Best tech gifts in South Africa this Christmas

Christmas is less than a week away, and many South Africans may be looking to spoil themselves, their friends, and their families with great tech gifts.

Tech products such as smartphones, laptops, gaming consoles, wearables, and backup power systems are just some of the options available in South Africa.

We looked for some of the best tech gadget deals available this December and found fifteen products that meet various needs and budgets.

Notable deals include Huawei’s P60 Pro smartphone with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage of R24,999.

Several other smartphone options are also available, including the 128GB iPhone 15 Pro for R26,999 and the 256GB Samsung Galaxy  Flip 5 for R15,899.

Gaming fans have a range of options to choose from. However, they’ll likely want to stick to their platform of choice.

Game sells the Xbox Series S console for R5,799, while Makro sells the PlayStation 5 for R10,999.

PC gamers can grab the 17-inch MSI Katana gaming laptop from Takealot with an Intel Core i7, RTX 4060, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage for R32,999.

For those with the equipment still looking for an affordable and impressive monitor, Evetech is selling ViewSonic’s 24-inch OMNI 165Hz gaming monitor for R3,649.

2023 was a challenging year for South African residents regarding load-shedding, with EskomSePush recording 407,746 minutes of rotational power cuts — 86% more than in any other year.

In this regard, there are great deals available on backup power solutions, including EcoFlow’s 1,260Wh DELTA portable power station for R12,999 from Bob Shop.

Other notable gift ideas include Philips’ 4.1-litre 5000 Series Air Fryer, Sennheiser’s 450BT Wireless Overear headphones, and Huawei’s Freebuds 5i.

Some of the best gadget gift ideas available in South Africa this Christmas are listed below.


Philips 5000 Series Air Fryer (4.1-litre) — R1,699 (Hirsch’s)


Huawei Freebuds 5i — R1,699 (Takealot)


Sennheiser 450BT Wireless Over-Ear Headphones — R1,899 (Takealot)


Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse — R1,999 (Evetech)


SanDisk Portable SSD 1TB — R1,999 (Hi-Fi Corp)


ViewSonic OMNI 24-Inch 165Hz Gaming Monitor (VX2418-P-MHD) — R3,649 (Evetech)


ASUS RT-AX86U Wi-Fi 6 AiMesh Gaming Router — R5,399 (Wootware)


Xbox Series S — R5,799 (Game)


Apple Watch SE 40mm GPS — R6,399 (Computer Mania)


PlayStation 5 console — R10,999 (Makro)


EcoFlow DELTA 1,260Wh —R12,999 (Bob Shop)


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 256GB — R15,899 (Loot)


Huawei P60 Pro — R24,999 (Huawei)


iPhone 15 Pro 128GB —R26,999 (Takealot)


MSI Katana 17-inch (i7 | RTX 4060 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD) — R32,999 (Takealot)


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