Top tech Christmas gifts for the women in your lives
With only a couple of weeks left until Santa squeezes himself down chimneys, we know that we're stressing out about buying Christmas presents this year.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have both gone, so we've potentially missed out on some snappy deals for gifts. But, never fear. TrustedReviews is here..
If you're looking to pick up a great tech gift for the women in your life – and you don't want to insult them with a vaccuum cleaner, iron or washing machine – then TrustedReviews is on hand to pick out the best gadgets to fill stockings with, shove under Christmas trees or seriously impress this holiday season.
Related: Christmas 2015 Gift Guide
Stocking Fillers (Under £50)
Chromecast Audio – £30
This is the perfect gadget to turn an old but perfectly decent stereo into a modern wireless hi-fi. It's the perfect gift for any music fan who loves Spotify, Apple Music or Google Play Music, but seems permanently attached to plugging their phone into their stereo using wires. Wires are the past, this is the future, and it's a dead simple one at that.
Read our full Chromecast Audio review
Skullcandy Grind – £39.99
It's not often that we'd wholeheartedly recommend a £40 pair of on-ear headphones, but the Skullcandy Grind are a definite exception. If you ignore the colourful paintjob, these headphones offer some of the best audio quality we've heard on a truly affordable pair of cans. Plus, they're comfortable and sturdy, so you don't need to worry about chucking them in your bag. They're also available in white and black.
Read our full Skullcandy Grind review
Amazon Fire TV Stick – £34.99
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a bit like the Chromecast Audio but for your TV – it's the perfect gift for any TV fanatic who doesn't have a modern TV. This little black stick plugs into the back of your TV via HDMI and turns your tellybox into a magical smart TV.
It's Amazon Instant Video centric, but also has access to Netflix, BBC iPlayer, games and more. For £35 (plus the cost of a streaming service subscription) you get a tonne of content that will keep anyone busy over the Christmas period and beyond.
Read our full Amazon Fire TV Stick review
Under the Tree (£50-£200)
Moov Now – £59
This is a great gift for any keen runner or fitness fiend. The understated Moov Now offers far more advanced tracking than most, making it worthwhile for more than tracking how much you walk and run. It tracks running, cycling, walking, swimming, boxing, sleeping and daily activity, and can even count reps at the gym. This is the absolute best activity tracker you can buy and its battery last six months, too.
Read our full Moov Now review
Bose Soundlink Mini 2 – £169
This dinky Bluetooth speaker packs some serious sound quality despite its size. It's a total class act that outperforms all over wireless speaker in its size and price band, with rich deep bass for those boom-boom sessions. If you want the ultimate portable speaker that doesn't (quite) break the bank, then this is the right choice.
Read our full Bose Soundlink Mini 2 review
Dualit Espress-Auto 3-in-1 Coffee Machine – £199
If you can't decide on a bean-based or pod-based coffee machine, the Dualit Espress-Autio 3-in-1 Coffee Machine gives you the best of both worlds. It's compatible with ground beans, ESE pods and Dualit's own NX capsules. The latter are Nespresso compatible and even come in hot chocolate and fine tea varieties. This is the ultimate coffee machine for versatility.
Read our full Dualit Espress-Auto 3-in-1 Coffee Machine review
Apple TV – £129
Apple finally launched its latest little black box of tricks and it's pretty awesome. 2015's Apple TV is speedy, powerful and powered by Siri's voice recognition software, making the whole experience really easy to use. Packed full of all the iOS games you can think of, not to mention some Apple TV exclusives, this might just take the space in your home designated for a streaming box and family-friendly games console combined.
Read our full Apple TV review
Kindle Paperwhite – £119.99
If you're anything like us, your home is already full of books and other things that take up lots of space. This Christmas it might be time to finally get yourself an e-Reader, and the Kindle Paperwhite is top of its class. It has a razor-sharp 300dpi display, excellent backlight and is light enough you can read one-handed in bed. And that's really want you want to know isn't it?
Read our full Kindle Paperwhite review
Withings Activite Steel – £139.95
If you want a fitness tracker that still looks like an elegant, stylish watch, Withings’ Activite range is just the ticket. The latest entry, the Withings Activite Steel is the middle of the range. It has all the functionality of the top of the range model, but its stainless steel case and functional rubber band make it the perfect blend of sports and party ready.
Read our full Withings Activite Steel review
Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 – £149.99
With the age of the Tesco Hudl dead, anyone looking for an affordable Android tablet needs to consider the Nvidia Shield Tablet K1. It’s just under £150, but it’s a tablet that has more power than any other slate at this price. Plus, its sturdy, svelte design means you won’t worry when you chuck it your bag.
Read our full Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 review
Splashing Out (Over £200)
Smeg SMF01 Stand Mixer – £349.95
We can't all afford a snazzy Smeg fridge, but we will take the amazing Smeg SMF01 Stand Mixer in all its retro glory. It's a solid, reliable performer that will appeal to both first timers and the more Bake Off worthy among us. Plus, it looks great in your kitchen.
Read our full Smeg SMF01 Stand Mixer review
iPhone 6S – £539 (SIM-free, 16GB)
Not only does the new iPhone 6S come in a lovely Rose Gold shade, but it's also a fantastic smartphone to own. 3D Touch is fantastic, the software is super fast and the camera is amazing. Everyone might want Apple products to fail, but the iPhone 6S certainly isn't a failure.
Read our full iPhone 6S review
Sonos Play 5 – £429
The Play 5 is a total rethink of the Sonos multi-room speaker – it's sleek, offers stunning sound quality and even has a few future-proofing features tucked inside. It might be expensive, but we think it's the best multi-room speaker you can buy. It's Trueplay tech also gives you versatility as to where it's placed, as it'll adjust the audio to compensate.
Read our full Sonos Play 5 review
N.B This product will be released on November 25, but you can pre-order now
Toshiba Chromebook 2 – £199.99
Looks like a Mac, runs Chrome and won't break the bank. You'll need to get used to the ChromeOS, but with a crisp, clear screen, attractive design and offering outstanding value for money, the Chromebook 2 is hard to put down. It's the perfect, inexpensive but classy laptop for the lady who's been carrying around the same heap of junk for years.
Read our full Toshiba Chromebook 2 review
Sony RX100 III – £569
We know that the RX100 III came out at the tail end of 2014, but it's still one of the very best compact cameras. It's fast lens, zoom range and EVF are all really good, and all those features packed into such a tiny body really is an achievement. If you want to treat a photography enthusiast then this will do the trick.
Read our full Sony RX100 III review
iPad Pro – From £679
Want the portability of a MacBook, but the touchscreen of an iPad Air 2? Well, the iPad Pro might just be the answer to all your problems. It’s 12.9-inch screen is stunning and the speakers are great for watching movies. Slim and incredibly light, the iPad Pro is quite a unique, but utterly beautiful beast.
Read our full iPad Pro review