Christmas gift ideas for an unforgettable festive season

Christmas has almost come to town, streets are festive and the winter lights are on all over the city. London is definitely ready for celebration in the most beautiful time of the year. And for a fantastic Christmas, here is a variety of gift ideas for wonderful memories with your family and friends.


Finding the ideal present the can be stressful at this time of year, so we’ll make it easier for you. Whether you’re looking for a Secret Santa present for your collegue or friend or a gift for your loved ones, here is a wide range of Christmas gift ideas for her, for him, funny presents and delicious ones. Designer made, handmade and stylish.

The list below is only to inspire and you can adapt the ideas to create your ideal present.

Beauty and makeup Christmas edition. Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Masterclass £130 & Charlotte’s Beauty Icons £55.

Christian Louboutin lipstick, £70 each, laquer £65 each.

Christian Louboutin nail polish, £38 each, only the limited edition metallic rouge is £43.

Telephone teapot, handmade in England, £30 the small version, £80 the big version.

Funny toilet teapot, handmade. £35, the small version, £80, the big version.

The Policeman teapot, handmade, £40.

Big Ben teapot, The Great British Pottery Company limited, £30.

British flag teapot, The Great British Pottery Company limited, £25.

Red bus teapot, The Great British Pottery Company limited, £30.

Mugs for coffee and tea, £12.

Designer Tea towels, exclusive to Selfridges. made by Anya Hindmarch, Art School X Dominic Myatt, Bella Freud, Chaos, ERDEM, Markus Lupfer, Mary

Katrantzou, Matty Bovan, Temperley. £20, each.

Milk chocolate coins. Money may make the world go round, but chocolate makes it a joy to be in. You can share around this jar of gilded treasures and delight chocolate enthusiasts as they uncover a deliciously smooth milk chocolate coin. £9,99.

Personalised gift. Prada red bag at £2400, small bags £530 each. You can choose robots trick keyrings at £260/£270 each. Or a simple trick, in golden or silver, at 110 each, and then you can add symbols and, or letters at £25. Also, you can go for a bracelet, £115, which can be personalised with one or more symbols and letters.

Beauty and makeup Christmas edition. Allergy tested 100%, fragrance free. Merry Clinique Chubbette 20 piece chubby stick set, £75.

Personalised gifting, Clarins. Beauty kit for her, £363,99 and for him, £244,50.

Baccarat Rouge 540 Maison Francis Kurkdjian, limited edition for him and for her, graces the skin with a woody, amber and floral breeze. Eau de parfum 70 ml/£195, 200 ml/ £385 each.

NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian candles £70 each.

A Dries van Noten bag can be easily integrated in a stylish and elegant winter outfit. A great choise for a woman who want to stand out from the crowd at every party she is attending. From £555 to £745 each.

Aqua di Parma, a classic brand, always a good choise for a special gift. Price starting from £90.

Skyline Chess London Edition re-imagine some of the world’s most iconic buildings as chess pieces and bring them to life on the chess board; £100.

This article was published in British Thoughts magazine (December 2017), London, UK.

Photo credit: Corina Stoicescu

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