Best Christmas gift ideas 2022: present ideas for everyone

Need ideas? We've found the best Christmas gifts for him, her, friends, family and work colleagues

Best Christmas gifts: T3 gift guide
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Christmas gifts can be hard to choose. Finding the perfect present takes time and careful consideration – but sometimes you just need a little inspiration. And that's where we can help. If you're looking for Christmas gift ideas for family, friends or colleagues then read on, because this page is your definitive Christmas gift guide for 2022.

We've collated all our top Christmas gift ideas and gift guides on this page, as well as links to other Christmas-themed articles that you might find useful. 

Here at T3, we're all about discovering beautiful things that make life easier, or more productive, or more fun. Whoever you're buying a Christmas gift for this year, we've got a wealth of ideas for every budget. 

Read on, but be warned – you're just as likely to end up buying things for yourself!

Best-selling Christmas gifts

For a quick hit of Christmas gift inspiration, scroll through some of the year's most popular, exciting, and best-in-class products and services. From photos and fragrances to fun toys like Nerf guns, here are the items we regularly see flying off the shelves – not just at Christmas but all year round.   

Christmas gift ideas: Shop by category

We're not done yet... Here, we've rounded up the best Christmas gifts for little kids and big kids alike. There are lego sets, Star Wars toys, home and kitchen items, Christmas presents for sports fans and lots more.

Best Christmas gifts: toys

Best toys for Christmas (opens in new tab)

Best toys for Christmas (opens in new tab)
Need a playful present? These are hottest toys for kids this year, from the creative and educational to pure silly fun.

Best board games for Christmas (opens in new tab)

Best board games for Christmas (opens in new tab)
Forget boring old Monopoly… have more fun with the family with these fantastic games, from silly party games to epic strategic battles.

Best Lego sets for Christmas (opens in new tab)

Best Lego sets for Christmas (opens in new tab)
Lego is awesome. We've curated the best sets here, from the Lego Star Wars series, to high-tech Lego Technics, Lego Mindstorms, Lego Harry Potter and Lego City.

Best Nerf guns for Christmas (opens in new tab)

Best Nerf guns for Christmas (opens in new tab)
Look no further for the perfect Nerf-based Christmas gift for the foam-projectile lover in your live. These glorious Nerf blasters come in all shapes and sizes, from the sublime to the extremely ridiculous – and at all budgets too. 

Best remote control cars for Christmas (opens in new tab)

Best remote control cars for Christmas (opens in new tab)
Whether you want off-road, monster-trucking action; rubber-burning, tarmac-chewing supercar madness; or a kid-friendly roadster to whizz around the living room, here are the best RC cars you can buy.

Best Christmas gifts: Home

Best cheap Le Creuset sale deals for Christmas (opens in new tab)

Best cheap Le Creuset sale deals for Christmas (opens in new tab)
Everyone loves a Le Creuset pan. Check out these deals to get the premium cookware at a lower than usual price. It's one of the best Christmas gifts you can buy for people who love cooking (or, ahem, yourself). 

Best pod coffee machines (opens in new tab)

Best pod coffee machines (opens in new tab)
Coffee pod machines produce consistent results that are notoriously difficult to attain using standard espresso machines and most bean-to-cup models. They're a popular Christmas gift – we've found the best ones in this guide.

Best chef's knives (opens in new tab)

Best chef's knives (opens in new tab)
A chef's knife is a jack of all trades and master of several. It's like the AK47 of the kitchen, and can make for a great Christmas present – we've curated the best ones here.

Best vacuum cleaner (opens in new tab)

Best vacuum cleaner (opens in new tab)
The best vacuum cleaners are design classics that look great inside your home – and make cleaning a breeze. Just be careful how you present this Christmas gift...

Best mattress (opens in new tab)

Best mattress (opens in new tab)
Sure, on paper a mattress may look like an unconventional Christmas present – but never underestimate the gift of an amazing night's sleep. We've found the best mattresses you can buy, for all budgets, and a lot of them have big discounts on them right now.

Best Christmas gifts: Fitness

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Best Christmas gifts for runners (opens in new tab)
Looking for the best Christmas gift for a runner? We have a few options for you from festive beanies to elite running socks. These are super thoughtful gifts the runner in your life will love.

Best running headphones (opens in new tab)

Best running headphones (opens in new tab)
Headphones are a particular good Christmas gift for fitness fanatics. Here you'll find the best headphones for running, the gym, work outs, sports, cross-fit, cycling and fell trekking.

Best Fitbit (opens in new tab)

Best Fitbit (opens in new tab)
Fitbit used to be known for its fitness trackers but by now, they offer more than just simple wearables that track steps and calories. A new Fitbit is on top of everyone's Christmas wishlist and given the wide variety of available models, you can pick one that suits every price range. For the best prices, check out the best Fitbit deals (opens in new tab) guide.

Best running shoes (opens in new tab)

Best running shoes (opens in new tab)
Running has become everyone's favourite pastime activity in the last half a year so getting your loved ones a new pair of running trainers is definitely a good idea. Does mum or dad prefer to run in the countryside? Check out the best trail running shoes (opens in new tab) guide for the perfect kicks for off-road people.

Best running watch (opens in new tab)

Best running watch (opens in new tab)
A step up from fitness trackers, running watches – sometimes also called multi-sport smartwatches – can track advanced sport metrics, heart rate and even stress levels accurately. If you are after the best Garmin watch deals (opens in new tab), we have those too.

Best workout shoes (opens in new tab)

Best workout shoes (opens in new tab)
Gyms might be closed but that shouldn't stop anyone from working out at home. The best workout shoes will provide grip, comfort and stability, a surefire hit this Christmas.

Best Christmas gifts: Tech

Best smartwatches (opens in new tab)

Best smartwatches (opens in new tab)
Smartwatches are an ideal Christmas present. Not only are they super-useful throughout the year, they can also help the recipient with any New Year weight loss goals. We've review the best smartwatches for any user here.

Best cameras (opens in new tab)

Best cameras (opens in new tab)
Have you got budding photographer in your house? Why not treat them to an upgrade? Because yes, while smartphone cameras are very capable now, they're still no match for a traditional camera. We've reviewed the best mirrorless cameras (opens in new tab), best compact cameras (opens in new tab), best DSLRs (opens in new tab), and even the best instant camera (opens in new tab)!

Best noise cancelling headphones (opens in new tab)

Best noise cancelling headphones (opens in new tab)
Noise cancelling headphones can block out the sounds of planes, trains and colleagues – and have superb sound quality too. They make brilliant Christmas gifts, and we've found the best ones here.

Best true wireless earbuds (opens in new tab)

Best true wireless earbuds (opens in new tab)
The choice of Apple Air Pod alternatives is increasing. You'll find the best true wireless buds in the guide above; or the best Airpod deals (opens in new tab) here, if only Airpods will do this Christmas.


Best laptops (opens in new tab)

Best laptops (opens in new tab)
Considering buying a laptop for a Christmas gift? Have a browse through our constantly updated, expertly curated, definitive list of the best laptops for working, gaming, designing, studying or anything else.

Best smartphone (opens in new tab)

Best smartphone (opens in new tab)
Kit someone out with a top smartphone this Christmas. Every quality phone worthy of your consideration can be found in our best phone guide.

Best tablet (opens in new tab)

Best tablet (opens in new tab)
Tablets remain popular Christmas gifts. Find the best option for friends, family or yourself with our top picks of the best tablets on the market today.

Best gaming headsets (opens in new tab)

Best gaming headsets (opens in new tab)
Need a Christmas gift for a gamer? Have a look through the best gaming headsets available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Best smartwatch for kids (opens in new tab)

Best smartwatch for kids (opens in new tab)
Want to encourage your little one to exercise more? A smartwatch designed specifically for children is the answer. These handy little devices not only make fitness fun, with goals and achievements, they also teach children how to tell the time.

Best Nintendo Switch games (opens in new tab)

Best Nintendo Switch games (opens in new tab)
From incredible first-party exclusives such as the wonderful RPG magic of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the platforming masterclass that is Super Mario Odyssey , to the quirky and fun Paper Mario – these are the games to buy a Nintendo Switch player.

Best Xbox games (opens in new tab)

Best Xbox games (opens in new tab)
if you own an Xbox then this page is your one-stop-shop for all the latest - and the very best - games you can buy, download and play right now!

Best Christmas gifts: Beauty

Best fragrances for men (opens in new tab)

Best fragrances for men (opens in new tab)
Is there a better Christmas present for a man than fragrance? We don't think so. We've collected the best smelling colognes, aftershaves, and eau du toilets around.

Best perfume for women (opens in new tab)

Best perfume for women (opens in new tab)
Perfume is always well received – especially if it's one of the carefully selected entries in our list. It makes buying  

Best hair dryers (opens in new tab)

Best hair dryers (opens in new tab)
Okay, a hair dryer doesn't sound like the most amazing gift ever – but once the person receiving the gift realises how much time a good hairdryer can save they'll be thanking you form the bottom of their heart.

Best hair straighteners (opens in new tab)

Best hair straighteners (opens in new tab)
A new set of hair straighteners is an excellent Christmas gift. We've reviewed the very best models around, so you know you're making the right decision. 

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The best Christmas gifts: Shop by retailer

Prefer to browse for Christmas gift ideas at Amazon, Walmart, John Lewis et al for inspiration yourself? Here are the Christmas gift pages of our favourite retailers... 

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Spencer Hart
Style and Travel Editor

As the Style and Travel Editor at T3, Spencer covers everything from clothes to cars and watches to hotels. Everything that's cool, stylish, and interesting, basically. He's been a part of T3 for over seven years, and in that time covered every industry event known to man, from CES and MWC to the Geneva Motorshow and Baselworld. When he's driving up and down the country in search of the greatest driving roads, he can be found messing around on an electric scooter, playing with luxury watches, or testing the latest fragrances.