interior design christmas

The best Christmas gifts for interior design lovers

From crowd-pleasing art and coffee tables to foodie kitchen must-haves, these are the best interiors gifts for 2019...

If you’re struggling to know what to buy for the gentleman who has everything this Christmas, then why not give the gift of luxury homeware? Whether it’s the  conversation-starting artwork that promises to liven up their living room or an Inception mirror ready to take drunk guests into a new dimension — these are the interiors gifts sure to shoot you straight to the top of their Nice List.

For the foodie…

The best Christmas gifts for interior design lovers

Being a “foodie” can mean anything from enjoying cooking to, well, just eating yourself silly. And, there’s no better time than Christmas to indulge the self-certified sweet tooth in your inner circle.

And at Bicester Village, not only can you stock up their kitchens with everything from Le Creuset (we love this enamel fondue set), to Zwilling J.A. Henckels cookware, but there are also some mouth-watering eateries to stop in at, like the luxurious Café Wolseley – which has some very tempting festive hampers – and the chocolate heaven that is Pierre Marcolini.

For the art fanatic...

If the thought of purchasing a piece of art for your loved ones brings you (and your wallet) out in an anxious sweat, then we sympathise. Condescending gallerists, eye-watering price tags and the suspicion that the ‘hidden themes’ of the piece have been largely invented, all make for an intimidating investment.

Handily, Zound Editions is an online art publisher and gallery that wants to democratise the purchase of quality urban art for a modern collectorship. It offers both originals and prints of carefully curated works, including these showstoppers by artist Iona Rowland. Her Pop Culture-inspired works comprise multiple layers of resampled imagery, screen-prints, spray paint, improvised brush strokes and squeegee marks which overlap and converge to create new, multidimensional narratives.

For the gentleman who has everything…

The best Christmas gifts for interior design lovers

You know the ones — who year on year claim they don’t want or need anything, but who will be  silently seething when you present them with a charitable donation made in their name to support Nigerian donkeys. Never fear! This year, why not buy the tricky customer in your life a mirror which doubles up as an objet d’art?

This Infinity Mirror from Timothy Oulton’s Inception collection lights up to reveal a tunnel of infinite lights fading into the distance, as if a portal has been opened to another dimension. LED antique-style bulbs create a soft lighting effect that is at once dramatic yet mellow. In the perfect blend of tradition and modernity, the frame is handcrafted in a Flat Brass finish, specially created to look like real brass that has slightly tarnished over time. The collection is also available in a bold and contemporary matte black option.

For the bookworm…

nasa coffee table book

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a chic bachelor pad must be in want of a coffee table book. And if you’re looking for a truly stellar gift (see what we did there?) then look no further than The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space published by Taschen.

Featuring more than 400 historic photographs and rare concept renderings, this collection guides us through NASA’s 60-year history, from its earliest days to its current development of new space systems for the future. More than just a fascinating pictorial history of the U.S. space program, this is also a profound meditation on why we choose to explore space and how we will carry on this grandest of all adventures in the years to come.

For the person who’s very particular…

The best Christmas gifts for interior design lovers

Given the deeply personal relationship many of us have with our interior spaces, it is sometimes wise to play it safe with your gift selection by opting for a homeware essential that everyone is sure to like (and which, crucially, keeps on giving). Ready to fit the bill is the Astronomici candle, an extravagant offering from the surrealist atelier Fornasetti, which promises to elevate the ambiance of any room.

Ornately decorated with zodiac figures and signs to the exterior, the gold-tone detailing complements the immersive scent that will continue to fill the room for 200 hours burning time. Its large size (a whopping 1.9kg) will make it the perfect companion for the long January nights ahead.

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