Monday 5 December 2016

Festive gift guide for all the family

Published 22/11/2016 | 13:05

It’s Christmas shopping time!

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The joy of giving is what makes Christmas so magical and while you picture piles of beautifully wrapped, carefully chosen gifts under the tree, it can often be a last-minute dash against the clock.

It’s time to get brainstorming the lists of festive gifts right now to find perfect presents for all the family – big gifts for little ones, luxury presents for grown-ups and a sleigh-full of ideas for lovers of food, fashion, beauty and technology.

This Top 10 Festive Gift Guide for all the family will make Christmas 2016 a celebration to remember:

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1.  Zoom Zoom – It’s A Scramblebug

This electric Zinc Volt 80 Electric Scooter will have children whizzing around on Christmas morning, whether you like it or not! With enough power for a ride of up to 1 hour and a push-and-go accelerator, the handles are easy to grip and there’s an anti-slip footplate for extra safety. For smaller children, the Scramblebug has four wheels and two comfortable handles for small hands. It’s simple to fold, easy to carry and really quick to assemble – a bonus for Christmas morning!

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2.  Blend Like a Bullet:  Nutrient Blender

Homemade smoothies are the perfect speedy and healthy way to refresh and refuel.  This nutrient blender, which is available in 3 colours; blends vegetables and fruit like a bullet.  It’s speedy, with a quick push-start function for healthy fruit juices and tasty homemade smoothies. It’s ideal for creating yummy breakfasts, on-the-go snacks and nutritious drinks to refuel after the gym.

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3.  Beauty in a Box:  Caviar Illumination Gift Set 

The gift of beauty is always welcome and the luxurious Lacura Caviar skincare collection and gift sets have it all. Reviews across the press for this range have been unparalleled and beauty bloggers and journalists have lauded the products. The range includes Caviar Illumination 7 Day Intensive Treatments; 3 minute masks and night / day creams to power serums and super-lift gel sets.

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4.  Wake up and Smell the Coffee

This coffee capsule machine is the perfect choice for creating Barista-style coffee at home.  There’s nothing more comforting on cold winter mornings and it’s great for Christmas entertaining.  There’s 20 bar powerful pressure for a rich taste, it heats up in approximately 40 seconds and it’s compatible with Nespresso capsules.  Available in 3 colours, it’s time to wake up and smell the delicious coffee!

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5.  Calm Christmas Bedtimes with Go Glow Pal

This gorgeous cute ‘Go Glow Pal’ is the perfect night time friend for any child.  Fun to play with, this cuddly pal will ‘keep guard’ during the night and has an automatic light that will switch off after 10 minutes when little ones have fallen asleep.  There’s a choice of Olaf (Frozen); R2D2 (Star Wars); Spider-Man or Thomas the Tank Engine.

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6.  Blast Off with the Maverick

Ok it’s noisy but it will be a big winner at Christmas for children who want a bit of action.  There’s a quick-firing blaster with a rotating six-dart barrel with flip-open action.  The blaster comes with six darts and instructions and the best thing about it is that it’s fast loading for unstoppable play!

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7.  Dobson Telescope For Land, Sky or Sun

The recent Supermoon has generated even more interest in astronomy and this Dobson telescope is a fantastic choice for adult or child alike with an interest in looking at the night skies.  It’s suitable for land, sky and sun observation and is likely to be one of the most talked-about gifts of the season.  It includes a solar filter and two eyepieces and there’s a height adjustable aluminium tripod with an accessory tray.

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8.  Game On! Great Gaming Headphones

Game on!  These gaming headphones are the next generation in amplified sound with a variable bass control for full immersion in any game!  There’s also an adjustable, flexible microphone for gaming and chat.  The soft cushioned headband and ear cups offer maximum comfort during play.  The superior sound clarity enhances the gaming experience.

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9. Tan at Home with the Airbrush Tanning Kit

This is a gift with a difference and will save endless time allowing you to tan at home rather than go to the salon.  The Airbrush Tanning Kit will get you ready for the festive season and is a wonderful self-gift or special present.  The specially formulated micro-fine self-tan spray gives an airbrushed, streak-free tan. It’s fast-drying, lasts 6 to 9 days and comes with plenty of accessories.

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10.  A Touch of Luxury:  Vintage Table Lamp

Everyone wants their home to look great and have that extra sparkle at Christmas.  This beautiful vintage table lamp with a copper effect stand and striking marble effect base is a perfect addition to any home and will suit every style of interior.  There’s also a matching floor lamp. 

 

There are also weekly Specialbuy events on sale every Thursday and Sunday.  In the run-up to Christmas there will be many special gifts featured from scented candles to toys, men’s and women’s clothing and ski wear.  Gifts will be on sale until Christmas Day. 

The Aldi Christmas Gift Guide 2016 is available here.  Specialbuy leaflets will be available in-store or at Aldi.ie or download the Aldi app.

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