Christmas 2016 Gifts over £50

06 Nov Christmas 2016 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 2017.

 

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Orchira Pearl Jewellery

la-riviere-noir-braceletOrchira Pearl jewellery is a wonderful gift to give a loved one this Christmas. Orchira is a leading British pearl jewellery brand that offers design-led authentic pearl jewellery.

Orchira has a beautiful range of jewellery that anyone will love. Their La Riviere Noir Bracelet is absolutely stunning. This bracelet is a black oval pearl adjustable three row bangle that would complement any outfit. This bracelet can be worn with a pair of jeans and high heeled boots as well as with your favourite little black dress. Whatever the occasion, whether you are dining out with friends or attending a wedding, this gorgeous bracelet will add a touch of style to your outfit. The RRP for this stunning bracelet is £99.00.

Another wonderful piece of jewellery for Orchira are the St. Tropez Romance Earrings. These Pearl and Fluorite heart 18K gold vermeil drop earrings are beautiful. Fluorite is a beautiful gemstone that comes in purple, pink yellow and green. These earrings are a beautiful dark purple colour with a lovely pink pearl, that adds a little something extra to these earrings. These earrings match Orchira’s St Tropez Romance Fluorite and pearl necklace and bracelet set. The RRP for these earrings is £79.99.

Orchira have a wonderful range of jewellery so you will definitely find the perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas. Their jewellery is also presented in a beautiful pink box, making the gift that little bit extra special.

Lisa Franklin Pro Effect Luminescent Base

lf_packshotLisa Franklin is a highly regarded facialist and beauty expert who has launched her first product from her self-titled range. The Pro Effect Luminescent Base is amazingly a “no makeup makeup” primer which creates a flawless complexion.

The Pro Effect Luminescent Base is a nutrient-rich formula packed with unique ingredients that work on every skin type by harnessing the effective powers of precious metals and minerals. It also includes photo-luminescent diamond powders that convert UV to blue light which dramatically reduces redness, pigmentations, pore size, discolouration and shadows. In addition to this the state-of-the art ultra-filling spheres tighten the skin, plumping out both deep and superficial wrinkles.

This luminescent base adds a touch of luxury to any skincare routine as it has a unique formulation that fuses diamond particles, rose quartz, platinum and frankincense. The singular combination of these rare precious metals, minerals and botanical infusions illuminate, restore and energise your skin, boosting radiance and banishing impurities.

The Pro Effect Luminescent Base is a wonderful gift to give this Christmas as anyone who receives it will adore how great their skin will feel and look. The RRP is £70.00 and it is available from www.lisafranklin.london.

Iles Formula

ilesfomrulaIles Formula is the perfect gift for anyone who wants shiny, silky hair. Iles Formula is a high-performance luxury hair care line from celebrity hairstylist Wendy Iles. Wendy sourced the globe for her unique blend of exclusive, high-performing repair and care ingredients. She has used silk proteins from Japan, Tucuma Palm and Pracaxi Oil from the Amazon rain forest in Brazil, Vitamin E, B5 and other premium ingredients to create a wonderful Shampoo, Conditioner and Finishing Serum. This trio is designed to transform any hair type, however damaged. As a finishing touch, the products are also infused with the delicate scent of white flowers designed only to perfume when in contact with heat.

There are three steps to totally transform your hair using Iles Formula. Step 1 is the shampoo stage. This lovely shampoo is free from harsh detergents, sulfates and silicons and instantly detangles, repairs and protects whilst cleansing hair without drying or stripping away colour.

Step 2 is the stage that you condition your hair. This stage is the ultimate repair care for hair, as it instantly repairs all hair types as the product is combed through the hair. This conditioner creates maximum shine and a voluptuous effect, and is known as the jewel of the Iles Formula haircare line.

The last step is where the Finishing Serum is applied. This can be applied to wet or dry hair, is lightweight and has a paraben free formula. This serum is designed to protect your hair against heated tools, humidity and chemical and UV environment damage.

Illes Formula is gift that will be adored by any recipient and will add a bit of luxury to their haircare routine.

Iles Formula is available exclusively at Urban Retreat at Harrods. And is also available at Sephora.com. Prices range from £29 – £38 for Iles Formula 200ml. The Iles Formula Gift Box will retail for £88.

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legoChristmas wouldn’t be Christmas if children did not receive a present from Lego. Children love creating Lego constructions, using their imaginations to enter the world of Lego.

The Lego Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man; Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge is a fantastic gift that any fans of superheroes would love to receive. Once this is built children have to team up Spider-Man, Spider-Girl and Scarlet Spider to defeat Green Goblin who is attacking the bridge. But, they also have to beware of Kraven the Hunter who is crawling out of his secret lair, as well as watch out for Scorpion’s venomous tail.

This fabulous set includes 7 minifigures; Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Scarlet Spider, Green Goblin, Scorpion, Kraven the Hunter and Aunt May. It also features a bridge section, Goblin Glider, taxi and a police ATV. The bridge features a movable roadway and detachable suspension cables, a catapult function to fire the trash can, a trap door, Spider-Man’s web prison, Kraven the Hunter’s secret lair with translucent diamond elements, traffic lights to stop the traffic and explode the pillars of the bridge, and movable signposts for the Green Goblin’s Goblin Glider to smash through. As well as all this, Goblin Glider features movable wings and 2 stud shooters.

Children will spend hours creating this brilliant scene as well as playing with all the characters and features.

The RRP for the Lego Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man; Web Warriors Ultimate Bridge is £89.99 and is available from www.shop.lego.com.

VerveRider + Bluetooth earbuds by Motorola

ververiderplusThe ideal gift for anyone who loves listening to music, is the VerveRider + by Vervelife.  The VerveRider+ earbuds allow you to hear music or calls in comfort wherever you are. These wearable waterproof headphones are fantastic as they are designed with IP57 water/sweat proof protection meaning you can wear them in the gym or when you are out in the rain without having to worry.

The VerveRider+ headphones have many great features that will make any recipient love them.  They have a contoured collar design that means they move with you, so they have a secure fit as well as being comfortable to wear. They also have multiple sizes of removable ear gels that provide all day comfort, so much so that you will hardly notice that you are wearing them.

Another great feature is that you can find your VerveRider+ if they are lost by using Hubble Connect for VerveLife. Hubble Connect lets you locate where your device was last synced so it’s never lost.

The VerverRider+ headphones use Bluetooth 4.1 technology and have a range of up to 150ft. They are available in a vibrant orange and black colour and look very stylish. The RRP is £79.99 and are available from verve.life/uk

Hornby

hornbyHornby have some fantastic Christmas gifts this year that anyone who adores trains would love to find under the tree.

Hornby’s Santa’s Express Train Set is the ideal Hornby gift for the festive season. It is the ultimate Christmas decoration that fits under your Christmas tree. Santa’s special train includes his very own seam engine, a wagon full of presents and a closed van in which he keeps his reindeer.  This train has a fabulous engine that is more than capable of pulling the train around the base of your Christmas tree, delivering seasonal cheer on the circle of the track which is included in the set.

The Santa’s Express Train Set will be adored by children and adults alike and will look spectacular under your Christmas Tree. It is the perfect train set for beginners.

The RRP for this Hornby Train Set is £54.99 and is available from www.hornby.com.

Cross Calais Gift Set

cross-calais-setThe perfect gift for the writer in your life is the CROSS Calais Gift Set. This fabulous gifts set includes a ball point pen and a fountain pen in either satin black or polished chrome.

The Calais ballpoint pen has streamlined elements that create a striking style. It is lightweight and sleek with a bold profile. This sophisticated pen brings a crisp, clean look to whoever uses it.

The Calais Fountain pen is just as stylish as the ballpoint pen and both pens complement each other beautifully.

The Calais Collection is an instant classic and the Calais Gift Set will be adored by any writer. Personalisation is also available making this gift that little bit extra special. Both pens are presented in a premium gift box, adding a bit of extra luxury to this gift.  The RRP is £50.00.

Gtech AirRam MK2

airram-mk2Gtech’s best vacuum has now got even better making it a brilliant Christmas gift this festive season. The AirRam is still lightweight, cordless and easy to use but Gtech have added some great new features and innovations that will make cleaning your house less of a chore.

One great feature is Gtech’s patented AirLOC system. This system means the new AirRam is not just great at picking up dust and fine debris but is now uniquely designed to pick up larger objects too. The new AriRam also has a redesigned dirt collection system, making it easier to empty with even less mess. The dirt is compressed into a capsule in the head of the vacuum and you can cleanly eject the tubular dirt bale straight into the bin using the ejector arm.

The AirRam is very powerful and its power comes from a professional grade 22V Lithium-ion battery. Its energy efficient design means you can clean your home twice on one 4-hour charge, running for up to 40 minutes. A 4-stage LED display indicates how much charge is left in the battery.

The AirRam also has a revolutionary, lightweight design allowing you to glide around your home, steering easily from left to right. You will be able to move effortlessly from carpet to hard-floors and back again, with no settings to change. As the AirRam has an ultra-low profile, you can also reach under chairs and tables with ease.

The RRP for the AirRam MK2 is £199 and is available from www.gtech.co.uk. The RRP for the new Gtech AirRam MK2 and the Gtech Mutli bought together is £299.

A full review of the new Gtech AirRam MK2 and the new Getch Multi will be coming soon to Luxgifts.

The New Gtech Multi

gtech-multi-newThe new Gtech Multi is the perfect partner to the new AirRam MK2 and will be a fantastic Christmas gift. The Multi takes the attachments from your upright vacuum and puts them right into the palm of your hand. Multi gives you the versatility to make short work of cleaning those hard to reach places in your home such as stairs, upholstery and curtains.

The Gtech Multi comes armed with a full set of attachments. A crevice tool, dusting brush and flexible hose are all conveniently stowed away in the body of the vacuum. The Power Brush Head tool allows you to make short work of stairs, sofas and car interiors.

In addition to this the Multi has integrated lights that illuminate the target cleaning area, leaving nowhere for the dirt to hide.

The Gtech Multi is a brilliant handheld vacuum for your home and will make cleaning much easier. The RRP is £149 and is available from www.gtech.co.uk.

The RRP for the new Gtech AirRam MK2 and the Gtech Mutli bought together is £299.

A full review of the new Gtech AirRam MK2 and the new Getch Multi will be coming soon to Luxgifts.

Christmas with Crocs

crocs-women-bootsThis Christmas Crocs have a wonderful collection of footwear that will keep all the family warm and cosy. From stylish wellington and winter boots, to luxurious fur lined clogs and bright and fun choices for the little ones, you will definitely find the perfect gift for all members of the family. The wide range of styles are complete with iconic Croslite™ material to guarantee all day comfort for the entire family.

One gorgeous pair of boots from Crocs for women are the Women’s Leigh Suede Wedge Booties. These elegant, on trend boots have a refined, feminine shape and can be paired with many different outfits. These boots are very easy to get on and off as they have a zip closure on the side and the genuine suede uppers are both soft and supple.  The inside of the boot has a Dual Crocs Comfort™ soft foam footbed on the top of a shock absorbing wedge and rubber outsole, making these very comfortable to wear. The wedge is also great as it gives you a lift whilst still being comfortable. The RRP for these fabulous boots is £79.99.

Crocs also have some wonderful styles for men including Men’s CitiLane Slip – on Sneaker and Men’s AllCast II Boot, which are perfect for cold, snowy days.

There are also a wonderful range of children’s styles including Kids’ CrocsLights LodgePoint RoboSaur Boot and Kids’ Crocs Eve Animal Flat.

To see the full range of Crocs styles for Christmas visit www.crocs.co.uk.

Mio MiVue 618 Dash Cam

mivue-618A fantastic gift this Christmas for anyone who wants a personal eyewitness on the road is the MiVue 618. This is a stylish, lightweight, convenient dash cam that will start recording when you start your car.

The MiVue 618 has an Extreme HD 2304 pixel camera that records your journey and functions as your personal eyewitness on the road. This means if you have an accident, you will have recordings of what happened or, if you are driving through some beautiful scenery you can show your friends and family afterwards.

The MiVue 618 has many great features, including Safety Camera Warnings, GPS Tracking that automatically records your driving information, including speed, altitude, longitude, latitude and heading and a 140° wide-angle lens. This dash cam also has Bright F1.8 lens that results in brighter and clearer videos, even in low light conditions.

Another great feature is the integrated 3-axis Sensor that detects sudden motion and will save and lock the event recording to protect it from being deleted or overwritten. This integrated sensor records G-forces, which show the direction and force of accident impacts.

The MiVue 618 is easy to mount and rotates to any desired angle for video evidence collection.  It also has a brilliant Lane Departure Warning System which offers a sound alert if you drift away from the centre of your lane.

The MiVue 618 is a great gift to give this Christmas as it works brilliantly and is very easy to use. It also has its own MiVue Manager so the owner can browse recorded videos with speed control.

The RRP for the MiVue 618 is £99.99 and is available from eu.mio.com/en_gb/.

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium

aftershokz-trekz-titaniumIf you are looking for a wonderful Christmas gift for someone who loves listening to music whilst they exercise, then the Aftershokz Trekz Titanium wireless stereo headphones are perfect.  These lightweight and comfortable Trekz Titanium headphones are the safest alternative to traditional sport headphones and earbuds.

These headphones have Bone Conduction technology that delivers music through your cheekbones, ensuring your ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds. The OpenFit design ensures maximum situational awareness and comfort during long-term wear. They also have a Titanium wraparound headband that is both lightweight and flexible for durability and portability.

The Trekz Titamum headphones have wireless Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity and convenient multipoint pairing. In additional to this the LeakSlayer technology significantly reduces natural sound leakage. The wearer can also enjoy six hours of continuous music and calls on a single charge.

Designed with athletes in mind, the Trekz Titanium are sweatproof, secure, and will allow the wearer to hear their surroundings. The RRP is £109.99 and they are available from www.aftershokz.co.uk.

Braun Multi Groomer

braun-multi-groomerThe Braun Multi Groomer can shave, trim and style making it the ideal gift for a man who likes to keep himself well-groomed and styled.

The Braun Multi Groomer has many great features, including a Click&Lock comb for precise styling. You simply adjust the Click&Lock comb to trim hair to 4 exact lengths; 1.2mm, 2.8mm,4.4mm and 6mm.

It also has a twistable trimmer with a narrow and a wide side that gives you precise control over your beard contours. You can define lines and edges, no matter how detailed they are. The extra wide shaver head is also great. It is equipped with a flexible SmartFoil, for a smooth and clean shave in only a few strokes.

This fabulous Multi Groomer has a dual battery system that keeps the trimming power constant. A full charge takes only 1 hour and gives 30 minutes of cordless performance. It is also waterproof so you can use it in the shower and rinse with running water for easy cleaning.

The Braun Multi Groomer is a fantastic gift for Christmas and is a great all in one shaver and trimmer.  The RRP is £69.99.

Bowflex 4-41kg SelectTech dumbbells

bowflex-pairThe ultimate Christmas present for anyone who takes care of their body and likes to keep in shape are the Bowflex 4-41kg SelectTech dumbbells.

These amazing dumbbells can be adjusted so you can change the resistance from 4.5kg all the way up to 40.8kg. This means you will only need these set of dumbbells in your home, and gone are the days of a house cluttered with a range of different dumbbells. Whatever part of the body you are working, you can choose the appropriate weight with just a simple turn of the dial.

The Bowflex SelectTech dumbbells can amazingly replace up to 34 dumbbells, allowing you to adjust the weight to your workout. The weights are adjusted in 5lb increments so you can gradually increase the strength as your body and fitness levels improve.

These weights can also provide total body results as you can carry out heavy exercises such as lunges as well as lighter exercises such as curls and raises.  Adjusting the resistance takes no time at all as you simply turn the dial and lift up the appropriate amount of weights.  There is durable moulding around the metal plates which also provides a smoother and quieter lift-off so there are no clanging metal plates to endure.

These BowFlex SelectTech dumbbells allow you to enjoy the versatility of a free weights work station in the comfort of your own home and are the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who wants to or likes to keep in shape.

The RRP is £699 and as a special bonus it also comes with a free Bowflex SelectTech workout DVD which has over 30 exercises with over 80 variations.  These dumbbells are available to buy from www.fitness-superstore.co.uk.

Thermo from Withings

baby-thermoThe Thermo Smart Temporal Thermometer is the perfect gift for tech‐savvy parents who care about their children’s health and crave a smarter, more hygienic thermometer. With Thermo parents can monitor temperatures quickly and easily.

Thermo has highly‐accurate readings and does not need to touch the skin, making it seem like space age tech. It’s no-contact gesture provides very precise temperature readings and has an automatic sync with the dedicated app, allowing you to track temperature readings, get reminders, and input related symptoms/medications right on your smartphone.

Thermo is very simple to use. You simply scan across the forehead without contacting the skin. Unlike traditional methods, Thermo avoids any contact with saliva, earwax or other body fluids — making it the most sanitary way to take anyone’s temperature. The readings appear illuminated on the device along with a color-coded LED indicator to tell you if the temperature is normal, elevated or high based on the age of the user. The measurements then sync automatically with your smartphone. Based on age, fever history, and symptoms, the Thermo app then gives advanced health advice.

Thermo is a fantastic gift for the whole family as it supports up to 8 users. Names will appear on the device, and once assigned, readings will appear in the correct profile inside the dedicated app.

The RRP for this wonderful gadget is £89.95.

New Legoland® Castle Hotel

knight-bedroom-legolandThe new Legoland® Castle Hotel will open July 2017 at the Windsor Resort. Tickets to this new hotel would be a perfect Christmas gift for any child.

The new premium Castle themed family hotel will open at the Legoland® Windsor Resort on 1 July 2017 offering guests a stay bursting with magic and merriment. Booking is now open for the 61 room hotel and families can choose between two imaginatively themed room types – Knights and Wizards – each with separate sleeping areas for adults and children.

The Legoland® Castle Hotel is situated right on the edge of the theme park next to the existing Legoland® Windsor Resort Hotel and will bring to life an enchanted world of brave knights and princesses, wily wizards and jolly jesters. Colourful Lego touches and models large and small will feature throughout from the astonishing lobby dominated by a giant Lego Wizard unleashing Lego magic from his wand, to the a la carte Tournament Tavern Restaurant, indoor Jester’s Play area and outdoor Playground.

Guests can also enjoy the leisure and entertainment facilities at the Legoland®Windsor Resort Hotel plus special benefits including early entry to the park, free refillable drink vessels, unique Lego gifts and collectables.

Prices are from £572 for a family room (2 adults /2 children) including breakfast, park tickets for two days plus special exclusive benefits.

Visit www.legoland.co.uk to see full details and to book this fabulous hotel.

Christmas with Buyagift

hotel-chocolat-bean-to-barBuyagift have a wonderful range of experiences and activities that would be fantastic gifts for Christmas. You will definitely find something for everyone who is on your Christmas shopping list.

A wonderful gift for a couple this Christmas is the Hotel Chocolat’s Bean to Bar Chocolate Making Experience for Two. This is the chocolate experience chocolate lovers will adore. They can discover the fascinating process of making chocolate straight from the bean, using Hotel Chocolat’s freshly roasted cocoa beans grown on their own Saint Lucia estate. The company’s rustic underground Cocoa Vault will play host to this unique masterclass in which an expert chocolatier demonstrates the art of tempering as they sip a glass of prosecco. Then it’s their turn to get their hands dirty and make their own chocolate creation. They can then take home a tasty goody bag of luxury chocolates. The RRP for this gift is £130.  The full review for this experience will be coming soon to the Luxgifts website.

Another fantastic gift is The Full Ted Service Grooming Experience for One. This is the complete barbering experience, done in style. The recipient will get treated to the haircut he desires as well as a full traditional Turkish shave. The hot towel treatment is an experience every man should have – allowing for the closest, smoothest cut-throat shave with an incredibly refreshing after effect. He’ll even enjoy a complimentary bottle of Turkish beer while the final touches are made to his new do. The RRP for this experience is £48.50.

There are many other gifts from buyagift that anyone would love to receive. Give a loved one a gift that will create lots of wonderful memories. To see the full range visit www.buyagift.co.uk.

Hape Toys Loop de Loop Quadrilla Marble Run

Available from Amazon

hape-loop-de-loopHape toys have some lovely gifts for children this Christmas. The Hape Quadrilla range is brilliant for helping children learn about action and consequence and is great for children who love construction toys.

Hape Quadrilla is a high quality Wooden Marble Run Construction System that provides quality time for the whole family to play together. A German engineer invented Quadrilla as a Christmas gift for his children, who was inspired by Da Vinci.

The Quadrilla construction systems provide endless creative building possibilities and encourage spatial thinking and problem solving. Each of the different colour blocks has a different function and it’s the world’s only kinetic marble run. All Quadrilla marble run sets are crafted with heirloom quality birch and rubber wood for long-lasting marble racing fun. Also each Hape Quadrilla Marble Run Construction Set, easily combines with each other for easy expansion and unique combinations that will enhance your child’s play experience.

One fantastic Quadrilla system from Hape is the Loop de Loop Marble Run. This 130-piece set includes marbles, a seesaw, straight and curved rails and accelerators. The Loop de Loop by Quadrilla is the coliseum of marble runs, featuring a special funnel with two entrances so marbles can approach from both sides and go head to head. Children can construct a huge variety of winding marble highways and byways, or combine the Loop de Loop with other sets to create a skyscraper of a marble run.  The Loop de Loop set contains 50 marbles and 79 wooden pieces. The RRP for the Quadrilla Loop de Loop Marble Run is £95.00 and is available from Amazon.

The Quadrilla Marble Run Sets are great for developing children’s imagination and they will spend hours playing with these fabulous sets. The different Quadrilla sets are available from Amazon.

Ring Video Doorbell

ring-video-doorbellA brilliant gift for anyone who loves stylish home gadgets is the Ring Video Doorbell. Ring is a smart video doorbell that allows you to see who approaches your home no matter where you may be. It uses motion detection technology, so you’re alerted via dedicated iOS and Android apps when someone is within range of your home. The built-in HD Camera and speaker allows you to also interact with them.

Ring works on every home, with or without a doorbell and is both quick and easy to install. It’s cloud video recording is brilliant and allows you to never miss a thing that is happening outside your home. You can view and download up to 6 months of activity and can easily share recordings with friends, family or law enforcement.

Ring provides a new level of security as it notifies you when someone is on your property and lets you see and speak with anyone at your front door. It has built-in motion sensors that detect any activity on your property and trigger instant mobile alerts, giving you peace of mind when you are away from home.

Ring is available in four colours so you can choose the best colour to suit your home. The colours available include; Satin Nickel, Polished Brass, Venetian Bronze and Antique Brass.

Ring is a fantastic gadget for your home that allows you to see who is outside your home wherever you are. The RRP is £159.00 and it is available from Currys PC World and Maplins.

You can also purchase Chime to work with your Ring Video Doorbell. Chime plugs into any standard power outlet and works with your Ring Video Doorbell to let you know when you have a visitor even if your phone is in the other room. You will never miss a ding. The RRP for Chime is £24.99.

S+ Sleep Tracker by ResMed

resmed-sleep-trackerWhy not give a loved one the gift of sleep and wellbeing this Christmas? The S+ by ResMed is a brilliant sleep tracker that will help them feel more refreshed in 2017.

The S+ is a non-contact, fully comprehensive sleep tracking system, which features patent-protected SleepSensor technology. The S+ makes it possible to track, analyse and improve sleep at home, amazingly without a wristband, electrodes or mattress strips.

The S+ includes a device that sits beside your bed, a cloud-hosted Sleep Mentor system, and a free mobile app for Apple iOS and Android phones. It works by detecting the movement of your upper body while you sleep. It detects the movements caused by the expansion and relaxation of the chest with breathing, as well as your overall body movements such as position changes, arm twitches and shrugs. The S+ also includes a highly calibrated respiratory and bio-motion sensor to measure and analyse your sleep stages. It also delivers sleep scores and sleep charts that connect to your phone or tablet and gives you personalised feedback and suggestions to help you improve your sleep.

In addition to tracking sleep the S+ also has a range features that help improve your sleep. The ‘Relax to Sleep’ feature provides a choice of soothing sounds that synchronise with your breathing patterns to help you fall asleep at bedtime. The ‘Mind Clear’ feature allows you to record a voice message or type a text note to help clear your mind when you are trying to settle to sleep. The ‘Smart Alarm’ allows you to set a range of time for the S+ to naturally wake you when they are in light sleep, enabling you to wake up feeling more refreshed.

The S+ is a smarter sleep solution that not only tracks sleep but also aids in improving sleep. It’s a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to both improve and track their sleep. The RRP is £129.95 and it is available from mysleep.resmed.com, Amazon and John Lewis.

UBTECH JIMU Explorer Robot

Argos

jimu-explorerThe JIMU range of robotics are brilliant to help teach beginners and young children about coding and are the perfect Christmas gift for gadget geeks and tech fiends.

The JIMU Explorer kit is a fantastic DIY, Bluetooth app-enabled robotics building kit. The Explorer Kit includes a central control unit, 7 highly accurate digital servo motors, servo connector wires, lithium battery pack and power adapter, 372 interlocking parts with easy snap-in design and quick links to the JIMU App and quick start guides. This kit is a great way to get started in building and programming advanced robots.

The JIMU App provides brilliant step-by-step building instructions with 360 degree pan, tilt, and zoom capability. The Official JIMU Models provided in the App will help you learn how to build beginner to advanced robots with pre-programmed actions for you to play with, manipulate, and make uniquely your own. The App also provides access to the JIMU Global community where designs for user-generated robots and actions can be shared with JIMU Inventors around the world. The JIMU App is available for iOS and Android Devices.

The incredibly fast and accurate digital servos also allow your JIMU Robot to perform amazing movements from the menu of pre-programmed actions or from new actions you create. You can also record complex movements and fine tune, save and replay them with your robot.

The JIMU Robot Explorer Kit and App are a great addition to any STEM curriculum, teaching today’s children and teenagers highly relevant skills in programming and robotics. The JIMU Explorer is a great Christmas gift and is the perfect addition to any stocking.

This wonderful kit will be enjoyed by both children and adults alike and is suitable for children ages 8 years and over. The RRP is £149.99 and it is available from Argos.

Yamaha MusicCast WX-030 Wireless Speaker

yamaha-musiccastYamaha have a wonderful range of gifts that are perfect for music lovers. One particular gift is the Yamaha MusicCast Wireless Speaker. This speaker is compatible with MusicCast, which is a new revolution in network audio system. MusicCast lets you connect devices such as AV receivers and desktop audio equipment via your home’s wireless network to deliver music whenever and wherever you like.

The MusicCast Wireless Speaker lets you enjoy music via Bluetooth and from streaming music services. You can stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth or AirPlay, and enjoy unlimited content from commercial streaming services. You can use the MusicCast Controller app to pause/play and adjust the volume from your smart device.

This brilliant speaker is also equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, making wireless operation more convenient than ever. You can stream music from the speaker to Bluetooth headphones for private listening or to Bluetooth speakers.

The MusicCast Speaker is a stylish compact speaker with a clean simple design and as it is so compact it can be put just about anywhere in the home. It can even be mounted to a wall. This speaker is available in White/Silver and in Black.

The MusicCast Speaker WX-030 Speaker is a great addition to any home and is the ideal Christmas gift for anyone who likes music. The RRP is £199.00 and is available from www.yamahamusiclondon.com.

Discovery Kids 360° Super HD Microscope

discovery-kids-microscopeThe Discovery Kids 360° Super HD Microscope is the perfect gift for enquiring little minds and children will love playing and investigating with this 41 piece set.

This wonderful set features a 60/120/200X magnification microscope with LED illumination, and an adapter for capturing images/video using a smartphone. This adapter fixes to the eyepiece and you simply place your phone in the adapter, and activate your camera to view great images. You can even record them on your device.

The microscope set also comes with everything needed to prepare and analyse specimen, including two prepared and ten blank slides, labels, tweezers and sample vials.

This fantastic microscope is a STEM product. STEM is an acronym, representing the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for children’s learning.

This brilliant set includes; 1 x microscope, 1 x smartphone adapter, 2 x prepared slides, 10 x blank slides, 12 x slide covers, 12 x blank labels, 2 x collecting vials, 1 x tweezers and 1 x manual.

This is a fabulous gift for children aged 8 years and over and is a perfect gift to place under the Christmas tree this year. The RRP is £59.99.

 

Braun Silk-expert IPL

proj006575-pge-bty-2016-braun-tnt-ipl-590x450-2-size-3The Braun Silk-expert IPL is a must have this Christmas. Give someone the gift of flawlessly smooth skin with permanent visible hair removal in just 12 weeks.

The Braun Silk-expert IPL has an intelligent SensoAdapt™ skin tone sensor. As skin tone varies across different parts of the body, the unique SensoAdapt™ skin tone sensor continuously reads your skin tone and automatically adapts the light intensity for best efficacy and safety.  The Silk-expert IPL also uses a gliding mode to trigger more flashes and fewer missed areas, making for a fast and efficient IPL treatment of large body parts. An arm or a leg can be treated in amazingly just 8 minutes.

Another great feature of the silk-expert is that you can customise treatment. The normal mode gives you full power and adaptation to your skin tone at any time. In the gentle mode, the Braun Silk-expert adapts to different skin tones as fast and accurately as in normal mode – just on a lower energy level. In the extra gentle mode, the Braun Silk-expert reduces the energy level to the minimum for maintenance phase, beginners or sensitive areas.

1-braun-silk-expert-ipl-bd-5008-frontThe Braun Silk-expert IPL is very simple to use. First you simply remove the hair in the area you would like to treat. You need to ensure there is no hair remaining above the surface of the skin. Then pat your skin dry. You then put the nozzle of the Braun Silk-expert in full contact with your skin to make sure it will work properly. If it is not in proper contact with the skin, the device will not work. For larger body areas, you need to use the gliding mode. For smaller areas, you press and release the button. If it is your first time using the product or your skin is sensitive use the gentle and extra gentle mode. When you have finished you wipe clean the nozzle. Braun advises that in the first phase of treatment, you need to treat once a week for 4-12 weeks. Then you need to adjust to your needs. The result is permanent visible hair removal.

You can also plan and track your treatments with the Braun Silk-expert IPL App. This app features an intuitive treatment calendar that helps you keep track of your treatments and follow your progress. It also shows you in action how the SensoAdapt™ skin-tone sensor works.

The Braun Silk-expert IPL is a wonderful gift for Christmas. There are two sets to choose from; Braun Silk-expert IPL with Silk-épil SkinSpa exfoliator and Braun Silk-expert IPL with Braun Face Brush.  The RRP for each set is £399.99 and they are available from Boots.

BT Halo Home Phone

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A perfect gift for someone who wants a stylish home phone is the BT Halo phone. This phone allows you to make and receive mobile calls from your home phone using Bluetooth technology. This is a feature which is ideal in areas of your home with limited mobile reception.

The BT Halo’s Bluetooth functionality means you can connect your mobile to your Halo base unit from up to 10m away. So long as your mobile is in a spot with good mobile coverage you can then wander freely around your home using your Halo handset to make and receive mobile calls, even in areas where you don’t have mobile coverage. The Bluetooth technology also copies all of your mobile contacts onto your home phone, ensuring you always have the right number to hand.

The Halo home phone also has Call Blocking Technology that allows you to block up to 100% of nuisance calls. This Call Blocking Technology allows you to take control of your incoming calls as BT Halo can intercept callers who are not on your contact list so you are in control of who you speak to. You can block international calls and up to 1000 numbers. All unknown numbers will have to say their name before getting to speak to you, you can then decide to accept or decline their call.

The BT Halo phone also includes an answer machine that can record up to 60 minutes of messages, hands free capability, space for 3,000 contacts and a backlit keypad. BT Halo also has a useful USB socket so you can easily charge your mobile phone.

The BT Halo Home Phone is a fantastic gift for Christmas as it is a stylish, high performance home phone. The RRP is £99.99 for a single unit and £139.99 for the Halo Twin.

Crucial SSD

crucial-mx300If you are looking for a gift for someone in your life that loves all things tech then Crucial is the place to look. Crucial has a fantastic range of products that can increase computer specs and upgrade memory.

The Crucial MX300 Solid State Drive is a great gift as it can increase the speed, durability, and efficiency of your system for years to come. You can boot up in seconds and fly through the most demanding applications with an SSD that fuses the latest 3D NAND flash technology. Your storage drive isn’t just a container, it’s the engine that loads and saves everything you do and use. You can get more out of your computer by boosting nearly every aspect of its performance. The MX300 SSD also has Extreme Energy Efficiency technology that reduces the amount of active power usage that’s consumed by the drive and Adaptive Thermal Protection technology that helps keep your system cool and minimizes the risk of damage caused by overheating.

The Crucial MX300 extends your laptop’s battery life by using only 0.075W of power, compared to a typical hard drive which uses 6.8W.

The RRP for the Crucial MX300 SSD is £77.99 for 275GB, £122.39 for 525GB, £244.79 for 1TB and £489.59 for 2TB.

If you are looking for the perfect gift for a tech savvy individual, Crucial have some wonderful products. To see the full range of products visit uk.crucial.com.

G-Drive mobile USB-C

g-drive_mobile_usb-c_web_hero_3colors_500x500The G-Drive mobile USB-C from g-technology is a brilliant gift for tech lovers this Christmas.  This fast portable drive is USB 3 and features a USB Type-C port. It is perfect for users who are looking for speed, a sleek design and Time Machine® compatibility.

Inside its thin, stylish, beveled aluminium case is a high-performance 7200 RPM hard drive with versatile USB Type-C connectivity for up to 1TB of video and photo files.

The G-Drive mobile USB-C is easy to set up and as there is no need to carry an external AC power supply, you can simply toss it in your bag and have storage and backup wherever you need to be.

The G-Drive mobile USB-C has transfer rates of 136MB/S and can be formatted for MAC and easily reformatted for Windows. This G-Drive is available in four colours; Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold and Silver.

This G-Drive is the perfect gift for anyone who wants a fast, high-performance drive. The MSRP is £104.95 and it is available from G-Technology resellers and in Apple stores.

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