Our gift buying guide from founder Sara Hall
Finding the perfect Christmas gift for someone really special can be a wonderfully rewarding moment, but the process we sometimes have to go through to get to that stage can be overwhelming.
I spend a lot of my time immersed in magazines, visiting boutiques, browsing trends online and getting all the inside knowledge from my friends and colleagues in the fashion and retail world. So I thought it may be helpful for me to share with you what I will be buying and my recommendations this Christmas time…
At this time of year you absolutely cannot go wrong with something warm and woollen; perfect for the seasonal crispness, as well as being a luxurious and timeless gift.
This Christmas I am thrilled to have launched some cosy blanket throws (£89) made from Donegal Tweed in a remote mill in Ireland. I just fell in love with these when I saw them and had to have them. They make the perfect Christmas gift, my problem will be whether I will be able to part with them or give as presents!
Also new for this collection are some beautifully soft mohair blend scarves (£69), so my best friends will be receiving one of these, selected to suit the colours that they usually wear. See my tips below on which scarf to pair with what colour outfit!
Coats & Capes
I regularly get asked for recommendations from my friends’ husbands when they are looking for that super special gift. I know I would be absolutely thrilled to receive one of our tweed coats or capes for Christmas – they really are an indulgent treat. I cannot pick a favourite of course, as each style has a different purpose and would be suited to a different individual.
So when advising I tend to look at the hair colour, eye colour and usual style of the recipient – please feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for bespoke advice.
Every single piece in this collection has been designed with the utmost care and attention to detail so whether you are after a practical winter coat with style or something that really makes a statement there is a treat for everyone.
And then there are our little ones, our mini capes for 1 – 7 year olds (£129-149)are the perfect seasonal wardrobe staple. Plus, you can marry an adult Original Cape (£285) alongside a Children’s Cape for the ultimate Mum and Mini fashion statement!
There are some people who you just know will be difficult to buy the perfect piece for. I know that I really appreciate receiving gift vouchers for brands that I love – it is the gift of guilt-free shopping and receiving exactly what I desire.
Also perfect if you have left it to the last minute! Our gift vouchers can be purchased, sent and received all on the same day via our website.
In the UK and Ireland our last dates to place orders for delivery by 22 December are:
- Standard Delivery: 18 December
- Express Delivery: 20 December
Gift vouchers can be purchased at any time as they will be delivered immediately to your (or the chosen recipient’s) inbox!
Which beautiful shade to choose?
Natural Blush – this colour goes fantastically well with earthy shades, rich browns, and stands out against black too.
Dusty Rose – this vintage classic goes just as well with deep shades of pink as it does against mineral tones from silver/grey through to more earthy/creamy shades.
Sea Foam – this beautiful colour goes with lots of shades but to really set it off match with rich berry and wine tones.
Powder Blue – pair this with silver and grey shades to capture the deep winter frosting trend.
Thunder – a multifaceted black that goes with EVERYTHING, pairs well with our Navy Grace surprisingly
Rouge – every festive wardrobe should have one of these, works well with monotones – we love it with our Taylor Classic black and white herringbone
I hope this has given you some helpful gift inspiration