Best gifts under £150 for Christmas 2016

Say ho ho ho to the Tech Santa Claus! Shower your loved ones with excellent presents this Christmas - all part of the T3 Gift Guide 2016

Make sure you're the favourite family member this Christmas with a selection of these excellent presents. 

We've also got the best prices for you to pick from as well - or a link to the main etailer if it's not broadly available. 

£150 can go a long way, so whether you're buying for kids, teens, your other half, or parents, we have you covered.

WileyFox Spark+

A ton of tech has been packed into this Android smartphone: a combined 21MP camera (13MP front, 8MP back), 1.3GHz MediaTek Quad-Core processor and removable 2200mAh battery, all wrapped up in a slick, 8.65mm-thin body. The five-inch, HD, fully-laminated IPS screen has a contoured front overlaid with extra-tough Dragontail glass, providing a sturdy base for the more heavy-handed among you.

Parrot Mambo Drone

Looking for Christmas gift inspiration? Parrot's new smartphone-controlled mini drone should be on your wishlist, with its advanced flight controls and aerial acrobatics – the Mambo can reverse, rotate and flip. Use the included Cannon-ball firing accessory to commence battle, or attach the Grabber accessory to nab all of the Purple Ones from your nan's tin of Quality Street.

Beats EP headphones

Sitting at the lower end of the range and priced accordingly, the lightweight, wired Beats EP headphones are still very finely tuned, which means you'll be able to hear your music just as the artist intended. 

Fitbit Charge 2

Reenergise your workouts with this features-stacked, heart rate-tracking wearable. The Fitbit Charge 2 has multi-sport modes and all-day activity tracking, plus an auto sleep tracking function. It'll dish out guided breathing sessions and reminders to move, and display smartphone notifications and real-time stats about your fitness and activity progress on its high-res tap display.

Brydge Pro 9.7 for iPad Pro

This awesome keyboard turns your 9.7-inch iPad Pro into a laptop - it's without doubt the best iPad keyboard we've yet tried, with backit keys. It connects to your Apple tablet via Bluetooth. Precision engineered out of aluminum, there' s plenty of travel in the keys. It's not the most lightweight of accessories at around 500g, but it will add to the experience of using your iPad. It's also available in an iPad Pro 12.9 version which also works with iPad Air and iPad Air 2. 

Buy Brydge Pro 9.7

Buy Bydge Pro 12.9

Sage The Nutri Juicer Compact

Let Sage be your main squeeze this winter with this dinky gadget that's powerful enough to get the maximum juice from fruits and veggies. Packing a 900-watt motor and a micro mesh filter to extract up to 20 per cent more vitamins and minerals, this compact machine is ideal for small kitchens. Comes with easy-clean pulp and juice collection baskets.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet

Ideal for surfing the net, watching films or reading, Amazon's new tablet offers up to 12 hours of battery life, a quad-core processor for a fast response, plus front- and rear-facing cameras for Skype calls and selfies. A Blue Shade feature minimises the sleep-disrupting effects of blue light at night, while the eight-inch HD display is responsive to touch.

Micro Scooters Mini Micro Deluxe

Suitable for bambinos aged two-five, this teeny scooter with adjustable handlebars is all you need to help them explore the outdoors in style. The Mini Micro Deluxe's 'lean and steer' scooting style helps nippers develop better balance and coordination skills, and the three-wheel and silicone-grip deck design helps them build up their stability when scooting.

ISKN Slate 2

Billed as a 'drawing pad to revolutionise your digital art', this creative gadget enables you to take paper drawings to the next level. Download the Slate iOS/Android app, draw with your own pencils, enhanced by a magnetic ring (supplied) on real paper, then watch your drawings come to life in real-time on the sensor-packed Slate's screen.

$169 | Iskn (they ship to the UK)

VW Camper Van Kettle

Dream about your next road trip while making a brew with this stainless steel, 1.8litre capacity kettle that takes its cues from the surfer-endorsed Volkswagen Type 2 Camper Van. There's V-dub styling everywhere, from the van door handle to the classic Camper front grill design and iconic Carmine Red or Pacific Blue colour options.

£59.99 | The Fowndry

Braun Body Grooming Kit

If you're battling a furry back or chest rug, shaving will keep the fuzz at bay for a week at best, whereas Braun's Body Groomer epilator gets to the root of the problem. 40 close-grip tweezers pluck each hair from the root. Ouch! A Smartlight helps you locate even the finest hairs, leaving skin smooth for up to four weeks.

Onkyo T3

No, T3 hasn't gone into the speaker business, but if we did we'd design one exactly like this Bluetooth powerhouse. The portable T3 can pair with up to eight devices, enabling you and your buds to DJ the night away. You'll get eight hours of playback on a single charge, and a built-in mic is there for hands-free calls.

Noke Bluetooth Lock

Say sayonara to lost keys with Noke's connected padlock. It opens automatically when you're nearby, thanks to a smartphone app (iOS/Android) – you don't even need to remove your phone from your pocket – and access can be shared with trusted family and friends. The lock is rugged enough to handle UK weather, so use it outdoors without concern.

Philips SHB9850NC/00 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Wireless cans with impeccable sound for a shade over £100? Yes! Philips' Active Shield Pro noise-cancelling tech uses four mics to reduce unwanted background noise by up to 99 percent, leaving you to enjoy your podcasts in peace. NFC means fast pairing with your device, and smart touch controls put track changes, call answering and more at your fingertips.

Adidas Ultra Boost ATR

Pavement pounders looking for new kicks will love these new for AW16 shoes. The Adidas Ultra Boost ATR trainers feature a plush combination of midsole cushioning, breathable uppers and an Adidas Torsion System to support your entire foot over longer distances. A Continental rubber sole means you won't land on your arse in wet weather, either.

Swann 12MP Outback Cam

Whether you're filming wildlife or want to catch that blasted washing line boxer thief red-handed, Swann's water-resistant Outback is the ultimate multi-purpose outdoor cam. By day it's a crystal clear 1080p HD shooter, by night it captures footage up to 15-metres away thanks to infrared night vision. Motion detection sensors mean it'll never miss a second of action.

All our Christmas gift guides for 2016 

Christmas 2016 is rapidly approaching and, as every year, it is super important to tackle the manic holiday season with a plan of attack. 

Nailing down your Xmas shopping list should be high up on that plan and, luckily for you, that is where T3 can help. 

Here we have the best tech and gadgets under £250 on the market today.