Christmas Present Ideas 1

Wednesday 11 December 2013 by

There are only two more weekends before Christmas, which means panic-stations for those late on the Christmas-present-shopping. But never fear! In the first of a series of posts, here’s a quick selection of last-minute pressies you can pick up for stocking fillers…

The Day of the Doctor, Doctor Who, 50th anniversary, DVD, Amazon


If you’re looking for the ideal present for a TV-binger, pick up some box sets. Try Breaking Bad 1-3 (£17) for those new to the series, or Game of Thrones 1-2 (£26) for anyone who fancies an epic saga. Any Whovians will want the 50th anniversary Doctor Who episode – The Day of the Doctor (£9.25).

Star Trek, Into Darkness, DVD, Film, Amazon


Hands-down one of the biggest box office hits this year was Star Trek: Into Darkness (£10), and is an ideal stocking filler for anyone who loves sci-fi or action (or Bendedict Cumberyum… I mean Cumberbatch).

The Luminaries, Waterstones, Eleanor Catton, Book, Booker prize


Eleanor Catton’s tome, The Luminaries (£18.99), won the Booker Prize this year and is the ideal gift for the avid, and dedicated, reader. For those not up for such a feat of word-wrangling, try the beautiful And the Mountains Echoed (£12.99) by Khaled Hosseini.

For anyone who loves to create in the kitchen (like me), grab The Flavour Thesaurus (18.99), Lorraine Pascale’s A Lighter Way to Bake (£20), or Nigel Slater’s Eat – The Little Book of Fast Food (£26).

Radio 1, Live Lounge, Album, CD, Amazon, Music


It’s always hard to pick good music for a present. Which is why Radio 1’s Live Lounge 2013 collection (£10.99) is perfect. A lovely blend of music, with unusual twists on popular hits.

Elizabeth Arden, Eight Hour gift set, Boots, Christmas, Beauty


Beauty gift sets are always welcome in my opinion. Try giving the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Gift Set (£40); this cult hit beauty set will always be popular. If you’re feeling especially generous, try the £300 Elizabeth Arden Holiday Makeup and Skincare Gift Set! Alternatively, you can easily grab the No7 The Skincare Selection for under £20.

SONY ICF-CL75iP, iPod, iPhone, Calendar, Photo frame, Digital, Docking station, Alarm clock, Radio, Amazon, Gadget


The SONY ICF-CL75iP (£119.31) is an iPod/iPhone dock, photo frame, and clock radio (with calendar) all in one. This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen! Not only that, but it’s down to £69.99 on Amazon.

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