It's tech-mas time: The best gadgets to gift your loved ones this Christmas

The silly season is upon us, which along with all the festive fun brings the seasonal stress of getting all of our Christmas shopping done with our calendars rapidly filling up.

So give yourself the gift of time this holiday season by letting Newshub and Noel Leeming take the hassle out of your present purchasing with a selection of the best gadgets to gift your whānau and loved ones! 

The Fit Bit Charge 5 ($149.95)

Following Christmas feasting many of us roll into the new year hoping to burn a few of those extra calories and this stylish fitness band is the perfect way to turn those new year's resolutions into actual transformations. 

The Fit Bit Charge 5 has up to a seven day charge, advanced health metrics, built in GPS and sleep tracking all wrapped in a slick, ergonomic package. 

Quiet Comfort 45 by Bose ($385)

While the holiday season is a time for connecting, sometimes you just need to tune out all the noise and relax. 

Perfect for music lovers or just someone who values their quiet time, the Bose Comfort 45 combines stylish design, lightweight materials and world-class noise cancelling with a 24 hour battery life. 

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II ($469)

For those who want the Bose’s trademark quality and comfort in their headphones but in a more portable package, consider picking up the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II. 

Same powerful noise cancelling technology but in a sleeker, smaller package, these are great for active users seeking top-tier audio technology which can still fit in your back pocket.   

Nintendo Switch/ Playstation 5/ Xbox Series S (From $539)

Get in quick, they sell out fast! Now the biggest entertainment category in the world, Gaming exploded through the pandemic fuelled by the hottest hardware in history with PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch.

This Christmas, Noel Leeming has all your gaming needs covered with limited stock of consoles, controllers, headsets and more.

It's tech-mas time: The best gadgets to gift your loved ones this Christmas
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Whether it’s playing the blockbuster PlayStation exclusive God of War Ragnarök; discovering hundreds of amazing games on Xbox Game Pass with an Xbox Series S or challenging your mates with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch; there’s something for every gamer this Christmas at Noel Leeming

Eufy Cam 2C Pro 2K Security Kit 2 Pack ($598)

Heading away for the summer or just want an extra layer of safety while relaxing at home? The Eufy camera set up offers low hassle, wire-free security with 180 day battery life and 2k resolution. Weather-proof and equipped with night vision, these cameras will give you peace of mind at a competitive price. 

Noel Leeming techs can also come out to your home to do the setup for you so you can focus on unwinding. Bonus feature: The cameras connect to your phone through an app, so you can keep an eye out for any Christmas deliveries! 

Alexa Echo Dot, 5th Gen $69, normally $89

This smart speaker means you won’t even have to move a muscle to change your tunes.

Delivering crisp sound from a sleek package, simply call out ‘Hey Alexa!’ and request your favourite band, ballad or genre and you’ll have an atmosphere for every occasion on command. 

The Echo can even connect to other smart devices in your home, from lights to thermostats, letting you tailor your environment from the comfort of your couch. 

Amazon Fire Stick ($54.50)

If you're wanting to spoil a special someone, consider pairing the Amazon Echo with an Amazon Fire stick, which essentially upgrades any television into a smart TV. 

Simply plug into an HDMI port, login into your wifi and you can start streaming Neon, Sky Sport 

Now, Spark Sport, ThreeNow on command. The quad-core processor delivers a lightning fast app experience, fluid navigation and (depending on internet connection and TV model) vibrant 4K Ultra HD.

And while even the most techno-sceptic among us have gotten a lot more comfortable with technology over the past two years, Noel Leeming understands tech can still be challenging for some. If you or your loved one needs a hand ensuring their new device is good to go, head into your local store or ask about in-home services where the tech-sperts can come to you. 

These are some of the best gadgets on the market right now, there’s plenty more in store at Noel Leeming. If you’re ready to do some shopping or just browse what’s on offer, head on over to their website for more. 

Article created in partnership with Noel Leeming.