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A selection of presents for him and her

Some of the most imaginative presents to buy your loved ones for Christmas.

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Men are the first to profess that they don't need anything for Christmas, says Matthew Field in The Daily Telegraph. Change that tune and "release the man-child" in him with a muscle-car experience, racing around one of Britain's great racing tracks. Price: £99 from VirginExperienceDays.co.uk.

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Knitwear label Lingua Franca began on an impulse, says Sarah Zendejas in W magazine. Founder Rachelle Hruska MacPherson embroidered "booya" on a sweater, posted it on Instagram, a social-media site, and before she knew it her handcrafted sweaters with hip-hop lyrics became a runaway success. Price: £305. Contact: Net-a-Porter.com/gb/en/.

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Quite possibly the best watch we saw on display at last year's Baselworld watch show, the Ressence Type 3 was certainly the most innovative, says T3 magazine. Reading the time from the baffling range of dials takes some getting used to, but the weirdly vivid look is "mesmerising". Price: £26,000. Contact: RessenceWatches.com.

Fine British jeweller Boodles was established over two centuries ago in Liverpool and it "still prides itself on its craftsmanship, unique designs and excellent service", says The Daily Telegraph. These large white-gold and diamond earrings are from the jeweller's Roulette collection. Price: £5,500. Contact: Boodles.com.

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It's rare to find a coffee maker that combines ease of use, elegant design and reliable performance all in one machine, says Sam Ellis on the CoffeeTeaClub blog. The high-quality, premium Sage Nespresso Creatista Plus accomplishes this feat. It is a "wonderfully convenient" coffee maker that uses coffee capsules that you can order online. Price: £330 from Amazon.co.uk.

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If you struggle to figure out what all the blades are for on a basic waiter's knife, this "amazing contraption" should keep you busy on Boxing Day, says Stuff. The Victorinox Swiss Champ XAVT has the usual array of blades, plus a digital clock, thermometer, barometer and altimeter. Price: £450 from Victorinox.com/uk/en.

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The "exquisite" Chloe Nile has been seen on the arms of a whole host of fashion glitterati and has fast become the bag of the moment, says Hello magazine. Price: £1,340 from Selfridges.com.

The Chanel Boy.Friend watch is made from stainless steel, with a diamond-encrusted bezel and alligator strap, and is water resistant down to 30m. Recommended by the FT's How to Spend It. Price: £5,900. Contact: Chanel.com.

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The R7 High Fidelity Radiogram by Ruark Audio has an old-fashioned look but has all mod-cons built in too, says Ben Kinkaid in GQ. It includes a multi-format CD player, radio, stereo system and all the wired and wireless connection you'll ever need. "You're about to discover a new listening experience, a far cry from that old-school radiogram." Price: £2,000 from RuarkAudio.com.

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If you've got a sporting gentleman to buy for this year, why not try the Pheasant PJ Pan pyjamas, says The Field magazine. "Forget counting sheep, start spotting pheasants." Price: £135. Contact: PJPan.co.uk.

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