The clock’s ticking, and you still haven’t had the time to go Christmas shopping and wrap up the gifts? Worry not: we’ve prepared a selection of our cute and practical gift ideas we’ve lifted from Amazon.
Let’s be honest: December is a tough month to be organised, and even the best struggle with juggling the full-blown social calendar, last-minute work responsibilities and Christmas preparations. If you need a little help with the gift ideas, we’ve got you covered. There’s a handful we handpicked, analysing their reviews at the time of the selection and comparing some of our personal experiences. That’s how we curated the list below.
The products below have been selected because we’ve used them, or we trust the Amazon users and their high ratings. When you order with us, you don’t have any extra fees to pay, and you get the best deals from Amazon as well, but we do earn a tiny bit of commision when you make a purchase. That’ll help us make this website alive in the upcoming year. That’s two Christmas gifts, in fact – thank you and Merry Christmas to you too!
For a traveller
A good backpack makes travelling a lot easier – and although Fjallraven Kanken backpacks are on the pricier side, they’re incredibly durable, so worth the investment. And stylish, we must add, so they’re perfect for the city errands as well as short day trips.
Anything else you can pack? If they often board long-haul flights, or if they’re in for long coach roadtrips, this pillow is a cool gadget that they might find handy. It doesn’t take as much space in the luggage as a regular one, and you inflate/deflate it only when you need it.
Metene Travel Neck Pillow Luxuriously Soft Inflatable with Velvet for Sleeping on Airplanes, Car, and Train.
The innovative design will give you utmost comfort by providing a'Raised Neck Support' to hold your head upright and maintain proper neck alignment!
It is manufactured with very soft, micro-velvet fabric that is very light-weight but with intrinsic robust quality. Besides, the cover is removable and washable.
Great travel companion with no bulk feel
For a plant lover
We know what it’s like in London: despite the multitude of parks at our disposal, it’s difficult not to long for a piece of greenery sometimes. And it’s nice to have a tiny bit of nature implanted into your flat. This little terrarium is a perfect starting kit for developing a mini-garden you can keep on your windowsill. Practical? Checked. Satisfying? Checked.
Ultra Diamond Teardrop Terrarium 17.5×17.5x22cm Premium Quality Glass Terrarium Diamond Teardrop Terrarium with a Cut-off Edge perfect for Moss and Plants or Decorations
A perfect stylish addition to any home or garden this can be used indoors our outdoor to create great effects a great metal and glass terrarium large
With a small "cut" corner to rest on a more interesting angle and add some decorative style great glass terrarium vase air plant terrarium with plants not included
Air Plant Terrarium kit made from quality glass and solder a modern glass terrarium holder
For a bookworm
If you’re picking something for a bookworm, look no further, especially if they’re into non-fiction. There’s something inspirational in both of them: Greg Sestero’s look at Tommy Wiseau’s attempts at making his own film is a hilarious story of pursuing your dream and supporting your friends. Hannah Jewel’s book, however, tells the stories of a hundred inspiring women from across the centuries that weren’t afraid to make their opinion known, follow their ideals or fight for a better life for themselves.
100 Nasty Women of History: Brilliant, badass and completely fearless women everyone should know
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
If you stalked them on Goodreads (do people do this, actually?!) and analysed their bookshelf, but you still have no idea what genre they’re into, let them decide. The Kindle e-reader has a special screen that doesn’t glare in the sunlight (hello, beach holidays!) and the access to thousands of books on Amazon, so they’ll never run out of the things to read.
Kindle Paperwhite E-reader, 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light
Unsurpassed high-resolution 300 ppi display - reads like real paper
Now with Bookerly, our exclusive font, designed to read easily and comfortably at all sizes
Built-in adjustable light - read day and night
For a creative
If they tend to say that nothing beats the old, trusty pen and paper, give them the benefit of combining it with technology. This notepad works just like any other – but you can digitise your notes, drawings and doodles in a matter of seconds with just one push of a button.
Wacom Bamboo Slate Tablet, Small
Write your notes naturally with pen on any paper and instantly digitize your handwritten notes and sketches with the push of a button.
Store, synchronize, edit and enhance your notes and sketches on your iOS or Android Bluetooth enabled device with Wacom Inkspace.
Export your notes as JPG, PNG, PDF or WILL file formats and sync with cloud services like Inkspace, Dropbox, Evernote, and OneNote.
For a hip music fan
This stylish wooden speaker looks just like a vintage radio, but in fact, it hides the capabilities worthy of the 21st century. Besides the regular AM/FM radio, it allows you to connect to any device with Bluetooth, which means you can stream your music straight from your iPhone, Android, tablet or laptop. The manufacturers promise also the 15 hours of playtime on a single charge, as well as crystal-clear sound.
Komost Handcraft Walnut Wood Bluetooth Speakers, Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Radio FM/AM, Home Outdoor Audio Bluetooth Speakers with Super Bass and Subwoofer
UNIQUE DESIGN: The whole body of this portable bluetooth speakers is beautifully finished and crafted by natural walnut wood. Its warm colored and vintage appreance,which matches seamlessly with the texture of your wood furniture around your house.Dimension of the bluetooth speakers is 135(L) * 60.5(W) * 79.5(H) MM (foot pad exclusive)
RICH SOUND: The sound is clear and crisp for this exquisite wooden bluetooh speaker;its bass,mid and high range frequencies are all good,the volume control range is broad enough to fill a large room or office
EXTENSIVE CONNECTIVITY: Equipped with 4.0 bluetooth system for easy and fast pairing,which only takes few seconds to connect to phones,iPads or computers either with bluetooth-enabled devices
If they prefer their music in analogue, this turntable might also be a fantastic option. Not only does it play the favourites from their vinyl collection, but also the songs and programmes from their radio station of choice. The device has also extra sound inputs and an USB port, so there’s a handful of ways to enjoy their favourite tunes using it.
ION Audio Mustang LP Retro 1965 Ford 4-in-1 Belt Drive Turntable
4-in-1 retro music centre with turntable, radio, USB and AUX input
Three speed belt-drive turntable plays all your records; records your albums onto USB flash drive
Sensitive FM tuner with speedometer look
For interior design fans
The neon trend in interior decor has been growing its following steadily and it doesn’t seem that it’s going away anytime soon. It certainly adds 2000 points to the room’s coolness factor, but it’s also quite atmospheric. And if you don’t want to spend hundreds on a customised neon sign, start with a small one. Bonus: is there anything more hip than flamingoes at the moment?!
Real Glass Neon Sculpture Flamingo Neon Light Neon Sign 39cm x 13.7cm x 13.7cm Neon Lamp
Flamingo Neon Light Size: 39cm x 13.7cm x 13.7cm(approx)
100% Glass Tube-Brand New from factory
Hand-blown with a powerful transformer DC12v, 500mA(included)
Alternatively, pick one of the style icon artworks. Just double-check if they prefer Marilyn or Audrey beforehand, or better yet, pair the prints!
Audrey Hepburn Blue Bubblegum Art Poster Print Marilyn Monroe Bubblegum Art Wall Art Print Poster Print Large Marilyn Poster Print Modern Art Pop Art
Choose From Sizes A4, A3, A2, A1 & A0 On Premium Heavyweight Matte 230gsm Paper. Please Look At My Other Beautiful Art For Sale.
SUITABLE FOR KITCHEN, LIVING ROOM, HALL, BEDROOM, BATHROOM, HALL, CONSERVATORY & OFFICE. ALSO WOULD BE GREAT FOR A PRESENT OR GIFT.
2 FASHION ICONS PRINTS: AUDREY HEPBURN & MARILYN MONROE GORGEOUS ART.
For a techie/a gamer
This comfortable keyboard that lights up with different, configurable colours, is also immensely comfortable, which makes it perfect for typing and gaming. And it provides a little support for their wrists, too, with the cushion attached to the front.
Razer Ornata Chroma Mecha Membrane Gaming Keyboard with Mid-Height Keycaps, Ergonomic Design (UK-Layout)
Designed from the ground up, the Razer mecha-membrane combines the soft cushioned touch of a membrane rubber dome with the crisp tactile click of a mechanical switch
The Razer Ornata Chroma features a custom designed keycap that has been made shorter to reduce the time it takes for your actions to register
The Razer Ornata features individually programmable backlit keys along with dynamic lighting effects all set easily through Razer Synapse
For a fashionista
For all we know, they’ll probably be immensely happy with that Chanel bag you’ve seen in Selfridges, but if you fancy adding something unusual to it, give them a galaxy on the scarf. It’s a nice little accessory that’ll make even a plain outfit a little brighter.
Lina & Lily Galaxy Starry Sky Print Women’s Large Scarf Lightweigh
High quality galaxy print scarf.
Oversized: 35" wide; 70" long. Large enough to wear as many ways as you can.
Made of super soft and lightweight material.
For a film buff
Even if it’s highly likely they’ve seen them all, let them revisit all the Hitchcock’s classics and give them a box set compilation of the director’s masterpieces. This 14-disc collection includes such classics as The Birds, Psycho, Rear Window and Vertigo.
Hitchcock Box Set [DVD]
Alfred Hitchcock Collection - 14-DVD Box Set ( The Birds / Family Plot / Frenzy / The Man Who Knew T
Alfred Hitchcock Collection - 14-DVD Box Set
The Birds / Family Plot / Frenzy / The Man Who Knew Too Much / Marnie / Rear Window / Saboteur / Sha
For a photography enthusiast
Whether they’re an avid Instagrammer or an enthusiast photographer, they’ll surely appreciate an opportunity to experiment with a new way to take the pictures. Maybe they remember how to shoot on film, or maybe they used to have a Polaroid? Either way, there’s nothing more satisfying that shaking that picture before the image reveals itself.
For a fitness enthusiast
If your fitness fanatic doesn’t have one of these wristbands already, they’ll surely appreciate it – especially if they’re a busy bee and trying to stay as active as possible. It helps to add a little physical activity to their everyday life. Plus it allows them to look at interesting health insights by tracking their heart rates, or even their sleep cycles.
FitBit Alta HR Fitness Wristband
Automatically track your steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes
Get the power of continuous heart rate in the slimmer design on the market-all day, during workouts and beyond
Automatically track your sleep and see your time spent in light, deep and REM sleep stages, powered by PurePulse heart rate
For a beauty maven
A combination of a hair dryer and a brush, this appliance easily does the job of the both. It’ll help them get their favourite hairstyle in a matter of seconds, gifting them an easy morning for every day of the year. It also makes it an amazing combination for travelling – they’ll be able to pack a little lighter.
REVLON Pro Collection Salon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumiser
A 2-in-1 styling tool that gives the power of a dryer and a volume of a styler
Glides through your hair to detangle, dry and volumize in half the time*. The oval brush creates volume at roots and curled ends.
Boosted by IONIC TECHNOLOGY, hair dries faster with less damage.
For a geeky teenager
As Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit the cinemas this December, it’s not only Jedi returning to the merchandise stores (excuse us, that was bad). And when you’re investing in merch, it’s nice to know it can be useful, too: this incredibly cute BB-8 figurine doubles as an alarm clock.
BulbBotz Star Wars BB-8 Kids Light Up Alarm Clock | white/orange | plastic | 7.5 inches tall | LCD display | boy girl | official
Iconic Star Wars mini figure alarm clock.
Digital LCD. 7.5 inches tall.
Alarm and snooze functions. Light up head and display.
For a coffee lover
Coffee is a gift in itself, and we know we sound like we’re trying too hard to curate a slogan for a coffee shop franchise, but we really consider it a necessary survival tool. With this coffee machine, you can select from over 40 branded drinks, which will allow you to enjoy your favourites on a cold, rainy morning without having to go to the cafe nearby.
Bosch Tassimo Vivy Multi Beverage Machine
Auto cleaning and descaling; Compact design
Height adjustable and removable cup stand with stainless steel drip tray: can be fully removed for tall latte glasses or travel mugs
Easy to use, one button operation with Tassimo T-Discs
Team it up with a cute mug; there’s so many to choose from! This one is our favourite, as we seem to have a pre-Christmas obsession with foxes. And we love its colour palette, but that’s a different story.
What have you got them for Christmas? Shhh… don’t tell them, but share your gift ideas with us in the comments below and on social media!