If you’re anything like us, we’re guessing there are still presents to buy and cards to write ahead of the Christmas holidays, right?? Which is why today we wanted to bring you a gift guide – but not just any old gift guide.
These are presents designed to WOW, from your best friend who loves to explore the world to your house-proud sister, with a passion for the perfectly styled shelfie. If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift, then let us help…
GIFT IDEAS FOR THE HOSTESS
The hostess should always receive a little something at Christmas, especially if you consider how much work goes into feeding and entertaining everyone around the table. A great gift idea is something from our chinoiserie ginger jar collection, made up on Ava, Kira (pictured), and Suri. This hand painted blue and white jar is the perfect storage addition to any worktop – you could even fill it with luxury biscuits beforehand, yum!
If your hostess has a natural flair for cooking, why not consider our Ashton Round Chopping Board. Although its function is obvious, this is designed to work as a decorative item in the kitchen, as well as acting as a serving platter for cheeses, meats, or delicious fruits.
Looking for a small token of appreciation for the hostess? What about our Valencia Grey Marble Coasters, which are an inexpensive but stylish way of saying thank you?
Finally, you can’t go wrong with a classic photo frame – just add one of your favourite photo memories of you and the hostess to our Porto ceramic design and you’ve got a thoughtful festive present idea.
GIFT IDEAS FOR THE TRAVELLER
Are you struggling to buy a gift for your free spirit best friend who is often found jumping from continent to continent? We have you covered. Our Sepia Classic Desk Globe gives you the chance to plan your next trip away together – just spin the globe, close your eyes, and where ever your finger lands, you head to next. Perhaps keep one eye open when you’re near Bora Bora on the map!
Next up, we have our Anthea Ball, a decorative object designed to add character to your coffee table or desk. The natural woven texture is reminiscent of something you’d pick up in a local market in some far-flung location.
Lastly, what does every explorer need on his or her travels? A magnifying glass, of course! Although designed more for the home than unearthing hidden treasures in Egypt, this nickel and wood crafted magnifying glass is a stylish addition to any coffee table vignette.
GIFTS FOR THE STYLISH MAN
Whether it’s your brother, husband, or your best friend, buying for the style conscious male in your life can sometimes prove troublesome. What do you buy for the person who no doubt has everything? Something for his home, that’s what!
A great piece of artwork, such as our gorgeous "A Perfect Match" print by Heidi Christensen, is certainly a wow factor present – especially if he has similar tones in his home already. After all, as we always say, interior décor doesn’t always have to be soft and feminine, with dark tones like this adding elegant masculinity to your space regardless of gender.
Do you know a self-proclaimed reader who has no time to actually grab a book? These vintage Britannia Books add character to a shelf or desk and are a little more stylish than your Kindle to say the least.
If you’re looking for a gift idea for someone with a contemporary space, our Burton vase is ideal with its elegant black and white linear design. Less really is more in this case.
Lastly, this Leather Ball Door Stopper in its rich camel tone is a versatile buy, combining form with function – perfect for a man den, or styling a side table.
GIFTS FOR THE WINTER HOMEBODY
We all have that friend who refuses to step outside once winter comes around, right? They have any excuse to cancel plans because the warmth of their cosy home is too much to resist. Why not cater to that this Christmas and help them make their house even more inviting with soft furnishing and pretty décor?
Add an injection of colour into their home with our dark green and ivory diamond Ivy Cushion, perfect for brightening up a reading nook.
If classic blue and white is more their jam, our Caprice Cushion offers coastal styling without being near a beach and is chic enough to work in both living and bedroom spaces.
Storage is always an essential for a winter homebody – where else are they going to store books, hot chocolate, treats and their phone when they’re checking in with the outside world? Our Mara Willow Tray Baskets are the perfect coffee table storage, which not only look stylish but can be moved from the sofa to the kitchen when extra hot chocolate and treats are needed.
Finally, why not fill our Sand Hessian Box with old memories of the two of you for a truly special Christmas gift to remember?
So, there you have it, our less than traditional Christmas guide where we’ve put style first and foremost. Is there something you’re struggling to buy for this year? If so, we hope we’ve inspired you a little.