Gifts ideas for the one you love
Seven luxury accessories that will make their Christmas
For supreme luxury, look to Edinburgh-based boutique bag brand Strathberry with its signature metal bar hardware. Or – it’s a classic for a reason – who doesn’t want to find a Mulberry under the tree on 25 December? See By Chloé is worth a peruse for incredible shoulder bags, but if you want something just as fancy on a smaller budget, check out John Lewis own brand, which has stunning leather options for under £100.
Is it a key fob? Is it a handbag chain? Is it a thing to behold? Yes, yes and yes – and it’s also a truly lustworthy lipstick from Carolina Herrera. Choose your case and your lipstick refill, then customise with charms and tassels to make it more like a piece of jewellery. Want want want.
Each year there’s a new tranche of advent calendars, from ones for your dog or cat, to foodie ones like this popcorn number, or even one filled with 24 mini bottles of wine. But it’s the John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar we really go nuts for, with more than £920 worth of booty for £195. Read our review of it here.
Investing in spiritual growth can be a game changer, whether that means looking into your star sign, learning to read tarot, taking up yoga or experimenting with crystals. Help the one you love take the power of crystals with them wherever they go with modern jewellery from Monica Vinader, or for more astrological gifting inspiration read our guide to gifting for your star sign.
What’s more decadent than cashmere? Nada, that’s what. Choose this oversized travel wrap and they can add an easy extra layer when WFH with the heating off, then swathe themselves in it when they next get on their private/easyJet.
No self-respecting style maven should be without a pair of loafers this winter. Indeed, you could consider them the AW23 equivalent of the white trainer: comfy, goes-with-anything and on point. This Boden pair will certainly hit the spot.