The Heal’s Christmas gift guide

There’s a present for every personality at Heal’s this season, from little luxuries to grand gestures. Get inspired by our expert curation of the very best gifts and show them you really do know them.

It’s time to tick everyone off your list. 

For haute hosts 

Forgo the usual bottle of wine in favour of something that lasts longer than the evening. Our Winter Spice pillar candle will fill their rooms with festive scent while the Heal’s + LF Markey mug will enable them to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa. This Yatzy Game by Printworks is perfect for playing after dinner, too, and a quirky Christmas decoration is always warmly received. If you still want to take a drinkable gift, our mulling syrup is this season’s must-have, while making the warming tipple is something you can do together.  

For stylish stockings

No matter how old you are, a Christmas stocking is always a joy, so fill yours with festive treats and hang with pride for the whole family. These lambswool socks by Catherine Tough are the last word in luxury; this skincare set from MALIN+GOETZ contains a trio of beauty essentials; and the Miaow for Now tea towel by ARTHOUSE Unlimited is a colourful but practical gift for cat-lovers everywhere. And what stocking would be complete without a traditional giant chocolate coin featuring the much-loved Heal’s Cat?

For him

What do you get the man who has everything? Here’s what: our Sintra mug for a stylish way to enjoy his morning coffee; the Wideboy clock from Newgate for a Mad Men-style addition to his home office; and a lambswool beanie hat for keeping him warm during the winter months. Otherwise, these cheese knives by Georg Jensen are a cut above and the Tank decanter from Tom Dixon is a solid investment.

For her

Raise a toast to strong female leads with this set of Champagne saucers by ferm LIVING; put her firmly in the frame with the Vogue December 1968 print by Cecil Beaton by King & McGaw; and show her you know her with this quirky jug by Harlie Brown Studio. When in doubt, give the gift of ‘you time’ with a care package featuring spa stars like pomegranate body lotion, a silk eye mask and lambswool ankle socks

For cool kids 

Santa could only dream of coming up with gifts as good as these for little ones. From a wooden Noah’s Ark play set by Little Dutch to the Eames elephant stool from Vitra and a cotton lion music mobile by OYOY, everything is made to endure. Not the kind of things that will be discarded the day after Christmas or left collecting dust at the back of a cupboard. 

For four-legged friends 

Our furry friends deserves the best, whether it’s a luxury dog toy, an ultra-chic collar, a stylish bowl, or all three. Have they been a very good boy or girl this year? Then spoil them rotten with something extra-special like this cosy dog blanket. Mucky pup? This dog shampoo is made with natural ingredients including coconut oil and citrus fruit. Now all you need is an on-trend dog shower.

For power couples

Gift to the power of two with something both of them will enjoy. Think covetable crockery they’ll cherish forever; a luxurious throw for cosying up on the sofa together; and a design statement to take pride of place in their home. We love the Cobra salt and pepper shakers by none other than Georg Jensen

For glam gourmands

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, so why not make your gift edible this year? But forget making anything yourself. Truffles from Charbonnel et Walker, biscuits by Cartwright & Butler and shortbread by ARTHOUSE Unlimited will go down a storm. 

For tech heads

Gadget geek? There’s only gift to buy this year, and that’s the compact but powerful aGO II Bluetooth portable speaker by Kreafunk, proving that good things really do come in small packages. Expect 10 hours of play time from a single charge, water-resistance and a clever function that means you can connect two at once to enjoy music in stereo. 

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