I’ve Spent Days Searching for Homeware, and These Items Are the Best of the Best

November 14, 2021 at 06:04AM

My love of fashion will forever be strong, but after moving home and spending lots of time in my living room, I’ve come to hold interiors in equally high esteem. I’ve become so obsessed with homeware, my Christmas shopping reflects this shift. After becoming more comfortable in my new flat, and getting the more essential purchases out of the way, my mind keeps drifting to how I can make my space feel special and elevated, and my Christmas wish list this year is filled with items that will make me love my home even more in 2022.

Just like clothes, homeware can be difficult to buy for someone else, as it is so personal—especially when it comes to bigger and more expensive items. So for this gift guide, I’ve split it into three categories, with gift ideas for maximalists who love colour and prints, for those who want their homes to be calm and neutral, and for those who want to shop from independent brands and secondhand to make a home that feels truly unique. Within each category, I’ve included both small items such as colourful candles and quirky prints (that can be given to a friend or a relative who is tricky to buy for) and bigger ticket items, from vintage chairs to beautiful rugs. Keep scrolling to see my edit of 39 homeware gifts that I love for Christmas (and every other day in the year). 

Below, you’ll find tapestries, prints, candles, and bedding in the boldest prints and the most vibrant colours. The best thing about this aesthetic is that more is more, and this person will never fail to see the beauty in adding another talking piece to their mantle or perfectly curated shelf. 

This throw will brighten up any sofa or armchair. 

A plate to match Bernadette’s beautiful dresses? Sounds good to me. 

This will look incredible against white bedsheets. 

The perfect way to jazz up that old lamp base. 

A Missoni robe? I know what I would like from Santa. 

You can never have too many joyful throws. 

The vase every fashion person wants to own. 

These candles are just so beautiful. 

Just add white hydrangeas. 

There’s no surface this candle won’t instantly pep-up. 

This will go with so many decor palettes. 

Taper candles are still going strong. 

How lovely would it be to serve olives and nibbles in this dish? 

Ideal for photos of your nearest and dearest. 

If you’re buying for a minimalist, clean lines should be your priority, as should a muted colour palette. You might think this is limiting, but with sleek vases, rustic, wooden bowls, and woollen throws, these gift ideas are sure to please even the most pared-back recipient. 

Dried flowers are a great alternative to fresh. 


I’ve got my eye on this Toast throw. 

Such great value. 

A focal point that’ll look good on any coffee table. 

I’ve burnt this candle and can confirm it smells divine. 

A lamp I’d very much like on my bedside. 

Comfort meets style in this bubble chair. 

I have this thing for long cushions. 

Have you ever seen a stronger silhouette? 

This vase looks so designer. 

Another candle I tried (and loved!) during lockdown. 

My mind is never far from Nordic Knots. 

If you can’t afford the designer version… 

Who doesn’t appreciate a designer hand soap? 

Another Anissa Kermiche hit. 

This year we’ve seen a continued push to support and amplify small and local brands, as many businesses remain hugely impacted by the pandemic and its restrictions. Luckily, there are lots of little-known independent brands and vintage sellers listing their pieces online, so you needn’t require copious amounts of time and days off to find something truly unique. 

This print looks so genuine. 

If you’re feeling flush, you might want to consider the matching salt mill. 

Honna pyjamas are hard to beat. 

This is guaranteed to brighten up any hallway. 

These creations are handpainted and gorgeous. 

I better throw myself a party to get use of all the pretty platters on my list. 

Show me a cooler chair. I’ll wait. 

The napkin update I never knew I needed. 

This unusual-shaped vase will fit on even the most narrow of surfaces. 

Did someone say handmade cushion? 

Next up: These Brit Candles Will Always Be Considered God-Tier

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated

Author Emma Spedding | Whowhatwear
Selected by CWC

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