Cosy Home Christmas gift guide: last minute present buying

If you’re a little less than organised when it comes to your Christmas shopping, then don’t panic. There’s no need to join the rush to the shops and queue for hours – there’s still time to buy online. We’ve put together our top Christmas gifts for the home, all of which should be delivered by Christmas.

Poppy Treffney – last order date 18th December

Poppy Treffney  hand make a range of quirky gifts and accessories using quality materials, local suppliers, simple, low impact production techniques and old Singer sewing machines. From their range, we love this little Christmas donkey egg cosy (top left) , handmade using offcut fabrics from larger stitched pieces. £12 from Poppy Treffney.

Another great pick is this lovely seaside houses printed cushion, based on sketches of the individual houses of St Ives. This would suit almost any decor. £21 from Poppy Treffney.  

At home in the country – last order date 18th December

At home in the country Ltd is the brainchild of Guy and Georgie Robinson who live in the historic village of Farnley Tyas. Their range is inspired by their three children as well as their beautiful rural surroundings, and they stock a variety of gifts with a wide appeal. We like this fine bone china mug with their own colourful pheasant design and the words “good morning”. There’s also a feather on the handle of the mug. £12.95, available from At home in the country. 

A lovely gift idea for someone who loves entertaining is this silverplated butter dish, topped with a cute duck. It comes complete with a traditional shaped butter knife, and there’s also a matching jam pot if you feel you really can’t have too much of a good thing! £29.95 from At home in the country.

The Oak Room  – last order date 18th December

The Oak Room website is the virtual version of two shops, one in the grounds of historic Hatfield House and the other in the market town of Hertford. The Oak Room stocks interesting products for you and your home. We like this vintage Fauna and Flora vintage style tea caddy. Whether you choose to use it for storing teabags, loose tea or other bits and bobs, it’s a pretty and practical stocking filler. £5.99 from the The Oak Room.

For him, how about this retro storage tin which has been designed to look just like a record player. It makes an original gift for vintage and vinyl lovers alike and is sure to be a talking point wherever it’s displayed in the home. £19.99 from The Oak Room.

Maps International – last order date 22nd December (stock products only)

Maps International are leading online wall map retailers supplying an extensive range of products to the world. Famous for their world maps which are now officially the number one best selling world maps in the country, they also supply a wide range of personalised products. We like this bright and colourful watercolour skyline of the city of London, England. It brings the skyline of London to life with bold and vibrant colour, adding a contemporary splash of colour to any wall. Other cities also available, prices start at £47.50 from Maps International.

For a colourful children’s present that’s sure to delight, how about this colourful  map of the world made from animals? Look closely and you can see the animals are shown in their home continents. A great way to help younger children learn about the world. £25 from Maps International.

Instant charity gifts and downloads

If you’ve really left it until the last minute, there’s still hope! A number of large companies such as Amazon and many others offer email gift vouchers which are delivered instantaneously. Alternatively, you could buy a ‘charity gift’ and make a donation in your recipient’s name – we like pack of school equipment, £9, from Present Aid, or bee-keeping equipment, £12 from Oxfam – just choose ‘ecard’ at the checkout for an instant gift.


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