For many of us, marking an occasion with a gift is what we want to do. Acknowledging milestones in education, in work, in relationships as well as the more obvious birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, there are many days in the year to be celebrated. Here we list some of our gift ideas suitable for every occasion, though there are more gift ideas here
Mediterraneo fruit basket by Alessi
An unusual stainless steel fruit basket makes for a great centrepiece in a new home, or for those who love contemporary art, or the swirling seaweed structure of the basket. This basket is designed for Alessi by Emma Silvestris. As a company, Alessi want their designs to move people, convey feelings or trigger memories.
Charbonnel et Walker seasalt caramel milk truffles
If you want to buy chocolate as a gift, try this novel sea salt caramel filling covered in milk chocolate. Presented in a beautiful box, this set of truffles comes from one of Britain’s oldest chocolate producers who have a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen, so if it’s good enough for her, it’s good for the rest of us.
Wine cooler from Georg Jensen
Designed by Thomas Sandell for Georg Jensen, this is a striking wine cooler in stainless steel that is functional and a work of art. The wine cooler maintains the temperature of your wine for longer is this beautifully crafted and bold object.
Who Could Not Be Happy? journal by Kate Spade New York
This journal with the inspirational quote on the cover is, at H20.6 x W12.9cm easy to slip into a handbag or clutch. The quality made journal has 300 lined pages for you to record your creative ideas, your private thoughts or your lists.
Classic suit and garment bag, Briggs & Riley
If you want to buy a gift for someone who travels, help them keep their garments protected and uncreased with a classic garment bag from Briggs & Riley. Their classic suit and garment bag is abrasion resistant, water repellent and colour fast. The bag includes a Lifetime Performance Guarantee that includes cover for airline damage.
Etched tea-light holder, Tom Dixon
Created from solid copper, brass or stainless steel, these pentagon structures combine precise metalwork techniques, with the wood-grain pattern mixing the industrial and the natural. The illusion of a textured wood surface is caused by etched holes in the metallic sheet that also show amazing shadows when the tea-light is lit. Due to the metals, the colours may change over time.
Silver photo frame, Vera Wang for Wedgwood
Sophisticated metal photo frames never go out of fashion. These frames are silver plated with a delicate embossed detail to capture the spirit of love and romance.
Ribbed sleeve cashmere jumper, Whistles
Nothing speaks luxury quite like cashmere. London’s contemporary fashion brand Whistles, create timeless pieces of quality including their ribbed sleeve cashmere jumper. Knitted from pure cashmere this jumper has a relaxed shape with small side slits at the hem and a classic round neckline that looks great over a crisp white shirt for a casual look.
Jewellery box, Dulwich Designs
There is a lovely range of sophisticated, leather jewellery rolls and boxes from Dulwich Designs. With several compartments and sizes, the jewellery boxes can hold smaller pieces and larger costume jewellery designs.
Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 wireless on-ear headphones with in-line mic/remote
With wireless technologies and noise cancellation, you can listen to high-resolution sounds, on your mobile phone, tablet device and MP3 player. You can stream music directly from compatible devices, controlling the sounds and calls from your Smartphone with an integrated in-line mic/remote. The headphones are lightweight, comfortable and look good.
LEFF Amsterdam tile clock by Robert Bronwasser
A delicate clock made with a ceramic base, bamboo hands and a Japanese quartz movement has been designed by Robert Bronwasser and is guarantee for five years. It will look good sitting on your workbench or your mantelpiece and measures 25 cm x 25 cm
Riedel Veritas glasses for wine and champagne
A set of 8 glasses as a gift to those who enjoy their drink. The size and the shape of the glasses have been especially designed for the character of the wine, to enhance the aromatic flavours. Glasses include Veritas Viognier / Chardonnay glasses, Veritas Cabernet/Merlot glasses, New World Pinot World glasses and Champagne glasses. Veritas glasses are dishwasher safe, break-resistant and suitable for everyday use.
International paddle vodka set, LSA International
A set of 6 multi-coloured glasses are a fun way to serve liqueurs whilst the handled board is practical for serving, whilst looking sophisticated.