Luxuria Lifestyle Christmas Gift Guide issue 3


Ashridge House presents: The Enchanted Garden Globes, a festive private dining experience

Ashridge House has created a truly magical Christmas experience for this December: The Enchanted Garden Globes and illuminated woodland walk is a magical world of wonder for you and your guests to enjoy in the beautiful private gardens. Tickets for the Garden Globes include the illuminated woodland walk where the carefully curated light display will bring the beautifully landscaped gardens at Ashridge House to life.

The Globes are an exclusive private dining experience for you and your guests; each Globe accommodates six people in line with current government guidelines and will be heated and dressed for a truly unique, snug and irresistible experience. Twinkling lights, cosy blankets and the sound of carol singers will bring seasonal cheer as you enjoy the fittingly festive feast with a twist, expertly prepared by passionate and talented chefs.

You can book tickets now via our website here, select the lunch or dinner experience and pick your preferred date. If you would like to speak to the friendly events team or book tickets for New Year’s Eve, please call 01442 841027 during business hours.

Please contact Ashridge House if you have any other questions, or if you would like to book this magical Christmas experience!

LG Leatherworks, timeless elegance

Built to last: a stylish collection of hand-stitched leather gifts for all the family (including your four-legged friends!)

Luxury leather crafters, LG Leatherworks, have Christmas wrapped up this year with a whole host of super stylish, sustainable and functional gifts for you, your loved ones, and your favourite four-legged friends.

From equestrian enthusiasts and Sunday strollers, to travel buffs, dog lovers and entrepreneurs, LG Leatherworks offers a one-stop-shop for all your stylish, leather luxe goods this festive season.

Specialising in hand-stitched, high-quality leather goods, each item is lovingly cut and crafted by LG Leatherworks owner, Louise Gelson in her Devon workshop.

With gifts to suit every budget, from simple stocking fillers to the ultimate Christmas arm candy, LG Leatherworks combines style with practicality and long-lasting quality.

Here’s a selection of LG Leatherworks’ best-selling gifts, suitable for everyone looking to secure some style for their loved one or to make a horse-loving human smile this Christmas.

Charles Tyrwhiit Shirts

British menswear retailer Charles Tyrwhitt partners with England Rugby and creates The Tyrwhitt Supporter Collection.

In September this year, Charles Tyrwhitt announced its official formalwear sponsorship of England Rugby. In support of the partnership, the menswear brand has collaborated with England Rugby to create the Tyrwhitt Supporter Collection, a new casual edit of high-quality menswear. Charles Tyrwhitt supports not only the team, but now also your wardrobe too.

Renowned for always delivering British elegance and exceptional craftsmanship, the brand introduces a timeless casual range in celebration of the four-year partnership with England Rugby.  The new licensed offering embodies the brand’s enduring design and attention to detail, with pieces featuring the iconic English Rose as well as various rugby-inspired motifs.

The Tyrwhitt Supporter Collection includes a range of shirts, knits and accessories, in shades of red, white and blue. The curated collection features Merino wool jumpers, shirts and polos alongside socks, cufflinks and pocket squares.

Charles Tyrwhitt will also create a limited-edition heritage line in recognition of the RFU’s 150TH anniversary in 2021.

The exclusive range is now available to shop online at Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts and selected stores including the brand’s iconic flagship on London’s Jermyn Street.

Billy Ruffian Shoes

Billy Ruffian is an iconic British footwear brand that provides a slice of luxury alongside style and substance. Whether you are looking to treat a loved one or simply treat yourself, Billy Ruffian has something for everyone this Christmas.

The shoes are designed with the perfect mix of fashion and function, completing any outfit with a stylish finish. Billy Ruffian will guarantee that your gift will be noticed for all the right reasons.

If you are looking for a lower cost gift option then the wallets and socks provide the high quality that will keep your man looking stylish this festive season, without breaking the bank!

BioEffect Skincare

Give the gift of BioEffect this holiday season, an award-winning biotech skincare brand from Iceland. BioEffect has designed this year’s gift set to celebrate their 10th anniversary and the innovative science behind the unique and potent Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) by featuring some of the best selling products.  BioEffect was founded by three Icelandic scientists when they discovered after a decade of research, a way to produce a plant-based human replica of EGF in bioengineered barley plants. EGF is one of the most important proteins for our skin, helping to boost the production of collagen and elastin to maintain it’s healthy, dense and youthful appearance.

With Christmas savings of up to £40,  the three chosen skincare sets are the perfect gift for someone special – including you.

Barbury Hill – Online specialist food delivery

After the hardest of years, and with Christmas set to look different for most of us, it’s never been more important to support and champion independent British producers. The challenge? Finding them! Introducing Barbury Hill, a new, specialist online platform with a raison d’etre that is just that – to shine a light on the best of British talent and make their products more accessible to a discerning audience. What’s more – they’ve got something for everyone this Christmas!

Set up by Daniel Smith this summer, after Covid brought his role abroad to an abrupt end, Barbury Hill works with a select group of award-winning producers to showcase a tried and tasted selection of the highest quality home-grown food and drink products. Featuring only those that offer exceptional quality and taste, Barbury Hill prides itself on only showcasing makers that are not sold through mainstream retailers. With no middleman, orders are dispatched directly from the producers to ensure that packaging, air miles and third-party commissions are kept to a minimum, protecting both the brands and the environment.

Showcasing myriad edible and drinkable delights from delicate English still and sparkling wines, to Monmouthshire mead, organic charcuterie, British beer and ciders, small-batch cheeses and home-baked treats, Barbury Hill is your one-stop-shop for foodie gifts this Christmas. Below are a few highlights from the range, all of which are available for nationwide UK delivery* – perfect for gifting family, friends and clients, Christmas entertaining, or as a well-needed lockdown treat.

Hattingley Valley English sparkling wine

Hattingley Valley’s Christmas Trio Pack features an award-winning line up of three of the Hampshire winery’s signature bottles, including the Classic Reserve, Blanc de Blancs and the sparkling Rosé whilst the Luxury Case (£270.50) includes a bottle of the 2014 Kings Cuvée – a very limited release that recently won ‘best sparkling wine in the UK’.