All She Wants For Christmas 2016

If like me, amidst the haze of festive celebrations and trying to finish off various work projects, you’ve left your present buying to the very last minute, fear not! We still have some time to place orders for our loved ones online, cuppa in hand, rather than having to brave the last minute high street dash on Christmas Eve!  Jingle Kells is back here with a little annual, last min giftspiration for the ladies in your life (*and for the men by the way, as I suggest you email this to them immediately!  Yup. You’re welcome...)

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Above:  There are Christmas hampers… And then there’s Not Another Bill’s Christmas Hamper. Curated by Justine Picardie, editor of Harper’s Bazaar, you couldn’t ask for a more unashamedly elegant treasure chest. The luckiest of ladies will be waking up on Christmas Day to a wooden crate at the end of their bed (stockings are sooo last year) which they will ply open with a 18ct gold-plated mini brass crowbar, to reveal eight of the most indulgent selection of pressies.  From a year’s subscription to Harpers Bazaar, to cashmere mittens, a ‘Feu De Bois’ Diptyque candle and P. Le Mount candy stripe dressing gown (worth £280.00 alone!) this is the ultimate in sophisticated, stylish spoiling. (RRP. £385.00)

Above:  'Buy to Give' this season by spoiling your loved one with jewellery that also directly helps fight against ivory poaching.  The Tembo Collection comprises seven Masai bead inspired bracelets which I designed with Auree Jewellery, and every purchase of a Satao, Pembe or Shina sees 100% of the profit go to For Rangers, a campaign in conjunction with Tusk that helps the heroes on the front line of conservation in their fight against elephant poaching across Africa.  A little fashion for good?  Now THAT's a feel good pressie.  (RRP. £50.00 - £140.00)

Above:  Customise your own (now iconic) L.K. Bennett cross-body Mariel Bag (RRP. £145.00) with pop-art inspired Printed Leather Alphabet Stickers (RRP. £19.00, below) by British artist Boyarde. I just LOVE mine.

Above:  I’ve never seen a disappointed response to someone receiving a ribboned box from Jo Malone.  Their luxurious products are sophisticated simplicity at its best, and these are some of my all time favourites. (RRP. From £14.00)

Above:  I’ve been pretty obsessed with Petalon's Instagram account for a while now (the flowers are super pretty, but MY GOD check out their dog Huxley!) and a flower subscription with them would be the bee’s knees.  Each hessian wrapped bouquet (delivered weekly, fortnightly or monthly) sees a donation of £1.00 per bunch donated to the Bee Collective, a non-profit that improves London’s landscapes for honey bees.  

Above:  Pens, make up brushes, carrots… If they fit, they’re going in one of these Pentreath Hall Alphabet Pots. Organisation just became really beautiful. How many is too many?! (RRP. £42.50)


Above:  I display all my most colourful baskets around my flat like art (*and to also hide all the clutter), and this Aranaz Flamingo Pom Pom Bag from Beach Flamingo will be taking pride of Pom Pom place until dem'birdies and I fly south for Winter! #BeAFlamingoInAFlockOfPigeons

Above:  I am a big into pyjamas... But bigger into personalised pyjamas that are covered in pink pineapples and ethically made in Africa.  Tales of Thread pj's are hand printed by workers paid above the market wages in a safe, solar powered factory, and then air dried in the Ghanaian sunshine.  This Pineapple Ashanti Set makes the perfect attire for my ritual weekend CSI Miami Marathons... #IHeartHoratio. (RRP. £145.00)

Above: True Grace currently has a pop-up at Oxford Street’s John Lewis (until Dec 23rd) where you can have complimentary etching on the hand-blown glass holder of your candle. Inscribe the vessel of your heavenly scented candle (Amber is my favourite) with initials, a little message or a date, making this a truly bepoke and special pressie. EVERYONE loves a candle... Especially these ones! (RRP. From £28.00)

Above:  I don't know about you, but the Christmas holiday is a real opportunity for me to catch up on some much needed Zzzzzz (and not just in front of the TV with a tin of Quality Streets on my lap... Anyone else? Anyone?!)  Studio by Silent Night allows you to easily design your own bed online, choosing from an array of styles and storage options, different colour fabrics and mattress comfort, all making sure you have the most comfortable Christmas possible.  I was amazed at how easy the process was, choosing the above geometric style in a natural colour with four drawers, and the lovely delivery men set it all up for me, leaving me just to add cushions (by Elizabeth Scarlett, obviously!) Do Not Disturb... (RRP. From £499.00)

Float your collection of dreamy TINKALINK charms in their unique Locket Cases or just personalise your phone, diary, computer, etc, and make them all truly personal… I’m currently actually running out of places to stick them. The silver elephant and gold turtle are my favourites. (RRP. From £5.50)