Dec. 14, 2011 by poppy in Fashion
I know some of you will have sorted your Christmas wish lists waaaaaaay back in October, but I prefer to spend the festive period stuffing my face with mince pies rather than badgering my loved ones with "I WANT I WANT I WANT" demands. (They get enough of that the rest of the year and Christmas is the time for goodwill). But I have written a ten point Christmas list, a relatively practical one, and it's full of awesome...so here it is!
This is what I want for Christmas Santa, and I suspect you will too....
You can't have too many rings, that's a stone cold fact. I have been searching high and low for a one stop destination that sells 'funky' jewellery at non-ridic prices. I only stumbled upon Chelsea Doll by chance, I think I literally googled something lame like "cool rings", but I am a Chelsea Doll convert. Their rings are all conversation pieces and, most importantly, they're CHEAP. These are my fave designs..
Vouchers can seem a bit of a cop out gift, my family don't like giving them, but if someone gets me this for Christmas then it proves they've listened to me harp on about Sophy Robson's pedicures over the years. This isn't a nail treatment from any old salon, this is the creme de la creme. I pretty much only moved to Chelsea so that Hari's is on the doorstep. Don't live in London? Still ask for this from Santa and make a day trip over here...get on a plane if you have to. Everyone needs good nails. Oh and the voucher is actually worth £87, so a nice deal too. Call her like NOW: 020 7581 5211.
I haven't worn a watch for a long time, I have a phone for timekeeping. When my phone broke a while ago though I realised watches still have a place in the 21st century and promptly stole a rather lovely Breitling. (Thanks boy face). Wearing a watch again made me realise how much I loved them as an accessory. IT'S LIKE A BRACELET THAT TELLS TIME! I know the Michael Kors watches are 'the' watches for the fash pack, but I have no time for crowd following. I only want a Nixon on my wrist. Any Nixon will do, but the 42-20 and Spur are two of my fave models. I think I should get two watches for Christmas anyway, because I have been very good.
Nail polish is always a safe bet for me, but Models Own are the people to head for gorgeous sets at a fraction of the price of buying the bottles individually. (You save £10 by buying these polishes as a prettily packaged set). I REALLY rate Models Own polish but they need further commending for putting together such gorrrrgeous gift sets. These six polishes are all you'll ever need for autumn/winter, fabulously matte too.
I like coffee. I would like to drink more free coffee. ANY amount of Starbucks credit is gratefully received.
Yeah a pair of Loubies would be nice to find in my stocking, but these New Look ones are as impressive and genuinely very comfy. They're a stupidly sexy shape and the fact that they're blue just makes them amazing. And you can't laugh at £25 shoes.
You have to get some sort of moisturiser at Christmas. It's, like, the law or sumfink. This Burt's Bees set is high on my wishlist. Good skin and good save the bees karma. Win.
I have to find something by Diptyque under the tree or Christmas is cancelled. Spoilt. Their Figuier range is my fave and whilst a candle would always be appreciated I am more intrigued by their scented ovals this year. You apparently hang one of these in a wardrobe or shove it in a drawer and everything in the confined space will smell perfectly figgy. Lush.
Surely the fun of an iPad is actually in the buying a case for it? iPads are pretty by their very design, we all love a bit of Apple, but the gold snakeskin of this Aspinal case really sets it off, non? Don't just be the smug bastard with an iPad, be the smug bastard with a GOLD COVERED iPad.
Lingerie seems to be a Christmas staple but sizing can be tricky and you don't ness want certain people buying you sexy undies. A nightgown (albeit a sexy one) like this one from Boux Avenue is an easy thing to ask for and it would be near enough impossible to get the wrong size.