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no time like the present

it’s beginning to look a lot like.. 

that time of year again! i’ve written before about the pressures of the holiday season to find the perfect gift for all the important – and sometimes not so important – people in our life, and often end up spending money we can’t really spare but, ’tis the season and all that.

my close friends and i long ago gave up the tradition of gift giving this time of year, and instead give the gift of time spent together – usually shared over a festive meal – catching up on all the goings-on from the past year since we all live in different corners of the country now and rarely have the chance to all be in the same room at the same time. that’s the true meaning of christmas, in my opinion: being able to spend time being merry with those you love. far more valuable than any physical gift you could give, don’t you agree?

but of course, gift giving has it’s merits too – especially when you’ve taken the time to truly consider the recipient and the things they would appreciate receiving. gifts that encourage them to spend time nurturing themselves – whether it be their physical wellbeing, their creative or emotional skills – as well as indulgent gifts like luxury candles or artisan chocolate, that they would never normally treat themselves too.

that last notion is crucial too: treating yourself. at a time where so much emphasis is spent on showing your loved ones you care, its important to remember to send a little bit of that care your way too. i’ve split this year’s gift guides into three sections – with a heavy emphasis on independent businesses and local makers – and plenty of inspiration not just for the stylish loved ones in your life, but yourself also – happy holidays! 

SLOW STYLE 2 hills no. 2 earrings, nola; booby keyring, idaho; reykavik scarf; arctic fox; third eye ring, idaho; resin oval earrings, nordic muse; small mint leather zip purse, object; miro pendant necklace, life store: london; gold envelope leather purse, object; keely fingerless sheepskin mittens, beaumont organic; oural pawnee bag, nola; gold leaf bee dish, beaumont organic

me time  layers 01 blending collection, experimental perfume club; maya njie eau de parfum, bonds; penguin modern box set, penguin modern; diy macrame wall hanging kit, beaumont organic; luxury stationery gift set, quill london; cold brew coffee chocolate, nola; disciple discovery set, life store: london; 2019 les agenda de l’année, present & correct; sun.day of london mini candle, object; the flower expert, thames & hudson; hobo essential oil candle, form lifestyle store

stay in  soho house x marshall acton speaker, soho home; brick cushion, anna-lisa smith; yuzu organic liquid soap, insidestore; the rooster cafetiére, nabo shop;  stoneware splash mug, form lifestyle store; mr & mrs smith presents the world’s sexiest bedrooms, thames & hudson; jancis robinson wine glass, richard brendon; nude with oranges print, form lifestyle store; chunky knit blanket, pomme pomme; crosley cruiser record player, urban outfitters; noah cushion, ren london



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  1. These are some awesome gifts!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Debs @ https://tiger-mint.com

  2. Love, Love, Love IT stylish loved Awesome gifts!

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