2018 Christmas Gift Guide

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2018 Christmas gift ideas

Christmas is rapidly approaching for 2018 and this year, we’ve compiled a list of Christmas gift ideas, broken down by typical price points, that’ll let you easily choose the right technology gift for friends, family and associates for this Christmas. As technology continues to proliferate through every aspect of our lives, there’s a wide variety of product categories to choose from.

It’s worthwhile taking a second to remember that these gifts could be a present you buy for yourself this Christmas. Also a word of caution, some products will attract additional costs for delivery. Also a word of warning, do a little bit of homework on the person you’re buying for. If they’re into gaming, find out if they’re into consoles or PC gaming, if its consoles, then see if they’re playing on an Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo. If you’re buying something for the phone or PC, make sure you know if they’re on Windows or in the Apple camp. This will ensure you end up with the result you’re looking for, big smiles come Christmas Day.

If you come across great specials in the lead up to Christmas 2018, leave a comment and we’ll update the post to include them.

Gifts under $20

Cheaper gifts for friends, colleagues and kids

Samsung EVO Plus 32GB MicroSDXC card
$13.00 +delivery

If your loved ones needs to store games on their Switch, take photos with a camera, record video on their GoPro, the this features superfast read and write speeds.

High Speed Desert RC Car
$19.00

This 1:16 scale R/C Car features rubber grip tyres, off-road crash bar and desert racing style.

56 LED Solar Snowflake lights
$20.00

Got that family member who goes all out at Christmas? Then get them even more lights. These are a bargain at just $20.

Universal Phone Vent Clip
$20.00

Supports up to 6″ devices, so you can concentrate on driving. Rotates 360 degrees, so you can adjust it to an angle that suits your needs.

Gifts between $20 and $50

Cheaper gifts for friends, colleagues and kids

Thumbs Up Travel Lens Mug Cup 15 Ounce Black
$25.67

Perfect gift for photographers. Realistic camera lens look and feel Detachable lens cover lid Use the lens cap as a cookie holder or to keep your drink hot.

Xbox Game Pass (3 months)
$32.85

Access to more than 100 games for 3 months, the Xbox lover in your life will love you for this one.

Google Home Mini
$49.00

Get hands-free help in any room with Google Home Mini. It’s powered by the Google Assistant. You can ask it questions.

Uber gift card
A$25.00

Know that friend who loves taking Uber or ordering Uber Eats, then get them some Uber credit, they’ll love you for it.

Samsung Gear VR Headset SM-R323 Black
$48.00

Immerse yourself in a complete interactive experience battling monsters, travelling through space or building empires with the Samsung Gear VR Headset. The headset is great for those on a budget and works seamlessly with most Samsung Galaxy phones.

Ultradrone X6.0 Ball
$49.00

Designed to be flown indoors and outdoors with a surrounding cage to protect its props, great for kids.

Gifts between $50 and $100

Affordable gifts for your loved ones

Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
$79.00

Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, find recipes, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices and more.

Google Chromecast Ultra
$99.00

A streaming device that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port, Chromecast Ultra provides 4K quality with fast, reliable performance with minimal buffering and smooth streaming.

Tile Mate Pro Tracker (2pk)
$99.95

Got that friend that always loses their keys? Get them a pair of Tile Mate Pros and make sure they can always find them.

Gifts between $100 and $500

Serious gifts for the closest in your life

Sennheiser CX SPORT headphones
A$199.95

In-ear Bluetooth headphones, clear, detailed sound with powerful bass, splash and sweat-resistant , 6hr battery life

Ring Video Doorbell 2
$199.00

1080HD video, and see, hear and speak to visitors from anywhere. Instant mobile alerts and two-way talk, you can answer the door from your smartphone, tablet and PC

Logitech G G502 Gaming Mouse
$129.95

For the gamer in your life, this is a mouse the gamer in your life will love, 11 programmable buttons, 5 3.6g of adjustable weights, 16K DPI

Gogogate 2 Ultimate Garage Opener Kit
$299.00

The ultimate solution to remotely control, monitor and watch your garage door from anywhere with your Smartphone, Tablet or PC.

Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3
$299.95

Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3 great for parties, blasting loud, clear, and immersive 360° sound with deep thundering bass, all whilst being insanely waterproof, dustproof and drop proof.

Anki Vector Robot
$449.00

Get your mate a robot sidekick to live with. Anki’s Vector rolled onto the market and he’s somewhere between a cute puppy and the future of technology.

HAY Sonos One Limited Edition
$349.00

Designed by Danish brand HAY, Amazon Alexa voice controls, room-filling sound, available in 5 colours.

Swann Outdoor Security Camera
$199.95

Weatherproof, 1080p resolution, 110 degrees viewing angle, audio capture, local memory and cloud storage, and Swann’s True Detect heat and motion sensing technology

Google Home
A$124.00

For a greater sound quality and added base enjoy the Google Home Smart Speaker. Set reminders, play your favourite tracks or find the answer to a cool question from anywhere in the house.

Huawei nova 3i 128GB Handset
$449.00

This phone has a great list of features, for a great price. 4 Cameras, 128GB storage, Dual sim and more..

PlayStation VR with Camera and Game Bundle
$399.00

For PlaySation owners, give them the gift of virtual reality with the PSVR. This bundle includes some games to get them started.

Gifts valued $500 and above

Pricey gifts to show your favourite person, you really care

Canon EOS 6D Mark II
$1,850.00

For those into photography, this camera is one of the best. For someone with an investment in lenses, a new body is a great upgrade.

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone
$1.999.00

For that drone enthusiast in your life, or that person who’s always wanted a drone, but won’t buy themselves one.

LG SK85 55" Super UHD AI ThinQ TV
$2,699.00

LG TV with Google Assistant built-in. Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support for superior image and sound.

GoPro Hero 7 Black
$599.00

Hypersmooth video, 8x slow-mo, GPS, HDR and live streaming. This camera has it all, even waterproof and 4K60.

Nintendo Switch Pikachu! Edition bundle
$599.00

For the Pokemon fan in your life, the Nintendo Swtich is both a console for home and a portable device for when you’re out in the world.

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