Judie Cutting -
Founder & Creative Director
In need of some gift-spiration this festive season? Then look no further, because Guinea has compiled a luxury, yet capsule gifting guide for all the special people in your life!
A big focus for Guinea London this year has been the belief that, “less is more”, when it comes not just to our design style, but also to more sustainable shopping habits. So, we are continuing that trend with all things Christmas. Rather than going out and getting oodles of stuff, think about buying one special and memorable gift that will be treasured forever – it’s a nicer and more sustainable way to gift this Christmas.
For glitz and glam, Guinea is lusting after Daniella Draper Jewellery this year in a big way. Her bangles are as timeless, as much as they are beautiful and so easy to wear. Why not get your bangle inscribed with a special or even secret message for that extra personal touch? There is something for everyone, and the ring collection offers items for all budgets and tastes with an amazing choice of colours and designs.
Smith and Canova is a super British brand using the finest leather and materials to craft classic, yet fun bags and wallets. With over 100 years in the industry, they are seriously clever with leather. Guinea London’s top pick is their ‘Power Purse/Clutch bag’. Not only sleek and stylish, but they are rechargeable to give 5 hours charge for iPhone and Android phones - which, let’s face it is a pretty amazing idea. The Power Purse is available in so many colours, but our favourite has to be the metallic green.
We all know that you can’t beat a good bottle of fizz at Christmas – and our favourite tipple this season is by Fitz. This award winning English wine producer has created a sparkling wine that is absolutely delicious, and available as either a pink or white – at Guinea London the pink got the number one vote from HQ. So, whether you’re looking for the perfect house gift, or just something to swig whilst hiding in the pantry for some quiet time, Fitz is the fizz for you!
Food is a big part of the festive season, and our little secret to a stress free party season is Partridges of London. With foods and treats from around the world, including many naughty classic favourites from the States, like Kraft Macaroni Cheese, and cookie dough bites, Partridges has gifts galore for the foodie in your life. If you are not in London or, can’t face town then order online. Woohoo!
For the animal lovers in your life with that special furry friend, then look no further than small independent business Squiffy Print. We discovered the most fabulous organic cotton t-shirts and fab jumpers that can be personalised with you and your pet’s names and images. The possibilities are endless – great fun and available across all ages and sizes!
And finally, if you're looking for the perfect gift and a shot of relaxed glam, then Guinea London's 100% silk, one size, ruffle tops are the perfect present. Available in black or navy there is also a similar white and a cream option available - bag one for the ultimate wardrobe classic!
Happy shopping and good luck surviving the shopping, the festive frivolities, family dramas and madness!