Gift Guide For Christmas: For The Wintertime Home

With this Christmas gift guide, it is not my intent to lure you into joining the omnipresent shopping frenzy that also rules this season. I would rather like to encourage you to invest only in clothes and objects that you truly fall in love with, that light up your day (or years to come) and that you look forward to cherishing and having around you. As to follow the wise words of William Morris: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." I have browsed the collections of many of my favourite mindful interior brands and the following selection of high-quality pieces and responsible craftsmanship is what I deem worthy of delight and possibly magic.


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  1. Que Onda Vos, Sueño Sin Fin Blanket, $345.00: SHOP THE BLANKET Fair + Ethical | Artisanal: Rugs and blankets by Que Onda Vos are designed in Antwerp by Hanne de Wyngaert and then spun, dyed, and handwoven by Mayan weavers in Guatemala. Approximate measurements: 59" W x 62" L, colour: black/white, 100% wool, handmade in Guatemala. More about: Que Onda Vos 2. Haeckels, Cliftonville Rain Candle, £50: SHOP CANDLE Fair + Ethical | Local Production | Organic: The scent of raindrops hitting dry coastal promenades. Haeckels sources the majority of their organically grown ingredients locally. All candles are crafted using 100% natural soy wax, a renewable and eco-friendly material that naturally biodegrades. 270g. Burning time of 45 hours. More about: Haeckels 3. The Dreslyn Home, Oversize Salad Server Set/2, $65: SHOP SALAD SERVER SET  Fair + Ethical: Artistically shaped salad server set hand-hewn from reclaimed Indonesian teak wood. Each piece of wood is unique with slight variations in the shape and graining of each serveware piece or utensil. 4. The Modern Preserver, Kylee Newton/ Newton & Pott, £18.95: SHOP BOOK Preserving is an ancient technique which speaks to a modern sensibility. It puts you in step with the seasons, you can use up leftovers, and it helps you rediscover a timeless kitchen craftsmanship – all aspirations of the thoughtful modern cook. From classic chutneys and jams, through pickles and fermentation, to cordials and compotes, The Modern Preserver weds age-old methods with a very contemporary feel and presents you with more than 130 creative and unique recipes. More about: Newton & Pott 5. Ecosophia, Matka Silk Throw, £75: SHOP THE THROW Fair + Ethical | Artisanal | Artisanal: This throw is made from Matka, a by-product of silk production. Matka produces a beautifully soft fabric which has the sheen of silk, but the feel of cashmere. Handwoven in North-East India by a cooperative who have practiced silk weaving for generations. 100% undyed matka silk, colour: off-white/cream, measurements: 100 x 190 cm. More about: Ecosophia  

 

1. Que Onda Vos, Sueño Sin Fin Blanket, $345.00: SHOP THE BLANKET
Fair + Ethical | Artisanal: Rugs and blankets by Que Onda Vos are designed in Antwerp by Hanne de Wyngaert and then spun, dyed, and handwoven by Mayan weavers in Guatemala. Approximate measurements: 59" W x 62" L, colour: black/white, 100% wool, handmade in Guatemala. More about: Que Onda Vos

2. Haeckels, Cliftonville Rain Candle, £50: SHOP CANDLE
Fair + Ethical | Local Production | Organic: The scent of raindrops hitting dry coastal promenades. Haeckels sources the majority of their organically grown ingredients locally. All candles are crafted using 100% natural soy wax, a renewable and eco-friendly material that naturally biodegrades. 270g. Burning time of 45 hours.
More about: Haeckels

3. The Dreslyn Home, Oversize Salad Server Set/2, $65: SHOP SALAD SERVER SET 
Fair + Ethical: Artistically shaped salad server set hand-hewn from reclaimed Indonesian teak wood. Each piece of wood is unique with slight variations in the shape and graining of each serveware piece or utensil.

4. The Modern Preserver, Kylee Newton/ Newton & Pott, £18.95: SHOP BOOK
Preserving is an ancient technique which speaks to a modern sensibility. It puts you in step with the seasons, you can use up leftovers, and it helps you rediscover a timeless kitchen craftsmanship – all aspirations of the thoughtful modern cook. From classic chutneys and jams, through pickles and fermentation, to cordials and compotes, The Modern Preserver weds age-old methods with a very contemporary feel and presents you with more than 130 creative and unique recipes. More about: Newton & Pott

5. Ecosophia, Matka Silk Throw, £75: SHOP THE THROW
Fair + Ethical | Artisanal | Artisanal: This throw is made from Matka, a by-product of silk production. Matka produces a beautifully soft fabric which has the sheen of silk, but the feel of cashmere. Handwoven in North-East India by a cooperative who have practiced silk weaving for generations. 100% undyed matka silk, colour: off-white/cream, measurements: 100 x 190 cm. More about: Ecosophia