B&O Beoplay H9i (£399)
When the winter chill is whistling through the woods, you need something toasty to hug your breezy lobes. You could get a designer pair of earmuffs, wrap a satin scarf around your neck and wade out into the December rain – in your new boots, of course.
Or, you could spend £400 on this colder, more tuneful solution. Sufficiently sleek for most fans of form, memory foam cushions should do plenty to protect your flaps, while an 18-hour battery life ought to give your 'Winter Warmers' playlist a good run out.
Its aluminium touch interface can even be used with gloves – because frozen fingers are no good for flicking through design magazines.
Sofas, as they say, are for sitting. Except when they're stylish centrepieces for your Scandi pad. In which case, the last thing you want squashing your pastel-shade couch cushions is a denim-clad derrière.
Celebrate the art of the stunning sofa with this tasteful tome from Thames & Hudson, covering the work of some 150 designers over the last century – from chic chaises longues to divine divans.
Pro-Ject VT-E BT (£399)
You don’t need to get a new turntable this expensive. Heck, you don’t even need to get a new turntable. Your dad's old belt-drive is doing just fine.
Then again, you could play your vinyl records vertically. Over Bluetooth. You could look at the price tag and think, "It's indulgent, but not crazy..." Then you could clear a space on the shelf.
This handy wall lamp does double duty as both a bookmark and a stylish design feature: pop your page-turner on top of the wedge and it'll helpfully mark your place, as well as looking like a little house.
Better yet, it instantly slashes your lampshade expenditure.
Mondaine Helvetica Smartwatch (£450)
When is a watch not a watch? When its hands tell more than the time. Take this Swiss number from the minimalist sorts at Mondaine: multi-functional without boggling your mind, it'll keep you posted on calls, messages, activity and sleep – all with a single dial.
How, you ask? Tap the crown and the main hand will point to the little letter 'A', while the minute hand shows your current step count. Nifty – and ideal for keeping your disappointing total on the down-low.
Georg Jensen Elephant Bottle Opener (£35)
Rumour has it, Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk because the clowns kept asking her to pull pints. The savages.
Commemorate her escape from the circus with this stylish elephantine bottle opener, designed in 1987 by Jørgen Møller and his grandchild – presumably to open a bottle of non-alcoholic Carlsberg.
We'd all love to wake up and smell the coffee, but Barisieur's alarm clock takes the concept quite literally: styled like the lovechild of an amplifier and a science kit, set your preferences the night before and the lab-chic timepiece will ease you into the morning with a freshly brewed cup of brown.
Expensive, yes, but less so than hiring a housekeeper to do the same thing.