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Tech gifts for Christmas 2021: The essential guide to knowing what to give to your loved ones this year

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Tech fans are a diverse group, which can make their gift shopping all the more stressful.

But fear not! Euronews Next has put together this handy list to save you time and energy this holiday season.

For the music lover

IKEA Symfonisk Wi-Fi speaker – € 179

A wireless speaker that they can hang on the wall. Oh, and it’s compatible with high-end Sonos speakers, thanks to the premium audio company’s partnership with IKEA.

Sony WF-1000XM4 noise canceling headphones – 280 €

These lightweight bluetooth headphones feature cutting edge noise reduction technology and an IPX4 waterproof rating that will keep sweat out if the lucky recipient takes them for a run.

AudioQuest Dragonfly Cobalt USB – € 299

Probably the highest price you’ll ever pay for a USB flash drive, but audio purists will love this compact digital audio converter that breathes new life into digital music libraries.

For the home worker

Flexispot standing desk – 199 € / Griffin Elevator laptop stand – 38 €

Give the gift of good posture this holiday season. Full-time teleworkers (and their backs) could benefit from the electrically operated Flexispot EG1, from € 199.

For a cheaper solution, a laptop stand like the Griffin Elevator Laptop Stand (€ 38) can keep a laptop at eye level, preventing your loved one from having a sore neck.

Ember Cup 2 – € 149.95

This rechargeable smart mug can keep drinks hot for up to an hour and even allows users to set a specific temperature through the accompanying app.

Logitech C920S Web Camera – € 99.99

A Full HD webcam with integrated microphone and privacy shutter, perfect for meeting colleagues from a distance. It is also approved by Euronews Next – the author uses it to connect to our daily meeting.

For fitness fanatics

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt – € 299.99

Wahoo updated their popular bike computer this year with a color display and improved directions. Simple integration with fitness apps like Strava, along with power, cadence and heart rate monitors make it a must-have for cyclists.

Theragun Mini – € 199

Massage guns are an increasingly popular way to recover from a workout faster. The Theragun Mini is the smallest, cheapest, and most portable option offered by Therabody, which has been in the industry since 2016.

Apple Watch Series 7 – from 429 €

The latest edition of Apple’s smartwatch features a larger screen and faster charging than the older model. It incorporates all the standard activity tracking features, as well as the ability to check the level of oxygen in your blood.

For the pro player

Steam Deck – pre-order from 419 €

Okay, this one won’t be ready in time for Christmas, but Valve has crammed a full gaming PC into a handheld not much larger than a Nintendo Switch. The Steam Deck is expected to start shipping in February of next year.

IKEA Utspelare desk and gaming chair – € 228 (also sold separately)

The Utspelare furniture family from the Swedish flat pack specialist should satisfy every gamer. Its height-adjustable desk has a built-in cable organizer and mesh grille to facilitate air circulation and keep your PC cool.

Xbox Series S – € 299.99

What is a next-gen gaming console that you can actually buy? For this reason alone, the Xbox Series S is worth picking up (not to mention platform exclusives like Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite).

For the outdoor explorer

Phoozy Apollo thermal phone case – from 43 €

Like a spacesuit for your phone, Phoozy claims its thermal protection case can extend battery life in extremely cold weather and protect devices from overheating in the sun.

Biolite + fireplace – € 299.95

It’s a campfire, but smoke-free. At least that’s what Biolite claims. The Firepit + uses a rechargeable battery to blow jets of air that ensure cleaner and more efficient combustion. It can even charge your devices via USB.

Garmin Inreach Mini – 349 €

No signal? No problem. Stay safe in the great outdoors with this mini satellite communicator.

For loved ones you can’t see in person

Omicron canceled your travel plans? Here are a few subscriptions that could make the perfect digital gift.

YouTube Premium – from € 11.99 / month

YouTube, without the ads.

HBO Max – € 8.99 / month

Haven’t you watched Game of Thrones, The Sopranos or Sex in the City? Catching up in 2022 with the launch of HBO Max in 26 European countries.