So I’ve left this pretty late in the day, when there’s just six shopping days left until Christmas… but it’s taken me a while to decide on what beautiful bits and pieces I’d really love to unwrap this Christmas.
Nothing here is particularly practical – but exactly what I don’t want at Christmas is things that I need! There’s little more disappointing than a wholly practical present, wouldn’t you agree? My picks are erring on the side of indulgence, without anything being too expensive. Think soft wool and cashmere in dusky pastel tones, elegant items for my dressing table and some altogether beautiful bits for the home…
This oversized soft wool jumper is exactly what I’ve been dreaming of this winter; the shade is perfect and the slouchy fit looks just gorgeous. Imagine it paired with any shade of the classic cashmere socks from The White Company (although I do have a particular penchant for either the grey or the blue)… bliss! And that soft pink beret is too pretty, perfect for keeping cosy all winter long, but with a Parisian Sixties twist that I adore.
I love the idea of anything starry at the moment; I am obsessed with the idea of the moon and constellations as a pattern. This delicate crescent moon pendant is super pretty and just a little bit sparkly, and as it’s from Accessorize it’s not too pricey either. And these leather-bound constellation notebooks from Anthropologie are just about the most beautiful notebooks I have ever seen. My starsign is bound in the grey version, but every colour is utterly sumptuous. I want them all!
Beauty buys are always a lovely gift, but I’m very fussy about what I receive. I love the sound of Estee Lauder’s Modern Muse Nuit fragrance; think jasmine, sandalwood, amber and musk, housed in a sleek art-deco style bottle. So chic. And speaking of chic, is anything more stylish than Chanel? I’d love to unwrap the new Le Vernis in Pink Rubber on Christmas Day!
To toast the special occasion, I’d love to sip my cocktail of choice from this gilt gold monogrammed tumbler – it’d look perfect on my sideboard.
And finally, when the guests have gone home and the night has drawn in, I am imagining cosying up on the couch with ‘The Lesser Bohemians’ by Eimear McBride; the story sounds captivating, the reviews are fascinating and the cover is just plain gorgeous.
What’s on your wishlist this year?