Yes, Christmas is just around the corner, and so is 2021! Make it a great year-end with our round-up of the best LUXE-approved gift ideas, stocking stuffers and more. Whether you’re shopping for the bookworm, wellness warrior or home cook, we’ve got you covered. The best part? They all ship internationally.
For the sweater set: Ralph Lauren
Pay tribute to Ralph Lauren’s equestrian, East Coast-chic fashion brand by dressing the family to the Ts in not-so ugly Christmas sweaters. There are fewer brands better suited for evenings around the fire.
Shop online at ralphlauren.com
For the beach babes: Illesteva
Founded in NYC, handmade in Italy – these sunnies are the It gals ‘n guys choice for on-trend designs and bold colour combos. Sleek leather accessories and brollies, too.
Shop online at illesteva.com
For the bookworms: Annual subscriptions
Give someone A Year in Books, courtesy of Heywood. The London-based library will deliver a monthly digest of classic paperbacks, new contemporary reads and rare finds to your special someone. Psst… They’ll even do a consultation to get to know your tastes.
For magazine readers, go for Stack bundles. They curate independent zines that cover art, design, photography and news. Yes to independent publishing the world over!
For the globestrutters: Fonfique
Turkish designer Ceylan Kolat’s sprightly printed travel accessories are top choices for any trip. Nature-inspired, hand-drawn prints adorn shoulder bags, travel pouches, make-up bags and laptop cases in every pantone colour imaginable, all made with minimal impact on the environment.
Shop online at fonfique.com
For the sweet tooths: Fortnum & Mason
This deliciously trad London-town favourite carries a gourmet line of quintessentially English groceries, such as loose-leaf teas, violet and rose creams, jams, condiments and pickles, but is especially famous for its Christmas hampers. And for the holiday season, a picnic basket of goodies delivered to your door.
Shop online at fortnumandmason.com
For the beauty babes: Drunk Elephant Trunk
Drunk Elephant’s carry-on case is stagger-packed full of good-for-the-earth skincare. The wheelie kit is endorsed by all-manner of Insta-acclaimed and millennial beauty babes.
Shop online at drunkelephant.com
For the staycationers: Bamford Home Rituals
Missing hotel-level luxury? Create your own temple of zen with Bamford’s taupe-toned and limestone range of candles, diffusers and wellness boxes. For all the yogis out there are matching mats, teas, balms and crystal healing drink bottles. Sign us up for virtual retreats and online wellness classes too. Total urban-escape.
Shop online at bamford.com
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