Monday 23 July 2018

Fashion editor’s stylish gift picks

Boxed writing set
Boxed writing set
Festive jumpers
Silk PJs
Tassel earrings
Canon EOS 200D
Red and Black Stephens Green Cobbles Print Wool Scarf €95
Lilypearl Garnet Dress Ring
Clover Rua prints of Dublin landmarks
Clover Rua prints of Dublin landmarks
Bairbre Power

Bairbre Power

My gift selections are so often coloured by my own experiences and life-enhancing ‘stuff’

1 SLEEP SOUND

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Silk PJs
 

If you want a ‘wow’ present, try Olivia von Halle ‘Coco Amethyst’ silk PJs, €495, The Marvel Room, Brown Thomas

2 TASSELS

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Tassel earrings
 

Love tassel earrings? This burgundy ‘Mystic Glam’ pair are €9.99 from Parfois

3 RED'S THE COLOUR

You can dress up any outfit with a dash of red. Gift these velvet-feel stiletto back-zip shoes, €49, Marks & Spencer, or my favourite orangey/red lipstick, Tom Ford’s  ‘Flame’, €49, Brown Thomas. It’s a real treat at Christmas! 

4 WHY, THANK YOU!

Put pen to paper with this boxed writing set, €15, Francis Brennan Collection at Dunnes Stores. Jot down those important 2018 dates in a Smythson diary with my favourite blue paper, €55, The Marvel Room, Brown Thomas

5 MEMORIES ARE MADE ....

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Red and Black Stephens Green Cobbles Print Wool Scarf €95
 

This KDK red/black wool  scarf features a print of  St Stephen’s Green cobbles — an old haunt from my school days. €95, boxed from Avoca 

6 FIRST FASHION INTERVIEW

John Rocha was the first designer I interviewed at age 21, and I love his home range at Debenhams. Set of three silver floral cut-out scented votive candles, €22.40;   Faith pink ‘Carin’ ankle-strap sandals, €47.60;  all from Debenhams. These sale prices apply this weekend

7 BUY IRISH

Assemble your own initial necklace at Inner Island in Arnotts, Henry Street where chain, initial and two charms cost €80. These Clover Rua prints of Dublin landmarks are striking in monochrome. €16, The Christmas Collective, Kildare Village

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Clover Rua prints of Dublin landmarks

8 ON THE COUCH OVER CHRISTMAS

After eating her Christmas dinner, now’s the time to curl up on the couch and chronicle your mum’s favourite recipes for posterity. Notebook €15, and hot water bottle, €15, both Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic, Dunnes Stores

9 ONE DAY!

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Lilypearl Garnet Dress Ring
 

Given that my granddaughter is called Lily, it’s a name that catches my attention all the time now, as did this luxury Lilypearl green garnet cocktail ring in rose gold​, €5,500, from jeweller Nigel O’Reilly in Castlebar

10 TAKE AIM 

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Canon EOS 200D
 

Strike a pose for this Canon EOS 200D camera with Wi-Fi for straight-to-Instagram sharing. Available in a lovely vintage-inspired tan and silver, €684, Currys PC World

11 CHILLIN 

I’m old-fashioned and have always preferred ‘cans’ to ‘buds’. These Bluetooth headphones from Lidl cost €24.99,   available from December 7

12 WALK IN THE PARK

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Festive jumpers
 

Get everyone in one swoop with this family of festive jumpers, €11.99 for adults, €7.99 for kids and €6.99 for dogs in S/M/L,  available at Aldi stores from tomorrow

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