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Laura’s Choice: Christmas Gift Guide

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… 12 pairs of sheers, 11 pairs of bedsocks, 10 thermal tights – I think you get the drift, it’s officially Christmas! While we can look all look forward to some time off work and a mince pie or five, the festive period does also mean the dreaded Christmas shopping rears its ugly head. It’s not always easy to know what to buy for your loved ones, and let’s face it, there’s nothing remotely enjoyable about wading through thousands of bargain-hunting shoppers on a freezing cold high street, is there? With this in mind, I’ve compiled my list of top gifts for the Christmas season. So whether you’re looking for inexpensive stocking fillers or something to really spoil your nearest and dearest, you’ll find some inspiration here…

Stocking fillers – budget-friendly

Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Thermal Opaque Tights

Pretty Polly 200D Fleecy Thermal Opaque Tights

For gifts under £10 to fill up stockings or as an inexpensive treat for your Secret Santa, my absolute favourites are the Pretty Polly 200D Opaque Tights. Consistently amongst our bestsellers, these black opaque tights are lined with a cosy brushed fleece, ensuring your legs remain toasty in even the chilliest of weather, all the while helping you on your way to a classic legwear look that will work for almost any occasion. What’s more, at just £9.95 a pair, you’ll have change left over to get a pair for every lady in your life – girlfriends, mums, daughters, they’ll all love them! Perfect for the festivities, another great choice is the Pamela Mann Fairisle Printed Tights, complete with a Christmas inspired fairisle print for a chic alternative to winter-warming opaques. And with a new pair of fashion tights in their collection, your loved ones simply can’t go without the ingenious Stoxbox, solving that age old problem of rummaging through your hosiery drawer for a particular pair of patterned tights at 6:30am. All you need to do is insert the box into the leg of your tights and wrap the tights into the hollow back, leaving you with a efficiently presented hosiery drawer and time to have a cup of tea!

Gifts for her

Now, I don’t usually get so excited about a new product, but I’m a huge fan of the Falke Warm Deluxe Tights, so much so that I’ve ordered a pair for all of my girlfriends! Chic, versatile and snug as a bug, these 80 denier tights are made with soft plush loops, conserving heat and proving the ideal antidote to January temperatures.  All the warmth of thermal tights with none of the bulk, they’re also available in 7 on-trend colours, so there really is a pair to suit every personality and style. If you’re in the market for something luxurious to truly spoil the ladies in your life, you simply can’t go wrong with anything from Wolford. The pick of the bunch for me are the Wolford Velvet de Luxe 66, which have an opulent velvety texture and a superior fit; the kind of tights you just have to try to appreciate how special they really are. Or if she’s partial to a little bit of sparkle, treat her to the Trasparenze Vlinder Tights, which have a subtle glittery fleck that’s great for jazzing up a wardrobe classic. Thinking ahead, they’re also perfect for New Year’s Eve parties!

Ideal for mums, and making getting out of bed even more difficult, the Falke Bedsocks are made from ethically sourced Angora for a sumptuously soft feel and an instant warming effect. Similarly snug, the Pantharella Tabitha Anklet has been designed with hand linked seams and using top quality cashmere for incredibly toasty feet. Even better, you’re also able to choose from 8 stylish colours, all of which benefit from a chic ribbed design, so it really is the perfect marriage between style and functionality. Carrying on with the winter warming theme, and brilliant for lounging around the house watching Christmas movies, the Falke Cuddle Pads make for a fantastic gift, with their virgin wool blend, anti-slip sole and stylish presentation box complete with mock bow detail. Everybody loves a comforting slipper sock, don’t they?

If you’re really in a conundrum as to what to buy somebody, play it safe and opt for one of our wonderful Happy Socks gift boxes. A guaranteed hit, they also arrive in a beautiful presentation box, saving you the job of wrapping and adding to the wacky theme! My personal favourite is the Happy Socks Women’s Socks Gift Box, featuring four pairs of fantastically fun and comfortable mid-calf socks and a multitude of on-trend patterns. It’s also great value for money at just £20, so

Falke airport socks

Falke airport socks

it’s the ideal way to put you in the good books without breaking the bank!

Gifts for him

Good news if you’re a fan of the Happy Socks Women’s Socks Gift Box – it’s also available for men, and men can never have enough socks, right?! Speaking of socks, you won’t find any brimming with as much quality as the Falke Airport Short Men’s Sock, made from 60% wool for a classic legwear look. They’re also available in ten colours – why not buy a few so they have a pair for every occasion? Or for something a little different, the Happy Socks Men’s Boxers and Socks Gift Box features both a pair of polkadot combed cotton socks and matching boxer shorts should you want to treat him to something a little more versatile.

There we have it – Christmas shopping made easy.  All without leaving the comfort of your front room.

If you’re still stuck for idea, be sure to check out our entire range of Christmas gifts before you leave.

Until next time…

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What to wear over Xmas

Christmas for me really is the most wonderful time of the year. I adore smelling the pine trees, listening to those sweet carollers, watching classic films, and of course unwrapping a new pair of luxurious tights! This magical season provides us with a multitude of options and opportunities to show off our legs and navigate the packed high street in style.

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Christmas Eve
If you are attending a Christmas Eve event then these Starburst?tights from Jonathan Aston are sure to put a spring in your step. Made with care from a multicoloured glitter yarn, your legs are bound to attract admiring glances while you dance away to Wham and Wizard.

If you are craving a vintage look with a fun twist then why not plump for these Starstudded tights again from Jonathan Aston? These 60 denier sheers gleam as much as they sparkle. Evoking 50?s glamour with a sexy backseam made from crystals, you?ll have plenty of admirers ushering you towards the mistletoe.

Are you craving a pair of glamorous stockings without the hassle? There is no need to sacrifice any of your ?getting ready? time with these Yacht tights from Trasparenze.?Their shimmering floral garter is just divine, achieving a seductive yet refined look. Pretty shimmering polka dots created from metallic thread are both fun and elegant. Team these twinkly tights with a black lace dress for a sophisticated look. These tights would go perfectly with a festive ensemble, the sparkly polka dots doubling for falling snow.

Christmas Day

Your tree is looking marvellous, the living room is so beautifully ornate it puts Kirstie Allsopp to shame, and now the only thing left is to decorate your legs! If you are a big fan of all things festive then these Celeste Stein Christmas Glittery Ornament tights are for you.?Celeste Stein have created a beautiful design crammed with Christmas ornaments woven from a high quality metallic thread. I?m wearing these jolly tights with my bright red Boden shift dress.

However, if you would rather the baubles remained on the tree, you can still get into the Christmas spirit with a pair of deep crimson tights. Pamela Mann?s 50 Denier tights are available in a vast range of colours, including our favourite vibrant scarlet shade ? ideal for this merry season.?Not only will these opaques look fantastic, they will also give an even coverage thanks to the super smart 3D elastane fibre. I advise you to match this perky hosiery with a mid-length black leather pleated skirt, a crisp white shirt and pearls ? 3 key trends for Yuletide.

Boxing Day

It?s raining outside, the temperatures are plummeting, and therefore what could be better than relaxing in a pair of comfy, cosy woollen socks? Our Pantherella Tabitha anklet socks are so luxurious, and they are made from such sumptuous cashmere, that even your most Scrooge-like friends will be impressed.

At MyTights, all we want for Christmas is a pair of sublime Transparenze Dora Wool Over Knee Socks. Made with a generous amount of mixed wool and elastic, these socks will keep your toes toasty ? but won?t slip down as you sip on your Buck?s Fizz.?It?s just a shame that for many people this year these stunning socks will be hidden under a festive onesie. ?Match these with a tartan skirt and a white woolen jumper for Highland chic.

And last but not least? if the children haven?t quite been pampered enough this year, then do be sure to look at our Falke Kid?s catspad socks.?Fitted with anti-slip material, the little ones can run around with their new toys safely ? phew!

Have yourselves a merry little Christmas ladies!

Until next time…

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Last Chance Christmas Shopping!

Perhaps you’re beginning to panic about getting all your gifts in time for the big day, or maybe you’re sitting smugly next to a pile of already-wrapped presents and just think you deserve a treat.  Whatever your level of preparation, we have lots of Christmassy delights in stock that you can still order in time for Christmas.  Read on to find out our top five festive essentials, or check out the entire Christmas Collection.

More magazine recommends the Celeste Stein Christmas Ornaments Tights, which are wacky enough to put a smile on the face of even the most miserly Scrooge.  They’re not just novelty tights exclusively for Christmas day, either- reduce the amount of leg on show by teaming with dresses and knee high boots and they’ll last you well into the year!  Also available in a glittery version for added festive sparkle.

The Charnos 75th anniversary collection makes the perfect present for mums, sisters and girlfriends – if you can stop yourself from unwrapping them for yourself, that is.  With a collection of three pairs of tights, two styles of hold ups and one stockings design, there’s lots of choice and they all come in adorable vintage style boxes, too.

For the man in your life, what could be more traditionally Christmas than the humble sock?  We’re turning it up a notch this year though – with luxury socks from Burlington and the Falke Silk Men’s Sock for pure indulgence for his feet.

For the perfect stocking filler or the ideal way to keep cosy while the weather finally catches up to the season, take a look at the super soft Falke Bedsocks, available in cream, pale pink and baby blue shades.  Perfect for snuggling up at home or to go under boots for snowball fights!

No Christmas is complete without its fair share of partying, so make sure you take a look at the range of party tights.  Bella Magazine recommends the Spanx Super Shaping Sheers as a festive fashion essential, too – after turkey and all the trimmings it might be time to invest in some shapewear so we can shimmy our way into our New Year’s Eve dresses!

Last Order Dates for Christmas Deliveries

Make sure you don’t miss out – pay attention to the last despatch dates below so that you can get your items in time for Christmas!!!

Standard First Class within the UK: Tuesday 20th December – orders before 5pm

Special Delivery within the UK: Thursday 22nd December – orders before 5pm

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Festive Season Style

Whether it’s parties or family gatherings you’re dressing for, we’ve got the hosiery you need to keep you looking fabulous this Christmas.

The Christmas holidays – it’s the only time of the year when you’re willing to get up before 7am, encouraged to lounge around in your PJs and able to consume brandy and a selection box for breakfast without getting funny looks from your family or housemates.

However, there are occasions during the festive season that call for you to be more formal – for one thing, visitors may be surprised to turn up at your house only to be greeted by you in your jimjams!

We clearly can’t hibernate for all of the Christmas season. So here are our solutions for a) being snug while visiting friends and family in our range of winter warmers and b) look as dazzlingly stylish as the tree with our Christmas party tights?

Parties

First up, parties. Whether you want to boogie the night away or pose in the hope of attracting someone under the mistletoe, a great way of standing out from the crowds is by wearing some of our party tights.

Lace is huge right now, so capitalise on this with products like Jonathan Aston’s Sweet Roses Hold Ups. Add some sparkle with Pamela Mann’s Highball Tights, or go for a similar but toned-down style in the form of the Nite Lites Lurex Tights in Chocolate and Gold from Jonathan Aston.

Meanwhile, subtle shine that oozes sophistication will be yours when wearing Aristoc’s Crystalli, which give a nod to 1940s glamour.

Team any of these products with your LBD and you’re sure to be the belle of the ball!

Christmas Eve

The next tricky event is Christmas Eve. We don’t know about you, but we tend to spend the afternoon and evening cosied up in front of the fire, watching Elf and wrapping any final presents. The key here is comfort, so why not team a warm but stylish jumper dress with some cute socks?

We love Trasparenze’s Cinzia Knee High Socks for cold days, as they look great (even a little sexy!) while keeping our legs warm. Our favourites are the black ones and the lovely pale pink shade. For a similar style without the rib, perhaps try Falke’s Soft Merino wool socks.

For those of you who are embracing the ’80s are sure to loveJonathan Aston’s Peeptoe Legwarmers.

Christmas Day

For the big day itself, why not celebrate through colour? A rich red can be achieved by wearing Trasparenze’s Gennifer Tights in Rubino, or Jonathan Aston’s Scarlet 40-denier tights, while Emilio Cavallini’s 200 denier white tights will look wintery even if there’s no White Christmas!

We also love Falke’s Soft Merino Tights with their range of rich colours for indulgence, as well as Emilio Cavallini’s metallic tights, especilally the Metallic Medallion Tights in red and gold for sparkly Christmas glamour!

Boxing Day

Unfortunately, no sooner is it Christmas then it’s all over and Boxing Day is upon us. By this time, you’ll be sick of being cooped up with your family and stuffing your face, so it’s time to get out for a brisk walk. Don’t forget your warm hosiery! Why not opt forLevante’s Wool Rib Tights in Nero, or Jonathan Aston’s Soft Diamond OverThe Knee Socks?

To add a splash of bold colour however, you could try Pamela Mann’s divine Argyle Over the Knee socks.

We hope we’ve encouraged you to add some style to your celebrations this Christmas – head to MyTights.com to check out all these tights, socks and more!

Go on, treat yourselves – it’s Christmas!

Happy shopping!

Laura

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