Keep ’em sweet at Christmas with whisky, chocolates, board games. Usually in that order. Here’s our recommendations for the best Christmas gift ideas for Mum and Dad and the In-Laws;
JO MALONE WOOD SAGE AND SEA SALT COLOGNE
This is one of the best perfume options on the market new to the Jo Malone™ range. Evoking blustery coastal walks this also works well pairing with your usual scent. We tried it with our Escentual Molecules and the Jo Malone™ Blackberry range and it seems its friends with all. The notes are all fresh air and happy memories. Who knew a perfume could do so much for your mood.
Price: £40 for 30ml / £82 for 100ml
SUCH & SUCH FREUD CAFETIERE
Perfect for any coffee-lover, Such & Such have created this beautiful stainless steel cafetière using the traditional french press system. Because we all know, French do it best. This, in layman’s terms means it uses a coffee plunger. It looks significantly smarter than that Bodum options slapped on the dinner table. Impress the guests with the wooden handled sleek design. They’ll all want one.
BODEN’S DRAYCOTT BAG
How to fit right into the Sussex countryside? Leopard print. Yup, you heard us right. Swan into any rural pub with this leather and animal print bag and expect heads to turn (for all the right reasons). It comes in a variety of colours but we love this cowhide version. Pockets galore and a handy shoulder strap makes it a winning number.
MONICA VINADER RIVA PAVE DIAMOND EARRINGS
This trusted British jeweller is seen on all the best ears. Surprise the missus with these 18 carat rose gold plated earrings set on sterling silver boasting 0.12 carats of pave set diamonds designed slightly different to the Monica Vinader norm. Lightweight and easier to wear than some other diamond designs, they do come with a matching bracelet so if you’re feeling generous…
Whisky; always a staple in any good spirit cupboard but usually particularly necessary at Christmas. Lagavulin is the best single malt whisky maker in the world known for its peat-smoke flavouring typical of it’s Islay home. With a rich and dry taste it’s full of interesting flavours – a real treat for any whisky connoisseur.
GEO F TRUMPER EXTRACT OF LIMES SHAVING SET
Described as the finest shaving cream out there nothing beats Geo F Trumper smoothing the chins of the finest Mayfair men since 1875. Brummells of London introduce us to the best skincare brands for men and women. Trumper trumps things so to speak having been given the Royal Warrant of Queen Victoria and five subsequent monarchs. The Limes Gift box includes a cologne spray, bath and shower gel, body scrub and most importantly, shaving cream. It’s a one stop shop.
SERIOUS CHEESE HAMPER
Set your wedding gift apart from the crowd plus a welcome change from her pre-wedding diet by sending them enough cheese to burst out of those jeans once and for all. With over 6 cheeses including British-fave Colston Bassett stilton and Dorset Truckle chedda, the gorgeous wicker hamper also contains moscato grapes, pickled pears, Italian figs and hazelnut & pumpkin toast. They’ll thank you later.
Price: From £125 excl delivery
SHOTGUN CLEANING KIT
William & Son are who you go to for the best handcrafted shotguns in the land. With the name Asprey behind you, you know they’re top notch. He might already have the shotgun but how about this canvas and leather cleaning kit which can take pride of place in the Range Rover for those slick city types even if they have no intention of cleaning the gun themselves. The kit includes all the oils, patches and brushes you could want for.
Need more help? We source a selection of Christmas gifts for a small fee of £25 (plus VAT) for each category or can provide a selection for each member of the family for £50 (plus VAT). Please do get in touch to sign up for the Christmas service. We’ll just need a little information on each family member and we can go from there!