26 more days! Yes, 26! All the good intentions in the world mean nothing when Christmas ticks around and you realize you don’t have a gift for your best friend and parents who has everything, or your picky sister who thinks having 10 cable knit pullovers from J. Crew isn’t enough. Control those cold sweats and don’t panic – many shops now trade for longer hours at Christmas time (hello, you have 4 more additional hours until midnight!) and online sites like eBay, Net-A-Porter, Porter and One Kings Lane promise swift delivery for online purchases. But if you’ve left it too late and can’t wait for additional 3 days until delivery or 10 days (my case since I’m in the Philippines), then head to the nearest mall and start shopping.
I have compiled nine gifts you can buy, that won’t so much look as if they were an afterthought.
A gift with a conscience, the Clever Canvas Tote from Love Brand & Co. is perfect for those who want to give in more ways than one during the festive period.
Candles from W17 in fig, pear, cognac.
A finely crafted piece of furniture from E. Murio. Trust me, it’s perfect for a friend who’s nesting and looking for an accent piece for his/her home.
Ground rules - hand knotted, hand tufted rugs by Inigo Elizalde for Tai Ping
Get him fitted! Bespoke basics from Ascot Chang. Enough said.
One for the little one at little bean sprout.
Holiday diffusers from Daphne - a divine scent is always appreciated.
And yes, basic matter – you can’t go wrong with classic nylite canvas in white from Tretorn