Oh the glorious season of gifting! With the long holiday season around the corner and most of us ready to fly out for that much deserved end-of-year break, it’s the perfect time to get yourself or you loved ones something; to give thanks and love in the form of gifts is always appreciated. Here are our biG picks for presents that will really stand out!
KIPLING x FRIDA KAHLO COLLECTION
The legendary functional brag brand takes the win again with one of their latest collaborations. You already know Kipling for its sturdy bags that are coveted for their tough and versatile qualities, and they’ve stepped up their game with limited edition collaborations that make their bags extra special to own.
The Art Mini FK Floral has a fun, approachable design inspired by the prolific Mexican artist and feminist icon, Frida Kahlo. The easy to match black base gives it versatility and the ability to take you through your day without looking wrong for the occasion! The metal Frida monkey keychain caps off the cool, funky look for a gift that looks good and does good too.
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EURO CLASSIC COLLECTION
Two whole floors of giftable items! It’s no wonder this lifestyle store in Kiulap has been going strong since 1994. They have a huge array of high quality lifestyle items that include stylish kitchen and bath accessories, commemorative photo frames and even unique pieces of jewelry and furniture.
The only problem you’ll have is trying to not get a gift for yourself too! No cheap knockoffs here either as everything in store is personally selected by the family and imported from the UK. Their range of unique kitchen textile products like these William Morris aprons and tea towel always come in a range of fun, collectible designs that are perfect for anyone who loves being in the kitchen.
An ideal gift for anyone who cares about art, hospitality or rare items, the Haviland brand has a centuries old reputation for producing some of the finest Limoges porcelain ware in the world. Every part of the process is attention to detail and done by hand, making these incredible pieces of art to own too. Every item is a masterpiece, of course, and we love the Alain Thomas collection in particular for its fun hand painted bird and junglescape that makes every meal an occasion.
Flowers are a treat for anyone to receive and these handmade crystal works from France Pâte de cristal specialist, Daum, will never fade, wilt or need to be replaced (unless you’re adding to the collection of course!). Utilising and perfecting technique that dates back to 5000 B.C, this rare art is truly one-of-a-kind gift. Let them catch the light and be struck by the rare, crystalline brilliance.
Tel: +673 872 9928
Okay, I know you’re thinking that this is just a pair of trunks but wait. Timo Trunks’ creative-first approach means their line of swim shorts (for boys and girls!_ are sooo stylish you’ll want one of everything. The limited in-house designs printed on luxury fabrics look more like cool posters you’d want to covet for your walls, except you get to wear them around. Time Trunks also feature hidden functional details, such as a pocket for keycards and a waterproof bag, all to allow you to have as much fun as possible while looking great. AND there’s free worldwide shipping!