I have selected some of my favourite British brands to feature in this Christmas style and gift guide. As most Christmas shopping will be done online this year I thought it would be a good idea to bring together some great British brands that complement each another into one virtual Christmas “pop-up” shop, and encourage people to shop from British independent brands this Christmas. Many milliners and designers, such as Camilla Rose, Bee Smith, Beverley Edmonson and Lisa Redman, have pivoted during the pandemic by introducing small accessories which are a bit more lockdown friendly than their usual flamboyant race day creations. I’ve also included a few beautiful occasion wear pieces by Laura Green, Suzannah London, Vaai and Lalage Beaumont, Claire Mischevani and Caroline Charles for those who are planning on dressing up for Christmas Day at home. There’s luxe loungewear and fancy flats from Sargasso and Grey, Yosuru, Ethereal London, Nuiami and Bombshell, for sitting room soirees. For more casual festive style, take a look at my top picks from Troy London, Really Wild and Guinea London for Christmas walks in the countryside. Finally, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of sparkle, courtesy of Jennifer Gibson, Susan Caplan and Auree Jewellery. I hope you enjoy browsing and find something suitable to buy for yourself or to give to your friends and family and support small British brands this Christmas!
Deck Bows; Barette Bows
Hand-made hair accessories, hand-embellished with Swarovski crystals and pearls. Contact Lisa Redman to purchase. Quote The Lady’s Maid for 10% off.
A selection of my favourite vintage jewels available at Jennifer Gibson
Lily & Roo
For 10% off at Auree Jewellery use the discount code: LADY10
Susan Caplan – Vintage Jewellery
For 10% off at Susan Caplan use the discount code: LADYSMAID10
Hand-made brooch featuring red crystals and beads with antique gold bullion embroidery threads on raw silk with a felt backing.
The Travel Wrap Company
I love the timeless elegance of these headbands by Laura Cathcart – perfect for a small winter wedding. For 10% off at Laura Cathcart use the discount code: THELADYSMAID10
3 of my favourite hats from the AW collection of Sarah Cant. Quote at time of purchase for for 15% off and free p&p @theladysmaid at Sarah Cant.
Dark grey peachbloom felt bow headband with gold overlay.
Felt and gold leaf headbands. Quote at time of purchase for for 15% off and free p&p @theladysmaid at Sarah Cant.
Camilla Rose Millinery:
Discount code: THELADYSMAID for 10% off at Camilla Rose.
More of my top picks from
Troy for Christmas in the country:
The curlew cape in forest green; silk scarf in cream and burgundy; stock shirt in green; welly socks in burgundy.
Really Wild Clothing
For 15% off at Really Wild Clothing use the code: LADYSMAID15
For 10% off at Guinea London use the code: GTLM10
Cross-stich silk velvet trousers and matching top by Vaaii London. This would be a great outfit for Christmas at home – comfortable but still festive with the gold embroidery and velvet fabric. 10% off is available with the discount code: THELADYSMAID10
Capelet coat by Katherine Hooker. Made in London from a classic Blackwatch wool (also available in aubergine. Detachable capelet so can be worn without for a different look. For 10% off full price items at Katherine Hooker use the discount code: LADYSMAID10.
Enter Ladysmaid at checkout for 10% off at Suzannah London
Burgundy wool crepe coat; faux fur hat; faux fur stole. Quote THELADYSMAID for free p&p at Caroline Charles.
Smart/Casual Festive Frocks
Navy & Ivy Shirt Dress, Brora; Shae Cord Dress, By Iris; Regina Smock Dress, Baukjen (20% off at Baukjen with the code: TLM20)
Finola Coat – mauve Italian wool. Bespoke options available.
Use the code: LMP for 10 % off at Claire Mischevani
For 20% off at Lalage Beaumont use the code: THELADYSMAID20. Lalage Beaumont are also offering offering Gift Vouchers this Christmas as a seasonal promotion, valid until 2022. A £500 voucher is available for the price of £400. A great idea if you want to plan ahead for a special occasion, at a special price.
Bombshell have a new range of Luxe Loungewear for Lockdown include this gorgeous wine velvet robe dressing gown. Available in other colours. For 15% off on orders over £100 at Bombshell use the code: LADYS15.
More festive velvet pieces from
Smart/Casual Festive Frocks
Sargasso & Grey
Elegant and comforatbale festive flats and low-heeled shoes.
Use the code: THELADYSMAID20 for 20% off.
The House of Bruar
The Cambridge Satchel Company
Bordeaux cotton striped pyjamas; Birdsong cotton pyjamas; Voyager cashmere hoodie, cashmere joggers. Use the code: THELADYSMAID10 for 10% off and free UK shipping at Nuiami.
Comfortable and classic Merino wool loungewear in neutral or black. Use the code LADYSMAID10 for 10% off at Ethereal London.
For the Little Ladies:
Hannah Sophia England
Gifts benefitting charity:
Signed copies of Wardrobe Wisdom From a Royal Lady’s Maid: How to dress & take care of your clothes by Alicia Healey. Free Total Wardrobe Care anti-moth oval sent with each book. Can be used to freshen your wardrobe or as a bookmark! 10% of profits are donated to Mind.
Christmas cards by Locky Lobster Art. 10% off at Lucky Lobster Art with the code: Ladysmaid10.
Mallow & White Hand Sanitiser. 70% alcohol hand cleanser + sanitiser, made from a bespoke blend of anti-bacterial essential oils, including tea tree and peppermint. Winner of 2020 “Best Hand Sanitiser”, Beauty Shortlist Awards. 10% off with the code: Ladysmaid10
Happy shopping! 🎄
(N.B. this guide contains some affiliate links)