All You Want for Christmas

18 December 2019

Words by Nathan Henry

'Tis the season to be jolly! We're well into December, which means the happiest time of year a.k.a. Christmas is just around the corner. As this is the official gifting season, I would like to let you in on some of my favourite pieces that could make for some great presents to be left under the tree or stuffed into a stocking for your loved ones, or even yourself (because why not?).


A coat is an absolute essential to get you through those brrr...cold winter months. Where might one look for this staple piece, you ask? We suggest Sandro because we're just head over heels into this houndstooth number. The black and white pattern is a total classic; it's a wardrobe piece that'll never go out of style so you're sure to treasure it for years to come.


As the temperature drops below zero and the urge for mulled wine intensifies, the lush merino wool jumper Bauble from John Smedley might just do the trick. Worn here by Basil Marsden-Smedley in Black/Snow White, the jumper is the perfect knit for cosy, festive family gatherings for when the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful. The Bauble jumper is an outtake from John Smedley's Family Heirloom Christmas collection, which is available for exploration both online and in-store.


With a long list of Christmas events and New Year's following shortly thereafter, make an impression with - my personal favourite - the sophisticated, musky cologne Parade Eau de Parfum from Celine; a dreamy, addictive mix of bergamot, neroli, vetiver, musk and oak moss. With an articulate, spell-binding scent such as this, maybe you'll work up the courage to even snag a little kiss under the mistletoe from your crush.


Some cool sunnies add an edgy, glam touch to any outfit whatever the season, even winter, trust me. These Jay frames in Matte Black from Ace & Tate not only look stunning as winter glasses but with Ace & Tate being super versatile and all that, you can also get these frames with removable clip-on shades. Jay is an iconic shape, which makes for a classic staple accessory that goes well with any season.


As we head into the new year and begin planning those cultural city trips, a spacious weekend duffle bag as a travel companion is a must. Saint Laurent delivers just that with this Nuxx duffle bag that features an adjustable and removable shoulder strap. The tan duffle is so timeless and also the ideal fit for eager travellers who favour both style and practicality whilst jetting around the world. The perfect way to travel in the new year.

All that's left to say is this... Merry Christmas!


Sandro Houndstooth Coat, £370, Available at Sandro

John Smedley

John Smedley Advent Jumper, £220, Available at John Smedley


Celine Parade Eau de Parfum, £175 Available at Celine

Ace Tate

Ace & Tate Jay Matte Black Frames, From £98 Available at Ace & Tate.
Ace & Tate Silver Jay Clip on, £58 Available at Ace & Tate.


Saint Laurent Nuxx Duffle Bag in Smooth Lambskin, £1,665, Available at Saint Laurent.

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