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Best gifts for under £50
Molton Brown Festive Bauble, £10
Buying a gift for your office secret Santa can be tricky – especially if you don't know them well – but it needn't dampen your Christmas spirit. These festive baubles from Molton Brown are Christmassy, smell divine, and fit neatly within the typical £10 budget. A sure-fire hit.
Ana Leather Alphabet Coin Purse, £25
With a handy wrist strap, three card slots and plenty of space for change, this colourful leather coin purse is a genuinely useful gift. Plus, it's charmingly personalised without requiring too much effort from you – after all, why make Christmas shopping any more complicated than it needs to be?
This Works Dream To Sleep Fragrance Gift Set, £35
Give the gift of a good night's sleep this Christmas with this luxury gift set. Spoil a frazzled friend or sleep-deprived family member with the delicious-smelling This Works' Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and Night Oil; the blend of lavender, chamomile and vetivert will help them unwind and hopefully fall asleep more quickly. This set also comes with a silky eye mask – perfect for travelling.
Best gifts for under £100
Hourglass Ambient Light Edit, Volume 4, £69
This sleek compact – which contains everything you need to finish, brighten, contour and highlight your skin – is sure to be at the top of every make-up fanatic's Christmas list. A Mumsnet fan declares that “Ambient Light palettes will always work miracles no matter the time of year/state of your skin.” Hard to argue with that.
UGG Scuffette II Sheepskin Slippers, from £64
There are slippers, and there are these luscious, sheepskin-lined slippers from UGG. They'll keep your loved one's feet seriously toasty throughout the winter, and Mumsnetters love the fact that they “have a proper sole too, so they're great for nipping outside quickly.” One Mumsnetter bought them for her mum and can confirm that they're an excellent investment: “My mum's UGG slippers finally wore out. She wears slippers a lot. She'd had them for 10 YEARS.”
Cashmere Scarf, £55
Cashmere is a lovely gift for women of all ages and tastes, plus scarves are one-size-fits-all and thus eliminate any guesswork from your Christmas shopping. These scarves are made from 100% super soft cashmere and, with 15 colours to choose from, we wouldn't blame you for snapping one up for everyone on your list.
LSA International Prosecco Glasses Gift Set, £75
Made from mouthblown glass, this set contains four elegant (and dishwasher-safe) flutes. The matching glass saucer completes the set and is a very chic way to serve nibbles or prosecco garnishes.
Boden Romy Jumper, £75
The Romy jumper is a Christmas jumper for someone who doesn't usually “do” Christmas jumpers. The Christmassy colour scheme and star motif make it just festive enough without straying anywhere near tacky territory. It's super soft too thanks to its merino wool blend.
Knomo Mayfair Knomad Water-Resistant Tech Organiser, £79
Big enough to accommodate tablets up to 13" across, this smart Knomo tech case has pockets and compartments aplenty to keep all your gadgets and gizmos organised, plus it lies flat when zipped open so it couldn't be easier to access everything. It's ideal for work and travel and, last but not least, it looks as chic as a handbag.
Best gifts for under £200
Fitbit Versa Smart Fitness Watch, from £167.21
The Fitbit Versa is so much more than a fitness tracker. It can store and play 300+ songs, keep you in the loop by displaying your phone notifications, it's water resistant up to a depth of 50 metres, it continuously monitors your heart rate, tracks your runs and hikes when GPS is enabled, and even offers dynamic personal training based on your exercise data. Phew. What more could a fitness fanatic ask for this Christmas?
Plus, if you buy from John Lewis & Partners, you can claim a free 3 month Deezer+ subscription too.
Silk Pyjama Set, £110
Is there a more luxurious fabric than silk? If your mum/sister/partner likes to get into her jammies as soon as she's home for the evening, why not give her some seriously luxe loungewear this Christmas?
Also available in silver and pink.
Modalu Sofia Leather Shoulder Bag, £151.20
If you're looking for a Christmas present that she'll get a lot of wear out of, it's hard to do better than a classic handbag. The modern silhouette and clean finish of the Sofia bag mean it goes with just about everything, and the adjustable strap means she can tailor it to her look.
Exclusive to John Lewis & Partners and Modalu.
Best gifts for under £300
KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer, 3.3 L, £289
If you're after a bigger gift – perhaps for a milestone birthday – then we think this is a great choice for any budding bakers out there. This mini version of the famous stand mixer is good for smaller kitchens – or, as it's just as powerful as the bigger one, for anyone who wants to save space. It can be used to bake cakes of course, or for more unconventional uses like meatballs, guacamole or mash.
I burst into tears when the KitchenAid appeared. I was heavily pregnant and had wanted one for years but couldn't justify the cost. DD demands to bake for Daddy on at least a weekly basis
iRobot Roomba, £274
Gifts that help to save time and make chores a bit easier rarely go unappreciated. A Roomba is a great choice to take some of the load off – especially for pet owners. It intelligently navigates around your home, picking up dirt and debris along the way. You can use halo mode to help it avoid any objects and furniture, and it can be controlled by an app available for both Android and iOS.
A Roomba. I have fibromyalgia and hoovering was agony (DH did hoover occasionally but badly) it has made life less painful and less stressful. However at 35 (last year) it was depressing to be excited about a hoover.