Ultimate Christmas Stocking Gifts

From Santa with love

Jawbone Era

The new Jawbone Era Bluetooth headset is the company’s smallest and lightest headset ever created. The flexible silicone design creates a snug and secure fit, making it comfortable enough to wear all day. The Era features military-grade anti-noise technology that recognises your speech and cuts out background sounds, ensuring clarity and clearer communication, even in traffic or a busy crowd. It’s a must-have accessory for anyone who is always on the go. The Jawbone Era promises up to four hours of talk time, while the sleek battery case extends the total runtime to about ten hours.

Price: R1 099

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Stockist: Takealot.com

Apple TV

It fits into the palm of your hand, and streams media to your TV. This means you can watch YouTube videos on the big screen, as well as whatever is in your iTunes library. Through iTunes, you can even rent movies and TV shows and stream audio and video podcasts. Use AirPlay to stream content from your iPhone, iPad or Mac onto your HDTV or surround sound system via an HDMI cable. The Apple TV is so small that you can place it just about anywhere in your living room.

Price: R1 399

Stockist: iStoreonline.co.za

Zoku Quick Pop Social Media Kit

The Zoku Quick Pop Social Media Kit will make the summer holidays that much more fun. The kit includes an instruction manual, a storage case, a pusher tool, a faceplate, a stand and 49 stencils made up of letters, numbers and symbols to create cute and unique messages, emoticons, names, and other social media-inspired symbols. Paired with the Zoku Quick Pop Makers, you’ll make the funkiest-looking pops in all your favourite flavours and recipes with fruit, yoghurt or juice. This stocking filler with leave you wanting to invite your friends and family to snack and get social.

Price: R219

Stockist: Yuppiechef.com

Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit

Combining a fitness band with a stylish smartwatch, the Gear Fit is a great gift for Android fans. It helps you track your fitness progress by monitoring heart rate, calories burned, distance travelled, steps taken and speed – it has a timer and stopwatch too. The fitness band allows you to wirelessly sync data via Bluetooth with any compatible Samsung phone or tablet. If the device is synced to your smartphone, it will automatically receive notifications and let you accept calls. The beautifully designed Gear Fit is water and dust resistant so you can be sure that your screen will remain intact.

Price: R2 799

Stockist: Smart-shop.co.za

iTunes Gift Voucher

iTunes gift cards are the perfect Christmas stocking filler. You can buy the gift cards in three different denominations: R150, R250 and R450, available from your nearest Apple store and a range of other retailers. Using the gift card, recipients can redeem it for songs, films, apps, games and more. Redeeming the voucher is easy, simply follow the instructions on the back of the gift card, enter your voucher code and use the credit at any store, including: iTunes, App store, Mac App store and iBooks.

Price: R150-R450

Stockist: iStore, Pick n Pay, Makro and other retailers

Kikkerland Owl Kitchen Timer

Available in assorted colours, including red, yellow and blue, this cute wide eyed owl kitchen timer will look great on any kitchen counter or desk. The timer is a steel mechanism with plastic exterior and rubber feet. Simply turn the head of the owl to set the time for up to 60 minutes and sit back. This adorable owl need not only be used in the kitchen, but for other daily tasks too, including studying, exercise and games. It’s a great gift that anyone can use.

Price: R90

Stockist: Bigblue.co.za

Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone Lens

The Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone lens is the perfect gift for anyone wanting to capture images with a professional edge, using an iPhone. The lens includes Fisheye, Wide-Angle and two Macro lenses in a compact, pocket sized clip-on unit. The Fisheye lens captures a 180 degree field-of-view, while the wide-angle lens doubles the view of the iPhone lens. The 10x macro lens has an approximate 18 millimetre focus distance while the 15x multiplier has a 12 millimetre focus distance. The Olloclip doesn’t only give you excellent quality images, but is easy to use too. Clip it onto your iPhone camera lens and you’re ready to start snapping.

Price: R749

Stockist: Takealot.com

Photo Strips from Nifty250

Nifty250 is an online photo printing service that connects with your Instagram account and lets you select the images you’d like to have printed with ease. Once you’ve selected your favourite photos, Nifty250 will have your images printed and couriered to your doorstep within six working days. Choose between retro Polaroids or classic photo-booth style strips with four images per strip. Nifty Gift Vouchers are available for purchase on the Nifty250 website. There’s nothing like traditional prints to give a feeling of nostalgia - the perfect Christmas feeling.

Price: R4 per print for Polaroids, R6 per print for photo strips

Stockist: Nifty250.co.za

LeapFrog Headphones

Specially designed to fit children’s ears with soft ear cushions and a padded headband, the Leapfrog headphones will have your little ones learning while having fun. Kids can listen with their headphones comfortably as the sound is kept from leaking in and out. What’s more is that this device is Kid-Safe Sound, using sound-control circuitry to cap volume at 85 decibels so you don’t need to worry about your little ones ears. The headphones are compatible with a wide variety of LeapFrog learning game systems and are adjustable to grow with your child, making it the perfect gift for children aged three to eight.

Price: R150

Stockist: Takealot.com

Griffin Youth Stylus KaZoo Turtle

No matter what, kids manage to leave fingerprints on any touchscreen device. There’s a perfect solution to the problem, and it’ll definitely keep the little ones happy, Griffin’s KaZoo turtle stylus keeps your touchscreen free of fingerprints and smudges, and it looks adorable too. The stylus features a soft rubber tip that mimics your finger without adding fingerprints or dirty marks. The easy to grip pen gives it precise control, making the KaZoo stylus suitable for drawing, sketching, photography and other apps. It is compatible with all touchscreen devices including the Apple iPad, iPod and iPhone, as well as Android and Windows tablets and phones.

Price: R299

Stockist: iStoreonline.co.za