1. Native Union Night Cable
Solving a problem you never knew you had, this well built Lightning cable is not only ridiculously long (3m to be precise) but it’s also weighted, so it’ll sit happily on your table without falling off. The cable itself is much sturdier than Apple’s version and comes in variety of colours and patterns.
£34.99 | Native Union
2. Cake Stop Caddy
If you’re a cyclist, you’ll know the pain of finding a spot in all that lycra to cram a bit of change for your mid ride snack. Problem solved! Constructed from an old bike tyre tube, this mini wallet has enough space for a few coins and some notes, but it’s much smaller than trying to take your wallet.
£8.50 | Aftermarket
3. Snowball blaster
We’re dreaming of a white Christmas, but only so we can take full advantage of this snowball shooting blaster. Pack the inside with fresh snow, pull back the trigger and your icy surprise can fire up to 50 feet away. Who’s up for a snowball fight?
£17 | Cotswold Outdoor
4. TravelCard charger
While we wouldn’t recommend sticking this credit card shaped charger in your wallet, as is suggested by the manufacturer, it is still a worthy addition to your tech arsenal. Coming with a built-in Lightning (for iPhone) or microUSB (for, well, everything else) it requires no extra cables to start juicing your mobile and it’ll give you around an extra five hours of use.
$39.99 | Travel Card
5. Beat Bot Flat Pack Speaker Robot
This DIY speaker is made from high quality foil coated cardboard and is easy to assemble, even if you’ve had a few glasses of fizz on Christmas morning. Oh, did we mention it looks like a happy robot? Awesome.
£9.95 | Prezzybox
6. Breville Blend-Active
Most blenders require a lot of washing up when you’re done, Breville’s fantastic Blend-Active on the other hand doesn’t. Simply fill one of the provided beakers with fruit, attach to the base, whizz up and drink straight from the cup.
£29 | Breville
Google’s HDMI dongle turns any regular TV into a smart one, letting you cast content, like Netflix and BT Sport, from your Android or iOS device straight to your big screen.
£30 | Google
8. Jawbone Up Move
Jawbone’s smallest activity tracker yet is also its cheapest. Coming in at just £39, this is best way to join the wearable revolution so far. But, what do you get for your meagre outlay? Well, it’ll track your steps, distance travelled and monitor your sleep, beaming the results back to the excellent Android and iOS apps. That app always acts as your personal fitness coach, giving you tips on how to improve your life.
£39 | Jawbone
9. Lifeline Professional Track Pump
A workshop grade pump that’ll inflate your tyres in a trice, letting you get back on the road as quickly of possible. It’s got a max pressure of 240PSI, large gauge for checking stats and a sleek, polished finished.
£29.99 | Wiggle
10. Now TV
Still the cheapest way to turn your dumb tele into something that’s ready to stream a bunch of on-demand services, Sky’s glossy white box of tricks is the perfect stocking filler. There are plenty of apps available, from iPlayer, 4OD and of course Sky’s Now TV service, which houses movies, entertainment (like Sky1 and Atlantic) and access (albeit pricy) to Sky Sports.
£10 | Now TV
11. QDOS Q-bopz speaker
Most sub-£30 speakers are barely worth the plastic they’re made from, but that can’t be said for this one. Under the colourful exterior there’s a 3W speaker, a battery that’ll last around seven hours and Bluetooth for wire free jamming.
£18 | Amazon
12. Seletti coloured fluorescent tube light
Nope, this isn’t a real life Star War lightsabre (we’re still dreaming) but a rather colourful strip light. Available in a variety of bright colours, the light comes from the fluorescent bulb and gives off a stunning glow effect.
£35 | Heals
13. Twelve South SurfacePad iPhone 6 / 6Plus
Sticking to the back of the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus (obviously two different models are available), this clever case, made a premium leather, protects both the back and front of Apple’s swish flagship device, yet it keeps the sleek build in tact. There are two card slots included too and it comes in four colours, with the bright red being our favourite.
$39/$49 | TwelveSouth
14. Veho Vecto Mini
Rugged portable speaker that not only pumps out the tunes with much more quality than your phone, but it’ll also keep your mobile fully juiced up thanks to the integrated battery. You’ll get around four hours of charge, pushed to eight if you go line in instead of Bluetooth and it comes in a rather fetching orange hue.
£59 | Veho
15. Brunton All Day
Increase the battery life of your GoPro by almost four times with this power pack, without losing any of the action cams famous durability. Seamlessly clipping into the GoPro case, this handy accessory can juice up your smartphone twice, keeping you fully charged throughout the day.
£40 | Brunton
16. Amazon Kindle
Another year, another price cut and feature boost for Amazon’s base e-reader. The latest model ditches the page turn buttons (sigh) but replaces them with a responsive touch screen, just like its pricier brothers. A faster 1Ghz processor produces snappy page turns, the 4GB internal storage stores plenty of books and the battery only requires charging about once a month.
£59 | Amazon
17. Krups GVX231
German-engineered burr grinder offers 17 different modes of coffee-bean crushing and enough room for up to 12 cups of strong Joe. A perfect gift for any coffee lover for whom you have about 35quids’ worth of affection.
Price: £35 | Krups
18. Casio A168WA-1YES
Any true tech-geek will harbour fond memories of 90s digital watches. Transport them back to the days of alarms going off in maths lessons with this retro Casio, then.
Price: £30 | Casio
19. Alessi Mami Whisky Tumbler
A wee dram of whisky is the ultimate winter warmer. The whole point of course is that drinking whisky makes you look classy, even if it tastes like soil and sets fire to your internal organs. A classy whisky tumbler - such as this from Alessi - is vital to the process.
Price: £11 | Link: alessi.co.uk
20. Victorinox Spartan
This 91mm marvel is one of Victorinox's more basic swiss army knives, but unless you're trying to do something rather niche, it should have you covered for most basic tasks. As always, Victorinox blades are incredibly sharp, and will stay that way for a long time if you look after them.
Price: £15 | Link: victorinox.com
21. T3 Magazine Subscription offer! Get six months for £15.99
Take advantage of our special subscription offers and treat yourself to an early Christmas present. Everyone likes a deal and T3 is no different. In fact, we like a deal so much we're bringing you what must qualify as our best-ever T3 Subscription offer – just in time for Christmas.
The best deal available enables you to enjoy both the print and interactive digital edition of the mag for six months from just £19.49 – a huge saving of 62%. Alternatively, you can stick with the print edition and save 57% by subscribing for six months from just £15.99, or select the digital edition and save 38% by subscribing for six months from just £13.99.
22. Spotify Gift Card
Available in a range of amounts, Spotify’s gift card gives the receiver access to millions of songs to stream, either on the computer, web, phone, tablet or home music system (like Sonos) all ad-free and with the ability to download tunes for offline playback.
From £10 | Spotify