Like it or not, a stocking full of satsumas and dodgy socks just doesn’t cut it anymore. Not with the sheer epicness of tech in 2017. These days, the poor, overworked elves in Santa’s workshop are expected to knock up all manner of incredible gadgets, from flash Beats By Dre headphones to AI-infused virtual butlers like Google Home (who’ll make sure you remember to send those Christmas ‘thank you’ letters).
But with so much choice, just what is the perfect gift for your tech-obsessed loved one this year? Don’t fret, you can think of EE as your very own Christmas helper. Just don’t expect us to wear one of those flashing reindeer jumpers!
So if you need a blast of present-buying inspiration, here’s a look at 2017’s hottest Christmas tech – and, best of all, the ways we can help you spread the cost. Rest assured, shove any of these in your nearest-and-dearest’s stocking and you’ll be more popular than Santa himself.
Apple Watch Series 3
What could be more swish than wearing the latest Apple gadget on your wrist throughout the festive season? Not much, that’s for sure. Pair this extraordinary smartwatch with your iPhone and you’ll immediately become the most futuristic kid on the block, making calls and sending texts from your wrist like 007. Even cooler than Bond, though; you can listen to over 40 million songs with Apple Music, or ask Siri to give you directions while you’re out for a jog – all while leaving your smartphone safely at home. Oh, and did we mention it tells the time, too?