Last-minute gifts for the stylish people in your life? We have you covered

Now make your list, check it twice and go forth for some elegant shopping

 

As somebody once said “a lovely thing about Christmas, is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together”. We couldn’t agree more.

One of the communal Christmas storms many of us go through is that frantic shopping expedition for last minute gifts. Yes, that may conjure up nightmare images of hastily procured, badly wrapped items – novelty socks! talc! – the stuff nobody really wants to wake up to on Christmas morning. But this selection is different. From sumptuous scarves to beautiful bags, these are gifts the stylish people in your life will thank you sincerely for.

Now make your list, check it twice and go forth for some elegant last-minute shopping. And when the packages are being opened in a few days remember the words of another yuletide commentator: “One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the livingroom on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.”

Rock Safari mini bag €210 from Arnotts
Rock Safari mini bag, €210 from Arnotts
White and navy elephant print silk wrap, €295 from Louise Kennedy, Merrion Square, Dublin
Patent Fernanda loafers €575, from Samui, Cork.
Legs 11 acrylic necklace €45 Om Diva, Dublin
Legs 11 acrylic necklace, €45 Om Diva, Dublin
Fab Food Trails gift vouchers
The Gentlewoman magazine €18 from Atrium, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin
The Gentlewoman magazine, €18 from Atrium, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin
The Magic Triangle scarf by Heather Finn handloomed in the North Strand, Dublin, €60 from www.heatherfinn.com, My Shop Granny Likes It, Galway and Hehirs, Clifden
The Magic Triangle scarf by Heather Finn, handloomed in North Strand, Dublin, €60 from www.heatherfinn.com, My Shop  . . . Granny Likes It, Galway, and Hehirs, Clifden
Camel sequin star beanie €79 Magee 1866 Sth Anne Street, Diublin www.magee1866.com
Camel sequin star beanie, €79 from Magee 1866, South Anne Street, Dublin www.magee1866.com
Christian Lacroix 4 Saisons notebook €48 Brown Thomas
Christian Lacroix 4 Saisons notebook, €48 from Brown Thomas
Red and gold vintage Pierre Cardin silk scarf with hand rolled edges €35 from Om Diva, Drury Street, Dublin
Red and gold vintage Pierre Cardin silk scarf with hand-rolled edges, €35 from Om Diva, Drury Street, Dublin
Mock croc handbags with original Bakelite hardware circa 1960s €65 Om Diva
Mock croc handbags with original Bakelite hardware circa 1960s, €65 Om Diva
Fronasetti scented candles €155 from Samui, Cork
Fronasetti scented candles, €155 from Samui, Cork
A gift voucher from Tropical Popical, Sth William Street, Dublin
A gift voucher from Tropical Popical, South William Street, Dublin
Red satin high heels €55 from M & S
Red satin high heels, €55 from M & S
Olivia Von Halle silk eyemask, €130 from The Marvel Room at Brown Thomas
Lambskin neckpiece by Roisin Gartland, €170 for a small size and €250 for a large, from Havana, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, and Granny's Bottom Drawer, Kinsale, Co Cork
Silk zodiac scarf, €195 from The Marvel Room at Brown Thomas
Stable fine knit alpaca lace garnet scarf, €220, www.stable.ie
Andres Sarda Venus all lace burgundy bra €120 with culotte €95. Also comes in charcoal and blush. Susan Hunter, Westbury Mall
Andres Sarda Venus all-lace burgundy bra, €120, with culotte, €95. Also comes in charcoal and blush. Susan Hunter, Westbury Mall
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