A selection of present ideas

With Christmas just around the corner, here is a selection of ten present ideas for loved-ones.


The Quadrofoil is the first all-electric, hydrofoiling personal watercraft. It is powered by an outboard electric motor and can reach speeds of up to 20 knots. Available for preorder now.

Price: £11,500. Contact: Quadrofoil.com.


Jewellery from David Morris, including a white diamond watch set in 18-carat white gold; and pink, yellow and white diamond Cherry Blossom wire earrings, set in white, yellow and rose gold. Price on application.

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Contact:020-7499 2200,DavidMorris.com.


In just half a day you'll have mastered how to whizz around on this single-wheel transportation device, the Airwheel X8. It is battery-powered, has a range of 25 miles and a top speed of 12mph. It will make your commute more fun and put an end to your parking worries.

Price: £699. Contact: Currys.co.uk.


La Perla Iris lace soft-cup bra (£77) and matching Iris tulle briefs (£58) a selection of fine lingerie from Harvey Nichols.

Contact: HarveyNichols.com.


Interested in your family history and lineage? Take it a step beyond searching parish council birth records by mapping your own genome. The gene home-testing kit can also tell you whether you are prone to genetic conditions, including male-pattern baldness. Perhaps leave that news till after the festivities.

Price: £125.Contact: 23AndMe.com.


The London smartphone from the iconic amp manufacturers, Marshall. It's an Android phone made to look like a Marshall amp and is "heavy on music features", says Jonathan Margolis in the FT. It'll certainly stand out in a crowd of iPhones.

Price: £399. Contact: MarshallHeadPhones.com.


The London Beer Lab runs short courses where you get to try the four main styles of beer and brew one of your choice. It should help banish memories of terrible home brews. Gift voucher for a workshop for one, £80. For up to three people, £160.

Contact: 020-8001 6552, LondonBeerLab.com.


Tag Heuer Connected is an innovative smartwatch. The touchscreen technology connects you to 4,000 apps via Google's AndroidWear and is iOS compatible.

Price: £1,100. Contact: TagHeuerConnected.com.


The Marc Jacobs coveted "Trouble" bag in a more compact style and finished with soft suede.

Price: £870. Contact: MyTheresa.com.


Fine silk "tuxedo style" pajamas the Somerset by Alice Temperley.

Price: £149. Contact: JohnLewis.com.