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Remember a time, back in the days of yore, when ugly sweaters were just ugly? Rather than the hipster-fied emblems of knowing irony they’ve become in recent years? While we’re not so Scrooge-like to suggest we don’t get the fun of a hilarious holiday sweater, we’re can’t say we’re down with polyester blends and the frankly unflattering cuts of an average festive knit. There is, however, a solution to this annual woe and it comes in the form of the actually pretty tasteful holiday sweater…

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Women's Red Pompom Heart Intarsia Cashmere Sweater

Chinti & parker Pompom Heart Intarsia Cashmere Sweater in Red (Red,Multi-colour)

Mira Mikati | White Christmas Sweater

Whether a holiday stay at your in-laws is an annual exercise in biting your tongue or more like happy families, we all know it’s the matriarch who rules the roost. Offering up a gift to your mother in law (prospective or otherwise) is fraught with pitfalls at the best of times, but there’s something about the under-the-tree-pressure which ramps things up a notch. Lingerie is a no-no, ditto anything which could be potentially too small, or indeed to big. Both are potentially offensive…

Bella Freud | Black Ginsberg Is God Wool Sweater

Mini gifting is a subtle art. With holiday clichés at every corner, it’s easy to get it wrong. The one question you should ask is does this feel like a treat? If the answer is no, it’s time to move on. Photo: Adam Katz Sinding #Gifts #ForHer

Women's Pink 'boom Pow' Velvet Slip-ons

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Markus Lupfer | Black Circus Jewel Natalie Sweater