Stuck for last-minute Christmas gifts for you, your partner, a parent or a friend? Maria Pierides is here to help with some last-minute savers
If you’ve ever been accused of not wearing your heart on your sleeve, you can now wear your heart on your torso, with this constant reminder of what matters most emblazoned across your chest. This motif comes on an assortment of different coloured tees, although looks best on the black or white ones, for maximum impact.
THE LEGEND OF TITANIC
This biography, Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet On Everything, by Kevin Cook, encapsulates the daring life of one of the sharpest gamblers of all time, famed for becoming the finest grifter of his generation. A controversial and outrageous road gambler, he killed five men and married five women in a rollercoaster life. It’s a must-read for anyone who’s ever placed a bet, and promises to have you hooked from page one.
Never one to disappoint, Frankie’s back and more controversial than ever. Filled with outlandish one-liners, he takes you to places that no one else dares to go, in true Frankie style. If you can sit through his satirical, un-pc, debauched comedy without getting offended, you’ll be sure to get some side-splitting laughs with this ruthless instalment from the Hammersmith leg of his tour.
This is a must-have set for any dominoes fan that wants to play in style. The silver-plated dominoes exude class and sophistication. And for that final personal touch, you can get it engraved, starting from £12.50.
CAUGHT BY THE FUZZ
It’s not often that you can find something that looks great and keeps you warm. A fun and quirky stocking filler, this is the perfect gift for someone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously and loves turning a few heads. Bonus points if they’re a CSI fan too!
We all know that drinking from the bottle is the manliest of manly ways to drink beer – some might even argue it’s the only way. These goblets are not only a style innovation, but they’re enviro-friendly, as they’re made from recycled bottles – and you can use them again and again. They’re even dishwasher safe. You can choose from classic Grolsch, Sol or Corona twin packs, but each one is bound to make an impression on all your mates.
ONES FOR THE LADIES
He might not be your cup of tea, but few women can resist the dulcet tones of the Bublé, making this Michael Bublé – Crazy Love (Hollywood Edition) CD a sure-fire way to cheer mum up on Christmas morning.
FOR THE MISSUS
So you’ve already bought her something amazing, but if seeing more gifts with your name under the tree has sent you panicking, this is a perfect ‘just because’ present for the woman you love, a Hotel Chocolat festive gift bag.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re present-hunting for your sister, girlfriend or any female friend, because vodka, pink and bling all rolled into one with this 22 Carat Vodka is almost guaranteed to make any girl happy.