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Nine great Christmas gifts for adults

From chess sets to coffee machines here’s some perfect present ideas

With Christmas just around the corner the rush is now on to get those last-minute presents.

The kids’ stockings may already be full but if you’re struggling to buy something for an adult, we can be of help.

Featuring a chess set, pyjamas and a coffee machine, here’s nine great gifts you should add to your shopping list.

Suelo Pink & Blue Ceramic Plant Pot 

Coming in four colour schemes, this plant pot raised on three small feet has a faded reactive glaze which gives each pot an individual, artisanal look. 

£12.50; oliverbonas.com 

Jonathan Adler Acrylic Chess Set 

This 1970s-inspired chess set has pieces made from brightly coloured acrylic. It might be a bit tricky to play with, but it should win you points for style. 

£595; jonathanadler.com 

Cactus Cat Scratcher Tree 

House-proud cat owners might be grateful for this cactus-shaped scratcher, as an alternative to the dreary brown towers usually found in pet shops. 

£65; redcandy.co.uk 

Poker Face Playing Cards by Christian Lacroix 

These intricately illustrated playing cards have a surreal design and make a good gift for people facing long nights in. 

£32; amara.com 

Pop Art Earrings 

The Tate’s mismatched 22-carat gold earrings feature Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup can and the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground & Nico’s 1967 debut album. 

£18; tate.org.uk  

Smeg 50s Retro Filter Coffee Machine 

For those who have not been converted to espresso, Smeg’s colourful filter coffee machines, which have a 1.4-litre tank, make a great gift. 

£179; currys.co.uk  

Hush Sheepskin Snug Slippers 

These chunky and very cosy slippers are just the thing for slopping about at home this winter. They have a suede exterior and a shearling lining, making them deliciously soft. 

£69; hush-uk.com  

Circe Lion Print Signature Pyjama Set 

A striking lion print sets these pyjamas apart. The top is tailored but loose and comfortable, and the set is made from 100% organic cotton. 

£120; desmondanddempsey.com 

Crosley Topaz Velvet Voyager Bluetooth Record Player 

Crosley’s vintage-inspired turntables are always impres­sive, and this velvet model is no exception. 

£100; urbanoutfitters.com 

Main image: jonathanadler.com 

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