Christmas Gift Guide

If youโ€™re still looking for Christmas gift ideas for stylish ladies, here are some of my top picks to help with your Christmas shopping this week. The only โ€œpersonโ€ Iโ€™ve bought for so far is my dog, so I need a little inspiration myself! (And if any of my family are reading this, this is pretty much my wish list, hint hint ๐Ÿ˜‰).

Stocking Fillers

No ladyโ€™s maid would be without a fully stocked sewing kit โ€“ This Liberty print sewing scissors and holder would be a stylish addition to it for a budding seamstress.


My favourite chocolates at Christmas time from Hotel Chocolat; best to only buy the pocket selection or I wonโ€™t stop eating them ๐Ÿ˜‹

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Please donโ€™t think me weird for including a stapler in my wish list, but thereโ€™s something about Ted Bakerโ€™s โ€œletโ€™s get togetherโ€ rose gold stapler that I love! Perhaps one for those who are hard to buy for, have a sense of humour and like a tidy desk.


I love Christmas scented candles โ€“ these are two of my favourites from Marks & Spencer โ€“ Frankincense and Myrrh and Mandarin and clove.ย  Really good value and they smell amazing.

A Royal Christmas – a great Christmas book, published by the Royal Collection Trust, exploring the Christmas traditions of royalty, past and present.

royal christmas

Luxury Gifts

I know you shouldnโ€™t be swayed by packaging, but when itโ€™s a Fortnumโ€™s hamper I donโ€™t really care whatโ€™s in it โ€“ just save the basket for me ๐Ÿ™‚


This world class tech case is a really good buy for jet-setting ladies who travel a lot โ€“ keeping all your gadgets organised in style on the move. Available in different colour combinations, but this is my favourite.



I love Smythson notebooks and diaries. I especially like this Soho diary as it has a โ€œTo Doโ€ page for notes each week as well. The cobalt blue is super stylish.

Aspinal currency wallet โ€“ I have a similar wallet to this one that I bought from Heathrow Airport several years ago when I was travelling a lot and didnโ€™t want to carry different wallets for multiple currencies โ€“ really useful.


Wilbur & Gussie make the most stylish clutches. Itโ€™s impossible to pick a favourite, but this gold glitter clutch is a wardrobe classic.

wilbur and gussie

For hat-loving ladies with a busy social calendar in 2019 โ€“ an unlimited hat hire voucher for a year from The Cotswold Hat Club. Wear a different one each weekend if you want! Great value if you have a lot of formal day dress events to plan for.

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You canโ€™t go wrong with a cashmere scarf as a gift. These ones from John Lewis are great value for cashmere, and available in a large range of colours, I like this coral red to brighten up wintery days.


Add a glamorous touch to your winter coats with a brooch from Susan Caplan. I like this wreath of pearls and turquoise โ€“ it would look great on a winter white coat. (20% off with the code LADYSMAID20).

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I couldnโ€™t not mention my book! If youโ€™re bored of the family on Christmas afternoon, then dip into a copy of Wardrobe Wisdom and start planning your New Year Wardrobe for 2019.



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