Christmas might be all about giving, but the thrill of unwrapping your own pile of presents never gets old. From that first glimpse of what’s inside the ribbon-tied gift box, it’s immediately obvious whether the gift-giver really knows you… or not. The key to making sure your loved ones get it right every time is understanding your present personality – and letting them know, too.
Find out whether you’re after all that glitters and glows or a post-party lifesaver you never knew you needed. Which of these personas sounds most like you?
If it sparkles and shines, it’s on your wish list. You can’t resist a metallic finish or a sequin embellishment and if it’s all-out glitter then even better. Diamonds are The Magpie’s best friend, and these elegant Tiffany & Co. earrings are guaranteed to dazzle. A pair of sparkling shoes is perfect for the party season, as is an eye-catching bag. Put these gifts on your wish list before someone else snaps them up; magpies are cunning creatures after all.
Gucci Marmont embellished velvet shoulder bag, £2,250, Net-a-porter.com; Emily 85 glitter sandals, £495, Jimmy Choo; Victoria mixed cluster diamond earrings set in platinum, £8,125, Tiffany & Co.; Tom Dixon set of three scented candles, £80, Selfridges; Silk front tank top, £80, Reiss