Written by Laura Crockett • Published 28th August 2018 • 2 minute read

Given the heat wave we’ve been experiencing this summer, Christmas can feel like a long way off, but for the press, summer is the time for finalising those coveted Christmas gift guides. Journalists in monthly publications will be wrapping presents and donning jumpers while they coordinate the final photoshoots and lists.

Now is the ideal time for speaking to the press about new products you might have planned for the festive season. To join in the fun, we’ve picked our favourite tech gadgets to hope for under the tree this year

PoochPlay – Ideal for all dog lovers

A dog activity tracker with a difference. PoochPlay allows you to track your favourite doggo’s activity and rest period and helps you create a tailored nutrition plan to ensure that their lives are great. The lightweight tracker only costs £39.99 and clips straight on to your dog’s collar.

The Hi-Mirror Mini – The go-to glam gift

More than just a mirror, the HiMirror Mini helps you assess your skin’s condition, including wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, red spots and pores, so you can effectively and efficiently target problem areas and move toward your beauty goals. The device has a historical tracking system that lets you view your skin’s progress every day and decide if your skin care is working for you.

The mirror is also equipped with multiple lightening settings and is Amazon Alexa enabled, so you can ask it to check the weather, play music or order an Uber, all while doing your makeup.

The Mini costs £239 and is available on Amazon to buy now.

VectorThe AI assistant for the whole family

Evolving from the current static AI assistant, Anki have created Vector, a cute mobile assistant that can move around your home (or at least your tables!) Described as your robot sidekick, Vector can see, hear and communicate thanks to the array of technology packed into his small body. The HD camera allows him to navigate surroundings and remember faces, and he can speak directly to you thanks to his custom text-to-speech voice.

Available for pre-order now, Vector will be available from the 9th October for £249.99

Motiv Ring – The subtle fitness tracker

In the golden age of wearable technology, the Motiv Ring is one of the smallest fitness trackers out there. A sleek ring in either grey or rose gold, the Motiv Ring tracks activity, sleep and heart rate. The best part is that they send a sizing kit when you order to make sure that the ring is the perfect fit. The ring is available to order for $199 with a 45-day money back guarantee.

Electro Machines Kit – Best for the little inventors

Tech Will Save Us has a host of fun kits for kids which are both educational and fun, but our personal favourite is the Electro Machines Kit. Designed to teach children ages 4+ about electricity, the kit allows them to build fun dough structures, from cars to robots, while creating simple circuits to add lights to their creations.

The kit is currently on offer for £29.99 as part of their summer savings but normally costs £39.99.

If you would like to find out more about how to get your product placed in the press for Christmas, you can get in touch with us here.