With October coming to an end next week, I think it is safe to say that all thoughts will turn to Christmas, and so, with that in mind, I am going to introduce some stylish, fashion forward gift ideas for those who love new clothes, shoes and accessories.
Please bookmark this post as I will continue to add items as we move closer to Christmas.
RECYCLED COFFEE SACK & INNER TUBE SHOPPER BAG From Cycle of Good
Cycle of Good is a brand with a difference, it really wants to take that difference in order to make a difference for the people it helps and employs. It designs and creates products that use recycled materials, in order to create stylish accessories that don’t cost the Earth and yet still look incredible, and it further extends its sustainability by employing 33 Malawian tailors full time, with ambitions for this to grow to a team of 100, enabling their workers to earn a good wage to support their families, without any charity donations or handouts. This is a business that you really want to support, because it’s reach goes far beyond that of just creating fashionable goods.
This Christmas you can support Cycle of Good by purchasing one of their fabulous Christmas gifts, and paying it forward to passing it on to one of your loved ones. My key pick is the RECYCLED COFFEE SACK & INNER TUBE SHOPPER BAG . This is a bag that is brilliant as a shopper, or a beach bag, as it is sturdy and reliable. It also looks great too, like those brilliant bags you pick up in far off destinations.
Cycle of Good describe it as:-
Made from recycled coffee sacks that have been donated to us from our coffee roaster supporters, then handcrafted in Malawi by fairly paid tailors and is so much more than just a “bag for life” it’s super strong and stylish too.
The coffee sacks come in all shapes and sizes with different designs printed on them making each bag unique, you may get a different pattern to the one’s in the photo’s.
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A Soft Touch Pyjama Set From Lovall
Christmas pyjamas are an absolute must have, and when they are also super cute, super soft and comfortably stretchy, then you are really onto a winner. Lovall has some of the most gorgeous Christmas pjs around this year,with really simple and comfortable shapes and the most amazing prints.
The Soft Touch pyjamas in the White Christmas design are so traditionally Christmassy, and perfect for an adults Christmas Eve box (why should the kids have all the fun!). With a stretchy drawstring waist, long sleeves and cuffed bottoms, these are just so comfortable to sleep in, or to just lounge around the house in on duvet days.
You can find all the Lovall pyjamas here.
Women’s Snowfall Beanie RRP £28 From Helly Hanson UK
Outdoor clothing experts Helly Hanson have a great range of products, for both adults and children, that would make great Christmas gifts. The brand is a brilliant destination for those who love hiking, sailing and skiing, but also for those who just want to wrap up warm and stylishly this Winter.
My key pick is the ultimate in warm and cuddly. The Women’s Snowfall Beanie is not only super attractive, (think Cameron Diaz in The Holiday), but is also very practical, as it has a cosy inner fabric for extra warmth. This is a wonderful gift for anyone, from a stylish teen to a mom on the school run, and will be worn over and over again.
You can find a full range of Helly Hanson hats here.
ELIZA WOMENS HOODY – RASPBERRY From Tog24
TOG24 is an independent family-run retail brand with its headquarters in Yorkshire. They have a great range of clothing that fits the bill when it comes to casual, everyday style. Pieces are high in quality, but also affordable, and give a nod to style and fashion, but also have a fun edge. The Eliza Womens hoody is a case in point. It is a lovely, fleece lined, cuffed sleeve hoodie with a cute slogan of ‘happy’ on the front. The colour is a gorgeous raspberry pink, and this is just perfect for the school run, for watching football practice, or wearing when heading home from the gym.
It comes in sizes 8-20 and is true to size (I am wearing a size 16 below). It is currently on offer for £31.50, and would make a really lovely Christmas gift.
SHUV Two-Bar Shearling Slides From Fitflop
Slippers are always on any women’s Christmas list, particularly as we try to keep warm and cosy in Wintertime. But this year, why not think outside the box by opting for a luxurious pair of Shearling slippers from Fitflop who sell a range of slippers, sandals, boots, walking shoes/trainers and wellies.
These crazy-fuzzy slides are as fabulous as they’re fluffy. Crafted in deluxe ultra-soft curly shearling, inside and out, with a faux-fur footbed, for an irresistible mix of ‘statement’ and super cosy. On our all-day cushioning, triple-density Microwobbleboard™ midsoles, so you not only look like you’re walking on clouds, you feel like it too.
ABANU Mini Crossbody Bag From Kipling
Kipling bags are design classics. They are lightweight, waterproof, have numerous pockets to store your belongings safely, have adjustable handles and come in just about every size and colour. They work well for all occasions, and are particularly brilliant as bags for travel and days out, especially if you like to have your hands free. They also have the iconic monkey that always catches the eye and are eminently collectable.
My pick is the ABANU Mini Crossbody Bag, which actually works well as a unisex bag, and comes in a range of 20 colours. This bag is absolutely gorgeous, and has the silicon robotmonkey for decoration. This would work well as a gift for a teen, for a mom who wants to carry less, for literally anyone in fact.
Check out the whole Kipling range here.
Bedsure Wearable Blanket Hoodie Women
Wearable blankets have become a big fashion story over the past two months, particularly for those of us who work from home, and yet try to avoid putting the heating on. Bedsure is an absolutely brilliant brand who create warm and cosy wearable blankets that have sleeves and hoods so we can still be getting on with our daily chores whilst wearing one.
Bedsure create wearable blankets that have Sherpa fleece for extra warmth. They say:-
The premium flannel fabric on the outside offers an incredibly soft hand feel, while the inner sherpa lining provides dependable warmth for winter.
A Purse From Vendula London
Vendula London is a one stop shop for fashion accessories that are fun, quirky, unique and beautiful. They say:-
Our iconic bags, purses, wallets and cases are inspired by everyday beauty, from animals and birds to shop fronts, scrapbooks and vintage style. We create fun accessories that make you smile.
Vendula London this year has some brilliant purses, both wallet style and coin purses, that would make brilliant stocking fillers for anyone who is fashion conscious. I particularly love the ‘Kitty’ and ‘London Cats’ ranges that are as cute and quirky as they possibly could be.
You can find the full range of purses, wallets and mobile phone cases here at Vedula London.
A Digital Gift Card From Prezee
A gift card is always a great idea if you are stumped for what to give someone as a present, and the digital giftcards from Prezee are fabulous as you can allow the recipient to chose their own choice of online store. Prezee makes gifting fun, personalised and seamless as it can be sent straight away, or could be scheduled to arrive on Christmas morning, via text or email.
Prezee cards can be redeemed at more than 190 major retailers and hospitality outlets. These includes brands perfect for anyone that takes fashion seriously, including brands such as Boohoo, ASOS, Nasty Gal, Adidas, Nike, H&M and Ted Baker. I redeemed my most recent card at Waterstones on the latest Sophie Hannah/Agatha Christie book and can agree that it is super easy to use.
Sustainable socks from Critically Endangered Socks
Socks are always a great gift idea, although they are more often than not associated with your dad than your sister. But a gift from Critically Endangered Socks are a little different, for aside from the fact that the socks are utterly gorgeous, they are also a great gift for someone who wants their fashion choices to be sustainable. Critically Endangered Socks seek to raise awareness and funds for endangered wildlife through the sale of 100% GOTS-certified unisex organic cotton socks with embroidered endangered species, with 10% of direct sales donated to charity partners, including WWF, for their work to protect wildlife.
These are a perfect stocking filler, a great gift idea for someone who loves their fashion to have a conscience.
Fashion Books From Acc Art Books
A fashion book is perfect for those who not only have a love of style, but also like something stylish to sit on their coffee table. This season, ACC Art Books, who are top when it comes to stylish tomes, have the complete range of ‘The Clothes They Wear’ books that focus on some of the most influential and stylish people in the pop world – Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Rihanna, looking at both their stage outfits and off duty style in a series of full colour images.
These books are beautiful hardback editions, and will appeal to both fans of the music, and those who simply love the look. You can find the whole range here. but if you would like to win a copy of the Harry Styles book, you can enter my Instagram competition here.
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