Christmas tech gift guide – ALL the hottest games and gadgets for Xmas 2021
'TIS the season to shop, shop, shop – and gadgets, gizmos and gaming goodies should be top of your list.
We'll be updating this page regularly in the run-up to Christmas, so keep checking back for new additions.
Christmas tech gifts – what gadgets are hot in 2021?
This very posh hair-dryer is quiet, seriously effective, and now comes with a new attachment that hides your fly-away hairs. Brilliant.
- Supersonic at Amazon for $439.99 – buy here
- Supersonic at Dyson for £299.99 – buy here
Alexa remains one of the best ways to "smarten" up your home, so jump on the voice assistant bandwagon with the budget-friendly Echo Dot.
- Echo Dot 4th gen at Amazon for $59.98 – buy here
- Echo Dot 4th gen at Amazon for £49.99 – buy here
These wireless Apple earbuds hardly need an introduction. If you've got an iPhone, don't wait any longer – upgrade your audio game today.
- AirPods at Amazon for $119 – buy here
- AirPods at Amazon for £106 – buy here
Alienware M15 Ryzen Edition R5
Gaming is all the rage, so why not upgrade yourself or a loved one with a super-charged laptop. We've been impressed with the Alienware M15 Ryzen Edition R5 – and you will be too.
- Alienware M15 at Amazon for $1,488 – buy here
- Alienware M15 at Dell for £1,299 – buy here
These handy location tracker tags attach to your keys, handbag or luggage. So you can locate them with ease using an iPhone if they're ever lost.
- Apple AirTag at Best Buy for $29 – buy here
- Apple AirTag at Amazon for £29 – buy here
Google Pixel Buds A-Series
Google's brilliant answer to the Apple AirPods, but with a slightly lower price tag.
- Pixel Buds A-Series at Best Buy for $99.99 – buy here
- Pixel Buds A-Series at Google for £99.99 – buy here
These "smart" sunglasses built with Facebook have built-in cameras, so you can capture moments as you go.
- Ray-Ban Stories at Best Buy for $299 – buy here
- Ray-Ban Stories at Ray-Ban for £299 – buy here
Apple's new iPhone 13 is brilliant, with a better camera, improved battery life and new colours to boot. You can bag it for $799/£779.
- Cheapest iPhone 13 deals – buy here
But that's not all – we're still waiting for some major products to come out.
So expect a huge announcement from Apple in September that will likely unleash a new iPhone, Apple Watch and more.
Christmas gaming gifts – best gamer pressies for 2021
Here are some of the best gaming gifts right now…
Call of Duty Vanguard
The blockbuster shooter franchise is back with Call of Duty Vanguard, returning to WW2 to explore the birth of the special forces.
- Call of Duty Vanguard at Amazon – buy here
It's 2021, but the big footie game of this year will be Fifa 22. So make sure you get the right game at Argos for loved ones. Fifa fans won't have any trouble, mind.
- Fifa 22 at Amazon for £54.99 – buy here
This wildly popular console will be in high demand for Christmas – in fact, you'll be lucky to even buy one.
- PS5 at Amazon – buy here
Xbox Series X
Just like the PS5, the Xbox Series X is one of the consoles of the moment. Buy one if you can. Even Santa will struggle to get his hands on this…
- Xbox Series X at Amazon – buy here
Nintendo Switch OLED
As if there weren't enough new consoles to tempt the world, Nintendo has refreshed its beloved Switch console with a much better screen, double the storage and a new design. It'll be hard to find in stock, but it's a great gift.
- Nintendo Switch OLED at Amazon – buy here
Madden 22 is to Americans what Fifa 22 is to Brits. This football (American football, not soccer football) game will be all the rage for Christmas 2021.
- Madden 22 at Amazon for £69.99 – buy here
Amazon's New World
This brand new MMO from Amazon is very promising, and can be purchased as a gift via Steam. There's no monthly fee, and there's a huge fantasy world to explore with friends – or strangers!
- New World at Steam – buy here
Final Fantasy 14
One of the most popular MMOs in the world – and a bona fide Warcraft rival – FFXIV has hundreds of hours of brilliant content to sink your teeth into.
- FFXIV at Square Enix – buy here
Diablo 2 Resurrected
One for lifelong gamers, Diablo 2 Resurrected is a remastering of the iconic nineties Blizzard game – now with much better graphics.
- D2R at Blizzard – buy here
All prices in this article were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed. Always do your own research before making any purchase.
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Read our complete guide to Call of Duty 2021.
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