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Last week I was invited to London by Magnet Kitchens, to pay a visit to The Ideal Christmas home exhibition. All ready to embrace the Christmas spirit and pick up some Christmas trend inspiration and tips I headed over to Earl’s Court where 650 exhibitors were waiting to show me their finest festive fare!

Showcasing Interiors & Home Accessories, Food & Drink, Home Improvements & Outdoor Living, Fashion & Beauty, Technology & Gadgets, Gifts and Decorations, there really was something for everyone and I spent many hours perusing the various stands picking up cool present ideas, here were my top pics!

How about a gorgeous beach towel / sarong / towel / throw for your Bestie? From http://www.foutala.com

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Or a beautiful candle for your Mum? From http://www.ameliacandles.co.uk

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Some absolutely fabulous magic pens for your favourite little girl? From http://www.selkinmedia.co.uk

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A gorgeous name book for your new baby Nephew? From http://www.lostmy.name

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A funky fox cushion for your sister? From http://www.sassandbelle.co.uk

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A new mug for your papa? From http://www.sassandbelle.co.uk

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A Moroccan light for your beloved? From http://www.moroccanbazaar.co.uk

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There were also some gorgeous room sets designed by Laurence Llewelyn Bowen with a very opulent, rich purple theme running throughout. Very Laurance, very Luxurious… Don’t you just love that chrome bath?

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I personally fell a little bit in love with the Tesco Direct stand as I am totally feeling the rustic Nordic Christmas trend. It is so warm and Christmassy :)

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The rest of my afternoon was spent listening to Laurence Llewelyn Bowen giving a talk on how to have a Glamorous Hollywoods style Christmas. It seems black and gold are very much in this Season. Laurence has a new range of decorations for sale at Littlewoods of which he kept reminding us ;) They are pretty fab though… Laurence also gave us some tips on creating your own home made decorations with a personal touch, explaining that originally tree decorations were all meant as mini presents.

Why not try making your own:

  • Miniture frangrance bottles tied with a beautiful ribbon to the tree. Get samples from your local department store and make one for all the family.
  • Vintage alcohol minitures. Find some lovely vintage mini bottles and fill with homemade Sloe gin! Fun!
  • Gold sprayed anything. Take something, spray it gold, tie it to the tree with a ribbon. It could be a mini toy car, an animal… anything looks Christmassy when it is sprayed gold!

I will also be showing you how to craft some of your own homemade Christmas decorations over on I’m home honey so why not come and see what I’ve been making!

Thank you to Magnet for the invitation. If you would like to check out what the kitchen trends are f 2014 visit their trend pages here!