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Must-have Christmas gifts & win a Nintendo 3DS!

Nintendo 3DSIf you haven’t started your Christmas shopping then never fear, we’ve put together some ideas for you. And you can win a Nintendo 3DS and Mario Kart 7 game. Read on for more!

Nintendo 3DS & Mario Kart 7, around £149.99 

The amazing Nintendo 3DS takes handheld gaming to a new level. It offers next generation graphics, monumental titles and free Wi-Fi and online play.

The 3D Depth Slider lets you find your perfect level of gaming in 3D and 2D and the parental controls feature means you can turn off and lock the 3D effect completely.

Nintendo 3DS also plays almost all existing Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi titles in 2D.

Introducing a new dimension to the hit series, Mario Kart 7 brings Mushroom Kingdom racing fun into glorious 3D.

And that's just the beginning as new courses, abilities and power-ups make the race more exciting than ever.

For the first time ever you can customise your karts with a selection of frames and tyres.

You can even soar through the skies or speed across the sea floor as you battle for top spot, using the innovative range of kart options to get the edge over your opponents.

With all the high-speed thrills and spills we can only imagine what their insurance premiums must be like!

But whether you’re an experienced Mario Kart racer or this is your rookie season, Mario Kart 7 is a fast-paced driving experience that everyone can enjoy.

We have three Metallic Red Nintendo 3DS consoles, each with a copy of Mario Kart 7 to giveaway! See below for details of how to enter.

Amazon Kindle, £89

If you’re looking for a great Christmas present for the bookworm in your life, then you can’t go wrong with the Amazon Kindle.

No more lugging hardbacks around with you as the device’s 2GB internal memory can store around 1,400 books, all perfectly readable on the Kindle’s high-quality, non-glare six-inch screen.

Weighing 170 grams - about the same as a small paperback - and measuring just 166 mm x 114 mm x 8.7 mm in size, the Kindle fits easily in pockets and handbags, meaning your entire book collection can go anywhere with you.

Impress your friends with the newest gadget around. You have access to Amazon’s entire Kindle library, and built in Wi-Fi means you can download books within 60 seconds, as well as newspaper and magazines.

Jelly Belly jelly beans scented smartphone covers, from £15.99

The creators of the UK’s favourite Jelly Belly® jelly beans have launched a new range of scented smartphone covers for BlackBerry and Apple iPhone users.

With a selection of nine popular scented covers to choose from, you can now carry your favourite jelly bean scent with you wherever you go.

New scented phone covers are available in Bubblegum, Very Cherry, Blueberry, Top Banana, Green Apple, Wild Blackberry, French Vanilla, Liquorice and Grape and are in the same vibrant colours as the popular jelly beans. 

Made from a gel style rubber that not only protects your phone but makes it smell delicious too, each purchase comes with a 10g bag of jelly beans and even the camera lens hole is the shape of a jelly bean!

BlackBerry cases are £15.99 and iPhone cases are £17.99. Available from Carphone Warehouse, O2, Amazon, Fenwick and the Jelly Belly online store.

Jamie Oliver’s Great Britain cookbook, £30

The latest cookbook from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, this hardback edition of Jamie’s Great Britain is a must-have for every keen cook’s bookshelf.

Take your pick from more than 100 of Jamie’s favourite recipes that draw on the best of British produce and reflect the various cultures that have influenced British cuisine.

So classic British dishes such as Shepherd’s Pie come with a twist - veal instead of lamb.

And with the Empire Roast, Jamie mixes a traditionally British classic - roast chicken - with an adopted British classic - curry.

This is the ideal gift for food lovers and keen cooks alike.

Heat Holders thermal socks, £7.99

Take the stereotypical ‘socks for Christmas’ present  idea and go one better this year by impressing your loved ones with the gift of warm feet, courtesy of the ultimate in thermal socks.

With last year’s coldest winter on record last year, this year we must be prepared to wrap up warm and Heat Holders are seven times warmer than normal socks.

Don’t let your feet suffer as you head out into the unpredictable British winter.

Ensure that you are kept cosy whether you're pounding the pavement in January sales, wrapped up at home on the sofa, or are stuck in the car following a breakdown (why not pop a pair in your winter car breakdown kit!).

Available in a variety of different colours and sizes for men (6-14), women (4-8), and children (9-5). Prices start from £5 for children and £7.99 for adults.

Win a metallic red Nintendo 3DS and Mario Kart 7!

Mario Kart 7 has arrived just in time for Christmas on the Nintendo 3DS.

To celebrate its 2 December launch, we’re giving away three Metallic Red Nintendo 3DS consoles, each with a copy of Mario Kart 7.

To be in with a chance of winning, share your favourite Christmas cost-cutting tip on the comments board below.

For example, how to save on your Christmas food bill, cheap gift-wrapping ideas, how to slash festive travel costs, or any other thrifty Christmas tips.

Our three favourite comments will win!

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Naphtalia Loderick

Naphtalia Loderick

Naphtalia Loderick covers all things consumer for She started out on a weekly newspaper, via a national news agency and a stint in the fun but ‘not as glamorous as it appears on screen’ world of TV at the BBC researching consumer films for The One Show.

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