Guilty Pleasures Under £60

I don’t know about you but my mind operates under a compensation unspoken rule where once now and then I treat myself to something special. Like the crispy delicious croissant from the French bakery around the corner I am having right now!

Boulangerie-Patisserie Sainte-Anne, it doesn’t get much crispier for a £1.90 take away. 

Boulangerie-Patisserie Sainte-Anne, it doesn’t get much crispier for a £1.90 take away. 

This is a selection of ideas for gifts just as special as my morning treat. Some a bit more expensive than others, all under £60. It is definitely not the price per se, rather more so about the pleasure involved. Of course you can get the same things from different brands and/or shops. But these are not called GUILTY pleasures for nothing!

True Grace candle in Fig, £35. You won’t regret spending your money on any True Grace product. Their candles are lovely, ranging from very fresh to very smoky scents.  Their Gardenia No78, specially made to celebrate Vogue’s 100 anniversary, and still found in some bespoke shops is also to live for.


Santa Maria Novella soaps, specially Mandorla and Tabacco Toscano, under £30. If you get a chance to visit the store in Firenze the experience will be complete! If not they have shops in London, I like the Piccadilly best. They sell online in the US here


Hot chocolate from SAID or Paul’s, under £4 for sure, little bowls of true cacao love. 


Visiting Liberty London to buy Dear Polly by Vilhelm Parfumerie, travel size for £60. The only two areas of Liberty that I really enjoy are the Beauty Hall with all of the niche brand perfumes and Home with all of the candles and infusers. So there you go, an amazing scent!


Loungewear essentials or what I describe as soft clothing! A nice super soft t-shirt by Sunspel, the centenary British brand. Men’s much cheaper than women’s (get a smaller size to save bucks, just saying!). £35, in cool grey, men’s.