Christmas Gift Guide 2018: 453 amazing Christmas gadget gift ideas

Stuck for what to buy that special someone? We've done the hard work for you

It's December! Which means only one thing: we're mere weeks away from the arrival of the man in red.

Besides leaving you little time to improve your naughty/nice ratio, that means the Christmas clock is ticking – and it's time to get your shop on.

Can't face browsing for hours on end? Worry not: we're here to take the pain and suffering out of your seasonal shopping with our inventory of inspired Christmas gift ideas – all of which are just a quick click away.

Whatever you're looking for and whoever you're buying for, you're sure to find something suitably cool nestling in the guides below – and there are more on the way. You can thank us on Boxing Day.

20 gadget gift ideas for less than £100

Stuck for what to buy your not-quite-a-loved-one this Christmas? We’ve all been there. 

Luckily for you, we’ve sifted through sackloads of sub-£100 gadgets to deliver a selection of the finest gifts you can grab for less than a ton.

Give it a browse and you’ll be sure to find something that’s more than a stocking filler but less than an “I love you”.

Check out our full list of £100 Christmas gift ideas here

20 gadget gift ideas for less than £50

Who says you can't have festive fun on a budget? We've scoured the web for the best kit you can pick up for less than £50 this Christmas – and none of it's rubbish.

From wireless chargers to work lamps to, erm, laser blasters, there's plenty here to please without putting you in the red. Unless you plan on dressing up as Santa, in which case you'll be very much in the red.

Check out our full list of £50 Christmas gift ideas here

 

25 gadget gift ideas for tech kids

Ah, Christmas: a time for family, happiness and massess of shiny plastic.

Alas, while a miniscule sqaure of advent chocolate might be enough to keep the little ones going 'til tea time, after all that wrapping, basting and, err, drinking, there's a good chance you'll need to sneak some shut-eye before the Queen gets on the telly box.

Thankfully, any one of these gadget gifts should keep your tech-keen kids occupied for weeks, giving you plenty of time to catch up on your kip.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for tech kids here

 

20 gadget gift ideas for gamers

What do you get for the gamer who has everything? You've already bought them the console, the controllers, the cables – heck, you even bought that tacky decal they so desperately wanted.

Worry not: with these thumb-mashing gift ideas, the gamer in your life will have plenty to keep them happy come Christmas day – and some might even keep them off the TV for just long enough to catch a festive flick.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for gamers here

15 of the best Lego sets for Christmas

We love Lego. What could be more fun on a December afternoon than piecing together thousands of tiny pieces to make a multicolour model of epic proportions?

Good news! We’ve trawled the halls of Lego HQ to unearth some bricktastic kits to add to your Christmas collection – from skyscrapers and superheroes to big diggers and rocket science. Who says Lego’s not for adults?

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for Lego fans here

20 gadget gift ideas for Star Wars fans

Cash in those galactic credits: it's time to stock the Falcon with a bumper haul of Christmas goodies.

With 20 cracking presents to keep every bounty hunter, Hutt and Gungan grinning, there's plenty here to help you feel the festive Force.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for Star Wars fans here

15 gadget gift ideas for retro lovers

Buying for someone who's dreaming of days gone by, when photos were printed, records were flipped, phones were dialled and toasters were the most stylish homeware item? These are the throwback gifts you need.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for retro lovers here

15 kitchen gadget gift ideas for food lovers

Nothing quite satisfies a food lover like, well, food. And there isn't much better than a corker of a Christmas pud.

But Christmas comes just once a year. Once the food coma subsides and the final choccies are polished off, fans of all things edible are left with little to look forward to but Boxing Day leftovers.

That's why we've compiled this list of the best gifts for those with an insatiable appetite - and it's delicious.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for food lovers here

20 gadget gift ideas for music lovers

What do you buy for the audiophile who has everything - including a ceaseless taste for only the best?

We've rounded up a sweet-sounding selection of Christmas gift ideas that'll have music lovers rocking around the Christmas tree right through 'til New Year.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for music lovers here

15 gift ideas for drinkers and alcohol lovers

Christmas and drinking go together like, well, mistletoe and wine. But what do you buy for the festive boozehound in your life?

We've mulled it over and, after sampling a perfectly acceptable quantity of Winter Pimm's, have ordered a round of intoxicating presents for your responsible consumption.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for alcohol lovers here

20 gadget gift ideas for photographers

Forget in-laws and little ones: your photographer friend is the worst person to have around on Christmas day. Why? They're always ready at the worst possible moment to pap a pic of you looking less than happy with your freshly unwrapped tea cosy.

The good news is that any one of these 20 snap-happy gifts should see them distracted enough to forget about framing your grumpy mug. We'll say cheese to that.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for photographers here

15 gadget gift ideas for book lovers

Buying for a book lover is never easy: one wrong novel and they've read it all before.​

While tomes are a matter of taste, though, any one of these literary gifts should see the bookworm in your life happier than the protagonist at the close of a Shakespearean comedy.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for book lovers here

20 gadget gift ideas for cyclists, gym bunnies and fitness fanatics

Those mince pies might be comforting in the darkest depths of winter but, come spring, there's every chance you'll have the start of a Santa tum.

Switch off that box set, haul yourself off the sofa and prepare to get sweaty: this raft of fitness kit is sure to help you shed the festive timber – Yule logs and all.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for fitness fanatics here

20 gadget gifts and tools for makers, tinkerers and DIY fans

Every so often, our tinkering skills are called upon to perform remarkable feats. Armed with nothing but a screwdriver, a roll of duct tape and a dangerous level of false confidence, we set to work.

Celebrate the art of bodged improvement with these put-together presents, sure to nail down a gnarly Christmas day,

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for DIY fanatics here

20 gift ideas for caffeine addicts and coffee lovers

Steaming for the best beans around? We’ve scoured the web to dig up the finest coffee-related gadgets and presents you can get this Christmas.

Pick one and forever change the way your friends and family enjoy their morning mug.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for coffee lovers here

15 sustainable gift ideas for eco lovers

Our planet’s in a bit of a pickle and it’s on the lot of us to reduce, reuse, recycle, upcycle, cut down, look up and generally be less gosh-darn wasteful.

Don’t know where to start? Try these eco-friendly gift ideas for inspiration: each and every one is made with the earth in mind. Just don’t go wrapping them in throwaway paper.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for eco lovers here

12 gadget grooming gift ideas

Not everyone is blessed with an ample chin covering of the Mr Claus kind – but you don't have to be Santa to enjoy a festive grooming spruce.

Between scrubbing, shaving, trimming and moisturising, there's plenty of opportunity for some nifty gift selection – and these grooming goodies will have you looking your best just in time for 2019.

Check out our full list of Christmas grooming gift ideas here

20 gift ideas for gardeners, animal fans and nature lovers

We've sifted through the weeds to pot up a crop of the best Christmas presents out there for green-fingered friends.

From hedgehog homes to robo-mowers, there's something here for every nature lover you know.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for gardeners, animal fans and nature lovers here

15 gadget gift ideas for artists, designers and creative types

Fond of a festive sketch? Love a good Yuletide doodle? Can't resist a winter watercolour? If creativity is your catnip, these gifts should get your juices flowing: from smart pens to arty tablets, there's a present here to suit every medium.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for artists, designers and creatives here

20 gadget gift ideas for design lovers

From sculpted mice to concrete organisers, these gifts are sure to keep things chic this Christmas – perfect for the form-loving design fan in your life.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for design lovers here

20 gadget gifts for musicians and music makers

If the sweet sounds of Yuletide turn your frustration up to 11, try one of these pitch-perfect gifts, sure to retune your festive spirit.

From connected pedals to DIY synths, there's something here to please every kind of music maker – whether you're working on a sick winter riff or a dubstep remix of the Royal Christmas Message.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for music makers here

18 gadget gift ideas for movie fans and film lovers

Few things feel more festive than a classic Christmas flick: pour a cup of hot chocolate, grab a slice of fruit cake and sink into the sofa for a family film afternoon.

From projectors to page-turners to posters, we've sifted through the duds to find a showreel of cracking Christmas presents worthy of the silver screen – perfect for the film lover in your life.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for movie lovers here

 

15 gadget gift ideas for car lovers

Buying for a car lover this Christmas? From replica classics to waxing kits, these automotive gifts should keep them occupied long enough to let the dust settle on that drone-filmed drifting video.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for petrolheads here

20 gadget gift ideas for travellers and explorers

Reclining on a faraway beach, Mojito in hand. Trekking up a mountain slope to catch the sunrise. Cruising down an American highway in a retro drop-top.

Whatever tickles your travel fancy, there's no better tonic for your winter funk than a jet-set getaway – which is we've packed up a case-load of the best gifts and gear for roamers, nomads and adventurers.

Check out our full list of Christmas gift ideas for travellers here

18 of the best subscription gift ideas

Bills and junk mail made the postie unpopular? Rekindle your relationship with these regular deliveries of joy.

From beer and pies to books, sweets and socks, you can get a subscription for just about anything nowadays. Even cheese. Simply pick a package, select a frequency and wait for the first bundle to arrive at your door.

Check out our full list of Christmas subscription gift ideas here