Christmas is definitely our favourite time of the year here at Eight Hour Studio. Unfortunately though, thinking of original, thoughtful and unique gifts for those close to us can be tricky. So, we have decided to share some of our favourite gift ideas from some of our favourite independent brands to help make your Christmas shopping fun rather than stressful. And you’ll love hearing the ooo’s and ahh’s as your gifts are unwrapped on Christmas morning.

 

T-LONDON

T-London Founder, Jayne, creates T-London’s signature scents from treasured moments she’s experienced during her adventures around the globe. Dimbula is our favourite and is a rich, spicy scent and this reed diffuser means we can enjoy it all day long…

Dimbula Reed Diffuser

£26

 Dimbula Reed Diffuser

MAST BROTHERS

Who doesn’t love chocolate? However, even the most avid chocolate lovers will be blown away by Mast’s Los Angeles Collection, which is a fantastic set of 6 bars of original flavours including Horchata and Popcorn. And, as we are complete suckers for amazing packaging, we love these chocolate bars even more because they come wrapped up in fun, colourful artwork from various artists around the globe.

Los Angeles Collection

£38

Los Angeles Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUCY WILLIAMS X MISSOMA

We already have a couple of pieces from Missoma so can vouch for how gorgeous their pieces are. The Tiny Horn Necklace is delicate and simple – great on it’s own and equally lovely layered up. This is an easy, effortless gift likely to be loved by everyone.

Tiny Horn Necklace

£69

Tiny Horn Necklace

 

 

EIGHT HOUR STUDIO

The Eight Hour Studio Navy Cross V-neck and shorts have been one of our best selling sets. These pieces are great for lounging around at home, but also perfect for holidays. Thoughtful and gorgeous – the lucky recipient will feel very spoilt opening up this set on Christmas!

Navy Cross V-neck & Shorts

£135

Navy Cross Organic Cotton V-neck & Shorts Set

 

ILLE DE COCOS

The Qui Moi sweater from Ille De Cocos is one of our favourite winter wardrobes pieces and is sure to be loved by the lucky recipient. Not only is it fun, but also the relaxed, slim cut suits every shape. For someone who has more of a relaxed style, simply go up a size.

Qui Moi Merino Sweater - Light Grey/ Gold/ Coral

£135

Qui Moi Sweater

 

ILLE DE COCOS

These Joggers are a must for winter. They are soft, cosy and warm, and can be dressed up for an off duty look, or lounged around in when at home or away. If you’re planning any ski holidays this winter, don’t forget to pack these!

Slim Jogger in Navy

£155

Navy Jogger

 

 

ROSE RANKIN

A gift guide with some of our fav independent brands would not be complete without some Rose Rankin sneakers. Fun, cool, and stylish, these sneakers are very versatile. They are perfect for off duty days, but can just as easily be dressed up. The gold glitter makes them perfect for party season!

Gold Glitter Coney

£149

 

Gold Glitter Coney

 

 

ANNA PUGH

Anna hand makes every single bag herself and uses gorgeous, buttery soft UK sourced leather. Her bags are simple, but original. This bag is timeless and everyday. It can be worn with every outfit. The perfect little bag!

Adele Clay

£160

Adele Clay

 

 

EIGHT HOUR STUDIO

Without a doubt, our shirt dress is the most popular style with customers. The simple, cool and stylish cut means this piece suits everyone. The style is oversized and relaxed and has hidden pockets that are always a huge hit. The dresses can be worn over jeans or leggings during the colder months, and then as a dress with metallic sandals over the summer. Perfect for home, beach, bar and street! This is an incredibly versatile piece.

Navy Square Shirt Dress

£175

Navy Square Shirt Dress

 

Happy Shopping! And do send this gift list to anyone you need to drop some subtle (or not so subtle!) hints to... : )

We hope you receive some fabulous Christmas gifts as well.  Let us know on Instagram and Facebook if you discover any other cool independent brands that we can include on future gift guides.

Sonia X x