Who said luxury can’t be affordable? We’ve hand-picked a selection of beautifully designed stocking fillers and smaller gifts, which all come in at under £100 – think everything from architectural jigsaw puzzles to a solid chocolate brick.
Have a little more to spend? Our luxury Christmas gift guide has got you covered.
This minimalist candle holder from dutch design studio Pols Potten will take them through Christmas and beyond – be sure to wrap up some tapered candles too.
Handcrafted from Swedish birch veneer, this dishwasher and freezer-proof tray is both punchy and practical.
From £30, conranshop.co.uk
The design of this pure linen tablecloth, inspired by artisanal marbling methods, hints at a heady hit of spring florals. There’s a cobalt colourway, too.
Sure to provide plenty of comfort and joy, this hot water bottle with sheepskin cover will see them through nippy January nights.
We’ve all woken up to the meditative power of the humble jigsaw puzzle. This option, designed by Australian artist Charlie Bennell, has serious architectural appeal.
Concocted with honeysuckle essence, this olfactory delight will transport them straight back to summer days.
£82 for 150ml, perfumesloewe.com
Created in collaboration with artist Maria-Ines Gul, these statement earrings from Milk Tooth have a sunny, sculptural feel.
Muji’s perfectly formed tribute to Toyko is a playful gift idea for aspiring architects.
The vibrant waves of this Morrocan tufted cushion from Habitat would transform even the most tired sofa.
Designed with the realities of daily life in mind, this piece is inspired by the French word vide-poche – a bowl kept near the front door for emptying your pockets.
When is a phone case not just a phone case? Nolii’s ‘Couple System’ includes a clever cut out segment, which wallet, battery pack and arm strap components can slot into.
Case in 'Cornflower', £39; wallet in 'Peach', £15, nolii.com
The long-awaited first candle collection from Australian beauty brand Aesop is as luxurious as you’d expect – choose from smokey ‘Ptolemy’, floral ‘Aganice’ and earthy ‘Callipus’.
£80 each, aesop.com
Splashed with colourful illustrations by Turkish artist Umut Karaman, this graphic glassware set will bring a punky spirit to proceedings.
£30 for a set of four, eu.nudeglass.com
Finished by hand in Swarf’s Essex studio, this sleek solid brass incense holder comes with six sandalwood sticks to get them started.
Hoping to liven up the larder of your favourite foodie? We’d go for this white miso sauce from London start-up Nojo.
£5.99 for 200ml, selfridges.com
The voluptuous figures of illustrators, ceramicists and identical twins Liv and Dom make for a soap dish like no other.
Take a tea lover’s obsession to the next level with this set from Parisian specialists Mariage Frères, which includes 12 canisters of the finest blends, The French Art of Tea book and a silver-plated measuring spoon.
Lockdown unleashed their creativity? This book dives into DIY projects from the minds of 17 top contemporary artists.
When in doubt, bring out the biscuits. You can’t do much better than the gooey goodies on offer at Bakery Number Eight, which also has a cookie subscription service.
£14 for six, bakerynumbereight.com
These clever incense matchsticks – dinky enough for any stocking – will add a sense of ritual to the everyday.
Made with 70% Dominican Republic dark chocolate, this gratifyingly solid brick is from London’s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker.
Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge’s startling book on silence is a manifesto for easing the cacophony of modern life.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a pair of socks in their stocking – Genevieve Sweeney is our pick for sustainable, British-made sparkle.
Like all of Papier’s stationery, this brilliantly blocky notebook can be personalised with a name or festive note.
From £19.99, papier.com
Crafted from brass and stainless steel, this rotary compass is something of an upgrade from the tools of our school days.