Fear not, although Christmas is less than 1 week away, there is still time to purchase a luxury gift for that special person in your life. Whether you know a wine lover, tech lover or you are just plain stuck for ideas, then you need this guide.
For Red Wine Lovers – Salentein Primus Malbec (from £48)
One of the finest examples of Malbec we have had the pleasure of enjoying! This is a superb gift for any red wine lover or any lover of wine! Intense and complex with a good structure. There is a memorable plum, red and black berry aroma about this wine. In fact, there is a lot more to this wine than your typical Malbec. There are also hints of tobacco and black pepper, providing a season undertone that makes it ideal for the Christmas period. An absolutely consummate example of how high altitude, old-vines can pack a real wow factor.
Grown at well over 1100 metres above sea level in Mendoza, Argentina, this is perfectly balanced in acidity with a freshness and a long finish. Serving suggestions, Salentein Primus Malbec brings out all the best flavours in meat and pasta dishes! We also recommending that you decant roughly 30-60 minutes before serving.
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For Those Who Struggle With Early Mornings – Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D (£199.99)
A unique product, the Bodyclock Luxe 750D is an alarm clock that successfully and superbly improves our sleep pattern and sleep hygiene. Through light Lumie suggest you can wake and fall asleep with deep, consistent and life changing benefits. In fact, according to oodles of research, the device can even help with winter blues and it helps in treating SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
The Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 750D is a superb all rounder with the true ability to give you better sleep. We find ourselves dropping off to sleep far more quickly since using the Lumie and we wake up feeling more refreshed. You really have to try it for yourself to believe the effects. Plus, the incorporation of a full range of audio capabilities, such as DAB and Bluetooth with a high-quality output give the product a real multi-dimensional feel.
You can buy yours here and they even have last minute delivery available.
For The Rum Aficionado – Havana Club 15 Years Old – £140
This rare and high-end expression is a superb gift idea for Christmas 2017. Aged carefully for a minimum of 15 years in hand-picked oak barrels, Havana Club 15 has been created with all the love of a single malt, but with a Cuban twist. A stunning mahogany colour, this full bodied-rum is rich with prunes and raisins, echoing classic Christmas flavours.
For us, this expression is a show stopping gift with a big price tag of £140 for 70cl. Is it worth it? 100%! Warming, refined and a great piece of rum craftsmanship! Available at www.thewhiskyexchange.com
For Couples – Romantic Gourmet Getaway at Oakley Hall Hotel for Two From BuyAGift (£359)
Located in Hampshire, this is an ideal gift for any couples you may be looking for a last minute gift for. This fantastic experience allows two people to enjoy some time away together at the North Hampshire’s luxury 4-star Oakley Hall Hotel.
Set in 315 acres of stunning grounds, the hotel offers individually designed rooms with gorgeous views, free Wi-Fi, complimentary eco-friendly toiletries and Egyptian cotton sheets to make your stay as relaxing and hassle-free as possible. Upon arrival, tuck in to a delicious afternoon tea and sip on a glass of champagne from the bottle left for you to enjoy in your deluxe room. In the evening, head to the hotel’s two rosette glasshouse restaurant for a delicious three-course dinner and in the morning enjoy a full English breakfast for two. If you want to explore the local area, there are several exciting activities to take part in including fly fishing and horse riding on the River Test, which is only a short distance from the hotel. This fantastic break offers the chance to relax together with no interruptions, be it for a special occasion or just a well-deserved treat!
- A one-night stay for two in a deluxe room
- Afternoon tea on the day of arrival
- Half a bottle of champagne in your room on the day of arrival
- A three-course dinner in the evening at the hotel’s two rosette glasshouse restaurant
- A full English breakfast for two in the morning
- Early check-in and late check-out
The Perfect Tech Stocking Filler – Amazon Echo Dot (RRP £49.99)
For the ideal high-performance stocking filler, why not try one of the world’s leading voice-controlled, hands-free devices that adds the smart to your smart home. Whether you want to set alarms, change the music on your in-home sound system or find out information, then the Echo Dot can do all of this, and more! To engage the device just as Alexa a question and 1 of 7 microphones will pump your message into this superb little device, it will then fulfil your wish in a few seconds.
To play music wirelessly, simply connect the device up to speakers or headphones in the home using Bluetooth (or 3.5mm stereo cable) and play music from Amazon Music, Spotify and TuneIn. Plus, you can even play music across multiple Echo devices! Amazing stuff! You can even take calls or messages from your phone wirelessly around the home.
But that’s not all, the device links up with smart TVs, switches, lights, thermostats, and compatible devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Hive, Netatmo, Nest, tado° and others. We love using the device for finding out news, checking the time and changing our Nest home system!
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