Interiors Gift Guide

All our nesting instincts want for Christmas is...

Monday, 10 Dec 2012

Here’s some major style help for those who can’t crack that Christmas list.

If you’re having trouble shopping for that one hard=to-please little bugger but still fab friend, consider a beautiful accessory for the home of the office.

From elegant and stylish to quirky and colorful, textiles, accessories, and decorative pieces for the home can be some of the most personal and thoughtful presents. Here is our roundup of lovely gift ideas they will be sure to love – plus you don’t even have to know their size!

Tray

Decorative Trays

We love the pretty patterns of these trays and platters. They’re ideal for holiday entertaining or for holding perfume bottles or jewellery in the bath.

Leif; Burleigh available at Strangelets; Lisa Stickley

Art Prints

Pillows

A beautiful pillow can add a bit of life to any sofa or chair. Our favorite is this festive gold embroidered lumbar pillow!

Korla; West Elm; Bonnie + Neil via Shiva Designs

Coasters

Art Prints

We all have that bare corner that could use a piece of art, and a print is a perfect gift – there are so many wonderful artists out there. We especially like to explore the Etsy online marketplace for the newest up-and-coming shops.

20×200; Serena & Lily; Sycamore Street

Coasters

Coasters

A thoughtful gift for any host or hostess, these coasters are stylish and protect tabletops from water marks. Pair with a bottle of wine and you will be sure to be invited back again and again!

Mark & Graham; Furbish; Jonathan Adler

Candles

Candles

Candles set a warm and inviting setting all year round but we especially love these for their delicious scents and oh-so-pretty containers. They are just as lovely even when they are not lit.

Astier de Villatte via Strangelets; Seda France via Taylor B.; Illume

Kitchen Tools

Throws

These rich and colorful throws are a great way to add a cozy and intimate feeling to your interior. Plus you can change them out as you wish or with the season – you can never have too many throws!

West Elm; Furbish; Ikea

Journal

Kitchen Tools

Around the holidays we all spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so here are a few handy pieces that will make time cooking that much easier. We love the idea of giving these vintage-inspired recipe boxes filled with a few family recipes of our own as a gift.

Rifle Paper Co. via Strangelets; Poketo; Jonathan Adler

Journal

Journals

The new year is the perfect time to begin that journal! Even if you just need a pretty place to jot down a phone number, these journals make terrific gifts.

Fellow Fellow; Postal Co. via Strangelets; Cavallini & Co.

Tech gadgets

Tea Towels

Forget paper towels, these cheerful cotton kitchen towels are both pretty and useful. Add a tin of homemade cookies or gourmet jam for a homey and creative gift.

Aura Home; Studio Patro; 29 Armstrong

Tech gadgets

Tech Goodies

Since we’re all permanently attached to our iPhones and iPads, here are a few chic accessories to dress them up!

Kate Spade; Four Corner Store ; Koostik

These interior tips were brought to you by Allison Egan, an interior designer who makes designing and styling your dream space a snap. Visit Allison at AllisonEgan.com or at her blog, Spicer + Bank.

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