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What I really want for Christmas…

Posted on by Beyond Bespoke

Whether it’s cashmere bed socks or hand-crafted spoons, these are the Christmas gifts that our writers would like to wake up to on Christmas morning… 

Kate Shapland, beauty editor and founder of MyShowcase
“First, please can I have Bella Freud’s Loving Candle – an out-of-this-world mix of tuberose and amber crystals, £40. Also, I’d love Kure Bazaar’s Hope Nail Lacquer – have you ever seen such a gorgeous green as this? Exactly. £15. Finally, I can’t get Lulu Frost’s Gold Tone Radiant Drop Earrings out of my head! £160.”

 

Bella Freud Christmas gifts

 

Clare Foster, gardens editor
“What I really want for Christmas is a pair of Fermob sun loungers in meadow green. If Santa can’t stretch that far I’d be happy with a set of Sophie Conran Ombre enamel pots to hide the ugly plastic pots on my kitchen windowsill – in turquoise. I’m obviously craving bright colour at this dark time of year.”

Freeman sun lounger Christmas gifts

Joanna Weinberg, food writer
“Please may I have for Christmas a monthly delivery of flowers from the gorgeous Bramble & Wild in Frome, a night away at the Beckford Arms’s lodge in Tisbury, a Le Creuset crêpe pan, and a pair of cashmere bed socks from the White Company. Oh, and love, peace and happiness for all.”

Beckford Inn Christmas gifts

Jo Denbury, interiors writer
“It would be a hand-crafted spoon by Luke Wood. If I could choose, it would be made of blackened Bog Oak that has been preserved in the Cambridgeshire Fens for thousands of years, which gives it the fantastic patina. Each piece is original, bespoke, irreplaceable and a little piece of British history.”

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Chris Bucknall, motoring writer
“I’d be extra good from now all the way to Christmas morning if Santa promises to bring me a McLaren F1 (1992-98). It is unquestionably the finest car ever built. They made just 64 road-going versions. It is capable of 243 mph. A racing version won the 1995 Le Mans race. And it’s got three seats (so my wife and my son can enjoy the ride). What more could a boy want?”

Mclaren F1 Christmas gifts

John C. Benjamin, jewellery expert
“My ideal Christmas present would be a miniature terrestrial globe. These were popular in the 18th and 19th century – roughly the same size as a snooker ball, they were often housed in shagreen boxes and were thus beautiful little conversation pieces as well as useful scientific accessories.”

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