Top 10: Gifts for over £150
Got a little extra cash to splash for someone special? From superb speakers to amazing experience days, check out what we recommend for over £150...
Buckle & Seam Ralph Portfolio
The Buckle & Seam Ralph Portfolio is a modern interpretation of a classic, designed with compartments to neatly store all the knick-knacks that go with modern life — from headphones and charging cables to power banks to charge your mobile on the go. Buckle & Seam’s pricing compares well to other firms offering similar high-end products, so if the brand name isn’t important to you then the ethical element may well be the clincher.
The £162 price tag is likely to put some off, but it's worth remembering that the company donates3 per cent of every bag sold to Anum School, which spread girl's education in Karachi, Pakistan. It also ensures good working conditions and pay for all their workers in Pakistan, where the bags are made. Click here to buy it now.
Four Supercar Thrill with Free High Speed Passenger Ride - Buy A Gift
Drive four legendary supercars across a total of 24 miles with Buy A Gift's track day. Available at several UK circuits, you get the options of an Aston Martin, Audi R8, BMW I8, Porsche 911, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Nissan GTR, Jaguar F-Type, Nissan Skyline, Chevrolet Camaro SS, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Mustang GT V8, Ford GT 40, Dodge Charger and more.
The best part is that this is also currently massively discounted from £209 to £149. So, it isn't quite £150 right now, but it's too good not to include. The voucher is valid for 10 months, for one person - with the experience available Monday - Friday. You can pay a supplement charge for weekend bookings at some locations and minimum age is 17 years old. Click here to buy it now.
Brainwavz B400 headphones
At under £200 though, there’s simply nothing else that offers such a high-quality product with such a wide soundstage, along with the bundle of accessories you get with the Brainwavz B400. Especially considering other quad driver in-ear headphones usually range from around £250 - £600.
The mid-range is fantastically detailed, meaning vocals are crisp. Percussion is executed well and a wide variety of music comes out astonishingly clear for the £170 these IEM will set you back. You also get some peace of mind with the Brainwavz 24-month warranty, which comes as standard on all of their products.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX800 Compact Camera
The stylish GX800 is a great 4k camera with interchangeable lenses for wide-angle and telephoto shots. It's reasonably priced and offers a decent alternative to lugging around lenses and a big DSLR. The 16-megapixel sensor captures crisp detail and rich colours in pictures, while the maximum ISO 25600 means you'll still be able to take clear and detailed shots in low light. Wi-Fi makes sharing your snaps easy too.
Starting from a 24mm wide-angle (35mm camera equivalent), it's a very versatile lens — great for landscapes and portraits shots. Selfies have also never been easier with the fully tiltable rear screen. Once flipped, the camera automatically enters Self Shot mode — and Beauty Retouch and Background Control features mean you can ensure the background is clear or defocused.
Alternatively, if you want an inexpensive camera (£240) with an extraordinarily long zoom, Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-H400 might suit better.
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Micro Sparrow electric scooter
The delightfully named Sparrow is the latest electric scooter from Micro and the first electric model it's designed for children. The Sparrow uses a 'hybrid' system where the electric power comes in gradually as your child increases their speed on the scooter — making it safer and easier to use.
A full charge lasts around half an hour, which is equivalent to about four miles, and the top speed is 9mph. £450 is a lot of money for a scooter, but if you want the best children's electric scooter around — this is it.
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Studio19 London Solo E500X speaker
Studio19 London's freestanding speaker is rechargeable, lasting up to eight hours and making it ideal if you want a speaker somewhere where there's no power source. The wraparound metal speaker at the top creates a 360 sound effect. It's essentially designed to create the sound of a multi-speaker set-up from a single unit, and it's definitely loud enough to fill a large room.
The patented DPAC (Dual Pressure Air Compression) tech also means you get fantastic bass without bulky subwoofers, which is great for those that are looking for a home sound system. While most speakers force you to choose between sound quality and portability, the E500X offers great low-end frequencies and clarity in a compact package.
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Eufy Robovac 11S
While high-end robotic vacuum from big-brand names like Dyson and Roomba still cost a pretty penny, mid-range options like the Eufy RoboVac 11S offer a very decent, cheaper alternative. All in all — it's easy to use, quiet and does what it says on the tin.
It's also a very useful tool for anyone who struggles with lugging a vacuum around. Who knows, you might even use the extra daily 15 minutes you'd usually spend vacuuming to read more or learn to play the piano. Or, more likely, to stay in bed a little longer.
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Bragi Dash Pro smart earphones
The miniature computers (as labelled by Bragi) are designed to sit in your ears all day long and assist you with whatever it is you want to do. Looking to summon an Uber? Just ask the in-built Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant. Off for a swim? The waterproof Bragi will automatically track your heart rate, activity duration, calories burnt and how many lengths you’ve swum.
There’s even an in-built translation service which helps you communicate in 40 different languages. Of course, the Dash Pro work as headphones too. They aren't cheap, but they might be the perfect gift for the gadget geek in your life.
Honda Miimo robotic lawnmower
This one is a lot over £150, and when we say a lot, we mean it. While you won’t find any bargains here, you will get a high quality product that does exactly what you expect to. Although, this HRM3000 model could actually make the most financial sense if your lawn is big enough to need a ride-on mower. Miimo squares up incredibly well on price here, as even Honda's base-model ride-on will set you back £3000+.
During the mowing season, it wouldn’t be unusual to spend £60-£70 on fuel, plus £250-£300 on a service — whereas the Miimo can charge itself, again and again, all year long for around £15 and requires next to no maintenance. Alternatively, if you have someone who comes in to cut your lawn, this mower should pay for itself within about three years.
Sennheiser AMBEO Smart headset
The AMBEO, like all 3D sound headphones, endeavour to replicate the immersive audio experience of day-to-day life, by basically sticking two microphones where your ears are. The result is, in theory, authentic and nuanced three-dimensional sound, recorded and reproduced as your ears would pick it up.
It's an impressive piece of kit. Not only do these little earbuds record true 3D sound – so called binaural recording – but they’re also a functioning set of noise cancelling in-ear headphones.
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