Sweating it out over the fact you haven’t finished (read: started) the Christmas prep? I hear you! Bridal Editor’s last minute bridal gift guide is made with the last minute folk in mind.
While some may be lounging about drinking vintage champagne on velvet sofas (cos’ they’ve already wrapped the gifts, erected the tree and probably (somehow) prepped the Christmas dinner) others (i.e. me) are still running around trying to tick off the work to-do list, answer emails and forage for gift-appropriate items. If this strikes a chord with you too, you’re in luck. I’ve somehow managed to squeeze out (between all the foraging) a carefully curated bridal gift guide for the festive season. Bursting with bride-worthy gifts (including Lulu Guinness loveliness, a Substack recommendation and a Rattan Bar Drinks Stand) this is the festive gift guide you need in your life bride-to-be.
P.S. And don’t forget to copy, paste and share this URL with your partner-to-be – now THAT’S what we call a hint.
Ready? In no particular order, let’s go…
#1 OLIVER BONAS | Gift Guide
Attack the wedmin – champagne coupe in-hand – in the glorious pink glow of this coveted Champagne Pink Neon Sign (£130) by high-street fav Oliver Bonas. And, while you’re at it, check out the rest of their coveted neon signs and achingly cool bulb options they have on offer. Starting with their Amour Pink Neon Sign (£130) and beachy Palm Paradise Pink E27 2W LED Light Bulb (£25).
#2 Beautifect Box Nude with Rose Gold, £279
Behold the Beautifect Box Nude, the invention that not only allows you to apply your makeup on the go (and wherever you are: taxi, hotel room, bathroom with terrible lighting – you name it) but offers up a truly aesthetically pleasing storage solution for all of your favourite makeup products.
#3 A pamper session – Duck & Dry style | Gift Guide
If the wedding stress is getting too much (you’ve been waking your partner up in the night shouting about the seating plan in your sleep) why not add a session of pampering at Duck & Dry to your festive wish-list? With it’s gram-worthy interior, cocktail and prosecco bar and Duck & File nail bar (their largest yet FYI), it’ll be the perfect opportunity for you to chill and reboot post-festivities.
#4 La Panthere Limited Edition EDP by Cartier | Gift Guide
Fall in love with Cartier’s La Panthere Limited Edition EDP and that iconic architectural bottle. Crafted by Cartier Perfumer Mathilde Laurent, this is a present you’ll definitely want waiting patiently for you under the tree.
#5 Things Worth Knowing with Farrah Storr – Substack Subscription
“The secret thoughts, conversations and lives that women keep…by the ex-editor of ELLE and Cosmopolitan.” Farrah Storr
If you’re looking for an opportunity to escape the world for a minute and indulge in some thought-provoking, brilliantly captivating writing, a subscription to Farrah Storr’s Substack is it. Dropping into your inbox each week, her words offer up a moment to press the pause button and step away from the hustle and bustle. An annual subscription gives you access to everything from an exclusive live writing course, writing groups and exclusive access to Farrah’s monthly Ask Me Anything. Discover the array of paid subscription options available here.
#6 Lulu Guinness is calling | Gift Guide
I’m in no doubt you’ll want a slice of Lulu Guinness’ Natural Victoria sponge Handheld Clutch Bag, £395. This beauty has got wedding cake written all over it, and is the perfectly playful number for a 2023 summer do pre or post-wedding. And, while you’re there, it’s worth checking out the above too…
Blush Medium Lips Clutch Bag, £295, Lulu Guinness
Black Pearl Medium Lip Turnlock Queenie Handbag, £325, Lulu Guinness
Ivory Shell Mini Collectibles Charm, £125, Lulu Guinness
Natural Small Victoria Sponge Jewellery Box, £175, Lulu Guinness
Blush Lips Keyring, £65, Lulu Guinness
#7 Molly Armchair by The Lazy Stylist | Gift Guide
Now, this is one for all of Bridal Editor’s Australian readers. Meet The Lazy Stylist’s Molly Armchair in Creamy Ivory. Completely enamoured? Yep, me too.
#8 Leopard Neutral Brown Bomber Jacket by Oliver Bonas, £79.50
This print. Those colours…and the fact there’s a matching pet jumper available too. SOLD. Say hello to Oliver Bonas’ Leopard Neutral Brown Bomber Jacket.
#9 Melody Heels by Forever Soles, $360
Lovingly hand-beaded with shimmering pearl flowers, Australian-based Forever Soles’ Melody Heels are made for the aisle. If you need me, I’ll be here fawning hopelessly over them for the foreseeable future.
#10 John Lewis Beauty Buys | Gift Guide
Gucci, Carolina Herrera, Hello Sunday? We’re definitely here for the array of sumptuous beauty gift ideas on offer at John Lewis this festive season.
Gucci Palette, £145, John Lewis
Carolina Herrera Lipstick starting from £25, John Lewis
Hello Sunday Hand SPF, £9, John Lewis
#11 Peacci Stocking Fillers to Love | Gift Guide
Ask for a stocking filler that takes the shape of Peacci’s S.K.I.N Full Set and keep on top of your mani this 2023. The brand also have some sumptuous nail lacquer shades too (SWOON).
#12 Piaf Rattan Bar Drinks Stand, £275, Oliver Bonas | Gift Guide
Everybody loves a cocktail trolley, and this Piaf Rattan Bar Drinks Stand from Oliver Bonas will look endlessly on-point adorned with your Champagne pink neon sign and those coveted second-hand champagne coupes you’ve been eyeing up in your local vintage store.
#13 Kaviar Gauche | Gift Guide
Dreaming about Kaviar Gauche’s Sparkle Lily Earrings? I hear you. This effortlessly luxe bridal label really knows what they’re doing when it comes to those all-important bridal accessories (have you seen the Sabel Blazer?)
Logo Sweater, €99, Kaviar Gauche
Kaviar Gauche Eau de Parfum, €69 – €99, Kaviar Gauche
Sabel Blazer, €1,390, Kaviar Gauche
Sparkle Lily Earrings, €249, Kaviar Gauche
#14 Sole mates from SOPHIA WEBSTER | Gift Guide
They’re the winged sole mates that many a modern bride dreams over and I can’t get enough! If there’s a pair of SOPHIA WEBSTER’s under the tree this year (or tucked in a stocking, I’m not picky) I’ll need to sit down.
P.S. Read Bridal Editor’s interview with the designer SOPHIA WEBSTER herself, here.
#15 Frida Slingback Sandals, €690, Rime Arodaky | Gift Guide
There will always be room on Bridal Editor’s festive bridal gift guide for French bridal powerhouse Rime Arodaky. This year, it’s all about the luxury bridal label’s Frida Slingback Sandals. I’m in love.
#16 THE CLUB I WANNA JOIN – LEPEL CLUB
Meet Lepel Club, the brand you need to know about this 2022 (and beyond). First up on my wish list is Lepel Club’s Let’s Drink Pearls Transparent Single champagne glass (€17.50) followed very swiftly by their limited Perle, Pearl Spoon (set of two – €24.95). You’ll want to check out their Instagram too FYI.
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Merry Christmas all – from Bridal Editor x