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Mini Pierce velvet bag by J.W. AndersonPhotography by Camille Summers-Valli, Set Design by Samuel Pidgen

The Accessory Gifts to Give (and to Receive) This Christmas

Our edit of shoes, bags and other adornments to add to your shopping list for the festive season

Lead ImageMini Pierce velvet bag by J.W. AndersonPhotography by Camille Summers-Valli, Set Design by Samuel Pidgen

1. Velvet Bag by J.W. Anderson

The ‘it’ accessory for followers of J.W. Anderson’s slightly off-key creations, the Pierce bag is emblematic of the designer’s subversive take on modern luxury. This burgundy velvet iteration is decidedly festive, decorated as it is with a glossy black ribbon and a signature gold barbell threaded through the front, but will also serve as a perennial style statement. 

2. Silk Mitzah by Dior

Inspired by the illustrations on tarot cards, Dior’s blue silk mitzah scarf depicts the priestess of wands, a woman with the tenacity of a queen. Tie around your wrist, your neck, or even in your hair as a good luck charm to get you through the gruelling Christmas period. 

3. Marbled Silk Bag by Céline

Hot pink diaphanous silk marbled with a pattern of earthy tones wouldn’t usually be the go-to material for an oversized shoulder bag. Unless, of course, that bag is made by Céline.

4. Houndstooth Scarf by Ralph Lauren

Made in Italy from a cashmere and silk blend, Ralph Lauren takes inspiration from menswear silhouttes and prints for its houndstooth scarf. Wear whilst watching Annie Hall on Christmas Eve, glass of port in hand. 

5. Suede Sandals by Loriblu

Candyfloss pink pumps with fluffy pom poms at the toe are the shoes you might dream of unwrapping as a child. This season Loriblu grants your childhood wishes with a grown-up version that’s elegant and playful in equal measure. 

6. Marble Pear Charm by Loewe

Loewe’s penchant for craft is reflected in this mini marble charm, carved into the pleasing shape of a pear. Hang from the handle of your bag, from your belt loop, from your keys – and most importantly, in your stocking. 

7. Mules by Givenchy

Once all the eating, drinking and Christmas Day merriment is over, what could possibly be better then sliding into a pair of nappa leather mules by Givenchy, whilst snaffling a chocolate orange in front of the log fire? 

8. Studded Bag by Alaïa

No one made clothes quite like M. Azzedine Alaïa, and this laser-cut bucket bag possesses all of the late designer’s signatures. It is crafted from suede which is cleverly engineered to hold its structure while remaining light as a feather, making it truly a gift worth giving. 

9. Leather Gloves by Prada

Exquisite beaded leather gloves come courtesy of none other than Prada, of course. Wear yours with a cashmere camel overcoat, and bring a dose of unapologetic glamour to the family Boxing Day walk. 

10. Cloth Bag by Saint Laurent

Getting away for Christmas might not always be a possibility, but you can bring the spirit of warmer climes to you with Saint Laurent’s Morocco-inspired bag made from traditional Berber cloth. 

11. PVC Boots by Chanel

Who wouldn’t want to receive a pair of PVC Chanel boots for Christmas? Wear yours with chunky cashmere socks for the most fabulous snow-proof footwear.

12. Knitted Socks by Burberry

Alternatively, pair your new Chanel boots with powder-pink knitted socks by Burberry

13. Leather Clutches by Fendi

What’s better than unwrapping one Fendi clutch bag? Three, of course, in shades of pink, black and cherry. The gold-finish clasp bears the letter ‘F’, and long leather fringing trims the largest of the pouches. Don’t forget to address your thank you note to M. Lagerfeld. 

14. Leggings by Vivienne Westwood

Attending the ballet at Christmas time is an age-old tradition. These printed tights by Vivienne Westwood, decorated with a Ballet Russe pattern, would be the perfect pair to wear with a velvet dress for an evening at the Royal Opera House. 

15. Belt by Gucci 

Gucci’s skinny leather belt will ensure that you’re a walking extension of the Christmas tree, with a brass flower that looks as though it were made to hang from its branches.

16. Sunglasses by Givenchy

Givenchy has your New Years Day hangover covered, with a pair of sunglasses that will shield your bleary eyes from the January sun. Team them with a Bloody Mary and good intentions for the year ahead.