Great Christmas Gift Ideas For The Grown-Ups!
Ok so we know that Christmas is mainly about the kids – but there’s nothing like giving (and receiving!) something awesome too. Whether you’re in need of a little inspo for grandparent gifts, want to make sure your hubby’s stocking is stacked with the coolest pressies or want a few ideas for your own list to Santa, our little elves have been busy rushing around town to deliver some of the sassiest grown-up gift ideas this year.
For The Mamas: Stocking Fillers
Stocking 1: Savour the scent of Christmas with Diptyque’s new holiday candle; an essential for every mama’s stocking (and every home this winter!).
Le Roi Sapin, 70g for AED 175, 190g for AED 330 at all Diptyque Stores in Dubai
Stocking 2: What’s Christmas without a new sleepwear set? Seductive yet comfy at the same time, Oysho has some of the most divine options around.
Jumpsuit, AED 175 at all Oysho Stores in UAE
Stocking 3: Sand Dollar’s gorgeous range of luxury beachwear is just the thing for a Dubai mama! Available to buy online and in store – choose everything from beachwear to jewellery, cover-ups to accessories (seriously, mama will want it all!). With every beautiful beach brand under the sun, there are styles, shapes and patterns to suit everyone. Our fave? The Camilla swimsuit with its gorgeous tribal accents and gemstones – perfect for wearing on that dream vaycay to Zanzibar. (yes husbands, this is a hint…).
Camilla swimsuit, AED 1,390 available at www.sanddollardubai.com and in-store at Fairmont, The Palm
Stocking 4: Treat mama to a beautiful bangle from Danish brand Trollbeads – the grown-up version of a must-have friendship bracelet! The Trollbeads Winter Wonderland collection includes the prettiest glass beads in shades of ruby red, shimmering gold, and fir-tree green plus stunning pieces in the highest quality materials including sterling silver, gold, pearls, Murano glass, precious stones and copper.
psst…there’s a 20% discount Trollbeads discount for all Sassy readers – simply quote ‘Sassy Mama’ at any of their stores. Valid until December 30th.
Trollbeads bangle, AED 640 from Troll Beads, Dubai Festival City Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall or online at www.trollbeads.com
For The Mamas: Under The Tree
Save 1: Round towels are THE thing right now and this gorgeous number is the perfect beach companion.
Round beach towel, Available from The Beach People, AED 310
Save 2: Go vintage festive in this season’s must-have accessory: the choker. This beautiful rhinestone version makes for a perfect mama gift! Timeless and easy-to-wear – jazz it up with a little black dress or wear with jeans and a tee for that much-needed girls night out. This has definitely made our list to Santa this year. Find this and other lovely gift ideas on TROVEA.com‘s Xmas Edit, free delivery in the UAE
Rhinestone choker, AED 220, including shipping, from trovea.com – and Sassy readers get a lovely 10% discount – just use code SASSYMAMA10
Spend: Jewellery is a ladies best friend and this delicate rose gold bracelet set with stunning Rose Quartz is certain to make mama a very happy girl.
Rose gold bracelet, AED 535 by Monica Vinader, Mall of the Emirates
Splurge: Treat your lady to the bag of the year with this Mansur Gavriel mini patent leather bucket bag. The ultimate luxury gift, full stop.
Bag, AED 1160 at www.netaporter.com
For The Papas: Stocking Fillers
Stocking 1: Every chap needs new underwear every year (without fail!) and Calvin Klein offer the best boxers around.
CK1 boxer briefs, AED 160 and available at Calvin Klein stores across Dubai
Stocking 2: For when your man doesn’t need his full briefcase, this leather stylish document or laptop folder is the perfect solution.
leather folder, By Richmond Works AED 400 from www.richmond.works
Stocking 3: The must read of the year, Superbosses reveals all on how to be a good boss and is a great bedtime friend for any business mind.
Superbosses by Sydney Finkelstein, AED 78 Available from Kinokuniya, Dubai Mall
For The Papas: Under The Tree
Save: Bespoke printed swimming trunks that are fun, colourful and comfortable and are sure to make your guy look amazing on those palm lined shores.
Havelock Bay Swimming Trunks, AED 600 (20% off with SASSYMAMA20) available at www.havelockbay.com
Spend: Smart cufflinks always make a man look sharp and these gold plated and obsidian stone set are just the ticket.
Cufflinks, From Lanvin, AED 855 at Dubai Mall
Splurge: Oh yes, the ultimate male accessory is the Fitbit for its sleek design, amazing functionalities and, well, because we’re all about health and happiness these days.
Fitbit Surge, AED 1299 at Virgin Megastore
For Grandma: Stocking Fillers
Stocking 1: For all those delicious jams or chutneys that are lovingly handmade in grandma’s kitchen, this food jar stamp is such a lovely personalized touch and the gift that keeps on giving.
Food Jar Stamp, AED 115 by English Stamp Company from www.notonthehighstreet.com
Stocking 2: A lipstick from Bobbi Brown is perfect for day and night – just the right amount of colour and shine (and a gal can never have too many lippies!).
Lipstick, AED 152 by Bobbi Brown in stores across Dubai
Stocking 3: A gorgeous nourishing hand cream is a necessity for every handbag and this one made with avocado and shea butter smells as good as it feels.
Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream, AED 90 from Sephora
Stocking 4: Christmas is all about having fun and these novelty salad servers by Pylones are sure to get everyone in the mood! A treasure trove of quirky objects, Pylones is the ideal place to shop for gifts with a difference – from fashion and accessories to home and décor, beauty, kitchen and tablewear plus ‘on the move’ and travel, this cute store offers a collection of creative objects that are useful, fun and a little bit cheeky (just like grandma!).
Salad Servers, AED 125 from Pylones
Stocking 5: One thing’s for sure, the hostess with the mostess will never tire of beautiful serving dishes that make her table look the part. For impressing dinner guests, these festive red or silver star shaped platters can be used to create a beautiful centerpiece, for serving food and for adding that extra-special touch. Available from Blanc D’Ivoire, one of our very favourite French home concept stores, you can be sure that these bowls have made it onto many a wish-list this season. We love.
Star Serving Bowls, AED 45 for red platter, AED 56 for silver platter from Blanc D’Ivoire
For Grandma: Under The Tree
Save: A sumptuous luxury cashmere and merino wool throw from Pushpanjali Cottons is the ultimate home gift – for draping over a sofa arm, at the end of the bed or for snuggling into with the grandchildren when they come to stay.
Cashmere/Merino throw, From AED 350 by Pushpanjali Cottons 050 163 7648
Spend: We all love a new fragrance and Burberry’s Christmas version is enchanting. Floral in scent and complete with shimmering gold flakes which make it feel all the more special.
My Burberry Festive 2016 Limited Edition Eau de Parfum 90 ml, AED 595 at burberry.com
Splurge: Indulgent in every way, this 100% cashmere robe is soft, opulent and so delicately warm.
Cashmere Bath Robe, AED 1000 at The White Company
For Grandpa: Stocking Fillers
Stocking 1: For the tech savvy – a modern, leather, two-tone ipad cover is perfect to update any tablet and keep it safe in-between all those emails to the fam.
Ipad cover by Zonewire, AED 38 Amazon
Stocking 2: With SPF15, Facial Fuel is one of the most delicious moisturisers for men, energizing and uplifting tired skin – because even grandpa’s love a little pampering.
Kiehls Facial Fuel, AED 160 for 125ml Kiehls
Stocking 3: Keeping in touch and sharing stories with the grandchildren makes for plenty of happiness and these letter templates are just the thing for making correspondence fun.
Letter Templates, AED 59 by Lea Redmon from Virgin Megastore
For Grandpa: Under The Tree
Save: Cosy and soft, these suede slippers lined with sheepskin will make Grandpa a very happy chap.
Ugg Ascot slippers, AED 395 from Selfridges
Spend: Made with walnut wood and aluminium, this cool retro digital radio will sit fabulously in a study or reading corner while delivering tunes from radio stations all around the world.
Revo SuperSignal Radio, AED 685 from www.mrporter.com
Splurge: Expertly designed and technologically flawless, this sleek Citiz Nespresso machine will be grandpa’s best wakeup call, with each individual capsule producing the perfect cup of coffee (even George Clooney says so).
Citiz Nespresso, AED 950 from Nespresso
…and that’s a wrap!
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