The AF Christmas Gift Guide 2020

When we started working on the AF Christmas Gift Guide for 2020 we had no idea that for so many the holidays would be turned upside down. And so, whilst more than anything we hope everyone stays safe, we still wanted to whisk you away on a little #accessFASHIONdaydreams journey with us. The team have put together their ultimate Christmas Wish List. We hope there’s a little inspiration for yourself or a loved one. And Santa, if you’ve got any Elves working in our Tiers, we hope you get the link.

Sabina Emrit Harper, Founder & Editor | Christmas Wish List

“This has been such a weird year for all of us, and for me personally it’s been full of so many highs, yet the virus has just brought about so many lows. With the latest announcement (with I’m sure more to come), I’ve often found putting this list together a little insensitive. However, we are also all in need of a little escapism. We hope you enjoy our picks. And above all else we hope you have a safe, healthy and happy Christmas…”

accessfashion Christmas Wish List
  1. 1. Cire Trudon Classique Candle
  2. I was gifted my very first Cire Trudon candle at a Harrods Christmas event years ago and have been a fan ever since. With a history rooting back to 1643, Cire Trudon candles filled the Royal Court of Louis XIV, and the bedrooms of Marie Antoinette and Napoleon. Their scents are bold and rich and one for the avid fragrance lover. As timing would have it, I’ve just run out of my last Odalisque. If you’re new to Cire Trudon I highly recommend you smell them first to find your favourites. The Classique Candle is available from Cire Trudon 270g for £75
  1. 2. Horse Riding at Coworth Park’s Equestrian Centre
  2. I’ve been riding since I was 12 and going to Coworth Park for almost a decade. Their Equestrian Centre is easily my favourite in the world. It would be the absolute dream to have lessons with them once or twice a week, and even better to be able to have my own horse stabled there. The grounds are breathtaking and it’s such an escape from everyday life. It’s also one of the reasons we were encouraged to move out of London. Coworth feels like a bit of home in the middle of nature and I truly hope 2021 lets us spend more time there. Private lessons start at £65.
  3. 3. Malachite PopSockets
  4. I got myself the new iPhone 12 Max Pro as an early Christmas present and I love it, but my god it’s huge! I use my phone a lot for work and it’s actually really uncomfortable to hold so my next thought was a PopSockets attachment. I’ve had so many over the years but when I saw the Malachite option my heart skipped a beat. I love crystals and Malachite is known as a protection stone that removes negative energies, aligned to the heart chakra. The green is stunning and it’s like a piece of art. I’m all for anything that looks that beautiful and promotes loving and healing energy so I would love to find this under the tree. Available online for £84.99
  5. 4. Fendi Reversible Cape
  6. I tried on a variety of Fendi ponchos and this is my favourite. I’m a sucker for a statement logo, but I also love that it’s reversible to plain black too. You can find it online at NET-A-PORTER for £1450
  7. 5. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
  8. I love reading but as you might know am trying to be mindful and finish the books I have yet to read before buying any more. (Check out Bini’s Book Club for what’s coming in 2021). But oh my do I want to get my hands on a copy of this! I love that it was a Bestseller before it was even released. Currently £25 at Waterstones
  9. 6. Mateo ‘S’ Ring
  10. Wearable art is something I adore and Mateo’s initial ring blends modern and antique design beautifully. The diamond initial set in quartz is simply stunning. Santa, if you’re reading this – I’ve been really good this year! The rings from A to Z are available from for £1740
  1. 7. Bird’s Leather Bum Bag
  2. I’m always keen to shop locally and Bird in Sunningdale is a truly wonderfully curated store. I wasn’t a fan of the bumbag when it hit as a streetwear trend but when I spotted this in the shop window it was added straight to my list. The simplicity and sleekness of the design stands out. And it’s such a practical alternative to a handbag when we’re all trying to stay safe. The Italian leather is super soft and the silver hardware gives it a luxe look for an amazing price. Available from or via click and collect for £29.95
  3. 8. Ruinart Rosé Champagne – Second Skin Packaging
  4. Sustainable bubbles? Yes please! Ruinart have always been one of my favourite champagne houses. It’s served at every fashion party from Dior to Louis Vuitton and it’s so delicious. The rosé is an extra special treat. And when I heard about the new ‘second skin case’ that is fully recyclable and contains zero plastic waste I was thrilled to see the brand take a huge step forward with the design remaining sophisticated.
  5. The Second Skin Rosé can be purchased from Clos19 for £65
  6. 9. 2021 Smythson Diary
  7. Every year my husband gets me a Smythson diary. This year I got two would you believe. The intention was one for my desk and a pocket one for my bag as I had so many shoots and events booked in… Oh how quickly that all changed with the virus, so I’m definitely sticking to one for 2021. Smythson have more colours than ever before, but I think I’ll be asking for the Soho Diary in Black or Sandstone. Price £175
  8. 10. Limited Edition KitchenAid Mixer in Misty Blue
  9. We all went a little baking mad during the first lockdown however it left me wanting to brush up my baking skills with little help from KitchenAid. I love the Misty Blue as I think it would look perfect in our countryside kitchen and with the #cottagecore trend. However it’s definitely a splurge. Currently £599 from
Lauren Alexander, Social Media Assistant | Christmas Wish List

“This year’s Christmas will definitely be a quiet one! I am hoping to see my grandparents, play lots of games, watch Christmas movies and eat good food! I would love some new skincare or make-up products to try. The jet lag mask from Summer Fridays is at the top of my list! And my dream item is definitely the Cartier Love Bracelet!”

  1. 1.Camp: Notes on Fashion (Hardback)
  2. I would have loved to have seen the exhibition at The Met Gallery in New York. I fell in love with the imagery I was seeing online and so having the book that details the exhibition would be the next best thing! Available from Price £35
  3. 2. Le Riviera, Jacquemus
  4. Jacquemus is my favourite luxury brand. I’d love my first product from the brand to be a statement of my style and the pink Le Riviera bag is exactly that. From for £450
  5. 3. Amber Candle, Diptyque
  6. I see Diptyque candles everywhere and I have had one on my wish list for a while now. Not only do they look perfect on every skincare shelf, the fragrances are beautiful and the glass jar can be reused! Find it at Price £47 (190g)
  7. 4. Dior Backstage Rosy Glow 001, Dior
  8. This year, due to all the extra time I’ve had on my hands, I’ve had fun and experimenting with new makeup looks. I’ve fallen in love with blush, and in particular the Dior makeup products. The Backstage Rosy Glow looks like the perfect pink to brighten up any complexion. Find it at Price £29.50
  9. 5. Love Bracelet, Cartier
  10. The Cartier Love Bracelet is my dream piece of jewellery. The clean, sleek band would be the ideal base to layer other bracelets with. It’s a luxury item that I hope I can work hard enough to one day make part of my jewellery box. From Price £6,000
  11. 6. Jet Lag Mask, Summer Fridays
  12. Summer Fridays is a skincare brand I’m keen to try and I’ve heard so many positive reviews about the mask. I always prioritise my skincare routine, whether it takes 2 minutes or half an hour. Taking time to connect with myself and focus on my needs has helped my mental health hugely. Available at Price £42 (64g)
  13. 7. Honey Infused Hair Oil, Gisou
  14. Negin Mirsalehi is a girlboss inspiration and I’m equally obsessed with her hair care brand Gisou. Beekeeping has been in her family for six generations and winding this inspiration into her hair care products is beautifully personal. My dream product from this collection is the Honey Infused Hair Oil. Find it at Price €77 (100ml)
  15. 8. Basic Cotton Jersey T-Shirt Cherry Blossom, Ganni
  16. Ganni is beginning to bring more and more conscious fabrics into their collections. The ‘Cherry Blossom’ design is my favourite of their sustainable graphic t-shirt range and I had to add it to my Christmas list! Available at Price £75
  17. 9. Balm Dotcom, Glossier
  18. Glossier’s Balm Dotcom is my holy grail product. They are fun and have beautiful packaging, but most importantly, they actually do the job! ‘Berry’ is a newer addition to their range and I would love to add this to my collection. Price £10 (15ml)
  19. 10. Perfect, Marc Jacobs
  20. The ‘Perfect’ fragrance campaign by Marc Jacobs had me sold instantly. The idea that despite all our differences, each of us are undoubtedly perfect, is something I love. The scent is fresh and sweet and I’d love to find it under the tree this Christmas. Find it at Price £99 (100ml)
Sacha Williams, Editorial Assistant | Christmas Wish List

This Christmas is undoubtedly going to be different for most. For myself, I’ll be spending it with my family, enjoying a cosy day at home which I know makes us luckier than so many. We’ll share gifts, watch festive movies in our Christmas pjs and eat good food. Whilst this may sound cheesy, as long as I’m with my family and we’re all safe, then what is under the tree is not important. I’m just excited to have a day where we can relax and be glad that we got through this year. However I did have a lot of fun putting this list together and the House of Sunny Day Tripper Vol 2 is an item that ever since I first saw it, I’ve added to my wish list.

accessfashion Christmas Gift Guide
  1. 1. Sicilian Sunrise Eau de Toilette & Other Stories.
  2. I have only ever heard good things being said about this scent. I absolutely love the smell of citrus fruits and so this is perfect for me. Only the other day my friend was wearing this and all I could smell was lemons and immediately remembered to add it to my Christmas list. Find it at Price £28 (50ml)
  3. 2. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Paperback)
  4. Last summer whilst on holiday I read Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari and ever since I have wanted to get my hands on the next book in the series. I love non-fiction books and I am fascinated about the history and future of our planet and so this is my ideal next book to read about humankind. Find it at Price £10.99
  5. 3. The Big Tog Bag, Tog LDN  
  6. For a long time I had been searching for a camera bag that would securely hold by camera body, lenses, accessories etc, however I was struggling to find any on the market that had the compartment style that I preferred and that was also stylish and that is when I came across Tog. Find it at Price £149.99
  7. 4. adidas Originals Ozweego
  8. adidas a neutral colour trainer has been missing from my wardrobe. These trainers would complete my shoe collection for 2020. Find it at Price £90
  9. 5. Groove Pant Flare Nulu, Lululemon
  10. There are three reasons why I would love to get my hands on these. Firstly, the quality and fit, secondly the wearability as I will wear them to my Yoga class but also to the coffee shop later that day, and the style as I love super high wasted bottoms. Find it at Price £88
  11. 6. Day Tripped Vol.2, House of Sunny
  12. I would be shocked If this item or any from House of Sunny were not on people Christmas list this year. I love and would be truly thankful for receiving any product from the brand, however I especially desired this cardigan due to the colour and design really appealing to me. Find it at Price £90
  13. 7. Almond Coconut Crème Body Wash, Laura Mercier
  14. “…a warm, rich fragrance with powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a hint of cinnamon. Includes notes of vanilla mousse as well as vanilla meringue.” This description by the brand reassured by decision to kindly let one of my family members know, when asked for a gift idea, that I would absolutely love this product! Find it at Price £32.50 (200ml)
  15. 8. No.3 L’Etang Noir Candle, Maison Louis Marie
  16. The most beautiful, long lasting candles. I purchased one for my mum as a Christmas presents last year and so this year, I would really appreciate one for myself (that I know she will steal and light when I’m not at home). Find it at Price £35 (8.5oz)
  17. 9. Rouge Coco Gloss 756, Chanel
  18. For my 18th birthday a friend bought me a Chanel gloss. I recently run out and as a replacement I cannot think of another brand to go to. I have been looking for a red for a long time, and so am keeping my fingers crossed that on Christmas morning I will open a gift that will be the gloss in the colour Chili. Find it at Price £28 (5.5g)
  19. 10. 100 Glacier ¼ Zip Cropped Fleece, The North Face
  20. The perfect fleece to keep me feeling both warm and stylish going into January. I recently have been aiming to go for a walk every day and this would be great for layering over a little vest top and under a coat. It appealed to me due to its versatility and I can already see myself wearing this every week. Find it at Price £45
Evan Burrowes, Marketing Assistant | Christmas Wish List

After this awful year I hoped that Christmas would be the time to finally spend time with my family who I haven’t had a chance to see throughout the periods of lockdown. However, as this is sadly not going to be possible, I’m going to enjoy Christmas at home in Wales with my parents, brother and my favourite family member Hugo – our Hungarian Vizsla. Underneath my tree I hope there will be a Jaquemus Chiquito Homme and in the driveway I’m hoping for a MINI Electric… It might be a little too big for under the tree…

  1. 1. Le Chiquito Homme, Jacquemus
  2. I love Simon Porte Jaquemus take on luxury fashion, I think he has proved himself to be the next big thing in French fashion. So, when he announced his debut menswear collection I was ecstatic, one of my favourite pieces from the brand is the men’s version of their famous chiquito bag. Find it at Price £400
  3. 2. Custom Compostable Case, Casetify Case
  4. My iPhone has taken a bit of a battering this year and my leather case is starting to look slightly worse for wear. When I came across Casetify’s compostable case I thought it was a great idea to protect my phone and the planet when I upgrade and no longer have any use for it. Find it at Price £35
  5. 3. V-12 White, Veja Vejas
  6. Over the past year I have become increasingly conscious over what brands I support and white sneakers are a must in my wardrobe all year round. So, this year instead of the typical Nike Air Force 1s or Adidas Stan Smith I’m hoping for the more sustainable and environmentally conscious Veja V-12s. Find it at Price €125
  7. 4. The Lean Boots, Bottega Veneta BV Boots
  8. Bottega Veneta really is the brand on everyone’s mind at the moment, their BV Lean Chelsea boots would be the perfect addition to my winter wardrobe. They’re practical for rainy days and I’d love to pair them with my trench for a utilitarian inspired look. Find it at Price £1,140
  9. 5. Black Orchid Eau de Parfum, Tom Ford
  10. This is something that tops my Christmas list every year, it is a scent a save for special occasions and plays as big a role in any of my outfit as the clothes on my back or the shoes on my feet. Sadly, I haven’t had the chance to clutch my black orchid bottle as much as I would’ve liked to this year. I am hoping in 2021 I will get much more use from my signature scent. Find it at Price £114.99 (100ml)
  11. 6. Cable Knit Vest, COS
  12. Christmas wouldn’t be the same without knitwear, this year I’d happily swap a cheesy Christmas jumper for COS sleek knitted vest. I also think it would look great with Bottega Veneta’s Chelsea boots. Find it at Price £55
  13. 7. MINI Electric
  14. I have never driven a car that has as much personality as Marcel (my MINI), he has never let me down and I don’t think his character could be matched by another vehicle. If I was to ever upgrade him, it would have to be for MINI’s new electric hatchback after all electric is the future. Find it at Price starts at £25,100
  15. 8. Canyon Logo-print Zip-through Shirt Jacket, Palm Angels
  16. Palm Angels – Fashion pieces are often referred to as pieces of art and Palm Angels Canyon Print Shirt is no exception to this. The dramatic desert backdrop would be sure to shake up any dull outfit. Find it at Price £615
  17. 9. Monogram Clouds Bracelet, Louis Vuitton
  18. The item that tops my list year must be LVs Cloud Link Bracelet, it is a fun light-hearted take on a timeless piece of chain link jewellery. I’d love to carry a small slice of the sky around on my wrist to remind me of the bigger picture of happiness throughout 2021.
  19. 2020 has given us a lot of time for dreaming, wether it be dreaming of a better year to look forward to or dreaming for some restored normality. The cloud print gives this timeless piece a dreamlike aesthetic and has represents a touching sentiment of carrying your dreams around on your wrist. Find it at £1,450
  20. 10. Salicylic Acid 2% Masque, The Ordinary
  21. I was recommended this brand earlier this year from a friend after a disastrous breakout that my normal skincare products failed to fix. A couple of months later and I am now obsessed. There Salicylic Acid Masque is something I am yet to try so hopefully Santa delivers the skin care goods! Find it at Price £9.90 (50ml)

Please note all prices and details are correct at time of publishing. And Santa, if you are reading this, contactless delivery is good.

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