Make home your castle! With stylish surroundings a top priority during a year where we all stayed in, Femail reveals the best interiors gifts – with prices from just £12
- Femail has rounded up best interior products from high street and independent brands
- Treat someone to luxurious faux fur throw from Helen Moore or elegant Jo Malone candle
- There’s also plenty of practical gifts to choose from – including Ring video doorbell and a new desk
Whether you’re typically houseproud or not, there’s no denying that making the most of our surroundings has become more important than ever this year, with people spending increasing amounts of time at home, which has become where we socialise, relax and in many cases work.
For that reason, there’s never been a better year to invest in a stylish interiors gift for someone you love, especially if they’ve used 2020 to do some home improvements or taken advantage of the stamp duty holiday to move to a new home.
Femail has scoured the high street and independent brands for the best homeware items, ranging from practical stocking fillers, to pieces that will delight those with a perfectly-curated look, to little treats that will make being at home more comfortable heading into 2021.
With prices ranging from £12 for a cute cooking spoon holder to a luxurious faux fur throw, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets.
For those who love a little luxury, this silk velvet cushion in a rich forest green from The Annam House will definitely make an impression. Beautiful to the touch, it makes a striking accent piece and comes from an independent Indochina-inspired design brand that will definitely tick boxes for anyone who appreciates unique homeware.
Snuggle up in style over Christmas and all the way through the New Year, when staying in is likely to remain the new going out for quite some time! Available in a wealth of colours, we love the super soft faux fur and the quality really makes it worth the price tag.
From Bake Off winner John Whaite’s collabroation with Fenella Smith comes a stylish stack of mixing bowls that will delight anyone whose found themselves spending lots of time in the kitchen since the first lockdown began. The gold trim adds a touch of luxe and they’ll add an elegant look that hints at a much for expensive product.
Home fragrance is huge this year, with sales skyrocketing as people look for an instant way to improve their surroundings and boost their mood. We love this Dark Noir diffuser with a delicate woody and spicy scent that’s not overpowering.
Thought you were too old to have a poster of your facourite pop star on your wall? Tiny Riot’s new take on pop art is nothing short of glorious. We love the George Michael/Queen Elizabeth mash up, which comes unframed so you can choose a style to suit your decor.
The trend for drinks trolleys shows no sign of dying down, and this sleek number from Sue Ryder is a real steal for the price. As well as adding a touch of style to your entertaining, you’ll be supporting a fantastic charity too.
Look no further for the dream Christmas day centrepiece, brimming with festive flair. Each Christmas candle arrangement is individually made by a florist, and it’s hard for a picture to do justice to how pretty it is. We’re saving this as a number one winner for anyone a bit tricky to buy for.
If you know someone who’s been perched awkwardly at the dining room table for months while working from home, the nouk desk is the present they need. Made from birch plywood it’s designed to be assembled and reassembled without the need for screws and glue, so it can easily be packed away.
Silk pillowcases are sure to be one of the top gifting trends for Christmas 2020 and this colourful cover from Sleep Siren with a playful Jessica Russell Flint print is our top pick. Bursting with personality, the cool, smmooth silk is a delight to lay your head on at night. Snap it up for anyone who loves to lounge.
Buying for someone you need to impress? Unwrapping a Jo Malone box under the Christmas tree will never fail to put a smile on someone’s face, and a luxury candle is the perfect mix of self care and interior style. We love the pomegranate noir scent for a wintry scent with a more elevated feel than the traditional festive cinnamons and cloves.
Individually hand painted in a range of knockout shades, Pow Pots concrete pots are contemporary, cool and colourful. Ideal for anyone who loves their house plants, they’re naturally air-dried and painted with eco-friendly paints and bespoke orders are available on request.
This fun bath mat from Red Candy will add a pop of colour and a hint of sass to its surroundings. The present of choice for anyone who likes decor with personality.
STAYING HOME ESSENTIALS
With a trip to the pub or a night out at a cokctail bar off the agenda for many of us, you can whip up your own creations at home with flair, thanks to this stylish shaker.
The elegant tones look seriously sophisticated in the flesh, making it a gem for the price and a statement piece in itself, as well being pratical.
The Folio Society editions are a firm favourite recommedation every year, thanks to adding beauty to the bookshelf or coffee table, as well as offering readers an enhanced experience with their pick of the best titles.
This edition of Anne Bronte’s masterwork, not only includes the author’s heartfelt preface to her radical masterwork that shocked Victorian society, but also illustrations by Valentina Catto and an introduction by Tracy Chevalier.
Luxury loungewear is just the thing for anyone who loves to luxuriate in their sophisticated surroundings, and Bluebella never fails to deliver the goods.
This kimono set is definitely posh enough to make it to the Christmas dinner table.
For the avid bookworm in your life comes the ultimate present – a subscription to LoveMyRead, which will deliver their choice of brand new book through the door on the day of publication every month. It comes beautifully packaged with treats such as a snack and skincare samples, as well as a booklet containing puzzles and extracts from all the months choices to spark inspiration.
With top quality home entertainment a high priority for people spending more time at home, the Roku Streambar is a great gift for transforming viewing from the comfort of your sofa.
The 2-in-1 streaming player and soundbar adds 4K HDR streaming and cinematic sound to any TV, with advanced audio engineering for superior sound quality. We can confirm you won’t miss a trip to the cinema if you unwrap one under the tree on Christmas morning.
Not only is a family karaoke session a Christmas must, but this will keep everyone entertained long into the not-so-festive dark days of January.
Come in a neat box that tucks away easily, and we love the rose gold microphone to add a touch of flair. Connect to your laptop and speakers to the kit, create an account with more than 9,000 songs to choose from, and start singing!
Made from mother of pearl and jade, these gorgeous spoons would look delightful on the Christmas morning breakfast table, or at dinner time for serving your cranberry sauce and mustard.
Kalinko sells homewares directly from tiny villages in Burma, keeping traditional industries alive, so you’ll be making a difference with your purchase too.
With a bank of 3,500 on demand classes – that include a wide variety of other workouts such as yoga and Zumba – and live rides every day, the Echelon bike feels just like having a spin studio in your living room. It’s a high price point, but for a loved one who would spend the equivalent on a year’s gym membership, you’ll be in the good books all year!
For the thoughtful type who loves journalling or lives by their to do lists, Moleskine should always be the notebook of choice. Now, new editions of the classic books featuring international artists will ensure your notebook catches the eye perched on the coffee table. Our favourite is the whimsical and colourful Field of Dreams design.
With a heady smell of lavender, grown on Chilcott’s farm in the Brecon Beacons, that greets you before you even open the box, these cute pouches made from unique tweeds are truly one of a kind. And the aroma will definitely add a divine touch to the Christmas stocking.
Known someone who is a fan of Mrs Hinch who would love nothing more than a bottle of Zoflora and a new mop for Christmas? Well, you don’t have to resort to the cleaning product aisle just yet because these super cute pegs are totally practical, but make a really fun present.
One to delight the chef who takes their turkey roasting very seriously, this Samuel Groves dish is Hard Anodised, and will build up a Patina over time to make it virtually non-stick.
A stylish gift for an eco-conscious loved ones, these delightful beeswax wraps from Emma Bridgewater feature a sophisiticated monochrome pattern, and will remove the need for foil and cling film. We love the fact they can be rewaxed to make them last longer, and they’re fully compostable when they come to the end of the road.
Add a touch of panache to the dinner table with this elegant carving set from Taylors Eye Witness. A contemporary look that will go with any decor scheme, it’s a gift foodies will love and will certainly come in useful for the big day.
A bale of towels is certainly on the practical side, but we’ve happy to report this quality set will win you brownie points from anyone who loves to luxuriate in the bath and step out into a fluffy cocoon. Available in a wide range of colours, they’re delightfull soft and the range of sizes from a huge bath sheet to a smaller towel for your hair is spot on.
A pretty stocking filler for those who love to cook, this mini cocotte offers a stylish way to serve individual starters or desserts, and the high-grade ceramic will keep food warmer for longer. We love the basil green colour for a festive touch to the Christmas tablescape.
Lots of people have spent lockdown reorganising their pantries, and these Tower storage canisters both look chic on the shelves, but are roomy enough to hold all your essentials for a more streamlined look.
If you’re after a fun stocking filler for anyone who loves to be in the kitchen, this cute crab who perches on the side of a pot will also make cooking more efficient and cleaner.
Keep warm after the sun goes down or create a cosy, inviting atmosphere in the outdoors with this chiminea from B&Q – an attractive price and will go down a treat with anyone who loves their garden all year round.
This solid hardwood potting table is designed to be kept outside so that you can deal with your plants closer to your garden. It has a high back amd sides to keep compost from falling, a small shelf for placing tools or pots whilst you are working and a lower shelf for accessories.
Ring is king when it comes to video doorbells and this will appeal to both the security conscious and anyone who loves their gadgets. Battery powered, it boasts advanced security features including improved motion detection, and it’s also the first battery-powered doorbell to feature Pre-Rolll, which allows you to see the 4 seconds of footage prior to a motion detection.
Made from sustainably sourced timber where insects can live, nest and let their larvae develop, this pretty butterfly from Oxfam will provide a welcoming home, and you’ll be supporting the charity’s work as well as doing your bit for the environment.
The announcement of England’s tier ststem in October sparked a run on patio heaters, with people in certain areas only allowed to socialise outside. If you’re spending more time in the garden in the chillier months, this weather-proof, wall mounted patio heater will heat up to 6 metres in seconds, providing light and warmth all year long.
Bruce is a truly sustainable option with all the pleasure of a real tree, without going to waste at the end of Christmas. Ideal for small spaces, he can happily live outside once the decorations come down and he’ll grow bigger year after year. We never knew such a cute pot plant could bring so much joy!