Christmas Gift Guide 2018

The time has come to share a few mainstream gifts and highlight a few lil’ gems that you may not have come across. That’s right it is Gift Guide time! We all know that dreaded feeling when you can’t decide what to buy someone, it’s awful, and so to help you out I have put together a guide to help you navigate your present purchasing this year. Still stuck when you’ve finished reading this? Check out my Gift Giving 101 post for all my top tips for finding inspiration when all seems lost. Enjoy!

Fashion Mogul

Other places to check out:
Paloma Wool, for sustainably made, timeless clothing. My current favourite clothing brand.
– Blogger Estee LaLonde’s collaboration with Daisy Jewellery is so dreamy, you better be quick though because it is selling out fast!
Wolf & Gypsy Vintage, this Brighton based vintage haven is a must visit for gifts for any lover of timeless vintage.

Interiors Obsessed

Other places to check out:
Sissy Boy, finally a dutch homewares store that ships to the UK. Looking for something for that person that has everything, find the perfect individual gift at Sissy Boy.
The Retro Edit, the destination for all things kitsch, vintage interiors.
Black Bough, a shop local to me that curates the most wonderful collection of homewares & lifestyle products. Very classic, and a must visit.

Boys, Boys, Boys

Other places to check out:
– If a man doesn’t get socks for Christmas then I’m pretty sure it isn’t actually Christmas! Why not jazz it up a bit with a pair from Happy Socks?
– Give them the gift of music with a ukulele from the world famous ukulele shop, the Duke of Uke. ‘Wonderwall’ covers here we come!
Paul Smith is THE place to buy the best accessories for the men in your life. You can even get one of their gorgeous scarves with monogrammed letters.

Stationary Hoarder

Other places to check out:
Paper by Her, finally an environmentally minded & beautiful stationary company with everything from notebooks to daily planners. Gorgeous.
Charly Cox Poems, handwritten poems by the inspirational poet of the moment Charly Cox.
Papergang, the monthly stationary subscription service from Oh Deer is the perfect gift that keeps on giving.

Hygge Lovin’ Homebody

Other places to check out:
– The cushions & blankets from House of Rym are simple to die for, and would make the perfect addition to any cosy living room.
– For pyjamas that the person receiving your gift will never want to take off try Desmond & Dempsey.
Oh Comely is the perfect magazine subscription for any cosy person who appreciates the little things in life.

Trendy Traveller

Other places to check out:
Away, a suitcase lovers heaven with tech filled cases to delight any lover of luxury.
Frank Green, the ultimate in sustainable, reusable cups & bottles. They come in super cute colours too!
Stanfords is the perfect place for anyone looking for a ‘travelling’ gift, with everything from globes & guides to maps & bags, it is THE place to visit.


Well there you have it The Art of Being Holly’s 2018 Gift Guide for everyone from your difficult dad to you crazy, jetting bestie. I hope that was super useful for you guys. I am almost done with my Christmas shopping now, how are you getting on?

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