Last minute gifts for designers and design lovers – your most discerning friends

You're not too late to find the perfect design-led gift in time for Christmas

Gifts for designers
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Gifts for designers – or the design conscious – are always the trickiest, aren't they? With Christmas rapidly approaching it's time to get out your list and check it twice for anyone you may have missed.

If what to get a designer or design-lover friend is still eluding you, then look no further. We've selected six of our favorite gifts that your most design sophisticated friends and family will adore - plus, they should all arrive in time for the big day.

Let the last minute stylish shopping commence...

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1. Shapely stands

Gifts for designers candlesticks

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Farmhouse Pottery Pantry Candlestick, From $72, Lulu and Georgia

Light up their lives with this organic contemporary take on a farmhouse style classic.

Crafted from ash wood in Woodstock, Vermont, these candlesticks look stylish when solo, just as they make a statement when grouped with various heights and wood shades.

2. A year of architecture

Gifts for designers calendar

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FORMprints 2021Architecture Illustration Calendar, $32, Etsy

Dress up their office with a new architectural print every month.

This wall hanging calendar is packed full of beautiful architecture illustrations, and  is hung with a Bulldog Binder Clip for that extra hit of cool style.

3. Stylish seating

Gifts for designers chair

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Denmark Armchair, $695, Jayson Home

Every design lover should have at least one statement chair in their homes - and this mid-century inspired design checks that off.

The clean-lined design features a chunky, angular teakwood frame and woven cane seat and back rests. This ships in 1-2 weeks depending so depending on where you are it might just miss Christmas Day itself - but if someone knows they're to receive this, there's no chance they will mind about waiting a few extra days.

4. Design to their door

Gifts for designers subscription

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Homes and Gardens magazine subscription, From $84.99 for 12 issues

Take one more errand off their list by organizing regular deliveries of this quintessential British interiors magazine.

We're over 100 years old, so we know our stuff but keep moving ahead of the times. Plus, while it is a British magazine, our approach to interiors ideas, garden inspiration and design news is truly international. You'll be saving nearly 50% off the cover price, as well.

5. Ready to read

Gifts for designers book

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Made for Living: Collected Interiors for All Sorts of Styles by Amber Lewis - Kindle edition, $14.53, Amazon

For a gift that you can give today, look to e-books. Your design-loving friend will love the Kindle version of this trendsetting  bestseller.

The book offers advice on everything from nailing that perfect shade of paint to mismatching patterns with wild abandon to choosing a stone finish for new countertops.

6. Country chic

Gifts for designers Country

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Country Homes and Interiors magazine subscription, From $92.99 for 12 issues

If your friends or family are lucky enough to live out in the country, make sure they have all the inspiring style the could ever desire for 2021.

Our sister title, Country Homes and Interiors, is packed full of rural homes, country style and all round loveliness.

7. Enchant with beautiful art

Gifts for designers

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Find Your Light Original Framed Painting by Willemien Bardawil,  £600.00, Liberty

Created exclusively for Liberty, Willemien Bardawil’s Find Your Light original painting will bring an air of feminine enchantment to any space.

The London-based artist uses watercolour and Japanese ink to achieve an elegant, free-flowing line. A must-have for any art lover.

8. A stylish face mask

face mask gift

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William Morris Strawberry Thief Face Mask, £20.00, David Watson

Give the friend who has everything a beautiful face mask. British accessories brand David Watson have created a selection of  gorgeous cotton – and silk – face masks that you will be happy to hide behind.

For this pretty design, the experts at David Watson have collaborated with the William Morris Gallery.

Thea Babington-Stitt
Content Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is a Content Editor at Future. She has been an interiors journalist for nearly 10 years and has held positions at LivingEtc, Country Homes & Interiors and Homes & Gardens. Currently, she is writing for Ideal Home and Style At Home's websites and magazines.