Almost Essential Luxury Gifts Selection For Her
It seems we have been given the green light to celebrate and meet for Christmas. So, let’s rejoice and make plans finally. We want you to feel great across the season, so with this in mind here is my selection of favourite dresses and accessories, including some wellness products to give to your family and friends (in person!) this Christmas!
All the products I recommend are available in our virtual Christmas pop-up , which goes way beyond fashion and wellness alone. All you have to do to find the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones is log in or register with Almost Essential to access the full range of my curated selection.
The Fashion Edit
SONIA PETROFF ACCESSORIES
Sonia Petroff was a highly respected accessories designer in the 1950’s, right up until her retirement in the late 1980’s.The colourful belts adorned with simulated coloured stones makes any outfit instantly glamorous. The lobster ones are very special too.The costume jewellery are all extraordinary and you will have never seen any like that before; I love again the sea horse range and the lobster earrings are so pretty and delicate.
If you are looking for well made, nice fabric and easy to wear, morning to evening skirts or dresses, this is what Lexy London offers.
A capsule collection of beautiful, flattering dresses and velvet skirts in vibrant colours and gorgeous patterns. Handblock printed fabrics made from the finest cottons sourced in Jaipur and hand made by expert tailors in Delhi. The velvet skirts are a Christmas must have.
EMMA JANE KNIGHT CASHMERE
What I love about this innovative cashmere collection, designed by the Personal Style Consultant, Emma Jane Knight, is that they are timeless yet versatile pieces.They provide multiple different wardrobe combinations from casual loungewear that we wear a lot now to town and country looks.
Make sure to check the beautiful big scarf in modal cashmere she produced in collaboration with famous wildlife artist Rose Corcoran, a stunning Christmas gift.
A drawstring pouch you can carry everywhere as an arm candy while keeping your hands free. They have a large selection of vintage scarf ones, each is a unique piece.
They is also a selection of faux fur ones which I love in the winter. Make sure to check their scrunchies and pretty mask as they are great stocking fillers.
SOPHIE HABSBURG CLUTCHES
Niece to the last Emperor of Austria, Sophie Habsburg started this beautiful of hangs in all handmade in Italy. I love the Cleo handprinted python small shoulder bags, their uniqueness and high quality craftmanship make them a super coveted accessory for those future nights in town.
IONA DEBARGE NIGHTWEAR
I am always in the lookout for high quality well priced nightwear. This one definitely ticks all the boxes. Drawing on her French heritage, Iona designs classics with a contemporary edge, including beautifully crafted shirts, nightdresses, pyjamas and robes. Combining modern shapes and playful details with the highest quality, she breathes new life into traditional styles. There is also a men collection, always a nice Christmas gift.
The Health & Beauty Edit
WholyMe’ s team of scientists designed a simple, natural and effective solution for everyday stresses, aches and pains. They have put together organic and evidence-based products which fit our active lifestyle. There are 3 products at the moment, Relief Balm and Drops and bath salts. Great Stocking fillers.
The blue light screen protector that everyone needs to have on their IT devices. Blue Light is really harmful for your eyes, skin and sleep if you take it to bed.This is the ultimate stocking filler for every member of the family.
SKIN REJUVENATING TOOL
Start your morning with a glow. Use the Rose Quartz edition of the cult classic Beauty Restorer each morning to kick your start your day. Rose Quartz is associated with love and is said to support heart energy in Chinese philosophy. It is super cooling and perfect to soothe sensitive skin. A gift that keeps giving for your loved ones.
The Alleven range for the face and body was created by former super model Celia Forner. The Color Shield works to perfect the appearance of the skin on the body; so it is a must have in the winter. Alleven for the face is like a cosmetic airbrush creating a very fine corrective film that leaves a light, velvety feeling on the skin, while its even coverage reveals a smooth, natural complexion to provide a rejuvenating effect throughout the day.
Bonus: Gourmet Tip
I tasted and love this smoked salmon. Not too greasy and not too salty either. They offer only the finest smoked Salmon in either 1kg sides or 500 or 200gm packs.
There is either Glenarm Organic or Scottish smoked salmon as well as a host of other smoked foods available. We always need smoked salmon in the fridge at Christmas.£36 for 1kg but comes also in 200 or 500grs pack.
Looking for more help?
Did you know that I offer a curated gift service? Christmas gifts hunting is the perfect time to take advantage of my new service. I created Michelle’s Inner Circle to provide a personalised service when you want to give memorable and truly special gifts or when you have many gifts to find like at Christmas time.
A spontaneous gift request for a specific person or occasion is, of course, an option too.