While we happily spend a not-so-small fortune on the contents of our wardrobes, it’s rare we treat ourselves to new homewares throughout the year. So it’s always so nice to find them wrapped under the Christmas tree – be it a divinely scented new candle or a luxurious throw.
Below, seven gift ideas guaranteed to impress the interiors-obsessed friend in your life.
1/ ECOYA candles
Designed in New Zealand and handcrafted in Sydney, ECOYA soy wax candles make for the perfect pressie. They’ve released three limited edition fragrances this festive season: heady Dark Chocolate, Meringue & Raspberry; energising Fresh Pine, and the irresistible Summer Spritz, which can only be described as Aperol in a candle: citrusy, bittersweet and delicious.
Each candle comes in a contemporary glass jar capped with a gleaming gold lid, with luxe new packaging embellished with gold leaf.
2/ Tiffany & Co. treasures
No longer restricted to the confines of your jewellery box, Tiffany & Co. has launched its first ever Home & Accessories collection. The first offering from the brand’s chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff (formerly of Coach), the collection elevates everyday objects with a Tiffany twist: think sterling silver drinking straws, ‘paper’ cups and a protractor.
3/ Art prints
With the enduring trend for gallery walls, no woman can own too much art. Add to your closest friends’ collections with a limited edition archival print: an affordable alternative to original artwork that’s small enough to hang absolutely anywhere. We like the typographic and photography prints by Blacklist Studio.
4/ Silk pillowcases
It’s all about sleeping on silk right now (read up on its benefits here), so introduce your friends to the trend with a gift of gorgeous silk pillowcases. Add monogrammed initials for a personal touch.
5/ Luxury scents
It’s the gift every woman’s coffee table is crying out for: a luxuriously oversized, three-wick candle. The new, limited edition Ecoya Grand Madison candle in Fresh Pine is just the ticket, from the highly Instagrammable packaging (mint green with gold leaf) to its minimalist glass jar and luxe gold lid. A fragrant blend of fresh pine needles, forest woods, citrus and rosewood, its scent is indulgent yet refreshing, and will appeal to everyone.
6/ Cosy cushions
You’ve seen them all over Instagram; ‘tis the season to finally lock one down. The iconic ‘Knot’ cushions are made in Iceland from supremely soft Icelandic wool and come in a host of gorgeous colours, from dusty pink to sky blue, mustard to forest green.
7/ Tactile tableware
Everyone you know addicted to coffee? They’ll appreciate a pair of handmade porcelain latte cups from Mud Australia. The matte finish and pastel colourways have garnered this brand a cult following worldwide; gift now and continue to add to the recipient’s collection for Christmases to come.