Christmas Gift Guide: Homeware

There’s so much choice when it comes to Christmas presents, and with what feels like a never ending list of gifts to get, Christmas shopping can be a daunting task! Presenting loved ones with unexpected gifts from our online store will no doubt make for a memorable Christmas. Get some festive inspiration from our Black By Design Christmas gift guide that features some of our favourite homeware items from the best designer homeware brands around.

Our Christmas gift guide incorporates homeware items suitable for all kinds of budgets, and ideas for main presents and stocking fillers!

First off we’re considering some popular Christmas gift ideas for women that are bound to go down a storm with the lady in your life, be it your mum, partner, sister, auntie or friend. Make her cosy dreams come true on Christmas morning with a beautiful faux fur hot water bottle from Helen Moore. Available in a wide range of colours and finishes, the animal print in lynx and ocelot will go down well with lovers of leopard print. The luxurious faux fur hot water bottles make them ideal for snuggling up with! Add to the hygge effect with a designer blanket or throw from Tweedmill that is made from 100% lambswool for a super soft feel. A throw can add warmth and texture to a room, not to mention being the perfect accompaniment with a delicious cup of hot chocolate or coffee which she can enjoy from the stunning Bangle porcelain coffee cup and saucer set by LSA International. An on-trend colour blocking design brings the traditional cup and saucer right up to date whilst the bright gold band adds a touch of style. A flower vase from the same Bangle range would also make a great Christmas gift!

When it comes to the party season, why not treat her to a set of assorted cocktail glasses that she can enjoy with friends. The cocktail glasses from LSA International come in four different elegant shapes that are fun and stylish, making them ideal Christmas presents for ladies.

We understand that trying to find Christmas gifts for men can be difficult – what do you get the man who has everything? Sometimes thinking outside the box can work wonders in terms of gift inspiration, and we’re literally taking it outdoors with our first men’s Christmas gift option which is the Eva Solo charcoal grill in sleek stainless steel. This grill can also be used as a fire pit which is perfect for cold winter nights! We’ve got several fire pits from Garden Trading that would make fantastic main Christmas presents too.


If the man in your life is fond of a whiskey, we’ve got an array of whiskey and liqueur glass options that will add a sophisticated touch to his evening drink. LSA International offer a mature whiskey set that includes a beautiful handmade mouth blown glass whiskey decanter with four premium whisky tumblers. A truly decadent barware set he’ll be impressed with. For a unique glass option, we love the Armchair Crystal spirits glass from Dartington Crystal that will serve up any drink a little differently. Encourage him to enjoy his drink with some of his favourite records on a retro Stylo turntable in red from GPO. If he’s a vinyl veteran or wanting to experiment with new (old) technology, the built in stereo speakers of this record player assures excellent sound quality.

Now, let’s consider Christmas gifts for couples that can appeal to both people in the relationship and have a more universal appeal. Normann Copenhagen offers a fantastic range of bar carts and drinks trolleys that all display the fine Danish design you’d expect from such an exemplary Scandinavian homeware brand. A drinks trolley can be filled to the brim with their favourite spirits and adorned with new glassware such as the short stemmed wine goblets from LSA International that offer a chunky base and a weighted feel. Perfect for a festive gin!

It’s a great idea to consider kitchen items or living room additions as gift possibilities for couples as they are things that both of them will use daily! Introduce them to the world of Baa Stool and their ultra soft real sheepskin homeware with the Baa footstool in stylish teal. It’s a real statement piece that can be placed anywhere in the home. When it comes to kitchenware, updating everyday items with stylish alternatives can really impact the look of the kitchen area, which is why we love the Rosendahl Copenhagen salt and pepper cellar as a Christmas gift for couples to enjoy. Equally simple yet aesthetically pleasing, we also stock a brilliant oil and vinegar set from Blomus that would be right at home in a modern kitchen.

Finally, don’t forget that homeware gifts can be fun for children too! Our collection of decorative home ornaments plays host to several playful animal figurines and mobiles that feature birds, monkeys, cars and elephants. A cute wooden animal ornament can be placed on a windowsill, shelf or bedside table, and can be treasured for a lifetime! Treat a young car enthusiast to a wooden toy car based on the infamous Sedan car that can be displayed with pride. The simplistic designs of the animal ornaments from Kay Bojesen are innocent and perfectly childlike which makes them all the more endearing.

Another Christmas gift idea for children involves ensuring that the children feel involved more at Christmas lunch by getting them their own special Christmas plate from Alessi. The cartoon winter scene with Santa Claus and his reindeers will get them excited to finish their meal in no time! Also from Alessi, the fuschia pink ice cream bowl with heart shaped spoon will make desserts all the more delicious. Practical gifts for children are great, and we love the cork message board from CorkFrame that can help them get creative with their souvenirs and memories by encouraging them to add things to the cork board that can be placed in their room.

Be sure to explore the complete collections of giftware that we stock at Black By Design for even more gift ideas this Christmas!

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