Noel Four: Hettie Holland Gift Guide
Written by: Violet Myers
On the very first Christmas, three wise men followed a North Star so they could bestow gifts on the new baby Jesus. The first brought gold, the second frankincense, the third thought it was a more of a card and gift voucher kind of deal, panicked and spent £40 on a discount tub of myrrh. If only he’d had a copy of our N4 gift guide.
We’ve teamed up with eclectic gift and lifestyle store Hettie Holland to guide you through some local gift buying for every budget.
God bless us, everyone!
Splurge! Under £30…
HH Scented Luxury Candle – £25
What is that fabulous smell? Oh, that? It’s just the scent of the world’s most glamorous starlets. Transform her home into the boudoir of one of Hollywood’s greats – minus all the champagne and A-list orgies.
Marilyn:Black Rose & Frankincense/Greta:Tuscan leather, Thyme
Grace:Bergamot, Vertiver, Cedarwood/Audrey:Damask Rose, Geranium
Marlene:Lemon, Vertiver, Cedar, Oakmoss/Lauren:Basil, Italian Cypress
Beard Kit – £26
For the hipster in your life who loves to keep that tash looking dash.
Includes: Beard Oil , Moustache Wax, Handmade Comb , Stainless Steel Scissors.
I Like You A Lot! £20 and under…
Dipped Concrete Vase – £18
Add a contemporary twist to the humble vase with these elegant beauties. Sleek enough to jazz up their designer coffee table, small enough to fit into their Harringay bedsit.
Trinket Dishes – £18
Stop them leaving their keys on the counter like some sort of animal with these trendy trinket dishes. Also perfect for storing loose change, earrings, grapes, locks of hair and usb sticks. We’ve already ordered four…just to keep our Nando’s cards in.
People You See But Once A Year! £15 and under…
Compagnie de Provence Hand Balm, Olive Oil and Black Jasmine – £12
Take their hands on an exotic journey through Asia without even leaving N4. Or if you prefer a bit of Bohemia you can appease your nostrils with the Star Anise and Patchouli fragrance.
Graphic Mugs – £15
Upgrade their tea game with these bone china mugs. Comes in three different designs too:
Bicycle – for your cycling enthusiast mates
Artist – for the creative souls you know and love
Draughtsman – for the draughtsmen in your life
Vague Friends & Other People’s Kids! £10 and under…
Tattoo Playing Cards – £6
The regular King and Queen not burly enough? These lot are so tattooed give them a beanie, an ironic t-shirt and they could run a not-for-profit, organic coffee shop.
We Go to the Gallery – £8.99
Join mummy as she takes children Susan and John to their first contemporary art gallery, where they learn the joys of venture capitalism, aggressive feminism and deep remorseful regret.
You’ll have to pop in to the shop to buy this one but, trust us, it’s worth it!
Secret Santa! £5 and under…
All Natural Soap – £4
Keep it local with one of these lush London based soaps. Free from palm oil and totally vegan, if you fancy spreading it on sourdough.
Shea Luxury / Ylang Ylang / Rose Geranium / Double Ginger Lime
Seaweed Spa Refiner / Charcoal Detox / Hardworking Hands
Pearl Buttons – £4.95
Unleash their inner cockney with a pack of pretty pearl buttons. Gawdon Bennett! Kettle and Hob ’em be ‘appy at yaaahr gift givin’ skills. OK?
Another one to pop in to the shop for…which you can locate here
Hettlie Holland, 1 Charter Court, Stroud Green Rd, London, N4 3SG
www.hettieholland.com Open 12 – 6pm
Photographs: Claire Davies (header, thumbnail and top four images.) Rest of images taken, with permission, from www.hettieholland.com
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