Christmas at our London and Barbados showrooms is my favourite time of the year – in Barbados, the season is by now in full swing and those with holiday homes on the island fly in with friends and family to celebrate Christmas the Caribbean way – at beach BBQs and pool parties across the island. In London the weather is decidedly colder but the inviting glow of candle light and the promise of mulled wine mean that no one minds and thoughts turn towards making one’s home feel as cosy and inviting as possible.
Today I’m excited to share my ‘ultimate gift guide’ – 22 fantastic present ideas for every age and every budget! Gentleman can often be very tricky to buy for so I’ve included plenty of inspiration for masculine gifts such as the fantastic book ends or burgundy decanter with matching glass. Teenagers and grownups alike will adore our fabulous fluffy slippers and pom pom shoe clips whilst the lady in your life is sure to be over the moon with a stunning jewellery box – available in a soft salmon pink or pale aqua faux lizard skin.
When you visit either our London or Barbados showrooms in person you can benefit from the expertise of our friendly and knowledgeable showroom team who will be happy to help you pick the perfect gift. Our showrooms are the perfect place to escape the bustle of busy town centres at this time of year and are a beautiful environment in which to shop. At our UK showroom from now until Christmas you can take advantage of our free Christmas gift wrapping service – let us do the hard work while you relax with a glass of bubbles!
1) Exquisite Swarovski crystal scented pear candle in rich damson red with gold twig detailing. Perfect to use as a trinket box once the candle has been burnt, or simply as a beautiful objet. £450
2) Beautifully embroidered tiger cushion on a snow white background (45 cm square) includes man made filler. £85
3) Crimson Red and silver votive which radiates a warm candle light £9.95 (Height 7 cm)
4) Purple ombre champagne flutes (height 26cm) £35 for the pair
5) Dazzling dyed sliced Agate pendant, surrounded by Zircons with an onyx bead necklace £99
6) The ultimate warm and cosy faux fur slipper in size 5-6 for those cold winter nights £59.95
7) Pretty sachets, filled with rose buds, handmade with antique lace and satin (15cm x 13cm) £14.50 each
8) Dramatic gotham orb book ends in black nickel, stainless steel and granite (W14.5cm x D14.5cm x H12cm) £305
9) ‘Naughty and Nice’ A gorgeous duo of two candles in black glass containers (height 10 cm) housed in a sleek black gift box with gold lettering. The ‘naughty’ candle contains fragrance notes of cinnamon, orange, clove freesia, vanilla, amber, spicy cedarwood, musk and patchouli. The ‘nice’ candle contains fragrance notes of blood orange, grapefruit, nectarine, jasmine, peach, orange peel, vanilla and sweet musk. £59.95
10) A classic Italian design, this decanter is crafted from pewter and glass with a matching burgundy glasses. Decanter height: 27 cm, Glass height: 24 cm. Decanter £295, glass £85.
11) The ultimate bar keepers guide to spirits, mixers and cocktails £14.99
12) Gorgeous soft velvet purple cushion, backed with neutral linen and man-made cushion filling (W55cm x H35cm). £65
13) A vivid red version of our soft velvet cushion, finished with a linen back and man-made cushion filler. (W55cm H35cm). £65
14) A lovely faux lizard salmon pink box, perfect for jewellery, letters and treasures. (W24cm x D16cm x H10cm). £39.95
15) Dusky blue pom pom shoe clips that can be attached to any shoe whether it’s a pair of high heels, flats or pumps. A great way to turn a plain shoe into a ‘party shoe’! £29.95
16) A soft aqua version of the faux lizard box. A great place to keep all of your most prized possessions! (W24cm x D16cm x H10cm). £39.95
17) Decorative purple and clear cut glass votive or shot glass (Height 6.5 cm). £14.50
18) To match the votive are these elegant purple sundae dishes (H12cm x 11.5 cm diameter). £35 each
19) Snow white faux fur comforter throw (W90cm x L145cm). £145
20) Jessica Russel Flint small make up bag (23cm x 18cm) in soft pink with Caribbean pineapples. This can be used at the poolside or even beach parties as a clutch! £49.95
21) This is a firm favourite of mine! This large Jessica Russel flint jungle print bag is a really useful size which can be used as a makeup bag, beach bag or lingerie bag. (39cm x 25cm) £99
If you’re unable to visit us in person don’t forget that you can always contact our London showroom by phone on 0208 943 4144 where Showroom Director Chrissie Marshall and Showroom Manager Sian Davies will be happy to assist you. For the Barbados showroom contact Emma Blanc on 001.246.4320989 or 001.246.2668099. We can help you choose the perfect gifts this Christmas and arrange to have them delivered to your door! You can also purchase a selection of our beautiful items online via our Trouva boutique.