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What do our team of seasoned female experts want for Christmas this year? From a men’s cashmere jumper to Bolly and a lime squeezer, it might not be what you think

Lindsay, contributing editor

“In the week I’m always grabbing a latte on the go so on the weekends I want to take time out for a good cup of coffee while I read the paper. This cafetière would be a luxury ritual for the new year.”

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M&S cafetière

Jo, home editor

“I’m looking for pictures to make my new flat more homely. Unwrapping one of these vintage-inspired frames with a photo I love already inside would be an extra-special gift.”

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M&S picture frames

Ally, digital editor

“There’s nothing nicer than a jumper stolen from the boys. Oversized and snuggly, this cashmere V-neck style will look and feel great with jeans and boots on cold days.”

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Men’s grey cashmere jumper

Helen, deputy editor

“With a 15-month-old daughter to keep me up at night I’m dreaming of a little pot of eye magic, aka NUXE Nuxuriance Ultra Eye & Lip Contour Cream, to zap my wrinkles and banish bags.”

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Nuxe eye and lip contour cream

Rachel, editor

“There comes a time in every woman’s life,” said Bette Davis, “when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.” For me, that time is Christmas. So, bottoms up!”

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Bollinger champagne

Emma, beauty editor

“I really want a lime squeezer because my tipple du jour is a vodka lime and soda. I’d probably ask for the orange squeezer, too, to make the hangover easier.”

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Lime squeezer with gift wrapping

Alexandra, homepage editor

“One of my favourite things about winter is coming home and getting into my snuggliest clothing. For me, there’s nothing cosier than my boyfriend’s flannel shirts. Maybe this year he’ll treat me to my own.”

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M&S menswear checked flannel shirt

Kate, contributing editor

“Shiny new kit is high on the list of ‘things that motivate me to exercise’, so I’d be pumped to find box-fresh gear under the tree. Next to some champagne and chocolates, of course.”

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Yoga leggings, bra top, mat and trainers

Charlene, womenswear editor

“My natural hair is something reminiscent of Mick Hucknall in his prime, so straighteners are my saviour. Christmas is the perfect opportunity for a shiny new upgrade.”

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Corioliss styling iron

Charlotte, kidswear editor

“This faux-fur cape is perfect for throwing over jeans for a winter walk in the park. I’ll also be able to glam it up by wearing it with smart black trousers and some seriously sparkly jewellery.”

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Faux-fur poncho



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Photographer: Carolyn Barber / Stylist: Sam Duffy