Choosing sustainable Christmas Furniture gifts this year…

As we all know, with Christmas comes a lot of waste. Do you find you buy the same type of present for the same person every year? And know it doesn’t really get used? From personal experience I know getting gifted things such as slippers or scarves, as nice as they are, I just don’t make use of them! This is a waste of money and it seems such a shame when the presents don’t get used. Buying sustainable gifts which are practical can reduce so much waste and can make better presents if you know they are being made use of. We create sustainable, bespoke furniture pieces which can be a personal touch to the home.   We are all familiar with the saying ‘Less is more’,  but how can you change your consumer behaviours? Recently, I have been finding ‘Becoming Minimalist’ really helpful when struggling to think about gift ideas, or even how I can declutter our home! Becoming Minimalist has some great posts about how you can achieve a more minimal lifestyle and be content with less rather than more. They have released this helpful post just in time for Christmas, with suggestions for ‘Clutter-Free Gifts’. 

At Semper Hopkins, we completely understand the importance of sustainability and minimalism. That’s why we have made a list which can hopefully give you some ideas on gifts which won’t cost the environment and be thrown away by next Christmas. 

Everyone needs more storage and seating…

Our Bespoke Apple storage crates make the perfect gift for those who are in need of the extra storage or seating, and will even make the perfect post- Christmas tox box storage for the kids presents. The storage crate can be personalised to your choice, just choose the text and seat fabric and there you have it- a simple bespoke storage solution which is also sustainable!  

Something to rest your weary feet on at the end of the day…

Our bespoke Hairpin leg stools and Deep Buttoned Footstool would make great Christmas presents too if your loved one likes to kick back and relax, these can also be tailored to match your interiors.  

Mirrors with an authentic twist… 

Are you bored of searching for mirrors for your home which don’t have much character?  

We have handcrafted some bespoke, reclaimed mirrors which not only have used recycled wood, but have given old mirrors a new purpose. The quirky one off mirrors are the perfect size to have in your hallway, living room or bedroom. Whether they are hung up, or used as leaner mirrors, they will add a rustic yet modern touch to your home.  

Places to hang your coat, keys, hats and the random items you never know where to put… 

Finding storage solutions for your home which actually look nice and fit into your interiors can be difficult at times. We at Semper Hopkins can create the perfect solution for you or a loved one. Our wall mounted coat rack is made out of reclaimed wood with cast iron hooks. These bespoke coat hooks can be made to measure which is great if you have a difficult space that is hard to find storage for. Whether you are looking for storage solutions for a hallway, porch or utility room, these reclaimed coat hooks will look impressive.  

Somewhere to kick back, relax and put your cup of coffee on…  

Our Coffee tables will make the perfect gift for yourself and home, or a loved one. The industrial design adds character and a unique touch compared to those on the high street. We have a range of coffee tables which are all different in design and are complete one offs. As with all of our other products, the coffee tables are made from reclaimed materials and have been finished off to the highest standard. Complete your lounge or living area with a bespoke piece of furniture you are proud to use.

Upholstery workshops 

If you want to buy a present a little different from usual this year, and want to give a loved one an experience to remember, check out our Workshop dates and details here. The workshops are the perfect opportunity to go out of comfort zones and have an end result to be proud of. 

If you are interested in buying a piece of furniture from our website, you can choose to custom make furniture by clicking here for a quote. The end result is a completely unique piece that you’ll love which no one else will have! Get in touch to start your project call on 01260609021 or email  hello@shupholstery.co.uk  or alternatively, use our custom furniture tool. 

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