Now the cold winter weather is upon us, that means only one thing… Christmas is on its way! The prospect of Santa’s arrival fills many of us with joy, but if it only fills you with dread then fear not. Our little Design Essentials elves have been very busy and put together a lovely list of our top ten Christmas must-have products. What could be easier?
1. Couples Metro Map (with 15 % off)
Right up there at number one is our amazing couple’s map designed by This Is My Map. It’s a simple and stylish gift featuring a metro map-inspired design that the couple can personalise to chart their journey together. The maps make original and special Christmas presents for every couple. Check the maps here.
Even better, Design Essentials are offering 15% off any couple’s maps ordered before Christmas! Either come and buy one from us in our Saffron Walden store or enter map15 when you checkout online.
A3 couples map // £38
Personalised 6-line Metro Map
Struggling for present inspiration for the person who has everything? Why not give them one of our bestselling personalised metro maps, telling their life story in the unique style of an underground train map? These maps were shortlisted ‘Best New Product 2012’ in the notonthehighstreet.com Make Awards, and we’re very proud to stock them here at Design Essentials. We’re offering 15% discount on all our 6-line metro maps. Simply purchase in store before Christmas or use the code map15 — when you buy on our website Hurry, you don’t want to miss out! Check here.
A2 metro map // £100
2. Art Vinyl
Our fantastic art vinyl frames are back in stock just in time for Christmas! They’re perfect for music lovers who need a way to display their well-loved records in a stylish way. Choose from either black or white frames, available individually or as a pack of three. Check here.
art vinyl frames // £39 each or £99 for three
3. Sheepskin bean bags
What’s not to love about these stunning fur bean bags?! Made from 100% pure sheepskin, they are the ideal place to sit and rest with a glass of wine after the mountain of Christmas dinner… The price may make you gasp, but imagine the look on your loved ones’ face when they unwrap this gorgeous gift on Christmas day! Christened ‘The Big Furry One’, these gigantic bean bags really do take extreme lounging to the next level. Check here to see more.
‘the big furry one’ // £600
available in cream, grey, brown and black
to guarantee delivery before Christmas make sure you order before 12th December
4. Free Local Delivery and £5 off orders over £30
Our gift to you this Christmas – free delivery on all online orders made before December 25th! All you have to do is order, and we’ll do the rest.
For £5 off orders over £30, quote ‘christmas gift’ at check out.
Last guaranteed delivery date for Christmas orders is December 19th (apart from bean bags, which is the 12th December), so be quick.
5. Geodesis scented candles and diffusers Best selling gifts.
A gift best suited to the ladies in your life. These gorgeous candles and diffusers will be sure to keep your house smelling lush this Christmas with our seasonal scents of Clove, Balsam Fir and Fig Tree. If you want a sweet-smelling house all year long, then our Jasmine, Patchouli and Verbena scented candles and diffusers are lovely.
With such a wide variety of fragrances, you’re sure to find one that special someone will love. Diffuser refills now available from Design Essentials, so you can enjoy that irresistible atmosphere again and again. Click here to check them out on our website.
geodesis scented candle // £20
geodesis reed diffuser // £25
6. Phone, iPad or tablet holders
Know any technology lovers? These colourful cushioned gadget holders make great Christmas gifts, and come complete with a stylish box. We’ve got a wide range of different colours and printed holders, and with prices starting at just £9.99 they’re suitable for the whole family!
Check out our full colour and price range here.
iPad or tablet holder // £19.99
7. Wall Murals
Ideal for kids and grown-ups alike, our amazing wall murals will add a unique touch to a feature wall in any room of the house with ease. Murals come in two pieces and can be attached to the wall using normal wallpapering methods, so it couldn’t be simpler to transform your interior. At Design Essentials, we’ve got a huge range of wall murals available, ranging from celebrity portraits and comic book characters to architectural masterpieces, so there really is something for everyone! Click here to see our full range.
marilyn monroe wall mural // £29.99
spiderman wall mural // £29.99
8. Exclusive to Design Essentials Tour de France range
A massive throwback to summer 2014 with our amazing Tour de France range, designed exclusively for Design Essentials by Gareth Wild from Apropos. We’ve completely sold out of our Tour de France mugs, but there are still plenty of tea towels available, a bargain at just £5! For something a bit more special, you could pick up a print in the same design, or if your loved one is more of a photography fan they’ll love one of our limited edition prints by local photographer Gareth Wild. See our full TDF range here.
If you purchase a print with one of our A3 frames, we’ll even frame your print for you here at Design Essentials. They’re selling fast, so come in today and relive the Tour de France memories forever.
tour de france A3 print // £50 unframed)
gareth davies tour de france print // £75 (unframed)
9. Molten Wonky hanging glass heart
These little glass hearts make the perfect stocking fillers. Handmade by local designer Katie Lynn, the charming trinkets can be hung anywhere in the home – or maybe even on the Christmas tree! The only way to show someone you love them this Christmas. Full range on our website here.
glass hanging heart // £15
9. Ours and Mine Charms and Topper set
Looking for something quirky for a wine lover? Why not get them this set of ‘mine’ wine glass markers and ‘ours’ bottle topper. They’ll never be arguing over who’s glass is who’s again! A brilliantly different and very affordable Christmas gift idea. Click here to see it online.
ours and mine glass and bottle top set // £10
10. Umbra range
From corkscrews and bottle openers for the dads to jewellery and scarf organisers for your teenage girls, there really is something for everyone in our Umbra range. And with prices starting at only £5, these gifts are wallet-friendly too! Check out a selection of our products below, or to see our full Umbra collection click here.
little black dress jewellery organiser // £20
white climber wall decor // £10
glasses bottle opener // £10
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Happy Shopping! x