However much we love a traditional Christmas, it’s the one time of year we also get to indulge our love of everything techy with some shiny new gadgets. Here’s the Littlewoods approved run down of our top gifts for gadget lovers – whether it’s for the kitchen or out and about!
The Kenwood Ice Cream Maker IM200 is the perfect gadget for cooks who love to experiment with new techniques (and new technology). You can prepare homemade ice cream, sorbet, frozen yoghurt and many more delicious desserts with this great little gadget that’s also available at a great price. Its 1.1 litre bowl will give you plenty of pudding while the fast-freezing mechanism will mean you don’t have to wait too long for some homemade delights!
Another great kitchen gadget for tech fans is the Kenwood Food Processor FP196. Kenwood have been a respected, high quality brand for kitchen equipment for years, and this versatile processor is no exception. A compact processor with a variety of speeds and powerful motor, the FP196 is perfect for all sorts of kitchen jobs including slicing vegetables, mixing cake batter and – of course – creating smoothies.
Moving away from the kitchen, gadget lovers are always on the lookout for the most stylish, most compact and most impressive examples of technology that we all carry round with us; cameras, camcorders and other visual equipment are especially popular. The Fuji JX370 14 Megapixel Digital Camera Bundle in Black is perfect for a gadget lover embarking on their first photography adventure, as it comes with a camera case and 4Gb memory card, as well as having a powerful 5x optical zoom and video capabilities.
For someone who’s more into film, the JVC Camcorder HM30 in Silver would make a great gift, as this nifty little camcorder has an incredible 40x optical zoom and advanced digital image stabiliser ensuring fantastic picture quality (great for Christmas Day!). A personal Littlewoods favourite is the Kodak PlaySport Camcorder in Black thanks to its shockproof, dustproof and waterproof casing and dinky size. This camcorder can even be used underwater and is ideal for extreme sports lovers as well as gadget geeks. If your gadget geek is travelling around a lot, the Panasonic DVD-LS70EB-K 7 Inch Portable DVD Player will be the ideal present, with its compact 7 inch LCD screen and durable battery life.
No home would be complete without an array of useful (but stylish) gadgets, especially those dedicated to making the most of your music collection. The Sony iPod Docking Station combines a gorgeous, sleek black exterior with powerful audio, and can be used for iPods and iPhones. If your gadget geek prefers things a little more traditional, the Murphy DAB Alarm Clock Radio gives you the best of both worlds: high quality sound and a selection of digital radio stations with a traditional wood-veneered design. The ideal gift for Christmas: just tune into the Queen’s Speech and you’re away!