We wish you a techy Christmas…


Christmas is coming up and although it’s going to be a bit different this year, we have your back with the best gift ideas for all your family and friends!

Screen time, that dreaded little notification that pops up at the end of every week and makes you realise how much time you’ve really spent on your phone. Often greeted with the horrified shrill of “how much” when you realise that you have spent over 3 hours watching Netflix rather than doing the washing up or zooming the relatives or all of the other million things you need to do.

But there’s no need to feel bad though we get it you love your tech and we love ours! Not all tech was created equal. Some are way better than others. By that, we mean actually good tech! YES, it does exist, our best tech gifts this Christmas will actually make your friends and families live way better!

These are just five of our favourite tech gifts for all the family this year…

Number 1 would have been the brilliant Arc light, but its sold out and avialble only available to pre-order fr the beggining of January…


Koble Arc Desk Lamp Design Essentials

We love the Koble Arc Light because it’s a light that can actually make your life better! I know I didn’t think such a thing existed either it’s just a light after all, but no the Arc is far more than “just a light!”

We all love to sleep right! But since lockdown, a lot of people have been struggling to get back into a normal and healthy sleeping pattern after either very early starts from toddlers who seem to think 5 AM is morning or from too many lie-ins. The Arc can help you get back to normal, overexposure to white light before bed can dramatically affect your sleep pattern, but with the night function, you can switch to a warmer light temperature at the click of a button.

The Arc is also compatible with any smartphone with built-in charging capability or phones with wireless charging cases meaning no more messy cables getting all tangled up by the side of the bed and a fully charged phone each morning.

What’s not to love about the Koble Arc Light! Be sure to pre-order for January!

A great alternative to the Arc Light is the Pixi light, which is our number 2 gift this year…

Number 2…


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Don’t worry about crazy electricity bills with the Pixi Wireless Charging Lamps super-efficient LED technology and touch-sensitive on and off button.

With its super-fast wireless charging technology, you can declutter your house of all those tangled wires. Your phone will even stay charging whilst the light is off! The base of the Pixi Wireless Charging lamp can wireless charge your phone with no requirement for any cables, simply drop on and charge.

Number 3…


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The Saturn Wireless charging plate is a relatively new product for us at Design Essentials, but we already love it, because it’s the perfect gift for teenagers!

Having a fully charged phone is the most important things to teens, no access to Tik Tok, Instagram or Snapchat makes the house decend into WWIII. Chargers are fought over, plug sockets closely guarded and the survival mentality kicks in.

Nobody wants this…

With the Saturn wirelesscharging place from Design Essentials, you can prevent war within your home, as it gives your teen unlimited acces to wireless charging. So you don’t have to keep on buying all of those new charges when they get broken or lost which costs a small fortune.

It’s the perfect goft for any teenager and doesn’t break the bank!

Number 4…




black leather book light mini gingko design essentials
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Is it art, is it a light, is it a book… OR IS IT ALL OF THEM!

The fourth on our list of great tech gifts this christmas is the fantastic range of smart book lights we have at Design Essentials!

The booklights and accordion lights are the perfect gift for those friends and family members who just really appreciate nice things. The beautiful, sculptural design cleverly conceals the inner workings of the lights. The soft-touch papers are tear-proof and water-resistant, lit up by long-lasting soft white LED lights.

There are very few pieces of tech that create the lovely soft aesthetic that we know so many of you love quite like the smartbook and accordion lights from Gingko. They truly are the perfect Christmas gift!

Number 5…


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WINNER, WINNER, the Octagon desk light is here!

We are so excited to put the Octagon One Desk Light on our christma gifts list this year. Winner of the ‘Gift of the Year 2018’ Award in the UK from the Contemporary Gift category, the Octagon one desk light is a must buy present for any friend or family. It also won the Judge’s Choice Award Winner (the only winner) from the whole home and gift categories.

You can’t diss the award either, as the Gift of the Year Award is the most highly respected award in the UK for home and gift products.

Can’t get a much better present than that now can you, it won a award for gifts!!!

We hope to see you in the shop getting your Christmas shopping done early, with the help of our Christmas gifts blogs. Check out our blogs, Beautiful Bits, and Bobs, No more plastic rubbish! our blog for kids presents this year and all of our other blogs for more Christmassy ideas.

We love to hear from you as well, so…

To have a look in person at these great gifts available at Design Essentials, be sure to pop into the shop to have a chat with us in Saffron Walden, Essex.

For any enquires, please feel free to contact us, we love to hear from you.

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