On the hunt for the perfect gift for the leading lady in your life? From luxe watches and earrings to scented candles and sleek sunglasses, Knightsbridge has got you covered
Christmas gift guide: for her
This sleek bracelet watch from Ted Baker is practical and makes a real fashion statement – talk about having the best of both worlds!
Emily Flower Bracelet Watch, £160, Ted Baker, 75 Brompton Road, SW3 1DB
What’s better than a stay at The Lanesborough? How about taking the essence of this luxury grande dame home via a charming scented candle. Infused with a medley of geranium, citrus and lavender with pretty-as-a-picture packaging, the candle is inspired by neighbouring Hyde Park.
Luxury Scented Candle, £45, The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, SW1X 7TA
A diary is an excellent gift at this time of year. And if you’re trying to make more eco-conscious choices, it makes sense to invest in a classic Smythson 100 per cent leather diary. Even more so now that the brand has introduced a new Evergreen refillable cover design meaning that, year after year, you can keep this trusty companion by your side.
Smythson Evergreen Refillable Diary in Ludlow, £295, available at Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL
Do you have a beauty addict in your life? Treat them to the ultimate make-up collection, specially curated by Harvey Nichols in a classic black hamper and featuring a mix of cult and classic products from the likes of Nars, Hourglass, Fenty Beauty and Charlotte Tilbury.
Makeup Heroes Hamper, £130, Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ
Bell of the ball
Sleigh your look this festive season with Burberry’s elegant new nappa leather handbag with a cute detachable bell charm.
Mini Shield Sling Bag in Mimosa, £1,490, Burberry, 1 Sloane Street, SW1X 9LA
A beautiful coffee table book always scores highly when it comes to thoughtful gifts. This elegant tome accompanies the V&A’s current exhibition, Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto, which is the first of its kind in the UK dedicated to the legendary couturier.
V&A Gabrielle Chanel exhibition book, from £25, available at the V&A Shop, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road SW7 2RL
It’s only rock ’n roll
A pair of sunglasses may seem like an incongruous gift in winter but, let’s face it, a great pair never goes out of style. These achingly cool Cutler and Gross sunnies – designed in collaboration with London-based jeweller The Great Frog and made in Italy – feature subtle dagger and skull-and-crossbone details.
Cutler and Gross X The Great Frog Lucky Diamond Round Sunglasses, £650, Cutler and Gross, 16 Knightsbridge Green, SW1X 7QL
Add a touch of sparkle on Christmas morning (or any day of the year, for that matter) with these pretty star-shaped drop earrings from AllSaints. At less than £50, they’re wallet-friendly too.
Bella Star Pendant Chain Drop Earrings, £49, AllSaints, 61 Brompton Road, SW3 1DP