A selection of present ideas

Replica Batmobile

This replica Batmobile (above) from the 1960 television series is available from Firebox. “Holy attention to detail!” Price: £120,000. Contact: 0800-044 5010, www.firebox.com.


Ion Pure LP Conversion Turntable

This Ion Pure LP Conversion Turntable has retro looks but modern capabilities, says The Sunday Times. It allows you to convert your old LPs into MP3 files and transfer them to your computer. Price: £60. Contact: 08456-049049, www.johnlewis.com.


Korg Volca Beats drum machineDrum machines are fantastic things, says Stuff. This Korg Volca Beats was inspired by the classic Roland TR-808 and 909 and has a monstrous analogue kick drum and a smattering of digital sounds. Price: £120. Contact: 01908-304600, www.korg.com.

Mitch Preston 21 Diamond Cluster Princess ringRefined and sophisticated vintage jewellery from masters of design, at John Lewis. Example shown is a Mitch Preston 21 Diamond Cluster Princess ring. Price: £3,700. Contact: 08456-049049, www.johnlewis.com/women/vintage-jewellery/c600003710.

Lulu Guinness handbagA clutch handbag by Lulu Guinness. Price: £170. Contact: 0845-602 1073, www.houseoffraser.co.uk.

Leatherman multi-toolThis Leathermans OHT multitool will come in handy when you’ve got a grizzly by the scruff, and you’re scrabbling around for the right tool to remove a seed from the beast’s teeth, says Stuff. Price: £90. Contact: 01943-870550, www.leathermans.co.uk.

669-toy-phoneA dying battery while you’re out and about is a terrible thing, says Stuff. So extra juice from this pocket-sized Mophie Powerstation Mini will be more welcome than a bottle of water in the desert. Price: US$60. Contact: 0808-134 9931, www.mophie.com.

669-toy-pendantA Ritz Fine Jewellery Christmas Bonbons cracker. You can pop in any item from the Ritz Fine Jewellery collection. Pictured is the Make-A-Wish Heart Pendant (£3,600) – 10% of proceeds go to the charity, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. Price: from £4,000. Contact: 020-7409 1312, www.ritzfinejewellery.com.

669-toys-undiesAvoid the usual red or black lingerie cliché this Christmas and opt instead for this beautiful floral design. Zuri bra £85, briefs £75, suspenders £85 from Agent Provocateur. Contact: 0870-600 0229, www.agentprovocateur.com.

669-toy-skateboardThe Chris-Craft Longboard Sting Ray is a beautiful skateboard inspired by the boats of Chris-Craft, says The Guardian. Available in mahogany or holly and teak finishes. Price: £95.99. Contact: www.store.chriscraft.com.

669-toy-coffeeThe Handpresso Auto Ese is an ideal gift for espresso-chugging motorway mile-eaters, says Stuff. It is a coffee-maker that connects to a standard 12v in-car cigarette lighter and fits snugly in a cup-holder. Price: £140. Contact: 0843-557 3373, www.handpresso.co.uk.

Toys for children


Lego mindstorms robotThe Lego Mindstorms EV3 is the latest from the toy maker’s robotics range. This is the first that can be programmed without a PC. The box set contains all the parts you’ll need to make a robot, a snappy mechanical snake or anything your imagination can conjure up, says Stuff. Price: £250. Contact: www.asda.com.

Toy globeThe Colour My World Globe is an interactive globe that comes with six erasable markers and stickers of animals from around the world. Price: £25. Contact: 08456 049049, www.johnlewis.com.

Toy tool setBring out your child’s inner builder with this brilliant wooden starter toolkit, says The Sunday Times. Price: £59. Contact: 0845-259 1359, www.notonthehighstreet.com.

Toy stuffed hareThe Bear And The Hare: a series of products based on John Lewis’s TV Christmas adverts. Contact: 08456-049049, www.johnlewis.com.

Toy popcorn makerThe Retro Series Hot Air Popcorn Maker uses hot air rather than oil for a hot, healthy snack – it’s a tabletop sized party pleaser. Price: £64.95. Contact: 0800-123400, www.selfridges.com.

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