“It’s the most wonderful time of the year, With the kids jingle belling, And everyone telling you be of good cheer, It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, sings Andy Williams in his classic Christmas hit song. But with guests toing and froing and new toys a-beeping, it can also be a loud and stressful time too! Any gift that brings a little peace and calm to the festivities is very well received at Christmas.
Here are 12 Quiet Gifts for Christmas. Each one assessed by Quiet Mark’s expert team of acousticians, so you know, when you see the Quiet Mark on a product, it’s certified to be one of the quietest on the market. So whether it’s the budding musician in your life wanting to play the piano, or the style conscious stylist in the family who’d like a new hair dryer, there’s something here for everyone, to make their Christmases Merry and Bright… and yours that little bit more quiet!
1. Dyson HD01 & HD02 Supersonic Hair Dryer
Hair dryer design hasn’t fundamentally changed since the 1960s. Most still use large, bulky motors that can only fit in the head of the machine. The Dyson Supersonic™ is different. It’s re-thought. It’s small yet powerful digital motor sits in the handle, completely changing the way it works.
A glass bead thermistor measures the air temperature 20 times per second, guarding against extreme heat damage to protect natural shine.
The heart of the machine is the small and powerful digital V9 motor for fast drying. Conventional motors can be slow as 12,000RPM. The Dyson V9 motor is fast, at 110,000RPM, moving 13L of air each second to create a controlled, high velocity airflow.
It’s engineered for balance, with a motor that sits in the handle, for a new kind of drying experience.
It’s acoustically tuned for conversation. The powerful motor is tuned to produce one inaudible frequency. And it’s enveloped by a vibration reduction system, further reducing the transfer of noise between the motor and the case.
2. Yamaha Clavinova CLP-700 Series Digital Piano
Yamaha not only due to its heritage has a proud tradition of excellence in the development and construction of high-quality acoustic and innovative electronic instruments. They can look back on over 100 years of experience. This dedication to setting new standards in the digital music segment can once again be seen with the new Clavinova CLP-700 series. Created for experienced pianists and beginners alike, this exquisite new series offers endless opportunities for learning, creative musical expression and simple fun. The new instruments come with a maximum of natural playability, complete with the breath-taking sound quality that Yamaha has achieved through decades of acoustic concert piano craftsmanship.
3. Barista TS Smart Coffee Machine
The Melitta® Barista TS Smart® can really do a lot. For example, it can make 21 different coffee specialities. With the right coffee beans, according to the original recipe or your own personal creation.
A special highlight: With the Melitta® Connect app you are able to steer the preparation of coffee and manage many other features really simply with your smart phone.
4. Sage Tea Maker™ Kettle
Different tea varietals require different temperatures and steeping times to bring out their unique flavours and aromas. Simply press a button and watch as the basket descends gracefully into the water. Set the timer and wake up to your favourite brew.
5. Dyson Pure Hot + Cool HP04 Air Purifier Fan
The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool is a multifunctional purifier that can be used to cool or heat a room using purified air. The product is designed to take in dirty air, clean it and then project clean air around the room.
With 10 fan speeds it can be used as a traditional fan would be to cool a room. It also features heater capabilities. Simply set the thermostat in the product to the desired temperature and the machine will automatically turn on and off to maintain the temperature.
It features a fully-sealed filter system that incorporates HEPA media and activated carbon to capture 99.97% of pollutants, particles, gases and odors as small as 0.3 microns.
Using Air Multiplier technology, the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool projects clean air to every corner of the room. By circulating the clean air into the room, the dirty air is pushed back toward the machine for purification.
6. Kärcher WV 5 Plus N Window Vac
The Kärcher WV 5 Plus N is an innovative handheld window cleaner that effortlessly sucks up moisture and leaves surfaces streak-free. This rechargeable handheld vac has a powerful lithium-ion battery that lasts up to 35 minutes, cleaning up to 105 m² – that’s 75 windows in just one charge, including mirrors, tiles, shower screens, condensation and even spills on floors and worktops. The WV 5 Plus N includes an integrated edge guidance system, battery indicator and a removable battery as well as an additional 170mm suction head, premium spray bottle with microfibre cloth and sachet of 20ml window cleaning concentrate.
7. Logitech M220 Silent & Silent Plus Wireless Mice
With over 90% noise reduction, get all your work done without missing a beat or disturbing those around you. Silent Mice have the same click feel without the click noise. Durable, high performance feet quietly glide over the desktop. A smooth scroll wheel completes the quiet experience. Silent Mice eliminate excess noise while protecting the health and productivity of everyone. Make this your last annoying click. Your family and friends will thank you.
8. Magimix Power Blender Premium
The Power Blender Premium provides you with a complete blending solution in one box, giving you even more versatility to bring your blending to the next level.
The premium includes:
- Magimix Power Blender exclusively in cream
- Borosilicate glass mill attachment with store, shake and pour lid
- 400ml BPA-free BlendCup with watertight lid
- 700ml BPA-free BlendCup with easy-grip handle
Built better to last longer:
- 3 year parts guarantee
- Unique BlenderMix system for a finer blend
- Powerful and quiet 1300W – 22,000 RPM
9. Lumie Bodyclock Spark 100
Bodyclock Spark 100 offers the perfect introduction to the benefits of sleeping and waking with light. Spark 100 features the essential 30-minute sunrise and sunset; choice of final light intensity for the sunrise; a nightlight option; fully adjustable bedroom lighting, bright for reading or a relaxing soft glow; the light-sensitive display; tap -control snooze.
10. Philips Sonicare ExpertClean 7300 Electric Toothbrush
The new Philips Sonicare ExpertClean features a powerful yet gentle DeepClean+ mode combined with a progress report that puts you in control of your oral health in between dentist visits. Now, you can get that professional clean feeling every day at home.
11. Lakeland Electric Carving Knife
Slice with ease and precision. With two removable serrated stainless steel blades, the fine blade is suitable for cutting meat, poultry and bread, and the wide blade is suitable fruit, vegetables and cake. Blade covers and storage bag are included to keep everything together and safe.
12. Kenwood kMix Editions KMX760 Stand Mixer
The kMix Editions KMX760 stand mixer combines striking modern design with uncompromised everyday performance that you’d expect from a Kenwood product. Its luxurious style and sophistication will be an eye-catching addition to any kitchen. The kMix Editions range has been designed and engineered to be an amazing addition to your kitchen. Bringing you the great performance and design from the current kMix stand mixer, with a premium finish, easy to clean stainless steel bowl tools and Quiet Mark status. Kenwood customers love baking, this kMix machine is there to inspire and deliver the best results possible.
Kenwood believe in taking pleasure in the process when baking. kMix Editions is the quietest kMix stand mixer in their range, ensuring your time spent in the kitchen is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
QuietMark.com currently lists more than 350 certified products by over 80 household name brands. When consumers see their purple Q logo, the Quiet Mark, alongside a product, they know it’s been tested thoroughly and can be trusted to be one of the quietest available on the market.
Quiet Mark is working in partnership with the US Good Housekeeping Institute, one of the most trusted and respected names in America, acoustically testing and reviewing products for the benefit of its readers and raising the bar for quality acoustic design to support consumer health.
In February 2020, in a move to further expand its service to tackle noise related problems in building design Quiet Mark launched its Acoustics Academy to include third-party verification of specialist acoustic materials for the building sector including – walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows etc. This brand-new online platform further equips and empowers architects, builders and designers with a guide to expertly verified leading acoustic solutions for every building application area.