Continuing in my quest to make planning and searching for those special prezzies that little bit easier, my second Christmas gift edit for under £100 should set you on the straight and narrow. I’ve clearly had self-care in mind for this one, with plenty of long-lasting luxuries to use in the coming year and beyond, because we don’t support the throw-away culture here – nuh-uh.
| 1 | Conventional jewellery boxes are a little boring, but this fresh take in concrete includes a mirror for dual purpose functionality. £54.95 Korridor Design My Mirror, Moxon London
| 2 Treat your skin and indulge in this kit from one of my favourite skincare brands. This moisture replenishment kit for dry skin comes with a cleanser, toner and hydrating face cream. Yes please. £89, Aesop.
| 3 | A space-saving piece of minimalist tech, the Fine Speaker by Lexon is a rechargeable gadget you can connect to your phone. Rotate it for volume control and choose from three colours (I loved the grey). Ideal to take with you into the kitchen or bathroom. Just don’t get it wet. £50, Heal’s.
| 4 | I’ve had my heart set on at least one of these Muuto shelves since their release last year. Made from a single folded sheet of steel, the Folded shelf becomes the perfect spot for storing paperwork over your desk, bathroom essentials or somewhere to hang your clothes. £89.30, Finnish Design Shop.
| 5 | An olive green lambswool scarf will add a touch of effortless chic to your outdoor wardrobe and I love this one not only for its snugglesome size but because HUSH work with responsibly sourced materials. That means the wool you’re wearing comes from sources who uphold the highest standards of animal welfare. Always find out where you’re buying from and support the ones who do it with a conscience. £69, HUSH.
| 6 | Unisex perfumes are always a winner in my eyes as you can
steal share it together – extra value points. Makers of couture fashion and luxury fragrances Maison Margiela call this one ‘By The Fireplace’, invoking a crisp, winter morning spent in front of a crackling fire. Bliss. £100, Opumo.
| 7 | An instant update for the bedroom or sofa, the HAY Crinkle throw has that lovely lived in look with soft tassels. £89, COS.
| 8 | For the brown-fingered friend (I’m talking about plant killers you filthy Herbert!) desperate to keep something alive, this could be the answer. The Smart Garden is a pretty epic design inspired by NASA technology which ensures your plant receives the right amount of water, nutrients and light with its very own grow lamp. Plant and go and watch it grow. £95, The Conran Shop.
| 9 | I’d like to think that by now you know I’d never recommend anything I haven’t used myself and I literally live in these mahabis slippers. They’re the most comfortable and practical slippers ever – you can even wear them outside. £89, mahabis.
| 10 | Independent store Oggetto produce the most exquisite handcrafted pieces from their workshop in Dorset. The Chesil furniture collection is a particular stand-out, blending contemporary shapes with rustic wood and simplistic style. This four peg steel and oak rail would look right at home in the hallway. £85, Oggetto.
| 11 | A beautifully crafted bowl for beauty’s sake, made from the newest material on the interiors scene, Jesmonite. £80, Nakomi.
| 12 | The gift that keeps on giving – the PACT coffee subscription. Sign up for 12 months with fresh coffee bean or grounds delivered to your door. The coffee is bought in small batches from independent farmers and roasted in Bermondsey. You can even change the flavour and frequency if you fancy. £6.95 per month, PACT Coffee.
| 13 | A graphic, grey scale Kelim rug from Danish design brand Ferm Living adds a pop of personality. £99, Future and Found.
So tell me – have I hit the mark? Sparked a few ideas? I’ll be back later in the week with some Christmas table styling inspiration. Look out for the third and final gift edit for under £300, and here’s the first for under £25 in case you missed it.