(Pocket-lint) - We all know someone genuinely cool, right? Someone a whiff of designer air about them. So why not show them you understand their chic by treating them to something a little bit cool itself this Christmas?
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Here are a selection of gifts for those that like gadgets, but also like style, like subtly, like quality, and are happy for you to pay for it without breaking the bank too much.
We aren't talking £1,000 bags here, but great affordable designer focused tech that makes the perfect Xmas gift. Here are our favourites.
Michael Kors Access MKGO
This Fossil-made Michael Kors smartwatch will work with most Android or Apple phones and gives a stylish take on the smartwatch. It's got a distinctive look that's perfect for anyone who isn't afraid to style it out. The digital crown is used for scrolling through the apps, and of course the watch face can be changed to suit the wearer's style that morning, afternoon, or night.
Skagen Hybrid Smartwatch
The Skagen Connected unisex hybrid smartwatch delivers a more traditional looking circular watch with a hidden fitness tracker so you can ditch the Fitbit look. Because it's a hybrid it doesn't need daily or weekly charging and with a range of different styles available, you're sure to find the perfect one for a friend or family.
Fossil Gen 5 smartwatch
Smartwatches don't have to be clunky, and Fossil's newest generation of smartwatches certainly prove that. Able to work with both Android and iPhone, the touchscreen watch offers activity tracking and notifications on the go. Fossil makes a number of different styles too, if you want to shop a precise look.
Ted Baker Cable Tidy Bag
This one's for those that already have plenty of gadgets and are always on the go. A cable tidy bag that's got multiple compartments to store your chargers, cables, and other bits and bobs when you're out and about.
Ted Baker Qi Wireless Charging Pad
If they've got a new smartphone, chances are it's capable of wirelessly charging. Power up your Qi enabled phone with this stylish 7.5W wireless Qi charging pad from Ted Baker. Charging never looked so good.
Mipow Mirror Power
Why settle for just a boring power bank when you can get that "always-after-power-friend" in your life a power bank with not only a funky pattern but also a compact make-up mirror built-in to the design. Better still there is an LED backlight below the front mirror for using the mirror in the dark.
Speaker design can often be a little uninspiring - there are some broad trends toward fabric finishes and speakers that try to blend into the background, all looking pretty similar.
This range of gorgeous speakers from Transparent, though, is a glaring exception, with a striking see-through design that's sure to start conversations. The prices are pretty sky-high for what you're getting, but if you know someone who'd love this aesthetic it could be the perfect gift.
Casely for iPhone 12
For anyone who's got their hands on an iPhone 12, a unique and interesting case is a must-have both for protection and style.
We love Casely's offering, which has absolutely loads of interesting and off-beat cases to choose from, while also offering really good protection.
Kate Spade Apple Watch strap
This Kate Spade floral Apple Strap is perfect for anyone who's a fan of the designer and owns an Apple Watch. Far more accessible than the Hermes Apple Watch strap below, the delicate design will fit any 38mm or 40mm strap and instantly move the wearer away from the bog standard Apple Watch look.
Apple Watch Herms Strap
How to do you match style with function? Get them an Apple Watch Hermès strap. Handmade using Barenia leather that's super smooth to the touch, or more textured Epsom leather or supple Swift leather depending on taste, the stainless steel buckle recalls those on the straps of a saddle, apparently as a nod to the equestrian heritage of Hermès - classy stuff.