My annual Christmas gift guide is back for another year and there's no better day than 10th December to drop my ten gift ideas that will get you some culture points under the tree this Holiday season. Taken from the worlds of art and design over the year from both my twitterand pinterest boards as well as this very blog, here's my curated countdown to the big two-five. Merry shopping to one and all...
1. Crème de la crème
Contemporary artist, Kenny Scharf's Squirt character explodes onto this year's annual philanthropic art customisation of several product lines at Kiehl's
2. Cellar envy
Power of Creation - limited edition 750ml from 2003 - by David Lynch forDom Perignon
3. Ladies who lunch
Prêt-à-porter versus prêt-à-manger - Saco de Papel by ADAISM
4. Men who munch
Something to put inside your missus's lunch bag - Band of Outsiders cookie cutters at Neiman Marcus X Target Holiday24
5. Smooth operator Hand-painted tortoiseshell case for iPhone 5 at Case-Mate
6. That's amore
My favourite childhood Christmas treats - Amaretti Di Saronno at I Camisa & Son
7. Globetrotting gin
Heritage tipple from British eccentric, Wing Commander 'Monty' Collins via India and Germany's Black Forest - Monkey 47 Dry Gin available at Manufactum
8. Diamond Queen
Stencil or thread to connect all sixty dots to create a silhouette of Queen Elizabeth II - Queen's Head Stencil, limited edition of 100 by Studio Velardi
. 9. Trompe l'oeil tablet
2012's brand comeback kid gets tech-appeal with this iPad case from Kenzo
10. Plastic Fantastic Kartell - The Culture of Plastics at Taschen
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