Whether you’re buying for a wine connoisseur or a boat fanatic, here’s how you can make family and friends happy this holiday season.
1. Drink quality wine this Christmas
Mr Wheeler is a new generation of independent wine specialists – with the heritage, expertise and attentive personal service of an old-style merchant, and the tech-savvy approach and grasp of contemporary lifestyle choices you’d expect from a 21st-century online retailer. The majority of the wines at Mr Wheeler come from family-owned and smaller vineyards that have developed across a number of generations. For Christmas, Mr Wheeler is recommending clarets and fine white burgundies. Place an order for £150 or more and receive free delivery and a bottle of England’s finest fizz, Nyetimber Classic Cuvée (worth £34.95).
Order online at mrwheelerwine.com and use promo code CHRISTMASFIZZ at checkout before 12 December 2021
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2. Drive safer with a hi-tech dash cam
If you know someone who loves cars and technology, Nextbase has the ultimate gift. The Nextbase 622GW is the world’s most in-demand dash cam thanks to its true 4K image quality and inbuilt polarising lens, which dramatically reduces windscreen glare and reflection. The 622GW can provide your exact location – on or off the road – which could prove crucial in the event of an accident. This is the ideal gift for a loved one this Christmas.
3. Get in shape by the end of the year
If your 2021 New Year’s resolution was to lose weight, it’s not too late – and the festive period doesn’t need to derail your goals either. Hepa Diet is a scientifically formulated 14-day meal plan that helps maintain your metabolism and liver function through beneficial ingredients such as beta-glucans, choline and oat beta glucan. During the two weeks, you'll have two Hepa shakes, two portions of vegetables and one high-protein meal a day with the addition of some oil. One Hepa serving includes 26g of protein to support muscles and 100% of the recommended daily dose of vitamins and minerals.
Try Hepa Diet today and enjoy 15% off with code MWN15 at hepadiet.com (valid until 31 December 2021)
4. Visit one of the UK’s most iconic racecourses
This Christmas, give the gift of Royal Ascot to thrill-seekers, style-setters and sports fans as the longest-running drama returns for 2022. Running from 14-18 June 2022, each of the five days of the Royal Meeting has the same magnificent atmosphere and sense of occasion. Always vibrant, the Windsor Enclosure offers a more relaxed and informal environment with extensive lawns. Launched to great acclaim in 2017, the lively Village Enclosure looks across to Ascot’s iconic Grandstand. However, The Queen Anne Enclosure is the epicentre of Royal Ascot. The only public enclosure granting views of the Parade Ring, this is an exciting and stylish world of colour, just a whisker away from the world’s finest horses. Tickets start from £32 per person with private boxes and fine dining from £259+VAT per person.
5. Enjoy quality wine at home
Ever wondered why wine tastes so much better on holiday? Now you can create your very own Italian dream or Parisian fantasy with Vignette Wine’s multisensory wine kits. Perfect for Christmas gifting or treating yourself to some escapism, you’ll receive stunning wines and mystery aroma vials to evoke your destination and train your wine nose. A bundle of postcards inside has everything you need to travel with your senses: the perfect, easy recipe pairing for each wine, the ideal soundtrack to your night, via a Spotify QR code, and a paired film recommendation.
6. Explore the solar system from your sofa
Imagine enjoying the sky full of stars while sitting on your sofa. This dream can become a reality thanks to Sega Toys and its series of home planetariums. Flux is the most powerful, most advanced model available to date, taking an incredibly popular planetarium design and refining it even further. Crafted in a satin black finish with the indicated edges of a lunar crater surrounding the lens, this powerful star projector is designed to be your first-choice home planetarium. With brilliant glass lenses and Sega’s brightest LED, everything looks vibrant and sharp as the disc silently rotates. Simply plug Flux into the wall via its USB cable and you can quite literally watch the world go by.
7. Make a boat-lover happy this Christmas
Give the perfect gift this year – the enjoyment of hassle-free boating with membership to Freedom Boat Club. Discover how Freedom Boat Club takes care of everything – maintenance, cleaning, repairs and storage – so all you have to do is book your boat, relax and begin creating memories with family and friends. As a member, you’ll enjoy unlimited access to a fleet of powerboats as well as reciprocal access to more than 275 locations across Europe, the US and Canada. Membership includes full Royal Yachting Association-accredited training as well as the opportunity to relax in the clubhouse in Portsmouth before and after your time on the water.
8. Create festive pizzas with family and friends
With many of us hosting loved ones this festive period, the Gozney Roccbox oven can provide the perfect activity to bring the whole family together – cooking pizzas in just 60 seconds. Forget the obligatory round of Monopoly, entice the teenagers back from their bedrooms and usher in a new family tradition by making pizza dough, selecting your own toppings and watching the pizzas cook. Featuring a SafeTouch silicone jacket, built-in thermometer and interchangeable burner system, this portable pizza oven is easy to use, family-friendly and should be at the top of every food-lover’s Christmas list this year. Whatever the weather, the Gozney Roccbox will turn up the heat, thanks to its super-efficient insulation, sending temperatures soaring up to 500C and storing that heat for longer so you can cook pizza after pizza without any delay. RRP: £399.
Learn more at gozney.com
9. Furnishing made easier
Looking for a new sofa? David Phillips Furniture has a huge range in stock, which can be ready for quick delivery. As a specialist furnishing provider, the company offers everything you need for stylish, stress-free furnishing, from sofas and armchairs to dining tables and chairs. In 1998, founders David and Phillip started a small business selling furniture to landlords. They pioneered the concept of a furnishing service that provided not only next-day delivery, but also assembled and installed furniture for customers. Today, the company’s focus remains on fantastic end-to-end service to make customers’ lives easier.
Shop for thousands of products at David Phillips Furniture online at shop.davidphillips.com
10. Make delicious cocktails with a classic London dry gin
Wessex Distillery’s Alfred the Great gin is an award-winning London dry gin inspired by the first king of England. Created using premium-quality distillation methods, this is a smooth, well-balanced traditional craft gin with juniper and coriander botanicals and citrus endnotes. Wessex Distillery is a family-run business that’s won multiple awards for its small-batch gin in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and London Spirits Competition. Perfect for the festive season is a spiced apple pie gin made with Alfred the Great gin, apple juice, ginger beer, lemon juice, cinnamon sugar and an apple slice and served in a signature Wessex glass – which are free with every order of gin. Use code GLASS2021 to receive a free glass. Valid until 1 January 2022.
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