Christmas Gift Guide: 12 gifts for retro and shabby chic lovers

Magimix Nespresso Maestria Coffee Machine (£350)

The Maestria makes coffee in an ultra-modern way (Nespresso pods), all the while resembling some glorious old contraption from 1950s Milan. If you squint a bit, it also looks like it has a little face, dribbling freshly-made espressos out of its little ‘mouth’.

Tovicorrie Leather Lace iPad case (£55)

Handmade and 100 percent leather, this printed sleeve will ensure your friend’s tablet stays protected – and positively fabulous – at all times. Available in various sizes, to fit the iPad, iPad Mini, Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite.

Crosley Keepsake turntable (£160)

Your granddad’s record player? Nah son, this is every bit the modern platter, coming with a USB output for transferring vinyl to a computer. It plays 33, 45 and 78rpm records through its built-in stereo speakers, and can be closed up and toted around like a suitcase between listening sessions.

Crosley Manchester stand (£90)

A possible companion to the Keepsake, this turntable stand, which includes a shelf for LP storage, comes straight out of the Mid-Century furniture playbook.

Philips Original Radio (£170)

Inspired by Philips’ 1955 Philetta 254 radio, the Original offers a winning blend of vintage charm with modern features like an iPhone dock and a booming bass reflex system.

Paul Smith Cabaret wallet (£125)

The veteran British designer turns out some lovely accessories, few more alluring than this leather wallet, decorated on the inside with an early 20th century cabaret scene. Comes in a black gift box.

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Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones (£150)

A pair of can that’ll have the wearer turning heads on the train – and not because of Skrillex’s dirty drops leaking out, but because they’re so darned lovely-looking. With Alcantara earpads, they’re comfy too.

Ted Baker Tumnal tablet case (£80)

Available in equally bright shades of green, blue or orange, this striking leather case keeps a tablet – and a few other bits and pieces – nice and snug inside. Lined with Ted Baker’s signature paisley fabric, it’ll accommodate smaller tablets like the iPad Mini or Google Nexus 7.

Lomography Diana F+ Chamonix camera (£100)

A festive special edition of Lomo’s classic Diana camera, the Chamonix is done up like a Christmas jumper. As with any Diana though, it creates beautiful, dream-like soft-focus photos on 120mm film – and in this package comes with a flash too.

Sophie Dahl Sky+HD 2TB box (from £200)

Catwalk-strutter Sophie Dahl designed the exterior of this Sky HD box, apparently inspired by the textile designs of the early 20th century. The box itself is Sky’s best yet, sporting a 2TB hard drive (room for 350 hours of HD recordings) and Wi-Fi for fuss-free on-demand streaming.

Verso Prologue Kindle Fire cover (£30)

The Kindle Fire tablet will never look better than when it’s clothed in Verso’s fine garments – a protective book-style cover made from a woven fabric with a microfibre lining. Note: it won’t fit the latest generation of Kindle Fire models, only the first.

Cath Kidston iPhone case (£25)

Cath Kidston’s designs aren’t everyone’s cup of lapsang souchong – but for those whose tastes run towards the flowery, the spotty and, er, the bird-y, one of these iPhone cases will surely hit the mark. It’ll fit iPhone 5 and 5S models.