Christmas Gift Guide 2016: 72 Essential Gifts You Need To Buy

Toys & Gifts

Minecraft Lucky Block

And because some people defy categories, it's important to have some back-up gift ideas that everyone will love - and some that will prove to be big talking points this year...

9. WhatCulture Board Game

WhatCulture Game

Are you bursting with trivia and the desire to destroy your family in festive battle? Well, this is the board game for you! With over 2000 questions spread across six diverse What Culture categories, the What Culture board game offers a tough test to the even the sharpest of pop culture vultures.

Compete with your friends in a mad race to the finish, fielding fiendish brainteasers on everything from film and the arts to science and sports. Those with an ear for a song or a razor sharp knack for describing common words can hasten progress around the board thanks to special 'What' squares - whilst also sending the other players into raptures of laughter. The fun extends to the 'Culture' spaces, challenging the player to complete What Culture style top ten lists.

WhatCulture Board game

Get yours here.

8. Minecraft Action Figures

Minecraft Skeleton

Just in time for Christmas, Minecraft have released a brand new line of action figures, allowing fans to take their play out of their screens and onto their bedroom floors.

Minecraft Zombie PigMan

The line includes individual figures like the Zombie Pigman and Charged Creeper, as well as many more, and larger playsets - Alex With Skeleton Horse Pack, an Alex Survival Pack and the Wild Animal Pack all priced under £20.

Get yours here.

7. Hape Vibrant Blue Kids Guitar

Blue Guitar

Creativity in young minds is a proven thing for encouraging imagination and prosperity, and learning an instrument from an early age is the perfect way to do just that. Hape believes that the future begins with, and belongs to, our children.

This blue guitar from Hape is meant to play the blues and any other sound your young musician wants to perform, giving a robust sound revealing the high-quality craftsmanship that went into the creation of this child sized instrument for your aspiring musicians.

Get yours here.

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6. BubbleLick Edible Bubbles

BubbleLick Edible Bubbles

Who says anyone has to grow up? With these edible bubbles from Bubblelick you too can relive your days spent trying to catch them on your tongue without the soapy shock at the end. Just mix them with your favourite drink - alcoholic included - and fill your boots.

Before you know it, you’ll be blowing great plumes of boozy bubbles for your party guests or festival friends to lap out of the air. Pure magic.

Get yours here.

5. Corkcicle Vessels

Corkcicle Tumbler

There's nothing worse during frosty Christmas days out than your hot drinks getting cold, or the sneaky cold drinks you're sneaking to make your festive walks more interesting warm. Luckily Corkcicle have just the solutions.

With the Corkcicle Canteen, you can now enjoy your favourite hot or cold beverage anytime, anywhere with this innovative and stylish vacuum flask, and your drinks will stay cold for 25 hours and hot for 12 The Canteen comes in multiple sizes and colours.

The Corkcicle Tumbler meanwhile has been crafted from triple-insulated stainless steel and can keep your beverage cold for up to 9 hours and cools for 2 times longer than a plastic tumbler. This awesome cup - which comes in a variety of colours - will also keep your hot drinks warm for up to 3.

Get your Corkcicle Canteen here, your Tumbler here and your Arctican here.

4. Parlay Black Rum

Parlay Rum

Are you a fan of complex, rich flavours? Parlay ultra black rum is triple distilled and infused with raisin, tangerine, cherry and vanilla giving the iconic rum a smooth and fruity flavour but with the warmth of a true rum. Perfect for wannabe pirates with a slightly more mature palate.

Please drink responsibly.

Get yours here.

3. Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge

Whiskey Wedge

And what better ay to serve your latest refreshing tipple than with a Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge (it doesn't have to be whiskey in it, we promise).

The Wedge offers cold without the hassle of ice, avoiding diluting your gorgeous spirits with inadequate ice cubes that drastically melt before you can start enjoying the true tastes and aromas of your drink. Think of at it as the Aston Martin of drinking glasses.

Get yours here.

2. Seamore I Sea Seaweed Pasta

Seaweed Pasta

Know someone currently on a health kick? Open even their eyes with the bounty of mother nature. Discovered when the founder of Seamore mistook seaweed for pasta, loved the experience and decided to fool the rest of the world. I sea pasta looks like tagliatelle but is 100% wild, handpicked seaweed from Connemara, Ireland.

Get yours here.

1. Boost Oxygen

Boost Oxygen

Do you have colleagues who are always flagging on post-Christmas party workdays? Sitting propped up at their desk clock-watching and trying hard to ignore the pile of paper-work and the angry glares of your boss? You know, just generally making you all look bad? Then have we got a gift for you.

Boost Oxygen is just the pick-me-up they're looking for - and it even comes in festive Candy Cane Peppermint flavour.

Get yours here.

Merry Christmas, one and all...

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