog, there&rsquo;s also a &lsquo;hello&rsquo; sticker accessory available for $6.50. (If you prefer older Apple kit, there&rsquo;s a <a href="http://powerpig.storenvy.com/products/1734393-my-first-computer-two-seeds-edition" target="_blank">Lego Apple II</a>&nbsp;from the same store.)</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://powerpig.storenvy.com/products/1165498-my-first-computer-byte-edition" target="_blank">My First Computer (Byte Edition)</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="My First Computer (Byte Edition)" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-my-first-computer.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It took Apple a while to bite the bullet and add support for physical game controllers to iOS. Now that they&#39;ve had time to settle in, there&#39;s finally a decent library of titles that&#39;ll support MFi controllers; including Bioshock and GTA: San Andreas. Turn an Apple fan&#39;s iThing into a mini games console with this dinky controller, which will tuck away into a bag or pocket for on-the-go gaming.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/SteelSeries-Stratus-Wireless-Gaming-Controller/dp/B00HSB2EZI" target="_blank">SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gift-guides/petrolheads-christmas-gift-guide/feature" target="_blank">12 gadgets and presents for petrolheads</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/steelseries-stratus.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> olloclip 4-in-1 lens (US$80) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A quick look at Flickr&rsquo;s stats shows how insanely popular iPhones are as cameras. In the old days, this was down to apps (because the iPhone&rsquo;s camera was awful), but now it&rsquo;s a combination of a surprisingly good lens, apps and additional hardware. The olloclip 4-in-1 (newly reworked for the iPhone 6) provides fisheye, wide-angle and two macro options, for an instant injection of photographic performance.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pre-order the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.olloclip.com" target="_blank">Olloclip for iPhone 6</a>&nbsp;here (shipping late November)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="olloclip 4-in-1 lens" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olloclip-iphone-6.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Twelve South PlugBug World Travel Charger (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tokyo to New York, London to Berlin, and a few places in between. That&rsquo;s a lot of adaptors to keep track of, and you&rsquo;ve got far too many important business things to worry about. Take the hassle out of travelling with this multi-country adaptor that slots onto your existing MacBook charger, bestowing it with a USB socket to boot. Hello iPad charging.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://store.apple.com/uk/product/HA808ZM/A/twelve-south-plugbug-world-10-watt-usb-global-travel-charger?fnode=79" target="_blank">Twelve South PlugBug World Travel Charger</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Buy the Twelve South PlugBug World Travel Charger" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/plugbug.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mujjo Leather Wallet Case 80° for iPhone 6 (€45) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple Pay may have designs on your credit card, but for the time being you still need your flexible friend. Tuck it into this slick-looking leather case, and you can pretend that we have Apple Pay in the UK as you wave your iPhone imperiously over contactless payment pads.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mujjo.com/the-sleeves-collection/iphone-sleeves/leather-wallet-case-80-for-iphone-6-black" target="_blank">Mujjo Leather Wallet Case 80&deg; for iPhone 6</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mujjo Leather Wallet Case 80° for iPhone 6" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Leather-Wallet-Case-80-for-iPhone-6-Black.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Susan Kare ICONS print (US$100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You might not recognise the name Susan Kare, but if you&#39;ve got a few (or many) grey hairs you&#39;ve almost certainly seen her work. She&#39;s the artistic force behind the icons for the original Mac, and nothing will show an Apple fan&#39;s allegiance to the Cupertino Tech giant than a wall slathered with these pixellated classics.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kareprints.com/?p=691" target="_blank">Susan Kare ICONS print</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gift-guides/christmas-gift-guide-2014-12-gifts-get-fitness-fanatic/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 presents for fitness fanatics</a></strong><br /> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature">All of Stuff&#39;s best Christmas gift ideas, on one handy page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for Apple fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kare-2.jpg?1416484793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadget-gifts-apple-fans/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadget-gifts-apple-fans/feature#comments Apple Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Hi-Fi & Streaming Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:26:18 +0000 Will Findlater 1428977 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 13 outdoor gifts for campers, wanderers and explorers http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gifts-those-constantly-faraway-look/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;ve rounded up a selection of gifts for those with a constant faraway look – be they adventurers or outdoorsmen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 13 outdoor gifts for campers, wanderers and explorers " alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/outdoor-gift-guide.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Globetrotting adventurers - or those who just sometimes take a flight &ndash; can immensely increase their comfort levels by just having the right kit.</p> <p>Read on for our selection of the best Christmas gift ideas for fans of the outdoors: the coolest, the cleverest and the giftiest.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-wilson" title="View user profile.">Mark Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Biolite KettleCharge (£160) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The only thing weary campers will find more exciting than brewing a cuppa is doing it with gadget-charging kettle. Compatible with most backpacking stoves (including Biolite&rsquo;s own CampStove), the KettleCharge uses a thermoelectric generator to produce 10W of power via a USB extender as your water boils.</p> <p>Give it a 15-minute charge, and that&rsquo;ll be enough power for twenty hours of music or, if you&rsquo;re in a zombie apocalypse, five hours of panicked phone calls to the last known safe house. Though compact and eminently packable, the 750ml capacity means there&rsquo;ll be enough water for three cups of Earl Grey. Or, if the zombies are closing in, one big, final Pot Noodle before you heroically fend off the encroaching walkers.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/biolite-kettlecharge-a8110063?id_colour=180" target="_blank">Biolite KettleCharge</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Biolite KettleCharge" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/biolite-kettlecharge_0.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Petzl e+lite Zip Emergency (£20) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Admit it: you&rsquo;re very unlikely to get into the type of situation where you would need to use a light to try and get the attention of a would-be rescuer. And if you are, then by the time you&rsquo;ve said: &ldquo;Quick! Pass the Petzl e+lite Zip Emergency torch thing&rdquo;, you&rsquo;ll probably be dead. Nevertheless, it&rsquo;s a neat (27g), and very affordable, addition to your panic-bag, with white and red LEDs than can shine or strobe to bring help when the festival campsite gets just too hectic. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.outdoorgb.com/p/Petzl_eLite_Zip_Emergency_Headlamp/">Petzl e+lite Zip Emergency</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Petzl e+lite Zip Emergency" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/petzl-e-lite-zip-emergency.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leatherman OHT (£100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When you&rsquo;ve got a grizzly by the scruff, and you&rsquo;re scrabbling for your multitool in order to remove a seed from the beast&rsquo;s teeth, thereby to become fast friends and secure a lucrative TV deal, you&rsquo;ll be glad you have this military grade multitool &ndash; all of its blades can be accessed with one hand. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.leatherman.co.uk/product/OHT">Leatherman OHT</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Leatherman OHT" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leatherman-oht.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The North Face Nuptse Slippers (£36) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A little indulgent perhaps, but these are just the thing for wandering around base camp trying to find who packed whisky. Warm down-filled uppers and a scrub-friendly sole make these vastly more appealing than putting your wet boots back on.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.surfdome.com/the_north_face_slippers_-_the_north_face_nuptse_tent_mule_iii_slippers_-_shiny_tnf_yellow/tnf_black-94769">The North Face Nuptse Slippers</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gift-guides/christmas-gift-guide-2014-12-gifts-get-fitness-fanatic/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 presents for fitness fanatics</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The North Face Nuptse Slippers" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-north-face-nuptse-slippers.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lifestraw Go Water Bottle (€40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Okay, it&rsquo;s a bit too sensible for Indiana Jones&rsquo; packing list, but this water filter does let its heroic owner embark on a crusade against contracting e.coli (and 99.9% of all other waterborne bacteria) during their backpacking trip. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://waternlife.com/content/15-select-product" target="_blank">Lifestraw Go Water Bottle</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lifestraw Go Water Bottle" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lifestraw-go_0.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Outdoor Tech Kodiak (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>True woodsmen like Ray Mears love to go completely off-grid, but gadget fans demand the comforting glow of power buttons wherever they are. Keep their anxieties at bay with this rugged, water-resistant USB charger, which packs a generous 6000mAh battery.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.madison.co.uk/products/electronics/headphones-speakers/headphones-speakers/kodiak-6k-powerbank-rugged-outdoor-charger-black/" target="_blank">Outdoor Tech Kodiak</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Outdoor Tech Kodiak" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/outdoor-tech-kodiak.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody (£200) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hikers can argue for days about &lsquo;layering systems&rsquo;, but most agree that this is the best mid-layer you can buy. Why? It combines the breathability of a fleece with the warmth of a puffer jacket. Unusually for technical gear, its tailored fit looks really smart too.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.patagonia.com/eu/enGB/shop/nano-air" target="_blank">Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Patagonia Nano Air Hoody" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/patagonia-nano-air-hoody.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Primus Meal Set (£17) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not the kind of thing that makes its way into a &lsquo;I wouldn&rsquo;t leave home without&hellip;&rsquo; kind of feature, but this unsung hero of rucksacks neatly combines large and small airtight plates/containers, a rudimentary grater/chopper, a three-compartment spice jar, a olive oil bottle and a folding spork. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/primus-meal-set-93110049?channel_code=110&amp;id_colour=133&amp;product_code=73494395" target="_blank">Primus Meal Set</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gift-guides/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-binary-bartenders/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadgets and presents for binary bartenders</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Primus Meal Set" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/primus-meal-set.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Osprey Cyber Port (£70) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Street brats can hear someone taking an iPad out of a bag at distances up to half a mile away. Less than a minute later: wallop! You is robbed, bruv. Dumbfound their dastardly &lsquo;drums with this Osprey rucksack (there&rsquo;s a courier bag, too) which has a see-through and touch-transferring iPad pocket. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ospreypacks.com/en/product/tech/cyber_port">Osprey Cyber Port</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Osprey Cyber Port" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/osprey-cyber-port.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Goal Zero Torch 250 (€80) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Batteries intuitively know how to die when you need them most. This 250-lumen flashlight won&#39;t let you down though, thanks to a solar panel and hand-crank that&#39;ll keep the light flowing even if you&#39;re days from a wall socket.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.goalzero.eu/shop/backpacking-hiking-biking/torch-250-flashlight/" target="_blank">Goal Zero Torch 250</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Goal Zero Torch 250" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/goal-zero-torch-250.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DaKine Trapper (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Keep your head heat in check with this cranial-encapsulating trapper hat from surf-and-snow maestros DaKine. Has the added advantage of preventing people from grabbing at your flaxen locks, if that&#39;s ever an issue.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.surfdome.com/dakine_trapper_hats_-_dakine_chuck_trapper_hat_-_cascade-140948">DaKine Trapper</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="DaKine Trapper" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dakine-trapper-hat.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nite Ize Reflective Nylon Rope (£12) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At every campsite there lurks at least one tent-destroying klutz who &#39;didn&#39;t see your guy-ropes&#39; and is sorry for the accidental elbow-drop. Use these glowing ropes to make sure even the blindly drunk swerve your pop-up palace.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nite-Ize-Reflective-Nylon-Rope/dp/B004MMEHTC" target="_blank">Nite Ize Reflective Nylon Rope</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nite Ize Reflective Nylon Rope" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nite-ize-reflective-rope.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Lantern (£33) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This charming camping lantern has a handy magnetic band for hanging inside tents and a silicon lampshade to help it survive tumbles. The adjustable glow is subtle and candle-like, while its teeny 91g form makes it barely noticeable backpack bonus.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snow-Peak-Hozuki-lantern-orange/dp/B00A6UZCC0" target="_blank">Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Lantern</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-15-gadget-gifts-coffee-addicts/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 15 gadgets and presents for coffee addicts</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature">All of Stuff&#39;s best Christmas gift ideas, on one handy page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Lantern" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for campers and outdoor explorers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/snow-peak-mini-hozuki-lantern_0.jpg?1416333582" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gifts-those-constantly-faraway-look/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gifts-those-constantly-faraway-look/feature#comments Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:46:37 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429051 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 presents for fitness fanatics http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/12-gifts-get-fitness-fanatic/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looking for Christmas gift ideas for the health-conscious? We&#039;ve rounded up the best fitness gadgets for sports from running to cycling – and everything in between </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 presents for fitness fanatics" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fitness-gift-guide.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We know how it is. We bust out a thousand squats before breakfast, swim to work, then run home. Got to keep young and spry after all.</p> <p>If you or someone you know is equally as focused on slowing down the ravages of time (sorry to get a little morbid) then here&#39;s a smattering of Christmas gift ideas for fitness fanatics that&#39;ll help you achieve your goals, then smash them with personal bests.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-wilson" title="View user profile.">Mark Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Withings Wi-Fi body scale (£235) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The humble scale has evolved from an instrument that induces shameful guilt in your bathroom to one that multiplies said guilt ten-fold by sharing your progress with your Facebook and Twitter friends. Calculating your BMI, fat and lean mass, an accompanying Android and iOS app lets you track your stats after you&#39;ve wirelessly uploaded them.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Withings-Black-Wifi-Body-Scale/dp/B002JE2PSA" target="_blank">Withings Wi-Fi body scale</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="750" title="Withings Wi-Fi body scale" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-scales.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Polar M400 (£160) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Can&rsquo;t decide whether to get your beloved runner a fitness band or a GPS watch? Give them something that combines the two. The M400 takes Fitbit-style features like sleep-tracking and mashes them together with powerful GPS tracking.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Polar-Sports-Watch-Heart-Monitor/dp/B00OBZKT2E" target="_blank">Polar M400</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Polar M400" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/polar-m400.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sol Republic Relays (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s hard enough finding the right pair of running headphones for your own ears, let alone someone else&rsquo;s. The sweat-proof Relays are a safe bet for most shell-likes though, thanks to an adaptable outer ring that moulds to the shape of your ear. Oh, and they sound great too.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2576958.htm" target="_blank">Sol Republic Relays</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sol Republic Relays" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sol-republic-relays.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silva Trail Speed Elite (£155) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Winter runs are exhilarating, but the evening dark also makes parks feel a terrifying level from Limbo. Here to reveal that, no, that tree isn&rsquo;t a giant spider and, yes, you are about to run into a park bench, is this versatile headtorch. It ticks all the right boxes for running; light (162g with battery), fox-startlingly bright (660 lumens with a throw of 90m) and water-resistant.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not just for running either, with attachments included for mounting it on a helmet or bike handlebars, plus there&rsquo;s a giant power button for those who simply can&rsquo;t face the cold without a giant pair of ski gloves. Just make sure the lucky recipient turns it off before blinding your family at Christmas dinner.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silva-Trail-Speed-Elite-Headlamp/dp/B00GBS71IY">Silva Trail Speed Elite</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-15-gadget-gifts-coffee-addicts/feature" target="_blank">Christmas gifts for coffee addicts</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Silva Trail Speed Elite" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/silva-trail-speed-elite_0.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Checkmylevel Starter Pack (€250) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Checkmylevel bucks the trend of wearable fitness gadgets that record your progress. Instead, it uses low voltage currents (TENS) to stimulate your peripheral nervous system. Don&#39;t be scared, it&#39;s just assessing the level of fatigue in your muscles to help optimise training. Body still recovering from your last brutal workout? Checkmylevel will let you know and tell you to take it easy, reducing the risk of injury.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://checkmylevel.com/collections/all" target="_blank">Checkmylevel Starter Pack</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Checkmylevel Starter Pack" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/checkmylevel.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vivo Barefoot Trail Freak (£85) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The barefoot craze hasn&rsquo;t quite turned us all into Tarahumaran ultra-runners, but shoes like this make it a tempting alternative to pounding pavements. The Trail Freak&rsquo;s 4.5mm lugs act like octopus suckers on slippery surfaces, and they&#39;re good for casual cyclists too.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk/search?term=trail+freak" target="_blank">Vivo Barefoot Trail Freak</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vivo Barefoot Trail Freak" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vivobarefoot-trail-freak.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch (£150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you don&#39;t fancy lugging your 6in phablet around with you on your run (and you definitely won&#39;t want it in the pool), then this TomTom wrist-hugger is the answer. It has its own in-built GPS unit which means it doesn&#39;t need a smartphone to track your workouts and you can keep on top of your progress with regular PC syncs, uploading your data to TomTom&#39;s MySports site.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/tomtom-multi-sport-gps-watch/p647149?colour=Grey" target="_blank">TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="TomTom Multi-Sport GPS watch" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-watch.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nike Shield Flash Max jacket (£350) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Make your runner more visible than Regent Street&#39;s Christmas lights with this super-reflective jacket. Its checker dots apparently ensure 360-degree reflectivity, while the water-resistant fabric is also sealed to block out wind and rain. An articulated hood moves with your head rather than giving you a face full of fabric too.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://store.nike.com/gb/en_gb/pd/shield-flash-max-running-jacket/pid-1556901/pgid-10259735?cp=EUNS_AFF_WG_DE_16644" target="_blank">Nike Shield Flash Max jacket</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gift-guides/petrolheads-christmas-gift-guide/feature" target="_blank">12 gadgets and presents for petrolheads</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nike Shield Flash Max jacket" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nike-shield-flash-max_0.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Misfit Shine (£80) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the thinnest activity trackers around, the Shine is made from aircraft-grade aluminium, and its waterproof body means you can take it for a dip in addition to tracking your running, cycling and sleep. Its replaceable four-month button cell battery means you don&#39;t have to worry about recharging, and its sleek iOS companion app magically syncs up to it when you place it against the screen.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Misfit-Personal-Physical-Activity-Monitor/dp/B00FDWN8RM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1384967280&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=misfit+shine" target="_blank">Misfit Shine</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Misfit Shine" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/shine_0.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adidas Energy Boost 2.0 ESM (£120) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hundreds of capsules in the sole of these Adidas trainers offer maximum energy return. Not only are they bouncier than traditional EVA rubber trainers, they stay that way in extreme cold too. A lot safer than strapping on a pair of ACME springs to your feet, we think you&#39;ll agree.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.adidas.co.uk/energy-boost-2.0-esm-shoes/M29755_580.html" target="_blank">Adidas Energy Boost 2.0 ESM</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Adidas Energy Boost 2.0 ESM" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/adidas-energy-boost-2-0-esm.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camelbak Classic 2 Litre Hydration (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;re going through this much water cycling or running then we bow to your superior fitness. With a built-in pocket for keys, phones and energy gels, along with a straw for sipping on some much-needed water while running, the CamelBak Classic will be an important tool in your long-distance arsenal.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wiggle.co.uk/camelbak-classic-2-litre-hydration-system" target="_blank">Camelbak Classic 2 Litre Hydration</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Camelbak Classic 2 Litre Hydration" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/camelbak_0.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cycleops Magneto Trainer (£105) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Magneto Trainer is ideal for those great British downpours where riding outside will get you drenched through and through. It&#39;s the world&rsquo;s first magnetic trainer with progressive resistance, which increases as you pedal faster. Just change gears as normal and let it sort out the resistance automatically. Simple, yet exhausting.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cycleops-mag-trainer" target="_blank">Cycleops Magneto Trainer</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gift-guides/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-binary-bartenders/feature" target="_blank">Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadgets and presents for binary bartenders</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature">All of Stuff&#39;s best Christmas gift ideas, on one handy page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="750" title="Cycleops Magneto Trainer" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for health and fitness fans" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/magneto-trainer.jpg?1416412309" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/12-gifts-get-fitness-fanatic/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/12-gifts-get-fitness-fanatic/feature#comments Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:49:29 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429247 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadgets and presents for binary bartenders http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-2013-12-gadgets-and-presents-wine-lovers/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Buying for a devotee of grape or grain? These prezzies will make a vine choice </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadgets and presents for binary bartenders" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/binary-bartender.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Christmas is a time for giving. And imbibing copious quantities of wine, cocktails and ill-advised cream liqueurs from the back of the drinks cabinet.</p> <p>Whether you&#39;re buying for someone who prefers sipping or sloshing, look no further &ndash; we&#39;ve got the gifts for you.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Perfect Drink (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are two types of people who will appreciate an app-controlled bartending system. The first hides the smart scale away in a dark corner of the kitchen and starts preparing the most precise cocktails known to humankind while shooting furtive glances at the front door. Only the stainless steel shaker is left out in the open.</p> <p>The second sets up an iPad (running the free app) on the bundled stand next to an array of colourful bottles for everyone to have a go. Both benefit from gadget guidance in pouring proportioned drinks and the in app Cabinet displaying only cocktails that can be made with the ingredients available. Both owe the legendary success of the party to you.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.firebox.com/product/6551/The-Perfect-Drink" target="_blank">The Perfect Drink</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Perfect Drink" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-perfect-drink.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mojito Molecular Mixology Cocktail Kit (£30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sachets, silicone molds and pipettes, long established tricks of the trade to would be mixologists. Or they should be. Idiot-proof instructions include how to make foams, floating mint caviar and explode-in-your-mouth spheres of mojito.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk/christmas/gifts_for_aspiring_chefs/mojito_molecular_mixology_cocktail_kit.htm" target="_blank">Mojito Molecular Mixology Cocktail Kit</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mojito Molecular Mixology Cocktail Kit" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mojito-kit.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Wine Bottle Cork Robots (£6) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once you&#39;ve finished with your wine, the accumulated corks are good for nothing but reminding you of the shameful extent of your boozing. Unless you pick up some of these cute little robot kits &ndash; then you can turn them into adorable automatons and display them with pride.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk/home/kitchen/wine_bottle_cork_robots.htm">Wine Bottle Cork Robots</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Wine Bottle Cork Robots" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/corkers.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pats Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle Starter Kit (US$50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The most important additions to this on the go carbonation kit are the brew concentrates, Pale Rail and Black Hops. Your beer bellied friend simply adds water and carbonates the concentrates by adding the Activator packet of citric acid and potassium bicarbonate to the bottle&#39;s blue reaction cup. Just as tasty as micro brews thanks to Pat&#39;s Hybrid Brewing Technology.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.patsbcb.com/product/carbonator-kit/" target="_blank">Pats Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle Starter Kit</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pats Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle Starter Kit" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pats-backcountry-beverages.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rabbit wine chilling carafe (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Combining a decanter and a bottle chiller, this handy gadget features a stainless steel ice chamber that you can top up with the cold stuff. Cleverly, it&#39;s designed so that you can pour without removing the chiller &ndash; so you&#39;ll be able to enjoy your tipple at the top temperature.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.baytreecookware.co.uk/Metrokane-Rabbit-Wine-Chilling-Carafe-75cl.html">Rabbit wine chilling carafe</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-animal-lovers/feature" target="_blank">12 gadgets and presents for animal lovers</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Rabbit wine chilling carafe" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/rabbit-carafe.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vinopolis Quintessential Wine Tasting for Two (£76) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Before you can take advantage of all these wine gadgets, you need to learn how to taste it properly. This experience day kicks off with a 15 minute &quot;how to taste wine&quot; session at London&#39;s Vinopolis, and kits you out with 16 drinks tokens that you can use to try out wine samples from across the world. Sniff, swirl and slurp away. Not based in London? No worries &ndash; there are plenty of other locations covered.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk/vinopolis-quintessential-wine-tasting-for-two-special-offer?path=gourmet%2cwine-tasting">Vinopolis Quintessential Wine Tasting for Two</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vinopolis Quintessential Wine Tasting for Two" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Vinopolis%2C_Borough%2C_SE1.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Elertus Wine Protection System (US$200) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If your kids have reached the age when they&#39;re looking to experiment with drinks, you don&#39;t want them raiding your vintage wine cellar. This brand new security system will keep your wine store as secure as Fort Knox. If the door to your cellar&#39;s opened, or if the temperature changes, it&#39;ll ping an alert to your smartphone via the associated iOS or Android app. It&#39;s only available to buy from America, so if you want it in time for Christmas, best order now.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.elertus.com/buy/details/?product=elertus-wine-protection-system">Elertus Wine Protection System</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Elertus Wine Protection System" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/elertus-wine-protection-system-1.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Le Nez du Vin 24 Aromas Duo Set (£110) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Train your nose with this aroma kit &ndash; it comes with 12 white wine aromas and 12 red wine aromas to turn you into a super sniffer. Once you&#39;ve perused the enclosed booklet and wafted the smelly bottles (which range from toast to truffle and everywhere in between), you&#39;ll actually understand what the labels on wine bottles are wittering on about when they say things like &quot;a buttery gooseberry nose.&quot;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aroundwine.co.uk/wine-appreciation/le-nez-du-vin/lndv-duo-set.html">Le Nez du Vin 24 Aromas Duo Set</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gift-guides/petrolheads-christmas-gift-guide/feature" target="_blank">12 gadgets and presents for petrolheads</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Le Nez du Vin 24 Aromas Duo Set" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/le-nez-du-vin.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cibi Blade Runner Glass (£50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are movie replicas and then there are movie replicas. This is the latter. It&#39;s ideal for glugging down whiskey to toast Rick Deckard in a real mouth-blown, Italian crystal glass tumbler. Just warn the recipient not to get too sozzled and start trying to hunt down actual replicants. Though we do have our suspicions in the Stuff office..</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thefowndry.com/products/bladerunner-whisky-glass" target="_blank">Cibi Blade Runner Glass</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Cibi Blade Runner Glass" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/glass.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Coravin 1000 Wine Access system (£270) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For the relative who owns much older, fancier wines than you, Coravin&#39;s clever wine needle system will let them pour out a glass of the old (17)67 without needing to down the whole bottle. The needle is pushed through the cork to get to their vintage vino and when it&#39;s removed, the cork reseals. Drinking without the overthinking.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.harrods.com/product/coravin-1000-system/coravin/000000000004052366" target="_blank">Coravin 1000 Wine Access system</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Coravin 1000 Wine Access system" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/coravin.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Death Star ice mold (£10) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You can only freeze, dunk and refreeze Han Solo so many times. At some point the Death Star has to go down with him, slowly swirling towards destruction. Bottoms up, Vader.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="https://forbiddenplanet.com/88511-star-wars-ice-tray-death-star/" target="_blank">Death Star ice mold</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Death Star ice mold" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/death-star.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung RW33EBSS1 Wine Cooler (£350) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you want to get serious about your wine, you&#39;ll want a wine cooler to house your collection. Prices can reach the thousands, but this effort from Samsung comes in at a reasonable price. It&#39;ll store up to 33 bottles, and can maintain different temperature zones ranging from 3C to 18C for red and white wines. A low vibration system stops your bottles from getting all shook up, while the door blocks UV radiation. Now you just need some wine to put in it.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/samsung-rw33ebss1-wine-cooler-aluminium/p230599800">Samsung RW33EBSS1 Wine Cooler</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-15-gadget-gifts-coffee-addicts/feature" target="_blank">Christmas gifts for coffee addicts</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature">All of Stuff&#39;s best Christmas gift ideas, on one handy page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung RW33EBSS1 Wine Cooler" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers, cocktail fans and drinks aficionados" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung-RW33EBSS1-Wine-cooler.jpg?1416332839" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-2013-12-gadgets-and-presents-wine-lovers/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:56:08 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429347 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide: 15 gadgets and presents for coffee addicts http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadget-gifts-coffee-addicts/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Re-invigorate your festive shopping spree by sipping at our roundup of the finest presents for a caffeine fiend </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-xmas-coffee-gifts-main.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Starbucks? For deep-pocketed lazies. Instant? For unappreciative peasants.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s all about brewing your own delicious caffeinated beverages these days, and we&rsquo;ve scoured the web to dig up the finest coffee-related gadgets and presents. Pick one of these Christmas gift ideas and forever change the way your friends and family enjoy their morning mug of glorious black bean-essence.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature">All of Stuff&#39;s best Christmas gift ideas, on one handy page</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chemex (£37) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Many baristas prefer making coffee via the pour-over method at home (as opposed to espresso), and there&rsquo;s nothing better &ndash; or better-looking &ndash; for that than the Chemex. Resembling something from your school&rsquo;s science lab, this flask accommodates a filter and is able to make one to three cups of coffee at a time (larger models are available).</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.hasbean.co.uk/collections/chemex/products/chemex" target="_blank">Chemex</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Chemex" alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/chemex-main.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Baratza Encore Grinder (£120) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Buy someone a decent grinder and you&rsquo;ve made a huge contribution to how good their coffee will taste &ndash; it&rsquo;s by far the most important investment when it comes to home-brewed joe. A favourite of coffee connoisseurs &ndash; and even professional baristas &ndash; everywhere, the Encore will deliver consistent, even grinds for many years.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Baratza-Encore-Conical-Burr-Grinder/dp/B007F183LK" target="_blank">Baratza Encore grinder</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Baratza Encore Grinder" alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/baratza-encore.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bonavita Gooseneck Electric Kettle (£95) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Almost everyone already owns an electric kettle, but the Bonavita&rsquo;s features make it more suitable for coffee-drinkers than most. For starters, its digital temperature control means you don&rsquo;t have to actually boil the water then wait for it to cool (coffee should be made with hot &ndash; not boiling &ndash; water), and can set it to heat to the exact temperature you desire. Secondly, the gooseneck spout gives you far more control over the pour than the average kettle &ndash; essential if you want the best results when using the likes of a Chemex or Hario V60 Decanter.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.hasbean.co.uk/products/bonavita-gooseneck" target="_blank">Bonavita Gooseneck electric kettle</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bonavita Gooseneck Electric Kettle" alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bonavite-kettle.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Zojirushi Tuff Mug (£30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Taking your home-brewed coffee &lsquo;to go&rsquo; becomes a no-brainer with this 480ml Thermos mug, which can keep drinks warm &ndash; or cold &ndash; for up to six hours. The mouth is wide enough to accept ice cubes and the stainless steel exterior, available in six different colours, ensures you&rsquo;ll look effortlessly elegant on your morning commute.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.yumasia.co.uk/kb48-tm" target="_blank">Zojirushi Tuff Mug</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Zojirushi Tuff Mug" alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tuff-mug.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clever Coffee Dripper (£18) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An easier way to brew pour-over coffee, the Clever Coffee Dripper negates the need to pour water slowly over grounds or fret about the temperature dropping while water drips into a cup. Its shut-off valve allows the grounds to settle naturally, even when all the water is tipped in in one go. A foolproof way to make a great cup o&rsquo; joe.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://coffeehit.co.uk/clever-coffee-dripper" target="_blank">Clever Coffee Dripper</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Clever Coffee Dripper " alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/clever-coffee-dripper.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hario Skerton Hand Grinder (£22) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Assuming the recipient doesn&rsquo;t object to a bit of manual labour, this hand grinder represents a delightfully affordable way to enjoy freshly-ground coffee every morning. Small and lightweight enough to be taken on camping trips and the like, it uses high quality ceramic burrs that&rsquo;ll hold their sharpness for longer.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hario-Medium-Coffee-Grinder-Ceramic/dp/B001802PIQ" target="_blank">Hario Skerton hand grinder</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hario Skerton Hand Grinder " alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hario-skerton.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kapu coffee scoop (£21) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;re all about efficiency here at Stuff, which is why we love the Kapu so much. Is it a scoop for spooning coffee grounds into your maker of choice? Yes, it is. Is it also a peg that can be used to seal up the bag that holds said coffee grounds? Why yes, it is. And it also happens to be a gorgeously understated piece of Finnish design, handcrafted from birch plywood. Form and function, indeed.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.e-side.co.uk/product/HILE_Kapu_scoop" target="_blank">Kapu coffee scoop</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kapu coffee scoop" alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kapu-coffee-scoop_0.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster (£330) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Something, perhaps, for the true coffee connoisseur who wants the maximum control over the way their cups taste. Feed this roaster up to half a pound of green beans (NB: we mean coffee beans obviously, not regular green beans) and it&rsquo;ll cook &lsquo;em up a treat. Temperature and roast time can be tuned to your precise needs, and there&rsquo;s even a large chaff collector included to capture the waste &ndash; and help send the fumes towards a ventilation source. When it comes to home coffee-making, the only way to be more authentic would be to fly to Colombia and harvest the beans yourself.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.bellabarista.co.uk/coffee-roasters-for-sale/gene-cafe-coffee-roaster-101a-240v-with-large-chaff-collector-black.html" target="_blank">Gene Café coffee roaster</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster" alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gene-cafe-roaster.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KeepCup Brew (£20) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If the Zojirushi Tuff Mug is a little too big and brutal for your gift recipient&rsquo;s needs, consider the daintier, dinkier KeepCup Brew. It&rsquo;s a handsome reusable glass coffee (or tea, we suppose) vessel with a cork clutch to stop the user&rsquo;s fingers getting burnt and a lid to prevent spillages when he or she is trudging through the train station in the morning. And it looks miles better than a paper Starbucks cup with a misspelled name scrawled on it.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://designmuseumshop.com/collections/all/products/keepcup-brew-medium" target="_blank">KeepCup Brew</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="KeepCup Brew" alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/keepcup-brew.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Handpresso Auto E.S.E. (€150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The ideal gift for espresso-chugging motorway mile-eaters, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/handpresso-auto-car-espresso-machine-keeps-you-alert-wheel/news">Handpresso</a> is a proper coffee-maker that connects to a standard 12v in-car cigarette lighter and fits snugly in a cup-holder. Pop in an espresso cartridge and some cold water then plug it in and wait for the beeps &ndash; in a matter of minutes you&rsquo;ll have a &lsquo;real&rsquo; cup of coffee right there in your motor.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.handpresso.com/en/espresso-machines/electrical-espresso-machines/handpresso-auto-e-s-e/" target="_blank">Handpress Auto E.S.E.</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Handpresso Auto E.S.E." alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/handpresso.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aerobie AeroPress (£20) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From the folks that brought you the Aerobie super-flying disc (yes, really) comes one of the best coffee makers we&rsquo;ve ever used. The AeroPress makes a better espresso than most machines five times its price, and does so requiring little more than 30 seconds of your time and a minuscule amount of elbow grease. Amazing stuff and almost cheap enough to be classed as a stocking filler.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://brownbear.co/product/aeropress/?gclid=CjwKEAiAhIejBRCKm_fTxIWyyXcSJABXY0XYceQVQRPmN2DaFawBe3S2_IK67n5jhqsVifPMjzhBnBoCQ43w_wcB" target="_blank">Aerobie AeroPress</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Aerobie AeroPress" alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aerobie-aeropress.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hario V60 Decanter (£20) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite lacking the Chemex&rsquo;s sexiness, the V60 Decanter will transform the way your friend drinks coffee in much the same way: pop in a filter, insert your freshly-ground coffee and slowly pour over almost-boiling water. Hey presto: you&#39;ve got a really smooth cup of the black stuff.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://coffeehit.co.uk/hario-v60-coffee-decanter-700ml" target="_blank">Hario V60 decanter</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hario V60 Decanter" alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hario-v60.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> De’Longhi Dolce Gusto Jovia (£65) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Pod-based machines might be scorned by coffee aficionados, but if you want a decent cup with a minimum of fuss and almost no mess whatsoever, they fit the bill brilliantly. Having lived with the Jovia for a couple of weeks, we can say that it produces a lovely espresso, a fine americano and a passable latte machiatto &ndash; and there are tons of other pod varieties available. It&rsquo;s idiot-proof and reasonably compact to boot. Just make sure you chuck a couple of boxes of pods in when you pop it under the Christmas tree.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2391157.htm?CMPID=GS001&amp;_$ja=cgid:17470891833|tsid:59157|cid:199888833|lid:92279567313|nw:g|crid:54046533273|rnd:17339727225318355702|dvc:c|adp:1o6|bku:1" target="_blank">De&rsquo;Longhi Dolce Gusto Jovia</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="De’Longhi Dolce Gusto Jovia" alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dolce-gusto-coffee.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pact Coffee (From £14) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This London-based startup brings a Spotify-style model to coffee consumption: pay them a modest fee and they&rsquo;ll pop a bag of freshly-ground, small batch-roasted coffee through your letterbox on the reg. Just imagine: no more fevered trips to Tesco to pick up a bag of indifferent branded coffee.</p> <p>Coffee is ground to suit your individual brew method, and there are always several varieties to choose from. You can also buy gift vouchers for your mates (a minimum of two bags is required), letting them pick out their own bags from the current selection.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="https://www.pactcoffee.com/gifts/new" target="_blank">Pact Coffee</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pact Coffee" alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pact-coffee.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pop Chart Lab Espresso poster (US$30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A tasteful lithograph that breaks down 23 varieties of espresso-based drinks, from doppio to double latte, this poster comes on heavy grade archival paper stock and will educate and inform as much as it brightens up your friend&rsquo;s kitchen. Don&rsquo;t know your cortado from your cafe bombon? After five minutes gazing at this print, you&rsquo;ll have taken your first step on Barista Boulevard.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://popchartlab.com/collections/prints-coffee/products/exceptional-expressions-of-espresso">Pop Chart Lab Espresso poster</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature">All of Stuff&#39;s best Christmas gift ideas, on one handy page</a></strong></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pop Chart Lab Espresso poster " alt="Best Christmas Gift ideas for coffee addicts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pop-chart-lab-espresso-pic_0.jpg?1416332480" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:38:14 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1428774 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadgets and presents for animal lovers http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-animal-lovers/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you&#039;re a fan of tails, teeth, claws and beaks (or rather, the furballs they&#039;re attached to), then we&#039;ve got you covered </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="900" height="675" title="DJ Tale Flik" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cat-xmas.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If your name is Fido, Tibbles, or any other ridiculous name given to you by your human slave master, then congratulations: you&#39;ve gained the ability to read and peruse the internet. And all without opposable thumbs.</p> <p>If, on the other hand, you&#39;re an aforementioned human slave master, then this selection of the best Christmas gift ideas for animal lovers should be right up your pet-owning street.</p> <p>We&#39;ve even chucked in a few treats for your furry friends, so everyone&#39;s happy. Bring on the wagging tails.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tractive Motion Pet Activity Tracker (£65) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Does that dog really spend the whole day asleep on the sofa while you&rsquo;re at work? Was that cat really &ldquo;staying over at a friend&rsquo;s house&rdquo; last night? Well, it had to happen: a fitness band for quadrupeds, with sensors that record movement, acceleration and ambient conditions to reveal every detail of a pet&rsquo;s lifestyle. There&rsquo;s a basic display on the collar-mounted device itself, but it&rsquo;s the Bluetooth-synced smartphone app (&pound;free / iOS, Android) that tells the whole story, and allows owners to manage daily activity targets &ndash; so they&rsquo;ll know exactly how many more laps of the park Daniel the spaniel has to do before he&rsquo;s allowed to go home and hump a table.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://amazon.co.uk/Tractive-MOTION-Pet-Activity-Tracker/dp/B00J2D8396" target="_blank">Tractive Motion Pet Activity Tracker</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1920" height="1280" title="Tractive Motion Pet Activity Tracker" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tractive_0.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CatGenie (£280) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cats are such refined and fastidious creatures. Cats that poo in other people&rsquo;s gardens especially. Cats that poo in your own garden, slightly less so. Cats that poo in a stinky box of gravel next to the washing machine, less again. This self-flushing, self-cleaning litter &lsquo;toilet&rsquo; comes with everything needed to keep it running for four months. Apart from the cat.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://catgenie.co.uk" target="_blank">CatGenie</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="960" height="1172" title="CatGenie" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/catgenie_0.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super Forest Antarium (£20) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For a friend who&rsquo;s had it with haughty cats and dingbat dogs, we propose the most loving, faithful and entertaining companion of all: the ant. Watch the adorable critters dig their cute little tunnels through the transparent blue gel of this aquarium-like home. You don&rsquo;t even have to worry about remembering their names, because all ants are called Klaus.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://thegiftandgadgetstore.com/lifestyle/home-and-kitchen/super-antarium__8031652009105.aspx" target="_blank">Super Forest Antarium</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="621" height="466" title="Super Forest Aquarium" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/antarium-2.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hedgehog Box Cam System – Wireless (£260) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Give the gift of 24-hour live hedgehog action this Christmas. You know those nature programmes where they hide an infrared camera in some nocturnal mammal&rsquo;s lair and you can see them scurrying about in black and white? This cosy hedgehog home includes the camera, a wireless transmitter and even a microphone so you can hear them arguing about household chores.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://gardenature.co.uk/hedgehog-home-with-camera-digital-wireless" target="_blank">Hedgehog Box Cam System</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="369" title="Hedgehog Cam Box" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hogbox_0.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> biOrb Flow 30 (£130) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Thirty litres is bigger than a cartoon goldfish bowl but smaller than the sort of aquarium it takes half a day to clean, up to your shoulders in dark green slime and guppy turds. The Flow 30 is a little more conventional-looking than some of biOrb&rsquo;s trendy aquariums, but the emphasis is on ease of set-up and use. Besides, you&rsquo;re supposed to be looking at the fish, not the tank.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/biorb-flow-30" target="_blank">biOrb Flow 30</a> here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1364" height="1023" title="BiOrb Flow 30" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/biorb-2.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big Brother Bird House (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As the burglar creeps around the side of the house towards the back door, he suddenly sees it: a CCTV camera, and it&rsquo;s pointing right at him. Rumbled! But then he sees a chaffinch fly out of the &lsquo;lens&rsquo;. He realises it&rsquo;s just a cleverly disguised birdhouse for security-conscious twitchers, and proceeds to steal Grandma&rsquo;s laptop. It&rsquo;s her own fault for letting the chaffinches stay up past their bedtime.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://As the burglar creeps around the side of the house towards the back door, he suddenly sees it: a CCTV camera, and it’s pointing right at him. Rumbled! But then he sees a chaffinch fly out of the ‘lens’. He realises it’s just a cleverly disguised birdhouse for security-conscious twitchers, and proceeds to steal Grandma’s laptop. It’s her own fault for letting the chaffinches stay up past their bedtime. www.nerdequipment.com/big-brother-bird-house.html" target="_blank">Big Brother Bird House</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="736" height="736" title="Big Brother Bird House" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/birdhouse.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kitty Coin Bank (£15) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Place your coin on the little fishy dishy and a pussycat will pop up to paw it back into the box with a grateful meow. How about that for encouraging kids to save their coppers? There&rsquo;s also a dog version which, dogs being dogs, transfers the coin into the box not with its paw but with its anus.</p> <p><strong>Buy <a href="http://www.firebox.com/product/2864/Kitty-Coin-Bank" target="_blank">Kitty Coin Bank</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="980" height="980" title="Kitty Coin Bank" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kittybank.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Neon Jellyfish Tank (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you kept real jellyfish in a small plastic tank in the corner of your bedroom, they&rsquo;d be furious. They&rsquo;d also be dead after a bit, which wouldn&rsquo;t look very impressive under the vivid illumination of 18 colour-changing LEDs. So these are fake jellyfish, gliding around in the fan-powered current and waving at everyone with their lifelike tentacles. And no, they don&rsquo;t sting.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.red5.co.uk/neon-jellyfish-tank.aspx" target="_blank">Neon Jellyfish Tank</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="1000" title="Neon Jellyfish Tank" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jellyfishtank.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dorothy Rock ’N’ Roll Zoo (£30 for set of three prints) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even though vinyl doesn&rsquo;t purr when you stroke it, some people love records more than they love animals. Ridiculous, isn&rsquo;t it? But no matter &ndash; these arty/funny 12in prints cover both bases, and will liven up the walls of any nature-fancying audiophile&rsquo;s listening room. There are four themed &lsquo;box sets&rsquo; of three to choose from: &rsquo;70s, &rsquo;80s, Beatles and Indie Kid. Our favourite image is Diamond Dogs, complete with Bowie-style mismatched eye colours.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://wearedorothy.com/shop" target="_blank">Dorothy Rock &#39;N&#39; Roll Zoo</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p>Finally, three ideas for the pets themselves&hellip;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2250" height="1713" title="Dorothy Rock ’N’ Roll Zoo" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RockNRollZoo.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hamster Racer Set (£15) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The hamster is a creature born without dignity, so you don&rsquo;t have to feel guilty for laughing at the little berk as he &lsquo;drives&rsquo; this exercise wheel across the floor of your living room.</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://firebox.com/product/2204/Hamster-Racer-Set" target="_blank">Hamster Racer Set</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="980" height="862" title="Hamster Racer Set" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hamstercar.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cat Scratching DJ Deck (£19) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cats need something to scratch because they can&rsquo;t operate nail scissors. DJs need something to scratch because they can&rsquo;t play the guitar. This product is for cats, not DJs.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://thehut.com/gift-pets/cat-scratching-dj-deck/10609079.html" target="_blank">Cat Scratching DJ Deck</a></strong><strong>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="600" title="Cat Scratching DJ Deck" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/catDJ.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dog Tornado (£15) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This reward-based puzzle game for dogs is described as &lsquo;slobber-proof&rsquo; and has been designed to &lsquo;encourage active thinking and problem solving&rsquo;. Lord knows they need some encouragement.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nina-Ottosson-Dog-Tornado-Activity/dp/B001KZ8FWE" target="_blank">Dog Tornado</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature" target="_blank">All of Stuff&#39;s best Christmas gift ideas, on one handy page</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1500" height="1500" title="Dog Tornado" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for animal lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dogtornado.jpg?1416332195" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-animal-lovers/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-animal-lovers/feature#comments Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:07:55 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1452853 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadgets and presents for petrolheads http://www.stuff.tv/gift-guides/petrolheads-christmas-gift-guide/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not sure what to get the car enthusiast in your family? We&#039;ve rounded up 12 gifts to make your life easier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadgets and presents for petrolheads" alt="Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadgets and presents for petrolheads" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gift-guide-petrolheads.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Buying a gift for someone with brake fluid coursing through their veins is dead easy if you happen to like cars yourself.</p> <p>But what if you see cars as merely a way to go from A to B? We&#39;re here to help: meet 12 of the best Christmas gift ideas that&#39;ll get a petrolhead higher than a lungful of super unleaded fumes.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GoPro Hero (£100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&rsquo;re aware of the physics of the suction cup. You know that a GoPro is pretty light. You&rsquo;ve read on the website that the suction cup mount has been used at speeds in excess of 150mph, and you&rsquo;ve seen the videos on YouTube to back it up. But you could still never quite bring yourself to stick this expensive camera to your car, could you?</p> <p>Well now, with this new &pound;100 GoPro, you can take that risk. It doesn&rsquo;t have the 30fps 4K capture ability of its brother, nor the touchscreen smarts of its sister, but it is super easy to use, waterproof and fairly smashproof.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jessops.com/online.store/categories/Camcorders/Compact%20Camcorders/products/GoPro/HERO%20Action%20Cam-94254/Show.html" target="_blank">GoPro Hero</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="GoPro Hero" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for car enthusiasts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gopro-hero_2.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Use It With… GoPro suction mount (£30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just the thing for a-sucking to your car roof, your paddleboard, your microlight&hellip; you name it.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1281361.htm?cmpid=COJUN&amp;catalogId=10001&amp;cjsurferid=400400482666500035&amp;_%24ja=tsid%3A11674%7Cprd%3A2190813&amp;storeId=10151&amp;referredURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.argos.co.uk%2Fstatic%2FProduct%2FpartNumber%2F1281361.htm&amp;referrer=COJUN" target="_blank">GoPro suction mount</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Moto E (£90) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Imagine you had a phone in your car. Fantastic! But what would you do with a phone in your car? A phone that wasn&rsquo;t the phone you had in your pocket? You&rsquo;d do lots of things with it. Use it as a content server for your car stereo. Use it as a sat-nav. Give it to children to play with on long journeys. If it&rsquo;s PAYG SIM is on a different network to your normal phone, it might get a signal where you normal phone doesn&rsquo;t, perhaps saving the day.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2786559.htm" target="_blank">Motorola Moto E</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Motorola Moto E" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for car enthusiasts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Moto-E.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flux Capacitor Car Charger (US$25) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It would be easy to dismiss this Back to the Future-themed in-car charger as a piece of consumerist fluff. And visitors to your jalopy &ndash; unless it&rsquo;s a DeLorean &ndash; are going to do just that. Until, that is, you put on your best Christopher Lloyd madcap enthusiasm and rave at them about how it has both a 1A and a 2.1A USB socket, making it capable of charging the most power hungry devices. That&rsquo;ll shut them up and make the rest of the journey good and awkward.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1dbd/?cpg=cj&amp;ref=&amp;CJURL=&amp;CJID=1918371" target="_blank">Flux Capacitor Car Charger</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Flux Capacitor Car Charger" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for car enthusiasts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Flux-Capacitor-Car-Charger.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD (£80) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Between Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, Google, Samsung S Voice or whatever your phone uses, there are plenty of ways to do telephony while your hands are doing something else. But there ain&rsquo;t nothing sweeter than a dedicated device, and this voice-operated Parrot Bluetooth handsfree kit that might be just the clip to keep you hip in your whip. While the link below currently takes you to a &quot;more information&quot; page, we&#39;re assured that it will be available to buy very shortly &ndash; and we&#39;ll update this entry as soon as it hits stores.</p> <p><strong>More information on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.parrot.com/uk/products/minikit-neo2-hd/" target="_blank">Parrot Minikit Neo 2</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-presents-cyclists/feature" target="_blank">Christmas gift ideas for cyclists</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for car enthusiasts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Parrot-Mini-Kit-Neo-HD-2.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ecto, by Josh Ln (from £25) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the greatest automobiles of all time, artfully represented by illustrator Josh Ln &ndash; pronounced, and no doubt shortened from, &ldquo;Lane&rdquo;. There&rsquo;s another in this series, of the DeLorean, but that&rsquo;s a bit boysy for us; the Ecto-1 was more ridiculous, more noisy and way more desirable.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.firebox.com/product/6605/Ecto" target="_blank">Ecto, by Josh Ln print</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ecto, by Josh Ln" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for car enthusiasts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ecto.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sensorist (from €135) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It won&rsquo;t help, you know. You can employ all the cutting edge wireless atmospheric tech you want to look after your beloved classic car but entropy cannot be averted. But, at least, with a battery of Sensorist temperature, humidity and oxygen measuring Wi-Fi sensors about your garage, you&rsquo;ll have the data to prove your monitoring was diligent. Your MG may still be rusty, but the data record will be impeccable.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://shop.sensorist.com/" target="_blank">Sensorist</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sensorist" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for car enthusiasts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sensorist_0.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Garmin Dash Cam 10 (£140) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In an ideal world, we&rsquo;d all have Google Street View cameras on top of our cars, constantly hoovering in 65 megapixel, three-dimensional footage of everything going on around our vehicle. Instead, we&rsquo;ll have to make do with Garmin&rsquo;s Dash Cam, that suckers itself to the windscreen and, when the accelerometer feels that something exciting is happening, saves the pertinent bit of it&rsquo;s continuously looping 1080p video. The footage is time-stamped and, if you get the &pound;200 Dash Cam 20, GPS geo-stamped too.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/on-the-road/533/garmin-dash-cam-10/prod152032.html" target="_blank">Garmin Dash Cam 10</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Garmin Dash Cam 10" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for car enthusiasts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Garmin-dash-cam.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moga Ace Power (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Remember in Tomorrow Never Dies, when 007 bezzes his car around a multistorey using his phone? Well, now you can do that with your iPhone, and this handy games controller will ensure that you have absolute control over your vehicle. One key difference: only the on-screen cars will move, and they come in the form of various downloadable games.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://store.apple.com/uk/product/HE449ZM/A/moga-ace-power-game-controller-for-iphone-5-and-ipod-touch-5th-generation" target="_blank">Moga Ace Power</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-and-presents-diy-fanatics/feature" target="_blank">Gift ideas for DIY fanatics</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Moga Ace Power" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for car enthusiasts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/moga-ace-power.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crock-Pot with WeMo (US$130) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hunched over the wheel, you plough through the thick fog that&rsquo;s affecting the entire Eastern seaboard, not sure when you&rsquo;re going to make it home. Or if you&rsquo;ll get there at all, you think grimly as flashing lights and &ldquo;Road Closed&rdquo; signs appear out of the murk. But there&rsquo;s one thing you do know, and that&rsquo;s that dinner won&rsquo;t be spoiled &ndash; the Lancashire Hotpot in the slow-cooking Crock-Pot with the Belkin WeMo technology controlled by an app on your phone. You can almost taste it. Tastes like pea soup.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Crock-Pot-Wifi-Enabled-6-Quart-Cooker-SCCPWM600-V1/dp/B00IPEO02C" target="_blank">Crock-Pot with WeMo</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Crock-Pot with WeMo" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for car enthusiasts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/WeMo-Slow-cooker.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Devotec Fuel USB charger (£25) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The tiny, forgettable Fuel only has a 220mAh battery, which will add a few percent to your ailing smartphone. But, come an emergency &ndash; and if you can remember that it&rsquo;s in your glovebox &ndash; it might just save the day. (If, of course, the saving of the day requires talk, text or net.)&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.firebox.com/product/6423/Fuel-The-Worlds-Smallest-Phone-Charger">Devotec Fuel USB charger</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Devotec Fuel USB charger" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for car enthusiasts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Fuel-charger.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TomTom Start 40 (£120) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Every year we say &ldquo;Get a proper sat-nav&rdquo; and every year you say &ldquo;Nah, I&rsquo;ll just use my phone&rdquo; and every year you&rsquo;re late for the Christmas Eve hoop-la because your phone crashed, or you forgot to plug it in or something. TomTom&rsquo;s Start range is their most affordable &ndash; look online for even cheaper deals. It doesn&rsquo;t have fancy traffic avoidance, but it does have lifetime map updates and intelligent routing. Go on; be on time for once.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.halfords.com/sat-nav-audio/sat-nav/car-sat-nav/tomtom-start-60-6-sat-nav-full-europe-lifetime-maps" target="_blank">TomTom Start 40</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="TomTom Start 40" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for car enthusiasts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-start-40-01.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dent Driving Gloves (£50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s been years, but somehow the Drive soundtrack is still in your CD multichanger. You kid yourself that you just can&rsquo;t be bothered to change the CDs, what with the cartridge being all the way back there in the boot. But when you&rsquo;re sent out for Ben &amp; Jerrys in the fading light of a winter&rsquo;s afternoon, you spin up those moody tunes whilst pulling on these gloves and giving yourself a Gosling eyebrow in the mirror.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dents.co.uk/shop/mens-gloves/5-1050-mens-cotton-crochet-back-driving-glove/" target="_blank">Dent Driving Gloves</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-every-brilliant-gift-so-far/feature" target="_blank">All our awesome Christmas Gift Guides</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dent Driving Gloves" alt="Best Christmas gift ideas for car enthusiasts" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Gloves-2.jpg?1416331651" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:05:34 +0000 Ben Griffin 1429667 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadget gifts for Makers http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadget-gifts-kit-makers/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Got a gadget DIY fan to buy for? This collection of homebrew kit will have them gathered around the tree on Christmas day, soldering to their heart&#039;s content </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadget gifts for Makers" alt="Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadget gifts for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/technology-will-save-us-gamer-kit-02a.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Getting DIY with your digital kit is back in a big way.</p> <p>Where tinkering with electronics was once the preserve of strange-smelling men with egg on their cardigans, the last year has seen a veritable explosion of tech that you can assemble and customise yourself, armed only with a soldering iron and a screwdriver.</p> <p>We&#39;ve rounded up a selection of the best Christmas gift ideas for the new generation of Makers &ndash; some are fun, some are educational, some are useful, and a few are all three.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fabricated: The New World of 3D printing (£15) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Looking for a primer on the 3D printing movement? This book outlines how the future of additive manufacturing will pan out, from potential triumphs to challenges that the new technology will face along the way.</p> <p>Everything from bioprinting working organs to food printing comes under the microscope, while the authors&#39; ten principles of 3D printing explain exactly what the advantages of additive manufacturing are &ndash; from precise replication to manufacturing complexity.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/hod+lipson/melba+kurman/fabricated/9094978/" target="_blank">Fabricated: The New World of 3D printing</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fabricated: The New World of 3D printing" alt="Best Christmas Gifts ideas for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fabricated.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Picaxe Rudolph Reindeer Project Kit (£10) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This festive-themed kit teaches you basic electronics &ndash; and at the end of the process, you&#39;ll have a cheerful Christmas decoration to hang on the tree. What&#39;s not to like? An 8 pin microcontroller controls the flashing lights and a piezo sounder for playing Christmas tunes. You&#39;ll probably want to fling poor old Rudolph out the window after the tenth tinny rendition of Jingle Bells, mind.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.picaxe.com/Hardware/Project-Kits/Rudolph-Reindeer-Project-Kit/" target="_blank">Picaxe Rudolph Reindeer Project Kit</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Picaxe Rudolph Reindeer Project Kit" alt="Best Christmas Gifts ideas for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/picaxe-rudolph_0.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Raspberry Pi Model B+ (£32) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It may not look like much, but the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/raspberry-pi-model-b/review">Raspberry Pi</a> is a computer the size of a credit card. The dinky device has been used for everything from gaming to brewing to turning vegetables into musical instruments &ndash; its potential is only limited by your imagination. It&#39;s even been into outer space.</p> <p>The B+ is the latest version of the Pi, adding two extra USB ports over the Model B, plus a 40-pin GPIO header and a low-noise power supply for better audio.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor-microcontroller-development-kits/8111284/" target="_blank">Raspberry Pi Model B+</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Raspberry Pi Model B+" alt="Best Christmas Gifts ideas for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/raspberry-pi-b-plus.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kano (£100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;ve got kids, this educational kit will turn them into coders of the future. Kano is a DIY, Raspberry Pi-based computer designed to teach kids how to code in a fun way. The kit includes a DIY computer kit, a bright, bold keyboard and trackpad, and quick start guides to get you up and running.</p> <p>The computer comes loaded with the Linux-based Kano OS, complete with the Kano Blocks and Scratch visual programming languages, plus Codecademy &ndash; the kids will be designing and playing Snake and Pong in no time. And for some downtime, it also comes equipped with Minecraft.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kano.me" target="_blank">Kano</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kano" alt="Best Christmas Gifts ideas for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kano.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bare Conductive Electric Paint (£18) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A fun stocking filler, this conductive paint lets you draw your own working circuits. You can use it to fix broken electronic kit, as a liquid wire or even to create capacitive surfaces &ndash; hook up an Arduino board to your lights and you can make a touch-sensitive light switch.</p> <p>If you&#39;re feeling very adventurous, it also plays nice with textiles &ndash; so you can make your own wearable electronics. Who needs Apple Watch, eh?</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://test.bareconductive.com/shop/electric-paint-50ml/">Bare Conductive Electric Paint</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bare Conductive Electric Paint" alt="Best Christmas Gifts ideas for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bare-conductive-paint.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Technology Will Save Us DIY Gamer Kit (£70) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Technology Will Save Us crew want to get people engaged with technology and encourage experimentation &ndash; and this gadget is a doozy. It&#39;s a DIY Arduino-powered games console that you can have up and running in two hours with the help of a soldering iron &ndash; and it comes complete with D-pad controls and IR links for multiplayer gaming.</p> <p>This new limited edition comes in three new colours, with a matching display &ndash; Boolean Blue, Y-Axis Yellow and Resistor Red.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.techwillsaveus.com/shops/diy-kits/" target="_blank">Technology Will Save Us DIY Gamer Kit</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Technology Will Save Us DIY Gamer Kit" alt="Best Christmas Gifts ideas for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/technology-will-save-us-gamer-kit_0.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Up! Mini 3D printer (£550) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>3D printing is set to change the face of manufacturing &ndash; get in on the action early, and turn your home into a microfactory of the future with this dinky printer.</p> <p>At &pound;550, it&#39;s one of the more affordable models out there, and won&#39;t clutter up your home; it&#39;ll fit handily on an office desk.&nbsp;Its enclosed heated chamber helps to ensure a consistent build, making it ideal for the beginner; you&#39;ll be printing little ABS trinkets within half an hour of unwrapping it.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/up-mini-3d-printer-a40uu" target="_blank">Up! Mini 3D printer</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Up! Mini 3D printer" alt="Best Christmas Gifts ideas for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/up-mini.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego MindStorms EV3 (£210) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lego&#39;s laying the building blocks for a new generation of hackers and programmers with the EV3 brick, the latest in its Mindstorms robotics range.&nbsp;</p> <p>The&nbsp;Linux-based EV3 is the first Mindstorms brick that can be programmed without a PC, adding on-brick programming, an array of sensors and Android and iOS compatibility to your robot army.</p> <p>This box set contains a Mindstorms EV3 brick, plus all the parts you&#39;ll need to make this Johnny-5-gone-wrong robot, a snappy mechanical snake or anything your imagination can conjure up.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/LEGO-31313-Mindstorms-EV3/dp/B00BMKLVJ6" target="_blank">Lego MindStorms EV3</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego MindStorms EV3" alt="Best Christmas Gifts ideas for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-mindstorms-ev3_0.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big Shot DIY Camera (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-bigshot-handcrank-powered-diy-digital-camera/news">build-it-yourself digital camera</a> gives you a 3MP sensor, a flash, a 1.4in LCD screen, USB connection and the ability to shoot regular, stereoscopic 3D and panoramic photos through a twistable lens wheel. There&rsquo;s a rechargeable lithium polymer battery, but if that runs dry when you&rsquo;re out shooting you needn&rsquo;t worry: a handcrank can be used to top it up using good old-fashioned elbow grease.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bigshot-Digital-Camera-for-Education/dp/B00G95KHMQ" target="_blank">Big Shot DIY Camera</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Big Shot DIY Camera" alt="Best Christmas Gifts ideas for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bigshot-camera.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3Doodler (£100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The world&#39;s first 3D printing pen lets you draw in three dimensions in glorious ABS plastic. You&#39;ll pick it up in seconds, though creating more intricate structures like the Eiffel Tower on 3Doodler&#39;s website will take quite a bit of practice &ndash; still, you&#39;ll have plenty of time to play around with it on Boxing Day.</p> <p>It&#39;s not all fun and games and squiggles in the air, though &ndash; serious Makers will find it handy as a tool for repairing 3D prints and sticking ABS parts together, like a 21st-century glue gun.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/3doodler-3d-printing-pen-n00ds" target="_blank">3Doodler</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="3Doodler" alt="Best Christmas Gifts ideas for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3doodler_1.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build Your Own Robot Arm (£50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For years, cinema has warned us what would happen if we give computers the tools to interact with the outside world &ndash; from HAL to Skynet, they&#39;ve all gone mad and tried to wipe us out. And now these mad fools have created a robot arm that you can build and connect to your PC. You maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!</p> <p>Merry Christmas.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/robotic-arm-kit-with-usb-pc-interface-a37jn" target="_blank">Build Your Own Robot Arm kit</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Build Your Own Robot Arm" alt="Best Christmas Gifts ideas for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/byo-robot-arm.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Arduino Robot (£170) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This nifty little gadget puts a pair of Arduino boards on wheels; one control board, and one motor board, complete with an LCD screen, IR sensor, four buttons, a speaker and a compass. You can program it yourself using a computer connected over USB, and there are even spots for installing additional parts, if you feel like tinkering. You&#39;ll have it trundling around and annoying the cat in no time.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/arduino-robot-n15dd" target="_blank">Arduino Robot</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Arduino Robot" alt="Best Christmas Gifts ideas for Makers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/arduino-robot_0.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christmas Gift Guide 2013 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looking for some seasonal shopping inspiration? You&#039;re in the right place </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item big image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image" width="920" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carousel-images/technology-will-save-us-gamer-kit-02.jpg?1416330732" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadget-gifts-kit-makers/feature#comments Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:26:12 +0000 Stephen Graves 1428657 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2014: 12 gadgets, snacks and tools for food lovers http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-12-gadgets-snacks-and-tools-food-lovers/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These presents are sure to bring seasonal – and well-seasoned – joy to foodies, aspiring chefs and culinary explorers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/christmas-gift-guide-food-lovers.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Food is a huge part of anyone&#39;s Christmas, but for those who consider themselves &#39;foodies&#39; Yuletide is probably the highlight of the year.</p> <p>You can make your culinary-minded (or simply eating-minded) friend&#39;s festive period even better by giving them one of these gifts.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Chadwick Oven (£385) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you know someone who makes their own pizza, this kitchen UFO is the gadget of their cheesy, crispy dreams. Proper, puffy pizza with a nice crispy base requires air temperatures 200 degrees higher than the maximum burn on a regular household oven. Thanks to some crafty engineering, the air inside the Chadwick Oven can reach 500&deg;C after 10 minutes on the hob, meaning it&rsquo;ll cook a pizza in about three minutes, and cook it properly.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://chadwickoven.com/order-today" target="_blank">The Chadwick Oven</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Chadwick Oven" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-chadwick-oven.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anova precision cooker (US$180) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Most gastro-geeks have heard of &#39;sous vide&#39;, the hot-water-bath technique used by Michelin-starred chefs to cook meats and veg perfectly every time; and most gastro-geeks have decided they don&#39;t have the money or the kitchen space for such chefnanigans.</p> <p>The answer is the Anova, a hand-blender-sized device that turns any large pot into a water oven. Just seal your fillet in a food-grade bag with some herbs, leave it in the water and set the Anova to regulate its temperature - sous vide cooks are often something like 65&deg;C for 8 hours. It&#39;s made easier by the Anova app, which tracks times and temperatures for you, and more brilliant by the one rule of sous vide cooking: whatever you make, it always needs crisping up with a blowtorch.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://anovaculinary.com/products/anova" target="_blank">Anova precision cooker</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Anova precision cooker" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/anova-precision-cooker.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cucumbo (£10) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You know how your friend/other half/parent/child/uncle/postman is always complaining that she/he can&rsquo;t spiral-cut a whole cucumber so that it forms one huge, paper-thin, unbroken strip? CUCUMBO!</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="https://www.luckies.co.uk/gift/cucumbo/" target="_blank">Cucumbo</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Cucumbo" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cucumbo_0.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Smoking Gun (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A smart way to infuse your food with a delicious smoked flavour, this battery-powered slice of genius can be loaded with different woods and takes a matter of minutes rather than the hours a regular smoker would require. Meat, fish, veggies, even brandy &ndash; dinnertime will never be the same.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.molecularmixology.co.uk/index.php?act=viewProd&amp;productId=1922">The Smoking Gun</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Smoking Gun" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smoking-gun.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aroma R-evolution (£50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On its own, your tongue can only distinguish five tastes; it works with the nose, which can distinguish hundreds of smells, to produce flavour. This kit lets you make weird and wonderful flavour combinations by dosing your nose with smells while you eat from the scent-releasing &#39;Aromaforks&#39;: try whiffing wasabi with your mashed potato, add smoke to your ice cream, or confuse yourself with a sausage that smells like a banana.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.firebox.com/product/6574/Aroma-R-evolution" target="_blank">Aroma R-evolution</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Aroma R-evolution" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aroma-r-evolution.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Duck &amp; Waffle: Recipes and Stories (£25) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Perched on top of a skyscraper with great views of the Gherkin (from above), and offering barmy but brilliant dishes like the spicy ox cheek doughnut and duck&#39;s leg on a sweet waffle with maple syrup, Duck &amp; Waffle is one of London&#39;s most exhilarating places to eat. You can&#39;t replicate the view without a helicopter, but you can now cook chef Daniel Doherty&#39;s mad-but-delicious food at home.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/food-drink/duck-waffle-signed-first-edition,daniel-doherty-xsignf1491?aCode=AFW&amp;awc=1414_1415285794_6802fad389d2701d4b3512fdb80a34ca" target="_blank">Duck &amp; Waffle: Recipes and Stories</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Duck &amp; Waffle: Recipes and Stories" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/duck-and-waffle.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flavrbox (from £18) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An interesting selection of sauces, spices, ingredients, drinks and nibbles delivered monthly or quarterly, this is an affordable voyage of discovery for any curious gastronerd.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy a&nbsp;<a href="http://flavrbox.com" target="_blank">Flavrbox subscription</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Flavrbox" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/flavrbox.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Manuka smoked tomatoes (£4.25) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Possibly the ultimate pizza upgrade: tomatoes that smell like Bavarian sausages and taste like sweet manuka woodsmoke (and tomatoes, and basil oil).&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mikes-smokehouse.co.uk/cnb/shop/smokehouse?productID=43&amp;op=catalogue-product_info-null&amp;prodCategoryID=1" target="_blank">Manuka smoked tomatoes</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Manuka smoked tomatoes" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/manuka-smoked-tomatoes.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Green Pan Square Egg Expert (£12) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is the secret to the geometrically perfect fried egg sandwich: 1. Break your egg into the Green Pan Square Egg Expert, with or without oil (it&rsquo;s lined with non-stick Thermolon). 2. Fry it. It&rsquo;ll only take a couple of minutes. 3. Turn your square egg out on to a slice of square, buttered bread. 4. Add ketchup. 5. Add another slice of square bread. 6. Serve on a square plate.&nbsp;</p> <p>Brilliant.</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://shop.greenpan.co.uk/products/mini-essentials-egg-expert-square" target="_blank">Green Pan Square Egg Expert</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Green Pan Square Egg Expert" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/square-eggpan-new-body-visual-%283%29.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joseph Joseph Duo Bake (£13) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A silicone dough-scraper for bringing a silky dough together and a steel dough knife for dividing it both click together magnetically to form Baketimus Prime, perhaps the most useful item in any breadmaker&#39;s arsenal.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.josephjoseph.com/product/duo-bake" target="_blank">Joseph Joseph Duo Bake</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Joseph Joseph Duo Bake" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/joseph-joseph-duo-bake.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tortuga Rum Cake (from £15) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite being dubbed by Stuff&#39;s own Will Dunn &ldquo;a substance beyond imagining or description&rdquo;, we&rsquo;ll try to describe Tortuga Rum Cake: it&rsquo;s a cake, made in the Cayman Islands, glazed with five-year-old Tortuga Gold rum and topped with walnuts, then vacuum sealed and sent to your house. And it&rsquo;s tasty.</p> <p><strong>Buy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tortuga-Caribbean-Golden-Original-Triple/dp/B000GJKVMW" target="_blank">Tortuga Rum Cake</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tortuga Rum Cake (from £20)" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tortuga-rum-cake.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A subscription to Cheese (from £110) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cheese: it&#39;s the gift that keeps on giving, especially if it literally keeps appearing for months. Buying someone cheese in instalments (about 200g per month in this case, with five different cheeses per box) is a great way to introduce them to many wonderful new cheeses, and it&#39;s healthier than buying someone a whole five-kilo Stilton and demanding they eat the whole thing by Boxing Day.</p> <p><strong>Buy a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thecheeseshed.com/products/cheese-gifts/vouchers-subscriptions/item/cheese-subscriptions" target="_blank">cheese subscription</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="A subscription to Cheese" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cheese.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mastrad Qwik Whisk (£20) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For people who really like to whisk, the Mastrad is a kitchen gadget of dizzying power. Its spinning-top-like handle combines the old-school satisfaction of thrashing a foamy egg or whuppin&rsquo; up a mayonnaise by hand with the speed and power of an electric whisk.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Buy the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/mastrad-qwik-whisk/p1355688" target="_blank">Mastrad Qwik Whisk</a>&nbsp;here</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mastrad Qwik Whisk" alt="Best Christmas gifts ideas for food lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mastrad-quik-whisk.jpg?1416330162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Christmas 2014 Gift Guides Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:29:05 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429142 at http://www.stuff.tv