Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2014

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We've flicked through all the products we've reviewed for 2014 and have picked out some of our favourites. There's something here for every age group and interest, Happy Holidays!

KITCHENAID ARTISAN STAND MIXER

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Bring out the inner baker within you. This prestigious timeless design still punches above the competition, proving functional and powerful for speeding up kitchen tasks.

PENDLETON DRAKE BIKE

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You’ll be hard stretched to find a better value female bike for under £250. Lightweight high quality alloy components, including the frame, make this is an enjoyable nippy ride.

SILVERLIT NANO FALCON RC HELICOPTER

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RC helicopters are now a Christmas tradition for many, but here's one that won’t take up much space to store and won’t break before New Year. It’s the smallest RC helicopter in the world and very robust, ours has survived a whole year!

DYSON DC59 ANIMAL

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Is it really possible for something this compact and light to rid you of a traditional chorded upright vacuum cleaner? Yes, is the answer! Dyson have refined this concept with their latest and greatest release, which manages to pack 26 minutes of runtime and stupendous suction. Supplied with all the tools you need to clean the family home from top to bottom.

ULTRASONE SIGNATURE PRO HEADPHONES

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These aren’t just the best headphones of 2014, but the best headphones we’ve ever reviewed or listened to: period. If you’re an audiophile and money is no object you need these in your life!

SENNHEISER URBANITE XL HEADPHONES

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If the above Ultrasone Headphones are out of your budget, this recent release from Sennheiser will suffice. An attractive contemporary design which delivers consistent comfort and, most importantly, they sound brilliant!

MARSHALL MAJOR FX HEADPHONES

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This is the most affordable headphone choice on our list. A minimal pair of cans with a mildly 'hipster' image that broadcast a beautiful sound signature. Particularly with live music.

XTORM LAPTOP POWER BANK 18.000

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Never let your notebook go flat on you again. This nifty large capacity battery gadget charges USB and AC devices, like notebook computers, simultaneously.

BLENDTEC DESIGNER 725 BLENDER

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No doubt the most techie kitchen gadget gift idea on our list. But its onboard touch screen doesn't just look cool, it's actually a lot easier to use over traditional knobs and buttons. Pair that with a jar that doesn't allow the contents to get stuck whilst blending and a motor of 1725 watts and you have a blender that meets the challenge of nearly every task.

VAX AIR CORDLESS

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A traditional upright vacuum cleaner design with a hose, but without the chord. With a respectable 50 mins of operational time (via two included batteries) and serious cleaning performance to catch those pine needles on Christmas Day.

THORNTONS CONTINENTAL 60TH BIRTHDAY BOX

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A refined, interesting and delightfully delicious chocolate selection box that is not bombarded with any fudges and toffees.

BLUELOUNGE MESSENGER BAG

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The point of a bag is to be a place to safely store belongings. This stylish messenger bag from Bluelounge is intended to carry expensive items like tablets, smartphones and notebooks. So the clever water resistant coating is hugely reassuring and works well when out in the rain.

RUSSELL HOBBS PURIFRY

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Start your New Year diet by dramatically reducing your fat intake thanks to air frying. Much better results than oven baked and similar to fried results without the grease. It can also roast and bake.

BOARDMAN CX COMP BIKE

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A truly phenomenal hybrid bike that lets you enjoy the best things about off and serious on-road cycling. It also looks the part too.

PENNY ORIGINAL SKATEBOARD

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These nifty small skateboards are fun and compact but can also come with a personal touch. Design a board online and every component is available in different colours, right down to the screws.

MATHMOS BUMP LANTERN

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Bump on the top or bottom of this light to turn it on and cycle through different modes. It's a reinterpretation of the lantern, using LEDs so that the light produced is practically bright. But also serves aesthetic appeal, via its design and colour changing mood light abilities.

LA HACIENDA CLAY PIZZA CHIMENEA

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Cosy up around this chimenea in the winter evenings and benefit from tasty stone baked pizzas in the process.

LOTUSGRILL

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If we could only own one grill, it would be this one. It's smokeless, the temperature is controllable and it cooks evenly without charcoaling food.

VANGO GENESIS 500 TENT

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A gift the whole family can enjoy. This large tent pitches in six minutes, thanks to three inflatable AirBeams. It can withstand harsh weather conditions and has plenty of space to hold gear and use for leisure.

AEG FAVOLA CAPPUCINO COFFEE MACHINE

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Enjoy authentic hot or cold lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, flat whites and many more speciality coffee drinks from the press of a button. Also brews superb espresso; the base of these speciality drinks.

X-MINI WE SPEAKER

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A great stocking filler. We've reviewed a lot of compact speaker products this year, but this wireless portable speaker made the list because it pushes the boundaries of compact speakers. With volume and audio playback quality that far surpasses its dimensions.

EINHELL POWER X-CHANGE GE-CM CORDLESS LAWNMOWER

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Maybe not the correct time of year, but a brilliant gift for tech savvy gardeners. So many of our gadgets are losing their cords, so why not a lawnmower. It has enough grunt to stare off petrol lawnmowers and a 40 minute run time.

TOFFEE FITZROY SATCHEL & FLIP WALLET CASE

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These two products from Toffee serve as a practical and thoughtful gifts. With the Flip Wallet case stylishly simplifying how many objects someone needs to take with them. Also the Fitzroy bag respectably serves its purpose and would delight anyone who has a vintage flare for design.

ELIXIR MEDUSA FLEX 2 LONGBOARD

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This board has a super flexible deck, allowing freestyle moves to be made with ease. It's also a fast mover, great for the daily commute.