06 Nov Christmas 2015 Gifts over £50
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to spoil loved ones and let them know how special they are to you. Whether you are looking for gifts for partners, children, friends or family, the Luxgifts Christmas Gift Guide will give you all the inspiration you need to help you find that extra special gift.
On behalf of the Luxgifts team I would like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2016.
DeWalt XR 18v Li-ion Combi Drill
A fabulous gift for DIY fans is the DeWalt XR 18v Li-ion Combi Drill. This is a strong and durable18V combi drill with all-metal gearing and chuck for long lasting toughness. It comes with two 1.3ah Li-ion batteries and a heavy duty carry case. The drill features a fan-cooled, 2-speed variable and reverse motor, as well as an automatic spindle lock and electric brake. It also features 15 Torque Settings, a Drill, a Hammer Drill and a rubber coated grip. This fabulous drill is a great, comfortable drill that has an amazing price. It comes with a manufacturer’s three year warranty and a handy 1 hour charger. The RRP is £99.99 and it is available from www.screwfix.com.
Y-cam HomeMonitor HDS Camera
If you are looking for a unique gift for those family and friends who have everything, then Y-cam’s HomeMonitor HDS camera is definitely worth a look. These cameras are packed full of exciting features and are ideal for those who want to monitor their favourite things 24/7.
Like all the other Y-cam HomeMonitor cameras, the new HomeMonitor HDS includes free online cloud recording of motion detected videos for the last 7 days, video downloads and remote live view from a smartphone, tablet or PC/Mac. The new HomeMonitor HDS also has been enhanced to include Location Recording, On-Demand Recording and ClipSave for an even better home monitoring experience. Location Recording automatically disables the camera’s motion recording on arriving home, and enables recording when leaving, based on the location of the owners smartphone. On-Demand Recording means you can capture that moment and record clips directly from live view at the touch of the button. 7 Days Recording means you have rolling 7 day video storage in the secure HomeMonitor Cloud with No Monthly Fee. Other features of the HomeMonitor HDS include HD 720p resolution camera giving a 1280×720 widescreen view, wide angle lens so you can see further with 87 degree field of view, improved frame rate for a smoother & higher quality video, infrared night vision for viewing in the dark at up to 15m/40ft and high quality microphone for crisp audio reproduction. The HomeMonitor HDS is a fantastic security camera and is a great gift for Christmas. The RRP is £149.99 and it is available from www.y-cam.com.
Mio MiVue 658 WiFi
Anyone who takes great care of their car will absolutely love the Mio MiVue 658 WiFi this Christmas. With this new, stylish and lightweight MiVue 658 WIFI you’ll have a personal eyewitness on the road and always have proof of what really happened when you are out and about. You will also be able to send it instantly to your smartphone via the integrated WIFI.
This dash cam will start recording when you start your car and you can easily access the menu by touching the screen. The Extreme HD 2304 pixel camera records your journey, functioning as your personal eyewitness on the road. So in case of an accident, you’ll always have recordings of what happened. The dash cam does not have to be used just for road incidents, but can also be used to show friends and family the beautiful scenery you have been through.
The built in WiFi means you can also connect the dash cam to your smartphone. After installing the MiVue app on your phone, you can share your videos immediately. This means you can not only share your recordings with friends instantly, but in case of an accident you can send the video to your insurance company straight away. The integrated GPS also tracks your route and speed.
The new MiVue 658 WIFI is the perfect combination of connectivity and safety. This dash cam offers you the safe feeling of a personal eyewitness on the road, and adds GPS tracking, safety camera data and WIFI for instant sharing. This makes the MiVue 658 WIFI the ideal solution for everyone who wants to be connected and feel safe on the road at the same time.
The RRP for the MiVue 658 WiFi is £179.99 and it is available from www.mio.com.
Dolce Gusto Stelia
Stelia Automatic by De’longhi is the new coffee machine from Dolce Gusto and will be adored by coffee lovers. Stelia responds to every touch and offers an effortless coffee experience.
Stelia has an extremely stylish design, inspired by a drop of delicious coffee. Stelia’s seamless curves, hidden water tank and unique touch interface will definitely impress. It has a high pressure system that delivers up to 15 bar pump pressure, meaning you can enjoy wonderful creations such as frothy latte macchiatos, full bodied grandes and powerful espressos. With just one touch, you can customise the size of your cup and enjoy your coffee exactly the way you like it, every time.
The new Stelia Automatic is a fantastic gift this Christmas for anyone who enjoys drinking delicious coffee. It can also make rich creamy hot chocolate or refreshing ice teas so is perfect for anyone else in the family who isn’t a coffee lover. The Stelia is available in three colours; black, white and silver. The RRP for this amazing gift is £149.99 and is available from www.very.co.uk, www.argos.com and www.amazon.co.uk.
Little Tikes 3-in-1 Adventure Course
The much loved children’s toy brand, Little Tikes have a new line, the Lil’ Ocean Explorers, which have some gorgeous gifts for babies and toddler this Christmas.
Little ones can dive into adventure with the Lil’ Ocean Explorers 3- in- 1 Adventure Course. This stimulates and entertains your baby throughout 3 key developmental milestones: sitting, crawling and standing. When sitting, the baby gets tactile with features like the submarine Peek-A-Boo door, the marine wall, ball drop periscope and multiple clicker knobs. When your baby grows a bit and begins to crawl, you can watch them explore and discover new ways to play with the different features of the adventure course. When the baby can then stand, they will hear sounds and phrases from their new octopus friend and will be encouraged to play and run when the octopus throws balls! Each play station on the Lil’ Ocean Explorers Adventure Course is interchangeable and removable meaning the adventures and activities are endless! This fabulous toy is suitable for children aged 6-36 months. The RRP is £79.99 and it is available from www.littletikes.co.uk.
There are lots of other gift ideas available in this new line that babies and toddlers will adore. The Catch Me Crabbie is a brilliantly fun toy that children have to chase after with music. This is suitable for children aged 9-36 months and the RRP is £14.99. Also available is the Dunk ‘n Juggle Seal. The child dunks the ball and the seal rewards them with music as it catches it and shakes it with clapping flippers. The seal then releases the ball down the spiral for little ones to crawl and chase. The RRP is £19.99. To see the full range of toys in the Lil’Ocean Explorers range visit www.littletikes.co.uk.
Motorola Scout 85 Pet Camera
Available from www.amazon.co.uk.
The perfect gift for anyone who adores their pet is the Motorola Scout 85 Pet Camera. This camera is supported by the RSPCA and allows pet owners to log in to an app from anywhere and view what their pet is doing. The Scout 85 has 24/7 monitoring plus a revolutionary motion and sound detection function that means you can check on your pet even when you are not home. There is also the option of subscribing to the Hubble App that allows Android and iOS users to play back their favourite motion detected clips at any time. Plus Android users can also enjoy the benefit of free recording to their device.
As well as the 24/7 monitoring, the Pet Camera has many other great features. As it has live streaming in HD you can use Wi-Fi or 3G/4G to see and hear your loved one wherever you are at any time in a crystal clear HD picture. You can also use your smartphone to control the camera with up to 300 degrees rotation. You can zoom, pan and tilt to find out if your pet is OK. The camera also has two-way communication which means you can use the two way audio to listen to and speak to your pet. All the data is also completely safe as Hubble employs bank-level, AES Encryption to secure both your live and stored videos.
The Motorola Scout 85 Pet Camera is a brilliant gift for pet owners who want to monitor their beloved pet even when they are not there. The RRP is £99.99 and it is available from Pet Planet, RSPCA and www.amazon.co.uk.
Sphero is the original app-enabled robotic ball and is probably on every child’s Christmas list. This intelligent, well-rounded robotic ball lets you play, learn and explore. Sphero 2.0 is the world’s first robotic ball gaming system controlled through a tablet or smartphone. It pairs to your device via Bluetooth with a range of up to 100 feet. It is also propelled by an electric motor and rolls at speeds of up to 4.5 mph. This amazing ball is powered by induction charging and has a tough polycarbonate shell that protects the advanced tech inside. Sphero 2.0 is three times brighter than the original and its ultra-bright LEDs give you over a million colours to choose from. This fantastic little ball is pet proof, waterproof, and ready for any adventure. As a bonus, 2 ramps are included in each box and you can choose from over 30 apps to launch a whole new world of mobile gameplay. The apps that are available include Driving, Programming, Arcade, Multiplayer, Tabletop.
Sphero is a brilliant gift for Christmas and children (and adults) will love playing with it for hours. The RRP for Sphero is £99.99 and it is available from www.menKind.co.uk, www.amazon.co.uk, www.firebox.com
A fantastic Christmas gift this year is Playbulb from MiPow. This is a smart Bluetooth LED speaker light that allows you to combine light with music. MiPow has introduced two new versions; the Playbulb Rainbow – a simple yet smart Bluetooth colour LED – and the Playbulb Colour – a Bluetooth colour LED light bulb and speaker.
Each Playbulb can be controlled independently or grouped together with up to five different Playbulb products. These are all controlled via the free Playbulb X advanced light control app available on both iOS and android. This app allows you to change the mood of the room simply and effectively.
The Playbulb Colour is not just a power saving LED 200 Lumens bulb but is also a Bluetooth speaker. It uses the latest Bluetooth 4.0 standard and it can communicate with most Bluetooth devices for audio playback and Bluetooth smart ready devices for light control. You can also brilliantly set a timer to wake you up or send you off to sleep with your favourite music and preferred lighting colour. The light can also be set to dim as you drift off to sleep.
The alternative bulb to the Playbulb Colour is the Playbulb Rainbow. This uses the same smart technology as the Playbulb Colour but without the speaker.
Both Playbulbs have four effect modes that can be used to increase the mood of any room. The Pulsing mode allows the brightness goes up and down gradually. The Rainbow mode means the light colour jumps from red to orange to yellow to purple and back to red. The Rainbow fade mode means the light colour fades gradually from red to orange to yellow to green to blue to purple and back to red. The last mode is the Flashing mode. This means the light goes on and off in a single chosen colour. You can choose whatever mode you would like depending on what mood you want to create.
The MiPow Playbulbs are brilliant gifts for Christmas and anyone who receives one will love being able to create different moods in their room.
The RRP for the Playbulb Colour is £79.99 and the RRP for the Playbulb Rainbow is £29.99. Visit www.mipow.co.uk to see the full list of stockists.
Great Bean Bags
If you are looking for a practical yet gorgeous Christmas gift then Great Bean Bags is definitely worth a look.
Great Bean Bags have a wonderful range of bean bags for every occasion. They are all handmade in England and are high quality, well designed and fun bean bags. As Great Bean Bags have such a wide range of bean bags available, you will definitely find the perfect bean bag for any loved one.
If you are looking for the ideal gift for a person who loves gaming, then the indoor/outdoor Tri-Gamer bean bag is the perfect gift. This fantastic bean bag makes gaming a truly comfortable experience. This bean bag is very supportive, and as the name suggests, has an elongated back section to support the back, neck and head of gaming fans.
This Tri-Gamer Bean Bag comes ‘free-filled’, with polystyrene beans enclosed in a double fastening for added comfort and security. As it is an indoor/outdoor bean bag it is made from a soft shower-proof and UV Resistant material. This means the sun and rain amazingly won’t damage it. However, even though the bean bag is perfectly suited for use outside, it is not fully waterproof so it is not recommended that it is left uncovered in the rain as water can still get into the beans, meaning it‘ll need to dry out before its next use. The Tri-Gamer Bean bag is available in 16 colours so you can choose the perfect colour for the recipient. The price of this bean bag is currently £79.99 and is available from www.greatbeanbags.com.
If you are looking for the perfect bean bags for little ones then Great Bean Bags also have a lovely range of kids bean bags. Included in this range are brightly coloured armchair bean bags, a Kids cotton Ingot bean bag and a fabulous sheep shaped bean bag.
Whether you are looking for a comfy bean bag for the living room or a vibrant coloured bean bag for the garden or a designer bean bag for the bedroom, Great Bean Bags is the perfect place to look. With such a wide range of designs and colours available Great Bean Bags is the website to visit this Christmas.
Lumie Bodyclock Active 250
As the winter months are upon us, the Lumie Bodyclock active 250 is the perfect Christmas gift for those who find it difficult waking up in the dark mornings.
Lumie Bodyclock is the original wake-up light, also called a dawn simulator. It brilliantly wakes you gradually with increasing natural light. This is a signal for your body to ease production of sleep hormones (e.g. melatonin) and increase those that help you get up and go (e.g. cortisol).
This exceptional alarm clock mimics a sunrise to wake you naturally with light. Waking this way has been shown to improve mood, energy, productivity and the quality of sleep and awakening. It is also suitable for the whole family, including children and babies. It’s main function aside, it’s also an attractive bedside light that is fully dimmable (including the display) so it doubles up as a night light for younger members of the family. The light coming on in the morning also provides a visual cue for children to know when it’s time to get up. This is a brilliant feature for any parent!
The Bodyclock Active 250 also adds audio options to versatile light settings to make an all-purpose bedroom light. The combination of the wake-up light and audio is a brilliant way to get up easily and help you feel energised and ready to start the day.
The Bodyclock Active 250 has many great features. These include: 15, 20, 30, 45, 60 or 90-minute sunrise to wake naturally, 15, 20, 30, 45, 60 or 90-minute sunset to wind down for bed, FM radio with digital tuning, white noise setting to mask sounds that might keep you awake, dawn chorus or rooster call sounds to enhance your sunrise, wave sounds to lull you to sleep, dimmable lighting for use as a bedside light, snooze feature, security option to turn on the light randomly while you’re away, back-ups: optional alarm beep, power failure back-up.
The Bodyclock Active 250 is a must have present this Christmas. The RRP is £99.99 and it is available through www.lumie.com and several retailers including amazon, John Lewis, Boots, wriggle.
There are also different Lumie Bodyclocks available, including the Lumie Bodyclock Starter and Lumie Bodyclock Iris. For more information visit www.lumie.com.
Rose Petal Cottage from DreamTown
One of the must have toys for Christmas this year is the Rose Petal Cottage from DreamTown. This country-style indoor playhouse offers toddlers the freedom to create their own games and inspires hours of imaginative play. It is the perfect toy if you want less technology in the house and want your children to play creatively and imaginatively.
The Rose Petal Cottage is packed with fantastic role play features and pretty design details, such as a working door, shutters, a shelf, mirror and a real photo frame. It also has intricate fabric illustrations and broderie anglaise trim. The set also includes a cooker unit featuring an opening oven door and turning knobs- a feature children we love playing with.
As the Rose Petal Cottage has a strong steel frame and is made of quality materials it has been built to last for years. It is the perfect size for children to play in with friends but can still easily fit into your home.
The cottage is suitable for children 2 years and over and is available from all major retailers including Argos. The RRP is £99.99.
A coordinating kitchen set is also available which includes a sink unit with chrome-look twisting taps, and a washing machine with opening door and twisting dials for realistic role play. The RRP for the kitchen set is £44.99.
Another coordinating set available is the tea time set. This is perfect for make believe tea parties, featuring an inflatable table, padded seats and cosy flocked detail. The RRP is £19.99.
The RRP for the full range that includes the cottage, kitchen set and tea time set is £164.97.
Braun Silk-épil 9 epilator
The new Braun Silk-épil 9 is the ideal gift for any women who likes to have silky, smooth legs. This new standard of epilation excellence has a wide epilation head for faster results and also has breakthrough MicroGrip tweezer technology.
The Braun Silk-épil 9 has a 40% wider head than the previous Braun epilators, so covers more area and removes more hair in one stroke for faster epilation. It also has MicroGrip tweezer technology that removes even the shortest hair (0.5mm) that wax cannot catch. The combination of these two features results in faster hair removal for up to 4 weeks of smooth skin.
The Braun Silk-épil 9 also has Wet & Dry usage so can be used in the bath or shower for a more comfortable epilation. As well as this feature, it makes hair removal easier by using pulsating active vibrations and a Smartlight so even the finest hairs are revealed.
The beauty of the Braun Silk-épil 9 is that when it is used regularly, epilation is virtually painless.
This wonderful new Braun Silk-épil 9 is the perfect gift for Christmas. The RRP is £149.99 and is available from all major retailers.
Braun CruZer6 Face
The Braun CruZer6 Face is a perfect gift for any man who wants unique, edgy facial hair styles. This sleek 3-in-1 shaver, styler and trimmer turns any facial hair into a stylish beard, giving you a close shave, neat trim or defined edges.
The CruZer6 Face has a full, extra wide shaver for efficient clean shaving. It conveniently allows you to shave larger areas while the SmartFoil technology efficiently captures hair growing in different directions. The integrated touch-sensitive system also smoothly adapts to the pressure you apply, giving you clean and smooth skin without any hassle.
The CruZer 6 Face also has a brilliant trimming functionality that lets you cut your hair to the desired length in a matter of minutes. The detachable trimming comb offers you four length settings from short to full beard (1.2mm, 2.8mm, 4.4mm, 6mm), making it remarkably easy to trim and maintain your individual beard length.
As well as allowing you to shave and trim, the CruZer6 Face also has a styling functionality that is a great way to fine-tune your facial style. The special twistable trimmer with two sides makes it easy to work on the details of your facial look. The trimmer’s narrow side precisely defines lines and edges and shapes tight curves in all the right places, while the trimmer’s wide side (28mm) evenly cuts and trims larger areas.
The CruZer6 Face’s innovative wet & dry technology also makes it a convenient shaver for use under the shower.
The Braun CruZer6 Face is the perfect gift this Christmas for any man who wants to easily groom his facial hair. The RRP is £69.99 and it is available to buy from all major retailers.
Braun Series 9
The all new Braun Series 9 would make a fabulous gift for any man who likes to keep himself well groomed. It is a very efficient and comfortable shaver and the intelligent SyncroSonic™ technology delivers 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute for an outstandingly thorough shave. The Series 9 shaver combines ergonomic Braun Design with the highest Braun quality.
The Braun Series 9 also has a quadruple action cutting system. This means it has the synergy of 4 specialized cutting elements. Combine this with Braun’s unique pivoting shaver head and you have maximum facial adaptability. This shaver gives a perfectly close shave as it lifts and cuts flat-lying hairs in the neck and chin area, it captures hairs growing in different directions and has an OptiFoil™, Braun’s most advanced foil structure.
Another great feature of the Braun Series 9 is its Clean&Charge Station. This fabulous station hygienically cleans, charges, lubricates, selects a cleaning program and dries at the touch of a button.
The Braun Series 9 is the ultimate Christmas present and is the ideal gift for any man who wants a clean, close shave. The RRP for the Braun Series 9 is £329.99 and is available to buy from all major retailers.
The Roku 3 player is brilliant at streaming movies and TV shows and is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys entertainment directly in their living room. The enhanced remote includes a built-in headphone jack and headphones for private listening, allowing you to watch a late-night film without disturbing the rest of the house. The remote also includes motion-sensing technology for playing games. Roku’s free app for iOS and Android devices allows for even more entertainment possibilities as it transforms devices into the ultimate Roku demand centre.
Roku 3 comes with 1500+ channels, up to 1080p HD support, dual-band wireless plus Ethernet and USB ports. The Roku Channels include movies and TV programmes from Google Play, Netflix, Sky Store and Now TV. Roku 3 also includes Catch up TV from BBC iPlayer, All 4, ITV Player and Demand 5. For music fans, music is available from Spotify, VEVO and Rdio. There are definitely enough channels to ensure everyone’s interests and tastes in the household are catered for.
The Roku 3 is the ideal gift for TV, movie and music lovers. The RRP is £99.99 and it is available through www.roku.co.uk.
Plantronics BackBeat SENSE headphones
Plantronics BackBeat SENSE headphones are the ideal gift for music lovers. These smart wireless headphones redefine stereo headphone capabilities, comfort and audio excellence.
A fantastic feature of these headphones is the built-in sensors that automatically pause your music when you remove the headphones. This brilliantly preserves the battery life when they are not being worn, then gently fades in your music when you put them back on.
It also has intelligent pairing that makes connecting and moving back and forth between devices quick and seamless. The whispered voice alerts also provide important updates on battery life, connection status, and more. The headphone controls can also be centralised in one earcup, making the headphones easier to use and more intuitive. In addition to this, the battery life gets a serious boost with the ability to stream music and media for up to 18 hours on a single charge.
The design of the BackBeat SENSE is brilliant. It has a unique, patent-pending headband that is designed to comfortably fit 99% of head sizes and evenly distribute the weight of the headphones. This extends the time they can be worn so they can be comfortably worn all day if desired. The pillow-soft memory foam ear pads also conform to the shape of the listener’s ear which helps improve audio performance. The headphones’ compact form and its fold-flat earcups also make BackBeat SENSE comfortable and convenient to wear around the neck when not in use.
The BackBeat SENSE headphones will be adored by anyone who enjoys listening to music.
These fabulous headphones are available in two styles; Black/Espresso and White/Tan. The RRP is £129.99 and they are available from www.plantronics.com.
Gifts from Skates.co.uk
Skates.co.uk have a wide range of fantastic gifts for children and teenagers this Christmas. If you want your children out and about, getting lots of exercise and not just sat at home playing on electronic toys, then skates.co.uk is the place to look. Packed full of scooters, skates, skateboards and BMX bikes you will definitely find the perfect gift for children and teenagers this Christmas.
One brilliant Christmas gift is a scooter. Skates.co.uk sell a wide range of dirt scooters, stunt scooters, slider scooters and foldable scooters. Their stunt scooters start from beginner level, so are perfect for younger children too. The stunt scooters can spin 360° and are available from many different brands and in many different colours and prices.
One range of stunt scooters that are perfect gifts, especially for Avengers fans, is the Madd MGP Marvel scooter. These scooters are designed with an Avengers character on the deck and steel T-bar. You can choose from IronMan, Spiderman, Thor, Captain America and my personal favourite, Hulk. These scooters are suitable for ages 5+ and any child will absolutely love riding their own Avengers scooter. The RRP for the Madd MGP Marvel scooters is £89.95.
Skates.co.uk also has a wide range of other fantastic scooters, skates, skateboards and BMX bikes on their website. To see their full range visit www.skates.co.uk.
To make the woman in your life feel extra special, why not give her a gorgeous gift from Fantasie. Fantasie have a stunning range of lingerie that will make her look and feel absolutely beautiful.
Fantatsie’s sophisticated Elodie collection creates a naturally feminine shape, accentuated with beautiful black embroidery delicately placed across an indulgent cobalt lining. This wonderful set uses blissful fabrics and a chic style that will fill anyone with confidence every time they wear them. The options that are available in this style are a gorgeous side support bra, a brief or a thong. The RRP for the bra is £41.00, for the thong is £19.50 and for the brief is £20.50.
Another wonderful set is Mariana. Marianna comes in a beautiful magenta colour that exudes sensuality with delicate lace blends and diamanté bow trims. It is very comfortable to wear and its ultimate fit makes this a must-have collection. This lovely design is available in a padded half cup bra, a side support plunged bra, a short, a Brazilian brief and a stunning chemise. The RRP for the padded half cup bra and the side support plunge bra is £38.00. The RRP for the chemise is £52.00, for the short is £20.00 and for the Brazilian brief is £18.00.
Fantasie have a wonderful range of lingerie that any woman would absolutely love to receive this Christmas. To see the full range visit www.fantasie.com
Scarlet Ribbon Merino
Scarlet Ribbon Merino create beautiful 100% Merino wool knitwear for little ones, that combine beauty and luxury with everyday practicality. During the cold winter months, the Merino wool garments will be perfect to keep little ones warm and cosy.
Merino wool is great for babies as this fibre has the ability to regulate body temperature, creating a very safe and comfortable environment for them. It is also very soft so is perfect for babies’ skin as it is non-itchy. Brilliantly Scarlet Ribbon Merino have also made their Merino wool very easy to care for. As most mothers know, little ones’ clothes and garments need washing often and as mums’ lives are extremely busy, babies need clothes that can be washed easily. Scarlet Ribbon Merino’s wool has been specially developed to enable machine washing at 40 degrees. This is a fantastic feature as you get the benefits of wool without the difficulties in caring for it.
Scarlet Ribbon Merino have some wonderful garments especially for little ones. Their baby blanket is beautifully soft and stretchy and would make a lovely Christmas present. It comes in a generous size of 75 x 100cm and is suitable to use in the pram, as a cot blanket, playmat and even as a breast feeding shawl. This gorgeous blanket is an essential piece for keeping a little treasure safe, warm and comfortable. These blankets are available in four colours; Beau Blue, Rose Pink, Pearl Grey and Pink and Pearl Grey and Blue. The RRP is £60.00 and they are available from scarletribbonmerino.com.
Scarlet Ribbon Merino has a wide range of other baby garments made from 100% Merino wool. To see the full range visit scarletribbonmerino.com.
Gtech HT05-Plus Cordless Hedge Trimmer
A fabulous Christmas gift for anyone who wants a maintained, neat garden is the Gtech HT05-Plus Cordless Hedge Trimmer. This cordless, long reach hedge trimmer is ultra-lightweight making it very easy to use. It weighs just 1.7kg and its telescopic handle adjusts up to a maximum cutting reach of 1.7 metres, allowing you to cut up to 10ft hedges and shrubbery. This fantastically reduces the need for steps or ladders, meaning you will no longer have to climb whilst carrying heavy, corded equipment.
Another great feature is the hedge trimmer’s adjustable head. This allows the user to fine-tune the angle of cut through 120 degrees, and provides precision cutting for general purpose or topiary shapes using its diamond sharpened blades.
The Gtech HT05-Plus Cordless Hedge Trimmer has a 45 minute run time from a single three hour charge. Safety is paramount with its simple to use, one-handed power trigger. It also has a safety switch to prevent accidental starting, and being cordless, the Gtech HT05-Plus is portable with no danger of cords to cut through or hold you back.
This fabulous gift is available from www.gtech.co.uk and is priced at £119.95.
Touchjet Pond Projector™
The Touchjet Pond Projector™ is the perfect Christmas gift to bring family and friends together to play games, watch movies, share pictures and more. The Touchjet Pond is a projector so small that it fits in the palm of your hand but amazingly has so much power it can turn any flat surface into a super-sized screen. The projector can display up to 80”, and uniquely brings apps to life by making the screen interactive with the use of a stylus so users can play interactive games.
The projector can also replace other home media options as the 80” screen and functionality of Android apps make it a complete entertainment package that costs less than buying a similar-size TV and gaming console for your home. It is built on the Android 4.4 operating system and the projector gives users access to hundreds of thousands of apps that can be downloaded directly to the device via Google Play. Users can also directly project from almost any smartphone or tablet using a third party app. The RRP is £599.99 and it is available from www.touchjet.eu or Selfridges London.
LIFX 1000 Colour Smart Bulb
Available from www.amazon.co.uk, Curry’s PC World and John Lewis.
A fantastic gift for Christmas is the LIFX Colour 1000 smart bulb. This bulb is the next generation of stylish light bulbs and will transform the mood of any room.
One great feature of this bulb is its size. As it is a smaller size it will fit in more light fixtures. It is also extremely energy efficient and has everything consumers have come to expect in a smart bulb, including millions of colours, 1000 shades of white and it does not need extra hardware.
LIFX gives you the power to choose colours, create your favourite scenes and use schedules to set your ideal lighting automatically. All this can be done through their wonderful app that is available on iOS, Apple Watch, Android and Windows. It also has built in Wi-Fi that is simple to install and always enabled and ready to provide a full connected home experience.
LIFX is a wonderful gift for anyone who likes to have smart technology in their home. It is extremely easy to set up and use and has a huge amount of colour themes and effects. The RRP is £59.99 and it is available from www.amazon.co.uk, Curry’s PC World and John Lewis.
Bodybuilding.com have a fabulous array of gifts that anyone who takes care of their physique and health will love. Bodybuilding.com has an enormous range of equipment, advice and workouts on their website that will help you and guide you to stay fit, active and healthy.
Bodybuilding.com have many great products that would be ideal gifts this Christmas. One amazing product they have is the Polar Loop activity tracker. This tracker tracks all the choices you make during the day and shows how they’re good for you. It enables you to easily track your activity, focusing on the amount of steps you have taken and the number of calories you have burned. It also gives you an activity goal. It shows how active you’ve been during the day and gives you practical guidance for reaching your daily activity goal. Your activities are broken up into five intensity levels: resting, sitting, low, medium and high.
This wonderful tracker also automatically tracks your sleep time and quality. It will also reminds you with vibration to get up after 55 minutes of sitting and add active breaks to your daily routines. These reminders are brilliant as sometimes you are unaware of how long you have been sitting, especially when you are sitting at a desk at work.
The Polar Loop is a fantastic way of tracking your activity 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is also water resistant up to 50m so can still be worn in the pool. This tracker is a Christmas gift that will be loved by anyone who wants to monitor how active they are. The Polar Loop is available from bodybuilding.com for £83.06.
Bodybuilding.com also have some other great fitness gifts such as weight lifting belts, gym bags, workout gloves and music accessories. To see the full range visit uk.bodybuilding.com
Perfect for a loved one this Christmas is the Connock London range that cares for your skin in a naturally beautiful way. At the heart of his gorgeous range is nourishing Kukui oil which embodies both the soul and beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. This is where Kukui oil has been used for centuries to help keep skin soft and smooth.
The Kukui Eau de Parfum is a wonderful gift that any woman will absolutely adore. If you want the woman in your life to feel extra special this festive season, then this is the gift to choose. Connock London’s signature scent is a stunning blend of Gardenia, Italian Bergamot, White Jasmine, Moroccan Rose and Calla Lily. This is all enriched with mid tones of Sandalwood, Vetiver and White Amber. The warm sweet musky notes of Vanilla Absolute and Tonka Bean also come through making this a truly gorgeous scent. The RRP for this beautiful fragrance is £75.00 for 100ml.
Connock London also have some other wonderful gifts available that will make anyone feel truly spoilt. The Hawaiian Nights Gift Box contains a stunning Fragrance Diffuser and a full sized luxury candle and Kukui oil soap. This gift will infuse any home beautifully with the glorious scent of Hawaiian Gardenia and Jasmine. The RRP is £68.00.
To see the full range of gifts from Connock London visit ConnockLondon.co.uk.
Microsoft Band 2
The perfect gift for a person who likes to live a healthy lifestyle and who likes to take care of themselves is the Microsoft Band 2. This amazing band is for people who want to live healthier and achieve more. When wearing the band, you can reach your health and fitness goals by tracking your heart rate, exercise, calorie burn and sleep quality. Brilliantly, you can also receive email, text and calendar alerts on your wrist, making sure you never miss that important call or email again.
The Microsoft Band 2 is a fantastic way of tracking your overall fitness. With the Microsoft Health app and web dashboard you can view your data about step counts, workouts and even sleep quality. The vivid, easily-understandable charts help you get to know your current fitness level and also help you discover any changes at a glance. The continuous optical heart rate monitor is also great to help you understand more about your overall fitness. You can track your heart rate 24 hours a day and know the boundaries of your heart rate zones, from maximum heart rate during exercise to your resting heart rate when during your sleep.
The Microsoft Band 2 is a fantastic gift for Christmas and will be loved by anyone who wants to live a healthy lifestyle. The RRP is £199.99.
A full review of the Microsoft Band 2 will be live on our website soon.