Editor’s last-minute gifts

Our editor picks some last-minute, high-end stocking-fillers.



Horizn Studios M5 Cabin Luggage, £329


What’s to say? Hidden removable smart charger; high-end Japanese-designed spinner wheels; aerospace-grade hard-shell; water-resistant front pocket with room for a 15” laptop; an inbuilt compression pad; and oh yes, a separate laundry bag. Pure luxury.


Nomad Wireless Hub, £79

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A brilliant wireless charger with a multi-port USB charging hub. Capable of charging up to 5 devices at once and designed with that aesthetic simplicity that Nomad is known for.


Royal Doulton Gordon Ramsey Union Street Dinner Set, £115


This is the only set you need to kit out your dining table in style and simplicity. Taking inspiration from Ramsay’s Union Street Cafe, these pieces embody a modern Italianism of laid-back luxe and casual flair.


Philips Viva Pasta and Noodle Maker, £170

With the Philips Viva Pasta and Noodle Maker, it’s easy to prep fresh pasta and noodles from scratch – a godsend for those without the skills or the patience to make it by hand. Usually big gadgets like this take up more space than they’re worth, but this one can be easily dismantled, cleaned and stored.

Making different types of pasta is fun and super-simple: just attach one of the shaping discs to the pasta maker, which include spaghetti, penne, fettuccine and lasagna.

It also has smart built-in storage for the shaping discs and power cord, so you can always keep things neat and tidy.

Philips Viva Pasta and Noodle Maker is a joy to use and makes 450g of fresh pasta (or noodles) in under 20 minutes. A great gift for any kitchen dweller.


Denby Casserole, £125


Denby does cast ironware better than most, and this 30-cm casserole pot is an excellent example of their workmanship. And that duck egg blue is just gorgeous; a perfect vessel to serve up your favourite dishes.


Makita Combi Drill Set, £200


For the DIYer, this is the only drill kit worth buying. It’s certainly the sexiest set on the market. But aesthetics aside, this is the perfect gift to tackle any wood, steel or masonry projects planned for 2019.


Anova Precision Cooker (with wifi), £119


A ridiculously good bit of sous vide kit that’ll get anyone cooking like a pro. Control the water temperature to make perfect dishes every time. You can even control the device from your smartphone with the dedicated app.


Wild Turkey, £35


A taste of authentic, 8-year-old, Yankee bourbon. Big hitter for sipping; full and round. Bold, spicy notes with a smoky, dark caramel finish. Ideal to drink as a digestif.


Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, £35


Clean and sweet, with hints of citrus fruits. Slight floral notes make this a long and easy drink with zero roughness. Pays tribute to George Smith who first envisioned the taste in 1824.

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