Whether it’s a little treat for you or a present for a friend, here are ten home-inspired gifts you’ll be happy to find under your tree on 25th December.
1. Paint tin triple wick scented candle in log fire, Ladida Interiors
Scent is an important part of creating the first atmosphere, and you can take a shortcut with these scented candles. Just light for instant festivity! Available in different scents including log fire, Christmas pudding and cinnamon and orange, they cost £18 from Ladida Interiors.
2. Handcrafted Tunisian jug, SPANA
Christmas is a time for giving, and making a gift of this pretty jug has a dual purpose. Not only is it ideal for kitchen use or as a vase, but it also helps to raise funds for the charity SPANA, who’ll use it to improve welfare for working animals in the world’s poorest communities. £12, available from SPANA.
3. 50s retro style drip filter coffee machine in pastel blue, Smeg
Brand new for 2018 is Smeg’s DCF01 drip filter coffee machine. Boasting retro curves and available in a choice of neutral and pastel tones, it’s the perfect everyday companion for all coffee lovers out there. £179.95, available from Homebase, Currys or see Smeg for stockist details.
4. Skiing knitted hot water bottle and cover, Sophie Allport
Always welcome on those chilly winter evenings, cosy knitted hot water bottle cover features a colourful skier jumping through the air, surrounded by snowy fir trees on a smoky blue background. It comes complete with a hot water bottle, and costs £25 from Sophie Allport.
5. Eucalyptus and lime reed diffuser, Dogalogue
When you’re fed up with the aroma of turkey and sprouts, this clean, citrussy scent will make the house feel fresh again. With notes of rich amber, patchouli and wood gently spiced with cinnamon and a lively twist of lime, it costs £19.99 from Dogalogue, which is the retail shop of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
6. Tooting Market print, Namoh
If you’re looking for a stocking filler that’s a bit different, how about this fine art print based on original artwork? Other images are available in the same series if you fancy making a bigger gift of it. Prices start at £15 for an unframed print, available from Namoh.
7. Romantic alliums mink pink velvet cushion, The French Bedroom Company
This pretty cushion, featuring a design of allium flowers and buds, would grace any sofa or bed. Printed on pure velvet with an ivory reverse in a cotton-linen mix, the cushion is sealed with a back zip, and plumped with a removable and ethically sourced luxury feather pad. £45, available from The French Bedroom Company.
8. Bee clock, Magpie Curios
Help friends and family ‘bee’ on time with this cute alarm cock. Made from glass and aluminium, it measures just 5.5cm by 4cm so would also be great for travelling. £12.50, available from Beaumonde.
9. Merino lambswool throw, Heating & Plumbing
Made from wonderfully soft merino lambswool, this super soft throw has breathable quality to help you regulate your body temperature, keeping you warm and cosy during the winter. Made in the British Isles and available in other colourways, it costs £99 from Heating & Plumbing.
10. Winter hare door stop, Voyage Maison
A beautifully scented doorstop in Winter Hare design, with leaping hares in a woodland setting. Made from 53% linen, 47% cotton and filled with dried wheat and lavender, the design is drawn and painted in house by the design team based in Scotland and manufactured in the UK. £27.95, available from Annabel James.