The Big Christmas Gift Guide 2023

Best for foodies…

On The Table Gift Boxes, from £35

On The Table offers a range of expertly curated and thoughtfully packaged modern foodie gift boxes for people with great taste. Each is a joy-giving curation of the very best produce from independent suppliers across the UK. From the British Cheese and Fancy Fizz, a dream for cheese lovers, to the Nibbly Bits for Christmas and the Aperitivo Hour, which is perfect for party hosts, they really are truly delicious and beautifully packaged Christmas gifts that are bang on trend.

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Mandala Spice Pack, £24

Here’s a gift for anyone who loves authentic Indian food! Say hello to the Mandala Spice Pack; your secret to effortlessly crafting delectable Indian cuisine with ease. This trio of exquisite spice blends unlocks access to our easy-to-follow recipe videos, guiding you through the creation of sensational Indian dishes in mere moments. With over 30 curated recipes, the Mandala Spice Pack is your gateway to a world of culinary creativity. No more guesswork or failed attempts at cooking Indian food. This spice pack does all the heavy lifting to ensure your Indian dishes are seasoned to perfection!

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Dunnet Bay Distillers Mapmakers Rum, £35

Located in the far north of Scotland, Dunnet Bay Distillers, which is run by husband and wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, specialises in the most premium, hand-crafted spirits. Each celebrates the heritage and provenance of Caithness by featuring locally foraged botanicals that are distilled by hand in bespoke copper pot stills. For Christmas, drinks enthusiasts can experience their newly released Mapmaker’s Rum (a delicious premium blend of Caribbean rum, Loch Calder water and local botanicals: lemon verbena, scurvy grass, sea kelp and Scottish sea salt), as well as some carefully curated hampers containing their signature Rock Rose Gin!

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Flor de Caña 12 Year Rum, £35.90

Flor de Caña is an exceptional 12-year-old, super premium rum, aged naturally in bourbon casks to obtain its uniquely smooth and well-balanced finish. The rum hails from a 5th generation, family-owned estate, founded in 1890. Flor de Caña is sustainably crafted from field to bottle and the team take that very seriously, running a nationwide competition, the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge. This year’s winner was the London-based mixologist Giuseppe Lombardi. Giuseppe’s winning cocktail, Acqva Friska, will be available for guests to enjoy at Bar Antoine at the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane.

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Best for You Time…

Ormaie Paris Voile Blanc Candle, €185

Nothing says an ultimate gift like a luxurious candle! The wax, fragrances and wicks of ORMAIE candles are made entirely of natural ingredients, based on beeswax, soya and coconut oil. The Voile Blanc has refreshing notes of white flowers: Jasmine, tuberose and orange blossom, a white veil over the field. Perfumed silence.

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Caroline Gardner Mono Geo Slim Hardback Notebook, £14.50

Caroline Gardner offers a selection of beautifully designed homeware and accessories for every budget. We particularly love this Mono Geo notebook, stylish and practical for anyone who favours pen to paper. Make your gift extra special by adding initials to be hand-printed on your product with the Caroline Gardner personalisation service.

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Happily ‘In the 90s’ Jigsaw for Adults, £19.99

Give the gift of leisure with this 1,000-piece adult puzzle featuring an epic illustration of 90’s nostalgia by Holly Maguire. Happily Jigsaws especially commission illustrators and photographers, so you’ll never see another puzzle like it! All puzzles are made in the Netherlands, printed with vegetable-based ink using sustainably sourced high-quality FSC paper and 100% recycled board.

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Joro Home Bedding, duvet sets starting from £157

Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this delightful collection from Joro Home! Quality sleep and the materials that go with it are the building blocks of JORO a homeware brand and family business that spans three generations. Their goal is to craft non-toxic, safe, organic cotton bedding that we can all enjoy a good night’s rest on. Your sheets can influence how your body temperature fluctuates throughout the night. Natural sheets and pillowcases that breathe well mean you don’t wake up from overheating.

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Pitod Hoodie Dress, £89

Elevate your style and comfort with this eco-conscious Pitod Hoodie Dress, crafted from 85% organic cotton and 15% recycled polyester. Perfect for any season, this chic and cosy hoodie dress features a double-layered hood, set-in sleeves, a front pocket with self-fabric tape, and a half-moon detail at the back neck.

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STEP ONE Boxers, £19

Aussie underwear brand STEP ONE is the perfect gift for him! The comfy and luxurious underwear is available in a great choice of colours, styles and original prints. Made with organic and breathable bamboo fabric that’s certified FSC, STEP ONE underwear provides eco-friendly comfort without sacrificing quality.

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Best for beauty gift sets…

ARKIVE Head In The Clouds Discovery Set, £28

ARKIVE believe that moments of headcare are important, whether you’re at home or in the clouds. The team have created this set of mini heroes to ensure you’ll never be without dreamy, healthy hair. The gorgeous travel-friendly bag contains everything from your daily cleanse and conditioning must-haves to deep conditioning and hydrating treatments. The set includes their Day Everyday Shampoo and Conditioner, Future Youth Treatment Mask and (our favourite) their Good Habit Hybrid Oil.

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Sol de Janeiro Ultimate Icons 12-piece set, £215

Features the iconic Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Bum Bum Firmeza Oil, Cheirosa 62 Perfume Mist, Brazilian 4 Play Moisturising Shower Cream-Gel, Rio Deo Aluminium-Free Deodorant Mist, Bom Dia Bright Body Cream, Beija Flor Elasti-Cream, Brazilian Joia Strengthening & Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner, and Milky Leave-In Conditioner!

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The RMS Deluxe Glow Kit, £75

Everything you need for that festive glow in one gorgeous gift set! Features the RMS ReDimension Hydra Dew Luminizer in Prosecco Fizz, ReDeimension Hydra Powder Blush in Bermuda, Skin2Skin Powder Blush Brush, and Skin2Skin Classic Fan Brush. The ultimate two-in-one complexion enhancers both come in a refillable mirrored compact and are infused with skin-loving clean ingredients like Wildcrafted Buriti and Organic Jojoba oils to nourish and smooth. Expertly made to mimic skin-to-skin makeup application, the dome-shaped Skin2Skin Powder Blush Brush helps to deposit just the right amount of colour to cheeks, while its flexible, light-as-air bristles make it easy to blend for a natural look. Custom designed by Rose-Marie Swift the soft, wide and feather-light Skin2Skin Classic Fan Brush gives a delicate dusting of luminosity to the face and body and can be used with pressed or loose powders.

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SOS Serum Skincare Superstars Beauty Elixr, £45

This kit includes: SOS Cleanse, a gentle lightweight soothing gel cream that flushes the pores and dissolves makeup whilst also removing daily atmospheric pollutants; SOS H20 Day Cream SPF 30, an exceptional formulation that blends a powerful combination of active plant stem cells and anti-ageing ingredients including White Truffle and Green Grape; plus SOS Night Cream and a lip balm. Exclusive to the collection, SOS have also added in their Essential Drops Fragrance for the Home: Pomegranate & Lychee – a ruby-rich mix of exotic pomegranate, entwined with lively lychee flowers create a burst of enticing scent to instantly neutralise any disagreeable smells, leaving each room fresh & inviting.

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Best for kids…

Roarsome Sparkle the Unicorn Puddle Suit, £40

These funky lightweight Puddle Suits are totally waterproof and made for the rain with 10,000mm fabric, taped seams and aqua-seal zips! They feature high-quality detailing including removable foot straps, elasticated cuffs and subtle side vents to ensure breathability.

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Hey Doodle Toot Toot Honk A4 MiniMat, £14.99

Practice writing the alphabet while learning the names of 12 modes of transportation. And then do it all again by simply washing off the colours! A perfect alternative for party favours and stocking fillers, one that is reusable over and over again.

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Petite Amalie Girls Black Embroidered Organza Dress, £213

When it comes to party wear for kids, look no further than the exquisite pieces from Petite Amalie! Elegant and timeless, this black dress for older girls by Petite Amalie is made from smooth silk organza with a comfortable soft and lightweight lining. Classically styled with a high neckline, it has beautiful ivory floral lace detailing and dramatic ruffles on the shoulders. The sheer balloon sleeves secure with wide buttoned cuffs and a concealed zip on the back creates a neat finish.

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Best for board game fanatics…

Cheatwell’s Nostalgia Board Game, £16.52

Take a reminiscent ramble through the most momentous of events of the late 20th Century in Nostalgia – a game of fads, fashion and fun. A memory-jogging jaunt amongst the good, the bad, the funny and, of course, the downright frivolous! From nodding dogs to pogoing Punks, Hammer Horrors, to frightful fashions, historical events to hysterical happenings, you’ll face a barrage of questions on the weird, the wonderful and the truly awe-inspiring from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. If you vaguely remember deely-boppers, macrame pot holders or trimphones, it’s time to plump up the beanbag, light the lava lamp, crack open a Party Seven and settle down to a recollection of long-forgotten facts!

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Cheatwell’s Spot The Intro, £25.83

The addictive audio quiz game in which teams compete to recognise songs from just 10-second clips – a mix of fun and nostalgia for anyone with a passion for music!

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The Traitors 2023 Special Edition Card Game, £10.19

Immerse yourself in the world of The Traitors with the 2023 Special Edition Card Game. Do you have what it takes to outwit your fellow players and survive to the end in this ultimate test of trust and treachery? Secretly play the role of Faithful or Traitor whilst working together to build up a central pot of gold. The Faithful must identify and banish the Traitors in their midst to win a share of the gold. The traitors must stay undetected until the end so that they can steal the prize fund.

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