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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

5 Lifestyle Magazines..

That's right, it's almost time for baubles, booze and bearded men in garish red outfits. So you'll probably be starting to think about what to buy your loved ones about now. Like puppies, cats and other house pets, a magazine subscription isn't just for Christmas - it really does keep on giving joy and good will all year round.

Here are 5 lifestyle magazine subscriptions your friends and family will definitely appreciate in their stockings this Xmas.

Perfect for…The Girl about Town

She’ll thrill to find this glossy dose of fabulousness arrive at her home each week.  Offering a tantalising mix of fashion, news and celebrity gossip, +Grazia UK a winning Christmas gift for a BFF, beloved niece, teen, twenty or thirty-something.  Lacking the sheer bulk of a monthly mag, it fits perfectly inside a commuter’s handbag and will be a sure fire hit with anyone who loves to get their news and gossip in regular, bite-sized portions.  

We love: ‘The Chart of Lust’ and the Top 10 News Stories of the week.’

Perfect for… The Cosmopilitan Chica

Championing strong, intelligent women, Red is a fantastic monthly read which really does offer the best things in life.  From must-have beauty buys to the latest destinations for that longed-for, luxury mini-break, there’s something for everyone.  Stunning fashion pages sit beside moving memoirs, funny observational columns and in-depth interviews with the hottest A-listers – think think Helena Christensen, Gwyneth Paltrow and the stars of Downton Abbey.  With content from the pens of the best writers and a new editor at the helm, a subscription to +Red Magazine is a Christmas cracker!

Perfect for: The Geek or Gadget-lover in your life

Can the reindeer-knit gift idea! Tech-obsessed teens and gadget-loving guys will breathe a sigh of relief when they receive a yearly subscription to this up and coming monthly magazine.  First launched in the U.S., +STUFF.TV has quickly become a U.K. bestseller and with reviews on everything from new smart phone launches to the pick of free apps, it’s easy to see why. Insightful articles on everything from cyber-crime to developing technologies such as leap motion, this will ensure your guy has always got his finger firmly on the pulse.

Perfect for…Modern Matriarchs

Regularly featuring national treasures such as Helen Mirren, Dawn French and Fern Britton as cover girls - or should we say, Cover Ladies - Woman & Home proudly celebrates women while offering a unique sense of community.  Initiatives such as their supper club and book clubs and regular events such as charity walks and fashion shows, mean the reader connects with and stays at the heart of the magazine, making it a great Christmas gift for mums, aunties and grandmothers who embrace life. Inside, she’ll discover a sparkling mix of fashion, celebrity and health features.  This great title is a particularly good fit for foodies and committed cooks who’ll lap-up top tips and recipes from the likes of Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Nigel Slater and James Martin.

Perfect for: Design and DIY Divas

Hot new looks and clever how-tos make this magazine a bible for interior buffs and the Homes magazine of the moment.  The sumptuous shoots and superior photography, mixed with accessible editorial give Living Etc the feel of a coffee table book – to be displayed, admired and enjoyed long after the next issue has arrived.  Packed with advice and ideas on everything from fresh new colour palettes to space-saving furniture, this is a brilliant buy for the discerning and stylish home-lover.  Take a peek inside the world’s most gorgeous homes and hear from major names in architecture and interior design. 

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