It’s that time of year when parents, partners and friends everywhere all have one question on their lips: “What do you want for Christmas?”
Some people are impossible to please. Even if Santa and Rudolph themselves took time out of their busy schedule to deliver and open the presents for them they wouldn’t give you thanks.
These are the folk who have it all. What do you get for someone who has everything? Remember Christmas gifts are not just of material value any more, the older someone gets the more the feeling of sentiment comes into play when buying and receiving gifts.
However, it is nice to know someone values you expensively.
During December everyone falls
Under the magic spell of Christmas spirit.
Presents range from toys to computer games and DVDs.
Men like to show off their kindness by impressing a loved one with a new piece of jewellery or even a fancy new dress for their significant other’s wardrobe. Girls like to spoil their partners with aftershaves and bath gift sets.
Although the idea of buying male watches is starting to come back again in recent years.
Yes, as soon as the winter nights draw in the advertising campaign gets into full swing.
Every stand-up comedian seems to conveniently time their DVD release just in time for the festive push and of course, everyone loves a tin of chocolates to enjoy while opening all their presents.
DANIEL COLE presents – in no particular order – the 20 must-have gifts for Christmas…
Breaking Bad Gifts:
From jumpers to mugs to replica aprons, cafepress.co.uk offer a world of possibility for the Breaking Bad fan in your life. With prices ranging from £5-50 you can look just like Walter White. Just don’t start your own drug empire.
Balenciaga Paris Perfume:
All girls love Paris don’t they? Prove them right with this beautifully bottled perfume. Make it a Christmas she’ll always remember by smell.
This could be the best £45.50 a man ever gives The Perfume Shop. Warning – This fragrance may mesmerise men until they fall under a woman’s control.
Monster Beats by Dre Headphones:
In the modern world headphones during the long commute are essential.
Listen to your favourite music on your way with these stylish Beats by Dre headphones.
You can get these headphones at handtec.co.uk for around £80-100.
These stylish headphones will have your headphone rivals beat.
Despicable Me 2 DVD:
This hit sequel was one of the most watched films in worldwide cinema this year.
The ‘minion’ craze has no signs of slowing down soon and from the 25th of November for £10 you will be able to take Steve Carrell and go home with you from any place that sells DVDs.
Buy the original while you’re at it….
The Snow Grouse Scotch Whisky:
Get into the winter spirit with this specially distilled whisky.
The whisky is designed to be drunk cold to release a tasty cooling sensation from the throat upwards, just like a snowy day.
Perfect for that after dinner Christmas Toast, you can acquire this from any drinks store and the price will range from £18-25.
Have a dram, it might be a cold one.
Peter Pan the Pantomime:
What would Christmas be without a pantomime?
This year at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh a star studded cast including Allan Stewarty, Grant Stott and Andy Gray bring you Peter Pan. This classic children’s hit will be on from November 30 to January 19 and tickets are priced at £13-£29 on atgtickets.com.
Book early to Hook the best seats!
His & Hers Onesies:
The onesie refuses to go away and it looks like it will always be in fashion.
So why not jump on this Christmas with specialised his and her onesies from squidoo.com.
Priced from £50 upwards these onesies aren’t cheap but at least they will keep him and her looking smart and warm this Christmas when two become onesie.
Inflatable Pummel Duel Combat Game:
Ever fancy yourself as a bit of a gladiator?
Wonder no more with this duel combat game for all the family.
Settle any arguments here and knock your rival down a peg or two.
It is available at paramountzone.com and is priced at £27.99.
Folli Follie Match and Dazzle:
This bracelet could be the jewel in your woman’s Christmas crown this year.
The rose gold double piece has clear crystal stones and is designed to seamlessly sit on her wrist all day long. It is elegance in its simplest form.
Show her she’s worth £150 from House Of Fraser. She might even smile for the Christmas cracker jokes.
M&S Christmas Hamper:
This exquisite hamper contains all you need if you are visiting family for Christmas dinner this year.
This hamper includes milk chocolate champagne truffles as well as an array of biscuits.
A selection of wine is also in the hamper including a glorious Cava.
Buy from Marks and Spencer from November for £100. Oui Cava?
Personalised Wine Glass:
Make that bottle of wine that little bit more special by putting a message on a glass for that special woman in your life. Everything will be rosé in your garden when you present her with her own glass to go with her favourite bottle. It will set you back £25 from notonthehighstreet.com
Bladepad for iPhone:
For gamers on the go this gadget is essential to keep up with the demands of modern gaming.
For £84 at bladepad.com, iPhone users will never have to put the game down again.
Also comes with a battery charger that charges while gaming to ensure constant gaming.
Be the geek the geeks want to be.
Micky Flanagan ‘Back in the Game’ DVD:
One of Britain’s favourite stand up comedians brings his latest tour to DVD in November.
Priced from around £10-13 at all good stores, Micky Flanagan will relieve the stress suffered from watching the ‘drama’ of the Christmas soaps.
Make sure there’s only one eastender you’ll be tuning into this Christmas.
The latest instalment in the Microsoft games console franchise goes global on the 22nd of November and is sure to be at the top of many a gamer’s Christmas list.
With a Blu-ray/DVD drive and Skype already installed the console proves to offer much more than just gaming to the dedicated cult worldwide.
It is estimated that it will cost around £400-500 to buy.
Gaming is going back to square One.
Dining Table Ping Pong:
Ever wondered how to spend the time waiting on dinner being cooked?
Why not build this ping pong set and make your evenings eventful? For £18.95 at Prezzybox.com all the family can compete against each other and see who the best ping pong player is in the house.
Just don’t forget to stop for dinner!
CK Eternity for Men Gift Set:
Make sure the man in your life is smelling his best with this exquisite aftershave and body wash combination.
The coolness of the fragrance will keep the man at his best throughout the festivities.
The Perfume Shop have priced this up at £31:50.
He might not wear the Christmas jumper but at least he’ll smell nice.
Casio Gents Edifice Watch:
Make sure the man in your life is always on time with this comfortable wrist watch for £67.50 from thewatchhut.co.uk.
Telling the time will never be easier with the black dial and very useful date display on the watch. You’ll never lose time again with this beautiful time piece.
TomTom iPhone Satnav App:
Tired of someone being late for meetings?
This easy to use system will get you from A to B quicker than ever with its immense graphical system making your route impossible to lose.
You can get it from the App Store from around £100.
Hammacher Schlemmer Bug Vacuum:
The war on spiders and creepy crawlies is a whole lot easier with this new vacuum that sucks up those annoying little creatures.
An electrical grid system means once they’re captured you can rest easy until the next wave of attack comes. Skymall.com are selling these for £50. Henry Hoover’s days are numbered.
Addictaball Maze 2:
Why are the simplest looking things the most complicated? Well this fun puzzle won’t answer that question but it will provide you with lost hours filled with frustration and bemusement until ultimate sense of victory when the puzzle is complete. Cough up £7.95 at prezzybox.com. Say balls to the TV and give this game a go.