This year, Christmas might look a little different. Waifs and strays might be around who didn't dare make Christmas plans, plus we (hopefully) get to see all the friends, family and colleagues we didn't get to celebrate with in 2020.
So whoever you're buying for, this guide has something for everyone: from parents and partners to kids, colleagues, in-laws and friends.
And while there are a few for the traditionalists, there are also some surprises for that person in your life who is almost impossible to buy for.
Shine bright like a diamond
These exquisite blue sapphire earrings, interspersed with sparkling, sustainable lab-grown diamonds, are truly a bit of magic this holiday season.
Set in beautifully polished, handcrafted sterling silver, they are great value – a lovely gift for the women on your list.
Sapphire earrings half hoop with lab diamonds, £284, The Diamond Store
Put a ring on it this Christmas with this Sif Jakobs ring.
A Danish brand with a celebrity following that includes Alesha Dixon, Nicole Scherzinger and Katy Perry , this stylish beauty is made of 18ct gold-plated sterling silver with a polished surface.
Ferrara Ardito Pianura, £143, Sif Jakobs
Pretty as a pearl
A brand beloved by Kendall Jenner, Gigi & Bella Hadid and Hailey Bieber, Monica Vinander gives every outfit a sense of luxe – but at a price point that's affordable, too.
This keshi pearl pendant and rope chain is made with 18ct gold-plated vermeil on an adjustable chain. Chic and pretty, it looks great on its own or layered.
Nura Tiny Keshi Pearl Necklace, £150, Monica Vinader
A great gift as a day-to-day piece, this lovely pendant is made of brushed gold and black onyx, designed to look like a moonless seascape viewed through a porthole.
Festive bonus? Onyx is said to absorb and transform negative energy while stimulating calm self-confidence even in difficult situations. Perfect for right about now.
Porthole Gold Necklace, Black Onyx, £86, Wanderlust
Eye of the tiger
A lovely combination of sunny golds and bright blues, this necklace will feel like unwrapping summer. It is handmade using haematite, sparkling Swarovski crystals, golden stainless steel and synthetic tiger's eye.
GeoCUBE Necklace Blue Gold,£149, Coeur De Lion
Luxury, personalised notecards are a great gift for the writer in your life.
This sweet set has a foil-embossed scallop edge, and comes with 14 blush pink or powder blue notecards monogrammed with their initials. The gift box is made from fully recycled cardboard and the notecard is sourced from sustainable forests.
Personalised Scallop Luxury Notecards £29.95, Martha Brook
Photo book memories
Atelier Rosemood has a stunning range of luxurious photo books, from printed hardcover to magazine-style softcover books, all of which are sure to make someone's Christmas even more special.
Atelier Rosemood Photo Books, start at £18, Atelier Rosemood
She will sparkle and shine with this gorgeous Rose Garden body oil and zingy Grapefruit scrub set, paired with a festive gingerbread chocolatey treat. A beautifully presented gift for the woman who likes to be pampered.
The Festive Sparkle gift set, £55, Wild Vanilla Studios
Bring in the festive cheer and surprise a loved one these limited edition Christmas crackers which include a 10ml Eau De Parfum and 50ml Body Lotion in an elegant Oud fragrance – warm, spicy and floral, this one has you covered.
Charlotte Rhys Rejuvenate Gift Set, £11.60, Charlotte Rhys
This is a deliciously joyful, floral perfume. The gardenia flower blended with solar Jasmine, Pear Blossom and sweet Brown Sugar smells positively cheerful. And who doesn't want more of that at Christmas?
The special edition lacquered pink glass bottle will look lovely on her dresser top too.
Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum Spray, £55, The Perfume Shop
Ghost of Christmas future
Billing itself as 'the essence of self-confidence, fuelled by feel good energies' this new alluring scent by Paco Rabanne feels futuristic. It fuses lemon heart with creamy lavender notes and a burst of a sexy, woody vanilla.
A great gift that they won't throw away when done – the bottle is refillable.
Paco Rabanne Phantom Eau de Toilette Spray, £55, The Perfume Shop
Pop of colour
These leather cross body bags are a lovely gift for a aficionado on the go.
With a colourful pop of colour, this stylish leather bag comes with an adjustable leather strap and detachable tassel. Each bag has a gold zipped exterior and interior section, as well as an inside pocket to keep things safe and organised.
Pink & Orange Cross Body Bag £150, Noble Macmillan
Sustainable fashion label Aspiga makes these lovely touchscreen wool and cashmere gloves. Designed by Spanish expert glove makers to be gorgeously soft to the touch, the contrasting leather trim is a nice touch. One size.
Touchscreen Wool & Cashmere Gloves, £35, Aspiga
A Yorkshire-based family brand leading the way in sustainable and ethical knitware, these luxe knits are stylish and ultra soft. Their latest collection is crafted from consciously sourced cashmere from the steppes of Mongolia.
An effortless everyday cashmere jacket, this one looks timeless and feels loose, soft and lightweight. It also keeps selling out.
Uptown Cashmere Jacket, £305, Brodie Cashmere
TOFFS is a long-established British brand with shirts and memorabilia geared towards dedicated, passionate fans looking for a real connection to their club's heritage and history. A great gift for the sports historian in your life, this one is a replica of the England vintage rugby shirt as worn at the 1980 Five Nations championship.
England 1980 Vintage Rugby Shirt, £50, TOFFS
Give your little one peaceful dreams this festive season in these darling pyjamas. Made of the very softest cotton, they have a shoulder placket opening up to 2 years to make changes easy. There are a range of cute designs to choose from, but we love these classic striped Let It Snow PJs that can be worn all winter, not just at Christmas.
Let It Snow Slogan Pyjamas £32.50, Baby Mori
Wrap up warm
Made with 100% sustainable cashmere, this cosy knit feels and looks luxe. From cocooning on cold mornings, or layered up to travel in style, it does it all. Big but not bulky.
Cashmere lofty blanket scarf in striped, £179, Loop Cashmere
Waterproof and warm, this women's winter parka has a flattering and super feminine silhouette. It's a rather thoughtful present that's comfortable and good-looking on those extra cold days.
The Blossom parka, £220, Helly Hansen
Whether to the office or on a school run, this oversize square print stamp shirt is a lovely gift that adds some pizzazz to her day-to-day routine.
Oversize Square Print Stamp Shirt, £79, DeFacto
A great Christmas gift for a man who will be spending time outdoors this winter.
It's a tough and versatile jacket designed for everyday wear, from dashing between meetings in rainy showers, to heading out to the hills with the dog. Comfortable for active movement, washable, odourless, breathable, with loads of storage, it's a win/win.
Frahm Original Utility Field Jacket, £395, Frahm
As cool on the school run as it is the slopes, this warm, cosy jacket could well become a favourite winter coat. The thermal insulation makes it warm without being bulky and it's water resistant to keep them warm in a light shower or a flurry of snow. An inner pocket has a goggle wipe on a piece of elastic so it won't get lost, and the arms end in a soft snow cuff with thumb-holes to stop winter draughts. The sleeve has a ski pass pocket, too.
Savick Kids Waterproof Insulated Ski Jacket, £60, Tog 24
Give 'em the boot
Fantastic all rounders for the guy in your life. These suede and cordura boots are waterproof with a breathable lining. The deep cleated rubber sole and padded insole with built in support system makes miles feel like metres.
Boots for her
They feel as good as they look. These walking boots are an ideal gift for the girl on the go in your life. Set on a flat heel, they are rounded off with an almond-shaped toe for a softer silhouette.
SOREL Ona III Conquest Hiking Boots, Quarry £115, John Lewis
A great gift for the muddy puddle lover in your life, these fleece-lined kids waterproof welly boots will keep their feet toasty in the great outdoors.
Mudbuster slip-on waterproof wellies, £29.99, Start Rite Shoes
The new, sustainable vegan sneaker brand LØCI looks effortlessly cool, and adds a distinctive sense of minimalist style to any outfit, dressed up or dressed down. 10% of profits on every pair purchased is donated to building ocean conservation sites and protecting endangered ocean species. Cool on every level.
LØCI Vegan Sneakers £135, Loci Wear
Perfect for eco-minded commuters and city riders with limited space for storage, this e-FLY folding e-bike is a great gift.
It offers pedal power assistance and folding takes a matter of seconds. A four-hour charge time and removable battery is a plus and engaging the e-bike's 250w motor is as simple as pedalling – the speed sensor tells the battery to kick in.
It has a range of up to 30 miles (dependent on terrain, style of riding, weight carried and level of assist).
E-Trends Fly Bike, £699.99, E-Trends
Bikes are at the top of many a wish list this year – and Steed's bright yellow bike could be just the ticket.
Steed is a local London firm that makes single speed bikes that look beautiful and ride like a dream.
A smooth, efficient ride that eats up the road, this bike is a gorgeous gift at a very reasonable price.
The bikes are made in Steed's London studio and have luxe-looking vegan leather saddles and handle grips.
Steed also partner with the International Tree Foundation to plant a tree for every bike bought to offset some of the carbon emissions used in manufacturing and delivering their bikes.
They also sell ultra-light Litelok One Flexi-O bike locks that your giftee can wear around their waist – an ideal upgrade on the clunky D-locks most of us carry around.
The Thoroughbred in saffron yellow, £450, steedbikes.com
Grown up E-Scooter
Great for adventurous adults, the Explorer scooter is lightweight and foldable, and one of the most manoeuvrable e-scooters around.
Fully charges in 3.5 hours with an 18 mile range and a top speed of 15mph.
Micro Explorer Electric Scooter, £349.95, Micro Scooters
A great gift for kids who love to get going, the electric hovertrax speeds up to 9 mph and provides up to 40 minutes of fun on a single battery charge. It comes in three colours and with its self-balancing technology, it's easy to get started. Offers lots of fun for kids 8 and older.
The Hovertrax Prizma, £199.99, Smyths Toys
Originating in Austria, these bikes are some of the lightest children's bikes available. With their distinctive design and obsessive attention to detail (they have colour coded gears and brakes that little hands can reach), they are great for helping kids progress in their cycling confidence.
The range starts with a balance bike and grows with your child up to early teens. Comes in 5 colours.
woom 2, £315, The Little Bike Company
Rent a bike
Instead of buying a bike that kids will grow out of in 5 minutes, consider renting . Bike Club is a bike subscription service that will match little ones to a number of appropriate bikes – from a collection including Frog, Strider and Woom. Choose from bikes, trikes, balance bikes and scooters, including off-road and super-light models that will help small children get moving straightaway. Bikes start from just £4.49 per month and you can exchange them simply by ordering a courier who will bring the new one while collecting the old one.
Join or buy a subscription as a gift at bikeclub.com .
The ultimate ride
Talk about a showstopper. The design and build of this Mercedes G63 AMG ride on car for kids is very close to the real thing.
It has the official Mercedes AMG branding, as well as working lights, horn and a music player. It comes with a 12V rechargeable battery, with a full functional 2.4G remote control for parents whose kids cannot reach the accelerator pedal or cannot control it, so parents can do so remotely. Speeds are up to 3km/hr and it comes with a seatbelt. Suitable for age 3-5.
Kids Mercedes G WAGON RIDE ON CAR, £189.99 – £209.99, Electric Ride On Cars
Wow them with this a 5G premium smartphone, the new Find X3 Pro 5G by OPPO. It has a cutting-edge quad camera that is sure to please.
The flagship Android device is the first to feature a camera that can capture, process and display one billion colours in a single image- up to ten times more than the human eye can detect. Built around the latest and most advanced, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform, users can swiftly and simply multitask and switch between apps, all with 5G connectivity.
Find X3 Pro 5G, £1,099, OPPO
Great for music lovers, these are the first audio glasses out there that look like actual, normal glasses.
A gift that offers great sound and protects from sun or blue light, just touch and swipe at the temples to control. They also have integrated microphones for voice assistants and making phone calls
Comes with a charging case and connects via Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC.
Fauna Spiro Revolutionary Audio Glasses £249, Maplin
A great, safety-first phone for kids aged 5-12.
Running on Android 4.4, they can make and receive calls and texts from pre-saved numbers only. The 0.3-megapixel camera takes good snaps, and there's a step counter which rewards activity with Xplora Coins to be used on their gaming platform. School Mode means that all is deactivated apart from the clock, so that there are no distractions in class and the emergency SOS button signals their emergency contacts.
XGO2 Smartwatch, £99.99 Amazon
This little guy, the Roomba j7 robot vacuum, packs a whole lot of power-lifting suction along with the AI necessary to avoid cords and pet waste. It also understands when you're home and seasons when more cleaning may be needed. Its navigation system can even clean up dinner crumbs under the table, along with dog fur and the daily dirt and dust, all dependably and thoroughly.
iRobot Roomba j7 WiFi Connected Robot Vacuum £559.99, iRobot
Give the gift of pure sound and silence with these wireless headphones in the brand's new 'Nordic Ice' shade that look as sleek as they sound.
Exceptionally comfortable, they have the highest quality Bang & Olufsen sound and the Active Noise Cancellation automatically adjusts according to your environment.
Beoplay H95, £739, Bang & Olufsen
Lights, camera, action
Help them bring memories and movies to life with this compact laser TV projector. It projects instantly and almost on any surface, and can display content from a phone, streaming device, laptop or games console, all supersized to an impressive 150-inches. And it's easy to use – just plug in and play.
High tech and light, it's completely portable, video is high-quality, sharp and vibrant, with lifelike images that are up to three times brighter than comparable 1-chip DLP projectors.
EF-11 Laser Projection TV, £799.99, Epson
Sporting a wireless in-ear design, these are great for listening on the go.
The charging case holds over 24 hours' worth of listening, and just ask Siri to adjust the volume.
Apple AirPods, £99, ao.com
Best of British hamper
Featuring delectable produce from Britain's top artisan creators, and a delicious English sparkling wine, this beautifully presented, award-winning selection of artisan treats makes this a truly delightful Christmas hamper.
Presented in a beautiful wicker basket – it's an absolute banquet.
Christmas Banquet Food and Wine Hamper, £200, British Hamper
Eat drink and be merry
Dukeshill, famous for holding the Royal Warrant to the Queen for their cured hams, offer a wide range of luxury Christmas hampers for the festive foodie on your list.
Packed with top-quality meats, smoked fish, cheeses, chutneys, pies, puddings and much more, they arrive in a classic-looking wicker basket with leather straps.
Star of Wonder Hamper, £195, Dukeshill
This Christmas Chocolate Reindeer Cake Rudolph has a very yummy nose.
A rainbow vanilla sponge layers covered in chocolate frosting, it's topped with adorable sugar fondant ears, antlers and frosting rosettes. Delicious and festive Christmas cupcakes also available. Available from 1 December – 24 December (pre-ordering available online from 28th November.
Vegan and Made Without are also available.
Reindeer Rainbow Cake, £64.95 (online only), Hummingbird
Nuts for vegan chocolates
Raw Company's vegan, organic Spiced Chocolate Almonds are the perfect stocking filler or sweet gift to take along if you're invited to a friend's for festive food. At under £10, they are also an ideal Secret Santa present.
Made with 100% organic ingredients, they are sweetened with coconut blossom sugar and cacao butter and flavoured with cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Delicious.
Spiced Chocolate Almonds, £99, therawchocolatecompany.com
This personalised reusable cup is cute, personalised and sustainably minded.
Made with recyclable materials, including a cup pouch made from reclaimed ocean plastic, you can sip from any angle and the automatic shut-off valve in the lid is handy if it tips over.
TOPL Reusable Travel Coffee Cup, £27.99, Amazon
Alternative candy never looked so good.
With dark, milk, white and dulce chocolate – as well as matte or sparkling options, this lovely winter selection box is a great gift for the liquorice lover in your life.
Winter Selection Box Chocolate Coated Liquorice, £33.00 Lakrids by Bülow
A beautifully classic selection of white wines, presented in a festive wooden box that makes it extra special. Includes an elegant Aussie Sauvignon Blanc, a South African blend that's the perfect marriage of crisp lemon-barley Chardonnay and aromatic Viognier, plus a classic Italian Pinot Grigio.
Best Sellers White Wine Trio in Wooden Gift Box £38.99, Virgin Wines
The Terra Organica team scour the world to find affordable, planet friendly organic wine from independent wineries or family run businesses.
Their sparkling Prosecco (from an organic winery in the lush, rolling hills of Northern Italy) is the perfect way to toast the arrival of Christmas morning. You can buy individually or create your own case. Also available on Ocado.
Terra Organica Festive Favourites, Case of 3, £28.99, Terra Organica
The Finest bubbly
An iconic wine with an impressive heritage, Dom Pérignon is as good as it gets when it comes to champagne. Each vintage is its own creation, and each has aged for at least eight years. The 2012 vintage has both freshness and density, the nose is welcoming with DP's hallmark smoky charm, it feels electrically charged, vibrant and lively. Perfect for a special holiday celebration
Dom Pérignon 2012, £194, The Finest Bubble
Perfect for toasting, these contemporary straight-sided glasses are as sophisticated as they are striking. The bright gold band is mouth-blown and hand crafted by skilled craftsmen and the the recessed metallic accents really sets them apart.
SoHo Gold Champagne Flutes – Set of 2, £26.45, Not Just Jugs
The spirits of Christmas
Sweet and fruity, this is a rich tasting flavoured vodka with notes of juicy berries and hints of strawberry and pomegranate. Feels and looks very festive. Great as a spritz mixed with soda and garnished with Pomegranate seeds.
CÎROC Vodka Limited Edition £35.90, Amazon
Crystal head vodka
What a way to pimp someone's drinks trolley this Christmas! And once you're done with the vodka, take a look on Pinterest for myriad ways to repurpose these cool skull-shaped bottles.
Crystal Head vodka with 4 skull shot glasses, £54.95, Master of Malt
A lovely gift for lovers of the outdoors, this pretty 100% wool picnic blanket (with waterproof polyester backing) is ideal to spread out on the sand or sprawl out on the grass.
Durable, versatile and convenient to carry, their next adventure won't come soon enough.
Turquoise Herringbone Wool Picnic Blanket, £140, Atlantic Blankets
Give good health
What not give a vaccine and help end the pandemic this Christmas. Almost 7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally but just 3% of people in low-income countries have had a jab.
Created by the WHO Foundation, Go Give One is a fundraising campaign and for just £4 you can fund one COVID-19 vaccine for someone most in need. Donate before December 31st and donations will be doubled thanks to ELMA Vaccines and Immunization Foundation.
Give a Vaccine, £4, Go Give One
Christmas yogis will embrace this tropical collection, luxury, eco-friendly yoga mat. Made with water based inks on an eco-friendly natural rubber that is 100% recyclable, it gives good grip and it's suitable for both regular and hot yoga.
Eco-Friendly Tropical Yoga Mat, £50, Planet Warrior
They can maximise their workout with this adjustable weight kettlebell from Bowflex. With the turn of a dial, easily adjust from 3.5 to 18kg, rapidly switch from one exercise to the next, making it possible to perform a wide variety of full-body exercises.
Its space-saving design is great when you're working out from home and they can access the brand's 24 trainer-led exercise videos that focus on foundational kettlebell techniques to get them up to speed.
Bowflex SelectTech 840 £222.79, Fitness Superstore
A powerful blend of essential oils, Olverum's Body Oil is a rich, nourishing therapeutic oil which absorbs quickly and is sublimely aromatic – with over 30 essential and cold-pressed botanical oils. Super soothing, it's also great for fending off winter colds and flu. Olverum Bath Oil 250ml £65, Liberty London
This automatic foot warmer has a turbo-fast heat-up as well as a washable, fluffy inner lining and Illuminated controls, 3 temperatures, and is overheat protected for safety.
Your gif-tee can forever say goodbye to cold feet and hello to improved circulation.
This sweet set includes a lovely scented body wash and lotion, hand and shower cream but it is the pretty navy floral design that makes is stand out from the rest.
Paying homage to the wild flower meadows inspired by the Cotswold countryside, the tree-ready gift packaging can be saved and used afterwards. Suitable for Vegans, not tested on animals. ,
Baylis & Harding The Fuzzy Duck Cotswold Floral Luxury Bathing Duo Stack Gift Box Set, £7, Amazon
A thoughtful gift for the health-conscious gift-ee in your life, these patches are slow-release adhesive and give up to up to 24 hours of Vitamin D supplementation delivered directly into the bloodstream. B12, B Complex, D3, Glutathione and a 'Hair & Nails' vitamin blend are also available.
Great for boosting health, mood and energy levels from the inside out.
Vitamin D3 Skin Patches, £49.99, Vitamin Injections London
In addition to a beauty boost, post-Covid hair loss is a very real thing. If your giftee could use a lift, toppers (like hair extensions for the top of a thinning crown) are a good place to start, but there are also human hair wigs and ponytail wigs. They are virtually undetectable from the real thing.
Toppers and Wigs, Start at £500, Milano Collection Wigs
Sustainable cabin luggage that they will love.
Stylish and sleek, they feature recycled and vegan materials and a water-resistant front pocket gives easy access to a 15in laptops. Made with an aerospace-grade polycarbonate hard shell, the four 360° Japanese spinner wheels make it a very smooth ride.
M5 Cabin Luggage, £315, Horizn Studios
City Carry All
Perfect as a city carryall (but also suitable as cabin luggage) this super sleek and stylish lightweight neoprene luggage is a great gift for anyone who can't lug around a heavy handbag or briefcase.
Gliding effortlessly along on 360° rollerblade spinner wheels, it is both enviably chic and practical, with an adjustable telescopic handle, lockable laptop compartment and handy side pockets.
Farino Top Loading Carrier, £149, Farino
Toys Glorious Toys
Do they love watching mom or dad on their Peloton? Maybe get them a Pelican this year.
A mini-spin class for kids, it lets them watch videos on YouTube that puts them in the mountains, on a snowboard or rollercoaster while they ride. Suitable for 3-6 years, the Bluetooth speaker allows them to play their favourite songs and peddle to the beat.
Pelican Explore & Fit Cycle – £157.99, littletikes.co.uk
Pump up the Jam
From wheelies, 360 spins and epic jumps, this remote control monster truck is built to thrill. It can replicate over 12 stunts and the 2.4GHz frequency means they can control it from our up to 60 metres away. There's a beginner and advanced mode making it suitable for all ages.
Monster Jam Official 1:15 Remote Control Grave Digger Freestyle Force Monster Truck £64.99, Smyths Toys
A great gift for children or pre-teens, this at home nail salon makes beautiful nails and nail art ultra easy. It comes with child-safe special water-based nail polishes and dries with the included nail dryer.
Cool Maker Go Glam U-nique Nail Salon £24.99, Smyths Toys
Lots of LOLs
The ultimate movie play set, kids can unbox surprises and movie scenery to create their own movies.
Comes with 12 dolls and 70+ surprises and a tripod to shoot films with a mobile phone. The packaging becomes a movie studio with 4 stages and a cinema green screen- each doll is dressed in movie star style
L.O.L. Surprise! OMG Movie Magic Studios, £104.99, Smyths Toys
Part of a range of musical toys for kids, the My Real Jam Electric Guitar is a great gift for the music loving 3-6 year old in your life. Designed with four modes of play, including 'Play with the band', 'Free play', 'Solo jam', and 'Play any song' (compatible with Bluetooth).
They can pack their guitar away into its original packaging, which doubles as a nifty travel case so aspiring musicians can hit the road for their next live gig.
Little Tikes My Real Jam, £36.99, Little Tikes
This Metro Police playset is a great toy for any child who loves to create their own stories of cops and robbers.
The two-level station features a jail cell with opening door, an office, a helicopter with its own landing pad, a police car with parking space, one police officer, one prisoner and loads of police equipment accessories – even a police dog! Great for 3 years and up.
Hape Metro Police Wooden Two-Level Police Station with Jail Cell, Figures & Accessories, £75.06 Amazon
Get the Scoop
These DIY Ice Cream Kits are a super fun gift for teenagers, children and anyone with a soft spot for ice cream.
It comes with all the tools needed to recreate the same mouth-watering experience that you'd get at a creamery-style ice cream parlour but you can do it at home. Their Ultimate Pack includes vanilla ice cream mix, ready to combine with Nutella, Biscoff, Reese's and Kinder, chocolate sauce, sprinkles etc etc.
The Ultimate Pack, £84.95, Pan-n-Ice
Airbrush your plush
Fun beyond Christmas day, they can design and create their own plush toy with this battery-powered airbrush gun and stick-on stencils. Plus they can do it over and over – just wash off the old one and start over.
Airbrush Unicorn Plush £19.99, Smyths Toys
An electronic balloon dinosaur that is inflated with personality, he has over 70 interactive sounds and movements – he'll walk, stomp, chomp and laugh – and if you place the headphones on Squeakee Dino's head he'll break dance.
Squeakee The Interactive Balloon Dino £80, John Lewis
Build a Bee
These build-your-own honey bee kits will inspire children to discover and learn. Easy to assemble, they slot together – no glue or mess. It also comes with a fact stand that outlines the critical role bees play in the ecosystem.
Honey Bee £9.99, Build Your Own Kits
Give the gift of curiosity this Christmas with Swotties, an affordable tutoring platform where children can receive truly original and fun experiences to boost their curiosity and confidence.
The 1-2-1 sessions are given online by top university students who are passionate about their specialisms and have experience in mentoring and leadership roles with kids too. A host of options include Loch Ness hunting with a Marine Biologist, a space odyssey with a Physicist, and playwriting with a Theatre student. If you don't see what you have in mind, just message Swotties HQ and they will come up with suggestions for a bespoke adventure.
Tutoring Sessions,1X £19.99 but discounted when booking several, Swotties
This collectables set is based on characters from the Marvel Universe. Combine micro-collectable characters, cards and gaming, allowing kids to battle with valiant heroes and new figurines. A great stocking stuffer for the mini-superhero in your life.
Marvel Battleworld, £14.58, Amazon
The Rainbow House
A sure crowd-pleaser, this 3-storey wooden Rainbow High doll house includes 6 rooms, over 50 accessories, a working elevator and a bubbling hot tub.
Rainbow High 3-Storey Wooden Doll House, £199.99, Smyths Toys
A great Christmas gift box for your pooch to show them you really care, including a reusable storage tin packed full of food made with wholesome, natural ingredients, treats and a bow-wow bow tie. With this gift, you're contributing to helping animals everywhere (1% of annual sales).
The Edgard & Cooper Christmas Gift Box for adult dogs, £17.99, Edgard & Cooper
Feast for pets
While you tuck into a Christmas feast, this is a great way to include your loyal companions. This special recipe features a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. A limited edition Christmas treat, there is a dog and cat version.
Dog Christmas Feast, £4.45, Natural Instinct
With a realistic soft coat, simulated heartbeat, and authentic sounds, this little guy responds to sounds with bark back technology and moves like the real thing. Built-in sensors respond to your motion and voice. Batteries included.
Companion Pet Golden Pup, £129.65, Amazon
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