December is officially upon us, and to make hunting for those all-important gifts that little bit easier, DJ and producer Jasper James has created a gift guide of fashion buys, tech delights and must-have fragrances.
From Creed’s classic scent, Aventus Eau de Parfum, to Tom Dixon’s shelf-worthy candles and his favourite pieces from Stone Island, start adding these to your shopping list - or just treat yourself, like Jasper.
Who is on your shopping list this year?
If I was to sit here and tell you that I usually buy my friends and family gifts first they’d probably call me out and tell you I’m a liar. Nah, to be honest, I usually treat myself first, they’re usually lucky if they get a sock full of tatties.
How do you normally shop? Do you prepare early or last minute?
Well going on the basis of last year, I’m pretty last minute. It was Christmas Eve and I’d been up the night before partying, but it had to be done, so I went into town and I was kind of worried I was going to bump into folk I knew, and it worked out exactly like that. I was bumping into old family and friends and relatives I hadn’t seen for years, and they’re all looking at me kind of like, “Are you feeling alright?”
Most memorable gift?
I think the best Christmas present I’ve ever had to this day was probably the original PlayStation – big up my Mum. I got Grand Theft Auto and I think Tony Hawk Pro Skater, but I just spent most of the time cutting about in motors listening to healthy tunes. Pretty class, to be honest.
How do you normally celebrate the festivities?
Usually, in December, there’s a massive shindig involving my family, friends, and half of Glasgow, getting mad with it. Obviously, with everything that’s going on, that’s not looking very likely, so we’ll make the most of it, no matter what.