With Christmas right around the corner, you might be looking for some inspiration on what brilliant gift ideas to get your friends and family. To help you dodge the gadgets that are snow good, have a read through our Christmas gift guide for 2021.
All of the Christmas gift ideas we've rounded up below have been tried and tested by our experts. Although all of the products we've selected have performed well in our tests, do read our full product reviews to find out which picks have earned our coveted Best Buy title.
Keep scrolling for budget-priced wireless headphones, toasty coffee cups for winter walks, nippy remote control cars, compact coffee machines and more.
Christmas gift ideas £20 and under - travel cups, meat thermometer and champagne
Chilly's Vacuum Insulated Travel Cup, 340ml (£20)
We like: Great heat retention
For those chilly Boxing Day walks, an insulated travel cup can be the perfect companion. This reusable coffee cup is slightly pricier than some other cups we've tested, but at less than £20 it's still an affordable Christmas gift.
This cup is available in two sizes: 340ml (£20) and 500ml (£22).
We like: Has a magnetic back, so you can attach it to your oven
An essential for keen cooks, a good meat thermometer means that Christmas dinner will be spot-on this year. This one from Lakeland not only reads the temperature, but also has a countdown timer to help the chef of your household stay on track.
It doesn't come with the AAA battery it needs, though, so make sure you add one in.
Waitrose Blanc De Noirs Brut NV Champagne (£17.99)
We like: Affordable, zesty taste
If you fancy gifting a tasty tipple this Christmas, you'll be pleased to hear that our expert judging panel has sipped some of the best. This fresh and fruity fizz is a Waitrose exclusive and costs less than £20, but does it deserve a spot at the dinner table on Christmas Day?
Christmas gift ideas under £30 - headphones, fitness trackers and portable speakers
Skullcandy Sesh headphones (£26.99)
We like: Good sound quality, water and dust resistant, robust build
The music lover in your life might appreciate a pair of wireless in-ear headphones. These headphones from Skullcandy will catch your eye if you're on a budget. They partner with both iOS and Android devices and each bud has a button for playing and pausing music, skipping tracks and answering incoming calls.
You can control Skullcandy's Sesh headphones with your voice, thanks to support for Google Assistant on Android and Siri on Apple gadgets. In other words, you can dance around the living room and enjoy your Christmas playlist without having to reach for your mobile phone or tablet.
Check our full selection of expert headphones reviews if you're looking for even more Christmas gift ideas.
Honor Band 4 fitness tracker (£24.99)
We like: Good features for the price, suitable for swimmers
For less than £30, you get a step tracker, heart rate monitor and sleep tracking. It's also not only water resistant to 50 metres, but can give detailed swimming metrics, including distance, pace and calories (it can't monitor your heart rate in swim mode, though).
It's compatible with Android and iOS, although you can't choose to select certain notifications with iOS.
This teeny Bluetooth speaker is an ideal gift for anyone who loves music. And, let's face it, who doesn't? It's waterproof, dustproof and even comes with a handy lanyard so it can be attached to a bag.
We like: Makes great smoothies, simple controls, easy to clean by hand
This Nutribullet blender has a single 0.7-litre cup and two smaller 0.3-litre cups. It's powered by a 600W motor and keeps things nice and simple - there are no preset programs, timers or built-in displays on this model.
To get started, all you need to do is chuck your ingredients into the jug, press down on the cup and twist it to lock it in place. The Nutribullet 600 blender has a blade that's designed to slice up fruit and veg, plus another for milling seeds and nuts.
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Christmas gift ideas under £100 - remote control cars, smartwatches and coffee machines
BlackZon Slayer MT (£69.99)
We like: Fun to drive, adjustable speed dial, durable
A speedy but robust remote control car can make a great Christmas gift, offering hours of fun over the holiday season.
The BlackZon Slayer MT has a speed dial that makes it suitable for younger children. If you're worried about bumping into the furniture, you can take the fun outside - this car can be driven on any type of surface, including long grass, gravel and sand.
We test wearables in our lab to see which models accurately measure steps and calories burned. Discover our top-scoring smartwatches by reading our smartwatch reviews.
DeLonghi Genio S Touch EDG426.GY (£79.99)
We like: Compact machine, simple to use, quick
A lover of hot drinks will appreciate this DeLonghi coffee machine, which can also be used to make hot chocolate. The Genio S Touch allows you to pick between several drink sizes and has a dedicated temperature button.
This coffee machine uses Dolce Gusto-branded coffee pods, or compatible alternatives, to serve up a variety of coffee and non-coffee drinks. Hot chocolate aside, that range also includes espresso, Americano, cappuccino, mocha and latte.
Find out which machines score top marks for taste, ease of use and energy efficiency with our expert coffee machine reviews.
Christmas gift ideas under £200 - mobile phones, pizza ovens and radios
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G (£196.99)
We liked: 5G connectivity, fast, impressive battery life
Security updates: 3 to 4 years of security updates remaining
You don't have to spend a huge amount this Christmas to find a capable smartphone with a big screen. The Samsung Galaxy A22 5G has a 6.6-inch display and three rear cameras - the star of the show is a 48Mp lens that has built-in image stabilisation.
This Android-powered mobile has 64GB of internal storage, but if you need more space for pictures and videos, you can slot in a micro-SD card.
This pizza oven can burn wood pellets, wood logs, charcoal briquettes or lump charcoal. It has a detachable door with a peephole, so you can keep a close eye on your food. Meanwhile, a built-in thermometer will help you keep tabs on the internal temperature.
Buy a radio that does your favourite music justice and explore our full selection of radio reviews.
Christmas gift shopping tips
At this time of year, retailers are hard at work promoting 'Christmas deals'. You might be tempted to click that 'buy' button right away, but it's important that you research both the product and the seller - and consider whether the prices are as cheap as they're going to get.
Check if you're buying directly from the manufacturer - some online retailers, including Amazon, allow third-party sellers to list products. When buying from a third-party seller that promises to fulfil the order itself, delivery, customer service and returns are handled by the seller, not Amazon. To research third-party sellers on Amazon, click the brand name to see an overview of customer ratings.
Watch out for fake reviews - Our own research into fake reviews has found that online customer reviews can't always be trusted, so exercise caution. Read four-star reviews and below for a more even-handed assessment, and remember that a healthy degree of scepticism is your best weapon against fake reviews.
Know how to spot a good deal - You can use price-tracking websites to see if a product has ever been on sale for less than its current price. CamelCamelCamel tracks Amazon prics, and PriceHistory.co.uk focuses on Argos. You could also give PriceSpy a go - it covers a whole range of online retailers.
On a mission to uncover the most reliable retailers, we've spoken to thousands of shoppers. See the full results in our guide to the best and worst shops.