What to buy this Christmas: Best gifts for family & friends

Christmas tree presents and star

Here at Selectra, we’re always looking for the best value for money. This Christmas, we’ve put together a list of our favourite gifts for you, your family, and your friends!


Despite the cold, Covid, and the energy crisis, Christmas has always been a festival of hope. It’s so exciting to see our streets lined with flashing lights, decorations adorning our homes, and finishing the day by keeping warm and cozy in the evening watching the telly.

As we all rush to buy gifts, it can be difficult deciding what to get our loved ones for Christmas, so here is a list of our recommendations for both adults and children so the 25th ends happily!

Gifts For Kids

advent calendar

Kids always know what they want, but even so surprises are a parent’s forté, and filling their stocking with something cool they weren’t expecting always goes down well!

Augmented Reality Globe

Now this is a cracking gift for any kid interested in knowing more about the world. This Augmented Reality Globe that you can use with your iPad to give you interactive animations about the world’s countries. Once you have the globe, all you need to do is download the app and then you’re away!

Coding Robot

In the new technological age, it is more important than ever that kids grow up knowing how to use a computer. Coding will soon be an essential part of any job and that’s why the Artie 3000 Coding Robot is a great choice for your children. Simply code in your creation and the Artie 3000 will draw it for you!

Wakehurst Glow Wild 2021

Filling your children with food and Christmas spirit is definitely an important part of the holidays, and the best way to do that is to take them to the Glow Wild Lantern Trail in Wakehurst. Take them on an unforgettable experience to the Kew Gardens to enjoy the beautiful Christmas lights!

Gifts For Adults

Christmas Gift

It’s tough being an adult. With worrying about energy bills and rent, finding the right presents for adults is always a challenge and it’s probably the part most of us dread about Christmas shopping. Yet this year you don’t have to worry! Here is a list of our best picks for 2021:

Timemore U French Press

If you have a coffee lover in the family, then the Timemore U French Press would be a perfect gift for them for Christmas. Made of a high density stainless steel mesh, stops scale and makes cleaning much easier. It also keeps your coffee warmer for longer, and pours a nice, bold brew.

The Body Shop’s Comfort & Cheer Body Butter Trio

The Body Shop is always a safe bet for Christmas gifts, and this year is no exception. The Comfort & Cheer Body Butter Trio include three body butters of Mango, Almond, and Moringa made from natural ingredients, great for keeping skin soft and smooth.

Three Course Meal For Two At Shaka Zulu

You’ve probably already heard of Virgin for their broadband deals, but they also offer Virgin Experiences full of wonderful experiences you can enjoy with your loved ones. The Three Course Meal for Two with Sparkling Cocktail at Shaka Zulu in London would be a great experience to share with a friend or loved one.

Christmas will always be that magical time of year where experiences count the most. Now more than ever the most important thing is spending time with family and friends. So even if you’re still in a muddle as to what to get those close to you, don’t worry. Maybe the most special thing you can give them is your time.

Updated on

The services and products mentioned on this website may only represent a small selection of the options available to you. Selectra encourages you to carry out your own research and seek advice if necessary before making any decisions. We may receive commission from selected partner providers on sales of some products and/or services mentioned within this website. Our website is free to use, and the commission we receive does not affect our opinion or the information we provide.