Editor’s pick: Beautifully designed Christmas gifts 2016

Luxury Christmas Gifts

Shopping for loved ones at Christmas is never an easy task, especially if you’re looking for beautifully designed gifts that are guaranteed to wow your recipients!

Luckily, we’ve come to your rescue this year.  The LDC editorial team have curated this luxury gift guide with items to suit all tastes.  There’s truly something for everyone:

Intertwined Space Necklace designed by Ruth Brown Jewellery

If you’re looking for a statement piece of jewellery for a loved one this Christmas, we recommend the Intertwined Space Necklace designed by Ruth Brown Jewellery.


It’s a striking piece inspired by the “distorted reflections and negative space found in modern urban environments and industrial architecture”.  The necklace is handcrafted from fine squares of silver wire and 9ct gold, with polished services that catch and reflect the light. It’s designed to be light and wearable.  The necklace is available from the Craft Design House for £2,600.

Perfect for:  a lucky lady that you’d love to impress.

TINCTURE holistic cleaning & lifestyle products:

London brand TINCTURE creates 100% natural products that are made here in the UK.  Their bottles are beautifully designed and innovative too.


They’re the first company to include silver technology in their bottle material to prevent the spreading of bacteria.  They also score points for being incredibly environmentally conscious and cruelty-free.


At the moment, their website only lists their home cleaning range (including a gorgeous light and refreshing room spray designed to restore wellbeing) but their lifestyle range (including hand creams and lotions) will launch in selected John Lewis stores shortly.

Perfect for:  friends and family members who adore natural, cruelty-free and beautifully designed products.

Seletti monkey lamps:

If your gift recipient has a fun-loving personality, they’ll adore these striking monkey lamps designed by Raimondi Malerba Marcantonio for Seletti.  There are several different version of the lamp available, as pictured below:


Available to purchase from Graham and Green.  Prices start at £170.

Perfect for: quirky friends and family members who love eclectic interiors and striking designs.

Mia Fleur round brass and marble drinks trolley

This stunning drinks trolley has graced the pages of all the glossy magazines this year. It’s received accolades from The Sunday Time’s Style, Women and Home, Prima and Ideal Home!

Round Brass and Marble Drinks Trolley

Constructed from brass iron and marble, this drinks trolley will make a statement in any home.  Available from Mia Fleur for £345.

Perfect for: anybody who loves a tipple and appreciates beautifully designed furniture.

Round Brass and Marble Drinks Trolley

Lewis & Nico Layshaft and Gear Lamp

Seriously impress the Formula One fan in your family with this lamp designed by Memento Exclusives.  Each lamp is made using gears re-engineered from Formula One race cars driven by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.  The gears are still in their original race-used condition.  Prices from £499.

Perfect for:  petrol heads and Formula One fanatics


Armani Biker Blouson:

This jacket by Armani is a stylish piece that ticks all the boxes!  With its distinctive 70s feel, biker style cut, camel colour fabric and asymmetric zipper, it’s the epitome of winter 2016 style.

Armani jacket

Furthermore, it’s crafted from beautiful quality faux fur and faux leather, making it highly ethical.  Costs £360.

Perfect for: fashion-conscious ladies.

Wild & Wolf Gentlemen’s Hardware Laptop Case

Did your husband buy a new Macbook air this year?  Or, perhaps your dad treated himself to a Microsoft Surface?  If so, this stylish laptop case will make a thoughtful gift.  It’s fashioned from faux brown leather and dark blue canvas.  It’s suitable for laptops up to 13″ wide.   The stylish and sophisticated laptop case costs £32 at Black by Design.  Also check out the coordinating wash bag and tool belt.

All Work and No Play Laptop Case

Perfect for:  keeping any gentleman’s laptop covered and safe.

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