Last Minute Christmas Gifts – PART 1
Last Minute Christmas Gifts
Isn’t there always some poor soul who receives your sad and lonesome last minute panic buy from WH Smiths? You know, The Top Gear annual or the ball-point pen in the velvet case or – heaven forbid – the giant, white chocolate Toblerone in festive wrapping.
And let’s not even begin to talk about the pain of actually having to give these gifts to a loved one on Christmas Day … awkwaaaaard.
This year, we’re doing whatever we can to avoid such gift giving embarrassments. Enjoy our thoroughly researched, bang-up-to-date and totally indispensable guide to avoiding friends and family present faux pas this Christmas …
Available in four bold and stylish colours; Concrete Grey, Midnight Black, Ice White and Candy Pink, I LOVE NY headphones by Snug are exclusively available online from iheadphones.co.uk for £39.99. 10% from each sale will be donated to the Hurricane Sandy Relief fund.
Melody wireless headphones/hands-free kits can stream wirelessly to any Bluetooth A2DP device. Incredibly compact with a foldable design, they come in a range of colours. £69 from Amazon.
Quarkie, a British brand, have launched their first collection of high quality, quirky in-ear headphones and they are unlike anything else on the market! The range features 7 unique designs including rusty bolts, cat eyes and viper heads. £69 from Quarkie.
“Music with Style” – Jewelfones are developed with the fashion conscious girl in mind – stylish high quality earphones that can be easily converted into a fashionable necklace. Specially designed to give the flexibility that you need on the move. With a range of five different styles, there is a pair for every occasion. £19.99.
The KitSound Hear Muffs bring fashion and music together. Combining colourful, warm ear muffs with speakers that can be connected to your iPod, smartphone or MP3 player through a 3.5 mm headphone jack. £14.99 from o2.co.uk.
Slim-fit protective FitFolio cover and support for iPad 2/3/4 – £34.95 from Speck.
Attractive striped FabShell for iPhone 5 – £29.95 from Speck.
Pong cases protect devices as well as boost 3G/4G reception, improve signal strength and download and upload speeds, and increase range – £34.99 from pongresearch.co.uk.
CandyShell Satin for iPhone 4/S in lovely peacock blue – £29.95 from Speck.
This tortoiseshell case combines subtle vintage elements with a classic design. £30 from case-mate.co.uk.
This Stabilo pen doubles up as a stylus for smart phones and iPads. £10.49 from Amazon.
This iLuv premium kit is a must have for all your iPad needs. The portfolio case features a detachable wireless Bluetooth keyboard that seamlessly connects to your iPad for portability. The design has a retractable kick-stand, providing you various options of viewing angles. The kit also contains an essential premium sync/charge cable, which is USB 2.0 compatible for fast data transfer and has a 3ft cable along with a compact USB AC charger to ensure your iPad is never short of power.
£129.95 from John Lewis
The 3M Natural View Fingerprint Fading Screen Protector and Back Skin for the Apple iPad 2 and New iPad 3rd Gen has an ultra-clear glossy surface designed to fight fingerprints by fading them away, disappearing over time. The durable film keeps the screen in a pristine, ‘just like new’ condition, protecting from scratches and damage that can be caused by every-day use. £20.99 from 3mselect.co.uk
Want to read your Kindle in the bath but are worried about that slippery soap moment? The new Aquabourne case for Kindle is ideal for peace of mind use in the bath, or when traveling on the beach and around the pool. The foldaway stand gives you flexibility to stand the case at an angle so you can read without using your hands. Comes with optional adjustable neck or shoulder strap.
£9.95 from Gadgets UK.
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An ingenious way to chill and maintain your wine at a perfect drinking temperature, simply place the Corkcicle in a chilled bottle of wine to maintain its temperature. No more back and forth to the fridge! £19.99 from thepresentfinder.co.uk.
For anyone with a sweet-tooth and a craving for sweetie nostalgia, The Great British Tuck Shop is an absolute treat. The ultimate in 70s and 80s tuck shop nostalgia. £12.99 from Amazon.
Smart Ass is the ultimate trivia game where you don’t even have to wait your turn to prove how smart you are. Clever and fast! £19.99 from Toys ‘r’ Us.
These musical wine glasses feature musical notations corresponding with levels of liquid, so while a nice full glass might be a B flat, when you start getting low on vino, you’ll be playing a G sharp. £39.99 from Firebox.
The ultimate Christmas treat? Carluccio’s Panettone is a light moist sponge made with butter, candied peel and sultanas, finished with crunchy hazelnut icing. £16.95 from carluccios.com
This simply beautiful and innovative espresso machine from ROK is manually powered and portable, so it can be easily moved around the house, stored away in cupboards, or taken camping or to work. £129 – rokkitchentools.com
Something different? How about a Christmas gift for meat lovers? Royal Warrant Holder Butcher, Donald Russell’s Steak Selection Box features 7 generous servings of finest quality grass-fed, naturally reared steak. £29 from donaldrussell.com.
Yorkshire’s finest vegetarian Indian restaurant, Prashad, have unveiled their finest culinary secrets with this divine cookbook. £25 from prashad.co.uk
Toy Story Mania! joins all of the classic Toy Story characters as Woody, Buzz and others stage their own zany, fun-filled carnival. Toy Story Mania! allows players to participate in familiar, and all-new carnival-inspired shooting galleries, and win prizes in mini-games. For Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Research has revealed that the #1 area women want to improve is their abs and Zumba Fitness Core is the first and only fitness game that targets this area. Available on Xbox Kinect and Wii from Game.
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