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The luxury Christmas gift guide: 30 present ideas for design lovers

Treat your loved ones (and yourself) with the finest homeware and presents to make this Christmas more indulgent than ever

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This is the year to go that extra mile to make this Christmas the best one ever. And, if you want to place something a bit special under the tree this year, our curated luxury gift list is packed full of ideas. There’s beautiful glassware and ceramics for the table, treats for indulgent nights in, and designer classics that will never go out of style.

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1 ‘Rainbow Rosa’ espresso cup, La DoubleJ
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La DoubleJ

Caffeine addicts in your life will be pleased to receive this set of two espresso cups and saucers. Available in a selection of bold colour combinations and finished with an 18-karat gold rim, they will add a little extra optimism to mornings. £120, ladoublej.com

2 ‘Miles’ table lamp, Anthropologie
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Anthropologie

When it comes to setting seasonal ambience, good lighting is key. This design’s combination of solid marble and brass feels traditional, but it still cuts a sharp silhouette. Want more choice? Take a look at our table lamp edit. £178, anthropologie.com

3 Jewellery box, Anissa Kermiche
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Anisaa Kermiche

While others may be coveting diamonds and pearls, we have our eyes on this jewellery box by Anissa Kermiche. As precious as any bracelet or necklace, it is the must-have accessory for bedside tables, ensuring you never misplace any of your treasures. £275, anissakermice.com

4 ‘Tetbury’ stool, Soho Home
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Soho Home

Gift someone a taste of exclusive members’ club Soho House’s style with this upholstered stool. It features in London’s 180 House, off-setting the landmark’s Brutalist architecture with its generously plump and curvaceous silhouette. £795, sohohome.com

5 Striped blanket, Tekla
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Tekla

Made from Woolmark-certified virgin wool that has been brushed to its optimum softness, this blanket offers lovers of graphic design and monochrome styling a little cosy comfort. £175, mrporter.com

6 ‘Stool 60 Coloring’, Artek
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Artek

This reinterpretation by Jo Nagasaka adds a splash of psychedelic colour to Alvar Aalto’s classic design. Suitable not just for sitting, but also as a side table or bedside table, this is a perennial favourite that would feature on many a design fan’s wish list. £388, conranshop.co.uk

7 ‘Stevie’ vase, Marloe Marloe
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Marloe marloe

Inspired by natural forms, this vase by the artisans at Marloe Marloe is made from charcoal ceramic with a matte finish. Also available in a dreamy cream, it is a thoughtful accessory to buy for those whose tastes turn to the more minimal. £235, net-a-porter.com

8 ‘Interconnect’ candle holder, Menu
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Menu

Available in polished brass or black painted steel, this design by Colin King would make an amazing Christmas Day table centrepiece. Part candle holder, part sculpture, its geometric form is simple yet stunning. Approx £353, menuspace.com

9 ‘Laurent Cerulean’ pyjamas, Olivia Von Halle
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Olivia Von Halle

Show your support for lazy days by investing in luxurious comfort for someone you love. Designed with a relaxed, genderless cut, this silk pyjama set stands out thanks to its contrast piping in red. that's the outfit for Boxing Day sorted! £520, oliviavonhalle.com

10 ‘Wave’ tray, Muuto
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Muuto

Honed from stainless steel, this rippling platter brings to mind waves on a shore. Created by design studio Cara/Davide, it will smarten up any table or worktop. £169, nunido.co.uk

11 ‘Nimbe’ mirror, Ligne Roset
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Ligne Roset

Brighten up a loved one’s dressing table with this mirror and built-in trinket dish. Designed by young Parisian creative M.-A. Stiker Metral, it’s a minimalist design made of steel and finished in a rose beige lacquer. A thing of beauty. £388, lignet-roset.com

12 ‘Mumbai Noise’ perfume, Byredo
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Byredo

This fragrance aims to transport its wearer to busy Chembur streets, where incense burns and coffee carts sell their wares. For anyone who has been missing travel of late, this is an olfactory journey. Want to know more about the inspiration behind scents like ‘Mumbai Noise’? Take a look inside the seafront home of Byredo’s founder. £178, byredo.com

13 ‘Revolver’ vase, Bitossi
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Bitossi

A collaboration between Bitossi and Christoph Radl, this vase, available in yellow and orange-brown, has a mid-century inspired aesthetic that will add a warming hit of colour to any shelf. £414, aram.co.uk

14 ‘Poured’ platter, Troels Flensted
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Troels Flensted

Gorgeous one-of-a-kind marbling of burgundy and white makes this platter by Danish designer Troels Flensted an eye-catching item for keen entertainers. Handmade in Copenhagen it is a limited-edition piece, with only 12 of this extra-large version being produced. £420, shop.aben.as

15 ‘Triangle’ table lamp, CielShop
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CielShop

The colour lilac has been making waves in the fashion and interiors worlds of late. If you know someone who wants to dip their toe into experimenting with this sometimes tricky hue at home, this table lamp is an ideal place to start. £119, cielshopinteriors.com

16 ‘Rainbow’ ice bucket, Matilda Goad
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Matilda Goad

Add colour and craftsmanship to someone special’s home bar with this unique ice bucket – an essential for cocktail hour. Created by carefully piecing together lacquered wood in an impressive display of marquetry it is joyful enough to inspire a party at any time. £285, matildagoad.com

17 ‘Amaranthine’ cushion, House of Hackney
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Mark Cocksedge

This velvet cushion’s psychedelic take on a traditional Gainsborough print is typical of House of Hackney’s exuberant style. It can be spotted in the brand’s pop-up hotel in a castle in Cornwall, and is the perfect home accessory for those whose design tastes lean towards maximalism. £165, houseofhackney.com

18 ‘David Bowie Hunky Dory’ vest, Hades
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Hades

Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, The Thin White Duke… Whichever era is your favourite, there can be no denying the influence this icon had on music. We even spotted a London apartment inspired by Bowie recently. Gift the fan in your life this stylish vest, handmade in Scotland. £225, hades-shop.co.uk

19 Extra large high gloss lacquer tray, De Rosee Sa
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De Rosee Sa

Know someone who meticulously styles their coffee table? This beautiful lacquered dish with a distinctive wavy edge will make a fantastic addition to their display, perfectly framing books, trinkets and objet d’ art. £285, deroseesa.com

20 ‘Panthella 320’ table lamp, Louis Poulsen
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Louis Poulsen

50 years after the launch of Verner Panton’s iconic lamp, Louis Poulsen has given it a luxurious new makeover. Dressed in either polished chrome (pictured), white opal acrylic or metallised brass, it’s like a bauble that can be enjoyed all year round. £740, louispoulsen.com

21 Anni Albers wallhanging, Twentytwentyone
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Twentytwentyone

A tactile and thoughtful alternative to gifting a print for the wall, this tapestry was made to celebrate Twentytwentyone’s 25th anniversary. Created in collaboration with Christopher Farr and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, it’s a modernist classic. £650, twentytwentyone.com

22 ‘Butterfly’ chair, L.Ercolani
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L. Ercolani

Aficionados of mid-century design will appreciate this reissue of the chair created by Lucian Ercolani back in 1956. Its simplified curves look as contemporary now and they did then and, this year it became available in new coloured wood stains, including this ‘Vintage Red’. £795, lercolani.com

23 ‘Good Cheer’ hamper, Daylesford
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Daylesford

Bar carts were one of the big interiors hits of 2021, but if yours is looking a little bare on the approach to Christmas, this luxury hamper will do the trick. Instead of preserves and pickles, this box is full of alcoholic treats, from pre-mixed espresso martini to yuzu margarita and, of course, prosecco. £110, daylesford.com

24 ‘James’ bar cart, Stellar Works
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Stellar Works

Ideal for those loved ones who have become amateur mixologists during the past year, this bar cart is minimalist enough to look at home in contemporary interiors. Designed by Yabu Pushelberg it’s part of a collection intended to explore ‘modern masculinity’. Make ours an Old Fashioned! £2,306, stellarworks.com

25 ‘Candy Jar’, Malin Pierre
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Selfridges

The ultimate gift for the sugar addict in your life, this glass work of art seems almost too precious to store treats in. Placed on a desk or mantlepiece it resembles a sweet itself, with its form reminiscent of deliciously fine sugar work. £280, selfridges.com

26 ‘Chiavi Oro e Losanghe’ stool, Fornasetti
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Fornasetti

Looking for the key to a design fan’s heart: Fornasetti is a good place to start. Hand-lacquered and screenprinted, the pattern is part of the luxury brand’s ‘Contemporary Antiquity’ collection and is, like all things Fornasetti, highly collectible. £1,080, fornasetti.com

27 ‘Girard Bird’ ornament, Vitra
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Vitra

Hand-carved by legendary designer Alexander Girard using wood from his apple tree in 1945, the original ‘Girard Bird’ was part of an artistic experiment in abstract forms. Today, this ornament is made from polished maple wood and is a small piece of design history. £210, vitra.com

28 ‘Lady Godiva’ patchwork quilt, APC
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nicolas louis

Assembled using leftover fabric from previous APC collections, this design by Jessica Ogden and Jean Touitou is the ideal gift for those who want the added comfort of knowing that their present is made sustainably. Limited edition and made by hand, these are cosy works of art. £285, apcstore.co.uk

29 ‘Anden Caddy’, Anden
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Elliott_Lacey

Multifunctional furniture is having a moment, and this solid ash multitasker is a side table, stool and bookcase all in one. Made to order using wood from sustainably managed forests, it’s a sleek and thoughtful gift for the bookworm in your life. And a great way to stop them leaving piles of paperbacks everywhere. £550, madebyanden.co.uk

30 ‘Coloniale Métaphore Ball’ vase, The Invisible Collection
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yasmina sawiris

A real future heirloom, this vase by Vincent Darré has a Grecian influence with a contemporary edge. Decorated with liquid gold and platinum silver, this is a lavish gift to place under the Christmas tree, but one that is guaranteed to be treasured. £5,388, theinvisiblecollection.com

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