It’s finally here!
The hotly requested, world famous, *drum roll*… annual Londoner Christmas Gift Guide.
And it may just be my biggest yet!
There’s something for all sorts of people, for all sorts of budgets. Happy shopping!
For The Frequent Flyer
3. Personalised makeup case – for all those inflight essentials
4. Bobbi Brown travel empties kit – never get pulled over by airport security again!
8. Phone and camera tripod – get those Instagram Husband pics, with none of the complaining!
For The House Proud
1. Coffee table photo album – do something with all those gorgeous photos!
2. Sonos voice controlled smart speaker – the gift of music
5. Sausage dog Christmas mug – dachshund through the snow!
6. Samsung ‘The Frame’ TV – The TV that looks like a work of art. Want want want!
2. Range Rover ride-in electric car – for little ballers
5. Unicorn dress up kit – does this come in my size?
6. Personalised astronomical adventure kit – Who knows, by the time they grow up we might be up there!
12. Race car – Retro cool
13. furReal Makers Proto Max – build and code your own robot dog, just beyond awesome
For the Magpie
5. Constellation earrings – sparkle all the way
6. Portofino watch – strictly for someone who’s been very, very good
9. Oscar de la Renta choker – spectacular (and a great site for bargains)
14 & 15. Her’s ‘n’ her’s pea pod necklaces – for two peas in a pod
For your Fashionista
2. Tassel fringe earrings – impactful+inexpensive
9. Striped floral embroidered pjs – As seen on?
10. Velvet mini shoulder bag – Champagne on a lemonade budget
15. Prada velvet shoulder bag – Santa, are you listening?
For the Silver Fox
Once you reach a certain age only the best will do. No gardening shears or socks this year.
3. When Life Gives You Lemons Deck Chair – Maybe His’n’Hers for the garden?
8. Polka Dot Pocket Square – For the refined gent
9. Oversized Knit Blanket – A big, snuggly, heavy knit blanket for snuggling under. I have this, it’s the dream!
16. Royal Collection Tea – The priceless gift of a good cuppa (in a lovely box to go on the kitchen shelf)
2. Virtual reality headset – Fun for them, hysterical for anyone watching!
3. Portable photo printer – For the snap happy
4. Nebula portable cinema – Top of my Christmas list. Set up a cinema anywhere, even the garden!
5. Sony Cyber-Shot camera – The camera I recommend at least once a week. A true pocket rocket
7. iPhone X – The best thing I bought all year
8. Nintendo Switch – Cannot get enough of this! Zelda, Mario, the gang’s all here! Play at home or take it on travels. Finally a Nintendo to live upto the 64! A great gift for all ages.
For a Foodie
1. Charbonnel et Walker hamper – Just drown me in seasalted caramel and I’d die a happy girl
4. Elderflower Liqueur – Beautiful in cocktails or sipped over ice
7. Mallow tree flying saucers – Old school cool
10. Whisky rocks – For those who like it cold, not watery
11. Copper cafetiere – For the style conscious coffee lover (all coffee lovers!)
14. Portable gourmet pizza oven – Turn the BBQ into your very own pizza oven. The gift that keeps on giving!
For the Outdoorsy
Gifts for the adventurer in your life!
1.GoPro – to capture the adventures and relive them for a lifetime
2. Glamping Tent – For the “I’m outdoorsy in that I like to drink wine on terraces” sort of loved one.
3. Inflatable Kayak – You never know when this’ll come in handy!
6. Flask Cosy flask to keep your tea/mulled wine warm. Particularly good for the hunting/fishing/shooting type.
13. Adventure Kit – For young adventurers
14.Steel Fire Pit – For when you want to feel outdoorsy from the comfort of your own garden. Marshmallows not included.
Cheap & Chic
1. Black pearl beret – Beret nice indeed
And as always –
For The Others
Put yourself firmly at the top of Father Christmas’ nice list.
With all of the excitement and sparkle around Christmas it’s easy to get wrapped up and swept away with it all.
This is the time of year when even the smallest gesture can have the biggest impact.
Please consider just buying one or two pressies for people you’ll never meet. Those who are struggling, without loved ones, alone, out in the cold or fleeing their own personal hell.
Give a home to a family without one (£5 – £80)
Give a gift to women and children fleeing domestic violence (£5 – 3100)
Give warm clothing to a child in Syria (£34)
Teach someone to read (£10)
Immunize a child (and more) (£10)
Fuel a lifeboat (£10 – £100)
New Yorkers – Adopt a letter to Santa (just such an epic campaign!)
Do whatever speaks to you. And put at least one on your Christmas list for others to buy you too.
If we all chipped in just a little we could make one hell of a difference!