Christmas is drawing ever closer, so make sure you are prepared with your gift buying. Here we feature a selection of ideas to help you on your way
Comedy Night for Two
Treat yourself and your other half to an evening of top class entertainment with this Comedy Night Ticket for Two. You’ll be able to pick from a range of comedy nights across the UK, including locations in London, Birmingham and Nottingham. Includes entrance for two to a Comedy Night, after-show party and experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card.
£15 at Virgin Experience Days
The ONE Bauble Gift Set Blended Whiskey
If you’re looking for something a bit different for him, how about this Whiskey Spirit of Christmas Bauble Gift Set? You can even hang them on the tree until you’re ready to savour them!
£34.99 at firebox.com
Personalised men’s gift
This handmade wooden Docking Station is a great gift idea. It features a unique design and is easy to use as a charging station. Consisting of two parts, simply insert them into each other, and he’ll be ready to go! Cut from high-quality birch plywood.
£55.47 at etsy.com/uk
A Box of Dates
Now there will be no excuses not to get out on those date nights with your other half! This luxury branded box contains 52 envelopes featuring date night ideas. That means every week of 2018 you’ll have inspiration to make the most of your quality time together. One of our favourites!
£26 by A Year of Dates at notonthehighstreet.com
Large Chocolate Hamper
A gift of chocolate always goes down well and this carefully curated collection is bursting with many of Hotel Chocolat’s best-loved recipes. It’s the perfect way to spoil a loved one.
£35 at Hotel Chocolat
Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Calendar
For any beauty addict or Clarins fan, this ’12 Day’ advent calendar is the perfect gift (or perhaps a Christmas treat for yourself!) Contains a selection of beauty products including Supra Volume Mascara in Black, Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, One-Step Exfoliating Cleanser, SOS Hydra Mask, Hand & Nail Treatment Cream, Eau Dynamisante Candle, plus so much more!
£51 at Debenhams
Perfect for her (or for him for that matter) is this handmade bath caddy. Coated with a waterproof stain and made to order, it’s an ideal gift for those who like to lie back and relax while having a soak in the bath. Go on, you know you want it!
£25 from Rusticretrofurniture at etsy.com
Ted Baker Rose Plating Sinaa Crystal Stud Earring
What could be more timeless than a pair of understated crystal studs? These versatile and pretty earrings are stylish enough to wear every day and are we’re sure that they will be the perfect gift for any jewellery love.
£25 at Goldsmiths
Personalised Family Portrait Print
Find it hard to get the whole family together for the perfect family picture? Well then this could be the perfect gift for you! Simply select each family member’s stick figure outline, personalise the clothing colours, expressions and hair, then update your preview to see your family portrait!
From £20 at Posterhaste
Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash from Hasbro
It’s topped the list from the Toy Retailers Association as the most sought-after toy this Christmas, but just what is it? Kids can design their own stunts and fire foam cars with high-performing Nerf blasters. Set includes two foam cars and a long-jump ramp for long-distance jumping challenges.
£21.99 at Argos
FurReal Roarin’ Tyler from Hasbro
Another toy that made it onto the Toy Retailers Association’s list this year is the FurReal Roarin’ Tyler from Hasbro. When the kids roar or make sounds at him, he will roar back! With 100+ responding sound and motion combinations. Featuring soft fur and moveable back legs.
£99.99 at Smyths Toys
L.O.L. Surprise Series 2 from MGA Entertainment
Number 8 on this year’s hot list is this L.O.L. Surprise! doll. There are seven layers of fun wrapped around every doll, including a secret message sticker, a collectible sticker sheet, a charm, shoes, an outfit, and an accessory, as well as the doll itself. After unwrapping you can then feed or bathe your baby for an additional water surprise!
£9.99 at Smyths Toys
Top gifts for kids!
Each year the Toy Retailers Association publishes a list of the most sought-after toys of the season. Here are this year’s top 12!
1. Nerf Nitro Longshot Smash from Hasbro
2. Star Wars: BB-8 from LEGO Company Ltd
3. Toilet Trouble from Hasbro
4. Enchantimals Playhouse Panda Set from Mattel
5. FurReal Roarin’ Tyler from Hasbro
6. Fingerlings from Jazwares
7. Laser X – 2 Player Pack from Character Options
8. L.O.L. Surprise Series 2 from MGA Entertainment
9. Hatchimals Surprise from Spin Master Toys UK Ltd
10. Paw Patrol Sea Patroller from Spin Master Toys UK Ltd
11. PJ Masks Headquarters Playset from Flair Leisure Products Plc
12. The Original Stretch Armstrong from Character Options
Fish And Fortune Cookie Sushi Box Cat Toy
This is a must-have for seriously pampered cats. Generously filled only with Canadian catnip; no other form of wadding is used in their production. Most cats (but not all) react to the smell of catnip and enjoy a mad 10-15 minutes playing with the toy. Handmade using felt, ribbon and Canadian catnip.
£15 by Freak MEOWt on notonthehighstreet.com
Pedigree Christmas Stocking (Pack of 2)
Stockings are a must-have for all – so make sure your pooch gets in on the fun too with this Pedigree Christmas Stocking. With Pedigree Rodeo with Chicken; Pedigree Schmackos with Chicken, with Fresh Meat and Pedigree Cheesy Bites. Use within 14 days of opening.
£10.95 at Amazon