home for under pounds 6
These days the truly fabulous are investing more in their homes than on their wardrobes. Bathrooms, kitchens and studies are all just screaming out for a make-over.
1: For a bathtime treat to make Cleopatra jealous, Daisy the cow Milk soap, pounds 5.95, from The Conran Shop, Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London SW3, inquiries 0171-589 7401.
2: Scribble sweet nothings in pistachio, cream and baby blue notebooks, pounds 4.50 each from Paperchase, 213 Tottenham Court Road, London W1 and branches nationwide. For stockists, call 0171-580 8496.
3: Aluminium mug not recommended for hot drinks, might be a bit of a scorcher, pounds 4.95, from Muji, 26 Great Marlborough Street, London W1, 0171- 323 2208.
red for under pounds 30
If in doubt, go for something bright and vibrant. Red is always a good winter warmer and, unlike chocolate brown and grey, it never goes out of fashion.
4: Brighten up dark winter nights in red cotton pyjamas, pounds 27.50, from Habitat, as before.
5: Pack up your make-up troubles in a red vanity case, pounds 19.95, The Conran Shop, Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London SW3, inquiries 0171-589 7401.
6: Dress up like Little Red Riding Hood in a red hat complete with plaits, pounds 19.50, from The Hat Shop, 14 Lamb Street, London E1, inquiries 0171-247 1120.
Gadgets for under pounds 50
Everybody loves a gadget on Christmas Day, something they can plug in, shake up, wind up and play with for the day. It's not just children who want toys for Christmas.
7: Two-timing made simple with a Dual face watch, pounds 47.50 at Paperchase, as before.
8: Practise your saucy skills and combine it with a Billy Whisk, pounds 19.75, by Phillips, available from John Lewis, Oxford Street, London W1 and branches nationwide; inquiries 0171-629 7711.
9: Mix the perfect cocktail every time with a classy shaker. Just twist the sections round for cocktail recipes, pounds 49 from Jerry's Home Store, at Bentalls in Kingston; Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London W1, inquiries 0171-581 0909.Reuse content