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Christmas Gift Guide For £1000 or Less

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In the editorial offices at OX, we start getting suggestions for our December Gift Guides any time from July onwards. We’ve selected our pick of the best for £1000 for less...

Polaroid have added Bluetooth® tech to their beloved analogue cameras to make your photography even more creative.


Light therapy is trending: there’s been a 270% uplift in LED device sales and leading the market is Current Body. Used consistently three to five times a week, their latest drop, the LED Lip Perfector, rejuvenates the skin around the mouth.


Whether its Chamonix, Gstaad or Aspen, Moncler are the goggles to see and be seen in.


Serious skincare from the renowned author of NY Times bestseller, The Wrinkle Cure. Worth £250, this seasonal selection gets to work on face, eyes, neck and jawline.


This woven cotton throw by Camille Gressier can be slung over a bed or a sofa and would also make a serious statement piece of wall art.


Limited edition hair straighteners for shiny happy hair, from the one and only GHD.


Vegan leather bucket bag from a British design legend: Vivienne Westwood.


Feel the speed and take gaming to the next level with the Logitech G29 Racing Wheel, for Playstation and PC.


Bright, blingy and beautiful. Serious swag from the Millenia Collection, Swarovski Eyewear.


Both beautiful and useful. Topping our list this year, the new Blossom Stand Mixer from KitchenAid.



Corinne Bailey Rae
Wed 1 May 2024

Corinne Bailey Rae’s Put Your Records On snap-shotted the summer of 2006. Her most recent release, Black Rainbows came out 2023 and it is obvious to hear how much she is relishing the full range of her unique voice and, as I was to discover when we spoke, her extraordinarily lyrical vocabulary.

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Tue 2 Apr 2024

Award-winning quirky and alternative comedian Paul Foot is returning to Oxford this month with his new show, Dissolve which is set to be his most vulnerable and honest yet. We got in touch to find out what we can expect from his performance at Oxford’s New Theatre, as well as – in very Paul Foot fashion – getting side-tracked by King  Tutankhamen, and what  Jesus might have  achieved if  he'd been a plumber...

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Fri 1 Mar 2024

This month, Katie Melua will be in Oxford, helping to launch the Oxford Literary Festival’s new Programme in Georgian Literature and Culture.

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Fri 1 Mar 2024

Described as having a diasporic upbringing, singer-songwriter Namvula is also a gifted photographer and was co-founder of Film Africa, a London-based celebration of African cinema and culture. She now lives in Oxford where she will be performing later this month at The North Wall.