Best Christmas gifts 2022: present ideas for everyone

Need ideas? We've found the best Christmas gifts for him, her, friends, family and work colleagues

Best Christmas gifts: T3 gift guide
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Christmas gifts can be hard to choose. Finding the perfect present takes time and careful consideration – but sometimes you just need a little inspiration. And that's where we can help. If you're looking for Christmas gift ideas for family, friends or colleagues then read on, because this page is your definitive Christmas gift guide for 2022.

We've collated all our top Christmas gift ideas and gift guides on this page, as well as links to other Christmas-themed articles that you might find useful. 

Here at T3, we're all about discovering beautiful things that make life easier, or more productive, or more fun. Whoever you're buying a Christmas gift for this year, we've got a wealth of ideas for every budget. 

Read on, but be warned – you're just as likely to end up buying things for yourself!

Best-selling Christmas gifts

For a quick hit of Christmas gift inspiration, scroll through some of the year's most popular, exciting, and best-in-class products and services. From photos and fragrances to fun toys like Nerf guns, here are the items we regularly see flying off the shelves – not just at Christmas but all year round.   

Sony PlayStation 5 | £449.99 | Find stock here (opens in new tab)
This is the hottest product of 2020 and 2021 and securing one in time for Christmas is going to be the Turbo Man mission for many over the coming months. If you missed your chance to pre-order a PlayStation 5 in the first and second weeks of orders being live, then don't worry – expect most retailers to have PS5 pre-orders back in stock in the coming weeks, and certainly on launch day.

Xbox Series X | £449.99 | Find stock here (opens in new tab)
Perhaps the second most in-demand product this year (after the PS5) the Xbox Series X pre-orders finally went live in September, but as expected they flew off the digital shelf almost instantly! Don't worry, if you didn't get your chance to grab a new Xbox console you will get another chance soon as stock is being added all the time – just head over to our stock finder page. 

Nintendo Switch OLED | £309.99 | Find stock here (opens in new tab)
Nintendo Switch OLED was one of the most anticipated tech releases of the year, with a larger and more vibrant display, and a few design tweaks that perfect the already brilliant games console. Okay, the Nintendo Switch isn't as new or powerful as the two consoles above, but it's just as likely to be a hit this Christmas. The Switch is ideal for families, with plenty of Child-friendly party games to keep everyone entertained over Christmas.

T3 magazine | From £2.62 | MagazinesDirect (opens in new tab)
Want the world's most essential tech and lifestyle upgrade advice delivered right to you? T3 magazine is filled with reviews of the hottest new gadgets, as well as incredible technology you've never heard of, but you need to know. It's the perfect gift, whether that's for someone else or just for yourself… and you can get it now at a special price from just £2.62 an issue!

Disney Plus | 12 Month Subscription | £59.99 (opens in new tab)
A Disney+ gift subscription is an easy way to give one year of Disney+ to someone special. When you purchase the gift subscription for £59.99, you’ll be paying for their first year of Disney+, with full access to hundreds of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars blockbusters, as well as National Geographic documentaries. Gift subscriptions can only be redeemed by new Disney+ subscribers.

iPad Mini (2021) | From £479 from Apple (opens in new tab)
The new iPad Mini is absolutely beautiful, it features an all-new enclosure, a new edge-to-edge screen, with narrow borders and elegantly rounded corners. It's more powerful too, with an A15 Bionic chip that makes iPad Mini just as powerful as it is portable. The new Mini tab also supports Apple Pencil, making this the perfect drawing pad/notebook.

DJI Mini 2 | £419 from Amazon (opens in new tab)
DJI Mini 2 is beginner-friendly, powerful, and well, mini. Impressive performance, stunning image quality, and creative videos are just a few taps away. Explore an entirely different perspective, capturing the moments from the sky.

Sonos Beam (Gen 2) | £449 from John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Enrich all your entertainment with the latest generation of our compact smart soundbar, now with Dolby Atmos. Experience panoramic sound and crystal clear dialogue for shows, movies, and games. When the TV is off, stream music and more from all your favourite services. Control is easy with the Sonos app, your voice, and Apple AirPlay 2. Add speakers to create a wireless surround sound system and enjoy multiroom listening. Everything connects over WiFi.

Sony WH-CH710N headphones | £99.99 from Currys
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Listen to music without any wires getting in the way with the Sony WH-CH710N Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones. Whether you're on a plane, train, or in the office, Sony's AI Noise-Cancelling adapts to your surroundings, so you only hear what you want to. With two microphones for noise detection, it's precise and clear.

Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block LEGO | £159.99 from LEGO (opens in new tab)
Super Mario 64 turns 25 this year, and to celebrate Lego is releasing what might be the single most desirable set in its history, at least in the eyes of this N64-obsessed former kid. It's a 2,064-piece set that not only builds the iconic question mark block, but also tiny versions of some of the game's most famous levels, including Peach’s Castle, Bob-omb Battlefield, Cool Cool Mountain and Lethal Lava Trouble.

Smeg BCC02 Bean To Cup Coffee Machine | £679 from John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Enjoy a tailor-made coffee experience where you can adjust the fineness of your grind, thanks to the Integrated stainless steel Conical Burr Grinder, to produce a rich and intense coffee aroma, just how you like it. With just one touch, you can select your beverage using the intuitive soft-touch button menu and within seconds, your coffee is ready.

Apple Homepod Mini | £89 form Apple (opens in new tab)
Bringing the same focus on music quality that the full-size HomePod has, but in a package the size of a bread roll. The HomePod mini also punches well above its size class for sound – it's the best sounding smaller speaker by a mile.

Anker Nebular Solar Projector | £549.99 from Amazon (opens in new tab)
Upgrade your Christmas movies this year by setting up your very own home cinema. Capable of projecting a 120-inch image at 1080p resolution, with stellar image quality thanks to HDR10. Despite its diminutive size, the Solar Projector features autofocus and auto-levelling. You can cast content straight from your phone or stream content directly on the device thanks to the Android TV operating system and the hundreds of compatible apps.

Roomba J7+ | £899.99 from Amazon (opens in new tab)
Powered by iRobot’s new Genius 3.0 operating system, the Roomba J7 promises superior cleaning performance with every mission, to navigate floors, remembering specific rooms and certain furniture, and to clean where it’s most needed.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 | £269 from Samsung (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is a modern, stylish take on a smartwatch – it’s slim, comfortable and made from tough armour aluminium so it’ll be able to withstand knocks and bumps. And it’s waterproof! Featuring Samsung’s BioActive Sensor which is able to track everything from your heart rate to blood pressure and ECG.

Philips 9000 Prestige Beard Trimmer | £120 from Boots (opens in new tab)
The Philips BT9000 Prestige promises a lot with its lofty title but thankfully delivers the goods, featuring a chunky steel casing, a robust rotary dial and innovative steel comb, it feels every bit as posh and luxurious as its name would suggest and is a top beard trimmer for even the hairiest faces.

Tooth.Eco | £15 from Tooth.Eco (opens in new tab)
Tooth.Eco is a sustainably designed toothbrush, using only recyclable and biodegradable materials, minimising the impact of what you have to replace and beautiful enough to keep for a lifetime. It's a great little stocking filler for the eco-warrior in your life.

Pure Air Pro LR | £749 from Pure Electric (opens in new tab)
This premium electric scooter is the perfect Christmas gift. The new Pure Air Pro LR sits proudly at the top of the Pure Air electric scooter range, with a refined design, long 37.2 mile range and a beautiful wooden deck. It's also got a powerful motor that delivers impressive acceleration and hill-climbing capability.

Kindle Paperwhite | £74.99 from Amazon (opens in new tab)
An Amazon Kindle is a fantastic Christmas gift for any fan of reading. The Kindle Paperweight would be our top choice – it’s the best in terms of value and performance. But if you've got a bigger budget, the waterproof Kindle Oasis is a great shout.

GoPro Hero 10 Black | £479.99 from Amazon (opens in new tab)
Trying to surprise a adreline junkie for Christmas? You can't go wrong with the new GoPro Hero 10 Black. All-out speed and ultimate ease come together in the most powerful GoPro ever. The revolutionary new GP2 chip shoots 5.3K video with double the frame rate, 23MP photos, enhanced low-light performance and bar-shattering HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization in all modes.

Nextbase 222 | £79.99 from Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Nextbase 222 is a well-priced and smartly designed dash cam that gets the basics right. It is small enough to fit neatly behind your rear view mirror, has a good-sized screen for adjusting settings and viewing recorded video, and comes with a smart magnetic mount.

Game and Watch Legend of Zelda | £44.99 from Amazon (opens in new tab)
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original Legend of Zelda game, this special Game & Watch system features the original 1986 game, as well as Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, the GameBoy version of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and a special version of the Game & Watch title, Vermin, staring Link as the playable character. The watch functionality also includes a playable clock based on The Legend of Zelda, and an interactive time themed around Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

Ember Mug | £129.95 from Amazon (opens in new tab)
Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has
everything? The Ember Mug² Metallic Collection will ensure your loved one’s hot beverage is perfect from the first sip to the last drop, by allowing them to set a precise drinking temperature – with a little added sparkle.  Ember has recently expanded its collection with the introduction of two new colourways to the UK; Copper and Rose Gold.

Merrythought 2021 Christmas Teddy Bear | £185 from Merrythought (opens in new tab)
Merrythought is the UK’s oldest remaining teddy bear manufacturer, with every single product handmade in its historic British factory. They’ve made teddy bears for everyone from The Royal Family to One Direction, and the cuddly collectables have been treasured for generations. This year's Christmas Bear is snowy-white mohair, beautifully dressed in a berry-red cotton velvet coat.

Randies Boxer Trunk | £29.95 from Randies (opens in new tab)
If you're going to buy your partner underwear this Christmas, do them a favour and make sure it's underwear from Randies. This luxury underwear is made from super-soft sustainable Modal fabric, and features a 'TackleBag' pouch for sculpt & support. Let's just say – they're very flattering.

Moncler Pour Homme eau de parfum | £170 from Selfridges (opens in new tab)
This is the first ever fragrance launch from Moncler. The new scents, Pour Femme and Pour Homme, are housed in a flask-shaped bottle as a nod to the brands mountaineering roots, with a digital screen that you can personalise with a message. It's a brilliant luxury Christmas gift.

Allbirds Wool Runner Fluffs | £98 from Allbirds (opens in new tab)
We're in love with these super soft and cosy Merino wool sneakers. They're so soft the recipient might spend all of Christmas morning stroking their shoes. They're carbon neutral too, with laces made from 100% post-consumer plastic and insoles made from castor bean oil.

Yoto Mini Player | £49.99 from Yoto (opens in new tab)
The Yoto Mini lets kids listen to audiobooks without limits. It's controlled using physical cards and features an all-day battery life, making the Yoto Mini perfect for long car journeys, flights and family days out, providing children access to stories, music, podcasts, learning and more on the go.

Wiz Hero Smart Table Lamp | £49.99 from Argos (opens in new tab)
The Wiz Hero table lamp comes with a simple design that you can put on your bedside, coffee table or bookshelves. It'll create a comfy corner. It lamps is Wi-Fi connected, features 16 million colours and is adjustable from warm white to daylight. It also works with Google Assistant, Alexa and Siri Shortcuts.

Playmobil James Bond Aston Martin Goldfinger Edition | £59.99 from Smyths toys (opens in new tab)
The name is Bond, James Bond. This Playmobile set features 007's iconic modified DB5 from 1964's Goldfinger alongside characters and accessories from the film. Designed for all ages to enjoy, from 5 to 99 years, the set lets you eject figures through the roof and defend yourself with a range of toy weapons.

Christmas gift ideas: Shop by category

We're not done yet... Here, we've rounded up the best Christmas gifts for little kids and big kids alike. There are lego sets, Star Wars toys, home and kitchen items, Christmas presents for sports fans and lots more.

Best Christmas gifts: toys

Best toys for Christmas (opens in new tab)
Need a playful present? These are hottest toys for kids this year, from the creative and educational to pure silly fun.

Best board games for Christmas (opens in new tab)
Forget boring old Monopoly… have more fun with the family with these fantastic games, from silly party games to epic strategic battles.

Best Lego sets for Christmas (opens in new tab)
Lego is awesome. We've curated the best sets here, from the Lego Star Wars series, to high-tech Lego Technics, Lego Mindstorms, Lego Harry Potter and Lego City.

Best Nerf guns for Christmas (opens in new tab)
Look no further for the perfect Nerf-based Christmas gift for the foam-projectile lover in your live. These glorious Nerf blasters come in all shapes and sizes, from the sublime to the extremely ridiculous – and at all budgets too. 

Best remote control cars for Christmas (opens in new tab)
Whether you want off-road, monster-trucking action; rubber-burning, tarmac-chewing supercar madness; or a kid-friendly roadster to whizz around the living room, here are the best RC cars you can buy.

Best Christmas gifts: Home

Best cheap Le Creuset sale deals for Christmas (opens in new tab)
Everyone loves a Le Creuset pan. Check out these deals to get the premium cookware at a lower than usual price. It's one of the best Christmas gifts you can buy for people who love cooking (or, ahem, yourself). 

Best pod coffee machines (opens in new tab)
Coffee pod machines produce consistent results that are notoriously difficult to attain using standard espresso machines and most bean-to-cup models. They're a popular Christmas gift – we've found the best ones in this guide.

Best chef's knives (opens in new tab)
A chef's knife is a jack of all trades and master of several. It's like the AK47 of the kitchen, and can make for a great Christmas present – we've curated the best ones here.

Best vacuum cleaner (opens in new tab)
The best vacuum cleaners are design classics that look great inside your home – and make cleaning a breeze. Just be careful how you present this Christmas gift...

Best mattress (opens in new tab)
Sure, on paper a mattress may look like an unconventional Christmas present – but never underestimate the gift of an amazing night's sleep. We've found the best mattresses you can buy, for all budgets, and a lot of them have big discounts on them right now.

Best Christmas gifts: Fitness

Best running headphones (opens in new tab)
Headphones are a particular good Christmas gift for fitness fanatics. Here you'll find the best headphones for running, the gym, work outs, sports, cross-fit, cycling and fell trekking.

Best Fitbit (opens in new tab)
Fitbit used to be known for its fitness trackers but by now, they offer more than just simple wearables that track steps and calories. A new Fitbit is on top of everyone's Christmas wishlist and given the wide variety of available models, you can pick one that suits every price range. For the best prices, check out the best Fitbit deals (opens in new tab) guide.

Best running shoes (opens in new tab)
Running has become everyone's favourite pastime activity in the last half a year so getting your loved ones a new pair of running trainers is definitely a good idea. Does mum or dad prefer to run in the countryside? Check out the best trail running shoes (opens in new tab) guide for the perfect kicks for off-road people.

Best running watch (opens in new tab)
A step up from fitness trackers, running watches – sometimes also called multi-sport smartwatches – can track advanced sport metrics, heart rate and even stress levels accurately. If you are after the best Garmin watch deals (opens in new tab), we have those too.

Best workout shoes (opens in new tab)
Gyms might be closed but that shouldn't stop anyone from working out at home. The best workout shoes will provide grip, comfort and stability, a surefire hit this Christmas.

Best Christmas gifts: Tech

Best smartwatches (opens in new tab)
Smartwatches are an ideal Christmas present. Not only are they super-useful throughout the year, they can also help the recipient with any New Year weight loss goals. We've review the best smartwatches for any user here.

Best cameras (opens in new tab)
Have you got budding photographer in your house? Why not treat them to an upgrade? Because yes, while smartphone cameras are very capable now, they're still no match for a traditional camera. We've reviewed the best mirrorless cameras (opens in new tab), best compact cameras (opens in new tab), best DSLRs (opens in new tab), and even the best instant camera (opens in new tab)!

Best noise cancelling headphones (opens in new tab)
Noise cancelling headphones can block out the sounds of planes, trains and colleagues – and have superb sound quality too. They make brilliant Christmas gifts, and we've found the best ones here.

Best true wireless earbuds (opens in new tab)
The choice of Apple Air Pod alternatives is increasing. You'll find the best true wireless buds in the guide above; or the best Airpod deals (opens in new tab) here, if only Airpods will do this Christmas.

Best laptops (opens in new tab)
Considering buying a laptop for a Christmas gift? Have a browse through our constantly updated, expertly curated, definitive list of the best laptops for working, gaming, designing, studying or anything else.

Best smartphone (opens in new tab)
Kit someone out with a top smartphone this Christmas. Every quality phone worthy of your consideration can be found in our best phone guide.

Best tablet (opens in new tab)
Tablets remain popular Christmas gifts. Find the best option for friends, family or yourself with our top picks of the best tablets on the market today.

Best gaming headsets (opens in new tab)
Need a Christmas gift for a gamer? Have a look through the best gaming headsets available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Best smartwatch for kids (opens in new tab)
Want to encourage your little one to exercise more? A smartwatch designed specifically for children is the answer. These handy little devices not only make fitness fun, with goals and achievements, they also teach children how to tell the time.

Best Nintendo Switch games (opens in new tab)
From incredible first-party exclusives such as the wonderful RPG magic of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the platforming masterclass that is Super Mario Odyssey , to the quirky and fun Paper Mario – these are the games to buy a Nintendo Switch player.

Best Xbox games (opens in new tab)
if you own an Xbox then this page is your one-stop-shop for all the latest - and the very best - games you can buy, download and play right now!

Best Christmas gifts: Beauty

Best fragrances for men (opens in new tab)
Is there a better Christmas present for a man than fragrance? We don't think so. We've collected the best smelling colognes, aftershaves, and eau du toilets around.

Best perfume for women (opens in new tab)
Perfume is always well received – especially if it's one of the carefully selected entries in our list. It makes buying  

Best hair dryers (opens in new tab)
Okay, a hair dryer doesn't sound like the most amazing gift ever – but once the person receiving the gift realises how much time a good hairdryer can save they'll be thanking you form the bottom of their heart.

Best hair straighteners (opens in new tab)
A new set of hair straighteners is an excellent Christmas gift. We've reviewed the very best models around, so you know you're making the right decision. 

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The best Christmas gifts: Shop by retailer

Prefer to browse for Christmas gift ideas at Amazon, Walmart, John Lewis et al for inspiration yourself? Here are the Christmas gift pages of our favourite retailers... 

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As the Style and Travel Editor at T3, Spencer covers everything from clothes to cars and watches to hotels. Everything that's cool, stylish, and interesting, basically. He's been a part of T3 for over seven years, and in that time covered every industry event known to man, from CES and MWC to the Geneva Motorshow and Baselworld. When he's driving up and down the country in search of the greatest driving roads, he can be found messing around on an electric scooter, playing with luxury watches, or testing the latest fragrances.