Christmas Gift Guide for the Home Lover

Welcome, I’m thrilled to reveal my 2017 Christmas Gift Guide for the home lover. If you have a friend or family member who loves a beautiful home gift but need some inspiration for Christmas this year, look no further. I’ve pulled together some of my favourite pieces from old and new brands, and both small and large businesses, starting at just over £12.

1. Rose Gold Sensor Mirror from simplehuman

A good dressing table mirror is a must and this beautiful mirror from simplehuman offers so much more. As well as looking the part it has bags of features that make it something truly special as a gift this Christmas. I would highly recommend it, particularly for a special gift for a special someone. (And why not send him the link to this post if you need to drop a hint!)

  • Tru-lux light system simulates natural sunlight for the brightest, most colour-correct view
  • Use phone app to capture light settings from the environment around you and recreate them on the mirror
  • Dual magnification of both 5x and 10x
  • Motion sensor detects when you are in front of the mirror so it lights up automatically as your face approaches
  • Use the app to enable mirror smart features.
  • Rechargeable – use without a cord for up to 4 weeks.
 Rose Gold Sensor Mirror, £219 from simplehuman:- Shop HERE


2. Selham Set of 3 Vases from Mood Collections

A beautiful set of 3 stunning ceramic vases with a marble effect finish, these make a wonderful gift and are neutral enough to suit any decor; no worries about any colour clashing in the recipient’s home. Vases are a really effective gift, whether they love fresh flowers, faux displays or simply want to use them as ornaments, you really can’t go wrong with a set like this.

  • Modern on trend design
  • White, grey and black marble effect
  • Dimensions: H 18/24.5/30.5cm
  • 1 large, 1 medium, 1 small vase

Set of 3 Vases, £55 from Mood Collections:- Shop HERE


3. Fired Earth Home Fragrance from Wax Lyrical

If ever in doubt, give someone a home fragrance piece for Christmas and you’ll be fine. For the gift guide this year I’ve chosen these beautiful examples from the Fired Earth collection at Wax Lyrical. I have the Reed Diffuser (£37), the Large Wick Candle (£36) and the Decorative Candle Tin (£13) all in Assam and White Cedar, which has to be one of my most favourite home fragrances EVER. This is truly gorgeous. Not too floral, just the right amount of muskiness and gentle aroma to fill the room.

  • Elegant, stylish design
  • Blending delicate lily, cedarwood and assam with fruity citrus notes
  • Reed Diffuser bottle size 500ml
  • Large Wick Candle: Burn time approx: 75 hours. Size approx: 10.5cm x 11.5cm
  • Candle Tin: Burn time approx: 25 hours. Size approx: 9cm x 5.5cm.
Fired Earth Home Fragrance collection, from £13 at Wax Lyrical:- Shop HERE


 4. Double Blade Bread Maker from Andrew James

This is the first bread make I’ve owned and it’s a real treat. There’s something a little bit indulgent about having fresh bread to wake up to in the mornings, and the whole family are enjoying this. So if you don’t have a bread maker or know someone who would love to try one out, why not indulge them.
  • LCD display and 15 digital functions including gluten-free.
  • Make a huge range of delicious homemade breads in either 1000g, 1250g or 1500g loaves
  • Includes 2 dough blades, 1 measuring cup, 1 double ended measuring spoon, 1 dough hook and 1 manual.
  • Freshly baked bread every day with the 15 hour delay timer and 60 minute keep warm function.
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Double Blade Bread Maker, from £88.99 at Andrew James:- Shop HERE


5. Simplex Kensington No.1 Kettle from Newey & Bloomer

Did you know this kettle was first produced in Birmingham back in 1903? It’s still made there now and continues to use the same handcrafted techniques that were first used over 100 years ago. Each kettle lovingly takes a month to make and is made from the highest grade copper. I think you’ll agree this beautiful piece takes centre stage in a kitchen, and of course, it whistles! If you want to indulge someone special this year, you can’t go wrong with a Newey & Bloomer kettle.

  • All Simplex Kettles by Newey & Bloomer are 100% lead-free
  • 100% Solid copper kettle body
  • Luxurious and warm polished copper exterior.
  • Newey & Bloomer signature spout with centre seam, birds mouth spout, designed to give a perfect, even pour.
  • Whistles through the lid when water reaches boiling point.
  • Stay cool:, hand turned solid beechwood handle
  • Handmade in England by master copper artisans
  • Traditional, authentic design that has been loves across the globe for generations

Simplex Kensington No.1 Kettle, £220 at Newey & Bloomer:- Shop HERE


6. Portmeirion Sara Miller Tableware Collection

You must check out the Sara Miller collaboration with Portmeirion for some beautiful gift ideas this Christmas. I’ve got just a small selection here, showcasing a set of Piccadilly mugs with cute and quirky designs. The cake slice, spoons and forks are from the Sara Miller London Collection and come in beautiful presentation boxes too, making such a beautiful gift.

  • Mugs are fine bone china edged in gold. Hand wash only.
  • Mugs priced at £12.49 each.
  • Spoons and forks have porcelain handles with stainless steel that are both embellished with 22 carat gold
  • Spoons priced at £19.99 per set.
  • Forks priced at £19.99 per set.
  • Cake slice porcelain handle embellished with 22 carat gold and a stainless steel blade also coated with 22 carat gold.
  • Cake slice priced at £16.00″

Sara Miller Tableware Collection, from £12.49 at Portmeirion:- Shop HERE


7. A Stool from ByAlex

So as well as showcasing pieces from the high street and established brands, I’m thrilled to include this small designer piece from ByAlex. And isn’t it divine? It’s just perfect as a stylish side table, bedside table or simply as a stand for your plant collection. It arrives flat packed but is put together in a matter of minutes and is exceptionally sturdy and well made. Created by British designer Alex Swain, who is based on the North Downs in Surrey and designs pure and minimal products for the home and workplace.

  • An instant hit when the collection launched in 2011, it was the first ‘carry-away’ furniture available from John Lewis
  • Made from FSC Birch plywood bonded with a coloured laminate
  • Dimensions 33 x 38 x 48 cm
  • Available in a variety of finishes: Black, Grey, Oak and White

A Stool, £89 from ByAlex:- Shop HERE


8.  Beautify Set of 2 Storage Trunks from Domu

These are great value trunks that look oh so stylish and are bang on trend. They’re pretty, functional and will look gorgeous in any home, so make the perfect gift for someone who loves theirs. We are using these for beauty and lego storage! Did I mention how practical they are?

  • Set of 2 vintage-style storage trunks – a sophisticated addition to any home
  • Comprises of one smaller trunk measuring L52 x W26 x H20cm and one large trunk measuring L60 x W36 x H24cm
  • Made from robust steel in cream with on-trend rose gold clasps and handle
  • Perfect for storing bedding, towels, clothes, shoes, toys, magazines, paper documents and general bits and bobs

Beautify Set of 2 Storage Trunks, £54.99 from Domu:- Shop HERE


9.  Silver Velvet Quilted Throw from Pignut

This is a wonderful addition to anyone’s throw collection. Super soft fleece on one side and beautiful silver quilted velvet on the other. Ideal for throwing on the bed or using in the living room to snuggle under during a cold, winter’s evening. A lovely gift for the home lover, and their family.

  • Measures H130cm x W170cm
  • 100% Polyester on the front, 100% super soft curly fleece on the back.
  • Dry Clean only

Silver Velvet Quilted Throw, £60 from Pignut:- Shop HERE


10. Imprima Kitchen Storage Set from Typhoon

This set has really surprised me. Made of steel but looking ceramic, they are light and stylish, each with a different geo design, and topped off with bamboo lids. All together they make a great set but individually the bread bin is a great size and the set of 3 jars are great for a contemporary kitchen. Definitely one for the practical, yet stylish home lover.

  • Bread bin dimensions: W 210 mm x H 290 mm x L 305 mm
  • Set of 3 Storage jars priced at £27.99
  • Storage jars dimensions: W 115 mm x H 160 mm x L 115 mm
  • Satin matte colour coated
  • Environmentally friendly bamboo lid, airtight silicone seal.

Imprima Kitchen Storage, from £27.99 from Pignut:- Shop HERE


11. Siesta Rise Marius Pure DAB Radio

Finally, I want to end the guide with something special. This is a lovely gift for anyone with a love of Scandinavian, or just elegant and simple, design. PURE make stunning radios and this one is packed full of up to the minute features. It sounds heavenly too, (the most important bit really) and looks gorgeous of course, so if you have a home lover who needs help getting up in the mornings, here is the perfect gift.

  • DAB, DAB+ and FM Radio
  • 20 Station Presets
  • Alarms allow you wake up to your favourite radio station or alarm tone
  • CrystalVue Display with Auto-dimming that won’t keep you awake at night
  • Bluetooth, play any music wirelessly from your smartphone
  • Sleeptimer puts your radio into sleep mode after a set period of time
  • USB powerport for bedside mobile phone charging
  • Perfect for storing bedding, towels, clothes, shoes, toys, magazines, paper documents and general bits and bobs

Siesta Rise Marius DAB Radio in Grey, £109.99 from PURE:- Shop HERE

I do hope you’ve enjoyed the gift guide this year and have taken some inspiration for your next shopping trip. Do let me know if you decide to buy any of the pieces I’ve featured, and of course, let me know what you think of them.

Merry Christmas,

Jen x


All of the products featured here have been gifted but I only work with brands and products that I truly believe will make great gifts. Thank you for supporting the brands that make the blog possible. All comments, opinions and images are my own. 

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. Stacey Sheppard
    December 1, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    Awesome guide Jen. I love the vases, the stool and that super cool radio. Great finds, anyone would be made up to receive the bits on this list!

    • Jen Stanbrook
      December 1, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      Thanks so much Stacey x

  2. Candy Pop
    December 1, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Stunning guide, I love the marble effect vases and the Typhoon storage jars. I hope you have a gorgeous Friday and happy new month! x

  3. Cate
    December 1, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    Beautiful finds, lots of things I’ve never come across before. Happy 1st of December! x

  4. Catherine McCourt
    December 1, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    This is a lovely guide! I love those marble vases and the beautiful trunks. And can we just talk about your new hexagonal kitchen tiles?! LOVE!

  5. Vikas Gupta
    December 2, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    What a collection i must say ! Impressive..Thanks for sharing this article

  6. Stephanie
    December 2, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Oh this is a perfect gift guide Jen, I LOVE all the pieces would happily have them all under my Christmas tree!!

  7. Fresh Design Blog
    December 3, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Great ideas for Christmas gifts. I’m amazed the kitchen storage jars are made of steel, they look so like ceramic. I bet they’ll be very durable.

  8. Fanil Khan
    December 12, 2017 / 12:30 pm

    jen, it’s really good Christmas gift guide.. every home lover will love this. the ROSE GOLD SENSOR MIRROR is so lovely.. i love this one

  9. Velvet
    December 13, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    My heart belongs to that copper kettle!! Such a lovely Christmas gift guide…thank you!

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