CFM's Christmas Gift Guide
It's hard to believe it's that time of year once again, but yes, the turkey is on the shelves and the Christmas lights are every where so whether you go into the festive period willingly or get dragged along grudgingly, the season of good will and good gift giving is here.
We have tried to take some of the stress away by giving you our season's favourites, so on your marks, get set... go Christmas shopping!
For your girlfriend or wife:
Belle et BonBon
Now if any gift has to be nailed, it's this one. The one for your partner, wife, Mrs, woman... I’m sure you get my point. Buy her the right gift and she'll be putty in your hands throughout the festive period.
This piece by Belle et Bonbon ticks all the right boxes; sexy, expensive and comfortable. Have a browse of their site to find the ideal treat your partner will love. www.belle-et-bonbon.co.uk/home/
Alyce Medium Bag by The Bridge
This bag by The Bridge will have her jumping for joy this Christmas. The Alyce Medium is a classic, sturdy and stylish bag made from top quality Italian leather from the leather conosouirs, producers of quality leather goods since 1969. Available for £733 from shop.thebridge.it.
For your sister:
Teri Cut Out Platforms by Simmi
If your younger sister, or older one for that matter, is a bit of a shoe freak then these shoes from Simmi are perfect for her. At only £30 they look much more expensive, she’ll be well chuffed.
Available in red, silver and black - all pairs look great so it's win, win, which ever colour you choose. www.simmishoes.com.
Intern to Stylist
For the budding fashionista in your family Intern to Stylist by Style News' Charlene Campbell makes a great gift. Not only does the book give an insider's scoop of the fashion industry, it also has a wealth of contacts to jump start her career in the fashion industry.
Available for £9.99 from Amazon www.amazon.co.uk.
For your brother:
Mr Porter Paperback Volume 2
Staying with the literary gift for just a second, if your brother feels that he is the next Tinie Tempah when it comes to his fashion game he is sure to love this book by Mr Porter.
Mr Porter has returned with his Paperback volume 2: The manual for a stylish life. This book offers fashion tips and styling advice and includes features on trendsetters like A$AP Rocky, David Bowie and Ben Wishaw. Available for £20. There is also a £150 limited edition Smythson of Bond Street leather bound version if you want to go all out. www.mrporter.com.
eye TV mobile
Has your bother has recently flown the family coup to uni and finally tackling the wide world on his own? Then this is an ideal gift for him. With the eye TV mobile tuner by Elgato he can keep up to speed with his favourite shows like Man V Food on his ipad or phone. Available for £89.95 from www.elgato.com.
For your uncle:
Plantronics Voyager Legend Headset
If your uncle is always on his mobile conducting "business" then he'll love this Plantronics Voyager Legend bluetooth headset. Available from Amazon for £56.50 (usually £89.99) he'll love the noise cancelling feature, the smart technology that announces who's calling and just the fact that you bought this for him. www.plantronics.com.
Tresor Paris Cuff Links
These cufflinks are not for the shrinking violet but if your uncle is a bit of a showman, these will be right up his street. Available in black, gold, silver or rose-gold; we simply adore the rose-gold pair. Available for £149 from Tresor Paris, I can see these beauties being in the family for a long time. www.tresorparis.co.uk.
For your aunty:
These onesies from The All - In - One- Company are heaven in a garment. The only way to truly appreciate the comfort is to try one for yourself...
Try on your aunt’s one once it's delivered - it may be a but small but she'll never know and be chuffed to bits once she slips it on. Available from £49.99 from the all-in-one-company. www.the-all-in-one-company.co.uk.
The Mighty Purse
If your aunty is always on the go and always complaining of her drained phone battery, she'll really appreciate the Mighty Purse by Cuckooland.
This clutch bag / purse is made from luxury leather with a battery strong enough to charge your smart phone twice over. The Mighty Purse is available in icy purple, poppy pink, emerald green, black shimmer, gold shimmer and lizard grey. Available for £85 from www.cuckooland.com.
For your grandma
CowSlipper by Mou
These slippers feel like velvet, so comfortable that your gandma will want to wear them all the time. Made with a thick luxurious sheepskin lining, they are soft and warm, perfect for the winter months. Available for £85 from www.mou-online.com.
Harvey Nichols Christmas hamper
A Christmas gift guide is not complete without at least one mention of a Christmas hamper and we are bowled over by the Le Grand Voyage one by Harvey Nichols. Get your grandma one of these and she will be beaming all the way up until next Christmas.
Le Grand Voyage takes her on a trip around the world without even needing a passport. Included are a great selection of international delicacies, Greek olive oil and a host of other worldly goodies inside a wicker basket. Available from Harvey Nichols for £250.
For your grandpa:
Luxe City Guide
These Luxe City Guides are perfect for the travel loving grand dad who is constantly jetting around the globe with your grandma. The limited edition Christmas Bespoke Box is a stunning gift. Crafted in thick velvety scarlet flock, the packaging is a treat in itself, not to mention the suggested quaint Parisian cafe suggestions. Available from Luxe City Guides for £36. www.luxecityguides.com.
Woodford Half Hunter Moon Face Pocket Watch
This pocket watch by Woodford is the perfect accessory for any distinguished gentleman and ideal for those special occasions. Delicately made from chrome plated exterior with a blue dial and roman numerals this is a great nostalgic gift that your grand dad is sure to appreciate for many years. Available for £79.99 from www.mensgiftcompany.co.uk.
For your mum:
Emma Bridgewater Retro Radio
These DAB +FM retro radios by Emma Bridgewater are so pretty and would look great in most rooms of your mother's house. Emma has teamed up with audio apecialists View Quest to produce a high quality design that your mama will simply adore. Available for £129 from View Quest.
For your dad:
Smart Key by Elgato
Daddy dearest will love the Smart Key by Elgato, isn't he the one who is always guilty of losing his keys? For such a tiny product the Smart Key sure does pack a hell of a punch. Download the Smart Key app and it can alert you to where you parked your car, left your keys, you can even use it to let you know when your baggage arrives when you get off the plane. Available from Elgato for £39.95 a small price to pay for such peace of mind. www.elgato.com.
Blink Box Movie and TV Gift Card
If your dad normally gets bored with all the festivities from Christmas Eve, he'll be so grateful you thought of him with this gift card from Blink Box.
Load up this bad boy in the amounts of £5, £10 £20 and he can use it to watch his favourite films and tv shows whilst tucking into that extra serving of Christmas pudding. www.blinkbox.com.
Have a wonderful Christmas and happy gift giving!