Gift Guide – winter survival

Know a Scrooge? Wrap him up in wintry happiness with this selection of blues-busting gadgets

Philips Wake-up Light

from £70,

Childhood enthusiasm for Christmas morning replaced by a zombie-like crawl to the medicine cabinet for aspirin and antacids? The Philips Wake-up Light’s dawn sim alarm light glows virtual sunshine year-round so you can forget about the grey-lit realities of British winter.



Slanket not cosy enough? The MusucBag is a sleeping bag that’s made for living in. We’re not convinced it’ll make the grade for Christmas dinner, but we challenge anyone not to want it by Boxing Day.

Dyson Hot


It’s about time someone put a breath of fresh air into the fan heater. And when that someone is James Dyson and his team of engineers and designers, it’s worth splashing out on. Nostalgia addicts, beware: there’s no burnt dust smell here.

Glowing Glasses

£8 each,

What’s better than a festive drink? A festive drink that lights up in your hand. These wine glasses light up in seven interchangeable colours you can coordinate with your selection of Christmas jumpers.

Valkee NPT 10 Ear Light


Picture an iPod that shuns music in favour of beaming light directly into your lugholes. The Valkee pipes sunshine into your ears (bear with us) to lift you out of the winter blues in minutes. Fairytale stuff.

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