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Christmas gift ideas and inspiration for women

  • Heart of the matter

    This pure cashmere jacquard Heart scarf is made by enduring British fashion brand Burberry – creators of the classic Gabardine trenchcoat. The playful heart motif is a nice touch for those of a romantic inclination.

  • Object of desire

    British brand Wilbur & Gussie’s evening bags are made of silk and jewel-encrusted. Glamorous and luxurious, designs range from small, hard-case clutches with bevelled sides to classic envelope clutches.

  • Flapper's delight

    Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby divided critics, but there’s no denying its visual flair and sheer panache. So the DVD or Blu-ray could be a good bet for those who missed it at the cinema.

  • The bright stuff

    This rainbow-hued, decorative dish will be treasured forever. Inspired by the Royal Academy exhibition of David Hockney’s work, A Bigger Picture, it is made of kiln-formed glass and echoes motifs in the artworks.

  • Golden age

    Donna Tartt’s long-awaited third novel, The Goldfinch, has been much talked about. Telling the tale of an explosion, a stolen painting and a teenager’s angst, it is a hefty 800-page tome, so this is one for committed Donna fans only.

  • On beauty

    The joy of receiving a gift that is beautiful and fundamentally frivolous should not be underestimated. Look no further than the golden pineapple jar – perfect for trinkets, it can be placed on the bedroom dressing table and gazed at lovingly. This one is by Merchant Archive.

  • Tread lightly

    Published in 1958, Truman Capote’s novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a classic – and quite dark - tale, featuring the character Holly Golightly, the author’s best-known creation. The loose film adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn transformed Golightly into a cultural icon.

  • Off the cuff

    Jewellery designer Kirsten Goss experiments with stone-cutting and metalwork techniques, and her style is directional and elegant. Her Deco-inspired cuffs are made with hand-crafted brass, some featuring set stone.

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