For him, for her & gifts under £30 🎁

If you’re yet to make a dent in your Christmas shopping list then don’t fear, because we’re here to save the day with our annual gift guide. Whether it’s for him, her or you want to bag a bargain with a gift under £30, we’re making Christmas shopping easy. For branded presents that will put a smile on someone’s face, welcome to our very merry gift guide.

From sleek adidas sports silhouettes and smart casual Simon Carter boots to snug UGG slippers and urban Timberland boots, all that’s left to ask is whose gift can you tick off your list? On the accessories front we have bags, belts and boxers galore, so you really are spoilt for choice. Whether you’re shopping for a partner, a friend or a family member, make it a gift that counts.

Keepin’ it casual or going for the wow factor – we’ve got all bases covered. Do it the designer way with DKNY or keep it classic with Calvin Klein for the gift that keeps on giving. Whether you’re after winter warmers or shoedrobe staples we’ve got power brands like Hunter, Armani and Tommy Hilfiger to choose from. Which one tickles your festive fancy?

If you’re sticking to a budget, securing stocking fillers or getting oganised for secret Santa, what’s not to love about gifts under £30? From backpacks and washbags to wooly hats and snuggly scarves, we doubt you’ll struggle to find something suitable. In an array of wintery hues, we’re showcasing both practical and desirable to make your Christmas very merry indeed.

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Reebok on repeat

Boasting a range of striking silhouettes and sleek finishes, Reebok is nailing the streetwear scene at the moment. From stripped back suede to bright bold hues, this dreamy Reebok offering will have you spoilt for choice where your shoedrobe is concerned this season. If you want to create an effortlessly cool kinda vibe then there’s only one way to go – Reebok on repeat.

Attention: this season we’re all mad for metallic, so it’s time to shine bright like a diamond and own the style scene in these Hype kicks laced with modern city attitude. Keep it simple with the Classic or opt for urban with the Club C 85, both of which will keep your glam game strong for days. Taking street style to the next level, these are a game changer. Girl boss, anyone?

If you want to rock one of the top players among the classics from Reebok, bolster your sweet taste in fashion with the Workout Lo Plus in sherbet pink. Alternatively, keep it understated chic in khaki with this sleek Club C 85 style. Sporting heritage details with a cool distressed finish, we’re head over heels. Sleek silhouettes with a rustic edge – which hue is for you?

We’re living for stripped back suede which means we can’t get enough of the Club C 85 trainers in understated stone. Creating a strong style statement without sacrificing comfort has never been so easy. If crisp white is more up your street, the Classic Leather trainers are a must-have. Channeling old skool cool, keeping it classic has never looked so good.

Create a cool, casual look with a colour pop. Minimal input, maximum output – check. The Leather SG trainers feature a striking but stylish yellow exterior, while the Ripple trainers in hunter green boast a gum-coloured sole for an urban, old skool feel. Where the Club C 85 is concerned, the vintage silhouette makes a statement in a burnt sienna or midnight blue hue.

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‘Tis the season to sparkle

Christmas has rolled around once again without warning which means one thing and one thing only –  it’s time to get your festive footwear in check. Whether you want to shine bright at the annual office party, go glam for Christmas drinks with the girls or keep it casual for low key festivities, we’ve got the shoes for you. Why? Well, ’tis the season to sparkle of course.

Kendall + Kylie is the perfect go-to for that effortlessly cool and super sophisticated kind of look. Sport studded biker babe vibes with the black Baker boots, channel cool and chunky with the khaki Felix boots or showcase simple classic style with the Brianna court shoes. In a neutral colour palette, whichever hue you choose will undoubtedly ooze understated class this Christmas.

Simply stunning, the Angel is a Public Desire stiletto every girl should have in her shoedrobe. This barely there style will add a sleek finish to every outfit, whether you’re opting for plain and simple or going all out with some serious sparkle. In a gorgeous black satin, the front toe strap and ankle buckle will keep you secure while strutting your stuff in style. PD Bae? Check.

All black everything is an absolute fail-safe when it comes to Christmas, but it’s time to jazz it up a little with Juicy Couture. Sporting a glossy patent finish, the Lorel is a statement shoe that deserves pole position in your seasonal shoedrobe. With gold metal branding to the trim, it’s safe to say that your festive footwear will be on point all night long.

Keepin’ it casual at Christmas doesn’t have to be boring – far from it, in fact. If you fancy feeling festive in velvet while keeping cosy with an over the knee boot, say hello to SOLE. The Cece boot is a sure-fire winner in the style stakes this season – teamed with a shirt dress or chunky jumper dress, you can turn any outfit from simple to stylish in seconds.

For something a little different where the colour palette is concerned, feast your eyes on the Vivienne Westwood + Melissa collaboration. In subtle and shimmery hues, the Lady Dragon Orb Sandals are one of a kind. In a luxe matte black, glossy ivory or gorgeous glitter, the iconic adornment on the peep toe means you’ll be the belle of the ball. What more could you want?

If you want your glam game to be strong, look no further than the Fiji sandals. With gorgoues embellishment, the jewel finished clear pespex ankle strap offers a lavish alternative to the simple stiletto. If you want to ooze elegance while making a statement, these dainty Public Desire heels will dress up any outfit for all the right reasons.

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All about adidas

Striking silhouettes, strong colour palettes and serious style icon status – right now, it’s all about adidas. Showcasing styles that seamlessly combine fashion and comfort, these contemporary designs propel expectations to new heights you don’t want to miss out on. If you want to keep effortlessly stamping your mark on the style scene, look no further than the brand with the three stripes. Showcasing styles that are the ultimate epitome of bold and stylish sports footwear, prepare to be inspired by the designs that deserve a spot in your shoedrobe.

The adidas Originals X PLR sneaker boot delivers a whole new profile we’re keen to show off. Keeping it cool in khaki with black details, the sturdy mesh construction, midfoot cage and reflective three stripes will keep you at you the centre of attention for all the right reasons. Recently re-emerged, say hello to the adidas München. In a standout cobalt blue with a contrasting gum sole, the iconic gold branding creates a luxe look with a raw urban edge. This silhouette sports a padded ankle cuff for extra comfort – a classic that has come back stronger than ever.

The Campus trainer is a legendary basketball sneaker which has earned top marks as a simple and durable silhouette. Built with stormy conditions in mind, the reinforced toe cap and water repellent finish is perfectly finished with a sleek metallic flair. For something a little bolder, the Tennis Hu in an electric blue hue channels Pharrell’s distinct style within seconds. Boasting effortlessly cool charcoal hues, the Tubular Doom Sock Primeknit trainer is standalone in its unique sock-like construction aesthetic – only fit for a true style king, don’t you think?

Updating and deconstructing a retro silhouette, the Climacool sports a fresh charcoal and pink colour palette while boasting a snug, breathable fit and a slick bootee upper. Keeping it classic with the Campus, the khaki court icon from the ’80s continues its reign with metallic gold-foil branding and a soft nubuck upper for a sleek and simple design. A silhouette constantly reinvented, the Stan Smith brings versatile style to the streets with a raw pink satin upper and a soft suede heel patch to complete the look. Style queen status? Check.

For a lightweight love affair, feast your eyes on the Swift Run trainers. Featuring a primeknit upper for a breathable footwear experience, the complimentary contrasting out-sole offsets the candy pink and grey colour palette perfectly. The Tubular Shadow trainers boast a contemporary aesthetic with a killer off white and grey colour combo, alongside a technical upper and contrast branding. Go for Gazelle in crisp white for an all round iconic look – the statement gold lettering and embossed leather stripes certainly up the style stakes in seconds.

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A sneak peek into Simon Carter

A year down the line into our exclusive collaboration comprised of smart and suave silhouettes, we caught up with the brains behind the brand – Simon Carter himself. Covering all things fashion and style related from design inspiration and channeling creativity to secret habits and proudest achievements, welcome to a sneak peek into Simon Carter.

Tell us a little bit about the Simon Carter and SOLETRADER partnership…

I’ve been a fan of SOLETRADER for years so when the opportunity came up to design an exclusive collection, I jumped at the chance. It was fun to work with the design team to interpret my ideas and use the details and themes from my clothing ranges. 

We’re nearing a year of the collaboration. How do you think it’s gone?

It’s gone really well! We’ve sold thousands of pairs across the country so that’s lots of happy feet. I’m now working on a collection for next summer!

How have your designs and creativity developed since the collaboration launched with us?

I’m always working on new ideas and ways to bring references from my clothing and accessories into the shoe collection. I am opening 10 stores in India presently and when I was in Mumbai, I was inspired by the colours and vibrancy. Expect to see a few details with an Indian theme in the future.

Tell us about what influences your footwear design?

I like shoes that have personality and so that’s what I put into the designs. I incorporate my pet dog Gervaise, as we embark on crazy adventures on my scooter. The three brand values at Simon Carter are: original design; excellent quality; great value for money and the shoes really reflect that.

Who is the typical Simon Carter consumer?

The Simon Carter customer is ageless. He understands good design and has an eye for quality and style.

Out of the newest instalment of the collection, what’s your favourite design?

I like the new suede colour ways in the Elgar boot. This is a modern update on the classic Chelsea boot and one of our best sellers.

What does a typical day involve for you?

I’m not an early morning person. I’d rather work late into the night, and frequently do! I live near my office in South London so I’ll either walk there or catch the train up to my showroom in Mayfair. A lot of my time is spent meeting interesting people to see how I can collaborate and extend the Simon Carter brand into new areas and countries. I’m an investor in a thriving cake and coffee shop so sometimes I’ll wind down over a good flat white and slice of victoria sponge.

What’s been your proudest achievement for the brand to date?

When I was in Mumbai for the opening of my Indian flagship store there were a lot of press and the store itself is amazing. I was very proud to think how far the brand has come on its journey.

Is there something you’d love to add to your brand but haven’t got around to yet?

I’m often asked when I will start producing women’s shirts. I’m known for my bold prints and strong, colourful designs – many of the fabrics would make great women’s shirts. My answer is ‘watch this space’!

How do you envision the future of Simon Carter evolving?

My plan is to open more Simon Carter stores, both here and abroad. After my successful launch in India, I’m really excited about the opportunities in China.

Have you done any celeb spotting for your footwear collection?

No celebs as yet but I keep looking at their feet in the gossip sections!

Describe your style in 3 words.

My style in 3 words. Hmm, that’s hard. ‘Updated classic British’.

Tell us a quirky fact about you that nobody knows (until now!)

I always wear two watches!

What’s your favourite piece of advice/quote?

My French teacher when I was about 10 gave the class this odd piece of advice. I remember him writing it on the blackboard ‘Style is what you make it’.

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