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Show off your Christmas baking with this Dina 3 Tier Round Glass Cake Stand from Artisanti, £61.
While you may have missed Stir up Sunday (or not if you checked out this feature from our magazine last month!!), there’s still plenty of time to grab your apron, mixing bowls and scales, and create some Christmas goodies.
Whether you favour a traditional mince pie or a European slice of stollen, what better way to display your creations than with this simple, yet stylish, Dina 3 Tier Round Glass Cake Stand from Artisanti.
Perfect for every festive occasion from a Christmas Eve tea to a New Year’s Day buffet, this cake stand is sure to be a favourite for many years to come.
Give the coffee lover in your life the ultimate gift with this Bugatti Diva Coffee Machine from Amara Living, from £525.
Some people are as serious about coffee as others are about religion, politics and football.
If your loved one is a coffee aficionado, then the perfect gift for them this Christmas is undoubtedly the Bugatti Diva Coffee Machine from Amara Living.
Super stylish, the Diva Coffee Machine is also available in chrome (£570) and is perfect for making everything from espressos and macchiatos to lattes.
Not only that, but it will add some great Italian style to any amateur barista’s kitchen.
Give your front door the Christmas treatment with this Multi-Coloured Christmas Wreath from Found Home Store, £60.
Hanging my wreath on the front door is one of my favourite things at Christmas. For me it really signals that I’m ready for the festive period.
Going against everything I usually love interiors-wise, my wreaths have always erred on the traditional side but, this year, I’m opting for this more contemporary Multi-Coloured Christmas Wreath from Found Home Store.
Made from an array of colourful Christmas baubles, the wreath will definitely bring some colour to your Christmas scheme and give your guests a very special welcome.
Enjoy yet more wonderful Christmas finds for youngsters with our second Christmas Gift Guide for Kids.
Following on from yesterday’s great selection, today we have yet more fab gift ideas for kids.
The Osborne & Little – Cockatoo’s Zagazoo Cushion, designed by Quentin Blake and featuring the funky birds from his Cockatoos book will look great in a child’s bedroom or playroom, whilst the Dotty Dolls House Bookcase from Great Little Trading Company carries out its book holding duties beautifully.
Clockwise from top left: Dotty Dolls House Bookcase from Great Little Trading Company, £125; Woodland Height Chart Sticker from Great Little Trading Company, £20; Onion Bull Terrier Dog Light from Found Home Store, from £70; Osborne & Little – Cockatoo’s Zagazoo Cushion from Amara Living, £55; Toy School Bus With Wooden Puppets from Design My World, £29.95; The Good Life Red Owl Framed Print from Heal’s, £155.
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Find some gorgeous Christmas goodies for your little ones in the first of our Christmas Gift Guides for Kids.
Christmas is primarily a time for children. And buying for children at Christmas primarily means buying toys.
However, here at Furnish we have many gorgeous homey bits and pieces for your children’s room which would make ideal Christmas gifts.
Here are some of our faves, with more to follow tomorrow.
Clockwise from top left: Designers Guild – Little Owl Cushion – Aqua from Amara Living, £35; Fire Engine Bookcase from Great Little Trading Company, £125; Nextime Colour Guide Clock from Red Candy, £59; Judith Kerr – Mog with Medal Framed Print from John Lewis, £25; FatBoy Junior Beanbag from Found Home Store, £109; Pick Up A Penny Money Box from Design My World, £17.50.
Keep Christmas decorating simple with these Authentic Amish Tin Barn Stars from Magpie Miller, £25.
If tinsel brings you out in hives, and you shudder when you see those houses covered in Christmas lights, then it’s fair to say you probably prefer a pared back festive scheme.
These Authentic Amish Tin Barn Stars from Magpie Miller are just the ticket for adding some subtle Christmas chic.
Add them to walls, hang them from a mantelpiece or tie them to the top of a tree for an instant update.
Best of all, once the last of the turkey has gone and the Christmas pud finished, these stars will look elegant all year round.
Give the Scrabble geek in your life something special this Christmas with these Scrabble Espresso Cups from Amara Living, £24.95.
I don’t know about you but board games get very competitive in my family over the Christmas period, especially Scrabble and especially when I play with my Dad.
He is also the person I find it hardest to buy Christmas gifts for, so this set of 4 Scrabble Espresso Cups from Amara Living is a godsend.
Each cup features a letter to spell out CAFE while the accompanying saucers are each stamped with a score multiplier.
At least with these my Dad will be able to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee as I thrash him with my amazing Scrabble prowess!
Add some Alpine chic to your living room this Christmas with the Sled Coffee Table and Snow White Rug from Duffy London, £2,495.
Like much of the country, I woke up to snow yesterday.
It manages to bring the country to a standstill and turns 30 minute journeys into at least four times as long but there’s still something special about snow.
We might all moan about the prospect but you’ll be hard pressed to find a grown up who doesn’t squeal when the first flakes fall.
But who knows whether or not we’ll have a white Christmas this year. If not, this Sled Coffee Table and Snow White Rug from Duffy London is a pretty cool alternative.
Gorgeous all year round, this surreal combo is guaranteed to be a real talking point in any living room.
Give the bookworm in your life the perfect Christmas gift with these Fairy Tale Bookends from Folly, £24.95.
Despite the plethora of e-readers that are now available, believe it or not, people do still own actual books.
And what could be more perfect a gift for the book lover in your life than these Fairy Tale Bookends from Folly.
Made from laser-cut metal, one bookend features that famous fairy tale beginning “Once upon a time” while the other is adorned with the words “The End”.
Ideal for big and little kids alike, this set of bookends is sure to be a welcome gift on Christmas morning.
Add some animal charm to your Christmas scheme with this Contemporary Silver Reindeer Ornament from The Contemporary Home, £12.99.
Having recently moved into a fantastic new home, and with Christmas just around the corner, I’ve been searching for new decorations to give my abode a touch of festive chic.
However, when it comes to Christmas decorations, I definitely take the less is more approach – one Christmas a friend asked me why I didn’t have any decorations up. I did!
What I’ve never been able to resist, though, is a festive-themed animal decoration and what could be more iconic this time of year than a reindeer?
This Contemporary Silver Reindeer Ornament from The Contemporary Home with its stylish good looks definitely ticks all my boxes and will be taking pride of place on my gorgeous new vintage sideboard.
Take your pick from these truly gorgeous gifts for Grandmas.
Grandmas are notoriously difficult to buy for. (Well they are in this family!!)
But here at Furnish we have a huge range of beautiful homewares, which even the fussiest granny will love.
If it’s cushions you’re after, the Snurk Granny Cushion White from Heal’s is ever so pretty with its retro crochet design, whilst the Pip Studios Teapot from Folly is one of the many gorgeous tea pots that we have, combining vintage style with contemporary design.
Clockwise from top left: Brissi Betty Round Vase from John Lewis, £38; Decorative Enamel Frame – Purple/Raspberry / Small from Oliver Bonas, £8.50; Pip Studios Teapot from Folly, £32.95; Menu Raw Diamonds Vase from Gifts with Style, £61.95; Snurk Granny Cushion White from Heal’s, £55; Miss Blackbirdy – Sugar Bowl from Amara Living, £8.95.
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Give a crafty loved one the perfect gift this Christmas with a Dressmakers Mannequin from Out There Interiors, £55.
Everyone has one of those friends who are super-talented at craft.
You know, the ones who only have to look at a piece of fabric and a needle, and can whip up a fantastic skirt or dress in next to no time.
Well, the search for a Christmas present for said person in your life is over as these Dressmakers Mannequins are just the ticket.
Available in four stylish fabrics including striking damask and pretty florals, the life-size mannequins are perfect for helping budding fashion designers both craft and display their creations.
Enjoy seasonal seasoning with the Snowman Salt and Pepper Pots by Shin Azumi from JasmineWay, £23.
Although various parts of the county have had snow over recent days, we’re yet to see any here.
And my son is desperate for snow.
Partly in the hope that he might miss a day or two off school, but mainly so that he can make a snowman with his Dad.
To be honest, I’d be happy with these cute Snowman Salt and Pepper Pots by Shin Azumi from JasmineWay.
Perfect any time of year, but sure to bring a smile to kids and grown ups alike at the Christmas table.
Add fun and funky colour to your tree with these Pantone Xmas Baubles from Found Home Store, £8.
Nowadays, there are many homeware items available which use the Pantone colour theme.
Perfect for a more contemporary tree, they are available in six funky colours. Alternatively, treat yourself (or a friend) to a mixed set of them all.
Add a traditional feel to your Christmas table with the Vintage Style Snowflake Stoneware Jug from The Contemporary Home, £14.99.
Just how adorable is this little jug from The Contemporary Home?
Made in a ‘distressed’ style, looking as though it’s been passed down for generations, it features a pretty snowflake design, making it perfect for your Christmas Day celebrations.
Yummy storage for your scrummy cakes with this Orla Kiely Set of 5 Round Cake Tins from Heal's, £35.
Whether it’s for the Christmas cake itself, or for any other yummy Yuletide goodies, these pretty cake tins from Orla Kiely at Heal’s are spot on.
In 5 different sizes, they conveniently fit inside each other when not in use.
Raise a toast to our pick of the best champagne glasses.
The festive season is approaching, and what better way to toast Christmas or see in the New Year than with a glass or two of cold, sparkling Champagne.
At Furnish we have loads of champagne flutes to choose from, all perfect for adding a touch of style to your quaffing!
Here is a selection of our faves.
Clockwise from top left: Baroque & Rock Champagne Flute from Red Candy, £6.30 each; Brissi Alba Champagne Flute from John Lewis, £7 each; Culinary Concepts Hammered Champagne Flutes from John Lewis, £54.95 for set of 2; Versace Arabesque Champagne Glass – Amber from Occa Home, £139 each; Melanise Champagne Glasses from OKA, currently £35 for set of 6; LSA Remi Copper Champagne Flute from Heal’s, £15 each.
Find inspiration with our pick of the best Christmas gifts for Dads.
I always think that Dads are pretty tricky to buy for. Whilst there’s always socks and slippers, choosing something more interesting can be a bit more of a challenge.
But don’t despair as here at Furnish we have some great gift choices for Dads.
The Paul Smith AddColour Press Coffee Maker from Occa Home is perfect for caffeine lovers who don’t want to scrimp on style, whilst the 45 Record Coasters Set of Four from Heal’s will take them back a decade or two.
The John Lewis Dad Mug, meanwhile, will let them know just how great you think they are.
Clockwise from top left: Jonathan Adler – British Flag Paperweight from Amara Living, £42; Paul Smith AddColour Press Coffee Maker from Occa Home, £179; 45 Record Coasters Set of Four from Heal’s, £12; John Lewis Dad Mug from John Lewis, £8; Lolita Beer Wall Pilsner Glass from John Lewis, £20; La Hacienda Pizza Firepit from Occa Home, £113.50.
Add a touch of wonder with the Twinkle Fairy Duvet Cover Set from Great Little Trading Company, £40.
If you’re looking for a pretty gift for a little girl this Christmas, how about this gorgeous Twinkle Fairy Duvet Cover Set from Great Little Trading Company?
With the sweetest wand-waving fairy, it would bring a touch of magic to any girl’s room.
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Enjoy Christmassy aromas with this Christmas Eve Scented Candle - Rudolph from Amara Living, £65 - £375.
“Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donder and Blitzen!” These are the reindeers from “The Night before Christmas” – the reindeers that pull Santa’s sleigh.
But the reindeer we all know and love the most, with his glowing, red nose, is good old Rudolph.
And, in honour of his fantastic work guiding Santa through the fog, this delightful clove and mistletoe scented Christmas candle, available from Amara Living, is named after him.
It will have you shouting out in glee!
10cm version - approx 60 hours burn time - £65