The Handbook
By Astrid Carter | 25th November 2019

From cult classics from Bella Freud to pocket-friendly high street buys, wow factor shoes to pretty jewels (it is Christmas after all), here are the gifts she definitely won’t mind finding under the tree this year.


Leather Shoes With Brooch

Cinderella meets Dorothy in these show-stopper party heels.

Price: £25.99 Website:
Monica Vinader 

Caroline Issa Gemstone Huggie

Magazine publisher and street style star Caroline Issa has teamed up with Monica Vinader for a stunning collab.

Price: £125 Website:
Taylor and Hart 

Taylor & Hart Dulcet Rose Gold Ring

Graceful, delicate and a centre oval diamond set in 18ct rose gold. With fishtail pavé diamonds, we’ve never wanted to get engaged more. (Price excludes centre diamond).

Price: £1,100.00 Website:

Bella Freud

1970 Mohair Jumper

Fashion fans will love the modern twist on Bella Freud’s cult knit. Plus the mohair iteration gives it a cosy Christmas vibe.

Price: £350

Anya Hindmarch 

Snake Print Micro Clutch

Just the ticket for holding keys, cash, cards and lippy, Anya’s cute clutch is sure to earn you brownie points this Christmas.

Price: £250 Website:
Daisy Jewellery 

Estée Lalonde T Bar Necklace

The Instagram star has collaborated with Daisy jewellery for this chic, retro-inspired collection.

Price: £139 Website:

Gucci Leather Belt

Cinch in blazers, elevate dresses and upgrade denim with a classic Gucci belt.

Price: £320 Website:

Loeffler Randall Set Of 2 Hair Clips

Make like the girls of Instagram and add some statement hair clips to your ‘do this season.

Price: £40 Website:

Love Stories Naomi Lace & Satin Soft Bra

Upgrade her underwear drawer with Love Stories’ pretty bras and sets.

Price: £55 Website:

Sophie Bille Brahe Velvet Jewellery Box

Precious jewels deserve a good home. This jewellery box is so pretty we’d happily wear it as a handbag.

Price: £70 Website:

Ava Felt Fedora

Top off all her winter outfits with this chic felt fedora.

Price: £60 Website:

Claudie Pierlot

Mariner Jumper 

Add that ‘je ne sais quoi’ cool to her wardrobe with one of our favourite Parisian brands, Claudie Pierlot. Their knitwear, coats and dresses are ideal for replicating Left Bank vibes at a reasonable price point.

Price: £260


Black Coupe Lace Midi Dress

New Year’s Eve plans are looking better already with this chic LBD.

Price: £75 Website:
The White Company 

Grey Marl Pom Pom Socks

If you’re going to go obvious on the gifts, make sure they’re from somewhere nice.

Price: £32 Website:
Mint Velvet 

Melanie Leather Pointed Ankle Boots

With denim, floral dresses or an otherwise all black look, these are seriously chic.

Price: £139 Website:


Stay Warm Pyjamas 

The smartest pyjamas on the market, these winter wonders are made from the finest merino wool and TENCEL™ from eucalyptus, which allows your skin to breath while you stay cosy and warm. Bring on those early January nights.

Price: from £38

The White Company 

Snuggle Short Robe

Bath time just got better thanks to The White Co.’s hotel-worthy gown.

Price: £50 Website:

Pure Cashmere Relaxed Fit Cable Knit

Cosy cashmere makes for a perfect Christmas present. M&S’s range is amongst the best on the high street.

Price: £149 Website:

Piglet x Alexandria Coe Pyjama Trouser Set

The artist known for her beautiful line drawings has teamed up with our favourite PJ brand. Boxing Day just got better.

Price: £120 Website:

Jimmy Choo Crystal-Buckle Suede Mules

Who wouldn’t want to open these shoes on Christmas morning? Serious brownie points for these babies.

Price: £750 Website:

Emmerson Cashmere Gloves

What do you get the woman that has everything? Cashmere of course.

Price: £35 Website:
& Other Stories 

Wool Fringed Blanket Scarf

All the Acne vibes, a fraction of the price.

Price: £45 Website:


The Emmeline Yoga Mat Bag

Upgrade your yoga wardrobe with this luscious midnight black vegan leather yoga mat bag. With a functional pocket to hold the essentials and they donate 5% of profits towards female empowerment charities!

Price: £160.00