Christmas made easier with our must-have gadgets guide

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It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but by golly it can be the most chaotic time of the year too. Whether you’re ready to relax this Christmas or you’re excited about a full-on festive celebration with the whole gang, we’ve pulled together a must-have list of gadgets to make life a little easier this December.

Decking the halls
First of all, it’s time to get the house ready. We love decorating every square inch of our offices here at QVC HQ, and we do the same at home too.

705990 – Indoor/outdoor pre-lit tree
Leaf it outside

The tree is often the centrepiece of the festive decs and a pre-lit version is the quickest way to add this important feature. Our version is versatile and can be set up inside or outside – we don’t know about you but we think the most heartwarming sight as you go visiting at Christmas is the decorations you can see as you walk down the street.

The Dyson Pure Hot & Cool quiet purifier fan
Hot in the kitchen?

Sleek and stylish, this appliance both heats and cools, as well as automatically monitoring, reacting to and purifying your home. Plus it can be controlled via a smartphone or tablet. Simply download the free app to remotely control your appliance, receive reports on your air quality and schedule your usage. Plus, it means you get to cool down without having to open the back door.

The Smeg wall-mounted fireplace
No chestnut roasting please!

Nothing says cosy nights in like an ‘open fire’. This retro-style wall mounted electric fireplace from Smeg comes with a remote control and is super-easy to install. Simply hang it on your wall and let the warmth and glow of this perfect, low-maintenance addition to your house provide a cosy atmosphere.

Amazon Echo 2nd Generation speaker
Connect  and easily control your home
The clever Amazon Echo speaker with personal assistant technology has the ability to control lights, switches, thermostats and smart home technologies, when you pair it with compatible connected devices from Philips Hue, Hive, TP-Link, and more. If your hands are full with prep, wrapping and cooking – just ask Alexa to help.

TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug with Amazon Echo voice control
Panic-free Christmas tree lights

The Smart Plug from TP-Link allows you to remotely control your plugged-in devices and schedule lights and other electric items to switch on when you’re away from home. Great if you’re prone to leaving the Christmas lights on; using this plug means there won’t be a mad dash back home to check.

The big feast
Whether you choose classic goose, a tur-duck-en or a veggie Christmas nut roast, prepping for the big feast can be a gargantuan affair. Show off your organisation and culinary skills at the same time with some of these handy food and kitchen gadgets.

Nutri Ninja Nutri Chef, blender and chopper
Bells AND whistles

Compact and versatile, this stylish food processor from Ninja features an integrated Nutri Ninja to take care of chopping, mixing, blending and more – prefect for all the Christmas dinner prep. Plus storage cups in various sizes means you can refrigerate or even freeze on the run up to the big day.

Copper Chef deep square pan, roast rack and more
Precious time-saving metal

Copper Chef is your go-to family pan that does the job of a roasting pan, a rice cooker, a steamer, a stock pot, a wok and a baking dish that can go straight from the hob to the oven. Whatever you’re planning to create, this durable and premium piece of cookware will be your favourite kitchen companion.

Rangemate square microwave grill
A square meal

Running out of oven space, and there’s still the pescatarian to cook for? This microwave-safe pan lets you grill, stir-fry, steam and bake foods in your microwave, cooking them at an extreme temperature for an oven-cooked taste. Baked salmon and fennel, Aunt Muriel? Coming right up!

KitchenAid hand blender & gadget set
Go go gadget!

Great for smaller kitchens and ad hoc chefs, this multi-tasking electric hand blender from KitchenAid comes complete with a range of handy attachments – a compact kitchen essential offering an expert-level whisk, spatula, peeler, and ice cream spoon in one.

The Clean up
After the feast – I know, we’re not going to dwell too long on this part…
There is something to be said for ‘soaking’ the roasting pans, and no matter how big your dishwasher is there’s never enough room for everything. Plus when your dinner guests have tottered off to bed/their own (nice and tidy) homes yours can be left looking a little less than its immaculate best. Here’s a couple of cleaning gadgets to make the clean-up easier.

Black & Decker power scrubber
Get them to volunteer
The Grimebuster Pro cuts through tough dirt and grime faster than manual scrubbing and features a rotating bristle brush head, is dishwasher safe and will clean anything from your pots and pans to your kitchen sink and work surfaces – who needs elbow grease?

Dyson V8 Absolute Quiet cordless vacuum
Make light work

The Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless vacuum cleaner features a brand new powerful motor and an improved cleaner head to tackle the festive housework head-on. Accompanied by a soft roller cleaner head for hard floors, a mini motorised brush tool for upholstery, a crevice tool, combination accessory tool and a convenient docking station, no speck of dust will be safe in your home this Christmas with the V8! Tune in this Saturday (16th December) for our fantastic Today’s Special Value offer!

And finally for you
Ahah! That’s why you’re tired

Fitbit – wouldn’t it be great to reap some rewards from all that running around? Add a Fitbit to your wrist and see just how many steps you do when you’re cooking the big feast, decorating the tree and the rest of the house, shopping for all those gifts and generally running around. It’ll also tell you how well you’ve slept, and you know the big man knows when you’re awake!

Whatever you’re up to this Christmas, make it an easier one with QVC x

 

1 Comment

  1. Josephine Jennings December 18, 2017 at 10:02 pm -  Reply

    Very clever , let’s hope the gadgets attract the male guests to go large.

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