The AU Review: The best Christmas gifts in Australia for 2020


Christmas is almost here, and given the year we’ve just had, it’s go hard or go home. This holiday season is – pending none of 2020’s indulgent curve-balls – going to have a lot riding on it. It’ll be like cannoning-balling into that perfectly temperature controller pool after trudging through the Sahara, and hearing those confected sleigh bells blasting through the streets is going to be nothing less than pure catharsis. Such a special occasion is going to need a stack of gifts to go with it, of course. Which is why we’ve pulled together some of our favorite products of the year for you to get across when you’re inevitably swearing bullets over what to buy.

There’s a lot out there, so we’ve narrowed it down for you across various categories, for various budgets. From Sony’s market-dominating headphones and Sonos’ beastly portable speaker; to an impressive health track from Withings and a workhorse of an air purifier from Philips; to the hard-to-choose between consoles of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X; to DJI’s most affordable drone yet and the OPKIX One stunner; to the immense LG CX series and Sonos’ exceptional new soundbar; to an impressive high-end phone from Oppo and Google’s surprisingly elegant mid-range stunner; to Dyson’s biggest power play yet and Amazon’s beautifully remodeled Echo series; to a jaw-dropping new manual coffee machine from DeLonghi and the biggest kitchen essential of 2020 (an Airfryer – what else?); to what just may be Icebreaker’s coolest jacket ever and some locally made swim trunks; to some of the year’s best coffee table books and a Christmas collection from one of the country’s finest chocolatiers.


Read the full list on the AU Review website