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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDES: a diverse range of gifts to suit all your friends and family

Finding the right Christmas gift can be tricky and if you need inspiration the Christmas gift guide below will be just what you need.

FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING / THE RUM LOVER

A delicious Agricole rum from Harold & Hansa.

Harold & Hansa, specialists in Madeira Rum, brings lesser-known, premium quality rums from Madeira to the UK. Using exceptional varieties of sugarcane and a meticulous production process, Madeira creates some of the best Agricole rums in the world. From a very affordable £26 for RumcoMel, which is a traditional Madeiran rum with honey, to the very decadent limited edition 15-year-old 970 Cask Strength Edition Rum, there is bound to be a gift for your favourite “pirate”.

Price: From £26 for 1 litre

Website: https://www.haroldandhansa.co.uk

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Portugal, Funchal, 08/05/2019:Apresentação do Rum Tristão Vaz Teixeira da empresa J Faria e Filhos.
Foto :Gregório Cunha

FOR THE WOMAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING

A stylish, super versatile dress from POLKO, that can be worn 14 different ways

POLKO really is a unique gift for your favourite lady and perfect for those who are both style- and eco-conscious. POLKO’s gorgeous, innovative, one-of-a-kind design offers 14 different outfits from one single dress. So, you can wear it whenever you want, however you want, as many times as you want – enabling you to do a lot more with less. It’s your entire capsule wardrobe in one intelligent and convertible design, decluttering your space and mind.

Price: £280

Website: www.polko.co.uk

FOR FOODIE KIDS 3-15

A cookery lesson for budding chefs and children who love to create

En Cuisine Cookery School is on a mission to teach children from 3-15 to cook delicious healthy, seasonal food.  Founder, Florence Rebattet, has been passionate about food and cooking since her childhood, and was inspired by her son to build a cooking school designed specifically for children and teenagers. Treat your little chef to an after-school club, a holiday camp, a personalised private lesson, or book a cookery party to enjoy with their friends. Gift vouchers are available.

Price: From £60 per child.

Website: www.encuisinecookingschool.com

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FOR THE FITNESS FAN

Personalised 1-2-1 training and nutrition support from Fit to Last

 

Fit to Last Personal Trainers offers high-end, all-inclusive fitness solution for those who’ve tried everything in the past; crash diets, exercise fads, regular gyms etc.; all with little to no success or results. Fit to Last works with you to create a personalised programme of exercise, nutrition (no calorie counting or weighing) and small, simple lifestyle changes, to keep you on track to your goals, injury free and bursting with energy.  Train in person at their studio in London, or via Zoom from anywhere in the world.

 

Price: From £159 a month.

Website: www.fittolast.co.uk

FOR THE BUDDING PROPERTY DEVELOPER

Teach them everything they need to know to make money as a property developer

propertyCEO – This is a nationwide property development training company that specialises in training new, small-scale developers. So, if your loved one has always dreamt of buying somewhere dilapidated and restoring it to its former glory or converting an old industrial property into residential, and you are looking to get a BIG present, you could treat them to a three-day Fast Track Small-Scale Property Development workshop (held via Zoom), for £1497 +VAT.

If that’s a bit outside your budget, you may want to opt for one or more of their three books on the subject: ‘Industrial to residential conversions: The essential guide to converting industrial buildings for profit’, ‘Your own personal time machine’ or ‘The guide to small-scale property development: and the rise of the landlord developer’.

Website: https://propertyceo.co.uk/

https://pceofasttrack.co.uk/infopage/

https://propertyceo.co.uk/books/

FOR BIG THINKERS, READERS, AND ANIMAL LOVERS

A choice of books to challenge traditional thinking about animals

If you have a loved one that likes an insightful and challenging book to get their teeth into, where better to turn than the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. The Centre has a wide range of books covering a variety of topics related to animals, animal protection and animals place in society, including:

Animal Theologians looks at the relationship between religion and animals. It delves into the writings of theologians, of numerous religions, who have looked at the relationship between God and animals.

Price: £25.99

Website: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/animal-theologians-9780197655559?cc=gb&lang=en&

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Animal Ethics and Animal Law has contributions from academics world-wide, exploring ethics and law in relation to animals and how law can (and can’t) protect animals from cruelty and abuse.

Price: £92.00 hardback / £35.00 e-book

Website:  https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781666924145/Animal-Ethics-and-Animal-Law

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An Ethical Critique of Fur Factory Farming looks at the multimillion-pound fur trade worldwide, which kills over 100 million animals in fur farms annually. The book examines the assurances that the industry gives about why this is acceptable and takes them apart one by one.

Price: £23.99

Website: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-10621-7 /

Why Animal Suffering Matters argues that the rational case for extending moral solicitude to all sentient beings (i.e., to include non-human animals) is much stronger than many suppose.

Price: £23.49

Website: https://academic.oup.com/book/3603

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Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism argues in terms of our relations with animals, it is difficult to think of a more urgent moral problem than the fate of billions of animals killed for human consumption. The protest against meat eating may turn out to be one of the most significant movements of our age.

Price: £29.59

Website: https://www.routledge.com/Ethical-Vegetarianism-and-Veganism/Linzey-Linzey/p/book/9781138590991

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So, from academics to lawyers, ethicists to theologians and idealists to the vegan-curious, there is bound to be a book in this collection for the smart one in your family.