Fashion editor’s stylish gift picks
My gift selections are so often coloured by my own experiences and life-enhancing ‘stuff’
1 SLEEP SOUND
If you want a ‘wow’ present, try Olivia von Halle ‘Coco Amethyst’ silk PJs, €495, The Marvel Room, Brown Thomas
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 ....
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
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!
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
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
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
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