The Gift of Love


With Christmas just a few weeks away, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift. For many, the latest tablet or gizmo is the fastest way to the heart of someone we love. In fact, anything with a high price tag is how some people interpret love. However, when it comes to showing just how much we care, it seems that we might have got it wrong… The simplest gestures are highly prized, after all.

According to a survey from Tilda Basmati rice, which commissioned the research, “Everyone wants to feel they are cared for and appreciated and sometimes it only takes something small to make people feel this way.” The research goes on to list the top ten ways we show someone we care. These include:

  • Cooking them their favourite meal
  • Making a cup of tea without being asked
  • Asking if they’re OK
  • A spontaneous hug
  • Giving a compliment
  • Texting them to see how they are
  • Saying thank you for something
  • Listening to them when they need to offload
  • Saying ‘I love you’ for no reason
  • Sharing your food with them


Futon Company says:  We’re big on gestures, and agree that sometimes the smallest acts of kindness can go a long way. Right now we’re in the hibernating phase so for us it’s all about being warm and cosy, and any act that keeps your friends and loved ones away from the chill sounds good to us! We’ve come up with our own list of ways to show someone you care:

  • When you’re snuggling up together on the sofa, share your blanket so you can keep cosy together
  • One bottle of wine’s too much for one person – share it to show you care
  • Buy an old fashioned postcard and a stamp and post a simple message to someone you love – the old fashioned way
  • Make them a hot water bottle to make bedtime toasty warm
  • If they have a long journey ahead make them a thermos filled with hot sweet tea or warming coffee
  • Bring a steaming cup of hot chocolate to bed to keep them warm all night long


Whether it’s a place for your hot drink, a storage rack for your wine or somewhere to stash your shoes and scarves, we have plenty of cosy-inducing goodies to help you on your way…


Jumbo Corded Bedspread (Sauterne)










Stacking Walnut Shoes Rack











Loop Bedside Table











Walnut Wine Rack