Elfridges Loves: Wow-worthy Gifts
Not sure what to get your nearest and dearest this Christmas? Then leave it to the Elfridges, our talented team of in-store shopping gurus. In this special edition of Selfridges Loves, the Elfridges reveal their insider picks to ensure everyone from your amazing mum to your foodie friend receives the most special gift this year.
For your partner in crime
"For her, jewellery will always be a winner, and this year we adore Annina Vogel's beautifully quirky, vintage-inspired pieces – each one is unique. For him, our favourite scent in the Selfridges Fragrance Hall is Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille – an addictive blend of spicy tobacco and creamy vanilla that develops beautifully throughout the day. The exquisite decanter will look the part on your dressing table."
For your amazing mum
"Smellies are always well received at Christmas, but to really knock her socks off, why not treat your mum to something she'd never buy for herself? We love this beautiful bag from Mulberry – it's refined, elegant (but not too 'mumsy'), and will make her feel like the superstar that she is, every time she wears it."
For your diamond dad
"These limited edition cufflinks – created exclusively for Selfridges this Christmas by Tateossian – are as unique as your dear old dad. Crafted from rose gold, slate and glistening pyrite, this is a classic choice that's guaranteed to wow."
For your glamorous gran
"Christofle has been making the finest silverware and home accessories since 1830; now it has teamed up with Moleskine – a favourite among writers and artists alike – to create this wonderful notebook and bookmark gift set. Who wouldn't want to unwrap this on Christmas Day?"
For your tech-savvy sibling
"Dyson's Supersonic hairdryer is the must-have beauty product right now, thanks to its innovative design and incredible power. Or, for a sibling with less hair, we recommend Bang & Olufsen’s handy Bluetooth speaker. It fits in the palm of your hand and offers unbelievable sound quality for its size."
For your fussy friend
"We've all got that one tricky person on our list, and, for them, you can't beat one of Diptyque's stunning Christmas candles. We're yet to find a single person who doesn't instantly love the wonderfully wintery scent of pine needles and patchouli – the perfect festive addition to any home."
For your hipster friend
"First came craft beer, then English sparkling wine; now Japanese whisky is the trendiest drink around. Winning numerous international awards in recent years, Japan's exports are typically fresher and more delicate than traditional whiskies. This Hibiki blend – produced by Suntory, Japan's first ever distillery (founded in 1923) – has a wonderful aromatic flavour."
For your foodie friend
"Brand new this Christmas, our salted caramel panettone has taken the food world by storm – and it's not hard to see why. Salty, sticky and totally moreish, this modern twist on a festive classic has been created exclusively for Selfridges by the Filippi family in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Avoid food envy by getting one for yourself while you're at it."
Your awkward teenager
"If you're looking for the crème de la crème of headphones, Bowers & Wilkins can't be beaten on sound quality – plus they're super stylish to boot. It's the perfect excuse for your moody teen not to say a word to anyone on Christmas Day – what more could they want?"
For your little elf
"Jellycats makes the softest and squishiest toys ever. They're designed to last and always go down an absolute treat with kids of all ages (we still get teenagers coming in to buy them!). This year we love the giant unicorn, brand new to the range for 2016."
Fancy some one-on-one shopping advice? Then don't hesitate to book a complimentary appointment with the Elfridges, available in each of our four stores. They'll help you find the ultimate gift for that tricky person, or tick off your entire list in one fell swoop. Book your appointment below or drop in to your local Selfridges.