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Our gifting guide for new hobbies

Give them something new to get into this Christmas…


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Still looking for great present ideas? Here you go. Some cool suggestions for new hobbies - great tech to help kids discover their creative side, or for friends that like trying out new things.

Get them into… keeping fit

Fitbit Versa 4 Smart Watch

If health and fitness is their new thing, Fitbit Versa 4 Smart Watch Sports Pack can keep tabs on it all. Whether they’re going for a run or hiking up a hill, this clever wearable will keep track of pace and distance (all accurate thanks to built-in GPS). It’ll know how many steps they’ve taken, calories burned and lots more. Getting fit in the New Year can be difficult for anyone, but the Versa 4 will be their very own personal trainer.

Samsung Galaxy Watch5

Getting fit and healthy isn’t just about working out. The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 is part fitness coach and part personal assistant, providing tons of useful data about everything from sleep tracking to nutrition and workouts. One charge will give them 40 hours of battery life, so they’ll be able to run a few marathons without worrying about running out of juice. And with Samsung Pay, they’ll also be able to use their new watch to buy a much-needed drink after.

Get them into… photography

Canon EOS 2000D DSLR Camera

Snaps on a smartphone are one thing, but if your friend has an arty side, a new camera will be just the thing. The Canon EOS 2000D DSLR Camera takes incredible shots, letting them get sharp focus on their subject while blurring out the background. Then there’s Wi-Fi connectivity so they can still share their pictures instantly with a little help from the Canon Connect app.

And don’t worry if they’re a total photo amateur. The Canon EOS comes with guided modes which provide all the presets they’ll need to take perfect pics.

Get them into…flying high

DJ Mini 3 Pro

Make their post-Christmas walk in the park loads more fun with this bad boy. A drone capable of flying high and capturing amazing birds-eye footage.

The DJ Mini 3 Pro comes with an RC controller and built-in DJI Fly app. It has enough power for 34 minutes of flight time, and weighs only 249g - so can be folded up and popped in their pocket. They can watch back their cinematic 4K HDR videos and scroll through their 48MP RAW photos. Slow down the action with 1080p 120fps slow-motion video.

The DJI Mini 3 Pro comes equipped with Tri-Directional obstacle sensing – so flying is kept safe and their new drone will avoid obstacles. Chocks away!

Get them into… epic movie nights

Samsung The Freestyle Full HD TV Projector

If you’ve got a movie buff to buy for, the Samsung The Freestyle Full HD TV Projector will take their movie nights to the next level. It may be a compact projector that fits into any space, but they’ll be able to enjoy their all-time faves on a huge 100-inch screen. And there's no difficult set up. Just connect it to the app and they're ready to stream.

Check out our Freestyle hands on review.

Need more gifting inspiration?

If you need more information before you hit the buy button, chat to one of our experts in-store or via video call on ShopLive. They’ll be able to give you the lowdown on loads of great tech and gifts, and they’ll even help you checkout if you’re having any probs.

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