Finding the perfect gift for the season of giving can sometimes feel impossible, when so many either 1) have what they need or 2) are difficult to buy for. To help, Platinum has curated a gift guide filled with gorgeous gift ideas for friends, family and beyond.
For the grandkids:
Bunch of Butts
This hilarious, cheeky, shouty out card game is butt loads of fun for the whole family. And even more so after a fair few Baileys. Little ones and teens alike will love this.
The most adorable Paddington knitted jumper – featuring everyone’s favourite bear. Best paired with the Paddington movie, hot chocolate and a cuddle with loved ones. Jumper, £27.95, Joules.com
The ideal balance bike with 10in wheels, for those looking to get started. Bike, £30, halfords.com
Loungefly is the latest fashion accessory to hail from American shores, and they’re topping all gift lists for 2022. The stunning, premium franchise-focused collection of backpacks, handbags, shoulder bags, wallets, card holders, and other accessories come in all manner of unique and colourful designs, from the creators of Funko.
Loungefly handbags, from £60, loungefly.com
For that special lady:
The Apprentice Winner and one of the UK’s leading Cosmetic Doctors, Dr. Leah Totton has launched her new sustainable and scientific skincare collection: Dr. Leah Skincare. Over seven years in the making, the Dr. Leah Skincare Foaming Cleanser (£50) and Dr. Leah Skincare Facial Moisturiser (£55), both suitable for all skin types, are stunning for anyone who loves fabulous skincare. Drleahskincare.co.uk
Looking for the ideal gift for a reader? Try the Rare Bird’s Book Club. Each month, a brand new book will arrive through their letterbox for them to read at their leisure; when they’re done, they can visit the Rare Birds’s Book Club members area to chat all about that month’s book with other members.
Subscriptions are available as pay as you go, three month, six month or12 month packages. A wonderful gift they will never expect but really come to adore.
For three months, £42, Rare Bird’s Book Club
For those who need some RnR on the go. Meet the Nurse Jamie massaging orb: can be used cool or warm for facial massage to improve skin tone, depuff and even shape the face. Massage Orb, £14, cultbeauty.co.uk
For the interiors buff:
Amanda Holden’s 12th home collection has hit QVC UK in time for Santa coming, and we adore the art deco pieces, especially this lamp. It brings warmth and art to any living space.
BundleBerry by Amanda Holden round metal lamp, £99, QVC UK
As pottery experiences its crafting revival, why not indulge in letting a loved one try their hand at creating their own artwork. Super fun, a great mindfulness lesson and you get some new, unique art out of it too.
Noah Pottery Starter Kit, £35, noahsbox.com
For the foodie:
What better thing to do during twixmus (the days between Christmas and New Year) than a Classic Cookbooks 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle of vintage covers to feast on. Jigsaw, £13.43, blackwells.co.uk
Get saucy with this selection of Taiwanese hot sauces from Bao London, all made without preservatives. Delicious and addictive. Sauces, from £6, baolondon.com
For the the drinks connoisseur:
Martini lovers in your life with love this one, be it shaken or stirred. The new gift box includes 2x NUDE x No.3 Gin martini glasses which have been scientifically created and proven to keep your martini colder for twice as long. As well as a bottle of No.3 Gin which has been voted World’s Best four times.
No.3 Perfect Martini Gift Set, £150, bbr.com
Forget alll about Ring Of Fire and meet the world’s first refined drinking game, WineIQ. It’s the trivia quiz for wine buffs that will test your knowledge on anything, from food pairings to the chemistry of wine.
Helvetiq Wineiq Trivia Game, £35, amazon.co.uk
Forget your regular supermarket boozy gift, why not head to Costco and pick up this beautiful gin-filled snow globe? The all-important gin liqueur inside the beautiful, globed bottle is a taste of Christmas; an indulgent spiced orange and cranberry flavour using Seville oranges and cinnamon. Plus, it features real edible 23kt gold leaf and a light up bottle.
For that extra WOW factor, simply give the globe a gentle shake and turn on the light at the base of the bottle to illuminate the gold leaf cascading around the Christmas scene inside. Beautifully packaged in a gift box it’s the perfect gift for loved ones. It’s even got a ribbon on top!