I hope you will enjoy reading about the below businesses and perhaps discover a new favourite or two.
Jacqui is an award-winning diamond specialist and gemmologist based in London’s famous Hatton Gardens jewellery district. From her boutique pieces to her bespoke creations for private clients, her keen eye for colour, style and elegance permeate each piece. It’s hard to choose from her designs as they are all so stunning! However, my current favourite boutique creation is the Diamond Turtle Necklace with Ruby. Take a look for yourself and let me know which is your favourite.
Adriana Dickson is a talented leather artisan crafting handmade bags, wallets, belts, dog collars and many more beautiful items in her atelier. I was introduced to her via a mutual friend and was lucky to make a leather bag under her experienced eye. Her attention to detail is truly exceptional and Adriana will not rest until everything is finished to her own exacting standards.
This year she has been documenting her work process and the creation of her stunning waves of love handbag.
Browse her beautiful work via her website and get in touch with her for a personalised gift that will grow more beautiful with age and wear.
Silk is a wonderful material that I love using in creations for my clients. It’s incredibly versatile, breathable and also very kind to wear against your skin. So it makes sense that silk pillows and hair turbans can protect your skin and hair whilst you are sleeping. The UK brand This Is Silk was featured in my gift list two years ago and a recent article by the Independent has recommended their silk pillowcases as their best buy.
There are even soft silk eye masks to help promote sleep and rested eyes.
4. Ethically made pyjamas
Who doesn’t love a gorgeous pair of pyjamas to snuggle into at this time of year? These beautiful 100% cotton designs by New Day Originals are ethically and sustainably made in beautiful block prints. They are available in short and long styles. And there are matching kimonos to complete the loungewear look. Perfect for long winter nights, a cup of tea and a good book.
5. The gift of the perfect fit
Since introducing my gift vouchers a couple of years ago they have been a popular choice, especially at this time of year. You can customise the amount or purchase a specific gift experience such as a pair of trousers, dress or a bespoke jacket.
I will add your personal message to the luxury gift card and gift wrap it for you. Please contact me for more details and to discuss your requirements. For last-minute orders, I can create and send a PDF copy of the voucher.
6. Restore an old favourite
For something truly thoughtful you could get your significant other’s favourite pair of shoes or handbag restored to its former glory via The Restory. The magic they work on everything from complex leatherwork to satin shoes is truly fascinating to watch. Dive into their blog to be inspired and surprise your dearest with giving their item a new lease of life.
7. Colour & Style Analysis
I recently met sisters and co-founders Hannah & Sophia from Curate Your Style, and I was so impressed with their knowledge, attention to detail and depth of services.
Quite simply, they are ‘here to solve your style struggles’. Offering in-person services in London, and worldwide online, Curate Your Style provides styling services from colour consultations to body analysis and personal shopping. They offer a gift experience too if your loved one would prefer to choose their own package. Don’t just take my word for it, their testimonials speak for themselves!