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Lockdown means your Christmas shopping is likely to be all online, from the comfort of your own home.
We’re all spending a lot of time at home right now – well, for the next month anyway – so it makes sense to splurge on thoughtful homeware gifts that will add something joyful to a loved one’s everyday environment.
Whether that’s a splash of colour (check out the jazzy cake stand) or something more practical (marble coasters, anyone?), we’ve got you sorted.
Bertie The Boston Fern, Patch Plants, £12
Patch plants has plenty of houseplants on offer – but Bertie the Boston fern is easy to care for, so is the perfect gift for newbie and professional plant parents alike. He’s also child and pet friendly, which is a bonus.
Bath Board With Wine Holder, Etsy, From £14.95
Living through a pandemic is pretty stressful, so we’re on the hunt for gifts that help loved ones relax to the max. This beautiful bath board comes with slots to fit an iPad and a place to pop their wine glass. What more could they need?
Phoebe Cake Stand, Anthropologie, £45
A show-stopping stand for all the baked goods they’ll have perfected over lockdown. The item is made from hand-blown soda lime glass and measures 28cm in diameter.
Bathroom Essentials, Aesop, £81
A trio of much-loved Aesop formulations for hands and body. This gift set includes the brand’s Resurrection Aromatique hand cream and hand wash, as well as its Geranium Leaf body cleanser. Guaranteed to leave their over-sanitised skin delightfully smooth and nourished.
Teddy Fleece Throw, M&S, £15
Perhaps the comfiest gift of all – this thick fleece throw is sure to keep them warm and snuggly for many winters to come. It comes folded with a gift ribbon. We might even have to buy one for ourselves, too.
Champagne Saucers (Set Of 4), LSA International, £45
Forget flutes, it’s all about the Champagne saucer now. The Polka set of saucers from LSA International features four glasses which come in different colours, all hand-painted to stand out from your usual glassware.
Set Of 4 Marble Coasters, West Elm, £31.20
These chunky, marble coasters – originally made in India – are super stylish while being super practical, helping to protect their furniture.
Set Of 3 Mini Plant Pots, Oliver Bonas, £29.50
The perfect gift set for someone who loves succulents – the Suelo ceramic mini plant pots feature individual faded ombre designs in brown, orange and pink hues, all sat atop a duckegg blue dish. These pots come in a beautiful box too, making them a great gift choice.
Ash Serving Board, Hampson Woods, £55
For kitchenware that’s ethically sourced, look no further than Hampson Woods. Materials are gathered from sustainable sources as well as arborists in and around London who specialise in clearing fallen trees. All products are designed and made at a workshop in Cumbria. This ash chopping board will to serve its recipient well for years to come.
Amber & Vanilla Multi Wick Candle, Oliver Bonas, £39.50
Who doesn’t love a new candle? This one is guaranteed to last yonks judging by the sheer size of it. Expect ‘woody top notes of almond, vanilla and musk, tempered with white flowers and earthy amber’. The vessel is crafted from mouthblown sodalime glass, so can be reused after the candle has burnt down.
Coral Haze Floral Quilt, Ian Snow, £129
Coming in a range of hues, from pumpkin yellow to salmon pink, this gorgeous quilt is made from 100% cotton, with a cotton outer and natural cotton filling. Ian Snow was set up by the man himself, however is now run by his two daughters. Expect ethically-sourced homeware and soft furnishings, and bold and vibrant prints. If this quilt isn’t for you, there are more colours and styles available on the company’s website.
Stoppered Carafe, H&M, £17.99
A stylish glass carafe with a black stopper, perfect for when entertaining friends and family is back on the cards. For £17.99, you can’t really go wrong.
Whitney Cheese Board, Anthropologie, £58
For what is probably the most extra cheeseboard on the high street, look to Anthropologie which is selling a marble and mother of pearl board covered with a gorgeous, gold star pattern.
Tan France x Etsy Collaboration Mug Set, Etsy, £30.70
No home is complete without a couple of chunky mugs – ideal for those warming beverages as the cold winter hits. This gorgeous set from the Tan France x Etsy Collaboration made by littlewrenpottery, were created with a soft pastel look and modern minimal shapes. Guaranteed to go with any decor.
Wooden Pepper Grinder, Zara Home, £17.99
A great gift for foodies. Pepper and salt mills are often items we don’t want to buy ourselves – so when they’re gifted, it makes all the difference. This pepper grinder, made from acacia wood, will go with all kinds of interiors, too.
Weighted Blanket, Mela, From £99.99
Weighted blankets have become increasingly popular for those in search of a good night’s sleep – they’ve been shown to ease muscle tension and reduce stress hormones. This one is made from anti-rustle glass quartz pellets, which move around silently and mould to the recipient’s body shape.
Glass & Iron Lantern, Rose & Grey, £38
Tarnished iron contrasts with elegant glass on this stylish lantern – a unique gift that will create a warm glow in their home over the dark winter months, but can also be taken outdoors for those balmy summer nights (when they turn up again).
Large Terrazzo Serving Tray, I Am Nomad, £20
A little stylish something to serve drinks and snacks on – this tray is made of concrete and comes with a beautiful and on-trend terrazzo design.
Spotty Vase, Habitat, £30
Made in Portugal, the vase is hand-finished with a reactive glaze meaning each one is unique. Its Dalmatian inspired spots are on-trend, too (like the Zara dress, but homeware.) This will appeal to many tastes and looks great either as a standalone piece or with a single stemmed bright flower.