Just like decorating the tree or hanging out pine wreaths, one of the most joyful parts of Christmas is sharing gifts with loved ones. But with the bustle of busy family life, finding the time to select the perfect present for each person can be a task in itself. With this in mind, we have gathered a few of our favourite Christmas gift ideas to help inspire you this festive season.
We believe the best Christmas gift ideas are those that are lived with – symbols of appreciation that bring a sense of joy to loved ones’ homes. So, consider which area of the home each person spends most of their time. This should help in finding something special that celebrates their rituals.
FOR THE GREEN-FINGERED
As nature’s chill creeps in, winter is the time for gardeners to start preparing for the planting seasons. For a present that feels both personal and practical, why not lend your green-fingered friends a helping hand with our beautifully designed gardening gifts? From garden diaries to our ever-useful string tidy and rustic pots, there are plenty of ideas to get them relishing the great outdoors. Presented in a charming antique willow basket, our deluxe garden tool kit is packed with handy essentials – ideal for both seasoned botanists and complete beginners.
FOR THE HOST
When it comes to those who enjoy entertaining, gifts that bring family and friends together are often the ones that are most appreciated. Whether they host casual, ‘bring-a-dish’ dinner parties or sophisticated meals with dramatic tablescapes, tableware sets can never go amiss. It’s worth opting for crockery in accommodating neutrals to match your host’s existing themes. Our Morris collection, with its timeless and subtle pattern, pair beautifully with the richer tones we love at this time of year.
How does your host like to lay their table – is it a relaxed feel, lit with lanterns surrounding pitchers to share or is it slightly more refined, with elegant candle holders and delicately placed cutlery? It’s these considered, smaller pieces that can really help to ignite a feeling of conviviality.
FOR REST AND RELAXATION
Exclusively created for The Cotswold Company in Cumbria, our home fragrances feature a calming blend of nature-inspired scents. Each celebrates a different season or chapter of the day. So, you can choose a unique aroma that will enhance your loved one’s favourite moments.
Alive with sweet rose, Summer Days carries warming, nostalgic notes perfect for unwinding with a good book. While our wood-infused Dusk or peaceful Sanctuary offer soothing aromas to envelop them in calm. Add lavender heat wrap or snuggly cashmere blankets to make up an indulgent ‘night in’ gift box.
FOR THE HOME COOK
We all have a family member or friend who loves to nourish. For those whose hearts lie in the kitchen, cookware will always be a welcome gift to receive. It’s all about giving pieces that not only provide function but also add style to their daily cooking routines. Carefully crafted in Portugal, our classic Bybrook stoneware collection offers a range of timeless heirlooms-to-be. Featuring ceramic ramekins, baker trays, mixing bowls and more, each looks just as lovely individually as they do as a set. Better yet, spark the baker of the family’s imagination with our impressive, mouth-blown LSA glass cake stand.
FOR THE HOMEBODY
Treat those who take pleasure in hunkering down inside with thoughtful home gifts that add a feeling of intimacy and comfort to everyday moments. Like sumptuously soft throws with cashmere and patterned mugs – perfect for snuggling up on the sofa after crisp winter walks. Or tokens of gratitude to adorn their favourite room with, such as lamps to match the décor or vases arranged with foraged foliage. Equally, photo frames filled with memories make an inexpensive and heartfelt Christmas gift idea for her or him.
No home is complete at Christmas time without a touch of festive magic. From vintage wooden stars to hang on the tree to sparkling tealights and decorative fruits. It’s these small, cost-effective stocking-fillers that quickly become cherished. Taking pride of place, year after year. Discover our favourite gifts under £10.