Whether you want to add these to your Christmas list, buy them for your favourite female, or blow all your Christmas money on them on Boxing Day, here are twelve footwear styles that will make happy recipients.
On a budget
These neat chukka boots will be worn until their soles fall off. The casual, but simple khaki suede upper, would complement jeans, or navy tights and skirts.
It’s hard to see from this photo, but these laceless oxfords from Scandinavian retailer Monki, are a subtle metallic aqua colour. Although the uppers aren’t leather, the minimalist slip-ons do have leather linings.
Jumping in puddles is made even more enjoyable with flower-covered wellies. I also love the candy-striped linings. To retain a reasonable amount of sophistication, avoid wearing these with other prints. Pick out a couple of the colours from the print for your colour-blocked outfit.
Covered in metallic brocade, these platform chelsea boots would look stunning with black, grey or red. A real bargain, and a delightful gift to unwrap.
Push the boat out
These scarlet d’Orsay shoes, are made from 100% leather, offering high quality materials and craftsmanship for a high street price. Classic, but with a modern heel-shape; these shoes will make the wearer feel very special.
At a reasonably luxurious price-point, Frye boots are built-to-last. If you want to buy a gift that someone will remember (because they’ll last for so long!), buy the lady in your life these hard-working-but-cute engineer boots.
Baroque prints such as the one on this floral-printed court shoe, are dark and subtle for the winter months, but can be lightened with nude-coloured chiffon dresses and blouses when spring has sprung. These platforms are unique pieces that will make people say “wow, where did you get those?”.
Although simple in their monochromatic colour-palette, these platform boots offer a unique shape and design. The leather chisel-toed chelseas with their striped platforms would look great with skinny black jeans or trousers. Buy these for the woman who loves Japanese and Scandinavian minimalist design.
If you are feeling particularly generous, buy these delicately-embroidered wedge mary-janes for your favourite lady. Charlotte designs footwear for real women, with their needs and deepest desires in mind.
Encourage her to be the belle of any ball in these gold stiletto-heeled sandals. With spikes like those, her date had better not step out of line! The “Chinese red” sole will ensure that everyone knows the belle is wearing Louboutins.
The luxe trainers trend has grown over the past few seasons to become something of a phenomenon. Although Lanvin seemed to have cornered the designer end of this market for a while, many other fashion houses have recently created their own unique take on the look. Who can resist these jewel-toed creations? Imagine her face when she opens that famous pink shoe box.
What is it about the winter that makes me want to wear bright red shoes? In arguably the most seductive colour for footwear, these beautiful leather court shoes have a snake-print heel, which offers an interesting contrast to the glossy upper.