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13 high-tech Christmas gifts for gadget lovers

Stylish and practical gadgets, that will actually be put to use.

The countdown to Christmas is officially on — and so is the gruelling task of finding the perfect present(s).
When it comes to the crunch, clever tech gadgets always come out on top as they'll actually be put to use. But with so many options on the market, it can be tricky to sort the useful ones from the gimmicks.
To take out the stress of the silly season, we've rounded up the coolest tech gifts that will light up the eyes of any gadget lover come Christmas morning.
Everyone looks for something different when it comes to headphones, but this wireless pair tick all of the boxes. Featuring dual built-in microphones, a battery case for fast recharging and 10 metres of wireless range, these compact headphones are perfect for everything, from exercising to on-the-go conference calls.
The ultimate handbag accessory, this compact and stylish Kate Spade portable charging kit is ideal for anyone living life in the fast lane (aka anyone whose phone battery always runs out!).
If you're looking to indulge or inspire any at-home chef, look no further: this Kitchen Aid mixer is the perfect choice. Built to last, the mixer will quickly become the most treasured appliance of the kitchen.
The perfect Christmas gift for busy families, the Google Home Hub will quickly become a household saviour. With in-built Google Assistant, it can be operated by voice commands, interacting with other smart devices and providing you hands-free help and access to things like weather reports, maps, cooking videos on YouTube, playlists and favourite photos.*
As enjoyable for kids as it is for adults, this telescope will help any budding astronomer gaze at the stars and beyond. With an adjustable tripod, two eyepiece lenses and a magnifying finder, it's as affordable as it is powerful.
This limited-edition Instax camera will capture all the fun of the festive season. The design was personally supervised by the superstar herself so gifting this retro camera will send any Taylor Swift fan into a frenzy.
Give the gift of glowing skin this Christmas with this high-tech cleansing and anti-ageing device. The vibrating technology helps to unclog pores and soften lines, which is sure to be well-received by any beauty buff.
When it comes to binge watching, or getting a little extra work done, you want your tablet to be as comfy as you. This clever cushion is ideal for the bed or couch and serves as a neat and affordable stocking filler come Christmas.
Any fashionista will love this portable de-wrinkling steamer. Lightweight and compact, this gadget is great for any jet-setters.
Start the working year in style with this colourful laptop case — because no tech device is complete without a stylish home.
The Fitbit Ace rewards kids for hitting their fitness goals and includes a sleep-tracking function so you can keep check of their resting hours. Plus, it's cool and fun and bright so they'll love wearing it and seeing how many steps they do compared to their siblings or cousins this Christmas!
Endless entertainment for kids and adults is guaranteed with this impressive drone that's lightweight and durable — and performs some pretty impressive stunts, too. It's bound to be received with a great big grin on Christmas morning.
NutTag, $36.95
This Christmas give someone the gift of not misplacing their keys or losing their wallet anymore. The NutTag GPS tracker is easily attachable to everyday items and uses Bluetooth technology to pair the tracker to a smart device.
*Google Home requires Wi-Fi and compatible device. Controlling certain devices and features in your home requires a compatible smart device.