Don't be Timid

Whether shopping for him or her, it never seems to get easier. Take a different view, why not try and get something that can work for either of you? We have a look at 10 (ten) gift ideas that work for any partner.


Denon Envaya Mini

Denon, a name synonymous with quality audio, has brought us the Envaya Mini bluetooth speaker. The Envaya Mini is gorgeous with a circular grille effect making the Envaya Mini a very visually distinctive Bluetooth speaker – and that’s without noticing the Denon logo across the middle of the grille. It also comes with a very soft, luxurious carry case that contributes to the very premium look and feel of the speaker.

Available online at AV Online for just £89.00

Remote Controlled BB-8

One of the best loved characters to appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is BB-8, a spherical droid that rolls itself into a fair few scrapes. But now it’s not only happening on the silver screen, as you can buy a remote control version of the droid with which to have adventures of your own. The small ball-like gadget can be guided via your smartphone, responds to voice commands, and can even project video footage – R2D2 style.

Available online at Red5 for just £129.00

DJI Mavic Pro

Drones are becoming more and more popular, even with the general public. So if you enjoy superior quality combined with easy transport this is for you. Folding drones are undoubtedly the future. and the Mavic Pro is fantastic. The Mavic Pro’s portability and the fantastic new controller are the real winners. It means you don’t have to lug a big case around as you did for the Phantom, and that it doesn’t have to be a special occasion: you can take the Mavic Pro everywhere.

Available Online at Apple for £999.00

Denon AH-D7100

Now these are the only headphones you will ever need for your audio appreciation. The second Denon product we’ve featured in this article, but these are absolutely amazing. Denon AH-D7100 is a mix of the familiar and the new. Design-wise, they’re a little similar to the Beats by Dr. Dre Studio, the top-end range from the famous (and infamous) Beats range. These are closed-back headphones that have a core two-part make up.

Available online at Audio Sanctuary with a RRP of £1199.99 (prices will be confirmed on enquiry, these things are elite)


The ZEISS VR ONE Plus is a one-of-a-kind device allowing us to take our first steps in the world of virtual reality. Its lightweight design and 100% portability make it the perfect companion for videos, games and augmented reality. Leading-edge optical design and ZEISS precision lenses for the ultimate immersive visual experience. ZEISS VR ONE supports smartphones with display sizes between 4.7 and 5.5 inches and users can wear their eyeglasses as normal while using the headset.

Available online at Selfridges for just £239.00 (Special bundle inc. a mini drone)

Nike LunarGlide 8

The ultimate Sneakers (Or Trainers for us Brits) and a running shoe that features a water-repellent upper that remains breathable and exceptionally soft cushioning so you can run in comfort no matter what the forecast says. The soft, contoured Lunarlon midsole has precision-lasered cuts on the sides that collapse during footstrike to help you reach a smoother stride.Engineered mesh with a durable, water-repellent coating helps protect you from the elements while remaining breathable for lasting comfort. An updated traction pattern helps grip wet running surfaces so you can keep logging miles through rainy conditions.

Available online from Nike (for him and for her) for just £115.00

Oral-B GENIUS 9000 White Electric Toothbrush

Over 80% of people leave plaque behind because they miss a whole zone of their mouth when they brush. That can lead to cavities and gum disease in the future. That’s why Oral-B GENIUS has Position Detection Technology. Combining motion sensors in the toothbrush with facial recognition software, it’s the only one that sees where you brush to guide you as it cleans. It’s like having a dentist at home….it’s GENIUS

Available online at Boots from just £109.99

Fitbit Charge-2 Wristband

Make every beat count with the new Fitbit wristband. Including PurePulse® heart rate, multi-sport modes, guided breathing sessions and stylish interchangeable bands. The interactive OLD display makes it easy to get your stats- just tap the screen. With a battery life of up to 5 days you can track day and night without needing a charge.

Available online at John Lewis from just £109.95

Jura E8 Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine

There is no such thing as to much coffee, and this has to be the ultimate in coffee experiences. Whether you’re a bean freak or a particular ground aficionado this is your new temple. The Jura has a built-in Aroma+ Grinder to prepare freshly ground coffee in less time – and with less noise. To extract full flavour into every drink, the Thermoblock Heating System delivers water at the perfect brewing temperature. Early morning starts are made easier by the Memory Function as you can enjoy your favourite coffee, your way, at the touch of a button. And, on days when you need an extra boost, use the Variable Coffee Strength setting for a more intense result.

Available online at AO from just £999.00

R2-D2 Phone Charger

Obviously after we featured BB-8, we really had to feature the original for you. R2-D2 is here to power you up everywhere you go! This little droid can not only charge your electronic device, he uses your vehicle’s power to do so! While he is plugged into your 12V vehicle power adapter (cigarette lighter outlet), R2-D2 rotates his head back and forth, bloops and bleeps, and lights up, letting you know you are about receive 2.1 Amps through 2 of his convenient USB charging ports. This Star Wars R2-D2 Car Charger can charge up to 2 tablets, smartphones, or any electronic device that charges through USB and is small enough to fit in your vehicle’s cup holder. This little guy measures about 5 1/2-inches tall x 3 1/2-inches wide x 2-inches in diameter to fit cup holder and comes with a charging cable that measures about 36-inches long.

Available online at MyGeekBox from just £37.99