The Gift List: Rachel Khoo’s Picks

It really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, there’s a familiar nip to the air, the streets are dancing with lights and the party invites are coming in thick and fast. With fun-filled yet busy times on the horizon, our new prepare and organise mantra comes into play, and the first place we’ll be applying it is our pressie purchases. That’s where Rachel Khoo comes in—she has a deft-eye for gifts with panache, and she’s kindly cast it over our naughty-and-nice list. Whether you’re looking for a hostess token or something to wow under the tree, here are her top picks.


“Baking is close to my heart and I’m always happy to find something under the tree that’s going to decorate my worktops. These measuring cups from the Aurora baking set are a decorative addition for the baker that already has everything.”


“Sometimes the best gift is relaxation—how much do we get to just sit and rest in our daily lives? This trio says ‘pull on your PJs, grab a cup of hot chocolate (or mulled wine!), set the mood with a candle, and watch your favourite Christmas film.’”


“A monogrammed gift is the perfect personal touch, and these gilded pieces get it right. Think outside of the box with illustrated plates, transform mugs into something special or, make it extra luxurious with tumbler, complete with 24k gold-blend lettering.”


“Christmas is all about shimmer and shine and this trio encapsulates that feeling. The pouch is dappled with sequins, the necklace is brass for longevity and dotted with faux pearls for statement-making. Add a lustrous cuff to finish the set. “


“This’ll help the hostess with the mostess get those fire-roasted chestnuts out of their shells! As far as fun table pieces go, this nutcracker should be top of this list for entertaining and as a token for the entertainer—it’ll keep guests occupied.”

All gifts great and small, right this way.