We visited John Lewis' Christmas shop (just in time) and these were our fave finds...

Not going to make it to the John Lewis Christmas shop this month? Well we squeezed in a trip to provide you with some online shopping inspiration

John Lewis Christmas
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The John Lewis Christmas shop is something we look forward to from around July, this year in particular we started getting excited for the festive season perhaps a tad too early... But alas, now it's November we are officially allowed to start planning our Christmas decs, picking out gifts and drinking mulled wine instead of our afternoon cuppa (joking, joking....). 

So as soon as Halloween was over, we headed straight to the festive mothership that is the John Lewis Christmas shop to see what goodies we could pick up and of course share with you all! Little did we know, this would be our last trip for at least a month (sob) but hopefully this brings you some online shopping inspiration too...

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1. Get your table settings sorted 

John Lewis haul

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We might not all be hosting in the same way this year, but that doesn't mean you can't make your table setting super special. We saw some lovely ideas in store, but this Tiffany blue and silver set up really caught our eye as being a stylish alternative to the traditional green and red. 

These starry coup cocktail glasses (opens in new tab) would be perfect for a festive tipple and they have a slightly blue tint that works perfectly with the green-blue napkins and that gorgeous gin bottle (opens in new tab).

For more Christmas table decorations head over to our gallery.  

2. Go for the classic red and white theme

John Lewis haul

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If you are a Christmas traditionalist and love all things red and white, there is plenty at John Lewis for you. This display was filled with lovely gift ideas, cute decs and gorgeous table decor. We were particularly drawn to the Poinsettia table runner (opens in new tab), it would look perfect with some tall candlesticks and a flurry of foliage running through the middle. Oww, and also check out those absolutely adorable robin mince pie plates (opens in new tab)!

3. Pick up some stylish home gifts

Real Homes John Lewis haul

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If you are shopping for a home lover (or want to pick up some bits for yourself) John Lewis has plenty. These monkey lamps (opens in new tab) are everywhere at the moment and would make for such a unique, quirky gift. Oooh, and those Charbonnel et Walker Whisky Truffles (opens in new tab) not only sound amazing but the packaging looks stunning too – the perfect luxury stocking filler.

We thought this hammered gold jug (opens in new tab) would be a perfect table centerpiece too, or popped on a console table in a hallway filled with holly and fir.  

4. Don't forget the wrapping paper!

Real Homes John Lewis haul

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Is there anything better than an evening spent wrapping presents in front of a Christmas film, just getting all creative with the ribbons and tags and the paper? We don't think so and John Lewis have some gorgeous gift wrap (opens in new tab) if you want to make your gifts extra special this year.  Our favourite was, of course, the sausage dogs dressed as reindeer!

Looking for the best Christmas gift ideas for 2020? Check out our guide. 

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.