The Glass Christmas Gift Guide – our seasonal selection


ila-spa-aroma-roller-2Ila Spa Aroma Roller

Ila Spa Aroma Roller
Much-loved British organic beauty brand, Ila, has recently added a handbag-sized aromatic oil roller, filled with fragranced aromatherapy oil. It makes a subtle alternative to perfume and a perfect on-the-pulse pick-me-up for a quick blast of relaxation. Available in three different blends to achieve specific results for either enhancing inner peace, restoring vital energy or attaining ever-glowing natural radiance. Simply apply and unwind.

by Amanda Bernstein
Priced at £29 and available from Ila Spa


champage-tt_btl_ros_prestigerose_d2Tattinger Rosé Champagne

Tattinger Rosé Champagne
Tattinger Brut Prestige Rosé NV Champagne, with the finest of bubbles, has a delicate salmon-pink hue and a fresh aroma of wild strawberries with a distinct hint of spice. Persistent flavours of this lively fruity champagne include crushed wild raspberry, ripe cherry and succulent blackcurrant. Makes a wonderful gift – or even better, keep one for yourself!

by Amanda Bernstein
Priced at £48 and available from here


mui-mui-ladybag-0Miu Ladybag by Miu Miu


Miu Ladybag by Miu Miu
Devines Curiosités is a beautiful collection of small leather goods which includes handbags, costume jewellery and shoes by the Italian fashion house Miu Miu. Each piece makes a perfect gift for the girl-who-has-everything, with the entire collection specifically designed for the 2016 holiday season. A magical array of colour is at the heart of this story, with items ranging from pastel pinks to shiny metallic. Our favourite piece in the collection is the Miu Lady Bag, small enough to wear for the evening but large enough to make a bold statement.

by Amanda Bernstein
Priced at £1,480 and available at Miu Miu

noble-isle-bittersweet-blushNoble Isle Bittersweet Blush luxury gift set


Noble Isle Bittersweet Blush luxury gift set
This Christmas British bath product and skincare brand Noble Isle offers a Bittersweet Blush luxury gift set containing four of their best-selling Rhubarb Rhubarb! Bath & Body collection including their latest product, the Rhubarb Rhubarb! Body Hydrator as well a handwash, bath and shower gel and hand lotion presented in a lovely blush-y pink box.

All the different Noble Isle scents are inspired by the regions of the British Isles – Whisky & Water hails from Dufftown, Willow Song from Suffolk and Fireside from Monmouthshire. Rhubarb Rhubarb! comes from Yorkshire (to some God’s own county) and  is a delicious fragrance – warm, spicy, deep and rich – it smells really good enough to eat (but this is not advisable).  Rhubarb Rhubarb! is the choice of hand wash at the Savoy Hotel so you will be in distinguished  company.

by Caroline Simpson

Noble Isle Bittersweet Blush luxury gift set contains four x 250ml products (a handwash, bath and shower gel, hand lotion and body) in a gift box and retails at £65.00. It is available here.


Graff Diamonds Snowflake Collection

Graff Diamonds Snowflake Collection
Graff Diamonds continue to create some of the most magnificent jewellery in the world. We have plucked the pendant drop earrings from the rather fabulous Snowflake Collection, which has been inspired by the silhouette of a fresh mountain snowflake. Bearing a delicate diamond snowflake motive, these exquisite earrings represent the true craftsmanship of Graff’s London workshop. The collection also includes a selection of pendants and is available in a choice of coloured stones featuring rubies, sapphires and emeralds.

by Amanda Bernstein
Prices available on application from Graff Diamonds.


suqqu-blend-colour-eyeshadowharrodsSuqqu Blend Colour eyeshadow palette

Suqqu Blend Colour eyeshadow palette
Let your look this Christmas be one of steely resolve, with the help of the Blend Colour four-in-one eyeshadow palette from the brilliant Japanese brand Suqqu (which is the go-to brand for the world’s leading make-up artists such as BAFTA-winning Morag Ross, who uses it on her A-list clients like Cate Blanchett). A Suqqu compact is a perfect way to add a little thrill to anyone’s Christmas stocking, and this palette is a versatile set of eyeshadows.

With three shade combinations exclusive to the UK, the Blend Colour Eyeshadow series returns and Suqqu’s innovative silicon-coated powder, combined with amino acid coated pigments, keep the colours fresh and vibrant for hours and guarantees a dramatic impact that will suit every skintone and eye colour.

by Rachel McCormack

Suqqu Blend Colour eyeshadow palette retails at £45 and is available from Harrods and Selfridges



Acqua di Parma Peonia Nobile body cream


Acqua di Parma Peonia Nobile body cream
From the luxury Italian brand Acqua di Parma (enjoying a century of heritage) Peonia Nobile line comes their rich and divine smelling body cream with notes of peony (of course) and accents of black pepper and raspberry as well as geranium. With ingredients such as rice proteins and almond oil which moisturise as well as nourishing the skin leaving it feeling incredibly soft and gentle, this cream sinks into the skin like a dream. Make like an Italian princess in a heavenly scented palazzo garden this Christmas.

by Caroline Simpson

Acqua di Parma Peonia Nobile Body Cream (150g) retails at £46.80 and can be purchased here



pairshot-finest-sleeve-and-b12-tin-fronts_withreflection-web-resBallantine’s Finest and 12 Year Old

Ballantine’s Finest and 12 Year Old gift tins
Ballantine’s latest Limited Edition Artist Series gift packs showcase the work of renowned music video director and photographer Dave Ma and feature his unique perspective of Scotland with striking art-centric aerial photographs. For this series, Ma moves away from the familiar green landscapes of the Scottish Highlands favouring instead an otherworldly, bold colour palette reflecting the whiskies’ complex personalities. Get either Ballantine’s Finest, an elegant blended Scotch Whisky with hints of red apple, milk chocolate and vanilla, or Ballantine’s 12 Year Old, a rich and smooth blend, with honey and floral flavours balanced by a creamy oak sweetness.

by Natalie Egling

Ballantine’s Finest gift tin, £20.95  and is available here and Ballantine’s 12 Year Old gift tin, £32.95 can be purchased from here