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Christmas Gift Guide: The most beautiful designer gifts under £500

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Christmas gift guide: designer gifts under £500

With Christmas officially around the corner, we’ve rounded up the most beautiful designer gifts under £500. Happy shopping. 

It’s officially Christmas: chestnuts are roasting, fires are roaring, Michael Bublé is on repeat and advent calendar treats are acting as breakfast food across the country. 

When it comes to Christmas shopping, though, we bet you fall into one of two categories; either you have meticulously planned every present for friends and family, bought them six months ago and have got them all wrapped, labelled and ready to go in to a festive storage unit. Or (like me) you have refused to do anything festive (including Christmas shopping) until 1 December hit, and now it has, it’s time to get shopping.

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Opening any present on Christmas morning sparks a joy unbeknown to you the rest of the year – even the socks you didn’t really want evoke a smile – but there is nothing more magical than ripping back that brown paper to reveal something you really wanted rather than needed. Something with a shiny logo attached to it, something designer.

But we know designer presents come with a designer price-tag, which is why we have rounded up the best designer gifts under £500. 

From the chicest handbags to the coolest jewellery, gift giving never looked so good. 

  • Emilia Wickstead pyjamas

    Emilia Wickstead printed pyjamas
    Designer gift guide: Emilia Wickstead printed pyjamas

    Nothing tops off a day of ultimate indulgence than going to sleep in designer pyjamas, and no pair is prettier than Emilia Wickstead’s ditsy floral shirt and bottoms. 

    Floral-printed cotton pyjamas, £490, Emilia Wickstead 

  • Prada satin headband

    Designer gift guide: Prada satin headband
    Designer gift guide: Prada satin headband

    Responsible for the headband craze of both 2018 and 2017, the Prada headband has reached icon status - and those who wear it will also share such status. Now that’s a Christmas present. 

    Pink satin headband, £170, Prada 

  • Ba&sh Teddy bag

    Christmas gift guide: Ba&sh Teddy bag
    Christmas gift guide: Ba&sh Teddy bag

    Classic but contemporary, Ba&sh’s new Teddy bag is one to buy now and keep forever. 

    Tan leather bag, £300, Ba&sh 

  • Christian Louboutin pumps

    Christmas gift guide: Christian Louboutin pumps
    Christmas gift guide: Christian Louboutin pumps

    Red soles aren’t just for Christmas, they are for life. A contemporary classic, the heeled suede Louboutin 85mm pump is sure to set hearts aflame. 

    Black suede pumps, £495, Christian Louboutin 

  • Brora cashmere scarf

    Christmas gift guide: Brora cashmere scarf
    Christmas gift guide: Brora cashmere scarf

    A scarf designed by Helena Bonham Carter as an act of solidarity with ‘Phenomenal Women’ emblazoned across it. Maybe we’ll just keep this gift for ourselves. 

    Cashmere scarf, £225, Brora 

  • Saint Laurent rubix cube

    Christmas gift guide: Saint Laurent rubix cube
    Christmas gift guide: Saint Laurent rubix cube

    Christmas entertainment, but make it fashion. 

    Checkered brain-teaser, £70, Saint Laurent 

  • Laura Lee diamond stud earrings

    Christmas gift guide: Laura Lee diamond stud earrings
    Christmas gift guide: Laura Lee diamond stud earrings

    Sweet, delicate and packed full of diamonds. This is the kind of triple threat we can get on board with. 

    Moon earrings, £175, Laura Lee 

  • Raey cashmere roll neck

    Christmas gift guide: Raey cashmere roll neck
    Christmas gift guide: Raey cashmere roll neck

    Take on the winter months in the perfect cashmere roll neck jumper. Wear with cream denim for an easy day time look and over a silk dress for the evening. 

    Cashmere jumper, £495, Raey 

  • Preen by Thorton Bregazzi cushion

    Christmas gift guide: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi cushion
    Christmas gift guide: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi cushion

    Known for their feminine florals and frills, this Preen by Thornton Bregazzi is a fashionable addition to any home.

     Satin and velvet cushion, £185, Preen By Thornton Bregazzi 

  • Pour Les Femmes pyjamas

    Christmas gift guide: Pour Les Femmes pyjamas
    Christmas gift guide: Pour Les Femmes pyjamas

    These regal pyjamas will have you sleeping like a queen. 

    Fleur de Lys print pyjamas, £240, Pour Les Femmes 

  • Jacquemus gold earrings

    Christmas gift guide: Jacquemus gold earrings
    Christmas gift guide: Jacquemus gold earrings

    The gift of gold never goes out of fashion, and neither will these Jacquemus letter-drop earrings. 

    Multi-hoop earrings, £375, Jacquemus 

  • Ganni parka jacket

    Christmas gift guide: Ganni parka jacket
    Christmas gift guide: Ganni parka jacket

    Danish cult-brand Ganni serve up serious outerwear and this beieg parka is no different. The outdoor companion you never know you needed. 

    Parka jacket, £390, Ganni 

  • Victoria Beckham t-shirt

    Christmas gift guide: Victoria Beckham t-shirt
    Christmas gift guide: Victoria Beckham t-shirt

    With a classic tongue-in-cheek slogan and luxe feel, Victoria Beckham puts her stamp on the classic white t-shirt. 

    White t-shirt, £95, Victoria Beckham 

  • Anissa Kermiche vase

    Christmas gift guide: Anissa Kermiche vase
    Christmas gift guide: Anissa Kermiche vase

    Garnering the homes of every stylish influencer, the ‘Love Handles’ vase from jewellery designer Anissa Kermiche, comes up trumps on insider wish-lists (ours included). 

    ’Love Handles’ vase, £340, Anissa Kermiche 

  • Celine bracelet

    Christmas gift guide: Celine bracelet
    Christmas gift guide: Celine bracelet

    Long-standing fans of Celine will already be familiar with the house’s gold jewellery offering. This season, creative director Hedi Slimane puts a new spin on and old classic. 

    Gold bracelet, £325, Celine 

  • Off-White make-up bag

    Christmas gift guide: Off-White make-up bag
    Christmas gift guide: Off-White make-up bag

    For those who need some help with organisation, or for those seriously into organisation. 

    Make-up bag, £165, Off-White 

  • Tiffany & Co porcelain trays

    Christmas gift guide: Tiffany & Co porcelain trays
    Christmas gift guide: Tiffany & Co porcelain trays

    Bring Tiffany & Co’s iconic blue into your home via their set of 4 porcelain trays. For jewellery, snacks or just as a decorative feature they are bound to induce some serious swooning. 

    Set of 4 plates, £190, Tiffany & Co 

  • Christmas gift guide: Stella McCartney bag

    Christmas gift guide: Stella McCartney bag
    Christmas gift guide: Stella McCartney bag

    Stella McCartney serves up the ideal cross-body bag, and naturally, it’s good for the planet too. 

    Cross-body camera bag, £450, Stella McCartney 

  • Erdem earrings

    Christmas gift guide: Erdem earrings
    Christmas gift guide: Erdem earrings

    Trust red-carpet maverick Erdem, to come up with show-stopping jewellery at an affordable price. 

    Crystal earrings, £275, Erdem 

  • Bottega Veneta mini pouch bag

    Christmas gift guide: Bottega Veneta mini pouch bag
    Christmas gift guide: Bottega Veneta mini pouch bag

    Without a doubt Bottega Veneta’s ‘Pouch’ bag was the bag of 2019. Normally coming in over £2,000 this super sweet mini version is available for a fraction of the price. 

    Mini ‘Pouch’ bag, £465, Bottega Veneta 

  • Chloé wallet

    Christmas gift guide: Chloé wallet
    Christmas gift guide: Chloé wallet

    Classic, chic and actually useful - thank you Chloé. 

    Leather wallet, £355, Chloé

  • Gucci candle

    Christmas gift guide: Gucci candle
    Christmas gift guide: Gucci candle

    There are candles and then there are Gucci candles. 

    Rose-print candle, £435, Gucci 

  • BY FAR sandals

    Christmas gift guide: BY FAR sandals
    Christmas gift guide: BY FAR sandals

    A mix between an evening shoe and the barely-there sandal that found fame this summer, BY FAR have got you covered for the festive season and the months ahead. 

    Black sandals, £352, BY FAR 

  • Dinosaur Designs resin bowl

    Christmas gift guide: Dinosaur Designs resin bowl
    Christmas gift guide: Dinosaur Designs resin bowl

    Designer gifts need not be limited to clothes and accessories, we will gladly take homewares like this too. 

    Resin salad bowl, £355, Dinosaur Designs 

  • Maria Tash diamond earring

    Christmas gift guide: Maria Tash diamond earring
    Christmas gift guide: Maria Tash diamond earring

    Responsible for the teeny tiny earring movement, jeweller Maria Tash has amassed an army of followers for her #curatedear designs. Join the club with this diamond hoop. 

    Diamond earring, £420, Maria Tash 

  • Rixo shell bag

    Christmas gift guide: Rixo shell bag
    Christmas gift guide: Rixo shell bag

    The cool girls wear Rixo dresses and the even cooler girls wear Rixo bags. 

    Shell detail bag, £225, Rixo 

  • Alessandra Rich chandelier earrings

    Christmas gift guide: Alessandra Rich chandelier earrings
    Christmas gift guide: Alessandra Rich chandelier earrings

    For those seeking Christmas sparkle, look no further. 

    Crystal earrings, £400, Alessandra Rich 

  • Agent Provocateur dressing gown

    Christmas gift guide: Agent Provocateur dressing gown
    Christmas gift guide: Agent Provocateur dressing gown

    Set the luxury bar high by swapping in your current dressing gown, for a silk embroidered number from Agent Provocateur. 

    Silk dressing gown, £325, Agent Provocateur 

  • Mulberry tartan scarf

    Christmas gift guide: Mulberry tartan scarf
    Christmas gift guide: Mulberry tartan scarf

    Add a heritage feel to even the simplest of looks with Mulberry’s checked scarf. 

    Checked scarf, £150, Mulberry 

  • JW Anderson anchor logo wallet

    Christmas gift guide: JW Anderson anchor logo wallet
    Christmas gift guide: JW Anderson anchor logo wallet

    For all your Christmas spending money… 

    Anchor wallet, £160, JW Anderson 

  • Fendi sunglasses

    Christmas gift guide: Fendi sunglasses
    Christmas gift guide: Fendi sunglasses

    Fendi take a classic eyewear shape and immediately give the it a modern spin with their all over Fendi logo print. 

    Cat-eye sunglasses, £229, Fendi 

  • Loewe printed scarf

    Christmas gift guide: Loewe printed scarf
    Christmas gift guide: Loewe printed scarf

    Oversized silk scarf with delicate fringing at the edges courtesy of Loewe will bring colour and texture to every outfit. 

    Printed scarf, £395, Loewe 

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