When it comes to the trendiest gifts of 2018, consider yourself covered. Direct from our expert buyers from each department, our 2018 holiday gift guide has something for everyone on your list, all while giving their homes a unique and personal touch.
5 Gifts for Her by Yvonne Lacey, Head of Buying and Merchandising
“I love anything that comes in an animal print, so this tortoiseshell effect Bruton Picture Frame makes the perfect gift! I would get this for my friends and frame our latest snapshot in it for a personal touch.”
“Anything from the Chelsea collection by Sara Miller would make an excellent gift for my mother. It’s inspired by vintage prints from Asia with designs that feature an array of stylised birds in an enchanted garden. I’d customise her present by combining pieces such as the cake stand, tea pot and some of the cups and saucers. She absolutely loves entertaining, and this range has glorious touches of real 22-carat gold and a really dreamy, yet dramatic look.
We also have Sara Miller gift bags and gift wrappers in stores, which I would use to wrap all my gifts! I think the way you present your gift is just as important as the gift itself since I enjoy seeing the delight on each recipient's face while they’re opening their present.”
For my sister, I think a whiskey decanter will look great on her bar trolley since there are some really interesting types of whisky available on the market at the moment. The Scale whisky set is the perfect pick! It’s a 7-piece set from Bohemia, made in the Czech Republic, featuring a decanter with 6 tumblers. To complete the gift, I’ve found the perfect Japanese whisky with floral notes to give alongside this decadent decanter.
“Indigo’s flower arrangements are so realistic and need very little care to look great all year round, making them a great present for anyone.”
“Our Sidus Leather collection features deep petrol-blue tones, paired with brass hardware. The bureau features a myriad of drawers and pockets for you to organise your thoughts or hide all your secrets!
"If you’re still not sure what to get, then why not let them decide for themselves. Cut out all the hassle and give them a gift voucher so they can have the fun of choosing their own gift.”
5 Gifts for Him by Rory Calderwood, Home Décor Buyer
“I simply love this piece. When buying gifts, it’s always worth asking yourself, ‘Would I love to receive this?’ If the answer is ‘yes’, then you’re onto a winner! Our Nox Mini Bar is the perfect gift for the one you love. Not only will they feel as though they have their own city-slicker bar at home, but you also get to enjoy it for yourself! Surely that’s the key to a good gift for your partner.”
“Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones that you wouldn’t expect to receive, but that is precisely what makes them special. A sculpture may seem like an unusual pick, but our Wings Sculpture will have any interior-lover weak at the knees with its marble base and shining gold details.”
“A great gift for Dad after 28 years of socks and cologne. Our Black Burl Backgammon Set not only makes a fun and decorative gift, but you can crack it open on Christmas afternoon and get the whole family involved straight away – that’s the real gift for Dad this Christmas.”
“If you’re looking for a trendy gift for the millennial in your life, you’ve found it. Our Mondo Lacquered Box features cool grey tones and a digital-inspired geometric pattern that hides away phone chargers and USB cables with style.”
“With so many parties to attend during the festive season, we all need a go-to gift that we can dole out to the host without breaking the bank. Our scented candles feature silver accents that fit into any home whilst adding a glint of shine. I recommend the Tonka & Sandalwood fragrance as a warm yet masculine fragrance for winter.”
5 Gifts for Kids by Sanna Hall, Indigo Living Kids Buyer
“I would love to see the smiles and instant love when your little one unpacks this super cute Llama rocker! The Llama rocker is the perfect gift for a younger child. Small children love animals, fluffy materials and fun expressions. A rocker is a great toy because not only is it fun to play with, but will encourage your child’s growing sense of balance and the excitement of exploring the world through their senses.
The Llama rocker features a cosy and fluffy fur, solid wood rockers and a colourful saddle.”
“You will be surprised by how children love to have their own space for play and study. The small set of table and chairs from the Hoppekids collection is perfect to start off with. Made of 100% eco-certified wood and painted with non-toxic paint, the furniture from this collection are safe, fun and practical for your little one.”
“A play tent for indoor playtime is the perfect gift for rainy and chilly days spent indoors. Bring your little one close by creating a cosy and fun play area in the living room. The tent from Kids Concept is the perfect tent for play but is also a tranquil zone for resting and reading. Add a haven of soft cushions and a cosy blanket for comfort.”
“It’s tea time! Keep your little chef entertained for hours with the Happy Day cooker from Janod. Complete the kitchen with toy kitchen appliances from Kids Concept. The wooden toaster includes bread, a coffee cup, butter and jam, and a butter-knife. Create happy memories with fun and imaginative role-playing for friends and family this holiday season!”
“Take the holiday to revamp your child’s room. Surprise your little astronaut with a space-themed room! The space bedding from SNURK and Rocket Lamp will surely make bedtime fun time. The space wall stickers are not only a great gift for your little one, but they are also for all of the family! Spend time together that’s both fun and educational by creating your own Solar System.”
From now until 12 December, Indigo Living is offering complimentary gift wrapping along with free delivery for all orders placed. There’ll even be 20% off selected items, so what are you waiting for? Shop the ultimate Christmas presents now.