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Christmas Gift Guide

Picking the perfect present for every kind of personality.

With the season of giving and togetherness fast approaching, it’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to finding the perfect present for those we love most. But, let’s face it, it’s not always easy. Searching for the right gift for the right person can be a challenge. Thankfully, here at Northern we have created our own carefully curated gift guide to help you choose the ideal festive treat whatever the personality.

  • For the adventure lover
  • For the houseplant enthusiast
  • For the no-fuss friend
  • For the colourful companion
  • For the quiet type
  • For the avid gardener
  • For the selfie taker
  • For the bookworm

For the adventure lover

We all have that one friend or family member whose life is always action packed. For those who love nothing more than spending their Christmas holidays outdoors on a far-flung adventure, our Trace flashlight by design firm Gridy makes the perfect gift.

Like all their products, Trace is simple and functional, but packed with character and individual style. An essential for every explorer, the LED beam has three different light intensities which can be adjusted at the click of a button and includes a powerful battery that works with USB charging.

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For the houseplant enthusiast

If you have a houseplant-obsessed person in your life, our self-watering Oasis flowerpots from Ann Kristin Einarsen, are a match made in Christmas present heaven.

These pretty terracotta planters, which come in three sizes and a range of colours, will help their plants thrive. Simply fill the glazed base with water and sit the unglazed plant pot on top and it will siphon the water directly into the soil absorbing just the right amount any plant needs.

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For the no-fuss friend

The Nest wall hook by Stine Aas is the perfect Christmas gift for the friend, family or couple who love to keep things neat and tidy. If their style is simple, calming and minimalist, then this is the festive treat for them.

Perfectly sized for hanging up coats and scarves, as well as providing quick and easy storage for everyday essentials such as keys, cards and coins, the Nest is available in five colours, allowing it to blend naturally into its surroundings.

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For the colourful companion

While we love clean and understated at Northern, we also appreciate a generous splash of colour. If you have a friend of family member who loves their home to be bright and beautiful, our Case cushion is the Christmas gift idea for them.

Devised by Scottish paper artist and designer Kyla McCallum, the Case comes in a perky pink, deep green, and rich rust. Inspired by the geometric lines found in origami patterns, these feather-filled wool cushions are richly quilted on one side to create a texture that is satisfyingly soft to the touch.

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For the quiet type

Rudi Wulff’s Granny candle holder is a welcome gift under any Christmas tree, and especially so for anyone who truly appreciates those quiet and considered moments.

Celebrating contemporary style and classic craftsmanship, the Granny is made in two heights and available in brushed brass, matt black and matt white. The candle holder’s base has also been cleverly designed with raised edges to catch and contain melted wax and includes a sliding brass knob that makes it easier to remove and replace the candle inside.

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For the avid gardener

Come rain or shine you will always find this green-fingered friend or relative outdoors, so why not treat them to a Christmas present they will treasure just as much as their beloved garden itself.

The stylish Grab watering can, with its fluid and easy grip handheld shape, was designed by Stine Aas to be used and enjoyed every day. Available in dark green, light yellow and deep plum it makes the perfect addition to any balcony, conservatory, patio, or greenhouse.

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For the selfie taker

Capturing the perfect selfie has become a fine art, and if you have a selfie-obsessed loved one on your Christmas present list, then our Peek mirror will let them take their self-portrait game to the next level.

This gleaming arty accessory, designed by Elina Ulvio, comes in four versions; a round mirror available in two sizes, and an oval mirror made in two sizes. With glass that has been coated to imbue reflections with a silvery sheen, all versions are bordered by crisp, matt black frames.

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For the bookworm

If you are looking to really spoil the bookworm in your life, then we have something very special indeed. Indulge their passion with our perfect partner to any literary classic, the elegant Birdy table lamp.

Originally designed in 1952 and relaunched by Northern in 2013, this timeless, cosy reading lamp was created by the pioneering Birger Dahl. Available in a choice of black, white, or grey, with complementary brass or steel finishes, the Birdy table lamp is one present that will never go out of style.

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