Last-minute present ideas

Don’t panic, it’s still not too late to pick up some last-minute presents. Sarah Moore has some ideas to avoid Yuletide embarrassment.


Lego Hogwarts Castle

The huge, 6,020-piece Lego Hogwarts Castle contains everything from the Great Hall to the Chamber of Secrets and the Room of Requirement, says T3. This is the “ultimate Lego set for Harry Potter fans, bar none”.

£349.99 from Lego stores

Monopoly: Fortnite Edition

If you’re worried your children are too obsessed with the wildly popular Fortnite video game, take it offline with the Monopoly: Fortnite Edition, says The Guardian. It’s “recognisably Fortnite, reassuringly analogue”.

£21.99 from all good game shops

Beats Solo 3 wireless Bluetooth headphones

Beats has come a long way since the brand first burst onto the audio scene, says the Evening Standard. And the Beats Solo 3 wireless Bluetooth headphones are “some of the best yet”. They come with noise-cancelling and “super comfortable” ear cups, and you can answer calls and control music with on-ear controls.

£229 from Currys

Dram Club from Master of Malt


The Dram Club from Master of Malt will deliver 30ml shots of “the world’s finest spirits” to your door every month. Subscriptions can last three, six or 12 months, and start from £24.95 per month.


Hay Sonos One

Danish brand Hay has partnered with speaker-maker Sonos to launch the limited-edition Hay Sonos One, says the Evening Standard. The speakers come with Amazon’s Alexa voice control and are compatible with 80 music services worldwide “while also looking super stylish in your space”.

£209 from Selfridges and other Sonos retailers

Garmin VivoMove

The Garmin vivomove is “strikingly beautiful” compared with its nearest smartwatch rivals, says TechRadar. It has a proper watch face as well as a screen, and does everything you’d want a smartwatch to do with the added benefit of not looking like an oversized kids’ cheapie watch.

£149 from John Lewis and Argos