Christmas Gift Guide For Her & Him
Handbags are my favourite, some women collect shoes, others clothes, for me it's always bags! (And scarves). Here are some of the seasons best. There are so many beautiful colours around at the moment which brighten up any winter outfit.
Celine Belt Bag in Almond Grained Calfskin. £1500 Available from Celine.
Balenciaga Le Dix Cartable. £1195 Personalisation available on the tag. Available from Balenciaga.
Mulberry Lily Bag in Steel Blue. £850 Available from Mulberry.
Prada Top Handle in Clay Grey & Chalk. £2100 Available from Prada.
Hermes Double Sens. £2380 Available from Hermes.
These Hampton Living scarves are sourced from an ecological, organic, fair trade and sustainable brand so you are doing good while you shop.
The Gala Scarf. £45 Double sided, dual coloured linen available in dark grey, light grey, natural and Spanish blue.
Brisa Scarf. £35 Available in natural or melange.
Scarves from hamptonliving.co.uk
I love Ren skincare, it's a great natural product that actually works. These gift sets are perfect for Christmas gifts and you have plenty to choose from.
'Stop Being So Sensitive' kit. £34 This is perfect for sensitive skin and contains all the essential products from the brilliant Evercalm range.
'Get Your Glow On' kit £32 This kit contains the Radiance range as well as the hugely popular Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, which I can't live without.
'Ren + Cereal Limited Edition Duo'. £35 This is a great duo of hand and body wash with hand and body lotion, in a fresh mint lemon and cypress scent to energise the body.
Gift sets from renskincare.com
Scents are very personal and therfore choosing them for a gift for someone else can be very difficult. You need to know the person well and understand their personality. Here though are three great options that are all very different yet all easy to wear.
Timothy Han Edition Perfumes 'On The Road'. £120 Timothy Han has released his second fragrance. This is a smoky fragrance, think New York City jazz bars, with a citrus finish. Available from Timothy Han.
Byredo Leather Travel Case in Natural. £80 3x 12ml Eau de Parfum Refills. £70 Byredo perfumes are in my opinion some of the best on the market and this leather travel case, which is available in different colours, makes for something a little different to give as a gift. It is the perfect size to carry in your handbag so you can take it with you wherever you go. The refills are available in many of Byredo's iconic scents. Available from Byredo.
Aesop 'Tacit'. £63 I loved Aesop's first fragrance 'Marrakech' so it's great to see another one added to their collection. This one has citrus notes with a liberal use of Basil Grand Vert. Available from Aesop.
Jewellery is always a great gift and one that any woman loves to find under the tree!
Bottega Veneta Oxidised Silver Intrecciato Ring. £215 A striking ring that has a vintage feel to it.
Isabel Marant Sammy Necklace. £240 A chic way to dress up all those staple t-shirts and jumpers over the festive season.
Bottega Veneta Cubic Zirconia Earrings. £235 A multi faceted square cut earring.
All available from Matches Fashion.
I love books and will read almost anything. Christmas is always a great time to catch up and relax.
Nicholas Sparks 'See Me' £16.99 (Hardback) Nicholas Sparks is my all time favourite author and I cannot wait to read his new novel. This will definitely be under my Christmas tree!
Sophie Kinsella 'Shopaholic to the Rescue' £12.99 (Hardback) The shopaholic is on the road to Las Vegas in the latest instalment of this brilliant, easy, fun read.
Both available from Waterstones.
The Gala Scarf. £45 Double sided, dual coloured linen. The dark grey is perfect for that special man in your life. Available from Hampton Living.
Loro Piana Suede & Cashmere Gloves. £430 The ultimate luxury winter accessory! They are so beautiful and soft perfect for the man who likes luxury in every aspect of his life Available from Mr Porter.
The Kooples Echarpe Scarf. £135 Hit the cold season in style with this scarf from The Kooples. Exquisitely knitted from pure wool, this soft and luxurious accessory is a fail-safe option for the winter. Available from Selfridges.
Jimmy Choo John. £475 These Jimmy Choo shoes are the perfect dress shoe for the holiday season. Available from Jimmy Choo
Louis Vuitton Slim Wallet. £250 These wallets last for years, they are great quality and only get better with age. They are a true investment. Available from Louis Vuitton
The Bamford men's skincare range is new to their collection and a great gift for this Christmas. The Edition 1 collection contains some great pieces that you could gift as a gift on their own, or select a few products to make a great gift set.
'Edition 1 Exfoliating Face Wash'. £25 A deeply cleansing wash to refresh skin. Ginger, black rice and Quartz gently exfoliate. Charcoal helps to remove impurities and balance skin.
'Edition 1 Moisturiser'. £50 A deeply moisturising and light cream to hydrate skin. British sourced oils of Blackcurrant seed, Echium and Borage help to restore the skin’s natural protection barrier. Extract of the South African resurrection plant helps skin to adapt to changing conditions, making it suitable for all climates.
'Edition 1 Shampoo'. £25 A daily conditioning shampoo with Keratin and Barley protein to cleanse and refresh hair.
'Edition 1 Hand and Body Wash'. £25 An active blend of English Willow, Hop, Echinacea and Oat to cleanse, hydrate and balance skin.
'Edition 1 Travel Kit'. £70 Perfect for travel, this kit contains everything you need: • BGD Shampoo 90ml • BGD Hand and Body Wash 90ml • BGD Exfoliating Face Wash 90ml • BGD Moisturiser 15ml
'Edition 1 Candle'. £70 The candle contains natural waxes and a high concentration of fragrance Edition 1. The was blend is hand poured into thick matt black glass with a 100% cotton wick. Burn time up to 110 hours.
All available from bamford.co.uk
Boss The Scent. £45, £64, £83 A seductive fragrance from BOSS that swathes the senses in sensuality with its arousing blend of essences that linger to leave a lasting impression. Available from Hugo Boss.
Jimmy Choo Man. £29, £42, £62 The first fragrance for the Jimmy Choo MAN. Aromatic and woody, on top, a lavender and mandarin spray is softened by the fruity notes of honeydew melon. In the heart, pink pepper and geranium are mixed with pineapple leaf, as a sign of originality. Finally the fragrance unveils a print of patchouli, suede and ambery woods. The modern and architectural bottle is inspired by an old flask. All this is then finished with brushed matt silver printed embossed crocodile skin packaging. Available from Jimmy Choo.
Tom Daxon Fragrance Collection. £45 5 x 4.5ml A great introduction to Tom Daxon's fragrances. Available from Mr Porter.
Technology always makes a great gift for men (or women if you are like me). Here are some great gifts to make this Christmas extra special. I'm an Apple devotee so all of these either are Apple, or work extremely well with Apple.
All New Apple TV, from £129 Apple TV is on my Christmas list, it's a great way to watch TV shows and films and it all comes in a neat, small box. The future of television starts with apps. You already use apps to watch TV on your mobile devices. And that’s where TV on your big screen is headed. The new Apple TV is designed around this reality. And the Siri Remote takes the effort out of searching through all these apps to find something great to watch. In addition, the App Store brings games and apps to your television with big experiences created specifically for the living room. Welcome to the new Apple TV. It’s where TV is headed.
All New Apple MacBook, from £1049 A MacBook is always my choice of computer and the new version is faster, smoother and still has every great Apple feature you could want.
Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless Headphones, £169.95 Perfect if the man in your life likes music and sport, these wireless headphones mean that there are no wires hanging down while he works out, but still gets great quality sound.
B&O PLAY BeoPlay H8 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, £399.95 These are some of the best so if your man loves music these are the perfect gift. Lightweight and fitted with active noise cancelling, the B&O PLAY BeoPlay H8 Bluetooth wireless, on-ear headphones deliver superbly balanced sound. They give you full control with an easy intuitive touch interface. And thanks to a replaceable battery, they provide up to 14 hours of listening.
All available from Apple.
Stay tuned for my next post which will cover gifts for the home, children and your four legged friends!