This enchanting red brick home in Delgany is on the market for €1.6 million
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This Blackrock bungalow proves that you can create more space without extending
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The new COS x Tabata Shibori collection epitomises laid-back summer dressing
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Ask the Doctor: ‘Can a child with chickenpox spread shingles to elderly family members?’
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Celebrate 30 years of Barretstown at their special gala this September
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Garden accessories to blend your indoor and outdoor spaces this summer
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This six-bedroom home with a ‘a Christmas tree forest’ is on the market for €1.25 million
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This Howth home has been given a bright, airy refurb
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A seafront Skerries home has been given a luxe update with rich colours and hotel-inspired details
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Harvey Nichols’ #GiftFace Ad Captures Christmas Honestly


By Jeanne Sutton
10th Nov 2015
Harvey Nichols’ #GiftFace Ad Captures Christmas Honestly

Hands up if those treacly John Lewis ads make your latent Christmas Realism Grinch flinch a little bit? An indie singer who Burberry have forced on us one Fashion Week crooning to a waddling CGI penguin – is this really our A Christmas Carol? While the rest of the British Isles and Eire go emoticon crazy every year the department store drops their highly anticipated production, members of the snarky contingent relish the arrival of Harvey Nichols Christmas effort.

Every year the luxury department store captures the true meaning of the season: spending money. There is no time for sappy emotive hijinks. Harvey Nichols get down to business, and they do it in a truly subversive-for-what-it-is manner. This year they’re tackling #GiftFace, the expression one must adopt in the face of truly horrendous presents. We’ve all been there, and we’ll be there again. Unless someone goes to Harvey Nichols.

Here’s a hitlist of the brand’s previous seasonal entries.

Gifts that say, “Sorry, I spent it on myself.”

We like this lesson in how honesty makes everyone happy.

And of course, their classic Walk of Shame montage showcasing the Christmas dresses that truly deliver a return on investment.