Gift Like An Editor: Finding The Perfect Present For Your Most Stylish Friends

Elle's Billie Bhatia has teamed up with notontheshighstreet.com to let us in on how she uncovers the most memorable and meaningful gifts

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Personalised Scalloped Bangle, Posh Totty, from £72 (above)

Playful yet chic, I love the unexpected scalloped edge on this bracelet – ideal for stacking or mixing with pieces they might already own. You can add up to 110 characters in a personalised message ribboning along one side means there's no need to limit your declarations. Offered in sterling silver, gold plated and rose gold plated

Personalised Make Up Bag, LRM Goods, from £38

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It's easy to fall into the trap of getting your beauty-obsessed friends yet another eye shadow pallet, but I say go off-piste with a beautiful leather bag to house her cherished products. The gold, silver or rose gold embossing adds a thoughtful touch and the chic lining adds a functional layer. Offered in five colours

Silver Twig Wishbone Keyring, Love Scarlet, £80

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Keepsakes come in all forms and even key rings are considered now. This sweet take on nature is perfect for the outdoor loving friends whilst also being small enough to stow into any party clutch. The fact that its been made by hand in South Oxfordshire makes it all the more unique. Get it now

Coconuts Organic Cotton Blend Sweatshirt, Hey Holla, £65

Soft and slouchy, this pullover would work as well thrown on post-yoga as it would teamed with a pair of crisp high-waisted trousers for work. Ticks the box for both the fitness friends and the cocktail friends. Get it now

Casual Luxe Deep V Neck Jumper, Winser London, £99

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You can't go wrong with cashmere as a gift and it's a wardrobe staple. The deep v-neck lends itself to a dainty necklace to drop in that space or layer over a lace slip dress for a chic party dressing alternative. Offered in three colours

Sun Ray Vintage Style Aqua Statement Earrings, Jasper & Opal, £22.75

This sunray motif on these London-made earrings instantly puts me in a bright mood, so I'm gravitating towards these for those friends who are definitely sun seekers. Any fire-based star sign – Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius – would adore them too. Get it now

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Minimalist Genuine Grain Leather Backpack, EAZO, £115

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Rucksacks are the new tote bag. Whether needed for the busy city girl or weekend wandered this is a perfect go-to bag. A custom swing tag makes this feel personal and chic. Get it now

Marble Print Monogram Xl Portfolio, Rianna Phillips, £42

Marble isn't only dreamy for interiors and this portfolio can be used as a work tool for important documents, a cosmetic case or even a cover for tablets. Useful presents don't have to be dull. Get it now

Concrete And Gold Candlestick, The Den and Now, from £22.50 each

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These are a lovely complement to the culinary masterpieces of a dinner-party hosting friend. The combination of concrete and gold feels just the right balance of style and sturdiness. Available in a curved or stacked design

Slim clutch, A L'aise, £75

For a friend who has everything – you can't go wrong with a classic envelope clutch. The manageable size can be used solo or housed within a bigger bag to keep important bits easily accessible. Get it now

Industria Earrings, Mei-Li Rose, £110

Industrial meets feminine for these chandelier earrings that can easily take you from boardroom to the bar or be the finishing touch for the party season. Although the design is dainty, they're made using traditional silversmithing techniques, making them sturdy enough to last through the latest nights. Offered in sterling silver or gold plated

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Personalised Mini Glass Hexagonal Jewellery Box, Maria Allen Boutique, £32

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With the trend of tiny jewellery going strong, a jewellery box is cool again. This modern mini glass box – which can be etched with a personalised initial – is like a jewellery terrarium; it's a must have for those friends prone to misplacing precious pieces. Get it now

Coco Silk Pyjamas, Mini Lunn, £184

Christmas is time for an indulgence and nothing screams 'time off' more than luxurious silk pyjamas. Whether is for a friend who needs some R&R or for a friend you know loves the finer things, these are bound to go down a dream. Get it now

Personalised Love Molecule Necklace, Posh Totty Designs, from £45

Who knew science was so fashionable? The actual molecule responsible for the love response – dopamine – is etched on this pendant (while the personalisation sits on the flipside). The updated friendship bracelet. Available in sterling silver or gold plated

Set Of Six Star Design Tumblers, The Vintage List, £56

Have a friend enjoying her first Christmas as a homeowner? These delicate crystal tumblers are just the thing. They have been hand blown and engraved, and the attention to detail makes them perfect for the festive season and beyond. Get it now

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