The ultimate advent gift guide

From science-inspired jewellery to children's toys that improve STEM skills, this advent gift guide has a Christmas present for everyone

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Flare Audio Sleeep® earplugs

This Christmas, give the gift of a good night's sleep. Flare Audio's Sleeep® truly tiny earplug is designed especially for long and uninterrupted shuteye, blocking sound through metal rather than absorbing it like traditional foam earplugs. Its slim core and ergonomic shape means that it's easy to fit and remove, even for the smallest ear canals. Plus, the metal core is almost entirely encapsulated in memory-foam for maximum comfort.

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Displate

Displate creates unique art prints on metal, with every product manufactured in-house with care and attention. It's home for amazing artists who live and breathe their art.

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madebyzen® home fragrance and aromatherapy

madebyzen® offers the best in home fragrance and aromatherapy. Innovation and style are an essential part of madebyzen® products, but high quality and feel-good factor are just as important. Combining cutting-edge technology and sophisticated design, the range will soothe the stresses of everyday life, promote general wellbeing and relaxation, and create an air of serenity.

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Nite Watches

Nite Watches is a British watch brand born from a spirit of independence. Each Nite watch is fitted with bright, self-powered Tritium illumination technology, allowing you to tell the time – all the time. The Alpha is the perfect Christmas gift; with its Swiss-made movement, 10-year battery life, ceramic bezel insert and sapphire crystal, you can rely on it whatever the challenge.

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Curiosity Box

Calling all curious cadets! Give the gift of hands-on science to the curious kids in your life this Christmas with the Curiosity Box. The award-winning monthly club delivers oodles of curriculum-linked, sciency fun straight to your door. Choose one of its flexible memberships and receive a monthly box of themed, hands-on experiments designed by Oxford scientists for 4-11-year-olds.

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Traidcraft gifts

Fair trade is a priceless gift. Traidcraft's mission is to challenge the way global trade works and use the power of trade to create lasting solutions to poverty. Make trade beneficial for everyone with Traidcraft's ethical gifts.

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Space Rover Inventor Kit

Inspire children to reach for the stars with littleBits's Space Rover Inventor Kit. Over 30 activities in the free Inventor App guide kids through understanding the highly competitive space race, and building and controlling space vehicle inventions like a space rock collector or an alien life detector – all for £199.99.

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Ontogonie Jewellery

Ontogenie Jewellery illustrates science and natural history with modern 3D printing technology, creating intricate and beautiful wearable art for scientists and naturalists. Biologically accurate plankton, microfossil, model organism, insect and botanical designs are printed on demand in sterling silver, brass, bronze, or gold-plated brass. Feeling festive? Check out the 3D printed science Christmas ornaments.

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Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

What if you could gift super powers this Christmas? With littleBits's Avengers Hero Inventor Kit, children become their own super heroes by building and customising their high-tech hero gear and unique identity. littleBits's electronic blocks, a little imagination and STEAM skills are all they need to create their own hero identity and gear to match, for £149.99.

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G-Tech cordless vacuum

With eight cleaning modes and up to 20 minutes of run time*, this lightweight, cordless vacuum makes cleaning easier. Weighing just 2.3kg when assembled as stick vacuum, the Power Floor speedily transforms into a hand-held cleaner. With no settings to change, you can tackle floor surfaces, upholstery and car interiors with ease. Christmas offer: Only £179.99 - saving over 25%. Use code WL53.

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Flares® JET earphones

Flares® JET earphones contain a new revolutionary patent-pending technology that uses jets to control and focus sound directly into your ears. The result is the deepest bass and vastly increased levels of detail revealing subtleties that you’ve never heard before. Sound quality increases as the model number goes up. Starting with Flares Jet 1 through to the premium model of Flares Jet 3, made of grade 5 titanium.

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Halo Sport brain stimulator

Halo Sport is the first brain stimulator that accelerates improvements from trainings. Halo Sport uses transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) to put your brain's motor cortex into a temporary state of hyperplasticity, or hyperlearning. By wearing Halo Sport during your warmup, each training repetition more rapidly develops power, skill, and endurance – the perfect gift for the athlete in your life.

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Liforme Yoga Mat

The Liforme Yoga Mat will revolutionise you or the yogi in your life's practice. It has been designed to provide the best yoga foundation, and crafted from eco-friendly and body kind GripForMe material. Plus, the unique AlignForMe system intelligently guides yogis of all shapes and sizes throughout their spiritual and physical journeys. Whatever your yoga practice, there's a Liforme mat for everyone.

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Get Technology book

Know technology today, to equip yourself for tomorrow. Using a unique visual approach, Gerald Lynch (of TechRadar, Gizmodo UK, TechDigest) explains the most important tech developments of the modern world – and examines their impact on society and how they can be used to achieve our full potential – in his new book Get Technology.

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Dynaudio Music 3 system

Dynaudio Music 3 system is portable, compact and extremely punchy. The world's most intelligent music system, Music 3 can stream music in any way you like, and has a rechargeable battery lasting over 8 hours. Incredible technologies such as Music Now, RoomAdapt and NoiseAdapt truly make the cutting-edge Music 3 the smartest music system around and, at £490, it's affordable too.

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Scratch Map™ Deluxe Edition

Scratch destinations off your bucket list and remember your adventures forever with the Scratch Map™ Deluxe Edition. It comes with gold foil printed on beautiful matte finish black paper, which you can remove to create your own personalised map. It also features fascinating info-graphics along the bottom, revealing a wealth of facts and information about land and oceans.

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Globalography book

Discover the surprising, shocking and never-before-seen globalisation of our world in 50 fascinating maps. Globalography is the stunning book of 50 fascinating maps that uncover the myriad of ways we can now connect with one another and, in doing so, showcases the radical way globalisation is transforming our world. From how cities are expanding beyond the reach of their nations to the ways bananas, cobalt and water bottles link the most unlikely of places, there's much to explore.

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Christian Aid

Transform lives this Christmas with only £22. The donation to Christian Aid's Agriculture & Livestock fund will gift a goat to someone who needs it. Why a goat? Goats mean milk and meat, and extra milk can be turned into milk and cheese, which means extra income. They produce manure, which helps farmers grow crops, while livestock ownership empowers local women and their households, and the list goes on.

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Leonardo da Vinci invention kits

CoolStuff offers the most innovative, cool and fun gadgets on the market, including Leonardo da Vinci invention kits you can build yourself! The gadget heaven is the best place to go for unique gifts this Christmas.

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A&ultima SP1000M portable music player

With a bold industrial design, magical sound quality and striking Lapis Blue finish, Astell&Kern's new flagship high-resolution portable music player, the A&ultima SP1000M, demands your attention. This luxuriously crafted device is smaller and lighter than its big brother – the SP1000 – due to the use of aluminium in its construction, and a new 4.1inch touchscreen display. Its sole purpose is to let you carry the very finest sound in your pocket, anytime, anywhere. Prices start at £1,999.

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Somersault18:24 jewellery

If you're passionate about science and want it to show in your jewellery, or are looking for a unique science-themed gift this Christmas, somersault18:24 is perfect for you. There is so much beauty in science, the independent jewellery maker's collection of science-inspired pieces captures it perfectly.

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Moshi Touch Screen Gloves

Moshi's touch screen gloves will keep your hands warm and phone-ready thanks to the conductive fibre on all 10 fingertips. Voted the ‘Best Touch Screen Gloves' by The Wirecutter, the gloves come in two stylish shades of grey and are available in large and small.

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Jabra Elite 65t wireless headphones

Hear and be heard with Jabra Elite 65t wireless headphones. They provide superior sound thanks to their unique four-microphone technology and feature a customisable equaliser for music personalisation. Other perks include a pocket-friendly charging case that gives you 15 hours of battery and one-touch access to Amazon Alexa, Siri®, and Google Now™.

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Metasurf RTX/RTX-P e-Skateboard

Is there a better gift than a stress-free commute? Beat the traffic and skip the crowds with Metasurf RTX/RTX-P, the next generation e-Skateboard. It has a direct drive motor with swappable wheels, and goes up to 30mph. It's modularization system can fix any problem in only 5 minutes, and its swappable battery means you can skate on the go, anywhere.

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