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The Jem + Bea Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Whether you’re shopping for difficult to please dads, searching for something to make little faces light up on Christmas morning… or just compiling your own wish list, we’ve done all the scrolling so you don't have to this festive season. Cosy up with a glass of fizz and see our picks below. 

FOR THE MAMA TO BE

From our new collection, the sleek Margot bag is the perfect gift for expectant mamas. In a luxurious fine-grain black leather, it comes with a matching clutch, insulated bottle bag in black nylon, leather cross body strap and branded dustbag. Add a personalised luggage tag to make it even more special. 

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FOR THE AESTHETE

Lots of fun for Christmas Day, festive parties and New Years Eve, the Leica 'Sofort' uses Instax Mini Film to capture all of those important memories. It's really easy to use and has a variety of useful settings including a timer, selfie and manual modes and you can also switch between colour and monochrome. 

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FOR THE LUXURY LOVER

It's hard to go wrong with a beautiful candle, and one of our favourite brands right now has to be Overose. We're huge fans of the super-cool packaging and the scents are incredible too. Ultraflora is infused with pure night blooming jasmine. The perfect treat-yourself-present. 

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FOR THE GENTLEMAN

This gift set from Soho Home makes the ideal gift for the tricky-to-buy-for man who likes the finer things. Presented in a beautiful gift box, it includes the brand's signature pre-mixed Negroni (found in the bedrooms in their Houses), plus two Barwell crystal rocks glasses and a blue cotton robe. 

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FOR THE MUSIC LOVER

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more stylish pair of headphones than these from Master & Dynamic and they sound pretty amazing too. Calibrated for a rich, warm tone, they also boast innovative noise-cancellation technology, so you can tune out the hustle and bustle of city life. 

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FOR THE NEW MAMA

Making the most beautiful maternity lingerie we've come across, we'd be very happy to find a set from Six under our tree. The collection is minimal yet feminine and is made using the highest quality French leavers lace and Italian jerseys – designed for pregnancy and beyond. 

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FOR THE TRAVELLER

Super-hip travel and style magazine Cereal has just launched three new city guides for London, New York and Paris. Beatifully edited, each book contains only the coolest places to eat, drink, stay, shop and visit. All we need now is a plane ticket please Santa.  

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FOR THE INTERIORS GEEK

Taking her inspiration from retro Paris apartments to Americana motels and Wes Anderson, we love artist Milou Neelen's playful prints. This contemporary shell design would look good in lots of different settings, making it a great gift for the Pinterest-obsessed (whatever interiors scheme they might be crushing on this festive season).  

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FOR THE FRAZZLED MAMA

Boasting a whole host of celebrity fans, Sunday Riley's Luna Sleeping Night Oil uses the latest in retinoid oil research to fight wrinkles and rejuvinate tired, damaged skin. The gentle formula is enriched with cold-pressed avocado, chia and grape seed oil (helping to restore hydration and plump the skin) and it doesn't contain any nasty parabens, sulphates or alcohol. Sign us up. 

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FOR THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Our latest obession in luxury nightwear, Violet + Wren make pyjamas that are good enough to wear on Christmas Day. We love the Pacific Stripe set, a super-cool twist on a classic design. Perfect for cosying up in when it's too cool to venture outside. 

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FOR THE GARDENER

A great gift for the green-fingered, we love this minimal watering can from WH Well. Made from stainless steel, the elegant design makes it stylish enough to display alongside your succulents. 

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FOR THE COFFEE LOVER

The perfect gift for those who are serious about coffee (let's face it, that's any mama friend then) we love this stylish carafe set from Toast Living. The clever design has a heat-resistant canister made from two layers of glass to keep your brew hot – without scorching yours or any other little fingers that might be around. 

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FOR THE SUNSEEKER

For anyone chasing the rays this winter, we love these handmade frames from Swedish brand Sun Buddies. The ultimate in retro-cool, the brand were inspired by the frames Bibi Andersson wore in Ingmar Bergman's 1966 film, Persona.

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FOR THE BOOKWORM

Not sure what they already have on their bookshelf? This playful lobster bookmark from Bon Vivant is sure to be a hit. Made from varnished brass, it simply clips to the page to keep your place. 

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FOR THE BEAUTY BUFF

Firmly on our Christmas wishlists this year is the Kabuki Perfume Brushes from beauty editor favourite, Byredo. Inspired by the traditional brushes used by Japanese actors to apply their make up, the heavenly fragrances are diffused by a luxurious micro-fine powder. 

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FOR THE ECO WARRIOR

Anyone on a mission to reduce their single-use plastic consumption will love the eco-friendly water bottles from Stay Sixty. Made from food-grade BPA-free stainless steel, the stylish, minimal design comes in three muted colourways. 

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FOR BABY'S FIRST CHRISTMAS

A really special gift for a new arrival, we love British brand Belle Enfant's cosy cashmere and merino wool gift sets. Each set comes beautiful packaged in a gift box and includes a wrap top and leggings, available in the most beautifully soft tones. 

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FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND

A thoughtful gift for your mama bestie, our new leopard clutch can be used as an evening clutch, or a useful pouch for the daytime to slip inside your Jem + Bea changing bag. Perfect for storing all of those mama essentials – from lipstick to nipple balm. 

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FOR THE ADVENTURER

Raincoats don't come much more stylish than this one from Scandinavian brand Stutterheim. Beautifully handmade from rubberised cotton, it's sure to get you brownie points with anyone who loves the great outdoors. 

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FOR THE CHRISTMAS ENTHUSIAST

Reminding us of the Christmases of our childhoods, this beautiful North Pole hamper from Polar Post is sure to spread a little festive magic. Fill it with treats, or use it as a Christmas Eve box for pyjamas, films and hot chocolate.  

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FOR TODDLERS

This super-sweet balance bike from Banwood is sure to make their faces light up. Available in a range of Crayola box hues, it's designed to develop your little one's mobility, easing the transition to a pedal bike. 

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FOR KIDS

Swedish brand Kids Concept make the most stylish traditional toys around, and we love this little doctor's set. Containing everything they'll need to examine the patient, just be warned you might have to do a lot of pretending to be ill this Christmas!

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FOR THE GOURMAND

For anyone who loves to cook, Nicolas Vahé's beautifully packaged collection of store cupboard must-haves make the perfect present. In a stylish Provence bottle, this 100% extra virgin olive oil can be used for frying or making homemade marinades. 

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FOR THE TEACHER

For notoriously hard to buy for teachers, this luxurious hand cream from TGC206 is sure to go down well at the end of a long term. Made from organic ingredients, it smells like a fresh bouquet of tulips. 

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FOR THE TECHIE

The prettiest phone dock we've seen, this marble design from Native Union allows you to keep on scrolling whilst your iPhone or iPad charges. Stylish enough for the bedside, it comes with adapters to fit most cases. 

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FOR THE GAMES GEEK

Lots of fun for the festive season, this stylish table tennis table is sure to be popular with big kids and real kids alike. And the best thing about it? After the games are finished, it can be used as a creative space to write and draw. 

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FOR THE ENTERTAINER

For anyone throwing the ultimate Christmas party, W&P's range of beautifully packaged cocktail syrups are an absolute must. The recipes are handmade in small batches, carefully brewed with natural ingredients such as fresh lime, chilli and cane sugar. 

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FOR THE TEENAGER

Designed in collaboration with yesmum, this little Jem + Bea purse is emblazoned with a positive message and contains two affirmation cards – one for you and one to pass onto a friend. 

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FOR THE MAGPIE

We're big fans of Alex Eagle's super-cool style and we love her collaboration with London-based jewellery brand Otiumberg. This handmade ear cuff is handmade from 9-karat solid yellow gold and features four topaz stones for just the right amount of Christmas sparkle. 

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FOR THE NEW BUNDLE

For Christmas babies, we love the super-sweet gift sets from MORI. This one contains a festive star print blanket and a traditional wooden toy dog. 

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FOR THE DESIGN GEEK

This beautiful hand-blown carafe set would make a great gift for anyone who loves design. The perfect centrepiece for festive entertaining, we love the gold brass stopper and geometric shape. 

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FOR YOUR STOCKING

A fun stocking filler, or a great additional gift if you're planning to get her a Jem + Bea changing bag, our fluffy dummy bear attaches to your stroller straps or clips to your bag. Uses it to stow all of your important mama mini essentials – from creams to keys. 

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FOR THEIR STOCKING

As if created by the elves in Santa's workshop, the Maileg collection of mini mice come nestled in their very own matchbox bed. Stocking fillers don't get much sweeter than this. 

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FOR THE FOODIE

Rachel Khoo's amazing new book celebrates Scandinavian cooking through the seasons, from barbecues at the summer cabin, to dark snowy winters filled with candlelight, gingerbread and lots of glöggThe perfect gift for anyone who loves to entertain. 

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FOR THE FAILSAFE GIFT

And finally, if you're still stuck for the perfect gift, you can't go wrong with a Jem + Bea gift certificate. Let your special mama-to-be pick her dream present... also very handy if you've left your festive shopping to the last minute!

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Posted

25th October 2018

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