Christmas is in touching distance, and the festivities are well and truly in full swing. Whether your Christmas shopping list is all prepared or you are still to start, there's time to find a thoughtful gift for friends and family; from mirrors and lamps, to candles and cushions.
The French Bedroom Team are here with their tips on how they make gifting extra special, with a personal touch.
Give A Unique Gift with a Statement French Mirror
Although perhaps not a traditional Christmas gift, mirrors are a perfect addition to any home and are a great opportunity to add elegance to a room. Our gorgeous hand crafted French mirrors not only look stunning, but they also help to enlarge a small space. We have a full range of stunning, unique mirrors, from smaller wall mirrors to full length masterpieces. Our Pair of Ophelia Droplet Mirrors bring light, space, and tranquillity into any home with their unique curved droplet shape and subtle distressed gold metal frame. Another great option is our Arabesque Taupe Wall Mirror. The soft curved edges of the quatrefoil give the mirror a hint of Eastern influence. The mirror sits elegantly inside the square frame, making it perfect for the classic or contemporary styled home.
"I love making the collection of presents look really special and classic, hopefully adding to the magic of the day. I work with all natural touches to present wrapping, fastening wrapping with string instead of tape, finishing with a little sprig of greenery and dried orange slices, with pine cones or acorns found on winter walks."
~ Jen, Buyer, Designer & Stylist.
Light Up The Room with Mood-Setting Table Lamps
Lights are another magnificent way of making a statement within any room, and a really quirky but luxury gift this Christmas. We absolutely love lamps, they add a real sense of ambience to the room, whether that be the living room, bedroom or study. Our Country Wander Solid Wood Table Lamp has a beautiful carved wooden base in a natural finish, topped with an oatmeal slub linen shade. Its design is inspired by the balustrade features we see decorating our favourite bridges and gates. For something ultra-Christmassy, our Rose Pink Glass Pendant Light not only lends itself perfectly to the festive period, but is a luxury addition to any home all year round. Made from dimpled glass, this pendant light refracts light across your room in the most beautiful manner.
"When I plan a gift for someone, I always think about where we’re sitting when we get together in their home. Do they have cushions & throws, or candles and rugs in their kitchen or by their sofa? What’s their colour palette? What’s their interior style? As the nights draw in and the heating bills go up, it’s important we surround ourselves with items that make us feel cosy and warm to keep those climbing bills down, but also items that reflect our personality – something a little bit different and fun! "
~ Georgia, Founder & Creative Director
Create A Christmas Atmosphere with Diffusers and Candles
One of our absolute favourite things to gift and receive, diffusers and candles make the perfect Christmas present. We have a whole range of scrumptiously smelling scents, that will leave the home smelling divine. Our Casafina Luxury Sandalwood Diffuser is subtle with serene notes of sandalwood and patchouli, making it a perfect scent for all year round. It’s also presented in a gift box printed with a map of London and sealed with a black grosgrain ribbon, so you don’t even have to spend time wrapping it. Our luxury Sandalwood & Jasmine Large Triple Wick Luxury Candle another gorgeous gift, the stunning scent radiates Christmas and its large size and triple wick means it can be enjoyed for much longer than the festive period. For further inspiration, view all our diffuser and candle options here.
"I always wrap my presents in brown paper, I then personalise it for that person using ribbons, tags or drawings. Just a little bit fun and something different to make it feel more personalised."
~ Alice, Customer Experience.
Give Them The Gift Of Choice with a Gift Voucher
Can't decide what to give - we think the perfect present is one where the recipient chooses! Our beautiful vouchers can be emailed as e-vouchers the same working day, and personalised with a special message. Alternatively, you can arrange to send a physical voucher to you or the recipient. We will print the voucher on high-quality card and place it in a decorative envelope. Our gift vouchers make an elegant and alluring statement under any Christmas tree. Available in multiples of £50, £100, and £250.
"We all have that someone who gives you a huge Christmas list of items and you don’t know where to start; help them narrow it down with: something they want, something they need and something to read."
~ Jo, Purchasing Manager
We hope these tips and suggestions have given you some ideas for your Christmas gifts! Don't worry, although it may be too late to order some of our bigger items in time for Christmas, all the goodies listed above are available to order up until 20th December for UK delivery.
"My Christmas gifting tip is, don't worry too much about spending lots of money on gifts. Homemade, sentimental, and thoughtful gifts are the best kind!"
~ Elle, Marketing Team