(shopping) The RETOX Christmas gift guide: From hot heels to hip hotel rooms... wicked presents for your party-loving pals

'Tis the season to be merry, aka the season that the RETOX way of life comes into its own. 

And if we’re going to behave badly, we may as well do it in style.

From killer heels that will go the distance, to hot hotel rooms, vintage bourbon, vibrating bullets and seriously sexy martini glasses, the Retox Gift Guide is ten wicked present picks for your party-loving pals, wives, sisters, girlfriends and - because we're all about the self-love here on Detox|Retox - maybe even a little something for you, if this page happens to be left open in front of the right person... happy holidays.

1. Plum Martini Glasses £75 Tom Dixon

Italian cocktail don Simone Caporale told me in Venice that we drink first with the eyes. Make sure your martini is suitably dressed in a bit of blinging Tom Dixon.


2. Royal Glitter Sandals £52 Topshop

More bling, this time for toes. These shoes deliver on many fronts: spangly, strappy and high enough to be super sexy, but sturdy enough to survive a dance-off at The Box. If you're into that kind of thing…


3. Santal 33 Eau de Parfum from £50 Le Labo

The signature scent of the hottest people (male and female) that I have met in the last few months. Mixed to demand and personalised with a name/message of your choice in the Le Labo boutiques, it's basically sex in a bottle.

4. Rhea Vibrating Bullet £25 Perlesque

Another sexy accessory, this petite but powerful pocket-sized rocket is a brilliantly naughty travel and/or handbag gadget for the girl on the go (and the packaging is lush).


5. Woodford Reserve Cocktail Case £185 www.tipplesworth.com

Real women drink Bourbon. And really cool women drink Old Fashioneds made with Woodford Reserve. I love this old-fashioned Old Fashioned case. And there’s a mini version (£15) for anyone on more of a budget.


6. Glitter Lips 'Ruby Slippers' Lip Colour £12.50 Beauty Boulevard

A total party-must have, this is one glitter range that does.not.budge (as tried and tested on the Detox|Retox crew one rather wild Wednesday). Add to your favourite red lip for some serious va-va voom.


7. Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Vouchers from £50 MrandMrsSmith.com

Sweep somebody off their feet (and possibly into bed),  help facilitate the season's best after after party, or maybe just save a friend from the night bus by gifting a boutique sleep. It’s what Jesus would have wanted.


8. Pompom Cap £14 ASOS.com

A cap is the best way I know to hide the effects of too much fun when it's too dark to feasibly wear shades, and this girlie style is a way to keep things glam whatever’s going on beneath that visor.


9. Chocolate Tasting Club Membership £60 (three months) or £119 (six months) Hotel Chocolat

Who wouldn’t love a new box of luxury chocolates delivered to the door every month? Includes limited edition and 'hot off the press' creations so is perfect for the choosy chocaholic in your life.



10. Wine Subscription Boxes. From £30/month TheWineButler.co.uk   

What goes best with chocolate? Wine of course! Dubbing itself the boozy version of net-a-porter this subscription service delivers three bottles of beautifully packaged organic wine each month.