The Christmas adverts are on television, London is adorned in glittering lights and people are finally ready to accept the imminence of the festive season. While this welcomes a whole load of Christmas joy, as we are well aware, the festive season can also bring about great deal of stress, especially when it comes to picking and choosing that perfect gift for Christmas 2015. But fret no more, we are at hand with a list of luxury stocking ideas from Mayfair. Because, let’s face it, gifts feel a lot more special when they are this glamorous…
Stars Votive Candles from Miller Harris
We are in love with this new range from Miller Harris, promising you (or your loved one) a piece of stardom in the form of three wise men (sorry, three candles) each with their own distinct and gorgeous scent. Which description suits them best… Rock Star, Super Star or Wild Star? Or, if you can’t pick between them, there’s always the option for three miniatures in a set. It’s win win. And, because we are feeling extra generous this festive season, you can enjoy 15% off across Miller Harris products when you stay with us. This limited edition product is priced at £75 for a set of three miniatures.
Melissa Joy Manning at Net-a-Porter
Nothing is as thoughtful as gifting a piece of Christmas jewelry, but we all know how difficult it can be to find a piece that is personal but not so personal that you are left worrying that the receiver won’t like it on the big day. This range of fine jewelry from Melissa Joy Manning is so beautifully elegant that all concerns should be replaced with confidence. That’s not to say it’s not unique, in fact her range adapts the timeless with the modern in such a way that you are left with a fashionable look that will last for decades. What is extra handy, is you can purchase these beautiful pieces online at Net-o-Porter. Chaotic Christmas shopping? We think not. Prices start at around £80 to upwards of £1000.
Gentleman’s Tonic Grooming Products
Now here’s a stocking filler you mightn’t have thought of, and one for those ‘tricky to choose for’ men in our lives. Men’s toiletries, aftershaves and shower gels gain notoriety in the festive season for their last minute, poorly thought out quality and such gifts quickly translate to “I wasn’t sure what to get you”. However, the product range from high-end male spa ‘Gentleman’s Tonic‘ in Mayfair with whom we are recently partnered will make pleasing and intriguing stocking fillers. Tried and tested by Flemings, we were particularly impressed with the Exfoliating Facial Scrub (£20) and the Classic Shave Cream (£13.50), both certain to prepare the face wonderfully for a perfect Christmas shave. Or, if you really want to spoil your loved one, why not book them in for a treatment? We were amazed by the sheer volume of grooming packages available for men and he will be too.
A Book from Assouline
A book is always going to be a solid and thoughtful gift, encouraging the receiver to open their mind to a new story or concept. However, the luxurious quality of Assouline will always get you those extra brownie points in a gift. Creating high quality, hardback books in cities across the world and having thus grown into a global lifestyle brand covering everything from art and fashion to architecture and photography, Assouline books make a statement, especially on a table or mantelpiece. If you don’t believe us, a stroll around Flemings will assure you of our faith in the brand with Chanel and Dior (to name a few) adorning our brand new Drawing Room and many of our newly refurbished bedrooms. Whether it is an inspiring read or merely decorative, it makes a perfect stocking filler (might be a tight squeeze mind you).
Tea from The East India Company
To some, the most simple luxury of all is time. At Christmas, time is valued more than ever, so treat someone special to a box of beautifully presented herbal teas from East India Company and allow them a moment or two to relax. We are proud to use Tea from The East India Company in our Drawing Room, including our own signature Flemings blend, all tying in with our Indian-inspired decor. So, when we recommend it, we truly mean it.