9 Minimalist Accessories That Will Make Great Gifts this Festive Season

Stripped back simplicity makes for extremely stylish presents

Stripped back simplicity has been all over the runways for the last few seasons. Phoebe Philo has been leading the way with Céline's plush, gorgeous, but ultimately extremely clean lines and with Roksanda, Dior and JW Anderson all following suit. The best part is that this season's minimalism suits everyone, making present-buying much easier. Here is our pick of the minimalist accessories that will make great gifts this coming festive season.


1 Gitte Ladies Watch

We're seeing a return to basics when it comes to timepieces. We had a brief resurgence of the chunky, Baby G-esque watches, but we're firmly back in simple, metal, analogue territory these days. The addition of rose gold is always a bonus. 

Skagen - £145

2 Ancher + Anette Bracelet Box Set

And if you can't get enough of the rose gold that is everywhere this season - seriously, we're even sporting rose gold hair these days - then this is a great gift set to invest in, with its simple rose gold bar bracelet in tow. Skagen - £175


3 Plane Triangle Pendant Light by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon's hardware is a favourite London staple, for homes needing a bit of geometry. This 2D brass triangle feature means for the casting of some great shadows, depending on the angle of the lamp. An asset to any home.

 Aria - £255

4 Iso Bracelet

Burnished metal and hammered steel is the industrial jewellery trend that keeps on giving. This a-symmetrical bracelet from Toast is an excellent accompaniment for a crisp white shirt and a great antidote to all of the feminine frills we saw on the runways in September. 

Toast - £169


5 Aften Leather Backpack

The mini-tote and the mini-clutch is all very well, if you're not intending to carry anything particularly important, but backpacks are still reigning supreme as ergonomic hold-alls for daily essentials. This Skagen leather option is a light, simple, but ultimately chic design, made to go with a clean pair of Stan Smiths and a classic bomber jacket.

Skagen - £269

6 Lup Table Candle Holder

On dark nights like these, you'll be needing a bit of glowing warmth at the dinner table - and what better way to set up your candle-lit dinner than with an interesting, yet simple, rose gold holder. NB - we love the entire Hay X Cos collaboration, so you should check it out.

Hay x Cos - £25


7 Sea Glass And Rose Gold-Tone Pendant Necklace

Sea glass is a sweet nod to days spent trawling beaches for treasure as children - so even though it might not carry a diamond's price tag, it still feels like something a little special.

Skagen - £49

8 Leather Strap Planter

Don't you know the terrarium is totally last year? We're into our hanging baskets now, obviously. Ferns at the ready, folks. 

Object Style - £28


9 Alpha Ring

Monogramming is de rigueur, so with that in mind, the name necklace has now given way to its simpler little sister  - the initial ring. If you've not been poring over Astrid +Miyu's offerings, you might want to check out Daisy London's Alpha collection.

 Daisy London - £37

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