Are these the BEST gadgets of 2020?

From a VR headset to a state-of-the-art coffee machine, these ultra cool gadgets are sure to raise a smile on Christmas morning. 

FEMAIL has picked out the best products from British high street stores and online retailers, including a £19.99 projector that turns any smartphone into a cinema and the £99.99 HONOR smartwatch that’s as stylish as it is practical. 

Another must-have is the £239.95 Bose Frames that produce ‚jaw-dropping‘ sound from a pair of sunglasses, allowing you to discreetly listen to music and take calls, while protecting your eyes. 

Elsewhere, are gifts for cleaning enthusiasts, amateur cooks, beauty fans who prefer to do their own treatments at home and innovations for those who are keen to have the latest home security.

Here, FEMAIL reveals the best gadgets to gift loved ones this Christmas.  

Home entertainment

Weighing in at under 700g, this compact and lightweight speaker boasts 20+ hours portable playtime. It’s water-resistant design makes it the perfect device for those who enjoy socialising outdoors and bringing the party wherever they go this season. 

This stunning rose gold smart TV is the ideal size for a bedroom or kitchen and has freeview as well as radio channels for continuous entertainment.  

As well as packing a powerful punch and stunning visuals, the LG Gram boasts up to 19.5 hours of battery life, giving users the freedom to work on multiple files, edit images and videos wherever they are. 

Featuring 3LCD technology and 3,500 lumens of brightness, movies are shown as the director intended with a bright and clear display. Even in bright rooms, this powerful yet affordable Full HD projector delivers exceptionally bright yet colourful images with clear details.

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Ideal for aspiring YouTubers and TikTok stars, the Studio Creator makes it easy and fun to create custom videos. It’s perfect for hands free recording tutorials, music videos, unboxings, reviews and more. 

This party speaker with changeable colour LED lights is ideal for having fun with friends. Simply pair the speaker to your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth connectivity to listen within seconds or use the karaoke function for a night of laughter.

As the pandemic puts a hold on gathering at live events, this VR headset is ideal for escaping to concerts, viewing the SpaceX shuttle launch and sitting courtside at NBA games – all from the comfort of their own home. 

Designed and engineered to bring the natural in-home vinyl feel to multiple devices, the upgraded Stir It Up Wireless turntable is a Bluetooth version of its original. Crafted using bamboo, REWIND™ fabric and recyclable aluminium, the turntable not only looks good but is sustainable too. 

Everyday videos of Cassetteboy mashups and cats getting brain-freeze are now majestically transformed into glorious cinematic events, for everyone to enjoy. Made entirely from rigid cardboard and printed to look just like a retro device, this stylish projector contains a high-quality glass lens with an impressive 8x magnification to turn your little screen into the big screen. 

Avid audiophiles who are looking to cut down their carbon footprint, will appreciate this all-new Matte Black Transparent Speaker. The audio kit comes complete with an enhanced Digital Signal Processor (DSP) chip for studio-level sound quality, plus True Wireless pairing to allow two speakers to play music simultaneously.

This indoor bike offers live or on-demand indoor cycling classes run by the most sough tafter fitness trainers from around the world.

Fire TV Cube lets you put down the remote and dive straight into your favourite films and TV programmes with the sound of your voice. You can also ask Alexa to check the weather, set timers and reminders and more—even when the TV is off.

Harnessing the power of a multi-speaker home cinema system in one sleek, state-of-the-art device, the AMBEO Soundbar delivers an immersive 3D home audio experience like you have never heard before.

This unique TV can rotate between horizontal and vertical orientation, so it can adapt to all your favourite social media content, whether that’s a TikTok dance or Instagram Live with a favourite influencer. 

Get the crisp picture quality you crave with this ultra-slim, micro-edge display, featuring eye-catching aluminum design and immersive ultra-wide viewing angles. 

Compact all-in-one Internet radio with DAB and Bluetooth functionality. 

Portability comes at no expense to performance and feature set, which unifies the smartphone and tablet experiences into one cohesive, all-scenario experience, and delivers incredibly expansive visuals, powerful performance and smart experiences in a stylish and portable form factor. 

With straightforward operation, elegant design, incredible sound characteristics and an exceptional battery life (up to 30 hours at half volume and 12 hours at max volume), the Addon T3+ is the perfect portable Bluetooth speaker for everyday life. 

Featuring re-engineered hardware and software integration, Xbox Velocity Architecture delivers superior speed and performance like you’ve never seen before. Ready for 8K gaming with speeds up to 120 fps, you’ll experience lightning-fast gaming with incredible detail. 

Kitchen gadgets

Ideal for those who like to take the guesswork out of cooking, the TimeSelect Digital Slow Cooker allows you to ‚Schedule Meal‘, automatically determining the correct cooking process based on the end mealtime, food type, and the quantity of food being cooked. The end mealtime can be set for up to twelve hours before dinner is served, so being out all day no longer means coming home to an overcooked meal. 

With five pre-programmed milk recipes including  Cappuccino,Latte Macchiato and Cold Milk Froth, this coffee machine offers a uniquely personalised experience at the touch of a button. It also uses the exclusive foaming method patented by Lavazza and has an alert system for simple and intuitive daily maintenance. 

Featuring innovative extra deep fill plates, designed to accommodate more filling than ever before, sandwich lovers can now create their deepest toasties yet. Breville’s latest addition also features their Cut & Seal technology, for perfectly sealed, enclosed toasties. It also has high hinges to prevent filling leakages.

This wine cooler from Russell Hobbs is an ideal addition to any kitchen. It holds up to eight bottles at once, meaning there’s plenty of room to store all your favourites beverages, whether it’s wine, beer or a mixture of both. 

The HBF01 hand blender is great for those on a budget. This small tabletop appliance is perfect for quickly whipping up soups, smoothies and sauces. Encased in Smeg’s classic retro style housing, the HBF01 is available in red, cream, black and pastel blue.

Vileda Steam Mop is perfect for providing a deep clean for your hard-sealed floors by killing 99.9% of bacteria* without the need for any cleaning chemicals, leaving floors sparkling clean. Heating up in only 15 seconds and lasting up to 28 minutes on one tank, it’s suitable for all hard-sealed floors including tiles, vinyl, wood and laminate

The kettle has a 1.7 litre capacity, meaning it’ll easily make up to seven cups of tea or coffee for you and any guests. It also comes with three individual canisters to store all your teabags, coffee granules and sugar – a great finishing touch to any pantry. 

Perfect for smoothies, shakes, cocktails and more, the stainless steel blades rotate at a dizzying 22,000 RPM. It can also be easily cleaned by just filling it with water, adding a drop of soap and giving it a quick spin. 

This easy to use stand mixer has a 3x high-quality stainless-steel bowl as well as tools included for mixing, kneading and whisking to create a range of scrumptious recipes.  

The newest air fryer in the Tefal range, this gadget has a unique 360° stirring paddle and Dual Motion air circulation for perfectly cooked and healthy food, using only one spoonful of oil. The nine automatic cooking programmes, temperature and stirring make quick work of mealtimes. And with a capacity of 1.2kg you can cook up to six portions to feed the family, or batch cook for the week ahead. 

With its AI DD (Artificial Intelligence) technology, this washing machine analyses the material of load and selects a custom, tailored wash cycle, keeping your clothes looking better for longer. It can perform a gentle yet thorough wash in just 39 minutes, and you can even control it from your phone via the LG ThinQ app. 

This innovative coffee machine has ‚Bean Adapt Technology‘ that automatically adjusts it’s brewing parameters to suit the specific type of coffee beans being used.

It has a 4.3′ full colour TFT touch screen and connectivity through the Coffee Link App for intuitive interaction.

The Samsung Infinite oven combines innovative features and high-end design principles to offer a stylish and aspirational appliance- perfect for amateur chefs and interior decoration fans alike. 

Simply add your prepared ingredients, select one of the 4 pre-programmed functions and 30 minutes later you can be tucking into tasty, freshly-made soup. 

This talking Kitchen Scale with easy to see jug is ideal for those with visual impairment or living with dementia. The scale can measure solids and liquids. It announces the weight in Grams, Pounds or Ounces with a capacity of 3g-5000g.

Personal devices

Devialet Gemini wireless earbuds are capable of delivering pristine audio performance, making them the perfect device for those who enjoy listening to music and podcasts while on the go.

This stunning Ember Mug features a smart LED to indicate when your beverage has reached its perfect temperature, lasting battery life, or all day charge when used with Ember’s newly redesigned charging coaster as well as an auto sleep function that intelligently senses when to turn on and off. 

The stylish HONOR FMOVIES watch online free full movie ES has up to 10 days of battery life on a single charge. A must-have for fitness enthusiast, it also has 12 animated workout courses, 95 different workout modes and a heart rate monitor. 

The Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones are high-performance wireless noise cancelling headphone, compatible with iOS and Android devices. It has up to 22 hours of battery life enables full-featured all-day wireless playback.


Kindle Oasis is built to withstand getting splashed at the beach or dropped in the bathtub, hot tub or pool. It’s ideal for reading in any setting and has customisable features for a personalised user experience. 

Lounge Q is a premium wireless charging stand that combines Scandinavian style and advanced functionality in one. The internals are driven by Moshi’s proprietary Q-coil™ technology which includes a ferrite sheet that offers better charging speed and efficiency compared to other wireless chargers. This allows Lounge Q to wireless charge through cases up to 5 mm thick. 

The Panasonic ES-LV65 Wet & Dry Foil Shave and its 3-blade cutting system deliver a fast and smooth shave.

Sony’s new WF-SP800N truly wireless earbuds are specifically designed to keep up with those who have an active lifestyle. They are also IP55 water, sweat and dust proof, meaning they can be used while working up a sweat without worrying. 

This small, portable and wearable device is specifically designed to help lessen and manage female period and endometriosis pains. It’s the perfect drug-free alternative coping mechanism to painkillers. 

Designed to be used on-the-go, the Ember Travel Mug² keeps any drink of choice hot for up to three hours, or all day on the charging coaster. This smart mug allows you to set an exact drinking temperature for all of your favourite hot beverages. 

Fitbit Sense introduces the world’s first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor on a smartwatch to help manage stress, new ECG app, and an on-wrist skin temperature sensor, all powered by 6+ days‘ battery life. 

Whether they want to commute in a blissful bubble of silence, or take to the streets and beat that 5k PB, the new Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are up to the challenge. Delivering all the ‚quiet‘ of Bose around-ear noise cancelling headphones in a gorgeous in-ear design. 

Recently launching in Boots, Silk’n ToothWave, is the first electric toothbrush to remove calculus (a form of hardened dental plaque) and helps to produce up to eight shades whiter teeth, in just six weeks. 

This sleek-looking gadget uses an advanced anti-bacterial UV-C light with ionizer technology to rid your smartphone of 99.9% of germs. It is also able to wirelessly charge your smartphone at the same time and can have it full charged within three hours.

Derived from over 20 years of experience of professional hair removal, Bondi Laser is the strongest at home IPL on the market. The device is painless and gentle, even on sensitive skin. With 10-20 minute treatment times, noticeable hair reductions can be seen after five treatments. 

Bose Frames feature Bose proprietary Open Ear AudioTM technology for immersive. It also has polarised lenses, to block up to 99% of UV rays and perform like the world’s most acclaimed sunglasses for outdoor sports and daily wear.

This innovative device combines self-heating Activewarmth technology with precious metals to give you a spa-worthy skincare routine from home. 

An evolution of Speck’s flagship Stay-Clear line, this case features beautiful glitter crystals embedded into the case’s hard outer layer, so they won’t scratch, fade, or flake off. Speck’s clear impact technology absorbs shock and provides drop protection of up to 13 feet. 

LG’s all-in-one clothing care system, keeping all clothes and wearables hygienically clean and looking their very best. At the core of the Styler is LG’s TrueSteam™ technology, which eliminates over 99.9 percent of the germs and bacteria found in clothing and home furnishings, as certified by the British Allergy Foundation. 

Show off the look of rested, revived, youthful eyes in just 3 minutes a day – hands-free. Featuring 72 LEDs, SpectraLite™ showcases a full spectrum of therapeutic light, bringing professional light therapy to your home in a next-generation, universal-fit model. 

The Series 9 is the world’s most efficient electric shaver to date, offering 5 synchronized shaving elements and Precision Head to capture more hair in one stroke for a flawless shave. The shaver glides over skin and is suitable for both wet or dry shaving. 

The razr 5G is the iconic flip phone with a modern twist, changing the way we interact with our smartphones with features such as the Quickview display keeping you connected when the device is closed as you view notifications, make calls or play songs on the go.

Developed in partnership with Microsoft, the expansion drive offers gamers an extra 1TB of external storage right out the box – and when they see the eye-watering size of next-gen games, you might even receive a thank-you card for it. 

Get the benefits of infrared saunas from the comfort of your own home. Now you can get your infrared sauna fix every week at a fraction of the cost. 


The instax mini 11 is perfect for beginners, while still boasting an impressive range of features for long-standing lovers of instant photography. Designed with portability in mind, it has functional features such as automatic exposure and ’selfie mode‘.

This tennis ball launcher that is equally portable, affordable and incredible is perfect for sports lovers who want to hit the courts solo anytime, anywhere. 

Whatever your style, the Dyson gives you the same professional look with half the damage to your hair as a traditional straightener. Dyson’s flexing plate technology shapes around your hair, using less pressure and heat for reduced frizz and flyaways.


NURVV Run’s smart insoles and lightweight trackers monitor every step of your run. By measuring from your feet, NURVV Run provides you with unique real-time insights telling you how to make every run a success. NURVV’s coaching app provides tailored training guidance and live, real-time coaching helps you hit your running goals 

The Zenfox T3 3CH has three cameras allowing drivers to record footage of the road ahead, the rear and also also within the vehicle itself making it ideal for taxi drivers, Uber drivers, for lift sharing and families.

MiHIGH’s infrared technology supports an enhanced calorie burn, the heat delivered through the blanket acting to stimulate increased blood flow and elevated heart rate, similarly to regular exercise. This translates to a calorie burn of up to 600 calories in just one 30-minute session. 

An innovative magnetic mount with a built-in rechargeable battery means there’s no need for unsightly wires or bulky base stations. You can clearly communicate with visitors such as family, friends, babysitters, delivery drivers or the postman. Ideal for outdoor or indoor use with built-in microphone and speaker.

23andMe’s kits allow you to reveal insights around your health and/or ancestry, as well as the opportunity to find and connect with other 23andMe customers who share your DNA. The added family tree feature can also help you to get to the root of any questions you have around your ancestry. 

Featuring three heat settings (cool/warm/hot) and two speeds settings, this hairdryer offers all of the versatility needed to create any style. Plus, the long-life AC powerful motor ensures fast drying, whilst significantly saving energy.

NEWA is among the most advanced home-use radiofrequency device available. It’s clinically proven to rebuild collagen and reduce wrinkles safely and effectively. 

Featuring digital temperature control that allows you to set the perfect heat for the purpose, and titanium plates for a smooth glide through the hair. Programmable auto shut off to prevent overheating and damage and dual heaters for fast heat up, fast recovery and consistent heat.

The Sony ZV-1 Vlog camera combines easy-to-use features, including 4K movie recording, with uncompromising imaging technology, ideal for content creators of all skill levels 

The EZVIZ 3MP Smart Video Doorbell is a Wi-Fi video doorbell designed with a 3MP lens that can capture a 180-degree vertical field of view. It  initiates a video call via the EZVIZ App on a user’s smartphone when a visitor rings the bell, so the door can be answered anywhere, at any time, even when miles away. 

The RÉDUIT One haircare device is ideal for those who are obsessed with haircare. The sustainable-friendly gift set comes in a sleek white box and includes the RÉDUIT One device and two of each of the RÉDUIT regular Hairpods. 

Keep your home cosy and warm with this Mill Heat oil radiator. With its 2000 Watt power output, it’ll quickly heat a whole room, while the 3 heating modes ensure you’ll always find the perfect temperature. 

IInstantly send photos from your phone to an Aura digital photo frame through the brand’s easy-to-use app, to display an unlimited number of photos in your home.

This aerial HD selfie camera takes photos or videos of you- think of it as your own personal photographer. All you do, is switch it on, place it on your hand, gently throw it out in front of you and it will take flight, hover in front of you, auto-focus on your face, and voila 

Created by Cambridge Sleep Sciences, SleepHub is a science-powered product to re-train the brain to overcome common sleep issues. Designed for people who want to improve the quality of their sleep or experience sleep problems, SleepHub combines science, sound and technology to help users revert to their natural sleep patterns. The result of over a decade of research and development, it comes with a 60-day sleep guarantee. 

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