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. 

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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