Stuck on what to get the main men and leading ladies in your life? We’ve rounded up some of the top Christmas presents to suit them all, whatever their age.
With the big day just a month away, let us make Christmas shopping easy with this nifty gift guide for friends, family and other halves. Whether it’s beauty or clothing, food or drink, we’ve found a selection of products and services that will make any man or woman happy.
The best Christmas presents for him
Gifts for cooks
A real workhorse in the kitchen and fit for the oven, hob, or under the grill, the Le Creuset Cast Iron Square Grillit (£130) is perfect for tasty, healthier cooking. When cooking your favourite meats, fat simply drains away and collects below the ribs. Thanks to the pan’s grilling grooves, you can create authentic grill strips while locking in moisture and flavour. Created using enamelled cast iron and crafted with some of the finest materials in the world, the Le Creuset Cast Iron Square Grillit is available in an array of colours — from deep teal to volcanic orange — and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Beauty gift for men
War Paint For Men believes make up isn’t gender exclusive and has created a range of products specifically for male skin to boost confidence. Cruelty free, vegan, and produced in the UK, you can shop concealers, tinted moisturisers and foundations in five different shades. As a perfect gift this Christmas, War Paint For Men has also created a number of skincare packages, such as its Daily Essentials Set (£52). Whether you work in an office or on a building site, the set can help you hide spots, scars, rosacea or dark circles with the concealer, primer, tinted moisturiser and application sponge.
Fitness gift idea
The Bose Sport Earbuds (£179.95) were designed to be the ultimate workout companion, delivering better audio quality than its predecessor in about half the size. Whether you’re training at home, the gym, or outdoors, the smaller and slimmer enclosures stay securely in place without pain, pressure or ear hooks. Each bud houses an entirely new acoustic system using a high-efficiency driver and volume-optimised EQ for clear, powerful performance. The Sport Earbuds have up to five hours of battery life and a charging case that provides up to 10 hours of additional playback time. They come in triple black, Baltic blue and glacier white.
The best beer gift
If your man knows his beer, he will be impressed by this Craft Lager Crate Gift (£42.95) from Best of British Beer. Featuring nine bottles — from breweries such as Keltek, Cornwall, to Williams Bros, Scotland, and Bootleg, Manchester, to Tomos Watkins, Swansea — the set is delivered in a bespoke, handmade wooden crate. All the lagers in this collection are craft lagers, matured for weeks rather than days.
Pyjamas for men
Boasting style and comfort, The White Company’s pure-cotton flannel pyjama set (£85) comes in three styles: classic navy, dark charcoal marl and mid grey. Designed with a traditional collared neckline and front pocket on the top, the bottoms are effortless to pull on, with an elasticated waistband, functional fly detail and a herringbone tie. With high quality at the core of The White Company’s values, these pyjamas are designed to keep you comfortable for years to come.
The best Christmas presents for her
Perfume gift set
La Perla Beauty Coffret Collection (£219) is a beautifully presented set of eight long-lasting perfumes. Each 12ml bottle is designed to be either worn alone or layered with other fragrances to create a scent that is unique to you. You’ll no doubt find the perfect fragrance in this collection, from spicy cardamom and patchouli in Let the Dance Begin or citrus, pink pepper and jasmine in My Day. La Perla Beauty honours artisanal craftsmanship heritage by creating luxurious products that are conscious and mindful, ethical and sustainable at all times. A member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), La Perla Beauty has also been awarded the Bronze Medal by EcoVadis and the Butterfly Mark of Positive Luxury.
Gifts for book lovers
Is there anything better than a good book with a glass of wine? Words with Wine is the UK’s first book and wine subscription box — and the perfect gift for a loved one who enjoys both reading and wine, with the contents of the box a mystery until it arrives. Every month Words with Wine will send customers the book of the month along with a full-sized bottle of wine for them to enjoy while reading the book. The idea is to encourage wine and book lovers to try different wines and read genres they might not choose for themselves – all while supporting new authors and independent wine suppliers. Available to purchase monthly (£25 per box), bi-monthly (£25 per month) or as a one-off gift box (£28 per box), there’s something for everyone. There are also two limited edition festive boxes available throughout November and December.
When it’s cold outside, a set of cosy pyjamas is essential. British accessories designer Elizabeth Scarlett has launched a new collection of luxury pyjamas just in time for Christmas, marking the brand’s first step into the world of sleepwear. The pyjamas (£75) have been created from 100% super soft cotton (supporting the Better Cotton Initiative) and are adorned with founder and artist Elizabeth Scarlett Petrides’ signature hand-illustrated motifs; from wild tiger cubs to striking zebras and enchanting starry skies. Each design is available in two colourways including fuschia, teal, cream, and navy. To make this present stand out from the rest, you can also have your pyjamas personalised. Packaged up in a gold-embossed gift box, the sleep sets make for a beautiful and cosy Christmas gift.
Skincare set for her
For all things beauty and skincare, Clinique is one of the leading high-street brands with a range of products to try. This Christmas, its gift products range from tackling anti-ageing and dry skin to focusing on SPF. The Best of Clinique set (£60) is the perfect mix of both skincare and make-up, including seven full-size bestsellers in one kit, such as the Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm and the High Impact Mascara. The anti-ageing kit, Smart and Smooth (£55), includes day and night de-ageing treatments to reveal smoother and brighter skin. It includes the Clinique Smart SPF15 Custom-Repair moisturiser and eye treatment.
Women’s jewellery gift
For beautiful and personal items, Milly Grace Jewellery is where you should be shopping this Christmas. All pieces are first hand drawn by the founder and then responsibly crafted. The sterling silver is 100% recycled and the new collection, Ethereal, uses 100% recycled 18ct gold, too. The Giraffe Huggie Hoops (£45) are the company’s bestsellers with its eye-catching animal motif, whereas the Amazonite Huggie Hoops (£59) feature a genuine gemstone. Another favourite is the Flux Oval Hoops (£55), which is a lovely piece for both day, and night with a molten twist.