Essentials Festive GIF Guide 2021

Your go-to guide for urgent Christmas gift ideas, delivered with a QVC twist. 

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s probably right about now that you’re starting to panic. You’re asking yourself what the hell to get your significant other, maybe it’s your mum, or dad, perhaps it’s a tricky Secret Santa you wished you hadn’t pulled out of the hat at work. But instead of wasting your time scrolling the web hoping to find something special, utilise this list of miscellaneous gift wonders. From sophisticated skincare to brilliant booze, the HUNGER gift guide is the destination for your festive gift list. 

 

Pleasing 

Are you even a celeb these days if you don’t launch your own beauty brand? KKW, Haus Labs, Fenty… your local beauty aisle is basically a who’s who on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But Harry Styles’ new range, Pleasing, promises something new. Featuring pearlescent nail varnish and nourishing serums, this gender-neutral collection will be a must-have for adults and teenagers alike, whether you’re a H-Styles fan or not…

HAIG Club 

Who can resist a Christmas tipple? Especially when it comes to Whiskey. A perfect treat for dads and grandads alike. Haig Club is a Single Grain Scotch Whiskey with a character and a style that sets it apart. Sophisticated and trendy, it is the embodiment of a new era for Scotch. In a world full of Whiskey, none quite compare the Haig Club.

Tiffany and Co Rose Gold 

The Tiffany scents are much like their jewelry; vibrant, opulent and timeless. Their Rose Gold Eau de Parfum is a particular standout, capturing the optimistic spirit of Tiffany’s with a composition that is captivating and luminous. Available at Boots, Selfridges and House of Fraser, this accessible scent is the perfect surprise stocking filler…

CÎROC Pomegranate

Christmas cocktails are always a must, right? And Ciroc Pomegranate is the perfect counterpart of any festive cocktail, except with a splash of Summer nostalgia. Fruity and exotic, it’s the perfect stocking filler or table gift. A juicy treat for December 25th.

 

Gucci Guilty

It’s become a staple fragrance at the House of Gucci, famed for its nostalgic campaigns fronted by the likes of Lana Del Rey and Jared Leto, and it’s the perfect stocking filler for someone who loves to be doused in luxury. Available for both men and women, Gucci Guilty eau de parfum celebrates freedom and unconventional love through a blend of refined scents.

DB Eyewear

If the Beckhams are willing to put their name to it, you know it’s going to be high quality. The styles are dedicated to a consumer interested in classic designs with an international appeal. The new collection includes a wider offer of sunglasses and optical frames featuring lightweight, high quality materials developed by Safilo, a worldwide leader in design, manufacturing and distribution. While it might not necessarily be sunnies season in the UK, these are the perfect gifts looking ahead to sizzling Summer holidays.

David Beckham Refined Woods 

A woody fragrance, Refined Woods is built around iconic ingredients that transport you to exotic places. The scent is directly inspired by Mr Beckham’s love of hitting the open road to explore different landscapes, cultures and cuisines. The fragrance begins with a spicy-herbaceous infusion of cardamon and clary sage mixed with a citrusy cedrat note that entices the senses. This leads into the floral-earthy heart with orris notes taking center-stage, enhanced by aromatic touches of lavender and geranium. A masculine scent, and a perfect gift for men who love powerful, long-lasting scents.

Chanel No. 5 Parfum 

Undeniably the most iconic perfume in history, Chanel No.5 has stood the test of time. Instantly recognisable, both in its simplistic design and its powerful scent, the fragrance recently celebrated its 100th anniversary – a testament to its timelessness. This fragrance is a gift that is guaranteed to delight the recipient.

Kiehl’s Midnight

Kiehl’s has a long history of partnering with some of the worlds most prolific artists, from Jeff Koons to Kenny Scharf. For this year’s iteration, the iconic brand has teamed up with illustrator Marylou Faure, whose commitment to social and ethical causes makes her the ideal collaborator for the Kiehl’s Holiday 2021 collection. The kits are a particular delight, made for both Kiehl’s beginners and experts, they include some of the brands most popular products, and they look cute too!

Diptyque Candles 

Where do we start with Diptyque? Everything that this brand does oozes luxury whilst still being affordable and attainable. Their holiday collection is always a particular treat, featuring an array of limited edition products that you’d be a fool not to snap up. That includes the biscuit candle; speckled with real gold and in a deep red that evokes the colour of carnelian, this candle is topped with an elegant golden lid to protect its wax. Spicy and delicious, you’ll want to keep this for yourself and have it burning all throughout the Christmas period.

Ray-Ban Stories 

Ray-Ban Stories are the new smart glasses from Ray-Ban and Facebook. These incredible glasses unite style and tech, with the subtle inclusion of camera and audio whilst retaining Ray-Ban’s iconic style. Feel free to take pictures and videos, listen to music and calls, with the ability to share content directly to your social media. Available in three shapes with over 20 frame and lens combinations, Ray-Ban stories will be the present of the season.

Calvin Klein DEFY 

With the help of campaign boy Richard Madden, Calvin Klein recently unveiled their new scent DEFY, a fresh, addictive and masculine fragrance that is the ideal gift for Klein lovers. The scent features a daring contrast of invigorating freshness and powerful woods, aimed at the modern man who is keen to break boundaries while exploring authentic truths. The classic and sophisticated bottle further enhances the appeal of this unique fragrance.

 

AESOP The Advocate 

Comprehensive care for hands and body. The advocate is one of five season assortments that makeup the Anatomy of Generosity: Aesop’s 2021 collection of gift kits. This season, they have been designed to honour and encourage everyday acts of kindness. Housed in a case made from 100% recycled the paper purple, The Advocate represents a conscionable option, full of Aesop essentials that will leave the giftee feeling silky smooth all holiday season.

Dermalogica 

This year, Dermalogica have teamed up with artist and designer Marleigh Culver to create a new packaging that is playful and colourful. The result is an abstract motif that depicts facial zones and hand-based touch analysis, capturing the importance of human interaction, something that we were missing last Christmas! The Hydration Heroes box set is a particular standout, featuring key products including the multi-active toner, the hydro masque exfoliant and the skin smoothing cream.

Lush Festive Box Sets 

Ah, the sweet scent of Lush on a Christmas morning. Nothing beats it. While they’re connoisseurs of gorgeous handmade cosmetics, they also need a mention for their in-house wrapping. The fun and bold prints will make you proud to have these presents under the tree. And there’s so much to choose from, whether you’re up for giving bath bombs or skincare, there’s a box set ready and waiting for you at Lush.

Bulldog Gin 

Party season is upon us, officially. By now, you probably already have several dates in the diary for Christmas parties and festive drinks. Let the drinking ensue…  But whether you’re hosting or attending, Bulldog Gin is a party must-have. Quintessentially British, this edgy spirit is made with poppy, dragon eye, lotus leaves, citrus, almond, lavender and a whole host of other botanicals. Truly divine.

Burberry HERO 

Featuring Adam Driver being at one with the deep blue, Burberry HERO was arguably the most celebrated fragrance campaign imagery in recent years. The fever around the campaign meant we had high expectations for this new scent from the British fashion house… and it didn’t disappoint. The scent is brightened with sparkling bergamot and invigorated with juniper and black pepper, its depth is achieved through warm cedarwood of three distinct origins – Virginia, the Atlas Mountains and the Himalayas, making it one of the most memorable scents of the year.

The Duppy Share Aged + White

Zombie, Dark & Stormy, Mojia, Mai Tai, Cuba Libre… just some of our favourite cocktails. But naturally, the key ingredient is the Rum, whether white or spiced, it’s got to be the best on the shelf to make these cocktails stand out. That’s why we feel The Duppy Share is a key item to have in your kitchen cupboards. Available in both White + Aged Spiced, this brand is co-founded by musician and actor Kano, and if it’s good enough for Kano, it’s good enough for you.

Plenaire 

100% vegan, with UK-sourced and never tested on animals; Plenaire products get a yes from us! Their Droplet Lightweight Moisture Gel is a must-have this Christmas. A featherweight moisturiser that balances your complexion and offers up smooth and supple skin, it’s the perfect antidote to the harsh winter conditions.

Dom Perignon x Lady Gaga 

The Lady Gaga food and drink collabs offer a sense of nostalgia. Think the Spice Girls x Walkers crisps; instantly iconic. And the same can be said for the superstars partnership with Dom Perignon. Designed by Gaga in collaboration with Nicola Formichetti, the gorgeous bottle encases Dom Perignon Rose Vintage 2010. Champagne with a side of Gaga? You can’t go wrong this Christmas. Now put those paws, and bottles, up!

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