Christmas gift ideas for your tech-loving friends and family

Kristine Tarbert
·Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·6-min read

Whether you are able to spend a little or a lot we’ve rounded up some of the coolest gadgets perfect for your tech-loving friends or family members this Christmas.

From new cameras, laptops, speakers and gadgets to help around the house, there are so many exciting new things out there you might even want to nab a couple for yourself.

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Tech-themed Christmas gift ideas. Photo: Getty

Fitbit Sense smart watch - $499.95

Planning an active getaway? Fitbit’s latest healthwatch, the Fitbit Sense will keep you motivated and moving. With advanced heart rate tracking and 6+ days’ battery, Fitbit Sense can even help you unwind with the world’s first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor on a smartwatch to help manage stress. Comes in Lunar white/soft gold and carbon/graphite.

Fitbit Sense smart watch
Fitbit Sense smart watch

Realme smart watch - $169

For a smart watch that is just as capable but a little friendlier to the wallet, the realme watch has a 1.4" massive colour touchscreen, real-time heart rate monitor, various sport mode capabilities (some more random than others - I’m looking at you ‘Badminton’), as well as music and camera smart controls. It’s also very customisable with 12 built-in watch faces to choose from. The music and camera controls are also amazing.

realme smart watch
realme smart watch

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - $499

Give your loved one the gift of peace and quiet this Christmas with Sony’s new WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphones. Complete with Sony’s best ever noise cancelling performance as well as additional intelligent features that allow you to personalise and control your music and adjust ambient sound automatically based on your preferences and surroundings for a superior sound experience.

With a huge 30 hours of battery life and a premium, lightweight design, you will have uninterrupted listening all day long - and if you need to top up in a hurry, you can get 5 hours worth of charge in just 10 minutes with the quick charge function.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds - $399.95

Music aficionados knows that better sound begins with better silence. That’s why these sleek, new wireless earbuds are designed with breakthrough acoustic innovations and the world’s most effective noise cancelling. Give the gift of exceptional audio, all in a compact in-ear design. Available in black and soapstone colourways.

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds
Bose QuietComfort Earbuds

realme Buds Q - $79

You can add the realme Buds Q to your Christmas list for a teeny tiny $79. The Buds Q can run for 20 hours of music playback and have a touch side so you can easily skip, pause, or play your tunes.

realme Buds Q
realme Buds Q

Fujifilm instax mini 11 - $109.00

For the Selfie Queen. It may be small enough to fit in the stocking, but the instax mini 11 is anything but that. Whether your friends or family are perfect pouters or sunny smilers, the instax mini 11 camera is sure to up the selfie game. With the instant camera’s selfie mode and mirror, no hair will ever be out of place. And with the automatic exposure, you don't even need to think about changing any settings - the camera will do this for you. Also available in charcoal gray, blush pink, ice white and sky blue.

Instax mini 11
Instax mini 11

Lenovo Duet Chromebook - from $499 AUD

The latest Chromebook is a lightweight 2-in-1 device that can convert from laptop to tablet mode making it perfect for households looking for something that packs a punch. As one of the world’s lightest and thinnest Chromebooks, the Duet has the power and ability to travel effortlessly. It has built-in digital wellbeing tools like night light and do not disturb to help you maintain a healthy relationship with technology. Available in ice blue and iron grey.

Lenovo Duet Chromebook
Lenovo Duet Chromebook

Nikon Z Series camera - Z5

Perfect for: Beginner and seasoned photographers looking for something new

The brand new mirrorless camera is the perfect creative companion for any getaway, ideal for both the entry level and the enthusiastic snapper. For those itching for a domestic adventure, this is the perfect camera to capture stunning images and videos for social media.

Nikon Z5 Mirrorless camera
Nikon Z5 Mirrorless camera

Sennheiser MOMENTUM TRUE WIRELESS 2 - $499.95

Exceptional sound featuring Sennheiser’s 7mm dynamic drivers with Active noise cancellation and a Transparent Hearing feature that blends in ambient noise at a touch. It has customisable touch controls, Smart Pause feature and a 7-hour battery life (+21 via the case). Available in black, white or as a special 75th anniversary edition

Sennheiser MOMENTUM TRUE WIRELESS
Sennheiser MOMENTUM TRUE WIRELESS

ECOXGEAR EcoEdge + Speaker - $149.99

For loved ones who enjoy camping, travelling or their leisure time, the EcoEdge+ is the ideal gift. It is a compact, lightweight and waterproof Bluetooth speaker for packing on trips away. With integrated ECOTALK technology, users can access Apple or Google Voice Assistant to change music or adjust volume. The speaker offers 20+ hours of playtime so loved ones can be entertained by their favourite playlist or podcast and enjoy refreshments with the in-built bottle opener.

EcoEdge+ Speaker
EcoEdge+ Speaker

IKEA ENEBY portable Bluetooth speaker $29.99

If that’s a bit much to spend on a Bluetooth speaker, IKEA has you covered. This $29 option plays music up to 15 hours on fully charged batteries or connect the speaker to a USB port to listen as long as you like. Using just one button on the speaker, you easily control the on/off, play/pause and answer phone call/turn off microphone functions. The auto off function also helps save energy when the product is not in use.

IKEA ENEBY portable Bluetooth speaker
IKEA ENEBY portable Bluetooth speaker

Dyson Pure Cool Me personal purifier fan - $499

Looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? The Dyson Pure Cool Me personal purifier fan is great for someone who is passionate about interior designs and needs a cool new addition to their home.

Packed with precise airflow control and an increased filtration, including the ability to capture fine particles, the Dyson Pure Cool Me provides a comfortable cooling experience.

Dyson Pure Cool Me personal purifier fan
Dyson Pure Cool Me personal purifier fan

ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIV - $1,299

Know someone who hates to vacuum? The latest ECOVAS DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI is for them. This robo-vac can handle the vacuuming, AND the mopping, and is smart enough to avoid all the pesky obstacles in its path so the Chrissy tree is safe.

ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIV
ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIV

Samsung AX5500K Air Purifier with Wi-Fi - $799

Gift the gift of fresh air this Christmas with the Samsung AX5500. It has a True HEPA filter that removes 99.97% of ultra-fine dust and inhibits the spread of captured bacteria. On the AX5500 the front air inflow is designed to draw air in easily. After going through the purification process, a power fan then quickly distributes the clean air in multiple directions using its 3-Way Air Flow.

This enables the airflow to reach a wider area more quickly, achieving a particle clean air delivery rate (CADR) of 455 cubic meters per hour. The AX5500 also features a numeric air quality display and a Laser PM 1.0 sensor. The sensor monitors air quality in real-time, displaying the air quality level with a 4-colour Indicator.

Samsung AX5500 Air Purifier
Samsung AX5500 Air Purifier

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