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The best homeware gift ideas for Christmas 2021

Looking for stylish Christmas presents? Check up our round-up of home decor and homeware gift ideas for all budgets

Christmas is around the corner once again, and after the year we’ve had, it’s never been more important to show our loved ones how much we care.

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If there’s one thing the last two years have taught us, it’s that our homes can be our sanctuary, so it’s never been a better time to find a gift that will give your loved one’s space a little boost.

From affordable high street finds to unique gifts from independent makers, read on for our round-up of the best Christmas gifts for interior enthusiasts!

Best Christmas homeware gifts

Rosado stemless champagne flutes

Rosado Pink Stemless Champagne Flutes Set of Four

Stemless champagne flutes not only look super stylish, they’re also far less prone to being knocked over by a clumsy passerby – ideal if you’re expecting a packed house this Christmas.

We love this set of four from Oliver Bonas, in on-trend ribbed pink glass with a gold foil rim to lend a touch of Art Deco glamour. It makes for a pretty Christmas present, and we also think it would be a lovely housewarming gift.

Ceramic Salt and Pepper Mill Set

Ceramic Salt and Pepper Mill Set

A salt and pepper mill set makes a wonderful gift for a loved one – it’s something that every home needs, so you know it won’t end up in the back of the kitchen cupboard alongside the pasta maker and fondue set. Plus, it doesn’t need to match the existing decor perfectly to add a touch of fun to the dinner table.

This set from HAUPUSEN, available from Amazon, is made out of sleek Scandi-look wood, topped with ceramic heads finished in a trendy watercolour effect. Fully-adjustable so you can select your preferred grind, whether that’s a fine dusting of pepper or a final garnish of coarse salt.

Artificial House Plant in Textured Pot

Artificial House Plant in Textured Pot
Artificial House Plant in Textured Pot

A houseplant is a quick and easy way to instantly brighten up a dull corner of any room, and is always a welcome gift. But if your lucky recipient isn’t blessed with green fingers, you’re better off choosing a convincing artificial plant like this potted one from M&S.

This realistic bright green shrub comes in a stylish textured vase, ready to go on display anywhere in the home.

Matisse Style Coral Print

Matisse Style Coral Print
Matisse Style Coral Print

Art prints inspired by the cut-out work of French artist Henri Matisse are all the rage right now, and we’re particularly partial to this soft pink version, printed by independent Etsy seller LetsTalkAboutDecor on 230gsm matte card.

Available in a range of sizes with prices starting from £8, we’d go for a larger print and use it to add a splash of subtle colour to a monochrome Scandi scheme, or as a complement to a pastel aesthetic.

Kate Brigden ‘Friendship’ Mug

Kate Brigden 'Friendship' Mug, £26, Not on the Highstreet
Kate Brigden ‘Friendship’ Mug

There’s something so comforting about making yourself a brew in your favourite mug, but it’s even more special when that mug was a thoughtful gift from a loved one. This hand thrown ‘Friendship’ mug from independent maker Kate Brigden is just the job – not only does it feature on-trend line art, but it forms a beautiful scene when you join two together as a pair.

Mad About the House: 101 Interior Design Answers

Christmas gift ideas - Mad About the House: 101 Interior Design Answers, £19.99, Anthropologie
Mad About the House: 101 Interior Design Answers

Interior enthusiasts will love this book, in which decor guru Kate Watson-Smyth shares her secrets for creating your dream living space. The sequel to her bestselling Mad About The House, this easy-to-digest follow up tackles common design dilemmas, and it’s bursting with practical advice to help you gather your ideas and plan a makeover with confidence.

With sections on everything from furniture layout to walls and floors, it just about covers all you need to know about home décor – plus, it looks super stylish on a coffee table. Win win!

Mango Wood Medium Hurricane Candle Holder

Mango Wood Medium Hurricane Candle Holder
Mango Wood Medium Hurricane Candle Holder

The White Company is one of our favourite destinations for sophisticated homeware, and this hurricane lantern would make a wonderful gift for anyone who appreciates the brand’s chic and understated style.

The glass bell is hand-blown in India, and sits atop a natural mango wood base that’s just the right size for a stylish pillar candle. We’d style it on a mantelpiece or coffee table – anywhere it can be admired by visitors!

Undated Daily 2022 Planner

Undated Daily Planner

This beautiful daily planner is the perfect sustainable stocking filler – not only is it handmade by an Etsy maker here in the UK, but the inside sheets are made from recycled paper and vegetable-based ink. Each page is divided into sections to help you process the day, with spaces for everything from goals and appointments to meal plans and a fact of the day.

We particularly like the fact that this is an undated planner, meaning the recipient can use it as little or often as they need, and won’t have to throw it away if they miss a few days (or months!). All this, and the stylish abstract cover looks amazing on a coffee table!

Celestial Shapes Gold Metal Banner

Celestial Shapes Gold Metal Banner
Celestial Shapes Gold Metal Banner

This hammered metal decorative hanging is giving us dreamy boho vibes – and we’ve all got a friend who gives off the same vibes!

The sun and moon motif is particularly appropriate for a bedroom, of course, but the lovely thing about its simple style and easy-to-hang hook is that it can be displayed anywhere – perhaps from a mantelpiece or beside the front door, for instance.

Emilee Blue Ceramic Desk & Table Lamp

Emilee Blue Ceramic Desk & Table Lamp

In an era where more of us are working from home than ever before, many people are looking to create a comfortable and stylish home office – and an eye-catching ceramic desk lamp like this gorgeous number from Oliver Bonas is the perfect place to start.

We love the exposed bulb and the orange and blue detailing, which make for a quirky overall effect to add a bit of fun to even the dullest day of back-to-back Zoom calls!

Geo Initial Mug

Geo Initial Mug, £10, Paperchase

These initial mugs from Paperchase make an ideal Secret Santa gift, and they’re also just the right size to fit in a stocking. We love the bold geometric pattern and the striking colours – add them into a hamper of coffee, specialist tea and biscuits for a thoughtful Christmassy self-care box!

Multi Cup Tealight Holder

Multi Cup Tealight Holder, £35, Barker and Stonehouse
Multi Cup Tealight Holder

This year we’ve really learnt the value of our homes, and spending so much time indoors has encouraged many of us to be a bit more bold with our décor choices.

Candles always make a beautiful gift choice, but if you know someone who has decided to embrace a more unique interior style this year, why not treat them to this quirky tealight holder? It’ll look beautiful on a table all year round.

Brighton Classic And Retro Radio

Christmas gift ideas - Brighton Classic And Retro Radio, £39.99, Not on the Highstreet
Brighton Classic And Retro Radio
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We first came across this classic radio when interior blogger and HomeStyle cover star Kate La Vie added it to her own style wishlist, and from then on, we’ve been obsessed! This set brings an instant retro feel to a room, and it’s super practical too – it’s both battery and mains powered, so you can listen to all your favourite stations from the kitchen, lounge, bedroom or garden.