Christmas Gifts for the Elegant Lady

So what do you get that elegant woman who has everything? A pair of converse and cheap perfume aren't going to cut it for this lady, she needs Danish chairs, "Ghost bags" and silk pyjamas...
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So what do you get that elegant woman who has everything? A pair of converse and cheap perfume aren't going to cut it for this lady, she needs Danish chairs, "Ghost bags" and silk pyjamas...

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Never short of a gift idea’ is a quote attributed to me more than once. Not wanting to sound materialistic or anything but I literally want EVERYTHING.

When Christmas rolls round I have to stop self gifting and think about everyone else – it’s quite a struggle, believe me.

I know I’m not alone though when I say that buying stuff for whatever reason makes me feel warm inside and that’s what Christmas is all about right?

Hang on a minute, I just realised I’m going to hell. See below for my top 5 (or there abouts) gift ideas, anyway…

1. Equipment silk pyjamas

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Pyjamas are my favourite thing ever. I would wear these all Christmas day, to bed that evening, on New Year’s Eve and to the office on January 2nd.That’s how much I love them.

Equipment Avery Floral Pyjama, £470, MyWardrobe.com

2. Danish walnut rocking chair

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Interior Addict does great furniture. I moved house this year and am ordering the green tweed upholstered walnut frame rocking chair for my front room.

Danish rocking chair, from £559, Interior Addict

3. Transparent backpack

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I’m obsessed with perspex heels, clutches and see-through accessories right now. Rumour has it The Cambridge Satchel Company will be creating a transparent handbag early in 2013. In the meantime, I might invest in this cheap and cheerful Etsy ‘Ghost’ bag. Just fun.

Transparent ‘Ghost’ bag, $100, Etsy

4. New diary

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Every Christmas I want a new diary. Smythson sets the standard, Liberty and Paperchase do a great job too. I’d choose a sunshine colour in leather or a neutral tome and wrap a neon ribbon round it so it isn’t lost on my chaotic desk.

Smythson diaries, from £29, Smythson.com

5. Posh stuff

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My fifth request would be a toss-up between Byredo Parfums or Diptyque candles, a cashmere blanket or navy cashmere crew neck knit, Opening Ceremony San Telmo nappa platforms or some amazing surprise from Dover Street Market.  Maybe an antique charm necklace or a cozy quilted jacket for winter walks in Epping Forest.

I knew this would be tricky to narrow down..

Scented candle, from £27, Diptyque

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