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Vintage Christmas stocking-filler ideas

Dec 7, 2015

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When so many festive gifts get forgotten and discarded in the frenzy of buying the latest thing, beautiful vintage objects come into their very own.

With every high street increasingly looking like a carbon copy of the next and each shop churning out the same stock, it’s super difficult to come up with unique presents that say ‘I’ve bought a special gift just for you’ rather than ‘I’ve bought a special gift that’s remarkably similar to everyone else’s’.

Naturally, with a vintage pressie, you no longer have that problem. The chances of anyone else selecting that 1980s plastic amber colour clip-on earrings? Fat chance. The odds of two Askew London bracelets under the tree? Non-existent. Another 1950s French beaded handmade handbag? Not even St Nicholas himself could find one.

With this in mind, we’ve selected some exquisite items that will brighten up any Christmas stocking or ribboned box this year:

1) Amazing hairpins

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Vintage pair of hair pins made of rhinestones and celluloid: how fantastic would these be to unwrap on Christmas morning?

2) Divine perfume atomiser

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Vintage perfume atomiser in citrine colour glass: so beautiful it may be an actual shame to fill it with scent.

3) Brilliant belt

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Vintage emerald green velvet belt with a pair of enamelled flowers as buckles: team this with trousers to revamp a favourite look.

4) Ringing the changes

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Vintage costume cocktail rings: strike a decadent pose at Christmas lunch this year.

So, a very Merry Vintage Christmas from the Van der Brit team. We’re open every Friday and Saturday right up until Christmas for all your incredibly special gift ideas. And, incidentally, at the time of writing, all items mentioned in this article are available from Roberta online or at her little place in Portobello Road and market, Notting Hill, London.