I've Spent Days Searching for Homeware, and These Items Are the Best of the Best


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My love of fashion will forever be strong, but I have to admit that in recent years I’ve come to hold interiors in equally high esteem. I've become so obsessed with homeware that my Christmas shopping reflects this shift. Every evening as I scroll through Instagram or the new in pages of some of my favourite brands, my mind keeps drifting to how I can make my space feel special and elevated. So much so that my Christmas wish list this year is now filled with items that will make me love my home even more in 2023.

Just like clothes, homeware can be difficult to buy for someone else, as it is so personal—especially when it comes to bigger and more expensive items. So for this gift guide, I've split it into three categories, with gift ideas for maximalists who love colour and prints, for those who want their homes to be calm and neutral and for those who want to shop from independent brands to make their home feel truly unique. Within each category, I've included both small items such as colourful candles (that can be given to a friend or a relative who is tricky to buy for) and bigger-ticket items, from chairs to tableware.

Keep scrolling to see my edit of 43 homeware gifts that I love for Christmas (and every other day in the year). 

For a House Filled With Colours and Prints:

For a House That Is Minimalist and Elevated:

For a House That Is Unique and Filled With Pieces by Small Brands:

Next Up: Our Epic Guide to the Best Christmas Gifts for Women, Whatever Your Budget

This story was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated

Poppy Nash
Managing Editor

Poppy joined the Who What Wear UK team as managing editor in 2022. After graduating from university with a degree in English literature, she worked for a number of print and digital publications, including Women's Health, The Times, Hello! and Marie Claire. In these roles she assisted the fashion teams with print content as well as digital shopping features, shoots and celebrity news.

Prior to Who What Wear, Poppy worked at SheerLuxe as the commercial content manager. There she oversaw all paid-for site content and inclusions, managed the visual assets and briefs for branded content, and ensured all content—whether editorial or commercial—was in line with overall brand guidelines and tone. She also supported the editorial team by looking after visual merchandising on site and reviewing the brand’s daily newsletters.

As WWW UK’s managing editor, Poppy spends most of her time looking after the content calendar and all output across the brand, in addition to working with contributors, supporting with social media planning, assisting with branded content and contributing to brand strategy. Poppy prides herself on being organised, and a keen eye for detail means she oversees the production of tentpole moments such as Who What Wear’s quarterly celebrity covers, the Wedding Issue, team shoots, events, industry-facing moments, gift guides and more. In addition to this, Poppy ensures processes across the brand are efficient and effective, and is always on the lookout for ways the team can work smarter, not harder! As someone who works behind the scenes (Poppy loves a spreadsheet!), you won’t find many articles by Poppy on site, but when you do there’s no doubt they will either be focused on dresses, handbags or classic high-street buys. Or better yet, all three!

Born and raised in London, Poppy is a true city girl. When she's not thinking about clothes (or raiding her mum’s wardrobe), Poppy fills her time walking along the river with her 11-year-old labradoodle, getting stuck in a good book and enjoying as many of the city’s amazing restaurants and bars as her purse will allow! Her favourite London spots are Caravel for dinner, the Ham Yard Hotel for a fancy pre-theatre drink, Daunt Books for a new read, 26Grains for breakfast and Coal Drop's Yard for a spot of shopping.