5 GIFTS YOU WISH YOU'D GOTTEN
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 25 December 2018
Christmas Day has finally arrived and, if you were good this year, you hopefully received a lot more than a lump of coal. So while you marvel over the knitted jumper your nan just hooked you up with, here’s a roundup of five gifts you likely wish you’d gotten and that you may want to add to your tremendous haul.
Alright, so your mum didn’t buy the ‘I need them for revision’ line and you’re stuck with your bog-standard set of in-ear headphones. Well, why not splash out a bit and bag yourself this slick noise-cancelling on-ear pair from JBL? These Bluetooth-enabled headphones charge up in a mere two hours and have a 12-hour battery life, so they’ll last you far beyond a session of going over those seminar notes you completely forgot about…
Most people spend the month of December complaining about how freezing it is and forget that the worst of winter is yet to come. In preparation for 2019, sort yourself out with a sturdy coat like this one from Tommy Jeans. This classic 90s-flavoured puffer comes in black, so you should have no issue layering it over all of your cold-weather cuts.
The disappointment of not spotting a shoebox-sized present under the tree still fresh? It’s OK, pal, the adidas Originals Continental 80 is here to fill that trainer-shaped void. Released in ‘Blue’, ‘White’ and ‘Semi Frozen Yellow’ earlier this year, jump on the never-ending hype for old-school sneaks and cop this retro model in ‘Black’.
With a new year right around the corner, now’s a good time to spruce up your grooming routine. Gone are the days of fixing your hair and face with water; this kit from men-ü features everything from a citrus and mint shower gel to a soothing shave cream and will help you upgrade your standard of personal upkeep in an instant.
Now, next time your mates come over, they’re guaranteed to be impressed if you’ve got a voice-controlled speaker stationed in your room. The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P2 portable speaker will wirelessly connect to all of your Bluetooth devices and allows for up to 10 hours of play time. It’s a little on the expensive side, but you’ll most certainly get the bang – or, in this case, bass – for your buck.