PENSON's Pick | The Ultimate Christmas Wish List

By Rosie Furlong

neon christmas tree with yellow sofa and purple walls

Just like that, we're into the Christmas festivities! Team PENSON has been welcoming in the festive invites - our upcoming wreath making workshop has got all our designers excited to put their talent to new skills, and our very best detective skills are in full swing in the studio trying to work out each others' Secret Santas...


When our junior designer Jo recently revealed she'd already started her Christmas shopping back at the start of November, it could only mean one thing... the ultimate Christmas design gift wish list!


So without further ado, we give you 2019's quirkiest/most aesthetic/handy gifts for your design minded loved ones...

My Friend Paco:


- It wouldn't be a Christmas List, without some seriously cool soft furnishings! Quirky pillows covered in Greyhounds, Lobsters, and retro swirls, these are perfect to spice up your home interiors... and at a price that doesn't break the bank!

three pillows with bold red lobster prints on a dark blue background with white sprigs of flowers
icon© My Friend Paco | Pillows

The Life Clock:


- With a group of the PENSON team having just taken their first aid courses (and passing with flying colours!) we're feeling pretty hot on health and safety... so when we found SWNA's Life Clock, we knew it was a winner for the list!

Whether it's the sleek design lovers, or the better-be-prepared-for-anything mob, the Life Clock is a great Christmas present... 



The 5-piece emergency kit includes a lighting rod and condenser to start a fire, if needed. Medical supplies include a roll of pressure bandage and a thermal insulation blanket. A whistle and a yellow flag provide practical ways to signal emergency crews.The interior features a separate compartment which provides space for medication. The kit also comes with ICE blank cards and manuals.

red first aid box clock
icon© SWNA | The Life Clock
open red first aid clock to reveal safety tools inside
icon© SWNA | The Life Clock

Bottle Grinders:


The Bottle Grinders are not your typical salt and pepper grinders. The form, shaped more like a bottle, cleverly tricks the user to engage with the design in a playful and experimental way – the perfect addition to any Christmas table!

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones:


Music is an integral part of studio life here at PENSON... our SONOS playlists are the stuff of legends, and as Christmas rolls around the festive tunes are begining to hit our speakers! So of course, our list wouldn't be complete without a pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones that sound better than Bose.



The Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones are the king of noise cancelation and the best headphones of 2019 - our favourite feature is the 'quick attention' mode, which lets in all outside noise without taking off the headphones... perfect for replying to your co-workers when the coffee/tea call is shouted out! 

Acoustic design: Closed | Weight: 275 grams | Frequency response: 4Hz - 40kHz | Drivers: 40mm | Driver type: Dynamic | Sensitivity: 103dB | Impedance: 46 Ohms | Battery life: 30 hours | Wireless range: 30 feet | NFC: Yes

Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones
icon© Sony | WH-1000XM3 Wireless Headphones

MoMa Table Shuffleboard:


- Finally, moving on from a gift that helps you drown out the outside world, we're bringing it back with a beautifully designed gift to unplug kids, and adults alike from technology... SHUFFLEBOARD! Test your puck-shuffling skills with this home version of the classic pub game. Over five feet long when its two pieces are assembled, the wooden board is easy to store when the match is done.


Having recently discovered shuffeboard ourselves, in our favourite local haunt; Nine Lives, we couldn't recommend it more!

shuffleboard close up
icon© MoMA | Shuffle Board
icon© MoMA | Shuffle Board

~ PENSON Shuffleboard championships 2019 ~

And on that note... happy Christmas shopping!!