With the recent turn of the new month, we have put together the first of our Christmas Gift Guides to ensure you’re not scrambling about on the afternoon of December 24th and that your nearest and dearest can have no complaints. Christmas Gift Guide #1 looks through accessories for him and her that we have available online and in-store.
1. Ally Capellino Ernie Rucksack
Ally Capellino for a long time now have season on season been produced arguably the best carry and holdall accessories about and the Ernie Rucksack by Ally Capellino certainly follows suit.
A new style and part of the new ACB group by the British brand, Ernie is a slim rucksack with feature which include a front zipper pocket and inner laptop compartment suitable for up to a 13” Macbook or iPad, making it perfect for a day-to-day work commute or short venture elsewhere away from home. As always with an Ally Capellino bag, the functionality of each piece in response to what it might be intended for is drawn upon quite clearly and also made from only the best quality materials. The Ernie rucksack is produced using a lightweight Nylon fabric that is water repellent and wipeable. Available online here.
2. Lui Grace Necklace
We have recently added Lui to our brand inventory here at Ideology and the wonderful array of accessories have been taken to with open arms. Handmade right here in Sheffield, all of the Lui jewellery make for great gifts. The pieces we have in store, from the Lui Hardware collection, explore a combination of contemporary accessory aesthetic with a great attention to detail, colour palette and rich quality silk fabrics, as well as also being engrained with hints at a rich historical sentiment in the use of brass bullets and other found objects, making each piece totally unique.
The Grace Necklace by Lui is made using a combined copper and silk thread braided necklace which is finished with vintage brass bullets and super fine soldiered brass chain. Take a look in closer detail below, available to purchase in-store and online here
3. Royall Lyme All Purpose Lotion
Another new addition to our inventory of brands in recent months has been Royall Lyme Bermuda. 50 years ago Anthony Gaade, founder and first president of The Royall Family of Fragrances felt the need to capture the essence and spirit of Bermuda in a fragrance line of aromatic products to share with the island and the rest of the world. The fragrances are blended only with natural essences, oils and extracts.
Mr. Gaad’s original packaging for the Royall Family of fragrance is reminiscent of the Bermuda of old. The bottles are of semi-hand-made glass from original clay molds with antimonial pewter-colored lead crown caps. Molded on each bottle is a crown and lime cluster with the words ROYALL LYME. Each bottle has the fragrnce name and crown in raised glass on the back with a distinctive colored label on the front.
With a selection of 4 different Royall products currently available from both our online shop and in-store, our pick of the bunch for the first installment of the Ideology Christmas Gift Guide is the All Purpose lotion. A far cry from the stagnant high street scents, the all purpose lotion by Royall Lyme is made with West Indian limes alongside 77 essential oil and as a result, a zestful but undeniably lime scent. Each Royall Lyme fragrance bottle is wrapped in a fine parchment with a crown wax seal – made with the same wax used by the Bank of England. – Available online here.
4. Anderson’s Woven Belt (Red/Navy)
Anderson’s are a brand that have been with us for a while now and consistently produce premium-quality mens belts. The company is situated in Parma, Northern Italy at the site they began things at back in 1966. The “Anderson’s” name comes from Mr Carlo Valenti’s love of English suits from tailors ‘Anderson and Sheppard’ during the 1960s and since it’s come about during the mid 60′s, Anderson’s have remained one of the most respected belt-makers in Europe.
The woven belt in the Red / Navy colourway will make for a great extra stocking addition during the seasons festivities. As with all the belts in Anderson’s woven series, the braided woven belt seen below in red and navy combines the colours to create a patterned braid with solid metal buckle and navy leather trim for good measure. Head over to our online store here to see more info on the sizing and what other colourways we have available.
5. YMC Patterned Socks
“Hey, thanks Auntie Sandra. These really thin, slightly dull TK Maxx socks are great! Just what I’ve always wanted!” – said no one, ever. Nothing personal Auntie Sandra, but they just aren’t YMC 100% cotton mid-weight perfect for Autumn, Winter and other cold times of the year patterned socks, are they?
Available in two styles (checkered or polka dot) and four colourways you are spoilt for choice with this great piece of kit from British brand You Must Create for the Autumn Winter 13 season. Available to purchase both in-store and online now.
That concludes the first of our series of Gift Guides for the Christmas period. Keep an eye out for the second edition which will cover more accessories to help you along with ideas for the festive season. In the meantime, head over to our online store to browse other items currently in stock.