Christmas tech gift ideas for your family and friends

4 December 2018

We all know how stressful the run-up to Christmas can be, with the pressure building to find that special gift as the big day draws ever closer.

Thankfully, help is at hand. EE’s little helpers have been hard at work making sure our workshop is filled with the perfect Christmas gifts to suit every taste and budget.

So, whether you’re looking for that perfect stocking filler for mum or the latest smart tech for the gadget nerd in your life, here are some great tech gift ideas guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of your nearest and dearest as they tuck into their Christmas pudding.

Apple AirPods

With instant connection to your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac, Apple AirPods are the ideal gift for any Apple geek. You can play music as soon as you put them in and pause as soon as you take them out. And when they’re running low on juice, all it takes is 15 minutes in its charging case and voila, you have three hours of uninterrupted playback.

Beats X

Looking for a gift for the fitness junkie who spends every waking hour in the gym? Then the Beats X earphones make the perfect companion. Lasting up to eight hours of continuous playback, these wireless bad boys are durable enough to stay on all day. And if they run out of battery, they take just five minutes to charge to give you at least over two hours of playback again.

Samsung Gear Fit2 Sport                                                                                                                    

Know someone looking to kickstart a new fitness regime in the New Year? The Samsung Gear is the perfect pressie, with built-in GPS to help you map your runs, plus the ability to track your steps and how many calories you’ve burned. It has the power to encourage a bit of healthy competition among friends with the help of its competition challenges and leader boards. And when you’re not on the go, you can also do the simple things like respond to phone messages.

Google Home Mini

The Google Home Mini is the perfect gift for someone looking to dip their toes into smart technology. Whether it’s making everyday chores like organising shopping lists a breeze, or getting quick answers to questions like “what’s the weather going to be like today?”, the Google Home Mini is compact, affordable and easy to set up with just a smartphone.

Apple Homepod

The Apple Homepod is one for the true music lovers out there. This purposefully designed speaker creates rich, nuanced sound that defies its size – perfect for house parties or just blasting out your favourite tunes in your living room. Powered by Siri, just tell it what you want it to play from as far as the other side of the room and let it work its magic.

Ring Doorbell

Got a relative that’s always travelling? And sick of being asked to mind their home while they’re away? Then make their life easier (and yours) with the Ring Video Doorbell 2 which gives you the power to see who’s at the door from the comfort of your smartphone, tablet or PC, all in crystal clear 1080 HD. Even better, you’ll get instant alerts to your phone when there's any motion.

Looking for further inspiration?

Watch out for plenty more gifts and treats from EE’s little helpers to suit even the trickiest of customers this Christmas. We’ve got something for everyone. Shop for the latest tech Christmas gifts >

And if you can’t decide which one is best for you, you can always ask us in the EE Community >

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