Christmas gifts for globetrotters

Frequent business traveller, swanky city-breaker or intrepid explorer? Whoever you are buying for, Sophie Lam has the perfect present all wrapped up

The best Christmas gifts for the bookish

Main image: 'Civetti' book ends by Fornasetti, £300, Liberty; 'Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story', £20, Random House; reading glasses by Pedlars, £25.50, Selfridges

The best Christmas gifts for the foodie

Main image: hand tray by Fornasetti, £175, Liberty; macarons, from a selection, Laduree

The best Christmas gifts for the green-fingered

Main image: bee station, £39.99, Firebox; bird, £185, The Shop Floor Project

The best Christmas gifts for the princess

Main image: Firby, £49.79, and magnetic frames, £12 a set, both John Lewis

The best Christmas gifts for the teen queen

Main image: sunglasses, £150, Henry Holland; watermelon necklace, £85, Browns; frame, £5, John Lewis

The best Christmas gifts for the geek

Main image: 'Pop' handset (for mobiles) by Native Union, £29.99, Selfridges

The best Christmas gifts for the lad

Main image: skateboard by Penny Skateboards, £99, The Conran Shop ; frames, from £5, John Lewis

The best Christmas gifts for the tyke

Main image: Spiderman toy, £19.69, and magnetic frame set, £12, both John Lewis

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Like the Golliwog, Zwarte Piet is a racist relic, so why is it part of the modern Dutch Christmas?

Every year in the run up to Christmas, people in the Netherlands celebrate the festival of Sinterklaas by dressing up as a racist stereotype. So it's traditional, so what?

£848, Marni, marni.com

Cold comfort for men

God rest ye merry gentlemen and don't let the winter weather cause you any dismay. All you need is a decent coat and a bit of layering.

The best Christmas gifts for the aesthete

Main image: face pots, £67, Aram; frames, from £5, John Lewis

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