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Christmas Gift Guide: Home

Welcome to our Christmas gift guides 2018. We've kept it simple this year: no blowing-the-budget, no excessive choice. Instead, you'll find some smaller brands and retailers and a carefully edited selection of our favourite gifts for your favourite people.…

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath by Ruth Davis of All For Love London

It's here! December is upon us, which can only mean one thing: Christmas decorations are go, and - according to the song - the prettiest sight will be the holly (wreath) on your own front door. Well, it will if you follow this step-by-step guide to making your own Christmas wreath, courtesy of Ruth Davis, CEO and founder of …

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Christmas Shopping: Part 4 – Books

I write this whilst watching The Holiday (again) and conducting three separate WhatsApp chats - mostly about Christmas. One week, folks. That's all we have. And I offer you the one gift that truly will keep giving...a really good book.…

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Christmas Shopping: Part 3 – Men

I cannot tell you how hard I find shopping for men. The men in my life either don't want anything, or do that thing of buying what they want/need as soon as they want/need it (my husband is a particular offender. My son will probably be the same once he gets old enough not delighted by wooden trains and Matchbox cars). There are rules about this kind of thing, people - especially in the run-up to Christmas. This said, I have rustled up a few ideas....…

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What We *Really* Want for Christmas…

Do you know what we really, really wish for this Christmas? A Chanel 2.55 bag, perhaps? Or a lifetime’s supply of cashmere? Perhaps a ginormous Net-a-Porter gift card or a suite for the weekend at a swanky hotel? Nope. (Although if anyone does want to get us any of these, do please feel free, you are more than welcome and we will be more than grateful.) What we really want is: more – and better – sleep. To stop stressing. To properly relax (not just pretend to whilst flicking through our phone and our mental to-do list. To enter the new year refreshed, relaxed and – why not? – merry and bright. And now these gifts may actually be within our grasp. And yours too. Oh, and there’s also a discount to be had….…

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Christmas Shopping: Part 1

  We have been beavering away building our Christmas gift guides for you – but here’s a little taster (and it’s all about you)……

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Christmas Gift Guide: Books

To paraphrase Amy in Little Women, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without at least one new book. Dark evenings, roaring fires, twinkling trees, red wine and excessive consumption of foodstuffs – all point to a night in, curled up with a good (or beautiful book). I’d be more than happy to find any of these under my tree.…

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Christmas Gift Guide: For Her

I think we have firmly established that I love a. Christmas and b. presents (the giving and receiving thereof). As such I would say I am very easy to buy for – but not everyone agrees. So, for the final installment of our Christmas gift guide, I give you how to shop for the girls (who think they’re easy but might in fact be rather picky…).…