Get ready for the festive season with our ultimate Christmas gift guide! If the thought of Christmas shopping and all its added stresses gives you heart palpitations, fear not, this guide will be your saving grace. With our pick of the best gifts for men, women, kids (and even the best Christmas gifts for dads – who are notoriously hard to buy for) you’re sure to be popular come December 25th. After reading this you will no longer have to trawl through heaving shops and endless websites in search for the perfect gift. With ideas for all the family plus secret Santa ideas and fun stocking fillers, there’s something for everyone.
Frost yourselves! This Christmas give the gift of sparkles to loved ones (or simply treat yourself!):
CHANEL Leather cuff, £565. chanel.com | MAVIADA Marmaris mini diamond earrings, £1, 825. maviada.co.uk | RANJANA KHAN Frieda Khalo Nora necklace, £454. ranjanakhan.com | DAVID MORRIS Le Jardin emerald and diamond earrings, POA. davidmorris.com | ANNOUSHKA Dusty diamonds blue topaz ring, £2,900. annoushka.com | HIHO SILVER Wave bracelet, £325. hihosilver.co.uk | NOBLE MACMILLAN Jewellery roll, £99. noblemacmillan.com| HAMILTON & INCHES Moonstone and diamond ring, £6,400. hamiltonandinches.com | DE BEERS Lucky Coin bracelet, £1,750. debeers.com |CHAUMET Hortensia Eden watch, £11, 240. chaumet.com | MARCO BICEGO Mixed stone earrings, £11,600. marcobicego.com | CARTIER Amulette de Cartier earrings, £4,400. cartier.co.uk | LONDON ROAD JEWELLERY Gold and diamond pendant, £495. londonroadjewellery.com | DIOR La Mini D de Dior watch, £3,100. dior.com
Monica Vinader Diamond Alphabet Necklace In R, £150 | Diamond Marquise Earrings 9ct White Gold, £588, QVC | Stella & Dot Rebecca Minkoff Prisma Statement Bracelet, £78 | Robinson Pelham Earwish Bracelet, From £1900 | Fox Head & Tail Bangle, from £150, by County Equestrian Jewellers | Astley Clarke Opal Mini Icon Aura Ring, £450 | Monica Vinader Riva Pod Stud Earrings £250 | Asprey Woodland Enameled Mini Charm Bracelet, £7,350 | Robinson Pelham Tron Ring, Made To Order, POA
Make the beauty-lover in your life happy with one of these picks:
HERMÈS Twilly d’Hermès perfume, £47 for 30ml. uk.hermes.com | COMPAGNIE DE PROVENCE Black Tea Soap, £15. padlifestyle.com | BULY 1803, Opiat dentaire toothpaste, £24. doverstreetmarket.com | ELEMIS Papaya enzyme peel, £33. elemis.com | THIS WORKS Dream Big set, £80. harveynichols.com | CHARLOTTE TILBURY Instant eye palette, £60. charlottetillbury.com | LALIQUE Mon Premier Cristal Sensuel 80ml, £550. lalique.com | ORMONDE JAYNE Ambre Royal perfume 50ml, £110. ormondejayne.com
There is no greater gift than a book to cosy up with in the winter, and we’ve scoured the new releases list to find some gift-able books to suit all ages and tastes, below. But if you can’t find your perfect match below, we’ve got a full edit of books to gift this Christmas by Richard Hopton, here.
Voices: East London, £28 | The Forward Book Of Poetry 2018, Foreword by Andrew Marr, £9.99 | The Little Bullet Book, David Sinden, £8.99 |What We See In The Stars by Kelsey Oseid| Art: A Children’s Encyclopedia £16.99 | Down to Earth by Monty Don £17.99 | My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals £14.99 | The Ugly Five by Julia Donaldson, £12.00 | Calm Calligraphy, Màlleus, £9.99
Find the perfect gift for him with our round-up below.
EMMA WILLIS Antique paisley smoking jacket, £850. emmawillis.com | CZECH & SPEAKE Frankincense and myrrh cologne, 100ml, £85. czechandspeakefragrance.com | MUSTO Bering Primaloft jacket, £350. musto.com | DUBARRY Azores loafer, £139. dubarryboots.com | PANTHERELLA Birdseye men’s socks, £40.50, pantherella.com | PRIVATE WHITE VC Lowry pocket square, £69. privatewhitevc.com | ORLEBAR BROWN Trunks, £145. orlebarbrown.com | SALVATORE FERRAGAMO PF17 leather wallet, £410. ferragamo.com | AQUASCUTUM Haddie bonded raincoat, £750. aquascutum.co.uk | TEATUM JONES X BRORA Merino jumper, £195. brora.co.uk | JO MALONE Orange bitters cologne, £94. jomalone.co.uk | CLIVE CHRISTIAN Addictive Arts Euphoric perfume, £525. clivechristian.com | DEAKIN & FRANCIS X ANTHONY SINCLAIR Engine turned cufflinks, £245. masonandsons.com | BREITLING FOR BENTLEY GT Dark Sapphire limited-edition chronograph, £8,050. breitling.com | MUSTO Bering Primaloft jacket, £350. musto.com | GIEVES AND HAWKES Nappa cashmere lined gloves, £175. gievesandhawkes.com | PURDEY Flask, £75. purdey.com | TURNBULL & ASSER Pocket Square, £65. turnbullandasser.co.uk | PAOLO MOSCHINO FOR NICHOLAS HASLAM Suede shoes, £395. nicholashaslam.co.uk | NEW & LINGWOOD Trellis cable knit, £295. newandlingwood.com | TRICKER’S Axton boot, £425. trickers.com | GUCCI Bat jacquard sweater, £640. gucci.com | TUSTING Grand Tourer wheeler kit bag, £780. farlows.co.uk
Give the gift of style with one of these gorgeous pieces for women:
THE VAMPIRE’S WIFE Liberty Print Dress, £595. matchesfashion.com | SCOTCH & SODA Jumpsuit, £210. scotch-soda.com | LORO PIANA Collo Alto Davenport sweater, £1,820. loropiana.com | MULBERRY Mini Bayswater backpack, £795. mulberry.com | PEACHY BELTS Cowhide belt, £79; Snowflake buckle, £70. peachybelts.co.uk |LIBERTY Notebook, £15. libertylondon.com | TEMPERLEY LONDON Dress, £995. temperleylondon.com | FAIRFAX & FAVOR Electra boot, £255. fairfaxandfavor.com | MAX MARA Bag, £1,794. maxmara.com | MAISON LABICHE Daisy Coccinelle shirt, £120. maisonlabiche.com | FARLOWS Tweed cape, £645. farlows.co.uk | SELF-PORTRAIT Off-the-shoulder sweater, £220. net-a-porter.com | CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Barry mule, £545. christianlouboutin.com | BOTTEGA VENETA Botanical Polignac boot, £1,395. bottegaveneta.com
You’ll get major fashion points if you gift these stylish pieces:
ZOË JORDAN Jumper, £405. zoe-jordan.com | MIRA MIKATI Rainbow Wave fur coat, £485. net-a-porter.com | RAZGULYAEV BLAGONRAVONA Slippers, £230. theplacelondon.com | HERMÈS Bolide 1923 Novillo Bag, £5,040; shoulder strap, £690. hermes.com | IZAAK AZANEI Grey faux trim scarf, £190. izaakazanei.com | BIMBA Y LOLA Gloves, £90. bimbaylola.com | BONNE MAISON Dark flower socks, £16. theplacelondon.com | SOMERVILLE Cashmere bobble hat, £75. somervillescarves.com | LONDON VELVET Siena orange backpack, £395. londonvelvet.com | HEIDI KLEIN X SOPHIE ANDERSON Rosario triangle bikini, £240. heidiklein.com | JIMMY CHOO I Want Choo bag, £595. jimmychoo.com | LA PERLA Swimsuit, £924. laperla.com | TUMI 9 Degree carry-on, £855. tumi.com | DELPOZO Jumper, £1,400. delpozo.com | CHLOE GOSSELIN Locust ankle boot, £605. chloegosselin.com | BURBERRY Sheep charm, £275. burberry.com | CULT GAIA Glitter bag, £230. shopbop.com
For those trickier people who perhaps are not into material possessions, a foodie present could be the answer. How about a special Dolce & Gabbana X Smeg juicer, or the beautiful Rick Stein Coves of Cornwall dinner plates?
DOLCE & GABBANA X SMEG Juicer, £399. smeguk.com | LOTUSIER Cha Jing tea humidor, from £9,390. lotusier.com | PIERRE MARCOLINI Box of Planètes, £39. marcolini.com | OKA Florya espresso mugs, set of four, £24. oka.com | SELFRIDGES Hot chocolate, £12.99. selfridges.com | MR BLACK Cold press coffee liqueur, £39.50. harveynichols.com | ROCOCO CHOCOLATES Nutcracker Prince, £32.50. rococochocolates.com | PRESTAT Yuzu Sake Truffles, £13.95, prestat.co.uk | RICK STEIN Coves of Cornwall dinner plates, £54 set of four. johnlewis.com | T2 Rise and Sunshine set, £26. t2tea.com
These gifts for the house-proud are some of our favourites:
FBC London Vesta cushion, £300. fbc-london.com | BYREDO Tree House room spray, £85. byredo.co.uk | PICKETT Scrabble board, £1,995. pickett.co.uk | RUARK Audio R7 MKIII, £2,300. ruarkaudio.com | BRUNO MOINARD Paris Paname magazine rack, £1,530. roche-bobois.com | GLOBE-TROTTER X NEW & LINGWOOD Trunk, £1,675. newandlingwood.com | ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA Turntable, £2,870. zegna.com |PERCH & PARROW Allegra chandelier, £149. perchandparrow.com |ASPREY Foxhead Decanter, £2,600. asprey.com | WINGFIELD DIGBY Guinea Fowl feather tray, £65. wingfielddigby.co.uk | YVES DELORME, Neva silver throw, £2,499. uk.yvesdelorme.com
These gifts will go down a treat in your kitchen:
SCOTTISH SILVER Silver stoppers, £235. scottishsilver.com | ARTERIORS Drexel decanters set of two, £491. arteriorshome.com | JOSEPH JOSEPH Nest measure, £12. josephjoseph.com | DINOSAUR DESIGNS Boulder pepper grinder, £260. dinosaurdesigns.co.uk | WILLIAM YEOWARD Amethyst tumbler, £145. williamandson.com | OLIVER BROWN Cylinder flask with cups, £75. oliverbrown.org.uk | OKA Schiap plate, £12. oka.com | VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Reusable bottle, £33. viviennewestwood.com | ROBERT WELCH Q knife block set in walnut, £225. robertwelch.com. | HABITAT Bornn, marble teapot, £40. habitat.com | NINA CAMPBELL Bonbon bowl, £49. ninacampbell.com
Bits n’ Bobs
And for the person who has everything, take your pick from these bits ‘n bobs:
CLOSCA bike helmet, £120. vam.ac.uk/shop | JARRE AeroBull XS, £499. amazon.com | HEDGEHOG Indian headdress, £47. hedgehogshop.co.uk | GIOVANNI RASPINI Tiger box, £470. giovanniraspini.com | FLORIS The Perfumer’s wardrobe, £225. florislondon.com | TIFFANY First Aid Box, POA. tiffany.com | HOLISTIC SILK, Silver yoga mat, from £170. holisticsilk.co.uk | DIPTYQUE Figuier candle, £60. selfridges.com | ARCHIVIST The Inseparables, £6. harrods.com | LEICA TL2 camera, £1,700. leicastore-mayfair.co.uk | PULLMAN EDITIONS Courchevel print, £395. pullmaneditions.com
Set yourself apart from the crowds by giving something really exciting this festive season. Fans of art will love their own piece by an up and comer; check out the selection online at the Affordable Art Fair. Or buy them a gallery membership so they can visit whenever they like in 2018. Something they can play with like the new Lucky Voice karaoke kit or classy leather backgammon set by Joanna Wood will also go down a storm with those looking for a little something different. And if it’s classic homeware or fashion you’re opting for, choose something unique or embroidered that they’ll treasure forever (the below Mulberry bag is top of our lust list).
Christopher Wray Farington Table Lamp, from £175 | Robert E Wells Rba 2017 Surfers In Cornwall, £850 | RA250 Friends Membership, from £250 | Mulberry Small Amberley Satchel in Black Flower Embroidery Small Classic Grain, £695 | Joanna Wood Leather Backgammon Set, £286 | Lucky Voice Karaoke Kit, £60
Or looking for Christmas gifts for kids? Take inspiration from these…
LIEWOOD Linus knit jumpsuit, £95. liewood.com | J CREW Kids boots, £28.50. jcrew.com | HOUSE OF BRUAR Puddy mitts, £9.95. houseofbruar.com |THREE NORTH STARS Sunshine Ivory pyjama, £26.95. threenorthstars.com |THE FOLIO SOCIETY, The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith, £39.95. foliosociety.com | POVL KJER Rocking sheep, £334. smallable.com