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We all know how difficult it can be to buy for family and friends at the best of times and it can be even harder at Christmas as everyone you know is giving gifts to one and other. It’s so easy to get stressed out, whether you’re just looking for something small to give your Secret Santa or on the hunt for that perfect present your partner has always wanted. But there’s no need to get worked up, East Midlands Airport are here with a helping hand. We’ve loads of brilliant tech gifts at incredible prices just waiting to be bought by winter sun seekers for the special people in their lives:
For The Social Media Superstar: Go Pro Series 7 Action Camera
It was only a few years ago that the Go Pro exploded onto the scene and YouTube became flooded with jerky extreme sports videos. The Go Pro Series 7 puts an end to all of that. Your vlogging celebrity-in-the-making will be able to create fast-paced professional quality videos using this model’s 4K recording capabilities and unique image stabilisation software. Plus, you can be sure the Go Pro Series 7 will last longer than a week as it’s both water- and weather-proofed.
For The Super Stressed: Bose Sleepbuds
Sleep is so important and there’s at least one person in every social circle not getting enough. This year you can give your friends and family the gift of a good night’s sleep with Bose Sleepbuds. These innovative earbuds lull you into a deep sleep by producing a set of soothing pre-loaded sounds. Special technology then wakes you at the perfect point during your sleep cycle by monitoring your vital signs to ensure you rise at your best, ready to face the day.
For The Geeky Gamer: Nintendo Switch Games Console
In the last two years, Nintendo has turned the heads of gamers and non-gamers alike with new releases in their Mario, Zelda and Pokémon series for their pioneering console, the Nintendo Switch. What makes the Switch unique is that it can be played either on the TV or on-the-go making it ideal for keeping kids entertained or breaking up the commute. And you can even put an end to arguments over whose turn it is as the console comes with a controller that splits into two – so everyone can play.
For The Audio Obsessed: Bose Q35 II Limited Edition Headphones
Sick to death of sermons on the pros and cons of analogue vs digital or the benefits of proper acoustics? Then you might have a friend who’d love these Bose Q35 II Limited Edition headphones specifically designed for music-lovers. They’ll let your friend completely focus on their favourite tracks by using advanced technology that processes background noise around the listener while creating an inaudible frequency to counteract it. And they’re sure to last a few days between charges with an incredible 20 hour battery life.
For The Beauty Queen: Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer
Dyson floored the fashion world this year with their brand-new beauty innovation, the incredible Supersonic Hairdryer. It dries hair faster, quieter and with more precision, by using Dyson’s patented Air Multiplier Technology, to help your friends create their ultimate looks. The kit even comes with everything you need to create a trailblazing style including a smoothing nozzle and a range of handy attachments.
For The Styling King: Philips Series 9000 Electric Shaver With Precision Trimmer
The pinnacle of shaving technology, this Philips Shaver offers all the newest shaving breakthroughs, including a V-track blade system that follows the contours of your face to deliver a super-close shave. Your friend will have plenty of time to agonise over their new look too, as the battery lasts for around 50 minutes after an hour of charge. And, thanks to a separate precision trimmer included in the kit, you can be sure it has everything you need to turn heads.
For The Fitness Fanatic: Fitbit Charge 3 Smart Watch
Fitness fanatics everywhere are raving about the Fitbit Charge 3 - if you have an exercised obsessed friend or family member putting one of these under their Christmas tree is sure to give them a smile. This model is perfect for any active types as it’s waterproof and has a range of modes dedicated to each individual sport, from swimming to jogging. And because the Fitbit Charge 3 can connect to phones, it can even help your friend with day to day tasks by alerting them to calls and making smart payments.
For The Social Butterfly: HP Sprocket Instant Printer
Although we can now quickly take and share pictures digitally, it’s easy to get a little nostalgic for the Polaroid cameras of the past and their ability to print pictures instantly. However, there’s an easy way to jump back to the age of immediate printing, thanks to the HP Sprocket pocket printer. The perfect present for anyone who would love to decorate their room or desk with pictures of friends and family, the sprocket is entirely ink-free and connects to your phone wirelessly to create small Polaroid-style pictures out of any images you’ve taken on your smartphone.
For The Techy Type: Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Tablet
While the constant battle for domination in the tablet market has raged for a few years now, it’s becoming clear that one of the major players going forward will be Samsung. It’s easy to see how the company stands out from its competitors just by looking at their Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 –with its sleek, stylish and super-lightweight design. It has everything you need to stream, game and even make video calls thanks to a bright AMOLED display and a spectacular built-in sound system, making it the perfect gift for anyone who likes to stay glued to their screens.
For The Amateur Photographer: Fujifilm XP130 Camera
There’s always one friend or family member who can take a great photo no matter where you are, so why not give them the push they need this year to take their skills to the next level and gift them the Fujifilm XP130. Built for action with a rugged design that can survive most drops and bumps, the XP130 is a beginner-friendly camera. However, don’t write this model off just because it’s accessible to amateurs – it can rival top-of-the-line models with its high-performance sensor. And if photography doesn’t work out for your friend they can turn their hand to directing as the XP130 can even record videos.
Make sure to check out East Midlands Airport’s online store to find all these great gifts and more on offer.
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