It’s that time of the year when gifting [and being gifted] takes pride of place. So here’s our most recommended list of gadgetry to take care of any whim, whether DIY, your Kayne West aspirations or simply hair care with flair.
Learn how to play and make music with Roli’s incredibly beautiful, fully illuminated keyboard that’s beginner-friendly enough for newcomers, but offers plenty of features to keep pro music-makers and songwriters happy. It’s small enough to sit on your table. $899, roli.com
BOSCH PSR SELECT
Bosch’s next-gen take on the long-respected PSR Select, which stores 12 different bits on board, lets you charge its lithium-ion battery via USB, meaning DIY enthusiasts will never be without the ability to tighten up to 90 screws, pronto! AED 428, bosch.com
DJI OSMO POCKET Shaky videos be damned – the Osmo Pocket’s 3-axis gimbal turns even the shakiest hand into a master camera operator, and arguably does a better job than any in-camera software stabilisation. Active tracking means it’s great for selfi es, too. AED 845, dji.com
Journal, scribble notes and hand-write a chapter of your new book with RcketBook and take it to the cloud . It’s stacked with lots of features, including the ability to record and add audio files in your notes, and converts handwritten work to PDFs and plain text files for editing. AED 145, rocketbook.com
LEGO NASA APOLLO 11 LUNAR LANDER This is definitely a show-it-off centrepiece Lego set for the older builder – the finished product looks awesome. Celebrating 50 years since the moon landing, it has detachable stages and two little spaceman minifigs. NASA helped get the details just right. AED 1,099, lego.com
SPHERO MINI ACTIVITY KIT
What could be better than a smartphone-controlled robotic ball? All that plus a host of STEM-inspired activities, a construction kit for mazes and race tracks, and a cover for customising your auto-rolling robosphere, that’s what. $369, sphero.com
NANOLEAF CANVAS SMARTER KIT
Give the gift of feature lighting with this mini pack of customisable light squares. They can be arranged in any configuration, respond to touch or sound, and integrate with all major smart assistants. A beautiful upgrade for any living space.
AED 999, nanoleaf.me, shift.ae, dxb.net
KITCHENAID DRIP COFFEE MAKER WITH SPIRAL SHOWERHEAD
That spiral showerhead evenly saturates coffee grounds, meaning this kicks out a consistent and fl avourful blend. For those tricky mornings there’s selectable strength. AED 1,499, kitchenaid.com
SONY FES WATCH
For the fashion-forward smartwatch-wearer, Sony’s novel e-paper wristpiece is quirky, fashionable and functional. Not only can you change the watchface on a whim, but the e-ink customisation stretches all around the band, so you can change that too. TBA, sony.com
DYSON AIRWRAP If you want salon-finish hair without putting in much effort, the AirWrap should be top of your Christmas wishlist. It curls, waves, dries and straightens (to a degree), and does so without using extreme heat. Your hair will thank you for it. AED 1,889, dyson.com, sephora.com
BOSCH ZAMO III All DIY-enthusiasts, seriously consider the Bosch Zamo set. The device can not only accurately measure distances up to 20m, it can also measure circumferences and curved objects, has a line-adapter with two integrated spirit levels. It even boasts an area-function.
AED 369, bosch.com