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Christmas gifts – 9 elegant presents for design lovers

H&G's edit of the best Christmas gifts for interior and design fans are perfect for those who have a penchant for the finer things in life

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It hasn't been a tricky task for H&G's team to create an edit of the very best Christmas gifts for interior design – and design – fans. Since summer, we have been gathering our favorite finds for inclusion in our exclusive Christmas present list. 

And while we have skewed it towards buys for the home – as you would expect – we have also chosen pieces just because they are beautiful, of wonderful quality, and guaranteed to please. 

9 Christmas gifts for design lovers

These Christmas gifts will suit a design-conscious home – or person (you know the type: their Christmas decorating ideas are always so beautiful). So, this holiday season, show everyone just how much value you find in them by spoiling them with one of these stylish selections.

1. Tuck away belongings in this elegant box

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DOLFI Golden Box with White Pine Cone Strips (opens in new tab) for $465, at Horchow

Made in Italy, this gold and white ceramic box (opens in new tab) will safely store your most prized possessions in the most stunning of ways. 

2. Elevate tea time with porcelain

MATCHESFASHION designer home gifts teapot

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LA DOUBLEJ X Ladurée Tree of Life Porcelain Teapot (opens in new tab) for $227, at MATCHESFASHION

Made in Italy from Ancap porcelain, this hand-painted teapot (opens in new tab) presents 18-karat gilding on the lid, handle, spout, sure to make a splash when used. 


3. Choose two-toned candlesticks

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ANNA New York Coluna Set of 2 Marble Candleholders (opens in new tab) for $250, at Perigold

These sculptural, conversational candleholders (opens in new tab) feature a tapered base of Italian marble and a plated-steel top with a lustrous polish, perfect for our pick of the best candles (opens in new tab)

4. Say cheers with classic Champagne flutes

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Baccarat Dom Pérignon Set of 2 Lead Crystal Champagne Flutes (opens in new tab) for $280, at Nordstrom

Help loved ones toast to their magical night with this stunning set of champagne flutes (opens in new tab) with a signature silhouette that is clean, sophisticated, and sleek.


5. Showcase this dashing decanter on a sideboard

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Vista Alegre Cronos Whiskey Porcelain Decanter (opens in new tab) for $295, at Saks Fifth Avenue

Consider this decanter (opens in new tab) an essential this holiday season; the masculine design is perfect for hosting duties. Plus, the intricate details add just the right amount of femininity to the scheme to make this a unisex must-have. 

6. Inspire design lovers with a magazine subscription

Homes & Gardens magazine subscription for designer home gifts

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Homes & Gardens Yearly Subscription (opens in new tab) for $92.49, at Magazines Direct

Stay in the loop with your favorite magazine with a monthly subscription that will inspire everyone to enhance their place with only the most exquisite décor. 

7. Refresh sophisticated candle collections

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L'Objet Lapis-Look Limoges Porcelain & 24K Gold Candle (opens in new tab) for $150, at Saks Fifth Avenue

Crafted of Limoges porcelain, this Lapis-hued candle (opens in new tab) is hand-painted with lustrous 24k gold and topped with a turquoise-inspired egg, deeming it one of the best home fragrances (opens in new tab)ever. 

8. Adorn a bed – or sofa – with a cashmere throw

cashmere throw blanket: designer gifts guides from saks

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Sofia Cashmere Trentino Cashmere Throw (opens in new tab) for $395, at Saks Fifth Avenue

Whether you're elevating the best mattress (opens in new tab) or looking for a stylish sofa throw, this blanket (opens in new tab) is the best of both worlds. Available in a slew of sensational shades, recipients will love how the cashmere construction and fringed details make this blanket anything but boring. 


9. Spoil someone special with an investment piece

Rolex watch designer home gifts

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Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Watch (opens in new tab)starting at $11,700 at Rolex and Amazon (opens in new tab)

Rolex's debuted their latest Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 (opens in new tab) watch featuring yellow-gold and Oystersteel hues paired with a golden, fluted motif dial and simple Jubilee bracelet, exuding understated elegance.