Just say ‘no’ to battling Christmas Eve crowds of weary, deer-in-headlights shoppers. We dare you to leave night-before-Christmas miracles to the elves and have everything wrapped and ready before mid-December so you can hit the mince pies and Christmas cocktails with a devil-may-care, festive twinkle in your eye.
If you’re struggling for ideas (or you just find Christmas shopping a total bore), we’ve put together the go-to list of yuletide goodies to cover every kind of fox.
We’ve focussed on independent British Brands with heart. Brands whose founders we know and love or whose aesthetic, mission or methods we really admire.
Consider this your your not-so-subtle reminder that when you shop small you make a difference.
Now go forth and make Christmas a whole lot easier....
Dora Larsen lingerie is designed in a studio in South East London and this brand’s colour combos put a new spin on sexy. The Olivia V-Neck Bodysuit is made of soft mesh with contrasting eyelash lace. This Christmas we suggest you pair it with our pink bias-cut 100% silk Aurora nightdress - on every sassy fox’s Christmas list.
Parterre’s “A Tribute to Edith” This British perfumer grows the key ingredients for all its fragrances at its own botanic estate, Keyneston Mill, a 50-acre parcel of beauty in Dorset dedicated solely to scented and aromatic plants. “A Tribute to Edith” is a heady rose fragrance with base notes of liquor. Parterre took inspiration from jazz-era Paris. What could be sexier?
Emma Aitchison’s Puddle necklace is the perfect décolletage-enhancing piece. Emma’s designs are inspired by the natural world and produced using the most sustainable methods possible. This piece’s beads and chain are made in the UK using recycled silver and 18ct gold plate. We want.
Fox Who Loves a Pamper
This fox loves nothing better than a quiet moment indulging herself - probably to some well-earned silence and a cup of something exotic with her feet up whilst treating her skin with a potion to enhance her fox beauty.
Dr Jackson’s is a Bristol-based, science-led, cruelty free organic and vegan skincare brand. This is ‘clean beauty’ at its finest. We love the Night Cap Gift Set - a perfect combination of powerful botanicals to moisturise while she gets some beauty sleep and a day oil that’s safe to use on everything from tail and nails to face. Also check out their Baobab and Rose Oil - heavenly.
We think your pamper-loving fox will love our deep v-neck Aurora green nightdress for her nighttime skincare routine and the matching soft silk Filipa eye mask will help her relax after a long day looking at a screen/toddler/spreadsheet.
With a flagship store in Soho in London, My Cup of Tea is a beautiful business founded with heart and knowledge and is a must-visit (either virtually or in person) for tea and tisane lovers. Using exceptional quality herbs, botanicals and essential oils My Cup of Tea creates not-often-seen combos that will make a perfect present for any fox who likes a little self spoiling. We have chosen their Rose and Cardamom tea - the mix of delicate sweetness from Rosa Damascena and the warming notes of cardamom will have your fox thinking she’s in a Hammam in Marrakech.
This fox is happiest pottering, curled up enjoying her hearth and home. Actually this fox may be the most natural recipient of silk pyjamas we know. We think our classic Dietrich double-breasted indigo PJs elevate time at home to a new level.
Genevieve Sweeney is a British knitwear designer who takes slow, sustainable fashion seriously. Made exclusively in the UK, Genevieve’s knitted mule slippers are the dream - intarsia lambswool knit lined with British sheep fleece - a byproduct of the farming industry. So your Home-Lovin’ Fox can potter, lounge and linger over eggnog wearing something beautiful in the knowledge that it's made from something that would normally be discarded, helping cut down waste. For an extra treat - check out Genevieve’s knitwear - you’ll be book-marking it for birthdays.
A Helm London candle is the perfect accompaniment to a bath, a cup of tea (or a glass of wine) and as far as gifts go, a candle is kind of a no-brainer. We all love them but we particularly love those from Helm London. Not only do they look chic but everything is sourced, designed and handmade in the UK. We chose Helm’s Christmas Spice Luxury candle as our seasonal burn - it captures all the Christmassy scents that are so evocative of this time of year - the zest of oranges and lemons, the smokiness of a wood fire and the warmth of cinnamon and nutmeg.
This fox is all about timelessness and quality. She’s not one for too much bold colour or print so we’ve paired our most classic of monochrome silk pyjamas with a couple of treats that are sure to appeal to her keen eye for quality. Gift these with one of our fun monochrome sleep masks - this one's a tribute to Bob Seger's '76 classic. But in case Bob Seger isn't her thing and because we're all about the classics, we've got something for all 70s and 80s music aficionados, from Patti Smith to Rod Stewart and even ACDC, just in case your now classic fox was once less classic, more hard rock.
Stow London are a travel accessory company created with care and an eye for detail that we rarely see. Their handcrafted designs are practical but luxurious and have been created for a lifetime of travel and use. We have chosen the See-View Leather Travel Pouch because we know through personal experience that these are indispensable when traveling for keeping vital bits and pieces together. Also check out their Tech Cases. Yum.
London-based Oyuna pushes the boundaries of cashmere design using meticulously sourced Mongolian cashmere, one of the most luxurious fibres in the world. Your Classic Fox will appreciate their Ivory Cashmere travel throw - an item perfect for the stylish traveller for when that cabin temperature drops and a stinky old plane blanket just will not do.
Got a younger fox in your life? You’ll be wanting something fun but special. Probably Instagram worthy? We got you covered.
Quail Ceramics is a British company whose ‘faces’ you may already know. Their pigs, pandas, chickens, foxes, hedgehogs and rabbits, along with a cast of others make the most brilliantly kitsch pencil-holders, egg cups and milk jugs that we know of. We’ve chosen a Panda Pencil Holder because, well, she still needs to do her homework, right?
What young Fox doesn’t love a cutesy hair accessory? Orelia London was started by two friends as a jewellery brand focused on charms and chains that use semi-precious components to create styles that don't break the bank. They now make everything from earrings and necklaces to rings and hair accessories. We’ve chosen their Gem Flower and Pearl hair slides - we love the colour combo of these floral inspired trio and we’re all for accessorising your sleepwear. Especially on Christmas morning.
We think every girl needs something beautiful to sleep in and Christmas is just the right time to treat your Teen Fox to a silk cami and short set. We have chosen our bold, bright striped Francesca silk camisole and matching Gigi silk shorts from our Selene Collection and paired them with the super-fun matching Kitsune sleep mask but you can check out our full selection of silk camis and shorts here.
Best Friend Fox
Pepper Pink Linen Pyjama Shirt, Pax Pink Linen Pyjama Trousers, Lola Silk Knickers St Tropez Print, Coquette Silk And Lace Bralette St Tropez Print, Tony's Chocolonely Big Chocolate Bars, Gracie Collins 'Book Lovers' Leather Bookmark
She’s been there through it all, right? The break ups with the ugly, snotty crying, the work dramas, the arrival of little ones, the weddings, the time she had to call you with a 'family emergency' to get you out of a bad date? (John, if you're reading this - sorry - it was you, not me.) We’ve got some ideas for the wing woman who’s seen you through life’s peaks and troughs.
If she’s a bookworm bezzie, we can think of no better treat than a book a month, every month, for a whole year! Libreria is a book shop in East London and is genuine heaven for bibliophiles but you needn’t make the trek - the brilliant people at Libreria will deliver a monthly handpicked choice of “low-profile, high quality fiction” every month with titles chosen by the store's multi-disciplinary (and very well-read) team. You can chose a 6 or 12 month subscription. Next she’ll be wanting you to join her bookclub…
This one requires very little explanation. What best friend catch up doesn’t need a block (probably should have used a plural there) of something rich and delicious? Tony's Chocolonely is UK-based chocolate company and has above-reproach ethics and a mission to make chocolate production slave-free. We love the story, the bright, fun packaging and what really counts - exceptional quality chocolate in delicious flavours. Our fave is the Dark Almond Sea Salt but we’re going out on a limb to suggest you buy your mate one of each and tie them in a pretty bow.
If there’s a sassier book mark, we’ve not seen it. This “Book Lovers” leather bookmark hand-made by UK jeweller Gracie Collins is a stocking-filler of dreams. We feel it’d be impossible to open this on Christmas morning and not feel genuine glee.
Or, why not give your BFF a set of our Pepper + Pax pink linen pyjamas for your next girl's night in or gift her the Coquette bralette and Lola Silk knickers in our Saint Tropez print - because if your best friend can't buy you fancy pants, who can?