Our friends have THE BEST Christmas gift ideas for you. Come see!
We have a lot of friends here at Inside Stylists. We have podcast guests who’ve shared their stories, Stylists who create beautiful items for you and your home and basically, in a nutshell, we have so many creatives around us that it feels bad not to share them with YOU! So, here are some of our friends’ Christmas gift ideas. Make sure you treat yourself too.
I loved catching up with Molly on an Instagram Live earlier this year. I met her at her press event where she ran a block printing workshop. I was HOOKED! This is how I will forever make my own wrapping paper from now on – kinda like the crackers below. I used to do that with my kids and potatoes but now I do it for myself with Molly’s blocks and paints (you can see them here). Stick on a good Christmas film and just block print away.
Molly has a great selection of gifts and amazing homewares for all year round. Top of our picks? These tablecloths and napkins with some stand-out crackers made to suit your style to finish. Be still my beating heart!
We may have danced a little jig when Julian Chichester became a brand member of Inside Stylists. They have the most incredible furniture, the showroom makes your heart beat a little faster when you walk around. Inspiration at every turn.
Now, we’re not saying that a sofa or bed makes a good gift (don’t you just hate those kinds of interior gift guides?) but we are coveting their gorgeous interior accessories. Always something original to find. Go check them out now. It counts as decoration and I give you permission to splurge.
Oh my. Clarissa is one of the most inspirational businesswomen I’ve interviewed on the podcast. Her journey to become a leading screen printing creative and have the success that she has had is phenomenal. She’s also an all-round fab person. I could watch her screen print all day – on the table with no shoes on, in front of a big group at her Harlequin wallpaper launch party earlier this year, as it would happen!
I’ve always loved her nature-inspired pieces – wallpapers, cushions, toiletry bags, and scarves (which is where it all started) but for me it’s all about the overlapping patterns from her backing sheets that she cuts up and uses to make lavender bags. Just love the no-waste beauty of them.
What Keith and Mark from Mini Moderns don’t know about Midcentury Modern design you don’t need to know!
They came to my house to record a podcast just after their fab book was released (let’s just say a massive amount of cleaning happened beforehand) We chatted for ages about Dungeness, their love of modern design and so much more. They also joined me live on Instagram when they launched their latest wallpaper collection Travelogue earlier this year – with a minor hiccup of my phone overheating and dying in the middle. The guys handled it brilliantly)
They have some fabulous homewares that make great gifts from mugs and kettles, bedding and towels, and their new dressing gowns. Love, love, love!
What kind of a gift guide would this be without a gorgeous candle or two?
Of all the ones I could have included I knew it had to be those by Sho-Moon. These aren’t just candles. They’re refillable relaxation in a glass container. Each candle has a Reiki-infused guided meditation accessed through a QR code under the lid. Each candle is hand-poured in their studio in Haarlem, The Netherlands, in small batches to ensure a high-quality final product.
I met Juliette when I was teaching styling for Interiors so I’ve been following her journey since the very beginning – she’s now received awards (woop)
I chatted to her all about the start of her journey via Instagram and am fascinated by the natural and vegan ingredients, pure essential oils with coconut & colza wax to give the cleanest burn, and of course her fast growth. She very kindly gifted me a candle after our chat (#gifted) and I used it all up. Right down to the base of the wick. Let me tell you – I’m gifted candles often and they very rarely get used up completely. This one was so divine I used it whilst I worked. There was no sharing with this scent. I kept it just for me in my home office as it felt like such a piece of calm.
Jamie and Tom launched their wallpaper company Divine Savages what feels like five minutes ago and here we are today with a truly successful brand and new showroom opening up in Bath really soon – cannot wait to see it IRL!
I interviewed them for the podcast back when they were launching their collaboration with The Natural History Museum and they have just gone on from strength to strength. Their latest designs include Nana Nostalgia and Beloved Beasts and don’t stop reading because you think a wallpaper brand doesn’t have Christmas gifts for you. They soooo do! Their prints with clever wording, (I’m talking to you Catitude “F*ck off” print my daughter has in her room), scarves, and the simply stunning all-gender satin pyjama collection with Byroses. These are gifts you’ll want to keep.
One of my favorite things about interviewing founders of businesses is hearing their founder stories and they don’t come much more enlightening than with Tasha and Barny from Weaver Green. They were inspired to start Weaver Green, which makes woven rugs, bags, tablecloths and more from recycled plastic bottles after seeing a fisherman hand cutting a bottle to make a net whilst on holiday. You have to listen to their podcast interview all about it.
Originally they were all about rugs but their range and the scope of what they can make with those recycled materials goes on and on! How about a blanket, apron, tablecloth and napkins, rugs, bags, or maybe a dog cushion? Perhaps you want to freshen up your guest bedroom ahead of the big day with a new rug? There’s literally something for everyone – and let me tell you they feel like wool. You would never know they originated as your fave fizzy pop bottle.
This project landed in my inbox this morning and I have to say Christine has the BEST crafts kits ever. Whether you’re looking for a gift to give or for something to make for your home this season she has what you’re looking for – especially if you’re good at sewing. She also has great craft PDF downloads so you can get your hands on them imediately.
Go follow her on Instagram for her follow-along workshops.
So, short and sweet. I hope you find something to inspire your gifting this year.
Let me know what’s top of your wish list. Mine’s fat socks and fluffy Crocs.
Have a good one