Seen's 2018 Gift Guide - Fine Design, Fashion and Function

It’s that time of year again, gift guides are out in force so we thought we’d give it a go, here’s what we’re hoping for under the tree.

Disclaimer: They’re really hard to do.



1. No One Is Normal Tote Bag £35 - Quality tote and message from The School of Life. 2. Beastie Boys Book £32 - Story of the influential hip hop band across nearly 600 pages includes rare photos, illustrations, a cookbook, a graphic novel and playlists. 3. Helsinki Central Station Model £195 Ace architectural sculpture of this iconic building for your desktop. 4. Canvas Breton Cap £25 Authentic french made sailing hat. I was bought one last christmas and have worn it every day since! 5. NFL New Era Cold Weather Sport Knit £25 - Essential fashion accessory at the recent NFL London games. Seahawks pictured but there are 32 teams to choose from. 6. Freedom To Exist Watch £99 Designer minimalist watch from this cult independent watch brand. 7. Karhu Champion Air Trainers £80 70s reissue of these Cult Finnish trainers with air cushion soles. One for sneaker heads. 8. Mini Moderns Pencil Set £8.99 Everyone loves a pencil set, these are tipped with 6 delicious Mini Moderns colours. 9. Universal Works Barra Jacket £219 Olive Corduroy vintage style workwear jacket from Universal Works. 10. Iittala Ultima Thule glass set £37 Design classic inspired by the melting ice in Lapland. 11. Tom Pigeon Block and Ball Print £40 A3 screen print that plays with the tension and balance between simple geometric forms and bold colours. 12. 365 Day Stalogy Notebook £24 Japanese designed minimalist multi purpose notebook. 13. New Order True Faith Mug £10 Featuring Peter Saville artwork from this 80s classic. 14. Vintage Juventus Shirt £49.95 Classic football gear as worn by Platini in the golden age of Italian Football. 15. Primal Scream’s Give Out But Don’t Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings £21.99 In 1993 Primal Scream went to Memphis to make an album that album never saw the light of day, until now. Best LP the Stones never made.


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1. Hoover Building £195 - An intricate model of the iconic art deco building, perfect for any shelf. 2. 19-69 Eau de Parfum - Chinese Tobacco £140 - A spicy and woody scent from the cult cosmetic brand 19-69. 3. Golda Hiba Wood Incense £18 - Made with Hiba essential oil - found only in 300 year old Aomori Hiba trees, the scent is a uniquely citrusy and cedar-like. 4. Earthtones £8.99 - From Toronto-based Bahamas, this is the perfect nod to ’70s R&B. 5. ‘Music Graphics’ Wall Chart from £160 - From The Land of Lost Content Collection at Surface View this retro print will brighten up any room. 6. Échasse Bowl £239.95 - Designed by Theresa Arns for Menu the Échasse Bowl is a playful take on the elegance of a traditional glass bowl. 7. Braun BN0031 Watch £105 - A classic and timeless watch from one of the most influential watch manufacturers of the 20th century. 8. The ‘Be You Not Them’ Sock $38 - Next year’s version of the slogan tee. 9. Battenwear Packable Tote £50 - Lightweight and versatile this tote is sure to become a wardrobe staple. 10. Le Labo Lip Balm £10 - A non sticky matt lip balm, an essential stocking filler. 11. Tivoli Balloon Vase from £42.25 - Inspired by the Ferris Wheel inside Tivoli Gardens, these playful vases are timeless statement pieces. 12. Clarks Trigenic Flex £110 - Probably one of the comfiest shoes you’ll ever wear. 13. 15 Minute Sand Timer £20 - Flip this upside down when you need 15 minutes to yourself. 14. Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen Aluminium £65 - a compact and timeless addition to any desk. 15. Groundhog Jacket £275 - Rich Berry Corduroy, a christmas jacket to rival Santa’s.

Prices correct at time of print.