Side Street Style: The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide and Giveaway

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14/12/2017

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide and Giveaway

Christmas snow
Wearing my Poppy Appeal Jumper 

Are you still running around searching for a few unique and original gifts for your loved ones this Christmas? Well look no further as I have an array of ideas from pocket money budget gifts to larger luxury ones. Don't forget you have until the 21st for first class postage and the 22nd for special delivery.

For Her I have put together a collection of both useful and practical ideas along with some stylish and luxury items. The Pukka Tea tea comes filled with herbal organic teas and is a great way to store your bags. I can also personally vouch for the new Tiana organic skincare range and The Oral Kiely Poppy bag donates a portion to the Poppy Appeal. If your really stuck for a gift pop over to BuyAGift which has a range of vouchers offering afternoon teas, adrenaline experiences and spa days.

Gifts for Her



Christmas Gift guide



1. Parks Winter Wonders Candle £30
2. Oral-B Genius 9000 Electric toothbrush £89.99
3. Pukka Christmas Collecting Tin £9.98
4. Charles Conrad Rose Gold Mesh Watch £199
5. Orla Kiely Swirl Poppy Juco Bag £9.99
6. Abbot Lyon Entwine Bangle starts at £29
7. Instax Mini £64.99
8. TIANA Organics Rose Coconut Anti-Ageing Moisturiser £17.99
9. Hema Weekly Diary £6
10. Puck Wanderlust Moon Mandala £40
11. Gear4 Victoria Geometric for iPhone £35
12. Nivea Shimmering Skin £12
13. BuyAGift Superwoman smart box £49


Next up is the mens gift guide, I find often people struggle with what to get their other halfs, Dads or siblings so here are a few fun ideas. There are also a few organic and ethical choices - Soap Daze is a small Devon organic soap company which is amazing and ethical retailer Thought have some beautiful note pads. Keep Cup is a great way at reducing buying plastic coffee cups as it's reusable and the Roxi JukeBox player will bring a lot of fun into your home.




Mens gift guide



1. The Poppy Shop Christmas Jumper £24.99
2. Thought - Collection of notes notebook £2
3. Soap Daze Black pepper and Ginger soap £8
4. Patagonia backpack £65
5. No7 Men Anti Ageing bundle £55
6. Bo Wireless headphones £249
7. Patagonia Let My People Go Surfing book £16
8. Roxi Electric Jukebox £149 
9. Desktop Arcade Machine £22.99
10. Natural Himalayan Salt Rock £13
11. Mens Jord wooden watch £162
12. Keep Cup from £8

My mini kids guide has a collection of wooden toys mixed with modern technology as well as gifts that offer an educational dimension to them while still being fun and engaging for young children. I am loving the cute organic clothes from Newbie and the sweet Dutch inspired city blocks from Hema. These small face paint kits from Snazaroo make the perfect stocking fillers and why not get your kids active with a skateboard or roller-skates from Skates.co.uk.  


Kids Christmas gift guide



1. Children Medication from the heart from £3
2. Fracture Skateboard from Skates.co.uk £49.99
3. Wooden Bunny Racer £16
4. Snazaroo Mini Face Paint Kit £2.99
5. Newbie Organic Hat £12
6. RCA Mercury Android Tablet £39.99
7. Drumming Solider pull-along £18.99
8. T-Rex knitted Dinosaur from £14.95
9. Little people Big Dreams Amelia Earhart £9.99
10. Hema Set of Wooden Blocks £12
11. Tumball Bead Stacking Game £17.99
12. Rio Milkshake Quad Skates £69.95
13. Deep Space Planetarium £22.99
14. Grimms Earth Blocks £21.95


In my honest option food gift are always a good ideas as it's something everyone can relate too and has favourites so here is a guide with someone for everyone from chocolate and coffee lovers to fans of liquor and craft beer. The Makers Mark and Four Roses Bourbon offer a smaller batch and unique option to other more mainstream bourbons and the Choc on Cho Brussels spouts are amazing. If you want to get creative why not pick up a Sushi making kit for two  or the British Heart Foundation Heartfelt book.



foodie gifts


1. Vegetarian Haribo Giant Trees £3
2. Choc on Choc Brussle Sprouts £9.99
3. Hema Stovetop Espresso Maker £17.50
4. Qcumber Sparkling Water £2.39
5. Divine Chocolate Tasting Kit from Oxfam £5.99
6. Chocca Mocca real strawberries covered in white chocolate £5.99
7. Makers Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon £25
8. Best of British Beer Festive Beer Crate £42.50
9. BHF Heartfelt Healthy Recipe Book £14.99
10. IL Gusto Christmas Tree Gingerbread Liquor £17.50
11. Guylian Mug & Hot Water Bottle Chocolate Winter Warmer £19.99
12. Yutaka Sushi Making kit £9.99
13. Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon £26.95
14. Hema Wine Rack £12


Small Gifts and Stocking Fillers

One of my favourite things to do it put together stockings, I love small gifts and finding fun and unique fillers for the kids and my other half. How cute are these wooden dominos and wooden airplane. For older children they may enjoy the grow you own crystals and for adults some mindfulness books.


small gifts


1. BFH Dechox Travel Mug £5.99
2. Back Rescue Chewing Gum £4.99
3. Grow your Own Crystals from Prezzybox £4.99
4. Time Bomb Hand to hand combat hand cream £7.25
5. Joy of Mindful writing book £8.99
6. Janod Magnetic Plane £15.99
7. Jo & Co Rainbow Zip House £13.50
8. Hema Wooden Dominos £3.50
9. Coco Loco Hair Spritz £6.95
10. Cool Doodles English Breakfast tea £6 
11. My Year in Small Drawings book £9.99
12. Botanics Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm £8.99


If your looking for a treat for the whole family Cyber Jammies offer some amazing mix and match Pyjamas for the whole family and I can personally voucher that they are well made and excellent quality and a great family treat. 

Cyber jimmies


One last gift for those who travel a lot or work as digital nomads than the Riut Bag is a must have. It's a secure backpack with all the zips hidden against your back and space for carrying a laptop in a way that can't be pick pocketed. They are constructed with waterproof material and fit as carry on luggage. 





Best of all is one of my readers has the chance to win some of these fantastic gifts as well as the new Braun S3 Shave and Style - in total this bundle is worth more than £120 and on reader can win them all. Please just bear in mind that this giveaway ends after Christmas so it's more of a New Years treat. It's super easy to enter and ends on the 6th January 2018



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Some of these gifts have been provided to review but all of these are personal recommendations from me and are products I love

311 comments:

  1. . Best of British Beer Festive Beer Crate

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  2. The Joy of Mindful Writing by Joy Kenward

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  3. I don't really need anything; cat food would be most useful though!

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  4. Desktop Arcade Machine :)

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  5. A new electric toothbrush as mine is rather old and in dire need of replacement. I think a new one would be more effective and, of course, the benefits of timing your brushing etc are always updated with new designs. I could really do with an new one to assist me with my oral hygiene as if the truth is told, we can all do with a little extra help in that direction.

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  6. The salt rock lamp because I think they look so nice, I would love one for my house

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  7. Oral-B Genius 9000 Electric toothbrush

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  8. Desktop Arcade Machine very cool

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  9. A new pair of Timberlands boots :)

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  10. would love the Fracture Skateboard for my nephew

    KATHY D

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  11. The Bo Wireless Headphones look lovely and would be perfect for me listening to music whilst travelling

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  12. roller skates look fun

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  13. The Instax Mini camera, they're so cute and I've wanted one for ages!

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  14. Hot cloth cleansing balm

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  15. Anything with chocolate ��

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  16. The Joy of Mindful writing book, I think it'd make a positive change to my life and improve 2018 :)

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  17. Definitely the Instax mini

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  18. Sarah and duck

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  19. The Riut bag would be perfect for my husband who travels all over the world for his job. This would be so apt!

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  20. I would love a pair of roller skates, I can just see me whizzing up and down on the school run!!!

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  21. Puck Wanderlust Moon Mandala - it's really gorgeous, and I am quite spiritual so I know it sounds daft but I would put my positive thoughts in it!

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  22. Riut Bag!! Thats amazing!! I would love to take this on my travels :) Also the Rio Milkshake Quad Skates are perfect for a cousin of mine ;)

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  23. 9000 Electric toothbrush £89.99 Time to move in to the 21st century.

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  24. The Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon will be my choose

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  25. I would love. Tablet....Android one..... happy Christmas everyone🎅🌲🎅🌲🎅🌲🌲🎅

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  26. Guylian Mug & Hot Water Bottle Chocolate Winter Warmer £19.99

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  27. Haribo lol

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  28. The Best of British Beer Festive Beer Crate

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  29. The Instax mini camera

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  30. Natural Himalayan Salt Rock Lamp is actually on my wishlist this year.

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  31. IL Gusto Christmas Tree Gingerbread Liquor - it sounds delicious; I really want to try it! :)

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  32. The riut bag - I love the design and my trusty backpack is getting pretty worse for wear

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  33. I'd like the Bo Wireless headphone

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  34. Those white chocolate covered strawberries sound good.

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  35. Out of everything, defo would have to pick the Instax Mini!

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  36. the instax! always wanted one of those

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  37. I'd like The Year in Small Pictures book as I like anything arty.

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  38. I would choose the Charles Conrad Rose Gold Mesh Watch. Love the colour and design. Rachel

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  39. The Instax mini would be my choice

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  40. The Instax Mini - it would be so much fun to use.

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  41. The Guylian Mug & Hot Water Bottle Chocolate Winter Warmer !

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  42. The instax mini!

    EMILY BELFIELD

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  43. Electric toothbrush

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  44. Best of British Beer Festive Beer Crate

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  45. Bo Wireless headphones £249

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  46. the saly rock lamp, though I do already have one and it's fab, but one for the front room would be fab!!

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  47. The Hema Stovetop Espresso Maker.

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  48. A Charles Conrad watch would be wonderful, very pretty

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  49. The secure backpack, so useful when on holidays

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  50. Margaret Clarkson
    the Makers Mark Bourbon

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  51. I know my hubby would love the Braun S3 Shave and Style!

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  52. 'Divine' Chocolate tasting set.yummy yum!

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  53. The Instax Mini camera would be my choice

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  54. I love hand crafted soap so it would have to be the Soap Daze Black Pepper & Ginger Soap.

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  55. Katerina Economides28 December 2017 at 17:27

    I would pick the electric toothbrush as I have just had braces.

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  56. Orla Keily bag

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  57. The joy of mindful writing for me.

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  58. Charles Conrad Rose Gold Mesh Watch £199 would do nicely

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  59. The Guylian Mug & Hot Water Bottle Chocolate Winter Warmer

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  60. The Instax Mini

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  61. Love the Riut bag ! It’s so clever and would make me feel more secure carrying valuables around anywhere ! ( Kali Filsell)

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  62. I love the Rose Gold Mesh Watch.

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  63. I would choose the Abbot Lyon Entwine Bangle
    Kelly L @kellycloggs

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  64. If I could pick one gift from the lit it would be the Oral-B Genius 9000 Electric toothbrush.

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  65. Oral-B Genius 9000 Electric toothbrush

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  66. Four Roses Bourbon would be just the ticket.

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  67. My chops could do with the Botanics Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm £8.99

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  68. the Riut bag would be ideal for travelling!

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  69. The Parks winter wonders candle, love candles and difussers

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  70. I would pick the Roxi Electric Jukebox. We regularly have parties and this would go down a storm

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  71. The Choc on Choc Brussle Sprouts look yummy and also revolting at the same time

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  72. I'd love the Charles Conrad Rose Gold Mesh Watch - so stylish!

    Hazel Rea @beachrambler

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  73. i would love the Botanics Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm

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  74. I would pick the Instax Mini - these look like a lot of fun

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  75. The Oral-B Genius 9000 Electric toothbrush would be fantastic.Electric toothbrushes do such a great job.

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  76. Oral-B Genius 9000 Electric toothbrush

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  77. I like many things, but one would be the poppy bag.

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  78. The beer festival beer kit

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  79. Bo Wireless headphones £249 for my son

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  80. A fab selection but I would go for the Riut bag as I always wear backpacks when I am out so appreciate a well designed and stylish model.

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  81. 2. Oral-B Genius 9000 Electric toothbrush £89.99 - just what I need!

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  82. The wooden Jord men's watch would be nice as a gift for my father.

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  83. I'd choose the Yutaka sushi making it!

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  84. Bo wireless headphones

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  85. choc on choc brussel sprouts look fun

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  86. The Botanics Organic Hot Cleansing balm

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  87. install camera! nothing like snapping memories!

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  88. Charles Conrad Rose Gold Mesh Watch

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  89. Oral-B Genius 9000 Electric toothbrush

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  90. I would love a Instax mini camera. Happy New Year x

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  91. Charles Conrad Rose Gold Mesh Watch

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  92. wow what a fabulous giveaway, many thanks for the chance to win x

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  93. the Instax camera, I love taking photographs and these do look fabulous

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  94. I would love some new clothes as I always buy for my kids and not myself.

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  95. I would pick the hema wine rack to keep my wine bottles in

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  96. The Instax mini camera for sure!

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  97. Rock salt lamp. Lots of lovely items fantastic prize

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  98. Would love an instax camera that would be fab

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  99. Charles Conrad Rose Gold Mesh Watch is beautiful

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  100. the instamax camera so I can share my love of photography with my daughter x

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  101. Cecily-Daisy Zorab2 January 2018 at 21:23

    Amazing what a great giveaway! If I could just have one gift it would be the sarah and duck bits. My 2 year old son loves animals so much and is obsessed with going to feed them!

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  102. The oral b toothbrush.....my wife would love one.

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  103. Instax Mini - I think they are FAB, I would LOVE one :)

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  104. The instax mini camera would be lovely.

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  105. I really want an insta mini but I’m also drawn to the Jemma diary! That’s so cute

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  106. A full set of dog agility equipment! Unless you mean from the guide, in which case I'd choose the Bo Wireless headphones :)

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  107. ID LOVE THE Yutaka sushi making it

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  108. I like the Grow Your Own Crystals kit, I think it would be great for my boys.

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  109. the skates ;-)

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  110. Grow Your Own Crystals kit would be brilliant. I know that my great-niece would have fun with me doing that.

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  111. The Riut bag looks amazing. I travel a lot and worry about pick pockets and bag dippers. This bag would really put my mind at ease when out and about

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  112. Wireless headphones because oh the tangled wires!

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  113. I'd pick the BuyAGift Superwoman smart box or Keep Cup!

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  114. The electric toothbrush, I really need a new one!

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  115. I would love a new purse. The zip recently broke on mine but i cant find a replacement i like as much as my old one

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  116. Guylian Mug & Hot Water Bottle Chocolate Winter Warmer

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  117. I would choose Tumball, the bead stacking game which I would play with my grandchildren and we would have lots of fun!

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  118. I would choose the wireless headphones but my daughter would opt for the Instax camera

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  119. the Bo wireless headphones look fab

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  120. Emma Schofield I love the look of the intstax camera

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  121. From this list I would pick the Abbot Lyon bangle. Bracelets and bangles are my favourite jewellery items.

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  122. That crate of beer looks good to me

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  123. I quite fancy the stove top expresso maker

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  124. Desktop Arcade Machine

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  125. I would pick the Bo Wireless headphones. They look amazing.

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  126. Love the Entwine Bangle from Abbot Lyon

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  127. I know it's on the men's list but I'd choose the Roxi Electric Jukebox

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  128. The camera to capture precious memories, and the fact that it is pink is even better!

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