People expect your gifts to be like you: totally original and beautifully wrapped. It’s exhausting.
Be thankful then for Mercer & Wells, where all the hard work is done for you. Run by Justine Potts, whose impeccable taste was honed at Wallpaper and Elle Decoration, the charming new space (set over two shops in Chancery Lane) brings together the best of fashion, beauty, interiors and design.
Book in for a free gift consultation and the staff will guide you through ideas, from soy-scented candles and cashmere cycling accessories to stuffed animals made from reclaimed jumpers and slick iPod covers. What’s more, every gift is wrapped in glossy black paper and yellow grosgrain ribbon.
Mercer & Wells, 3 and 15 Chichester Rents, Chancery Lane, WC2A 1EG (020 7831 3040 or mercerwells.com).
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