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The CF Gift Guide 2020: For Me,Me,Me

Christmas is in full swing and it’s time to shopping for gifts for everyone on your list, including yourself.

All that scrolling to find the perfect gift for family and friends is bound to have tossed up some inspiration for you too. Whether you fancy splurging on yourself or giving someone a gentle nudge of what you really want, here’s our self-gifting edit for… well, me, me, me.


THE LINGERIE

Whilst lingerie can sometimes fall down your list of things to treat yourself to, it really shouldn’t, being the building blocks of every outfit. For unparalleled fit, comfort and, of course, elegance, this Agent Provocateur duo in forest green silk with hand-crafted lace applique is the ultimate gift. For moi. 

Matching knickers

Whilst lingerie can sometimes fall down your list of things to treat yourself to, it really shouldn’t, as the building blocks of every outfit.

THE SKINCARE

111Skin is the Grand Dame when it comes to sheet masks, and this handy organiser contains all of it’s cult-worthy face and targetted eye masks. It’s perfect for stashing on long-haul trips, whether you are after a welcome dose of radiance for tired skin (look to the luminous Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask) or a serious case of de-puffing (Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask, will sort you out in a jiffy).

 

THE EARRINGS

80's vintage inspired jewellery is a hot trend of the moment and these oversized heart earrings from Saint Laurent are perfect for jazzing up Zoom calls or catching up IRL. Romantic and playful, they elevate a plain white T-Shirt from boring to edgy.

THE IT BAG

Neous’ bag collection is as covetable as expected if you are a fan of it’s minimalist shoe line. If ever there’s a time to indulge in a statement purchase, it’s Christmas, and the Neous Hobo bag in pleated leather is the modern 'It' bag. Available in shades from decadent chocolate to warm cinnamon to buttery yellow, it can be nonchalantly slung over a shoulder or cross-body, making it perfect for all New Year pursuits.

 

THE STACKING RING

The jewel in the crown of the demi-fine jewellery world, Monica Vinader, is perfectly priced for self-gifting without the bank statement guilt. This gold vermeil ring, replete with colourful gemstones, is perfect for stacking with other treasures.

 

The jewel in the crown of the demi-fine jewellery world, Monica Vinader, is perfectly priced for self-gifting without the bank statement guilt.

THE PERFUME

Byredo's sparkling scent, Lil Fleur, is an instant classic: fizzing with cassis, tangerine, amber and vanilla. It's just got a shiny, festive makeover with a limited-edition coloured cap to spark joy into your fragrance collection.

THE DIARY

Give yourself the gift of organisation (and a break from screen time too) with a Smythson paper diary. With the full week view, and handily positioned to-do list, it’s perfect for coordinating work and play. The joyous coral colour gives a dash of much needed optimism to the year ahead too.

Give yourself the gift of organisation (and a break from screen time too) with a Smythson paper diary.

THE COFFEE MACHINE

If like me, your lockdown mantra was to NEVER revert to your daily oat flat white splurge, from that artisanal coffee shop, stick to your promises with your own sleek coffee machine from Nespresso. It’ll make a barista of you yet, and the chic teal shade will sit pretty on your kitchen counter too.

THE CARDIGAN

If you just cannot get enough of knitwear, here is another piece to add to your collection. This cherry-red alpaca cardigan, replete with golden heart buttons, is the sweetest thing- with just a nod to the festive season.

THE FIT KIT

If you want to get into fitness, need the nudge of a PT to do so, but the thought of group exercise classes bring you out in a cold sweat, P.volve has the solution. The virtual streaming platform offers low impact muscle-honing and sculpting workouts at the click of a button. This starter kit has all the essentials you need to get started- we assure you, you’ll be converted.

 

THE FLOWER SUBSCRIPTION

There’s nothing more mood-boosting than an abundant bloom of flowers in the home, it really is an instant interiors enlivener. This joy need not be reserved for  birthdays and other special occasions with the Flowerbx subscription service. You can choose exactly which flowers you want to receive (roses or seasonal) and how often too.

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There’s nothing more mood-boosting than an abundant bloom of flowers in the home, it really is an instant interiors enlivener. This joy need not be reserved for solely birthdays and other special occasions with the Flowerbx subscription service.

THE SLIPPERS

Christmas is the perfect time to invest in essentials to elevate the every day, such as these faux-fur lined suede slippers. They are so sumptuous, you’ll need some serious convincing to leave the house ever again.

They are so sumptuous, you’ll need some serious convincing to leave the house ever again.

THE NECKLACE

This necklace from LA Cool brand, Lizzie Fortunato, makes getting ready so easy. With a pleasingly chunky gold chain, coral, and semi-precious gemstones it makes your wardrobe basics work harder. Pair with neutral layers, like a cashmere sweater, and watch the compliments roll in.

THE LED MASK

For the uninitiated, LED light is the perfect perk up for skin, helping with myriad woes from acne and uneven skin tone to wrinkles. If you can’t make it to a salon, this is perfect for the time-poor, simply use three times a week for 20 mins and enjoy a year round glow.

THE MULES

Christmas is high time to reacquaint your feet to long-forgotten heels. Give your shoe collection a new friend with these midnight blue satin mules bedecked with a plume of feathers. They are the definition of happy-making shoes, perfect for cocktail parties or even kitchen suppers.

Give your shoe collection a new friend with this midnight blue satin mules bedecked with a plume of feathers.

THE ACTIVEWEAR

There’s nothing less motivating when you are about to start your workout than ill-fitting activewear that highlights every lump and bump. Thankfully, 'Live The Process’ workout wear is super sculpting, flattering, and did we mention ever-so soft? Whether it's rhythmic Vinyasa or energetic HIIT you'll look and feel good whilst you work up a sweat.

Pair with the Ballet Top

 

THE LEATHER GLOVES

Reiss is the British highstreet hero for chic wardrobe essentials such as these classic leather gloves. Lined with cosseting caramel wool they will be cherished for many winters to come.

Lined with cosseting caramel wool these gloves will be cherished for many winters to come.

THE PYJAMAS

It’s time to chuck out those sad old pyjamas and invest in a chic pair by British/Australian duo Desmond & Dempsey. In cool cotton they are as suitable for a good night sleep as luxe lounging.

THE WATCH

When investing in a watch you want timelessness and style- the Hermes Heure H marries these both with an alligator strap, mother-of-pearl dial and a dusting of diamonds. The red strap adds an unexpected twist to a classic too.

THE BEAUTY SUBSCRIPTION

Give yourself the gift of a shiny package delivered to your door every month, with a Beauty Pie subscription. What does that mean? Well, it's the beauty insiders' luxury buyer's club to premium products at factory prices, such as this super glossy palette at a fraction of the price of industry counterparts.

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