Shopping for the perfect Christmas gift for our loved ones can be a difficult task. Everyone has that family member who is impossible to buy for or the friend that already has everything.
Ready for some winning Christmas present ideas? In this holiday gift guide, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular products of the year to provide you with some inspiration so you can start your shop with confidence.
Ninja Shark Kids Full Face Snorkel Mask
If your summer plans involve a trip to the beach, consider this great gift for kids from Australian brand Ninja Shark. This is one of the best full face snorkel masks for kids as it has an extra-long, wider tube making it safer and easier to use. This snorkel is easy to pack and transport and it is made from non-toxic, environmentally friendly medical-grade silicone.
The design means kids can breathe through their nose and mouth so they can breathe as they normally would. The Ninja Shark full face snorkel mask provides a 180-degree panoramic view with minimal distortion. The lens is also antifog and has a separate breathing chamber to increase airflow.
The dry top system makes sure no water leaks into the mask and the air valve on the snorkel tube automatically seals when underwater. If any water does get in the mask at any time, it will be automatically drained so your kids don’t need to worry about trying to drain it.
LIFX Mini Multicolour Dimmable Smart Light Bulb
Easily transform your home lighting with these LIFX colour changing smart bulbs. The compact, flat top bulb has a domed design and gives you total colour and brightness control.
The set up is very straightforward and once the app is downloaded (on Android or iPhone) you can control your lighting from anywhere, anytime with no hub or additional equipment needed. The user-friendly app interface allows you to precisely and comfortably choose the colour shade you like and dim or brighten the bulb.
The LIFX wifi light bulb can also be voice controlled via Alexa making it even more convenient. If you have more than one LIFX bulb you can control the lights individually or as a group. The bulbs are pricey but they are energy efficient and have a 22 year lifespan (based on 3 hours of daily use).
Nerf Mega Mastodon Motorised Blaster
One of the most popular gifts for kids, the Nerf Mega Mastodon delivers hours of high-energy fun.
These Nerf mega guns include a 24-dart rotating drum that allows rapid-fire speed and enough power to fire the darts up to 23 metres. This blaster is large in size and is guaranteed to intimidate your competitors but luckily for you, it comes with a shoulder strap to make it easier to hold and control. The size and power of this toy mean it is recommended for children aged 8+.
The competition doesn’t stand a chance when you are armed with this. The mega darts fly quickly and accurately through the air as soon as you pull the trigger and if you listen closely you’ll hear the darts whistling as they travel too. Reloading is easy so no time is wasted there either. Something to keep in mind is that this Nerf Gun is powered by D-type batteries.
Echo Smart Speaker With Alexa
The Amazon Echo is a voice-controlled smart speaker that offers excellent sound quality and a range of great features. The Amazon Echo is sleek, easy to set up and produces 360 degree audio.
The Dolby speakers ensure the sound is high-quality and you can adjust the equaliser settings to suit your preferences. The Amazon Echo needs to be connected to wi-fi and once set up, voice commands can be used to carry out a range of tasks such as playing music and controlling lights, plugs and other compatible devices. The echo can also connect with other echo devices to provide multi-room music.
You can use the Amazon Echo smart speaker to make hands-free calls, make announcements to every room with a compatible device and use other features such as finding recipes, checking the weather and playing games.
Mocka Urban Balance Bike
One of the best gifts for kids, the Mocka Urban is a wooden balance bike that is sturdy, fun and practical. This bike looks great with its wooden frame, big tyres and patterned wheel discs.
The seat has 3 setting adjustments from 34-39cm and is recommended for children 2 years of age upwards.
The tyres of this balance bike have large tread and solid tubes making them resistant to punctures. The padded seat ensures your little one is comfortable.
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Echo Show 5 Clock Radio By Amazon
The Echo Show 5 is more than an alarm clock radio, it is a digital display that connects to Amazon Alexa and provides all the functionality you could want. It can stream from the internet, make video and voice calls to compatible echo devices, it syncs with a smart video doorbell so you can see who is pressing your doorbell, and, believe it or not, it is a clock and a radio too.
The price might scare some, and if you just want something to wake you up in the morning, this might be a bit overwhelming. But if you want a voice-controlled clock that you can order to wake you up at 6:00 am and order you a pizza from time to time, then this is the one to go for.
Philips Daily Collection Airfryer
Air Fryers make great gifts for the enthusiastic home cook, and this high-quality fryer from Philips is one of the best options on the market. It has a small footprint but a large capacity so you can still make healthy food for the whole family (up to 4 portions).
Rapid air technology offers healthy frying that produces the crispy outside and tender inside offered by a deep fryer but without the need for oil. Rapid air technology circulates the hot air around the cooking basket and you can manually adjust the temperature of the Daily Collection Airfryer up to 200 degrees C.
You can fry, grill, roast and bake food in this Philips air fryer. The integrated timer has pre-set times up to 30 minutes and there is an auto-off function that includes a sound indicator.
Another great thing about this Philips air fryer is the reduced cooking smell and the dishwasher safe drawer and basket. You get the effect of deep fried food without the mess, smell or added calories.
Yissvic 9 Piece Cocktail Shaker Set
Perfect for Christmas celebrations, the Yissvic 9 piece cocktail kit is high-quality and versatile. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, this cocktail mixer set has all you need to improve your creative cocktail making and bar-tending skills.
The collection includes a cobbler shaker, liquor pourers, a double-sided jigger, mixing spoon, muddler, corkscrew and ice tongs. The large cobbler shaker can hold 700ml of liquid and has a built-in strainer for ease of use.
The set is made from stainless steel so is durable, rustproof and won’t get easily scratched or damaged.
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Roborock S5 MAX Robot Vacuum
Want to give an Xmas gift that takes some of the hassle out of cleaning? Consider the popular and highly-rated Roborock S5 MAX vacuum cleaner.
You can create virtual no-go and no-mop zones so that the robot vacuum does not try to mop carpeted areas or rugs. The precision LiDAR mapping system helps to provide better coverage with precision navigation and selective room cleaning.
The S5 Max robot vacuums can be used for vacuuming and mopping and you can set the water flow and suction levels to suit each room. You can control this model using Alexa voice control as well as the app. When it comes to battery life, the S5 Max will calculate how much space it needs to clean and will recharge itself enough to cover the area required.
Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter
The kid in your life will love this incredibly popular scooter from Micro. The Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter is a perfect option for 2-5 year olds and the adjustable handlebars allow the scooter to grow as the child does.
This is a Swiss-designed model that has been built with high quality materials. The lean and steer style makes the Mini Micro Deluxe intuitive for young children to use. The deck has embossed raised grip to ensure it is not slippery.
It is a lightweight model and has a brake over the back wheel that brings the scooter gently to a halt. The three wheels give stability so your toddler can grow in confidence as they learn balance and coordination.
Yoga Design Lab The Infinity Yoga Mat
The Infinity Yoga Mat from Yoga Design Lab is a studio-quality mat that is anti-slip and offers high-performance comfort, perfect for yoga, pilates and fitness classes.
The mat offers 5mm of cushioning and provides wet and dry grip so can be used for all yoga sessions including hot yoga. It is an eco-friendly option that is made from ethically sourced natural tree rubber. The design includes a textured mandala print that will help you to align your poses.
This beautifully designed yoga mat also comes with a carry strap and can simply be sprayed clean and air-dried when necessary.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro Quadcopter Drone
While it may stretch the budget for some people, the Mavic 2 Pro is a great Christmas gift idea for the tech or adventure loving people in your life. This drone has been designed to optimize propulsion while reducing noise and using less power meaning it is safe, quiet and has a smooth flight path. It is easy and intuitive to fly making it one of the best drone options for all skill levels.
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro features a 1-inch CMOS sensor which allows for high quality video with great image resolution. It can shoot in 4K video and capture Raw stills. This model offers a range of shooting modes making it user-friendly and perfect for photography and videography. You can also adjust the aperture to suit high and low light environments and when you’re done you can plug the drone into a 4K TV to watch playback footage.
This is a compact unit and the arms can be folded in when not in use to make it even more portable. There are many direct controls on the controller but the DJI Go 4 app is where most of the settings options and camera view can be found. The controller makes it easy to clip your smartphone into place so you can get set up and start flying in no time. You can fly the Mavic Pro 2 for up to 31 minutes a time.
Bunsters Black Label Hot Sauce
If you’re on a budget this Christmas, consider this Australian made product that offers a blend of flavour and an extremely hot kick (70,000 on the Scoville Scale). This is unique christmas present is perfect for anyone who loves good quality hot sauce but can never seem to find an option that is hot enough.
Bunsters Black Label Hot Sauce is packed with fruit and veg including scorpion and birds eye chillies, citrus juices, goji berries, apple cider vinegar, vegetables and more. This is also the best sauce for health fanatics as there’s no processed sugar, no additives, no preservatives, no gluten and no GMOs in this mix and on top of all of that, it is vegan friendly too.
This Bunsters Hot Sauce makes a great gift for chilli loving friends. The packaging is extravagant and high-quality, it is inspired by the shape and design of a champagne bottle – a nod to this product being the ‘champagne of hot sauces’.
Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth Speaker
Give the gift of music this Xmas with the Bose SoundLink Revolve+. This is a high-performance portable speaker that delivers loud sound with 360 degree coverage. This speaker delivers an immersive, high-quality experience. It has a rechargeable lithium ion battery that offers up to 16 hours of play time.
You can connect your device to the Bose SoundLink Revolve+ using Bluetooth pairing and there are voice prompts that make sure the process is easy. You can access Siri and Google Now from the speaker and can also take hands-free calls thanks to the built-in speakerphone. This model allows two wireless speakers to be paired together so you can up the ante at the party or simply enjoy stereo or multi room playback.
The Bose SoundLink Revolve+ has a flexible fabric handle for easy transport and has a durable and water-resistant aluminium body. The ports include a 3.5mm auxiliary input and a micro B USB.
Nintendo Switch Console
This is the perfect gift for the gamer in your life. Featuring a longer battery life and a HD display, the Switch offers a truly immersive handheld gaming experience that you can take with you anywhere.
Supporting both single and multiplayer modes, you can link up to eight consoles together. There are countless games available including the wildly popular The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Super Smash Bros.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
This is an affordable, thin and lightweight reader that is perfectly suited to travelling and taking your favourite books with you wherever you go.
The display on the Paperwhite is a glare-free 300 ppi that replicates real paper and can be adjusted to suit the situation you are in. This Kindle is also waterproof so you can read by the pool, at the beach or in the bath without worrying.
The 8GB storage holds thousands of books and the battery lasts weeks on a single charge so this ebook reader is always ready to be used. This reader offers excellent value for money, is high-quality and ensures you have a great reading experience.
Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Earbuds
The Sony WF-1000XM3 is one of the best available options offering users excellent audio quality and an earpiece that is comfortable to wear. The sound quality is brilliant and can handle all genres of music with clarity and rhythm. The active noise-cancelling feature ensures you can hear clearly no matter where you are.
These smart earphones are user-friendly with key features such as built-in Alexa, a touch control panel for easily changing tracks, taking calls or activating voice assistant, and an adaptive sound mode that adapts based on your activity. The earbuds automatically detect when they are being worn so music is paused and resumed as you remove and replace them.
These headphones offer consistent connection strength and have a battery life of up to 24 hours (depending on the settings). They also have a USB-C quick charge feature where 10 minutes charge gives 90 minutes playback time.
Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide From a World-Class Sommelier
Wine Simple is a great coffee table book for anyone with an interest in wine or who would like to learn more about wine. This book gives great information on different types of wines and different wine tasting events. The author has made the complex subject of wine into something simple and easy to understand.
This book makes for great coffee table decor, for your home bar, or if you are a host for parties. It can help you learn more about wines and help you choose the right wine for your guests.
Breville The Oracle Auto Manual Espresso Machine
No matter what type of coffee you drink, you can make it at home with The Oracle from Breville. It has a built-in filter that removes impurities from your water and a 15-bar pressure pump that extracts as much flavour as possible from your beans.
The integrated burr grinder grinds beans to the perfect consistency, while the auto-tamp takes the guesswork out of tamping and ensures you get the perfect consistency, every time.
An integrated steam wand features programmable milk temperature and texture, allowing you to create cafe-quality coffees at home with ease.
The Apple Watch continues to cement its position as one of the most popular wearable devices on the market.
Available in two different sizes and in a range of case materials and colours, the Apple Watch makes the perfect gift for the Apple-fan in your life.
Craft A Brew Reusable Home Brew Kit
Do you have a beer-lover in your life? It may be worth considering this popular craft beer brewing kit that comes with everything you need to get started on your home brewing adventure.
The components are high quality and the brew size of 1 Gallon (3.8 litres) is perfect for someone starting out. This kit includes all the basics you’ll need to brew at home, including the carboy, a racking cane (for filling bottles), air lock, thermometer, tubing and clamp, funnel and sanitizer. The ingredients included are dry malt extract, hops, grains, yeast, a grain steeping bag.
You can select whether to purchase a kit with ingredients to make American Pale Ale, Dry Irish Stout, Hefeweizen, Oktoberfest Ale, or Hard Cider. Because you’re completing the boil process, you have the flexibility to alter the recipes as you gain confidence.