The best Christmas gifts for the whole family from Argos
Argos is one-stop shop for Christmas presents – where else can you find something for everyone on your list? Take a look at our top gift recommendations for adults and kids alike
Presents for kids
Unicorn Fingerlings, £16.99
The runaway success of last Christmas, Fingerlings are back and this time they're unicorn themed. As interactive as the last generation, these pocket-sized pets will respond to noise motion and touch: if you blow a kiss they'll blow you one back and will fall asleep if you rock them gently, to name but a few. The perfect present for unicorn enthusiasts and Fingerling collectors alike, we predict they'll be popular again this Christmas.Shop now
Boxer Interactive Robot Buddy, £64.99 (was £79.99)
Perfect for kids (and big kids), this pint-sized robot packs a mighty AI punch: Boxer responds to your hand gestures and the 10 activity cards included in this set to do tricks, play games and let you know how he's feeling. You can also race him around using the remote control and unlock even more games by downloading the Boxer app to your phone.Shop now
Speak Out Kids vs Parents
The perfect post-Christmas dinner activity, this hilarious game pits kids and parents against each other as they take turns to guess what on earth their teammate is trying to say. Just pop the mouthpiece in and read your phrase card aloud – hilarity guaranteed.Shop now
Elswick Cherish Heritage 20 Inch Kids Bike, £179.99
A proper bike makes a lovely gift – especially as they start to grow out of asking for lots
and lots of toys every Christmas. The Cherish bike has a vintage feel thanks to its cream tires and mudguards, brown leather-look seat and handles, and low sweep frame (which also makes mounting and dismounting a lot easier for little legs).
Presents for women
Amazon Echo Spot, £119.99
Can your alarm clock tell you the weather, play your favourite music, turn out the light, and tell you who's at your front door? Probably not. That's why the Echo Spot makes such a good gift – it's endlessly useful and it can be combined with all sorts of other Alexa-enabled products like lightbulbs, doorbells, and even baby monitors. An Echo Spot makes a great gift for pretty much anyone – wrap one up for your DP for a -self-gift that you'll both get plenty of use out of.Shop now
If you're looking for a luxurious gift for a loved one
or yourself perfume is a great place to start. It is, of course, a very personal choice, but Mumsnetters love Thierry Mugler's Alien eau de parfum (£72) and Viktor + Rolf's Flowerbomb scent (£52). Alien is a rich, distinctive fragrance with notes of white amber and jasmine sambac, whereas Flowerbomb is (obviously) floral with base notes of patchouli.
“Flowerbomb is a lovely fragrance, I always get loads of compliments on it.”
“My coat was hung at hairdressers next to an Alien wearers jacket, I had to go and purchase it – divine.”Shop women's' fragrance now
BaByliss Curl Secret Hair Curler, £89.99 (was £119.99)
Curling your own hair can be a faff and, to be frank, rarely achieves the desired result. Treat someone you love to completely effortless styling thanks to this high-tech Babyliss curler. All they have to do is place a section of hair into the gizmo, and Babyliss will do the rest. The hair is gently drawn into the curler (much less terrifying that it sounds) and heated to form a curl, producing easy, bouncy curls every time. There are even three settings to achieve different curl effects.Shop now
Urbanears Plattan 2 Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones, £69.99
Whether the person you're buying for is an avid podcast listener, audiobook fan, or just loves music, these Bluetooth headphones will let them listen completely wirelessly. These headphones offer a battery life of over 30 hours on a single charge and can be adjusted for a snug fit – a game-changer if they like to listen at the gym.Shop now
KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer, £309
Part counter-top accessory, part indispensable appliance, Mumsnetters are passionate advocates of their Kitchenaid mixers, which have 10 speed settings and can be used for everything from baking (obviously) to sausage, ice cream and pasta making. To get you started, this classic stand mixer comes with a whisk attachment, dough hook, beaters, a flat beater, dough hook and a wire whisk. And, of course, if your OH is the baking enthusiast in your family, this stand mixer would make a great present for them too.
“I absolutely love mine. I insisted on getting custody of it when I got divorced. I use it everyday, and all the bowls and bits go in the dishwasher – bliss.”Shop now
Presents for men
Braun Series 5 Wet and Dry Shaver, £99.99
Shaving gear might not seem the most glamorous present, but this Braun shaver is quite a big step up from anything he's likely to buy himself and the perfect way to treat the man in your life to a little everyday luxury. With an auto-sensing motor and a head that flexes in eight directions to ensure a smooth shave, plus a waterproof razor that's designed to last up to seven years, this shaver is so easy to use. The only downside is he'll never be able to go back to a bog standard multipack razor…Shop now
A nice aftershave is a classic Christmas gift for a reason (they're easy to wrap and last months, to name but a few). Mumsnetters love Paco Rabane 1 Million (£64.49) and Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male when they're shopping for presents for their partners. The Paco Rabane eau de toilette has a deep, musky base with top notes of blood mandarin, while the Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance combines sandalwood and amber with lighter notes of bergamot, mint and artemisia.
“Jean Paul Gaultier is gorgeous. I instantly fancy any man who smells of it (luckily my DP does!)”
“I don't normally like Paco Rabane, but I got DP some 1 Million recently and it's lovely.”Shop men's fragrance now
Lacoste Men's Edmonton Bracelet Watch, £59.99
A good watch goes with everything and instantly smartens up any outfit. Made from durable stainless steel with a scratch-resistant glass face, this Lacoste watch is simple, stylish and comes with a two year guarantee – all without breaking the bank.Shop now
Prices correct as of 13 November 2018.
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