Gift Guide: tech essentials

Got someone in your life that is a complete gadget geek? Never know what to get them? We’ve put together this handy gift guide so you can get something to blow them away, whether you have a big budget or small. And don’t forget you can use your UNiDAYS discount on any of the items in our list.


Tech has been more important than ever and an iPad has the power of a computer, but with added portability. Whether you want to focus on a single app or use multiple apps at the same time, it’s easy to do with a few taps. You can use it with a keyboard, trackpad and Apple Pencil, so whatever they want to use it for, it’s already set up! Get up to 10% Student Discount on a new iPad.

A speaker

Music makes everything better and the JBL Flip 5 makes that whole experience a bit better. Take your tunes on the go with this powerful speaker. This lightweight Bluetooth speaker goes anywhere. Bad weather? Not to worry. With its waterproof design, you can rock out to our signature sound rain or shine.


Sometimes, especially this year, you just need to tune out the rest of the world. Sennhesier’s PXC 550-II Wireless headphones have adaptive noise cancellation and an exceptional 30-hour battery life. Both are perfect for any environment and give you the freedom to roam.

A monitor

This might not sound like the most exciting gift to the layman, but to a tech head this is the kind of thing that gets them really excited. A monitor can taking your whole viewing, working or gaming experience to the next level. HP’s Ultraslim Full-HD IPS Monitor allows you to get crisp picture quality with this ultra-slim, micro-edge display.


Know someone obsessed with gaming? It doesn’t matter if they’re more Xbox or Playstation, Zavvi have games across all platforms.


Online lectures, uni work, zoom quizzes and binge-watching. We’ve been practically attached to our laptops this year. If your techy friend is in need of an upgrade this can be a real powerhouse of a gift. This one might take a bit of research but don’t forget to browse our tech discounts for money off laptop purchases.

Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited is a service that allows you to read as much as you want, choosing from over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks. Freely explore new authors, books, and genres from mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more. You can read on any device. You can get a 30 day free trial with UNiDAYS.

Tablet holder

The flexible Lazy Arm tablet holder is ideal for watching films, following recipes in the kitchen or making video calls. Compatible with tablets up to 19cm wide, the flexible tablet holder can be clipped onto most surfaces. Don’t forget to use your UNiDAYS discount for 10% off at IWOOT.

Mobile phone jail cell

Thispint-sized prison comes with a padlock and key so you can incarcerate your (and other people's) mobile phone. Ironically it's the best way to liberate you from the shackles of social media and the pressures of being 'always on'. You also get 10% off at Firebox.

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