There’s still time to buy the loveliest Christmas presents and get them delivered – here’s our list of favourites to treat everyone on your gift list to something really special!
Now it’s so chilly, buying ski gifts for anyone lucky enough to be whizzing off for fun on the slopes seems particularly appropriate. We love the Alpine Lifestyle Boutique which stocks luxurious chalet-inspired items for your home as well as stunning traditional patterned woollen socks and Alpaca hats that are great for frosty weather at home as well as time spent in the mountains.
Cosy little people
More cosy items (you can tell it’s -3 today!) and for littles this time, whizz your mouse over to HugHug where they have the loveliest natural sheepskin range which includes these adorable huggables, hot water bottle 'hotties' from mini with bunny ears up to adult size without, tiny sheepskin booties and mittens in all sizes.
Statement shirt lovers
Al Irvine makes head-turning men’s shirts that are both cool and super comfortable and make stunning gifts. Cut from silky cotton poplin, they’re available in bright floral prints from carnations to star flowers and look as great with jeans and a boiled wool jacket as with a nifty suit.
Great domestic bliss present for any adult on your list – these cotton covers are a fab eco alternative to cling film for storing bowls of food in your fridge. And you can even jot down on the cover what’s under the lid so you can keep track of everything and its dates! Practical, fun and endlessly re-usable.
Statement jewellery lovers
Deborah Blyth is a new talent who creates stunning, simple pieces based on imperfect shapes – shaped, beaten, tactile. Their simplicity makes them work brilliantly on all ages and for everything from office to party. We particularly love her Thetis beaten gold disc earrings and ‘cat’s cradle’ twisted gold Amara ring.
Perfect for all those teenagers (or partners, lovers, friends, kids) who lose their chargers, bits of their chargers or who just perpetually steal yours – Tinkalink’s new charger and lead skins. These come in a wide choice of colours from neon to gold glitter and you can even personalise with their gold or silver charms so they’re named as well as colour coded!! For a bigger gift, add in their hugely successful phone cases and skins which can also be personalised with charms.
Children that love colouring and learning about nature will be happy for hours discovering everything on eatsleepdoodle’s new Pond Life tablecloth. Teeming with fish, frogs, birds and animals in their natural pond setting, there is so much to colour in and find out about - with loads of background info on the website, too. Great for festive mealtimes, parties or as a fun activity – it comes complete with 10 wash-out pens that really do wash out ensuring endless colouring fun.
‘Doing’ gifts are always a winner because they spread the fun of Christmas out still further. And they’re even better when they add in a new skill. The eatsleepdoodle team recently enjoyed a Lettering class at Meticulous Ink in Bath. Starting skill levels ranged from mini to maxi, but everyone loved the class and has continued to use the skills learnt. The company offer brush lettering and calligraphy classes as well. Highly recommended as a relaxing and inspiring gift for adults and older children from 12 upwards.
Stop press - last minute decs alert
We recently chanced upon these amazing vibrant baubles made from hand-curled paper straws. They’re part of a disappearing Polish folk tradition known as Pajaki and are handmade by two of the few remaining master craftsmen of the art. Precious - and special for your Christmas tree.