Christmas is a time for giving, so what better way to celebrate than with our annual gift guide to the best treats, treasures and temptations this December. We round-up our favourite gifts in Belgravia. There is something for him, for her and for the home.
CHRISTMAS 2017- TOP TEN GIFTS
Caroline Bucci (4 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8JU)
£2,550 Caroline Bucci Recharmed Lucky Charms Bracelet
A classic charm bracelet with a twist, in brightly coloured semi-precious stones and Freshwater Pearl beads. Each elegant hand-made bracelet comes complete with a selection of Lucky Charms. Bracelets are available in a variety of gems including: Bamboo Coral (shown), Amazonite, Dumorite, White Jade, Sunset Sone and Eagle Eye. Available in 18k Yellow, White, Pink or Black Gold.
Harvey Nichols (109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ)
£295 Harvey Nichols Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné
Andy Warhol, the father of Proport created an incredible 15,000 works of art between 1948 and 1987. Phaidon have collated a definitive record of the artist’s paintings, sculptures and drawings. The catalogue also contains some rare materials including: newspaper scraps and movie star publicity stills that inspired Warhol’s fascinating life and career. Famous for his iconic silk screens of Campbell’s Soup cans, Marilyn Monroe and cows, now it is possible to discover the true extent of Warhol’s varied creativity.
The Fine Cheese Company (17 Motcomb Street, London. SW1X 8LB)
£57 The Fine Cheese Company Christmas Cake
Add some sparkle to your Christmas with this alternative Christmas cake made from wheels of cow’s milk cheese and topped with indoor sparklers to add a bit of glitz to the festive feast. The cake comprises: Langres – an aromatic cheese from Champagne; Cornish Yarg – a brightly flavoured cheese wrapped in nettles; Brillat Savarin – a luciously creamy cheese made with triple cream; and Fougerus – a soft sweet and full-flavoured cheese, often described as halfway between a Brie de Meaux and a Cambembert de Normandie.
The Lanesborough (Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA)
£PoA The Lanesborough Festive Shop & Stay
A trip to Winter Wonderland couldn’t be more luxurious than booking a stay at The Lanesborough, right on Hyde Park Corner. This former hospital has been home to the world’s most famous stars, yet maintains a discreet elegance and every guest is treated as a superstar. Book a Festive Shop & Stay and you will be treated to a chauffeur-driven car transfer and dedicated butler to collect your shopping, while you pop into London’s best loved Christmas attraction for some fun in the Winter Wonderland.
Neill Strain Floral Couture (11 West Halkin Street, London, SW1X 8JL)
£195 Neil Strain Sugar Plum Wreath
Known for his elegantly opulent floral displays, Neill Strain Floral Couture has designed a range of exquisite Christmas wreaths to add some decadence to any door. Available in a variety of designs, the fabulously festive Sugar Plum wreath has vibrant purple baubles, stunning foliage, a pretty pink and gold bow, plus optional butterflies, to provide the finishing touch.
Rachel Vosper (69 Kinnerton Street, London, SW1X 8ED)
£195 Rachel Vosper Alma collection candle in Hellebores
Christmas isn’t Christmas without an array of seasonal scents to get everyone in the festive spirit. Rachel Vosper makes bespoke candles in her boutique store on Kinnerton Street in an array of exotic fragrances including French Lavender, Fig and Jasmine. Through a collaboration with London’s luxury leather supplier Alma, Rachel Vosper has beautiful hand-crafted candle sleeves, to add an air of style to a truly unique gift. The Alma collection is available in a range of colours and fragrances; why not choose Hellebores – the perfect scent for Christmas?
Vis a Vis Paris (6/7 Motcomb Street, London SW1 X 8JU)
£PoA Vis a Vis Paris silver and gilt split bowls
The vision behind Vis a Vis is that true luxury adapts to the individual. The brand renowned for its luxurious embroidered linen offers an exclusive collection of accessories for the home, including these stunning gold and silver bowls, perfect for displaying your Christmas treats to indulge in during the festive fare.
Rococo Chocolates (5 Motcomb Street, London, SW1X 8JU)
£125 Rococo Chocolates Christmas Library Collection of 25 Artisan bars
This beautiful gift has a kaleidoscope of colours – perfect for chocoholics this Christmas. A delicious selection of 25 artisan chocolate bars with moreish flavours from Cardamom and Christmas Pudding to Ginger and Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh. The selection includes milk, dark and white chocolate bars – something for everyone.
Christian Louboutin (23 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB)
£635 Christian Louboutin Aketata sandals
Pretty in Pink: these spectacular shoes from one of Britain’s most sought-after shoemakers, will surely put a spring in the step of anyone heading to a party this season. Gloriously shiny rose patent leather sandals, with elegant scalloped rim and chic covered buckle ankle straps. The sophisticated Aketata cutaway d’Orsay Sandal adds a timeless look to any outfit. 120mm heel.
Otto Lenghi (13 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB)
£150 Otto Lenghi Christmas Hamper + champagne
The perfect gift for your favourite foodie, from Belgravia’s best delicatessen. This festive hamper includes chutneys and relishes for cold meats and cheese, savoury snacks to accompany festive drinks and sweet treats to indulge in, plus the essential bottle of champagne to get any celebrations started in style.
Henry & James
Belgravia office: 1 Motcomb Street
London SW1X 8JX
T: + 44 (0) 20 7235 8861