Whether looking for him, her or stocking fillers for the kids, we’ve hand-picked the best of Broadgate’s gifts to make your Christmas shopping utterly simple. Once you’ve finished, maybe treat yourself to a little mulled wine as a reward…
Nobody has ever been disappointed by a Space NK gift. Their in-the-know assistants recommend: Oskia’s Renaissance Collection featuring the brand’s bestselling cleansing gel, face mask and hand cream, £86; Diptyque's Christmas Mini Candle Set, £60 and, for quick and easy stocking fillers, Smith & Cult’s infinite variety of nail shades (£19).
For presents with the wow factor, Reiss’ Franchesca coat is a Christmas-morning hit, £395, while Links Of London’s Diamond Essentials collection has an array of designs in gold, rose-gold and silver (note: spend over £200 and you’ll receive a special gift). We’re particularly fond of the Sterling Silver & Blue Pave Star Necklace, £165 (ahem)...
Karen Millen’s bags are also an excellent source of thoughtful gifts - the Mini Shoulder Bag in Red, £135, will work with any wardrobe. Hobbs’ Christmas gift collection has a lovely mix of make-up bags and pyjamas and, finally, head to Oliver Bonas for colourful glassware, very 2017 speckled china and quirky interiors ideas.
Looking for sartorial suggestions for him? Reiss’ Langham Coat in Navy, £250, is ideal for weekend walks in the country along with its knitwear, from £90.
Timberland’s iconic Original 6-Inch Boot (from £170) is an enduring buy and the store on Bishopsgate also has an excellent selection of stocking fillers. And don’t miss Links Of London’s Brompton collection of watches (from £350).
Uncorked is a quick and easy destination for thoughtful gifts literally tailored to his personal tastes (the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful) while Space NK has a good selection of men’s buys. Their bestseller is Kiehl’s Facial Fuel (from £21) while the Cowshed Bullocks Grooming Set, £35, is a nice way to boost the present pile.
For the teen in your life: head to Hobbs’ for their lovely grey pom-poms or Oliver Bonas which has an excellent selection of stocking filler books for all ages (and this brilliant Peel The Sprout game). And, of course, while Charbonnel et Walker do some lovely Alice In Wonderland and Peter Rabbit-inspired chocolate - what every family wants is their jaw-dropping Christmas selection box, £95. Merry Christmas and a peaceful 2017!
Photo by Mira Bozhko