With the festive season fast approaching, are you worried about not finding a suitable gift for friends and family? Check out this comprehensive list that focuses on larger gifts that meet the actual wants of gamers, gardeners, chefs, players and those other varied hobbies that we all do.
Ideal for inquisitive friends, this metal detector is lightweight and compact making it suitable for the beginner and expert alike. With 3 detection modes, 4 sensitivity levels and a pinpoint feature that allows items as deep as 12 inches to be discovered, this detector ticks all the boxes.
For the ultimate in alternative festive fun, check out this inflatable hot tub with its soothing bubble jets blasting out relaxing heated water. With walls made from TriTech, a material that is durable and comfortable to lean on, this easy set up, 4-6 person tub is a must have for cold winters.
This inflatable kayak weighs in at a light 26 pounds and is suitable up to Class III white water. Complete with one kayak, 2 paddles, 2 inflatable moveable seats, a foot pump and a carry bag, you’ll be perfectly set up to take to the water, kept on track by 2 bottom skegs.
Get the off road bug with this powerful 4 stroke, 196cc, fully automatic, gas powered go kart that comfortably seats 2 passengers. With rack and pin steering, the low pressure tires provide a smooth and comfortable ride, even on rugged terrain, up to a top speed of 31 mph.
Feel free during your daily commute with this 250 watt scooter that comes with 8.5 inch pneumatic tires that make city streets feel like smooth rolling meadows. Capable of travelling up to 12.5 miles and recharging in about 4 hours, this powerful scooter reaches a top speed of 15.5 mph.
Keep the beer well chilled with this YETI roadie, a cool box that has a capacity of up to 14 cans kept cool by up to 3 inches of PermaFrost insulation. The Rotomolded construction means this cool box can taking a pounding to the point of being almost indestructible, just like its T-Rex latches.
Take it easy with this delightful lounger that features 2 inch foam cushions, and an included pillow, along with its ergonomic design. The powder coated, metal frame and water resistant, PVC coated cushions are designed to last outdoors, while the canopy can be easily removed for indoor use.
Perfect for outdoor use, this Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and wirelessly connects to up to 3 smartphones or tablets to play its clear and powerful stereo sound. With a Lithium-ion polymer battery providing up to 20 hours of playtime, you’ll be dancing until the sun comes up.
Get rid of all the wires and all the excess noise from outside with this pair of world class headphones, that are also Amazon Alexa enabled by use of the smart dual microphone system. Capable of up to 20 hours of listening without recharge, these headphones are a standard apart.
Get your records on with this Bluetooth enabled phonograph that has a 3 speed turntable that plays 33, 45 and 78 RPM records in 3 sizes. The music can stream wirelessly to any system up to 33 feet away, while the system can also record your records direct to USB.
For the gamer in your life there can be no better feeling than a chair that takes care of your posture and comfort as you play. With 90-170 degree reclining and rocking on a 360 degree swivel, this strong metal framed chair gives great stability and mobility all in one.
When working out, it’s important to have a pair of earbuds that are stable but which also deliver terrific in ear sound quality. With these securely fitted buds, you also get your workout performance tracked with an integrated motion sensor and there’s protection from sweat and rust due to their IP56 standardization.
With this Alexa enabled camera, you get to see live what is happening, and also clips of the recorded motion detections from the past 24 hours. There’s 2 way audio so you can even tell the dog off for barking, and you can be notified every time the motion sensor is tripped..
This multi faceted pressure cooker acts not only as a pressure cooker but also as an air fryer and tender crisper. Once meals have been cooked either by pressure or with the low fat usage air fryer, the crisping lid will give them a golden finish that’s hard to beat.
This versatile screen from Amazon comes with premium speakers and Dolby processing that lets you stream music and audio books in crisp, stereo sound. The 10.1 inch HD screen comes in a new fabric design and has Alexa attached to give you extra information as you watch.
Fed up with the endless remotes that today’s modern lounge has? Then you need to use this convenient all in one remote that you can customize to your own needs. Working with Alexa, this single remote controls your entire home entertainment system, including your gaming consoles, up to 15 devices.
This handy pot replaces a multitude of kitchen devices to save you space, combining 7 kitchen items into one. A pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer, the device comes with 14 smart programs to help prepare your favorite dishes in the interior stainless steel pot.
If you want to make real coffee at home then you need to get a real Barista, such as this 1600W thermo coil and 15 bar pump system. With a special purge function that automatically adjusts the water temperature after steam for the optimal espresso extraction temperature, you’ll have coffee second to none.
With 29 workout programs and 25 levels of resistance, this superb cross trainer has the perfect program for you whatever your condition. And with Bluetooth connectivity and in-console speakers, you’ll have great sounds and top quality workout tracking, as well as a worldwide on line RunSocial function.
Fried food has never been healthier than with this compact air fryer that uses AirCrisp technology instead of oil to reduce fat content by 70-80%. Quick and easy, you can just load the basket, and set the temperature and timer, before simply collecting perfect, crispy food every time, guaranteed.
For the handyman or woman in the house, this set of screwdrivers will mean there is no screw they cannot handle whatever the size or top imprint. With a specially selected assortment that comes in a sturdy folding plastic case, they are also fully mobile with their tools.
Lounge around in comfort with this large sized bean bag that fits around you and forms a comfy space in which to lie or sit. Made with shredded memory foam inside, which is highly durable to keep its shape, you’ll be able to return to your favorite niche time and again.
This nifty cycle bike will help you get into shape with a resistance system that gives you the experience of realistic road racing indoors. With a sturdy frame, a 49lb flywheel, and a maximum weight carry of 275lbs, this is a rock solid bike built to last, even after you’ve lost that weight.
There’s nothing better than reliving an activity over again through your own eyes, or at least the closet thing to it. This Go Pro camera has stunning 4K video and 12MP photos all caught in single, burst, or time lapse modes but is also waterproof to 33ft with no external housing.
This instant camera comes with a new slimmer and lighter body, as well as automatic exposure measurement and an improved viewfinder for greater clarity and visibility. There’s a high key mode that takes brighter pictures with a soft look, creating the perfect portrait for those great looking family snaps.
This personal massage therapist device comes recommended by chiropractors, PT therapists, and sports trainers, and is professional-graded for safe home use. With patented technology, this device has a dual motor design that provides powerful percussion and micro-vibration massage therapy allowing easy home treatment, and comes with a 90 day guarantee.
Get the smart speaker for your house with this Echo device that connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, and also ask questions. With seven microphones, beamforming technology, connectability to other Echoes and noise cancellation, this speaker is at the top of its range.
Get into your fitness groove with this Nordic treadmill that can digitally adjust its incline up to 10 percent to help intensify your workouts. With a huge 20 built-in workouts included, this tread mill, with a 2.6 CHP drive system, can help you find that body again which you lost some years ago.
Coming pre-assembled, this electric bike is height adjustable for adults and has 14 inch wheels that provide better traction and easy tire maintenance. With a range of 15.5 miles, this substantial gift can operate on a single charge between trips for convenience, and the tires have a quick disconnect line
Battle the chill with this funny looking room heater that has an infrared quartz tube with a 12 hour shut off. There’s IR control and an Auto Energy saving model as well as tip-over protection, all operating from a power supply of 1500 WA, and with a high pressure low noise blower.
This water filter is perfect for the global traveler in the family as its award winning design makes clean, purified drinking water in only 15 seconds from virtually any fresh water source in the world. There’s no hassle, just fill, press and then drink, knowing you are taking in safe water.
The traveler of the family will love this fantastic travelling bag complete with individual storage areas. With a heavy canvas and genuine leather trim lining ensuring durability and style, the bag has a special compartment for shoes to keep the rest of your luggage dirt free during the trip.
This comfortable to carry USB charging tool backpack has padded web carrying handles and adjustable shoulder straps as well as large pads on the rear of the bag. There’s a base pad to reduce abrasion and it can hold a multitude of accessories while charging 2 devices at once with its 20V lithium battery.
Working out at home can be a drag as one can never store all the different weights required for the improving athlete. These clever dumbbells are able to adjust from 5 to 52.5 pounds in 2.5 pound increments for the first 25 pounds, eliminating the need for extra weights sitting around your workout area.
Covering up to a room size of approximately 1250 square feet, this air conditioner comes with a smart mode that runs an eco function and a real time air quality monitoring system. Quiet (a noise level of 22-52 dB), the system also has a filter life indicator giving product and air quality alerts.
This classic gift for the true doll lover has 3 floors, 7 bedrooms and a working elevator with a simple pull mechanism. There are smart accessories that snap into interactive furniture pieces allowing for lights, sound and motion, while you can open the flat screen in the living room to insert your own phone.
This Canon camera comes with an EOS Rebel camera body, including an 18-55mm lens and a 32GB SDHC flash memory card. With an included remote control switch, a 3 piece filter kit, a card reader, screen protectors and a table top tripod, you’ll be producing quality photographs in no time at all.
This mini oven comes with a 2 speed convection fan that offers greater cooking control and would delight the chef in the family. There’s air fry and dehydrate pre-sets for added functions and it has 13 cooking functions to make your food rise up to the perfect standard.
When it comes to Nerf blasters it takes something special to stand out from the crowd, but this stand alone with an advanced acceleration system can fire up to an amazing 8 rounds a second. Travelling at 30 meters per second, the volleys launched by this blaster stand far beyond other Nerf arms.
For those family members into serious weight lifting, these kettlebells will make a great and useful gift. Showing great balance due to being a single cast construction with no fillers, these bells are also all color coded for easy identification of weight and to prevent accidental injuries.
For an ethical yoga mat look no further than this US made, open cell, natural rubber mat that gives optimum grip with more resilience and cushion. Made with natural rubber, a natural resource, this mat’s purchase ensures another rubber tree is planted to replace the one used.
Take to the outdoors with this sleeping bag that combines soft poly-flannel lining with a large interior bag size to let you spread out. A 4 season sleeping bag with SuperLoft Elite fiber fill, it has a double layer construction and zipper and shoulder draft tubes to ensure you stay warm.
With the cold nights well and truly here, check out this handy weighted blanket to add that extra layer of warmth to your shivering body. Made from 100% breathable natural cotton and filled with premium glass beads, it also comes with a removable polyester duvet cover for added protection.
This top notch quadcopter will excite any aviation enthusiast and comes with a 3 axis gimbal and 4K camera operated during the 21 minute flight time available. Being a superior copter, there’s 3 directional environment sensing and advanced pilot assistance along with an immersive FPV, letting you look at the world from above.
Improve your sleep and well being with this best selling wake up alarm clock, clinically proven to help you wake up more refreshed. Drift off to sleep to a dimming sunset and sounds, before waking to natural light and a range of tunes that also includes FM radio.
For the man passionate about beard maintenance, this 23 piece grooming set, with DualCut technology for maximum precision, will really give him full control. The powerful lithium battery delivers 5 hours of runtime, while the reinforced guards won’t bend or buckle, and the trimmer is fully washable under the faucet.
Take your knives and make them quality cutting devices with this superior knife sharpener that has an advanced stropping stage and 100% diamond abrasives for sharpening straight edge and serrated blades. Ideal for any home chef, or favorite canteen staff, needing to find that extra edge in the kitchen.
The crafter in any household will enjoy this comprehensive sewing machine that lets you sew, quilt or embroider with 4 by 4 inch embroidery capabilities. With a back lit LED screen showing the higher functions and connectivity, there’s also a 25 year guarantee in this significant but worthwhile investment.
Made from recycled material, this comfortable and adjustable seat has full ergonomic support and an iconic design, ideal for any space. With 8 latitudinal zones of varying tension in the seat and back, you know your posture is in great hands with this 12 year guarantee backed chair.
For those who like their harvest to extend all year round, this 6 tray electric food dehydrator will be a boon. With 6 stackable trays, 6 mesh screens, 4 yoghurt cups and 2 fruit roll sheets, there’s plenty of room to make jerky in a temperature range that’s variable enough to meet food standards.
This elegant and practical chair features tilt limber, adjustable seat depth, fully adjustable arms and a graphite frame to be light and comfortable. With a tight fabric that reduces heat build up and backed by a 12 year warranty, this chair is ideal for those with a sedentary life and back issues.
Make your kitchen a fairground attraction with this commercial sized electric cotton candy machine capable of producing up to 2-3 servings per minute. The large 20 inch stainless steel bowl has a sugar scoop included and transforms hard candy or sugar into wooly cotton candy to the enjoyment of everyone.
For those who are tired of cleaning the house, this clever robot that works with Amazon’s Alexa will be a welcome boost to the daily tidying regime. The self-cleaning brush roll captures short and long hair, dust, dander and allergens to keep your house cleaner and more hygienic.
Take the hassle out of cleaning with this cordless vacuum that doesn’t leave you tripping over leads and working around the furniture to reach into corners. There’s a removable, rechargeable battery as well as a flexible reach under the furniture, saving your back and knees from the daily grind.
Tired of having phones pressed to your ears or small buds sitting inside the lobe and annoying your ears. Listen naturally with this wearable speaker that travels with you, bringing sounds to your ears as if you had heard them at a normal distance instead of inside your head.
Grab the old paddles and face off in the compact form of tennis with all the guile and wit required on this fantastic table. Competition styled, it is ready to go within 10 minutes of leaving the box and comes with 3 inch lockable coasters and a 5/8 inch thick table top.
For those requiring some background noise, this machine will create the soothing sound of rushing air without the actual disturbance of local air. Fully personable, the machine comes backed with a 1 year parts guarantee and dual fan speed to deliver that personal noise to your exact requirements.
These classy women’s boots are ideal for winter time with their 100% sheepskin and suede design, using dyed sheep fur and a rubber Treadlite sole. With a shaft that’s 8 inches from the arch and a heel height of approximately an inch, these boots are both practical and comfortable.
For the coffee connoisseur in the family, this coffee grinder, that has durable 40mm stainless steel conical burrs for uniform grinds and optimal flavor extraction, is a must. 15 settings mean you get coffee as you want it and a one touch start gets you underway with no delay.
Perfume is a classic gift but for a scent that will suit a discerning woman, this eau de parfum, with its green oriental fragrance and unexpected blend of sugar and spice, is a must. Presented in a glass check bottle, this is the scent she would have you buy.
Get on the roll with this mega wheels hoverboard built with Rainbow Color options, lunar LED lights, a Bluetooth speaker and anti-skid tires and high quality materials. Quick to learn and easy to handle, you can become the master of this novel mode of transportation in as little as 5 minutes.
Let the electronic help take care of those dusty floors with this robot cleaner which has a 3 stage cleaning system and dual multi-surface brushes to pick up everything from dust particles to large debris. Compatible with Alexa and Google assistant, you can take the strain off yourself and let the robot handle it.
Get the room jumping with this single speaker that provides wall to wall stereo sound and gives you millions of songs at the tip of your tongue with its built in Alexa voice control. Play any integrated Wi-Fi service or connect over Bluetooth to reach your tablet or mobile phone.
If your family struggle with uncomfortable pillows then this gift will change their lives. Machine washable and dryable, My Pillow will adjust to your exact needs regardless of your sleep position and will never go flat. Made in Minnesota, USA and measures 18.5×28 inches.
For the kitchen supremo, this versatile and convenient method of protecting food from air and freezer burn makes life simpler and more manageable. With an air removing system, all products are close packed and air tight, making food safe in storage for up to 3 years rather than 6 months.
When a child needs a big friend, reach for this monumental teddy bear made with the highest quality fur, leaving no clumps or shedding. At 6 foot tall, there’s plenty of bear to cuddle and it comes complete with a lifetime guarantee, meaning any damage will be repaired at the bear hospital.
Imagine a mug that keeps your drinks at the perfect temperature, not only for a little while but for the whole time you are drinking. Imagine no longer as this ceramic mug does just that, ideal for home or for busy office days, and still washable by hand.
Inspire the kids to get out and about on this dirt bike that can carry riders at speeds of 15 mph for a period of up to 40 mins. Complete with authentic McGrath graphics and fairing design, the bike features dual suspension and riser handlebars and large pneumatic knobby tires.
Dyson took the cordless world by storm and this lead-free vacuum is another winner, having the most powerful suction of any cord free cleaner. With up to 60 minutes runtime, this lightweight and versatile floor cleaner is so good, it will have you wanting to do the household chore.
If you’re going to cook outdoors, you need to do it right with this smokeless wood burning FirePit that can go from spark to fire in less than 30 seconds. Giving you a front row seat to what is happening in your fire, there’s 4 fan speeds to control the cooking process.
This Rolls Royce of cameras has a 22MP full frame CMOS sensor that allows 6 frames per second continuous shooting. Capable of ISO 100-25,600 range with an expansion to 50-102,800, the camera also boasts a 61 point AF system, can simultaneously record RAW and JPEG files, and supports 1080p HD video recording.
For a scent that will make him feel invigorated, buy him this warm and characteristic fragrance that has top notes of bergamot, cardamom, green mandarin and ginger. There are also effortless notes of gray musk and Tonka to soothe out the heart notes of cedar wood and nutmeg.
This money clip comes with a handy knife for those everyday jobs or obstacles that require a simple cut. Easily stored in the pocket, it is simple to deploy whilst being slim and portable, and with the bonus feature of holding up to 5 credit cards.
With the popular rise in coffee pods, this classic styled version is a great gift for a coffee connoisseur. Capable of brewing multiple K-cup pod sizes, it has a large reservoir allowing 6 cups to be brewed before having to refill, saving time and money and simplifying the daily routine.
This handy kitchen tool comes equipped with a 200 watt motor and a blade that provides for smooth blending whilst a protective guard prevents splattering. Simple controls and a lightweight design provide for single handed operation, while being dishwasher safe allows for easy cleaning of the shaft and the 2 cup plastic beaker.
They are almost never too young to learn to ride and this clever balance bike gets them underway before they have to learn to use pedal power. Growing with your child, the bike has seat and handle bar adjustment, letting them push along beside you as they begin to find their cycling feet.
For those that like charms around their wrists, there is no better choice than a Pandora bracelet to hang them on. Made from sterling silver and 21 centimeters in length, the bracelet weighs a light 20 grams, meaning there’s plenty of room and weight for adding charms to this delightful piece of jewelry.
This is a camera that can handle the rough and tumble of kids and their rough ways, but is also a real digital camera with a 2.4 inch color LCD screen. There’s also a rear facing camera allowing for the obligatory selfie, as well as a built-in auto flash for night time exposures.
A great knife set can make a kitchen and this set, with D-shaped ebony Pakkawood handles, is strong, durable and resistant to moisture. Handcrafted in Seki, Japan with a lifetime warranty, the quality of this set shines through in the hand sharpened edges that cut perfectly.
For lovers of the outdoors, this is possibly the best backpack they can have. With a roomy storage area, dual zipping side pockets and a stuff it pocket with an integrated draw cord, this bag has a place for everything, and a reinforced handle to make sure it carries with ease.
Handy and now a kitchen essential, this food blender has 5 pre-programmed settings to ensure consistent results for smoothies, frozen desserts, soups and puree recipes. There’s variable speed control and a pulse feature so you can manually fine tune the blend produced by the aircraft grade stainless steel blades.
For the traveler or rambler in the family, this insulated drinking flask will come to the rescue with its double walled, insulated body, made from stainless steel. Holding 30 oz. of either hot or cold liquid, it also has a crystal clear, dishwasher safe, shatter resistant lid so you know what’s inside.
With a crushing pitcher, this food blender delivers for what is a budget price and has a 1100 watt base to handle any fruit or vegetables you care to be juicing or blending. Ideal for soups with its drinking accessories, this is a superb buy for any would-be chefs or cooks within the family.
Worried about home security? Then check out this clever device that lets you see who is at the front door, records activity over 7 days, and can be operated by using Alexa. There’s night vision operation to ensure darkness doesn’t hide any untoward intruders, and 2 way audio to speak to callers.
Get the desserts going with this frozen yogurt and ice cream maker that holds up to 2 quarts of frozen desserts. The heavy duty motor can make frozen goodies or drinks in as little as 25 minutes, and it has a large ingredient spout for adding mix-ins during the process.
For the serious camera enthusiast, this delectable camera body will be the perfect base for their photography needs. With a 19 point cross type AF system, a 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+, up to 7 frames per second shooting and a full manual video mode, there’s nothing left to chance.
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For a great way to build roads for your child’s toy cars, check out this blog that will take you through producing tracks from old jeans. With a full set of instructions, you’ll learn how to take long gone jeans and make them toy tracks for your child to race their cars on.
Every child loves LEGO but there’s always the eternal problem of keeping the pieces together and tidy, remaining clear of the floor. With this blog you can build a LEGO table that keeps all the child’s brickware together, and still allows them to play without unnecessary restrictions.
Forget the expensive tablet covers that often don’t live up to scratch and instead create a knitted cover for your device with this cool blog. Choosing your own colors and style, you can customize a cover so it’s suitable as a gift for an adult or child, or just to please yourself.
A handmade gift is always appreciated, especially when they are as cool and colorful as these clever sand art presents. Simply follow the comprehensive instructions and check the detailed photographs to sort out your gift ideas for the festive season ahead, without breaking the bank.
Get an oriental flavor to your Christmas gifts this year by creating these fantastic Japanese bowls. Inside this creative blog post, you’ll unwrap how to make these simple, but wonderfully decorative, bowls without resorting to any unworthy shortcuts, delivering a gift that will be treasured as much as any shop bought present.
These creative gifts are absolutely perfect for storing hot items on a table without worrying about the ring marks that are often left behind. With a clear set of instructions and ideas conveyed by clever photographs, you’ll be making this practical present in no time at all.
Too often we steer away from lotions for men but this blog will help you produce a practical hand scrub for busy men who like to get their hands dirty. With straight forward instructions, you’ll make a pot of this handy mix that’s ideal for stockings or even multi-part gifts for any man.
Olive oils are so handy for cooking and for flavor addition to any recipe or for meat being cooked. Bypass the expensive shop bought varieties and make your own by checking out this terrific blog which will give you inspiration for that perfect Christmas cooking gift.
During the winter months, anything warming, anything that will chase the winter away, is always a well received gift. With this blog, make your own blanket to gift to others and do it without any sewing, as you follow the basic instructions to create your practical gift.
Everyone loves a notebook but now you can put a personal touch to these useful pads and turn them into Christmas gifts. By using simple embroidery, this blog teaches you how to add sentimental value to a plain notepad and produce something that will launch smiles onto faces.
With how busy life is these days, we all need something to remind us what is happening in the day. A memo pad on the kitchen wall is a timely reminder, but decorate it and make it look snappy, and you’ll have this blog inspired Christmas present for the busy relative.
Wow your friends and relatives this festive season by delivering these delightful coasters to their door on Christmas Eve, inspired by this interior design blog. Using simple techniques and materials, these agate coasters look like the work of professionals rather than savvy home crafters who know so much better.
When winter sets in, it’s always good to have a warm scarf round your neck when the wind blows cold. With this blog, you’ll learn how to create blanket scarves, larger scarves that are capable of keeping not just your neck, but your shoulders warm as well.
Encouraging your kids to a crafting life inevitably leads to some degree of mess in the house, but with this no nonsense blog you can build a great DIY craft table to manage the exuberance of youth. There’s a great set of detailed instructions to follow to create this mobile craft table.
For a lover of home interiors, this great idea of making copper pot plant holders is perfect to morph into a Christmas present. Producing a clean and crisp finish, this blog details out the simple steps involved in the creation and subsequent hanging of these plant holders.
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