Yup – it’s that time of year again! With 25th December looming we thought it best to give you a heads-up and head-start on what’s hot this year in the form of male gifting. And lads let's face it; we are without doubt a tricky bunch to pick Christmas presents for. So what should you buy your bloke for Christmas? What does your husband, boyfriend, brother, dad or latest hook-up really want for a Merry Christmas morning?
Looking to surprise the gadget-lover in your life this Christmas? Whether it's a new pair of headphones, smartphone or beard trimmer, you'll want to choose wisely. Luckily, you can't go wrong with our tech gift picks.
TOP PICK: ASUS ZENFONE 5
Premium design details, impressive hardware and a robust dual-camera arrangement set the ASUS ZenFone 5 up as this year’s must-have Christmas Gift. It’s designed to impress, using only the finest materials and cutting-edge craftsmanship. The artificial intelligence (AI) inside every ZenFone 5 makes it more than just a smartphone: it’s your intelligent companion that’s always there for you. It takes perfect photos every time, whatever the subject, without you even having to think about it. No matter the task, ZenFone 5 always delivers smooth and responsive performance, with the striking compact design and stunning looks making it a sheer joy to use. (www.asus.com)
PHILIPS SONICARE AIRFLOSS PRO
Give him the gadget he didn’t even know he needed this Christmas with the all-new Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro! This helpful little fella has the ability to remove 99.9% of plaque and improve gum health in as little as 2 weeks – not bad eh? It works by using advanced technology to send bursts of pressurised air, as well as water or mouthwash between your teeth at the touch of a button. No more endless nights tossing about with dental floss sticks. (www.philips.co.uk)
URBANEARS PLATTAN 2 BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES
Treat him (or yourself) to these on-ear headphones which offer crisp, full spectrum sound and a control knob for simplified navigation. The Plattan 2 Bluetooth headphones also feature an essential built-in mic, ergonomic fit, music sharing ZoundPlug, and a collapsible design so you can take them wherever you go. With 30+ hours of battery life, you can listen for days on a single charge – perfect for that daily work commute or cheeky getaway. (www.urbanears.com)
Unleash his creative vision this Christmas with the all-new ASUS ZenBook. The 1st ZenBook with a frameless NanoEdge display and 95% screen-to-body ratio. It comes with 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GTX1050 Max-Q graphics (for those technophobes out there this means it’s pretty bloody good!). It also comes with fast face login and unique NumberPad design for boosted productivity on the go. As you can see, it’s pretty sexy too and that’s what counts. (www.asus.com)
BABYLISS SUPER STUBBLE XTP BEARD TRIMMER
Speed up his morning routine with BaByliss Super Stubble XTP for easy trimming, precise stubble and well-groomed beards. The XTP technology delivers a super-fast charge that will last up to 14 days for convenient cordless use. If he’s feeling adventurous with all that extra charge he could always repay you for buying him such a great gift by getting to work on those nether regions. Everyone’s a winner! (www.boots.com)