If you’re still stuck for presents, here are gadgets that are guaranteed to go down a treat on Christmas
This Irish-owned business was created during lockdown, by Carlow mother and daughter Mary and Sophie Leahy due to Mary’s struggle to open a bottle of wine with a corkscrew due to her arthritis. Along with a collection of clever wine accessories that are designed to keep white wine cold. red wine fresh and Champagne and prosecco bubbly, the OG seller is this sleek electronic wine opener, which uncorks wine with the press of a button.
For those who want a healthier 2024, this might just be the encouragement they need. The Charge 6 has the most accurate heart rate on a fitness tracker, the ability to connect to compatible gym equipment, a daily wellbeing and sleep monitor, plus, the ability to control YouTube Music and use Google Maps and Wallet right from the device.
Sony’s XB13 EXTRA BASS Portable Wireless Speaker is described as the compact speaker with the big sound. For such a small size, it packs a big punch thanks to its Sound Diffusion Processor which expands sound in any space, enhances low-end tones and boosts the bass. Waterproof, with 16 hours battery life, it’s the perfect accompaniment to bring along on travels.
This stunning light feature by gingko, from Irish shop Designist, is intricately laser engraved in 3d, with a dandelion set inside a sphere of softly hued crystal, which sits on a solid, natural walnut base. The copper button on the front of the wood base allows you to switch from soft, medium and bright light, and it is fitted with a rechargeable battery that keeps space illuminated for up to 16 hours.
While there’s always plenty of talk about Dyson’s AirWrap, its Supersonic hair dryer, now available in Onyx Gold, is a truly excellent tool for those looking to get the best results with their hair. Unlike traditional hair dryers, it measures air temperature 40 times a second to regulate temperature output, preventing extreme heat damage, and helping to protect hair’s shine.
In terms of smartphones currently on the market, this is the one to go for if your loved one enjoys taking photos. Google’s latest launch has powerful, AI-powered photography; it selects the ‘best take’ from a series of similar shots, you can edit photos by fixing blurriness or seamlessly removing background clutter, and you can even use its ‘Audio Magic Eraser’ to reduce unwanted sounds in videos. Plus, it’s an eco-friendly option: the phone is constructed using 100% recycled aircraft-grade aluminium, and even the glass and plastic used are 100% repurposed.
*All gift prices are correct at time of publishing