Christmas Gift Guide by Jo Pratten

Knowing what to buy a girl who already has (almost) everything can be tricky. Don’t worry though, help is at hand! There will always be at least one more pair of jeans that she has her eye on or a special present that will help fill the stocking.

For a shy loved one, why not surprise them with a Denim Clinic  and a Gift Voucher for Donna Ida.  So many ladies struggle to find the perfect jeans or the confidence to come in and try them on so this could be the gentle nudge that they need.  We will give her the one-to-one service that she deserves and help her find something special.

A new delivery from Wildfox has just touched down on shop floors across all the Donna Ida boutiques which I’m sure will be one of the best received presents a girl gets this Christmas.  They are still their usual fun and colourful styles but with new exciting shapes and slogans, I really love the Polo Girl Sweatshirt which is perfect for this time of year.

I also think Hanky Panky makes for a great present and are equally successful in stockings as they come individually wrapped up perfectly, like a Christmas cracker and come in so many fun colours.

Every lady I know would like help to organise their wardrobe. Stylist Elika Gibbs has written a fantastic book called Practical Princess which will guide you through the process. Kate Moss calls her a ‘practical genius’ and we agree! It’s also a great stocking filler or an extra little add on

For the lady who is off to the Alps in the next few months you can’t go wrong with a pair of J Brand cords and some basic tees from Splendid to layer or wear as thermals or a cashmere sweater by 360 Sweater.