The 10 great, useful Christmas gifts for under €100
Published 08/12/2015 | 07:52
We’ve all received gifts we don’t want at Christmas. Socks, ties, useless brick-a-brac that either gets recycled or returned. Don’t let that happen this year, get something useful for the ones you love. It needn’t cost the earth either, here are 10 Christmas gifts for under €100.
We’ve teamed up with Tassimo who invite their customers to ‘Discover a World of Variety’ to reveal some Christmas gifts that have enough broad appeal to suit friends and family, and all for the reasonable sum of €100, just in time for Black Friday, 27th of November, so you can have your shopping done and delivered in plenty of time for Christmas.
Google Chromecast, €35
Chromecast is just a handy device to have. By simply plugging the dongle into your TV you can mirror whatever is on your Chrome browser or your Android device. So if you’re streaming the sports, watching a movie or a documentary, you can have it in high definition on your television without wires or cables and HDMI. Users have access YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Movies, and Google Play Music, plus scores more Cast-ready apps. It won’t break the bank either coming in at only €35, making it a great stocking filler.
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear I Headphones, €95
For music lovers who also like to stay connected on their smartphones the Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear I Headphones are a good value all round in-ear headphone that you’ll get plenty of use out of. Features include nano-precise, stainless-steel sound tunnel and three-button multifunction remote with integrated microphone. The acoustic components contain no plastic. They are made of high-quality stainless steel, manufactured using precision milling technology which makes a big difference in how they sound.
Jawbone UP 2 Classic €92
A simple, cool, stylish and very useful wearable from Jawbone. Track your sleep and activity with the accompanying app, you’ll discover a whole new dimension to integrating healthy choices into your lifestyle. Jawbone and other fitness wearables like Fitbit are just getting better and better, but this is a great place to start.
i-box Twist Bluetooth speaker €99
There are an incredible amount of Bluetooth speaker systems on the market at the moment, but this cool looking portable speaker is small enough to fit in your car glove box or your overnight bag and sounds superb. British manufacturer i-box delivers high quality and value in this stylish and eminently useful speaker. A sturdy build in a lightweight portable and you can feel it in the details from the feel of the push buttons to the five hour battery life.
Kindle Fire HD 6, 6" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB €99
The Kindle Fire is available in a wide range of sizes and capabilities but for under €100 the Fire HD 6 represents excellent value. With a 6" HD display with over a million pixels, fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz for quick app launches and fluid graphics and Rear-facing HD camera and front-facing VGA camera it’s a great way to access Amazon’s extensive library of movies, books, games, and more. There’s web browsing, and email and calendar support including Gmail and Outlook too.
Convertible Cuff Leather Touchscreen Gloves €75
If you’re looking for touchscreen winter gloves then these convertible cuff gloves are just the ticket. Gloves are one of those things that you should spend money on. Made from Napa leather, the fingers are completely touch capable for tablets or smart phones. The long cuff can be rolled to the desired length for extra warmth or style variations. Cool extras include magnets to keep loose gloves together and the care label is made from a cleaning microfiber to clean smudges off your screen.
The Tassimo Fidelia (T-40) is a stlish addition to your kitchen. What is more, it will change the way you make hot drinks forever. High-quality technology by Bosch applied to Tassimo’s range of hot drinks makes everything you could possibly wish for; espresso, hot chocolate, teas, all available at the touch of a button. With a generous 2-litre capacity, Tassimo Fidelia employs Intellibrew™ technology which reads the bar code on the pod informing the machine of the exact brewing requirements. All you have to do is enjoy. The T DISCSs are widely available and can be picked up while doing your weekly grocery shopping giving them the edge on their competitors.
Give the gift of goats, €75
Give a life-changing gift of livestock to a family or community in the developing world through Irish charity Bóthar. Bóthar works with local communities to facilitate sustainable development with respect for the co-dependent ecology of plants and animals. Giving a gift of an Irish dairy goat to a family in Tanzania would change their lives forever. An Irish goat will produce up to four times as much milk as a local cow - that's up to four litres of nutritious milk per day. This is enough to enable the family to enjoy milk in their diet and raise money from the sale of extra milk and cheese. You can take a share of an in-kid Irish dairy goat for only €75.
The Official A Game of Thrones Colouring Book (A Song of Ice and Fire) €10
Adult colouring books are all the rage at the moment and so is A Game of Thrones. This colouring book based on the series by George R. R. Martin features illustrations from world-renowned illustrators Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomić, Adam Stower, and Levi Pinfold. An ideal stocking filler. Don’t forget the colours though.
3D Printed Jewellery from Nervous System €99
Nervous System have been making 3D printed jewellery for some time now and their stuff stands out ahead of the rest with a very distinct organic style. Choose form necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings as well as lamps, houseware and customised, personalised gifts.
Discover a world of variety with Tassimo. Tassimo is a market-leading hot beverage system that provides a variety of freshly prepared coffee shop style beverages at the touch of a button. Engineered by Bosch and finished in a glossy design, the Tassimo hot drinks system is a compact, elegant and stylish statement in any kitchen. Simple to use, simply insert the T DISC into the compartment and let Tassimo read the barcode which carefully adjusts the brewing time, pressure and water temperature to produce the perfect hot drink, every time! Enjoy an impressive range of 40+ of your favourite coffee, tea and hot chocolate brands to enjoy at home including Costa Coffee, Kenco, Carte Noire, Cadbury Hot Chocolate and Oreo. Visit www.tassimo.ie for more.