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Tech it up with the best Christmas gadgets

Christmas gadgets. When style meets technology.

Beats By Dre Solo2 Luxe

Beats By Dre Solo2 Luxe
Enjoy your tunes with studio-like clarity and look good whilst doing so. This sleek, glossy new colourway will see to that. Solid, comfortable and compact, this pair of headphones is music to our ears.
£169.95, beatsbydre.com

UE BOOM 2

UE Boom 2
Create the perfect party atmosphere wherever you lay this down. The Bluetooth pillar speaker provides thumping 360-degree sound for up to 15 hours and is so durable it will continue to blast your playlist uninterrupted however riotous the party gets. Come rain, sun or snow, here’s one speaker you can rely on all year-round.
£169, ultimateears.com

Jawbone UP3 green

Jawbone UP3
A style statement in its own right, this rather fetching activity tracker holds a wealth of vital statistics to help encourage better fitness habits. Use the app to monitor your heart rate at any given time as well as your daily calorie burn. It’s the perfect wellness kick-starter come the New Year.
£129.99, jawbone.com

De'Longhi Dedica

De’Longhi Dedica
Whether an espresso, cappuccino or latte, this super-sleek coffee machine lets you unleash your inner barista. Well, it’s one way to ensure that your coffee is made just the way you like it. Load it up with ground coffee or pop a pod and when you’re done, you can even create the perfect froth to finish.
£199.99, House of Fraser

Tory Burch for Fitbit

Tory Burch for Fitbit
The fashionista’s activity tracker, this Tory Burch-designed bracelet is specially made to house your Fitbit Flex in a concealed latch so you can still monitor your fitness levels without compromising on style. Crafted from pure stainless steel, the snap-on bangle is made with durability in mind, perfect for those gruelling workouts.
£175, toryburch.com

Smeg Stand Mixer

Smeg Stand Mixer
It may have a touch of the retro but this mixer has every modern feature you need to get your bake on. Stainless steel and aluminium fittings ensure it stands the test of time and there are 10 speed variations so you get your dough consistency just right. There’s even a recipe selection to help get you started.
£349.99, John Lewis

Lumia 640 XL pic

Lumia 640 XL
Workaholics needn’t fret over the festive holidays, there’s a way to balance work and play if you really must get the job done. The phone’s huge 5.7-inch display ensures maximum clarity whether you’re working on a PowerPoint presentation or watching a film. You needn’t worry about battery life either, you’ll get through a couple of days with ease. Now that’s productive.
£219 (SIM-free), microsoft.com