Ten of the best:Christmas gifts for the home

From elegant champagne flutes to the essential kit for budding bakers - there's something here for everyone this festive season...

1. The great Christmas bake off

Keen cooks will be over the moon with these cake tins to store their tasty creations in vintage-inspired style. 

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M&S, £15, buy it now

2.  Perfect and personal 

You can programme the One Cup Grind & Brew to make your coffee exactly as you'd like it - simplicity at its best for those post-Christmas party mornings.

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Cuisinart, £100, buy it now

3. Precious gold

Add a touch of glamour with gold-rimmed glasses, for classic, timeless styling that's just right on the Christmas table. 

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House of Fraser, from £9.80, buy it now

4. Festive fragrance

Hand-poured and hand-finished, this elegant candle looks great on any table. The scents of orange, cinnamon and nutmeg, along with the festive pairing of frankincense and myrrh, combine to bring a comforting, traditional Christmas atmosphere.

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£45, Fortnum & Mason, buy now

 

5. Green retro radio

A Fifties-style wireless, complete with handy line-in socket, is both a radio and a speaker - perfect as background for drinks parties, and to lend a touch of nostalgia to a homely family Christmas.  

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£250, Harrods. Call Harrods Mobile/International: +44 (0)20 3626 7020 or the UK landline, 0333 300 1000

6. Bright lights

With warm, wonderful brass making a comeback, this simple yet elegant square candle holder makes an eye-catching table centrepiece. 

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Not On The High Street, £34.95, buy it now

7. Clifton sous-vide water bath

Used in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, these innovative sous-vide water baths are now available for the home. Give one to a budding chef and you will be rewarded with steak, chicken and fish like you've never tasted before.

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Clifton at home, £380 (10 per cent off until 21 December), buy it now

8. Limited-edition Lalique

In a white glass holder that echoes the immaculate white desert of the Antarctic, La Neige candle from Lalique combines scents of white musk and raspberry with feminine accents of rose and patchouli. Just heavenly.

9. Champagne tastes

Everyone knows the festive season is all about the bubbles. These dazzling champagne glasses will be a welcome gift under any Christmas tree.

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Heal's, £50 for 4, buy it now

10. Cocktail shaker

Get ready to shake it. Make like a mixologist when the mood takes you, with a pretty case full of everything you need for memorable Christmas tincture or three. Gin Bramble cocktail, anyone? 

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John Lewis, £185, buy it now

 

 


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