Oh, Christmas is coming and I know it can be a chore and half finding the perfect present. I am a huge fan of all things home and design as regular readers will know so actually, for me, it has been a complete pleasure to put together a gift list of ideas relating to this area. Do you buy gifts for a home and interiors lover? If you do, I really hope these ideas inspire you!
Some of the items I have been sent to review and some I have randomly chosen – all those included I really do recommend!
A Home Lover’s Christmas Gift Guide
Art can be so personal can’t it that I think a lot of people shy away from buying it. Precisely because it is so very personal I think it makes a truly lovely and heartfelt gift that shows you have really considered the recipient.
These 2 framed prints are from arthaus and I have chosen the typewriter print specifically for my avid writing lover daughter to hang above her desk.
The Cambridge print is for my dear, cycling loving friend who lives in… yep, you guessed it.
Aren’t they just delightful prints and they came with a lot of framing options too. Had to include these in this Home Lover’s Christmas Gift Guide
Based in the UK, arthaus is a diverse and affordable artist community and art marketplace, focussing on prints and framed art. Arthaus is a fabulous concept – it allows anyone to sell their art as beautiful prints and framed pieces. They showcase over 400 independent artists and buying from arthaus is a wonderful way to encourage and support the arts. – do take a peek at their wonderful online art store arthaus
Oh, home and interior lovers invariable love practical, innovative gadgets that help their home function at it’s absolute best. there 2 are rather special!
The Kobold SP600 hard floor set is the dream team of cleaning and a really wonderful piece of kit – so innovative. It simultaneously mops and vacuums hard floors at the same time cutting your cleaning time in half. For buts people who love their homes, this is a really wonderful gift idea. It works on parquet, laminate, tiles and stone and is such a clean and tidy way to clean. No more mop’s and cloths, buckets and sponges dirty water and splashes. How fabulous! It is also really environmentally friendly, using 50 times less water & washing product than with a classic mop and bucket! Wow.
I would so love this!
How about gifting a Thermomix it is one fabulous, multi-tasking piece of kit! Billed as the future of cooking and used by many Michelin star chefs it is actually 12 kitchen appliances rolled into one. Space saving and super functional it has 4 cooking levels and an intuitive design that really does make cooking very easy. It also has a cool function where you can insert a recipe chip which allows of your recipes to be viewed and followed on the colour touchscreen of your Thermomix! No more propping up a cookbook or iPad! Doesn’t it sound amazing? Advisors visit you in your own home, to show you the Thermomix® live with no commitment so you can see all it’s potential!
This trio of white wide based vases is just so lovely. They are really unusual and a beautiful and innovative part of the STEM Collection at AnthologyFive. Such a lovely way to display real or faux flowers that is both minimalist and super stylish. AnthologyFIve work with independent British designers to make unique metal furniture and objects for the home. Their focus is on quality craftsmanship, intelligent and stylish design and functionality. These vases also come in copper and cold and you can buy separate oil candle or tealight tops to make it multifunctional.
These cool Arc bookends are available in white or yellow and are also available form the innovative design led AntholgyFive These are really quirky and deceptively simple bookends. They have stylish and clever folded design that can be positioned and viewed from different angles. The Arc Bookend is the perfect way to create an interesting display for all those home and interior books! These are such a useful gift idea that would suit a contemporary home.
Can anyone ever have enough cushions? I really don’t think so. This unusual arrow cushion has stolen my heart this Christmas I think it looks fun and comfy and uber cool! It is from reroom It is fully machine washable so it’s practical too! This fab cushion is handmade by artisans in India using 100% natural cotton and non-toxic dyes. Do take a look at the reroom collection they have so much lovely interiors stuff especially for families. Just lush.
Black Dog Pottery is a wonderful Etsy store of homemade pottery by Lindy. It is quirky and cute and eeks of charm. Do pop over and have a look at her wares they make the most awesome gifts. This is Fernando – I think he would make any plant or home lover happy for Christmas!
I have long been a fan of Dartington Crystal, their glassware is always top quality and beautifully made. These dimple old fashioned whisky glasses (so aptly named!) are lovely and heavy and these beautiful crystal glasses are also engravable for a really personal gift. Aren’t they beautiful? I love crystal glasses and these would last and last. They are handmade here in the UK and just shine with good quality. What a lovely gift,
A book for colour lovers
Love colour came out earlier this year and is a lovely book idea for an interiors lover. You can see my review of this lovely book here but basically, it is an education and a celebration of using colour in your interiors and comes with a wonderfully useful colour chart too. You can buy Love Colour here.
What about a handmade lantern form Made on a Hill who sell their own beautiful handcrafted goods just perfect for that elusive, bespoke Christmas gift. Their wares range from pendants made of wood to handcrafted lanterns. Just so lovely – I would be so delighted to receive this star and bell lantern for Christmas. Isn’t it a beauty! What a lovely glow for a winter home.
A few minutes of design
A few minutes of design is a pack of 52 activity cards to spark creative thinking based around design concepts and creative thinking exercises, these are absolutely fascinating and make such a good gift for a design lover. There are drawing exercises thinking exercises, communication exercises and even product linking exercise. Fabulous and thought-provoking fun and brilliant for those with a creative flair! This is a perfect stocking stuffer.
So there you go…. a collection of art, gadgets, books and home accessories for a home lover’s Christmas gift guide. I hope you have been inspire by this Home Lover’s Christmas Gift Guide
For more ideas come take a look at my fashion and beauty Christmas gift guide