Ah December, the time for overeating, celebrating and beginning to panic in earnest about your incomplete Christmas shopping… The big day is now well on its way and so it’s time to knuckle down and get those remaining names ticked of your list!
To help, we have tons of Christmas gift inspiration from some of the web’s best interior design bloggers! Take a look at these gorgeous edits and spend the rest of December feeling super smug!
Keri-Anne of the beautiful lifestyle blog, Gingerlillytea, has been raiding our collections and has found lots or pretty pastel Christmas gift inspiration from brands such as GreenGate and Max Benjamin. “Baking is a big part of our family life,” says Keri-Anne. “We all love to gather in the kitchen and bake and I know these cupcake cups will be loved by the girls. I love the GreenGate Teacup too, it reminds me of mermaids and shells. I love the design and it would sit wonderfully on my kitchen dresser.”
Katy Orme of Apartment Apothecary has also been hunting through our collections for gift inspiration and has created an edit of ideas that are perfect for the foodies and entertainers in your life! “Treat someone to beautiful table linen, which is useful yet luxurious and not something you'd necessarily buy for yourself. Keep to a neutral colour so it will work for any type of table setting,” says Katy. “Gift a marble board to the cook in your life – it will add a bit of style to the kitchen and the marble makes it extra special. This LSA International Carafe Set is the perfect gift for someone who likes throwing dinner parties and it will prove useful over the festive period too.”
Vicky Haynes of lifestyle blog The Owl and The Accordion has lots of beautiful neutral Christmas gift inspiration and has created a gorgeous festive edit in natural tones and materials, perfect for a Chic holiday season.
Mathilde Heart Manech founder, Lisa Murdoch, has created a gorgeous gift edit that will make your friends and family feel super cosy over the winter months. “I love gifting candles with a good book at Christmas as it encourages my friends and family to relax and enjoy the season. The Lexington Pine Tree Candle would make a cosy choice for someone who needs a well-deserved break,” says Lisa. “I also think that you can never have enough throws and this neutral Rockford Throw is very stylish indeed. They're versatile gifts to pop on your armchair or sofa, to keep in the car or to decorate a bed with.”
Kathryn of Kat got the Cream has your Christmas present shopping sewn up with her collection of presents that will encourage your loved ones to slow down and take time to appreciate the simpler things in life. “Really good quality bathrobes make wonderful gifts and make you feel like you’re staying in a luxury hotel all year round…(kind of…),” says Kat. “Slow weekends equal relaxed breakfasts and good coffee made with a proper espresso maker so this Alessi one is a perfect present. Boiled eggs and soldiers is a real favourite in our house too so I’m always on the lookout for a nice new egg cup to add to my collection – these GreenGate ones are a lovely gift.”
Tidy Away Today’s, Antonia Ludden, has gone for Christmas gifts that ooze Houseology Chic style. “We all know someone who always feels the cold – wouldn’t they love this gorgeous faux fur hot water bottle to add a little luxury and comfort to bedtime?” she says. “These Lexington Mugs look so cosy and would be perfect for a grown up hot chocolate with a splash of liqueur – they’re such a great price too!” For party preparations, Antonia is taking inspiration from LSA International. “I love the retro appeal of a champagne saucer compared to a flute – definitely the way to serve your champagne cocktails this Christmas!”
From art to kitchen accessories, Sue Earlam from Old Fashioned Susie has pulled together her top Houseology Christmas picks for under £60. “Gosh I just love the colourful Le Creuset mugs... I don't even have an espresso machine but I'd buy one just to be able to use these in the morning! What a cheerful start to the day they would bring, they'd also make great vessels for appetisers or amuse-bouches at dinner parties. This apron for kids would make a great gift for any budding baker too. It’s bound to inspire some weird and wonderful creations, and perhaps a British Bake Off Champion! I have also gone for these uber classy napkin rings. I'm not normally one for napkin rings to be honest (I find them uninspiring) but these are right up my street. Made of brass and cast to look like bone! An elegant combination of glamour and macabre - what's not to like? I'm adding these to my own list for Santa!”