Lingerie Gift Guide For Her

Finding lingerie your partner loves is a surefire way to set off sparks in your relationship. However, many of us feel daunted about navigating all those lingerie types and sizes. We've created this guide to teach you how to buy lingerie for your special someone. It will help you show your girlfriend or wife how well you know her, and that's worth so much more than a bouquet.

FIND OUT HER SIZE
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You can't walk into a shop and guess at your partner's size. A woman's bra is almost like a second skin, so if you choose the wrong fit she'll never wear it. If you don't know her measurements and would like to keep your lingerie shopping a surprise, all it takes to is a little Bond-style espionage to find out. Simply take a look at the laundry when the lucky lady isn't around and make a note of her labels.


With bras, there are two sizes to keep track of. The first is the cup size, which can range from A to K. The second is a number, which relates to the measurement around the body and rib cage. It's important to note that the two numbers are linked: for example, a 32D will not have the same size cup as a 38D because the letter relates to the volume of the bust itself and the size of the cup in relation to the band. You won't be able to buy a 32D bra for a woman who wears 38D, even if you get it altered. Bra sizes can vary across lingerie brands, so it's a good idea to check a couple of bras that your partner wears most often – these are most likely to be the ones that fit her best.


If you're really struggling or don't feel comfortable peeking into her wardrobe, you could try and find a negligee or camisole instead. You don't need to be as exact with the sizing for these flowing garments.

PICK HER STYLE
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There are lots of different shapes and types of bras out there. Here are the most popular:


  • Balcony bras – Lift the breasts to enhance the cleavage with straps that support from the bottom of the cup. Super seductive.
  • Plunge bras – Create deeper cleavage by plunging down, supporting from the centre and pushing the breasts together.
  • Full-cup bras – Offer the best support and shape by covering more of the breast. Usually worn by women with a larger cup size.
  • T-shirt bras – Best for wearing under a T-shirt. Made from smooth material and normally seamless, they are less likely to be seen through the fabric.

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Women's knickers also come in a tremendous variety of styles. Think about the underwear she normally wears and see if you can match it to the lingerie types below for an idea of what she likes. There are lots of different shapes and types of bras out there. Here are the most popular:


  • Full brief knickers – Offer the most coverage with a high waist.
  • Hipster knickers – Sit lower on the hips and usually cut away at the back.
  • Thongs – Well-known for their high leg which exposes the bottom.
  • French knickers – Usually made of lace with a high waist that sits half way across the buttock.

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TOP TIPS FOR LINGERIE SHOPPING
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If you want her to be thrilled with your selection (so you'll be allowed to buy lingerie again) keep these final pointers in mind:


  • It pays to pick a colour that you know she'll love. Be observant and get to know her style, her favourite outfits and the colours she looks best in.
  • Use colour language to say something with your gift. Black is generally thought to be sultry and classic, white makes a wonderful wedding present, while soft pastel tones exude femininity and romance.
  • Pick a lingerie set to make sure the underwear matches perfectly.
  • Remember that this gift is for both of you. Keep her style preferences and comfort in mind, but make sure it's also something you'd like to see her wear. You'll both enjoy the gift more knowing that your partner is as excited about it as you are.
  • If you're unsure of her knicker size and don't want to intrude on her underwear drawer, check her dress size. The two are usually very similar.
  • Make a full ensemble by adding a waspie or suspender. Lingerie accessories are always exciting.
  • Surprise her! Leave a gift waiting for her when she arrives home.

Christmas Presents For Family

Do your kids wake you up early on Christmas morning, clamouring to open their stockings? Or do you wait for a leisurely gathering after dinner when everyone is full of turkey? Either way, coming together around the tree to hand out those brightly wrapped packages is a highlight of any family Christmas. We've put together a guide brimming with Christmas gift ideas for you and yours to make it extra memorable.

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR MUM
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Whether you're shopping for your own mum, a new parent or a mother-in-law, you'll need an extra special gift for the head of the family. From beauty gifts to unforgettable experiences and one-of-a-kind treats, there's an abundance of goodies you can treat her to.


CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR MUM

Perfume

Beautifully packaged and presented, perfume makes a thoughtful gift for the woman who's always putting others above herself. A good scent is an indulgence she might not treat herself to, so it’s up to you to do it for her. For fragrance fanatics, choose from future classics by Charlotte Tilbury, favourites from Chanel and the elegant creations of Dior .


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Picture frames

An eye-catching frame with a memorable moment you shared together ticks all the boxes in terms of being personalised, well thought out and from the heart. It's a top choice for the house proud mum – she’s proud of her family too, of course.


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CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR DAD
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Notoriously difficult, dads often act like they don’t need anything. You don’t want to settle for buying him a tie again this year, so have a look at options that may surprise him.


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Watches

It’s not every year dad is lucky enough to get a new watch for Christmas. Upgrade his wrist candy with a minimalist design from Skagen or a versatile piece from Daniel Wellington.


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Technology

Tune in to what his heart really desires and plump for a shiny new piece of tech. For music devotees, try a swish pair of headphones or high-tech speakers. Budding fitness fanatics will really appreciate a push in the right direction with a fitness tracker.


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GIFTS FOR GRANDPARENTS
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Gifts for grandparents need to come from the heart. Brighten their Christmas with one of these thoughtful gifts.


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Home comforts

Tell gran and granddad that you’re thinking of them with a gift to make their day a little more luxurious. A plush pair of slippers or a dressing gown is perfect for retirees who can get away with wearing them around the house all day.


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Decor

Buying for your children's grandparents can make things even more daunting. Impress by showing you know your in-laws’ tastes with a standout mirror, vase or lantern from our home accessories range.


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CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS GIFTS
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From the must-have electronic toy of the year to timeless books you read when you were a child, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to picking out gifts for the little ones in your family. Whether you've got a dinosaur-obsessed, lightsaber-swinging Spiderman devotee or an imagination-fuelled dreamer, there are plenty of stocking fillers to light up their Christmas.


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For builders

Lego and other building block toys are even more popular than they were when you were little thanks to their ever-expanding range of sets. Now you can find Disney, Batman, Star Wars and other franchises alongside the classic castle and pirate ship models.


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For adventurers

Amidst all the new-fangled technology, there's still nothing that beats a bike for Christmas. Whether your little one is ready for their first or they've outgrown their old one, choosing their dream bike will stay firmly in their memory for a long time to come. Choose a balance bike or a pedal bike for those three and up, tie a bow around the handle bars and await the biggest smile you've ever seen.


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For bookworms

Spark joy with a magical story for the eager little reader in your family. Introduce them to classics from Julia Donaldson and Beatrix Potter or get them giggling with cheeky tales from David Walliams. For an extra touch, choose a special edition with an unusual cover.


For style icons

Kids will love unwrapping their new clothes in the morning and putting together a Christmas outfit. A glamorous skirt and sparkly shoes will look just as good at dinner as they will playing dress-up the rest of the year, and a smart waistcoat and trainers will be sure they're ready for any occasion. Alternatively, go for a new coat or a cosy pyjama set for a classic seasonal gift.



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Christmas Gifts For Every Budget

You might have ambitious Christmas gift ideas but, it can be a challenge to stay within budget, especially when you have a large list of people to purchase for. With a little planning and forward thinking, you can find plenty of inexpensive Christmas gifts to delight your loved ones. This affordable Christmas gifts guide will help you find wonderful presents for your friends, family and your partner - with money left over for turkey dinner trimmings.

GIFTS FOR HER UNDER £30
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Thirty pounds can go a surprisingly long way when searching for that extra-special gift.


It’s not always about the price tag, sometimes it’s the thought that matters the most. With that in mind, give your much-loved family member or special someone a framed photo of the two of you. We’ve got everything from stylish clip frames to wall galleries, as well as simple picture frames, so there’s something for everyone.


If she takes pride in her home and loves a night in for a spot of 'me time', a scented candle or two is a sure way to warm her heart. For scents that feel cosy in the winter months, we suggest looking for candles with woody notes, such as amber or sandalwood, to set the festive mood.


Does she love trying the latest makeup? Gift her with a new go-to lipstick or explore our highlighters that will accentuate her cheek and brow bones. We do plenty of beauty gift sets from a wide-range of brands, including the affordable mini-sized makeup, for beauty on-the-go.


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GIFTS FOR HIM UNDER £30
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Help him look and feel his best. Men's accessories such as cufflinks and belts can really help to pull his outfit together. Well thought-out additions to his wardrobe will help him impress during those important Monday morning meetings and special occasions.


Novelty gifts are another great option - it's affordable and can be extremely fun. Whether that’s something usual, a joke gift or a cool gadget, novelty items are sure to put a smile on his face.


The one gift that will never go out of style is underwear and socks. A man can never have too many of his favourite boxers. From Calvin Klein to Hugo Boss, we have a wide range of styles for all preferences.


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GIFTS FOR HER UNDER £50
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Looking to spend a little more? You’re sure to find a luxury gift that will make her feel loved and cherished.


From Urban Decay palettes to Charlotte Tilbury, for this budget you can purchase the latest best-sellers in beauty. If she loves eye shadows, the Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette is a hot item this year, featuring 12 shades that are 100% cruelty free.


For the glamorous jetsetter who loves her weekends away, a new passport and luggage tag set, or even a cute travel mug, is sure to make her smile.


Does she love jewellery? Give her an extra special gift this Christmas with a gorgeous ring, necklace or bracelet. Sterling silver is a great choice if you’re looking for something long-lasting yet affordable - if it’s well looked after, sterling silver jewellery can be treasured for years to come.


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GIFTS FOR HIM UNDER £50
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Men's Christmas gift options really widen with a little extra funding to play with.


Men's shirts are a classic Christmas gift idea, he can never have too many in his wardrobe. From casual for the day to formal shirts for the evening or work, there’s lots to choose from. To add a little personal touch, pick a shirt in his favourite colour, or if you are not too sure, a timeless white or blue is a great option.


If he’s a keen foodie or home connoisseur, treat him to a food gadget he never knew he needed, like a slow cooker for those tasty homemade casseroles and soups.


If the man in your life takes pride in a well looked after beard or a well-groomed appearance, gift him with some extra special products he wished he thought of himself. From shaving oils to anti-pollution skincare, we’ve got a range of products from top brands that he will love.


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LUXURY BEAUTY GIFTS
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If you’re looking to splash the cash, there’s plenty of luxury gifts available for him and her.


A stylish watch or piece jewellery can be a very meaningful gift. With a little time spent selecting his or her favourite styles, colour or material, it can be really special and personal.


Alternatively, gift her or him with the bag they have always wanted. For her, this could be a new everyday bag or clutch for the evenings. For him, the latest backpack, laptop bag or holdall for the gym or weekends away.


For something they will use everyday, treat him or her to a new signature scent. From Creed to the ever popular Jo Malone and Chanel, there’s a wide range of brands to choose from. Not sure where to start? We've selected some of our top winter fragrances for him and top winter perfumes for her.


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Men's Christmas Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year when you begin to brainstorm gift ideas for the man in your life. To make the festive period a little easier, we’ve put together our favourite Christmas gift ideas for him. From your boyfriend to your brother, stocking fillers to secret Santa ideas, here’s the gifts they really want this Christmas.

GIFTS FOR HUSBANDS AND BOYFRIENDS
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If your boyfriend’s into the latest fashion or has a great sense of style, treat him to a shirt or shoes you know he’ll love from his favourite brand or in his ideal style or colour.


For a gift that speaks to his personal taste, gift him with a new fragrance that he’s sure to love. Whether that’s an old favourite or something completely new, we have something for all price ranges.


If he loves a classic suit or has a big occasion coming up, a timeless pair of cufflinks could be the perfect finishing touch to his outfit. Classic and simple cufflinks look great for formal occasions. For a more casual look, buy something fun and quirky like a football cufflink or a union jack cufflink.


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GIFTS FOR GRANDDADS
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Make this Christmas extra special for your granddad with a really thoughtful gift. If he’s the kind of man who values accessories, browse our selection of watches for an elegant timepiece that he will treasure. Alternatively, a high-quality umbrella in a traditional print is both useful and long-lasting.


For the sentimental grandparent, you could get creative and frame pictures of all the family in one of our multi-photo frames. From peg frames to classic double photo frames, there’s a wide range to choose from.


As an extra treat, gift your granddad with some indulgent chocolates or truffles from one of our sharing packs or boxes.


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GIFTS FOR DADS
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For the dad that likes to look stylish and smart, a new tie in a bold print or block colour is a great choice - bonus points for getting it to go with his favourite suit.


If he’s more of a laid-back kind of guy, help the cause with a pair of cashmere socks or some cosy slippers. A luxurious robe would go down a treat - soft cotton fabric is perfect for the cosy winter months.


Help him with his grooming game by investing in a shaving kit from our men’s grooming range. These handy kits include everything needed for a seamless morning routine.


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GIFTS FOR BROTHERS
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Show your male siblings how much you appreciate them with a thoughtful gift. Whether your brother is into fashion, technology or something in-between, we have a vast selection of presents to inspire the right choice.


If he's into his fitness, how about a pair of the latest running shoes or a sports watch? You could also consider some gym equipment for his home, which is perfect for anyone who likes to exercise but doesn’t have much time for the gym.


If he loves getting hold of the latest gadgets, some wireless headphones or a Bluetooth speaker could be the ultimate gift.


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MEN'S STOCKING FILLERS
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When it comes to stockings, we all get a rush of nostalgic excitement. Even for grown-ups, stockings can be a delight with small treats and gadgets that we hadn’t thought of.


Add some fun to his stocking with gifts that express his personality, like a Mr Cool or Mr Happy mug. Maybe he’s a movie fanatic and would love a scratch off poster with a bucket list of movies to watch. For a fail-safe option, playful and festive socks are sure to spruce up someone’s festive wardrobe.


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SECRET SANTA GIFT IDEAS
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It’s only a matter of time before you are included in the annual Secret Santa affair at work, home or in your group of friends. Depending on the person, a funny or joke gift is a key favourite, from mugs with a fun quote to something that has an inside joke. If you want to gift something they will really enjoy, a board game is a great choice for all personalities.


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Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Giving gifts may be one of the greatest joys in life, but that doesn’t stop unenthusiastic co-workers and friends groaning when a Secret Santa is proposed. You can laugh off the strain of finding the perfect present with this handy guide.


We’ve included Secret Santa gift exchange ideas for family, friends, colleagues and even your boss, with ideas suitable for every budget. Unbox unique Secret Santa gifts that will make everyone wish you'd pulled their name out of the hat.

STICK TO THE BUDGET
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Once you know the official budget for your Secret Santa gift exchange you can begin to work out the types of gift you're going to purchase. If you've been roped into a workplace present exchange it might mean you need to get to know a few co-workers that you didn't before, but now you have a perfect excuse to do so.


Small budgets of under £5 or £10 won’t cover a first edition of your recipient’s favourite book, but rather than trying to impress you can go down the novelty route with funny Secret Santa ideas. Satirical books, over-the-top accessories or a shockingly understated packet of crisps will get a surprised guffaw from your audience.


If you’re not feeling the humour, small beauty treatments are a smart option. Think beard oils or shaving creams for men and festive nail varnish colours and hair care for women.


When you have a bigger budget, the best way to spark the receiver's smile is to make it as personal as possible. A Secret Santa is a wonderful opportunity for you to give a friend or family member the gift they deserve this Christmas without having to budget for everyone (including that uncle you only speak to once a decade). Find Dad a special bottle of whisky from the Scottish Isles, or treat your nephew to that train set they’ve been begging for.



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OFFICE SECRET SANTA IDEAS
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Even if you’ve never spoken to them outside of email, it’s fairly easy to pick out gifts for co-workers if you take a moment to observe their working style and daily habits. Need to purchase a gift for the person with the messiest desk in the office? You could help them tidy up with storage solutions. Colleagues who are always heading to the gym before work or cycling in and out of the office will appreciate a set of bath and body lotions to use in the office shower.


Those glamorous people who seem to have a new outfit every day would love a new beauty treatment: go for skincare items or men's grooming staples for the dashing man or woman in your business. For the introverted co-worker who is always looking focused, audio and technology gifts will keep them content in their cubicle.


Finally, for your boss, a small offering from our range of women’s or men's accessories is a smart choice.



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FRIENDS AND FAMILY SECRET SANTA
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Secret Santas allow you the chance to give loved ones something special they wouldn't have bought for themselves. It might be a gift that they've had their eye on for a while, or a complete surprise.


Pulled your wife’s, grandmother’s or sister’s name out of the hat and need ideas for Secret Santa gifts for her? Think along the lines of beauty gift sets or eye-catching knitwear.


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Need a few Secret Santa gifts for men? Try sports paraphernalia, gadgets or barware accessories. Encourage him to indulge in a lazy weekend with men's nightwear. Or take the traditional route to his heart through his stomach with a food and drink hamper.



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Anniversary Gift Guide

Good things in life improve with age, and marriage is no different. To mark the importance of this wonderful commitment, each year of wedded bliss is symbolised with a themed gift, from your 1st anniversary until beyond your 60th. Whether you’re searching for something to tell your partner how much they mean to you or a gift to take to an anniversary party, you can show you’ve put thought into it by choosing a themed present.

To help you follow these themes, we’ve compiled a guide to gift ideas for some of the most significant anniversaries up to 60 years, with a little explanation on each tradition. From newlyweds to seasoned couples, you’re sure to find plenty to inspire you.

FOR A 1ST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: PAPER
First Anniversary

A married couple’s very first wedding anniversary is celebrated with paper – a metaphor for the blank canvas of their life ahead. They might still be building their nest, so gifting homeware and furniture is a good bet. For a modern take on this theme, why not treat them to a piece of wall art?


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FOR A 2ND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: COTTON
Second Anniversary

Cotton is made up of dozens of threads – easy to break when apart individually, but strong when threaded together. Strength in unity is a lesson couples learn in their first few years. Reflect this with a practical choice like a luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding set.


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FOR A 3RD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: LEATHER
Third Anniversary

Leather is a hardy material which can last a lifetime if cared for, just like a nurtured relationship. If you’re seeking a third anniversary present, a quality leather jewellery box or stand would make charming options for her, while he might fancy a handsome new wallet.


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FOR A 4TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: SILK
Fourth Anniversary

On the surface, silk is an exquisitely soft fabric, but it’s a little-known fact that it’s also one of the strongest natural fibres. A silk bedspread, throw or blanket is a winning gift that reflects a couple’s strength.


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FOR A 5TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: WOOD
Fifth Anniversary

Congratulations, you’ve been married for half a decade. Wood grows from a tiny seed into a sturdy structure, just like a relationship. A set of rustic wooden photo frames gives the couple an opportunity to display memories of their partnership, reminding them of how much they’ve grown together.


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FOR A 10TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: TIN
Tenth Anniversary

A hardworking and durable metal that resists erosion, tin is proven to stand the test of time. It’s also a versatile material to have around the house. For a present embodying these qualities, you could choose from our range of kitchen storage or tin garden decorations.


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FOR A 20TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: CHINA
Twentieth Anniversary

China has come to be the standard gift to commemorate long-lasting relationships. After all, if you’ve stayed happily married for 20 years you should also be able to keep this delicate crockery in good condition. Reward yourself or the lucky couple with a set of china dinnerware.


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FOR A 25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: SILVER
Twenty Fifth Anniversary

Polish up an old piece of silver and it will soon be glowing like the day it was first created. Jewellery makes an excellent 25th anniversary present. Watches are a popular option for men; you have more options for women, but it’s hard to beat a finely crafted necklace.


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FOR A 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: PEARL
Thirtieth Anniversary

A long-term relationship requires patience to develop over time, just like a pearl. These valuable little gems look wonderful when they’re inlaid in homeware as mother of pearl. Of course, they also create lovely jewellery, with pearl bracelets making an ideal keepsake to remember the day.


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FOR A 40TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: RUBY
Fortieth Anniversary

Rubies are rare and precious gems. Their vibrant red colour is associated with romance and passion. For a couple that's kept the fires burning for decades, give them a twist on the theme with a ruby red luggage set – the perfect accessory for future romantic getaways.


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FOR A 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: GOLD
Fiftieth Anniversary

Admired across the globe as a token of luxury, it’s no surprise gold has come to represent the landmark 50th anniversary. After half a century of marital harmony, you’ve earned the right to indulge. Carry your memory of this day with you forever with something from our ranges of carefully curated men's jewellery or women's earrings.


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FOR A 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: DIAMOND
Sixtieth Anniversary

Famously, it takes decades for diamonds to form under enormous pressure. The resulting stone is one of the most beautiful treasures on the planet, and one of the toughest too. Any couple together for 60 years will have had their share of challenges, but they’ve come through them more united than ever. Mark the occasion with a set of diamond-cut glassware – just the thing for a celebratory bottle of bubbly.


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