A gift for every occasion
Three has got Christmas covered with so many great ideas to improve your space
With Christmas just around the corner, there are a variety of products from Three that will add a little sparkle to your home, whatever your plans are for the holidays.
With the days getting shorter, the weather colder and our schedules more packed, the centrepiece of everything this festive season will be your home: whether it’s hosting guests for a party or cosy nights in.
If you’re looking to treat yourself or a loved one, Three has got Christmas covered with so many great ideas to improve your space.
When your party is in full swing, you can entertain everyone with the JBL Partybox Encore (€349), an all-in-one karaoke box. With a built-in dynamic light show including an advanced light ring and strobe effect that syncs up to your music, its digital wireless microphone and splash-proof design are perfect for any occasion.
Better yet, you can pair individual speakers to it, like the Google Nest Audio (€99), which has strengths beyond karaoke. Using voice controls, it brings rich, room-filling sounds thanks to its woofer, tweeter and tuning software. Its slim design will fit in anywhere in your home, letting you focus on where best to place it for maximum effect.
It’s also the perfect companion when you’ve time to yourself, allowing you to play the radio, the latest episode of your favourite podcast or your favourite Christmas tunes.
If you’re looking for a more immersive audio experience when you’ve some time alone, you’re spoilt for choice. A popular one is Apple’s AirPods Pro 2nd generation (€299) which feature up to two times more active noise cancellation than the previous model.
Add to that Adaptive Transparency – which protects your hearing by adjusting the intensity of sounds around you – and Personalised Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking for immersive sound, their versatility and inconspicuousness mean they can be used seamlessly with all Apple products and are great for active wear.
Another great Irish option is the Onesonic BB-HD1 gen 2 headphones (€130) which will optimise your listening experience with active noise cancellation and up to 35 hours of playtime.
With the ability to seamlessly switch between listening to music on one device to taking video or voice calls on another, they’re also a comfortable fit thanks to their ergonomic design, which is perfect for extended listening periods.
If you want to up your gaming experience, having the right accessories to play with is key. That’s why you need the Backbone One Controller for iPhone (€118), which turns your phone into the ultimate gaming console wherever you are.
Not only can you play any iOS game that supports controllers, you can also play games on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, or even stream directly from your Xbox, PlayStation, or PC. With a collapsible and compact design, it’s ready for action whenever you are.
Whether gaming or working out gets your heart racing, the latter is best served by the Samsung Watch 5 40mm (€309), which monitors your health around the clock.
It will keep up with anything life throws at you thanks to an improved curved sensor design for more accurate heart rate and wellness reading, water resistance, and improved sleep tracking technology. Add to that its ability to charge 45 per cent in 30 minutes which means it will never be out of action.
After all that exercise it will be time to relax and stream some of your festive movie favourites, so no house can do without wifi. To give you the coverage, speed and capacity boost you need is the TP-Link Deco X20 Mesh wifi system (€230).
With the ability to connect up to 150 devices at any one time over 4,000 square feet, it’s ideal for bandwidth-intensive tasks like gaming and 4K streaming. If you have guests over, you can easily accommodate them without compromising on connection quality.
If you’re waiting on presents to be delivered to your home or wondering what guests have arrived, a handy way of checking who’s at the front door is through the Google Nest Doorbell (€200), the battery-powered smart video doorbell.
With a speaker and microphone built-in, it will alert you when there’s activity and can tell the difference between people, packages, animals and vehicles. It may even spot a special visitor on Christmas Eve.
If getting out of the house involves walking man’s best friend, you’ll be able to spot them easily with the Paikka Recovery Dog Raincoat Orange (€89).
Using a 100 per cent waterproof fabric, the smart reflective surface ensures your dog stays visible wherever they are. The machine washable raincoat has an adjustable harness opening with a zipper and adjustable neckline, waist, back length and leg straps to ensure individual fit no matter what breed of dog you have.
When you’re back in from your walks, you want to make sure your pet stays fed and healthy, even when you’re out and about seeing friends and family.
One way to ensure this is through the Xiaomi Mijia Intelligent Pet Feeder (€129) which can be used to feed your pet when you want or to deliver timed food dispensing. It can keep food fresh and can hold up to 1.8kg of dry food for over 20 days of feeding.
Alternatively, you can use the Petcube Bites2Lite (€170), which lets you keep an eye on your pet no matter where you are. With a 1080p HD camera, a 160-degree view for full room coverage and 4x digital zoom, this smart treat dispenser has smooth two-way audio allowing you to speak to your pet remotely.
You can go a step further by tossing treats remotely from your phone and even control the amount and distance you toss them.
And when you’ve returned home after a long day socialising and you want to switch off and relax, the D8 Candle in Winter Scent Ebenezer (€35) will meet that need.
Inspired by Irish heritage, it is handmade, vegan friendly and made from cruelty-free oils, with a burn time of 40 hours, ensuring that your home will smell great for a long time.
Best of all, its scent is festive mulled cider with warm cinnamon spice, perfect for those cold winter nights.
Whatever your wishes are for the Christmas period, there’s something for everyone in Three’s collection. And who knows, maybe your perfect gift will be under the tree come December 25.