Christmas Gift Guide 2021
By Julia Paddon
Last Christmas was one we’ll never forget – but mostly for the wrong reasons. So maybe we owe our loved-ones a little bit more indulgence that usual in 2021.
With that in mind, we’ve been scouring the best online outlets for the gifts that just keep giving – and trying to tick all the right boxes for all the different types of adult family members in the process.
Hopefully our Christmas Gift Guide helps you towards a memorable festive season – for all the right reasons.
Handcrafted Classic Full-Grain Leather & Organic Canvas Holdall
Designed for the traveller, whether that’s dotting around town or setting off on a weekend away. Handcrafted using a combination of beautiful leather and organic cotton canvas. The holdall is spaciously designed with a laptop pouch and convenient shoe compartment. Minimalist, practical and durable – treat a loved one this Christmas to pure luxury.
£132 from presence-london.com
The Eden is a fun, compact and agile backpack with full-width zip-top protection and a distinctive design. The hardwearing vinyl material ensures your valuables are kept safe no matter what the weather or activity. The internal compartments are large enough for a day’s essentials while the comfortable shoulder straps plus carry handle make this a master of stylish mobility. It’s perfect for the daily commute, afternoon exploration, or as a weekend adventure bag.
£49.99 from kovered.co.uk
The Roll Top
Made from robust recycled materials, Stubble & Co’s lightweight, durable Roll Top is exceptionally comfortable. Stylishly simple, it has a reflective trim and base, sealed seams and water-resistant zips. It comes in urban green, tasmin blue and black, with a roll top cover with G clip for quick access.
£105 from stubbleandco.com
The perfect accompaniment to your off duty looks is the Ravel Maya ankle boot. A season essential style, this casual lace-up women’s boot is perfectly balanced. With an understated moc-croc leather upper, a round toe and constructed on a chunky cleated sole unit, this Ravel women’s black ankle boot is easy to wear and effortless to style.
£85 from ravel.co.uk
Belle Modelle’s Chara Bamboo Scarf
Made from 100% bamboo, Belle-Modelle’s super soft Chara Bamboo Scarves are available in two bright bold prints, Ikat and Geo Star. Both stylish and sustainable they are perfect as a light weight cover up on chilly days.
£18.95 from belle-modelle.co.uk
Fauna are designer water-resistant, high-quality glasses with a 2-way sound system using open ear technology. You can listen to audio safely while still being conscious of your environment. They protect eyes from sun or blue light, are charged through the case and controlled by touching and swiping on the temples.
£199 from maplin.co.uk
Glencroft Grecian Slippers
These luxurious suede, Grecian style slippers are made here in the UK by Clapham-based countrywear clothing brand Glencroft, and make the perfect gift for the men in your life this Christmas. They have a cosy, breathable 100% lambswool lining, with a padded heel for that extra comfort and support.
£44.95 from glencroftcountrywear.co.uk
Create a perfect space to propagate seeds and grow your own with the Walk-In Greenhouse. Available at £44.99 for a large one, the walk-in greenhouse is perfect for small gardens and patio spaces, with a reinforced PE mesh cover that is stronger than the standard PVC to reinforce the frame and promote stronger, healthier growth.
Swann Wire-Free Security Camera
Looking for something practical? Why not opt for this discreet, stylish option from global leader in do-it-yourself security, Swann. The innovative and completely wireless camera can be set-up in seconds and mounted indoors or outdoors; its state-of-the-art smart security features such as free face recognition, an ultra-wide 180-degree viewing angle, and two-factor authentication allow for total peace of mind. The camera also delivers crystal clear 1080p images and its weatherproof design makes it able to withstand rain, snow and heat, all year round.
£149.99 from swann.com/uk
Silk Hot Water Bottle
This Is Silk has released its most soothing, luxurious product yet – a pure silk hot water bottle. This is the ideal gift for the person who loves luxury, anyone who suffers from muscular pain and the person who is always cold. The top quality YUYU hot water bottle is covered with This Is Silk’s signature, 22 momme, pure mulberry silk. Silk is renowned as a healing fabric, and the hot water bottle is perfectly shaped to soothe and warm all parts of the body that need it.
£74.99 from thisissilk.com
The Wave Board from Personalisation Boutique is an exclusive design that is ready to be personalised. Choose a seasonal message, name, special occasion or even a quote, if you’re looking for that exclusive gift for the person who seemingly has everything, or you’re just searching for something special and one-of-a-kind, visit Personalisation Boutique now.
£55 from personalisationboutique.co.uk
The NEW Microplane Bowl Grater easily and efficiently grates vegetables, fruit and hard cheeses directly and neatly into a container or bowl. The grater with its extra coarse blade has been created to sit comfortably across any round bowl (up to 16cm in diameter).
£19.95 from johnlewis.com
Coming with high quality results, attractive design and a range of effective features, the Oclean Flow produces a powerful 38,000 rpm brush speed, has 5 unique brushing modes (Morning, Night, Standard Cleaning, Whitening and Gentle) design and a useful 2 minute timer. Designed to help you take that first steps in building a better brushing routine, the Oclean Flow has a long lasting battery that can last on standby for up to 180 days
£47 from oclean.com
The Oral-B iO9 gives the brand’s best-ever clean with 6 times more plaque removal along the gumline than a manual brush. You can achieve 100% healthier gums in only one week, with 7 smart modes, an interactive colour display and enhanced pressure sensor, it really gives a professional clean feel in every brush.
Half Price £250 from shop.oralb.co.uk
Max White Overnight
Give the gift of Colgate’s new Max White Overnight Whitening Pen, a unique teeth-whitening pen with active ingredients such as Hydrogen Peroxide. The pen works while you sleep to whiten and reverse up to 15 years of discoloration in just 3 weeks- an ideal gift for those looking to add some additional sparkle to their smile.
£20 from boots.com
Cleanse and Nutrient Shave Mud
Ideal for all skin types, Proverb’s Cleanse & Shave Nutrient Mud is a 4-in-1 daily shaving cream and cleanser in plastic-free packaging, saving your wallet and the planet. With organic ingredients only, it helps unblock pores, repair skin and reduce shaving rash, allowing for calming deep cleanse.
£21.20 from proverbskin.com
Odile Paris OR, je veux
The age-defying cream, OR, je veux is an anti-ageing cream formulated to provide antioxidant and antipollution protection whilst rejuvenating the skin for a radiant, more youthful looking complexion. Receive a complementary pure silk mask that is gentle on skin and OR, éclatant Cleansing Balm to wash away the day worth a total £90 with any purchase of OR, je veux in the run up to Christmas.
£140 from odile.co.uk
OSMO X.POSED Daily Hair Care Gift Pack
For those who are ready to take a step back, gift them with the X.POSED collection a desirable, deluxe range that is stripping it back to the basics. The newest collection from OSMO, offering sustainable and environmentally friendly hair care for restoring the hairs essential hydration and protecting it from further damage. 1 x Daily Shampoo (400ml), 1 x Treatment Mask (250ml), 1 x Blowdry Balm (200ml).
£25.10 from osmo.uk.com
Classic Double Edge Safety Razor
The Wilkinson Sword ‘Double Edge’ razor combines elegant design with exceptional performance. The double edge blade technology increases the life of each blade and facilitates a completely effortless shave. Additionally, the PTE coating on each blade reduces friction meaning there’ll be no irritation on the skin. It exceeds your traditional razor with its classic retro design and the smooth shave makes it the perfect Christmas gift.
£18.99 from wilkinsonsword.com
Shave and Style Mens Electric Trimmer
The Wilkinson Sword Electric Trimmer is an all-in-one groomer for trimming and styling. It’s the ultimate grooming tool with three different precision combs which allow trimming to the desired length. The perfect gift for those wanting to tame their beard this Christmas, the trimmer is waterproof and also comes with additional nose and ear hair trimming attachments.
£39.99 from wilkinsonsword.com
Hydro Comfort Reset Razor
The Hydro Comfort Skin Reset razor is Wilkinson Sword’s first razor designed to comfortably tackle up to 7-days of hair growth, with less tugging. It’s the razor the men in your life are dreaming of. The easy-to-rinse blades have three layers of comfort coating and Skin Guards on each blade for extra protection. Dermatologist tested – it is designed to prevent irritation and create maximum comfort.
£17.50 from wilkinsonsword.com
The Pocketalk S
This language translator is the perfect gift for globetrotters. It can translate 82 languages bidirectionally at the touch of a button and has a text-to-translate camera which instantly recognises and translates text, the written word and signs – ideal if you need help reading menus or are trying to find your way around a new city. By utilising the best translation engines from around the world, Pocketalk S provides consistently accurate translation and creates the best experience by picking up localised dialects and slang. It also comes with a complementary 2-year mobile data plan that provides coverage in over 130 countries/regions so you don’t need to rely on Wi-Fi.
£249 from amazon.co.uk
Edifier TWS NB2 Pro offer the perfect balance between design, performance and functionality. Advanced AAC audio decoding coupled with a 10mm complex diaphragm, brings balanced tri-frequency and high resolution to ensure near absolute audio fidelity. Whilst, Hybrid ANC Digital Noise cancellation, an IP54 rating and an app that helps you control your listening experience.
Available from amazon.co.uk
Marshall Emberton Portable Speaker
Weighing in at under 700g, this compact and lightweight speaker boasts 20+ hours portable playtime, IPX-7 water-resistant design, and a multi-directional control knob for a superior signature sound that will add warmth to the home this holiday season.
£120 from johnlewis.com
The HyperX Alloy Origins 60 is a supremely portable 60% form factor keyboard that gives you more room for sweeping mouse movements. It features a durable, full aluminium body, and reliable HyperX switches balanced for speed and performance which are rated to withstand 80 million keypresses. The stock double shot PBT keycaps have secondary functions printed on them so you can quickly locate additional functionality. Let your style shine bright with the HyperX switches’ exposed LED design, and stunning lighting effects.
Price: £109.99 from uk.hyperx.com
Perfect for anyone who loves taking photos or videos with their phone, the JOBY PodZilla Medium Kit is a versatile tripod that is flexible to allow you to get the shots that you want. Each leg is fully articulated and built with a durable aluminium core covered in grippy rubber for ease of use.
£36.95 from joby.com
STM ChargeTree Swing
The perfect gift for the person that has all the tech, the ChargeTree Swing charges three devices wirelessly at the same time. With space for wireless phone charging, AirPods / AirPods Pro and Apple Watch, the ChargeTree Swing takes up minimal space on a desk or nightstand.