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The best Christmas tech gifts for €250 or less

From air fryers to gaming monitors - here are Jess Kelly's recommendations for tech gifts under €250.
Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

18.47 23 Nov 2021


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The best Christmas tech gifts for €250 or less

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

18.47 23 Nov 2021


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Willing to spend a little bit more on a tech gift this Christmas? We've got you covered.

Over the past few weeks, Newstalk's technology correspondent Jess Kelly has recommended the best tech presents for under €60 and under €120.

While there are plenty of great presents available under those price limits, today Jess has a gift guide for anyone looking to spend up to €250 on a present this Christmas.

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Philips Daily Collection Airfryer - €117 (usually €179)

"I absolutely love my airfryer... I can throw stuff in, and it counts as dinner. You can do everything from a fry-up to a chicken dinner, and you use less oil.

"It's healthy and very, very easy. Best of all, it's now €117 - they're usually around €180, but because of Black Friday you can get it for €117."

Cricut Joy - €189.95

"This is a cutting machine, and it's one of my favourite gadgets of the year. I use it all the time.

"If you're into arts, crafts, organisation and personalisation - which I one hundred percent am - this is for you.

"It's a tiny little cutting machine, and it can make you make Christmas cards, personalised stickers, decals, whatever it is you're after.

"It's €185.95 in Harvey Norman, but is much more expensive in a number of other outlets."

Samsung Watch 4 - €219 (usually €279)

"The Watch 4 is comparable to the Apple Watch. If you're not an Apple user and want a smartwatch that looks as nice and fancy and is as functional as an Apple Watch... the Samsung Watch 4 is the way to go.

"It looks like a standard watch, and you can customise the look of it quite a bit. It will work with any manufacturer's phone.

"It's normally around €280, but the Black Friday Price at the moment is €219."

Dell S2422HG 24" Curved LCD Gaming Monitor - €229

"This is a gaming monitor, and it's not just any gaming monitor - it's a 24" curved LCD gaming monitor.

"This is one of the products I really like. Anyone who has ever sat in front of a curved monitor or telly will tell you it's just that bit more immersive.

"It may sound ridiculous, but if you are a gamer you will appreciate it. It also has 165hz refresh rate - if you're playing heavy-duty games, you're not missing a millisecond of the action.

"It's €229, and that's a really good price for the size and quality of it."

Nintendo Switch Lite - €229

"I'm a huge fan of the Switch. I know a lot of people love the PS5 and Xbox range... but I'm a big fan of the Mario games. There's also a whole host of other titles you can get your hands on as well.

"The Lite is the little sister of the main Switch - the key difference is the controllers on either side don't come off, and you can't hook it up to the TV.

"If you're looking to get someone their first console, this is a great one to go with. A lot of stores will also do bundles with a game - if you shop around, you will find some good deals."

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 32GB - €249

"The Tab A range has been great for a number of years - this is the latest iteration.

"It has a 10.4" screen... it runs Android, meaning it's very easy to customise and set up. It also has great battery life.

"The internal storage is 32GB, which may not sound like a lot - but you can get a micro SD card if you want up to a terabyte of storage.

"If it's for an older child... this is the way to go."

Main image: Nintendo Switch Lite (Thomas Eversley / Alamy Stock Photo) and Philips Daily Collection Airfryer

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