Christmas is fast approaching – there I said it, the C word, there is no escaping this fact, Christmas is almost with us. Now I love Christmas, every single thing about it – the colder weather, the buzz in town, the lights, the food, and of course the presents. I am one of those odd people that loves giving presents almost more than reiceving them, however I can fully appreciate for some people the stress of “what do I get them”, “how much do I spend”, “this is something I like, but would they” can all be a bit much! I was reading an article in Stylist which was saying that over 60% of all Christmas shopping is now done online, so I thought I would do a little Christmas gift guide for you all, along with easy links for you to browse the products yourself!
Now being a Christmas this is a time to not be stingy, we all know what happened to Ebenezer Scrooge, so here are few of my gift ideas that will leave your father, boyfriend or loved one, feeling super special. I have hand selected a range of different brands and items to try and cater for every possible need – the man that loves his home, the man that is desperate need for some new clothing items, and the man who is in love with his tech!
So we all know Sky, they are the possibly the biggest TV group in the uk and we all know that they have an amazing range of products for your tv pleasure – from Sky Box Sets (cant get enough of Scandal reruns) through to Sky Cinema. They always want to make sure that your tv viewing is as pleasurable as possible. So, it is no surprise that they have now launched the Sky SoundBox – their revolutionary TV Speaker system in partnership with Devialet, the company behind the critically a-claimed Phantom Speaker. The Sky SoundBox creates an 360 degree style experience, so that the listener feels directly immersed in the action – perfect for any TV Lover, be that action or sport!
Dsquared2 merges exuberance and elegance, embracing the brands Canadian heritage at the heart of everything this designer duo create. The clothing and accessories merge rich, luxurious fabrics with the raw Canadian rustic charm and offbeat embellishments. They create classic items, with witty twists that will make any man stand out in all the right ways. As mentioned, the brand hail from Canada, so if there is one thing they know how to do right – it’s parka coats! These are jackets that will last you a life time, so it is fully apt to follow the mantra “Buy Cheap, Buy Twice” and invest in a good quality piece of outerwear. They have loads of different designs this season, with luxury designer retails Farfetch stocking the cream of the crop! My personal preference is the DSQUARED2 X K-Way Travel Parka because I love a statement badges but have a browse, there is bound to be one that the special man in your life will love – even if it ends up being a Christmas gift for yourself!
Aspinal of London is well known for their signature monogram service, creating bespoke initial embossing on their leather goods. This Christmas, Aspinal are adding a touch of opulence and glamour to their brands much loved I-phone covers , with beautiful crafted gold work lettering. You are able to either get one letter, or two, allowing you to personalise a gift for a loved one, showing one step more in the “thoughtfulness” scale! The phone cases themselves come in three beautiful colours, black, red or crocodile, making them a sure Christmas Day winner! They haven’t launched quite yet but keep your eyes peeled!
Now anyone who knows me knows how much I love a good loud print shirt, and if there is one brand you need to know about this Christmas it is Sacai. Hailing from Tokyo the brand proudly creates beautiful silhouettes, with a close attention to detail on the print and pattern of each garment. They embody a refreshingly feminine touch to masculine clothing, creating something quite original and distinctive – perfect for the modern gentleman. This flower print shirt is the embodiment of Sacai, and the full range is available to shop on Farfetch.
I often get asked where my fragrance is from – the answer, Le Labo! Founded in 2016, and bought by the Esteé Lauder group in 2014, Le Labour pride themselves on create bespoke niche fragrances for the modern man and woman. Each fragrance is unisex, with a mixture of sweet and musky tones, that are truly irresistible. When it comes to Christmas gifts, a candle is a total classic, and the Le Labour Santal 26 is the champion in this wicker and wax world! Described as a truly aristocratic scent, in what can only be described as Le Labour signature fragrance, the Santal 26 candle will be a welcome gift by any modern man who cares about his home!
Now for those of you who don’t know, I recently bought a flat and I am in full on decorate and design ugh the course of the pass 4 weeks since completing I have had my eyes peeled for the best interior items to make your home major instagoals! I have a full blog post coming up on some of my interior bits, but one thing I wanted to show that would make a great gift for a first time buyer this Christmas are these Tommy Hilfiger quilted cushion. The TH American Classic cushion is 100% cotton, and excludes coolness and comfort all at the same time. The knitted exterior is ideal for cosying down on the sofa, with a glass of mulled wine in hand and The Holiday on – my fav Christmas film. You can get these beauties, as well as many more amazing interior pieces from Amara, the luxury interior design brand, bringing wonderful premium home style to the masses – think of it as your one stop shop for a touch of the wonderful for your home, and a certain win gift location for any interior design, man about town, this Christmas!