Giving can be just as much fun as getting, especially when Christmas gifts look this good, No matter who's on your 'nice list', we've made your seasonal shopping super easy with design-led gifts for people and pets—all delivered in time for Christmas.
As any gadget geek will tell you, it's not just what a bit of kit can do, but how good it looks, too. A minimalist speaker with a slimline silhouette in brushed metal or Nordic-inspired wood effect makes for a smart and stylish gift. Or a digital alarm clock in a sculptural wooden shape with discreet (bluetooth-enabled) side speakers also ticks those tech-y boxes.
A sleek city bike. The dream gift for commuters and countryside riders alike. Monochrome models with copper or gold accents look as good as they ride. And a great bike needs even greater accessories: a helmet in mirrored chrome stands out from the crowd, while a well-crafted leather saddle bag or drinks carrier is useful and chic. Or a bike stand in wood and copper—as much a piece of wall art as functional bike storage.
Gift-purchasing for someone with a penchant for plants? #Enable them to nurture their passion inside as well as out. There's an indoor gardening accessory for every interior, from freestanding planters in bold black and brass to pastel pots and terrazzo-style terrariums. Metallic or ceramic hanging planters liven up a dull corner, while light wood and glass pieces are perfect for the Scandi-lover in your life. Or choose a statement watering can in a high-shine metallic, because functional needn't mean boring.
Know someone who deserves some TLC or has no Fear Of Missing Out? Treat them to a pair of luxuriously soft linen pyjamas (read: permission to lounge all day long). Pair with a cosy, well-crafted throw, and a beautifully presented scented candle for the perfect ‘staying in’ gift package with a design twist. That you might just want to treat yourself to (go on, we won't tell).
Got a pet-lover in your life? Treat them and their furry friend to a pet bed that they'll both go heart-eyed for. Modern, minimal dog sofas and cat beds will elevate any interior, while providing the perfect place to chill for Fido. Or Felix. Alternatively, upgrade their pet food bowl with an Instagrammable marble style, which looks good enough to Instagram. #bowlgoals
Need to impress your most creative, cultured friend? You can’t go wrong with a stand-out piece of art. Impress them with a picture perfect gift, like a colour-popping print from a new artist. Or try typographical posters with feel-good mantras. But if you really want to impress, go for something more abstract, like decorative wall art sculptures and modernist table mobiles. Bound to appeal to those with right-brain sensibilities.