Thoughtful gifts for a Christmas at home from The White Company
Heavenly hampers, seasonal scents and cashmere cuddles: The White Company offers all the little touches to make Christmas at home feel particularly special
One company providing us with the means to do just that is The White Company. In the quarter of a century since it was founded, the company has built its reputation as a heritage brand – one that’s synonymous with comfort, purity and luxurious simplicity. Its Christmas range spans scents, homewear, decorations, clothing and more – ideal for gifting to loved ones or sprucing up your home.
We round up the new season highlights…
Hamper-loads of happiness
The versatility of their contents makes hampers particularly exciting gifts to receive. The White Company offers four this festive season, each presented in a reusable wicker basket and containing a selection of bath, body and home fragrance treats.
If it’s bespoke fragrances you’re after, look to the Winter Hamper (filled with products smelling of the signature scent), or the popular Seychelles Hamper (the bergamot, amber and vanilla scents of which are evocative of the Indian Ocean). If you’re shopping for someone in need of some self-care, try the all-new Wellness Hamper, which comes filled with products designed to encourage relaxation and naturally induce sleep. And for those who can’t make their mind up? The Christmas Hamper (pictured) with its range of festive scents and a pair of cashmere socks is your answer.
Wellness Hamper, £100 – Buy here; Seychelles Hamper, £100 – Buy here; Winter Hamper, £100 – Buy here; Cosy Christmas Hamper, £180 – Buy here
Celebrating 21 years of a timeless fragrance
Launched in 1999 by The White Company founder Chrissie Rucker OBE, the Winter Fragrance has reigned supreme as a best-seller. With its notes of spicy cinnamon, rich clove and zesty orange, for many loyal customers it’s become the scent of Christmas. The fragrance has returned to the virtual shelves early this year and comes in the form of candles (in various shapes and sizes), a diffuser, a home spray, fragrance oil and even in the subtle form of potpourri.
Shop the Winter fragrance range
A new scent for the new season
While its signature products keep many loyal customers returning over the years, The White Company is equally admired for its innovation, luring in fresh eyes with appealing new ranges while never compromising on its strong, distinctive brand. This Christmas, there’s a bold new fragrance collection to sample: Midnight. Inspired by ‘the magic of Venice and fireworks at midnight’, the scent is described as rich and velvety, with notes of vetivert, cardamom, amber, nutmeg and a punchy twist of ginger. Midnight comes in the form of candles and a diffuser, and can also be bought as part of a home scenting set.
Shop the Midnight fragrance range
Gift a hug they'll wear all year round
In a year that’s seen physical contact severely limited, many of us will spend Christmas far away from loved ones who would usually be sat around our table. We’ll be putting all the more thought into the gifts we send because of this, perhaps even posting some wearable comfort to our favourite people in the form of cosy, soft and stylish sartorial pieces.
Cashmere bed socks, £36 – Buy here; Cashmere Wrap Onesie, £279 – Buy here; Double Face Wool Cape, £249 – Buy here; Cashmere sweater, £169 – Buy here
A little something for the home
While gifting is front of mind for many of us right now, it’s important we remember to treat ourselves too – after all, it’s been a tough year for all of us. We’ll be spending more time inside our homes than usual this Christmas, so all the more reason to refresh our living spaces and make them feel that little bit more magical.
Shop clockwise from top left: Ultimate green & berry wreath, £135 – Buy here; Floral tablecloth, £75 – Buy here; Compact Christmas tree lights, £50 – Buy here; Elegant large dinner candle holder, £30 – Buy here