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The Ten Best: Gifts for women

By Samuel Muston

1. Instead of a Book by Diana Athill £20,

Can anyone resist the 94-year-old grand dame of publishing? This volume of letters spans 30 years.

2. Vintage Alarm Dock


Don't be deceived, this isn't one of those old-school number-flipping bedside clocks. The pinewood alarm is a dock for your iPhone.

3. Annick Goutal Matin D'Orage Eau De Toilette


Subtle and sophisticated, this has a delicate, summery flavour with lots of fresh citrus flavours.

4. Foodie Essentials


Check out this Christmas cupboard filler, which has enough sauces, mustards, oils and chutneys to keep you going until New Year.

5. Ted Baker Lianna Quilted Laptop Sleeve


We've all got our winter coats on, so why shouldn't your laptop get something shock-proof and quilted?

6. Purple Croc and Cream Suede Notebook


Jot ideas, scribble sweet nothings or your shopping list in this purple moc-croc, suede-lined notebook.

7. Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask


A foaming gel mask which uses an oxygenating cleansing agent to lift make-up, dirt and excess oil.

8. Outline Editions Print

From £15,

Limited editions from Britain's biggest graphic artists, including Noma Bar, Patrick Thomas and Kristjana S Williams.

9. UrbanEars Tanto


Headphones have gone all trendy. Leading the attack is UrbanEars. Its fabric-corded phones are ice-cool and comfy with good sound.

10. Bodum Bistro Mixer


On the small side but versatile. Can handle anything from cake batter to bread dough. Its mixers are detachable, so it's easy to clean.


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