To aid decision-making, Fieldhouse is arranged roughly into categories: home, kitchen, women, men, children, novelties (great stocking fillers) and toiletries, which really is just as well, as the diversity of merchandise could be overwhelming for even the seasoned shopper. Lesser-known brands such as the toiletry label, Zarvis, are stocked alongside old favourites Penhaligon's and Crabtree & Evelyn. The comforting thing about the whole arrangement is that when faced with shopper's paralysis, they are happy to assist with suggestions.

Fieldhouse, 89 Wandsworth Bridge Road, London SW6 (0171-736 7547)

Above: hurricane lamp, pounds 18.50; green bauble, pounds 13.95; silver bowl, pounds 29.50; angel, pounds 42.50; candlestick, pounds 72.50. Left: Zarvis toiletries - Emergency zone kit, pounds 13.95; Body zone, pounds 14.50; Eye pack, pounds 11.50.

Below left: leopard-print coffee cup and saucer, pounds 13.65; blue and white container, pounds 9.25