Luxury Christmas gifts for the home – or just for you
Spoil indoors this season, with presents you'll love to give – or keep for yourself. Gabrielle Fagan sources a sackful of decor delights...
"When I'm looking for beautiful home accessories to give as Christmas gifts, I often choose items that can be used long after the festive period is over," says Julia Kendell, DIY and design expert for Homebase (homebase.co.uk). Candle holders, decorative glassware and table decorations make lovely gifts, and as they're often inexpensive, they're a great option if you're working to a budget. These can be lovely secret Santa gifts too!
:: Sagaform Wine Carafe With Oak Stopper, £23, Cloudberry Living (0330 123 3301/cloudberryliving.co.uk)
:: Kitchencraft Copper Effect Salt and Pepper Mills, £7 each, available in stores, Sainsbury's (sainsburys.co.uk)
:: Bloomingville White And Gold Triangles Votives, currently reduced to £27 from £30 for set of two, House of Fraser (0870 160 7270/houseoffraser.co.uk)
:: Midnight Black Wine Glass, from £6.90 each; Midnight Red Wine Glass, from £9.90 each, Red Candy (0121 224 7728/redcandy.co.uk)
TEXTURE AND SHINE
"A great gift will stand the test of time. Of the gifts I've received for my home, my favourite was a wonderful, chunky knitted throw. It's perfect for snuggling under but also looks great year-round as an additional texture for our living room," says Jenny Hurren, founder of Out There Interiors (outthereinteriors.com).
:: Wave Multi-Coloured Striped Ceramic Vase, £35; Rezzo Yellow Small Patterned Vase, £30; Fenick Multi-Coloured Tall Vase, £20, Habitat (0344 499 4686; www.habitat.co.uk)
:: Chinon Table Lamp in Black, £79, Pasx (020 3141 8680/pasx.co.uk)
:: Gold Patterned Glass Tumblers, £30 for set of two, Miafleur (www.miafleur.com)
"It's lovely to give someone a luxury present for their home that they've always wanted but might not be able to buy for themselves, and it's a nice idea if family or friends club together for that ultimate gift," says Sam Hood, creative director and founder of Amara (amara.com). A beautiful clock or a luxurious throw for a bed are both items which can be appreciated all year round and set the style for a room."
:: Diamantini & Domeniconi Chalet Wall Clock, in birch and copper leaf, £282, Amara (0800 587 7645/amara.com)
:: Adeen Red Wool And Silk Throw, £80; Maggie Chestnut Brown Mohair Throw, £100, Habitat (0344 499 4686; www.habitat.co.uk)
:: Giant Champagne Cork Stool, £150, Red Candy (0121 224 7728/redcandy.co.uk)
:: Itek I60011 Antique Record, CD, Cassette And Radio Player, £99.99, Very Home (www.very.co.uk)
:: Sainsbury's Collection Copper Triply Stockpot With Copper Lid, £60; Copper Coated Measuring Cups, £6, Sainsbury's (sainsburys.co.uk)