These 8 lifestyle gifts are at the top of our Christmas lust-list. Featuring gorgeous Icelandic jewellery inspired by a mythical sea goddess, life-enhancing wellness books, hotel-worthy bedding, luxury (and fun!) stationary, bling ‘bubbles’, cool gym bags, pretty prints and a touch of tech; these are our perfect present picks to gift your mum, sister, aunties and best friends.
Aurum Rán Collection, www.aurum.is
The latest range from the award-winning Icelandic jeweller Aurum, Ràn is the final story from the three sister collections, inspired by the mythical Norse Sea goddess, who was said to pull shipwrecked men towards her and give them new life. Soft shapes, sharp lines, light and shadow effortlessly combine to create this beautifully designed collection. We love the Ràn earrings (£125) and necklace (£151), crafted in Reykjavik from yellow gold-plated recycled sterling silver.
Bottega Gold, £24.99, www.selfridges.com
It doesn’t get much more bling that this glam bottle of Bottega Gold prosecco. Made from grapes in the Veneto, this blend of floral and citrus notes make this so easy drinking, it is best bought in bulk. Bottoms up!
Jim Bag Olive Barrel Bag, now £39.99, www.jimbag.com
This lightweight cotton canvas bag is a must-have multi use bag which is great for work, the gym, or a weekend away. A deceptively roomy accessory!
Smythson Poodle Soho Noteboo, £185, www.smythson.com
For serious stationery lovers, Smythson is the holy grail. We love this fun poodle motif notebook with signature gold edge pages and covered in a buttery blush leather.
DUSK – Kensington Bedding Collection, £30 – £109.80, dusk.com
Dusk create luxurious bedding for less, with a mix of modern and timeless designs, made with high-quality materials, at an affordable price. The signature Kensington Collection is crafted from the finest Egyptian cotton yarns and is available in double, king size and super king size, so you can re recreate a luxury hotel inspired look in your home.
Balance Your Agni by Claire Paphitis, £6.99, www.amazon.co.uk
This is a new launch and a really easy to read book for anyone interested in wellness. It covers the ancient wellbeing philosophy of Ayurveda but in the form of ‘three simple wisdoms’. Claire Paphitis (The Ayurveda Coach) teaches you how to reinvigorate and create a balance to your everyday life by realising the importance of improving gut health, sleep patterns and stress management to essentially energise your body and mind. This has been one of our favourite reads this month.
Panasonic RZ-S500W True Wireless Noise Cancelling Ear Buds White, RRP £169, (now £99) www.amazon.co.uk
These industry leading high-performance earphones feature dual hybrid noise cancelling technology, with excellent call quality, thanks to the 6 inbuilt MEMs microphones, while the optimised touch sensor and antenna means you can say goodbye to brief interruptions to your music and calls.
Victoria’s Stories – London Photography Prints, Notting Hill Collection
Set Of 3 from £35 (8x12inches) up to £400 (30x40inches) Buy Now
Victoria’s Stories is an online travel photo print shop, featuring colourful and wanderlust photographs by London-based founder Victoria Metaxas, who began offering her photography services for bloggers and brands back in 2014, and since then has worked with some of the biggest brand names in the industry. The Victoria’s Stories collection contains all of her favourite travel images, born from a desire to share her adventures with the world, and the Notting Hill range offers an opportunity to bring a piece of London into your home, comprising of 3 beautifully handmade prints with a delicate pink hue, featuring Cherry Blossom, a quaint British cottage and a classic vintage car.