20 Small Gifts That Go Big On Style - The Gloss Magazine

20 Small Gifts That Go Big On Style

This Christmas we’re thinking small …

As Susan Zelouf explained in the November issue of THE GLOSS: “Consider this equation: supporting local producers sustains community; investing in more labour-intensive things to eat, wear and live with gobbles up less resources, leaving a smaller footprint. Less is less, and also more – a little of what we fancy does us good. Small change adds up; small changes change everything – no need to go big or go home. When fashion editor Diana Vreeland (Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue) advised “The eye has to travel”, she wasn’t just referring to faraway places; her influential point of view embraced small flourishes she noted in people, places and things. Good things come in small packages: think rings, newborns, puppies, nutshells …” That’s why this Christmas we’re thinking small, with little gifts that go big on style …

BIJOU BIJOUX

Hand-painted porcelain leopard necklace by Toulouse sisters Nach Bijoux, €175, at Costume, 10/11 Castle Market, Dublin 2.

SHOP NOW

TINY TOUCHES

If your skin looks flat and dull, use a few streaks of Chanel’s Multi-Use Glow Stick (€42) high up on cheekbones and across the eyelids. 

SHOP NOW

SHORT STORIES

Subscribe to the NY Times to read reader-submitted stories of modern love in 100 words or less. Order the book from www.bookdepository.com, €12.33, with free delivery. 

SHOP NOW

POCKET SIZE

Mini Hot Lips Charms, a trio of shades including JK Magic, Amazing Amal and Viva La Vergara. €30; www.charlottetilbury.com. Try Tilbury’s range at Brown Thomas, Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.

SHOP NOW

DINKY RING

A bicycle bell – the tiny, tinny ring will part the ways. Brass bike bell, Elops, €8; www.decathlon.ie. 

SHOP NOW

LOVELY AND LITTLE

Handmade slides twinkle in your hair. Evelyn brass hair slides with porcelain detail, €28 for three; www.sheenaghevelyngreen.com.

SHOP NOW

SIP AND TUCK

Irish linen napkins in duckegg blue, butternut, ivory and fern, €20 each, from Stable of Ireland, 2 Westbury Mall, Balfe Street, Dublin 2. 

SHOP NOW

ONE SHOT

Invest in teeny espresso cups for a tot-shot of coffee: Mismatched porcelain espresso cups, La Double J, €256; www.matchesfashion.com. 

SHOP NOW

LITTLE GEMS

Bejewelled Irish linen tree decoration from €15; www.katielarmour.com.

SHOP NOW

JAM IT IN

A little ukelele goes a long way. Electric yellow Smile ukelele by Mahalo, €43, at Gandharva Loka, 62 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2.

SHOP NOW

LESS IS MORE

A tiny travel candle is small but potent. Dublin Dawn and Dusk travel candle set, €45; www.rathbornes1488.com. 

SHOP NOW

WISP OF A THING

Good Smalls – ie nice bra? – it’s nice to feel supported in a smalls way. Turquoise Bel semisheer bra, Eres, €165, at Brown Thomas. 

SHOP NOW

JUST ENOUGH

Travel-size-me with Malin+Goetz miniature essentials. Conveniently portioned in cute carry-on-approved sizes, take your face, body, hair and fragrance faves with you on your next getaway. Kits from €32; www.malinandgoetz.com.

SHOP NOW

TINCTURE

A tiny tincture to elevate your gin cocktail. Aromatic bitters Bittered Sling, €30; www.celticwhiskeyshop.com. 

SHOP NOW

TOO CUTE

The Jacquemus mini leather Le Chiquito bag comes in an array of colours. Fill yours with your biggest hopes and dreams. €425, Sign up for the waitlist at www.jacquemus.com.

SHOP NOW

LILLIPUTIAN

Theo Fennell’s one-of-a-kind opening rings reveal miniature worlds in precious metals and gemstones. The Empty Quarter ring, in collaboration with micro-sculptor Willard Wigan, is a golden desert populated by itsy bitsy camels; exquisite magnifying glass included. POA at www.theofennell.com. But if you have to ask …

SHOP NOW

BITE SIZE

Every sweet a delicious work of art: Kilkenny’s Cakeface Patisserie also offers cookery courses. Choose from Jaffa Orange, Tarty Apple, Miss Lemony Rose and a wider selection of seasonal treats. www.cakeface.ie.

SHOP NOW

NIBBLES

Edible flowers give your cake a final flourish. Read Edible Flowers How, Why, and When We Eat Flowers, by Monica Nelson, Monacelli (out this month), €30; www.phaidon.com.

SHOP NOW

DEFINE SMALL

New from Miu Miu: crystal-encrusted rectangular acetate frames with opaline pink lenses. €400, to order from www.miumiu.com.

SHOP NOW

PRECIOUS FEW

Sterling silver pear bowl with pear seed spoon, by Cork silversmith Annemarie Reinhold. www.annemariereinhold.com. Commissions undertaken; POA.

SHOP NOW

LOVETHEGLOSS.IE?

Sign up to our MAILING LIST now for a roundup of the latest fashion, beauty, interiors and entertaining news from THE GLOSS MAGAZINE’s daily dispatches.

Newsletter

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This