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A bare home is a bland home. For a living space to really come alive, to have that je ne sais quoi, it needs to have personality. You can achieve this by means of home décor. You don’t have to be a maximalist; Maybe your vibe is stripped down and minimal, but that’s a vibe nonetheless. What I won’t stand for is a complete and total lack of any kind of vibe. You can’t call it a home if it looks more like a lived-in storage container. Décor is what sets the tone for an interior. What kind of room is this? What do you do in here? What do you want people to feel when they step into this room?
Perhaps it’s not your room to decide what to with, which brings me to my real point. Home décor gifts are the best (unless you’re forking over a blank check. That would definitely be a better gift). Most people are far too afraid of striking out when buying a gift for a hostess or relative, so they go with something safe and reliable like a set of soft sheets or a hefty coffee table book. Those are crowd-pleasers, and you can’t go wrong with a gift of that caliber...but if you really want to wow your giftee and show off your impeccable taste, you’ve got to dream bigger. Here, find 40 home décor items that make damn good gifts.
Mustique Cone Vase
If you only have time for one stop, Jonathan Adler is a haven for all things home décor. I’m obsessed with the colors of this mod vase.
Wood Plant Stand
Raise your green thumb if you would love to receive a plant stand.
65-Inch Class QLED 4K The Frame
Not only is this TV from Samsung a fantastic television, but it also doubles as an art gallery when not in use. With access to more than 2,300 digital works via the Art Store, you can use the Frame to display whatever masterpiece suits your fancy. Most recently, Samsung added the iconic paintings of Salvador Dalí to the lineup.
These mushroom-shaped lamps, with their warm-toned glow, have been all over Instagram and TikTok this year.
I had no idea H&M made such chic homeware, but this sculptural bowl is an obvious must-buy and a great gift under $50.
Espresso Martini Candle
This is not a drill! I repeat: This is not a drill. An espresso martini candle in a real glass is the perfect gift for any of the girlies.
Infinity Black Floor Length Mirror 32”x76”
Everybody covets the perfect mirror selfie mirror. This is a fact.
Cher Knows Best Needlepoint Pillow
Cher, I salute you today and always. Consider this pillow my prized position.
Candlesticks make great gifts because they can be mismatched and eclectic, like these from Anthropologie. (Not to mention, you can usually find inexpensive ones at thrift stores and flea markets.)
Fejka Artificial Potted Plant
Greenery will brighten up any space, but not everyone wants the burden of keeping a plant alive. In those cases, I love Ikea’s faux alternatives.
Big Double Cherry Decoration
Fruit fashion is trending, so why not get into the aesthetic with some home décor, too?
Big Decorative Wall Clock with Remove Control
Some people favor clean, minimalist décor over gallery walls and funky art. This eye-catching clock is perfect for them.
Jasper Wood Lidded Baskets
It’s a side table with storage—what more do you need to know?
Andee Upholstered Bench
There’s a quiet sophistication about this velvet-y bench with its curved angles.
Statue Bubblegum Lamp
When it comes to décor, the best rule of thumb is to just have some fun with it.
Set of 2 Table Mates
Coming Soon is a New York City favorite for all things home, but the shoppable website is just as much of a treasure trove. These cute coasters also come as placemats.
Van Gogh River Bank in Springtime Poster
If you’re gifting art, I’d say Van Gogh is quite the failsafe.
Shaken Not Stirred Art Print
Cheers to surprising your favorite happy hour buddy with this chic print.
Red 3D Lips Wall Art
This isn’t just a decoration, it’s also a craft. For the giftee who likes to create, this paper project is totally ideal.
A plush blanket to snuggle up with is sure to be much appreciated.
Modern Teak Wood Sculpture White
Of course you can score décor gems at Target. That store really does have it all.
A Lighter Please Print
Ok, I don’t even like Tabi boots, but even I am obsessed with this photo print. It really captures the current zeitgeist.
Hotel Lobby Candle - New York
Candles make great gifts, now and forever. My sister tried to steal this one from me, so you know it really is that good.
The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small
Perhaps your friend or loved one has a soft spot for table books.
Ike Wooden Round Decorative Tray
A versatile tray can serve many uses. It can rest on an ottoman in lieu of a coffee table, sit atop your bed to hold a glass of vino, or it can do just about anything really.
Rugs are particularly subjective, but they are also make a giant impact on a space. If you’re looking to transform an interior, the right rug is pivotal. I wouldn’t suggest blindly purchasing a rug as a gift, but a gift card is a great idea.
This match cloche is just a small something, but it’s ever so sweet.
Le Petit Round
In the words of Miley Cyrus, I can buy myself flowers...however, I would really much prefer to be given them as a gift.
Clue® Shinola Detroit Edition Board Game
Elevate your next game night with a board chic enough to leave out on the table.
Cable Holder White Marble
I don’t know about you, but I could definitely benefit from one of these. It keeps your charging cable within arm’s reach on your nightstand (or wherever) but still looks polished.
Strawberry Cookie Jar
I already said what I said about the fruit trend, and there’s nothing cuter than a cookie jar. Bring back cookie jars!
Courtly Check Enamel Salt & Pepper Shakers
You’d probably recognize MacKenzie-Childs’s homewares anywhere. Even if your loved one isn’t a collector, these shakers are still precious.
Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag
This glass bag is so fun. It’s a fresh new spin on grandma’s classic candy bowl.
I recently added a sun-catcher to my windowsill for the first time since childhood, and it made me wonder why I ever stopped having one. They’re beautiful, and this multipack could be stretched out to cover multiple separate gifts.
Preserved Spring Garden Bouquet
Flowers are great but their inevitable wilting is not. With a dried arrangement, you don’t have that issue.
Decorative Ladder with Solid Cherry American Wood
Don’t use closet space to store blankets; get a blanket ladder instead. It’s both functional and decorative.
Bonded Leather Photo Album
For those who are truly hard to please when it comes to gifts, I recommend a high-quality photo album in a timeless and universal style. It requires minimal risk on your behalf, and it’ll become a keepsake to them.
Rio Round Bar Cart & Wine Rack
Gift them a bar cart and maybe they’ll pour you a stiff one.
Your beloved globetrotter will love this thoughtful item.
This definitely isn’t your average gas station lighter.
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