Best Christmas gift ideas 2023: present ideas for everyone

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

Christmas gifts can be hard to choose. Finding the perfect present takes time and careful consideration, but it's always helpful to get a little inspiration. That's where T3 comes in. If you're looking for Christmas gift ideas for family, friends or colleagues, you've come to the right place for our 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.

For a quick hit of Christmas gift inspiration, below are some of the year's most popular and exciting products and services. From tablets and fragrances to toys and watches, here are the best Christmas gifts you need to give this year.

The best Tech Christmas gifts

The best Home Christmas gifts

The best Fitness and Outdoors Christmas gifts

The best Style Christmas gifts

The best Gaming and Toys Christmas gifts

The best subscription Christmas gifts

The best Christmas gift ideas 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.


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Best toys for Christmas

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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

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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

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">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

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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

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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 cheap Le Creuset sale deals for Christmas

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 for runners

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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.


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">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

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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

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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

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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 <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">best Fitbit deals guide.

Best running shoes

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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 <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">best trail running shoes guide for the perfect kicks for off-road people.

Best running watch

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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 <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">best Garmin watch deals, we have those too.

Best workout shoes

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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 smartwatches

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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.


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">Best cameras
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 <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">best mirrorless cameras, <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">best compact cameras, <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">best DSLRs, and even the <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">best instant camera!

Best noise cancelling headphones

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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

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The choice of Apple Air Pod alternatives is increasing. You'll find the best true wireless buds in the guide above; or the <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">best Airpod deals here, if only Airpods will do this Christmas.

Best laptops

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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

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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

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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

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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

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">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

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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

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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 for wellness enthusiasts

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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

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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

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Perfume is always well received – especially if it's one of the carefully selected entries in our list. It makes buying  

Best hair dryers

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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

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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 from retailers

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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Bethan Girdler-Maslen
Home Editor

Beth is Home Editor for T3, looking after style, living and wellness. From the comfiest mattresses to what strange things you can cook in an air fryer, Beth covers sleep, yoga, smart home, coffee machines, grooming tools, fragrances, gardening and much more. If it's something that goes in your house, chances are Beth knows about it and has the latest reviews and recommendations! She's also in the know about the latest deals and discount codes from top brands and retailers.

Having always been passionate about writing, she’s written for websites, newspapers and magazines on a variety of topics, from jewellery and culture, to food and telecoms. You can find her work across numerous sites, including Wedding Ideas Magazine, Health & Wellbeing, The Bristol Post, Fashion & Style Directory, TechRadar, CreativeBloq and more. In her spare time, Beth enjoys running, reading, baking and attempting craft projects that will probably end in disaster!

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