Christmas Gift Ideas 2012

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2012

Unless you possess the supernatural clarity and sickeningly precise organisational skills of my Aunt Mary, there will still be a couple of awkward buggers on Christmas week that you STILL haven’t managed to find that perfect pressie for …

Here’s stuff we’ve seen, stuff we like and stuff that we just flippin’ well want that maybe – just maybe – might be the Christmas gift ideas from the Gods …


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Michael Bastian for Gant, £695

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James Lakeland, £235

A coat for him, a coat for her. Drop dead in gorgeous awe. Seriously, is there anybody in the world who wouldn’t want at least one of these?


christmas-gift-ideas brain-noodlesBrain Noodles bring oodles of festive fun. This cool, colourful and crafty gift makes the perfect Christmas present for creative little minds. The bright, bendable, fluffy and flexible Brain Noodles stems are 18” jumbo, silky fibre noodles that can be bent in any direction and are designed especially for children aged six years upwards.

Shapes and sculptures of all kinds can be created with the 12 tactile, versatile and reusable noodles provided in every kit along with the fun accessories. There are six super Brain Noodle kits to select from: Kittens, Bugs, Primary, Princess and Frog, Puppies and Stripes. Every Brain Noodles kit contains 12 giant Noodles, wiggle eyes, chenille stems, pom poms, craft foam, feathers and stickers along with step by step instructions with photos on how to make cute, colourful and comical creations.
All the Brain Noodle kits are available on Amazon and with a suggested retail price of £12.95.

christmas-gift-ideas perudoThis exciting game of guesswork, bluff and luck is a great family game for this Christmas. Perudo is a version of liar dice which combines skill, luck, laughter and deception – and is perfect for post-dinner entertainment.

Playing Perudo well requires an ability to deceive and also to detect your opponent’s deception. There is no board, no setting-up and no complicated rules – just great fun for all the family. This high profile game takes centre stage every year at the Perudo Championships on an evening that always delivers a mix of fun, tension, excitement and anticipation.

The suggested retail price for Perudo is £17.95 and it is available on Amazon,, Argos on line and in store at John Lewis, Waterstones and WH Smiths.


The Pampered Chef have solutions for just about every culinary predicament – and all with impeccable style. This lovely stoneware baker is great for main dishes, side dishes and desserts – and perfect preparation for the next series of The Great British Menu.
£46 – (below)

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With the air of Christmas surrounding us, there’s nothing nicer than lighting candles at home and relaxing with a hot chocolate in front of an open fire. Rituals Cosmetics’ Sacred Fire Candle (above) has been designed to create warmth within the home, and is perfect for those who crave indulgence. Inspired by soft cashmere on a winter’s eve, the scent combines the calming scent of white patchouli with warm, spicy undertones of cedar.

The candle can be bought online from or at any Yorkshire House of Fraser store or John Lewis. Prices vary instore.
For more gift ideas, visit Jane’s Kitchen: see more here


christmas-gift-ideas wellies silverSome ladies need to look their very best at all times, and with these fun and stylish high heeled wellies from Briers, there’s no need for compromise! Even with puddles and mud, these wellies can make a girl feel glamorous. The design makes them perfect to compliment an outfit whether they are wearing them with business wear, doing the school run or just a trip to the local shops in the rain. Made with a PVC upper and sole, they’re zipped to make them easy to get on and off and are simple to clean.
The High Heel boot is available in five sizes, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, come in glamorous silver or practical black and and retails at £29.99.

xmas gift ideas umbrellaLovely bit of accessorising with this grey rose umbrella from leading rainwear specialists and Royal Warrant holders, Fulton. Great for complementing winter outfits while remaining stylish and chic.

£20 –

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