Christmas is around the corner and the annual game of matching presents to people has begun. ‘Game’, of course, does little justice to describing an activity which often feels like a relentless climb up an Everest of bubble-wrap. In an age of internet shopping, where you can find any product for any purpose and have it promptly delivered to your doorstep, the question that arises for early December shoppers is, “what do you get the person who has everything?” You could spend hours trawling through London on a chilly Thursday evening only to leave with nothing but the vague sensation of the flu coming on, but we suggest taking a look through this gift guide instead.
Here you’ll find a selection of our favourite presents, as individual and characterful as your friends and family. Every piece that we have created has been sourced personally by our founders from all over the world, crafted by the most skilled craftspeople and created using only the best materials, these pieces are designed to be adored.
When you need a recommendation, whether you have a new restaurant or an eligible bachelor in mind, this is the friend you turn to. They have everything except spare time, so present-choosing can be extremely tricky. Our four favourite present picks are full of character and rather decadent, just like them.
This person loves all things quirky and original. They’re always the last one standing at the party and if the party’s at theirs, you know it will be a night to remember. Although they like their cocktails shaken, these presents are certain to cause quite a stir.
She’s the girl who has it all, but has she seen this fabulous array of OKA present picks? From framed prints (because giving someone unframed pictures is essentially just giving them a chore) to faux flowers which will last forever, these gifts are irresistible.
Home for Christmas but rarely at any other time? Your jet-setting friend has scoured the globe and splits their time between several continents. They have no need for bulky homeware designs or pieces that have no purpose, because everything has to be packed into a suitcase at one time or another, luckily, all these pieces can do just that.
For the friend whose home is always the epitome of inviting. They’re considered the ‘nurturer’ of the group because they can always be called upon to whizz up something delicious whenever you pop by unannounced. This, if nothing else, is always worth thanking them for with a gift they’ll get plenty of use out of.
We hope we’ve given you plenty of ideas for gifts this Christmas. To earn your own title of the ‘prepared’ friend, take a look at our guide to getting ready for Christmas… early!