Seeing Stars - Star Inspired Christmas Gifts

Star wreath Pompom and Twiddle

As we hurtle toward the end of November the pre-Christmas pressure is starting to mount. I already feel as though I’m seeing stars!  So what could be better than some starry inspiration?  Read on for star inspired Christmas gifts that shine out from the rest - all from independent businesses just like us. 

On the subject of stars, our 4 year-old daughter is ‘Star 7’ (out of a total of ten) in her first school nativity play. It’s a speaking part (two whole lines!) - I'm all for the idea of talking stars!

I’ve been warned that now Isadora is at school, the build up to Christmas will be even crazier than usual. On top of the nativity play, there’s Christmas jumper day, a Christmas ballet performance, Christmas fair and Christmas parties to fit in. All this alongside buying family Christmas gifts and making sure Santa is fully briefed. To top it off we have several family birthdays irritatingly close to Christmas, including mine.  All that whilst running an online store with Christmas the busiest time of year. Roll on Christmas Eve!

Star decorations Luna Star Garland - Rowen & Wren

Anyway, I love Christmas really and I love star designs, so thought some star inspiration would get everyone else all starry eyed. Why should I be the only one seeing stars?

All these gift ideas are from independent, family run businesses like us. Some are just starting out - others have already gained their stripes, but they all need supporting to keep on doing the fabulous job they do.

Star Inspired Christmas Gifts

 

Star Decorations

Stars can be showy or simple. Whilst I love sparkle, sometimes simplicity is all you need.

This star wreath is from our little store Pompom & Twiddle. It's made from metal with a matt grey, antiqued finish. It suits both contemporary and classic interiors and can be embellished with festive foliage or fairy lights. It's perfect for a mantle or hanging up as wall décor.

Star wreath decoration Metal Star Wreath - Pompom & Twiddle

Stylish and simple, gorgeous homewares store Rowen & Wren’s Scandi-inspired Luna Stars are made from metal and come as a set of six. Each set contains two brass, two zinc and two blackened stars.   They also sell a matching Luna Star Garland (pictured above).

Star Decorations Rowen & Wren Luna Stars - Rowen & Wren

Star Decor

This striking star picture frame is made from molded plaster. It’s made in a style known as Tramp Art, a type of traditional wood carving from America.   The star frame is a work of art in its own right and adds texture and interest to a wall or gallery wall.

Star picture frame Pompom and Twiddle Star Picture Frame - Pompom & Twiddle

I reckon a gold or silver leatherette star cushion would add a bit of rock and roll to a room and make a fabulous Christmas gift. Julia from Suburban Salon makes these glamorous star cushions to order. They can also be made in faux fur. Snuggling a star sounds rather appealing!

Star cushions Suburban Salon Gold & Silver Leatherette Cushions - Suburban Salon

Star Clothes & Accessories

The Alex Edit is a great place to head for star-themed Christmas gifts and the all important self-gifting ideas. Founder Alex, a journalist and co-founder of lifestyle blog Wear & Where has put together a gorgeous, stand of from the crowd selection of fashion, accessories and gifts.

Sure to get you in the party mood, this black star glitter clutch bag with gold stars is a real show-stopper. It also comes in red.

Star Clutch Bag The Alex Edit Star Clutch Bad - The Alex Edit

One of The Alex Edit’s shooting star jumpers is already happily installed in my wardrobe after self-gifting it to myself back in August, ready for my inconveniently located December birthday. This was when I had every intention of getting on top of Christmas/December, but it’s all gone to pot since then…

These jumpers have a dash of cashmere and are made by a British company. They’re super-soft and cosy and the quality and fit is wonderful. I've got the grey one on the left and star's tail goes over the shoulder and down the back of the jumper. All very glam! I will be wearing it to the school nativity in honour of my little star.

Star jumpers Star Jumpers - The Alex Edit

Hush is a family owned clothing business started by a clever lady from a kitchen table. For me it’s the dining room table (which we can no longer dine on) and I'm not quite on their scale yet, but I’ve been a big fan of Hush for many years.

Their Galaxy Star Trainers are just fab and will brighten up the party season, especially if like me you’re not a heel person. They have some gorgeous star jumpers, tops and tees too.

 

Star Trainers Hush Galaxy Star Trainers - Hush

I also love their silver Majestic Star Trainers with metallic stars.

Silver Star Trainers Hush Majestic Star Trainers - Hush

Stars are a design classic. Simple or sparkly - stars are fabulous, not just at Christmas, but all year round. From star decorations to star home décor and clothes there are plenty of star inspired Christmas gifts out there to make you all starry eyed.