Read our review here.

Laser Alarm Clock V2 with Qi Wireless Charging – $129.95

Christmas

Every modern bedside table needs two things: a clock radio and a phone charger. Does your loved one have both of those on theirs? Is their phone capable of wireless charging? If the answer to those questions is no and yes, then this device is the ideal Christmas present.

It combines the alarm clock radio (FM only) with a wireless charging pad. Instead of fiddling with cables, your loved one can just plonk their phone on top when they go to bed. And even play music from the phone, since this Laser device also supports Bluetooth.

Read our review here.

Sharp R890E Microwave/Convection/Grill – $399 to $429

Christmas

Cooking? Does he or she like doing it? Heck, even if they don’t, a microwave oven can help them avoid the worst of it. And if they do like cooking, then this Sharp unit improves on things by including a convention function and a grill element.

With 1,100 microwave watts, cooking is fast. The lower price above is for the white version, but we prefer the slightly more expensive stainless-steel model.

Read our review here.

Andatech AlcoSense breathalyser – $269 to $469

Christmas

Just about the last thing you want is for your loved one to end up in the clink on the drive home this Christmas day. Worse, to have been involved in some driving disaster. So, just maybe, a safety device could be in order.

The Andatech AlcoSense breathalysers can perform that function. There are several models, each with their own benefits. But the core function of each is to tell you – or him or her – whether they can safely (and legally) drive.

Read our review here.

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer – $499 to $569

Christmas

Dare we suggest that this one might be more for her than for him? At least we know it’s not for we follicly challenged males here on the writing team. But both our loved ones love their Dyson Supersonic hair dryers. (This writer bought one – full price! – for his wife earlier this year.)

Somehow Dyson’s engineers have made a dryer that’s fast, yet gentle at the same time. The only weakness: the Australian version is 240 volts only, so it may not be suitable for overseas travel.

Read our review here.

Dyson Pure Hot and Cool Link – $799

Christmas

If it sucks or blows – and we’re not speaking metaphorically here – chances are Dyson makes a version of it. Here is a Dyson device that blows air. It blows air that’s room temperature, or hot, according to your needs. And it blows air that’s clean, thanks to its filters which remove 99.95% of allergens and pollutants.

But this heater/fan does more than that. It connects to your loved one’s Wi-Fi so that they can program it to come on when they prefer. They can even switch it on or off from anywhere in the world. That’s clever.