R29 Home Picks: The Pieces We’re Lusting After Right Now

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It's a new year! And instead of making any major resolutions for ourselves, we're asking circumstances to put in the work and improve this year, tyvm. In the meantime, we'll be filling our homes with beautiful scents, perfect stew pots and silly cutlery to help fend off the January gloom. The combined forces of COVID, the cold, and our post-holiday bank balance may be keeping us indoors, but that won't stop us from enjoying it!

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<strong>Anna Jay, Art Director</strong><br><br><strong>Under £15</strong><br><br>If there’s one thing January needs, it’s mood enhancement. I’d use this set of essential oils from Muji in the aroma diffuser lamp I bought last month.<br><br><strong>Muji</strong> Mood Enhancing - Essential Oil Set, $, available at <a href="https://www.muji.eu/pages/online.asp?PID=6495&qclr=5055473342787" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Muji" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Muji</a>
Anna Jay, Art Director

Under £15

If there’s one thing January needs, it’s mood enhancement. I’d use this set of essential oils from Muji in the aroma diffuser lamp I bought last month.

Muji Mood Enhancing - Essential Oil Set, $, available at Muji
<strong>Under £50</strong><br><br>Having been to one of Homework’s <a href="https://homeworkstore.co.uk/collections/workshops" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Workshops" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Workshops</a> in December, I got to smell all of all the fragrances and this candle is the antidote to dark January nights. The scent of tomato vine is a reminder that summer did exist once, and will do again.<br><br><strong>Homework</strong> Mas Santo Candle, $, available at <a href="https://homeworkstore.co.uk/collections/fragrance/products/mas-santo-candle" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Homework Store" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Homework Store</a>
Under £50

Having been to one of Homework’s Workshops in December, I got to smell all of all the fragrances and this candle is the antidote to dark January nights. The scent of tomato vine is a reminder that summer did exist once, and will do again.

Homework Mas Santo Candle, $, available at Homework Store
<strong>Under £150</strong><br><br>I’ve been ogling this cutlery set trying to add up how much I’d need to spend for a full set. Alas, it’s a lot.<br><br><strong>Arket</strong> Sabre Paris Teak Dinner Cutlery, $, available at <a href="https://www.arket.com/en_gbp/homeware/kitchen/product.sabre-paris-teak-dinner-cutlery-orange.0991287001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Arket" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Arket</a>
Under £150

I’ve been ogling this cutlery set trying to add up how much I’d need to spend for a full set. Alas, it’s a lot.

Arket Sabre Paris Teak Dinner Cutlery, $, available at Arket
<strong>Sadhbh O'Sullivan, Health & Living Writer</strong><br><br><strong>Under £15</strong><br><br>Who could say no to this face?<br><br><br><strong>Time Concept</strong> Bamboo Smiley Cooking Spoon, $, available at <a href="https://goodhoodstore.com/products/time-concept-inc-bamboo-cooking-spoon" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The GoodHood Store" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The GoodHood Store</a>
Sadhbh O'Sullivan, Health & Living Writer

Under £15

Who could say no to this face?


Time Concept Bamboo Smiley Cooking Spoon, $, available at The GoodHood Store
<strong>Under £50</strong><br><br>New year means finally getting shot of my current oven mitts (which are half blackened and held together by sheer force of will). This beautiful mitt from Marimekko is delightfully vivid.<br><br><strong>Marimekko</strong> Green and Blue Stripes Short Oven Glove, $, available at <a href="https://www.trouva.com/products/marimekko-green-and-blue-stripes-short-oven-glove" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Trouva" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Trouva</a>
Under £50

New year means finally getting shot of my current oven mitts (which are half blackened and held together by sheer force of will). This beautiful mitt from Marimekko is delightfully vivid.

Marimekko Green and Blue Stripes Short Oven Glove, $, available at Trouva
<strong>Under £150</strong><br><br>This beautiful mirror is going pride of place on the chest of drawers.<br><br><strong>Vintage</strong> Vintage Mahogany Dressing Table Mirror | Antique 1930s Table Top Mirror | 20th Century Free Standing Bevelled Pivot Mirror, $, available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/953922852/vintage-mahogany-dressing-table-mirror" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>
Under £150

This beautiful mirror is going pride of place on the chest of drawers.

Vintage Vintage Mahogany Dressing Table Mirror | Antique 1930s Table Top Mirror | 20th Century Free Standing Bevelled Pivot Mirror, $, available at Etsy
<strong>Elly Parsons, Acting Managing Editor</strong><br><br><strong>Under £15</strong><br><br>I love having a physical calendar hanging in my kitchen. It’s a place to jot down the things that are uncapturable in a Google Calendar or Trello board. I really enjoy illustrator Katie Tinkler’s vibrancy, and there’s a simple nostalgia to the subject matter she chooses. Pie & Mash with a pint in February just feels right. And her handmade 2022 calendar is a steal for just £14. “Why yes, every month has a gingham background because it would seem I’m slightly obsessed,” she says.<br><br><br><strong>K Tinkler Illustration</strong> 2022 food themed calendar - A5, $, available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1081025278/2022-food-themed-calendar-a5" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>
Elly Parsons, Acting Managing Editor

Under £15

I love having a physical calendar hanging in my kitchen. It’s a place to jot down the things that are uncapturable in a Google Calendar or Trello board. I really enjoy illustrator Katie Tinkler’s vibrancy, and there’s a simple nostalgia to the subject matter she chooses. Pie & Mash with a pint in February just feels right. And her handmade 2022 calendar is a steal for just £14. “Why yes, every month has a gingham background because it would seem I’m slightly obsessed,” she says.


K Tinkler Illustration 2022 food themed calendar - A5, $, available at Etsy
<strong>Under £50</strong><br><br>Literally the entirety of Sew Bella’s website right now is sold out, which is why I’m coveting everything. Because who doesn’t need a set of beautifully hand embroidered dippy egg napkins? I’m also ridiculously into the ‘Favourite Things’ bespoke napkins; I’m thinking of gifting these as little favours at my wedding next summer.<br><br><strong>Sew Bella</strong> 'Eggcellent Dippy Eggs' Napkin Set, $, available at <a href="https://www.sewbella.studio/shop/p/eggcellent-dippy-egg-napkin-set-2anp4" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sew Bella" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sew Bella</a>
Under £50

Literally the entirety of Sew Bella’s website right now is sold out, which is why I’m coveting everything. Because who doesn’t need a set of beautifully hand embroidered dippy egg napkins? I’m also ridiculously into the ‘Favourite Things’ bespoke napkins; I’m thinking of gifting these as little favours at my wedding next summer.

Sew Bella 'Eggcellent Dippy Eggs' Napkin Set, $, available at Sew Bella
<strong>Under £150</strong><br><br>Okay, I know I’m pushing the ‘under-£150’ price point a little bit here, but bare with. This cushion – so downy it’s velvety – is made by one-woman brand Hollie Ward, a weaver based out of Deptford in south east London. I am obsessed with everything she makes, and want to hibernate inside one of her outstanding handwoven blankets (also shoppable at The New Craftsman) until at least March.<br><br><strong>Hollie Ward</strong> Alice Check Square Cushion, $, available at <a href="https://www.thenewcraftsmen.com/alice-check-square-cushion-by-hollie-ward/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The New Craftsmen" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The New Craftsmen</a>
Under £150

Okay, I know I’m pushing the ‘under-£150’ price point a little bit here, but bare with. This cushion – so downy it’s velvety – is made by one-woman brand Hollie Ward, a weaver based out of Deptford in south east London. I am obsessed with everything she makes, and want to hibernate inside one of her outstanding handwoven blankets (also shoppable at The New Craftsman) until at least March.

Hollie Ward Alice Check Square Cushion, $, available at The New Craftsmen
<strong>Alicia Lansom, Editorial Assistant</strong><br><br><strong>Under £15</strong><br><br>After asking Santa for a diffuser for Christmas, I’m now starting my essential oil collection with this dreamy citrusy scent.<br><br><br><strong>Neal's Yard Remedies</strong> Bergamot Organic Essential Oil 10ml, $, available at <a href="https://www.nealsyardremedies.com/bergamot-organic-essential-oil/12560626.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Neal's Yard Remedies" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Neal's Yard Remedies</a>
Alicia Lansom, Editorial Assistant

Under £15

After asking Santa for a diffuser for Christmas, I’m now starting my essential oil collection with this dreamy citrusy scent.


Neal's Yard Remedies Bergamot Organic Essential Oil 10ml, $, available at Neal's Yard Remedies
<strong>Under £50</strong><br><br>I’m feeling sad about taking my Christmas wreath down, so I’m thinking of buying one to stay up 365 days a year.<br><br><br><strong>The Great British Florist</strong> The Dewsall - Dried Flower Wreath, $, available at <a href="https://www.greatbritishflorist.co.uk/products/dewsall-dried-flower-wreath" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Great British Florist" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Great British Florist</a>
Under £50

I’m feeling sad about taking my Christmas wreath down, so I’m thinking of buying one to stay up 365 days a year.


The Great British Florist The Dewsall - Dried Flower Wreath, $, available at The Great British Florist
<strong>Under £150</strong><br><br>It’s stew season, baby! This wonder pot is exactly what I need to see me through the start of the year.<br><br><strong>Our Place</strong> Perfect Pot, $, available at <a href="https://fromourplace.co.uk/products/perfect-pot" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Our Place" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Our Place</a>
Under £150

It’s stew season, baby! This wonder pot is exactly what I need to see me through the start of the year.

Our Place Perfect Pot, $, available at Our Place
<strong>Jacqueline Kilikita, Senior Beauty Editor</strong><br><br><strong>Under £15</strong><br><br>Thanks to brands like Glossier and Homework, bar soap is cool again, so I need a dish to house my growing collection. This shell version gives me retro, ‘60s bathroom vibes and I like it.<br><br><strong>Dunelm</strong> Grey Shell Soap Dish, $, available at <a href="https://www.dunelm.com/product/shell-soap-dish-blush-1000167261" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Dunelm" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Dunelm</a>
Jacqueline Kilikita, Senior Beauty Editor

Under £15

Thanks to brands like Glossier and Homework, bar soap is cool again, so I need a dish to house my growing collection. This shell version gives me retro, ‘60s bathroom vibes and I like it.

Dunelm Grey Shell Soap Dish, $, available at Dunelm
<strong>Under £50</strong><br><br>Can a plant be chic? Anyway, I really want a fiddle leaf fig. I’ve heard they can be temperamental, but considering I’m at home much more now, I can give it all the love and attention it needs.<br><br><strong>The Stem</strong> Fiddle Leaf Fig, $, available at <a href="https://thestem.co.uk/indoor-plants/fiddle-leaf-fig" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Stem" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Stem</a>
Under £50

Can a plant be chic? Anyway, I really want a fiddle leaf fig. I’ve heard they can be temperamental, but considering I’m at home much more now, I can give it all the love and attention it needs.

The Stem Fiddle Leaf Fig, $, available at The Stem
<strong>Under £150</strong><br><br>So many lovely candles, not enough candlesticks! By Loewe, these occupy a cosy space between Victoriana and 2022, thanks to the moulded shape and block colour.<br><br><br><br><strong>Loewe</strong> Beetroot wax candleholder, $, available at <a href="https://www.loewe.com/eur/en/women/home/scented-wax-candleholders/beetroot-wax-candleholder/P000250X05-7440.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Loewe" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Loewe</a>
Under £150

So many lovely candles, not enough candlesticks! By Loewe, these occupy a cosy space between Victoriana and 2022, thanks to the moulded shape and block colour.



Loewe Beetroot wax candleholder, $, available at Loewe
<strong>Maybelle Morgan, Entertainment Editor</strong><br><br><strong>Under £15</strong><br><br>Just like everyone else in London I’m on a terrified health kick at the moment, and I’ve been slugging mugs of jasmine tea as I heard it’s high in antioxidants. I’ve had my eye on a glass pot for a while, simply for the tranquil experience of seeing the tea leaves float around.<br><br><strong>The Herbal Tea House UK</strong> 700ml Clear Glass Infuser Teapot, $, available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1116538862/700ml-clear-glass-infuser-teapot-for" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>
Maybelle Morgan, Entertainment Editor

Under £15

Just like everyone else in London I’m on a terrified health kick at the moment, and I’ve been slugging mugs of jasmine tea as I heard it’s high in antioxidants. I’ve had my eye on a glass pot for a while, simply for the tranquil experience of seeing the tea leaves float around.

The Herbal Tea House UK 700ml Clear Glass Infuser Teapot, $, available at Etsy
<strong>Under £50</strong><br><br>I’ve been a bit reckless with my money this December, so come January, this gorgeous red granite oven pot will be doing all the heavy lifting as I consume batch-cooked soup and stews for breakfast, lunch and dinner.<br><br><br><br><strong>Broste Copenhagen</strong> Hasle Oven Pot With Lid, $, available at <a href="https://www.trouva.com/products/broste-copenhagen-hasle-oven-pot-with-lid" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Trouva" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Trouva</a>
Under £50

I’ve been a bit reckless with my money this December, so come January, this gorgeous red granite oven pot will be doing all the heavy lifting as I consume batch-cooked soup and stews for breakfast, lunch and dinner.



Broste Copenhagen Hasle Oven Pot With Lid, $, available at Trouva
<strong>Under £150</strong><br><br>I’ve wanted a huge leaning mirror for ages, and I am thinking/dreaming/obsessing over this taupe one at every waking moment (even if it is over £150....). I mean, just look at the heavenly rattan detailing all around the border.<br><br><strong>Made</strong> Leaner Mirror, 70 x 180 cm, Taupe Rattan, $, available at <a href="https://www.made.com/lumera-leaner-mirror-70-x-180-cm-taupe-rattan" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Made" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Made</a>
Under £150

I’ve wanted a huge leaning mirror for ages, and I am thinking/dreaming/obsessing over this taupe one at every waking moment (even if it is over £150....). I mean, just look at the heavenly rattan detailing all around the border.

Made Leaner Mirror, 70 x 180 cm, Taupe Rattan, $, available at Made
<strong>Anna Jay, Art Director</strong><br><br><strong>Under £15</strong><br><br>Dunelm seems to have such a good range of paper decorations. I’m eyeing these up to decorate the festive table.<br><br><strong>Dunelm</strong> Set of 3 Red and White Paper Trees, $, available at <a href="https://www.dunelm.com/product/set-of-3-red-and-white-paper-trees-1000192147?defaultSkuId=30743269" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Dunelm" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Dunelm</a>
Anna Jay, Art Director

Under £15

Dunelm seems to have such a good range of paper decorations. I’m eyeing these up to decorate the festive table.

Dunelm Set of 3 Red and White Paper Trees, $, available at Dunelm
<strong>Under £50</strong><br><br>My favourite ever hand wash in a one-litre refill. Heaven.<br><br><strong>Arket</strong> Hand Wash Refill 1000 ml, $, available at <a href="https://www.arket.com/en_gbp/homeware/bath-body/product.hand-wash-refill-1000-ml-green.0997466001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Arket" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Arket</a>
Under £50

My favourite ever hand wash in a one-litre refill. Heaven.

Arket Hand Wash Refill 1000 ml, $, available at Arket
<strong>Under £150</strong><br><br>I just treated myself to this with a Trouva voucher, it doubles up as a beautiful lamp as well as a scent diffuser. Just need to top up on the essential oils now.<br><br><br><strong>Cedar</strong> Aroma Diffuser Lamp, $, available at <a href="https://www.trouva.com/products/cedar-aroma-diffuser-lamp" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Trouva" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Trouva</a>
Under £150

I just treated myself to this with a Trouva voucher, it doubles up as a beautiful lamp as well as a scent diffuser. Just need to top up on the essential oils now.


Cedar Aroma Diffuser Lamp, $, available at Trouva
<strong>Sadhbh O'Sullivan, Health & Living Writer</strong><br><br><strong>Under £15</strong><br><br>'Tis the season, etc etc. I love sending and receiving Christmas cards, and can’t wait to dispatch festive messages with this design from your man Nick Cave himself.<br><br><strong>Cave Things</strong> Christmas Greeting Cards, $, available at <a href="https://cavethings.com/collections/cave-things/products/christmas-cards" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cave Things" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Cave Things</a>
Sadhbh O'Sullivan, Health & Living Writer

Under £15

'Tis the season, etc etc. I love sending and receiving Christmas cards, and can’t wait to dispatch festive messages with this design from your man Nick Cave himself.

Cave Things Christmas Greeting Cards, $, available at Cave Things
<strong>Under £50</strong><br><br>I’m a big fan of this mismatched set of embossed wine glasses. Perfect for tablescaping if you’re feeling adventurous, or for a mulled wine in front of the telly if you’re not.<br><br><strong>Dibor</strong> Set Of Four Vintage Embossed Coloured Wine Glasses, $, available at <a href="https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/dibor/product/set-of-four-vintage-embossed-coloured-wine-glasses" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Not On The High Street" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Not On The High Street</a>
Under £50

I’m a big fan of this mismatched set of embossed wine glasses. Perfect for tablescaping if you’re feeling adventurous, or for a mulled wine in front of the telly if you’re not.

Dibor Set Of Four Vintage Embossed Coloured Wine Glasses, $, available at Not On The High Street
<strong>Under £150</strong><br><br>This is a touch over £150, which in some ways feels outrageous for a blanket. But at the same time, skimping on cosiness in the depths of winter feels counterintuitive. I love Tekla fabrics and this camel stripe in pure new wool looks so dreamy.<br><br><br><strong>Tekla</strong> Pure New Wool Blanket, $, available at <a href="https://teklafabrics.com/blankets/pure-new-wool/camel-stripes" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tekla" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Tekla</a>
Under £150

This is a touch over £150, which in some ways feels outrageous for a blanket. But at the same time, skimping on cosiness in the depths of winter feels counterintuitive. I love Tekla fabrics and this camel stripe in pure new wool looks so dreamy.


Tekla Pure New Wool Blanket, $, available at Tekla
<strong>Maybelle Morgan, Entertainment Editor</strong><br><br><strong>Under £15</strong><br><br>Some things have no connection to Christmas but for some reason feel festive. Who knows why? I’m hosting a few dinners this year and think these dinky wooden toadstools will look lovely, flanked by some tapered candles on the table. Later, they’ll sit beside the Christmas tree.<br><br><strong>Sass & Belle</strong> Wooden Toadstool Decorations, $, available at <a href="https://www.trouva.com/products/sass-and-belle-wooden-toadstool-decorations" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Trouva" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Trouva</a>
Maybelle Morgan, Entertainment Editor

Under £15

Some things have no connection to Christmas but for some reason feel festive. Who knows why? I’m hosting a few dinners this year and think these dinky wooden toadstools will look lovely, flanked by some tapered candles on the table. Later, they’ll sit beside the Christmas tree.

Sass & Belle Wooden Toadstool Decorations, $, available at Trouva
<strong>Under £50</strong><br><br>Some (my mum) might say it’s pretty reckless to spend £45 on a candle but winter is all about cosiness and the Boy Smells candles (I live for the Polyamberous one) really transform a living room. I’ve got my eye on this one next, which sounds like Christmas personified: nutmeg, charred clove, pine tar, vanilla and leather. Heaven.<br><br><strong>Boy Smells</strong> Copal Fantôme Scented Candle 240g, $, available at <a href="https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/boy-smells-copal-fantme-scented-candle-240g_R03825634/#" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Selfridges" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Selfridges</a>
Under £50

Some (my mum) might say it’s pretty reckless to spend £45 on a candle but winter is all about cosiness and the Boy Smells candles (I live for the Polyamberous one) really transform a living room. I’ve got my eye on this one next, which sounds like Christmas personified: nutmeg, charred clove, pine tar, vanilla and leather. Heaven.

Boy Smells Copal Fantôme Scented Candle 240g, $, available at Selfridges
<strong>Under £150</strong><br><br>I’m pretty militant with never using the ‘big light’ – even in the winter. Instead I prefer lots of little pools of glowy light around the house. I love the look of this mottled glass lamp, which looks like it belongs in a 1950s train carriage. Also, it charges your phone!<br><br><strong>Oliver Bonas</strong> Luce Gold Glass & Wood Wireless Charging Lamp, $, available at <a href="https://www.oliverbonas.com/homeware/luce-gold-glass-wood-wireless-charging-desk-table-lamp-328762" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Oliver Bonas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Oliver Bonas</a>
Under £150

I’m pretty militant with never using the ‘big light’ – even in the winter. Instead I prefer lots of little pools of glowy light around the house. I love the look of this mottled glass lamp, which looks like it belongs in a 1950s train carriage. Also, it charges your phone!

Oliver Bonas Luce Gold Glass & Wood Wireless Charging Lamp, $, available at Oliver Bonas
<strong>Alicia Lansom, Editorial Assistant</strong><br><br><strong>Under £15</strong><br><br>Growing up, my mum swapped out just about every household item for a festive version come December, including the tea towels. I’m taking a leaf out of her book this month and opting for these candy-striped cloths from H&M. <br><br><strong>H&M</strong> Linen-Blend Tea Towel, $, available at <a href="https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0869770007.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:H&M" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">H&M</a>
Alicia Lansom, Editorial Assistant

Under £15

Growing up, my mum swapped out just about every household item for a festive version come December, including the tea towels. I’m taking a leaf out of her book this month and opting for these candy-striped cloths from H&M.

H&M Linen-Blend Tea Towel, $, available at H&M
<strong>Under £50</strong><br><br>I’m snapping up these astrology-themed candles for all the horoscope obsessives on my list this Christmas (they even have crystals infused into them!). <br><br><br><strong>Luna London</strong> The Zodiac Collection: Aquarius Scented Candle, $, available at <a href="https://www.lunalondoncandles.com/collections/calming-candles/products/the-zodiac-collection-aquarius-scented-candle" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Luna London" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Luna London</a>
Under £50

I’m snapping up these astrology-themed candles for all the horoscope obsessives on my list this Christmas (they even have crystals infused into them!).


Luna London The Zodiac Collection: Aquarius Scented Candle, $, available at Luna London
<strong>Under £150</strong><br><br>The colder the nights seem to get, the more obsessed with warm lights I become. This subtle floor lamp is exactly what I need to cosy up my living room this winter.<br><br><strong>Made</strong> Floor Lamp, Black, Brushed Brass & Opal Glass, $, available at <a href="https://www.made.com/ayala-floor-lamp-black-antique-brass-opal-glass" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Made" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Made</a>
Under £150

The colder the nights seem to get, the more obsessed with warm lights I become. This subtle floor lamp is exactly what I need to cosy up my living room this winter.

Made Floor Lamp, Black, Brushed Brass & Opal Glass, $, available at Made
<strong>Jacqueline Kilikita, Senior Beauty Editor</strong><br><br><strong>Under £15</strong><br><br>I have a strange aversion to having odd mugs in my kitchen cupboard (Easter egg ones, the enormous Sports Direct one that no one knows how they came by...) so for the new year, I want them all to match. These from Le Creuset are super cute.<br><br><strong>Le Creuset</strong> Stoneware Mug 350ml, $, available at <a href="https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/le-creuset-stoneware-mug-350ml_R03741316/#" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Selfridges" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Selfridges</a>
Jacqueline Kilikita, Senior Beauty Editor

Under £15

I have a strange aversion to having odd mugs in my kitchen cupboard (Easter egg ones, the enormous Sports Direct one that no one knows how they came by...) so for the new year, I want them all to match. These from Le Creuset are super cute.

Le Creuset Stoneware Mug 350ml, $, available at Selfridges
<strong>Under £50</strong><br><br>I’ve come so close to ruining my dining room table with scorching hot plates so it’s time to be an adult and invest in some placemats. I like the rustic yet chic quality of these.<br><br><strong>John Lewis</strong> Round Water Hyacinth Placemats, Set of 6, Natural, $, available at <a href="https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-partners-round-water-hyacinth-placemats-set-of-6-natural/p4235254" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:John Lewis" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">John Lewis</a>
Under £50

I’ve come so close to ruining my dining room table with scorching hot plates so it’s time to be an adult and invest in some placemats. I like the rustic yet chic quality of these.

John Lewis Round Water Hyacinth Placemats, Set of 6, Natural, $, available at John Lewis
<strong>Under £150</strong><br><br>Maybe I’ve been rewatching too much <em>Downton Abbey</em> but I’m really into velvety furniture lately. This emerald scallop-edged chair will match my squishy sofa.<br><br><strong>Homebase</strong> Sophia Scallop Occasional Chair - Emerald, $, available at <a href="https://www.homebase.co.uk/sophia-scallop-occasional-chair-emerald/12846278.html?autocomplete=productsuggestion" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Homebase" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Homebase</a>
Under £150

Maybe I’ve been rewatching too much Downton Abbey but I’m really into velvety furniture lately. This emerald scallop-edged chair will match my squishy sofa.

Homebase Sophia Scallop Occasional Chair - Emerald, $, available at Homebase
<strong>Elly Parsons, Managing Editor</strong><br><br><strong>Under £15</strong><br><br>This ‘Fruity Jug’ picture, painted directly onto recycled card, is a bargain at just £8. I’m coveting it, as it would make a lovely Christmas card-meets-present for a few special friends. It was made by Dipwood Studio, run by Abi Nicholson from her southeast London garden shed. She also makes gorgeous textiles from deadstock and vintage fabric if your budget can stretch. <br><br><strong>Dipwood Studio</strong> 'Fruity Jug' A5 Print, $, available at <a href="https://www.dipwoodstudio.com/art-shop/a5-print-w46xn-xzdnn" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Dipwood Studio" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Dipwood Studio</a>
Elly Parsons, Managing Editor

Under £15

This ‘Fruity Jug’ picture, painted directly onto recycled card, is a bargain at just £8. I’m coveting it, as it would make a lovely Christmas card-meets-present for a few special friends. It was made by Dipwood Studio, run by Abi Nicholson from her southeast London garden shed. She also makes gorgeous textiles from deadstock and vintage fabric if your budget can stretch.

Dipwood Studio 'Fruity Jug' A5 Print, $, available at Dipwood Studio
<strong>Under £50</strong><br><br>I love the <em>iCarly</em> vibes of this little cube of delight, which comes with a matching bespoke dry flower arrangement. Pimp Up Your Plants is a London-based small maker, which started as a lockdown passion project during owner Lou’s furlough and ended up as a full-time job. We love to see it.<br><br><strong>Pimp Up Your Plants</strong> Hand-Painted Cube Vase + Dried Flower Bouquet, $, available at <a href="https://www.pimpupyourplants.com/shop/p/cube-vase-dried-flower-bouquet-exclusive" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pimp Up Your Plants" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Pimp Up Your Plants</a>
Under £50

I love the iCarly vibes of this little cube of delight, which comes with a matching bespoke dry flower arrangement. Pimp Up Your Plants is a London-based small maker, which started as a lockdown passion project during owner Lou’s furlough and ended up as a full-time job. We love to see it.

Pimp Up Your Plants Hand-Painted Cube Vase + Dried Flower Bouquet, $, available at Pimp Up Your Plants
<strong>Under £150</strong><br><br>Who doesn’t want an orange chequered lampshade with fabulous fringing? My maximalist heart is soaring. <br><br><br><strong>Ella Chandler Studio</strong> Orange and Brown Chequered Lampshade, $, available at <a href="https://www.ellachandler.co.uk/home/p/orange-and-brown-chequered-lampshade" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ella Chandler Studio" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ella Chandler Studio</a>
Under £150

Who doesn’t want an orange chequered lampshade with fabulous fringing? My maximalist heart is soaring.


Ella Chandler Studio Orange and Brown Chequered Lampshade, $, available at Ella Chandler Studio

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