The Bod Edit curates a unique selection of beauty products, books and accessories to help make the season of giving that little bit easier. Our personality-led gift guide will help you discover the perfect present for that special someone; whether they’re an eclectic, eccentric or a pared-down minimalist, here are the gifts that are bound to go down well.

 

 

GIFTS FOR THE

ART LOVER

 

In the subjective world of art, one person’s treasure is another person’s trash; fortunately, we’ve curated a selection of gifts that will please even the toughest of critics. For the one who has a keen eye for aesthetics or a love for making a statement, a surprisingly shaped vase, classic red lipstick or curiously designed candle are sure to gain a positive review.

Fornasetti

Scented Candle

£140

Kjaer Weis

Lipstick

£44

Roads Publishing

Living With Eugenia Loli

£12

AYTM

Globe Vase

£52

Tom Dixon

Bump Teapot

£100

Assouline

The Eccentrics

£21

Fornasetti

Astronomici Plate

£165

NARS

Eyeshadow Palette

£32

 

GIFTS FOR THE

TRAVELLER

 

Travellers tend to pride themselves on valuing experiences over possessions. Nonetheless, no frequent-flyer can deny that there are certain essentials (and non-essentials) that take the stress out of the less pleasant parts of exploring the world. Whether it be a bottle a bottle of in-flight skin hydration to combat an over-air-conditioned plane or a simple silk eye-mask to make long-haul that little bit easier; here are the best gifts to offer a friend, lover or foe who is always on the go.

Roads Publishing

Hotels of the Stars

£35

Slip

Silk Eye Mask

£45

S’well

Water Bottle

£45

Roads Publishing

Don’t Be a Tourist in Paris

£20.29

The Ordinary

Hyarolinic Acid

£5.90

Burberry

Leather Continental Wallet

£350

Luxe Guides

European Grand Tour

£99.99

Byredo

Gypsy Water Perfumed Oil Roll-On

£50

 

GIFTS FOR THE

HOST

 

As we enter the festive season, the only thing worse than showing up to a dinner party empty-handed is showing up with a gift that doesn’t garner a seat at the table of the next event. Great hospitality deserves thoughtful reciprocity, so whether your host envisions themselves as a culinary genius or cocktail connoisseur, express your thanks and secure your upcoming spot as guest-of-honour with our selection of homeware, books and scents.

Cire Trudon

Abd El Kader Room Spray

£170

Phaidon

Bread is Gold

£20.97

Tom Dixon

Plum Jug

£70

Susanne Kaufman

Bath Oils Trio

£20.50

Tom Dixon

Square Tray

£150

Tom Ford

Jasmin Rouge Candle

£80

Soho Home

Crystal Whisky Set

£245

Assouline

The Impossible Collection of Wine

$845

 

GIFTS FOR THE

MINIMALIST

 

Possibly the trickiest person to gift, the minimalist has a ‘less is best’ philosophy. Keeping their belongings and style to the minimum, it’s easy for them to perceive an offering as unnecessary, over-designed or under-simplified. From multi-tasking, routine-reducing beauty products such as RMS’ Lip2Cheek, or inspirational books exploring the Brutalist architecture of Tadao Ando, here are the gifts they won’t be able to say ‘no’ to.

Diptyque

Baies Candle

£120

La Mer

Créme de la Mer

£120

ATYM

Magazine Holder

£170

RMS

Lip2Cheek

£34

NARS

Monoï Body Glow II

£44

Phaidon

Tadao Ando: The Colours of Light

£100

Le Specs

The Last Lolita Sunglasses

£75

Le Labo

Santal 33 Eau De Parfum

£175