This year I am extremely excited for Christmas, more so in fact than I can ever recall. Christmas 2020 was not quite as magical as many of us had hoped, so I feel this year should be a Christmas of unabashed extravagance.
Lots of us have been spending more time in the comfort of our homes. I have found myself amidst an interior transformation, constantly looking for ways to improve my home to reflect my personal taste and style. I know many of you have been doing the same too, judging by the many wonderful messages I have received, asking for my thoughts on interior decoration, so I have put together a Christmas Gift Guide for the home!
Trudon candles are my absolute favourite. The history of Trudon is a fascinating one. Trudon are the only candle company in the world to receive the official title of ‘Royal Manufacture’ because they supplied candles to the Imperial Court of France. Their Christmas Collection is sumptuous, from candles scented with spicy chocolate to those fragranced with leather and tobacco. Cire Trudon candles are a delightful addition to any home.
These beautiful candle holders first caught my eye when strolling through the homeware department in Selfridges. I love nothing more than a cosy candlelight supper, and these would be a wonderful addition to any tabletop. This Amsterdam-based lifestyle brand also offer jewellery, clothing, and an extensive range of homewares. Something for everyone.
A fascinating book on the evolution of diamonds, charting their path from exclusivity to inclusivity. The Natural Diamond Council detail some of the most captivating stones, including commentary from top designers, tastemakers, and enthusiasts. The perfect gift for the ultimate bling-lover.
I am a sucker for a striking print which is why I had to include this bold and beautiful table lamp in my Gift Guide. Poodle & Blonde are brand known for enchanting designs that can easily be incorporated into your home, whatever your style.
For the longest time I have had an unhealthy obsession with House of Hackney. Their iconic prints are dazzling, the perfect way to add colour or character to a space. House of Hackney pride themselves on their creativity, compassion and consciousness, which is something to be celebrated.
Rugs are a magnificent way to decorate a home, adding warmth, colour and substance. Nordic Knots take inspiration from the Nordic landscape. An unconventional gift, but a gift that can be kept for years to come.
I first came across Jennifer Manners in The World of Interiors and was immediately taken with her Scallop Rug. Jennifer studied interior design at the world-renowned Central St. Martins, which is where her love affair with rugs started. Jennifer works alongside master weavers from Kathmandu to create rugs of quality and authenticity.
A luxury twist on a classic a game. This gorgeous, handcrafted leather and faux suede piece is a stylish addition to any games collection. I also think this would make a lovely desk accessory, adding a little fun into the work environment.
I am told that Scrabble is still the world’s favourite word game. This special edition will add a luxurious and stylish twist to the traditional post-Christmas dinner game with family and friends. The resplendent board is designed with dramatic black and gold highlights, geometric patterns and marbled tiles. Tres chic!
I cannot live without this beautiful pairing. Aesop is a vegan B-Corps certified brand that use only the best ingredients in their products. This hand wash and hand balm transports me to a spa with its notes of rosemary leaf, mandarin rind, and cedar atlas. The eye-catching bottles are also aesthetically complimentary to any kitchen or bathroom.
I was so excited when I saw this collaboration, truly one I never knew I needed! This collection is inspired by the iconic checkerboard lobby in Claridge’s and is made-up of table runners and linens. Bring Claridge’s home with you this Christmas.
Each wand is handmade in Provence and filled with fresh lavender. They can be used to scent a room, cupboard, or chest of drawers. The wands also look fabulous when displayed on a table or hung on a wall.
Since 1797 Johnston’s of Elgin have been producing the finest quality products, made to last a lifetime. I am lucky enough to own some beautiful pieces from Johnston’s and I can’t praise them highly enough. Blankets are a staple in the creation of a cosy and comfortable home, and what better than a Johnston’s blanket?
I was gifted some T2 tea by a friend who had been travelling in Australia. The tea was utterly delicious and had the most attractive packaging. I was delighted to find T2 also offer tea-wares. A perfect gift for any tea lover!
Jars rich heritage boasts 150 years of fine, handcrafted tableware. This French brand prides itself on being environmentally aware, sustainable and for using renewable energy in the manufacturing process.
Halcyon Days is a British heritage brand with three Royal Warrants to their name. They use fine materials and traditional designs. This dog bowl will be sure to make your pup’s dinnertime a luxury affair.