Primrose Hill Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Here are our picks of Christmas Gifts from independent retailers in Primrose Hill.

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PRIMROSE BAKERY

Treat your little angels to the ultimate in baking classes from this cupcake heaven (from £55). The Christmas masterclass will teach the art of decorating gingerbread men too. And plenty of delicious goodies to take home. primrose-bakery.co.uk

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BOTTLE APOSTLE

At last the perfect advent calendar to ensure the happiest of hubbies. 24 days of craft beer to count down the days till Christmas, including hand-selected lagers, stouts and pale ales. Festive mood guaranteed! (£60) bottleapostle.com

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PRIMROSE HILL BOOKS

Share the art of contentment this Christmas with the guide to Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), the Danish art of enjoying life’s simplest pleasures. Choose Hygge by Marie Tourell Soderberg (£12.99) for a step by step insight, or cook your way to comfort with Trina Hahnemann’s Scandinavian Comfort Food (£25). primrosehillbooks.com

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KETURAH BROWN

Indulge yourself or drop a not-so-subtle hint
An exquisite selection of lingerie from the softest wisps of lace to the cosiest of sleepwear. I fell in love with this Mimi Holiday eyelash lace set (Bra £55, Panties £40) and this sensual satin robe by Verde Veronica (£175). Keturah Brown Lingerie (Facebook)

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PRIMROSE HILL PETS

Your pooch deserves a pressie too and you won’t be able to resist this Puppia Fairisle gilet (£31) to keep your four-legged friend warm and stylish on your morning walks. Lots of other festive goodies, from chewy Christmas crackers (£2.25) to fun-filled stockings (£7). primrosehillpets.co.uk

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MELROSE & MORGAN

The Christmas hamper is making a comeback and I love this modern take on an age-old tradition from our local foodie experts. Their seasonal fayre includes plump Plum Pudding, delicious Marzipan Fruit Cake and white chocolate Florentines. Create your own hamper from £50. melroseandmorgan.com

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PRIMROSE INTERIORS

Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than this optical artwork by Patrick Rubenstein. Inspired by the Pop Art movement, Patrick created this stunning piece shimmering with gold leaf to add new heights of luxury to your walls. Love by Patrick Rubenstein £POA (you can’t put a price on love!). primrose-interiors.com

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GALLERY 196

An Aladdin’s cave of eclectic gifts. Multi-coloured cushions and embroidered throws are brought to you from across the globe, as well as these kaleidoscopic Moroccan tea glasses (£59 for six) that will brighten up any Christmas table. Serve on this etched silver tray (£42). gallery196.com

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ADAM SIMMONDS

No need to wait until the sun shines to wear sunglasses. Ask any mum who does the 7am school run! You can’t go wrong with either of these on-trend cat eye frames by Dita. Black ‘Magnifique’ (£335) and metal-rimmed ‘Stormy’ (£505). adamsimmonds.co.uk

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SWEET PEA

You will definitely be in her good books if jewels are on your shopping list this year. Go subtle with these 18ct gold diamond star studs (£380) or make a real statement with these delicate 18ct gold hoops with layers of fine chain (£1,350). Simply stunning. sweetpeajewellery.com

PAMELA SHIFFER

This luxurious faux fur jacket by La Fabrique (£429) is the answer to all your fashion prayers and will look stunning over an LBD to bring in the new year. Lots of cosy accessories too with pom pom trimmed leather gloves (£35) and snuggly cashmere socks (£15). pamelashiffer.com

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RUTH KAYE

There’s nothing more thoughtful than the gift of personalisation, and here you can find the most incredible array of technicolour notelets, pencils, place cards, napkins; in fact anything you can imagine can be created to fulfil all your stationery dreams. (Bespoke service from £98) ruthkayedesign.com

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SEW MUCH FUN

For the creative in your life, whether they know it yet or not, a ‘sew your own’ cushion kit. For kids and adults alike this cosy fleece cushion with cute woodland creatures is easy to make and comes hand-cut and ready to sew (£20). Sewing classes are on offer too (from £12). Sew Much Fun (Facebook)

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AESTHETICS LAB

Give the gift of youth with a voucher from this miracle worker. So many rejuvenating treatments, including Facial Yoga Treatment (£180) or the Plasma Facial (£375) where you will be pushed, pulled, peeled and massaged back to a bygone era. aestheticslab.co.uk

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POST OFFICE

In the modern age of all things hi-tech, it’s time to go retro and give this limited edition Christmas stamp set to any budding philatelist. This presentation pack celebrates 50 years of festive stamps and features this year’s playful designs by paper artist Helen Musselwhite (£9.55). royalmail.com

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FITZROY’S

Whether you’re planning a cosy lunch for two or a fully-fledged family feast, there’s nothing quite like a good ol’ traditional table decoration. This centrepiece with rich red roses (from £25) and luxe scented candle (£50) will bring a warm and festive feel to any Christmas table. Just add turkey! fitzroys-of-primrosehill.com

And a P.S..

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OKA

When the gift-buying fatigue hits, I recommend a pit stop at my favourite sushi place and home from home for a glass of their Japanese-inspired mulled wine. Made with hot sake, red wine, cinnamon and winter fruits, you will soon be feeling full of the joys of Christmas. (£5 per glass). okarestaurant.co.uk

Article by Henrietta Klug
Photography by Sarah Louise Ramsay www.slrphotography.co.uk

 

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