Present buying for your little ones can easily take up your entire headspace and quite often, little imagination is left for gift ideas for you, your partner and friends! I always feel that Christmas gift giving should have an element of surprise. Opening something you would never normally buy for yourself is such a wonderful feeling. As a personal shopper I’m quite often tasked with buying gifts on behalf of people, so here is The Style Alchemy’s Gift Guidefor Grown Ups to inspire you!
Statement Earrings – £180 – FOR HER
I simply adore Marni’s statement earrings this season like these from Matchesfashion
Gucci Pouch – £495 – FOR HER
You could opt for a classic Gucci bag, but why not be more playful this Christmas?! I love this bright red leather pouch clutch available from Net a Porter.
Personalised Cashmere Scarf – £99 plus £5 per letter – FOR HIM
Fenwick of Bond Street have launched a new personalisation suite which personalises pretty much anything from jewellery to hats, scarves, perfume bottles, clothing bottles, luggage tags. So many ideas to run with. I love the cashmere scarves and such a great price too!
An original gift for either him or her. The gift card gives you the option of an ultimate wardrobe cleanse or a style overhaul with a curated personal shopping session. It’s what you’ve secretly been dreaming about.
Silk Pyjamas – £355 FOR HER
The ultimate indulgence. Derek Rose’s silk pyjama sets are delicious, like these.

LEGO Architecture – from £29.99 FOR HIM
Lego for grown ups – our new obsession in our household at the moment. We all secretly love building our children’s LEGO, so the architecture series is great for everyone to get involved. Why not pick a city and then surprise him with a weekend break there after the LEGO build?!
Blaze Milano Jacket –  £970 FOR HER
Ok, I know I’m obsessed, but can someone please surprise their loved one with THE jacket of now?! Choose from an inspiring collection. Personally I love the classics.
Dinner for 2 at Scotts – FOR HIM / FOR HER
A lovely surprise you can both enjoy at some point in the future. You have up to a year to redeem your voucher, so have plenty of time to arrange babysitting and make a night of it!

What’s not to love about this?!
An elegant forever gift that gets better with age.
I can vouch for the delight in receiving this as a gift, as my husband surprised me recently with it! It has everything you need to get you party ready. The best thing about it, is that when you’re done with the products, the box makes a great jewellery or play box for your daughter!
Want Les Essentials backpack – £450 FOR HIM
Men can be difficult to buy for, but you simply can’t go wrong with anything from Want Les Essentials. Understated but cool.
I love this school backpack. Send your man off to work in the morning looking effortlessly stylish.


By Sam Jones

For more information or help with gifts for grown ups, please feel free to contact us at The Style Alchemy.