Livingetc's Christmas gift guide 2021 - chosen by top interior designers

Athena Calderone, Jonathan Adler, Matthew Williamson and more have picked the perfect presents to give this year

Traditional christmas tree with red and green scheme
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We run a Christmas gift guide every year in Livingetc, and it's always an edit of the very best to buy. But this time instead of asking the team to compile it, I reached out to my some of my very favorite interior designers, the people whose taste I trust impeccably, and whose style has been setting the agenda all year.

Athena Calderone, Jonathan Adler, Eva Sonaike, Nicola Harding, Matthew Williamson (and myself) all chose the gifts we'll be giving this year, along with a few we'd like ourselves. So settle back and put your feet up, because just like we've done all our Christmas decorating ideas, we're making your Christmas very easy. 

Christmas gift guide 2021 - as chosen by the world's best tastemakers

Athena Calderone

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Designer and author Athena Calderone's edit of the best Christmas gifts

Jo Malone London candle

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Wild Berry and Bramble Townhouse candle, £90, Jo Malone London

Gjusta oil

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Marinated Olive Oil, $16/£11.50, Gjusta

silk pyjamas olivia von halle

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Coco silk satin pyjama set by Olivia von Halle, £445, Selfridges

green bowl

(Image credit: Jayson Home)

Osaka bowl, £13, Jayson Home

colorful taper candles


(Image credit: The Floral Society)

Taper Candles, $15/£12.30, The Floral Society

Hand Forged Wiggle Candlesticks

(Image credit: Maud Vaughn)

Hand Forged Wiggle Candlesticks, POA, Maud Vaughn

travertine coaster

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Travertine coasters by Acorn Hill Collective, £23.27, Etsy

MyTheresa boots

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Leather ankle boots by The Row, £1290, MyTheresa

Claude Home candle holders

(Image credit: Claude Home)

Bloom Ceramic Sculptural Candle Holders by Common Body, £61.50, Claude Home

Athena Calderone book

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Live Beautiful by Athena Calderone (Abams), £18.99, Amazon

Jonathan Adler

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Designer, potter and TV presenter Jonathan Adler's edit of the best Christmas gifts

Cowshed shower gel

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Blissful bath and shower gel, £30 for 500ml, Cowshed at Amazon

Le Creuset blue lasagne dish

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Le Creuset deep oven dish, from £30, Amazon

Jonathan Adler mugs

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Macho Macho mug, £32, Jonathan Adler

Livingetc. cover

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Subscription to Livingetc, from £7.75 (saving 61%), Magazines Direct

Alessi coffee pot

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Plisse kettle, from £80, Alessi at Amazon

Reading glasses Izipizi

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Reading glasses, £30, Izipizi

Paul Smith socks

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Sock subscription, £180, Paul Smith

Vice Lust candle, £78, Jonathan Adler

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Vice Lust candle, £78, Jonathan Adler at Amara

Pip Rich

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Livingetc Editor Pip Rich's edit of the best Christmas gifts

Hamden cake stand, £55, Hunter and Co

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Hamden cake stand, £55, Hunter and Co

Ottolenghi spices

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Hot and Sharp spice collection, £15, Ottolenghi

Ettinger box

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Large jewllery box, £195, Ettinger

Stack candles, from £15 each, Yod and Co

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Stack candles, from £15 each, Yod and Co

Enamel frying pan, £27.99, Sous Chef

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Enamel frying pan, £27.99, Sous Chef

Rope basket, £69, La Basketry

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Rope basket, £69, La Basketry 

Terry towelling polo shirt, €75, Aurelien

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Terry towelling polo shirt, €75, Aurelien

Eva Sonaike

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Interior and product designer Eva Sonaike's edit of the best Christmas gifts

Reiko Kaneko breakfast set

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Breakfast express set, £17.50 for three pieces, Reiko Kaneko

Poster, £12, The Cornrow

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Poster, £12, The Cornrow

Royal Check tea kettle by MacKenzie Childs, £175, Amara

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Royal Check tea kettle by MacKenzie Childs, £175, Amara

Eva Sonaike blue footstool

(Image credit: Eva Sonaike)

Asa pouffe in indigo, £399, Eva Sonaike

Full Moon earrings, £250, Rokus

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Full Moon earrings, £250, Rokus

matthew williamson

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Interior and product designer Matthew Williamson's edit of the best Christmas gifts

Handmade leather lampshade, €179.95, Anna + Nina

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Handmade leather lampshade, €179.95, Anna + Nina

Agua de Jardin candle by Boy Smell, £45, SpaceNK

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Berry robe, €150, OAS

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Berry robe, €150, OAS

Rechargeable Phileas table lamp designed by Matthew Williamson, £98, Pooky

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Rechargeable Phileas table lamp designed by Matthew Williamson, £98, Pooky

La Palma Tranquila artwork, €129, Enkel Art Studio

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La Palma Tranquila artwork, €129, Enkel Art Studio

The editor of Livingetc, Pip Rich (formerly McCormac) is a lifestyle journalist of almost 20 years experience working for some of the UK's biggest titles. As well as holding staff positions at Sunday Times Style, Red and Grazia he has written for the Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times and ES Magazine. The host of Livingetc's podcast Home Truths, Pip has also published two books, with a third underway.  He has recently moved out of London - and a home that ELLE Decoration called one of the ten best small spaces in the world - to start a new renovation project in Somerset.