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The clocks have gone back, you’ve finally given in to turning the heating on and the shops are adorned with the latest Christmas collections. Rather than shedding a tear at packing away your favourite summer attire, it’s a time to enjoy jumping into your all-in-one with a cup of tea on those chillier evenings. Here are our top tips for keeping warm and cosy on these winter nights…

Let there be light
Light up your home with a cute and quirky lamp from our winter homeware collection. We love this Scandi inspired Alta lamp, with a cool ceramic base and linen shade for letting out mellow light. Remember to look out for energy saving bulbs to save those pennies too! If you’re just looking for a touch of light, lit twigs and fairy lights can be a nice addition. Or, to embrace all things festive, indulge in a sumptuous scented candle such as Golden Frankincense or Festive Spice.

Throw something on
Don’t be tempted to crank up the heating if you’re only sitting there in a t-shirt. Heard that one before? Invest in a beautifully made throw, which not only looks pretty but is cosy too. Favourites this season include the lambswool rich check blankets, faux fur throws or hand quilted designs.

Move on up
Feeling the chill at bedtime? Increase that tog count on your duvet for maximum snug factor. Pick from an array of microfibre, feather down, anti allergy and cashmere feels, in a range of tog thicknesses. There are also lots of gorgeous brushed cotton bed sets in Christmas themed checks and Fairisle joining the bedding collections for those who especially love to get in the seasonal spirit.

Treat those toes
Treat your tootsies to some delightful new slippers! With knitted boots, slipper socks and faux fur boots making up the collections, there really is no excuse. We’re head over heels (excuse the pun) with these penguin slipper socks. Perfect for Christmas presents too – if you can bear to part with his charming little face!

Put the kettle on
Whether you’re a tea lover, coffee fiend or chocoholic, there’s nothing quite like a warm drink on those frosty evenings. Why not spoil yourself with some delicious Christmas beverages in your favourite mug? Or if hot drinks aren’t your thing, warm up those mitts with a cute hot water bottle!

Now all that’s left is to buy a Christmas TV guide and make a list to Santa…

Lambswool Rich Red Charcoal Check Throw £45
Golden Frankincense Fragranced 3 Wick Candle £8
White Hand Quilted Throw £80-100
Bird Print Brushed Cotton Bed Set £30-60
Brushed Cotton Square Pillow Cases £12
Rustic Twigs £16
Set for 4 Ski Dog Mugs £12
Penguin Slipper Socks £14
Alta Table Lamp £65
Freddy Fox Hot Water Bottle £10

 

 

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