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

Emma Spedding
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My love of fashion has ever so slightly dwindled this year, as all of my favourite dresses, shoes, and accessories have been retired to the back of my wardrobe, and "dressing up" has become a distant memory. Instead of hunting for new brands and items in my spare time, I've become obsessed with homeware, so my Christmas shopping reflects this shift. Spending so much time inside my home over the past year has really made me think about how I can make my space feel special and comforting, and my Christmas wish list this year is filled with items that will make me love my space even more in 2021.

Just like clothes, homeware can be difficult to buy for someone else, as it is so personal, especially when it comes to big purchases. 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 40 homeware gifts that I love for this Christmas.

For a House Filled With Colours and Prints

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.

Slow Down Studio Hosono Throw (£230)

Laboratorio Paravicini Set of Four Izmir Ceramic Dessert Plates (£240)

Society of Wanderers Citron Check Cushion (£35)

Chiara Perano A3 Framed Limone Print (£175)

Missoni Home Yassine Hooded Checked Cotton-Terry Robe (£240)

Pendleton Sierra Ridge Wool-Blend Blanket (£395)

Anissa Kermiche Love Handles Ceramic Vase (£340)

La Montaña Winter Oranges Scented Candle (£36)

La DoubleJ Bubble Wildbird Large Porcelain Vase (£320)

Overose Valkiria Scented Candle (£45)

Laïte Works Fleur à Pois Cushion (£75)

Beata Heuman Marbleized Tray (£65)

Anna + Nina Matte Light Green Twisted Candles Set of Six (£25)

Klevering Acrylic Photo Frame (£30)

For a House That Is Minimal and Elevated

If you're buying for a minimalist, sleek vases, rustic, wooden bowls, and throws in muted colours are no-brainers.

Oka Small Faux Hydrangea and Hellebore Bunch in Multi (£95)

Oka Lacota Reversible Throw in Kingfisher Blue/Fawn (£95)

H&M Mango Wood Salad Bowl (£20)

John Lewis & Partners Party Acacia Wood Serve/Dipping Bowls Trio (£30)

Jo Malone London Wild Berry & Bramble Townhouse Candle (£90)

Oka Tamri Table Lamp in Antique Brass (£125)

Soho Home Garret Chair (£1495)

Christina Lundsteen Harlow Striped Cotton-Velvet Cushion (£118)

Soho Home Remi Large Table Lamp, Stone (£495)

H&M Large Ceramic Vase (£35)

Liha Queen Idia Candle (£32)

Oka Fortuna Metal Floor Lamp in Grey (£325)

Soho Home Salma Rug (£1295)

John Lewis & Partners Robyn Bottle Glass Lamp Base (£95)

Anissa Kermiche Tit for Tat Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers (£65)

For a House That Is Unique and Filled With Secondhand Items or Pieces by Small Brands

This year, there has been a movement to support small and local brands, as many businesses have been hugely impacted by the pandemic's restrictions. Luckily, there are lots of little-known independent brands and vintage sellers listing their pieces online, so don't let the lockdown stop you from finding something truly unique.

Host Starfish Serving Bowl (£28)

Bendtsens Gérard Economos, Original Lithographic Poster 1958 (£639)

Pure White Lines Green McQueen Armchair (£895)

Host Rattan-Effect Vase (£20)

Honna Sage Stripe Pyjama Set (£120)

The Shop Floor Project 17th Century Paintbox Palette C (£65)

Host Large Wiggle Jug (£46)

Vintage Botanical Print of Fungus Specimans (£285)

Vintage Italian Plates (£40)

Fairholme x Kitri Taper Candles (£17)

Next up, See our guide to the key trends for autumn/winter 2020.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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