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The girls in your life deserve something special at Christmas, there’s no doubt about that. But what to get the friend who consoled you through that terrible break up, your boyfriend’s (really, very lovely) mum, or your long suffering sister? Christmas is drawing ever closer, and luckily, we’ve got the answers, Pick a couple of these and dress up with ribbons for the ultimate Christmas hamper…

1. DRINK ME SPARKLING WINE, £12.99, The British Library 

Drink Me sparkling wine

Literary fans won’t be able to resist this Alice In Wonderland-esque, dinky bottle of toasty and floral Austrian Grüner Veltliner sparkling wine, which will look great on the shelf long after the potion’s all gone.


LOWIE socks

The first product ever sold by ethical clothing company Lowie, these hand-knitted socks are made from leftover yarn. Brilliantly bright and seriously warm, they’re a great present for a bride -to-be… there’ll be no cold feet with these around.

3. AMELIA ROPE CHOCOLATE, Bar trio £16.81,

Amelia Rope chocolate

Amelia Rope’s collection of weird and wonderful chocolate is guaranteed to raise a smile, and the packaging is beautiful, too. Try a trio of Dark Winter Flavours new for 2013, or go with a selection of our personal favourites – Pale Lime & Sea Salt, Dark Lemon or Pale Rose. Unique and oh so delicious.

4. JO & SEPH’S POPCORN, 3 pouches for £12,

Jo & Sephs

For the work friend you always share your snacks with. Jo & Seph’s popcorn is the ultimate desktop treat, ideal for beating the 3pm slump (and a little more exciting than a dodgy old Rich Tea biscuit). We love Mince Pie flavour, but other festive gems include Brandy Butter, Gingerbread and Chocolate Mint.

5. ECHO GLOVES, £37,

Echo gloves

For the friend who’s constantly got a phone in her hand (which is fine, so long as she’s texting you…) these Echo gloves are a godsend. She can forget numb digits this winter, as there’s no need to take off gloves to use her smartphone with these clever winter warmers – hidden touch technology in the fingers and thumbs makes keeping in contact simpler than ever. Available in a wide range of colours from Dark Room London and in-store at Anthropologie.

Amy @ FashionBite xx

Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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