John Lewis IS Christmas and this is why – Our 10 favourite present picks!
Unless you’ve run away to join the circus or have had limited access to electricity, and therefore your television for the past few weeks, you would’ve undoubtedly seen what has rapidly become everyone’s favourite element in the oh-so-exciting lead-up to Christmas; the John Lewis festive advertisement.
Monty the oh-so adorable penguin and his thoughtful human friend have not only captured the hearts of children all over the country hoping to receive a cuddly replica toy under the Christmas tree come December 25th, they’ve also warmed our hearts over here at My Celebrity Fashion.
In a fitting tribute to the magic and joy the genius team at John Lewis continue to fill us with year after year, we have spent some dedicated time on their awesome website, sourcing the perfect items to gift the loved ones in your life this year.
So, seeing as we’ve done the hard part for you, after you’ve read this post for inspiration you can get back to the REALLY important festive activities, which are:
Listening to Christmas songs at full blast for 9 hours a day
Stuffing your face with mince pies and Quality Street chocolates whilst reassuring yourself the diet will start (again) come January 1st
Subtly hinting to your boyfriend what you really want this year for Christmas is an all-expenses paid trip to New York without sounding too demanding
Repeatedly watching the John Lewis Xmas advert for the millionth time on YouTube!
For your boyfriend- Fred Perry Classic Shoulder Bag – £50.00
This uber-cool Fred Perry shoulder bag is sure to give the man in your life a fashionable edge for use at school, university or work. What we love about this bag in particular though is the awesome colour. Maroon is going to be a huge colour for menswear in 2015 (you heard it here first!) so why not make sure your boyfriend is one step ahead of the game in the style stakes?
For your Mum- Creme de la Mer The Sculpting Collection Gift Set – £300.00
Trust us on this, NOTHING will impress the most important woman in your life more this Christmas than this luxurious beauty gift set. Crème de la mer is an internationally renowned brand, known for incredibly fast and long-lasting results. Combining ground-breaking technology and natural ingredients, it is one of the most coveted brands around and is used by the A-list stars the world over. With a gift as special as this, you will definitely be getting the first slices of turkey at the Christmas dinner table.
For your Dad- Taylor’s 100 Years Tawny Port Collection £160.00
Don’t ask us why but it’s a universal fact that all dads love port, or at least all of our dads love port! This collection from Taylors features one hundred years’ worth of classic port encompassing a range of distinctive and delicious flavours. Your dad will love the present, but the tough part will be convincing him not to crack open a bottle once the red wine has run out on Boxing Day evening, because port like this deserves a very special occasion!
For your best friend- Red Letter Days Luxury Twilight Pamper Treat £199.00
So this is a bit of a cheeky one that will benefit you as well as your bestie at the same time! The offering from Red Letter Days comprises of a luxury four-hour pamper session for you and your friend at a high-class spa location in the UK. You can also take advantage of the saunas, steam rooms, swimming pools and gyms, as well as a spa treatment performed by a professional therapist. Go on, treat yourself and your BFF, you know you deserve it!!
For your Brother- TOM FORD Noir Eau de Parfum - £58.00-£72.00
There is nothing worse than a smelly little brother (trust me I have previous experience!), so treat your male sibling to a classic fragrance like this for Christmas and you’ll be laughing all the way into the new year! The dreamy signature scent of fashion designer Tom Ford has notes of nutmeg, black pepper, rose and sage, and no doubt help your brother to impress the ladies for the duration of the party season and beyond.
For your Sister- Miss KG Esther Sling Back Stiletto Court Shoes £80.00
Are these just bloody incredible or what? The towering stiletto, the black gallery sparkle and the peep-toe finish all add up to the makings of the ultimate festive party shoes in our book! You can snap these Miss Kurt Geiger heels up for just £80 in sizes 3-8 over on the John Lewis website. What’s more, if you do decide to treat your sister to these beauties and you both have roughly the same shoe size, you can blatantly ask to borrow them the next time you want to jazz up your LBD, so what are you waiting for?!
For your Grandmother- Collection Weekend by John Lewis Purl Stitch cashmere cardigan £89.00
By giving your Nan the gift of cashmere this Christmas, you are effectively telling your siblings and cousins that you are now taking the undisputed title of ‘favourite’ grandchild. This stunning baby blue deluxe cashmere cardigan, with detailing to die for, will work as a staple to any stylish Grandmas wardrobe the year round. It comes in sizes 8-18, but make sure you hurry as stocks of these cashmere items are limited in the run-up to Christmas.
For your Grandfather- John Lewis Monty & Mabel Penguin Men’s Fleece Mule Slippers, Grey – £15.00
How could anybody resist treating their grandpa to these adorable ‘Monty the Penguin’ slippers this Christmas, which are actually featured in the John Lewis advert itself! Created from beautifully cosy fleece material, these truly festive slippers will work to keep your Gramps feet warm and snug during the cold winter months that lie ahead, as well as helping to remind him of you everytime he looks down at his feet!
For your Co-Worker- Luckies Karoto Vegetable Peeler – £9.95
This funky gadget is quite frankly genius. At just £9.95, it’s an absolute bargain buy for any secret Santa recipient you randomly pick out of the hat in the lead up to Christmas! It’s called ‘The Karoto’ and brilliantly manages to erase any need for a traditional, and rather terrifying, vegetable peeler by replacing it with a giant pencil sharpener-shaped peeler. It’s perfect for carrots, courgettes, parsnips and cucumbers. If ordering from the website we’d strongly suggest you order two, one for your secret Santa, and another for yourself.
For your Little Cousin-
Young kids are the absolute worst to try and buy for at Christmas because unlike your adult friends and family members, they will NOT try to hide any disappointment or sadness if they are not completely satisfied with the gift you have chosen for them.
To try and avoid a situation like this for yourself this Christmas, for girls we suggest investing in this highly coveted ‘Elsa Music & Lights Dressing-Up Costume’ from THE Disney movie of the year, Frozen. Not only will the little princess in your life look just like the main character from the film in this outfit, she will also have a discreetly hidden button allowing her to play music from the film through her outfit! Disney Frozen Elsa Music & Lights Dressing-Up Costume - £40.00
For boys, what better gift than one giving them the opportunity to generate even more noise than they are already capable of making? That’s exactly what you’ll be doing by purchasing this John Lewis drum kit! What’s more, until the 27th of November you can receive 25% off the price of the set over on the John Lewis website. ROCK ON! – John Lewis Drum Kit - £45.00