The Anatomy of the Perfect Christmas Gift
One thing I’ve realised is that busy executives have long to-do lists and never enough time to get through it all which leads to rising anxiety. Now with Christmas just around the corner, this may have you feeling like you’re facing a mountain to climb. And, if you’re thinking how fantastic it would be for someone to have your back and make life easier in sourcing the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family, then you’ve come to the right place.
Making use of my discreet and dedicated concierge service will be like having a trusted friend take charge. I have the skills to help lower your stress levels, free up your time and make your life easier this festive season by cherry-picking the best London has to offer from my extensive network of products and professional services. Trust me to work with you to get to the finish line while maintaining that personal touch.
My Perfect Christmas Gift Shopping Menu
I’ve highlighted a variety of suggestions that may spark your imagination. But if you’re still feeling a little overwhelmed then I’m available to work closely with you for gifting, events, and other seasonal essentials.
Christmas Stocking Fillers
Biodegradable iPhone Case – ZERO Case: These biodegradable iPhone Cases, made from bamboo fibre and PBAT are completely eco-friendly, compostable, and charitable with 25% of the proceeds going to six different charities according to the colour of the case you purchase.
EyeJust Blue Light Screen Protector: Keep yourself protected when you’re connected by blocking harmful blue light which is damaging to your eyes and skin and also disrupts healthy sleep cycles. Digital eyestrain contributes to fatigue and accelerates signs of ageing too. This product is available for iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. Get 10% off your first purchase when you sign up with Almost Essential.
Scent by Design Candles: Created by Charmain, these candles consist of beautiful re-usable vessels filled with thoughtfully crafted blends of heavenly scented wax. A wonderful gift that keeps on giving.
Piccadilly Leather Luggage Tags: Now that travel has made a comeback, make it easier on yourself to spot your luggage on the airport carousel with these colourful handmade leather luggage tags with an adjustable strap and silver buckle. There are five colours to choose from and the tags can be personalised with a large initial of your choice.
Spectacle Performance Skincare: A multi-performance skincare moisturiser for all seasons that hydrates, smooths and soothes with a radiant primer-like consistency tackling multiple skin concerns in one product. This fragrance-free crème will fit seamlessly into any daily self-care routine and encourages elastin and collagen production, making skin look fresher and brighter.
Perfect Christmas Gifts
Personalised Engraved Tumblers: This practical but thoughtful gift can be personalised by etching the tumbler glass with the receiver’s favourite activity, scenery, animal, or even just their initials. Alternatively, you could choose from readymade collections featuring various scenery and activities. To class it up, each tumbler is supplied on a stainless steel base.
Crystal Ice Bucket: Crafted from the finest crystal, this is one of those gifts that will be forever treasured, if not all year round when entertaining at home, then definitely on special occasions such as Christmas. The crystal can be etched with a message or the receiver’s initials to add an even more personal touch. Pair it with a favoured bottle of wine to make your gift truly memorable.
Amanda De Montal Fragrances: Originally from Gascoigne in France, Amanda’s line of home enhancing fragrances share her unconditional love for Gascony and passion for scents. Each candle, diffuser or fragrant mist embodies an enthusiasm for life as it fills your home with its magical scent. There are five fragrances to choose from – woody, floral, sweet, fruity, and spicy. Be sure to enquire about the popular and playful candy box. It contains eleven perfumed and wrapped candies which can be used to fragrantly decorate a table or slipped into a bag or suitcase.
Wooden Photo Cube: An elegant and unusual alternative to a classic photo frame, each wooden cube can take six 5 X 7 photographs and comes in a choice of Dark Ebony or Warm Walnut wood. Collect a few and stack them to create a distinctive memorial in your home.
Contessina London Jewellery: This design-led brand based in both London and Athens, was founded by fashion and jewellery designer, Clara Poulantza. Each season, the stylish, handcrafted collections are updated with new designs and colours. The distinctive pieces feature precious stones and gems, freshwater pearls, silk and metallic threads and silver and gold metals. The light and durable to wear “Precious Lace” collection is particularly feminine and pays homage to the fine artisan lace-making techniques of sophistication and elegance.
Tay Jewellery: Inspired by style icons from the roaring 1920s through to the hedonistic 70’s such as Jackie Onassis and Princess Margaret, TAY designers Tamara and Jay’s jewellery creations are unapologetically bold, decadent, colourful and unusual. Many of their pieces are influenced too by their connection to the East and showcase natural semi-precious stones set in gold plated brass or silver.
Alpaca Mazing Blanket: Environmentally sustainable and hypoallergenic, this cosy reversible Alpaca wool amazing blanket manufactured under fair-trade in Peru as well as in the United States, is a conversation starter no matter where it’s placed.
Prettysac, Drawstring Bag: Made from a wide array of colourful prints, these fun and colourful drawstring pouches are a handsfree must have to carry around your essential items. The Prettysac range is so lovely you may even become obsessed with building up a collection of limited editions to match your personality, outfit and occasion.
Crystal Gemstone Totems: Originally a designer for window displays for Tiffany & Co’s London flagship store, Celia Lindell is passionate about form and sculpting. Her unique gemstone totems were born out of a desire to display and maximise the appreciation of the beauty of crystal gemstones. The grounding force totems that connect their owner with the earth represent a mystical journey of the past, present, and future. Every stone stacked in a totem is carefully chosen for its quality and colour and harnesses its own energy source and healing properties.
The Natural Screen Company: Set up by Lucinda Freedman, the company supports British craftsmanship and British sourced materials for their bespoke products on offer. Their elegant, handcrafted divider screens for homes and offices covered in handwoven broadcloth and studded by hand are produced in Yorkshire with the frames crafted by a local carpenter. Their handy Butler’s tray is also handmade and can be painted in a colour of your choosing using eco-friendly paint.
Be sure to browse our website for more products and services to spoil your friends and family. And sign up with us at Almost Essential today and let me assist you in making sourcing and purchasing the perfect Christmas gift a breeze.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful and connected Christmas.