10 last-minute Christmas gifts to keep the whole family happy
Left it a little late? Whoever you’re buying for, here’s our guide for the last-minute Christmas shopper to the rescue…
1. The eternal coffee lover
If they need a perfect blend of coffee to get them going in the morning, gift them the Nespresso by Krups VertuoPlus Coffee Machine. They’ll enjoy an aromatic roast in a flash thanks to its fast heat up time.
They won’t need to programme or alter any settings. This clever machine recognises every pod and creates a wonderfully blended cup at the push of a button. Who needs a barista when you’ve got this coffee-making marvel in the kitchen? Whether you fancy a rich tall coffee, or a creamy cappuccino, you can enjoy your favourite from the comfort of your own home.
2. The hair care extraordinaire
The easy-to-use Glamoriser Touch Control Hair Straightener is perfect for the at-home pro.
In just 15 seconds the ceramic plates with black diamond oil heat up – resulting in beautifully shiny hair. Plus, its slim design and heat resistant storage bag means they travel easily, too. Perfect for when a hair emergency strikes.
3. The mini music maestro
Little ears love big tunes. Astound them with amazing sound, while protecting their ears with limited output volume with the JBL Wireless Bluetooth Kids Headphones.
The battery on these wireless headphones will last up to 12 hours on a single charge, which will come in handy on long journeys. Available in pink and rocker blue, they even include a sticker set – so creative kids can customise them however they want.
4. The health-conscious hero
If it’s a healthier diet that they’re after, they’ll love a NutriBullet Rx Blender. It squeezes fruit and veg, extracting all the goodness into delicious smoothies and soups.
The Nutribullet is a blender aficionado, using smart technology to adjust power and create the perfect blend. Just seven minutes on SouperBlast mode and they’ll create a flavourful soup. And thanks to the included recipe book and array of cup sizes, they’ll really be able to expand their culinary horizons.
5. The fitness flake
Get them into gear with reminders to keep them going. The Fitbit Versa is a fitness tracker that keeps tabs on steps, distance, calories burned and heart rate. Ideal for someone who needs a little help getting motivated.
The Fitbit helps set targets and congratulates with an encouraging message when goals are reached. It automatically senses when a workout has started and even connects to smartphones, so they can check how they’re doing on the Fitbit app.
6. The classically cool music lover
This is more than just a record player. The ION Max LP Turntable is an all-in-one turntable for true music enthusiasts. They’ll also get the best of both worlds with the option of connecting external devices via the 3.5mm jack.
Its retro design with a gorgeous wood finish adds style to any home. And, with EZ vinyl converter software included, they can even convert their 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records and play them back in undeniable quality.
7. The go-to gamer
With the Oculus Go, they can escape into virtual reality without needing to connect to a thing. And the built-in surround sound audio and crystal-clear lenses will add to a seriously immersive experience.
Whether they’re the main character of a game or just catching up on their favourite Netflix show, the huge screen is a stunning way to get in on the action. This comfy headset even boasts 32 GB of storage, capable of saving 3 HD films, 10 games or 20 apps. Let the Christmas Day antics begin.
8. The part-time treats maker
Make half-baked dreams a delicious reality with the 1930’s style KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer. This iconic piece of kitchen tech is as effective as it is stylish. They’ll be mixing and preparing up a storm with the multipurpose attachment.
This free stand mixer really does it all – from bread dough to cake mix, and egg whites. Plus, there’s no power loss when changing attachments, so they’ll get an excellent performance every single time. Think of all tasty treats you’ll get!
9. The entertainment enthusiast
Boost their home entertainment to the max with this LG Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD player. Its 4K and multi HDR playback upscales content to bring out the best of any movie and box set collection.
It doesn’t just play DVDs and Blu-rays though. Thanks to smart streaming, they can log on to Netflix, Amazon or BBC iPlayer directly through the player and binge their latest obsession. Turbo-charged technology even eliminates annoying disc-load lag – giving them more movie-watching fun.
10. The party starter
Hands in the air for the ultimate party tool. This Sony XB41 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is big on sound with an impressive bass. The Live Sound mode will spread to cover any area, giving off the true party feel wherever they are.
The compact design comes complete with flashing lights and a party chain, and it’s even waterproof, which comes in handy for summer get-togethers by the pool next summer. Plus, up to 24 hours of battery life means they won’t have to worry about running low on pumping tunes.