The MR PORTER Gift Guide: Eight Ways To Make Their Home That Bit More Stylish

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The MR PORTER Gift Guide: Eight Ways To Make Their Home That Bit More Stylish

Words by Ms Emma Pradella

17 November 2022

Looking to procure an impressive gift for a friend, colleague or (worse) in-law with a taste for the finer things, but clothing or fragrance feel a tad too… personal? Allow us to acquaint you with MR PORTER’s stellar homeware edit. From hand-blown glassware to limited-edition prints, it’s a panoply of treasures, all of which are sure to delight the discerning without you ever needing to know their chest measurements – or whether their partner actually prefers them in an oud. To discover our favourites, and glean a little inspiration for your own Wish List, simply read on.


The RRL patchwork blanket

Any design-savvy homebody – anyone living in the northern hemisphere, for that matter – will appreciate RRL’s snug blanket to hibernate under this winter. It’s a pretty impressive feat of craftsmanship, too, with a patchworked construction that nods to Mr Ralph Lauren’s Colorado ranch.


The Pendleton fleece dog bed

A gift for their four-legged companion is sure to delight any dog owner, and top of our list is Pendleton’s dog bed. Why? Well, it’s made from a fuzzy fleece that’s so outrageously soft and inviting that we’d be tempted to dive into it ourselves.


The Conran Shop sculptural salt and pepper set

The legendary Conran Shop in London’s Marylebone is mecca for design-minded types. This sculptural salt and pepper set, made from walnut and teak, shows us exactly why. If you’re feeling extra generous, you can even throw in the matching chopping board, which doubles as a dinner party-worthy serving platter.


The Alexandra Llewellyn travel backgammon set

If your prospective recipient is a frequent traveller or a proud Luddite, then why not consider a portable backgammon set? We’re fans of Alexandra Llewellyn’s for a couple of reasons: it’s slimmed down to a compact travel size that can easily slip in a briefcase or duffle bag, and is printed with a custom-designed winter wonderland for extra seasonal points.


The Sonic Editions Blondie print

Got a music snob on your hands? If they’re big fans of Blondie, then this limited-edition Sonic Editions 16 x 20in print, featuring a 1978 image of Ms Debbie Harry, shot by photographer Mr Martyn Goddard, is bound to impress. It even comes ready-mounted in a handmade wooden frame to make life a little easier – one way or another.


The VENINI painted vase

Artisanal glassware guru VENINI has partnered with an impressive selection of contemporary artists, architects and designers to bring its colourful vases to vivid life. This particular hand-blown, hand-painted creation comes courtesy of the brand’s collaboration with architect Mr Tobias Scarpa and will make for a striking centrepiece.


The Skyline Chess NYC edition chess set

Make your game nights that bit more sophisticated with a sleek, grown-up chess set. This one by Skyline Chess features acrylic pieces that are not only modelled after the New York City skyline – featuring the Empire State Building, Guggenheim and more – but also equipped with clever felt bases to protect the matching wooden board from scratches.


The Tom Dixon painted lowball glasses

The festive season is, above all, a time to eat and drink with your nearest and dearest. And nothing speaks to the occasion quite like Tom Dixon’s hand-blown lowball glasses. Equally handsome as they’re functional, they’re detailed with the London-based designer’s signature copper flashes and designed with cocktail and whisky connoisseurs in mind.