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Day 09: The best gadgets for your loved ones this Christmas

No one thought we would be celebrating Christmas in the midst of a pandemic, yet here we are. This year, things are a little different: We’re pulling our lens back to examine our year and shine the spotlight on little things over the next 12 days – both material and immaterial that one can either gift or savour now or in the next year. Here’s Day 9, because gadget gifts are both practical and thoughtful.

With Christmas just three weeks away (yes, time has indeed flown by), you might be scrambling to get your gifts in ready for the season.

Technology plays such a huge part in our lives — you’re probably reading this from a laptop or your phone — so it’s safe to say that tech gifts are just about some of the most suitable items for anyone.

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To help you narrow down your search, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite tech gifts you can get — from tech accessories to smart gadgets, these are the perfect treats to place under your Christmas tree this year. Read on for the full list.

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Perhaps you’ve thought about getting a smartwatch during this festive season. Yet, with a whole range of choices available, scouring through each one and its list of specifications may be daunting. If you need a recommendation, here’s our pick: the Huawei Watch GT 2. For fitness enthusiasts, the smartwatch’s sport mode is compatible with 15 sports, including eight outdoor sports and seven indoor sports. This means it can provide targeted pre-exercise data analysis for each sport, data recording analysis during the exercise and even professional advice afterwards. That, coupled with its heart rate and sleep monitoring functions, makes it a great gift for health junkies too.

As for its battery life? The 46mm version is able to operate continuously for up to two weeks, while the 42mm version has a battery life of one week — meaning you’ll have fewer worries about charging and the anxiety that comes with low power.

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S$268.00 - S$298.00

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Chanel Airpods case

If you’ve got a pair of wireless earphones this year and still have some extra cash to splash out, we suggest getting an Airpods case or two to go along with it. No, we’re not talking about any Airpods case you can get online, these classy designs from Chanel are sure to make your purchase stand out. Available in the Maison’s iconic quilted black leather and pink tweed, each design also features Chanel’s gold ‘CC’ logo, a woven leather rope handle, and a handy keychain clip.

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Around S$1,470

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Bang & Olufsen’s Golden Collection

In commemoration of Bang & Olufsen’s 95th anniversary this year, the luxury Danish brand is launching the Golden Collection, a stunning new colourway for its most popular and enduring products. This includes the classic Beosound Balance, the award-winning Beosound A1 2nd Generation speaker and Bang & Olufsen’s premium TV experience, Beovision Harmony. The Golden Collection is available in Singapore at the Grand Hyatt flagship store.

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From S$389

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Sony Alpha 7C camera

If there’s anything this year taught us, it would be that we should cherish every happy moment we’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of. What better way to do so than recording it down with pictures? The Sony Alpha 7C is incredibly compact and portable — achieving uncompromising full-frame quality with the world’s smallest and lightest camera and lens system. The camera is only 12.4 centimetres wide and weighs about 510-grams, making it a lean machine that’ll fit into any bag with ease.

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From S$ 2,499
Jocelyn Tan
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Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer who's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.