The festive season has crept up on us with glorious lights, sensational trees, marvellous wreaths and more! For some, the festive spirit is hard to ignite, especially when it comes to finding special gifts for your friends, colleagues and loved ones.
Enter Kit Kemp’s Festive Gift Edit. For treats and treasures handpicked by, or designed in our studio, we hope you can find plenty of ideas for unique gifts this Christmas…
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Our collection of colourful festive stockings have been created from offcuts and recycled fabric used in Kit Kemp’s Design Studio. Many of the fabrics are from Kit’s own design collections. Handmade in the UK, and limited edition, these stockings make a delightful gift.
There’s nothing more festive than visiting the theatre and we love to bring a touch of stage magic into a scheme. Why not decorate your home with a theatre set like this example. Think of it as a fun alternative to a traditional nativity set.
Creating a relaxing space requires consideration of all our natural senses and fragrances set a welcoming and serene tone to a room. There is nothing more enjoyable than opening a drawer to the sweet smell of lavender. Have that same allure when opening stockings this year with our gorgeous hand embroidered Lavender Bags. Lined with complementing hand woven fabrics from historic looms, they’re the perfect gift for a stocking.
Our RIKRAK products make the perfect addition to any bathroom with uplifting fragrances developed by Kit Kemp. With everything from shampoo and conditioner to soaps and candles, browse our RIKRAK travel kits and gift sets for a sensationally scented gift.
We adore a good collection and something we’re well known for is our eye catching and varied plate collections. We love beautiful and painterly ceramics such as the Robina Jack pieces that often find themselves framed and hung on walls.
For an affordable and fun option, we discovered that the amazingly talented Claudia Rankin recently launched her Celestial Dessert Plate collection in collaboration with Anthropologie. They make a wonderful gift or the perfect start to your own collection. We going to serve mince pies on ours!
Books for the Coffee Table
As champions of colour, patterns and textiles we love Peter Koepke’s book ‘Patterns: Inside the Design Library’. It’s a total celebration of all the things we love and a great gift for friends, loved ones and colleagues. This is truly a book after our own heart.
This year saw the release of my fourth book ‘Design Secrets’ and makes the perfect gift for anyone who has a passion for design or wants a new way of looking at interiors and the confidence to be bold in their designs.
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Beautiful Place Settings
It’s no secret, we love to dress our tables in glorious decorations and keepsakes. An elegantly dressed table creates a sense of theatre and makes a meal feel special. If there’s ever an occasion for this, it’s the festive season! This endearing ‘Grypho’ placemat from Gergei Erdei is a fun way to bring colour and a sense of energy to your table setting.
Objects for the Mantel
We’re always on the lookout for charming objects and oddities for mantles, shelves and coffee tables. This antiqued wooden tiger ornament reminded us of our leopards in the Terrace Suite at The Soho Hotel. It makes you look twice and would bring whimsy to any home!
A Bundle of Treats
Boxed and ready to make someone smile, our Shop Kit Kemp Gift Sets bring together some of our favourite items. From mugs to handbag essentials, stationary to RIKRAK, these boxes are sure to make your lucky recipient smile!
Don’t miss the couture Stationery Box to bring to life the art of letter writing. Featuring hand illustrated note cards, three individually designed notebooks edged in gold, a colourful collection of Kit Kemp pencils, our stylish ‘bag for life’ and a one-of-a-kind Mr Puff key ring, this is the perfect gift for those who love to put pen to paper.
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Kit Kemp Cushions
This is a time for gathering and getting cosy and our living rooms are usually where much of the festive season is spent. We have created a vast array of colourful cushions as part of my collaborations with Chelsea Textiles, Andrew Martin, Christopher Farr and Fine Cell Work. They are sure to bring a touch of fun to any living space.
Build an Art Collection
Collecting art doesn’t always need to be a costly investment. Finding new and emerging artists to support is something we love. Unexpected, personal and original, art makes a great gift.
Affordable galleries such as Wondering People are a great place to discover talent and gifts. This beautiful piece by Lottie Hampson reminds us of a wistful and whimsical Ramiro Saus piece. It’s charming, expressive and perfect for cat lovers, sea lovers, or even sleep lovers!
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Something for Animal Lovers
Our love of animals precedes us and we are always punctuating our interiors and designs with references to them. In some of our bedrooms you’ll find our Cat Castles acting as charming room accents. Shop Kit Kemp now has a limited run of these Delft inspired Cat Castles which we hope make an appearance under your tree this year!
No Kit Kemp gift edit would be complete without a basket. They appear almost everywhere in our designs and we have sheer admiration of the craft that goes into them.
The New Craftsmen are true champions of basket weaving and have a beautiful collection of Anne-Marie O’Sullivan baskets. This Willow Feasting Centrepiece is a real investment and a wonderful way to champion British makers. It would make a wonderful centrepiece or addition to your Christmas décor.
Beautifully Designed Acrylic Trays
Serving a tipple and canapé to your guests isn’t just for Christmas! We’ve created the ideal solution for serving drinks, snacks and everything in between. Take a look at these beautifully designed acrylic tray which are both lightweight and stackable. Between the acrylic are fabrics from Kit Kemp to create a perfect colour and design statement for any of your tables.
This December we will be offering a very special limited edition acrylic tray with our unique Mythical Creatures fabric. Keep an eye on Shop Kit Kemp for these hand-embroidered masterpieces which will be available soon.
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A Sculptural Statement Piece
We love sculptural ceramics and objects that catch your eye. This Raku Fired Head Vase is such a statement and has the most amazing glaze. For ceramic lovers and collectors this is a wonderful gift.
Light it Up
Lighting is a vital factor for creating comfortable and relaxing spaces and this year we commissioned Melissa White to paint a design of her choice onto four of our ‘Disc Lamp’ designs as part of our Artist Lamps collection.
Four discs form a simple but striking lamp base which is hand painted in the Mythical Land enchanting story of wild flowers, tree growing giant pears and the dance of Mythical Creatures along the way. With additional stack lamps in a similar style ready to shop soon, these limited edition lamp bases are a very special gift for someone to treasure. Read more about the creation of these unique pieces here.
We hope this has inspired you to embrace the season and shown there are many creative options for you to find gifts for friends and loved ones. Happy shopping!