Our top 10 best Christmas gifts for home lovers!

Here are our top picks for Christmas 2018!

Whilst we know it’s still a little early to be mentioning Christmas 2018, but it is never to early to start Christmas shopping! If you’re looking for Christmas gift inspiration for the home lover in your life?

We understand that choosing a present for an interiors obsessive (especially those who seem to have everything) can be a challenge, which is why here at Architecture North we've stepped in to share our pick of the best gifts for home lovers.

 

Whether their style is minimalist, maximalist or somewhere in between, you're sure to find something unique to gift this Christmas. 


1. OH DUCK IT ; SIT YERSEN DAHN FAUX SUEDE CUSHION

Have you got a friend with a passion for all things cute, comical and comfortable? Then this Oh Duck it Cushion from Duki is the perfect gift.


An Oh Duck it, cushion is perfectly handmade resulting in a unrivalled durability and colour vibrance, ensuring a high level of quality is maintained at every step of the production process.

The individually printed photo panels are sewn together, resulting in a premium quality seamless finish that you just cannot achieve with inferior ready-made cushion which makes a tasteful personalised addition to your bedroom or living room.


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2. CHOOSE A CANDLE -WORTHY FOR A STOCKING FILLER

What the candle smells like is the most important thing, but how it's packaged is no less significant, but at Alight Candle Co. their candles comes in an attractive white gift carton.

Alight have really outdone themselves this Christmas, with stunning ornate packaging encasing this delicious Special Edition fruity, floral Christmas Candle. With a combination of Cranberries, followed by Orange and Cinnamon with back notes of Jasmine and Lily on a base of Sandalwood, Cedar, Musk and Vanilla.

We love these candles, and they’re sure to become festive bestsellers! 


3.GIVE AN OH-SO-INSTAGRAMMABLE GIFT

Do you have a friend that loves Instagramming their home? Then this Gold Letter Board from Oliver Bonas could be the gift for them. 

This vintage-inspired letter board is the modern way to take any notes, it is perfect for styling with cute catch phrases, shopping lists or messages for your other half.

They're a stylish addition to any contemporary home.

With a nostalgic feel, the peg board and its white letters create a unique person piece of wall art, or you can use it as a memo board to display to-do lists, announcements and menus!


4. HAND TURNED WOODEN BAUBLES

Add a touch of nature this festive season with a set of handmade Derby based homeware brand; Selwyn House.

Every piece is designed and handmade by Sean Best and Ellie Smalls, creating beautiful baubles, to compliment any Christmas Tree.

Each bauble is individually shaped, size and pattern really highlights the beauty of natural wood.

Each set comes packaged in a gift box complimented with natural wood shavings for protection during transportation.


5. GIFT THE CACTUS TREND 

According to headlines, cacti are the new pineapples, meaning they're guaranteed to make a great gift for interiors obsessives this Christmas. 

We love this Cactus Vase from Marie Michielssen, looks equally as impressive paired with long stemmed leaves as it does on its own. Bringing a little ray of desert sunshine to you home.

This cactus vase is fun and colourful design will complement bright flowers wonderfully, brightening up any room within your home - with no concern for a cacti prickle!


6. HANDMADE PORCELAIN TEA LIGHT HOUSES

Nest is a gorgeous boutique gift shop in rural Leicestershire offering inspirational collection of beautiful gifts.

Here at Architecture North, our director Lewis, has purchased these for the office and we have fallen in love with these amazing porcelain tea light houses.

Stood quietly on a windowsill, mantlepiece, table or console they are miniature works of art in their own right and look wonderful during the day, but light them up at night with a candle or fairy lights and they are even better. The warm glow and the light from the windows creates a wonderful ambience! 

These tea light houses are handmade to the highest standards, these beautiful items are guaranteed to delight and charm any recipient.


7. A LARGE VINTAGE CLOCK

This oversized open metal vintage styled garden clock in a gold antiqued metal finish, from Nottingham based Derby Road Garden Shop The Worm that Turned looks like a real brocante find.

This clock is a stylish timepiece which adds a touch of elegance and looks fabulous on either outside on a sheltered garden wall, or in a conservatory, proposed orangery, we feel the antiqued metal finish, looks like a real brocante find to compliment any proposed garden room.

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8. CHOOSE A FLOOR LAMP WITH SCANDINAVIAN INFLUENCE 

Are you trying to find a gift for a friend who can’t get enough Scandinavian Design? We popped into David Village Lighting Showroom during its construction in Broomhill, Sheffield, and came across this beautiful design in the showroom by Northern.no is a stylish minimalist in it design, producing soft light for soothing and relaxing surroundings, making a clear statement that’s clearly yet understated.

The designer recalls how this design reminds him of urban light filtering through trees growing around the city centre. As the light is softened by the shade, it resembles the warm glow of city lights on a dark winter night, which have been diffused upward through tree branches to illuminate the sky.  While Oslo Wood’s adjustable shade sets it apart from many other floor lamps, its streamlined, contemporary style aligns it with other leading lighting designs.

David Village Lighting Showroom is currently being constructed, and the showroom will open to the public December 2018.


9. THESE SQUIGGLE MUG SET ARE THE PERFECT GIFTS FOR HOME LOVERS

With ceramics handmade by Milo Liren Mckeand at the impossibly dreamy Clay Collective studio in Hackney, London.

These speckled white glaze and clay body with a bright vibrant squiggled red handled mug is a perfect gift for any coffee obsessed home lover, these are homespun, and are part of Milos ‘Squiggle’ collection.

The perfect combination of a minimalist aesthetic with a rustic homespun charm, this set is bound to be loved by anyone who receives it.


10. A COOL AND COSY THROW BLANKET 

'Tis the season for nights snuggled up watching Christmas films, meaning this Handmade Chunky Knit Blanket from Pomme Pomme makes for the perfect addition to an interiors lover's home. Success guaranteed. 

We found this super soft, chunky knit throw is perfect for adding a little hygge to your sofa or bed. Perfect for warming up those winter nights. 

Every blanket is made to order, this enables Clare to make it perfect for just for your ideal friend!

The wool is super soft and very delicate as it's un-spun 100% merino wool, it's a super grown up product which needs to be loved and looked after!

Clare is based in Manchester where each throw blanket is handmade using only 100% merino wool.