We bring you our smartest Christmas gift guide yet
Whether he’s a big kid who still loves toy helicopters or considers himself a connoisseur of pretty much everything, he deserves something special.
Apple TangoTRX stereo, Dhs799, Virgin Megastore
A sound system from Apple that works with iPad, iPhone and iPod..
Car accessory, Dhs690, Andrew Martin
Magic decanter, Dhs168, Harvest Home
Fujifilm FinePix X100 camera, Dhs5,000,
Grand Stores This vintage-feel camera has all the mod-cons.
Shoes, Dhs160, American Eagle Outfitters
Tie, from Dhs500, Roda at Harvey Nichols
If you can’t make it home for Christmas this year, don’t worry. Your mum can hug one of these presents for comfort.
Earrings, Dhs795, Kenneth Jay Lane at Sophie’s Closet
Chill ball, Dhs168, Harvest Home
This ice-like invention keeps grape chilled without diluting the water.
Bracelet, price on request, Gucci at Harvey Nichols
Personalised perfume, from Dhs75 for 100ml, Ajmal Perfumes
Sweet cake body lotion, Dhs42. Sephora
They’re the closest thing you have to family in Dubai, so make sure you get them something that they won’t re-gift.
Photo frame, Dhs39, New Look
Champion Davidoff set, Dhs220, all major fragrance retailers including Faces
Magazine basket, Dhs89, Home Centre
T-shirt, Dhs475, Zadig & Voltaire, This will score you points with your Sons of Anarchy-loving mate.
Necklace, Dhs349, House of Harlow at Sophie’s Closet Perfect if you can’t afford real vintage.
Belt, Dhs190, Warehouse
Your Office Secret Santa
Buying for your colleagues doesn’t have to be a nightmare or cost you your pay cheque. Remember things about them, such as funny habits or office necessities.
Men’s T-shirt, Dhs166, Wasta at aura-b.com
Glowskies candle lanterns, Dhs35 for four, More Café
Pomegranate scrub 16ml, Dhs47, Korres
iPad and laptop cases, Dhs249 each, Juicy Couture
Bowls, Dhs19 for two, Ikea
iPhone 4 cover, Dhs95, Case Mate at Virgin Megastore A novel way to join in the Christmas spirit without donning a knitted reindeer jumper.
Your Significant Other
Whether you’re thinking of splashing out on something you can both use (hello iPad), or you’re saving for a holiday together, we have some smart options that will get you in the good books quicker than you can say ‘mistletoe’.
Diamante bra straps, Dhs125, French & Lawless
Clutch, Dhs360, Coast
Now there’s no excuse for her to load up your pockets with her phone and lip gloss.
Rug, Dhs36,795, Diane von Furstenberg for The Rug Company
iPad 2, from Dhs2,100 for 16GB, Virgin Megastore
Clutch, Dhs360, Coast Now there’s no excuse for her to load up your pockets with her phone and lip gloss.
Watch, Dhs1,350, Lacoste at Rivoli
The Acquaintance Hosting you for Christmas Dinner
You don’t know them too well, so opt for a useful or quirky gift that shows your appreciation for their Christmas Day duties.
Shot glass, Dhs64, Harvest Home
This party-booster will keep the festivities going into the early hours.
Bowl, Dhs8, Ikea
Piggy bank, Dhs180, Harvest Home
Anticipate a New Years’ resolution.
Your younger relatives are growing up fast, so get them something that will hold their attention for the entire year (or at least an afternoon).
Sweater, Dhs475, Zadig & Voltaire
We all know one.
Trinket box, Dhs19, New Look
Burj Khalifa lego, Dhs125, www.mumzworld.com
Lead them on the path to becoming the next Frank Gehry.
Blanket, Dhs39, Home Centre
Bear, from Dhs120, Build-A-Bear Workshop
Can’t remember the last time you wrote a letter to your grandparents? Put a smile on their faces with these thoughtful gifts.
Dubai Graphic Encyclopedia, Dhs165, Kinokuniya
This fact-filled, picture-based book is an entertaining way to share your expat life with your grandparents.
Bird feeder, Dhs119, THE One
The ultimate upgrade to their backyard bird café.
Body cream, Dhs195 for 250ml, L’Occitane
Tea cup, Dhs435, S*uce
Like you weren’t already the topic of conversation at afternoon tea.
Hand towel holders, Dhs59, 2XL Furniture
Xbox Kinect (4GB) including Kinect Adventures game, Dhs
1,399, Virgin Megastore, Deira City Centre
(04 295 8599)
300, Virgin Megastore,
Deira City Centre
(04 295 8599)
Beats by Dr. Dre limited edition studio headphones, Dhs
1,400, iSTYLE, Dubai
(04 232 9979)
Monster Clarity HD One speakers, Dhs
3,030, iSTYLE, Dubai
(04 232 9979)
Case Mate iPhone 4 cover,Dhs
95, Virgin Megastore, Deira City Centre
(04 295 8599)
Nokia N9 smartphone (16GB), Nokia, Dhs
2,195, The Dubai Mall
(04 339 9141)
Mophie iPhone Juice Pack Air case with built-in rechargeable battery, Dhs
299.95, Apple, store.apple.com