Happy December, everyone!
Christmas music is on, decorations are starting to go up in our home, and I’m counting down the days until the 25th! This year, our French family is coming to the UK, and I can’t wait to see the mini-loves wake up on Christmas morning and rush down to see what Santa has brought them. The holiday is just magical when you see it through children’s eyes.
“Fiiiiiive golden riiiiiings!” I love the song “Twelve Days of Christmas.” In addition to singing it around the house, I’ve decided to create a “Twelve Days of Christmas” gift guide on the blog and share some of my finds with you. Today’s first gift guide is called “The Classics” and is geared toward friends and family that love classic things – leather, satchels, etiquette, and a gorgeous time piece.
The gifts, clockwise:
1. Daniel Wellington watch
A DW watch is the perfect Christmas gift for anyone ages 15 and up. I love the leather strap and the simple yet elegant face. This particular model is the Lady’s Classic St. Mawes with a silver finish (seen here). I wear it every day because it goes with every outfit, hence why it’s the perfect watch! In addition to offering free worldwide shipping, Daniel Wellington is giving 15% off to my readers with the code PATRICIANOEL through January 15.
P.S. I’d love to see your Christmas photos if you buy or are gifted one of these on Christmas morning! Share your pics with the hashtag #patricianoel.
2. Debrett’s Handbook
For my fellow expats in England or those who want to learn all there is to know about British etiquette, this is the guide for you. I’ve never seen a more comprehensive handbook! Don’t think it’s outdated; Debrett’s has updated the guide to be a modern interpretation of traditional manners. From dining etiquette and correspondence to hosting and entertaining, this stunning book has all of the answers to life’s social codes. http://www.debretts.com/shop/debretts-handbook.html
3. Cambridge Satchel Company cartridge bag
This gorgeous little bag accompanied us to Japan last month! I couldn’t have asked for a better travel and camera bag. Not only does it fit my clunky DSLR but it also had enough room for my wallet, phone, and a little water bottle. If you’re like me and tend to overpack your bag for the day and end up regretting lugging around a heavy tote, this bag is for you. It’s beautiful, classic, and fits the essentials. http://www.cambridgesatchel.com/
4. Shinola Leather Journal cover
This buttery leather journal cover is a great gift for the writers and artists in your life. Choose from any five colors, pop in a Shinola large journal, and off you go! Both the front and back covers have multiple pockets for cards, notes, or a pen. As with any quality leather, the wear and tear will only give it more character. http://www.shinola.co.uk/shop/leather-journal-cover.html
Tune in tomorrow for Christmas Gift Guide #2!
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