Three (Very) Last Minute London Gifts

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Time is running out and you are panicking. The shops are packed, it’s too late to shop online and you don’t have time to meander. For those of you who have left your shopping this late here are a few last minute suggestions where you’ll still have time to leg it down the high street, grab your goods and then throw it under the tree.

Gold Rush

This opulent Gold Dust, made with 24 carat gold is to be dusted over shoulders to leave a delicious fragrance with an elegant shimmer.

Launched by Ormonde Jayne, this stunning gold dusting powder is housed in a black lacquered handmade gold box crafted by British carpenters. The lavish puff is hand sewn in French satin with a beautiful champagne coloured marabou feather trim.

Gold Dust is perfumed with the rare and exotic Ta’if Rose. Ta’if Roses are harvested only during April and are hand picked early each morning, five thousand feet above the shores of the Red Sea and overlooking the Arabian Desert.

As Linda Pilkington, creator and owner, summed it up: “The ultimate in decadence and glamour for that bit of vampish femme fatale in all of us.”

£400 for 15ml gold dusting power and handmade puff. Exclusively available from Ormonde Jayne, Harrods, Black Hall, London, SW1X 7XL, 020 7730 1234

Lockonego Hair Tools

Home styling just got easier. Hairdressers to the stars and co-founders of the A-List Chelsea hair salon, Lockonego, Ben Cooke and Jonathan Long have launched a professional quality and stylish brush collection.

Choose from the Lockonego signature boar bristled round brushes, available in six different sizes and perfect for giving body to any hair length, the paddle brush which makes working with curls a frizz-less breeze or the extension brush for those whose hair may not be 100 percent natural.

Prices start from £20. Buy online at or from the  Lockonego salons at 394 Kings Road,
SW10 0LN. 020 7795 1798

Gift Vouchers at The Ritz

Just as you thought there was no time to even hit the shops and ordering online in time for Christmas was over three days ago, up steps The Ritz.

Simply choose and pay for your gift online and then print off the gift voucher ready to hand to your loved one on Christmas day. You don’t even need to leave your chair.

Choose from a selection of overnight stays in the hotel, dining or drinking vouchers, which includes afternoon tea, dinner, or Champagne and canapés, various courses in the luxury spa, a selection of Ritz jewelry, or even an invite for Christmas Day dinner in case you forgot that too. There’s also a New Year’s Day lunch or the opulent New Years Eve gala dinner at the Ritz Restaurant.


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