Why We Love Christmas
As the first windows of Advent calendars fly open, there’s a spirited feeling that the Christmas countdown has begun. And who doesn’t love this magical time of year? Not only does it bring charming decorations and sumptuous food, but also a chance to celebrate with loved ones, dress yourself in sparkles and shop like you’ve never shopped before. Read on for a cheering reminder of the season’s greatest comforts and an edit of irresistible Christmas essentials.
From intimate dinners with friends to full-blown family parties, Christmas is a time for making memories with your nearest and dearest. If you’re hosting a supper or soirée, be sure to set the mood from door to dining room with a homemade wreath and decorative table setting. Festive music essential and fizz aplenty!
A Chance To Sparkle
With a full social calendar on the agenda, look to shimmering knits, embellished dresses and metallic heels for covetable partywear classics. Don’t forget to accessorise too: box clutches are at their most dazzling for AW15.
...Or Be Playful
No Boxing Day is complete without a Christmas jumper. We love Markus Lupfer’s sequin motifs for edge and Wildfox’s slogans for pure jollity.
Time To Let It Glow
Lower lights and darker nights are a perfect excuse for some you time, so curl up with a cashmere blanket and set a spiced candle burning in the background to create your very own seasonal sanctuary. The cosy night in will be welcome break from Christmas parties.
Eat, drink and be merry, as the saying goes - and we quite agree. From mince pies in the pantry to a fridge brimming with farmhouse cheeses, game pȃtés and meats, the Christmas spread should cover the traditional fare, plus a few extra surprises. Go all out with a luxurious hamper, making sure you also stock up on family favourites.
Finding That Perfect Gift
There’s nothing quite like seeing someone special open a gift they love. If you’re struggling to find that stand-out something, look to our Gift Guide for a helping hand.
Deck The Halls
Christmas decorations have seriously upped their game this year, so step away from the tinsel and delight in beautifully-detailed ornaments, magical snow globes and frosted wreaths. For something more unique, why not opt for a cat-face bauble or a polar bear on skis?
A build-up and a countdown all at once, the shared excitement in the run-up to Christmas is half of the fun. From devouring the first Advent chocolate to putting out Rudolph’s carrot with your little one on Christmas Eve, the weeks of December should be long and drawn out, with plenty of festivities packed in, plus, plenty of time to browse the just-dropped new season collections for the perfect style update.
Shop from our super-festive edit below.
Discover our Ultimate Gifts edit for some extra-special inspiration.