If you have up to £250 to spend on seasonal gifts, we’re brimming with ideas.
Gift ideas don’t come easily. And that’s especially true while you’re looking for something that’s really memorable. Have you decided to push the boat out this year, and get a touch of luxury for your loved ones? You’ll find plenty of great ideas here.
These ideas keep the focus on design-driven pieces that bring a touch of elegance to the winter months. At The Idealist, we’d love to find any of these gift ideas under our Christmas tree…
Our favourite gifts up to £250 for style lovers
Anthropologie always have plenty to fall in love with, like this wintry Paravel bedding set, surely best enjoyed with some Turkish delight and the works of Hans Christian Anderson. £178 for a double set, from anthropologie.com
Cuckoo for you
If you thought cuckoo clocks were the dusty relics of childhood you’d be wrong. Modern twists on the Swiss fave will be everywhere next year.
This Cucuruku clock from Progetti at Amara is made from Wenge wood, and has a light sensitive sensor so the cuckoo sleeps when you do! A great gift for anyone – who doesn’t work nightshifts.
£248 from amara.com. Available in different colour finishes.
Any music lover will love this stylish record player from GPO Retro. The turntable is full size and supports record speeds of 33, 45 and 78 rpm. The legs can be removed if you’d rather have the music box on a surface.
Vintage in looks – but modern to use, the turntable allows you to transfer LP sounds to MP3, and has premium quality speakers.
Also available in baby blue. £133 from cuckooland.com.
We love the BREW collection from Tom Dixon. They tell us it’s a celebration of the coming together of heat, steam, water and coffee grounds – a tribute to the mysteries of the modern-day coffee ceremony. The range includes a caddy, scoop, cafetiere, stovetop, milk pan, espresso cups, biscuit tin and serving tray; a piece to perfect every stage of the coffee ritual, from the push of the plunger to the dunk of the biscuit. The Stovetop coffee maker - shown here is £125.
As you’ve gathered, here at The Idealist, we love all things Alessi and so to find this watch was designed for them by Castiglioni, designer of the Arco floor lamp no less, made us smile just a little bit more. And the mustard yellow strap is a delight. This colourway was introduced in 2013 and features a black case and dial, contrasting white markings and vibrant yellow leather strap.It has large numbers on the face with chronograph function.