This week's must-have budget accessories from Oasis, Tesco and more
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Crab multi tool, £17.50, The Shop Floor Project (01229 584537, theshopfloorproject.com)
Got some DIY to undertake or something that needs quickly fixing? Make it snappy with this cute multi-use tool from The Shop Floor Project.
GO FOR GOLD
Rose gold vermeil and agate Serpentine necklace, £170, Links of London (0344 477 0909, linksoflondon.com)
Subtle, feminine and unique, this necklace is a timeless classic. Plated in 18kt rose gold with a little blue lace agate gemstone – which represents clarity and confidence – nestled in the loop, it should last a lifetime.
Earrings, £12, Oasis (08458 990 009, oasis-stores.com)
These sparkly statement earrings have a quirky touch: dainty little bee charms hanging from the ends.
Coin purse, £12, Imperial War Museums Shop (0207 091 3119, iwmshop.org.uk)
With Remembrance Sunday coming up, this seems like an excellent time to pick up this small embroidered coin pouch if you’re visiting the Imperial War Museum or browsing their online shop. It’s made from fairly traded products in ethical factories.
Lambswool cushions, from £62.50 each, Donna Wilson (0207 749 0768, donnawilson.com)
Bring autumn in to the home with these kitsch, cosy cushions, knitted in Scotland from lambswool and then finished in London.
Donna Wilson has lots of other fun cushion designs to pick from too, from animals to more traditional patterns and prints.
De’Longhi Argento Flora 10-cup drip coffee maker, £59.99, Argos and Sainsbury’s
Add a touch of 50s retro style to your kitchen with this traditional style coffee maker from De’Longhi’s pretty pastel Argento Floral collection, inspired by nature. This device holds enough for 10 cups of coffee and is quick and easy to use and clean.
SD-ZX2522 breadmaker, £239.99, Panasonic (0344 844 3899, panasonic.com/uk
Breadmakers were once the must-have kitchen appliance, but they’ve lost a little love over the years (we blame GBBO…). This new machine will soon become an essential though, as it whips up not only bread but also cakes, pizza dough and gluten-free pasta quickly and with minimal ingredients.
Monsoon Gather set of four small serving bowls, £28, Denby (01773 740899, denby.co.uk)
High street fashion brand Monsoon has teamed up with Denby to create this new range of ceramics. Featuring Monsoon’s ‘Louella’ patterns from their archives in muted shades of blue, grey and pink, they’re perfect for informal eating.
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CALLL ME OLD-FASHIONED
Soft drinks, £2.49 each, Soda Folk, Selfridges and sodafolk.com
Soft drinks needn’t be the boring alternative with these funky bottled beverages from Soda Folk. Choose from old-fashioned options like root beer and cream soda, or fizzy drinks in flavours like black cherry, grape and juniper (which is basically a non-alcoholic G&T). They’re the perfect alternative to a cocktail if you’ve been ‘going sober for October’ for Macmillan Cancer Support, too.
Customisable Stand Up To Cancer care package, from £15, Don’t Buy Her Flowers (dontbuyherflowers.com). Five per cent goes to SUTC
Going through cancer and its treatments can be a daunting time, so why not send a loved one this bespoke gift pack to show them you’re thinking of them? Created with experts who know exactly what a cancer patient might appreciate, there are 40 items to choose to add to your box, from moisturising hand cream to help with brittle nails and magazines to help pass the time during chemo, to treats like chocolate and wine.
THE CAT’S WHISKERS
Leather bag, £85, Louison d’Or (07583 206949, louisondor.com)
The cat’s out of the bag: we’re head over heels in love with this cute pouch-style bag. Made from metallic silver leather with a satin lining and an adjustable, detachable gold chain strap, it can be used day and night.
Five-light multi drop ceiling pendant, £64.99, Studio (0344 800 1122, studio.co.uk)
Add a modern, industrial finishing touch to your home with this cool light fitting. It’s made up of copper cages, in which lightbulbs sit, creating a unique way to light up your home.
Gossip shoes, £120, Dune (0333 240 7306, dunelondon.co.uk)
If you’ve been pining over Gucci’s backless fur-lined loafers since they first hit the runway, have a look out for this pair from Dune. Studded with gems and pearls and lined with the softest faux fur, they might divide opinion but they’ll certainly keep you on trend – and your toes cosy – this season.
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe, £12.50, Express Bookshop (expressbookshop.co.uk)
Get ready for fright night with this wonderfully spooky selection of some of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous tales. This special edition includes illustrations by Arthur Rackham to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.
A NEW FLAME
Scented candle in green onyx jar, £55, Maison Ves (0207 580 2267, maison-ves.com)
One of the most luxurious scented candles we’ve ever come across, this new collection from Maison Ves sees the wax set inside a solid green onyx stone jar – a stone that helps to cleanse negative energy – and topped with a gold lid. They come in a range of fresh and fragrant scents and are finished off with the brand’s typically tongue-in-cheek hashtag slogans on the front. Keep the pot after it has burned down as a chic storage container.
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Bauble filled with dark chocolate pumpkin chai truffles, £7.25, Prestat (0207 494 3372, prestat.co.uk)
Give treats not tricks this Halloween with this decorated bauble, which inside contains three milk chocolate chai truffles, made with a blend of spices and a hint of pumpkin flavour.
BEST BAR NONE
Deliciously Ella oat bars, £2.75 for three, Tesco (0800 323 4040, tesco.com)
Food writer Ella Mills’ foray in to the world of grocery products continues with the launch of these delicious, healthy oat bars. Like all her recipes, they’re gluten-free, use natural ingredients and are suitable for vegans, and these three flavours are incredibly moreish. We think they make the perfect breakfast on the go or wholesome mid-afternoon snack.
DOWN MEMORY LANE
Meminio leather bound memory case, £125, Fortnum & Mason (0207 734 8040, fortnumandmason.com)
From birthday cards and christening gifts to their first shoes or favourite toy, keep treasured mementoes of your little ones’ first years neatly and safely stored in this beautiful Meminio leather bound case, found in Fortnum & Mason’s bump and baby section.
Skull decanter, £17.99, Prezzybox (01827 839041, prezzybox.com)
Drink to the dead this Halloween by setting your table with this hand painted glass decanter from Prezzybox, inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival. It’ll hold a whole 70cl bottle of wine or spirit, with a cork stopper to keep it fresh and secure.
THE PLANET SUITE
Planetaria set of nine coasters, £20, Jay (0207 095 9399, lifeofjay.com)
This set of nine coasters is the perfect gift for anyone interested in our solar system or outer space. Backed with cork and topped with a lacquer finish, they’ll keep you surfaces safe from spills, and the designs look modern and interesting.
Set of three tables, £95, JD Williams (0871 231 2000, jdwilliams.co.uk)
Stylish and space-efficient, these three-in-one side tables slot neatly in to each other and will fit easily in to your home, ready to be extended when needed. For three pieces of furniture, they’re great value, too.
JUMPER FOR JOY
Erdem x H&M jumper, £79.99, H&M (0844 736 9000, hm.com/gb) from Thursday
Every year high street giant H&M collaborates with a top fashion designer, producing a limited collection of pieces, and every year there are stampedes to the stores as customers rush to get their hands on them before they sell out.
This year they’ve teamed up with British label Erdem, who are known for their flowery prints and feminine red carpet frocks. Among the collection of dark florals, lace tops and ladylike accessories is this bright pink wool jumper. Get down to H&M stores early on Thursday to avoid missing out.