With the leaves falling and temperature dropping, it is undoubtedly that time of the year again when our flip flops and bikinis go into hibernation and the winter must haves of extra layers, snug blankets and hot chocolate take centre stage.
After testing (and tasting) everything from soft bed sheets to winter coffee essentials, we’ve searched through the market to shortlist the best winter must haves for your home to make everyone feel extra warm and fuzzy inside.
WINTER MUST HAVES FOR THE HOME
Melitta Latticia One Touch
If you know an avid coffee drinker, there’s no comparison to a hot cup of coffee to keep them toasty during these cold months. You can be sure that this luxe one-touch coffee machine will do wonders for their life. The Latticia OT (One Touch) automatic bean to cup coffee machine creates top-tier barista-style drinks from the comfort of your own kitchen. Choose from Café Crème, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato and Milk froth with just one (simple) touch. What’s more, the practical double cup mode prepares two identical drinks simultaneously for those real time-saver moments. The extra-large bean container and water tank ensures plenty of coffee enjoyment at the push of a button.
If you prefer to set the scene for a catch-up, Arran’s brand-new reed diffusers will lift any mood, transforming your living space with a fresh air feeling. The aroma experts at Arran Sense of Scotland have chosen their favourite home fragrances to add depth and cosiness to your home’s ambience this winter. All fragrances are inspired by the remarkable landscapes found on the Isle of Arran, using natural ingredients to truly bring the great outdoors in this winter.
Price: Each are available as a reed diffuser (£33), scented candle (from £9) or room spray (£20)
Braun LE03 Speaker – Smart audio for design lovers
Winning prizes for their timeless design, Braun Audio knows how to create top quality speakers that balance form and functionality with an effortless, classic aesthetic. We love the compact and handy LE03 speaker – a smart companion for everyday use. Delivering a premium sound experience, the Braun LE03 cleverly serves as a control hub too, with stereo pairing, voice control and smart speaker functionality across multiple rooms, it’s the ultimate helping hand when working from home.
These uber-sleek speakers are available in black or white, to suit your interiors, and thanks to special audio technology, the narrow design means you can place them anywhere in the house, or why not make use of Braun’s iconic stands to really show it off. The perfect gift for a design connoisseur in your life.
Russell Hobbs Steam Genie 2-in-1 Garment Steamer
Stay crease free this party season. The Steam Genie is designed to cleverly combine both steaming and ironing features. Bringing you the best of both, enjoy the freedom and ability to effortlessly iron out those tougher creases when needed. Heating up in only 60 seconds and with innovative One Temperature technology, the Steam Genie 2-in-1 evenly distributes heat for the perfect smooth finish.
From: Russell Hobbs
ASKO’s Innovative Drying Cabinets
Let’s be honest… British winters are often described as rainy, dull and miserable, which takes a toll not just on our mood but on our beloved clothing. Asko has ingeniously come up with a solution to the issue. Innovative heat pumps and vented system technology circulate air within the cabinet, to ensure clothes won’t be damaged from any tumbling, with an ability to achieve lower energy consumption and higher drawing efficiency. The days of soggy clothes are long gone!
Elevate the mistletoe this year with an opulent Christmas bouquet. An extensive list of Christmas flowers to choose from, Eflorist has a bouquet to suit all budgets. Their Christmas flower delivery service ensures all gifts are received on time, with each Christmas bouquet delivered in bud to help protect the stems in transit and ensure your gift lasts through the festive period.
Price: From £20
Royal Selangor Battersea Collection
Royal Selangor, known for their quality pewter gift items, have recently opened their UK flagship store, located at Battersea Power Station in London. Having launched in such a historically rich location, Royal Selangor’s new Battersea collection commemorates the architectural details with the collection consisting of lifestyle essentials and décor – a valet tray, hip flask, photo frame, cufflinks, tealight and candlestand, and luxury items for the home.
From: Royal Selangor
Stellar Sabatier IS 5 Piece Knife Block Set
The Stellar Sabatier IS 5 Piece Knife Block Set is sturdy and modern with its stainless-steel blades and black handles with spun-solid rivets, ready to help you create your own culinary masterpieces at home. The knife set is dishwasher safe and comes in a block base for safety, consisting of: 3.5” paring knife, 4” utility knife, 8” carving knife, 8” bread knife and 6” cooks knife. If you’re an avid cook or budding home chef, the Stellar Knives are a brilliant addition for the kitchen this winter. The Sabatier IS 5 Piece Knife Block Set is available in two colours: Black or Wood.
Price: £127.60 (5-piece knife block set)
Kenwood MultiPro Go Super Compact Food Processor
Whether you’re looking to make a quick snack, a full on three course meal or looking to bake some sweet treats, the Kenwood MultiPro Go Super Compact Food Processor is perfect to whip up some culinary masterpieces this winter. The food processor may be small in size, but it can chop, grate, slice and plate up your favourite dishes and is also easy store in the cupboards or kitchen counter. The Kenwood MultiPro Go Super Compact Food Processor also comes with dishwasher safe tools. Simply plug in and get started.
WINTER MUST HAVES FOR THE BEDROOM
Crane 4-in-1 Top Fill Drop Cool Mist Humidifier with Sound Machine
Perfect for the person who needs some help in the snooze department, the easy-to-use Crane air purifying humidifier, will be their new best friend. Supporting relief from cold and flu symptoms, amongst several additional health benefits, is an essential during the winter months!
Built-in with an aroma tray to help you sleep better, plus a sound machine featuring 3 calming sounds and an optional nightlight with 7 colour choices for maximum relaxation and sleep.
From: Cheeky Rascals
Keeping cosy and toasty is the number one priority during the winter months. So, making sure you always have an arm’s reach from a throw is a must. The contemporary, elegant and versatile Laura Ashley Arya Throw effortlessly fits with most interior themes. It is a sophisticated choice for any room, creating cosy and inviting spaces with a modern feel, coming in three variations of colour, which includes Dark Seaspray Blue, Steel Grey and Yellow.
From: Laura Ashley
HolyCosy Taupe Stripes’ bedding
Nothing beats sleeping in on a chilly winter morning. HolyCosy just made the experience even better! Experts specialising in luxury bedding, offering their indulgent Taupe Stripes’ bedding.
The super soft and arguably the best accessory for a warm and cosy night’s sleep is made from 100% cotton, by meticulous Portuguese experts and finished with a double brushed technique for an extra cosy finish. The combination of modern yet classic designs with superior quality makes getting out of bed even harder!
Price: From £115
A new blanket isn’t an obvious gift idea, but it’s one that literally anybody will be excited to receive and enjoy. The Luxury wool herringbone throw blanket from Tielle Love Luxury is their most lightweight and sophisticated throw yet. An effortlessly cool and cosy feel to a room with a modern touch.
From: Tielle Love Luxury
Beurer HD 75 Heated Throw Blanket
There is nothing better than snuggling up beside the fireplace on a chilly winter night—but what if you could replicate this feeling everywhere, not just in your living room? The Beurer HD 75 heated blanket will bring the warmth of a fireplace anywhere. Made out of fleece fibre and offering six heating settings, the Beurer HD 75 is designed to ensure comfort. In addition to being functional, the Beurer HD 75 is easy to take care of—machine washable at 30 degrees. The Beurer HD 75 even comes with a three year guarantee, and switches off after 3 hours of use. This winter would be incomplete without it!
WINTER MUST HAVES – FASHION
Continuing to keep its promise to keep you protected all year round, Canada Goose is here with a range of products that are sure to support you throughout winter. From Light Rain Jackets to Journey Boots and Waist Packs, the performance, luxury and lifestyle brand offers a range of versatile outerwear designed to protect you from the elements, no matter the season and the weather. Classic styling paired with versatility and element protection, the Winslow Coat offers classic style which is elevated with signature details and performance qualities
From: Canada Goose
Price: £695 (Winslow Coat)
The Teveris Nitro
Inspired by PUMA’s 2000s running range, the Teveris Nitro draws on performance aesthetics to curate a more active look as well as being very functional. The range is reimagined and infused with NITRO technology on the midsole for extra comfort with a mesh upper and suede overlays. The outsole is nice and grippy thanks to a rubber sole and patterned tread too.
The Swing Case
A sturdy swing case is a closet and gift staple, in my opinion. Because everyone needs one and Iseabal Hendry’s elegant woven style goes with any outfit! Handwoven in Scotland, using Italian vegetable tanned leather, with an emphasis on environmental values, using the entire hide to make sure there is zero waste. Available in five contemporary colour-ways.
From: Iseabal Hendry
Raymond Weil Limited Edition Freelance Chronograph Bi-Compax
For the special ones in your life, show them the true meaning of craftsmanship and innovation with the legendary Raymond Weil. The first of its kind, the Raymond Weil Limited Edition Freelance Chronograph Bi-Compax, was designed on the inspiration of the open road and crafted by the artisans of Meister Engineering. Creating the inspiration for the textures of the 43.5mm bronze case and the two counters gracing the dial. The symmetrical bi-compax layout features a 30-minute chronograph counter and a small second display.
In addition to honouring the design and innovative collaboration with Meister Engineering, the watch’s details show off the satin-finished ceramic bezel and bronze-toned flanges which resides a plusometer scale, allowing the wearer to determine the heart rate of the individual.
From: Raymond Weil
Inuikii is an independently owned luxury footwear brand with sustainability at its core. Designed in Switzerland and handmade in Europe, each pair is unique and finished to the highest standards. Coming in many colour-ways there is a style that would suit anyone’s taste.
From: my fashion tribu
Lacoste Eco Pack
Lacoste has introduced the brand new Re-Comfort Sneaker; a new sustainable interpretation of a classic 80s tennis design from the Lacoste archive. The release of the Re-Comfort Sneaker marks the launch of Lacoste’s brand new Eco Pack, a collection of four sneakers which embody the iconic brand’s continued commitment to sustainable practices, while simultaneously offering consumers four exciting, colourful shoes for busy modern living. The Re-Comfort Sneaker features a heel cup made from recycled TUP, a recycled ortholite insock and a cheerful yellow Lacoste crocodile on the heel of the sneaker which represents the colour associated with global sustainability.
WINTER MUST HAVES – PAMPERING AND SELF-CARE
There’s a cooler breeze in the morning and is the perfect time to also transition your fragrance palette from fresh and crisp summer scents, to balanced warmer and opulent fragrances. Opt for scents that will create a seamless transition from long warm summer, into cooler cosier autumnal blanket-filled days. The scents will embody deep and opulent Vanillas, Sandalwoods and Ambers to create excitement for colder days and a festive season.
The Commodity scents are the embodiment of sheer skin musks, rich Vanilla, fresh Rose, and green and earthy blends of Cedarwood and Petitgrain. Fragrances that are crisp enough to resemble nature, yet warm enough to bring out cosy and warm feels within.
From: Commodity Fragrances
Price: £120 (100ml)
Voya Comfort & Joy Luxury Bathing Gift Set
Give the gift of a little me time and set the ambiance right with the ultimate self-care ritual and experience with the ancient Irish tradition of seaweed bathing at home. Envelop your body in the silky fronds of hand harvested Atlantic Öcean seaweed, with Days Seaweed Bath. The set also includes VOYA’s iconic seaweed soap bar, and room spray which uplifts scents of spearmint and rosemary to help calm you and your home.
Deep Hydrate Cream 50ML
Doesn’t everyone strive for soft and supple skin this time of year? Rescue dry winter skin with Deep Hydrate Cream. Based on the unique M2CBD formula, CBD oil provides anti-inflammatory benefits, while functional mushrooms provide moisture that penetrates deep within the skin. Suitable for sensitive skin, as well as skin that is prone to acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, and other skin issues that require hydration.
S8 Eye Massager Power Eyes
Our eyes are constantly being used from the moment we begin our day till we go to sleep. The S8 Eye Massager Power Eyes provides your eyes the much-needed relief they require from being sensitive, sore or strained by gently massaging the area. This help improves blood circulation around your eyes and sinuses, leaving you fully relaxed. The massager has two modes to choose from: soft air-compression massage, and the slightly increased intensity of vibration massage, you can further indulge yourself with the warming effect. With a sleek compact design, rechargeable battery and a pouch for storage, the massager is also perfect to tuck away into your drawers or take with you on the go.
Sleep.8 are a brand that focus on creating innovative products to help you get that much needed 8 hours of sleep, with style, function and care perfectly intertwined.
Price: £89 (Currently on sale £62.30)
WINTER MUST HAVES – FOOD AND DRINKS
Coravin has launched the first-ever artist edition device, featuring pop artist Keith Haring. The Coravin x Keith Haring Timeless Six+ wine by the glass system showcases signature Keith Haring dancing figure art. This is a great addition to any home bar debuts with this first-ever artist edition of its popular wine by the glass system. As with all Coravin Timeless Six+ models, this Coravin x Keith Haring Timeless Six+ Artist Edition allows you to enjoy still wines without pulling the cork, preserving them for weeks, months, or even years. Each Timeless Six+ set includes a textured fabric carrying case, Timeless Aerator attachment, replenishment Coravin PureTM argon capsules, and Coravin Screw Cap accessories.
From – Coravin
Price | £359.99
The brand’s 500-year-old champagne producers are proudly based in Chigny- Les-Roses, which is only one of the 44 out of 300 villages that have been granted “Premier Cru” status. The bottle casing is produced by the same British craftsmen that make metal badges for an iconic British supercar brand, coins for the Royal Mint and the medals for the Olympics. Finished in either 24k gold or 18k rose gold, they cannot be removed and with every single one handmade, no two are identical. Marking it a champagne that is truly a one-of-a-kind collaboration between skilled artisans on both sides of the Channel.
Only available on-board luxury yachts and in the world’s most exclusive nightclubs, this gorgeous champagne can now be personalised and is available to buy online too.
From – Héloïse Lloris
Price | From £720
A 100% organic gin made in Italy, this is a trendy gift for everyone from motor fans to gin-lovers, bar wear obsessives and eco-conscious friends and everyone in between. A taste explosion of five key botanicals, ENGINE is a London dry gin handcrafted by master distillers, produced in small batches, and bottled by hand in the Alta Langa region. Being recognised for its distinct flavour with balsamic hints of juniper, fresh notes of lemon peel and the intense aroma of sage, ENGINE is definitely the gin of the moment if not the year.
Eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing, ENGINE’s sustainable design is crafted from recyclable aluminium and inspired by oil and fuel cans, motocross races and racing vehicles, with a unique 80s aesthetic.
From – ENGINE
Price | €39
Chateau Léoville Poyferré 2020
Fourth generation to preside over the destiny of the estate, Sara Lecompte Cuvelier wanted to pay homage to the real strengths of Léoville Poyferré that may not necessarily be seen at first glance: a secular know-how paired with the complexity of the terroirs. This anniversary vintage (64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot) celebrates the timeless style of Léoville Poyferré, a powerful wine that has a distinguished suppleness and bright fruit character.
For the Cuvelier Family, it is of special significance: not only does it possess all the characteristics of a superb vintage, but it also bookmarks the centennial of the Family’s ownership of the property.
From – Bordeaux Index
Price | £72 per bottle excluding Duty & VAT (within a case of six)
Limited Edition Palo Cortado Cask Aged Gin
Enjoy a taste of Christmas with the Limited-Edition Palo Cortado Cask Aged Gin, bottled in Wales and made from Spanish cherries delivering all the notes of the festive season. The award-winning gin fills your tastebuds with rich spices and dried stone fruit with juniper and citrus. The bartenders’ best kept secret this Christmas.
From: In The Welsh Wind
Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne Bamboo Robe 75cl
Add an extra layer of indulgence, this year’s Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne Bamboo Robe, inspired by the rich flora and fauna of the tropical jungle, is an ornate addition to any occasion, whether serving an aperitif Christmas dinner party or gifting a champagne lover. In beautiful rose gold colouring, the bottle is a visual masterpiece that is the perfect conversation starter for any party this festive season.
Luxury Farhi Hamper
For those with a sweet tooth. Farhi, the famous family-owned luxury confectionery brand known for their gourmet delights, has created the greatest luxury hamper that will make anyone’s day. Dive into the milk & dark chocolate dipped-filled dates, sugared almonds, dark chocolate pistachios, chocolate dipped candied orange slices, cinnamon honeyed almonds and more!
Enjoy the quintessentially Christmassy taste with Disaronno Velvet. The distinctly silky-smooth creamy liqueur that subtly hints flavours of toasted almonds, apricot, vanilla and toffee. It’s complex and velvety on the palate with a long finish, perfect with ice or as the signature velvet Expresso Martini.
Amarula African Gin, made from marula fruit spirt offers a sweet orange flourish with a spicy backbone. Hand-picked marula is distilled along with premium botanicals and steeped to create this refreshing and exotic gin. What makes this gin even more special is that £1 for every litre sold, goes to the Amarula Trust which supports elephant conservation and local communities. Amarula Gin is ideal to warm you up this winter.
From: Available online at Amazon, House of Malt and The Whisky Exchange
Release No. 26: The Last Drop Hors d’Age Petite Champagne Cognac (70 Years Old)
Release No.26 is a 50-year-old single estate cognac from the esteemed Petite Champagne terroir that was crafted at a family-owned distillery on the banks of the Charente River during a pivotal time, when the Cognac region and Europe were recuperating after World War II. As one of the last barrels from the cellars of this permanently closed distillery, and with little of the family’s precious production ever released to the open market, this septuagenarian spirit redefines quality over quantity, as it has developed into a mature spirit, with reminiscent tastes of the 1950’s. Release No.26 offers fresh woody tones to the palate with subtle hints of cocoa, liquorice, camphor wood and delicate spices in the finish. This cognac is sure to leave you feeling cosy and warm this winter.
From: Brunswick Fine Wines & Spirits
Tomatin’s New Portuguese Collection
Tomatin, a highly awarded Scottish Single Malt brand has released a new limited edition cask series inspired by the wines of Portugal. Having been distilled in 2008 and laid down in traditional Scotch Whisky oak casks for over 8 years and then moved into Tawny Port, Moscatdel de Setúbal and Madeira Wine casks in 2015 for 7 years, has resulted in three stunning Single Malt Scotch Whiskies – Port, Moscatel and Madeira. Each edition showcases an individual array of flavours, with the Port consisting of warm spices and forest fruits with sweeter notes to finish, whilst the Moscatel offers sweet and citrusy aromas. The Maderia exudes honey and lemon aromas with treacle finishing notes. Tomatin’s New Portuguese Collection which hones in on Portgual’s tradition of winemaking and their fortified wines along with Tomatin’s own craftsmanship is perfect for the winter season to explore new tastes and warm you up.
Price: £90.00 (individual 700ml bottle pricing)
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