Hallo and welcome to my occasional gift guide series.

These will just be things that I think of as good gifts generally- you can decide which person in your life they will suit best.

I understand the pressure on newspapers and magazines to sort their gifts into those “For Teens” “For a keen gardener” or whatever, but quite often these feature entirely obvious things that you could have thought of yourself and moreover, they are often things that look best on the page. And as you know, I don’t care about that kind of stuff.

I love this mini air plant terrarium, I’ve got one and I adore it and, most significant: I have not managed to kill it. Miracle. It arrives complete with its own little bag of soil and white gravel. Giving this to someone is not like giving them an orchid, which is basically like giving someone a pet stick.

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Self-assembly air plant terrarium, £36