We’ve already made a few dozen Christmas suggestions for TVs, smartphones, headphones and soundbars, smart home devices, computer monitors and, of course, computers. But, heh, we aren’t called gadgetguy.com.au for nothing. So here are fifteen actual gadgets that have taken our fancy in recent months. We reckon you’re likely to find a touching gift for your loved one from amongst them.

Thorfire Q8 flashlight – $78.20

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There’s nothing more gadgetty, and few things closer to the heart of the gadget lover, than a good flashlight. And this one is good. Good, plus remarkably good value.

That’s because your loved one will be able to choose how bright he or she wants it from moment to moment. It is easily adjustable from 600 to a blinding 5,000 lumens. You should toss in some rechargeable batteries so that the flashlight is ready to go as soon as the Christmas wrap is removed.

Read our review here.

Samsung Thunderbolt 3 X5 external SSD – $629 to $2,199

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Everyone with a computer needs an external disk drive. Whether it’s for backup or to carry media around for a notebook that might not have enough capacity on its own. If your loved one’s computer has Thunderbolt ports, then this would make the ideal gift.

Solid state means robust. And it means fast. Blindingly fast with a Thunderbolt connection. Our reviewer found read speeds of 2,800MB/s and write speeds of nearly 2,100MB/s. Wow!

Read our review here.

udoq charging dock – around $350

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Does your loved one have multiple devices? Perhaps an Android phone or two, plus an iPhone. Maybe even a tablet. Are there charge cables everywhere? How about helping them tidy up? The udoq charging dock does just that. It’s a neat rail into which slide several port adaptors: USB-C, Micro-B USB, Lightning, even 30-pin plugs for older Apple devices.

There the devices are, all lined up neatly, charging, ready to be grabbed. It comes in different lengths from 250mm to 700mm. Each module needs 5 volts of power applied. We found the best value to be a different brand of 10 port USB charger.

Read our review here.

Jura S8 automatic coffee machine – $2,650

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Sure, you can have your various versions of pod-piercer coffee machines, but this machine is for someone who wants their choice of high quality coffee, and automatic production on demand. The Jura S8 turns coffee beans, milk and water into just about perfect coffee.

Our review panel – plus various visitors to gadgetguy.com.au – were unanimous: coffee from the Jura S8 “it is as good as a bought one.” And that included espresso, latte, long black and more.

Read our review here.

Fitbit Aria 2 Smart Scales – $199.95

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A little sensitivity might be called for here. One’s weight is always a touchy subject. But he or she will likely love you after realising how damned useful these scales are. He or she can step on each morning, and the weight will automatically be logged in the Fitbit app.

Before they know it, there’ll be a graph showing a gradually diminishing weight over time. Nothing like a bit of feedback to help one achieve a target.