The best thing to buy for someone who is hard to buy for is to get something edible, different or just plain amazing.
Mr Site Takeaway Website Beginner For PC & MAC
This is a great present for most people. Pretty much everyone needs a website these days and the Takeaway Website Beginner is not only everything you need in a box, but also very easy-to-use.
Maui Jim Sunglasses
Breakwall Glasses – Perfect for tennis fans, these frames come in Gloss Black, Rootbeer and Smoke Grey. Breakwall tames UV and wind to protect your vision beautifully. They are rimless and feather-light for an uncompromised view, all day long. These frames also happen to be popular with brand ambassador, ATP No. 3 tennis player, David Ferrer. We love them, they look great and are the most perfect glasses.
Tanqueray London Dry Gin
Brilliant gin and a great gift. An enduring classic, Tanqueray London Dry Gin is loved by bartenders, cocktail lovers and gin aficionados across the globe. With an extra smooth taste, it has an elegance that sets it apart from the rest and a flavour that shines in sophisticated cocktails and vibrant gin and tonics. Tanqueray is made with the finest botanicals including refreshing juniper, peppery coriander, aromatic angelica and sweet liquorice and its smooth yet bold flavour means it has become one of the world’s most awarded gins, making a luxurious and classic gift.
There’s no better way to enjoy Tanqueray than with tonic, fresh lime and lots of ice in one of the signature green stem and black base copa glasses. This oversize copa glass evokes the golden age of gin cocktails and its shape allows for the aromas of Tanqueray’s key botanicals to circulate for full appreciation of the drink’s flavour.
The most delicious and classy champagne. Who wouldn’t want a bottle of Taittingers for Christmas?
Taittinger Nocturne Sec NV, RRP £47, John Lewis, Harrods, winedirect.com
Tattinger Brut Réserve NV, RRP £38.99, widely available
Taittinger Folies de la Marquetterie NV, RRP £55, Harrods, Handford Wines
Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus NV, RRP £49, Majestic, Oxford Wine Company, Fortnum & Mason
Taittinger Vintage 2005, RRP £53, Majestic Wine, Hedonism drinks
Bloom Gin & Tonic
BLOOM Gin & Fentimans Tonic is a luxury pre-mixed G&T in an attractive old fashioned glass bottle – the perfect little gift in a bottle for grown ups. They are delicious. The perfect cocktail for Christmas and beyond.
BLOOM Gin is a delicate floral premium London Dry Gin, inspired by the natural flora of English country gardens and created by the world’s first female Master Gin Distiller.
Joanne Moore chose botanicals from her own garden including chamomile and honeysuckle, as well as the citrus fruit pomelo, to make up the three key botanicals which create a delicate and subtle gin-drinking experience.
Carefully prepared and ready to serve, these bottles combine the delicate floral tones of BLOOM Gin, balanced with the distinctive herbal and plant-root notes of Fentimans tonic, made with lemon from the Cochin area of India.
Available from Sainsbury’s RRP £3.50 a bottle
The Counsellor By Cormac McCarthy
Cook Like a Man: The Official Movember Cookbook
Cook Like a Man: The Official Movember Cookbook and Cormac McCarthy’s The Counselor Screenplay are both great gifts. Depending on whether your friend is a man who loves cooking, or a person who loves film.
Naked Gift Box & Bite Sized Treats
Great gluten, dairy and wheat-free snacks. Tasty and healthy. We even ate one before we took this picture, we just couldn’t help ourselves. Perfect stocking fillers.
Blingbacks Shoe Jewellery
Great show jewellery. These make sure your shoes are as ready to party as you are. Party, dance, walk & dazzle with Blingbacks Shoe Jewellery. Available in Debenhams and Dorothy Perkins, also online on Amazon and Asos. www.blingbacks.co.uk
Higher Living Tea
Hope And Greenwood Jolly Christmas Sweet Shake and Mince Pie Bon Bons
We love the Higher Living Tea, the ginger one is a particular favourite and the Mince Pie Bon Bons and Sweet Shake are tasty and perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit. Higher Living herbal teas are available in ASDA, Tesco, Waitrose, Ocado, Holland & Barrett, Planet Organic, Wholefoods, Hope And Greenwood are available in their store in Covent Garden.
A Raincoat From The Cambridge Raincoat Company
Great, stylish coats that are also perfect for cyclists.
An iPad. They probably already have one, but if not, go for it or an iTunes voucher. Anything from Apple is a must.
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