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Surrey Gift Guide: For her

Shop local this Christmas with our ultimate gift guide packed with classic, cool and quirky ideas for the lady in your life - all available online from brilliant Surrey businesses.

Lily Pebbles

This gorgeous piece called Lily Pebbles is by Jan Erika a former professional cellist turned artist and designer who lives near Ripley. She’s been touted as an artist and designer to watch – a girl who’s going places, if you will – so it might be worth investing in a piece while you still can. It’s available at Cranleigh-based Belgravia Gallery.

£495

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In the pocket

We’re loving this Risso card purse, handmade by Surrey designer Tatum Diamond in her Thames Ditton studio. The purse is cut from leather that is naturally tanned and coloured with sustainable organic vegetable dye, and was also once destined for landfill, so it’s also sustainable. It’s finished with an antique snap clasp.

£38

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Who can? Toucan!

A fabulous little stocking filler, this toucan shopping bag folds up into a small pouch so can be easily stowed in a handbag for when it’s needed. Fun fact: it’s made from recycled bottle tops! It’s available from small family-run Surrey business Big Little Bamboo which specialises in eco-friendly products.

£4.99

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Silver linings

You can’t can’t go far wrong with jewellery, and this Silver Luna Necklace from Hampton Court jewellery designers Joulberry is super cute and super stylish.

£60

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Christmas dressing

If a Christmas outfit is the order of the day, we think this red maxi dress from Newbie fits the bill perfectly. It nails this season’s puffed sleeve trend and comes in sizes from XS to L. And if you like to match the family, the same dress is also available in kids’ sizes. Awww!

£80

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Relax and unwind

What to give the loved one who has everything? A luxury massage gift experience from massage specialist Joanna Herbert from Surrey-based With Ease Wellness.

£35 – £140

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Shop With Ease Wellness

Dear diary

Goodbye 2020, hello 2021 – and what better way to see the new year in than with a personalised name diary. We love the simplicity of this one by Surrey-based company Proper Goose.

£22

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Light it up

These luxury scented candles are hand poured in Caterham by a local lady Holly who started the business when she was on maternity leave. She uses natural soy wax and the candles come in a choice of gorgeous natural fragrances including Orange Blossom and Patchouli, Earl Grey and Cucumber, Green Fig and Lillies, and White Jasmine. Love the name Albert & Bear too, named for after Holly’s son Albert and pooch, Bear.

£12.95

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Shop Albert & Bear Candle Co

Winter warmers

Stylish, practical and super cosy these fingerless gloves are handmade in East Molesey by designer and maker Susan Holton Knitwear. They come in a choice of five vibrant colours, but because they’re handmade no two are ever quite the same. Lovely.

£29.50

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Smooth as silk

Oh la la. This Goldhawk floral cami makes a gorgeous gift for lady who loves lace and the feel of 100% luxury silk. She can wear it season after season, on its own or layered. It’s from Guildford boutique, The Gate and is also available in white and cream.

£159

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Shop The Gate Boutique

Baggsie this

A three-in-one luxury designer handbag to take you from day to night – what girl wouldn’t be happy to unwrap this on Christmas morning? It’s stylish, practical, and made from Peta-approved vegan leather. Each one comes with a reversible maxi tote, a crossbody bag and a clutch which can be used as an evening bag or a purse. The Morphbag by GSK is by Surrey-based designer Giovanna Sessi-Knott.

£289

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Spice things up

We love a scented candle here at Muddy and almost always have one burning. So we’re thrilled to have found this new artisan candlemaker from Redhill. Candles are vegan and cruelty-free – and there’s a wonderful choice of scents including Winter Spice, Chocolate Orange, Mulled Wine, Salted Caramel and Frankincense & Myrrh for Christmas. They come in four sizes with burn times from nine to 60 hours.

£4.49 – £21.99

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Shop Tranquil Candles

Body and soul

These body butters are made by hand in Banstead with triple whipped shea, cocoa and coconut butters. There’s a choice of six different body butters, but it’s the Monoi De Tahiti with a natural scent of Monoi flowers that caught our eye.

£10

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Shop Naturally Thinking

Hot stuff

Who doesn’t love a gift of gourmet goodies on Christmas morning? We love these chutney, chillis, jams and sauces from the Surrey-based kitchen of Roni B. Celebrating the flavours of the Philippines, there’s a range of gift packs available.

£27 – £36.50

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Brace yourself

Distinctive, feminine and stylish, the Beatrice bracelet is handmade from resin and brush horn in lovely grey tones. It’s available at Courtyard Boutique in Guildford.

£42.50

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Bright and sparkling

The ultimate gift for wine lovers, this gift box contains three bottles of award-winning sparkling wine from Albury Organic Vineyards, with tasting notes and a Champagne stopper.

£100

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Tea time

The ultimate gift for the tea lover – a gift set from The Lawn Collection, a boutique tea makers based in Woking. We quite like the sound of Green and Pleasant, a blend of green tea and peppermint, but there’s also Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Classic Chai, Rose Fruit Tea and Rooibos and Rhubarb.

£15 – £16.50

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When size matters

Style meets practicality with these super-sized bags designed by two sisters from Surrey. They’re big enough to use as a handy overnighter, or simply for stashing all those things you need for a day out with the family. And handily they come with a smaller cross-body bag.

£40

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Shop Two Queen Bees

Forget me knot

A modern twist on a traditional love knot these earrings from Cranleigh and Guildford-based jewellery designers Simon Pure are elegant and stylish. What woman wouldn’t love to unwrap these on Christmas morning. As well as the silver they’re also available in 9ct rose gold and 9ct yellow gold. And if you’re feeling really generous there’s are two matching necklaces, a bangle and a ring.

£260

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Burn baby burn

A girl can never have too many luxury candles – and we’re loving the garden-inspired fragrant candles from Wick’d Wax Botanics. They’re handmade in Molesey using natural mineral wax, and as well as the thyme and cedar include scents like pink grapefruit and basil, peony blossom and gardenia groove. There’s also a festive edition, the damn fine single malt. I’ll drink to that!

£25

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Wine tasting

If the lady likes vino, treat her to a selection of the best that’s produced right here in Surrey. The Surrey Hills Collection box from Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking includes three whites: Surrey Gold, Flint Valley and Bacchus, and the Rose Hill rosé.

£41.20

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Shop Denbies Wine Estate

Boho brilliance

Set the scene for any gathering with this elegant, pink glass boho candlestick holder available at Two Ducks in St John’s, Woking.

£12.50

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Gourmet goodies

The artisan Christmas hampers from Secretts of Milford are the ultimate gift for the foodie in your life. There are six different Christmas hampers ranging from the Jingle Bells Hamper for coffee lovers to the top of the range Winter Wonderland Hamper packed with gourmet treats, gin and Champagne.

£50 – £250

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Shop Secretts of Milford

Take note

The perfect gift for any cocktail connoisseur – or even just a mate who wants a quirky personalised note book. It comes in a choice of A4, A5 or A6 with either plain, dotted or lined paper. It’s from small family run Surrey business, Proper Goose.

£9.95 – £20

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See a show

It’s been a dreadful year for theatres – and for all of us who love to see shows live on stage. Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford is offering gift vouchers – redeemable against show tickets for the Main Stage and the Mill Studio and valid up to a year. A great way to support your local theatre, too.

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Delightfully sweet

Cute and quirky, we love this delicious watercolour print by Surrey artist and creative designer Hannah Baker.

£13

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Shop Snugglebunch

Make scents

A fragrance for men and women – I’m already a big fan, and it’s not just the name! Described as ‘a seductive fragrance for everyone’, it’s based on the classic chypre style of fragrance – so woody and warming with vetiver oil, base notes of musk, patchouli and Ambergris, alongside geranium and pepper, lime and orange. It comes from a small Warlingham business called Pure Shave.

£75

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Winter warmer

This oversized heathered wool turtleneck knit from the lovely indie boutique Catwalk in Godalming is perfect for keeping warm this winter.

£139

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Take it sloe

A delicious lightly sweetened and fruity sloe gin with warming winter spices – it’s the perfect festive tipple. It’s available from the fabulous independent wine bar and merchant The Grape Variety in Chipstead.

£34.99

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Take to the water

Gift experiences are a great option for a gift with a difference, and for sporty types Stand-Up Paddleboarding is lots of fun. Instructor Dee Opp offers a range of packages from her riverside studio including some that incorporate SUP yoga as well. We like the idea of couples paddleboarding with yoga, Prosecco and canapés.

Prices start at £60 a session

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