A festive Lust List to help you with your Christmas presents.
As magazines are full with Christmas lists I wanted to do something different and give you original British ideas, something you can find here in UK – but not only – and are representative of the British culture and lifestyle.
Let me know if you like them and Merry Christmas ?
Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post and the products included are chosen according to my preferences (read -> I want everything). All of the products have an online shop.
1 – Something for Adults
British Cassis is a premium British blackcurrant liqueur made in Herefordshire, where the White Heron family has been growing blackcurrants since 1876. Sweet at first taste British Cassis is the perfect aperitif served straight, over ice or mix it with champagne or prosecco for a decadent, classic cocktail.
2 – Something for girls
Do you love stationery?
Clearly I do, as I have a huge selection of notepads at home 🙂
If you are like me you will love the Paperchase Stationery Advent Calendar: filled with pencils, pens, cute paper clips and a 2019 diary.
P.s. check out the Tottenham Court Road branch, there are often free craft events you can attend and there are beautiful stocking fillers for everyone.
3 – Something for your home
Inspired by travel, made in London.
Bring a little warmth to your table withe the Earl of East candles, hand poured in their East London studio and sold across UK.
My favourite scent is the Onsen in case you want to gift me one. 😉
4 – Something for the environment
Stocking-filler socks that save endangered species, basically you get a high-quality product and you support a wonderful cause.
Imagine if your Christmas gifts could save a critically endangered species?
Critically Endangered Socks has launched a five-piece of mind-blowingly soft and luxurious socks made from a blend of sustainably sourced, certified bamboo and cotton.
Each pair is named after and draws inspiration from one of 5 critically endangered animals, with 20% of sales going towards a different hand-picked animal charity.
The company supports the Borneo Orangutan (40,000 left), the Maui Dolphin (63 left in the wild), the Amur Leopard (100 left in the wild), the Sumatran Elephant (2,000 left in the wild) and the Hawksbill Turtle (23,000 nesting females left in the wild).
The socks are packaged in a recycled cardboard box which includes a fact sheet informing customers about the critically endangered animal charity they are supporting with each purchase. Every sock also features an embroidered icon of the animal they protect ?
The socks are only available online.
5 – Something to gift
Fortnum & Mason means British tradition and high quality tea since 1707
Among their hige selection of teas, chocolate, hampers and other delicatessen, I chose the Three Mini Classic World Teas filled with excellent and classic teas: Assam Superb, Darjeeling BOP and Ceylon Orange Pekoe. Beautifully presented in their classic tins will be the perfect present for any occasion, not only Christmas.
6 – Something for the office
I am obsessed with Copper Lamps right now and I love this “back to basic” model.
This table lamp is from Oliver Bonas, an independent British lifestyle store where you find great fashion and home pieces. Best thing is that new designs land in store and online every week.
7 – Something for her
A exclusive and limited edition Disney Wellington Boots that marks the launch of the new Mary Poppins movie. The print features the iconic silhouette of Mary Poppins alongside the kite from the film.
Exclusive to John Lewis & Partners and Hunter.
8 – Something for foodies
My favourite ballet is the Nutcracker, it’s truly a classic for Christmas.
This enchanting biscuit tin from Biscuiteer, the best Christmas biscuits shop in London, includes the Nutcracker and Sugarplum Fairy for a total of 10 biscuits.
9 – Something for the tree
This Christmas decoration draws inspiration from a true London icon: the Mini. Dusted with glitter for a sparkling finish you can shop it after a cultural afternoon at the National Gallery museum.
10 – Something for kids
Ok Lego might not be a British Brand but what is most British than Harry Potter?
You can travel to Hogwarts castle with Harry and Ron in the flying Ford Anglia but the box includes many other characters and even the Hogwarts Whomping Willow!
For kids but also for grown ups 🙂
(I would not mind one for me :-))
P.s. another suggestion is the card to visit the Making of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studios.