Best gifts for her: gadget gifts to treat your wife or girlfriend for Christmas 2016

Spoil her rotten this Xmas with the best wearables, audio products, gaming gear, must-have connected home gadgets and the latest tech to up her photography game, among others

Here we have a selection of the greatest gadget gifts for her on the market. From hybrid 2-in-1s to tablets, noise-cancelling headphones to instant cameras, there's something for everyone.

And remember, we've got Christmas 2016 gift guides for anything and everything, so make sure you check them out in our super Christmas buying guide hub. After all, Christmas is better with T3.

Enjoy!

Dyson Supersonic

Easily the most ‘engineered’ hairdryer ever created, the Dyson Supersonic looks more like Thor’s wife’s hammer than a barnet dryer. It’s up to eight times faster than the current top-selling hairdryer, and sports intelligent heat control to protect her hair during drying.

Leica Sofort Instant Camera

Already a hot ticket for Christmas, Leica’s new instant camera combines fashion and photography in a glorious way. There are multi-shooting modes to explore, including Selfie, Bulb and Party, plus simple controls. A range of cool accessories are also available.

Price: £229 | Buy Leica Sofort Instant Camera

Lenovo Yoga Book

Ideal for commuters and those who want a versatile work/play setup, the Yoga Book can be used for writing and sketching; she can use a stylus or type on the Halo keyboard, which appears when needed and vanishes like magic. The tablet is available with either Android or Windows, and in gold or grey.

Astell & Kern AK70

The mint-coloured AK70 is one of the best high-res music players available. With immaculate 24-bit audio playback and a sizeable 64GB hard drive, it’s like an iPod on steroids. The AK70 runs Android, offering a plethora of music services and apps for her to use.

Price: £499 | Buy Astell & Kern AK70

Kindle Oasis

Voracious readers will go nuts at finding Amazon’s latest ereader in their pressie pile. The Kindle Oasis is thinner, lighter and more responsive than any other Kindle. It also has an innovative dual-battery charging system, plus an ergonomic design for comfortable one-handed reading.

@aroma Squair Diffuser

A diff user that needs neither heat nor water... All she needs to do is add a few drops of Piezo Essential Oil Fragrance (included) to the Squair (available in five colours) and it will diffuse fresh, heavenly-scented fragrance into the air. It runs on a battery and operates silently.

Price: £150 | Buy @aroma Squair Diffuser

Pebble 2

The Pebble 2 is a true sequel to the original Kickstarted watch - the rectangular monochrome display and week-long battery have returned, but now fitness tracking is added to the mix. If she wants a basic, geeky/retro fitness tracker/ smartwatch, the Pebble 2 is sure to please.

PlayStation 4 Pro

What perfect timing – a new supercharged console right before Christmas. The PS4 Pro is improved in every way, with faster graphics processing, HDR support and enhanced PSVR performance. It’ll even upscale your old games to make them look more stunning. Cheers, Santa!

Panasonic MJ-L500 Slow Juicer

The powerful stainless steel crew in this Panasonic juicer slowly rotates, extracting the maximum amount of goodness from fruits and veggies. e slower juicing process also retains all of the vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients that are vital to her health and wellbeing.

Price: £200 | Buy Panasonic MJ-L500 Slow Juicer

Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson

She’ll feel like a complete badass in the pilot’s seat of this ’copter. With 20 minutes air time, this tactical helicopter lesson creates memories that’ll last way beyond the holiday season. In the air she’ll learn key observational skills, how to navigate and fly like Airwolf.

Price: £95 | Buy Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson

Sony XAV-AX100 In-car Audio Receiver

Pimp her ride with this all-singing, all-dancing car infotainment system. A 6.4-inch touchscreen runs both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to create a seamless connection between her car and smartphone. The built-in 4 x 55-watt amp produces enough volume to rattle the windows.

Price: £425 | Buy Sony XAV-AX100 In-car Audio Receiver

LG G5

We love this playful, modular design phone and reckon she will too. The LG G5 is compatible with a range of ‘friends’, including the LG Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play (with 32bit Hi-Fi DAC and Amp) and the LG Cam Plus (for real camera functions). The G5 has a smoot metal alloy body, plus a curved 3D Arc Glass top.

Bosch Quigo Plus

The Bosch Quigo Plus enables even the worst DIYers to align objects with precision. Supplied with a tripod, this little cube projects a laser crosshair onto the wall, helping DIY enthusiasts to align objects at evenly spaced intervals. Wonky shelves and picture frames begone!

Price: £44.99 | Buy Bosch Quigo Plus

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is finally available in the UK – transforming homes across the country. Echo is a Bluetooth speaker with a virtual assistant named Alexa built in. With her help, you’ll be able to order products from Amazon, play music, set alarms and manage any to-do lists with just your voice.

Libratone Q Adapt Headphones

As the name suggests, these smooth headphones from Libratone will adapt to her every listening need. Whether she wants to go wired or wireless, they’ll oblige, delivering deep and rich sound. Plus, with 20+ hours of wireless battery life they’re perfect for travel.

Price: £219 | Buy Libratone Q Adapt Headphones

Tech Will Save Us Gift Box Thirsty Plant Deluxe

Ideal for serial plant murderers, this nifty kit comes with all the bits and pieces she needs to build her own solar powered moisture sensor. She can even add a micro PC, programmed to Tweet her whenever the plant’s soil is dry. No more excuses for dead ferns!

Price: £33 | Buy Tech Will Save Us Gift Box Thirsty Plant Deluxe

Columbia OutDry Ex Gold Down Hooded Jacket

There’s nothing like snuggling into a thick down jacket in winter, and this Columbia beauty is one of the warmest we could find. Fully sealed seams keep the rain out, while bonded, horizontal baffles keeps the 700 fill power goose down in place, eliminating cold spots.

Price: £220 | Buy Columbia OutDry Ex Gold Down Hooded Jacket

Yuneec Breeze

This compact, foldable ‘selfie drone’ is ideal for throwing in a backpack for impromptu adventures. Simple controls enable her to nail complex shots (captured by an impressive 4K camera) with just a few taps on her smartphone. Advanced sensors keep the Breeze from colliding with other objects and people.

Price: £439.95 | Buy Yuneec Breeze

Google Chromecast Ultra

Chromecast Ultra is the latest micro streamer from Google. Yes, now she can use it to stream up to 4K Ultra HD and HDR picture quality over Wi-Fi. By plugging the Chromecast Ultra into the HDMI port on her TV, she’ll be streaming in seconds , enjoying buffer-free movies, games and TV shows.

Garmin VIRB Ultra-30

The original VIRB came with some unique features, such as GPS and motion sensing, and the Ultra 30 builds on that original model. ere’s 3-axis image stabilisation and voice control, so she can tell the cam to start/stop recording, plus “remember that” to make finding footage of events easier.

Antler Atom Cabin Suitcase

Made from Armordon, a material used in the ballistics industry, and utilising an advanced honeycomb structure, the Antler Atom weighs only 1.9kg yet can endure extreme impacts without incurring damage. Easy glide Hinomoto wheels give her total control during transit, too.

Price: £200 | Buy Antler Atom Cabin Suitcase

Beoplay H5

Beoplay’s newest earbuds not only look the part, they also sound proper. Wireless for those missing a headphone jack on their smartphone (thanks, Apple), the H5’s come with a companion app that enables her to customise how the earbuds sound.

Magnitone London BareFaced Vibra-Sonic Face Brush

Like an electric toothbrush for her face, the Magnitone electric brush will cleanse her skin deeper than manual scrubbing ever could. Not only does it cleanse pores, it will also tone and condition her skin.

Price: £70 | Buy Magnitone London BareFaced Vibra-Sonic Face Brush

Sage The Boss Blender

Don’t let her blitz veg and fruit with any old blender – she needs the Sage Boss, with its dedicated Green Smoothie function. Creating up to 50 per cent smaller particles than traditional blending, The Boss could reduce an entire broom handle to sawdust in a matter of seconds. Probably.

Price: £399 | Buy Sage The Boss Blender

Vango Ultralite 1300

Designed for fans of wild camping and for seasoned backpackers, the Ultralite 1300 weighs a mere 1.9kg but will still keep her toasty at night. Rocking a double layer construction, enhanced with Vango’s Thermal Embrace System, this snug sleeping bag will keep cold spots at bay to ensure restful sleep.

Price: £100 | Buy Vango Ultralite 1300

Petzi Treat Cam

The Petzi enables her to check on her pets throughout the day — even at night, thanks to built-in night vision — from the comfort of a smartphone, and remotely share treats with them if they’re behaving. There’s also two-way audio, so she can shout at them to stop chewing the sofa cushions. Naughty!

Price: £135 | Buy Petzi Treat Cam

Picture Organic Weekend Jacket

No brand screams Euro-chic more than Picture Organic, and this water-repellant jacket is ideal for taking her from slope to ski lodge. Made from recycled polyester, the Weekend jacket has a smartphone pocket, Thermal Dry System, a goggles cleaner and hand-warmer pockets.

Price: £190 | Buy Picture Organic Weekend Jacket

Morphy Richards Electric Spiralizer Express

Yes, spiralized food is still a thing. If she fancies making courgetti, the Electric Spiralizer is the way to go. This nifty machine has two interchangeable blades (one for spaghetti, one for ribbons), plus a detachable bowl. A Cook and Create app suggests recipes.

Price: £50 | Buy Morphy Richards Electric Spiralizer Express

Pioneer DJ PLX-500 Turntable

Pioneer’s gorgeous white turntable is designed to deliver a high-quality vinyl sound. She can connect the PLX-500 direct to her sound system or powered speakers, record her vinyl collection to digital files, and even mix and scratch when dj’ing. House party!

Price: £299 | Buy Pioneer DJ PLX-500 Turntable

Native Union TAG Cable

The TAG Cable comprises an Apple Lightning connector wrapped up in hand-crafted, ultra supple Italian leather (available in brown or black). The TAG Cable can either loop around her bag strap or sit on her keychain, enabling her to charge her smartphone from any USB power outlet.

Price: £40 | Buy Native Union TAG Cable

SteelSeries Arctis 3

Most gaming headsets aren’t lookers, but this latest headset from SteelSeries is hell-bent on breaking the mould. The Arctis 3 is designed with total comfort in mind (for those gaming marathons), and outputs seriously impressive 7.1 surround sound to bring her games to life.

Price: £87.60 | Buy SteelSeries Arctis 3

Kipling Kaitlyn 15 Laptop Sleeve

Add a splash of style to her commuting look with this eye-catching, animal print laptop bag. There’s enough space inside for a 15-inch laptop, plus multiple pockets to keep her phone and belongings organised. The Kaitlyn Sleeve can be worn three ways and comes with a Kipling monkey charm.

Price: £74 | Buy Kipling Kaitlyn 15 Laptop Sleeve

Fossil Q Gazer Hybrid Leather Smartwatch

Powered by the Fosil Q app, this sleek hybrid watch blends analogue design with smartwatch functionality. The Q Gazer will easily track her daily activity, capturing data such as steps taken and calories burned, and will display smartphone notifications such as new emails and texts.

Ninja Coffee Bar

This revolutionary Ninja Coffee Bar isn’t a coffee machine, it’s a robotic Starbucks barista. It comes complete with a glass carafe and warming plate, but the key feature is the vast number of drinks it can produce, including frothy numbers and coffee tipples loaded with ice.

Price: £170 | Buy Ninja Coffee Bar

HB Personalised Marble Phone Case

Available for the Samsung Galaxy (S4+) and the iPhone (5+), HB London’s latest phone case will bring an extra layer of opulence to her smartphone. A snap-on hard case design, it will protect her smartphone’s back and sides. The case can also be personalised with her initials.

Price: £34 | Buy HB Personalised Marble Phone Case

Totes SmarTouch Ladies Knit 2 Finger Gloves

Keep fingers warm and tap-happy this winter with these Totes Isotoner gloves, with SmarTouch technology making them perfect for use with touchscreen devices. Conductive material is woven into the thumb and index finger, so she can tap, scroll and text without removing them.

Price: £15 | Buy Totes SmarTouch Ladies Knit 2 Finger Gloves

Hoka One One Clayton

Pro2Lite cushioning is the secret weapon inside these lightweight running shoes from Hoka One. That tech is infused in the sumptuous, soft heel cushioning, while a firmer forefoot works to boost propulsion in-run. Both responsive and supportive, the shoes are available in bright green or neon coral.

Price: £136 | Buy Hoka One

Derren Brown VR Ghost Train

Scare her witless on the world’s first psychological theme park ride, devised by illusionist and mentalist Derren Brown. Ultra creepy and not for the faint of heart, this modern spin on the classic ghost train combines VR with old-school trickery to prey on her fears.

Price: £28 | Buy Derren Brown VR Ghost Train

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Spencer is the youngest member of the T3 team, but what he lacks in experience, he makes up for with enthusiasm. As the Mobile Tech Editor, Spencer covers everything that moves, from smartphones and wearables, to cars and drones.