The perfect Christmas gifts for him and her from Selfridges Birmingham
The countdown is on for Christmas Day – but don’t stress: Selfridges Birmingham is the only department store you need for all your gifts. Set aside a few hours for some in-store shopping and before you know it, you’ll be sitting smugly, sipping a glass of fizz, with everything gift wrapped for the big day.
The premium Bullring department is like Santa’s Grotto itself, with hundreds of presents, from stocking fillers to grand gestures, to choose from. Here are some top ideas for your loved one this festive season.
Stocking fillers for him
Men’s Society’s Damn Handsome Beard Grooming Kit (£25) is the label’s best-selling set and comes with premium handmade beard oil, moustache wax made from coconut oil, stainless steel hand crafted moustache comb, stainless steel scissors, and a four-step beard styling guide.
Come Together on Christmas Day for the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll board game: Monopoly The Beatles edition (£45). This customised game celebrates the music and movies of the iconic British band.
West Midlands brewery Sadler’s Ales’s Peaky Blinder whisky gift pack (£39.99) with a chevron flat cap is tailor made for wannabe Shelbys. The smooth dram is triple distilled in the Black Country and aged in sherry casks for a complex and lingering character.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without socks and Happy Socks’ boxed set of seven (£55) pairs means there’s a fresh pair for every day of the week. The stretchy cotton blend has ribbed cuff for comfort.
Grand gifts for him
Ideal for every day or for travelling further afield, the Herschel Supply Co Little America backpack (£95) is lightweight and durable. Easy to spot clean, the logo-embossed 100% polyester bag with metal hardware has a drawcord closure, zip pocket, internal padded 13” laptop sleeve, and adjustable padded shoulder straps.
Keep him wrapped up warm in an Emporio Armani double-layered shell jacket (£520), with concealed popper-button and zip-fastenings. This machine-washable, regular fit jacket is filled with 100% down, and comes with a detachable hood with drawstring, striped trim and all-over jacquard brand print.
For warmth and style, how about the Canada Goose Freestyle Crew padded shell gilet (£395)? With a stand collar, all-over camouflage print, feather-down filling, four patch pockets and a branded tab front pocket, this machine washable gilet boasts form and function.
Jeremy Scott, creative director at Moschino, has created an athleisure-inspired hoody (£185). Cut from cotton-jersey, it is sleek and sporty, with exposed zip fastening, drawstring hood, slip pockets with contrasting brand and ribbed trims. Go all out and buy the matching jogging bottoms.
A t-shirt can be more than just a tee – especially when it’s a Valentino cotton-jersey t-shirt (£225). 100% cotton with crewneck and short sleeves, it has the VLTN logo across the chest.
Slip a new bottle of eau de parfum into his Christmas stocking. Creed’s woody, fruity-fresh Aventus (£185) has top notes of pineapple, blackcurrant, apple and bergamot. The heart notes are a deep, heady combination of peppery rose, birch, jasmine and patchouli. Its base is oakmoss, ambergris and a hint of vanilla.
Stocking fillers for her
Wild & Wolf, which makes cute lifestyle products, has joined forces with Pretty Useful Tools to create a power bank and mirror in one gold-tone compact (£38) – perfect for when your phone needs battery power and you need to touch up your make-up.
Manchester-based Zmurgorium has created an amazing gin-based drink – Realm of the Unicorn (£24.99, 500ml). Taking its inspiration from the mythological creature, it’s sweet with notes of vanilla.
Sometimes you just need a glass of Champagne and this Mini Moët Rosé Cracker (£19) will hit the spot. Confetti pops out of the cracker, leaving a 20cl mini bottle of Impérial Rosé NV Champagne.
Grand gifts for her
Herschel Supply Co’s Nova mid-volume backpack (£65) is a practical bag with top handles and shoulder straps and a roomy interior – pack everything you need for your next adventure or trip into town.
Balenciaga is at the forefront of luxury fashion, and its Italian-crafted pure wool scarf (£495) showcases a two-tone design fitted with raw hems, complete with brand logo.
You can’t go wrong with a Kenzo piece and this cotton-jersey sweatshirt (£185) has the famous embroidered tiger motif at the centre of the chest. Round neck with ribbed trims, it looks perfect with a pair of tailored trousers or jeans.
Canada Goose’s Freestyle gilet (£395) is a lightweight, stylish garment that is the ideal choice for that romantic walk in the countryside or for a shopping trip in the city. Filled with duck down and duck feathers, the gilet has a two-way zip that’s covered by a storm flap to keep the elements out.
Be prepared for the coldest of months and wrap up a Moncler Suyen padded shell coat (£920). The label of adventurers has produced a lightweight coat filled with ultra-warming goose down and feather filling to keep you snug when the mercury dips below zero. The elasticated cuffs, drawstring hood and water-repellent shell also keep the rain at bay.
You can never have too many bags and this Saint Laurent shoulder bag with signature monogrammed logo (£1280) has pebbled finish and chain handle, making it the elegant choice for any evening out.
Who says luxe can’t be more sustainable? The Mulberry Iris leather slouching shoulder bag (£1250) is made from super soft leather and has a spacious compartment for everything you need to take with you, while a lengthy shoulder strap can be swapped for a braided top handle. This bag, the leather for which is produced in an environmentally responsible way, is part of Selfridge’s Buying Better / Inspiring Change edit that highlights more sustainable products.
Expect a squeal of joy if you wrap up Clare Waight Keller’s first bag design for Givenchy (£1590). The GV3 takes its name from the initials of the house’s landmark address on the 3 Avenue George V in Paris. The trimmed leather and suede body has lacquered edges and is sealed shut by a magnetic closure that doubles up as the brand’s emblem logo. The wearer can also choose to use a detachable shoulder strap or chain handle.
Buy the woman in your life a Dyson – not a vacuum cleaner, obviously, but the Airwrap™ styler Complete (£449.99), which makes hair styling a doddle. Create sleek straight styles, gentle waves and neat curls, thanks to the Dyson technology, which uses the Coanda effect to attract hair to the barrel of the styler before wrapping it. It also measures the airflow temperature over 40 times a second so it never reaches more than 150C.