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The perfect Christmas gift for your friends and family

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It’s no secret that being a student has its perks. From the odd lie in to an enhanced social life, our days at University are often described as the best of our lives. In addition to these lifestyle advantages, being a student can also be a fantastic way to save some money during the Christmas period and ensure you can enjoy the festive season with less financial pressure.

Now, we know that as sophisticated students, you guys aren’t always too concerned with being too thrifty and like to enjoy the finer things in life; but why not use that student discount to enjoy a few more bottles of wine or buy your friends and family that something a little bit nicer this year? We have been bringing students in Bristol, Nottingham and beyond, all sorts of academic and city guides but we have decided to get a little festive with our latest feature and bring you some advice on the perfect Christmas gift for your friends and family.

With all the selection available online and on the high street these days, finding the perfect gift can be a little bit daunting these days, especially if you have been away at university and may not know exactly what to get your loved ones this year.

Christmas Gifts For Him

So, we will all have a man in our lives we need to get the perfect gift for this year and buying for gents has become increasingly difficult over the years due to the aforementioned selection we now have in front of us.
Having done some careful research of our own, our top tip for Christmas 2016 is the Amazon Echo Dot. This device is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Amazon’s latest technology called Alexa to play music, control smart heating devices, read the news, set alarms, and loads of far more important things such as ordering pizza and putting your favourite party mixes on. One can use their Amazon Echo to play Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and a range of other streaming service and negates the need to mess around of a morning or evening due to the fact that it is entirely voice activated. So, you can crack on with your day without having to worry about messing around with USB our auxiliary cables. Perhaps more importantly if you are buying for your dad, this great device also controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers and much more, all he has to do is sync it with his smart home system and Echo will deal with all of this following one simple command. One of the best things about this Christmas gift idea for him, is that Amazon has promised that the device will always be getting smarter and adding new features as well the world’s biggest brands such as Uber and the like are flocking to get involved, making the Echo surely the domestic device of the future. Any dad, boyfriend or brother would surely be delighted to receive one of these for Christmas and your student discount could come in very handy when purchasing the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot from a reputable electronics store who offer the usual discounts.

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Christmas Gifts For Her

Shopping for her at Christmas can be equally as difficult, with all the offers, promotions and marketing thrown at us during December. We have taken a good look through all the latest products and unlike shopping for him, picking one was almost impossible. We have therefore listed a few possibilities for you below, as ladies have such varying tastes when it comes to their ideal Christmas present:

Mulberry Clutch Bag – £545
Part of the new Cheyne family, this clutch bag from Mulberry has been flying off the shelves in the run up to Christmas and is perfect for sophisticated ladies.

HurleyBurley Rose Gold Diamond Bracelet – £80
A stunning rose gold ball bracelet which can be personalised with your Christmas message of choice. The perfect gift for a lady in your life who loves jewellery and that personal touch.

GHD Hair Straighteners – £119
No girl would be disappointed with hair straighteners from the guys who are considered the best in the business. GHD’s come beautifully packages and give the best results, meaning your special lady can look and feel fantastic this Christmas.

These are our top suggestions for Christmas gifts this year and we hope you find them useful as we edge nearer and nearer to the most magical time of the year.