9 little luxuries to get you through winter

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  • These indulgent treats are going to top your ultimate Christmas wish list

    These extra-special gifts are pricey but if they make you smile every day during the cold winter months, they’re worth it. Put in all the right hints and hopefully your wishes will come true this Christmas.

    Laugh in 
the face of chilly draughts swathed in 
one of these super-luxe throws from Cox 
& Cox. At £195 a pop, you’d better not 
spill hot chocolate on it, though…

    Faux-fur throws, £195 each, Cox & Cox

    Originally created for Claridge’s, these heavenly salted caramels from Artisan du Chocolat are definitely not for sharing.

    No1 salted caramels, £14.99, Artisan du Chocolat

    Treat your aching feet to these toasty, yet elegant, ballerina slippers (less embarrassing than monster-feet slippers when answering the door to the neighbours).

    Ballerina slippers, £39, Ruby + Ed

    When a cuppa just won’t cut it, treat yourself to a hot chocolate served in one of these gleaming mugs and stir in some mini marshmallows with a glitzy spoon, all from Oliver Bonas.

    Mugs, £15 each, Oliver Bonas

    This lavender, jasmine and basil-scented candle releases warm massage oil that you can rub into your skin to deliver an incredible boost of hydration.

    Tranquility skin treatment candle, £36, Neom range, John Lewis

    Looking more like a designer clutch bag than a slick speaker, Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay A2 streams your top tracks to your chill-out zone of choice with 360˚ sound.

    Beoplay A2 speaker, £299, Bang & Olufsen

    When the sofa just isn’t loungey enough, sink into this sheepskin seat from The White Company. Warning: It’s so squishy, you might need help getting up again.

    Sheepskin seat, £950, The White Company

    Who said gin is best as a summer drink? Mix equal parts vermouth and Hendrick’s with a dash of bitters and an orange slice for a great autumn tipple. Chin-chin!

    Hendrick’s gin, £28, Waitrose

    You’ll shimmy, not walk, around the house in this silk gown from Gingerlily. All you need to go with it is a glass of Prosecco and a pair of maribou-trimmed mules (no, your Uggs won’t do!).

    Silk gown, £210, Gingerlily

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