Christmas gift guide | Timeless design

November 24, 2017

Christmas gift guide | Timeless design | These Four Walls blog

I’ve woken up to Black Friday madness this morning, and there are now well over a hundred emails with discounts and special offers clogging up my inbox. But while it’s tempting to kick-start my Christmas shopping by grabbing a few quick bargains, I always think there’s something special about taking the time to find considered gifts that people will love and treasure. So, over the next week I’ll be sharing lots of ideas for thoughtful presents, all selected from some of my favourite designers, makers and independent retailers.

I’ve divided them into a few different themes, each encompassing items to suit a range of budgets, and I’m starting with a selection of timeless pieces for all my fellow interiors addicts. Some of the below are iconic Scandinavian classics, others handcrafted pieces from artisans in the UK and elsewhere, but all showcase simple, beautiful design that will last for decades to come…

Christmas gift guide | Timeless design | These Four Walls blog

1. Lyngby Porcelain vase, £49.50, Violet + Percy | 2. Hand-loomed grey cotton blanket, £75, Ingredients LDN  | 3. Kubus by Lassen bowl, £123, and candlestick, £62, Skandium | 4. Limited-edition white Eames ‘House Bird’ by Vitra, £135, | 5. White pouring bowl, £23, Illyria Pottery | 6. Hand-thrown espresso cups by Sue Ure, £19 each, Oggetto | 7. Matte white candle bowl by Sarah Van Raden, £42, Ingredients LDN | 8. Normann Copenhagen ‘Flip’ mirror, £69, Future & Found | 9. Stelton ‘Theo’ pour-over coffee maker, £52.95, Oggetto | 10. Smoked ‘Troll’ vases by Menu, £39-59 each, Utility Design | 11. Ferm Living ‘Ripple’ carafe, £31, and set of four tumblers, £36, Cloudberry Living | 12. Grey loom throw by Muuto, £89, Trouva 

You might also like the below selection of timeless designs from my shop

All photography via the respective brands above; top image by Decorator’s Notebook

4 thoughts on “Christmas gift guide | Timeless design

  1. Juan Sandiego

    I find it difficult to choose my favourite when all these items are beautifully curated. Looking forward to your gift guides (I may end up self-gifting myself something).

    1. Abi Post author

      Thanks Juan! I have to admit my gift guides tend to be based on my own Christmas list, with a few major hints for my husband and family…!

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