Christmas is rapidly approaching, which means shopping season is about to kick off (and for the more organised among you perhaps you've already made a start!).

We've got some great techy gift ideas that are bound to help you out. It's not just geeks who love tech: your mum, dad, partner, kids, best friend and even your gran would love to receive some of the gifts in our ultimate Christmas 2018 gift guide.

We've got everything from the very best phones, tablets, laptops, consoles, games, wearable tech, headphones, speakers and tech accessories to gadgets and gifts just for Minecraft lovers, Lego enthusiasts, Star Wars fans and more, so read on to find a present to suit everyone you need to buy for.

You'll get lots of inspiration here, but we'd also recommend checking out our dedicated tech deals pages to find some great bargains. You can also get ready for the madness of Black Friday thanks to our tips here.

And be sure you're shopping safely online - check out our top tips.

Christmas Jumpers

In the run up to Christmas you're bound to want to look the part too. Plus, on 14 December it's Save The Children's Christmas Jumper Day so these are perfect for taking part in that.

We've found the most nerdy Christmas jumpers around, from Star Wars and superheroes to Mario and PlayStation. Take a look here.

This one is a Star Wars Christmas jumper available from Geekstore.

Star Wars gifts

With the new film Star Wars The Last Jedi fast approaching, we’ve rounded up the coolest gadgets and gifts available.

Whether it’s a Christmas present, reward for surviving the prequel years, or just plain old avarice, these are most certainly the goods you’re looking for. Take a look here.

One of our favourites is the Sphero R2-D2, available from Amazon for £129.99.

LEGO gifts

We've gathered some of the coolest LEGO sets for the LEGO fan in your life. No matter what age they are, there's bound to be something here that'll excite them.

One of the most exciting recent sets to launch is the Hogwarts Castle, with a whopping 6020 pieces. In addition to the amazing Hogwarts set there are lots of other new Harry Potter and Wizarding World sets available this year.

We've also got LEGO sets for Disney fans, James Bond lovers, car enthusiasts and more.

See our LEGO Christmas wishlist here.

Subscription boxes

A subscription to a mystery box is the gift that keeps on giving.

You can choose to gift three, six or twelve months of most of the subscription boxes in our round-up of the best nerdy options, and the recipient will get a box of geeky goodies every month. Cool, right?

See the best nerdy subscription boxes here.

The one shown here is Lootcrate, one of the most popular available. It costs £24 per month from the Lootcrate website, and there are lots of different themed options to choose from.

Gifts for kids

Kids increasingly want - and expect - high-tech presents but few people can afford or want to give their children iPads for Christmas.

There are many cheaper options when it comes to tablets and other techy gifts for kids, as demonstrated in our round-up, which you can read here, along with our separate guides to the best robot toys and coding games for kids.

In addition to being lots of fun, these gifts are often educational too - a lesson in disguise.

We love Cozmo, an adorable but super smart robot. You can buy him from Amazon here.

Gifts for geeks

From circuit board jewellery to floppy disk coasters, these Christmas gifts are perfect for tech-lovers who already have all the tech they need.

Shown here is a hand made circuit board necklace from Etsy (and be sure to check out the rest of the seller's shop as there are some more amazing jewellery items, cuff links, t-shirts and more we think you'll love.

Take a look at all 8 gifts for computer lovers here.

Activity trackers

With so many of us pledging to lose weight or get fit for the new year, a fitness- or activity tracker is an ideal Christmas gift. Fitbit is one of the biggest players in this market, but there are plenty of alternatives to choose from too.

To see our favourite activity trackers, click here.

Our pick of the best is the Fitbit Charge 2, which you can get from Fitbit itself for £139.99.

Best speakers for Christmas

The best speakers can cost hundreds of pounds, but getting better (or simply louder) audio from your phone, tablet or laptop is easily achievable without spending a fortune.

We round up the best cheap Bluetooth speakers to gift this Christmas here.

If you've got more money to spend on a speaker (perhaps this is a Christmas gift for yourself!) then check out our overall best speakers chart here.

One of our favourite budget speakers is the Denon Envaya Pocket, which you can get from Amazon here.

Drones

Drones are the new remote control car, and they don't have to cost the world.

Click here to see the absolute best drones that may well cost you a small fortune, but we've also got a round-up of the best cheap drones here.

Take the Hubsan X4 Micro Quadcopter, for example, which you can pick up for as little as £25.

Games consoles

A new games console is one of the most exciting gifts you can open on Christmas morning, because the endless entertainment that follows can last all the way until next Christmas (and you'll know just what to get them next time – a game or two!)

We have no doubt that the Nintendo Switch will be a huge seller this Christmas, as well as the likes of the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.

See the best games consoles available in our chart here.

You might also enjoy our round-up of the best gifts for gamers.

Instant cameras

You'd think instant cameras would be consigned to the past, but nostalgia has dragged them kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, and surprisingly enough they're actually a welcome presence.

In an age of instant filters and digital backups, there's something to be said for a camera that doesn't let you pick the perfect photo out of ten options, and that immediately gives you a physical print to hang onto.

We've tested a selection for our guide to the best instant cameras, but for gift giving one of our favourites us the affordable Polaroid OneStep 2, a simple, user-friendly option that perfectly captures nostalgic appeal.

Gaming keyboards

Another option for gamers, this time the PC-loving variety, is a new gaming keyboard.

We've picked out 12 of the best gaming keyboards available to buy in the UK, so take a look here.

Among the best is the Razer Ornata Chroma gaming keyboard, which is available for £99 from Amazon.

Gaming mice

Alternatively, how about a gaming mouse? You'll find 9 of the best gaming mice to buy for Christmas in our round-up by clicking here.

This mouse from Logitech is one of the most user-friendly mice we've tested, and could make the perfect gift for PC gamers. It's just under £70 from Amazon.

Board games

Not tech at all, but here at Tech Advisor we have a particularly nerdy taste in board games that we think lovers of computer games will enjoy so we couldn't resist putting together a list of our favourites.

There's a bewildering variety of games to choose from, but we're here to help. Forget Monopoly and Risk - board games these days can be far more in-depth and amazing.

Take a look at our pick of the best by clicking here.

Laptop bags

If your gift's recipient already has a laptop, how about a laptop bag? We've reviewed 12 of our favourite cases, rucksacks and messenger bags for style, comfort and practicality.

See our favouite laptop bags for Christmas by clicking here.

One of our favourites is the Moshi Helios Lite Backpack, which is available from Amazon for around £130 here.