Christmas gift guide: every shade of RED

30/11/2012

Julie Ordon in Flirt / Glamour US 2005 (photography: Walter Chin) via fashioned by love british fashion blog / christmas gift guide for all budgets in every shade of red
It is official - I am getting in a mood for Christmas. I think my inner Russian would never allow me to embrace the holiday spirit too soon – first of all, for years, since the revolution, New Year’s was the only official holiday to celebrate and when Christmas was, lets say, re-introduced, it would fall on 7 January according to the Orthodox Church Calendar. History aside, I don’t like wishing my life away too soon either. I like preparing for the holidays a few days before they happen – think of the menu, decorate the house, buy gifts, you know, the usual extravaganza.

But since the world and world wide web seem to be practically celebrating already and we only got just over three weeks before the big day, I decided to go for it and give you a few Christmas Gift Guides a la Fashioned by Love.

There are a few things I always think of when it comes to presents. I do not believe in practical gifts – anyone (and men are guilty of it) who thinks that a pan or an iron or anything remotely related to housekeeping make a wonderful Christmas present, would fail in my eyes miserably. Christmas and practicality are two different planets, no, Universes. They would never be a part of one another. Ever.

On the other hand, I believe in everything  beautiful, indulgent and luxurious. It doesn’t have to be expensive, but needs to be very special and pretty because when the present is opened it’s got to be about love, beauty and joy.

My Gift Guides will be grouped by colours – I really like the vibrancy of the same shade and it’s been a real pleasure playing with the ideas below.

I picked some expensive gifts, like the Chloe bag and Jimmy Choo shoes I recently found at Cruise Fashion, a great on-line destination that stocks quite a few fabulous brands, added some gorgeous candles that I would love to receive as a gift myself, sparkling jewellery, delicious Christmas treats and a few very special high street finds that won’t break the bank including a beautiful dress, a cashmere sweater, bags and more. Hope you will find something special.

Julie Ordon in Flirt / Glamour US 2005 (photography: Walter Chin) via fashioned by love british fashion blog / christmas gift guide for all budgets in every shade of red

Where to buy: 1. Red frame Andy round sunglasses by Selima Optique (£91 Was £260), 2. Red feather collar by Miu Miu (£242 Was £440), 3. Gold plated crystal earrings by Kevia (£88 Was £195), 4. Paraty medium red leather bag by Chloe (£1145), 5. Dawn lava red dress by Reiss (£94 Was £189), 6. Red suede shoulder bag by Mango (£59.99), 7. Red cashmere gloves by Gladys & Pixie (£48), 8. Nazareth cinnamon, orange and clove scented candle by Cire Trudon (£60), 9. Japanese camellia body oil by Elemis (£29.50), 10. Naked glamour set by Calvin Klein (£35 + £29), 11. Red satin twist lock clutch by Moschino (£166), 12. Christmas blend spiced tea at Harrods (£8.95), 13. Cashmere sweater by Uniqlo (£59.90 Was £79.90), 14. Lena M pony skin red tote bag by Alan Hayden London (£190), 15. Large bead bracelet by Marni (£105.47), 16. Crown red glitter peep toe shoes by Jimmy Choo (£455), 17. iPhone case by DvF (£28), 18. Rouge pur couture matt lipstick by YSL (£23.50), 19. Little red riding hood hand-made doll by Laura Long (£25), 20. Italian blood orange soapette by MOR (£9.50), 21. Berry crocodile embossed bag by Wallis (£21 Was £30), 22. Empress cuff in red lizard by Aspinal of London (£79), 23. Crystal zone watch by FolliFollie (£165),  24. iPhone case by Alexander McQueen (£135), 25. Oriental disk bracelet by Accessorize (£4), 26. Strawberry truffles by Charbonnel et Walker (£11.93), 27. Red patent and ruby crystals key ring by Aspinal of London (£35), 28. Jasmin rouge perfume by Tom Ford (£135-195), 29. Allure by Diana Vreeland at Amazon (£16), 30. Ana scarf by Reiss (£45), 31. Red leather gloves by Agnelle (£77.63), 32. Brick suede mercury sandals by Aperlai (£490), 33. Lucky butterfly in ruby red crystal by Baccarat (£66.29), 34. Tubereuse candle by Diptyque (£55), 35. Ballerina bow shoes by Oasis (£15), 36. Le pomme rouge candle by DL & Co (£78).
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Candy change purse by Anya Hindmarch (£100), available on-line via official website, here and here.

Photo source: Julie Ordon in Flirt / Glamour US 2005 (photography: Walter Chin)

49 comments:

  1. Сколько красоты! Была бы очень рада таким подаркам.

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  2. the underwear and lava dress have been promptly added to my own list! Jasmin Rogue is one of my fave Tom Ford scents though think I'm going for a Serge Lutens scent this year. Great list! x

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  3. What a great post, love this idea! And the red stuff is really cute too, of course :)

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  4. What an awesome red compilation. Thanks for the comment on the blog, would you like to follow each other? If you do let me know!

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  5. Great idea - love the monochrome gift guide! My choices would be the apple candle or the gorgeous sparkly keyring. If Santa was feeling generous, then the Moschino clutch ;-)

    NLxx
    www.my-changing-room.com

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  6. I want to enjoy the Christmas mood as much as I can , so I decorate the house from the beginning of December (except for the Christmas tree which we put up a week before, because I want it to be fresh and smell like Christmas all the way through the holidays). It's my favourite holiday of the year and it passes so fast, that this is a way of holding on to that wonderful feeling for longer. Wonderful gift guide you've put together! :)

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  7. I love every pair of red shoes you featured!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  8. My heart skipped a style beat at the sight of all these beautiful red inspired pieces.I love ALL of them!! No 5 especially!

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  9. Red IS Xmas for me! Great selection sweetie, love ALL (especially that beautiful dress)!
    xxx
    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  10. Those glittery red shoes are absolutely amazing! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, my likes and more! Also, we can support each other if you like by following each others FB pages! I put my link below, let me know if you follow and I will follow back :) :)

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  12. OOOOO Red! Im lusting after a red dress for this holiday season. Great list, the red caged shoes in the last post were to die for as well.

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  13. What an amazing gift guide... Your pics reflect that feeling of luxury and pampering which I adore. I agree with you 100% about balancing practicallity with an air of luxury.
    Awesome post!!!
    XO, Gina
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  14. Gorgeous produkts!! Love all the red! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! Wishing you a lovely weekend! xx

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  15. There is so much to look at - I love this collage!

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  16. Wow, all of those red choices are fantastic! We all need a little red in our lives right now.

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  17. This is one of my favorite colours for accessories and I am still dreaming of owning a red valentino cocktail/evening gown dress!

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  18. Ooooh, what a fabulous gift guide, such a treat for the eyes!!

    I will take #4, 10, 2, 26 and 34 please! The lingerie and candle are especially gorgeous. I never knew I loved the colour red so much..

    Looking forward to the rest of your colour-coded gift guides, which one's next...?

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  19. Looove this!
    xx
    B.
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  20. ownnnn I love red too!

    beautiful blog

    xx
    Tali
    nuasecruasblog.wordpress.com

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  21. I love Christmas too!!
    My two favorite items are 6 and 32!!
    XOXO

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  22. I'd love any of those gifts for Christmas! Especially that Chloe bag, yum! xxx

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  23. I am SUCH a sucker for red. This roundup is perfect! So much good stuff I'm basically drooling over everything.

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  24. Red is such a Christmassy colour. I definitely want some red gifts now.

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  25. i love the bracelet in #15! it looks like two of the beads are different colors from the rest--so chic!

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  26. I can't believe its here already! Great post and great blog!

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  27. Red is so gorgeous! especially at christmas time, but it's always a good choice in my view;)

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  28. Cute gift guide! I know some of my friends that would love a lot of those items

    HANNAH †
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  29. Классная подборка! Раньше не любила красный, но начинаю его любить)
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  30. So many great pieces. Thank you for sharing! xx

    - Victoria
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  31. Oh my god, I just love everything in this collage. Okay, I admit it - I love every thing colored red!

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  32. I like the idea of this red mood on christmas gifts! If someone gift me an iron i would throw it to their heads!!! hahahah

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  33. I do need a red bag for the holidays I believe ;P


    XX,
    Miranda

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  34. Loved all of the picks, gave me some ideas too, so thanks!
    I am a firm believer of presents for indulging, but sometimes if someone wants something practical, you gotta give it to them - along with something super fab of course!
    x.o.x.o

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  35. I love the colour red-my warddrobe seems to be revolving around it at the moment!! I really like the iphone case :)

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  36. Love red :) it's my favourite color~ you picked lovely items!

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  37. I like your blog dear! Do you want to follow each other?
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  38. amazing post!!

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  39. so many red adorable and cute things

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  40. Such a lovely post :)

    Thank you for you sweet comment on my blog :)

    Many many kisses,

    Nicole

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  41. exquisite! exquisite natalia! i love the color red! i can't get over these prices. not bad at all for these beautiful items. i love anya hindmarch. she's so creative :)
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  42. "I do not believe in practical gifts"...I cannot agree more with this and I think I'm going to name a wish-list post after this mantra! Thanks for the wonderful inspirations!

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  43. "I do not believe in practical gifts"...I cannot agree more with this and I think I'm going to use it as a title of of a "wish-list post"! Natalia, many thanks for the wonderful inspirations!

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