It may be 60 days away but in a bid to avoid the Yuletide dash, we’re tackling the gift hunt early. The best advice we can offer to present hunters is to get to know the recipients tastes in advance. This way you will avoid making yet another panic-stricken sock purchase. From luxurious cashmere jumpers to thoughtful stocking fillers, the following gifts are sure to be well received.
The One for Fashionistas
Capes and wraps were in fashion last A/W and the trend has made a welcome return. Any stylish ladies in the family or friendship circle will be appreciative of this nifty investment piece. Cosy and easy to style with slim fitting jeans and a waist-belt, it turns out it is acceptable to leave the house in a blanket after all.
The One for Caffeine Addicts
Do you know someone who can’t function until they’ve had their morning latte? If this is the case make their mornings brighter with a travel mug. There’s no need to splash out on ruinously expensive hot drinks with this saviour around, simply make your cup of java at home then slurp away on the morning commute.
Or, if nothing but machine coffee will do, have yours poured into this design rather than a corporate cup. It’ll get those heads turning and your drink will taste extra special.
The One for Couch Potatoes
Most of us morph into hermit mode come the autumn, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The latter part of the year is for catching up with your sofa, leafing through coffee table magazines, watching films and cooking hearty food. And if there’s one thing that makes all these things ten times better, it’s a gorgeously comfy pair of slippers.
The practical, underrated slipper is often sniffed at as a gift but we challenge you to put these fluffy dreams on and not be delighted.
The One for Luxury Lovers
For luxury lovers, it can only be a cashmere jumper. Insulating, great quality and long-lasting, it ticks all the boxes for the perfect winter staple. The high price ticket makes it more of a contender for a main present than a stocking filler but because the fabric becomes softer with age it’s likely to outlive most other gifts- as long as the garment is taken good care of, a cashmere jumper can last for decades.
Avoid throwaway fashion and give the one with expensive taste something to get excited about this Christmas.
The Edinburgh Woollen Mill is home to a range of high-quality cashmere jumpers, Harris Tweed clothing and accessories for the entire family.