Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be a Quintessentially Member to use your service?

 

No, our curated gift service is open to all.

For gift advice, personal styling and personal shopping or to sign up to our Gift Reminder Service simply call one of our Gifts team on +44 (0) 845 224 2617 or email gifts@quintessentially.com. We offer an international service and shipping.

 

Is there a fee for using Quintessentially Gifts?

 

For personal shopping requests placed by either telephone or via email there may be an errand fee for sourcing the item. This depends on whether the item is no longer available to buy, was a limited piece or is challenging to find. Please ask one of our sourcing specialists for details.  Any errand fee charged would be in addition to the 2.7% administration fee.

 

Where are you based?

 

Our main office is in Central London. We also have offices based in Scandinavia,Switzerland and Hong Kong.

UNITED KINGDOM
Quintessentially Gifts
29 Portland Place
London
W1B 1QB
+44 845 224 2617

SCANDINAVIA
Quintessentially Gifts
NedreSlottsgate 23
NO - 0157 Oslo
Norway
+47 2104 3680

SWITZERLAND
Quintessentially Gifts
Rue de Lausanne 69
1202 Geneva
+41 (0) 840 311 311

HONG KONG
Quintessentially Gifts
2/F Teda Building
87 Wing Lok St
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong
+852 3752 2083

 

How can I place an order?

 

By phone: +44 (0)845 224 2617 Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm (GMT)
By email: gifts@quintessentially.com
All orders are subject to acceptance and availability.

 

What are my payment options?

 

For website orders Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, American Express, Delta and Maestro cards are accepted. (Please note a 3% administration charge is incurred on American Express transactions. Credit cards are always debited in UK pounds sterling). If you are a customer whose credit card is not denominated in Sterling, the final price will be calculated in accordance with the applicable exchange rate on the day your credit card company processes the transaction. Methods of payment such as bank transfers and cash on delivery are not accepted on our website. For Hermès purchases, we only accept bank transfer. 

 

Do prices include VAT?

 

Prices are indicated in Pounds Sterling including VAT.
The Value Added Tax is the tax applicable on UK territory.
All Hermès products are sold under the margin scheme. 

 

What countries do Quintessentially Gifts ship to?

 

We ship worldwide.

 

If I live outside the UK, am I entitled to a VAT exemption?

 

Orders outside the European Union and Monaco will not be charged VAT (20%). They are subject to local taxes upon arrival except for Switzerland and Norway. The Customer is responsible for any local taxes incurred. All Hermès products are sold under the margin scheme. 

 

How can I make a gift order?

 

By phone: +44 (0)845 224 2617 Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm (GMT)
By email: gifts@quintessentially.com
For gifts we offer a wrapping service and gift boxes as an additional charge, which can be added onto your order.

 

Can you help me with gift ideas, and what will that cost?

 

We can produce a personalised presentation to satisfy any brief free of charge. Be it an anniversary, wedding gift, or you’re simply after something special for yourself. Our rate is £30 per hour for personal shopping.For personal shopping and pick-up requests there is a £30 per hour errand fee, in addition to a 2.7% credit card fee.

 

Are all your gift suggestions and stock featured on your website?

 

No, for tailor-made gift suggestions or bespoke commissioning please feel free to call one of our Gifts team on +44 (0) 845 224 2617 or email gifts@quintessentially.com.

 

Do you guarantee your items are 100% authentic?

 

Yes. We go to great lengths to assure that all our items are 100% authentic, and where possible items come complete with a certificate of authenticity.

 

Can I view any of the items in person before purchasing?

 

If you wish to view an item in person before purchasing please contact one of the Gifts team to arrange an appointment. Either email gifts@quintessentially.com or call us on +44 (0) 845 224 2617.

 

What packaging options do you offer?

 

All standard orders arrive in our signature black wrapping and shopping bags. 

 

Can you source things worldwide?

 

Yes, we have affiliated offices across all continents so no request is too large or too far.

 

Can I commission a made-to-order piece?

 

Whether it’s a Swarovski crystalled flamingo, a Matthew Williamson wedding dress or a wait-listed Hermès hand bag we are up to any challenge. Please email one of the Gifts team at gifts@quintessentially.com or call us on +44 (0) 845 224 2617 to discuss your request.

 

What is the best way to order a bespoke product?

 

Simply email one of the Gifts team at gifts@quintessentially.com or call us on +44 (0) 845 224 2617 to discuss your request.

 

Do you also do Personal Styling?

 

Our experienced editorial stylists are dedicated to creating a unique personal styling or shopping experience for you. Whether editing and updating your existing wardrobe, or sourcing a last minute event look, our styling service is open to all, and can be individually tailored to your needs. All of our relationships are genuine and long-term, providing you with an on-going fashion advisory, and a purely bespoke service that makes a style update both simple and satisfying.

Our services include:

  • Creating a new season wardrobe on location, or in the comfort of your own home.
  • Adding to or editing your existing wardrobe.
  • On-call event dressing.
  • Advice on the latest trends, individually tailored to suit your needs and lifestyle.
  • Runway to reality: balancing on trend with wardrobe classics.
  • Wardrobe revamp: the trends, the designers, the classics for you.
  • Facilitating made-to-order requests with international design houses.
  • Wedding advisory for brides, family members and guests.
  • Tailors for fit fine-tuning.
  • Corporate styling for both men and women.
  • Savile Row introductions and appointments.
  • Custom styling gift packages.


For all of our services, we offer an initial telephone consultation without charge, to discuss the right styling or shopping session for you.
For further information, to arrange an appointment with a stylist, or organize a shopping request please call +44 (0) 845 224 2617, or email gifts@quintessentially.com

 

What are your Personal Styling fees?

 

£72 per hour including VAT.

 

How can I track my order?

 

Please call the Gifts team on + (0) 845 224 2617 and we will help you track your order, or email gifts@quintessentially.com and we will respond with the latest tracking information.

 

How many days do I have to return any unwanted items?

 

For website orders you have fourteen working days within which to return any faulty items or unwanted items. Unwanted items must be returned via registered mail at your own cost. The fourteen day time limit shall run from the date of receipt of the products. Beyond that time limit, Quintessentially Gifts may at its option refuse to make the exchange or refund. 
Any products returned other than in their original condition and packaging, particularly where they are incomplete, or have been work or dirtied by the customer, will not be taken back. In the event of abnormal or unreasonable returns, Quintessentially Gifts may refuse to honour any future order. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more information.