I’m pleased to be able to share a whole host of wonderful independent small businesses in my gift guide this year. As a huge home / interiors fan I always love a good gift guide and I hope I’ll have hit the mark with some cracking gifts on here for you?
So let’s dive straight in!
Cheltenham maker and amazing talent (indeed our black & white print in our kitchen came from here over 8 years ago), Betsy Benn has a whole mass of lovely products in her store but a good one for your Christmas list (and sofa) is this favourite place velvet cushion. £40 and can be personalised.
In her Devon studio, Rachel at Grace and Favour makes the most amazing personalised lampshades, I love this idea. I’ve also got a thing for matchboxes and so would love to find a few of these in my Christmas stocking.
Any word of you choosing can be made out of vintage playing cards, this one is pretty apt right now. Places and Spaces have stacks of gorgeous prints, I like the vintage style travel prints especially.
Bonnie & Bell’s cement glass ombre candle holder for £15.00 is pretty. Plus a fail safe gift for a family member too.
Just looking at the home page of South Hammam’s website is enough to make me want to kick off my shoes and feel sand in my toes. The seascape photo that greets you when you land on their homepage, particularly as we’re all stuck at home evokes memories of our Cornwall break earlier this year……. gawd I miss the sea! I’d choose the rosemary, lemongrass and peppermint handsoap for me!
Now, if my home is looking lovely I need to make sure that I do too, so one of my favourite bigger brand is Mint Velvet, I’ve worn there clothes for ages and think they are super stylish. My current slippers have been worn to death, so Santa please would you be so kind…….. Whilst you’re at it I love, love, love your grey open belted cardigan too !
I love Hudson Home, I think anyone who has an interiors account on Insta will love them. My faves that I’d love from Santa Hudson this year would be; for my Christmas tree and then for me this staghorn coral (perfect for shelf styling) and this concrete rectangular tray.
For showing off my stems I’d like Santa to bring this Narrow Neck Glass vase from Layered Lounge. I’m so gutted that this Sea Urchin is out of stock as I REALLY, REALLY want one. I’m watching their page like a hawk for these coming back in.
Tailor Made Living’s marble bottle stoppers are cute and a perfect stocking filler. Their gold dipped decanter also caught my eye, I think 2020 is the year we all need to treat ourselves with such a beautiful piece of glasswear. Talking of glass, the White Company crystal wine glasses look ace.
Choosing a git from Louise Brainwood’s shop was hard, so many beautiful prints, patterns and products. Her products all make me think of St Ives and holidays in Cornwall. I think given that 9 out of 10 of my tea towels are hideous beasts I’d choose this beautiful rainbow print tea towel as a reminder of 2020, after all this year has been the year of the rainbow.
For pretty prints and cityscapes, look no further than Helena’s ETSY store. Colourful, illustrated art and stationery.
If you have a baby to buy for or need a gift to decorate a nursery, how about this baby owl print from Kate Daniels design? A shamless plug now for my own store where you can find bright felt ball garlands and goodies, ideal for decorating a bare wall in a nursery.
Millie and Green’s lovely candles, a Rockett St George leopard print throw (or if you prefer a more neutral throw this one is lush and super chunky). Oliver Bonas is always a joy to visit and explore in their stores, but for now I’d make do with this aroma diffuser that I spotted online, its a lovely design.
Charles Ted’s Eden Vase is beautifully textured and would be perfect for our new living room shelves, I do love neutral decorative accessories, these milk bottle vases also tick that box. These rustic pots are also a really good price, £4.95 for the small one. I thought their Christmas range was great too, different pieces to other online Christmas ranges I’ve seen, these grey soliders are a nice take on the nutcracker soldiers that are popular.
Now I have a special place in my heart for Anthropologie, I was late to love them but really appreciate their eclectic pieces and some of my favourite home finds that would be great for a Christmas gift are this Sailor’s Mirror, these beautiful coasters (reduced to £6!) and these super pretty rifle paper co mugs.
Not technically a home gift but 2020 seems to be the year the world and his wife got a puppy. If you need to buy your pooch a gift then Selfridges have these handmade knitted dog bodywarmers! But as you know I’ve got Monty, whilst he may be dog size he is most definitely a cat and this year I think we’ll have to check out Frank Meowt and nab him some cat nip toys!
I think that’s my gift guide for 2020, done and dusted. If you found it helpful please do share it far and wide, let’s all have a blinkin’ good Christmas!