Brave the ice… or purify air with a ‘Star Wars’ visor: Just some of the ideas in our gift guide that will boost your mood and keep you healthy this Christmas

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For the beauty Queen (and King)

Skin Gym Cryoroll Ice Roller

£18, beautybay.com

Fill the cute pink silicone holder with water and stick in the freezer. Once frozen, pop off the cap and massage your face to reduce puffiness, swelling and even calm acne breakouts.

Skin Gym Cryoroll Ice Roller: £18, beautybay.com

Angela Caglia Cellreturn Platinum

£1,750, net-a-porter.com

The eye-wateringly expensive mask is lined with hundreds of LED lights that, claim advocates, stimulate cell renewal, reduce inflammation, and make you more beautiful. If Angela Caglia’s celeb client list – which includes Barbara Streisand, supermodel Helena Christensen and Sting – is anything to go by, it might just work.

Angela Caglia Cellreturn Platinum £1,750, net-a-porter.com

Angela Caglia Cellreturn Platinum £1,750, net-a-porter.com

Fur Bath Drops

£36, revolve.com

That 90s fave, the bath pearl, has made a come-back this year. This option has a vegan-friendly seaweed-extract casing that dissolves in warm water releasing sage, jojoba and vitamin-infused grapeseed that helps nourish hair wherever on the body it is, and fights follicle infections that can crop up due to shaving, waxing and plucking.

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Fur Bath Drops £36, revolve.com

Fur Bath Drops £36, revolve.com

Face Gym Weighted Ball

£33, facegym.com

Like a giant squishy stress ball, it’s designed to be rolled and rubbed around the face. The ball comes with instructions for lymphatic drainage massage which can, we are reliable informed, have a dramatic effect in reducing fluid build-up and puffiness, especially below the eyes.

Face Gym Weighted Ball £33, facegym.com

Face Gym Weighted Ball £33, facegym.com

Foodie with a conscience

Fresh Juice Original Portable Blender

£39.90, thefreshjuiceshop.com

A compact battery-powered blender unit fits into the bottom of this flask – just fill it with fruit, water, milk or anything else you fancy making a smoothie out of, and whiz up just before you want to drink it.

Fresh Juice Original Portable Blender £39.90, thefreshjuiceshop.com

Fresh Juice Original Portable Blender £39.90, thefreshjuiceshop.com

Smartech Plant Milk Maker

£340, selfridges.com

A juicer, of sorts, that can make ‘milk’ from nuts, oats and seeds and water, at the touch of a button – in a matter of minutes. It’s pricy but given a litre of almond milk can set up back £2-plus, you could end up saving money.

Smartech Plant Milk Maker £340, selfridges.com

Smartech Plant Milk Maker £340, selfridges.com

Lyre’s Pink London Spirit

£11.75, lyres.co.uk

Alcohol-free ‘booze’ has undergone something of a revolution in recent years, with brands creating complex and decidedly grown-up options. Lyre have a wide range of non-alcoholic ‘spirits’ that can be blended, shaken and stirred to create just about every cocktail you can imagine. This one is reminiscent of pink gin!

Stanley Rose Quartz Quencher H2.0 Flowstate 1.2L Tumbler

£45, urbanoutfitters.com

Social media app TikTok may have gained a reputation for dubious and even damaging health trends, but this one is somewhat better for you: mega-flasks. This cult cup from Stanley holds a whopping 1.2L helping assure hydration on the go. The vacuum insulation also keeps drinks cool, or warm, for hours.

Stanley Rose Quartz Quencher H2.0 Flowstate 1.2L Tumbler £45, urbanoutfitters.com

Stanley Rose Quartz Quencher H2.0 Flowstate 1.2L Tumbler £45, urbanoutfitters.com

Cosori Lite 3.8-Litre Air Fryer – Grey

£79.99, cosorishop.co.uk

Air fryers may be a hit because they can cook crispy chips and roasted veg, as well as perfectly succulent joints of meat using next to no fat or oil, but most are expensive and large. This one is neither, and will also look neatly stylish on your kitchen counter.

Cosori Lite 3.8-Litre Air Fryer – Grey £79.99, cosorishop.co.uk

Cosori Lite 3.8-Litre Air Fryer – Grey £79.99, cosorishop.co.uk

Tech to keep you ticking

Dyson Zone Absolute

£549, dyson.co.uk

It’s a high-end pair of noise cancelling headphones AND wearable air purifier tto filter out environmental pollution – a major cause of illness and disease, according to the World Health Organisation. And it will make whoever’s brave enough to wear the full face-visor version like an extra from one of the new Star Wars movies.

Dyson Zone Absolute £549, dyson.co.uk

Dyson Zone Absolute £549, dyson.co.uk

Momax iFan 8 portable hands-free fan

£49.95, selfridges.com

Make sticky summer commutes and hot flushes slightly more bearable, thanks to this social media viral wearable fan. The rechargeable battery lasts for up to eight hours of use, and it comes in minty green, pink or white.

Momax iFan 8 portable hands-free fan £49.95, selfridges.com

Momax iFan 8 portable hands-free fan £49.95, selfridges.com

Therabody SmartGoggles

£175, argos.co.uk 

Another must-have for 2023 – an eye-massaging face mask from the company that created the cult massage guns that are now everywhere. Said to soothe headaches, relieve eye strain and boost feelings of calm.

Therabody SmartGoggles £175, argos.co.uk

Therabody SmartGoggles £175, argos.co.uk

Oral B iO10

£375, shop.oralb.co.uk

Dubbed ‘the Rolls Royce of electric toothbrushes’ it features sensors that help you apply the right pressure, while syncing up to an app that guides you to clean any areas of your gnashers you might have neglected. It even gives you a score at the end.

Oral B iO10 £375, shop.oralb.co.uk

Oral B iO10 £375, shop.oralb.co.uk

Fitness to work off the turkey

Crocs Mellow Recovery Slide

£44.99, crocs.co.uk

The insole of these cartoon-esque slip-ons are made from ultra-squishy foam that moulds to the shape of your foot – especially important and appreciated by keen runners and those who spend all day on their feet.

Crocs Mellow Recovery Slide £44.99, crocs.co.uk

Crocs Mellow Recovery Slide £44.99, crocs.co.uk

Therabody PowerDot 2.0 Duo

£325, boots.com

Another hit gadget from Therabody – these colourful spads can be stuck on just about anywhere on the body to provide pain relief by pargeting sensory nerves and aid muscle recovery by stimulating the nerves that control movement. They also look pretty cool.

Therabody PowerDot 2.0 Duo £325, boots.com

Therabody PowerDot 2.0 Duo £325, boots.com

Lumi Recovery Pod Portable Ice Bath

£85, lumitherapy.co.uk

Embrace the extremely bracing trend for taking ice baths – said to boost mood, ease joint pain and aid recovery after sports – in the comfort of your own home. This Morning host Holly Willoughby, pop singer Lady Gaga and fitness star Joe Wicks are fans.

Lumi Recovery Pod Portable Ice Bath £85, lumitherapy.co.uk

Lumi Recovery Pod Portable Ice Bath £85, lumitherapy.co.uk

Silva Free 1200 XS

£139, silvasweden.uk

This stylish head lamp is part of an innovative and unique modular range – you can swap between different strength lamps, different sized battery packs, accessories and even use them with special attachments that convert the device into a bike light.

Silva Free 1200 XS £139, silvasweden.uk

Silva Free 1200 XS £139, silvasweden.uk

Asics Novablast 4

£135, asics.com

These running shoes are ultra-light, ultra-bouncy and, claim Asics, will help you run further, faster and for longer. In neon green, there’s also no chance they’ll go unnoticed.

Silva Free 1200 XS £139, silvasweden.uk

Silva Free 1200 XS £139, silvasweden.uk

Keep calm and carry on

Olivia Attwood Fidget Ring

£79, abbottlyon.com

Yet another social media trend – this ring has an outer band that can rotate freely around the inner band, giving nervous, fidgety hands something to play with. The action is said to be soothing those prone to anxiety.

Olivia Attwood Fidget Ring £79, abbottlyon.com

Olivia Attwood Fidget Ring £79, abbottlyon.com

Snor Circle Muscle Stimulation Anti-Snoring Device

£135, selfridges.com

What do you give the hog-like snorer in your life? Well, this. The device sticks under the skin and, when it senses those tell-tell noises, emits a gentle electrical pulse that helps stimulate the airways, easing breathing and quieting that snore.

Snor Circle Muscle Stimulation Anti-Snoring Device £135, selfridges.com

Snor Circle Muscle Stimulation Anti-Snoring Device £135, selfridges.com

Loop Quiet Equinox earplugs

£19.95, loop earplugs.com

IF loud noises at night keep someone awake, these funky-looking earplugs are the answer. Made from soft silicone, they are comfortable in bed and cut out 28db of noise – enough to protect the ears while operating heavy machinery.

Loop Quiet Equinox earplugs £19.95, loop earplugs.com

Loop Quiet Equinox earplugs £19.95, loop earplugs.com

Lego Tiny Plants

£44.99, lego.com

Lego, but for grown-ups. This new range hits two health trends at once: mindfulness, in finding an activity to focus on and calm racing thoughts, and the Millennial-led craze for indoor plants (although these won’t actually help oxygenate the air like the real thing, they do look nice).

Lego Tiny Plants £44.99, lego.com

Lego Tiny Plants £44.99, lego.com

Ember Smart Mug 2

£179.95, currys.co.uk

What could be more psychologically soothing that a nice cup of tea? Serve it in this smart mug, and you can keep it at the exact desired temperature indefinitely.

Ember Smart Mug 2 £179.95, currys.co.uk

Ember Smart Mug 2 £179.95, currys.co.uk

Happy baby, happy parents

SNOObie Smart Soother

£69.95, happiestbaby.co.uk

A cute machine that emits a range of soothing sounds from white noise – think, the gentle hum of a fan – to lullabies, to help ease little ones to sleep. It can also be programmed to light up at a certain time to gently wake them up.

SNOObie Smart Soother £69.95, happiestbaby.co.uk

SNOObie Smart Soother £69.95, happiestbaby.co.uk

Munchkin Bluetooth Swing

£180, argos.co.uk

This baby chair can be set to oscillate, mimicking the rocking a parent might be just too knackered to do at times. It also weighs less the 9lbs and can be packed down flat, making storage easy.

Munchkin Bluetooth Swing £180, argos.co.uk

Munchkin Bluetooth Swing £180, argos.co.uk

Nanit Pro Camera, Wall Mount & Breathing Band

£299.99, johnlewis.com

FOR parents who want to keep an eye on their infant 24/7 – the over-head camera won’t miss a moment, and with the attached band can even monitor breathing rate.

Nanit Pro Camera, Wall Mount & Breathing Band £299.99, johnlewis.com

Nanit Pro Camera, Wall Mount & Breathing Band £299.99, johnlewis.com

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