As much as I can try to deny it, Christmas is coming. Just take a stroll around London’s hot shopping destinations right now and you might even be tricked into thinking it’s late December already. The mince pies have arrived and Sky already has me trying to avoid Bad Santa and Elf (not because I don’t enjoy them, I love them – it’s just too soon). If there is one thing that should begin early however, it’s the shopping. Some people can find Xmas shopping a frustrating, tiring affair but not me. Want to know my secret? One gift for them, one for me, and then I repeat.
For my first set of Gift Guides, I have curated a collection for the girls and guys in my life, creating an edit full of gifts big and small and ranging in price points, so if you’re struggling for ideas just take a look below. Look out for the Mother and Father editions next week.
1. & Other Stories Angora-Blend Sweater, £65, stories.com | 2. Opening Ceremony iPhone Holder, £40, thecorner.com | 3. Larsson & Jennings BLACK LÄDER, £205, larssonandjennings.com | 4. Silk Wrap Tee Jumpsuit By Boutique, £90, topshop.com | 5. Lonely Lingerie Sabel Longline Bra in Charcoal, £79, goodhoodstore.com | 6. Laura Mercier Lip Crayon, £16.50, spacenk.com | 7. Hackney Empire Travel Wash Bag in Midnight Stripe, £75, houseofhackney.com | 8. Être Cécile Bad Ass Paris T-Shirt, £65, start-london.com | 9. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, £16, waterstones.com | 10. Adidas Originals X Opening Ceremony Daisy Print Platform Trainer, £131.91, farfetch.com | 11. Hourglass Script Precision Liquid Liner In Jett, £23, liberty.co.uk | 12. Moxham Morphic Cuff, £75, bengtfashion.com | 13. Joseph Leather Midi Cuff, £55, joseph-fashion.com| 14. Frends Rose Gold Taylor Headphones, £170, avenue32.com
1. Matthew Miller Born To Fail Sweatshirt, £185, store.huhmagazine.co.uk | 2. Black Leather Lux Backpack, £80, topman.com | 3. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa DVD, £10, amazon.co.uk | 4. Vans Era – Liberty Mountains/Army, £57, goodhoodstore.com | 5. Grenson Angus Leather Brogues in Black, £200, urbanoutfitters.co.uk | 6. A.P.C. Indigo Steve Denim Shirt £150, liberty.co.uk | 7. Maison Kitsuné Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt, £50, mrporter.com | 8. Craig Green Knitted Black Beanie, £109, other-shop.com | 9. Monocle Scent One: Hinoki, £65, start-london.com | 10. Kiehl’s Stocking Filler Set, £18, Kiehls.co.uk | 11. Ayame X Present Plant Mix Sock, £28, present-london.com | 12. Alexander Wang Embossed leather card holder, £104, matchesfashion.com | 13. Dapper Dan Magazine £12.49 yearly subscription, uniquemagazines.co.uk