Desirable gifts and winter must-haves for the fun festive season.
A smooth, full-bodied cognac, made from the two most sought-after vineyards of the Cognac region. Enjoyed neat or on ice – or even alongside a rich chocolate dessert or Parmesan cheese – the XO delivers an outstanding sensory experience. Designed and manufactured by Britain's last remaining teddy bear manufacturer, and with only 250 teddy bears in production this handmade limited edition bear dressed in an adorable faux fur trim cotton velvet coat is bound to melt some hearts come Christmas Day. Pullman Editions designs striking original limited-edition posters that capture the enduring appeal of Art Deco. Their newly-commissioned posters feature glamorous winter sports and summer resorts around the world, as well as the world's greatest historic automobiles. An East West travel collection which radiates elegance and simplicity, the British Alpaca Travel Collection includes the alpaca cashmere wrap that doubles as a meditation mat or comfy blanket with handmade artisan slippers, made from the softest of British Alpaca cloth to sooth your feet. Nirvana, come rain or shine. This frilly long black umbrella will grant you the true state of happiness when you're under it. Made in the UK with high density luxury yarn. The handle is handmade and cast from pewter. The butterfly handle is hand finished in black enamel. Containing rare Welsh gold as used by members of the British Royal family for over 100 years, Clogau's luxurious Masque necklace is inspired by the opulence of the opera, and the wonderful performance of the court masque. This majestic silver and 9ct rose gold necklace enthuses style and sophistication. GAIL'S Bakery introduces its first ever advent calendar this year - filled with bespoke chocolates made in collaboration with chocolatier Alex Mariz, as well as mini gift certificates for an additional treat to be redeemed at any of the bakeries, this is the perfect countdown to Christmas. Stunning Single Grain Scotch Whisky from the House of Haig, created in partnership with David Beckham. With its unique and striking square bottle design, HAIG CLUB brings a contemporary twist to Scotch and is a flawlessly stylish Christmas gift. Prestat, chocolatier to Her Majesty The Queen, has created ‘A Chocolate Feast Celebrating The Twelve Days Of Christmas' which brings to life the famous carol with the excitement and anticipation of opening a daily treat over the holiday.
HAIG CLUB (70cl), £45 haigclub.com
The Nirvana Umbrella frilly long black umbrella, £385 gizellerenee.com
Alpaca Cashmere Wrap £150, handcrafted alpaca slippers £95 alpacaexclusive.com
12 Days of Christmas Chocolate Feast , £14 prestat.co.uk
Over 100 designs available, priced at £395 each pullmaneditions.com
Rémy Martin XO, £150 selfridges.com / thewhiskyexchange.com
Merrythought, Christmas Teddy Bear, £169 merrythought.co.uk
Masque White Topaz Necklace, £159 clogau.co.uk
GAIL'S Advent Calendar, £30 gailsbread.co.uk