AI assisted wish lists, LED wallpaper and 3D-printed Christmas dinners are just some of the futuristic trends predicted to become a reality in the future.

The Christmas of the Future report commissioned by Amazon looks at how festive traditions will evolve over the next 15-20 years.

The independent report — led by William Higham and Dr Morgaine Gaye — reveals gift giving will grow as the traditional family unit expands to include neighbours, friends, colleagues and even Artificial Intelligence assistants.

‘Haptic’ clothing that recreates the sense of touch will allow families to give a virtual hug to overseas relatives.

“Christmas is a time for family, and advanced technology could allow families who live miles apart to celebrate and interact together.”said Higham.

Dr Morgaine Gaye, said: “Soon we will be adding even more of a homemade touch to our Christmas spreads, from using hydroponic technology to help us grow fruit and vegetables in our kitchens, no matter how small, to 3D printing.”