Perfect Gifts for Anyone

You know the type, extremely fussy about what they already own and very difficult to buy for.  Here’s our list of fail-safe buys:

Everybody needs this guide book to Paris by Astier de Villatte in which they reveal their top addresses and it cleverly looks like an intellectual tome rather than a touristy how-to, too.  49 Euros from Astier de Villatte.

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Who doesn’t need a really beautiful chopping board?  We love these boards from Hampson Woods made in Hackney from London Plane Trees.  £40, from Hampson Woods.

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These leather and suede notebooks are velvety smooth and they age beautifully.  £157.50, from Rose Uniacke.


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Perfect for foodies, the new Ottolenghi Desert Island Recipe and Ingredients Hamper contains new recipes not found in any of their cookbooks plus all the more unusual ingredients are supplied so you don’t have to hunt them down.  £100, from Ottolenghi (note: they ship worldwide).

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And you don’t have to be a foodie to enjoy these delicious raw chocolates with wrappers by Angelica Hicks, Luke Edward Hall and Annie Morris.  All at Alex Eagle.

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Choose from plain coloured soft deer leather phone cases or more fun examples such as the one below.  £170, from CHAOS at Selfridges

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Not only for the dog-lovers in your life, this merino wool cushion is stylishly comfy.  £160, from Bella Freud.

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Sometimes, it’s the small everyday objects that give pleasure. Soap dish, £16 from Bamford.

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— Francesca
8th December 2016