With the remaining number of shopping days now on the serious decrease, it’s time to knuckle down and get that Santa-buying hat on. So, I thought I’d help out (think: blog elf) and show you a few of my favourite things:
Godchildren. Both of my delicious godchildren are kind enough to have their birthdays in December too – giving me the right to really spoil them.
God boy is ten and BIG into cricket so I’m organising a tour of Lords Cricket Ground for the 2 of us in January (quality time built in too). Boy fashion is so tricky but I reckon that’s why Johnnie invented Boden.
God girl is in luck. Early this year, I interviewed Erica Illingworth, founder of little girl jeweller Molly Brown. Her birth stone is turquoise making her a prime candidate for the Collection 12 December Birthstone Bracelet.
My nephews and nieces who don’t yet own a copy of my favourite children’s book, The Giving Tree will be receiving their copy.
Glamorous girlfriends will be given Per-fekt Lash Perfection Gel, £24. Strengthening, lengthening, darkening, conditioning those lashes ready to flutter into 2013.
This week (Kate Moss and) I stocked up on perfectly-retro stocking fillers at Honey Jam (2 Blenheim Crescent, W11).
Mini is campaigning for painted toes as her Christmas beach treat. Little BU sent me these non-toxic, odourless polishes which will wash off in the sea.
For a pure luxury gift, check out these merino and cashmere bed socks £42.
You won’t find a more useful present (for any iPhoner) than this charge-on-the-move gadget £13.99
Find me a man who wouldn’t want to block out all the noise of Christmas with these Beats by Dr Dre Solo headphones £118
And finally, a pipe dream gift which only exists in fairytales, I give you (if only) Hayley Menzies’ signature recycled fur trim cashmere shawl £228
ps Needless to say, gifts are materialistic and a big cup of tea in bed is equally brilliant to receive!