The best homeware gift ideas for Christmas 2020

From affordable high street finds to unique gifts from independent makers, these are the best homeware presents for 2020

Christmas gift ideas - Kate Brigden 'Friendship' Mug, £26, Not on the Highstreet

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 2020’s 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!

The Artist Box, £49.95, Annie Sloan

The Artist Box, £49.95, Annie Sloan
The Artist Box, £49.95, Annie Sloan

This Annie Sloan Artist Box is the perfect gift for any upcycling enthusiast – the limited edition kit contains enough iconic chalk paint and wax to completely upcycle an entire chair or bedside table – as well as the box itself.

Those who receive the gift will be able to use the five complementary chalk paint colours; Oxford Navy, English Yellow, Burgundy, Louis Blue and Pure, to create endless colour combinations and experiment with patterns on the wooden keepsake box, before transforming an existing piece of furniture. Looking to go all out with gifts this year? Annie Sloan are also offering tickets to The Big Paint, an international online workshop which you can attend from the comfort of your own home in February.

Ellia Adore Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser, £59.99, Homedics

Ellia Adore Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser, £59.99, Homedics
Ellia Adore Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser, £59.99, Homedics

2020 has seen us spend more time indoors than ever before, and we soon realised how important it is to make our homes our sanctuary. Self-care and wellbeing are set to a huge focus of 2021, so if you’re after a homeware gift that does good as well as looks good, this Ellia Essential Oil Diffuser from Homedics might just be the thing.

Although the Ellia looks as though it could be a minimalist sculpture, it diffuses a fine mist of essential oils and fills your whole room with scent, giving it an instant spa-like ambience. It can also glow with a colour changing light or play relaxing sounds, depending on your mood.

Handmade Drawstring Bags, £20, Etsy

Handmade Drawstring Bags, £20, Etsy
Handmade Drawstring Bags, £20, Etsy

These beautiful drawstring bags are perfect for storing loose bits and bobs from around the house in a stylish way – you can use them to store pegs in your utility room, clean flannels in the bathroom or bobby pins and bobbles in your bedroom.

Available in a wide range of stunning abstract patterns, they’re made out of organic cotton and handmade here in the UK, so they make a great gift for any environmentally conscious friend.

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

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

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 perfect for 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, £19.99, Anthropologie

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

Interior enthusiasts will love this book – it’s all about solving design dilemmas, so you can create your dream living space like a professional. With chapters 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!

Sol Alphabet Initial Beaded Coaster, £6.50, Oliver Bonas

Christmas gift ideas - Sol Alphabet Initial Beaded Coaster, £6.50, Oliver Bonas
Sol Alphabet Initial Beaded Coaster, £6.50, Oliver Bonas

It’s the little things that really make a house home, and a few personal touches can go a long way. These beautiful beaded initial coasters are embroidered by hand with metallic gold beading, so they’ll add a touch of luxe to a coffee table while giving it that all important personalised feel. What a perfect stocking filler!

Zoella x Etsy Painted Typographic Art Print, De Par Le Monde, £24.00, Etsy

Christmas gift ideas - Zoella x Etsy Painted Typographic Art Print, De Par Le Monde, £24.00, Etsy
Zoella x Etsy Painted Typographic Art Print, De Par Le Monde, £24.00, Etsy

Earlier this year, YouTube sensation Zoella revealed that she’d curated a beautiful, bespoke lifestyle range with a group of talented Etsy sellers from around the UK. The result, a collection of warm, handcrafted soft furnishings and lifestyle staples in a blush pink, navy, jade and mustard colour palette, are still available now, and make perfect gifts for homeware lovers and Zoella fans alike. This De Par Le Monde print from the range is a particular favourite of ours here at YourHomeStyle HQ – why not gift it with a quirky frame for a truly unique stocking filler!

Brighton Classic And Retro Radio, £39.99, Not on the Highstreet

Christmas gift ideas - Brighton Classic And Retro Radio, £39.99, Not on the Highstreet
Brighton Classic And Retro Radio, £39.99, Not on the Highstreet

We first came across this classic radio when interior blogger and Home Style cover star, Kate La Vie, added it to her own style wishlist, and from then on, we’ve been obsessed! We love the retro look it brings to a room, and it’s super practical too – it’s battery powered and mains powered, so you can listen to all your favourite stations from the kitchen, lounge, bedroom or garden.

Rosado Pink Stemless Gin Glasses Set of Four, £26, Oliver Bonas

Rosado Pink Stemless Gin Glasses, £26 for a set of four, Oliver Bonas
Rosado Pink Stemless Gin Glasses, £26 for a set of four, Oliver Bonas

Here at YourHomeStyle, we believe that you can never have too many gin glasses – especially when they’re as beautiful as these Rosado stemless versions from Oliver Bonas.

With a retro-inspired, ribbed design and on-trend coral pink colouring, these will make a stylish feature on anyones cocktail cart or an open kitchen shelf. Looking for a bottle to gift alongside these? Check out our round-up of the best pink gins here, or take it one step further and team with a bottle of homemade sloe gin. It doesn’t get more thoughtful than that!

Odessa Rug-Printed Basket, £48.00, Anthropologie

Odessa Rug-Printed Basket, £48.00, Anthropologie
Odessa Rug-Printed Basket, £48.00, Anthropologie

If there’s one thing that all stylish homes have in common, it’s clever storage. While these rug baskets from Anthropologie look like a stylish accessory in their own right, they actually provide the perfect place to tidy away magazines or store surplus blankets. Why not fill them with homeware goodies like winter candles and cushion covers to create the ultimate interior lover’s gift hamper?

Crosley UO Exclusive Cruiser Pastel Pink Bluetooth Vinyl Record Player, £89.00, Urban Outfitters

Crosley UO Exclusive Cruiser Pastel Pink Bluetooth Vinyl Record Player, £89.00, Urban Outfitters
Crosley UO Exclusive Cruiser Pastel Pink Bluetooth Vinyl Record Player, £89.00, Urban Outfitters

This vintage-inspired turntable is the perfect gift for any music lover with an interest in interiors – not only can it play LPs and connect to Bluetooth, but it’s housed in a pastel pink briefcase that looks stunning in any retro-style home.

If you’re feeling super generous, you can gift it alongside a bundle of their favourite albums!

Personalised Bar Sign, £39.50, Not on the Highstreet

Christmas gift ideas - Personalised Bar Sign, £39.50, Not on the Highstreet
Personalised Bar Sign, £39.50, Not on the Highstreet

Our long summer lockdown saw hundreds of ingenious DIY bars spring up all over the country, but what’s a good bar without an official sign? Personalise this wooden one from Not on the Highstreet with any name and Est. date to create the ideal Christmas gift for aspiring lockdown landlords. Drink anyone?

Leaf Scribble Undated Daily Planner Book, £35.00, Etsy

Leaf Scribble Undated Daily Planner Book, £35.00, Etsy
Leaf Scribble Undated Daily Planner Book, £35.00, Etsy

This beautiful daily planner is the perfect conscious stocking filler – not only is it created by a family run Etsy maker here in the U.K, but the inside sheets are made from recycled music sheet paper.

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 it looks amazing on a coffee table!

Geo Initial Mug, £10, Paperchase

Geo Initial Mug, £10, Paperchase
Geo Initial Mug, £10, Paperchase

These initial mugs from Paperchase make an ideal Secret Santa gift, and they’re also the perfect 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 the perfect Christmassy self-care box!

Yes She Can Embroidery Hoop Beginners Embroidery Kit, £24.18, Etsy

Christmas gift ideas - Yes She Can Embroidery Hoop Beginners Embroidery Kit, £24.18, Etsy
Yes She Can Embroidery Hoop Beginners Embroidery Kit, £24.18, Etsy

If you know anyone who, like us here at YourHomeStyle HQ, rediscovered the joy of craft projects in lockdown, this is the ideal gift for them.

This beautiful starter kit provides you with everything you need to embroider a motivational message onto cotton linen, and the instructions are so simple to follow. If you’re looking for something a bit more festive, this seller also stocks Christmas Tree embroidery kits – they make the perfect secret santa gift!

Giraffe Table Lamp, £85, Barker and Stonehouse

Giraffe Table Lamp, £85, Barker and Stonehouse
Giraffe Table Lamp, £85, Barker and Stonehouse

If there’s one thing we’ve missed in 2020, it’s travel, so you can imagine our excitement when we found out that one of the hottest decor trends for winter 2020 is Safari Style.

If you’re looking for a gift that’ll stay ahead of the homeware curve, this Giraffe Table Lamp from Barker and Stonehouse fits into the Safari trend perfectly… we love the striking design and on-trend blush pink shade.

Multi Cup Tealight Holder, £35, Barker and Stonehouse

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

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.

OSYNLIG range, £9, IKEA

OSYNLIG candle
OSYNLIG range, £9, IKEA

We love IKEA, so when we heard that they’d teamed up with luxury perfume brand Byredo to create an exclusive range of scented candles just in time for Christmas, we couldn’t quite believe our luck!

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The OSYNLIG collection boasts 13 different scents in beautiful stoneware pots, all of which make an incredibly impressive gift for designer perfume fans and IKEA lovers alike. Looking for some more candle inspiration? Head to our round-up of the best winter candles for 2020, or check out our favourite Yankee Candle Christmas scents here!