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FOOD AND DRINK
English Whisky Christmas Bauble £19.99
A delicious unpeated single malt whisky presented in a stylish Christmas bauble makes a great gift for the whisky lover in your family. The bauble contains 200ml of 43% volume whisky.
Available from www.englishwhisky.co.uk
Demijohn Chocolate Coffee Cream Liqueur £5.20 per 100ml
Handmade using dark chocolate, coffee, real Devonshire cream and Somerset cider brandy, this is deliciously smooth and light best served over ice. We love the fact that you can choose from a wide range of stylish glass bottles in different shapes and volumes to buy as little – or as much as you like!
Available from Demijohn York – 11 Museum St, YO1 7DT or www.demijohn.co.uk
This is a gloriously festive take on the traditional Cosmo cocktail with the addition of some subtle spices. Fruity and refreshing, pour over ice to serve.
Available from M&S Food
Trifle Flavoured Cream £15
Those who love a Baileys at Christmas will love this alternative offering from M&S. Combining cream liqueur with the traditional dessert, this is a real treat in a glass!
Available from M&S Food
Botonique Non-Alcoholic Drink
A great alcohol-free alternative for wine lovers. In a choice of blush or crisp dry white, this sparkling drink has a refreshing taste which is also packed full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Available from Ocado, www.botonique.com or Millies Leeds
Doves Farm Bread Making Starter Kit £30
This beautifully presented wicker hamper is a great gift for discovering the joy of making your own bread. It contains three organic flours including white, wholemeal spelt and malthouse, quick yeast, a bread proving banneton, dough scraper and Doves recipe book.
Available from www.dovesfarm.co.uk
Dr Will’s Ketchups And Mayonnaises From £3.50
Perfect for the foodie in your life, these make great stocking fillers. What sets Dr Will’s apart from the others is the natural ingredients with no refined sugars or artificial ingredients. As close as you can get to homemade without the effort! Ketchups include classic, beetroot and BBQ sauce, while the mayonnaises include classic, spicy, avocado and a vegan option.
Available from Ocado, Amazon and www.dr-wills.com
Personalised Retro Sweet Hamper £36.99
This gorgeous hamper is bursting at the seams with all your favourite retro sweets and comes complete with a personalised card printed with a name and message of your choice. There are 27 different sweet varieties included ranging from shrimps and flying saucers to gob stoppers and candy whistles.
Available from www.thegiftexperience.co.uk
Salted Caramel Pinecones £15
Nearly everyone loves chocolate, and these pinecones are every bit as delicious as you would expect from M&S. Each cone is a generous size made from chunky chocolate, and oozes salted caramel from the centre with every bite.
Available from M&S Food
ELECTRICALS AND GADGETS
De’Longhi Icona Vintage Espresso Coffee Machine RRP £150
This espresso machine combines a beautiful vintage design with barista quality coffee. Compatible with ground coffee and ESE pods, you can enjoy coffee just how you like it – be it a simple espresso or creamy latte thanks to the attached milk frother. Easy to use and looks stylish in any kitchen.
Available from www.ao.com
Ring Tyre Inflator RRP £49.99
Any car driver will appreciate this practical gift that will save their time queuing for the tyre inflator at their local petrol station. The RTC1000 features a large digital screen, LED light, dust cap valve holder and integrated storage for both the cable and airline. Powered from the in-car 12V socket it measures in PSI, BAR and kPA.
Visit www.ringautomotive.com for various stockists around Leeds
Princess Digital Family Air Fryer £89.99
Air fryers are becoming increasingly popular as families are more health conscious. This digital version from Princess cooks far more than chips! It can bake cakes, quiches and even bread at the touch of a button and with an extra-large capacity of 5.2 litres is big enough to feed the whole family in one go.
Available from Amazon and www.princesshome.co.uk
Stylsmile Lighten Up! £149.99
Everything you need for whiter teeth in 4 weeks. The set includes a Sonic blue light toothbrush, special toothpaste and accelerator tray. Combines 3 scientifically proven methods to whiten and clean teeth every time you brush. Abrasive and peroxide free giving stronger and whiter teeth for a fresh new smile!
Available from www.styltom.co.uk or ASOS and Argos
CLOTHING AND FRAGRANCE
Bamboo Leopard Luxe Pyjama Set £59.80
These luxury pyjamas are sooo comfortable while being incredibly stylish at the same time. Eco-friendly, hypoallergenic and antibacterial, bamboo also offers temperature control to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep.
Available from www.prettyyoulondon.co.uk
Ralph Lauren Wool Scarf £45
For the man in your life who likes a touch of class, this navy Ralph Lauren scarf with the signature logo embroidered in red will work equally well with a suit for the office, or to dress up a weekend outfit. Mainline Menswear is a Yorkshire based company too so win-win!
Available from www.mainlinemenswear.co.uk
Ted Baker Mia Perfect Match £30
Ted Baker’s Perfect Match gift set contains a 50ml Mia fragrance and a stylish compact mirror and case, nestled in a cute reusable box complete with rose gold detailing. The fragrance is a soft floral with top notes of lemon and raspberry.
Available from Ted Baker, Boots and The Fragrance Shop
Green Stem CBD Hand Cream £19.99
Enrich hands with moisture from natural essential oils including lavender, jasmine and sandalwood, which all promote relaxation, and CBD which can aid anti inflammation and support the skin’s natural healing process. This cream is delicately fragranced and absorbs beautifully into skin.
Available from www.greenstemcbd.com
Bupa SmartDNA kit £169
This DNA kit tells you all about the best lifestyle for your genetic makeup. The saliva swab test measures your genetic tolerance to factors such as stress, food types and physical activity, providing you with three different reports called ‘eat’, ‘move’ and ‘think’. The price also includes a call from a lifestyle coach to help you understand your results.
Available from www.bupa.co.uk/health/smartdna
Motif Photo Book starting from £6.99
This free to download app creates stunning photo books and calendars that truly treasure memories be it from a special event such as a wedding or simply capturing moments of family life. At a variety of price options, these make a thoughtful gift and can be ordered up to the 16th December for Christmas delivery.
Available from the Motif Photobook App (iOS and macOS)
GIFTS FOR KIDS
Pull My Finger Game RRP £19.99
Pull My Finger will appeal to the cheeky nature of children! Spin the spinner, pull the monkey’s finger and watch his butt inflate – how long will he be able to hold it in? Hilarious fun for the whole family, suitable for age 4 and up.
Available from many outlets including Argos and Amazon
Johnson’s Baby Gift Sets from £10
Two gift sets for the youngest members of the family. The bath set contains baby bath, lotion, shampoo, gentle all over wipes and a fun bath puzzle. The bedtime set (£12) contains bedtime bath, bedtime lotion, bedtime oil, bedtime powder, socks and a bedtime book.
Available from Asda
Rizmo RRP £59.99
Rizmo is a super cute evolving toy who listens, learns, remembers and grows! Over time as kids interact, cuddle, sing and play with Rizmo, they experience its magical evolution from adorable baby to the music loving ‘grown up’ Rizmo. Once fully evolved additional play modes are unlocked providing never ending fun.
Available from Smyths, The Entertainer, Argos and many other independent toy stores
Mitre Star Wars and Marvel Footballs
£15 – £25
These make an ideal first football from top class brand Mitre. Choose from Marvel Avengers characters, or Star Wars – and decide if you will play for the light or the dark side!
Available from www.mitre.com
Zoomizooz Treehouse £44.99
Suitable for ages 1-5yrs, the interactive treehouse is great fun. The colourful animals tumble town the spiral track, roll down the rope bridge and interact with each other when passing.
Available from Smyths Toys and Littlewoods
Talking Bing from £12.99
Talking Bing is dressed just like he is on the popular CBeebies show Bing! Super soft and cuddly, he is suitable from birth and has over 15 fun phrases to enjoy by pressing his button. Your little one will want to take him everywhere!
Available from all good toy retailers
Addict Defender Complete Pro Stunt Scooter £117.95
One of the first complete scooters in the Addict range, super strong and perfect for riders of all abilities who are looking for a great scooter straight out of the box. This one-piece stunt scooter looks smart and is sure to draw envious looks across the park! Suggested age 12+
Available from www.skates.co.uk
Ravensburger JAWS RRP £24.99
This is a thrilling game for the whole family. One player menaces the island of Amity as the shark, while the other players hunt it down. The two-phase game takes around 60 minutes to play and captures all the excitement of the classic film. Suitable for ages 12+
Available from many stockists including John Lewis
Derwent Tropical Theme Set £20
Artists love the high quality of Derwent Procolour and Coloursoft pencils which enable them to create masterpieces rich with incredibly blendable, buildable colour. This gift set combines all this with a tropical theme with beautiful illustrations by Jacqueline Colley.
Available from www.DerwentArt.com
All teens are constantly glued to their iPad and phones these days. These cute bean bag stands will hold them in a position of comfort whether they are sat on the sofa web surfing or laid on a bed watching a movie – or even doing homework! Available in loads of designs, there is an iBeani to suit everyone.
Available from www.ibeani.co.uk
T-Zone Glitter Mask Peel Off £2.99
This mask is a great little stocking filler for teens who love a bit of pampering. Enriched with Strawflower and Centella Asiatica extract to make the skin look more vibrant and glowing. It contains bioglitter which is biodegradable to add a touch of guilt free glam.
Available from Superdrug
BIC Gel-ocity Quick Dry Gel Pens
Another great stocking filler idea, these gel pens from BIC come in 13 different classic and vibrant colours to make notes really pop. What’s more is they are so fast drying that they are perfect for left handers who can now enjoy the effects of a gel pen without the smudging!
Available from £6.49 from many retailers
FOR YOUR PET POOCH
Ruffwear Climate Changer Jacket £64.95
The climate changer jacket is a classic technical fleece. Quick drying and with a full-length zip it provides practical warmth on cold winter walks. Available in three different colours including a gorgeous floral, there is a jacket for every dog!
Available from www.ruffwear.co.uk
Chuckit! Max Glow Kick Fetch Ball £19.98
This large ball has high visibility glow in the dark material for fun on dark evenings. The groove design also makes it easier to pick up and bring back, meaning chase and retrieve fun for as long as you choose.
Available from Amazon