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10 heartwarming homewares gifts for the interior-obsessed

Gift ideas that will add character to any living space.
Photography: Alana Landsberry / Styling: Lucy Gough

When end-of-year festivities find us away from the home more than usual, it makes us appreciate our space a little bit more when we finally come home after a long day out and about. So why not spruce up your living room, bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen with a few new pieces? And, if you’re like us, and one of your favourite pastimes is to browse the homewares and decor section of your favourite home store, then this is the gift guide for you – or more precisely, the gift guide you should send (subtly) to a loved one to give them a hint. 

From stunning glass vases from Normann Copenhagen to wishlist-worthy table lamps from Verner Panton, we’ve curated the best homewares gift guide that may as well be your Christmas wishlist this year.

The best homewares gifts in Australia 2023

01

Normann Copenhagen step tall vase in clear, Aura Home

$135 (usually $230)

Nothing brightens up a home like some fresh flowers – and you can’t have fresh flowers without a stylish vase to go with it. This tall, clear vase from Normann Copenhagen is oversized in its design, so you can easily house larger bouquets. Named a step vase due to the horizontal layers that come together to give this vase a unique texture, it’s safe to say this is on the top of our wishlist this Christmas. 

02

Knot sculptural soy wax candle, Studio McKenna

$15

Crafted from the brand’s custom-formulated natural soy wax blend, this knot sculptural soy wax candle will add a bit of character to any space. Place atop your hallway table, coffee table, or even your vanity. Hand-poured in Melbourne and available in two sizes to suit your space. 

03

Plume scented soy candle, Ode Studio

$49.95

It’s not a homewares gift guide without a quality scented candle. Our pick is the Plume soy wax candle from Ode Studio. With top notes of bergamot and lemon zest, mid notes of tobacco leaves and plum, and base notes of black sandalwood and smoke, it’s a complex home scent that is guaranteed to turn heads. 

04

Scalloped trinket tray in cream, Bed Bath N’ Table

$16.95

The difference a small trinket tray makes for your side table organisation is incredible. This scalloped trinket tray is both decorative and functional – you can use it to store or display your everyday jewellery items or even as a tray to house your favourite perfumes. 

05

Essential velvet cushion in Blue Lagoon, Hommey

$99

For those who don’t shy away from colour, this statement cushion from Hommey is in a striking cobalt blue hue and will look right at home in any contemporary space. 

06

Hamptons whitewashed arched wooden mirror, Temple & Webster

$179 (usually $229)

If your interior design style leans Hamptons, then this arched statement mirror should be at the top of your wishlist. Crafted from paulownia wood, this mirror will add a touch of rustic-coastal charm to any space. Prop it against a hallway table or a chest of drawers to make it stand out. 

07

Verona rose ping salad servers, Adairs

$29.99 (usually $49.99)

Serve your summer salads in style with this salad server set from Adairs. Featuring a rosy pink resin handle, it’ll add a pop of colour to your tablescape this festive season.

08

Nico drink bottle in Sand, Country Road

$39.95

Practical and stylish, this drink bottle from Country Road is perfect to add to your water bottle collection. Take it with you as you run your last-minute Christmas errands or on your next morning walk.

09

&TRADITION Flowerpot VP9 portable coated-metal table lamp in Dark Plum, Selfridges

$300

Originally designed by interior designer Verner Panton, the Flowerpot VP9 table lamp is on the wishlist of many. This particular rendition is in a mysterious dark plum shade, which broke the established norms back when it was first unveiled in 1968 and is still universally popular to this day.

10

Beach towel in Rose, Cultiver

$85

Made from 100 per cent Turkish cotton terry, this oversized sunset-hued beach towel from Cultiver will elevate your beach days in an instant. 

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