APPEAL TO THE SENSES
As we look forward to the season of giving, Theresa Harold picks her favourite items from the N.Peal collection to gift to loved ones this year
For nearly 85 years, N.Peal has been adding a touch of luxury to our lives – and this year is no different. Its founder, Nat Peal, known as the British King of Cashmere, believed in the quality and rarity of his products. A fact recognised by Hollywood icons including Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner and Princess Grace of Monaco.
What sets London’s first cashmere brand apart is the fact it can trace its raw materials right back to the individual herders who tend their goats on the vast steppes of Mongolia. Today, you can choose from cosy accessories to the softest apparel, all of which has been made from the world’s finest cashmere.
So even if you’re not able to be there in person this holiday season, you can still show family and friends how much you cherish them. Simply pick your perfect present, add a handwritten note if you wish, and your gift-wrapped purchase will be delivered straight to their door.
WRAP UP SAFE
For the health-conscious – or simply style-conscious – cashmere connoisseur in your life, this antibacterial scarf is just the ticket. Presented here in timeless navy blue, this latest addition to the N.Peal range has been treated with a plant-based antibacterial solution that lasts up to 30 washes.
Designed to do double duty as both a scarf and face covering, the elongated triangular shape allows for maximum versatility. What’s more, the subtle rainbow embroidery nods to the fact 30% of all proceeds from this scarf will be donated to NHS Charities Together.
DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD
What do you get when you take the idea of a bobble hat and you upgrade it with pure Mongolian cashmere and a detachable fur pom pom? This fun and quirky hat, of course. Available in a range of tasteful colours, the N.Peal ribbed cashmere hat features a press stud attachment, which means your lucky recipient can swap out pom pom colours depending on their mood.
Because whether they’re a stylish teen or just young at heart, there’s always room for frivolity in life. (Just don’t repeat the myth about losing most heat through your head, or else you might be in for an eye-roll.)
There’s something effortlessly stylish about a man in a roll neck – and this one comes with a double-O seal of approval. Designed specifically for the superspy, James Bond wore this cable knit cashmere in Spectre for the scene where he visits Mr. White’s Austrian hideout.
Finished with a 007-stitched label and an exclusive swing ticket, your gift will arrive wrapped in N.Peal’s 007 custom packaging as part of the 007 Cashmere Collection, which is inspired by 50 Years of Bond. Whether your man is a die-hard fan or just likes to kick back with a martini now and then, he can still appreciate the nod to his inner secret agent.
If you can’t be there in person to wrap them up in a hug, why not let this cosy cashmere blanket do the job instead? Measuring 229cm by 229cm, this exquisite striped throw is woven as opposed to knitted, which gives it a smoother appearance and makes it more durable.
So even if they can’t be at the club this year, curled up in their favourite seat by the open fire, they can still feel a little bit special when they tuck this luxurious blanket around their knees and toes. After all, being on your Christmas list is the most exclusive membership around.
Theresa Harold writes about fashion, lifestyle and travel for The Independent, Stylist, Metro, The Telegraph