There’s a good chance that today’s post could be the most important thing you’ll read today and make the whole difference between you having The Most Wonderful time of the Year or at your peril and you being Lonely This Christmas, it’s that simple. The smallest of errors can be the difference in making an impact for all the right reasons and equally for all the wrong ones. As always Clothes Make the Man have taken the stress out of this event by furnishing you with an indispensable gift guide so it saves you the hassle and prevents you, my good reader, from tearing round your local high Street.
Kicking proceedings off to a cracker of a start is East London jewellery makers Littlesmith hand-stamp each piece using the old-fashioned method of lettering, meaning that no two pieces of jewellery are the same. Described by the brand as ‘simple and significant’, the single initial and letter bar necklaces are perfect for lovers of minimal style and maximum meaning.
Then we have a collaboration from Mr Hanbag himself Michael Kors and believe it or not Fujifilm. Who have combined the label’s feminine aesthetic with the iconic Mini 70 instant camera. Featuring a motorised 3-position collapsible lens, automatic exposure control and a dedicated selfie mode button, this piece is finished with the designer’s sketched signature, lending a vintage touch to photography collections.
Now something to finish off your chic pad is this beautiful vase featuring a bold and colourful zig zag pattern by Italian designer Richard Ginori, the Zigo vase from Missoni Home is a great way to inject a bit of Italian artistry into your interior. Beautifully crafted from porcelain, it can be displayed as a decorative item in itself, or used to hold your favourite flowers.
Jump into the festive spirit with The White Company’s Christmas cracker gift set that’s filled with products from the brand’s Seychelles collection. The range promises to evoke the spirit of sandy beaches and balmy breezes thanks to its fresh bergamot and exotic coconut scent. Inside the main package are three deluxe miniatures in separate gift boxes – a hand and body cream, a mini shower gel and a handy lip balm – making it the ideal stocking filler for any beauty fanatic.
This Yuletide why not give her your heart, don’t panic, metaphorically speaking. The Aspinal heart key ring is a chic and uplifting addition to any set of keys, or a perfect little treat for your better half. Crafted in lizard-print Italian calf leather, the key ring is finished with polished metal hardware and embossed logo detailing.
Astley Clark founded her signature label in 2007 in aim to celebrate design, innovation and colour within fine jewellery. The British label’s attention to detail is central to every piece, including the Mini Stilla stud earrings. Crafted using 18-carat yellow gold, this pair features two moonstone gemstone dots that are sure to catch the eye.
OK you won’t be the first but chic and incredibly practical so join millions of women worldwide and make Longchamp’s iconic Le Pliage shopper your trusty on–the–go companion. Lightweight and spacious, it has leather trims and a canvas body that can be folded for easy storage.
Yes another great idea, and since its relaunch in 2008, Whistles has gained cult status for its laid-back, functional and refined designs. Realised in crocodile-embossed leather, this streamlined pouch is accented with gold-toned hardware amd embossed metallic logo lettering. Showcasing a structured silhouette, this piece houses a spacious interior for storing all your essentials.
Now whether she’s a red, white or bubbly lover your lady can’t help but love this gift idea, it includes a ripe and fruity Côtes du Rhône for red meats and hearty flavours, a crisp, dry Touraine Sauvignon by Alain Marcadet to enjoy with fish and seafood and bottle of Prosecco to either start or end the party, this gift box is a real treat for any wine lovers you may know.
Lastly, we have this rather fetching dressing gown from B by Ted Baker designed with the brand’s vibrant ‘Flight of the Orient’ print for a stylish look. Featuring a smooth and silky satin finish, it flatters with its kimono sleeves and self-tie waist belt.