The luxe gift guide that will save Christmas

Do you leave your Christmas shopping to the very last possible moment? Do you then panic buy Jo Malone gift sets whilst stuffing your face with the limited edition Harrods shortbread that was meant for grandma? Fear not, this Christmas I am here to help with some inspo on luxe gifting for all…

Luxe gift: For the fashionista in your life 

Imagine being able to change your wardrobe every month without the help of fast fashion penny sales *shudder*. Then imagine a wardrobe filled with new designer pieces each and every month… Now you’re speaking my love language. 

I recently discovered Onloan which allows you to choose designer items to rent on a monthly basis. If you have a friend who lives and breathes fashion this is a gift that is sustainably delivered, brilliantly made, excellent for the street cred, and extremely affordable. So why not give a subscription to designer fashion this Christmas. 

Some of the designers available for hire with Onloan are Alexa Chung, Joseph, Baum & Pferdgarten, and Soeur Paris. The memberships on offer are 2 items for £69 per month or 4 items for £99 per month. Below I’m wearing an Alexa Chung dress from Onloan which is just giving me all the Gossip Girl vibes.

Onloan designer hire

Luxe gift: For the hostess with the most-ess 

Everything happens for a Riesling. Nothing screams Christmas more than a hamper of fine wine and champagne if I do say so myself. If you’re looking for a real (socially distanced) crowd-pleaser then check out Fine Wines Direct UK.

We’re not talking about your average Sauvy B or a Casillero Del Diablo here. Fine Wines Direct UK are an independent wine importer and retailer focusing on quality above anything else. Their Classic Christmas Case coming in at £179.99 makes for the perfect gift – comprising a mixture of Champagnes, red and white wines plus some Port and Sherry. 

I selflessly taste-tested and can vouch for the Didier Chopin Champagne and the Domaine Paquet Pouilly-Fuisse (you’re welcome btw). So why not make someone’s Christmas pop this year with a fabulous Christmas case of vino. 

Luxe gift - Fine Wines Direct UK

Luxe gift: For the experiential endeavor 

It’s beGINning to look a lot like Christmas. Let’s face it we’ve all spent a lot of time virtually living our lives this year. With notes of “you’re on mute”, “sorry Amazon delivery” and plenty of dogs barking over those all important KPIs. 

But this is the virtual event I can totally get on board with. In House Tasting offers a craft gin tasting experience which is available on demand so you can indulge in the experience whenever you fancy. As part of the £35.99 experience, you will receive five gins to try alongside the expert tasting video. 

In House Tasting also offers rum, wine, or beer tasting so they have something to suit every palate. The tastings can be given as stand alone gifts but they also have the potential to be enjoyed virtually together as a shared experience. For example, if you and a pal buy a kit each, you can enjoy the tasting together over Zoom. Just make sure you’re not on mute…

In House Tasting

Luxe gift: For the furnishings fiend 

I didn’t choose the rug life, the rug life chose me. Sorry. Why not give your nearest and dearest the gift of a room refresh this Christmas in the shape of a beautiful new rug? As let’s face it this year we’ve all spent more time at home than anywhere else!

Whether you’re shopping for prints, neutrals, leather, or textured rugs Ornatus have a rug that suits every room and every personality. The hardest thing here is narrowing down your search as Ornatus has so many lovely options to choose from. 

Or you always opt for a gift voucher if you’re not confident about colour schemes. The rug shown below is the Asiatic Aurora Dune AU01 – £127.00 which lives in our dining room and gives the most opulent and cosy feel to the room. 

Ornatus rug

Luxe gift: For the beauty beau 

We’ve come a long way from Lynx body spray gift sets, haven’t we? So how about a dose of sustainable British beauty this Christmas instead.

Nereus London is a plastic-free brand of luxury beauty products perfect for her and him. Currently, they have 5 products including Australian Buddha Wood and Organic Bergamot shampoo £25 and Madagascan pink pepper body wash £25 which just smells like a dream. They also have a Eucalyptus & Fresh Ginger Antibacterial Hand Gel – £10 because, lol handemic! 

For every bottle sold, Nereus London commits to recovering a kilo of ocean-bound plastic. 100% natural ingredients all without the plastic impact. Winner winner, save the world before Christmas dinner. 

Luxe gift - Nereus London

Hope you’ve found something your loved ones will like in this luxe gift guide otherwise you can always just give up and get yourself another prezzie… there are no rules this year! Have a good one honeys xo

Ornatus rug luxe gift

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  1. Antonia December 6, 2020 / 8:20 pm

    I loved this! Thank you for the help, deffo going to check these all out 🤍

    • misshldolan
      December 6, 2020 / 8:23 pm

      Yay so glad you found it useful ☺️🤍

    • misshldolan
      December 7, 2020 / 8:40 pm

      Thanks honey ~ Can’t beat a bit of luxury at Christmas! ✨

    • misshldolan
      December 8, 2020 / 10:32 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it 🤍

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