Present Tense: last minute Christmas gifts

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Everyone is guilty of it, (well not everyone, I have a colour-coded Google Docs spreadsheet, natch!) but last-minute Christmas shopping can often leave you with gifts that have an air of desperation about them.
These picks have something for every wallet and they all carry an air of “What this? I bought this in November” insouciance. The Habitat lamp is a tasteful nudge for every Ikea junkie, and the watch will help the wearer get the ‘Sexy Cab Driver’ look which is going to be very important in ’09. A ‘To Do’ tattoo list is useful when compiling all those New Year’s resolutions, and all the more useful because they’re temporary. Resolution, what resolution?!

The CDG MAN aftershave gel says that you think your giftee is a very classy and sexy person, which is a very useful tool. I recommend giving it to your boss, a love interest or a disgruntled flatmate, should you have one. Finally the Topman belt is a vintage quality accessory and is a wonderful all-rounder.

Miso table lamp, Habitat: £35. Timex gold watch, Asos: £56. To do tattoos, Urban Outfitters: £5. MAN aftershave gel, Dover Street Market: £36. Skinny belt, Topman Design: £20.