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The luxury Christmas gift guide: 25 present ideas for design lovers

Our pick of 2020's best designer homeware gifts

luxury gift ideas for design lovers
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From luxe marble pieces and brass accessories to colourful glassware and ceramics, our curated pick of designer gifts will make a timeless addition to any stylish home and are sure to be gratefully received.

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1 ‘Rosanna’ glass carafe and tumblers by Campbell-Rey x &You
murano carafe and glasses
Campbell Rey

Crafted in Murano, the spiritual home of artisan glass, British design studio Campbell-Rey's cheery candy-stripe carafe and tumblers are sure to liven up libations.

Carafe, £295; matching tumblers, £295 for a set of two andyoulifestyle.com

2 ‘Haniwa’ vase by Noe Kuremoto
couverture white vase

Handmade by London-based ceramic artist Noe Kuremoto, the ‘Haniwa’ vase will bring sculptural interest to spaces whether filled with flowers or left empty.

£515, couvertureandthegarbstore.com

3 ‘Classic Bathrobe’ by Tekla
tekla striped dressing gown

Tekla's snuggly dressing gown is made from the plushest organic cotton and has a classic unisex cut.

£169, teklafabrics.com

4 ‘Longis’ pouf by Tom Pigeon x Roger Lewis
roger lewes x tom pigeon upholstered pouffe
Tom Pigeon X Roger Lewis

This limited edition collaboration between design brand Tom Pigeon and upholstery experts Roger Lewis will add a splash of pattern and colour to homes.

£245, rogerlewis.uk

5 ‘The Hot Teapot’ by Neri & Hu for Paola C
monologue presents the newest collection of design brand paola c, featuring pieces by designers such as cristina celestino, neri  hu and elisa ossino discover the entire collection at wwwmonologuelondoncom
Monologue London

Liven up their morning brew with Neri & Hu's zesty glass teapot, which has been carefully designed to allow tea leaves to infuse for maximum flavour.

£325, monologuelondon.com

6 ‘Curvy Planter’ by Pieces
pieces planter at mr porter
Pieces at Mr Porter

Ideal for budding indoor gardeners, this punchy design by Brooklyn homeware brand Pieces is part sculpture, part planter.

£220, mrporter.com

7 ‘Carlo’ side table by Matthew Hilton for De La Espada
carlo side table by matthew hilton
Carlo side table Matthew Hilton

Carved from richly veined ‘Nero Marquina’ marble, De La Espada's side table is an indulgent gift to be sure, but its timeless appeal will ensure its treasured for a lifetime.

£2,796, delaespada.com

8 ‘Armance’ solid brass bookends by Les Few
gold bookends
Les Fews

Give the bookworm in your life the gift of orderly – and extremely stylish – shelves with Les Few's luxe brass bookends.

£445, alexeagle.co.uk

9 Water bottle with ‘Teddy’ case by Maxmara
max mara water bottle
Max Mara

Not just a water bottle but a bona fide fashion statement, Maxmara's fluffy flask will help keep those New Year's resolutions of drinking more water on track.

£105, maxmara.com

10 ‘Graphic JB Studio’ blanket by Begg x Co x John Booth
begg  co x john booth cashmere throw
Begg & Co

Artist John Booth has used Begg x Co's sumptuously soft blankets as a canvas for his kaleidoscopic artworks, and they look as good hung on the wall as draped over the sofa.

£760, beggxco.com

11 ‘Tura’ jug vase by Lyngby Porcelaen
fluted white ceramic jug
Packshotfactory Wework/ Rosenthal

Seemingly constructed from delicate paper-like pleats, Lyngby Porcelaen's jug is a perfect gift for tableware purists.

£214, lyngbyporcelaen.com

12 ‘Split Shift’ jumbo cushions by Darkroom
darkroom london cushions and decorative plate

Bold, beautiful and a little bit Bauhaus, these new cushions are ideal for lovers of contemporary design.

£200 each, darkroomlondon.com

13 'TN-400BT’ analogue Bluetooth turntable
goodhood bluetooth turntable

Combining a retro look with cutting-edge technology, the 'TN-400BT' Bluetooth turntable sounds as good as it looks.

£400, goodhoodstore.com

14 ‘Cork’ bowls by Jasper Morrison for Vitra
jasper morrison cork bowl for vitra at aram store

Cork is the sustainable material of the moment, so what better gift for the eco-conscious design maven in your life?

From £119 each, vitra.com

15 ‘Hotel’ slippers by Toasties
toasties shearling slippers

Made from super soft sheepskin, Toasties' 'Hotel' slippers add a little luxury to every day.

Approx £146, toasties-paris.com

16 ‘Pumpkin’ armchair by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset
ligne roset pumpkin armchair in green velvet
Ligne Roset

The ultimate gift for collectors of design classics, Pierre Paulin's iconic 'Pumpkin' chair, originally created in 1971, still looks as futuristic and as fresh as it did in its day.

£1,855, ligne-roset.com

17 ‘Goddess’ porcelain dessert plate by La Double J
la double j plate at matches fashion
Matches Fashion

These pretty dessert plates by La Double J are a sweet treat that's sure to go down well.

£250 for a set of six, matchesfashion.com

18 ‘Nimbus Table Mirror’ by Krøyer-Sætter-Lassen for Menu
menu brass mirror
Fotograf Christian B

Danish brand Menu's sleek tilting brass table mirror is ideal for minimalists and beauty queen alike.

£150, nest.co.uk

19 ‘Capability Baronet’ robe by Olivia von Halle
capability baronet velvet gown by olivia von halle
Olivia Von Halle

Olivia von Halle's midnight-hued velvet ‘Capability Baronet’ robe, complete with exquisite embroidery, is the height of indulgence.

£2,083, oliviavonhalle.com

20 ‘Ávila’ ceramic kinetic sculpture by Daniel Reynolds
ávila ceramic kinetic sculpture by daniel reynolds at the new craftsmen
The New Craftsmen

Composed of handmade ceramic pieces, Artist Daniel Reynolds' beautifully balanced kinetic sculptures bring interest and movement to spaces in need of something special.

£9,000, thenewcraftsmen.com

21 ‘Moheim’ drinks trolley by Shigeichiro Takeuchi
moheim drinks trolley bar cart
Nimi Projects

Every host with the most needs a trolley. Neat and compact, this paired-back design fits in with any style of home.

£520, nimiltd.com

22 'Acoustic Sculpture’ Bluetooth speaker by Transparent
acoustic sculpture bluetooth and true wireless speaker, transparent

Is it a speaker, or is it art? Both. Transparent's innovative tech will impress audiophiles and art lovers alike.

£2,700, transpa.rent/en

23 ‘FJ Clock’ by Finn Juhl
finn juhl fj clock in black
Architect Made

Danish design hero Finn Juhl's enduring designs will never fall out of style. This monochrome clock is sure to tick all the right boxes.

From £374, architectmade.com

24 ‘Bicoca’ rechargeable lamp by Christophe Mathieu for Marset
bioca table lamp in burgundy by marset

Unsightly wires begone thanks to Marset's portable table lamp. Its rechargeable design means it can be moved from space to space as needed.

£177, silveraltd.co.uk

25 ‘JS30’ bluetooth speaker by Georg Jensen x Philips
george jensen x philips speaker
Georg Jensen x Philips

The ‘JS30’ bluetooth speaker combines striking metal, Kvadrat fabric and a sculptural shape to create a speaker that's designed for display.

£109.99, georgjensen.com

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