Are the correct presents rockin’ around your Christmas tree? If you are having difficulty buying for the men/boys in your life or fighting to select something for yourself, we have slung together a few thoughts. The prices start from ooh and head towards ouch, so there should be something for every budget.
10th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver
It seems amazing to think that Doctor Who was essentially in limbo for a decade and a half before the big 2005 revival. The show of a new Doc is currently a gigantic international event, and the torrent of Doctor Who merch is flowing out more openly than ever. Among the most popular Time, Lords of the recent creation has become the manic Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, and this is a bargainous replica of his sonic screwdriver that will make any cosplaying fans happy on December 25.
With Great Beard… T-shirt
Not so long ago, if you knew a guy with a beard, there was a fantastic chance he taught history in a secondary school and smelled of roll-ups. Nowadays beard is king. We have enough facial hair between the Trusted Reviews group that we can use a week’s trimmings to recreate a full-size village of Ewoks. Thus, even if you don’t know anybody who would suit this T-shirt, we will take 10 of these at a size L.
Lego Star Wars: Luke’s Landspeeder 75173Z
If you are old enough to have begun your Star Wars seeing from Episode IV, one of the most iconic scenes of your youth is surely when ol’ Ben Kenobi comes to Luke’s rescue, revealing those Tusken Raiders that mad old hermits are not to be trifled with.
This Lego set might not provide the best value in the number of bits or time to construct, but when it is the nostalgic value you are after, this is right up there. The minifigures contained are Luke (obviously), old Obi-Wan, C-3P0, and a Tusken Raider. There’s even a very small womp rat thrown in, but regrettably no small Christmas crackers.
Ray Gun Nose Trimmer
Trimming your nose hair is a boring, interminably dull job. That is why most guys walk around with half a gorilla dangling on their snozz. Time to inject some fun so that you really wake up in the morning wanting to demonstrate those overgrown nose hairs who is boss. Critical to men’s grooming in the space era, the Ray Gun Nose Trimmer blasts nose hairs aside like they are particularly puny Romulans. Set phaser to magnificent nasal passages.
How are you supposed to rock out to Shakin’ Stevens in the shower if you don’t have a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker? This is the burning question of our era. For a sensational price, you can find the UE Wonderboom, a small sound grenade that blasts well beyond its size, and can endure the splashing as you swing your legs in time to ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’.
Call of Duty WW2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
This is the ideal CoD in years and takes us back to the most Christmassy of times: World War II. Oh no, that was World War I, soccer game in the snow and all that. Never mind. Sod it, get FIFA or PES if you are that bothered. Anyway, we are talking amazing set-pieces (not of the soccer variety) with stunning visuals and tense, atmospheric gameplay. Call of Duty WW2’s single-player effort might keep you going until New Year’s.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
If like me, you have just saved a ton of postage fees through Amazon’s Prime service, you will also have access to the business’s Prime Video service. The Fire TV Stick not only streams all of Amazon’s own on-demand content to your telly but also streams Netflix and the complete roster of UK catch-up services. So perhaps your smart TV does all that, but this smart little bit of electrickery also provides you access to Amazon’s Alexa electronic assistant, with no need for an Amazon Echo device. Alexa, play ‘All I Want For Christmas.’
The SoundMagic E50 earphones are a great, affordable upgrade to those that come bundled with mobiles. They also provide a higher-end vibe than most other pairs in the purchase price. Their sisters, the SoundMagic E10, are among the most popular pairs of the previous five decades, but these are altogether more serious, more precise. And they seem pretty good, too. Plug them in your lugholes and discover the complaints about Brussel sprouts and older relatives asking when the Queen’s address is on.
Lenovo Mirage: Jedi Challenges
Imagine Kylo Ren actually appearing to be projected in your living space. You own a lightsaber in your hand, and the blade can also be projected as you swing the hilt towards his absurd teenage-tantrumming head. Welcome to Jedi Challenges.
The kit comprises the Lenovo Mirage AR headset, a Bluetooth-connected lightsaber hilt, and a positioning beacon. Download the application onto your phone, insert it in the headset and you’ll be able to begin your augmented-reality training against droids, Stormtroopers, and Sith lords.
But this is not nearly lightsaber battles. The game is divided into three parts, with another two being the Holochess played by R2-D2 and Chewie, and a real-time strategy game in which you control your troops in conflicts against AT-ATs, hover tanks and all sorts.
Xbox One X
Last Christmas belonged to Nintendo and the quirky small twist. This season is all about the most powerful console on the current market, the Xbox One X. Got yourself a shiny 4K HDR telly and looking to have something shiny to watch on it? The 1 X pumps out gambling visuals in Ultra HD resolution and supports HDR for specific names. There is a 4K Blu-ray player built in.
If you are still rocking an original Xbox One, the X is cooler, quieter, quicker… Better in every way, essentially.READ MORE +