From Advent-style gin dispensers to luxury PJs, Sarah Moore has plenty of quirky gift ideas for the festive season.
Cramming a compact projector and Bluetooth speaker into a device the size of a drinks can is no mean feat, but the boffins behind this Kickstarter-funded Nebula Capsule have achieved it, says Lucy Hedges in Metro. The device promises HD quality, fast charging and Google Assistant.
£312 from Anker.com
Those who like to go a little off-piste will appreciate the unusual aesthetic of this drinks cart, says Bianca Barratt in the Evening Standard. Oval shaped and featuring asymmetrical shelves, it’ll provide a talking point if conversation is running
£326 from OutThereInteriors.com
If someone in your life likes the odd festive tipple, why not indulge them with some flavoured gin (and more), says Alice White in The Mail on Sunday. Upmarket department store Fortnum & Mason is offering this Advent-style collection of 12 festive single-estate spirits.
£59.95 from Fortnumandmason.com
Anything that manages to be both practical and eye-pleasing is worth your immediate and undivided attention, says Fashion Beans. The Stig backpack from Swedish luggage brand Sandqvist does just that, “effortlessly combining brains and beauty with a roomy build”.
£109 from Sandqvist.com/en/en
The Dyson Airwrap hair styler offers a “revolutionary way to wave, curl, smooth or dry your hair”, says Gadget Flow. Instead of solely relying on heat, the styler uses air to change and reset the bonds within the hair structure, avoiding heat damage.
£449.99 from Dyson.co.uk
The Leatherman Juice CS4 is a multitool the size of a chocolate bar, says Simon Barnes in The Sunday Times. In other words, it’s small, but it manages to pack in 15 tools, including a saw, four screwdrivers, scissors, two sets of pliers, a knife and, most importantly , a bottle-opener and a corkscrew.
£104.95 from Leatherman.co.uk
All of Alex Monroe’s jewellery is “beautifully delicate and lovingly crafted”, says Emma Barnett in The Sunday Times. This 18ct “In-Beetweeny Bee” necklace showcases his signature design, is handmade in England, and comes with an adjustable chain.
£995 from AlexMonroe.com
Staying in is the new going out, Cécile Gavazzi Daccò of luxury pyjama brand Morpho + Luna tells Drapers Online. Pyjamas are a “self-indulgent and emotional purchase that make you feel special and elegant”.
£530 from MatchesFashion.com
Dripping with trendy retro charm and a design reminiscent of a rocket, this diminutive Smeg coffee dispenser spits out “an authentic cup of joe”, says Lucy Hedges in Metro. You can make up to ten cups in one go, and it will even give you a prompt when it needs cleaning.
£179.95 from SmegUK.com