Health is something that we all have, be it good, passable or in need of some improvement. Thanks to the wonders of 21st century science – bless those boffins and their dazzling white coats – we now have many technological marvels to help us monitor, protect and improve our health. Now, what more caring pressie could you give somebody?
What is it? Taste the Difference 1.8l Air Fryer
What‘s the crack? Kitchens across the land have cupboards stuffed with appliances that were used once or twice before an unfortunate realisation dawned: they weren‘t particularly helpful. Air fryers are the opposite, as once you air fry, there‘s no going back, and from cooking snacks to full meals you may be surprised how many uses can be found for them.
Who would it suit? This one‘s great for happy singletons who don‘t want to run their oven to heat up a small meal… or a late-night TV snack of hot chips. MMMmmm…
What is it? Philips Air Fryer XL
What‘s the crack? Kitchen ovens use a lot of power. Air fryers not only use less power, they don‘t need preheating and cook quicker – and with little or no oil! Speedy, healthy, what‘s not to love? Philips are kings of the air fryer field, and this wondrous dishwasher-safe whopper can bake, roast, grill or reheat an entire family meal just as well as a standard oven, and in a fraction of the time.
Who would it suit? Big enough to cook a feed for a family, anybody who spends too much of their life in the kitchen will worship you for the time that this saves them.
What is it? Bose Frames
What‘s the crack? They‘re sunglasses, but not as we know them, for the canny types at Bose‘s laboratories have gone all Dr. Frankenstein and melded classic sunnies with awesome personal audio. The result? Bluetooth connected sound that you‘d never expect to hear from glasses, and available in an array of fashionable frames with polarised lenses, too.
Who would it suit? The fashionista in your life who finds any visible means of personal listening an affront to their stylish ensemble, darling!
What is it? Bose Sleepbuds II
What‘s the crack? Life is often stressful, and it can be a difficult process unwinding enough to drop off to a pleasant sleep, let alone maintain it all night. Bose‘s Sleepbuds II fill the ears with relaxing sounds – selectable via phone app – to aid in falling asleep, and their noise-masking technology helps the wearer stay there, regardless of what may go bump in the night.
Who would it suit? Know somebody who has trouble getting to sleep? What greater gift could you bestow upon them than blissful slumber?
What is it? Withings BPM Connect Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
What‘s the crack? You don‘t want to mess with your health, and some of us need to frequently monitor such critical things as blood pressure. For somebody who spends a lot of time travelling backwards and forwards for readings, this device – developed with cardiologists – is a godsend. Super-easy to use, just sync it with your smartphone and you‘ll have all your data at your fingertips.
Who would it suit? This is the perfect time-saving device for somebody who has to regularly schlep to the doctor for blood pressure
- Some tech requires other devices in order to work – such as a mobile phone app. Make sure that your gift is supported by what the receiver owns.
- If you‘re not sure whether the gift will get much use, it can be a good idea to start with a basic model. It can always be upgraded down the track.
- With a device such as an air fryer, make sure it has the capacity to support who it‘s being bought for. A small one just won‘t cut it for a large family.