“It is said that presents persuade even the Gods” said Euripides 2,500 years ago.
If you’re looking to win favour with the special ladies in your life (mum, wife, sister, girlfriend), then check out these fine Christmas present ideas.
1. Make a statement with this stunning Bee Goddess diamond honeycomb open ring (pictured above) by Ece Şirin, retailing exclusively at Harrods for £1,560.
2. Ponchos are both cosy and stylish, like the pure cashmere double-sided beige and grey coloured poncho (pictured above), £327 by Silk & Cashmere.
3. This fab party frock is designed by Hussein Chalayan, available from his Mayfair store or online. Black Silk Tuck Drape Dress, £585.
4. A sexy studded, slashed back top with wings, a bargain at £30, from Punky Fish.
5. Internationally renowned Mavi Jeans are designed to flatter, just like Bella Bootleg cut rinse Miami pair, £59.99 from Zalando.
6. Istanbul luxury handbag brand Mehry Mu by Günes Mutlu scored top marks with the fashion crowd for her Melo bag pictured above (main shot) in pink nubuck and gold. Pick one up for their UK stockists, exclusive Kensington boutique Debonnaire, for £130.
Making a different kind of statement are Yildiz and I’s cool up-scaled bags that are perfect for day and occasional use. Available online or from Spitalfields Market at the weekends. Pictured: small leather clutch bags with detachable straps, £45
7. Her hands will be warm and look good with this gorgeous pair of mink-coloured merino wool and cashmere gloves, £47 by Silk & Cashmere.
8. Sultanesque specialises in beautiful Ottoman-inspired jewellery. Each piece has a story, including these gorgeous Hanifeh gold gem drops. Here shown in fuschia and blue, the stones come in a wide variety of colours. £48 + delivery.
9. Let your lady ease into the New Year with a visit to Pasha Spa, complete with its own Turkish hamam and exotic treatment packages. Priced £75, the Hammam Supreme includes herbal steam session, full body scrub, massage and face mask. Gift vouchers in person or online.
10. Colourful, comfy handmade socks from Turkey, one size fits UK size 3-8. £20 + delivery from Lowie/Not-on-the-High-Street.
Chalayan 2 Bourdon Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3PA / Tel: 020 7493 8157
Pasha Spa, 158 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, London SE5 0EE / Tel: 020 7096 0630
Punky Fish or visit their London store: 190 Camden High St, London NW1 8QP / Tel: 020 7485 4643
Silk & Cashmere 77 Portobello Road, London W11 2QB / Tel: 020 7018 2373