Christmas Gift Guide: Best Friend

Christmas FriendBuying for a best friend can be the most fun of all. What do you get the girl that makes you laugh, cry, and is always there for you? Usually, what you’d most like to receive yourself! From stocking fillers to stylish scarves – here’s our pick of the best.

Gorgeous gifts:

Knomad – This portable leather organiser comes in a range of colours from shocking pink to a more subtle navy. Designed to offer organisation for digital and travel essentials, it fits an iPad Air & 10” tablet along with a smartphone, pen, credit cards, passport, etc. Space is provided for a slim battery pack. A great gift for a girl on the go. £89.00.

Mulberry mini lily clutch – Based on their stunning shoulder bag, this petite clutch bag from Mulberry is perfect for those with an on the go lifestyle. Featuring a classic Postman’s lock and glossy leather, it also has three internal card slots. Treat your best friend to a bag that will suit any night time look. £350.00

Wine gift set – Who doesn’t like bubbles at Christmas? Ladies (and gents!) will love this award-winning bottle of Boschendal Grand Cuvee Brut MCC, wrapped with a vacuvin wine pourer to ensure no drips and a wine saver, to extract air from open bottles and reseal, plus two bottle stoppers. All you need for the perfect wine lover’s Christmas present! £39.99

Ophelia Silk Scarf from the National Gallery – A pure silk scarf, featuring a design inspired by Dillon Redon’s Ophelia Among the Flowers, this rectangular scarf is made from the finest silks has a natural sheen to bring out the rich colours of the detail of Redon’s pastel masterpiece.

Tipsy Wine Glasses – One vino too many?  Never! These skew-whiff wine glasses from House of Bath put the instant tip in tipsy and will have your girlfriend giggling. £12.95

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Stocking fillers:

Classy chocs: When it comes to chocolate indulgence, Lindt really do seem to rule the roost. Or should that be grotto? With a great selection of festive treats from edible reindeers to choccie teddies, she’ll love you for this stocking filler for a long time to come. Or at least until they’ve been devoured!

There’s nothing better than a natter over a cuppa, and the Good Friends mug from www.msmugs.com (£9.00 standard or £11.50 large) sums it up perfectly. You can bet your bezzie will love this cup, especially if you wrap it up with a piece of cake!

Cheesy jokes and heart-to-hearts are what make friendships strong, so why not treat her to a cheesy heart trio of Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar, Vintage Organic Oak Smoked Cheddar and the handmade traditional Organic Brie. They go great with a glass of wine, too! The gift selection is priced at £23.95 including postage and packing from www.godminster.com.

A star for a star – the Aromatherapy Associates Star Christmas tree decoration makes the most perfect stocking filler for a friend. The Star contains a 7.5ml bottle of the award-winning Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil, a therapeutic blend of clary sage, frankincense and cardamom, to create a deep sense of calm and inner peace. Also – 10% of proceeds are donated to the charity Defence Against Cancer. If you’re looking for something a bit bigger there’s a whole range of gift sets at www.aromatherapyassociates.com

For sophisticated smellies that are a cut above the rest, take a look at the Grace Cole gift sets on the shelves this season. Our favourite is the white nectarine and pear splendour selection, priced at £35.00 which oozes opulence with each beautifying product, from a body wash and polish to bath caviar and fizzers.

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Emily Cleary

Emily Cleary

After almost a decade chasing ambulances, and celebrities, for Fleet Street’s finest, Emily has taken it down a gear and settled for a (slightly!) slower pace of life in the suburbs. With a love of cheese and fine wine, Emily is more likely to be found chasing her toddlers round Kew Gardens than sipping champagne at a showbiz launch nowadays, or grabbing an hour out of her hectic freelancer’s life to chill out in a spa while hubby holds the babies. If only!

 

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