The 20something Guide For Chicest Gifts This Holiday Season

Jessica Garland-Blake
Jessica is currently a student at London College of Fashion on the Fashion Contour course. Having previously studied pattern making in Dublin, where she is originally from. She started a blog called ihavethisthingfor.com after receiving a lot of attention on her Instagram. This year she is interning and focusing on her blog.

Christmas can be a stressful time of year. Hoping to give loved ones something they will cherish and not something that will stay in a forgotten wardrobe is always my biggest dilemma. Also, with the amount of parties and social gatherings you start to attend during this busy season, how are you supposed to fit the time to research shops?

Problem solver: A chic gift guide to help get you started pre-holiday shopping.

For Mum, sister, grandmother, best friend…

Mulberry Tree Coin Pouch in Green

I actually bought one for my younger sister’s birthday and she loved it. Such a fun color and a perfect coin purse size.

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Jin Soon Nail Polish

Lovely copper/bronze with a semi sheer black perfect for this time of year.

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Nails Inc Glitter Nail Polish

The perfect sparkle to ring in the New Year.

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Olivia Von Halle Lila Cruz Silk Pyjamas

I met the owner of this amazing silk pyjamas company Olivia Von Halle in Paris and just fell in love with this brand. Just take a look at their website.

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Kat Maconie Shoes

I first came across this company about two months ago and I am obsessed. This shoe is part of their new collection and it comes in black also. Win/win.

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Anthropologie Meander Snowglobe Ornament

Every year I buy my mother a new Christmas decoration. I love Anthropologie’s babble selection this season.

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Basic Theory Just Coconut Polish Scrub

Don’t live with scaly skin during the cold months. Gift this scrub to your family and friends to help them combat the dry winter skin!

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Anthropologie Losin Teapot

Okay fine, every time I go into Anthropologie I end up buying something. This elephant teapot would be a sweet, useful yet decorative gift.

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For the Father, boyfriend, husband…

Derek Rose Modern Fit Boxer Shorts

Derek Rose makes great underwear and bathrobes. The pieces are very well-made and the quality is fantastic. Let’s face it, striped boxers are kind of amazing.

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Barbour Quilted Jacket

I bought one for my boyfriend last Christmas and he still wears and loves it.

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Aesop Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste

True story: men love a bit of pampering too.

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Larsson and Jennings Lader Racing Green Watch

I was bought my first Larsson and Jennings watch last year and I wear it everyday. These watches are unisex, smart, and light. You can also change the straps, and excellent and versatile feature.

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Le Labo Santal 33 Perfume Oil

Le Labo perfume oil lasts longer than the perfume and it also moisturizes! Santal 33 is my absolute favorite scent. It’s smokey, spicy and musky — totally exotic to my Irish nose.

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Adidas Stan Smith Shoes

I still think Adidas Stan Smiths look better on women, but I can also appreciate them on men. How nice will it be to see a pair of new trainers on Christmas day?

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