5 Early Christmas Presents You Should Buy For Yourself

It's only 57 days to go before Christmas, but like any rational human being, most of us, even the most organised amongst us, aren't thinking about present buying just yet. I find the first shopping trip is never fruitful, most things you find are things you want yourself. I think this year, you need to give yourself permission give into this. After all, it's an incredibly stressful time of year and we all need to psyche ourselves up somehow, don't we?! Here are some of our favourite finds to buy this Christmas for the most favourite person in your life - You.

For the Wine O'Clock Lover

Georg Jensen Elephant Bottle Opener available at Heals

Georg Jensen Elephant Bottle Opener available at Heals

Designed in 1987 by architect and industrial designer Jorgen Moller, this iconic little Elephant Bottle Opener is design classic and one of those conversation pieces at the dinner table. You buy this as one of those emergency presents for a random male relative and realise later, you didn't give it away, secretly stashing it in your kitchen drawer. Available at Heals.

Smells So Good You Could Drink It!

Malin + Goetz Dark Rum Candle (Photo: Tales Of A Pale Face)

Malin + Goetz Dark Rum Candle (Photo: Tales Of A Pale Face)

Candles for Christmas, you say? Groundbreaking. Thought the Malin + Goetz known for their beauty range primarily have an incredible intoxicating range of aromas for your home, from cannabis to mojito, to our favourite - dark rum. The pefect stocking filler for yourself. Available to buy at Malin + Goetz.

Minimalist Convenience 

Yanko Countertop Microwave

Yanko Countertop Microwave

Forget the Helmsley & Hemsley Spiraliser, that's so 2016. Your life and kitchen needs this minimalist countertop microwave and is the fashion forward piece of equipment you won't want any of your friends to own - just yourself. The best part is the oven mitt glove which is attached to the microwave door window. Designed by Myeonghoon Lee and Eunshin Chin for Yanko Design.

Go Faux Fur

John Lewis Faux Fur Grey Throw

John Lewis Faux Fur Grey Throw

Winter is coming. This is one of those gifts you find and fall in love with and then at the last minute decide to keep for yourself, as frankly, your bed needs it more than your friend does. This faux fur in mixed greys is the perfect item to drape over your bedlinen to create that ultimate cosy sanctuary. Available at John Lewis.

For The Seasoned Dog Lover

Hound Dogs Salt & Pepper Shakers by Jonathan Adler

Hound Dogs Salt & Pepper Shakers by Jonathan Adler

Designer Jonathan Adler's designs have such humour to them and these are no exception. These Hound Dog condiments are simply adorable and perfect for any dog lover who potters about the kitchen. And small enough to justify putting at the bottom of your Christmas shopping basket as small reward for braving the stores. Available at Jonathan Adler.