Tech toys tend to bring out the excitable boy in even the most grown up of men, and this year, there is a gift that will be sure to revive memories of their lost childhood and rekindle their desires for fun and adventure; the drone, or to give it its full and official name: the UAV or unmanned aerial vehicle.
But before you rush out and purchase a shiny new drone for the man-child in your life, there is something that you should be aware of; if you’re buying a drone for your significant other, be warned that they will ‘play’ with it obsessively for at least the first week, and if your relationship is in the midst if its romantic beginnings, then you can forget about going out for candle-lit meals or walking hand in hand along the shores of a lake. You could still walk hand in hand along the shores of a lake with your beau, but his other hand will be firmly grasped around the remote control that operates his new tech friend.
The constant need for batteries will also dominate your lives over the festive period, and you’d better hope that the little shop around the corner that is open 24 hours, has its shelves fully stocked with them, or the rage followed by tears that will ensue, will be enough to spoil anyone’s Christmas.
On a positive note, your partner will thank you profusely for your gift (once he’s finished playing with it), and he may even be inspired to buy you something that isn’t a household appliance next festive season:
‘But you were always saying how you wanted a new vacuum cleaner, I don’t understand?’
Frank said with a boyish pout.
‘Yes darling, but not as a Christmas gift,’ Christina blubbed.
Depending on your budget, you could blow it and really make the man in your life’s eyes light up Christmas morning with a top of the range, all singing, all dancing drone, or you could start off with a cheaper version that will quench his appetite for gadgetry, without breaking the bank. Either way, drones generally don’t disappoint, and whatever your relationship with the recipient of this tech gift is, they will be chuffed to find it in their stocking this year.