So it’s just over two weeks worth of sleeps till old Santa Claus clambers down those chimneys and delivers his presents, bringing joy to the whole world (he definitely does this by the way and we won’t be told otherwise). But as we all know Father Christmas is a busy guy and he doesn’t always have time to get together everything on the billions of lists he gets sent. So if you don’t want the lady in your life to be let down when she only receives that wooden decoration those North Pole elves hand crafted for her, maybe get her one or two things off our Christmas gift guide. Then you can make the most wonderful time of the year even more special.
The all-new Kindle Oasis is not only Amazon’s most advanced e-reader yet, with its 7-inch high-resolution display and built-in Audible, best of all, drum roll please, it’s the first waterproof Kindle! So you can now read your favourite books in the bath with a glass of fizz or by the pool, or even underwater in the pool if that’s your thing. Just over £200 will get you the 8GB version with WiFi connectivity.
Missoni’s multi-coloured poncho is a must for the missus in your life. This Italian-made garment is woven with colorful zigzags that form a diagonal pattern, and it’s finished off with fringed dingly-dangly edges (that is a technical term by the way). And if by the very slim chance your better half doesn’t like it, you can always use it as part of your Clint Eastward costume at that New Year’s party.
If you have a beautiful water bottle you’re going to be inclined to drink more water and that’s always a good thing. Influenced by Scandi style, this Dalston designed Stone edition stainless steel water bottle is sure to be a hydrating hit with her. It’s made from premium, food-grade, BPA-free stainless steel – holds half a litre and is coated in rubbersied paint so it feels nice in the hand. Water you waiting for, buy one now.
You can also hydrate your skin a different way with this Kiehl’s scented whipped body cream, which comes delightfully packaged in a colourful limited edition design by UK artist Kate Moross. Apparently it’s ‘decadently air-whipped to leave skin feeling conditioned, silky smooth and deeply hydrated.’ We’re not quite sure what air whipping is (it sounds dangerous), but we know this one’s a absolute winner in the moisturising stakes.
You can’t really miss with any piece of jewellery from Honeybourne. These beautiful hand crafted works lovingly made on the Isle of Wight are a sight to behold. This pretty little angel wing is cast in sterling silver and has been delightfully hand engraved. It’s available in both silver and yellow gold plated with a choice of chain lengths. Perfect for the divine one in your life who likes to retain that feeling that they have wings and a halo around their heads.
Have you ever been on your hols only to get back and your price houseplant is thirstier than Oliver Reed in the desert? Well luckily those clever people at Parrot have come up with an ingenious techie solution to the problem. The Parrot Pot is a smart flowerpot that helps your plants flourish without lifting a finger. The self-watering system and four built-in sensors monitor your plant around the clock, so you don’t need green fingers to keep those plants in tip-top condition.
These lovely Art-Deco looking Geo Glasses from Root 7 were inspired by the slogan “drink differently.” And when sipping a G+T out of these chunky yet super stylish vessels you definitely doesn’t feel ordinary. They come in matt black or a rather elegant looking gold. Perfect for some especially classy Christmas cheer.
A good bobble hat is a must have for the festive season and these beauties from Cabaia are just that. They each come with three detachable bobbles fixed to magnets, so that perfect look can be customised and they can be coordinated with different clobber. What woman wouldn’t want the gift of style, a super cosy head and best of all banging bobbles.