When it comes to weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, there is an unwritten rule somewhere that homewares are the one and only gift to give. But we’re a little bit over leaving our interior choices to random wedding guests and a co-worker who barely knows your name! So we’re reclaiming individual interior buys to invest in ourselves.
Here are four essential purchases you should never again leave in the capable (well-meaning) hands of a co-worker or relative!
When it comes to homewares, platters prove popular, with many post-honeymooners spending endless hours unwrapping several! But, considering you are the one who has to stare at these suckers each time you put on a spread to share, you want to love the platter you’re lumped with! We love a contemporary cheese platter that can double as a centrepiece. And can you blame us when it looks like this?
Mimira Platter by Suite One Studio, approx. $32 – available at Anthropologie.
“I love the blender my second cousin gave me!” said no-one ever. Blenders are big, and – unless you have super-duper storage – chances are it’s going to be staring you in the face morning, noon and night – even if you’ve only turned it on twice. So, ensure your blender is a statement piece you don’t want to hide!
Smeg Blf01pkau Blender Pastel Pink, $299 – available at David Jones.
If you’re anything like me, a kettle has to work for the bench space it takes up! Mine barely gets to catch it’s breath before it’s refilled and set to boil. For this reason alone, you want to shop a kettle that makes you happy each time you revisit it with tea bag at the ready.
Kate Spade New York All In Good Taste Tea Kettle, $71.17 – available at Nordstrom.
The linen in your kitchen is the one chance you have to add some style to a room full of white goods and cold stainless steel. The trick is to buy up timeless and contemporary tea towels en masse for high-rotation, and keep the effect appealing all-year-around!
MT Logo Tea Towel, $5 – available at Cotton On.