This Christmas, more than ever, small businesses and independent brands need our support. There are so many exceptional business owners out there who took a leap of faith, hard work and pure determination to set up incredible companies selling beautiful bespoke and unique products. It’s been a hard year for all of us, but this ongoing pandemic means that they will be relying on our loyalty and custom to continue. I am a great believer in #womensupportingwomen, so here is my carefully curated edit of fabulous luxury Christmas gifts – all sold by fantastic female founders.
If you haven’t heard of Spacemasks, where have you been hiding? These magic boxes of self-heating eye masks are the ultimate self-care tool, guaranteeing a restful 15 minutes of pure bliss. Don’t miss their special offer running exclusively on their website. Buy any 5 boxes and get 1 free.
Spacemasks, £15 for a box of 5
We all know the importance of a good night's sleep. LLIO is a beautiful brand founded by the amazing Nia Thomas. This amethyst infused crystoil improves the quality of sleep and allows you to wake up feeling refreshed and renewed.
LLIO are donating £1 of every sale to Winston’s Wish – a charity giving hope to grieving children.
LLIO Sweet Dreams Amethyst Sleep Spray, £25
With us spending so much time at home, it’s more important than ever to create a calm and peaceful space where we can reenergise and recharge or relax and unwind. Home fragrances are my favourite way to switch off and wellbeing and beauty brand AromaWorks has the best selection of signature scents suited to every mood. This is their Serenity Reed Diffuser, which gives off a beautifully warm blend of Lemongrass, Neroli and Geranium that energises mind and body, and soothes away stress. Bliss! AromaWorks are running a massive 40% discount this Black Friday, which you can redeem with the code FRIDAY40.
AromaWorks Serenity Reed Diffuser, £35
I have fallen in love with the Budapest gown – obviously with my Hungarian heritage! One Hundred Stars offer a great range of gorgeous gowns that are guaranteed to suit all tastes and styles, as well as a wide variety of clothing, accessories and cushions. Get 20% off site wide from 27th November as part of their Black Friday offer.
One Hundred Stars Budapest Gown, £70
Phoebe Coleman is an independent jewellery brand based in London and whose designs focus on the classic feminine with an edge. I absolutely adore this Warrior Arrow Bracelet – it sings to me as a PRO AGE warrior fighting to stamp out ageism, and I will remember this every time I wear it! I also adore the Angel Wings bracelet, which is the symbol of affection, protection and harmony, and communicates the sentiment of someone looking over you. Receive 20% off all contemporary jewelry when you use the code BLKFRIDAY20. Valid until 30th November.
Phoebe Coleman Warrior Arrow Bracelet, Silver, £85
A quick and easy way to stay warm and chic this winter is to throw on a gorgeous cashmere scarf. Step forward the Chelsea Scarf from the London Cashmere Company. This amazing company supports nomadic herding communities and knitting specialists in Mongolia, and is pioneering everyday, high quality cashmere at affordable prices.
London Cashmere Company, Chelsea Scarf, £149
Launched by fellow Advocate for Ageing Jacynth Bassett, The Bias Cut is an inclusive shopping destination stocking stylish, contemporary independent womenswear labels. This stunning Athena jumper is from Jacynth’s own brand, Jacynth London, and is 100% cashmere. Receive 20% off full priced items in their Knitwear collection using the code STUDIO10KNITS. Valid until 31st December.
The Bias Cut, Athena Cashmere Jumper, £225
Sarah Haran creates the most beautiful luxury and functional handbags, designed with multiple uses and styled for every occasion, and this Poppy Backpack Tote in Cranberry is exactly that! It can be worn in four different ways making it perfect for work and play. Meticulously crafted to the highest quality, this is a bag that will last a lifetime. Use the code JUMPFORJOY20 for 20% off full priced bags.
Sarah Haran, The Poppy Backpack Tote, £575