06 Nov Christmas 2016 Gifts under £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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Purely Personal is a fabulous online shop that sells personalised gifts for children, men, women and pets. You will definitely find the perfect gift for a loved one from this website, and as all products can be personalised, you will show any recipient just how special they are.
One wonderful gift for children this Christmas is the Personalised Christmas Eve Chest. You can bring a little extra magic and sparkle to Christmas Eve this year with this gorgeous box filled to the brim with treats for that special little one. As we all know children are always desperate to open ‘just the one present’ the night before Christmas, so you can start a new tradition this year which will stop the nagging and keep little ones content and busy until it’s time to go to sleep. This Christmas Eve box is perfect for a little girl or boy, and you can fill it with tons of treats to see a little one’s eyes light up. You can also reuse this box every year to keep the magic alive. The box is engraved with a holly design and can be personalised with the child’s name. The RRP for this wonderful chest is £39.99.
Another brilliant gift for Christmas from Purely Personal is The Waiter’s Friend Wine Set. This set is a perfect festive gift and comes with a waiter’s friend, which has a corkscrew, knife and bottle opener. The waiters friend has a beautiful brown leather case which is engraved with the name of the famous French town of Laguiole. The box is made from pine wood and comes with a Christmas tree design made from the words “A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”. The box can also be personalised with a message and the desired year. The RRP is £19.99.
Purely Personal has a lovely range of personalised gifts for family and friends. To see the full range visit www.purelypersonal.co.uk.
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DIWAH is a new jewellery brand where users can design their own pieces. DIWAH have a huge range of styles and designs to choose from and you can either buy pieces you like or edit jewellery, creating pieces to best suit you and your style.
As DIWAH offers a design your own service you can create the perfect piece of jewellery for any recipient. Their gift will not only be unique but will also suit their personality and style perfectly.
Designing your own jewellery with DIWAH is very simple and easy to do. You can create your own unique piece or customise one of DIWAH’s pre-made designs. As you are becoming the designer, you can choose the latest trends, and select the elements and semi-precious stones you desire. Once you have created the design, DIWAH’s skilled team will then handcraft your gorgeous piece right here in the UK.
The website is simple to use and you can either edit a piece of existing jewellery you like and just change certain components such as the colour or the pendant, or you can create your own piece by first choosing the template and then selecting the components you like. The website is easy to understand and you can clearly see the piece of jewellery you are designing before purchasing it.
DIWAH have a wonderful range of stunning styles and designs and you will definitely find the perfect gift for any recipient. It is fantastic that you can create your own customised pieces, as it allows you to create a thoughtful, unique gift. Prices start from £14.00.
Christmas with Cadbury
Cadbury’s Christmas range will delight chocolate lovers all over the country as this wonderful range includes the much-loved Cadbury favourites alongside new and exciting products.
New for 2016 are the Cadbury Dairy Milk Snow Balls. These are the ideal treat to share and come in a pack of four. You simply crack open the top of the Snow Ball and use the spoon provided to scoop out and enjoy the fluffy mousse centre. The RRP for these delicious treats is £2.99.
Another product that is great for sharing this festive season is the Cadbury Endless Wispa. The classic and much loved Wispa now comes in a giant Christmas stick, so you can impress your friends with the gift that keeps on giving. The RRP is £2.49
Cadbury also have the wonderful Cadbury Dairy Milk Baubles that will add a dash of purple to your Christmas tree. These spectacular supersized baubles are available in two different varieties. The Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Baubles are filled with Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates complete with a vanilla flavour filling and Oreo biscuit pieces. The Cadbury Dairy Milk Snow Bites Baubles includes 4x34g bags of Snow Bites. Snow bites are fabulous Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate balls encased in crisp sugar shells and dusted with delicious icing sugar. The RRP for these baubles is £4.99.
The Cadbury classics such as Cadbury Heroes, Cadbury Milk Tray and Cadbury Roses are also great for the festive season and are perfect for sharing with friends and family.
Global beauty brand 7th Heaven have a lovely selection of gifts this festive season. The Pampering Pedi selection allows you to create the spa experience at home with a pampering treat for your feet. This is perfect for relaxing nights in. The selection includes; Foot Pumice and Foot Butter, Smooth Heels, Fresh Feet, Foot Soak and Foot Lotion, toe separators, nail file and foot buffer. The RRP is £7.99.
The Superskin Essentials set is another fantastic selection. You can feel good in your own skin with a variety of face mask experiences for every occasion. Included in this selection is Black Seaweed, Dead Sea Mud Pac, Red Hot Sauna, Chocolate Mask, Blemish Mud, Creamy Coconut, Tea Tree Face Spa, Green Tea Peel Off, Pineapple Peel Off, Headband. The RRP is £7.99.
Another pampering selection is the Top to Toe Treats. This selection includes luxurious body scrubs, softening hair masks and luscious face masks to nourish both your skin and hair. The treats included are: Raspberry Scrub Body Smoothie Sachet, Goji Berry Body Smoothie Sachet, Foot Soak/Foot Lotion, Manuka Honey Hair Rescue, Coconut Protein Hair Rescue, Red Hot Sauna, Exfoliator & Masque, Passion Peel Off, Dead Sea Spa Tonic, Strawberry Souffle, Creamy Coconut, Manuka Honey. The RRP is £9.99.
7th Heaven have a fantastic selection of pampering treats and sachets which would make great stocking fillers this festive season.
Little Tikes Baby Range
Little Tikes have some great gifts for babies this Christmas. The Giggle Surprise Blocks will definitely entertain a little one. These blocks feature a surprise in every block, with multiple fun sensory activities to encourage a baby’s fine motor skills. They can pull back the elephant’s ear for a game of peek-a-boo, or they can play with the giraffe which has various textures and doubles as a surprise finger puppet. The monkey’s tail springs back when it’s pulled and the peacock’s feathers crinkle for auditory play. These blocks have bright engaging colours, are very soft, are stackable and are perfect for sensory exploration. They are suitable from birth to 18 months. The RRP is £19.99.
Another great toy is the Woobblin’ Lights Panda. This is designed to use light to inspire a baby to get moving. The Wobblin’ Lights Panda provides light and sound surprises with a simple tap from a baby. When the Panda starts wobbling, a baby will be giggling and moving too. He has six happy tunes, sound effects, and fun coloured lights any baby will love! It is suitable from 6 months- 24 months and the RRP is £9.99.
Little Tikes have many great toys for babies and they will love to find one of these fabulous toys in their Christmas stocking. To see the full range of toys, visit www.littletikes.co.uk
Voyager Case for iPhone 7 from Peli
The Voyager Case for the iPhone 7 is a fantastic gift for anyone who owns this new iPhone, as it will showcase the colour of the phone while also giving it ultimate protection.
The Peli Voyager Case has a slim design but still protects the smartphone brilliantly. There are multiple layers of rigid polycarbonate and energy absorbing TPR that work together to protect the phone whatever stress it is under. The screen protection also protects against impact and abrasion. In addition to this there also special built-in covers to protect against dust.
Another great feature of this case is that it has a soft-touch exterior to ensure that it won’t slide off surfaces or out of your hand. This case is available in 4 colours; black, clear grey, clear and clear pink, so you can choose the perfect colour for whoever you are buying it for.
The iPhone 7 Voyager Case from Peli would make a brilliant Christmas gift this festive season and is a great stocking filler. The RRP is £34.99 and it is available from amazon.uk, Mobilefun and many other retailers.
Paul Lamond Games
Paul Lamond has some fantastic games that can be enjoyed by the whole family during the festive season. Children will love to receive Paul Lamond games in their Christmas stockings this year.
Fans of Ant & Dec Saturday Night Takeaway will love the Ant & Dec Saturday Night Takeaway game. All the fun and antics of the award winning TV, has been transferred into a fantastic board game! This fun-packed game is full of Ant vs Dec challenges, forfeits and show stopping ‘End of Show’ SHOWs with lots of great prize tokens to be won. This fantastic game provides hours of entertainment for the whole family and is suitable ages 8 years + and is for 2 – 6 players. The RRP for this fantastic game is £24.95 and is available from John Lewis, Argos & Debenhams and all good Independent Toy and Gift stores.
Another great game is Dr Eureka. Dr Eureka is a fabulous new game for budding young scientists! The brilliant Dr. Eureka has important experiments for you to complete. You pick a challenge card, 3 test tubes and 6 colourful balls to solve his scientific formula. You carefully move the molecules from tube to tube without dropping them or touching them with your bare hands to position them as illustrated on the challenge card. This game is a great, hand-on, dexterity-based, brainteaser that can be played with friends or by yourself. The game is suitable for ages 6 years +. The RRP is £19.95 and it is available from Happy Puzzle, Amazon, Argos online and all good Independent Toy and Gift stores.
To see the full range of Paul Lamond games visit paul-lamond.com.
Christmas is a time of the year when people often give pyjamas as a Christmas gift, so Cyberjammies is definitely worth having a look at as their ranges of pyjamas and nightwear are absolutely fabulous. Cyberjammies combine comfort, quality and style to create a wonderful range of nightwear for women, men and children.
The Cyberjammies range of nightwear for women include pyjamas, nightdresses, nightshirts and robes. All these ranges are wonderfully stylish and will make anyone feel gorgeous wearing them. I have a pair of Magenta Madness pyjamas and I adore them. Not only are they extremely comfortable but they look fabulous too. The Magenta Madness pyjamas have a blue long sleeve knit top and a pair of woven lightly brushed purple checked pyjama bottoms. These can be worn together or mixed and matched with other Magenta Madness tops and bottoms. This means you can choose the ideal pyjamas for any recipient. The RRP for this Magenta Madness pyjama set is £42.50.
Cyberjammies also have a wonderful range of children’s nightwear; Minijammies. Minijammies are both durable and fun and are very comfortable to wear. There is a wide range of pyjamas for boys and girls, in different styles so you can choose the perfect pair for your gift. You can also choose a matching adult and children’s pair of pyjamas which is very sweet. The Dandelion Shower range of pyjamas comes in both adult and children’s sizes so a little girl can dress just like mummy at bedtime. The Dandelion Shower pyjamas are available in a thermaknit long sleeve top with checked trousers or thermaknit trousers, or in a long sleeved shirt and trousers set. You can mix and match so can choose the best style for any little girl. The RRP for the Dandelion Shower pyjamas for girls start at £20.00.
Minijammies also have a wonderful range of pyjamas for boys. One fantastic range is the ‘Like Father Like Son’ range. This range includes a long sleeved thermaknit top, woven lightly brushed checked trousers, thermaknit trousers and a long sleeved shirt. Again, you can mix and match to choose the best combination for your pair of pyjamas. One great feature about this range is that the words ‘I get all my good looks from Dad’ is written on the thermaknit top. Also, this range has a matching adult pair so father and son can have matching pyjamas too. The RRP for the Like Father Like Son range starts from £20.00.
Both Cyberjammies and Minijammies have a wonderful range of nightwear that would make great Christmas gifts this year. To see the full range visit www.cyberjammies.co.uk.
Terraillon Neo Cook JAM scales
The ideal gift for experienced or novice jam makers is the Terraillon Neo Cook JAM Scales. This smart, compact scale from Terraillon has a jam function that beeps to tell you when you’ve added the correct amount of sugar to your fruit. These scales will take the guesswork out of jam making, helping you create the perfect homemade jam.
The Jam function is extremely easy to use. You simply weigh the fruit, turn on the jam function and the weight of sugar required is displayed. You can change the ratio of fruit to sugar if needed so you can create the perfect jam for you and your family.
The Neo Cook JAM Scales are an extremely practical everyday aid in your kitchen. The scales have a resistant glass platform in a format like that of a touch-screen tablet, a 6kg capacity and pause and timer functions.
The Neo Cook JAM Scales look very stylish and come in a black gloss colour. The RRP is £29.99 and is available from Lakeland.
Giesen Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Majestic
Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy great wine with friends and family. This Christmas you can treat your loved ones to a taste of the Southern Hemisphere with Giesen Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
With its refreshing gooseberry and citrus flavours, Giesen Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc showcases Marlborough’s distinctive regional characteristics. This wine is generous, smooth, relaxing and delicious. It is a definite guaranteed crowd pleaser and a great addition to your Christmas wine selection.
This fabulous wine can be served as an aperitif or with smoked salmon or even with your turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Whenever you choose to enjoy this wine, it will help you create happy memories with friends and family this Christmas.
The RRP for Giesen Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is £8.00 and it is available at Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Majestic.
Thorntons have some lovely seasonal chocolates that are perfect for gifting or for occasions this Christmas.
The Thorntons Continental chocolates allow you to discover a taste journey with influences from around Europe. There is something for everyone to enjoy including pralines, truffles and mousses. This is perfect to share with both family and friends. The RRP is £9.00.
New for 2016 is the Rituals Star Collection Box that includes delicious star-shaped crunchy pralines and truffle centres all presented in a lovely sparkling box. The RRP for this chocolate treat is £5.00.
Another wonderful stocking filler is the Jolly Reindeer that is great for children of all ages. The Jolly Reindeer has a brand new pose and a cute red nose. The RRP is £6.00.
Thorntons also have a lovely advent calendar that you can use to count down to Christmas day. The Classic Collection Advent calendar includes all the popular chocolates from the new Classic Collection and is perfect for chocolate lovers. The RRP is £8.00.
The Thorntons ranges of chocolate treats for the festive season are available from Thorntons shops and www.thorntons.co.uk.
Judge Mini Food Processor
If you are looking for a Christmas gift for someone who loves working in the kitchen making delicious meals, then the Judge Mini Food Processor is worth keeping in mind.
Food processors are one of the handiest tools in the kitchen as they make short work of time-consuming, tedious tasks. The brilliant feature about this food processor is its size. As it is mini you can have the benefits of a food processor even if you are not cooking on a grand scale. It is also great to store in any kitchen as it is not bulky in size.
This food processor is beautifully presented with a clear glass bowl and is suitable for creating coarse and fine chopped ingredients, as well as purees. It is comprised of four simple parts; a bowl, a lid, the power unit and a blade. It is also very simple to use and has a one button operation. The food processor also has a safety system that prevents access to the moving blade.
The Judge Mini Food Processor is a brilliant gift this Christmas as anyone will love how easy it will make chopping and pureeing ingredients when they are cooking. The RRP is £39.99. To see stockists visit www.judgecookware.co.uk.
The Soap Co.
The Soap Co is an ethical luxury soap brand that has a wonderful range of gifts sets for Christmas. Their gorgeous products are all made in the UK, are colour and paraben-free, use natural extracts and are not tested on animals. Their packaging is made from 100% recycled paper and the labels are printed using environmentally friendly, vegetable-based ink.
The Soap Co. is a social enterprise so all profits from the gift sets will help to create employment for people who are blind, disabled or disadvantaged.
The Soap Co. has created Black Poopy & Wild Fig, White Tea and Citrus collections. The gift sets available include Duo, which is a hand wash and hand lotion priced at £25.00. Trio which is a hand wash, hand lotion and handmade soap priced at £32.00 and The Trio Refill, which includes hand wash, hand lotion and hand wash refill. Trio Refill is priced at £36.00.
The hand wash and hand lotion are made from moisturising pro-vitamin B5, as well as soothing Aloe Vera extract and natural antiseptic teat tree oil. The hand lotion is also full of softening cocoa butter.
These wonderful Soap Co. gift sets would make brilliant Christmas gifts this year. They are available from www.thesoapco.org.
label.m Concept salons and TONI&GUY
Label.m have some wonderful sets for Christmas that anyone who takes care of their hair would just love to receive.
The label.m Styling Kits are a wonderful way of allowing you to achieve an interpretation of key fashion hair trends. The New Texture Styling Kit is a funky little kit that combines all the essentials needed to create an undone, slightly ‘worn-in’ texture to your hair with a matt finish and lasting hold. You can create the texture easily by applying the label. m Sea Salt Spray onto to wet hair and roughly blow drying it to build your desired level of texture. After this you simply apply the Volume Spray directly to the dry hair, layering it according to how much height you would like.
The New Volume Styling Kit is another great gift. This kit creates volume and glamour to your hair and guarantees style-shaping strength, shine and movement. To create this look, you first apply the Protein Spray to damp hair which conditions and regulates moisture in the hair. You then add the Volume Moose and dry the hair using a root nozzle attachment. This creates a hairstyle full of volume and glamour.
Both the Styling Kits also include a Large Hot Brush that helps you create the most incredible blow dries, whether straight, curly, flick-shaping or volume building. The RRP for these styling kits are £27.25.
Label.m has also joined forces with Henry Holland to create some wonderful sets this Christmas. There are two gift sets available; Cleanse and Condition Duo Box and Honey and Oat Trio Box. The Cleanse and Condition Duo Box includes label.m’s shampoo and conditioning duos that are presented in a gorgeous box overlaid in the House of Holland ’Rocket’ print. These products target dry/damaged and coloured hair. The RRP is 20.25. The Honey and Oat Trio Box is a lightweight repair for dry/damaged hair and increases strength and lustre. This includes a gorgeous honey shampoo and conditioner and a Royal Black and Luhua hair mask. The RRP for this gift box is £32.25.
All these fabulous label.m gifts sets are available from label.m Concept salons and TONI&GUY.
Christmas Chocolate Gift Boxes from Mars
Debenhams, Amazon, Next
Chocolate gifts are always a must at Christmas and the Christmas Chocolate Gift Boxes from Mars will make a perfect treat this festive season.
The gift boxes available include Galaxy, Maltesers, M&M’S, Mars and Snickers. Each gift box is jam-packed with everyone’s favourite treats, making these gift boxes the ultimate stocking filler.
The Galaxy Gift box includes a Galaxy Milk Chocolate Bar, two Galaxy Carmel Bars, a Galaxy Honeycomb Crisp bar, two Galaxy Cookie Crumble bars, a |galaxy Salted Caramel bar, two packets of Galaxy Minstrels, a Galaxy Ripple and two Galaxy Gift for You White Chocolates. All these delicious treats are presented in a Galaxy box. The RRP is £13.00 and the gift box is available to buy from Debenhams and Amazon. There is also another Galaxy Gift Box available that can be purchased at Next.
The Mars and Snickers Box contains three Mars bars, three Mars Duo bars, three Snickers bars, three Snickers Duo bars and a Mars Funsize pack. The RRP is £13.00 and the gift box is available to buy from Debenhams and Amazon.
The M&M’S gift box and Malteser Gift box also contain a variety of delicious chocolate treats. There is also a Mars, Snickers and M&M’S Mixed Gift Box available that any chocolate lover will adore.
These delicious gift boxes are fabulous Christmas treats and are available in Debenhams, Amazon, Tesco and Next.
Nailed London with Rosie Fortescue
If you are looking for a gift that she will adore this Christmas then the Christmas gifts sets from Nailed London with Rosie Fortescue are perfect. There are two gorgeous gift sets available that will add a touch of glamour to anyone’s style.
One gift set available is the Instant Glamour Collection that includes three colours; Knight Rider, Rosie’s red and London Conundrum. These colours give nails a glamorous look and are the perfect nail polish to wear to all festive parties. They are all beautifully glossy and make nails stand out from the crowd beautifully.
The other gift set from Nailed London with Rosie Fortescus is the Classic Collection that includes a base coat, top coat glossy, a Dirty Blonde colour and a Thigh High Club colour. This set makes nails look fabulous and the colours are the perfect ‘everyday’ style.
The Nailed London nail polishes are fantastic because they have a revolutionary 3-step system that has been developed to most closely match the look, feel, wear and gloss of a professional gel polish. This unique gel system has been developed using innovative technology to create a long wearing, self-cured manicure with unbeatable colour.
These fabulous gift sets will be adored by anyone who wants their nails to look spectacular and are the perfect Christmas gift. The RRP for the Instant Glamour Collection is £19.00 and the RRP for the Classic Collection is £24.00. Both fabulous sets are available from Harvey Nichols nationwide and feelunique.com.
Wonderbra’s new Luxe collection is a wonderful new sophisticated collection for women that would make ideal Christmas gifts this year. This Luxe collection are not only supportive, but are both fun and sexy.
There are many pieces in this collection so you can mix and match and create your own set. There are two colours to choose from; black and purple. You can also choose between 4 different styles of bra and 6 different briefs.
One fabulous bra is the Prune Push-up Gel Bra. This bra has comfortable cups that are enhanced with gel to give an additional natural looking cup size. The cups are lined with skin-tone tulle and dark purple or black floral-patterned lace that looks divine. This gorgeous bra fastens at the front and features a sublime lace triangle at the back. This bra looks effortlessly chic and glamorous and will be adored by any recipient. The RRP is £40.00.
There are many briefs that you can also choose to complete this set. The Purple Brazilian brief look particularly lovely. These briefs have a satin-effect microfibre at the front combined with a delicate floral-patterned lace back. These briefs are extremely comfortable and are discreet enough to wear under any outfit. The RRP is £15.00.
The Luxe collection from Wonderbra is a gorgeous, stunning collection that will make anyone who wears them feel both glamorous and sexy. To see the full collection, visit www.wonderbra.co.uk.
Christmas collection from Lily O’Brien’s
Chocolate lovers can indulge themselves and their loved ones this festive season with the stunning Christmas collection from Lily O’Brien’s. From gorgeous gift boxes “with a twist” to the ultimate luxury hampers, there’s a Lily O’Brien’s chocolate treat to suit every chocolate lover’s tastes this Christmas.
The Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Advent House is a fabulous luxurious Christmas gift as well as an attractive keepsake decoration for the home. This advent house contains Lily O’ Brien’s best loved recipes including Sticky Toffee, Chocolate Truffle, Le Crunch and Zesty Orange. The RRP is £25.00 and is available exclusively online.
Another great gift is the New Lily O’Brien’s Luxury Chocolate Festive Gift Bag. This is a beautifully presented luxury gift bag containing assorted chocolate treats and recipes including; Peppermint Crunch Luxury Snacking Bag, Dulce de Leche marbled bar, Creamy Caramels Sharing pouch and Ultimate Chocolate Gift Collection. The RRP is £15.00 and is available exclusively online.
Lily O’Brien’s have a wonderful range of Christmas chocolate treats. To see the full range visit www.lilyobriens.com.
Drumond Park Games
For Christmas, Drumond Park have a fantastic range of games that children will love to find in their Christmas stocking.
Crazy Claw is a brand-new action packed game of bouncing balls and a grabbing claw that is operated by each child in turn. From the start of the game, each player is given a Collection Card and the youngest person takes control of the grabber first. The other players get involved by manipulating the paddles to keep the balls bouncing about within the box, while the Clawmaster does his/her best to capture a ball with the grabber. Once a ball is caught, the player then has the excitement of opening the ball to see whether the circular Toy Token inside matches one of the three toys shown on the Clawmaster’s Collection Card. To win the game a player must collect all three Toy Tokens which match the three pictures on their Collection Card. Until that point, everyone just keeps on taking turns and trying to master those bouncing balls. This is a brilliant game that will be hugely entertaining this Christmas. Crazy Claw is for children aged 5 and up. The RRP is £22.99.
Another great Drumond Park game for the festive season is Stoopido. This is a downright silly game concept that the whole family will love. The point of this game is to be the only player left without a full face covered with quirky colourful mismatched eyes, ears, noses, hats and foreheads. Each player wears a pair of red plastic Stoopido Spectacles. If a player rolls the Nose, Ears, Hat or Eyes, players race to touch a corresponding ‘Slap Pad’, the person who gets their first picks a Stoopido face piece for any player. If a player rolls the Glasses then the player to their left choose a face piece of any feature they do not have and add it to their glasses. If any player’s glasses are full then they must resign themselves to sitting out looking a little bit ‘Stoopido’ for the remainder of the game. The fun continues round the table until there is only one player left without a full face of Stoopido Face Pieces, and that player is the winner. This humorous game is perfect for the whole family. The game is for ages 8 and up. The RRP is £17.99.
Dig In! is another game that will be loved by all the family. This is a deceptively challenging game that’s an enthralling test of hand/eye co-ordination-against the clock. Players take it in turns to frantically sift through the bowl with their fingers to try to find the exact six pieces they need to fill their card. The challenge is they must do this in only 15 seconds. The game includes a vibrant mix of 128 colourful and beautifully modelled pieces all jumbled in the Dig In bowl. There are two levels of game play – either with the grey side of the card where you find the pieces shown, in any colour; or the colour side where you must find the pieces in the exact colours illustrated. This light-hearted, joyful and unique table-top game from Drumond Park looks ridiculously simple – but soon proves to be surprisingly challenging, as well as utterly absorbing. Dig In! is for ages 8 and up. The RRP is £19.99.
To see the stockists for all the Drumond Park games visit www.drumondpark.com.
Christmas gifts from Clementoni
Clementoni have a wonderful range of Christmas gifts that any child would love to receive this festive season. The Clementoni Mechanics Laboratory is a fantastic gift that a child aged 8 up, who enjoys playing with construction toys, would love to find under the Christmas tree this year. The Mechanics Laboratory is a modular construction system which has varying levels of difficulty. Children can have fun while learning fundamental mechanical and engineering principles. The kit has more than 250 components and it is possible to create more than 50 constructions with increasing levels of difficulty. It is possible to build a helicopter, an electric crane and even a car with an electric motor. The scientific manual included in this kit guides children through the various stages of assembly, making it easy for them to carry out the various constructions. Hours of fun is guaranteed and this is a great toy for encouraging quality family time. The RRP is £24.99.
Crystal Laboratory is another Clementoni toy that would be great to receive this Christmas. This is a fabulous unisex lab that allows children to create lots of different shaped crystals. The illustrated manual inside is great and helps children discover the chemical reactions of the salts. This kit contains lots of accessories to help children create their very own masterpieces, with many different colours. This kit is for children aged 8 and up. The RRP is £24.99.
Clementoni have a fantastic range of Christmas gifts for children. To see the full range visit www.clementoni.com.
Festive Treats from Elizabeth Shaw
Timeless chocolate brand, Elizabeth Shaw is celebrating the festive season with the launch of four new treats; Dark Mint Creams, Orange Crisps, Salted Caramel Crisps and the Merry Christmas Mini Gifts. Elizabeth Shaw have chocolate treats for everyone this Christmas, including gift boxes for friends, after dinner treats and stocking fillers for all the family.
The Dark Mint Creams are delicious dark chocolate coating a soft mint cream, infused with specially selected mint oil. These are individually wrapped and presented in a newly designed hexagonal tumble pack. These mints are a delicious after dinner treat to share with guests. The RRP is £3.49 for 150g.
The Merry Christmas Mini Gifts are the perfect stocking filler or festive treat. Each box is designed with a stand out gift tag and satin ribbon. These are available in three delicious flavours of Dark Mint Flutes and Dark Mint Bites, Milk Amaretto Flutes and Milk Almond Bites and Dark Orange Flutes with Milk Orange Bites. The RRP is £2.59 for 75g.
The Milk Chocolate Orange crisps and Milk Chocolate with Salted Caramel crisp are both in newly redesigned packaging. They are individually wrapped and feature a pearl varnish finish. The RRP for these fabulous treats is £3.99.
To see the full range of Elizabeth Shaw treats, visit www.elizabethshaw.co.uk
Gillette Fusion ProShield Chill
A brilliant stocking filler for the man in your life is the Gillette Fusion ProShield Chill Razor with FlexBall Technology. This fantastic razor has ProShield Lubrication before and after the blades that shields from irritation while you shave. In addition to this the Chill Razor features Cooling Technology during the shave. This razor also has FlexBall Technology that responds to contours and gets virtually every hair.
The Fusion ProShelid Chill razor has 5 precision blades that provide less tug and pull for incredible comfort whilst you shave. The Precision Trimmer on the back is also great for accurate edging.
This Fusion ProShield Chill razor provides a comfortable, close shave and any man would love to receive this stocking filler this festive season. The RRP is £12.00. To see stockists visit www.gillette.co.uk
Braun Beard Trimmer
The ideal gift for a man who likes to take care of and groom his beard is the Braun Beard Trimmer BT5010. This trimmer makes grooming and trimming easy with the Click&Lock trimming comb. This easy to adjust Click&Lock trimming comb has 18 precise settings for results that are even, exact, reliable and repeatable.
This trimmer also has a precision comb 1-10mm with 0.5mm steps so you can choose the appropriate length. As well as this, there is a Slide&Style feature that allows you to style your beard with a simple slide even when the comb is on.
The Dual battery system results in a powerful performance whether the trimmer is cordless or corded. This system keeps trimming power constant. A full charge takes 8 hours and gives you 50 min. of cordless performance. A 5 min. quick charge is enough for 1 trim. This fabulous trimmer is also fully washable making it easy to clean under running water.
The Braun Beard Trimmer BT5010 is a fantastic tool to help keep beards neat and well groomed. It is a gift that can be used all year round, and both you and the man in your life will love how good his beard will look after using this trimmer. The RRP is £39.99.
Braun Body Groomer BG5030
The Braun Body Groomer BG5030 is a fantastic gift for men who want a perfectly groomed look for their whole body. With 3 trimming combs, this body groomer can trim body hair to precise lengths of 0.6mm, 3mm and 8mm. These different length combs are great for 3 different looks when he doesn’t want a clean shave. The sensitive comb also improves safety when trimming delicate areas like the armpit or groin.
The Braun Body Groomer has 5 integrated Gillette Fusion Blades for the smoothest clean shave without nicks and cuts. It is designed especially for body grooming with a soft power grip, hard rips for better control and a grip cavity for your thumb.
This body groomer is 100% waterproof for in-shower-use and easy cleaning. It also has a powerful dual battery system with 2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries. They take 14 hours to fully charge for up to 50 minutes of cordless performance.
The Braun Body Groomer is a fabulous Christmas gift for any man in your life. The RRP is £39.99.
Cocofina is a brand that represents healthy, honest and good quality products. Cocofina products are wonderful stocking fillers for the festive season and are perfect for anyone who wants to eat good quality, healthy foods.
The Coconut Gift Pack from Cocofina is a fabulous way to treat someone special. It includes organic coconut oil, nectar and butter. Cocofina Organic Coconut Oil is cold pressed, virgin, unrefined and is accredited by the UK Soil Association. It has a light texture, sweet aroma and nutty taste due to the species and maturity of our selected coconuts. It is perfect for cooking, baking, spreading and moisturising the hair and body.
The Cocofina Coconut Nectar is produced by concentrating the sap of the coconut blossom. It can be substituted for regular, refined sugar in tea, coffee, baking and cooking. It is the perfect alternative to honey or traditional sugar. The Cocofina Coconut Butter is produced by grinding the white coconut meat and contains nothing other than 100% organic coconut. It has a naturally high lauric acid content and has antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is the perfect baking ingredient and ideal for spreading.
The RRP for this fantastic gift set is £19.99. To see the full range of Cocofina products visit www.cocofina.com.
Chocolates from Ferrero and Raffaello
Tesco, Ocado, Sainsbury’s
Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without chocolate treats and both Ferrero and Raffaello have a lovely range of chocolates for the festive season.
The Ferrero Golden Gallery is a wonderful box that offers an exquisite selection of Ferrero specialities and is great for those who love to socialise over Christmas. The Ferrero Shooting Star is a lovely sparkly addition to any Christmas tree, as is the Grand Rocher. Both are wonderful stocking fillers and taste delicious. The Ferrero Cube is another chocolately treat that would look lovely under the tree.
Raffaello also have some delicious treats this Christmas. The Raffaello Tree is a miniature Christmas tree filled with four individual crispy coconut specialities, with a coconut filing around a whole almond. There is also the Rafaello Cube, which like the Ferrero cube will look lovely under the Christmas tree.
Prices for these fabulous chocolates start from £2.99 and they are available from all major supermarkets.
Vertigo Adventures Gift Vouchers
If you’re looking for something adventurous to buy for friends and family this festive season, treat them to a day of fun, thrills and nerve-jangling challenges with Christmas Gift Vouchers from Vertigo Adventures, at Stanborough Park, in Hertfordshire’s Welwyn Garden City.
Vouchers are available for every activity the high- and low-ropes attraction has to offer, so there’s something for everyone, from an £8 Flying Fox Ride stocking filler thriller all the way up to a £35 Adrenalin Package featuring high ropes and all activities.
Although the course is one of the toughest in the UK, it has elements suitable for all the family, so there’s a chance for everyone to take part, from fearless five-year-olds to tenacious teens, and from daring dads to go-for-it grannies.
The Monkey Trail is the perfect starting point. At just 10ft tall, it’s great for anyone aged five and above. With nine elements to tackle, from Sky Islands to Twin Tube Tunnels, there’s a variety of challenges for little monkeys to conquer.
If you’ve got a head for heights then the Hawks View is perfect for you, with more than 20 elements to test your nerves. At over 40ft high, you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of 126 acres of award-winning parkland as you tackle the Trapeze Walk and soar across the Zip.
Vertigo Adventures is in Stanborough Park (North) on Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, just off J4 of the A1(M) between Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City, and 20 minutes by train from London Kings Cross. To buy gift vouchers call 01707 328594. For further information email [email protected] or visit www.vertigoadventures.co.uk
2016 / 17 opening times
December to January – closed for winter
February to March – open weekends only from 10am, last session 3pm (open daily throughout February half term)
April to August – open from 10am, last session 4pm
September to November – open from 10am, last session 3pm
A full review of Vertigo Adventures will be coming soon to Luxgifts.
Franklin and Sons Premium Tonics & Mixers
Selfridges and Harrods
Christmas is the time of year when people enjoy a little tipple with family and friends, and good quality tonics and mixers make all the difference to your alcoholic drinks. Franklin and Sons premium tonics and mixers are a fantastic accompaniment for the most revered crafted spirits and will be thoroughly enjoyed over the festive period.
Franklin and Sons tonics are made from beautiful spring water sourced from Staffordshire and have no preservatives, artificial colours, or sweeteners and are completely gluten free. You will be able to discover the unique blend of botanical flavours that creates the crisp, clean and refined taste found in Franklin and Sons range of tonics.
The different flavours of tonics include Sicilian Lemon tonic that is a unique blend of sparkling Staffordshire spring water and gently pressed lemons. It is beautiful with sublime gins, vodkas or can be enjoyed on its own as a stunning refreshment.
Franklin and Sons also have Natural Indian tonic water that is a delicate blend of sparkling Staffordshire spring water, natural Cinchona bark extract from Ecuador and the finest British sugar. This tonic water creates a light and refreshing wash of crisp, clear tonic water that is subtly bitter and is wonderful accompanied with gin.
Another fabulous tonic is the Natural Light tonic which is a lower calorie blend of sparkling spring water, botanicals and reduced sugar. This tonic naturally enhances the finest vodkas and gins, making a light, calorie conscious beverage.
In addition to tonics, Franklin and Sons have some wonderful mixers and soft drinks. To see the full range from Franklin and Sons visit franklinandsons.co.uk.
The RRP for Franklin and Sons tonics and mixers is £1.25-£1.50 per 200ml bottle and they are available from Selfridges, Harrods and in your favourite bars and restaurants such as the Great Northern Hotel, Grosvenor House and Hilton.
Shock Absorber Sports Bras
A fantastic gift for an active woman who wants to look stylish and be well supported when exercising is a sports bra from Shock Absorber. Shock Absorber’s new Autumn/Winter collection is both stylish and comfortable and will be adored by any woman.
Shock Absorber have a wonderful range of sports bras that are suitable for various different sports and exercises. For a woman who loves doing high impact sports, the Active Multi Sports Support bra is perfect. This bra works for all sorts of high impact sports from horse riding to golf and is a comfortable crop style bra. This bra is available in sizes 32-38B,C and 30-40D-HH. The RRP is £33.
Another great sports bra from Shock Absorber is the Ultimate Run Bra. This bra has won the Gold award in the 2016 Running Awards for its support and style. As well as being perfect for running it is great for mat work as it does not have any fastenings at the back. It is available in sizes 30-36A and 30-38B-G. The RRP is £40.
Shock Absorber also has bras that are perfect for cycling, aerobics and dance. To see the full range of bras visit www.shockabsorber.co.uk.
BRITA Marella Starlight Edition
Brita have some lovely glitter jugs that are perfect for the festive season. The Brita Starlight Edition jugs feature a gorgeous glitter lid that will add a touch of sparkle to any kitchen.
The jugs have a practical flip-top for easy filling and have a shaped handle to ensure an easy grip for day-to-day use. These jugs also have an integrated spout cover to protect the water from any external impurities in the kitchen or home. In addition to this, they are equipped with BRITA Memo which gives a reliable indication of when a filter cartridge is due to be changed.
The Marella Starlight Edition are available in 4 stunning colours; Black Glitter, Silver, Blue Glitter and Gold. They are all dishwasher safe (except for the lid).
This new fashionable Marella Starlight Edition design perfectly complements any modern kitchen and is a brilliant gift for Christmas. The RRP is £22.00 and it is available from www.brita.co.uk.
A perfect gift for anyone who loves interactive games is the all new electronic Rubik’s Spark. Rubik’s Spark is the latest exciting addition to the Rubik’s range from John Adams.
It features 6 mind blowing games, each with 25 unique levels that will test your memory, speed, dexterity and logic. The games include Seek & Destroy, Tilt n Zap and Follow the Path.
The Spark is a new dimension of game control as players simply control the Spark by tilting and turning the cube to enjoy an interactive experience guided by LED lights. The Spark even contains special sensors so it knows when and where the lights are going as players move the cube.
This amazing Rubik’s Spark features both single player and multi-player modes and will be loved by all the family.
The RRP is £24.95 and is available from https://uk.rubiks.com.
Shopkins™ Kinstructions Fashion Boutique
The Shopkins Kinstructions Fashion Boutique is a fantastic stocking filler for little ones this Christmas. Children can build their own Shopkins Fashion Boutique and create their own world of Shopkins. These fun playsets combine the fun Shopkins play and construction in one for hours of fun.
This wonderful Fashion Boutique playset includes 119 pieces and comes with 3 characters: Corny Cob, Pumpkinella, Cherie Tomato. All characters are buildable figures and come separated into 3 pieces: feet, middle body, top body. Children can build the characters or mix and match the pieces to create their very own Shopkins. This set also includes a hood hairdryer, cash register and two seats for Shopkins.
This set is perfect for stand alone play or can be added to other Shopkins Kinstruction sets so children can build their ultimate Shopkins world.
The Shopkins Fashion Boutique set is for ages 6 years and over and the RRP is £9.99.
Griffin Survivor Power Bank Rugged Battery
The Griffin Survivor Power Bank Rugged Battery is a fantastic gift for anyone who owns a smartphone or a tablet. It is the first phone and tablet portable power bank with rugged protection. It is the ultimate backup battery for smartphones and tablets as it has a 10,050 mAh charging capacity and is highly protected.
This Survivor power bank provides up to a 6.6 foot drop protection and provides an impact resistant defence from falls on hard surfaces such as concrete. It is also designed to protect against water damage and dust particles. A self-sealing flap keeps the battery’s charge and power ports and built-in LED emergency flashlight clean and dry at all times.
This product recharges via a micro-USB and provides up to three full charges for an iPhone 6s Plus and one full charge for an iPad Air 2. It even charges an iPad Pro up to 95%.
The Griffin Survivor Power Bank Rugged Battery is a brilliant gift for Christmas as the recipient will use it all year round and love that they will not be caught out without power for their phone or tablet. The RRP is £49.99 and it is available from https://griffintechnology.com.
Boots, Superdrug, The Perfume Shop, The Fragrance shop
Ghost have some lovely gift sets that are perfect for mums, sisters, friends and loved ones this Christmas.
Ghost the Fragrance have some wonderful gift sets that would make lovely Christmas presents. The Ghost the Fragrance Gift Set includes the original scent in the Ghost portfolio. This timeless classic with top notes of hibiscus, rose and jasmine is a must-have for every dressing table. This gift set is complete with a scented candle to fill your home with your favourite Ghost scent all year round. The RRP for this set is £25.00.
Another great set is the Ghost the Fragrance Pamper Set. This set includes a 50ml Ghost the Fragrance, 5ml mini Ghost the Fragrance, cosmetic bag, scented candle, hand lotion, lip balm and nail polish. The RRP for this wonderful gift is £36.00.
Ghost also have available the divine Ghost Deep Night fragrance. This fragrance is also presented in some wonderful gift sets. The Ghost Deep Night Pamper Set is particularly special as it includes everything you need and more. This set includes a 50ml Deep Night, 10ml Deep Night, cosmetic clutch, compact mirror, nail polish and 50ml hand lotion. The RRP for this set is £36.00.
Ghost fragrances have some amazing gift sets that will look great under the Christmas tree this year. The Ghost gift sets are available in Boots, Superdrug, The Perfume Shop and The Fragrance Shop. The Ghost Eclipse Pamper Set is exclusive to Boots and the Ghost 12 Days of Christmas is exclusive to Superdrug.
Children’s Gifts from Spearmark
Spearmark have some wonderful gifts for children this year that will make excellent stocking fillers.
The Pretty Posies Light Up Photo Frames are fun, interactive gifts. Children can cut and stick their favourite selfies in the centre of the flower frame and then switch on the light and watch the picture glow through a rainbow of different colours. The lovely Pretty Posies resemble flower pots and are great as a pretty desk accessory, bedside light or shelf decoration. There are three in the range; Sunflower, Rose and Tulip. The RRP for these wonderful stocking fillers is £7.99 and they are available from all major UK retailers including Argos, Aldi and Amazon.
Another great gift from Spearmark is the illuminate football. This is the perfect gift for football fans and makes a brilliant bedroom accessory. It is a miniature replica of a football with authentic hexagonal black and white patchwork but burst into colour when it is switched on. This football light is portable and constantly cool to touch and is perfect for taking on sleepovers, camping trips or used as a desk or comfort light. The RRP is £5.99 and it is available from all major UK retailers including Amazon, Asda, Argos & Wilkinsons.
Colgate ProClinical 250+ Electric Toothbrush
The Colgate ProClinical 250+ Electric Toothbrush is a brilliant gift for anyone who takes good care of their teeth. This toothbrush uses two distinctive cleaning motions, up-down and side-to-side, to help the user have healthier teeth and gums.
This toothbrush has a slim, sleek design and has unique toothbrush heads that help clean deep in between teeth to help remove stains.
The ProClinical 250+ also has a brilliant 2 minute timer built in that is designed to turn off when you reach the dentist recommended 2 minute brushing time. In addition to this it pauses every 30 seconds to indicate when you should move to another quadrant of the mouth.
The charge indicator also lets you know when the brush is charging, fully charged or when it is low of battery so you can make sure you it will always work when you need it. The toothbrush also has a hygienic travel cap that makes it easy to store and makes it portable.
The Colgate ProClincal 250+ Electric Toothbrush is a fantastic gift for Christmas this year and anyone would love to find this gift in their stocking on Christmas morning. It is available in black, white and pink. The RRP is £49.99. To see stockists visit www.colgate.co.uk.
By Invitation by Michael Bublé
Make it a very Merry Christmas this year with a special gift from Michael Bublé. By Invitation is a gorgeous fragrance from Michael Bublé that is the perfect gift for a loved one and will guarantee to add some elegance to the festive season.
By Invitation is an elegant fine fragrance that’s enlightened with a fresh fruity accent. Starting with tempting top notes of red fruits and bergamot with added heart notes of lily of the valley, wild jasmine and spicy inflections of peony, By Invitation wraps with a warm base of sandalwood-musk and addictive vanillas.
This stunning fragrance is available in four festive gift sets so you can choose the perfect gift set for a loved one (or even for yourself!). The gift sets include; By Invitation 100ml + Body Lotion 150ml, RRP of £55, By Invitation 50ml + Shower Gel 150ml, RRP of £45, Purse Spray 30ml + Body Lotion 150ml, RRP £29 and Body Lotion 150ml + Shower Gel 150ml, RRP £19.
The gift sets are a wonderful way to show someone just how special they are. To give the gift of Bublé this Christmas visit www.michaelbubleperfume.com, or find the perfect Christmas gift set in The Perfume Shop, Debenhams, House of Fraser or online at Escentual.com, Boots.com, and other independent retailers.
Simon Air By Hasbro
Simon Air is a brilliant game for children for the festive period. Simon Air is a twist on the popular Simon game, where players need to watch, remember, and repeat patterns.
In the Simon Air edition, touch-free technology is used in which the game unit recognizes when a player follows the color sequence by amazingly sensing their motions.
Simon Air is a fun table-top game that features modes for both solo and 2-player play. Players can swoop, swerve, and hover to repeat the colors and follow the moves to win. The aim of the game is for players to repeat the light pattern for as long as possible.
This game is suitable for children age 8 years and over and will be enjoyed by all the family during the festive season.
The RRP is £24.99 and it is available from Argos.
Judge Cookware have some wonderful gifts for Christmas that will make anyone’s life easier when they are entertaining over the festive period.
The Judge Electric Carving Knife is a fantastic Christmas gift. This electric knife makes light work of carving the Sunday roast and slicing bread, and ensures professional results with minimum effort every time. This knife has serrated blades that can easily carve meat and slices bread perfectly. It is comfortable to use as is has an easy grip ergonomic handle. It is also easy to use as it has a convenient thumb tip power and blade release buttons. This electric carving knife is a brilliant tool to have in the kitchen as it makes carving food extremely easy. It also is very easy to clean as it has detachable blades. The RRP for the Judge Electric Carving Knife is £24.99.
Another great product from Judge that will help make Christmas dinner that little bit easier is the Judge Thermal Jug. Unlike a traditional gravy boat, this thermal jug, is double walled ensuring that the temperature of the contents can be maintained for up to 4 hours. This jug if brilliant for gravy or custard and will ensure the contents are kept warm. The jug has a capacity of 450ml, has a hinged lid that locks open when making the gravy and has an efficient non-drip spout. This clever little jug is a must have in the kitchen and will brilliantly also keep liquids like milk and cream cool, as well as keep gravy and custard warm. The RRP is £14.99.