Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

The 50 Best Gifts for Women

Charlotte Olympia Paloma Pumps
"Every woman needs a pair of killer heels and these brightred satin platform pumps could be them," suggests Malika Dalamal. "If the eye-popping colour and towering heel isn't enough of a statement, the pleated ruffle at the back should do the trick,"
Price: £395 - 0845 675 1321; www.net-a-porter.com
Purple Salad Bowl
Glass designer and stone engraver Jane Raven, a sister of gardening writer Sarah Raven, is best known for her intricate but functional glass pieces, from tumblers and decanters to jars and tea-light holders. Each one is stencilled and sandblasted by hand. Jane has recently developed a range of coloured glassware, including this brand-new, sexy purple salad bowl, which is engraved with a clematis motif. Also available in pale grey.
Price: £95 - 0131-466 5194; janeravenglass.co.uk
Ella Lingerie
If you're looking for lingerie that's classy as well as saucy, resist the urge to go tacky and invest in a frilled Ella bra and matching knickers from luxury undies merchant, Myla, instead. Made from damson-coloured silk, satin and chiffon and available in a whole host of variations, this is the range to choose from if you actually want your other half to wear it.
Price: bra £109; matching hipsters £59 - 0870 7455003; www.myla.com

Whether it’s champagne, shoes or a pair of diamond earrings, Rhiannon Batten knows what every girl wants

The Panel: Katrina Larkin is co-founder of The Big Chill (bigchill.net); Malika Dalamal is London editor of dailycandy.com; Annie Deakin is acting editor of home design website mydeco.com; Lulu Grimes is deputy editor of olive magazine (olivemagazine.co.uk); Lyn Harris is the founder of luxury fragrance brand Miller Harris (millerharris.com)

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