Drake’s Camel Wool Polo Coat
Even if you’ve never experienced a polo match in person, this timeless piece of mid-chukka wear is a wise investment. Ivy League in appearance but never costume-like, it is adaptable enough to be thrown over whatever outfit is underneath - even black tie. From East End favourite Drake’s, the double-breasted coats are woven in pure virgin wool, with swelled seams, horn buttons and an Ulster collar. Prepare for your gift recipient to never want to take it off.
Bennett Winch The Commuter Bag
When we are finally able to travel internationally without restrictions, ditch the bulky luggage you have to wait at the carousel to receive: instead take this handsome handmade holdall that’ll only improve as you use it. More compact than the British brand's best selling ‘Weekender’ bag, it has everything you might require for a overnight stay, including space for your laptop and gym gear.
Crockett & Jones Chelsea 11 Boots
When buying footwear for a loved one, the key is to invest in something of superior quality - an item they will always appreciate. These robust version of the Chelsea 5 boots are elegant and have a storm welt for added water resistance - good if you’re out enjoying the grotty British December.
Need to impress a true whisky connoisseur? Try one of only 81 bottles of this remarkable single grain whisky from Diageo’s Casks Of Distinction, sourced from what was once the largest grain distillery in Scotland, 20 miles outside of Edinburgh. Expect notes of mango chutney, toasted almonds, raisin fudge and toffee: in a word, wondrous.
£1630 including VAT, Duty and shipping from Justerini & Brooks. https://www.justerinis.com/
Curry & Paxton Hughes Sunglasses
Sub-£200 sunglasses are the perfect combination of being luxurious enough to hang onto without being so expensive that you worry about losing in the sea. These elegant tortoiseshell frames take a classic 1950s design and make it effortlessly contemporary. Don’t get caught out by a New Year’s Day walk after a heavy night.
Joshua Ellis X Giles Deacon scarf
Cashmere is a failsafe festive option for a reason. Warming, elegant and woven in Yorkshire, this super soft accessory is from a clothier who can trace its origins back to 1767: This season they have collaborated with couture designer Giles Deacon for a collection of six limited edition scarves, all illustrated with hand drawn pictures from the Chelsea Physic Garden. Buy one and wait for the compliments to start.
Jimmy Choo Man Blue Fragrance
Even if your partner is still eking out the same old scent, this is the time for a refresh. Jimmy Choo’s nose Nathalie Lorson created a contemporary, confident scent that can go from day to night, day time meeting to post-work date. Combining the aromatic Mediterranean Clary sage leaves, grained leather and smooth sandalwood, it appears both considered and effortless simultaneously.