The only person I can think of that deserves a gift that costs over £200 is, well, me, really, but don’t follow my example. She may have moved increasingly into embellishment but really, as this dress demonstrates, no one can beat Mary Katrantzou for prints. Enjoy the surreal exotic print against the demure trapezoidal shape. Butter wouldn’t melt in the mouth of the girl who wear Hemyca’s Charlotte print dress with its prim but pretty shirt collar. We’ve seen Vertu’s Aster Lagoon phones in the flesh; believe me, they’re worth the hefty price. You can never go wrong with lingerie at Christmas; I give you Jenny Packham’s beguiling lace trimmed silk chemise. Online retailer Nineinthemirror is breaking boundaries in our perception of maternity wear. From their edit, Anya Hindmarch expressed her love of pop culture in this tongue-in-cheek clutch. Gianmarco Lorenzi is a quiet master of statement footwear that works across trends; these zebra print pumps are a classic example. ‘Totemic’ is the word that pops into mind, every time I see one of Lily Kamper’s necklaces. From the jewelled snake clasp to the over long fringing, there’s nothing not to love about House of Harlow 1960’s Jude Clutch. The name, the design, the materials: Tessa Packard’s Concubine earrings – made from  gold, kyanite, black diamond and tourmaline are equally evocative. Take a deep breath, however, at the money you need to earn to afford them. Make like a mountain fairy in one of British brand Dunelfen’s mysterious pure wool cloaks. I adore United Nude’s Eros Teddy ankle boots: a tough, innovative silhouette paired with cosy materials. Military-inspired overcoats are a transseasonal must: Jigsaw’s is a present and future classic. Ugg Schmugg. I like Mou’s limited edition eskimo boots.

Printed silk georgette shirt dress, £945, Mary Katrantzou. www.harveynichols.com

Printed silk georgette shirt dress, £945, Mary Katrantzou. www.harveynichols.com

 

Charlotte Print Dress, £860, Hemyca. www.thenandnowshop.com

Charlotte Print Dress, £860, Hemyca. www.thenandnowshop.com

Aster Lagoon mobile phone, £4,200, Vertu.

Aster mobile phone in Lagoon calf leather, £4,200, Vertu. www.vertu.com

Teal lace trimmed silk chemise, £610, Jenny Packham. www.harveynichols.com

Teal lace trimmed silk chemise, £610, Jenny Packham. www.harveynichols.com

Imperial Frosties Clutch, £995, Anya Hindmarch. www.nineinthemirror.com

Imperial Frosties Clutch, £995, Anya Hindmarch. www.nineinthemirror.com

Shoes, £375, Gianmarco Lorenzi.  http://www.gianmarcolorenzi.com/shop/index.php?id_product=119&controller=product

Shoes, £375, Gianmarco Lorenzi.
www.gianmarcolorenzilondon.com

Pyramid necklace, £190, Lily Kamper. www.lilykamper.com

Pyramid necklace, £190, Lily Kamper. www.lilykamper.com

Jude clutch, £200, House of Harlow. www.spottedonceleb.com

Jude clutch, £200, House of Harlow 1960. www.spottedonceleb.com

Concubine black diamond earrings, £11,400, Tessa Packard Jewellery.

Concubine black diamond earrings, £11,400, Tessa Packard Jewellery. www.tessapackard.com

Cape, £480, Dunelfen.  https://dunelfen.com

Cape, £480, Dunelfen.
https://dunelfen.com

Eros Teddy shoe in smokegun, £215, United Nude. www.unitednude.com

Eros Teddy shoe in smokegun, £215, United Nude. www.unitednude.com

Long military coat, £298, Jigsaw. www.jigsaw-online.com

Long military coat, £298, Jigsaw. www.jigsaw-online.com

Sanzeb boot, £259, Mou.  www.mou-online.com

Limited edition Eskimo boots, £259, Mou.
www.mou-online.com