A selection of Christmas presents

Don't know what to get for your loved one for Christmas? Here are a few gift ideas for the perfect present.


Make and receive calls like a Starfleet commander with this Star Trek Bluetooth communicator a prop replica collectable for fans of the sci-fi TV series. Price: £119.95. Contact: 0800-802 1420, Firebox.com.


A pair of 18ct white gold Peony earrings, set with antique, pear shape and round rubellites and round white diamonds. Price: on application. Contact: 020-7518 1070, Garrard.com.


A Rolex for men: the Cellini Time in 18ct Everose gold. Price: £11,200. Find your nearest retailer at Rolex.com.

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Luxury Star pyjamas for women an organic cotton and silk blend, ethically sourced from Africa. Shorts set: £120. Contact: TalesOfThread.com, or email info@TalesOfThread.com.


The Heston Blumenthal coffee machine a perfect coffee from the man famous for snail porridge. Price: £548. Contact: IWantOneOfThose.com.


And for the child in your life who has everything and for whom no price is too high a replica of the classic AC Cobra. It has a petrol engine and can reach speeds of up to 80mph (this can be restricted for younger users). Price: £12,995. Contact: PocketClassics.co.uk.


Virtual reality is the future of gaming and tech. The reviewers generally agree that the HTC Vive VR is the pick of those currently available. Stuff magazine tipped it as the gadget of the year. Price: £759. Contact: Vive.com/uk.


The Stay Over Rover pet pack for the pooch on the move, with plenty of room and compartments for everything from poo bags to food bowls and hand wipes. Price: £34.99. Contact: 01747-832050, StayOverRover.co.uk.


The John Lewis Alice Temperley silk camisole set. Price: £65. Contact: 03456-049049, JohnLewis.com.


The Patek Philippe Complications for ladies, in rose gold (ref: 4968/400R-001). Price: £49,390. Find a retailer at Patek.com/en.

Stuart Watkins

Stuart graduated from the University of Leeds with an honours degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, and from Bath Spa University College with a postgraduate diploma in creative writing. 

He started his career in journalism working on newspapers and magazines for the medical profession before joining MoneyWeek shortly after its first issue appeared in November 2000. He has worked for the magazine ever since, and is now the comment editor. 

He has long had an interest in political economy and philosophy and writes occasional think pieces on this theme for the magazine, as well as a weekly round up of the best blogs in finance. 

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