Christmas inspiration: the best gift I’ve given…

Inspirational ideas from global tastemakers

To Every Seed His Own Body by Polly Morgan, similar taxidermy pieces from £4,000
To Every Seed His Own Body by Polly Morgan, similar taxidermy pieces from £4,000 | Image: Tessa Argus

Lara Bohinc, jewellery and accessories designer I gave my husband a taxidermy piece by Polly Morgan – a tiny bird lies on top of a tiny book with a miniature working chandelier above it, all encased in a glass dome. It is both serene and macabre. www.pollymorgan.co.uk.

Argentiere Pagliai silver box
Argentiere Pagliai silver box

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Diego Della Valle, president and CEO Tod’s A gift I give to the people I care about most, always with that person’s initials on it, is an ornate, hand-engraved and very beautiful silver box from Argentiere Pagliai, a talented silversmiths’ family that’s very esteemed in Florence. Borgo S Jacopo 41, 50125 Florence (+3905-528 2840; www.argentierepagliai.it).

Smythson jewellery roll, £170
Smythson jewellery roll, £170

Roubi L’Roubi, owner and creative director of Huntsman I recently gave a Smythson jewellery roll to someone who goes away a lot at weekends. I like how Smythson has repositioned itself as a brand and I own a lot of its small leather goods. Smythson jewellery roll,£170; www.smythson.com.

Bose QuietComfort in-ear headphones, £260
Bose QuietComfort in-ear headphones, £260

Pilar Corrias, gallerist The best gift I’ve given recently was a pair of noise-cancelling Bose QuietComfort in-ear headphones, to a girlfriend. They are amazing because you can fall asleep wearing them on the plane. £260; www.bose.co.uk.

Sisley beauty products
Sisley beauty products

Emilia Wickstead, fashion designer I booked facials at Liberty’s Sisley Beauty Rooms for all my assistants; I wanted to reward them for their hard work, and for them to feel relaxed and happy afterwards. Sisley treatments and products are my favourite – I love everything about them. Regent Street, London W1 (020-7734 1234; www.liberty.co.uk).

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