The Burberry gift guide: Impressive presents for stylish recipients

Zoe Gunn

23 November 2021

The British heritage brand is a one-stop-shop for everyone on your list this festive season

23 November 2021 | Zoe Gunn

In partnership with: Burberry

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he festive window displays have started appearing, the Christmas adverts are popping up on television and the party invites have begun dropping through the door. The festive season is officially here - and promises to be everything last year’s disappointment wasn’t.

Treating your friends and family to truly fabulous Christmas presents needn’t mean braving the cold or traipsing through overcrowded department stores, however. For Christmas 2021, British heritage brand Burberry has curated a range of gifts ideal for everyone on your list - and they can all be ordered online. From luxurious leather goods to must-have handbags and dazzling jewellery, here’s our guide to the Burberry gifts guaranteed to impress this Christmas.

For her

Small quilted Lola bucket bag, £1,390, burberry.com
Mini leather TB bag, £1,390, burberry.com
Small quilted Lola bag, £1,390, burberry.com

Wife, mother, sister or daughter, when it comes to buying the perfect Christmas gift for a woman, you can never go wrong with well-chosen accessories - and Burberry has long offered some of the best in the business. Take, for example, its stellar range of classic handbags. Crafted in soft lambskin and finished with gold hardware, the Lola bucket bag is the perfect option for women in need of a carry-all that can go anywhere and everywhere. And, should she prefer something smaller, the timeless rectangular silhouette and elegant monogram clasp of the TB and Lola shoulder bags make them pieces she’ll turn to again and again.

Vintage check cotton Olympia pouch, £290, burberry.com
Classic check cashmere scarf, £370, burberry.com

If she already has a bag she can’t be parted with, however, Burberry’s range of small leather goods and winter accessories make for the ideal accompaniment. Inspired by archival designs, the Olympia pouch features Burberry’s instantly recognisable check and is handily sized for carrying on its own or storing inside a larger handbag. If all else fails, Burberry's iconic personalised cashmere check scarf is the ultimate gift for fashion fans.

For him

Vintage check cotton sneakers, £520, burberry.com
Monogram baseball cap, £260, burberry.com

While you may be tempted to head straight for the trenchcoats when perusing Burberry’s range of gifts for men (and who could blame you), we’d recommend instead checking out the house’s range of streetwear-inspired bags and accessories. Retaining the brand’s heritage through references to founder Thomas Burberry, the house's archive check and its Horseferry Square London HQ, these are designs for a cool crowd looking to up their everyday style game.

Horseferry print leather bifold wallet, £290, burberry.com
London check leather backpack, £950, burberry.com
Engraved silver-plated cufflinks, £190, burberry.com

Upgrade his weekend wardrobe with Burberry’s chunky-soled check sneakers and TB logo baseball cap. Understated in their branding, but crafted with all the fine craftsmanship and care Burberry is known for, there are few pieces better suited to elevating casual denim. Mid-week, meanwhile, a sturdy embossed wallet, subtly patterned leather backpack and minimalist cufflinks will prove both practical and impressive for the office, while adding a touch of modernity to his favourite suit.

Show-stoppers

Metallic leather Olympia bag, £1,790, burberry.com
Logo jacquard wool scarf, £250, burberry.com

Have someone special on your list that you’d really like to impress this year? Few gifts are likely to inspire so much delight as Burberry’s Olympia bag in dazzling metallic bronze leather. A piece she’s likely already coveting but would probably never buy for herself, it’s the ultimate indulgence. Likewise, Burberry’s bold and bright logo jacquard scarf, which is woven in Italy using organic wool and features a statement design referencing sport motifs, is a brilliant unisex option for those who like to wear their style on their sleeves.

Small leather TB bag, £1,990, burberry.com
Small leather Title bag, £1,550, burberry.com

However, if her fashion preferences run towards the more subtle, Burberry’s collection of premium designer handbags still offer up some fantastic options. The autumnal hue of this TB bag, for example, may not glitter like its gold sibling but does speak to a woman with a deeply sophisticated sense of style. Similarly, the elegant Title tote bag, which takes its cues from traditional doctor’s bags and can be carried by hand or on the shoulder, is the Audrey Hepburn of handbags. Timeless, beautiful and endlessly enviable.

Stocking fillers

Vintage check e-canvas bifold wallet, £270, burberry.com
Icon stripe grainy leather cardholder, £200, burberry.com
Monogram motif lambskin cardholder, £180, burberry.com

The secret to a truly memorable festive season is in the luxurious little extras they’re not expecting. And, while silk ties and woolen socks are great, we’d argue that a design from Burberry’s range of contemporary cardholders and wallets makes for a far greater stocking filler. Crafted from Burberry’s innovative e-canvas, which is made using renewable resources that require less water and generate less CO2 than conventional coated canvases, add a subtle monogram to the inside of this check wallet for a personal touch.

Elsewhere, the genderless design of Burberry’s fine Italian leather cardholders each features an understated nod to the house’s design signatures, resulting in excellent mix-and-match gifts for anyone who happens to be in your home on Christmas morning.

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