Thirteen of the best:ultimate Christmas gifts

Whether you have a difficult dad or a fussy friend, we've got the ideal gift guide to help you choose the perfect present for their home sweet home. 

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1. Rattle those pots'n'pans

Even the most inexperienced cooks will enjoy rustling up delish dishes using this on-trend collection for the kitchen. From cool bakeware to rustic oil drizzlers, there's something to make everyone happy. 

Jamie Oliver kitchen range, from £4, buy it now 

2. Nothing but goodness

We feel a new year detox coming on... so give the gift of good health with this hi-tech juicer. Its secret is squeezing every last bit of nutritional goodness from your chosen blend of fruit and/or veg.  

Nutribullet, £199, buy it now

3. Gin for sloe sipping

Wish the gin lover in your family a very merry Christmas indeed with this gift of a British classic tipple made with wild Dartmoor sloe berries. You can buy it prettily gift boxed for an extra-special touch.

Heals, £26, buy it now

4. Mixing it

This daddy of all food mixers is a handsome addition that will take pride of place in any kitchen. A powerful 10-speed motor takes the hard work out of baking prep. 

House of Fraser, from £422.10, buy it now

5. For the eco-minded music fan

This light, portable Bluetooth wireless speaker will delight the music buff - and the planet, as it is sourced from sustainable natural bamboo and recycled plastic. 

Such & Such, £90, buy it now

6. The glow of copper

Add sophistication to the home with this polished copper candlestick. It's festive perched beside a roaring fire with a white or red candle - or super-sleek teamed with a black one.

ASDA, £7, buy it now

7. Pictures with a personal touch 

Screen prints from HAM are handcrafted and signed, and come ready for you to present in a frame of your choosing, or give them rolled up in the tube to keep them pristine. This yoga-loving bunny would make a lovely gift for a fan of this ancient form of exercise. 

HAM, from £35, buy it now

8.  Breakfast in style

There's a choice of four colourways in the chic De'Longhi range of Distinta appliances with a retro feel. Tea and toast, or coffee, anyone?

De'Longhi, from £79.99, buy it now

9. A modern classic for coffee lovers

Everyone will need at least one strong cup of coffee to rev up for Christmas Day - or to cut through the haze left by Christmas Eve's mulled wine. This sleek, black stove-top cafetière makes six cups and comes at a great price.

M&S, £15, buy it now

10. Not just for ski bunnies

A cuppa doesn't come much cuter. This skiing rabbit china mug is dishwasher safe and will be a sure-fire hit with anyone from Gran, to Dad, to your bezzie mate.

HAM, £14, buy it now

11. Bottoms up

Give a case with everything for the would-be sommelier - a wine opener, bottle stopper and spare corkscrew. The lucky person who gets this dapper box of tricks in their stocking will open every bottle with a flourish and impress their guests no end. 


M&S, £29.50, buy it now

12. Juiced up

Juicing's here to stay, and this one's an excellent gift for anyone turning over a healthy new leaf for the new year - or even before the end of this one. 

JML, £159.99, buy it now


13. A hot favourite

From tasty pasta to a delectable roast dinner, there's nothing the compact, versatile GoChef cooker can't handle. Buy this and you may even get invited round for a taste test...

JML, £44.99, buy it now


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