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Friday, December 7, 2012
Stuck on gift ideas for colleagues, friends and family? In the latest in our guide to top 10s for Christmas, Lucy Wright creates a secret Santa list with the top gifts for £10 or less.
The weather outside may be miserable so brighten someone’s winter with some Portobello gloves from Accessorize, £10.
The Guinness Seasoning Grinder, £8 from Boots, is a pinch of pure genius. For those who struggle to stay away from the pub, this could be the ultimate gift to entice them indoors to flavour their Christmas dinner.
Give something back this Christmas with a fairtrade leather wallet or surprise someone with this beautiful canary yellow floral cushion cover, both £9.99 from Oxfam.
Tickle your taste buds and take a step back in time with a time capsule sweet tin, £4.99 from Barratt. It includes black jacks, fruit salads, sherbet fountains, dip dabs, flumps, refreshers and nougat.
This is the perfect gift for those obsessed with Suduko and can’t tear themselves away for a minute. A Suduko loo roll pack is bathroom entertainment at its best! £6.95, houseofbath.co.uk
Perfect for the office stress-head or the friend who needs to relax, the mini massager, £9.99 from Clas Ohlson is a gift sent from heaven.
Shop local this Christmas and make someone’s festivities sparkle with a vintage 1950’s gold glittery evening back with jewel stone clasp, £10 from Goldfinches. Perfect for Christmas parties, this bag is a guaranteed head-turner.
Perfect for the pampered princess, this I Love... treat box in festive cranberry, £3.99 from Superdrug, is a present which will keep you in her good books until next Christmas.
Why not pick up a personalised notebooks which cost £9.99 from www.blurb.co.uk. Three designers have teamed up with the company to create six covers which will brighten anyone’s desk.
Winter is the time for creamy hot chocolate and mugs of comforting coffee so treat someone to a cute Fifi Lappin mug £8, from www.msmugs.com
North Norfolk photographer David Tipling captured some stunning photos of the souther oceans and Antarctica as part of his book Penguins: Close Encounters.