It’s Not Too Late…

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Johanna Payton

christmas gift ideas 2011If you’ve left your shopping until the last minute, you still have time to sort things out and buy some beautiful gifts in time for Christmas.

If you’re buying for a lady, you can still choose from a huge selection of prezzies including jewellery, sleepwear, bags, lingerie, slippers, shoes and sunglasses. Unless you know the woman in question really well (well enough to know her taste and dress size) stick to gorgeous bags and accessories, rather than clothes, to score a surefire present hit.

If I found the London Road 9ct Yellow Gold Leaf Ring, the Les Nereides purple flower and pearl cluster bracelet, or the Swesky 9ct white gold diamond earrings under the tree on Christmas morning, I would be one happy little elf.

If you don’t want to spend a fortune, but still want to lavish a lovely gift on her, there are lots of bargains to be had too. Check out New Look Mixed Gemstone Bib Necklace, the dark purple stud earrings from Matthew Williamson’s Butterfly collection and the super-quirky bug garden and crystal ring by Miss Selfridge – all dead affordable.

Bags are another great buy and there are some utterly yummy designer products to be had at Style Compare. Mulberry’s slinky Alexais a true festive treat, and Alexander McQueen Wicca studded suede clutch is all kinds of hot. To spend less, without skimping on style, Radley’s colour block bag, Vivienne Westwood’s Watteau metallic clutch and Furla Women’s Bow clutch bag are all under £100.

If you’re buying for a fella, a lovely winter jumper is a safe bet – and if you stick to a neutral colour and a timeless, classic design, he’s bound to appreciate it. I’d go for the Simple V Neck Jumper from New Look, Burton’s plain grey v-neck, the Reclaimed Vintage British Naval Sweater or the ASOS reverse stripe jumper – all perfect to pop on as soon as he’s ripped off the wrapping paper.

And if you’d rather steer clear of clothing, stuff his stocking with Ben Sherman’s brown square dial watch, Dolce & Gabbana’s rimless aviator sunglasses or Ralph Lauren’s denim supply hat and you’ll win plenty of festive brownie points.


Christmas Knits

christmas knits

Shop The Look: Alexander McQueen striped jumper £495, Topshop knitted robot motif jumper £38, John Lewis Fair Isle sock slippers £10, Hugo Boss heavy gauge snood £75, Moschino Cheap & Chic crystal heart gloves£99.


Christmas Sparkle

sparkling christmas gifts

Shop The Look: Juicy Couture iPad case £65, Kurt Geiger Jitterbag £15, Miss Selfridge crystal parakeet brooch£12, L.K. Bennett Swarovski baguette bracelet £125, £67.50, Eugenia Kim sequin band fedora £127.

Christmas Wish

christmas wishes

Shop The Look: Dolce&Gabbana Floral lace dress £819, Missoni Home bathrobe £235, Burberry round case watch £650, Goldsmiths diamond cluster pendant £1,899, Valentino rockstud python tote £3,180.

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