Yes it's that special time of year. The time when you fight back the urge to tear your hair out as you frantically trawl through gift guides and Amazon suggestions to try and find that perfect present for your nearest and dearest.
But fear not! We're here with a (we hope) timely list, packed full of great creative-type gifts that will raise a smile and earn you those all important brownie points. Let us take some of the work out of the search so you can focus on the giving, and achieving the smug-feeling of superiority that comes with being a gift-buying boss.
Words are awesome. Light is a highly-useful thing. Combine the two and you get what must surely be decorative wonderment for all ages. Add in the fact that the words can be changed using stickers (stickers!) and this has to make any board-game lover's Christmas wish list.
Forget expensive projectors, this smart and stylish gizmo lets you share your pics and videos direct from your smart phone for under £40. It also comes with a pretty decent smart phone speaker too. Bargain!
Yes, we all want a 3D printer, but until they become mass-market affordable, this little beauty is a hugely fun free-hand substitute. It allows you to create fun plastic doodles in a rainbow array of colours, and you can even 'draw' in mid-air to create fabulous 3D sculptures. A fantastic way to get into a whole new dimenson of art.
If your giftee is a budding film-maker this could be the perfect (cheapo) way to help them achieve those Peter Jackson-esque sweeping panoramas. Perfect with a smartphone, but it also works perfectly with tripods and proper-type cameras if they are 'really' into it. J.J. Abrams-type lense flare not included. Speaking of...
There's a little film franchise bursting back to life this month. Star Wars - you may have heard of it. Someone of your aquaintance is bound to be a rabid enough fan to go all Ewok over these fantastic bits of semi-practical merchandise. Keep their work-station spiffy and inspire 'nerd-joy' with this R2 hand vac or help them battle the Dark Side with this choice of Millenium Falcon or Death Star wall lights.
A rather innovative mix of writing guide and game, this creative writing kit by Jamie Cat Callan
This melding of high-tech wizardry and top-end stationery could be the best marriage since David Bowie and Iman. Scribble your designs into this super-smart notebook and, with the help of a simple app, they'll instantly be digitised as an SVG file for instant use in Adobe Illustrator CC or Adobe Photoshop CC. Magic!