Christmas Day is divided into two halves. There’s the eating and drinking, which everyone loves, then there’s the sitting round staring aimlessly at the TV, brain in a vegetative state, body in a food coma.
The devil makes work for idle thumbs, so to help minimise the chances of boredom (at best) and full-blown rows (at worst), we’ve pulled together a list of boys toys that will keep him occupied on Jesus’ birthday and well beyond. All killers, no fillers.
Dispelling the myth that gaming is just for kids, the Nintendo Switch™ with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy?Con™ exemplifies the best in toys for grown-ups. This console removes the perceived age limit for playing games. This device seamlessly transitions from a console at home to a portable unit that is ideal for keeping adults entertained during long trips, without dominating TVs during holiday gatherings. The innovative design and advanced technologies make this a unique choice among toys for adults, appealing to players of all ages.
Jabra offers a wide range of superior earphones that will give your loved one the gift of style and music. After all, not only are a set of grubby old buds unhygienic, they’re not going to do him any favours in the aesthetics department either. This set is perfect for the audiophile who wants to be fashionable. We’re talking dynamic hi-fi quality and plenty of flair to match anyones style.
Today, your digital footprint often precedes you, which is why Mobilo’s smart digital business cards are the ultimate statement for the modern gentleman. Forget the passé paper cards of yesteryears, ones that get crumpled, dropped, or left behind – these smart cards are creating networking for the 21st century. Whether you’re a high-flying executive or a budding entrepreneur, Mobilo offers a range of options that are as versatile as your wardrobe.
But let’s talk tech: these cards are NFC/RFID-enabled, making them the Aston Martin of business cards—sleek, efficient, and compatible with both Apple and Android. You have an old phone. You’re covered by the QR code. And here’s the kicker: no monthly fees, rapid 48-hour shipping, and a choice of materials that range from classic plastic to luxe metal.
No man, no matter how “mature”, can resist the pull of remote control devices, and the urge definitely peaks at Christmas. Enter the BB-9E App-Enabled Sphero droid. It’s not any old Star Wars This spin-off product can be controlled via a smartphone. The holographic environment from the films is projected. This is a far superior alternative to the Scalextric set.
In today’s world where every moment is a chance for one-upmanship on social media, the GoPro Hero11 emerges as one of the best toys for adults, perfect for capturing holiday adventures. This ultra HD video ensures you don’t miss a detail. From the smallest grain of sand, to the most minute droplet of rain. It’s akin to bringing your own David Attenborough documentary crew on your travels. The GoPro Hero11, a top contender in the best toys for adults category, lets him create his own epic narratives, though he’ll have to handle the voiceovers himself.
Lego is a great gift that can be given as two gifts in one. Yes, kids love it. But really it takes patience, dexterity and steely determination to get it done – ergo, it’s ideal for adult children too. The Lego Taj Mahal has enough complexity to keep him entertained well past Boxing Day.
For a Bluetooth speaker that looks so slick you’ll want to tape it to your forehead and wear it proudly around town, this retro speaker has the perfect solution. This speaker is as beautiful as it sounds.
It was thought that virtual reality and flying cars would have become commonplace in the 1980s. Unfortunately, we’re a bit behind but Meta Quest VR headset is a promising step forward. Once he’s put his phone in the soft fabric headset and hooked it up to apps such as Netflix VR, he’s got a full-screen cinema experience at his disposal. It’s also cheaper than IMAX tickets.
Hipsters, film enthusiasts and Polaroid fans were quite upset when the company announced in 2008 that there would no longer be instant film manufactured. Now, less than 10 years later – and with the help of some keyboard warriors – the Polaroid film camera is back. This retro-style camera, which has been re-invented, will let him capture the holiday season in color or black-and-white, the old-school method. There’s no selfie retakes here though, sorry.
If he’s still sore about not getting that astronomy set as a kid, now’s the time to right past wrongs. The Natural History Museum’s astronomically sound planetarium constellation star projector will let him get to grips with his inner Dr Brian Cox thanks to its handy audio guide and pointer pen. Well, it’s a start anyway.
As much as we love a long list of technical specs, sometimes the best pleasures are also the simplest. This crossfire bow Nerf gun is not ground-breaking in concept (it’s just firing soft foam tubes after all) but it’s maddeningly addictive to use. Simple yet effective.