Nothing flirts with that thin line between pleasant?hype and panicky hysteria quite like the build-up to Christmas, especially when it comes to gift-giving.?A certain amount of?frenzy is all part of the joy of the season – it wouldn’t be?Christmas without some?last-minute Penneys power-shopping among crazed crowds – but this year we’re planning to keep the panic stations to a minimum by sourcing thoughtful gifts online.?
Mulled wine in hand, Michael Bubl? crooning carols in the background, we’ll be leisurely browsing?home-lust.com?looking for special gifts for our loved ones. An online retailer of Scandinavian and?European homewares, Dublin-based Home Lust was founded?in November by a savvy team?of interiors journalists and design bloggers, including a former member of the Image Interiors & Living team, Diana Nacu. Seeking to offer distinctive design pieces to Irish and European shoppers at a reasonable price point, the site boasts?a considered selection of beautifully designed products from brands like Broste, Madam Stolz, HK Living, Haus and Vermissen.
Their carefully composed collections also include fair-trade products and artisan craft works from makers?in Portugal,?India,?Morocco?and Turkey, and you’re sure to find something sublime to leave under the tree for your significant other/sibling/self among their wares. We’ve already spotted?five admirable items we’d love to unwrap on Christmas morning.