(Pocket-lint) - Yes, it's that time of year again when you get to eat mince pies and drink mulled wine and not feel guilty about it.
We're all about Christmas here at Pocket-lint - we've plenty of gift ideas that don't cost the earth so check out links to all the buying guides below.
Last-minute Christmas gifts
Time might be running out for deliveries, but there are still gifts you can buy that are with you within seconds. We're covering off some gifts below that will be great last-minute present ideas:
- Audible plus has over a 30 per saving on a six-month subscription, priced at $4.95 a month instead of $7.95. That'll make a nice gift, with access to audiobooks, ad-free podcasts and audible original programs.
- Why not give this Christmas 12 months of Disney+ as a gift card, priced at $69.99 and £59.99.
- Gift someone an Xbox Games Pass this year, with over 100 games for a little as $/£1 a month for the first three months.
- Not sure what PlayStation game to get as a gift? You can buy a $50 or a £50 voucher to use on the PlayStation store and let them choose.
The Pocket-lint Christmas Gift Guides
We've put together six handy guides that should give you plenty of ideas for friends and family, and unlike many gift guides on the internet, we've been sensible in picking affordable gadgets.
If shopping for your kids makes you feel nostalgic, then take a trip down memory lane with our 23 tech toys you wanted for Christmas but never got feature. Yes, we always wanted the Six Million Dollar Man action figure too. We've also compiled a list of the most popular Christmas toys and tech from over the last 40 years were.
More than gifts
It doesn't have to just be about gifting though. What about decorating your tree with gadgety baubles, wearing a Christmas jumper, or choosing the right wrapping paper for that Star Wars fan in your life.
- Best geek Christmas jumpers: Star Wars, Sonic, Game of Thrones, Die Hard and more
- 36 geeky wrapping papers to use on Christmas gifts this year
- 50 best Christmas decorations every geek should own
Turn off your Christmas lights automatically
if you've got Alexa, Google Home or Apple's Siri in your house you can use a smart plug to connect your Christmas lights to the internet. This lets you, at a basic level, set timers and geo-location features when you're out, but also do fun things like turn off your Christmas lights without having to get on the floor and climb under the tree every night
Check out our how to guide on how to turn off your lights with a smart plug, and our guide to which smart plug to buy.
Best Christmas movies
And then when you've bought your presents, eaten your mince pies, donned your Christmas jumper you can sit back and watch a selection of Christmas movies that we've rounded up:
- The best Christmas movies you can stream in the US right now
- The best Christmas films to watch on Netflix, Amazon and Now TV in the UK
And then on the night. Make sure you use the internet to its best by tracking Santa as he delivers the presents to those that have been good around the world.
And why not check out the winners from the 2020 EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards? The awards showcase the best gadgets of the year as chosen by almost 50 journalists from the industry and you the public.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year!