Christmas is a time of giving. But it is also a time for receiving, and what better way to get the presents you want by hinting (subtly) about some of the fantastic new things that in trend at the moment.
If you really want to impress get down to Selfridges and indulge yourself in their new Not Your Usual Gift Shop. Based around the idea that run-of-the-mill is boring, these present ideas are alternative and a little unexpected.
It has everything from designer beauty products to limited edition Pudsey bears. Artistic flair comes in the shape of Francis Bacon, Polly Moran, RCA graduates Min Jeong Song and Samantha Donaldson.
…beaming bags that light up on command…
Fashion is covered by Anya Hindmarch from her 2012 hit runway show concept. Wind-up Christmas clutches to beaming bags that light up on command, the collection, available to buy in the Concept Store and online, epitomises the Not your Usual Christmas theme.
And finally a little bit of charity goes a long way this Christmas. BBC Children in Need and Selfridges have teamed up to launch the 2012 Designer Pudsey Collection, which brings together over 30 of the biggest names in fashion design to create their own take on the iconic bear.
Check out the video here.