Gift Guide – under £25

Strapped for cash but still want to spread the festive joy? Try these gifts on for size

Fling joystick for iPad


This ingenious solution to touchscreen gaming woes will take your iDevice playtime to the next level with an auto-centering joystick. Attached to the screen with suction cups, this little beauty will let you drive around the streets of Liberty City without smashing into every obstacle imaginable. Unless that’s your plan of course. For smartphone gamers, there are also the Fling Mini joysticks.

Pixellated wall clock


Do retro games get your high score juices flowing? Does the sound of an 8-bit beat send shivers down your spine? If so then this pixelated clock is the time-keeping solution for you. Features include killer retro styling and convincing flatmates that their eyes need testing. Geek on.

Twitter poster


What better way to immortalise your being for all eternity than a poster crafted out of your very own deep musings on life, the universe and everything? Simply provide your twitter username and with a bit of witchcraft and wizardy, your twitter profile picture is created out of your tweets, on a background colour of your choice.

Streets of Rage Sega Mega Drive handheld console


We remember the days where carrying around a Sega Mega Drive in your pocket would have required a good tailor and some seriously baggy slacks. This is the 21st century, however, and classic titles like Streets of Rage and Sonic the Hedgehog will happily reside in this pocket friendly handheld Mega Drive console. The TV output feature tops the trip down memory lane off rather nicely too.

Pickmaster plectrum cutter


This nifty little plectrum cutter will spare your expired cards from the bin and give them a new lease of life by punching out guitar plectrums from their spent forms. Library cards, debit cards, Oyster cards – you name it, this little gadget will gobble them all up in the name of Rock n' Roll. Just remember to check if they’re expired first.

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