Christmas Gift Guide For The Interior-Obsessed 2018

Following on from last years Christmas gift guide which went down a storm & gave lots of bewildered husbands a bit of direction from hinting wives across Insta. I thought I’d do another this year of my top finds & beautiful gifts that any interior lover will be swooning over under the Christmas tree this year.

Some people have handbags & shoes on their wish lists, but I’m all about the cushions & candles. When I turned 19 (I’m a December baby & am forever angry at the fact that every single year without fail I receive ‘joint’ presents) I asked for new carpet (true story…) which was about as thrilling as it gets. Am I right or am I right?

If your heart beats a little faster at the idea of new interior goodies wrapped beautifully (probably by yourself after you’ve also ordered them because your husband is as useful as a chocolate tea pot…) & placed under the tree this year then hold on to your seats & get ready to copy & paste the link to this post directly to your other half…(or simply buy yourself & act shocked when they appear) then this is for you.

  1. The M&S pom pom throw of dreams – made famous by pretty much all of Instagram, but for a very good reason because it’s chunky & funky. It’ll keep you warm throughout January plus it’s got pom poms, & we all know that pom poms are life. Available in cream & grey.
  2. A Dyson V10 cordless vacuum – two words, game changer. If you have a plug in then you need to go cordless, especially for busy family life. I have a Shark which I use once a week when doing a deep clean & then this Dyson this I use approx 29378492 times a day.
  3. I said it before, I’ll say it again….nobody would ever be sad to see an iconic Diptyque candle under their Christmas tree. My faves are ‘Baies’ or ‘Roses’.
  4. For all those lovely candles, I absolutely love this hurricane holder as well as these wooden pillars, available in three sizes, both from M&S.
  5. Mirrored jewellery box – these make the most beautiful gifts & lets face it, if someone hands you a gift box from The White Company you know it’s going to be good. I keep my watches & bigger bits in the large glass box then smaller bits such as rings & earrings in the smaller hexagonal trinket box in my bedroom.
  6. From my lovely friend Emily’s business, Create Gift Love, how about a personalised leather keyring to hang the keys to your humble abode on. I have the pink monogrammed tassel on mine but love this photo keyring option too.
  7. Flower subscription – I included this last year but think it’s such a lovely idea…if you’ve got someone who just loves fresh blooms then you can get a monthly subscription from Bloom & Wild ranging from 1 month – a whole year. The gift that just keeps giving!
  8. Artificial blooms – if you’d rather have something thats going to last forever then I’m a big fan of artificial, this gorgeous arrangement of peonies is from Next.
  9. Fragrance gift set – Speaking of The White Company (you can tell I’m a fan), you also can’t go wrong with their fragrance gift sets, they vary in price but include candles, hand washes, diffusers & so on. My favourite scent for this time of year is always ‘‘Winter’‘ but throughout the year I love ‘Verveine‘ & ‘Pomegranate‘.
  10. Because life isn’t complete without music & they are just too pretty. I’ve always wanted a Roberts Revival Radio…mine’ll be the cream, obviously #beigeforlife.
  11. For the Instagram lover or wannabe blogger, whats the point in having a beautiful home when you can’t take pretty pictures of it right? My camera of choice & what I use for all my shots. The Olympus Pen with kit lens, although it’s worth getting the 45mm lens for those gorgeous blurry background shots too!
  12. I absolutely love this artichoke lamp from Wayfair, a simple statement piece.
  13. The new botanical trend has gone wild across Insta, but for those of us that lack the green fingered trait, faux is the way to go. I always get comments about my olive tree, but have found some amazing affordable alternatives from M&S in their artificial flowers section (see all here), including this large fiddle leaf tree in belly basket or this fern in ceramic pot. All the greenery, without the commitment.
  14. I have three of these bargain cylinder vases & always get asked about them. Under £12 including delivery…
  15. I bought this a couple of weeks ago (to me, for me!). Perfect for those cold winter nights & so snuggly soft, not to mention an absolute bargain. Everyone loves a hot water bottle!
  16. Finally, last on my list is sure to put a smile on your loved ones face. A beautiful frame to put their most treasured pictures.

Now that’s left for you is to make sure to wrap them up to sit pretty under the tree!


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  1. Aniya
    December 18, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    Which V10 would you suggest as there are 3? Thanks, Aniya xxx
    P.s get well soon x

    • Charlotte Amor Valentine
      December 28, 2018 / 7:17 pm

      Hi Aniya, so sorry for the delayed reply! I’ve got the pet one x