Christmas is merely weeks away…have you finished your shopping yet (or even started)?

If you’re struggling to find the perfect gifts for friends and family, don’t panic. 2016 has been a great year for new technology, which means there are lots of gift ideas available for the gadget lovers in your life.

To give you some inspiration, here are 5 of the top, innovative gadgets that are being bought for Christmas:

  1. Amazon Echo
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Amazon Echo is a speaker that uses its own voice assistant, Alexa, to control smart home devices, play music, read the news, tell you the weather and much more. Prices start from £49.99 and two versions are available to buy from Amazon.

  1. Dyson Hairdryer



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Dyson are much more than just vacuum cleaner manufacturers; they have now released their first beauty product – a hairdryer. Bladeless, this hairdryer eliminates the risk of hair being sucked into the motor and has been cleverly designed to protect hair from heat damage. However, the hairdryer isn’t cheap, with prices starting from £299.99. 

  1. PlayStation VR

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Virtual reality has boomed over the last year and has started to become mainstream. For anyone that loves playing video games, the PlayStation VR Headset is a must. The headset gives you a 360-degree immersion into your favourite video game, making you part of a living, breathing world. Prices start from £390, but is only compatible with PlayStation 4.

  1. Parrot Pot

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Does someone you know struggle keeping their plants alive? Then the Parrot Pot is the perfect gift. This smart flowerpot monitors light, temperature, soil and fertiliser levels, and sends alerts to help you keep better care of your plants. It can even water your plants on your behalf. The pots work both indoors and outdoors, and costs £129.99.

  1. Samsung Gear S3

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It can be argued that Samsung’s latest smartwatch is the one of the best smartwatches on the market. Not only does it look like an actual watch, it is also water resistance and has built-in GPS. Prices start from £349 and is available in two designs.

What has been your favourite gadget released in 2016? What will you be asking Santa for this year? Tweet us at @SCSTechnology.