Best gifts for him: gadget gifts to treat any man for Christmas 2016

Stacks of present ideas for Christmas - it's all part of the T3 Gift Guide 2016

From wearables to audio, from smartphones to computing - here's the hot tech Santa expects you to be putting on your wish list this Christmas.

Here we've got the best tech for your boyfriend, husband, brother, any male in your life, basically, but be sure to check out T3's other gift guides to keep the whole family happy. Remember, Christmas is better with T3.

Let's get started, shall we?

G-Shock Gulf Master GWN-Q1000

Tough enough to withstand a Hurricane and with suitably chunky styling - the Gulf Master is designed to meet the exacting requirements of a maritime professional. The multitalented timepiece packs a barometer, digital compass, and a tide indicator to keep him safe at sea.

Adidas Stellar X16+ PureChaos Boots

Follow in David Beckham's footsteps with these, literally, golden boots. A culmination of Adidas' most advanced technology, the Stellar X16+ Boots ensures he creates chaos on the pitch. The lightweight SPRINTFRAME outsole provides rock solid stability, while the PURECUT sock system hides unsightly laces.

From £229.99 | Sports Direct 

Parrot Swing Drone

Drones which fly like planes are officially more fun than traditional quadcopters. Parrot's Swing is the best of both worlds - with automatic vertical takeoff and powerful plane-like flight. The lightweight, durable craft features a super precise controller, helping him fly like a pro.

BeoSound 1

It may be expensive, but this stylish Bluetooth speaker is worth it. The BeoSound 1 pumps out seriously impressive 360-degree sound, and connects to a plethora of streaming services from Spotify, to Google Cast, and Apple AirPlay.

From £999 | Peter Tyson 

Nintendo Classic Mini

Relive childhood with this mini replica of Nintendo's classic NES. The modern revival plugs directly into your telly and comes with 30 games pre-installed. Whether it's the original Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, or Pac-Man - your kids won't believe how rubbish games used to look.

From £89.99 | ebay 

GoPro Hero5 Black

When it comes to recording his extreme stunts (or epic fails) there really is no better action cam than the GoPro Hero5 Black. The newest model in GoPro's lineup now features voice control, to make operation it easier, as well as GPS and video stabilisation.

HTC 10

HTC's flagship is the perfect smartphone for a music fan in your life. As well as the stereo BoomSound speakers, the HTC 10 also features a powerful high-res audio amp to drive premium headphones. We love the design, and the camera is great as well.

Kef Space-One

If you can't afford a Porsche 911 the next best thing are these Porsche Design Kef headphones. The premium cans, finished in sandblasted titanium, feature advanced noise cancelling which doesn't affect audio quality.

Dell XPS 13

If he prefers Windows to Mac, Dell's XPS 13 is an excellent choice. The InfinityEdge display is spectacular, and it's one of the most portable laptops we've ever tested. There's serious power as well, with Intel's Kaby Lake processor under the hood.

TomTom Touch

If you really hate your significant other, get them a fitness tracker which literally tells them how fat they are. The sleek TomTom Touch measures his body fat and muscle mass percentage with the touch of a button, as well as counting steps and monitoring sleep.

Quella Evo

This single-speed Fixie is perfect for the skinny jean-wearing, scruffy bearded hipster in your life. It's an all-purpose bike, equally at home on roads commuting, or on country trails. The Evo weighs just 10.5kg and looks amazing in either orange or midnight purple.

From £599 | Santa Fixie

Patagonia Arbor Backpack

Made from 100-percent recycled polyester and treated with a polyurethane DWR finish - we really rate this pack Patagonia. Equipped with a padded laptop sleeve which doubles as an insulated hydration reservoir when he hits the trails, it also features Human Curve shoulder straps.

Sphero BB-8 'Battle Worn' Limited Edition

Forget John Boyega or Harrison Ford, the real star of The Force Awakens was BB-8. We loved Sphero's toy droid last year, and now it's back in 'Battle Worn' limited edition form. Star Wars + limited edition = early retirement fund (if he can resist not opening it).

Withings Steel HR

Withings' analogue timepiece now packs an optical heart rate sensor - giving him a more detailed breakdown of his workout. Easily the most attractive fitness band available and with an excellent 25-days battery life, it can even handle basic smartphone notifications.

From £169 | Available to pre-order from Withings 

LSTN Chivas Whisky Barrel Wood Troubadours

Chivas Regal has partnered with LSTN Sound Co. to create a run of limited edition bespoke headphones which have been crafted using elements of Chivas whisky casks. They look beautiful, and feature vegan leather ear pads. Perfect for the whisky and audio connoisseur in your life.

Buy the LSTN Chivas Whisky Barrel Wood Troubadours for $250 (around £200)

Alienware 13 OLED Notebook

The Alienware 13 is one of the best gaming laptops you can buy. The spectacular 13-inch OLED screen really brings games to life, and the powerful Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M graphics card mean this notebook is VR-ready.

Braun Series 9 Titanium

If you hate beards, send a hint this year with the Braun Series 9 electric shaver, now enhanced with a titanium coated trimmer. Why titanium? Because it's “as beautiful as gold, yet much harder, offering remarkable sturdiness and corrosion resistance”. Obviously.

Swegwheel

Perfect for Back To the Future fans - Swegwheel may be the closest we'll get to a levitating hoverboard in our lifetime. Essentially a skateboard with one central motorised wheel, it'll travel in the direction you lean, but be warned, it takes a lot of practise.

Motorola MBP853 Connect Wifi HD Video Baby Monitor

The Motorola baby monitor comes with a wireless 'parent hub', meaning he can keep an eye on his precious little one without needing to unlock his smartphone. He'll receive instant alerts when noise, movement, or a temperature change are detected.

Magnitone London The Clean Sweep For Men

Hey, men like to groom too! A 30 second daily cleanse with the Magnitone London will give him strong, clear and resilient skin. The Vibra-Sonic motor exfoliates 30% deeper than manual cleansing, and it's even has a turbo mode for extra oily skin.

Denon AH-C821 Earphone

These stylish earphones from Denon are powerhouses - don't let their size fool you! The world's only Dual Driver buds with patented Double Air Compression Driver technology, using two 11.5 drivers to move more air and deliver powerful low-distortion bass.

RIF6 Cube

At 2-inches cubed this tiny projector is made for movie-fanatics on the go. Designed for mobile devices, the RIF6 can project a vivid, 120-inch image onto any surface. A battery life of 90 minutes will see him through most films, apart from Lord of the Rings.

MagiMix Juicer Duo Plus XL

Nothing's nothing better than waking up to a glass of freshly pressed juice. The Duo Plus XL's large 'spin dryer' basket extracts every drop of juice from the fruit or veg, leaving the pulp virtually dry, and the new removable rim makes cleaning easier.

Olympus E-PL8

The Olympus E-PL8 is one unbelievably stylish camera - with sleek metal curves and a classic leather grip. Performance is equally impressive, with a large Four Thirds sensor, and boasting an impressive lenses lineup to help him get beautiful selfies.

BioSkin Compression Shorts

Help him achieve the maximum levels of performance during a workout with these BioSkin compression shorts. What do they do? They decrease muscle vibration, which over time saves energy and prevents injuries. BioSkin's patented material is also breathable, allowing moisture to escape - keeping him comfortable.

Pimoroni STS Pi Roving Robot Kit

Introduce him to the world of robot building with this awesome Raspberry Pi kit. Once made the little 'bot can roam around taking pictures. There's no soldering required - the whole kit can be put together with a screwdriver and coded in whatever language you prefer.

Peak Performance Civil Hooded Mid Jacket

Thanks to Skepta, sportswear is all the rage at the moment. This sleek, sporty hoody is made from insulating fabric which wicks away moisture, perfect for transitioning between country trails and city streets.

Hisense M700

A 55-inch 4K television that doesn't break the bank, too good to be true, right? Wrong! This behemoth from Hisense is very impressive. With HDR in tow, impressive clarity, and a 420-nit brightness it's proof you don't need to spend thousands for decent picture quality.

Dremel 5 Star Multi-Tool Kit

A Dremel may be the ultimate multi-tool, capable of decorating a jewellery box, fixing a door hinge, or, if you're brave, getting rid of tooth decay. The Dremel 5 Star Kit is incredibly versatile - complete with 5 attachments, 75 accessories, and a high-quality aluminium case.

From £89.99 | Miles 

Nike LunarGlide 8 SP

Nike's futuristic LunarGlide running shoes are designed to help him continue training in all-weather conditions. The engineered mesh upper features a durable, water-repellent coating, and the updated pattern on the sole aids grip on wet surfaces. Run Forrest, run.

Toast PS4 Cover

If you think the PS4 is too cheap and plasticy (maybe it doesn't fit in with your living room furniture?) Toast are here to help. Wrap your console in real wood veneer, expertly cut to have a matching grain and create a seamless, classic aesthetic.

From | $59 Toast (US only) 

Kenwood KVC500 Chef Sense

This no-nonsense machine takes mixing ingredients to the next level. Ensure he achieves the best possible baking results thanks to the high-powered 1100W motor, and precise speed controls. Sensors detect heavy loads, and knead dough adapting to the texture automatically. Bake Off here he comes.

Vype Pebble

Perfect if your partner is trying to quit smoking (and replace it with another habit) this is one of the smallest and sleekest vapes we've seen. It's incredibly inconspicuous, and comes in a number of colours. 

£17.99 | Buy it from Go Vype

Gillette ProShield Star Wars: Rogue One

Gillette, the best a Sith Lord can get. If your loved one adores everything Star Wars, he'll love this Rogue One branded razor. It's Gillette's most advanced razor ever, using the same technology found inside a Jedi's lightsaber to achieve the closest shave possible.

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