I've Spent Days Searching for Homeware, and These Items Are the Best of the Best

My love of fashion will forever be strong, but after moving home and spending lots of time in my living room, I’ve come to hold interiors in equally high esteem. I've become so obsessed with homeware that my Christmas shopping reflects this shift. After becoming more comfortable in my new flat and getting the more essential purchases out of the way, my mind keeps drifting to how I can make my space feel special and elevated, and my Christmas wish list this year is filled with items that will make me love my home even more in 2022.

Just like clothes, homeware can be difficult to buy for someone else, as it is so personal—especially when it comes to bigger and more expensive items. So for this gift guide, I've split it into three categories, with gift ideas for maximalists who love colour and prints, for those who want their homes to be calm and neutral and for those who want to shop from independent brands and second-hand to make a home that feels truly unique. Within each category, I've included both small items such as colourful candles and quirky prints (that can be given to a friend or a relative who is tricky to buy for) and bigger-ticket items, from vintage chairs to beautiful rugs. Keep scrolling to see my edit of 39 homeware gifts that I love for Christmas (and every other day in the year). 

For a House Filled With Colours and Prints

Interiors christmas gift guide:

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@asos_lotte

Below, you'll find tapestries, prints, candles and bedding in the boldest prints and the most vibrant colours. The best thing about this aesthetic is that more is more, and this person will never fail to see the beauty in adding another talking piece to their mantel or perfectly curated shelf. 

This throw will brighten up any sofa or armchair. 

A plate to match Bernadette’s beautiful dresses? Sounds good to me. 

The perfect way to jazz up that old lamp base. 

A Missoni robe? I know what I would like from Santa. 

You can never have too many joyful throws. 

There’s no surface this candle won’t instantly pep up. 

How lovely would it be to serve olives and nibbles in this dish? 

Ideal for photos of your nearest and dearest. 

For a House That Is Minimalist and Elevated

Interiors christmas gift guide:

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@_jessicaskye

If you're buying for a minimalist, clean lines should be your priority, as should a muted colour palette. You might think this is limiting, but with sleek vases, rustic, wooden bowls, and woollen throws, these gift ideas are sure to please even the most pared-back recipient. 

Dried flowers are a great alternative to fresh. 

I’ve got my eye on this Toast throw. 

A focal point that’ll look good on any coffee table. 

I’ve burnt this candle and can confirm it smells divine. 

A lamp I’d very much like on my bedside. 

Comfort meets style in this bubble chair. 

I have this thing for long cushions. 

Have you ever seen a stronger silhouette? 

Another candle I tried (and loved!) during lockdown. 

My mind is never far from Nordic Knots. 

If you can’t afford the designer version… 

Who doesn’t appreciate a designer hand soap? 

For a House That Is Unique and Filled With Second-Hand Items or Pieces by Small Brands

This year, we’ve seen a continued push to support and amplify small and local brands, as many businesses remain hugely impacted by the pandemic and its restrictions. Luckily, there are lots of little-known independent brands and vintage sellers listing their pieces online, so you needn’t require copious amounts of time and days off to find something truly unique. 

If you’re feeling flush, you might want to consider the matching salt mill. 

This is guaranteed to brighten up any hallway. 

These creations are handpainted and gorgeous. 

I better throw myself a party to get use of all the pretty platters on my list. 

This unusual-shaped vase will fit on even the narrowest surfaces. 

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This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated

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