Our Top 10 Home and Lifestyle Gift ideas for Christmas 2011



There’s a place, a box, a draw in most people’s house that stores the rubbish Christmas presents that are never going to be touched, used, or worn…ever. Lavender perfumed Gift Set, Pooing Reindeers, Musical socks etc etc. Cut down on the cr..stuff that goes to car boot or the charity shop and get inspired by our list of this years coolest, yet useful, Home and Lifestyle gift ideas.

Digital Measuring Jug and Scales

As seen on: Something for the Weekend (the previous Maxim Jug version)
An absolute time saver in the kitchen, this little gem allows you to weigh both solids and liquids in one nifty device. With metric and imperial measurements, detachable washable jug and an LCD display in the handle for maximum precision, any cookery fan needs this in their life.

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Digital Measuring Jug and Scales

Bosch IXO Vino Cordless with Limited Edition Corkscrew Attachment

As seen on: Something for the Weekend
For the DIY lover in your life, this is a tool that they can’t be without. Not only does the screwdriver use state of the art Lithium-Ion technology, it now features a limited edition corkscrew attachment – perfect for getting into that well-deserved bottle of wine after a hard day of DIY.

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Bosch Vino Cordless Drill with Corkscrew

Philips Airfryer

As seen on: The Gadget Show, Something for the Weekend
Ah, the noble chip. Is there a better comfort food to bring you warmth on these miserable wintry nights? Well, now you can enjoy all the taste with none of the guilt, thanks to the Philips Airfryer, which uses Rapid Air technology to make chips with a traditional chip shop taste but with up to 80% less fat.

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Philips Airfryer

Lumie Alarm Clock

As seen on: The Gadget Show, Something for the Weekend
As winter draws in and the mornings get darker and darker, it’s so difficult to drag yourself out of a warm, cosy bed, isn’t it? Sound familiar? Then the Lumie alarm clock was made for you. It wakes you up with a simulated sunrise, allowing you to gently and gradually prepare yourself for the day ahead. The perfect defence against the dreary mornings we’ve been having lately!

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Lumie Wake Up Light Alarm Clock

iRobot Roomba Vacuum

As seen on: The Gadget Show, Something for the Weekend
Sick of breaking your back hoovering room after room to keep the house clean and tidy? Well, hoover no more; the iRobot Roomba Vacuum is here to save the day. Just set it up in the room of your choice, pop your feet up and let it work its magic. The iRobot can clean up to four rooms in a single charge and this little gadget is so intelligent it will even return to its charging station when it runs out of juice to charge itself back up.

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iRobot Roomba Vacuum

Dyson Hot

As seen on: Something for the Weekend, The Gadget Show
Dyson have done it again – this time with an ingenious heating system that will fill your room with warm air and look super stylish in the process. The Dyson Hot is easy to clean, features their trademark minimalistic design and features a cut out system that switches the heater off if it’s tipped over, for maximum safety.

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Dyson Hot

IngenuiTea

As seen on: Something for the Weekend
We Brits love our tea, no doubting it, so the IngenuiTea is sure to please many a tea drinker. Simply add your favourite tea leaves and boiling water to the infuser and watch as the perfect brew drips and drops into your mug of choice.

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IngenuiTea

Dyson DC 34 Handheld Vacuum

As seen on: The Gadget Show
The second Dyson product to make the list, the Dyson DC 34 Animal Handheld topped the Gadget Show’s Top Five handheld vacuums. With double the suction power of any other handheld out there, the vacuum provides up to fifteen minutes of power for an intensive clean, perfect for those of you with pets who love nothing more than to moult all over your carpets and cars!

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Dyson DC 34 Animal

Native Union Video Memo Pad

As seen on: Something for the Weekend
This clever little device is absolutely brilliant – the Play Video Memo Pad allows you to record a three minute long video message, perfect for those moments when the traditional pad and pen aren’t available. So now you’ve got no excuse for not passing on those urgent messages, or for asking your other half to pick up more milk after work.

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Native Union Play Memo Pad

The Joseph Joseph Rotary Peeler

As seen on: Something for the Weekend
This stylish little kitchen gadget has 3 blades and by simply turning the central hub you can choose between the standard, serrated or julienne blade. A cool addition to the kitchen and an excellent stocking filler for those foodie types. Chop Chop, buy one today!

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Joseph Joseph Peeler

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