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Article: We’ve got last-minute Christmas covered

We’ve got last-minute Christmas covered

We’ve got last-minute Christmas covered

From stocking stuffers to festive styling – we’ve got last-minute Christmas covered

As we countdown to Christmas you may feel a little bit - or even a big bit – out of control, but don’t panic. There is still time to pick up great stocking fillers and stylish additions to festive decor. We’ve put together a few ideas for last-minute pressies, decorative touches and unique tablescapes that we hope will ease any stress, and make gift buying and decorating a joy.

Stocking fillers and gifts for a teacher

Our Mini Ribbed Tealight Holders come in red, turquoise, green and gold, and make perfect Secret Santa and teacher’s gifts, or stocking stuffers - pop a tealight in before wrapping and they are ready to use too. 

The glass Kayla Candle Votive looks striking against green foliage for table decor - group together or position along a length of greenery, real or faux, for a striking centerpiece of flickering light.

Think outside the box

Does your recipient have a hobby? Our Scandi-style ball of natural jute Garden String is tough and biodegradable - a perfect extra for a gardener or crafter. And our lovely Natural Wood Vegetable Brush is a great stocking filler for grow-your-own gardeners or keen cooks.

For nature lovers, the Bird Door Knocker makes a lovely gift, and is small enough to wrap and fit in a stocking, while the Decorative Trio of Birds can be wrapped individually to add to the fun. Dog owners will love the Fergus Dog and Bone Hook, which is perfect for hanging up leads, towels or waterproofs. Nothing will raise a smile more than discovering one of our Cast-iron Piglets in a stocking - these lovely little fellows look great perched on plant pots, windowsills or steps.

Scintillate the senses

Scented candles never go wrong, either for gifting or creating a lovely atmosphere at home. Our Walled Garden Tinned Candles are made in the UK from natural wax, housed in stylish, utilitarian-look tins; gorgeous fragrances include Lemon Tree, Stem Ginger, Vine Tomato and Wild Mint.

Our beautifully presented Gift Box of three Scented Soaps, which are handmade to a traditional Marseilles recipe with lashings of shea butter, is always appreciated, with five luxurious scent combinations to choose from. Stocking filler or the perfect ‘thank you’ or teacher gift, this one is always a winner. 

Festive styling

Room styling and table décor should be fun, and there are lots of simple ways to transform entertaining spaces quickly and easily. Our battery-operated Illuminated Light Garlands instantly add a touch of magic. In three delicate shapes, either golden leaves, ferns or stars, the garlands can be used indoors and out for elegant sparkle. Drape around trees or plants, or run along the centre of the dining table, a mantle or windowsill - team with our Woodland Berry and Fircone Garland for maximum impact. 

Candlelight is a must - the more the merrier. Opt for glass or surfaces that bounce light around and pair with reflective baubles for a cosy, twinkly effect. The dimpled Marla Coloured Glass Candleholder can cleverly be used with both dining candles and our Macon Pillar Candles. Available in olive green and pale rose, the textured surface reflects light in a very pretty way. If you have a colour theme, the gorgeous Glass Harlequin Candlestick is available in green, blue, clear and amethyst. For a more formal look, stick to one colour and mix colours up for a casual, informal setting. The star-shaped glass Alia Star Votive with an antiqued golden finish looks lovely on tables and dotted around rooms. 

Tantalising tablescapes

For table settings, line up several or group together three Etched Glass Hurricane lamps, weaving faux foliage around or between, and the delicate glass leaf pattern will reflect lovely warming light. Play around with baubles and faux foliage stems to create your own unique centrepiece - both the elegant green glass Russe Onion and Etched Gold Snowflake Baubles look stunning and reflect light beautifully.

Sparkling glassware on the table will reflect all that lovely candlelight to create a truly magical atmosphere. The gorgeous Etoile Tea Glass has a wonderful etched star design that catches and reflects every flicker, and is perfect for water, wine or cocktails. Pair with vintage-style, hand-crafted Prosecco Glasses, which are made from recycled glass. Ideal for fizz, they do double duty as dessert glasses too and always make a table look party-ready.

Magical touches

Crafted from metal with a lovely aged finish, the Decorative Verdigris Tree makes a unique centrepiece and is equally effective on a console table or mantlepiece, instilling just a hint of festive decor. Staying with our tree theme, the Smoked Glass Tree Light spreads a lovely warm glow. Battery operated, the cordless design means you can place this anywhere.You will be surprised just how special the Vintage Paper Snowflakes make a room look. A simple hanging decoration, these are available in three sizes and can be hung anywhere. Pretty, light-catching, delicate and easy to hang - small Command hooks work perfectly - these transform spaces into magical settings.Give doors a welcoming look with a Woodland or Frosted Winter Berry Wreath. These look great indoors too and, as well as on walls and doors, look amazing hanging from ribbon on the backs of dining chairs or decorating banisters.

The beauty of the majority of these pieces is that they can be used all year round to add a personal touch to rooms, table settings and occasions - they’re not just for Christmas.

We have a Click and Collect service available for store pick up until Saturday 23rd December and are open Dec 28-31st, just in case you have been lucky enough to receive a Henderson’s Gift Card!

Happy shopping and a very Merry Christmas. 

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