The Gift Guide

Every year she says she doesn’t want anything, whilst he is the most difficult person to buy for on the planet. Yes, we are talking about Christmas gifts.

Here at The Exeter Daily we have brought you five perfect gifts for her and five perfect gifts for him, to help take the stress out of Christmas. We have presents for gadget lovers, jewellery lovers, and those after something a bit different.

For her...

... Snow Fairy Gift Box, £12.50 from Lush

Once you have been given this gorgeous smelling shower gel for Christmas, you will want to receive it every year. The Snow Fairy Gift Box set contains Lush’s best selling shower gel ,which can be used on the body and the hair, and a shimmy shimmy glitter bar which can be applied like a body glitter to add that extra bit of sparkle over the Christmas period. The Snow Fairy shower gel, which smells sweet and fruity, is the perfect gift to give to a girlfriend, best friend, or family member.
The Snow Fairy Gift Box set can be purchased for £12.50 online and in store. Visit for more details.

... Freshwater peal earrings, £35, from Erin Cox
Every woman likes to receive jewellery, so why not treat the special lady in your life to some freshwater pearl earrings. All jewellery from Erin Cox is handmade, meaning your loved one will feel like they have received a form of art as well as a gorgeous accessory to wear. The earrings are a real bargain at under £40 and can be matched with a pearl necklace, which is also priced at £35.
Please visit the Erin Cox store located at 14 Castle Street for more details.

...Romantic photo frame, £9.50, from Violette
If you want to make the special lady in your life feel loved this Christmas then head over to Violette. This pretty photo frame, which has a romantic French saying on display within, is bound to make the receiver of this gift feel all warm inside, despite the cold weather! At under ten pounds, this gift says ‘I love you’ without you having to splash too much cash.
Please visit the Violette store located at 15 Castle Street for more details.

... Lingerie set, £79 for bra and £39 for briefs, from Eclipse
If you want to get a thoughtful gift for the one you love this Christmas then pay a visit to Eclipse. Lingerie is a gift that shows a lot of thought behind it; you have to know the correct sizes and it is something very personal to give to the one you love. Eclipse has a beautiful bra and brief set in a mixture of pink and purple hues that would make any woman feel special this Christmas. The set will cost you £118, with every piece of lingerie in the store being made to custom fit the individual. If a nice underwear set doesn’t take your fancy you can also treat the special lady in your life to a beautiful black nightdress. This dress is all about looking beautiful for bed time rather than sexy and at £89 this will also show your partner you care this Christmas.
Please visit the Eclipse store located at Waterbeer Street for more details.

... Dior cosmetics set; Vernis and Rouge set £44 and Diorific Set £75, from Debenhams
Most ladies would like to be given something designer, so why not buy your loved one a designer gift that you have put together yourself. Dior’s Vernis and Rouge set features a matching lipstick and nail polish in a gorgeous Christmas red and at £44 this present is still a treat but without breaking the bank. If you would like to get the special lady in your life something a little more extravagant then why not opt for the Diorific set at £75, which features a pink lipstick and nail polish, as well as an Iconic Overcurl mascara.

Dior have a Christmas set for every price range this year and their sets are truly individual and special in that you can pick the items you would like to give your loved one yourself.

Please visit the Debenhams store located in The Princesshay for more details.

For him...

... ‘What Price Ticket’ limited edition hand signed painting by Ronnie Wood, £1,500-£2,600, from Castle GalleriesIf you are after a gift that will last a lifetime, and with a real sense of the wow factor, then you need to head to the Castle Gallery. The Castle Gallery are selling limited edition, hand signed, pieces of art created by Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood. The ‘What Price Ticket’ painting is of the band members themselves, and is bursting with bright colours and glitter, making it a truly unique gift.

Please visit the Castle Gallery store located at 18 Cathedral Yard for more details.

... Talking Ted bear 16 inches, £59.99, from Menkind

If you are buying for a gentleman who is like a walking talking Peter Pan then you need to visit MenKind, which is stocked full of gadgets and toys for boys and men. One particular item, which is bound to please any male movie lover, is the talking Ted bear. Just like in the movie the bear can talk, but only at the push of a button! Another similarity between the film version Ted and the toy version is that they can both often be found swearing!
A talking Ted bear can be purchased in store and online. Visit for more details.

... Wall melting clock, £15, from Moko
If you are buying for a gentleman who likes the unusual then you need to visit Moko. Their wall melting clock is a perfect Christmas gift for someone who likes their gifts a little bit different. At under £20 this gift is a very reasonably priced decorative piece, which is bound to get house guests talking.
Please visit the Moko store located at 17 Gandy Street for more details.

... The Real Food Store Goodie Bag, Price varies, from The Real Food store
If you are buying for a gentleman that is a lover of food then a trip to The Real Food Store is advised. The Real Food Store is a community owned food shop that sells delicious Devonshire food products. Christmas is an excuse to over eat, so why not fill up a £3.95 canvas bag with some of the stores tasty festive goodies including a Figgy’s Christmas pudding, some homemade Brandy Butter or even a jar of spiced oranges. Not only does this gift show a lot of thought but it can also suit all budgets with these festive treats ranging from £2.95 to £9.49.
Please visit The Real Food Store located in Paris Street for more details of the products on offer.

... John Lewis Spectrum Duo DAB/FM Digital Radio, £29.95, from John Lewis
If you want a present for the man in your life that ticks all the boxes then pay a visit to the John Lewis store or website. This year they have brought out their own digital radio which is really giving those big named brands a run for their money. The DAB and FM enabled radio can be purchased in a whole host of colours including a gorgeous Christmas Red and is a great gadget gift this Christmas but without the hefty price tag at under £30.
Please visit your local John Lewis or visit for more details.


Written by Caitlin A Green