Some of the best Christmas presents you can get your paws on are techie Christmas presents! Here are some of my best picks for Christmas 2016.

One of the best starts to Christmas morning, of course after a breakfast of mince pie after mince pie, would be waking up to find some tech presents in your Chrissy stocking. While it’s always the thought that counts, to help make your Christmas shopping sprees more simple I’ve compiled a list of some of the top tech Christmas presents perfect for the fitness fanatic, the fashionista, the music lover or the kids in your life that you’re planning to spoil. This should make it easier to decide what to buy for Christmas this year, from the least expensive to the most. Check it out:

Christmas presents 2016 – tech style!

  1. HButler MightyPurse – from $89.95 – Summer party season just got a whole lot easier with HButler’s MightyPurse collection of leather clutches and handbags that charge your phone when you’re on the go. This is perfect for days spent in the great outdoors, at festivals and nights out with friends. The range is compatible with iPhone and Android smartphones and tablets, although iPhone users will need to purchase an adaptor to use the connection point. The battery is rechargeable and all cords are stowed away within the bag for ease of use.
  2. HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer – from $129.99 – This one’s old school, with a modern twist. Gone are the days of having to leave the house or get the old home printer working to print out your favourite phone pics. HP’s Sprocket Portable Photo Printer connects to your phone using Bluetooth, so you can print out 5 x 7.6cm snapshots of all your favourite moments to your heart’s content. What’s also cool is that it uses ZINK® Zero Ink® technology so there’s no need for ink cartridges – the photo paper does all the work!

  3. Amazon Echo – from $179.99 – Just like a Sonos speaker, only better. Not only does the Amazon Echo play music, but it also reads audiobooks, makes to-do lists, answer calls, plugs in to other smart home devices, tells you the weather, updates on sports scores and so much more – all through a voice-controlled system. This hands-free design means no more getting food on your devices when you’re cooking, no more having to get the laptop out for quick bites of info and no more getting off the couch to change the song.

  4. Fossil Q Watch – from $279.00 – If you want the functionality of a smart watch but don’t want to compromise on style, the Fossil Q Watch may just be the watch for you. Fossil are known for their quality designs and now they’re taking their accessories to the next level, with a range of touchscreen and hybrid smartwatches. Features vary depending on the model but range from activity tracking to email checking, music control to a LED flashlight and more, with customisable watch straps and faces too.

  5. Sky Walker – from $449.00 – When you were a kid, did you ever wish you could have a hover board just like the movie Back to the Future? The Sky Walker may just be the next best thing. It’s best described as a ‘self-balancing electric scooter’ and makes for a fun pressie for all ages. It comes in a few different sizes for kids and adults, is super simple to ride and is one of the safest available on the market. It travels up to 15/20km per hour and can travel up to 20km distance before it needs a charge. If you’re a little short on cash they also offer a ‘buy now, pay later’ deal through zipPay.

So as you can see, technology gifts aren’t just for gamers, and they don’t have to be a new phone (although we do have a great Christmas 2016 phone guide on that and some top mobile plans to match if that’s what you’re looking for). I hope these ideas make your shopping easier and put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas!

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