I can almost hear the sleigh bells! Who am I kidding, the radio is already playing all the old Christmas hits on repeat and I’m seeing bauble laden Christmas trees popping up across my Instagram feed like meerkats. It’s time to embrace the Christmas spirit and that’s one of giving! Nothing that a little virtual internet shopping cannot fix! I can’t cope with the pressure of all the Black Friday promotions, so now that’s out of the way, back to some sensible and considered purchasing!
I’m back with my yearly gift guide where I dish up a selection of the best gifts for you to give/receive if you are a die-hard colour loving fanatic like me. Choosing the right gift for the right person is the very art of great gift buying so you could always send this blog link to your nearest and dearest and ask them to choose something from the below! They can thank me later! You’ll discover some of my favourite designers, makers and small brands here. It’s super important to support the small guys this time of year as the way we spend our hard earned money has a real impact on the vibrancy of these essential small brands that keep the design world nimble and interesting. I’ve also added some high street offerings too, as our UK high street is always a great place to shop,offering great design and making it accessible to all. There is enough love for everyone here! And if you are fatigued entirely by the mass festival of consumption, then you can take a leaf out of my very admirable husband’s good gift buying book, and buy a tree or few as gifts this year, in an attempt to give the planet some love this Xmas. Its all made very easy for you on this incredible new website JustOneTree. It’s the thought that counts!
1. I love a tassel and I love my jewellery and so he tow come together in this natty Tasselled gold dressing table mirror, £38, Oliver Bonas | 2. I love a splash of Animal print and in my favourote colour palette too. See the new year in , in style with this diary, £6, Sainsburys | 3. I bought one of these scarves last year and if you want lots of compliments, then you should invest! KRA scarf, £42, Miss Pom Pom | 4. From one of my favourite jewellery designers spreading the love this year, Love earrings, £65, Lou Taylor | 5. Gloves are such a great gift as I’ve usually lost one by the time Christmas comes again. You’ll want to hold onto these ones though. Grey rainbow leather gloves, £49, Mabel Sheppard | 6. This would look so sweet with a cashmere sweater and pumps. Sunburst pleated midi skirt in rainbow colour block, £132, J.Crew | 7. This is what my dining table will be wearing this season but what a great affordable gift too. Iris set of 30 multi-coloured tea lights, £6, Habitat.
8. If you know an interior that needs a lift, pop this cushion on someones sofa this season and watch it light up the room! Pride over the rainbow beaded cushion, £95, Rockett St George | 9. These smell a-maz-ing! Studio votive candle, £15 each, Elm Rd | 10. This best selling book is the perfect gift for anyone passionate about colour. The Little Book of Colour by Karen Haller, Amazon | 11. have a pop of yellow in your life. Its the ultimate happy colour. Orla Kiely single stem vase, £14, John Lewis |12. This had me at the pom pom detail. Nadia embroidered clutch bag, £70, Anthropologie | 13. Definitely a gift for someone who thinks they already have everything. Colour TV sign necklace, £37, Tiny Scenic at Etsy | 14. All the love for all the colours! Kitty Joseph Spectrum fan phone case, £21.99, Stringberry
15. Marrakech 18 piece dinnerware set, £73.99, Wayfair | 16. I find it so hard to find dinner candles in the right colours, but now I have and so have you! Fluoro candles, £3 each, Graham & Green | 17. I love this colour combination, and these looked great with wide long pants. Sky high green shoes, £189, Rouge Matilda | 18. Something sleek and stylish to store your latest gadgets Lilac tablet sleeve, faux leather, £30, Sarah Dunbar | 19. OMG I love these jigsaw puzzles! I collect them. My son loves them too, just so mesmerising Green collection jigsaw puzzle, £14.50, 5ftinf | 20. The aim is to keep reducing our one-use plastic consumption so soap is back! Organic vegan soap, set 3, £15.90, Coutiver at Etsy | 21. Mine’s a ‘S’ Bob. Alphabet mug, £5 each, Marks & Spencer
Feature compiled and edited by Sophie Robinson and Luisa Ferdenzi-Rouse.