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gift guide

Grooming

Subtitle: 
For our last issue of the year, we name our favourite male grooming launches of 2011 - starting with the best of the lot
  1. Deodorant
    Ralph Lauren - The Big Pony Collection
    While the rest of the world went crazy with new deodorants promising 48, 72 and even 96-hour ‘freshness’, Ralph Lauren took the old-fashioned route of releasing a range that smelled great and looked sensational. Simple, and our favourite launch of the year.
    July, £15 each selfridges.com 
  2. Range

Gadgets

This week, a guitar that tunes itself, some medically approved headphones...  and, yes, David Hasselhoff’s in-car hands-free kit

Grooming: women

Subtitle: 
Christmas giftsets for the ladies
  1. Stella McCartney The Print Collection Limited Edition 30ml £35 each boots.com
    Stella is fast becoming the most famous member of her family (she's certainly the most attractive), and her signature fragrance is now available in this classy limited-edition set of three different bottles. Put bluntly, your girl will love it.

Grooming: men

Subtitle: 
Giftsets for the gents this Christmas
  1. DKNY Men Fragrance Gift Set (Energizing Eau de Toilette 50ml, Men Shower Gel) £34 boots.com
    Straightforward giftset comprising DKNY's signature Energizing Eau de Toilette fragrance and its associated shower gel. Comes in a semi-stylish box that will inevitably be thrown away in seconds.

Gift Guide: Gadgets

Subtitle: 
Pretend you're shopping for others and treat yourself to some gadgets instead...
  1. iPad 2 case by Brunswick England £120
    www.proporta.com
    Dress your iPad up like a 1970s history professor, with this swanky leather number. Flared trousers not included. 
  2. Atomic Floyd HighDefDrum headphones £149.95
    www.store.apple.com

Gift Guide: Household gadgets

Subtitle: 
Pretend you're shopping for others and treat yourself to some household gadgets...
  1. Pure AVANTI Flow digital music system £195
    www.pure.com
    The demise of the radio star was greatly exaggerated, if this combined iPod dock and digital, FM and internet radio is anything to go by. Sleek design, with easy-to-use controls and unlimited internet radio stations. 
  2. Delonghi Icona Traditional Pump Coffee Machine £139
    www.qvcuk.com

Gift Guide: TVs etc

Subtitle: 
Pretend you're shopping for others and treat yourself to some gadgets instead...
  1. Limited Edition 1TB Sky+HD Box £49 for existing customers
    www.sky.com/designerboxes
    Plenty of space to record TV shows in HD means no more arguments about all those taped episodes of Frasier you're never going to watch. Plus it has a triceratops on it, which is pretty cool. 
  2. Q Acoustics Q7000 5.1 Cinema speaker system £799

Gift Guide: Shoes

Subtitle: 
Pretend you're shopping for others and treat yourself to some shoes instead...
  1. Nike Air Force 1 Duckboot £120
    www.nikestore.com
    Enjoy your annual Christmas day walk – or just get away from the screaming kids – in comfort with these duck boots. 
  2. Umbro Speciali trainers £90
    www.umbro.com

Gift Guide: Clothes

Subtitle: 
Pretend you're shopping for others and treat yourself to some clothes instead...
  1. Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Shield Mock £36
    www.nikestore.com
    Look, it's like those lovely tops some of the Man Utd players wore under their normal tops when they got hammered 2-1 by the mighty Crystal Palace last week. (This may or may not have been written by a Palace fan.)
  2. Nike 6.0 Bellevue jacket £210
    www.nikestore.com
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