This year we’ve agreed, due to the amount of money we are haemorrhaging on the house that I’m getting a new dressing gown. And he’s getting socks. And that’s it.
Anyone who has renovated a house will know its all about ‘presents for the house’. While my husband has many fabulous attributes (as I type this at 9pm at night, with a whiskey mac in hand, he’s currently plastering the down stairs WC) but he is absolutely shockingly bad at buying me gifts. If you have a similar problem, just send your beloved the link to this blog post because I’ve done all the hard work for them. I’ve trawled the internet picking out some of the things that I would just love to treat myself or a fellow colour loving loved one to this Christmas. Thank you so much for indulging me here (as clearly no one else is going to)…drumroll…here’s my Christmas gift guide for colour lovers, let’s shop!
Shameless plug alert but I think if you are really wanting to spoil someone this Christmas then there is nothing more treaty than a new set of super soft bed linen. The range I designed with Secret Linen is in all my eye popping favourite colours. I particularly love the pom pom trim linen and if you have a pom pom lover in your life then this is for them. And there are pom pom cushions and throws to match, with giant pom poms!!!! Okay I’ll stop now.
Next on the topic of bed linen, one of my favourite elements of Christmas day is the morning itself. Our tradition is for Arthur to join us in bed and we drink bucks fizz while he opens his stocking. So to complete the bucolic picture I’m painting, you need some drop dead fabulous PJ’s. These ones from small British boutique brand Universe of Us make you feel fab-u-las and even have discreet gold piping. Queen!
Christmas is undoubtedly one of those times of years for seeking out those things that are just a little bit special. And I’m letting you into a secret here, I’m just head over heels in love with new small brand Studio Coverdale. I’m an avid art collector and there is nothing that Natasha creates that I don’t immediately want to put pride of place in my home. Her designs are fearless, audacious and her use of colour and print is perfection. I hope she does a range of stationary next as they would make great stocking fillers. Meanwhile if you want to gift your walls this season, it has to be one of these. Posters start from a more affordable £49.
Danish design brand HAY can do no wrong and I was super excited when I saw they had collaborated with Sonos. We have Sonos speakers throughout our home, and the fact that they can be activate using Alexa is just brilliant. I love telling the speaker to put on radio 2 as I walk into the kitchen first thing in the morning – life’s little pleasures. But typically they are always black so it’s with squeals of delight that you can now buy them in some eye popping candy colours. I generally find tech very unaesthetic and uninspiring, mainly because it’s always black – a colour I rarely use. I love what it does but rarely how it looks so I think these titchy little speakers really pack a punch and blend into your displays effortlessly. A real class act.
Having something personalised is the ultimate in thoughtfulness I think. I’m fully digital when it comes to organising my diary and my life but I adore notebooks and race through them at an alarming rate. I use them for all my lists, thoughts, workings, even as a sketch book and having a beautiful covered note book to pop into my bag just makes me happy!
I’ve got an obsession with chocolate and pretty packaging and when the two come together, I’m a very happy bunny. Hoping someone will pop one of these in my stocking this Christmas. Trouble is I’d have to have one in every colour!