The countdown to Christmas is on once again, with only a few weeks left until the big day it’s time to start thinking about your shopping! If you are tight on time and short for ideas – don’t panic! My carefully curated gift guide will ensure you pick something that is both special and a darn sight better than a multipack of socks and a bar of chocolate for your loved ones!
Jo Malone’s ‘English Oak & Hazelnut’ is a spicy and delectable blend of green hazelnut, cedarwood and roasted oak. This is one fragrance that is enchanting on the senses – it’s both fresh yet warm, seductive yet innocent. Earthy, clean and long lasting. Jo Malone is synonymous with luxury and elegance and this cologne is a wonderful addition to his fragrance library.
Cire Trudon ‘Spiritus Sancti’ is one of my favourite candles to burn at home. It has a beautiful aroma reminiscent of a great cathedral. Notes of Lily of the Valley, Labdanum and Incense vapours blend together beautifully and create a truly tranquil atmosphere at home. The perfect gift for those who need to relax and unwind at the end of a long week.
I have been a fan of Bumble and bumble for well over ten years. I have tried many different styling products along the way but find myself always gravitating back to the Bumble. Why? Their products work – a ‘matte wax’ is matte, a super-hold hairspray has incredible hold – and the packaging is pretty pleasing to the eye too. Sumoclay is a workable clay that adds a gritty texture with definition and a matte finish. I have really thick hair and this is the only product that can create hold & definition at the same time. So, if he spends what feels like hours in the mirror perfecting his hair – a pot of this will ensure he’s looking sharp in no time at all.
The Pijama Sleeping Mask is quite literally the gift of dreams for those who find it hard to get to sleep or are easily disturbed by the morning sunlight. A great and thoughtful little stocking filler.
The Marvellous Beard & Moustache Grooming Box from Murdock London is the perfect buy for the bearded discerning gentleman in your life. Contents also include the expert guides to having a mighty good beard and marvellous moustache.
Forget the generic multipack set you can pick up in Boots – Cornerstone really is the best shave he will ever have. The Cornerstone gift set contains everything to ensure a smooth, comfortable shave: Razors, Shave Gel, Face Scrub, a personalised chrome-plated razor handle and even a £10 gift card to use for future purchases!
Nothing says Christmas quite like the luxurious feel of Cashmere. This oatmeal brown roll neck from REISS is the perfect pick to give this year. A wardrobe classic, the roll neck looks great worn with pretty much anything and everything making it the quintessential must-have.
This Negroni set from Soho Home comes with a pre-mixed Negroni cocktail for two, plus a pair of sturdy Barwell crystal rocks glasses. Perfect for those who enjoy a little tipple in the evening. Just add ice and enjoy!
You can’t beat a good winter scarf. Stylish and practical this style from Jigsaw is inspired by retro Americana and double faced for an elegant look. I love the check pattern on this, enough to stand out from the crowd on a grey and miserable day!
For those in your life who love their tea or those need to unwind a little from the day to day stresses of life, this Tea-iere set is a wonderful addition to their routine. JING are the masters of celebrating the ritual that comes with loose leaf tea. I have been a convert since switching to loose leaf tea over a year ago and cannot recommend its benefits enough.
This Deco-inspired barware set brings back the glamour of 1950s cocktail hour. The set includes a double jigger, tongs, fruit knife and bottle opener with an elegant solid marble base.
For those in the know, CEREAL magazine is a beautiful magazine that celebrates travel, style, art and design. These Islands is their first book release and takes the reader on a journey across the landscape, both natural and urban, that forms the British Isles, through powerful imagery, prose and poetry. That’s one off the list for your Instagram obsessed best friend then.
Choosing art for someone can be pretty difficult, particularly for those you know who are really into their art and design. This serene face print from Oliver Bonas will make a welcome addition to their collection whatever their taste may be!
The Native Union dock has a hand-polished marble base and is inset with aluminium. The matching adapters included in the box can be switched out depending on whether or not your iPhone or iPad has a case. A great addition to those tech-savvy people in your life!
Minimal in its design, this classic leather washbag from Whistles is the perfect travel companion to store all of his essentials in. Whether for long weekends away or just a quick business trip this luxurious little bag will ensure he will be looking good wherever he is.
I hope my gift guide has come in handy and you’ve managed to tick a couple of presents off of your list! Let me know what you’re buying – or treating yourself to from the list. Happy shopping.
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