This year I’ve published various gift guides with inspiration for presents that the whole family will love. From little treats for new babies to more sustainable gifts. My main focus is on things or experiences that will be special. Something to really cherish. It’s not about quantity but quality. These luxury items will hopefully bring a smile to the receiver’s face without breaking the bank. From great skincare, pretty teacups, silk sleep masks to beautiful jewellery and fun experiences.
ENGRAVED BRACELET FROM ONECKLACE
When we found out we were expecting another boy it put us to the challenge finding a name that could match Caspian. We finally settled on Orsino, inspired by Shakespeare’s Twelve Night. It means Little Bear in Italian and has turned out to be a perfect choice. Funnily enough, it means that collectively the boys are now Casino and since Daddy Long Legs and I met at a Bridge club playing cards this seems so fitting.
I adore the pieces from Onecklace and love the fact that you can personalise them with names and dates. This stylish bangle comes in either silver or yellow gold and is such a classic design that will work for both every day and nights out. I’ll cherish keeping both boys close this way.
ENGRAVED MONEY CLIP FROM ONECKLACE
ONecklaces also has great gifts for men and this stylish money clip is just one example. If you know someone who still loves to carry cash they need something to keep it safe. Daddy Long Legs always has notes on him and I know that he will love this and the sentiment of the boys’ names engraved on it.
BEAUTIFUL PIECES FROM LOUISE VARBERG JEWELLERY
The jewellery collection from Louise Varberg is just stunning. Beautiful pieces that are super versatile. Whether you are after earrings, bracelets or a necklace her designs are simple yet eyecatching and will really elevate any outfit. Using diamonds, white sapphire and pearls these are modern classics to brighten anyone’s Christmas.
SILK EYE MASK FROM SNOOOZE WORLD
Snoooze World is one of my favourite discoveries of 2019. They have designed a very clever travel pillow. It comes in two sizes. Easy to roll up so you can take your own comfortable pillow anywhere. Simply fluff up and it feels just like down. It also comes with a classic, crisp pillowcase. They have recently designed a gorgeous eye mask to match. It’s made from high-quality 22 momme silk which means it’s kind to the delicate skin around the eye area and blocks out light perfectly.
SKINCARE TRAVEL SET FROM MEN’S BRAND MEN-Ü
The men-ü selection box includes all of their best grooming essentials. I’ve given men-ü products to friends and family before and always had such great feedback. This is a great way for any guy to try out their fantastic range of skincare products.
WATERBOTTLE FROM LEAKPROOF
How gorgeous is this water bottle from Ion LEAKPROOF? As the name suggests 100% leak-proof, odour free, easy open slim water bottle with a soft-touch ‘frosted’ textured grip, in Rose Quartz Pink. It’s such a great bottle to use in the car, out for walks, for work. You can open it easily with one hand. Made from BPA free, phthalate-free, non-toxic TRITAN, this versatile drinks bottle is odour resistant, easy to hand wash and suitable for hot or cold drinks.
STYLISH CUPS FOR HIM AND HER FROM PORTMEIRION
British brand Portmeirion is a favourite in our house and we love their beautiful china and homeware pieces. I’m a fan of their collaboration with designer Sara Miller and have an evergrowing collection of her botanical birds. Daddy Long Legs is British through and through and enjoys his cuppa in the morning. It’s best served in a fine china mug like this stag design.
With 22-carat gold detailing this beautiful teacup and saucer brings a little luxury to everyday moments. Enjoy a hot drink and a biscuit perched on the saucer. It’s made of fine china and comes in a stunning foil pressed gift box making it a gorgeous Christmas gift.
The Wrendale Designs collection features a delightful range of countryside animals in Hannah Dale’s effervescent style including this Wild at Heart Stag Fine Bone China Mug.
WEMBLEY STATION TOUR WITH BUYAGIFT
If you know someone who loves their football then a tour of Wembley is a dream come true. Buyagift has so many amazing experiences to offer and they all make incredible gifts for loved ones at Christmas. From Spa Days to dinners, hotel breaks to theatre shows. Their vouchers are easy to order and use following the simple steps on their website. Most last 10 months so there’s plenty of time for the receiver to cash in their present and have an experience of a lifetime.