With more countries gradually lifting Covid-related restrictions and easing entry requirements, travel is firmly back on the cards this holiday season. For those lucky ones who are jetting away to an exotic location for the annual turkey feast, these are the best gifts to dress up their seaside adventures even more.
House of Sunny is proving to be more than just an Instagram hype during the pandemic — the hottest London-based label has just opened not one, but two physical retail stores in the capital city last week, aiming to highlight the craft behind the brand’s design vision as well as its sustainable credentials. The Cypress Vest made from the softest, eco-friendly material in House of Sunny’s signature psychedelic prints is the definition of island escapism and will look great with a simple pair of shorts or the matching Cypress Pants.
In a bid to change over-consumption, French label MaisonCléo uses reclaimed fabric surplus to create limited runs of relaxed and vintage-inspired designs that are handmade to order. This bandana MC logo silk piece, made in a 100% silk deadstock fabric with the classic MaisonCléo logo prints can be worn as a headscarf or a statement top.
July Child is the jewelry house that’s obsessed with ’90s and ’00s fashion — their nostalgia-inducing, crazy glitzy and colorful designs have been seen all over Instagram and on everyone who’s anyone. The M’ama ring made with enamel and cubic zirconia stone is the perfect piece to compliment any beachside look.
Sizzle pool-side in these CLAUDETTE bikini set in pink by Oceanus — with hanging tassels and hand embroidered crystals, the new design features the brand’s signature recycled Lycra and will look amazing paired with a simple sheer sarong around the waist.
Classic yet with an edge, these Beluga sunglasses by Féroce feature a sleek silhouette with gold details, as well as polarized and impact resistant lenses — fashionable, practical and durable.
This EVARAE Pheobe dress in polka dot print is truly what vacation dreams are made of. The subtle halter neck design with skinny straps together with fitted bodice that flows into a semi-sheer, tiered and ruched maxi skirt is elegant yet sexy, produced using eco-friendly methods and made in 100% organic, sustainable silk.
Founded in 2014 by Central St Martins Graduate, Haya Al Adulkareem, the Kuwait-based handbag brand Folklore The Label is known for its simple and stylish designs made in high quality, Italian leather. The Cella Bag in Camel Leather features a suede interior and comes with a detachable cotton canvas drawstring bag to keep all your beachside essentials in.
The London-based contemporary jewelry brand Celeste Starre has fast become the go-to designer for stylishly bold, on-trend and feel-good pieces that are great for layering. The Gratitude Necklace will help keep you grounded while looking chic.
60s fashion is truly making a comeback — SPELL’s newest and most whimsical collection to date pays tribute to the era in style. The Atrium Embroidered Maxi Robe is fittingly inspired by the Hollywood poolside glamor, and features embroidered floral and butterfly motifs to bring a touch of vintage flare to your vacation look.
Want to look chic without sacrificing the comfort? House of ATANA’s Quilted Diamond mules in pink are handcrafted using the softest Italian suede and embroidery, with the foot embraced by a soft suede bangle and supported by a sculpted heel with embedded cushions for ease of wear. The stunning pink color will also look amazing on any sun-kissed skin tone.
STELAR is a fashion newcomer aiming for positive changes in the industry. Working directly with artisans in Bali, STELAR is re-imagining traditional craftsmanship to create positive impact and sustainable livelihoods within the communities. Designed to be both lightweight and robust with a detachable shoulder strap, this stylish hand crafted woven leather weekender bag is the quintessential travel companion for vacations.
Lyrebird Atelier was born in 2019 from a desire to create beautiful easy garments for all women to wear anywhere, anytime. The brand’s kaftans are all handmade in London using 100% vintage silk scarves sourced from the UK and Italy, and this open Patou Blouse in exotic prints can be worn over swimsuits as a perfect beach coverup, or paired with skirt or shorts for a more sophisticated look.
Gooseberry Intimates’s So Chic bikini set in black is so simple yet so sexy — the V-shaped monowire is curve-enhancing and the high-cut bottom is flattering yet stylishly bold.
The Lisbon shirt dress by Yaitte made in 100% Italian cotton is the textbook definition of effortlessly chic. Designed for versatility, the dress can also be worn as a light jacket over distressed denim shorts.
Offering high quality, ethically sourced, spiritually powerful products to help guide their customers through life, VIBES is a metaphysical Supply Store founded by actress Kathryn Gallagher, Julie Reiger and Brenda Villa. These limited-edition bracelets are absolutely stunning and as Amazonite is known as the “Stone of Hope”, you can manifest away while looking amazing on vacation. Speaking of VIBES’ collections, the founders say: “Vibes has all your favorite gemstones like rose quartz, amethyst and lepidolite, in addition to some very rare and interesting stones like sunstone, ruby, moldavite, black moonstone and nuummite. Each gemstone bracelet variety carries its own specific vibe, this site has them all!”
The one stop destination for all your fashion needs, ShopBop is always a good idea when looking to put together a holiday wardrobe or picking out the perfect gift for the jet-set vacationers. This Hunza G one-piece swimsuit featuring understated color and crafted from the label’s signature soft, crinkly fabric is a timeless option for sunny days.
On November 17, the forever-loved Australian hat brand Lack of Color will officially launch their expansion into the U.S. by opening up a warehouse and launching a brand new U.S. website for customers to shop seamlessly. With overnight delivery also becoming available from the launch day, you can now get holiday gifts from Lack of Color — like this best-selling wide brimmed holiday bucket hat with custom formes print in green — in time for Thanksgiving.
Notonthehighstreet includes 5,000-handpicked creative British businesses on the platform — from painted Christmas plates to handmade heirloom advent calendars, thousands of small businesses on notonthehighstreet are embracing the festive season so you can have all the holiday gifts sorted. This Mini Round Travel Jewelry Case can be personalized for that special touch, and makes a super fun and practical gift for the holiday jet-setters.
JW PEI is known for its line of minimalistic, vegan handbags made with sustainability in mind. The designs are made using high-quality canvas, polyurethane, and certified fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles, and are loved by Hailey Bieber, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and more. The Gabbi bag, a firm JW PEI favorite, comes in an array of summery colors and the signature ruched design adds a touch of edge to the classic shape.