TechRadar's ultimate Christmas guide: have yourself a very techy Christmas

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It's the "most wonderful time of the year" according the the late, great Andy Williams, and we'd like to think that's partly due to all the festive features we have lined up at TechRadar (as well as caroling and toasted marshmallows).

Although you don't have to worry about us turning up outside your door for a festive sing-song, we are here for all your wintry tech needs and really, that’s the best Christmas gift of all.

Whether you’re looking for the latest essential tech reads, advice on how to set up your new gadgets, or you’d like help making it through the Boxing Day sales without feeling like you’ve gone three rounds with Rudolph, TechRadar is here to help. Read on for everything you need to know to make sure this Christmas is the best one yet.

Gifting guides

If you're still looking for the perfect piece of tech to gift this year, it's not too late. Whether you'r eon the hunt for a snazzy new pair of headphones for the music lover in your life or a fantastic present for the photographer in your family, our gift guides have you covered.

Check out the guides below for gifts suitable for a whole range of budgets:

Christmas 2018 deals

When frightful is an understatement for the weather outside and you just want to spend your weekends recovering from all the pre-Christmas parties you've attended through the week, the last thing you want to do is shed your pajamas and trek to the shops. Fortunately, the best Christmas deals can now usually be found online. 

We’re here to help you find the must-have Christmas tech gifts and get the best deals on everything you can. Below we've got some essential buying guides for the best deals before Christmas.

And make sure you check back over the Christmas period when we'll be updating these deals articles with all the best Boxing Day and January sales deals in tech – just in case Santa didn't bring you exactly what you asked for this year. 

Christmas 2018: essential buying guides

For essential tech

For gaming

For computing

For your TV

For your home

Christmas reading list

The weather is too bitter to face, everyone’s resting in a comfortable silence in front of the TV and the chocolates are within reaching distance. This is the perfect time to curl up with excellent reads on TechRadar. 

Here we have guides to the things you should be watching, fantastic roundups of the past year in tech, as well as some thoughts on what we should be looking forward to in 2018. 

How to set up your Christmas

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