Published on November 30, 2012 2:35 PM

Christmas Gift Guide: Our Top Picks of 2012

Welcome to our holiday buyer's guide! Here, you'll find our selection of the best high-tech Christmas gifts for 2012 from over 30 categories of products we've reviewed.

It's not easy buying gifts for friends and family. You want to get them something they'll like, and you don't necessarily have the time (or the budget) to find just the right thing. So we've done the work for you.

We went through over 1,500 high-tech products reviewed this year by ourselves and our sister sites, Les Numériques and Be Hardware, and pulled out the very best buys. To make your life even easier, we’ve made a few different selections for each product type, including:

  1. Editor's Choice: Quite simply our favourite products, the indisputable crowd pleasers.
  2. Experts & Pros: Have an uncle who always knows what the best new gadgets are? Impress him this year by getting him the device all the buffs are dreaming about.
  3. Top Value: Where value meets price.
  4. Budget Option: The best gifts for small budgets.
We even threw in a couple “Niche Picks” for products with special stand-out features, such as a camera for kids or a printer for printing photos.

The categories are:
- Cameras & Camcorders of all types, including accessories
- Sound & Vision (TVs, speakers, headphones, media centres, Blu-ray players...)
- All Things Computers (PC, Mac, laptops, mice, keyboards, printers...)
- Mobile Devices (tablets, smartphones, e-readers, sat navs)
- Home Appliances (coffee machines, electric shavers, robot vacuum cleaners)

Cameras & Camcorders

Sound & Vision

All Things Computers

Mobile Devices

Home Appliances

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