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MoneyMagpie’s best gift picks for 2023!

Moneymagpie Team 12th Nov 2023 No Comments

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It’s getting close to present time… er, Christmas… and we thought we would make things easy for you if you’re wondering what to buy friends and family.

Here are some of our favourite picks for all the lovely people in your life!

  • Best Beauty gifts
  • Teens – what to buy them
  • Foodie gifts that we love
  • Gifts for the home
  • Tech-type gifts
  • For all the family

Best Beauty gifts

Evolve Ultimate Facial set – £96.90 (down from £137)

This high-grade facial box set come in a beautifully packaged pink and gold box that exudes pure luxury. Containing six indulgent products including Evolve’s award winning Kalahari Dream Cleansing Oil and NEW Blue Velvet Ceramide Serum to provide the most relaxing, refreshing and rejuvenating routine this festive season. 

These smell absolutely incredible and are a must for any lover of luxury products.

Teens – what to buy them

Studio Creator 360 Degree Video Maker Kit – £44.99

The perfect budget video-making kit for any influencer, vlogger or budding actor. Includes ring light, tripod and green screen to get great-looking results from the comfort of your own bedroom!

Gel Blaster Surge – £60 – On offer £44.95

The award winning Gel Blaster takes you to the next level in awesome outdoor fun with the exciting new Gel Blaster SURGEAdrenalin filled, competitive play doesn’t need to be messy!  The Gel Blaster SURGE is a fun filled blaster with barely any mess or clean up.


StoryPhone £85 from Selfridges

StoryPhones are the first smart, portable wireless audio entertainment device for children combining high-performance headphones with an internet-connected content player. Access stories by simply popping a StoryShield disc into the StoryPhones. It will then automatically download the story into the headphone’s memory and start playing. After the initial download, it will play the content independent of any network or other device.

Peppa Pig Cruise Ship RRP £49.99 (currently on offer for up to half price at many outlets)

Embark on imaginative adventures with Peppa‘s Cruise Ship! This 17- piece toy boat set brings endless play possibilities to little kids, featuring 3 levels filled with exciting features, 13 accessory pieces, and 3 figures inspired by beloved Peppa Pig characters. Kids can envision delightful meals in the jungle-themed dining room and enjoy a show in the theatre by simply turning the seats.

Furby – £74.99

Furby is back! This curious little creature is an incredibly interactive toy friend with 5 voice activated modes and over 600 phrases, jokes, songs, and so much more to discover. Tell Furby what you want to do with these 5 commands: Dance Party, Copy Cat, Tell My Fortune, Let’s Chill, and Lightshow.

Foodie gifts that we love

Lindt Swiss Luxury Selection – £7.50

A delicious chocolate box featuring an exquisite selection of indulgent chocolate masterpieces. Masterfully crafted with passion, creativity and precision, this is a magnificent collection of smooth milk, decadent dark and sweet white chocolate truffles that are sure to delight even the most discerning chocolate connoisseur.

Guylian Dark Praliné Seashells (225g) £6.00 (Asda)/Original Seashells Gift Box (500g) £11.00 (Waitrose)

Let’s face it, no Christmas is complete without these delicious little chocolate shells. They’re various prices depending on where you pick them up, but they’re always a massive treat.

Cartwright & Butler Festive Turkish Delight Selection 250g – £12.50

Open up this stunning gold tin of a rather delightful selection of this Eastern teatime delicacy, with a chewy texture and a dusting of icing sugar, including Double Roasted Pistachio & Blackberry, Double Roasted Hazelnut and Double Roasted Pistachio & Pomegranate. If you think you know Turkish delight, think again… this unique recipe is sure to convert any critic into a Turkish Delight lover!



Eaten Alive Smoked Sriracha and Jalapeño & Lime Gift Box £9.99

Loved by spice enthusiasts and flavour seekers alike, this hot sauce duo is guaranteed to spice up any occasion, the ideal gift for the trickiest of recipients. The Smoked Sriracha is a bold and smoky masterpiece that adds a fiery kick to any dish. Deliciously addictive, its perfect balance of heat and smoky goodness making it a top choice among hot sauce aficionados.

The Jalapeño & Lime hot sauce is a zesty sensation that delivers a burst of tangy freshness. Packed with the vibrant flavours of jalapeños and zingy limes, it’s a true crowd-pleaser, bringing just the right amount of heat and a tangy twist to elevate culinary creations.


M:LK® CHOC NUTTY CHOC BALLS BOX – £6.99. Purchase here

 Introducing the Nutty Choc Balls Box, the perfect treat for any occasion. 9 individually wrapped balls, the ultimate plant-based chocolate indulgence. Great for sharing, with a film, a gift to a bestie, or just to enjoy yourself: crunchy hazelnut coated in a delicious vegan cream, covered in a crisp wafer shell and finished with our iconic m:lk choc and hazelnut pieces.

Beyond tasting incredible, they’re free from palm oil and artificial nonsense.


Little’s Ground Coffee Christmas Pack £3.29

Super high quality Arabica coffee infused with the festive flavours of orange, brandy, cinnamon, and vanilla. If Santa were to drink coffee, this is what he would drink!

Redemption Roasters Christmas coffee blend: Santa’s Yard £9.99

This Christmas blend is sourced from Colombia and Rwanda. The combination of these coffees creates a blend which is bursting with notes of juicy red apple, toffee, and cinnamon. The perfect blend to get you into the festive spirit. Available online or in the company’s 10 shops across London, including a complimentary Christmas card.

Snowdonia Christmas Cheese Hamper £70

Hampers can be daunting, price-wise, but Snowdonia Christmas Cheese Hamper includes a tantalising cheese collection for your Christmas buck!

Cartwright & Butler’s Christmas Joy Hamper – £70

Spread the Christmas Joy with this wonderful box of festive sweet & savoury favourites. A perfect alcohol-free gift featuring only the finest snacks such as Fruit Cake Trio, Cranberry Sauce, Milk Chocolate Raisins & Cranberry & Orange mini mince pies, to name a few.

Lavialla Tuscan Supper Hamper £70

This gift pack contains a new assortment with 10 specialities, in a two-layer box full of cuisine made of authentic, genuine flavours, from appetizer to dessert: includes bottles of Chianti Riserva 2019 D.O.C.G. (750 ml) and Cuvée rosé, as well as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Micro-Pecorino with Pepper, Tuscan Fennel Sausages, Carciofini Conditi, Tuscan almond biscuits and Chocolate Truffles. A truly stunning hamper. ORDER BY 18TH DECEMBER TO ENSURE CHRISTMAS DELIVERY!

…and for if you really want to go all out:

Gourmet Treats Basket – £180

Indulge in luxury with Verve Clicquot Champagne, Tenute Piccini Chianti, Fine Cheese Artisan Biscuits, Italian Summer Truffle Crisps, Mouse House Black Pepper cheese, Loison Panatonnechino Chocolate, Florentine Cups, and Cartwright & Butler Strawberry & Clotted Cream Biscuits. Presented in a Haute Hamper Basket, this gift is a true delight for the senses.

Gifts for the home and garden

Haier I-Master Series 5 Multi-Beverage – £99 (saving from RRP £150)

Made for versatility, from steaming coffees and luxurious hot chocolates to tasty teas and herbal infusions, the Series 5 Multi Beverage does it all.

No capsules needed, no countertop clutter: just enjoy your favourite café-style hot drinks at home.







Von Shef Ice-cream Maker £34.99

Treat the whole family to some delicious homemade ice-cream with this clever VonShef Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker. Simply add your ingredients and let the machine do the rest.





VonHaus Leaf Blower £44.99

The lawn, patio, and driveway – all clean and debris-free with this powerful 3-in-1 Leaf Blower. Turn the dial to switch between three modes – leaf blower, garden vacuum and mulcher – to make short work of garden maintenance.






Peckish Secret Garden Bird Bath £39.99

This bath has a large base area for clean fresh water for garden birds to drink from and bathe, is easy to assemble with no tools required and its sturdy wide base will withstand windy weather conditions. A great long lasting addition to your garden.

Gardman Bee & Bug House £19.99

This gives insects a home and safe place to stay and is specifically useful during the winter months. It’s handcrafted from FSC® certified timber, to ensure sustainability and will make a wonderful addition to your garden whilst attracting beneficial wildlife.

Daylesford Candles £34.00

Presented in a sleek class jar with a handy clasp fastening, Daylesford Organic’s natural wax scented candles make a beautiful addition to any home. 100% natural wax free from paraffin, the candles are designed to burn evenly, cleanly and slowly for the freshest, longest lasting aroma.


So Chill Mini Fridge – £39.99

With its sleek moving handle, vision window, removable shelf, door pocket, & USB power cable for both home & car use, this mini fridge is perfect for keeping drinks chilled, whether you’re at home or on-the-go.

Calex Organic Neo Champagne LED Lamp – £25

The Organic Neo LED lamp’s captivating shape and champagne coating adds elegance to any space, delivering a warm dimmable white light to create a cosy atmosphere.

Tech-type gifts

Trust GXT 489 Fayzo Multiplatform Gaming Headset – £29.99

Extremely versatile, the Fayzo can be used on every platform. Whether PC, console or other 3.5mm device, it is a great all-rounder to use with a preferred device, or simply swapped between them. The headset is also super comfortable with a lightweight design and mesh/leatherette earpads that are breathable and able to be worn for long periods of time. Perfect for the gamer in your family!

Skull Candy Rail ANC Noise-Cancelling Earbuds £99.99

The Rail ANCs are Skullcandy’s flagship premium, true wireless earbuds. They come fully loaded with Skullcandy Supreme SoundTM, a compact, comfortable design and Skull-iQSmart Feature TechnologyTM

The Kitsound BoomBar 30 Bluetooth speaker – £29.99

The Kitsound BoomBar 30 Bluetooth speaker delivers exceptional sound, battery and stereo-pairing at an affordable price. Available in Black/Gunmetal and Rose Gold.

Stocking fillers for all the family

National Art Pass – from £56.25 for an individual

National Art Pass is the perfect gift to give someone who prefers experiences to items. If your friend wants to have fun, new experiences in the city, visit the UK’s incredible museums, cutting-edge galleries, and swoon-worthy historic houses, the 12-month National Art Pass is a great gift. It allows free entry to over 250 venues across the UK and over 100 in London, as well as 50% off major exhibitions and special offers at museum shops and cafes.


National Railcard – from £20 for the year

There’s a railcard for everyone from 16-24s, seniors, two together, family and friends and more. They start at £20 for the year and enable the holder to get a full third off train journeys (mostly off-peak). It’s a great gift for people who like to go out and about and would like it to cost less across the year.


Imp and Maker Stocking Fillers Box £80

This delightful hamper is a treasure trove of festive flavours, comprising meticulously curated items that promise to infuse the festive season with joy. With 14 items including Yummiest Hot Chocolate, Vegan Vanilla Marshmallow, Boston Cream Pie Cookies, Hawken’s Gingerbread Trees and LOADS more, this is genuinely a treat worth indulging in to cover stocking fillers for your entire family in one purchase!


Tails.com’s Jack Brussel£9.99

As an exclusive collaboration with Beco, Jack Brussel is a limited edition tough toy, double stitched to last and filled with stuffing made from recyclable materials, as well as a squeaker for extra festive excitement! A sprout finally everyone will like!

Bow-wow Sherpa Dog Fleece – RRP £36-£39

Get your furry friend ready for a full day in the great outdoors with TOG24’s Bow-wow dog coat. Coming in a lovely Sherpa fabric that will keep your dog cosy in harsh weather, this coat is ideal for long days out, whether a multi-mile walk or a simple trip to the pub in the winter.

JoJo Mamaan Bebe Christmas Fair Isle Pets Jumper – £22.50

Your dogs will go barking mad for this multicoloured Christmas Fair Isle Pets Jumper. There are four holes for the dog’s paws, a smart ribbed collar, and a fun design based on traditional Fair Isle patterns. Snowmen, reindeer, Christmas pudding, and Santa Claus’s knitted bright colour stripes give the jumper a sparky personality, perfect for Christmas family pictures!

KinKind’s Make Me PAWSOME! Bar – £8

The first dog shampoo in the UK to contain an odour neutralising pet-safe active ingredient that captures your dog’s odour rather than just masking with heavy fragrances, leaving your dog smelling fresh and clean. It also contains a gentler cleanser than bottled shampoo and is packed with coconut oil to leave your dog’s coat cleansed, conditioned and soft.

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