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Online gift guide: Last minute saviours

Save your time and energy for the fun of the festivities and get those unique Christmas gifts online with our pick of the most style packed online boutiques

by 18 December 2014

You may have most of your presents in the bag by now, but I guarantee we all have at least one of those tricky customers who year after year, are a headache to buy for. On my list, these are usually male, as I don't know many women who would turn their nose up at a cashmere scarf or glittering jewel. But there are some women, for who only a red box complete with wax seal, the double 'C' and red and gold ribbon will do, who can be equally as hard to buy for as the awkward gents. And with shopping days quickly running out, time if of the essence, so that is why shopping online is the answer.

Here at Luxos we want to take the stress out of your last minute Christmas shopping so have compiled a hit list of stylish go to websites from which you can cherry pick unique gifts for the most hard to buy for, from the haute home maker to the tech-savvy...

THE HAUTE HOMEMAKER

Katy Leigh at www.uniqueandunity.co.uk/katy-leigh © Katy Leigh

Uniqueandunity.co.uk is bursting with what they call 'non-ubiquitous' goodies for the style soaked home. Sourced from both well known and new and up coming designers, this is a great site for stocking fillers with gorgeous mugs, plates and kitchenware (we love Katy Leigh's designs), quirky art prints and kitsch animal ornaments and they even have a Gift Guide section to make life even simpler.

Mauviel M'150c Copper & Stainless Steel Cookware Set

For bakers and boozers, have a meander on Boroughkitchen.com/Christmas-gift-ideas. They have a fab selection of achingly cool presents for the home, with designer delights including a stylish bread proofing basket and a stunning Mauviel copper champagne bucket.

THE TECH SAVVY

BlessthisStuff.com's 'Whisker Dam' moustache protector
From a bar tending appliance that can shake up a cocktail in 5 seconds to a new wheel for your bike which transforms your ride into an electric assist in just 30 minutes, Coolthings.com is the ultimate site for geeky gadget lovers bringing all things cool, sleek and slick from the world of tech trends. In the same vein, Blessthisstuff.com will also prove to be an extremely useful site for gizmo gift inspiration. If its something useful you're after, why not wrap up a keyless smart lock for his bike which simply uses his smartphone to unlock or for something fun, how about a moustache protector for his beer drinking made from 100% copper and encased in a gorgeous vintage box.

THE FASHION FORWARD

TheIndividual.co.uk
When it comes to those women who really do have it all in the designer arena, Victoria Beckham Liberty tote and monogrammed Burberry poncho check, spoil them with something truly unique. Clothes are a little harder to wow with, so go for jewellery. Bottica.com has an unbeatable range of jewellery and accessories from independent designers around the world, each with their own story to tell. For affordable stocking fillers try the Jewellery and Accessories section of & Other Stories, support up and coming designers with something seriously unique at TheIndividual.co.uk, or if only A-list accessories will do, have a browse on Argent of London, a popular celeb haunt, who specialise in unique and affordable luxury for everyday.