Treating friends and family to a stunning housewarming gift is the perfect way to help them celebrate their new home. And if it’s anything like this covetable Belgravia home designed by Laura Hammett, the most beautiful gift is in order.
Whether the person you’re buying for appreciates unique objets d’art, fine serveware or has thing for home fragrances, our round up of luxury housewarming gift ideas features style suggestions for everyone.
The Memory Keeper
Ideal for nostalgic homeowners who like to reminisce and collexct, photo frames and boxes offer a beautiful way to house precious photo memories or small trinkets. Coming in universally beautiful colourways – from elegant cream to blush pink and luxe metallics – these designs cater for a host of room schemes. Faux croc and shagreen additions from Addison Ross and AERIN bring texture to the table, just like the Ray frame and Moresco box from L’Objet, which is upholstered in an Italian fabric by legendary fashion and textile designer Mariano Fortuny.
The Fragrance Expert
Fragrant touches are one of the safest bets when it comes to gift buying. Regardless of a person’s style, you can’t go wrong with scented candles and diffusers. Culti’s neutral designs, which are subtle on the eye and make regular appearances in top interior design projects, are a fail-safe gift for anyone. More decorative creations, such as L’objet’s elephant candle, deliver character, and pretty holders make perfect presents for anyone that makes sure their candle collection is always fully stocked.
If the new homeowner in your life loves nothing more than curling up in their new place, then cosy additions are the answer. Think pure silk dressing gowns, sumptuous throws and cushions, timeless bedding and ultra-soft towels – essential investments with a dose of luxury. All of the pieces in our Homebird edit are crafted with materials that aim to please the eye and the touch, from Gingerlily’s silk dressing gown and its City bedding set to our exclusive patterned cushions, which are handcrafted in the UK.
Natural materials and organic-inspired objets are big this season, so spoiling your loved one with an octopus bowl or some agate coasters is a great way to let them sample this trend or (if they’re already working this look) add to their existing collection of natural pieces. Petrified wood, shells and coral always add up to an effortlessly beautiful aesthetic, and remember not to underestimate the power of a simple floral arrangement. These pretty faux irises require no maintenance whatsoever and promise to stay in full bloom forever.
The Veteran Host
We all know a veteran host, and fine serveware is always on their wish list. Ensure your friend maintains their crown as the ultimate host or hostess with exceptional porcelain dinnerware or next-level cutlery. Serving platters and bowls are also ideal for anyone with a penchant for throwing large dinner parties, and cheeseboards and cheese knives (take these ginkgo-inspired and bamboo root designs) make beautiful home investments. Highly practical pieces, such as placemats and salt and pepper shakers, may not seem like the most exciting idea, but when you come across designs like the Dahlia and the Carrousel spice jewels, you know that you’ve found a winning gift.
The Discerning Drinker
Fine wines, wonderful cocktails and the best bourbons deserve to be served via the most luxurious glassware and bar tools. So if the new homeowner you want to congratulate is a drinks connoisseur, consider these impressive barware designs. Crystal decanters and glasses are guaranteed to slot seamlessly into any barware collection, while AERIN’s marbleised coasters and leaf-shaped bottle stopper are suited to anyone that likes to make a decorative statement. This Cubist-esque ice bucket is the one for those who like to stand out from the crowd.
Sculptural pieces, paintings and photographic prints are a must for art fans. Whether the person you’re buying for prefers abstract creations or works with a traditional appeal, we’ve got everything covered. An antique leather globe, statuesque horse head and shapely ceramic vase look incredible in homes with a classic feel. And if you’re picking something for a contemporary space? Our selection of oil paintings and artworks from PICTOCLUB and John-Richard excel in modern surroundings.
These home office picks are the solution for neat and tidy perfectionists and for those at the other end of the spectrum, who could do with a helping hand when it comes to getting organised. Texture plays a leading role in this edit, with AERIN and Forwood Design showcasing faux shagreen across letter holders, paper trays and a charming tic tac toe set. Metallic hues – seen on desk clocks, lamps and accessories – bring a luxe polished touch to workstations.