Luxury gifts roundup (I might ‘accidentally’ keep one for myself…)

We know exactly how you feel…

We, like you, have Pinterest boards a’brimming with DIY festive inspiration. Last December we promised ourselves that we would save money next yuletide by knitting tacky jumpers, baking Christmas cake pops (these ones are fantastic!) and hand sewing Nordic-themed bunting. Ah, to live in the world of Kirstie’s Homemade Home. But alas, October/November is upon us, and we haven’t got the time or inclination to lug ourselves to Hobbycraft. Therefore, buying our way out of the Christmas pressie madness is our only viable option.

So, without further ado, let’s get down to the Christmas gift nitty gritty with our pick of the best goodies on offer this season- no superglue, glitter, or crepe paper required.

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We women really can’t help it. We see something we love, we simply have to have it…and then we look at the price and it just happens to be the most expensive thing in the shop or on the menu. It’s not a conscious thing, honestly! We merely have impeccable taste. With that in mind, these opulent offerings are swoon-worthy and reassuringly, can’t be found in a bargain basement.
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Neom Scents of Christmas Travel Candle Trio

Freshly baked Christmas cake, the cocooning aroma of log fires and the fresh bite of pine trees. It’s pretty much Bing Crosby’s Holiday Inn in a box!

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Miller Harris Citrus Parfum Set

If the thought of all this winter malarkey is a bit much, give someone the gift of breezy Mediterranean coastlines mixed with sensuous eastern spices and a dash of Sicilian lemon. All without the hefty Thomas Cook price tag. (Other travel companies are available!)

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Cath Kidston Bath Robes

We know that bath robes, hot water bottles and fluffy slippers are a bit of a Christmas gift cliché…however, clichés become clichés precisely because they are just too darn good to pass up. Especially when those clichés are so plump, soft and fluffy. Sigh!

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Aromatherapy Associates Festive Bath & Shower Collection

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the best things in life come in triangular packages- the pyramids, Toblerones, slices of cake…need we go on? And this festively lined equilateral beauty contains the brand’s most popular blends, for serious mind and body relaxation.

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Decleor Relaxing Coffret

Other than caviar, truffles and Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery collection, nothing screams luxury and quality more than this French skincare brand. They even call it a coffret! ‘Box’, ‘collection’ and ‘set’ are far too bourgeois Dahling didn’t you know?!

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OPI Pure 18K White Gold & Silver Top Coat

Containing real 18 carat flakes of white gold and silver. Let’s repeat that. Containing real 18 carat flakes of white gold and silver. The perfect way to nail luxury. (See what we did there?)

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Lollia Bubble Bath in Wish, Imagine & Calm

What woman doesn’t show off to house guests via the obligatory expensive bubble bath or hand wash bottle cunningly displayed on the washroom sink? You can’t get more stunning than the delectable Lollia. And when she runs out, she can do what every other woman does with said bubble bath or hand wash- sneakily refill the expensive bottle with Tesco’s basics. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Our favourite go-to gift brands

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