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Gift Guide for New Homeowners

Gift Guide for New Homeowners

The Christmas season can be stressful as we try to find the best gifts for friends and family.
If you’re buying gifts for new homeowners, you should think carefully about what they might want and need. Whether you’re treating a family member who’s bought their first home to a big Christmas gift or pondering the best stocking fillers for interior fanatics, we’ve put together a handy gift guide to suit your needs.
With ideas from John Lewis, Cox & Cox, Pendleton, HAY and Joseph Joseph, Strata hopes to inspire the gifts you give and receive.

Pendleton Woolen Mills

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A Pendleton rug, blanket or bed-set gift is a perfect gift at this time of year. As a luxury item, it’ll set you back anywhere between £100 and £500, depending on what you buy.
What you’ll get in return is a glorious, hand-woven accessory for your nearest and dearest’s new home. It is bound to warm even the coldest of decors and can add a splash of colour to a modern, minimalist home. Pendleton is know for its high quality goods, so while the price is steep you know that the recipient can enjoy your gift for years to come.


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These tea towels from HAY are spot on if you’ve been given a budget this Christmas. Coming in at around £20, you have the bonus of a designer homeware product for a price that agrees with your Secret Santa limit. Designed by Dutch duo Scholten & Baijings, you can choose from an array of patterns and colours, all of which come in a woven cotton blend with neon accents.
Although a small accessory for the kitchen, tea towels are a fun and easy way to insert some practical personality into a new home.

Joseph Joseph

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Joseph Joseph has a whole host of amazing kitchen gadgets that will make perfect stocking fillers.
Not only are they great gifts, but they’re also hygienic, look great, and many will only set you back £10. This one is called the Chop2Pot and has won awards for its ingenuity.
You’ll never have to spill vegetables on the hob again as it transforms itself into a scoop so you can drop food into the saucepan without spillages.

Cox & Cox

Cox & Cox is one of the sites you could lose yourself in, as you find more items to add to your very own Christmas wish list.
This oak ladder with deep shelves is an amazing addition to any dining or bedroom area; you can add bits and bobs without cluttering your cupboards and surfaces, making it both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
You can even bring a touch of green to your home by adding some hanging plants. This home gift is a little more expensive than your average stocking filler, but it’s currently reduced from £250 to £125 so is an absolute bargain buy for any loved one this Christmas.

John Lewis

You can’t mention Christmas without thinking about John Lewis these days thanks to its penchant for churning out emotion evoking adverts. Known for its beautiful Christmas adverts, the department store is the perfect place to shop.
A brilliant gift this Christmas could be transforming your children’s room into a place of pure imagination, and this Roald Dahl ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’ duvet cover and pillowcase set could be the perfect way to do it.
At the very reasonable price of £27 to £37, you’ll get some great quality at a good price, as well as some very happy little ones. 

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