The Tech To Buy Yourself (Or Someone Else) For Christmas

With so many products on the market, it’s increasingly hard to tell the difference between a piece of tech that will tangibly improve your life and one that’s way too much effort to get your head around, which you’ll pay hundreds for then hide guiltily in a drawer. While many millennials are seeking digital detoxes and the idea of another piece of technology to keep up with is exhausting, half the products in this list are actually designed to help you switch OFF and sleep better, so could be of ironic benefit if you’re looking to reduce your tech time. From replacing your television (who actually watches TV anymore?) with a slick projector, to a device that only allows emergency calls through so you can truly switch off your phone, tech is now so advanced, it’s anti-tech...
Alongside the items we've become attached to this year which we'd recommend to a friend, are some fun items from a new, all-female tech company called Soda (this is not sponsored, we just like them), founded by Grace Gould and creative directed by Jackie Annesley. Identifying a gap in the market for women and tech, Grace told WGSN: “Most tech products on the market today are made by boys for boys. Nothing resonated with us in a language we understood.” And so she started Soda, an online (obviously) shop which also has an IRL pop-up in Selfridges, curating quirky products that you’d never have thought of from around the world.
From the Snapchat-obsessed teenager in your life, to your mum who's started sleeping in the spare room because your dad's snoring has become "unbearable", hopefully you'll find something for someone, including yourself.