Make a new space feel like home this Christmas without breaking the bank with these stylish designer housewarming gift ideas
The Christmas season is very much around the corner. For many of us, this means sorting out Christmas presents for ourselves and our loved ones, including those who are just moving into their new home and are connoisseurs of high quality home items.
Whether it’s a rental or a newly acquired home, finding the right housewarming gift on a budget requires a little bit of research.
In this case, it’s all about prioritising quality over quantity. Below is a curated list of practical and decorative designer housewarming gift ideas, all below £100 that will hopefully stir you in the right direction.
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FOR THE LIVING ROOM
Unless you are already familiar with your loved ones’ new home, select a minimalist housewarming gift for the living room that is easy to blend with other decor accessories.
Keep things simple yet sophisticated. Pick a housewarming gift in white, beige, cream, black, silver, light grey or other monochromatic tones that work well in different room settings.
JO MALONE LONDON Wild Berry & Bramble Scented Candle, 300g
Jo Malone London’s colourless scented candle makes a thoughtful housewarming gift. Its beautiful hand-finished ceramic vessel will add sophistication and a contemporary touch to any room.
COMPLETEDWORKS + Ekaterina Bazhenova Yamasaki Wake Ceramic Vase
Completedworks’ design collaboration with artist E. Yamasaki gave birth to the handmade ceramic ‘Wake’ vase. Its abstract shape, inspired by Renaissance paintings,beautifully holds a few long stems.
GEORG JENSEN Cobra Bowl Small
The highly polished stainless steel small Cobra bowl embodies Designer Constantin Wortmanns’s love of sensuous curves and natural flowing undulations. The bowl is a beautiful centrepiece to a coffee table and can occasionally hold small snacks or treats.
CHANEL: The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns
High fashion lovers will be delighted to have Chanel: The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns books for their coffee table or home library. The publications offer an unrivalled overview of the House of Chanel as seen through the eyes of ex-creative director Karl Lagerfeld himself.
FOR THE DINING ROOM/AREA
Dare to be fun and creative with your housewarming gift for the living room. Here, go for pieces that can be used regularly for entertainment and subsequently tucked away once a lunch, dinner or a party is over.
LSA INTERNATIONAL Epoque Champagne Bucket h26.5cm Clear
Kick off the Christmas party season with LSA International mouth-blown champagne bucket with curved silhouette and disc-shaped foot. Such an elegant housewarming gift will see your or your loved ones through many festive moments.
ANISSA KERMICHE Venus & Mercury Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers
Add a little touch of artisanship into your loved ones’ daily dining habits with French-Algerian designer Anissa Kermiche’s Venus & Mercury ceramic salt and pepper shakers. These will add a fanciful touch to their tablescape.
DOING GOODS Stella Feather Teaspoons Set of Four
Give your friend’s afternoon tea time an extra layer of style with this set of four hand-crafted brass Stella feather teaspoons from Doing Goods. The elegant gift will make table setting a little bit more fun at home.
GLENCAIRN GLASSWARE The Glencairn Official Whisky Glass Travel Case
Whisky connoisseurs will appreciate a pair of the world’s most famous whisky glasses as a Chritsmas housewarming gift. Housed in a classy protective faux-leather travel case, they are perfect for al fresco dining, picnics, or camping trips.
FOR THE KITCHEN
Even the most monochromatic home kitchen deserves pops of colour here and there in its exposed or tucked away tools, utensils, and decor accessories. I am sure your pals will forgive you for adding a little bit of personality into their kitchen with your thoughtful present.
RAAWII Strøm Large Earthenware Jug, Yellow
Bring the sun into your friend’s kitchen with Copenhagen-based Raawii’s sculptural jug in an impactful yellow colour. Handcrafted in Portugal, this ‘Strøm’ jug is made from smooth earthenware with a beautiful matte finish.
LOEWE HOME SCENTS Luscious Pea Small Scented Candle, 170g
Inspired by Marrakech’s Jardin Majorelle and Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, LOEWE Home Scent’s designed by Jonathan Anderson will add herbaceous freshness to any kitchen. The pea small scented candle is encased in a handmade terracotta earthenware pot from Spain.
GEORG JENSEN Alfredo Salad Bowl
The Alfredo salad bowl is crafted in both stainless steel and porcelain to deliver a stunningly reflective finish. The bowl can also be used to serve other foods such as potatoes, fruit, pasta dishes, or even popcorn.
LE CREUSET Stoneware Cafetiere with Metal Press Teal
Iconic Le Creuset cafetiere will add colour to any coffee or tea time. The dense stoneware provides exceptional thermal resistance and maintains even temperature. The cafetiere is easy to clean and is scratch resistant thanks to its superb enamel paint surface.
FOR THE BEDROOM AND BATHROOM
Sainté.Co Large Porcelain Aurora Candle, 12cm
Inspired by the natural beauty of the female body, the exquisitely handmade Aurora candle is an exclusive Sainté.co creation. Each candle is unique in design with 24-karat gold flakes for added glamour. This will be an eye-catchy feature on a vanity, a dresser, or a coffee table.
CHRISTY Luxe Bath Sheet, White (Set of 2)
Add hotel-inspired comfort and sophistication to any bathroom with the heavyweight Turkish cotton from The Luxe collection. CHRISTY Luxe bath white sheet is designed to infuse quality and style in your bathroom for a spa-like experience.