A Home Lover’s Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Welcome to my 2018 Home Lover’s Christmas Gift Guide. 

If you’re searching for the perfect gift for your loved one or friend who adores their home then look no further. I have a range of items here at all different price points to inspire you in your Christmas shopping this year.

I hope you enjoy my selection and do let me know if you purchase any of these items, I’d love to know how you get on.

1. Pink Neon Welcome Box Light from Hurn & Hurn

Neon lights have become hugely popular in interiors over the last year or two so I’m thrilled to include one in the gift guide this year. This particular one from Hurn & Hurn is a fabulous size and gives the room a beautiful pink glow. A great gift for anyone who loves contemporary, quirky home accessories. And if they don’t like pink, well it comes in other colours too.

  • Neon welcome light
  • Illuminated sign in a glossy acrylic box/case
  • Mirror back
  • Emits a bright pink glow
  • Neon glass tube
  • Freestanding
  • On/off switch on cable
  • Mains powered – UK adapter plug – indoor use
  • Dimensions: L39 x H19 x D13.5 cm approx.
Pink Neon Welcome Box Light, £74.95 from Hurn & Hurn:- Shop HERE

2. Skull Art from Woodous

Woodous produce great art work on beautiful, sustainable pieces of wood. For every piece of artwork sold they plant a tree. I loved this particular piece for its bold design and colourful scheme but there are a whole host of paintings to choose from – definitely something for everyone.

  • Designed by select artists and crafted with passion by a team of enthusiasts and wood lovers
  • High quality birch wood comes from sustainable resources
  • Picture hanging strips are included, no drilling required
  • Size: 11.8″ x 15.7″
 Skull Wood Art, £44 from Woodous:- Shop HERE
AND you can take advantage of a 25% discount off at Woodous until December 15th 2018 when you use the code jen25.

3. BergHOFF Leo Pizza Set

What I love about choosing kitchen items for the home lover is to find something which they won’t own. Something quirky, individual and a little bit unique. Well everyone loves pizza and it’s such a treat to have something special to use when you serve it up. This pizza set from BergHOFF is exactly that.

  • Superb quality pizza set with everything you need to create authentic Italian pizzas at home
  • Set consists of pizza stone, paddle and grater/slicer
  • Stone made from cordierite mineral for superior performance and results
  • Stone 30 x 38 cm (11 3/4 x 14 3/4 inch), Paddle, 34 x 45,5 cm (13 1/4 x 17 3/4 inch), Slicer/grater 30 cm (11 3/4 inch)
  • Part of BergHOFF’s Leo Kitchen Tools and Accessories
Leo Pizza Set, £97.99 from BergHOFF:- Shop HERE

4. Wax Lyrical Twilight Collection

Winter means one thing to me – candles in the home! And I think they make fabulous gifts. Wax Lyrical has a gorgeous selection where the outer packaging is focused on just as much as the fragrance inside. This makes them not only smell delicious but look fabulous too. I have a small selection here from the Twilight range, including:

Velvet Rose and Amber Candle:

  • Blends rich notes of oud, rose and geranium with hints of jasmine, clove and praline
  • Clean white glass is decorated with contemporary rose gold highlights and includes a decorative lid
  • Up to 67 hours burn time

Velvet Rose and Amber Candle, £21.99 from Wax Lyrical:- Shop HERE

Velvet Rose and Amber Reed Diffuser:

  • Blends rich notes of oud, rose and geranium with hints of jasmine, clove and praline.
  • The woody base of cedarwood, sandal and vetiver is lifted by a hint of refreshing raspberry and soft notes of amber, musk and vanilla.
  • Bottle size: 200ml

Velvet Rose and Amber Reed Diffuser, £19.99 from Wax Lyrical:- Shop HERE

Oakwood and Mulberry Multi-Wick Tin:

  • A rich scent full of red cranberry and earthy mulberry tones
  • A complex herbal and woody heart leads to a woody base of patchouli and oakwood with spicy notes of clove
  • Burn time: Up to 75 hours.

Oakwood and Mulberry Multi-Wick Tin, £19.99 from Wax Lyrical:- Shop HERE

5. VonShef Pasta Maker

There’s something really indulgent and satisfying about making your own pasta. If you know someone that loves to cook then this could be the perfect gift.

  • Perfect for making fresh homemade pasta dishes
  • Fully and easily adjustable for different thickness of pasta as well as kneading and rolling
  • Includes 4 pasta cutting rollers to make fresh Spaghetti, Linguine, Tagliatelle or Fettuccine
  • Also includes roller attachment for lasagne and ravioli sheets
  • Sturdy and stylish with that old fashioned classic look, complete with table clamp to hold machine in place when in-use
  • Care and maintenance instructions included
VonShef Pasta Maker, £28.99 from Domu:- Shop HERE

6. Sara Miller London Portmeirion China

I have quite a few pieces from this collection and love these recent additions. Ideal for an afternoon cuppa and treats, these designs are cute, quirky and fun. Everything comes in beautiful boxes too so they make the perfect gift.

Sara Miller London Piccadilly Feline Friends Mug:

  • The Piccadilly Set – a distinctive fine china mug collection that’s edged with gold and features quirky illustrations that will make you smile.
  • Presented in a beautiful gift box

Feline Friends Mug, £13 from Portmeirion:- Shop HERE

Sara Miller London Piccadilly Posing Parrots Mug:
  • The Piccadilly Set – a distinctive fine china mug collection that’s edged with gold and features quirky illustrations that will make you smile.
  • This fine china mug features a stylish parrot design
  • Presented in a beautiful gift box
Post Parrots Mug, £13 from Portmeirion:- Shop HERE
Sara Miller London Piccadilly Cake Plates Set of 4:
Piccadilly Plates Set, £39 from Portmeirion:- Shop HERE

7. Stainless Steel White and Rose Gold Kettle

Now I know a kettle may not seem like the best kind of gift, but a kettle like this isn’t something you might buy for yourself, so it can be a lovely present. You have to know the recipient well of course, and be sure they’d appreciate such an item before you invest. Tower have created this beautifully designed quiet boil kettle for the most modern of kitchens.

  • Boil your favourite hot beverages quickly and quietly with this 3kW quiet boil kettle.
  • Generous 1.7 litre capacity lets you make up to 7 cups in one use
  • Its 360 degree base makes it suitable for both left and right handed users
  • Boil-dry protection and automatic cut-off features make it as safe to use as it is practical
  • 1.7L capacity, temperature dial, stainless steel housing, 360 degree swivel base
 White and Rose Gold Kettle, £119.99 from Tower:- Shop HERE

8. House Babylon Bedding Set

I’m a little addicted to beautiful bedding and think it makes a lovely gift. The more luxurious the better and this set from House Babylon is exactly that. They source the best Egyptian cotton to create the softest, most durable bedding sent direct to your doorstep, at attainable prices.

  • Crafted from long-staple Egyptian cotton in 300 thread count.
  • Crisp, light and very cool
  • Perfect for those seeking textured and stylish sheets that are plush enough to look immaculate, while light enough to leave you feeling cool and calm
  • Choose from a Core Set or Full Set including fitted sheet
  • All bed linen is made of certified premium Egyptian cotton and is Oeko-Tex certified, meaning that it is free of harmful dyes & chemicals
House Babylon Classic Collection Bed set in Green, £125 for a double Full set from House Babylon:- Shop HERE

9. VonShef Cast Iron 3 Piece Set

For the person who loves to cook how about a cast iron set including a griddle pan, casserole and small serving dish. A great gift for anyone who spends time in the kitchen, these pieces are well made and very heavy!

  • Enamelled Cast Iron red coloured body
  • Excellent heat retention and distribution properties. Perfect for cooking at high and low temperatures
  • Maintains moisture making the casserole pot ideal for slow cooking.
  • 3 cooking necessities for every kitchen
  • Suitable for conventional ovens. Not dishwasher safe. Handwash only
 VonShef Cast Iron 3 Piece Set, £44.99 from Domu:- Shop HERE

9. Handwoven Himalayan Cashmere Blanket

There’s something so decadent and indulgent about a cashmere blanket, and they make the most amazing gifts. These comes in a range of soft, neutral colours from a company called Chaccra, so suit all kinds of decor. No need to worry that your gift may not fit in with your recipients colour scheme.
  • Handwoven, luxuriously soft, blended Himalayan cashmere blanket in soft grey
  • Handmade in Nepal.
  • Made from environmentally friendly and natural materials
Handwoven Himalayan Cashmere Blanket, £93.02 from Chaccra:- Shop HERE

10. THE EGG by Cuisinepro

So my final entry in this year’s Christmas Gift Guide is a real treat. Combining form and function, THE EGG by Cuisinepro iD3 7 Piece Knife Block is exclusive to House and looks incredible. I can safely say the knives are also fabulous and this will be a showcase in any kitchen.

  • Hand crafted stainless steel 3D case with a luxury wooden base.
  • A push to open handle
  • Includes 6 Cuisinepro iD3 knives, ice hardened for precise performance
  • Cuisinepro iD3 Microdots for increased grip and efficiency when cutting
  • Hardened to 53 Rockwell to guarantee the highest level of hardness and tensile strength
  • Includes polishing cloth and luxe black velvet storage bag
  • A must-have item for every kitchen!
THE EGG by Cuisinepro, £299.99 from House UK:- Shop HERE
I hope you’ve enjoyed the Christmas Gift Guide for the Home Lover this year, and if you do indulge in any of these items, do let me know.
Jen x
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All prices correct at the time of writing
Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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  1. Becky
    December 3, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Oh i juts love that welcome sign

  2. Kimberly Duran
    December 3, 2018 / 10:57 am

    So many lovely things that I’m tempted to add the Wax Lyrical candles and the gorgeous neon lightbox to my own Christmas wish list! Great selections 🙂 xx

  3. Maxine Brady
    December 4, 2018 / 9:11 am

    That neon sign on the cocktail bar is so cool. There’s loads of cooking ideas in here for my dad too for Christmas. Thanks for the inspo!

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