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Gift Guide 2020: All the best tech, gadgets and gifts for your Christmas wish list

2020 has been… a year. Forget your troubles and treat yourself (or someone special) this Christmas with our ultimate gift guide, complete with the best tech, gadgets, and gifts to herald the new year. Here’s to 2021!

The scent of the year

Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori is warm, woody, and elegant – the perfect scent to take you somewhere exotic at a time when travel is off the cards. Created by master perfumer Alberto Morillas in collaboration with Gucci’s flamboyant creative director Alessandro Michele, it combines Natural Tuberose, Ylang Ylang, and notes of Sandalwood.

Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori from Gucci.com/au, $205.

Sunglasses with a purpose

Szade’s ultra cool sunglasses are made from discarded, broken, faulty and obsolete sunglasses that were destined for landfill. With their plastic reformed into gender neutral shapes, it’s an environmentally friendly take on your usual pair of shades. Made in Melbourne, the factory is also plastic free, uses clean energy, and recycles 90% of their on-site waste.

‘Seidler’ sunglasses in Naked Crystal from Szade.com.au, $79.99.

Capture your summer road trip from above

The DJI Mini 2 is the perfect drone for beginners who are planning to capture every angle of their road trip this summer. Pimp your Instagram with professional-looking videos and photos from above – it even comes with an app that has built-in photo optimisation, flight path planning, and instant editing.

DJI Mini 2 from dji.com/au, $749.

Retro sneaker style

The 80s classic, the PUMA Fast Rider, has returned as the Future Rider with a refreshed design for a new decade. In bold colours for the warmer days ahead, their much-touted ‘most comfortable running shoe’ combines casual flair with extra comfort. Dad sneaker? I think not.

PUMA Future Rider in ‘Play On’ from au.puma.com, $130.

For the germaphobe

If there’s one thing 2020 has instilled deep into our souls it’s the constant need for sanitising everything in sight. Take your obsession one step further with this sleek wireless phone charging station complete with an inbuilt UV sanitiser. Germs, be gone.

Lexon Oblio wireless phone charging station and UV sanitizer in White from designstuff.com.au, $169.

Up your indoor plant game

Apartment dwellers need not go without greenery – all you need is a green thumb (or Google), and the correct kit. This chic glasshouse would look at home in any small space – and will keep your loved ones free of dust and bugs to boot.

Merchants of Botanica ‘Botany Glasshouse’ from theplantrunner.com, $499.

The only pair of socks allowed in the stocking

It started as an April Fools joke, but the love was so strong that Volley had to team up with Aussie beer institution VB to make their collaboration a reality. If there’s one pair of socks you’re going to receive this year, make it these ones (there’s even a Volley x VB sneaker).

Volley x VB socks from volley.com.au, $14.99

*Launch date 2 December

Purify on the go

Keeping your water bottle clean can be a pain – but what if it could clean itself? The Larq Movement water bottle neutralizes up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in 60 seconds, as well as activating itself every 2 hours to keep your water clean as a whistle. Swiss mountain streams – who needs them.

LARQ ‘Movement’ purifying water bottle in Black/Onyx from myer.com.au, $129.

Channel Hef with a luxe robe

Sashay your way down to the tree this Christmas morning in a plush robe from luxe sleepwear brand Sleeping With Jacques. With a velvet feel that will make even Santa jealous, it comes in both men’s and women’s sizes.

‘Champion Man’ robe in Black from sleepingwithjacques.com, $199.

Crystal energy for your home

Crystal healing has been used for centuries to deliver an energy boost to your aura, but it has seen a resurgence recently from celebrities like Megan Fox, Spencer Pratt and Kim Kardashian West. Try this Chevron Amethyst for insomnia, protection and addictions – hey, it can’t hurt, right?

‘Chevronica’ Chevron Amethyst from stonedcrystals.com, $129.