THE ONES THAT BRING COMFORT AND STYLE
Explore our veritable treasure trove of Christmas gifts for the home, from charming tableware and clever kitchen kit to gorgeous home fragrances and personalised ornaments for every kind of home
Talk of the table
Tableware is more than just something to eat your dinner from. The plethora of designs and styles available means that humble crockery has been elevated to focal point, and this set is sure to set tongues (and tails) wagging. Aptly named Dog-a-Day, each dessert plate is adorably adorned with a four-legged friend designed by British artist Sally Muir for Anthropologie.
If you’re buying for someone with classic tastes, look no further than the timeless Barwell cut crystal glassware from Soho Home. Carefully crafted from 24% lead crystal, each piece is blown and etched by hand with a pattern inspired by a vintage wallpaper print. Exclusive to us and Soho Home, the weighty feel adds a sense of premium quality to festive quaffing.
Mistletoe and tea
For the tea lover in your life, of which we realise there may be a few, T2’s gorgeous range of teacups, teapots, tea strainers, tea glasses – tea everything – is guaranteed to please. Fine bone china appears in kaleidoscopic prints and bright colours to make tea time even more enjoyable, tea infusers take on Moroccan-inspired filigree patterns, and travel flasks are glittered to the max – and that’s before we’ve even mentioned all the different flavoured teas they’ve introduced to the world.
Ambience and glow
Since staying in is the new going out, take the opportunity to help loved ones make the most of cosy nights in with a gorgeous scented candle or diffuser. One of our favourites is the Cedar, Cloves & Ambergris Classic Candle from Rathbornes, which combines the warmth of cloves with the depth of rosewood and a hint of citrus.
For those who favour minimalist Scandinavian style, you can’t go wrong with SKANDINAVISK. With scents evocative of remote wilderness and raw nature, this beautiful range of candles and home fragrance celebrates the simple yet positive effect of lighting a candle to create a cosy, informal atmosphere.
For the cook of the house
If you’re buying for someone who a) loves to cook; and b) loves colour, LEON cookware ticks all the boxes. Vibrant, cheerful and contemporary designs like the bright yellow stock pot, deep red tagine and vivid orange espresso maker help make time in the kitchen a real delight – and the tableware’s just as covetable.
For the keen baker, a stand mixer is the perfect choice of gift. KitchenAid’s 175 Artisan stand mixer is a revamp of a timeless classic and great for making a huge range of doughs, batters, dips and sauces.
Coffee lovers will thank you forever when they open the wrapping paper to reveal a top-notch coffee machine, like the Nespresso Vertuo Plus. The ultimate brewing experience, this compact coffee creator makes a range of four cup sizes all at the touch of a button, and its sleek piano black finish means it’ll fit in with any style home.
The LEGO City Cargo Train Super Pack is exclusive to us and will keep kids busy well past Boxing Day. It includes more than 1,300 pieces to build a remote controlled, motorised train, along with a train station and metres of extra track. They’ll be impatient to start making models with the K'Nex Classic Constructions Building Set.