Every year I tell myself I’m completely prepared for Christmas, then I relax and don’t get stressed out by any of it. However, about half way through December (right about now!) I suddenly realise I’ve done nothing but put the tree up. I have tons of presents left to buy, as well as putting them in the post. I haven’t bought any food, despite having all the family coming around, and I’m seriously panicking! This is when the random impulse buying starts.
Never fear, though, if you’re like me sit down, pour yourself a mulled wine and take a deep breath. Feeling better? Good, now have a look through our last minute Christmas gift ideas guide to make sure you choose something a whole lot better than that hilarious novelty Christmas jumper you’ve got your eye on.
Babydolls, nightgowns and teddies are always a safe bet if you want to buy something special that’s still as seductive as lingerie. You won’t have to worry about getting the correct bra size and then choosing the matching items, all you’ll need is the recipient’s dress size. Simple.
The Oyster Whippy Babydoll by Mimi Holliday is about as feminine as you can get. Created in an ice pink silk satin and silver lace trim, this soft, ethereal babydoll is a clever combination of highly seductive and angelic innocence. Team with the Oyster Whippy Frilly Boy Short for a truly irresistible set. Even better, if you purchase it between the 18th and 20th of December you’ll receive 15% off!
Featured in the TV show ‘The Bridge’, the Seduce Me Gown by Shell Belle Couture conjures up a time of ultimate glamour. Styled in a 1930s inspired design, this nightgown is crafted in vintage spot tulle and appliquéd with exquisite French leavers lace. Available in both black and ivory, this is the height of luxury elegance.
Available until the 21st of December with 20% off, the Claret Cherie Teddy by Kiss Me Deadly was made exclusively for Fox and Rose and its sister site Joanna’s Wardrobe, so you won’t find this anywhere else. Designed from an original vintage piece, this teddy is cute, playful and flirty and would be perfect for any wannabe pin-up.
We all love those little presents that fit neatly into a stocking hanging over the fireplace but this year why not purchase a little piece of luxury to add to your special lady’s on Christmas Eve? And, of course, she’ll love this so much more than a chocolate orange and a bag of chestnuts!
The Ivory Eyemask by Fred and Ginger is so glamorous even the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly would’ve loved to have received this on Christmas morning. Made in 100% silk and padded for extra comfort to the eyes, it is trimmed with matching Chantilly lace to create a truly indulgent treat.
Maison Close are renowned for their French luxury erotic styled lingerie and accessories and their stockings certainly live up to this reputation. Their Sheer Cut & Curled Stockings are designed in a way that was popular during the brothel explosion of the 1800s in Paris where there is no welt across the top, the edge is left sheer and is curled over to stop it fraying.
The Pleasing Suspender Brief by Shell Belle Couture, available in black or ivory, is the ultimate luxury stocking filler. Designed in silk crepe de chine and appliqued with French leavers lace on the front and sheer spot tulle on the back for a cheeky surprise! Decorated at the front with matching ribbon bows and finished with detachable silk suspender clips.
Did you know we do men’s underwear as well as women’s? Max Holliday is the perfect brother to Mimi and we have a fantastic selection of their quintessentially British designs for you to buy for the man in your life. And, if you purchase any from this collection between the 21st and 23rd of December you will receive 20% off their full price.
The Catherine Boxers by Max Holliday are made in a fresh, spring-like Liberty print cotton which is contrasted by the bright pink lining. Finished with a single button closure, their signature embroidered heart at the bottom of the fly and a deep purple satin inner waistband. Let your man indulge his feminine side with these classically cut, beautifully floral shorts.
From a distance the Emmie Boxers by Max Holliday look like a classic pair of dark blue shorts, however, get up close and you can see the intricate detailing of their Oriental design of elephants, palm trees and florals. Lined in an elegant navy polka dot cotton and finished with a opulent green silk inner waistband, they feature the signature embroidered heart at the fly and the MAX logo on the leg.
For something much more vibrant, the Pops Boxers by Max Holliday combine the colour of the 1970s with an elegant, gentlemanly design of pinstripe in tangerine and white. Made in 100% cotton and trimmed with a matching polka dot lining, these feature a silk satin inner waistband in mustard and the signature one button closure and embroidered heart at the fly.
Don’t Leave It Too Late
Today – Saturday 13th December – is the last day you can place an order for delivery in western Europe to receive it by Christmas. Unfortunately, for those of your further afield it is now too late to guarantee your delivery.
However, UK customers can still place their orders right up until the 23rd to be able to receive them in time to place them under the tree. Please see our delivery options below for UK only to make sure you get yours in time.
Fri 19th December – Special Delivery™ with Saturday Guarantee
Sat 20th December – First Class and Recorded Signed For™
Tues 23rd December – Special Delivery™ (Next Day)