The HOLD Christmas List

Gift-giving just got a whole lot easier with our specially curated gift guide, as chosen by the HOLD team.

'Tis the season to be jolly! Twinkling fairy lights, warming mulled wine, eating so much chocolate that you feel sick but continuing to eat more anyway- there's a lot to love about the festive period. Our favourite part? Gift giving!

Don't get us wrong, we love getting gifts too, but there's something truly magical about the look on your loved ones' faces when they tear open the wrapping paper and reveal that oh-so-perfect gift you've been eagerly anticipating giving them. That being said, we appreciate that some people aren't that easy to buy for, and the idea of shopping for others can evoke a sense of dread, so we've put together this specially curated gift guide. Here are our top picks for gifting this year, as chosen by the people at HOLD.


Kelly, Shop Owner

Creative Director of Lagom Design and the mastermind behind HOLD, Kelly is a bit of a design connoisseur. Whether working away in his office, labouring over his allotment, or shopping along the streets of London, he does everything with style.

1. Blackwing 602 Pencil, £3. 2. Orange Auto-Compact Umbrella, £39. 3. Oak Hardy Chair, £795. 4. S-Type Hori Hori & Holster, £64. 


Amelia, Sales Assistant

'My top pick would be the Alpaca socks because who doesn't want cosy socks at Christmas? Especially if you're wearing them under the sheepskin slippers!'

1. Alpaca Socks, £24. 2. Sheepskin Slippers, £65.


Holly, Buyer

With a history of working with big-name labels, Holly has an eye for quality. Anticipating a quiet Christmas with her family, Holly's wishlist plays as the perfect how-to for a cosy environment. Staying in has never looked so good!

1. Fields Print, £40. 2. Navy Day Off Tumbler, £36. 3. Port Fireplace Tools, £140. 4. Grand Quilted Blanket, £125.


Chris, Store Manager

'I'd definitely choose the Kay Bojesen medium monkey or maybe even the large one. It looks so cute with the Santa hat, spreading the Christmas spirit throughout the family.'

1. Medium Monkey, £389. 2. Monkey Santa Hat, £16.


Holly, Web Content

Starting her journey at HOLD as a sales assistant, Holly has tried and tested many a product on the shopfloor. Her Christmas list is a highlight reel of her favourite best sellers.

1. Gold Lung Hoop Earrings, £55. 2. Soft Spot LED Light, £36. 3. Indoor Plant Food Set, £20. 4. Egyptian Amber Scented Candle, £25. 


Izzy, Sales Assistant

'My top pick is the Boy Smells Cashmere Kush candle. I'm such a sucker for a good scent, and this candle more than delivers. A clean and cosy aroma that makes you wonder is this what heaven smells like?'

1. Cashmere Kush Candle, £42.