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Christmas Gift Guide for Design Lovers


When I started putting a design-focused gift guide together last week, my approach was to instinctively start thinking about what was on my own wish list, and where possible sourcing local finds. As it started to grow, I quickly realised I needed to break it down into categories. But rather than the standard ideas around 'gifts for her' and 'gifts for him', I could see three clear groups emerging. The first is a range of interior products, and includes a selection of furniture, lighting, textiles, art and object. Authentic, thoughtful pieces for considered spaces, these are ideal for design lovers and those who seek sustainable style. 

Interior Gift Ideas 
Blind Love No.1 limited edition art print by Kristina Krogh -
Bulawayo Gourd basket -
Kristina Dam decoration circle -
Arnold Circus stool by Martino by Martino Gamper -
Vintage linen throw -
Tom Dixon Rock candleholder, set of 5 -
Astep VV Cinquanta twin wall lamp -
First Light ceramics -
ferm Living Balance candleholder -

The next category is a range of beautiful and inspiring coffee table books that are also on my current wish list, including The Eye by Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams and a collection of works by renowned Belgium architect Vincent Van Duysen. I really hope my husband is checking this out!

Coffee Table Books 
The Eye by Nathan Williams - 
Cereal London City Guide -
Vincent Van Duysen Works 2009-2018 -
Casa Malaparte by Karl Lagerfield -
Do Inhabit by Sue Fan & Danielle Quigley -
Grannmarkt 13 Book by the makers for Cereal Magazine -

Lastly, I have created a selection of beauty/wellness products. Some of these were inspired by beautiful gifts I have received in the lead up to Christmas, so you may have caught glimpses of them on my Instagram page and stories. Brands that I truly love, there are also plenty of ideas here for treating yourself! 

Beauty + Wellness 
Curionoir Handblown glass Parfum bottle with adornment (sold in store only, 50ml & Pocket Parfum available online) -
Sans [Ceuticals] DIY Spa Kit -
Austin Austin Neroli & Petitkgrain body soap -
Rose beauty pillow -
Jo Malone London limited edition cologne collection -
Stonewashed linen robe -
Yolana pure NZ wool practise mat (formally Fifth Breath) -
Aesop Atlas of Attraction gift sets -
Lumira Home fragrance and Glass dome (see this handy guide How to Choose a Candle as a Gift) - 

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  1. I've been scouring the web lately for some good gift ideas for the season, especially not the regular typical ones. I love the candle holders you posted about. I also like the robe as a gift for a family member.



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