Christmas is a time of giving, but sometimes finding the right gift to give can be a real challenge – especially when it comes to tech. Thank goodness for John Lewis & Partners, whose Christmas elves have done the work for you and curated the ultimate Christmas edit, the most desirable, beautiful and innovative gifts that you'll love to give to the people that matter most.
The 'Gifts of Wonder' edit features 200 gifts to suit every kind of recipient and every budget, and it’s packed with really great tech gifts – many of them with significant savings.
Let's discover some of the highlights.
The perfect festive soundtrack
What better soundtrack to your Christmas than some musical Gifts of Wonder? There’s Ultimate Ears’ fantastic and fantastically portable WONDERBOOM and its incredibly loud sibling the Boom 3, the exquisite Sonos One with voice control and the extraordinary Naim Audio Mu-So Qb. The collection also includes the unique Devialet Gold Phantom speaker, which looks like nothing on Earth, and some beautiful digital radios including Roberts’ wonderfully retro Revival iStream 3 with Bluetooth.
If the person you’re buying for is more of the outdoor type, there are some fantastic headphones among the Gifts of Wonder including Sony’s incredibly effective WF-1000XM3 noise cancelling, wireless earbuds and Bose’s 700 series wireless for those of us who prefer our headphones over rather than inside our ears. There’s also a really nifty set of headphones for kids: JBL’s Audio Buddies include volume limiting to protect little ears.
You’ve heard of Dyson’s clever hairdryer, but did you know they do an amazing styler too? The Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler Complete uses Dyson’s digital motor V9 to create something called the “Coanda effect”, which enables you to curl or wave your hair effortlessly and which can deliver extreme volume without subjecting your hair to extreme heat.
If you’re more interested in stylish devices than styling yourself, the exclusive Garmin Venu Smartwatch is a feast for the eyes. Its stunning AMOLED display and beautiful appearance belie the fact that it’s also a very powerful sports tracker and fitness companion with smart notifications and on-screen animated workouts.
Work and play
The Gifts of Wonder edit includes some practical products as well as luxury ones, such as the powerful Dell XPS 13 9380 laptop with its speedy Core i7 processor and fast SSD and the convertible HP Spectre x60, which you can use in tablet mode thanks to its touchscreen and Tilt Pen Stylus. There’s also a great range of coffee machines to help you start the day in the best possible way, from the creamy cappucinos of the Nespresso Gran Lattissima to the barista-style selections of Heston Blumenthal’s stainless steel Creatista Plus.
Don’t forget about fun, though. Nintendo’s latest Switch, the 1.1, is an absolute delight for gamers of all ages, and the Switch Lite is a brilliant handheld for when you or the kids are out and about.
Capture every moment
Christmas is all about making happy memories, and with the cameras in John Lewis & Partners’ Gifts of Wonder range you can make sure you capture the most magical ones. There are all kinds of cameras here from the kid-friendly Polaroid OneStep Plus and its sibling, the clever Polaroid OneStep 2 i-Type instant camera, to the incredibly powerful Fujifilm X-T3 Compact System Camera with its 26.1MP sensor, OLED display and Ultra HD video capability.
The Wonder of Christmas at John Lewis & Partners
As we’ve discovered, the John Lewis & Partners Gifts of Wonder edit is packed with great tech gifts – and there’s lots more where they came from including beautiful jewellery, cosy nightwear, stylish tailoring, beauty products and children’s toys, many of them with big savings to make them even more attractive and all of them available for Click & Collect at your nearest John Lewis & Partners or Waitrose & Partners. With 200 different products to choose from it’s easy to find the perfect present for the people you care about – and if all else fails, there’s always socks.
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