From gold earrings with extra attitude to pretty and practical storage boxes, we’ve got nine great stylish Christmas gift ideas that are sure to please the most stylish people in your life. Here’s hoping you’ll receive something just as wonderful in return …
Utterly impractical but oh so pretty, these bejewelled trainers are the ultimate in luxury. Forget sky-high heels this season, we’re embracing flats for evening.
Embellished glitter sneakers, Casadei, €780 at farfetch.com
There’s a shade of nail varnish to suit every outfit over the holiday season in this cute Christmas cracker-style, limited-edition gift box from Nails Inc. Plus a little bit of shimmer to see you through to New Year’s Eve.
Limited edition festive crackers, Nails Inc, €49 at Brown Thomas
Nothing says Christmas quite like a touch of velvet. Though it can be a difficult fabric to wear (there’s no getting away from the unholstery connotations), this chic bow headband injects just the right amount of sophistication and whimsy.
Silk and velvet headband, Benoît Missolin, €162 at matches fashion.com
Every fashion lover will adore having these exquisitely produced fashion books grace their coffee table when friends come to visit. The five tomes are full of beautiful imagery and inspiring stories from five luxury brands.
Set of five hardcover books: Balenciaga, Chloe, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier, Assouline,
€130 at net-a-porter.com
Fine jewellery doesn’t always have to be refined. It can pull a punch too. That’s why we love these clever gold skull earrings from gorgeous Irish jewellery brand MoMuse.
9kt-gold skull earrings, €125 at MoMuse
This beautiful side plate from Wedgewood looks artistic enough to hang from a wall. Though every style-savvy hostess would be proud to serve up seasonal treats on this pretty plate.
Arris octagonal side plate (23cm), Wedgewood, €56 at Brown Thomas
For jewellery, stationery or miscellaneous odds and ends, these lovely storage boxes won’t need to be hidden under the bed or in a cupboard. You can leave them sitting pretty on book shelves and sideboards for all to see.
Artwork storage boxes (two sizes, four designs), from €12 at Article
Feminine without being frilly, this chic top is a classic piece worthy of any stylish woman’s wardrobe. Layer over cottons and under cashmere in winter.
Devoré top, Stella McCartney, €945 at matches fashion.com
This beautifully designed coffeemaker will turn even the most devoted tea drinker into a coffee fanatic. Available at Coffee Angel outlets in Dublin (though out of stock at the moment), you can pick one up on amazon too.
Chemex classic wood neck 6-cup coffeemaker, €62 at amazon.co.uk
For more great gift ideas, pick up the December issue of IMAGE Magazine, out now.
Holding shot, Neiman Marcus