Thinking outside of the gift box with the STACK gift guide! Buy them something they didn’t think they needed this Christmas but will absolutely love.
The present that muscles right across this fine nation will be thankful for this Christmas. You don’t have to be working out regularly to benefit from a massage. A busy life means we all need a little bit of TLC, and a massage gun is just the ticket to loosen up and relieve tired muscles.
Theragun Pro Handheld Massager
The top-of-range Theragun comes with two rechargeable batteries, so you will never run short. Each battery delivers 300 minutes of battery life. A powerful motor with a customisable speed range, the Pro Handheld Massager, comes complete with six different attachments and a neat travel pouch.
Of course, you can never forget your furry friends at Christmas, and pet tech is a growing area of smart home devices designed to keep your pets entertained – and fed in some circumstances – while you’re not home.
“What on Earth?” we hear you cry. Well, we pretty much thought the same until we saw it in action. Mimicking the actual movements of a fish, the Flippity Fish is designed to kick into action as soon as your cat touches it and will stop wriggling when it’s finished. The rechargeable battery will last for days.
The Nintendo Switch is the versatile ‘fits all’ performer for family fun when it comes to games consoles. There is a myriad of games available, from bolted-on Nintendo classics to compelling third-party releases. And the best part is you can take the Switch on the road and keep everyone entertained over the Christmas holidays.
Nintendo Switch Console OLED
90 million owners worldwide can’t be wrong. Nintendo’s stellar portable console has now outsold PS3 and Xbox 360. What’s even better is the Switch has just benefitted from a super refresh introducing a larger, 7-inch OLED screen, increased storage, and an improved kickstand.
Samsung’s latest updates to its Galaxy Flip and Fold smartphones offering both fashion cools and functionality.
Samsung Galaxy Flip 3
Versatility is key with the Galaxy Flip 3. While extended, the device works like a full-size smartphone boasting a 6.7-inch display with a fast 120Hz refresh rate. When folded, the cover screen has been increased to 1.9 inches so you can see more of your messages and notifications. There’s a 12MP dual rear camera and 10MP front to capture all of your memories; it comes with an IPX8 water rating and Dolby Atmos speakers.
Samsung Galaxy Fold 3
The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G also offers S Pen stylus compatibility and a long-lasting 4,400mAh battery to power the full front 6.2-inch display and folding inner 7.6-inch display. Inside there’s the fastest chip yet in a Galaxy, the Snapdragon 888, while outside, there’s a hands-free 12MP Triple rear plus 10MP cover camera, designed to allow the taking of photos and videos from angles that other smartphones can’t. The Fold 3 is IPX8 rated.
White goods have come a long way from the domestic drudgery of years gone by, and Sir James Dyson has done a lot in the vacuum cleaner space. Vacuums now not only perform better than ever, but they also look like devices pulled straight from the Blade Runner universe and are a cool gift for Christmas.
Dyson V15 Detect Total Clean
You can always rely on Dyson to develop and bring the next big thing in vacuum cleaners to market, and the Detect Total Clean is it. Complete with a powerful motor, the V15 can now detect microscopic dust using a laser and then reveals on the LCD screen what’s been captured. Once you use it, there is no going back.
Whether it’s going to the beach, heading off on holiday, or just a visit to the local park to shoot some hoops, an action camera is an essential addition for capturing all the fun.
Instant cameras have been a part of life for generations. From your parent’s old skool ‘70s polaroids to the latest print directly from your phone models, instant cameras continue to catch the unpredictable moments in life on the spot. They’ve never been more popular.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Kit
First, up the camera itself is a simple to use night and day shooter with automatic exposure and a built-in selfie mode. Point the camera, press the shutter button and print the pic. This starter kit throws in a case, 10 sheets of Instax mini film and a photo album to hold 40 of your favourite photos.
Insta360 One X2 360 Action Camera
This is a seriously impressive 360-degree camera that shoots in 5.7K. Waterproof for up 10 metres, it offers a huge range of effects and shooting modes, making it an ideal choice for vloggers, content creators, and action adventurers.
Smart lighting is becoming a must-have feature around the home. Leading the way in the creative stakes is Twinkly with its ingenious range of LED lighting.
The best way to describe the Flex is a two-metre malleable length of neon light that can be moulded to form just about any idea you can think of. Every LED in the tube can be individually controlled to produce different colours and gradients.
If you’re heading for the great outdoors for some quality time with the family, sticking a portable projector into the bag is a great way to keep you entertained. A portable projector will create endless hours of entertainment at the destination. And the best bit? You don’t have to drag around a screen for a mobile movie night – any appropriate surface will do.
Philips PicoPix Micro Portable
Don’t let its diminutive size fool you, the PicoMix Micro can project up to 65 inches. This projector will fit in the palm of your hand, so it’s ideal for slipping into a bag, and you can use it with your games console, media streamers, and smartphone via the mini HDMI or micro USB port. And it’s wireless, delivering about three hours off one charge!
Buying the latest ear gear for the music lover in the family is a guaranteed secret to success. Technology in this space has come a long way, so if you’re looking in the earbuds space, you’ll want true wireless and water-resistant technology straight out of the bag. For headphones, active noise cancelation, comfort, and long battery life are key considerations. We’ve got you covered.
Sony WF-1000XM4 True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones
Available in either black or silver, these are the earbuds for the audio connoisseur. Offering excellent noise cancellation, touch control, voice assistant compatibility, and exceptional audio quality, the WF-1000XM4s are a cut above the competition. You’ll also get an IPX4 water-resistant rating making them perfect for the gym and eight hours’ worth of battery life from a single charge with a further 16 in the case.
Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Bose has followed up the ground-breaking QC 35ii with a worthy successor, the QC 45s. Lightweight and comfortable, you could wear these all day without issue, and the premium active noise cancellation makes them the perfect accessory for working from home. The audio here is world-class, with acoustic vents in the earcups delivering incredible depth across the soundscape. Add 24 hours of playback on a single charge, and you’ve got an unbeatable headphone proposition.