Luxe Gift Guide
I have labelled this gift guide as ‘luxe gifts’. This doesn’t necessarily mean everything included is a ‘blow the budget’ product, but that they are all beautiful, thoughtfully designed objects.
From top right, mostly clockwise
Nothing says elegant luxury like silk loungewear so this bias cut cami top with English lace is perfect for turning quarantine outfits into lockdown luxury this year. Ayten Gasson pieces are handmade ethically in Brighton (in their new shop!)
Mille Saisons Dusk Purple Euphrasie Hair Bow £26 Of course I’m biased but I think a silk hair bow is a simple, easy way to add some silky luxury to your day. Just pull back the top section of your hair into an easy half up style and clip in place with barrette bow. Even better, the tails of this bow are removable so you can choose a simpler bow or add the tails for a more statement bow.
Hattie McGill uses traditional hand embroidery techniques such as goldwork to create fresh, modern embroidered pieces like this shimmering shell brooch.
I just want to know what “visions of dusty records, lipstick, and feather pillows and notes of musk, amber & hand-picked violets” smells like but can’t because Catbird scents can’t be shipped internationally. And there is nothing that says luxury more like the exclusivity of something you can’t have!
This shimmering cream eyeshadow is perfect for swiping across your eyelids with a finger to add a sparkling wash of colour. This shade is Lamé but there are 16 shades in the full range to choose from.
This might have the cosiest sounding scent for a Winter candle without being too obviously festive. If you are gifting a candle at Christmas, I prefer to avoid festive scents that you won’t want to burn until the following year so this candle with cardamom, vanilla and tonka scents sounds perfect for burning through January.
Sofia Zakia Pleiades Supreme Ring £4,221.65
You can’t get fancier than diamonds and if you are looking for a really special piece, Sofia Zakia has it covered with their exquisitely detailed and crafted rings. Every item of jewellery is handmade and uses conflict-free natural diamonds to create unique heirloom pieces.
Tinker Taylor was created by make-up artist ZoëTaylor and specialises in nourishing lip products such as this nurturing lip balm. Pair with the complimenting lip oil or lip scrub for truly smooth, soft lips this Winter.
Mille Saisons Lula Furoshiki Knot Bag £85 Inspired by the no waste art of Japanese furoshiki or knot tying, this chic star print silk bag is sure to become a versatile favourite in no time. With plenty of silky volume, the Lula can be flipped inside for a second look with a reversible lining.
Every single sequin is meticulously handstitched to create a sparkling champagne bottle ornament you are going to want to keep on display all year round. Kate Gwilliam has a wonderful range of sequined pieces and even sells kits so you can even learn to make your own!