The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for 2023

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Whether you’re shopping for a travel enthusiast, a design aficionado, a tech-savvy friend, or even your furry companion, we’ve got you covered. This Christmas, make your gift-giving memorable with our curated selection of exquisite presents.

Alexandra Llewellyn Travel Textured Leather Backgammon Set

For the Game Enthusiast
Available at Net-a-Porter
This beautifully crafted backgammon set is perfect for those who appreciate the art of gaming. It features a luxurious textured leather case, making it an ideal travel companion. The elegant design ensures that it’s not just a game but a piece of art.

La DoubleJ Bubble Gold-Plated Porcelain Vase

For the Design Enthusiast
Available at Net-a-Porter
Add a touch of elegance to any room with this gold-plated porcelain vase. La DoubleJ enlists the help of historic Verona-based porcelain maker Ancap to craft this spectacular vase. It’s hand-painted with the brand’s pineapple pattern and traced with gold around the rim. The saturated palette means it’ll look striking even when it’s empty.

Soho Home Harling Bookends

For the Home Decor Lover
Available at Soho Home
Crafted from natural alabaster, these sleek and stylish bookends are the perfect addition to any book lover’s home. Crafted with care, they draw inspiration from the 1970s interiors of 180 House. They are sure to add a touch of sophistication to any bookshelf or office.

Oura Ring

For the Health and Tech Enthusiast
Available at Oura
The Oura Ring is the ultimate gift for those who are passionate about their health, fitness, and wellness. It tracks sleep, activity, and more to help users optimise their well-being. It’s both a fashion statement and a discreet daily fitness tracker in one.

TheraFace Pro Facial Health Device

For the Beauty Guru
Available at John Lewis
Give the gift of radiant skin with the TheraFace Pro. This high-tech facial health device combines the benefits of LED therapy and microcurrent stimulation for a spa-like experience at home.

Leather and Liberty Lawn Bookmark

For the Bookworm
Available at Notonthehighstreet
A beautifully crafted leather bookmark featuring Liberty Lawn fabric. It’s a thoughtful and practical gift for anyone who loves to get lost in the pages of a good book.

The Story of Art without Men by Maria Porzio

For the Art Connoisseur
Available at Waterstones
How many women artists do you know? Who makes art history? Did women even work as artists before the twentieth century? And what is the Baroque anyway?

Have your sense of art history overturned, and your eyes opened to many art forms often overlooked or dismissed. From the Cornish coast to Manhattan, Nigeria to Japan this is the history of art as it’s never been told before. A groundbreaking book of art history, focusing exclusively on the works of women artists. It’s a must-read for anyone passionate about the arts.

The Light Salon Boost LED Face Mask

For the Skincare Enthusiast
Available at John Lewis
This LED face mask is a game-changer for skincare. It uses red and near-infrared light to improve skin tone and texture, making it a fantastic gift for anyone looking to rejuvenate their complexion. Light-weight, portable, and crafted from soft, medical-grade silicone. Clinical studies show increased collagen and elastin production, and tissue oxygenation through a process called photobiomodulation. These effects help skin cells absorb topical skincare products more effectively and help rebuild the damage caused by the ageing process.

Willow Check Tweed Boxy Dog Bed

For Your Furry Friend
Available at Mutts and Hounds
Your beloved pet deserves a cosy and stylish place to rest. Made from premium quality Yorkshire tweed, this Bed offers the ultimate comfort for your four-legged companion. A premium tweed chosen for its soft yet robust quality that can stand the test of time. Each bed is finished with a leather-look branded patch for that designer touch.

Rapport London Labyrinth Lacquered Cedar Watch Box

For the Watch Collector
Available at Mr. Porter
Keep watches safe and organized with this elegant watch box, an elegant way to store your precious timepieces. It’s crafted from lacquered wood with a white stain and black stripes and has a suede-lined interior with ten individual compartments to protect each one from dust and scratches. It features a luxurious cedar wood finish and a labyrinth design, making it a work of art in itself.

Pico Iyer’s “The Half-Known Life”

For the Literature Lover
Available at Waterstones
‘It’s so easy, I thought, to place Paradise in the past or the future – anywhere but here.’

From the Australian Outback to a Benedictine monastery high above the Pacific, the renowned travel writer reflects on his many and varied global journeys and asks whether paradise can truly be found in a conflict-riddled world. Pico Iyer’s takes readers on a profound journey through literature, travel, and self-discovery. It’s a must-read for those who appreciate beautifully written, thought-provoking literature.

David Thulstrup: A Sense of Place by Sophie Lovell

For the Architecture Enthusiast
Available at Waterstones

David Thulstrup’s award-winning international and multi-disciplinary practice includes everything from residential architecture to interiors for restaurants, stores, and hotels, as well as designs for furniture and lighting.  This book traces Thulstrup’s life and influences from his childhood and education in Denmark, up to the present day, demonstrating his unique approach to design.

The Tokyo Black Croc Bag

For the Fashionista
Available from DeMellier

Croc is back. The Tokyo is an over the shoulder mini hobo bag with a triangular streamlined shape and smooth corners. The distinctive style has an open top and is embellished with our new elegant magnetic elongated arrow shaped lock. The Tokyo features a sleek logo engraved buckle to adjust the strap, the bag can be worn over the shoulder, in the crook of your arm or held by hand. Featuring a sustainable and soft cotton canvas interior lining with a zip pocket, the Tokyo is practical and perfect for all daily essentials.

Super Silk Quest scarf 90

For the Fashionista
Available from Hermes

This essential Hermès accessory complements any outfit. It can be worn many ways – around your neck, as a top, at the waist or as a headscarf!
The Hermès scarf is an infinite source of creativity and storytelling that constantly evolves thanks to the new designs and colour combinations offered each season.