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Love local! Christmas gift guide for her

Buy something gorgeous for the women in your life whilst supporting Bucks & Oxon businesses, with 15 gift ideas from lovely local stores.

In the bag

Available in several styles and colourways this gorgeous satchel from Nephele is designed in Bucks and made by skilled artisans, paid a fair wage in India. Every bag is totally unique and handmade from beautiful pieces of leather off-cuts. This one is just the right size for a phone, wallet and lippy.

£54

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Bottoms up!

Got a pink gin lover in your life? With delicious notes of tart English rhubarb and hand-peeled orange zest this small batch tipple from The Henley Distillery comes in a beautifully designed bottle and goes down a treat served with ice and slither of orange peel.

£40

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winter winner

Combat winter chills with this chic olive jumper with chunky, sculpted sleeves, part of Amersham boutique Fabric’s cleverly curated collection of beautiful, wearable womenswear and accessories.

£120

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

From The Artistry Collection by Thame and Bicester’s Biagio the Jeweller this stunner of a ring is definitely one to drop heavy hints for this Christmas (but you’ll need to have been very good!). Made with 18ct gold in a trefoil design the ring has 360 degrees of diamonds studded all the way round.

£2,985

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drink me!

A quirky stocking filler, we love these washable stretchy waterbottle covers from Wallingford-based indie Bottlesoc. You can choose from set designs or create your own (check out our Muddy one!). Staying hydrated on the go never looked so stylish.

From £10

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go for gold

We love the industrial look of this beautiful iron candle stand in antique brass – very cool – and she will too! Available from cool Scandi lifestyle store and café Norsk, in Haddenham.

£5.50

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burn baby burn

It’s hard to beat the smell of warm gingerbread at Christmas, which is why we love this candle from Muddy Award-winning Annie’s in Great Missenden. Made from 100% hand-poured soy wax.

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Face off

Treat her to a little R&R with a neatly presented gift voucher from Muddy Award-winning Bodhi Tree Spa in Chalfont St Giles. We have our eyes on the Elemis Superfood Facial to restore skin’s radiance, smooth, firm and plump.

From £50

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Stack ’em up

Started by three Oxfordshire sisters this year, we love Stacking Sisters’ playful take on personalised jewellery. Buy as a single piece or as a stack of three in either gold, silver or matte black.

From £20

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Rosé all day

Who said Rosé was just for summer? This Pinot Noir Rosé from Buckinghamshire’s Levin Wines is organic and refreshing with a delicate balance of fresh strawberries and rose petals. The perfect accompaniment to your festive breakfast (oh go on, it’s Christmas!).

£11.55

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And relaxxxx

Give the gift of a long, relaxing soak with this luxury bath set from local beauty brand, 100 Acres, inspired by the countryside. The bubble bath, body wash, bath & body oil and bath salts are made with 100% natural ingredients and botanical extracts and come wrapped in a luxury gift bag, ready to put straight under the tree.
£76

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we know breast!

Sculptural body vases are the interiors micro-trend taking over Instagram and we love this décolletage number from Buckinghamshire ceramicist Jules Palmer, just one of the gorgeous items stocked in Muddy Award-winning interiors store Thomas Tyrell in Prestwood.

£90

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snuggle up

Stay toasty whilst you curl up on the sofa, glass in hand, with this chunky cable knit throw from Life at Nettlebed’s online store Found in the Barn (head to the Church Hall shop in Nettlebed for the chicest winter wonderland you’ve ever seen). Just maybe steer clear of the Merlot…

£110

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Olive you

Foodie in your life? Then this gift set from Oxford’s Fino Olive Oil is a dead cert. Pick-and-mix from a range of oils and vinegars (we love the chilli oil) to pair with either chilli or chorizo jam. Yum.

£16

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sweet tooth

‘Tis the season for stuffing your face with chocolate and this set of 50 truffles from Montezuma is about as tasty as it gets, from classic rich and dark to salted dulce de leche caramel (*drool*). Visit the central Oxford store for a slice of choccy heaven.

£37.49

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