By no means small change, yet significant enough to imply genuine magnanimity, this curation of gifts under £250 is bound to spread the joy among all lucky enough to receive them. Forget instantly forgotten last-minute trinkets and instead opt for elegant essentials that one would hesitate to purchase for oneself for fear of self-indulgence: a crystal whisky tumbler from Linley, a fine wool scarf from Fumagalli 1891 or a memorable scent from London perfumer Floris.
Choose wisely and you’re guaranteed a genuine expression of gratitude from the recipient - a rare phenomenon at this time of year. Try a sophisticated suede briefcase from Hylton Goods, a sumptuous merino knit jumper from Gieves & Hawkes or Inis Meain or a sturdy belt from Elliot Rhodes.
A carefully considered upgrade of a tired essential, like a wallet or shaving set, is a surefire way to win fans. A Thomas Clipper shaving set, leather card case from Ettinger or sleek watch box from Wolf are all versatile options.