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 2023.
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 something for yourself!
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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.
This is the hottest product for three years running and securing one in time for Christmas is going to be the Turbo Man mission for many over the coming months. The good news is that getting a PlayStation 5 is a lot easier than in previous years, but it's still in huge demand, so order early to avoid disappointment.
Perhaps the second most in-demand product this year (after the PS5) is the Xbox Series X. Just like the PS5, don't worry if you didn't get your chance to grab a new Xbox console last year, you will get another chance now and this year stock is much easier to come by.
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.
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 3 Pro 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.
Experience size-defying sound at home and on the go with this lightweight, outdoor-ready portable speaker. The speaker automatically connects to your WiFi network at home and pairs with your device when you're away, making it the ultimate all-rounder. The built-in rechargeable battery powers up to 10 hours of continuous playback, while the exterior is shock-absorbent, waterproof, and dustproof.
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.
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.
Shackleton is my personal favourite winter coat brand, but if your budget can't stretch to one of their luxe down jackets this Christmas, then I'd suggest this beautifully soft neck warmer instead. Made with 100-percent merino wool, it's soft, fast-drying and adds a layer of warmth and insulation. The lower edge is shaped to sit around the neck and shoulders.
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.
The Google Pixel Watch is one of the hottest tech launches this year. The highly anticiapted smartwatch is an Apple Watch rival and Fitbit all wrapped up into one stylish package. It's the perfect gift for Android users who have been waiting for a stylish smartwatch all these years.
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.
An Amazon Kindle Scribe is a fantastic Christmas gift for any fan of reading and note taking. The new Kindle Scribe would be our top choice – it’s the best in terms of performance, with a 10.2” 300 ppi glare-free Paperwhite display which can be drawn on using the Basic pen.
Trying to surprise a adreline junkie for Christmas? You can't go wrong with the new GoPro Hero 11 Black. All-out speed and ultimate ease come together in the most powerful GoPro ever. The revolutionary new larger sensor shoots 5.3K video with double the frame rate, 23MP photos, enhanced low-light performance and bar-shattering HyperSmooth 5.0 video stabilization in all modes.
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 and support. Let's just say – they're very flattering.
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.
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.
We're massive fans of Yoto Players - the portable storybook players that aim to get children into reading. The portable 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. What we love is that the stories are also stored on your phone, which means even if you forget your Yoto Player and cards, you're never without your little one's stories.
Instant cameras and printers are always a hit, so the latest addition to the popular series of Instax Link range, the Square Link smartphone printer is an ideal Christmas present. It creates instant prints at 1.5 times the size of its Instax Mini counterparts. It also features a variety of new, unique features designed to encourage creativity, including AR Print and Instax Connect, both of which allow instant photography and smartphone printing fans to individualise and share their images in brand new ways.
If you're looking for an affordable yet premium watch for the fashionista in your life, then you can't go wrong with the Classic Collection from Mondaine. These Swiss Made watches are now environmentally friendly as well, with the most recent sustainable innovation being vegan grape leather straps, expertly crafted through an innovative upcycling process using the organic waste of wine production, and are available in a variety of case sizes, in either brushed or polished stainless steel, and with either a brown or black vegan grape leather strap.
Perhaps the ultimate gift for the Harry Potter (and Lego) fan in your life: a 1:32 scale replica of the Hogwarts Express! This giant 5129 piece set includes 20 minifigures so you can recreate four classic scenes from the Harry Potter series. The set also realistic train movement and three light bricks for an extra layer of authenticity. Yes, it's expensive, but it's so fun and a real statement piece.
We love a good board game here at T3 and fans new and old will love this vibrant reboot strategy game based on Catan, which was first released 20 years ago. Catan - Dawn of Humankind sends players back to the prehistoric era for a standalone adventure charting the worldwide migration and development of the first humans.
Celebrating Connolly’s collaboration with 007 and No Time To Die, the 60th Anniversary Collection includes this stunning black and grey watch case with black grained leather and a padded interior is designed to fit two watches whilst travelling. Each watch fits snugly in its Alcantara lined pocket offering great protection against knocks and bumps.
Electric blankets are incredibly popular this year, but we think this cordless heated cushion is a much more stylish addition to someone's home (thus, making it the perfect gift). Whether you’re getting cosy in your winter pj’s and snuggling with your Stoov or keeping warm around the bonfire on a winter night – Ploov (available in a range of styles) is the ultimate gift.
The Cloud Alpha Wireless headset is the first gaming headset with over 300 hours of battery life, meaning you’ll get weeks of gaming out of a single charge. HyperX Dual Chamber Drivers produce incredibly clear audio, as the dual chamber system separates the mids and the highs from the bassy lows.
My Little Morphee contains 192 meditation sessions created especially for children aged 3-10 years by relaxation and sleep experts, in collaboration with parents. There are meditative journeys to develop children's inner skills: confidence, enthusiasm, generosity, wisdom, happiness, boldness, curiosity and independence; meditations to improve concentration and foster emotional versatility; as well as nature sounds and relaxing music tracks.
A luxury wallet is a classic Christmas gift, and this compact alternative to a traditional wallet is perfect for a modern man. The Montblanc M_Gram 4810 card holder exudes sophistication with its bold design. Crafted in soft, supple leather, its surface is patterned with ‘M’ motifs in tribute to Montblanc heritage. It features slots to store up to six credit cards, whilst an additional pocket can be used for other small essentials.
Sky Stream is the perfect gift to keep the whole family entertained across the festive period and beyond. It's the new, easy way to get Sky, with the best entertainment streamed straight to any TV over Wi-Fi, without a dish, so there is no installation required. Simply plug the device into any TV to enjoy world-class film, must-watch TV and thrilling sport, including access to over 150 channels and 100,000 hours of content.
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A Disney+ gift subscription is an easy way to give one year of Disney+ to someone special. When you purchase the gift subscription for £79.90, 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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: Health and Fitness
Best Christmas gifts for runners
Looking for the best Christmas gift for a runner? We have a few options for you from festive beanies to elite running socks. These are super thoughtful gifts the runner in your life will love.
Best Christmas gifts for yoga fans
If you have a friend, family member or loved one who’s a yoga enthusiast, we’ve found the best Christmas gift ideas for beginner yogis and expert practitioners that cater to a range of budgets and abilities.
Best Christmas gifts for outdoor enthusiasts
Here we have made a list (and checked it twice) of adventurous and nice gift ideas for people who like to spend spare time outside, camping, hiking and biking.
Best running headphones
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.
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 guide.
Best running shoes
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 guide for the perfect kicks for off-road people.
Best workout shoes
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
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.
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, best compact cameras, best DSLRs, and even the best instant camera!
Best noise cancelling headphones
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.
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.
Kit someone out with a top smartphone this Christmas. Every quality phone worthy of your consideration can be found in our best phone guide.
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
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
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
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
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 Christmas gifts for wellness enthusiasts
If you know a wellness enthusiast or someone who loves self-care, buying them a gift with health and wellbeing in mind is thoughtful, meaningful and really shows that you care.
Best fragrances for men
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
Perfume is always well received – especially if it's one of the carefully selected entries in our list. It makes buying
Best hair dryers
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
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.
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...
- Christmas gifts at Amazon: browse the best presents (opens in new tab)
- Christmas gifts at John Lewis & Partners: see today's best offers (opens in new tab)
- Christmas gifts at Not On The High Street: shop top xmas gifts (opens in new tab)
- Christmas gifts at Boots: better than half price deals (opens in new tab)
- Christmas gifts at Debenhams: 3 for 2 mix and match gifts (opens in new tab)
- Christmas gifts at Very: up to 30% off (opens in new tab)
- Christmas gifts at I Want One of Those: browse for inspiration (opens in new tab)
- Christmas gifts at Goldsmiths: Browse watches and jewellery now (opens in new tab)