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Christmas Guest Edit: Ollie Phillips, Former England Rugby Player


From his excitement about spending time with his family to what he'll be giving his girlfriend this Christmas, former England rugby player, Ollie Phillips is this week's guest edit.

GIFT FOR YOUR MUM?

It's a tough call as I know how much a fan my mum is of Aspinal and in particular their bags!

With that in mind, I would have to get her the Midi Marleybone Tech Tote. However, inside it I would have to put an Aspinal Social Diary as she loves a natter, but is always late and so hopefully it would organise her better!

Sorry Mum!

GIFT FOR YOUR HOUSEMATE?

Well my male housemate has a 'stylish and glamorous side' so it would have to be something that appealed to him. With that in mind it would have to be the Pure Cashmere Scarf and Leather iPhone 6 Case. He loves to make a statement and so this would work like a charm!

GIFT FOR YOUR GIRLFRIEND?

My girlfriend is a bit of a fashionista and so I think a winner would be the Athena Cuff Bracelet as she loves to accessorise and this would be the perfect addition to her wardrobe.

However, seeing as the weather is starting to turn a little chilly, then I would have to make sure that she was wrapped up warm wearing it and so would add the Rib Knit Cashmere Blend Scarf to make sure she didn't catch a cold!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

I love Christmas more than any time of the year.

I love my family and it's the only time that everyone makes the effort to be together. I am still a huge believer in Father Christmas and so that means that I get to give presents and hope for lots of extra presents under the tree and in my stocking (yes I know I am still a child!).

I also have four young nephews and nieces and so their excitement around Christmas, the carols that come with it and all the endless festive fun that comes with you being young makes it even more enjoyable for me.

WHAT ASPINAL GIFT WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND UNDER THE TREE FOR YOURSELF?

I would love to see the Business & Credit Card Case in Brown Saffiano under the tree as it would be incredibly useful for me to have my PwC business cards in a holder that I can keep nestled away somewhere.

Seeing as I now need a bag to hold them all in, it would be remiss if I didn't ask for the Harrison Weekender Travel Bag so that I can house all of my gym kit and travel gear for when I'm off on my next adventure.

And no present list is complete without a little accessory to finish it off, so that would be the Leather Hip Flask!

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING THIS CHRISTMAS?

This will be the first Christmas that I have had at home in quite a while.

My last two were spent either on a yacht sailing around the world; or walking in the welsh hills prepping for the North Pole. Christmas is all about family and I cannot wait to spend it with them. To wake up and see the excitement on my niece's faces and the rush and frenzy that comes with the visit of Santa and the filling of their stockings.

The food is something that I am fantastic at eating and so I intend to live up to my reputation and eat my entire body weight in Christmas lunch; before passing out in front of a Christmas re-run - hopefully of Star Wars!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Instagram: @Olliephillips11

Twitter: @OlliePhillips11


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