Ho. Ho. Ho. You don’t need me to tell you that the Holiday season is upon us. I normally wait until the start of December but this year, I think we can all use some holiday cheer right now.
In the run up to Christmas, I’ve decided to pull together a shop small edit celebrating local indie businesses and all the things that make them special and unique. These creatives and makers spend months searching out gifts that are far from cookie cutter – they spark conversations, create FOMO, and have everyone wishing they had the insider scoop on where to source killer one of a kind gifts.
Let’s face it, Amazon has sky rocketed during lockdown and Jeff Bezos is already a billionaire. He doesn’t need any more of our money. Our local shops, our small businesses and our local makers need our support to survive.
That’s why I’m delighted to share my first Holiday Edit with the incredibly talented Catalog Interiors. Catalog is an icon in Edinburgh and they’ve recently moved into a new space that is best described as Luxuriously Industrial, It is a perfect backdrop to showcase top contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories brands. Dixie, Ralf and team are super knowledgeable, friendly and bursting with ideas. They also have a beautiful new website and can also be found on as a boutique on Trouva.
I popped in last week to check out their newly opened Christmas corner and here’s my edit:
GIFTS IDEAS UNDER £30
Indulge with decadently luxurious chocolate by Ocelot
Edinburgh based chocolatier, Ocelot uses only high quality ethically produced ingredients. Their flavours are intriguing from Violet Milk, Sea Salt, Black Cherry, Blood Orange, Buckwheat and White Almond. Blink and it will be gone.
Price £5. Buy it HERE on Catalog’s website or pop into Catalog.
Socks like no other — latte socks and fish socks by DOIY
source: Catalog and Liznylon
DOIY create playful and creative versions of everyday items, like socks! These are sure to bring a smile and I can confirm they are cosy & comfy too. We are the proud owners of the Taco sock, the Fish sock, and the Noodle sock.
Price £11.95. Buy it HERE on Catalog’s Trouva site or pop into Catalog.
Store it in style with Bamboo bento boxes by Lund
Ditch the left over takeaway containers and add a touch of style with these eco-friendly and reusable bamboo storage boxes. It’s all about turning everyday moments into smile moments. You’ll be thanked. Available in different sizes and in grey, mint green or blush.
Starting at £15. Coming soon to the website, call or pop into Catalog.
A bit of pampering with Neroli & Rose hand cream by MODM Method
Edinburgh based Method is a lifestyle and treatment space helping customers maintain a sense of balance and wellbeing. Their MODM hand cream is packed full of antioxidants and formulated to nourish, protect and moisturise, Method hand cream is vegan, cruelty free and natural.
Price £18. Coming soon to the website, call or pop into Catalog
A real page turner ‘150 best tiny space ideas’ book by Francesc Zamora Mola
This miniature coffee table book is packed full of fabulous design ideas from internationally renowned architects and designers. An instant inspiration.
Price £20. Pop into Catalog to pick it up.
Get moody with the scented candle by Normann Copenhagen for Tivoli
Perhaps the perfect stocking stuffer, everyone needs a scented candle to swoon over. This design by Normann Copenhagen plays on the curves trend that can be found in furniture and artwork. Available in three scents: Amber (Old Roller coaster); Dark green (Whimsy); and Clear (Palace Repose).
Price £18. Coming soon to the website, call or pop into Catalog.
The oh so elegant Sphere Vases by 101 CPH
A best seller, these iconic vases are a must have on any interior enthusiasts list. Perfectly blending form and function, these strikingly elegant vases are simple perfection and suitable for all décor styles. Available in different sizes, shapes and colours.
Starting at £30. Coming soon to the website, call or pop into Catalog
GIFT IDEAS UNDER £75
Get brilliant with storage system Pidestall by Woud
source: Catalog website, Woud
Why hide things away when they can be displayed with pride?! Pidestall can transform any storage dilemna into a stylish statement. Just check out those thin pin legs. Available in grey, blue, red, taupe and three sizes.
Starting at £43. Buy it HERE on the Catalog website.
Become an art collector with COOEE x KRISTIINA sculpture
Named Olufemi “God loves me” this sculpture will add the perfect finishing touch to a Sunday Shelfie shot. It creates harmony with its balance of rough minimalist vibe. Made from concrete, Olufemi is available from Catalog in two colours.
Starting at £60. Coming soon to the website, call or pop into Catalog.
Have some fun with Puppy by Magis
Not ready to committ to a real puppy, get the abstract puppy from Magis. It is playful, modern and equally happy inside or out. No walking or feeding necessary. Available in four sizes and seven different colours. Designed by Eero Aarnio.
Price starts at £65. Buy HERE on Catalog website.
Cosy up with the Urban throw & cushion by Ethnicraft
Family owned weaving mill Ethnicraft introduce their Urban collection created from jacquard fabrics of cotton, linen and wool blended together to create a plush & cosy finish. Designed by Dawn Sweltzer. I’d say cuddly soft and perfect for movie night or to add some understated glam in the bedroom.
Cushion £75 and Throw £220. Buy HERE on the Catalog website.
GIFT IDEAS WHEN YOU WANT TO INDULGE
Uplift the everyday with the Minimalist Marble Tray by Hay
I’ve had my eye on this marble tray for years. It’s classic minimalist design with a contemporary raised edge makes this solid marble tray perfect on a nightstand for jewelry & a candle — on a coffee table for remotes & a candle — on the kitchen table.
Starting at £129. Buy HERE on Catalog’s website or pop into Catalog.
Just because. Follow Me Light by Marset
This portable and rechargeable lamp is complete dreamy. It can be used indoors & outdoors and the oak handle encourages you to pick it up. The lampshade can be adjusted too. The battery is built-in and has a USB port for recharging.
Follow me £169 and Follow me plus £300. Buy HERE on Catalog’s website or pop into Catalog.
So that’s a wrap on my Shop Local: Catalog Holiday edit. These are my top picks but go have a look for yourself as there is so much more — like decorations!
All can be purchased in store or via Catalog website or old school via phone and email. This is how you can reach Catalog:
116 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
phone: 0131 225 2888
Catalog website HERE.
Catalog Instagram HERE
Catalog outlet shop HERE for all sorts of deals on furniture, lighting and accessories.
Happy shopping everyone.