Every year we roll out many gift guides and this year is no different. Our gift guides are relied upon by our wonderful readers to remove the risk of buying online. We test everything we feature in a real home and business setting, putting it through its paces so you are not disappointed.
We know that products can look amazing in an image but be a let down when they arrive. We’re also familair with the Christmas Day tears when a gift doesn’t live up to expectations or breaks/ fades/ wears and runs just hours after opening.
All of our tested gifts give excellent value for money, even our most expensive luxury items. You will never feel disappointed and you will always be thankful you checked the Sunday Woman gift guides before making a purchase.
If you have a gift you think deserves a mention please get in touch. We’ll happily review it and add it to our plethora of guides if it wins our seal of approval.
This guide is the first for 2015, to see other guides we’ve published please visit the 2014 of:
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This year our guides will include:
- The Best Beauty Gifts for Her
- The Best Gadgets for Geeks
- The Best Non Boring Gifts for Him
- The Best Gifts for the Acquaintance You Don’t Speak to
- The Best Gifts for Secret Santa
- Best Gifts under £20, £50, £100, £300
Alongside our Christmas party products, cocktails, food and drink and decorations guides.
First, here’s an overview of what we’ve been testing for our Christmas Gift Guide 2015
For Long Distance Friends
The Christmas Tree
Stockist: Bloom & Wild
Bloom & Wild’s first non-flower Christmas gift, a miniature Christmas tree, complete with decorations that will be delivered to the door in a hand-tied box. An ideal Christmas gift or a treat for your own home.
All I want for Christmas is younger looking skin.’
This Christmas let one wish come true with Fillerina®. This revolutionary, no-needle, dermo-cosmetic filler for at-home use is the ultimate Christmas gift. Fillerina® contains the first- ever blend of six hyaluronic acids with different weights and structures to facilitate in the plumping of tissues without puncturing the skin. Featuring a patent for the precision applicator and for the formula containing the six different molecular structures of varying weights and size of hyaluronic acid, Fillerina® is the only cosmetic product that allows large quantities of hyaluronic acid to penetrate deep into the cutaneous tissues, without injections.
With 14-day intensive treatments and everyday maintenance products to choose from, this is a wish not to be wasted.
Fillerina® has been clinically proven to work effectively via double-blind, randomized and clinical trial.
Ferrari Essence Collection
Eau de Toilettes are the first from the Ferrari Essence Collection that are available for women (they’re unisex so a fabulous nod to androgynous style!). Inspired by their three core ingredients: Fig, Lavender and Neroli the three fragrances are inspired by Mediterranean gardens. The traditional Essence Collection bottles (they had an existing range of men’s Eau de parfums) have remained the same but been given a stylish upheaval, using just glass so that the fragrance colours shine through. These would make the perfect gift for him as she would also steal his fragrance too! Available from Harrods and Harrods.com RRP £65.00/€75.00.
Sensio Spa Deep Pore Cleanser
£50, available from Argos nationwide and sensiospa.com
· a deep, yet gentle cleansing routine to decongest clogged pores for fresher, healthier skin
· a little innovative silicone cleanser (with 3 different silicone brush types) that’s suitable for all skin types, this Deep Pore Cleanser gently pulsates (6,000 pulsations a minute) to remove impurities, clean out clogged pores, help remove any residual make-up and enable better skin care absorption
· waterproof so you can use in the shower and small enough to take anywhere this product can be slipped into anyones skincare regime to take it to the next level
Rubiks Palldone Light
The new theme from Lego is incredible bringing fantasy and magic together with unicorns, castles, gems and fairies. We love the sets and they are great value for money, we think these have just overtaken Lego friends. It’s great to see Lego expanding their ranges for those who love magic and what could be considered girly themes (we do have to be careful generalising genders these days!)
For Young Boys
Thomas the Tank Train Set
You’ve probably seen this advertised before Peppa Pig on Nick Jr. We decided to give it a try and it doesn’t disappoint. A great sturdy track with a much loved Thomas and a brilliant first train set for toddlers.
For Gadget Lovers
Dual Charging Station
For Home Security while away for the Holidays
Panasonic Home Monitoring and Control System
These indoor and outdoor cameras with integrated controls are perfect for keeping a close eye on your property whether you’re home and away. We’ve tested many homemonitoring systems and have yet to find one that beats this as it blends modern technology with home secrutiy allowing you to use tech you already own to supercharge your home surveillance.
Home Monitoring & Control Kit, combines the ease of use benefits of all Panasonic Smart Home Kits with the extra peace of mind of an audible alert. All its components are easily networked via a smartphone/tablet app so that triggered sensors can send alerts to smart devices and landlines as well as setting off the kit’s siren.
Other Panasonic Smart Home products can be added so the system can adapt to your future needs.
Going the distance
Remarkably the Panasonic Smart Home system can work up to a maximum of 300m. This means your cameras, sensors and Smart Plugs will be able to communicate with each other via the Smart Home Hub – and be controlled by you – no matter how big your home or garden.
No monthly fees
Once you’ve bought your Panasonic Smart Home Kit, none of the monthly subscription charges apply. The Smart Home app is free to download and there are no extra hidden fees to worry about*.
*Data charges may apply
Safer than Wi-Fi
Panasonic Smart Home devices communicate with each other using a DECT Ultra Low Energy (ULE) wireless standard that’s invisible to regular consumer products rather than Wi Fi based products, easily hackable Wi-Fi technology. Offering a stable, interference free, superior range.
The Braun Men’s and Women’s Range
The Braun Series 9 shaver has been labelled by the men in our offices as THE BEST SHAVER IN THE WORLD and these guys test a LOT of grooming products! Although a friend/ dad/ partner may moan when receiving this in their Christmas stocking they’ll soon be thanking you profusely for giving them a clean, comfortable shave without any hassle.
Braun have a great range of grooming products for men and women this year, see their gift guide below:
London Skyline Glow in the Dark Coffee Table
Fabulously Affordable Bespoke Furniture
There are some wonderful pieces of furniture being made at the moment as bespoke furniture has become affordable. You can now order made to measure pieces for as little as £20 from a new carpenter on the wooden block at Just Originals In.
We particularly like this glow in the dark London skyline piece. It’s pretty amazing as are the wooden Christmas handmade decorations also in stock on site.
Order now before he becomes too busy as every piece really is made by hand.
Here’s a collection for you to enjoy!
For more visit the bespoke furniture website, Just Originals In.