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THIS IS WHAT BLOGGERS WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
For this unique Christmas gift guide, we’ve turned to some of our favourite blogger friends to find out what they have on their Xmas list this year. The result has brought a truly varied compilation of present shopping ideas to hopefully inspire you. We have a luxurious £4500 chess set and a £50 shaving brush stocking filler, among many others. Merry Christmas everyone!
Versailles: From Louis XIV to Jeff Koons
"I love big fat coffee table books and I just wish I had more to display. Some publishers, such as Maison Assouline, know how to create masterpieces that provide so much pleasure for some winter evenings."
Stephan Maurel, Style Pilot
Manastash Monster 700 II
"Never mind November, I want December to spawn a Monster, ideally in XL and placed underneath my tree on Christmas morning. The Monster in question being this behemoth of a jacket from Japanese jacket geniuses Manastash that they've made in conjunction with down experts Nanga."
Neil Summers, @neilsummers_
Asprey Leather Chess Case
"When lockdown 2.0 kicked in I decided to give chess a go. I've been learning online for a few weeks but hope to participate in a face to face game at some point soon (fingers crossed). Having recently renovated my home office I may well drop a few hints for a good quality chess board as a statement piece."
Simon Holbert, off the cuff / ldn
Moorswood Harris Tweed Ramblers Roll
"This winter will mostly see team Ernest out on some windswept moor or hillside, and when it’s time to sit down with a dram of whisky and admire the view, we’d be thankful for a Harris Tweed Ramblers Roll from Moorswood. These handsome portable picnic blankets are handmade in Devon using natural fibres, lined with organic wool felt and a water-resistant wax cotton base."
Abigail Whyte, Ernest Journal
Kent Brushes Synthetics Shaving Brush
"My new year’s resolution is to take grooming a bit more seriously regardless of whether the world goes back to normal or not. I have my eye on this super-soft synthetic shaving brush by Royal Warrant holder, Kent Brushes. This new generation of shaving brushes are handcrafted in England and filled with innovative super-soft Silvertex bristles that are stiff enough to lather soaps and creams with ease, but also luxuriously soft to touch on the face and prevent irritation."
Craig Landale, Menswear Style
Hand and Jones Cashmere Intarsia Lion Sweater
"I would really like a super-soft cashmere jumper to lounge around the house in - yes, I know, still not bored of doing that! This one is by Hand and Jones, a new British premium basics brand and they have this cute intarsia lion designed by illustrator Nicola Rowsell."
Marcus Jaye, TheChicGeek
Diptyque Feu de Bois Scented Candle
"I love the idea of a gift being something that I wouldn't buy for myself. A perfect example is a candle, definitely not essential, but such a nice luxury. I've got lots of favourites, but for me Diptique Feu de Bois is the scent I like to come home to, and this excessively large one, will ensure I'm covered for the year!"
Jude Taylor, @Jude
SKN-RG Total Grooming Luxury Gift Travel Kit
"Clinically active, high-performance skincare is definitely on my Santa's list this Christmas! Especially since I will be hitting the big 3.0 next year in June. The SKN-RG Total Grooming Luxury Gift set contains four grooming must-haves to age-defy, soothe and lift without the use of synthetic, harsh ingredients."
John Wharff, Mister Wharff
N.Peal 007 Classic Polo Neck Sweater
"As a James Bond enthusiast I’d love to add the N.Peal 007 classic polo neck sweater to my collection. Inspired by the sweater Roger Moore wore in the showdown with Kananga in Live and Let Die. If I were to receive this for Christmas I’d be utterly insufferable throughout the holidays. Doing inelegant shoulder rolls upon every room I entered and introducing myself as 'Brooker, Peter Brooker' to anyone that has the misfortune to ask my name."
Peter Brooker, From Tailors With Love
Apple Watch SE
"I love gadgets and the Apple Watch has become the must-have accessory. A challenging year, 2020 has made us become more health-conscious, a by-product of this is the increasing popularity in activewear and fitness equipment more than ever. It's stylish, practical and a great stocking filler. Wearable tech is the future!"
Remi Akande, The Style Lawyer
Mitre Ultimax Replica '95 Football
"It has absolutely got to be Mitre's return of the 1995 Ultimax football and apparel collection to match. So much nostalgia for those of us in our 30s!"
Dan Sinnott, High Street Gent
Nike Performance Infinity Run FK
"Like everyone, I’d love for some normality to be restored soon but as unlikely as that is, I’d never say no to a new pair of running shoes. At the moment I’ve got my eyes on the Nike React Infinity Run in black & white."
John Robertson, The Everyday Man