Coming home for Christmas

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Whether they love shimmer and shine, pared down elegance or are fun and funky, there’s a decadent deco or heavenly homeware out there with their name on.

Italian designer Fornasetti enjoys a cult following, and these highly-collectible scented candles are not only decorative and individual, but the ceramic jar makes a beautiful keepsake.

Fornasetti Astronomici Scented Candle, £125 (www.selfridges.com)

A kitchen essential for festive entertaining, this oven glove will keep hands safe and protected - and add a touch of seasonal cuteness.

Robin and Holly Oven Mitt by Thornback & Peel, £23.25 (www.notonthehighstreet.com)

You can count on Alessi to produce a cutting edge kettle that looks and sounds the part when it comes to a rolling boil. This stylish piece is designed by Michael Graves to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this 18/10 stainless steel hob kettle.

Tea Rex, £108, features a dragon whistle, set of two, £39 (store.alessi.com)

Jazz up a dressing table with an ornamental silver glass jar, that harks back to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the Thirties.

Pineapple Jar, £24.95 (www.handpickedcollection.com)

Make a space dazzle and give a gift that will light up the home - quite literally - with these striking aluminium letters with built-in twinkly lights. Light-Up Letters: Home, £59.95 (www.handpickedcollection.com)

Serve your party appetisers of cured meats, cheeses and olives on this posh platter, which comes with a fork tipped cheese knife.

Just Slate Acacia Antipasti Set Medium, £48 (www.selfridges.com)

Their favourite espresso will taste that much stronger and more robust in one of these Galactic Empire Mugs, printed with Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, Bo ba Fett and Chewbacca.

Half Moon Bay Stacking Mugs Set of Four, £32 (www.selfridges.com)

The fruit and floral design on this luxurious designer cushion has timeless appeal and will dress up a sofa.

Studio Lisa Bengtsson Cushion - Boudoir - Multi, £45 (www.amara.com)

A sound choice, Liberty has teamed up with Roberts and dressed this Revival radio in one of their famous pretty prints.

Flowers of Liberty Wiltshire Roberts Revival Radio with full DAB functionality, £225 (www.liberty.co.uk)

Enjoy the tradition and charm of a Fortnum’s tea by hosting, or hanging rather, one at home.

Fortnum & Mason Tea Tray Ornament, £20 (www.fortnumandmason.com)

This vintage-inspired turntable is encased in a briefcase and can easily be transported to entertain friends on New Year’s Eve.

Crosley Cruiser Turntable With Three Speeds in Teal, from £69.99 (www.johnlewis.com)

This adorable bear cub can be stacked with pressies and will look equally charming with a few of your favourite hardbacks or a table lamp.

Penny Polar Bear Side Table, £125 (www.design55online.co.uk)

Why hide those silk ribbons and colourful spools away, when they can be beautifully housed in this enchanting wooden house? It might even encourage some make-do-and-mend.

The Makery Haberdashery House, £24.95 (www.bloomsburystore.com)

Not just for Christmas, this stylish nutcracker makes a great centrepiece on a coffee table.

Brass Hands Nutcracker, £198 (available mid-November; uk.jonathanadler.com)

Put the cheer into festive entertaining and celebrate Happy Hour with this glamorous bar set.

Malachite Rocks Glasses, £25 each; Malachite Decanter, £198; Malachite Ice Bucket, £198 (available mid-November; uk.jonathanadler.com)