Brummell Christmas Gift Guide 2023: for her

Treat the leading lady in your life to luxurious new bags, trinkets and accessories

Style 4 Dec 2023

Brummell Christmas Gift Guide 2023: for her

Desmond & Dempsey Soleia leopard-print quilted robe


Luxury loungewear at Christmastime is always a welcome gift. This cosy quilted robe from British independent label Desmond & Dempsey features an exotic tiger and floral pattern, which was designed in the company’s London studio, printed on organic cotton and made in Portugal. Desmond & Dempsey Soleia leopard-print quilted robe, £310;


Burberry Mini Shield Sling Bag in Mimosa


Sleigh Christmas shopping this year with Burberry’s funky new Mini Shield Sling Bag. The nappa leather handbag comes with a detachable bell charm, but this gift is definitely for life, not just for Christmas. Burberry Mini Shield Sling Bag in Mimosa, £1,490;


Chanel: Couture and Industry


There’s nothing like a classy coffee table book to exude intelligence and fine taste. Gift the cultured fashionista in your life a copy of Chanel: Couture and Industry, which accompanies the V&A’s current retrospective of the iconic French couturier. Chanel: Couture and Industry, £30.


Daybreak Weekender Duffle Bag


If your loved one’s New Year’s resolution is to travel more, then invest in this beautiful cotton weekender bag from Melbourne brand July. The simple, elegant design belies the bag’s copious storage and clever internal compartments, and the size is perfect for weekend city breaks without having to check the airline’s baggage restrictions. Daybreak Weekender Duffle Bag, £175;


Single Possession-set diamond Possession Décor Palace ring


Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. And the single brilliant-cut diamond that takes pride of place in Piaget’s 18k white gold Décor Palace ring is a dazzling focal point. The simple, contemporary design features a playful band that moves independently, meaning the diamond catches the light with every spin. Single Possession-set diamond Possession Décor Palace ring, from £2,340;


Essēn Glove Boot


Black boots and crisp winter days are a sartorial match made in heaven. The Glove Boot by ethical footwear brand Essēn is the perfect design: chic, timeless and versatile. Better still, each pair is handmade on demand in Italy to minimise waste, and the cloud-like memory foam sole provides optimum comfort. It’s also available in a vegan-friendly patent. Essēn Glove Boot, £319;


Gaâla Noelle dress


Red is an inherently festive hue, but this gorgeous vintage-inspired dress by Parisian ‘slow-fashion’ brand Gaâla proves that you can wear it all year round. The chic collar and nipped-in belted waist make for an eminently fashionable silhouette, and the dress is crafted from upcycled acetate so you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ve made a sustainable and stylish choice. Gaâla Noelle dress, £245;


Suján smoking slipper in Emerald


No item in your wardrobe could be more dapper than the smoking slipper. Worn around the house, it gives your average loungewear instant oomph – or you could easily wear them to your festive do to ensure all eyes are on you (and your feet). Artist-turned-shoe designer Penelope Chilvers has teamed up with Indian conservation and travel company SUJÁN to produce this rather special pair of velvet smoking slippers. Embroidered with a tiger in gold thread, the slippers are handmade in Spain, with 10% from each sale donated towards SUJÁN’s tiger conservation projects. SUJÁN smoking slipper in Emerald, £289;


MCM Himmel drawstring backpack in Lauretos


The backpack is one of the most practical and versatile bags you can have – but it’s not always the most fashion-forward. That is unless you invest in a backpack from German luxury brand MCM. This eye-catching nappa leather drawstring number is influenced by classic bucket silhouettes and features the signature MCM emblem (which stands for Modern Creation München) on an elegant cognac background. MCM Himmel drawstring backpack in Lauretos, £750;