The best home Christmas gifts of 2022, selected by The Telegraph's interior decoration expert

Best home Christmas gifts 2022, including kitchen ornaments, scented candles and house mugs
Best home Christmas gifts 2022, including kitchen ornaments, scented candles and house mugs

We’ve all spent time agonising over housewarming gifts for friends and relatives. It can be hard to match the recipient’s tastes to your own idea of what makes a good new home gift. Most of us could do with help when it comes to choosing the best home Christmas gifts, too.

Whether it’s kitchen ornaments, scented candles or gifts for the garden, this is the one Christmas present that, if you get it right, will keep on giving after the fairy lights come down – even if it's just the perfect house mug. And who better to ask for advice than the Telegraph’s interiors editor Jessica Doyle? Here are Jessica’s top ideas for 2022, carefully chosen to be on trend and affordable. (Nearly all of them, anyway. There's nothing wrong with being over-generous.)

Best home Christmas gifts

1. Set of two Morris & Co mugs

£33.50 Spode

Set of two Morris & Co mugs best home Christmas gifts 2022
Set of two Morris & Co mugs best home Christmas gifts 2022

Jessica says: “The uplifting William Morris print on this set of complementary mugs is certain to brighten up a pattern lover’s morning coffee.”

£34

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2. Animal Coasters

£6 each, Emma J Shipley

Emma J Shipley coasters best home Christmas gifts 2022
Emma J Shipley coasters best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Put the fun into cocktail hour with these mix-and-match, animal-inspired coasters in a colour-pop palette.”

£6

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3. Geranium & orange one litre hand and body wash

£35, Plum & Ashby

Plum & Ashby Geranium & orange one litre hand and body wash best home Christmas gifts 2022
Plum & Ashby Geranium & orange one litre hand and body wash best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Perfect for popping beside the kitchen sink: a jumbo one-litre bottle of moisturising handwash, in a selection of delicious scents.”

£35

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4. Stripe boiled-wool cushion

£46, Camomile London

Camomile London Stripe boiled-wool cushion best home Christmas gifts 2022
Camomile London Stripe boiled-wool cushion best home Christmas gifts 2022

“This sweet cushion echoes the fashionable look of a vintage grain sack, but is infinitely cosier in soft felted merino wool.”

£46

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5. Cézanne-inspired jug

£45, Tate Shop

The Tate Shop Cézanne-inspired jug best home Christmas gifts 2022
The Tate Shop Cézanne-inspired jug best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Inspired by Tate Modern’s blockbuster Cézanne exhibition, this hand-thrown jug comes in the artist’s signature palette of green, blue and russet tones.”

£45

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6. The Art of Living with White by Chrissie Rucker

£35, The White Company

The Art of Living with White by Chrissie Rucker best home Christmas gifts 2022
The Art of Living with White by Chrissie Rucker best home Christmas gifts 2022

“White Company founder Chrissie Rucker’s new coffee-table book offers plenty of ideas for decorating your home in her signature, soothing style.”

£35

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7. House of Hackney Dessert plate

£16, Anthropologie

House of Hackney Dessert plate best home Christmas gifts 2022
House of Hackney Dessert plate best home Christmas gifts 2022

“House of Hackney’s collaboration with Anthropologie brings its much-loved maximalist vibe to budget-friendly soft furnishings, accessories and tableware.”

£16

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8. Wellbeing Pod Mini Diffuser

£50, Neom

Neom Wellbeing Pod Mini Diffuser best home Christmas gifts 2022
Neom Wellbeing Pod Mini Diffuser best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Fragrance fans will love this portable, rechargeable scent diffuser, which can be moved from room to room, or used in the car.”

£50

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9. Spiral ombré candles

£14 for 4, Rockett St George

Rockett St George Spiral ombré candles best home Christmas gifts 2022
Rockett St George Spiral ombré candles best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Swirl candles have been a growing table-setting trend - these ones up the style stakes with a pretty ombré effect.”

£14

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10. Stripe tissue-box cover

£35, Alice Palmer

Alice Palmer Stripe tissue-box cover best home Christmas gifts 2022
Alice Palmer Stripe tissue-box cover best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Proving that essentials don’t have to be boring, this chic tissue-box cover comes in a choice of six colours.”

£35

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11. Herringbone armchair throw

£45.99, The British Blanket Company

British Blanket Company Herringbone armchair throw best home Christmas gifts 2022
British Blanket Company Herringbone armchair throw best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Available in a wide range of colours, a tasselled wool throw that will work as a runner at the end of the bed or draped over a sofa or chair.”

£46

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12. Bell Hutley Scallops and Stars napkin

£20, Fortnum & Mason

Bell Hutley Scallops and Stars napkin best home Christmas gifts 2022
Bell Hutley Scallops and Stars napkin best home Christmas gifts 2022

“With a star-spangled design and on-trend scallop detailing, these napkins are sure to be the talk of the table.”

£18

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13. Letter tumbler

£16, Stone & Mason

Stone and mason letter tumbler best home Christmas gifts 2022
Stone and mason letter tumbler best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Tap into the monogram movement with a 3D alphabet tumbler - guaranteed to cheer up a morning juice or evening G&T.”

£16

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14. Matthew Williamson Leopard towels

From £13.60, John Lewis

Matthew Williamson Leopard towels best home Christmas gifts 2022
Matthew Williamson Leopard towels best home Christmas gifts 2022

“The playful motif on these cotton towels will bring a splash of colour-pop print to the bathroom.”

£14

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15. Porcelain Arc Blue Stars pasta bowl

£17, Denby

Denby Porcelain Arc Blue Stars pasta bowl best home Christmas gifts 2022
Denby Porcelain Arc Blue Stars pasta bowl best home Christmas gifts 2022

“With gold stars on an inky blue background, this pasta bowl will turn a simple midweek dinner into an occasion.”

£17

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16. Quince Garden candle

£29, Daylesford

Daylesford Quince Garden candle best home Christmas gifts 2022
Daylesford Quince Garden candle best home Christmas gifts 2022

“A delicate scent with notes of magnolia, geranium and rose, in a reusable glass pot decorated with a Colefax & Fowler print.”

£29

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17. Gingham bedding bundle

From £297, Piglet in Bed (reduced to £222.75 for Black Friday)

Piglet in Bed Gingham bedding bundle best home Christmas gifts 2022
Piglet in Bed Gingham bedding bundle best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Give the gift of good sleep with a bundle of soft, temperature-regulating linen bedding in an on-trend gingham print.”

£223

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18. Lacquered frame with pressed cosmos

£180, Matilda Goad

Matilda Goad Lacquered frame with pressed cosmos best home Christmas gifts 2022
Matilda Goad Lacquered frame with pressed cosmos best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Pressed flowers are all the rage: tap into the trend with a delicate pressed cosmos in a colourful lacquered frame.”

£180

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19. Nest New York Charcoal Woods reed diffuser

£56, Cult Beauty

Nest New York Charcoal Woods reed diffuser best home Christmas gifts 2022
Nest New York Charcoal Woods reed diffuser best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Cult American home fragrance brand Nest New York has landed in the UK; this sumptuous scent is perfect for cosy nights by the fire.”

£56

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20. Tropical Swim screenprint by Maxine Gregson, edition of 100

£180, Print Club London

Tropical Swim screenprint by Maxine Gregson, edition of 100 best home Christmas gifts 2022
Tropical Swim screenprint by Maxine Gregson, edition of 100 best home Christmas gifts 2022

“One of a large collection of affordable, limited-edition prints and one-off paintings (that you won’t see in everyone else’s house).”

£180

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21. Arya silk reversible cushion

£130, Daughters of Gaea

Daughters of Gaea Arya silk reversible cushion best home Christmas gifts 2022
Daughters of Gaea Arya silk reversible cushion best home Christmas gifts 2022

“With contrasting floral designs on the front and back, this pretty double-sided cushion is handmade from mulberry silk and filled with British wool.”

£130

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22. Ben Pentreath Lambswool throw

£245, Johnstons of Elgin

Johnstons of Elgin Ben Pentreath Lambswool throw best home Christmas gifts 2022
Johnstons of Elgin Ben Pentreath Lambswool throw best home Christmas gifts 2022

“In a vibrant palette and with a bold, block check design, this throw is made in Scotland from supersoft lambswool.”

£245

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23. Green lacquer bobbin salt or pepper grinder

£55, Addison Ross

Addison Ross Green lacquer bobbin salt or pepper grinder best home Christmas gifts 2022
Addison Ross Green lacquer bobbin salt or pepper grinder best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Its playful bobbin design, in a range of zingy colours, makes this salt or pepper grinder a tabletop must-have.”

£55

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24. Laetitia Rouget Cook hand-painted ceramic plate

£60, Selfridges

Laetitia Rouget Cook hand-painted ceramic plate best home Christmas gifts 2022
Laetitia Rouget Cook hand-painted ceramic plate best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Laetitia Rouget’s hand-painted plates, with a choice of witty messages, are bound to get the dinner-party conversation flowing.”

£60

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25. Matchbox

£185, Noble Macmillan

Noble Macmillan luxury matchbox best home Christmas gifts 2022
Noble Macmillan luxury matchbox best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Perfect for lighting the woodburning stove in style, this luxurious leather matchbox comes with the option of personalisation.”

£185

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26. Plant subscription box

£38 per month (minimum three months), Leaf Envy

Leaf Envy plant subscription best home Christmas gifts 2022
Leaf Envy plant subscription best home Christmas gifts 2022

“Plant lovers will appreciate a house-plant subscription, with a mystery plant and pot (plus a care card) arriving each month.”

£38

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