06.07.2022

Boots has opened an immersive one-stop Christmas shop

The pressure is on. You’ve exhausted the options on Menkind and even though he’d probably quite fancy an adult-sized sumo wrestling suit or a speaker the size of a small hippo, it’s not really the vibe you were going for. “Thoughtful and exciting. Come on woman, think!”

No-one knows your partner better than you, right? As Forest Gump once sagely said, “you go together like peas and carrots”. You’re well versed in each other’s hobbies, you listen to his debrief at the end of each day and you know he hates mushrooms with a vengeance.

So, buying him the perfect gift which says “I know your innermost desires and this proves, beyond doubt, that I’ve been paying attention,” should be no problem… probably. Oh f&*%.

Sit back and take a load off, because – if you’re in London at least – Boots has done the hard work for you. The brand’s Heels Over Head pop-up Bootique was erected in Soho’s 59 Greek Street on Wednesday and for a limited time only (you’ve got until Tuesday), you can visit an emporium packed with gift ideas.

Given a consumer survey revealed Londoners are more likely to prioritise their sexual wellbeing the most (spending 32% more money on it and spending twice as long having sex), this is the focus. Want to spice up your sex life? The upside down concept store sees you walk through a bedroom set-up mounted to the ceiling where you can browse everything from massage oils to vibrators and scented lubes to pleasure rings (just don’t take your mum).

There are popular fragrances from the likes of Giorgio Armani and Paco Rabanne, there’s chocolate truffles, candles and plenty more, all in one place and all of which you can browse solo, or with your partner.

And, if you can’t make it all the way to London, lucky for you, the edit is up online, too. Happy browsing.

20 Perfect Gifts For Busy People

Time is such a precious gift, because it’s a commodity you can’t buy. .. or so you think! There are some people that just seem to have more hours in the day, and there are others who are perpetually running around trying to get more done. If you know someone who’s always got something going on, they need a gift that will work with their busy schedules. That’s where we come in.

We’ve found several gifts that will “buy” the recipient some time – they will be the perfect holiday treat for every busy professional. Check out this time-saving list that ranges from the budget-savvy to the lavish. If you shop early enough, you might even just have a minute to breathe.

Taking a Long Flight? Eat These Foods to Arrive Feeling Healthy and Refreshed

Long-haul air travel is the gateway to seeing the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy on the body. The pitfalls of long flights can include jet lag, bloating, swelling of the legs and feet, dehydration, and dry skin.

But fear not, international traveler, because the foods you eat in the air can actually make a huge difference in the way you feel, both in flight and after the plane touches down.

By choosing your snacks carefully, you can severely diminish the negative effects of flying – even jet lag! We asked experts to share their top picks for traveling several hours in the sky, and now we’re ready to tackle any flight across the ocean.

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