Christmas Gift Guide 2018: 50 great gifts for interior & home lovers for under £50


50 xmas gifts home interior lovers

All year I’ve been keeping a list of all the best bits and bobs I’ve seen that would make great Christmas presents for the interior-obsessed. Those that have made the cut are either really pretty, really clever or really well designed. Basically, it’s a list of everything I’d like to own and might as well be a personal letter to Santa, but if I love it then I’m certain others will too! Everything listed ranges from £2 - £50, with brands ranging from indie stores to the high street….

christmas gift guide for interior lovers 2018
  1. Pretty Useful Tools Credit Card Tool - £10 - Is someone in your household always on the hunt for where they put the screwdriver? Or trying to find scissors to open their latest delivery? This brilliant device is the size of a credit card so can be kept in your purse/wallet or mobile case. Super-handy and super-clever!

  2. Know an Instagram addict who removes the plastic dog bowl on the floor for the perfect kitchen shot? Trust me when I say that aesthetically-pleasing pieces for pets will be a BIG thing in interiors next year. MADE.com com are ahead of the curve and this Marble Pet Bowl is a total winner. £29 for the small bowl.

  3. Most people do not know that The National Trust also sell homeware to raise money for the charity. This ceramic vase is beautiful and all money from its sale goes to looking after all those special places up and down the country. Ebba Vase - £25.

  4. Open shelving in kitchens is a trend that is not going anywhere, so cookware these days need to be pretty and functional. The colourful ‘Chef’ range by Marks & Spencer comes in Pistachio green, Orange, Red, White and Grey. For cooking, it can be used in the oven and the hob, is non-stick and light-weight. I own this and I LOVE it. It is also great value at £29.50 for a roaster.

  5. These gold rim decorative trays can be really expensive, but good ol’ H&M Home are selling a beautiful burgundy version for £19.99.

  6. Neon lover? The brilliant Quirk & Rescue are your go-to. They sell amazing typography tea-towels and this ‘Futurist’ pink print is a favourite. £15.

  7. Sputnik chandelier lights are a design classic and this year West Elm have blown all other Xmas decorations out the water with this marble & brass sputnik stocking holder. Not just for Xmas, this can be used all year round for jewellery or used as a hook. £34.

christmas gift guide for interior lovers 2018

8. These Kahler vases come in a range of shapes, sizes and pretty colours and are loved by all. Hammershøi Vase Set of 3 vases £44.90.

9. Know any dog-loving vegans? (there are plenty of us about!) This ‘Love Animals’ print sold via Someday Designs is a gorgeous design with a beautiful blue background. £24.

10. Couture fragrance brand Miller Harris launched a home fragrance range this year which was really well received. The room sprays were my favourite as the smell lingers for hours after a small spritz. £55, but you get 10% off your order with newsletter subscription.

11. House by John Lewis is a great brand to get design-led pieces at great prices. These dash and spot egg cups are just £5 for two.

12. After releasing their apothecary range of wide vases in blue, green and clear glass earlier in the year, Marks & Spencer have released an on-trend blush pink version for autumn / winter. A gorgeous vase at a great price, the thin neck props up large bunches of flowers perfectly. £19.50 for a medium size.

13. Poppy & Honesty is run by mum-of-two Sophie. She hand-makes cushions, bedding, accessories and homeware in her home in Cornwall. These Liberty-print cushions are backed with velvet and come delivered wrapped in gorgeous ribbon, which is the sort of detail you only get with the independent businesses. At £29 each they are great value for a handmade, great quality item.

14. If Christmas means kitsch for those that you love, you cannot go wrong with the baubles available at independent boutique W.A. Green. I love this ‘fag in lips’ number, but there is also a Amy Winehouse and a Prince bauble for the music obsessed. From £16.

christmas gift guide for interior lovers 2018

15. Have you ever seen a more beautiful towel? This bath towel is by Sanderson and you can purchase it via Style Library. £36.

16. If there is anything better than an afternoon spent in Homesense? The home and garden sister to discount store TK Maxx has prompted quotes such as ‘Homesense is my happy place’ on Instagram accounts. Get a gift voucher for your loved one to come out loaded with amazing homewares at bargain prices.

17. I trial a LOT of scented candles, and this Cambridge candle by the Satchel Company is one of the best. I also love the skyline design on the white glass container. £25.

18. I’m really drawn to cut crystal at the moment and these candles holders are a perfect way to bring a bit of style into a room. £48 for the pair, W.A. Green.

19. Statement plates are back! They look great propped up on the kitchen dresser or on the kitchen wall. 8” china plate, £25 from Chase & Wonder.

20. Cork is a material that is big on the design scene right now. These little cork and glass domes from IKEA are perfect for storing small, decorative items. SAMMANHANG set of two, £9.

21. If there was one interiors book that was THE book to own this year, it was Kate Watson-Smyth’s ‘Mad About The House’. Full of top tips to perfectly style and decorate your home you can currently get it for £13.22 on Amazon.

christmas gift guide for interior lovers 2018

22. Modern, well-made and sophisticated, LSA International are the go-to glass brand for the home. I love this gold and clear Space vase from one of their latest collections. £48.

23. No Instagrammable sink is worth its weight unless it has a posh bottle of Aesop hand wash next to it. The bottle is effortlessly stylish and the smell out of this world, but at £33 it is not exactly an everyday purchase. It does, therefore, make a great gift and it should last your loved one a good 6 months.

24. Place mats are one of those tricky items. They are a home essential, but good ones are so hard to find. These Ferm Living placemats are hardboard making them easy to clean, while also being contemporary and stylish. £15 via Amara.

25. Sara Miller has had an amazing year with her brand now ranging from jewellery to make up bags. Her mugs and tableware collections in the darker colours are a firm favourite for me. Mug, £15 via Amara.

26. Liljebergs collection of taxidermy prints make such pretty additions to a gallery wall or a picture ledge. Prints start at £20.

27. Bold, blue and beautiful, this House by John Lewis cushion is also a great price at £25.

christmas gift guide for interior lovers 2018

28. Carol, the hard-working mum behind Max Made Me Do It has launched a new art print collection called ‘Wild Words’. This is my favourite design from the collection of beautiful floral drawings. Get in quick as these have proved very popular since she launched them last week. £25.

29. The softest towels you can own - with a GOLD TRIM!! From £12 each, Christy Home.

30. For a coat hook out-of-the-ordinary, try the butterfly range by Copenhagen’s finest Umage. £18.

31. Gold and concrete and totally on trend, you’d never think this soap dispenser comes from Sainsburys! £12.

32. There trays by HAY are so versatile. Use them as a base for candles, prop them up for a pieces of art on a shelf, or use them as a styling prop on the coffee table. They come in a range of sizes and start at £19.

christmas gift guide for interior lovers 2018

33. These totem vases can be found in some of the most desirable interior room schemes. They add height and interest and work well on their own or with flowers. From £19, West Elm.

34. Smoked glass on a gold base, this AYTM globe comes in a range of colours. £30 via Amara.

35. New homeowner? They will need all the kit for creating gallery walls and putting together furniture. This 41 piece all-in-one DIY starter tool pack has everything you need. £20 from B&Q.

36. Pastel pink, gold, with a circular shade. This on-trend table lamp is perfect for a desk or bedside table. £28 from Debenhams.

37. It is the smaller details which make all the difference to an interior. This gold and marble kitchen roll holder can take pride of place on any kitchen worktop. £39.

38. Gold and with polka-dots, this wall clock by Newgate is one of the best out there. £50.

39. This brass stationary holder is perfect those who like a chic workspace. £38.

christmas gift guide for interior lovers 2018

40. Know a maximalist who loves to be bold? This Christian Lacroix pen pot would be the perfect addition in their home. £24.

41. Houseplants in interiors are still huge, with faux plants now taking over for dark corners and those who don’t remember to water them! These string of pearls from indie brand Audenza look just like the real thing. £35.

42. Know a serial decorator? Someone who is always changing up their home needs an endless supply of paintbrushes. This 15 piece set from my favourite paintbrush manufacturers is a total winner. £20.

43. Who knew that Loaf sold gorgeous homeware as well as sofas and beds? Not me that is for sure! It was only a couple of months back I discovered these gorgeous Kilny ceramics. Set of 4 mugs - £40.

44. Leave a note or create an Instagram image with style with this brass framed retro letter board. £49 from Out There Interiors.

christmas gift guide for interior lovers 2018

45. Like table mats, good coasters can be hard to find, I love these hex coasters by Areaware. £20.

46. Panelled mirrors are stunning, but they have previously been so expensive to buy. Luckily, I’ve found this one from Hurn & Hurn for £50!

47. Made in England in Flint, British company Tweedmill make the most gorgeous throws in a range of colours. £49.99.

48. These velvet and fringe lampshades and lights from Oliver Bonas have been causing quite a stir. This emerald green shade with pink fringing is £25.

49. A much cheaper alternative to the popular String shelf, this North Shelf by Bloomingville is great value at £39.

50. For a contemporary coat rail you can’t go wrong with this brass number by House Doctor, £29.

So there you have it! My top 50 for under £50. What will you be buying and what it your favourite from the list? Let me know in the comments!

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