07 Nov Christmas Gifts 2020
This year has been a very strange year and the LuxGifts team are even more excited about Christmas than ever before. With finding it difficult to see loved ones this year, Christmas is the perfect time to find that extra special gift for those you love. Christmas is a truly magical time of the year and we love finding and giving gifts to our partners, children, friends and family during this festive time. Our LuxGifts Christmas Gift Guide will help you get all the inspiration you need to find that extra special gift for your loved ones.
On behalf of the Luxgifts team I would like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic and healthy 2021.
Giesswein Woolpops are a wonderful gift for Christmas this year that will keep your feet nice and cosy during the cold winter months. These colourful comfortable slippers are made of high quality virgin wool with merino wool properties such as temperature control and odour resistance.
These Woolpops are made of breathable sheep’s wool so your feet will always stay both warm and dry. They also have a patented Anti-Slip Sole which is made of natural rubber so offers optimal grip and security. This natural rubber is dyed with food colouring and creates a cool, vibrant colour accent. You can choose from 8 different colours: dark grey and pink soles, dark grey and orange soles, dark grey and blue soles, dark grey and green soles, light grey and pink soles, light grey and orange soles, light grey and blue soles and light grey and green soles. These slippers are available in both men and women sizes.
These Woolpops are very comfortable and the footbed has a low arch support. They can be washed at 30°C in the washing machine and can be left to jus air dry. The RRP is £44.90 and are available from uk.giesswein.com
Fiskars QuikFit Range
The Fiskars QuikFit Range is the perfect gift for avid gardeners. This multi-head tool system has interchangeable heads and handles, so you can perform more garden tasks with fewer tools. From gutter cleaners to cultivators, rakes and brushes, this multi0head tool system range is a gardener’s dream.
These QuikFit tools are very simple to connect. The automatic lock slides into place in one easy step so it is easy to switch to the next task and easy to move tools around the garden. This unique space saving system keeps even the smallest sheds clutter free. The telescopic shafts reach far but are small to store. The shaft handles have hanging holes so they are easy to hang too.
There are 36 interchangeable heads available in the range so you can choose the tools you need for your garden. There are also 5 shafts and handles to choose from. This means you can create the perfect range of tools needed for your garden.
Visit www.fiskars.com to find your nearest stockists.
www.farhi.co.uk, Selfridges and Harrods
Farhi is a family owned luxury confectionery brand that are perfect for the festive season. Fahri are known for their gourmet nuts, indulgent truffles and stuffed dates. For Christmas they have their new hand-painted papier mache bonbonnieres filled with a choice of dark chocolate gingers, cocoa dusted almonds or chocolate coated coffee beans. They are £15 each and a wonderfully beautiful gift.
Fahri’s range of gourmet nuts, truffles and stuffed dates are presented beautifully in gift boxes and jars and are absolutely delicious. Included in their collection are Cocoa dusted Belgian Milk chocolate pecans in a gourmet gift jar. These delicious pecans are smothered in luxurious Belgian milk chocolate and finished with a light dusting of cocoa. The RRP is £30.00.
To see the full range of Fahri products visit www.fahri.co.uk.
www.niederegger.de, Selfridges, Lakeland, John Lewis and Chocolates Direct
Niederegger marzipan is the perfect festive delicacy and for 2020 they have their impressive Carousel advent calendar packed with marzipan, truffles and pralines. This Niederegger Christmas Carousel takes you on a journey from Santa’s grotto, through Christmas markets, to the city of Lubeck and onto Santa’s sleigh. This advent calendar is filled with an assortment of dark and milk chocolate pralines, croquant with milk chocolate, flambeed marzipan and marzipan. Niederegger marzipan is made from 100% finest marzipan paste, made using traditional roasting cauldrons with production supervised by a master confectioner. This advent calendar is the perfect way to countdown to Christmas. The RRP is £35.00.
Niedregger also have a range of other great gifts for Christmas including a Nutcracker calendar, marzipan stollen and a bauble. The Niedregger Stollen Marzipan cake is a delicious take on the traditional treat and is packed with sultanas, zest and spices. It is filled with finest Niederegger marzipan and is a great gift for marzipan fans. The RRP is £14.99.
Niedregger products are available from www.niederegger.de, Selfridges, Lakeland, John Lewis and Chocolates Direct.
Argos, Smyths, Amazon
A great game for the festive season is Banana Blast. The object of the a game is to steal Banana Joe’s bananas as he sits atop his monkey hill guarding them. Take it in turns to pull the bananas out of Joe’s hill. You simply roll the die to find out how many bananas you can pick out and you need to collect as many bananas as you can. But as you pull the bananas you have to watch out as one of them will make you jump. When this happens the monkey jumps and players need to try and catch him. The player who catches him gets a bonus. Then the players need to count their bananas to see who has the most to win.
Banana Blast is a great preschool game for children that helps develop their hand-eye coordination, taking turns and quick reactions. It is for 2 or more players ages 4 years and up.
The RRP for is £19.99 and no batteries are required. This game is available from Argos, Smyths and Amazon.
BLOOM Gin is a wonderful drink to enjoy this festive season. The BLOOM Fruit and Floral fusions range are great additions to your festive cocktails this year.
This range includes two new delicious flavoured gins; BLOOM Passion Fruit & Vanilla Blossom Gin and BLOOM Raspberry & Rose Gin.
BLOOM Passion Fruit & Vanilla Blossom Gin starts with a core of delicious, sharp passionfruit followed by creamy vanilla blossom to create a subtle sweetness and a wonderfully smooth finish. Zest sweet citrus comes through from the passionfruit which is beautifully balance by floral tones of vanilla blossom. This gin combines BLOOM’s signature lightness with smooth exotic flavours to create the perfect twist to a standard gin tipple.
BLOOM Raspberry Rose Gin is another fabulous new flavour. This gin leads with the sweet, rich flavours of raspberry balanced with the delicate bitterness of rose. You will adore the aroma of distinct notes of soft brambled raspberry followed by floral rose tones with a hint of citrus. This gin is a refreshing twist on the usual ‘Pink Gin’.
Both gins can be beautifully paired with a premium tonic or lemonade or mixed up in your favourite cocktail, perfect for the festive season. The RRP for both gins is £25.00.
PCA’s Hand Renewal Cream
A perfect Christmas treat this year is PCA’s new Hand Renewal Cream. With all the extra hand washing we are having to do this year, PCA’s Hand Renewal Cream is the ideal gift to keep hands moisturised.
This cream leaves hands feeling smooth, with an even skin tone and less fine lines and wrinkles. It relies on vitamin C to promote collagen production which has the potential to diminish fine lines and is essential for firm, youthful skin. As vitamin C is an antioxidant it also protects skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure.
It also inhibits melanin production in the skin, which helps to even out skin tone and enhance skin radiance. Additional anti-aging ingredients helps to increase cellular turnover and reduce inflammation and emollients moisturise and hydrate the hands.
PCA’s Hand Renewal Cream is a fabulous cream to keep hands nourished and moisturised. Our hands are one of the first places to show signs of aging and this cream helps to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles and help even our skin tone.
A great gift to find in a Christmas stocking this year. The RRP is £56.00.
Rubik’s Amazing Box of Magic Tricks
John Lewis, www.marvinsmagic.com, Amazon
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, Rubik’s have joined together with Marvin’s Magic to create a fabulous box of magic tricks. Any fan of the Rubik’s cube or magic would love to find this stunning set under the Christmas tree this year.
This set comes in a giant Rubik’s box and contains exclusive tricks and illusions, each with the unique Rubik’s touch. You will be able to mystify your friends and family when you mysteriously predict which colours a spectator will choose, transform and shrink the special cubes and even magically perform an ‘instant solve’ in record time! This set contains themed magic props and instructions for 40 tricks that are ideal for the whole family.
With so many fun tricks this set will create hours of fun and inspire a lifelong love of magic. It is suitable for ages 8+ and is a great gift for all skill levels as no prior magic experience is needed.
The RRP is £24.99.
Kopparberg Premium Gin
Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Morrisons
Kopparberg Premium Gin have three wonderful flavours that are perfect for the festive season this year. This premium gin is expertly infused with the finest ingredients and natural fruit flavours that create a bold and balanced taste.
The three flavours include Strawberry and Lime, Mixed Fruit and Passionfruit and Orange. The Strawberry and Lime flavour is infused with juniper, coriander and the natural flavours of strawberry and lime. The Mixed Fruit flavour combines raspberry and blackcurrant flavours for a refreshingly light drink and the Passionfruit and Orange flavour combines the tastes of passionfruit and orange to create a wonderfully citrusy serve.
These gins can be enjoyed with a premium tonic and poured over ice or can be used to create delicious cocktails. One wonderful cocktail combines the Strawberry and Lime gin with Grenadine and Prosecco. Another fabulous cocktail pairs Strawberry and Line gin with Lychee juice and Crème de Fraise.
The RRP for Kopparberg Gin is £20.00 for a 70cl bottle. These gins are available from Tesco, Sainsbury’s Waitrose, Asda and Morrisons.
Zippo Heatbank 9s
The Zippo Heatbank 9s is the ideal gift for the holiday season. It is a high tech solution for low temperatures as it is a handwarmer and power bank in one. It has a sleek and ergonomic feel to it so it will fit comfortably in your hand and is also compact enough to fit easily in any pocket or bag.
The Heatbank 9s keeps you warm but also helps keep you connected. This convenient power bank recharges your USB compatible device, so you can stay connected while enjoying the outdoors. It can charge up to 2 compatible USB devices including mobile phones, Mp3 players, tablets and cameras. It also has an integrated flashlight and dual sided heat up with 6 heat settings for adjustable and comfortable warmth. It also has a 9 hour run time as it uses a 5200mah lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
This Heatbank is reusable so has less waste than disposable warmers, quicky shows the selected heat setting and battery charge remaining and lets you adjust the heat to your environment. It also does not use any fuel or burners.
The RRP for the Zippo Heatbank 9s is £39.95 and is available from Amazon.
Arbonne Mint Cooling Facial Set
This is a wonderful gift set to give a loved one this Christmas. The Limited Edition Mint Cooling Facial Set hydrates and soothes the skin with cooling sensation from Peppermint Oil. Thanks to the omega-3 and 6 fatty acids and botanical extracts used in this set, your skin is left feeling strong and replenished with a healthy glow.
This gift set includes a face mask, facial oil and a Green Tea infused, 100% Konjac sponge. The face mask has a smoothing texture that glides on for a cooling sensation to your skin and provides a feeling of refreshed, soothed skin. Its hydrating formula leaves skin feeling wonderfully moisturised. The facial oil also refreshingly hydrates and moisturises the skin. This formula is enhanced with Squalane that contains omega-3 and 6 fatty acids which improves the look of skin texture to help create a more radiant looking, even toned complexion.
The Konjac sponge can be used with the face mask. Simply soak the sponge in lukewarm water until it is saturated and gently squeeze it. Use it to wipe off the face mask and then after use, rinse and squeeze the water out of the sponge. Leave it to dry and then you can use it again.
The face mask, facial oil and sponge are presented in a lovely reusable drawstring bag. The RRP for this set is £60.00. For more information about this set and other Arbonne products visit www.arbonne.com
Gifts from Chilcott
Chilcott have some wonderful gifts to find in a Christmas stocking this year. Chilcott is a family-run business that have developed a range of luxury products for you, your home and your dog.
Their range of products include blankets, hot water bottles, kit bags, lavender bags and diffusers. For dogs they have a wonderful range of dog coats and cravats, dog grooming products and dog beds.
The diffusers are perfect for adding a natural fragrance to your home. They are made using Chilcott’s own unique recipes of carefully blended essential oils. They are available as a gift box with a refill or as a single diffuser. There are three fragrances available from Chilcott: Lavender, Sweet Orange and Rosemary and Geranium. The diffusers are available in 2 sizes; 50ml and 100ml.
The Diffuser gift sets are perfect for Christmas and include a 100ml round glass filled bottle, a 100ml glass refill, a metal funnel and 5 reeds. You can choose between natural or black reeds. These are all presented in a round cardboard packaging and are fully reusable and recyclable.
The RRP for the diffusers is £18.50 for 50ml, £23.50 for 100ml and £42.50 for the gift set. For more information about the diffusers and all other luxury products from Chilcott visit www.chilcottuk.com.
Billy Ruffian is a British men’s shoes and accessories brand that has something for everyone this Christmas. Billy Ruffian have a fabulous range of shoes, socks and accessories available so you can choose the ideal gift for a man in your life.
Billy Ruffian shoes are designed with the perfect mix of fashion and function and complete any outfit with a stylish finish. These shoes use carefully sourced materials from around the world and are handcrafted with integrity. There are a wide range of shoes available including brogues, loafers, Oxfords, boat shoes, Chelsea or Chukka boots.
The Billy Ruffian Loafers are one style that will definitely compliment your outfit. The Raglan style of loafer are smart casual in the truest sense and are very comfortable. They are formed from hand-stitched and crafted fine-grain European leather, with full leather lining and an Italian leather sole. These are available in sizes 7-13 and are also available in half sizes. The RRP for the Raglan loafers is £160.00.
Billy Ruffian socks are also great gifts for men. These socks are 12-gauge weave, quarter-hose and are very comfortable. There are a wide range of designs available so you will find the perfect pair for a loved one. The RRP for a pair of socks is £10.00.
If you are looking for the ideal gift for the man in your life, Billy Riffian is definitely worth a look. Their wide range of shoes, socks and accessories are premium quality and are perfect to find under the Christmas tree this year. Visit www.billyruffianshoes.co.uk.
Taittinger Rose Gift Set
Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, The Champagne Company, Champagne Direct
A perfect gift for celebrating the festive season. The Taittinger Rose Gift Set includes a 75cl bottle of Taittinger Rose paired with two glass flutes.
This champagne is vibrant and sophisticated and immediately stands out for its intense, shimmering hue. A quantity of still red wine produced from the best Pinot Noirs from Montagne de Reims and Les Riceys is added to the final blend to give this cuvée its unmistakable colour and vibrant intensity. Chardonnay completes the blend bringing the elegance and delicacy to Taittinger’s signature style.
The Taittinger Rose also has a wonderfully fresh nose that gives off aromas of red fruits including crushed wild raspberries, cherries and blackcurrants. The palate of this champagne is lively, fruity, fresh and elegant. It is deliciously fragrant for an aperitif and is also a subtle accompaniment to fruit desserts.
The Taittinger Rose gift set is an ideal gift for a special occasion and celebration and is perfect for the festive season. The RRP is £55.00.
Jillian Dempsey Gifts
Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Cult Beauty and Niche Beauty
Jillian Dempsey is a professional makeup artist who has developed a wonderful range of products anyone would love to receive in their stocking this year.
The Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tints are wonderfully creamy vegan tints that are long-wearing and easy to blend. They are blended with a mix of natural and organic ingredients, including omega-rich organic coconut oil, moisturising shea butter and nutrient dense bamboo stem extract. They are available in six beautiful shades; soft pink ‘Petal’, coral ‘Poppy’, warm nude ‘Sunny’, deep rose pink ‘Rosy’, bold red ‘Scarlet’ and shimmering mauve ‘Bloom’. All these can also be used on lips as well as cheeks. The RRP is £26.50.
Another fabulous product are the Lid Tints. These give an instant pop and glow on the eyes. These are a fresh and easy approach to makeup. These tints can be worn alone for a natural look or mixed with eyeshadow for glossy dimension. The Lid Tints include skin loving ingredients and natural antioxidants such as sunflower seed oil, coconut oil and shea butter. The RRP is £26.50.
The Jillian Dempsey Kohl Liner is also great. These liners are made with organic jojoba, organic shea butter and marula oil to create a smooth and moisturising texture that effortlessly glides on without snagging. It also won’t smudge or run once it is in place. There are 4 shades to choose from; classic ‘Jet Black’ and deep chocolatey ‘Rich Brown’ are perfect for smudged liner looks, while midnight blue-black ‘Black Sapphire’ and plum ‘Deep Burgundy’ are perfect for defined lines. The RRP is £18.50.
The Jillian Dempsey range of makeup is the perfect gift for Christmas. They are available from Harvey Nichols.
Art House London
The stylishly minimalist Art House London scented candles are the perfect gift for Christmas. These candles are lovingly hand poured in England using 100% natural plant wax with lead free cotton wicks for a clean, non-toxic burn. They are infused with the finest pure essential oils or premium fragrance oils which contain no harsh chemicals or colours.
There are eight different scents in the Art House London range. Two scents are made with 100% essential oils. These are Crushed Lavender and Twisted Rosemary. The other 6 scents are made of 100% fragrance oils. These scents include Blackened Pomegranate, Pressed Limeleaf, Rosebud, Shaved Sandalwood, Winter Bliss and Christmas.
These Art House London candles are available in three sizes; travel size (90ml) which has a burning time of up to 30 hours and an RRP of £13.00, medium size (300ml) with a burn time for up to 60 hours and the RRP of £26.00, and a 3 wick (12cm x12cm) candle that burns for up to 100 hours and the RRP is £49.00.
All the sizes are presented in a vessel made from clear recycled glass. The two larger sizes come with a metal dustcover to protect the candle when it is unlit and to stand on when the candle is alight. The outer box for the candles is made from a high quality recycled cardboard and the travel size also comes with a branded hessian sack.
The scented candles are a great gift to find in your stocking this year and will fill your home with a wonderful aroma.
The Cherry Tree
Perfect for the festive season are gifts from The Cherry Tree. The Cherry Tree has been producing the finest Chutneys, Preserves and Marmalades and flavours to excite tastebuds everywhere since 1997 and has a fantastic selection of gifts for Christmas.
The Cherry Tree have a wonderful range of gifts available from stocking fillers to full hampers. Included in their selection is The Ultimate Selection Box which contains caramelised onion cracker bites, warming winter mustard, spicy tomato & caramelised onion chutney, Christmas pickle with mead, cheeseboard chutney, venison pate with cognac, blackcurrant with Sloe gin extra jam, plum & mulled wine preserve, vintage reserve cheddar, orange with Whisky marmalade, passion fruit curd, mango & ginger with toasted cumin seeds chutney, chilli jam and apple with honey &cider sauce. These are all presented in a wonderful gift box. The RRP for this gift is £55.00.
There are other gifts available including Cherry Tree Favourites selection RRP £33.00, Cheese lovers selection box RRP £33.00 and The Gamekeeper’s selection box RRP £55.00. All Cherry Tree products are hand-cooked in small batches using only the best ingredients and following traditional recipes.
Also, for those who won’t be able to see all their friends or loved ones over the Christmas period, this year The Cherry Tree will include a handmade card with a message of your choice, meaning you can buy the gift online and have it sent with a personalised message.
To see the full range of gifts visit www.cherrytreepreserves.co.uk
Salford Rum have two great-tasting rums that are the perfect way to celebrate the festive season this year. Salford Spiced Rum and Salford Dark Spice Rum will impress the palates of both seasoned and novice spirit drinkers.
The Salford Spiced Rum is a delicious golden spiced rum that is produced in small batches and expertly infused with vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and dried Caribbean fruits. It is presented within an eye-catching ceramic bottle designed by the iconic illustrator and artist, Dave Draws, who is famous for his intricate maps of northern towns and cities. This bottle is striking making it a perfect gift for a rum lover this Christmas. The RRP for a 70cl bottle is £45.00.
The other fabulous rum from Salford Rum is the Salford Dark Spice Rum. This rum blends specially-selected rums from Barbados, matured for up to eight years in ex-Bourbon, American white oak casks. These distilled rums have been combined with a distinct spice blend to deliver an exceptional Dark Spice rum that delights with flavours of vanilla, coconut, burnt caramel and cloves. It is perfect paired with a ginger beer or cola. Dark Spice is presented within a bold matte ceramic bottle with a wooden stopper and features a wonderful Salford Docks map design. The RRP for a 70cl bottle is £35.00.
Salford Spiced Rum and Salford Dark Spice Rum are available from www.salfordrum.com and Harvey Nichols.
Christmas treats from Walker’s Shortbread
Walker’s Shortbread have some wonderful treats that you can enjoy over the festive period. The Gingerbread House Tin is perfect for Christmas as it is filled with slightly spicy mini gingerbread men biscuits which are a perfect treat. The RRP for this tin, including 36 mini gingerbread biscuits is £9.00.
Another great treat is the Christmas Tree Tin which is filled with mini Christmas tree biscuits. Similar to the Gingerbread House tin, this tin will make an ideal gift for a loved one and can be enjoyed with a warm drink over Christmas. The RRP for this tin is £10.00.
As well as biscuits, Walker’s Shortbread also have a wonderful range of cakes and pies. If you are looking for something a bit different from traditional mince pies, you can enjoy the Miniature Gin Infused Fruit Tarts. These luxury tarts are the perfect treat for the festive period and are a succulent blend of traditional mincemeat ingredients infused with a nip of Gin in light, melt in your mouth shortcrust pastry. The RRP for 6 mini gin infused fruit tarts is £3.30.
You can also ‘Build your own Hamper’; a perfect gift for shortbread lovers. You simply choose eight of their favourite festive Walker’s products, and have them presented in a premium, branded jute bag. There are no limitations so you can choose all the same product or a mix of the best sellers. The RRP is from £15.00.
To see the full range of Walker’s Shortbread treats visit www.walkersshortbread.com
Rubis Tweezers Classic Slant
A wonderful stocking filler for anyone who likes to keep well-groomed eyebrows are the Rubis Tweezers Classic Slant. These are the ultimate tweezers for precision and are high-quality and long lasting.
These tweezers are made of surgical steel, are acid-proof, anti-magnetic and rustproof. They are very reliable tweezers and are handmade in Switzerland using a 45-step process.
The Rubis Tweezers Classic Slant are a wonderful stocking filler and can be purchased from www.lookfantastic.com. The RRP is £23.95.
A sparkling Christmas with SodaStream
Make your Christmas sparkle that little bit more with SodaStream this year. A SodaStream machine is the perfect present for all the family as adults will love keeping everyone hydrated, whilst the children will delight in the swoosh of the bubbles as they make their water sparkle.
Using a SodaStream also helps to reduce your plastic consumption as one gas cylinder creates up to 60 litres of delicious bubbles, saving the planet from countless single-use plastic bottles.
SodaStream machines are very stylish and will take up little counter space. The SodaStream Crystal machine is a fabulous machine and is very easy to use, creating fizzy water in seconds. This machine has a chic design and, in the starter pack, comes complete with a sleek glass carafe. It is available in black so looks very stylish and modern. The RRP is £149.99.
The two other SodaStream machines available are the Spirit Classic and the One Touch Electric. Visit www.sodastream.co.uk for more information.
You can purchase a SodaStream sparkling water maker in store and online at Asda, The Range, Currys, John Lewis, Argos, Ryman, Lakeland and Robert Dyas, and online at Amazon and Ocado.
Gifts from VonShef
VonShef have a wonderful range of food and drink gifts for Christmas. Their Manhattan Cocktail Set is the perfect gift to find under the Christmas tree this year as you can enjoy having your favourite cocktails in the comfort of your own home.
The Manhattan Cocktail Set makes it easy to create your own cocktails. From Mojitos to Margaritas or Daiquiris to a Dark & Stormy, whatever takes your fancy will be easy to make with this set. This set includes a 550ml capacity Manhattan cocktail shaker that features a highly contemporary sleek body made from high quality stainless steel. It also contains a wooden muddler that can crush hard ingredients, a stainless steel bar spoon so you can effortlessly stir your cocktail, a stainless steel Hawthorne strainer that rests on top of the cocktail shaker to strain away any ice and other unwanted ingredients such as pips and large pieces of fruit, a 25ml/50ml shot measuring jigger and a recipe guide. All these are presented in a stylish gift box. The RRP for this set is £24.99.
Other gifts include whiskey glass sets, gold Moscow mule glasses, cheese boards and knives and wine coolers. To see the full range of gifts visit www.vonhaus.com
Weber Connect Smart Griller
The Weber Connect Smart Griller is an ideal Christmas gift for anyone who loves to barbecue. This gadget can turn any barbecue into a smart barbecue. The Weber Connect is a step by step barbecue assistant that sends notifications directly to your smart phone, on everything to food readiness to when it is time to flip and serve. Its remote Wi-Fi access is the secret ingredient to perfectly barbecued food and grilling greatness.
The Weber Connect is very simple to use as all you need to do is glance at your phone to know that everything is on track and cooking to perfection. There are Flip-and-serve notifications you can use and you can select the doneness and receive alerts when it is ready. For example, you can select if you want a medium-rare steak. It also gives you a food-readiness countdown and an estimated cooking time.
The Weber Connect Smart Griller is great gift to find under the Christmas tree this year. The Weber Connect app is compatible with iPhones on iOS 12.1 or later and most smartphones on Android 7.0 or later. The RRP is £147.99.
Carluccio’s Christmas range
The Carluccio’s Christmas range will bring joy to any home this Christmas. This year Carluccio’s Christmas collection showcases their dedication to their craft as they have sourced the very best products from Italy.
Carluccio’s has an extensive range of award-winning panettones that will make Christmas that little bit extra special this year; from the most traditional to prosecco cream-filled, and limoncello and spritzed-spiked varieties.
The Panettone Tradizionale is a multi-award winning part-bread, part cake panettone and is made with plump sultanas, candied peel, natural yeast and is finished with a hazelnut glaze. The Panettone Allo Spritz adds something a little bit different to Christmas and will be enjoyed by both family and friends. This panettone is piped with a sweet and aromatic spritz filling with classic orange notes and is covered in dark chocolate. This panettone is the ultimate in Christmas indulgence.
Other panettones available are the Panettone al Limoncello which sings in homage to everyone’s favourite Italian liqueur. It is paired beautifully with candied lemon peel and white chocolate, as well as Panettone al Prosecco that is a soft and buttery cake filled with a prosecco flavoured cream.
The RRP for these fabulous panettones is £19.95 and they are available from www.carluccios.com.
NIMBLE activewear is an ideal gift for any woman who loves to exercise, as it is quality activewear that feels great. NIMBLE activewear is premium and sustainable that is designed for women by women. It is dedicated to producing the highest quality cross-functional activewear and includes a signature Compresslite range, which is made from recycled bottles.
NIMBLE activewear have a wonderful range of pieces including leggings, sports bras, t-shirts and tanks tops and sweaters. Their leggings are available in cropped, 7/8 and long. The leggings are extremely comfortable and breathable. They also have minimal seam detailing for a smooth and comfortable fit.
The NIMBLE Sports bras are also very comfortable. They are very supportive and stylish and are perfect for high impact movement. They all feature removable padding so you can decide the coverage and comfort you desire. These sports bras are perfect for layering under workout tank tops or as a standalone statement piece.
For more information and to purchase any NIMBLE pieces visit uk.nimbleactivewear.com.
Braun Series 9
uk.braun.com/en-gb , Amazon
An ideal gift for the special man in your life is the Braun Series 9 electric shaver. This shaver is a very efficient shaver that has five shaving elements that capture more hair in one stroke for a flawless shave. This foil shaver will provide you with both a close and gentle shave and glides over the skin smoothly and flawlessly. It provides a very gentle shave as sonic vibrations glide over your skin for maximum skin comfort.
The Braun Series 9 features a precision trimmer for easy and more accurate sideburn shaping, a precision head lock that locks the fully flexible shaver in five positions to achieve a more precise shave, is 100% waterproof and has a beard density adjustment so it reads your beard and adjusts the power consequently.
With the Braun Series 9 you can shave cordlessly for longer (60 minutes) with 20 percent more battery than the previous series 9. It is available from Amazon for £169.99.
Christmas gifts from Crucial
Crucial products are ideal Christmas gifts for gamers and PC and laptop enthusiasts. Crucial develop memory chips and hard drives that can be used for gaming and in PCs and laptops.
The Crucial X8 SSD is a perfect gift to find under the Christmas tree this year. It is perfect for PlayStation and Xbox gamers who like to play both digital and hard copies of games. It is also perfect for anyone creative who needs that extra bit of space that their laptop can’t provide. The Crucial X8 SSD is an external SSD that runs up to 1.8 times faster than other portable SSDs and up to 7.5 times faster than portable HDDs. It is widely compatible, working with Windows, Mac, iPad Pro, Chromebook, Android, Linux, PlayStation and Xbox. The specs available are 1TNB and 2TB. The RRP for the 1TB is £153.59 and for the 2TB £305.99.
Another great gift is the Crucial P5 SSD. This is perfect for those who use PCs but use a lot of disc space and do not want to rely storing their important content on the cloud or external SSDs. This internal SSD has sequential reads of up to 3400MB/s which is much faster than a standard SSD drive. It is engineered with NVMe technology and includes advanced features such as dynamic write acceleration, full hardware-based encryption and adaptive thermal protection to keep your data safe while enhancing system reliability. The RRP for the 250Gb is £51.59, for the 500GB the RRP is £74.39, for the 1TB it is £139.19 and for the 2TB the RRP is £315.59.
Visit uk.crucial.com to see the full range of Crucial products.
Yoga gifts from Meglio
If you are looking for the perfect gift for yoga lovers, Meglio is ideal. Meglio is an online health and fitness shop who stock an extensive range of premium products to help improve fitness and wellbeing.
Meglio have a wonderful range of yoga products including the Meglio Foam Yoga Brick. These lightweight yoga bricks are the perfect choice for a keen yogi. They help improve core balance, strength, body alignment and provide support in many different yoga workouts. They feature soft foam and soft pastel colours. The RRP is £9.99.
Another great product is the Meglio Yoga Mat. This is created with stability and comfort in mind and are 10mm thick so are suitable for yoga, Pilates, core workouts, stretching and meditation. This mat comes with a handy carry strap for easy handing and is available in blue, black, pink and purple. The RRP is £22.99.
Health and fitness gifts are ideal for Christmas, to see the full range of products from Meglio visit mymeglio.com.
Wahl Aqua Blade Wet/Dry Beard Trimmer
The Wahl Aqua Blade Wet/Dry Beard Trimmer is a great Christmas gift that any man would love to find under the Christmas tree this year. It allows you to trim, shave and edge, so is the only beard trimmer you will ever need.
This Wahl beard trimmer is very versatile so you will be able to keep your beard in shape no matter which type of beard you have. If your beard is long, short, wet or dry, the 16 guide combs provide you with enough cutting lengths to create any style you want. It allows you to trim so you can maintain stubble or groom a lustrous beard. It also allows you to shave so you can achieve a close shave without any of the irritation you get from a traditional razor blade. The closest blade will also ensure you can create sharp outlines.
This trimmer is fully washable and has a soft touch rubber non-slip grip which makes it easy to hold, even in the shower. It also has a 180 minute run time and a lifetime blade warranty so you will never have to buy another blade again.
This trimmer is available from www.wahl.co.uk and the RRP is £89.99. It is currently on offer for £59.99.
JOBY Mobile Vlogging Kit
The JOBY Mobile Vlogging Kit is the ideal gift for the next generation of influencers who love to create content with their phones. It provides you with everything you need to create flawless photos and videos.
This kit enables you to rig up a phone or camera to give your content real impact. It includes 3 JOBY products; a GorillaPod Mobile Rig which is the perfect flexible tripod, a Beamo Mini LED to create flawless lighting and the Wavo Mobile microphone for crisp, clear audio. This kit stabilizes the phone and then adds light and sound capture to finish the project. All you need is to add your creative flair.
When using this vlogging kit, you can choose what elements to use to create your perfect photo or video. Your projects can be fully customized as you can choose the elements you need to make your vision come to life. It is compatible with mobile phones or a mirrorless camera and is both portable and lightweight.
This vlogging kit is very simple to use and enables you to create content you will love. The RRP is £179.99 and is available from joby.com/uk-en
Disney Lex-GO! Word Game
This super-fast word game from Waddingtons is an ideal gift to find in your Christmas stocking this year. You race against other players to get rid of your word tiles by swapping letters and even stealing your opponents’ tiles.
This Disney Classic version has 5 magic tiles included that help you win the game. The Mickey tile can be used as any letter in a word, the Genie tile allows you to take a total of 3 tiles from any other player, the Wreck it Ralph tile means you can shuffle another player’s words, the Olaf tile means your tiles are frozen in place for 10 seconds and the Ariel tile allows you to take any tile from another player if it completes a word for you.
This game is for ages 8 and above and helps children with their spelling and vocabulary. All the tiles pack into a neat canvas pouch so is great for storing or taking the game out with you on the go. It is a great game that will be enjoyed by the whole family. The RRP is £14.99 and is available from www.amazon.co.uk
As everyone is spending more time at home this year, Top Trumps are a great game that can be enjoyed by everyone of all ages. There are a wide range of Top Trumps available so you will be able to choose the best game for any recipient.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe Top Trumps Quiz is ideal for any Marvel fan. Play this game and test your knowledge of the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, S.H.I.E.L.D and the dozens more characters that make up the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe. There are 500 questions in this game that explore memorable quotes and moments from the Marvel films. The plastic case opens on both sides, ready for battle when playing the game and great for storing and if on-the-go. It is suitable for ages 12 years and above. The RRP is £9.99 and is available from www.amazon.co.uk.
Another great game available is the World Football Stars Top Trumps Quiz. This game tests your football knowledge and includes 500 questions about the world’s greatest ever footballers. The plastic case opens both sides so players can easily battle each other. The case is also great for storing the cards and is perfect to use when on-the-go. It is suitable for ages 12 years and above. The RRP is £9.99 and is available from www.amazon.co.uk.
BALLS is a trimmer that is specifically designed to give men a top-class grooming experience for all sensitive areas of the body. It has SafeSack technology so the blades are skilfully designed to glide through thick hair without any pulling, tugs or nicks and the blades come already lubricated.
Using BALLS will allow men to keep down there shaved and groomed. This trimmer is designed to be waterproof and shock resistant and has a rubber finish which offers a slip-free grip, so is ideal for dry and wet shaving. It is powerful and cordless and the 6,000RPM motor can handle coarse hair and is rechargeable via USB.
BALLS is the ideal gift for any man who likes to be well groomed as it is a great body trimmer, especially for sensitive areas. BALLS also plants a tree for every trimmer sold under their ‘trim a bush, plant a bush’ initiative. The RRP is £55.00 and is available from uk.balls.co
Speck have a wonderful range of stylish and protective phone cases and accessories that anyone would love to find under the Christmas tree this year. If your family and friends are expecting shiny new devices for Christmas this year, why not help them get the most out of their tech gifts by giving them a stocking filler from Speck.
One great case that will add a bit of sparkle to the festivities this year is the Presido Perfect Clear with Glitter iPhone case. This case is a slim, protective case that features embedded, shimmering glitter crystals. It has a Perfect-Clear coating that reduces discolouration and yellowing so your case will always look perfectly clear. If it doesn’t stay clear, Speck will replace it for free.
Speck cases also have Microban, that delivers a 99% reduction in bacteria growth on the case so it creates a cleaner surface. The cases also have up to 13-foot drop protection as the clear impact technology compresses on impact and cushions the phone. It absorbs shock and resists damage to the device. It also has raised bezelscreen protection to help protect the screen. Cases are also thin enough to allow for easy wireless charging while the case is still on the phone.
Speck products are available from Amazon UK, John Lewis, Argos, Tesco Mobile and Independent Apple Resellers. Visit www.speckproducts.co.uk to see their full range of products.