Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Whatever Your Budget, GIFTS NOT TO BE MISSED

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Whatever Your Budget, GIFTS NOT TO BE MISSED

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Byline: Bibby Sowray has

With just a handful of shopping days to go until 25 December, you may be feeling stressed about what to get for your hard-to-buyfor family and friends. Do not fret -- we've got it covered with a guide to gifts that should win you serious brownie points come Christmas Day.

THE GIFT OF SOUND The popularity of podcasts means we're all hooked up to our headphones more than ever.

A stylish wireless pair makes a glorious gift and these noise-cancelling Beats, which fold neatly away, are hard to, er, beat. They also include a microphone, so you can call on the go. Beats Studio3 wireless Bluetooth headphones, PS299.95, John Lewis & Partners PERSONAL TOUCH For a really meaningful gift, you can't beat something with individual appeal. Monica Vinader's dainty diamond alphabet pendants are not only beautiful and glamorous, but also reasonably priced. Shown in stunning gold vermeil, they're also available in silver and rose-gold. Alphabet diamond pendant, PS150, Monica Vinader GO FOR THE BURN With our obsession for Instaperfect interiors on the rise, why not give a gift with style and substance? Aesop's solid brass oil burner is not only an object of extreme beauty that Continued on Page 46 Continued from Page 45 will look gorgeous atop any coffee table, but it's the perfect receptacle for the brand's delicious essential oils -- just add a tea light for instant atmosphere.

Brass oil burner, PS120, and Isabelle oil burner blend, PS25, both Aesop THE AFFORDABLE GEM Thanks to their delicate-yetimpactful versatility, pearls are enjoying a welcome renaissance A pair of statement pearl earrings are not only a great stocking filler, but also a budget-friendly buy. Opt for natural pearls with a rugged appearance and gold accents for a luxurious look.

Pearl earrings, PS15.99, Mango ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS KNIT Gap's rainbowstripe jumper has become something of a festive must-have. …

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