As we’re all getting on a bit now, more and more of my friends are settling into their homes and looking for lovely bits to help accessorise. Gifts for the home are your excuse to pick the most gorgeous bits that they are sure to adore!
First up, a monogrammed mug will never go out of style, and these Anthropologie ones are too stylish to hide away in a cupboard. Super easy – just pick their initial and you’ve got a personalised present they’ll love using.
Decorative bits are fun to buy and even better to receive; often we don’t buy ourselves pieces that don’t have a purpose, but when they’re practical and pretty, they are pretty much perfect. This gorgeous gold gilt vase from H&M would definitely brighten up any living room, filled with flowers or not. And speaking of practical and pretty, this tea for one set by Cath Kidston is gloriously kitsch, printed with London-inspired imagery, and perfect for curling up with a good book for an indulgent afternoon.
I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love the elegant combo of marble and copper, so why not buy them this gorgeous clock for their home? And this beautiful gold gilt cake stand is another stylish buy that will add some serious elegance to any table. Didn’t I say pretty and practical gifts were the best?
This next gift is bound to bring a smile to the recipient’s face for years to come; the Crosley Cruiser record player is portable, comes in a faux leather briefcase in a huge range of shades (the mint green is my favourite) and will allow you to play your favourite records in the most stylish way. Bonus points for pairing it with their favourite album on vinyl!
A little bit of art is a lovely way to add personality and colour to the home, and this sweet print by Rifle Paper Co. is the perfect home accessory. There’s a huge range of prints to choose from, but I liked the light-hearted optimism of this one – something I think we could do with a little bit more of!
Finally, for a stand-out gift, these Laura Ashley antler candleholders would look stunning on the dinner table at Christmas, and they look way more expensive than they really are. A win-win!