Ho Ho Hotlist: 23 gifts for the on-the-go freelancer
From a Soho Home journal and a designer pen to match to their new favourite travel fleece, here’s how to shop for the solo go-getter in your life
Friday 25 November 2022 By Soho House
After a week of Friendsgiving celebrations, the holiday spirit is well and truly upon us – and so is the countdown for our end of year break. Whether you’re planning a festive escape or hosting family at home, the time to switch off and recharge is fast approaching, although that’s easier said than done for some of us – yes, we’re looking at you, freelance creatives.
We’ve all got that one person in our lives – or perhaps we are that person – whose hustle never stops. The friend who’s always working on a new creative project, looking for their next gig and networking their way to the top. One minute they’re in LA meeting collaborators at Soho Warehouse, the next they’re discussing a potential book deal with their agent over Picantes at Shoreditch House. Life is non-stop for this self-sufficient go-getter, so what can you do to slow things down for them over the holidays? The answer is a fitting gift.
Much like our city swisher, this loved one is picky, which means shopping for them requires a little extra effort. Luckily, we’ve made the process a lot easier for you by curating a list of solid gift ideas catered to their busy lifestyle, creative mind and acquired taste. From the subtle touch of a Prada scrunchie or Valentino earrings, to a Caran D’Ache pen and a Soho Home journal for their off-the-cuff thoughts, here’s how to treat your favourite freelancer.
For more gift ideas, check out our suggestions for the beach bods and country enthusiasts in your life.
5. Because they’re the type to always carry a pen
Caran D’Ache pen, £40, Selfridges
12. Because they always have friends over
Welcome mat, £65, Stüssy
17. Because they take their eyewear seriously
Arthur glasses, £285, Moscot