The tiniest tech gadget stocking fillers

Gizmos for Christmas that fit in your pocket

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Christmas is coming, if you hadn't already noticed, which means there's a good chance you're already frantically hunting around for suitable gifts for friends, family, and anyone else you want to stay on the right side of. Well, we're here to help you find them.

VR-ready gaming PCs and PlayStation 4 Pros aren't right for everyone - which is a relief, considering their cost - and in the gifts below we've focused on gadgets that will please tech fans without taking up too much room or causing too much of a dent in your wallet.

Skeye Nano 2

Want a drone but without the bulk (and price)? The Skeye Nano 2 is pretty much the smallest drone you can get your hands on with a camera inside - it's colourful, it's dinky, and it's good for at least an hour's worth of fun crashing into the Christmas tree and landing on grandma's head. Fortunately, it's designed to be as easy to fly as possible too.

Smartphone projector

Here's an idea: gather the family around a roaring fire and stick on a Christmas movie for the afternoon - all you need is a smartphone, some blank wall space, and this cardboard smartphone projector. It comes with a high-quality glass lens that can magnify a picture up to 8x, and it works with both iOS and Android handsets. Popcorn not included.

£19.99 / $31.95 | Buy Smartphone Projector

JBL Flip 3

Get some more oomph from your smartphone's audio with the JBL Flip 3, a waterproof Bluetooth speaker that can be taken just about anywhere and dishes out some crisp audio no matter what your taste in music. You can connect up to three smartphones or tablets to the speaker at once and the internal rechargeable battery is good for up to 10 hours.

Mophie Powerstation Mini

A portable battery charger might not be the most exciting Christmas present in the world but it's guaranteed to be one of the most useful. The Powerstation Mini from Mophie measures 69.2 mm x 119 mm x 8.5 mm (2.72 inches x 4.69 inches x 0.33 inches) but is powerful enough to give your phone up to a 12-hour battery life boost on the move.

Olloclip Core Lens Set

If you've got someone in your life who's a keen smartphone photographer then give him or her an Olloclip this Christmas - these high-quality lenses clip onto your iPhone to add a variety of photographic enhancements, including a fish-eye filter, improved macro support and a super-wide angle lens. There's a variety of packs and lenses to choose from.

£99.99 / $99.99 | Buy Olloclip Core Lens Set

Tile Mate

Never lose your keys (or your bike or your rucksack again): just attach one of these simple Tile Mate tags to the object in question and you can track it from your phone. If it's within 100 feet, you can get your Tile Mate to make a sound through the magic of Bluetooth, and if not you can see its last-reported location on a map so you know where to start looking.

Retro games controller

If you can't quite stretch to a Nintendo Classic Mini (or just don't want to) then there are plenty of cheaper, simpler options to pick from, like this Retro Games Controller. There are 200 (very basic) retro games to have a go at, with all the processing handled in the controller itself. Power comes from AAA batteries and it connects direct to your television.

£11.95 / $16 | Buy Retro Games Controller

Misfit Shine 2

There's a lot to like about the Misfit Shine 2, which is a circular fitness tracker you can wear around your wrist or just keep in your pocket, so it'll fit snugly at the bottom of a stocking too. It's clever enough to keep tabs on steps, activity, sleep and calories, and you can even use it to control parts of your smart home. The Misfit app is clean and intuitive too.

Mimobot USB drive

With a Mimobot USB drive you get a gift that's both personalised and functional. There are a ton of different designs to choose from, so you can pick anything from Star Wars characters to Albert Einstein, and select a storage size that fits your budget - options typically range from 8GB to 64GB, with USB 3.0 options available if you need them.