In this current season of giving, seeking out the perfect present can be a trial of vast proportions. So much so that it’s all too easy to forget about the most important person in your life, the one who knows you best and is, perhaps, the easiest to please: yourself. This season, treat yourself to things you loved – but didn’t buy – this past year. No wrapping required.
Prepare your wardrobe for the festive season: Prada’s jacquard sweater makes a welcome alternative to the usual Christmas jumper, while Gucci’s lace gloves, Miu Miu’s crystal-embellished pumps and Loewe’s ultimate ‘it’ bag are enough to tempt you out of winter hibernation and all the way the nearest party. Why hide them away at home?
From facials to massage oils and body scrubs, the end of the year is the perfect time to indulge in endless days of self-care with only the most luxurious beauty treats. For colder days, Chanel’s Sublimage L’Extrait will guarantee an instant and effective skin recovery, while La Mer’s The Brilliance brightening facial and La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe cream will keep your face radiant and silky smooth all year round. Gucci’s make-up bag will be your new best travel companion – particularly if filled with Dior’s everyday essentials: Black Out mascara and Rouge matte lipstick are our favourites.
The end of the year is a time to spruce your interiors: Missoni Home’s Chevron candle, Gucci’s embroidered cushion and Hermès’ Echecs et Trames blanket are, together, an understated nod to the traditional festive palette. L’Objet’s 24kt gold-plated chess set is well suited for an afternoon spent indoors with loved ones (after all, you can’t play alone) but Gucci’s Herbarium porcelain teapot (served, naturally, on an Hermès round graphic tray) works just as well solo.