- Published: 26 October 2017
As soon as the evenings draw in, thinking about Christmas seems the most logical thing to do.
We know there are still over 50 days until the big day, but Christmas will soon be here, so we thought we’d draw your attention to some really cool Christmas gifts for 2017.
However old you are, it just isn’t Christmas without an advent calendar. And calendars aren’t just about chocolate anymore…
Christmas Tea Lovers Advent Calendar // £25 // Buy it here: Fortnum & Mason
The countdown to Christmas can now be measured in tea! The luxury food and beverage stockist has provided all the tea lovers out there with the perfect advent calendar. Each of the twenty-four windows is filled with one of Fortnum's best and brightest brews in silky bags.
Benefit's ‘San Francisco Winter Wonderglam' advent calendar // £34.50 // Buy it here: Debenhams
Enjoy 12 of Benefit’s bestsellers as you open the windows for goodies galore. The set contains a fun-size Mascara, Remover, Tinted Primer, Roller Lash, and Benetint to name just a few.
Hotel Chocolat Advent for Two // £26 // Buy it here: Hotel Chocolat
Ok, so when we said calendars aren’t just about chocolate anymore, they kind of still are. Packed with 48 truffles, this calendar is the perfect way to count down to Christmas with chocolate and someone you love. Or you could just eat two chocolates yourself (we know what we’d do).
So you may be looking for something cool and not overly expensive as the perfect stocking filler. Well look no further, we’ve found three top gifts, all under £15.
Ab Roller // £14 // Buy it here: John Lewis
A great little gift for fitness lovers, the ab roller will help you tone, work and perfect the muscles in your stomach, back, shoulders and arms – perhaps your new best friend come January.
World's Hottest Chilli Powders In A Matchbox // £6.50 // Buy it here: Not on the high street.com
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Scorpion Moruga, Butch T, 7 Pot and Ghost were fighter pilot names from Top Gun, but they are in actual fact four of the hottest chillies in the world. This small but mighty box contains an inferno of heat topping almost 6,000,000 SHU, which will certainly add a little kick to your cooking. Each powder is beautifully presented in a corked glass bottle and comes with a ‘fun’ chilli fact card, packaged in a standard sized matchbox.
Joey Barton - No Nonsense: The Autobiography // £8.99 // Buy it here: Waterstones
Whether you’re a football fan or not, this honest and brilliantly brutal book reaches heights very few other footballers’ life stories can hope to aim for. The bad boy of football never shies from the truth in his autobiography. Love him or hate him, Barton speaks candidly of those he has worked for and with, pulling no literary punches in his assassinations of character strengths and flaws.
So, now to the main event! Gadgets and technology will feature quite heavily in many Christmas gifts round-ups you’re likely to read over the coming weeks, but here are the top four things we’d love to be opening on Christmas morning.
Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote // £39.99 // Buy it here: Amazon
We’re not sure where we would be without on-demand TV services, and this next generation Fire TV Stick makes binge watching your favourite shows even easier. The most powerful streaming media stick, with the fastest Wi-Fi and Alexa voice control gives you access to over 7,000 apps and games including Amazon Video, Netflix, ITV hub and BBC iPlayer.
What Do You Meme // From £21.99 // Buy it here: What do you meme
Think you've got what it takes to out-meme your friends IRL? Compete to create the funniest meme by pairing Caption Cards with the Photo Card in play. The rules are simple. Each round, a rotating judge plays a Photo Card and everyone else plays a Caption Card to complete the meme. The judge decides the funniest pairing, and whoever played the winning Caption Card wins the round.
GoPro Hero Sessions // £139 // Buy it here: Currys PC World
Are you planning a Gap year after college? Well we may have found you the perfect travelling buddy. The GoPro HERO Session Action Camcorder is smaller and lighter than other models, and has a tough design that allows you to capture action footage in all kinds of conditions, meaning you’ll be able to look back at the breath-taking views and exciting adventures you’ve been on.
Easy to use and allows you to remotely connect using the built-in WiFi or Bluetooth, you can view your captured media, and share your shots on social media. To top it off, it’s been designed to withstand extreme conditions. The camera is even waterproof to 10 metres without needing an additional housing, allowing you to transition effortlessly from the beach to the sea.
Super Nintendo Classic Mini // £79.99 // Buy it here: Argos
One for the old school gamers, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System returns in a new petite form as the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Fully loaded with 21 games, the SNES mini has the original look and feel of the ’90s home console, only smaller, and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable. Only released at the end of September, the console is selling out fast, so be quick if you want one!!
… and with Black Friday on the horizon, and many retailers expected to make a weekend of it, you may just be able to grab a bargain or two!