What should you get for all the beloved people in your life? In these most uncertain times, we stick to what we know. And if there’s one thing we know it’s gift guides. After a hard year, treat your loved ones to presents that can immediately make life easier, whether they love home, entertaining, garden, fashion, food, or design. Seek presents they’ll use promptly. Champagne your giftees needn’t wait a decade to uncork, a bowl that will never languish in a drawer, and other highlights to instantly bring cheer. Read more, ‘How To Make A Personal Plan For Giving This Christmas.’
2020 is not the year to test your loved ones’ patience by wrapping up lizard-covered cocktail spoons or anything silly and destined to gather dust.
We’ve all been through too much. We don’t need clutter. We don’t want to spend a lot. We just want life to be easier. And, more joyful. And so we have focused on instant-gratification recommendations—elegant, problem-solving gifts that your recipients will want to use before the wrapping paper hits the floor.
In choosing these gifts, we focused on clothes and accessories your loved ones will want to put on without delay—from an instant Zoom-look animal-print shirt update to affordable gold-plate jewellery that will make you feel like a goddess. Oh, and Apple’s striking watch combined with an Hermes wristband for less than $500.
In a year when festive events are dropping off the calendar left and right—from the office holiday party to your annual drinks date with old friends and even family dinners—sending a gift of food or drink is more meaningful than ever. Read more, ‘Our Essential Guide to Celebrating The Season.’
This season’s edible and drinkable gift recommendations are equal parts practical and pure pleasure.
At the moment, no one wants high-tech suitcases (many of us are shunning planes) or chess sets that are too precious to touch (eyeroll). So when it comes to finding gifts for fans of gear, and gadgets, we’ve focused on “can’t wait to try” ideas that relieve seasonal stress, to spruce up whatever your giftee is calling an office these days and more.
Your jet-setting loved ones might not be swanning off to European or American skiing hotspots this season, but you can still help them indulge in more practical, more immediately accessible escapes.
We’ve compiled gifts that align with a range of sojourns, whether that’s curling up in a secluded cottage, lying on a beach or simply settling in for an armchair adventure. And there’s never been a more fitting time to perfect the art of nesting, and catching up with the latest, beautiful coffee-table books – check our favourite new titles.
It seems tone-deaf this season to give someone you love an antique onyx inkwell. Though beauty and quality guided our choice of gifts for the design lovers on your list, utility and value also rated highly. All these gifts will eagerly be put to use— chic ceramic pots for plants as soon as the next day, this year’s IT cushion(s) to elevate your indoors and outdoors, or handmade ceramic serving plates for summer lunches. Discover the season’s hottest mirror, the coolest director’s chair everyone’s talking about and the best wafflemaker on the market. Whether you’re looking for a stocking filler for a neighbour or a blowout present for your partner, we’ve got Christmas all wrapped up for all ages, interests and budgets. Our 2020 guide will help you give Santa a run for his month.
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