Have a design or home decor lover on your list? Then your shopping inspiration for that person (or people!) starts here. It can be a little daunting to figure out what to gift — does it match their aesthetic? Do you think they might have it already? Well, that’s why we’re here to help. Whether you’re giving them something to upgrade their own home or a gift that speaks to their inner decorator, anyone who can’t get enough interior design inspo will want just about everything on this list. No matter what holiday or occasion, these gifts will pass the test. A few items are splurges, but the majority of gifts are well under $100. Happy shopping!
Interior Design Fans Gift Edit 2021
There are candles, and then there are L’or de Seraphine’s luxe-looking candles. Not only does each design come in a display-worthy (and reusable!) decorative vessel — like this trendy swirled pattern — but they’re also free of parabens, pthalates, and synthetic dyes, with a 45 hour burn time.
Gift the best of both worlds with this tortoise-printed mini mushroom “lamp” that’s actually a candle in disguise — just light the wick in the bottom portion and voilà. Beyond the beautiful glass vessel, this smells incredibly cozy, too, with notes of cardamom and lavender, plus cedarwood, sweet amber, patchouli, and even subtle pine needles.
You can’t beat a $25 coffee table book, especially the 696-page Modern Art hardcover by Taschen. This details over 200 noteworthy paintings, sculptures, and more, with accompanying photos and essays. It even explains specific contemporary art movements, perfect for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge, or simply just have as a page-turning pop of color in the living room.
I found it: A stunning antique-inspired planter that doesn’t max out your budget! Fill one of these with a bouquet of seasonal flowers for some festive flair. It’s truly a gift that keeps on giving.
No barware collection could be complete without a wine chiller, and Mark & Graham has you covered with this pretty scalloped marble piece. You can even add an optional monogram to officially wow every oenophile on your gift list.
This double-duty (and double-sided) gift from Dusen Dusen is both a durable oven mitt and fun striped kitchen decor. They’ll think of you fondly every time they bake, in style.
These wicker glasses are too pretty to hide in the cupboard! Your friend who can't stop styling the open shelves in their kitchen will appreciate these charming cups, which make staying hydrated throughout the day feel a bit less like a chore.
Jayson Home has no shortage of curated gifts — big and small — for the interior design fans in your life, including this cool key-shaped bottle and wine opener. Where most are clunky and not the most, ahem, aesthetically-pleasing, this 5-inch-long brass accessory actually deserves a starring spot on any bar cart.
Editor-favorite Australian home brand FAZEEK puts a sculptural spin on everyday glassware essentials. I absolutely love the whimsical, minimalist silhouette of their Vice Versa carafe, complete with a round blue stopper that can nest inside the bottom of the base when it’s in use. This versatile keepsake instantly elevates wine, batch cocktails, or even just water for dinner parties and special occasions — although it's practically too pretty to not have on the table year-round. It even styles well as a vase or decorative object!
MasterClass is chock-full of offerings, so no matter the skill your friend wishes to develop, they're in good hands with the pros offering classes on topics ranging from bread baking to graphic design. An annual membership is a thoughtful gift for the curious person who isn't into "stuff." The design lover on your list will love Kelly Wearstler's class.
Pair their favorite plant (or clippings propagated from one of your own) with this chic scalloped pot and saucer. Handmade in Italy, the versatile terracotta set works both indoors or out.
Brooklyn artist Virginia Sin specializes in sculptural ceramic decor that design enthusiasts will absolutely adore. Her multi-tier Wyat candelabra puts standard taper candlesticks on a pretty squiggled pedestal that’s a focal point in and of itself. It’s easy to play around with different candle heights and colors here, too, especially mixing and matching for holidays or parties.
Every design lover needs more notebooks (and knows that animal print is a neutral). This luxe hardcover from Papier is ideal for jotting down ideas during meetings or out looking for inspo and will easily fit in their laptop bag or tote.
Old meets new with this minimalist LED light, which resembles an oil lamp and even flickers like real candlelight. The wireless design lasts up to 12 hours on one charge, with options for three different brightness levels and two finishes — brass or graphite.
Proof that plant accessories don’t have to be an eyesore, this small galvanized steel watering can deserves to be on display 24/7. It’s as practical as it is pretty, with a slender spout designed for drip-free pours over any houseplant.
Treat fans of Anthropologie’s cult-favorite Gleaming Primrose Mirror to its scaled-down counterpart, an identical glass vanity tray. Available in two different sizes and gold or black frames, this vintage-looking accent is a timeless addition to any bar cart, coffee table, or vanity (hello, elegant perfume organizer!).
So long, wooden serving spoons! This colorful salad set, made from high-quality borosilicate glass, looks lovely on the table or even peeking out of a utensil holder — perfect for the hosting or cooking extraordinaires in your life. Bonus: they’re dishwasher-safe and under $40.
Add something special to the space of the interior design fan in your life with a fun print from Opposite Wall. From trendy posters to timeless prints, this Montreal-based company is home to more than 2,300 art prints curated by the team's in-house designers for a unique selection of art any design fan is sure to love.
If there's one print that's trending right now, it's checkered. For the design fan with a flair for vinyl, pick up the Crosley UO Exclusive Checkered Ryder Turntable. Compact, portable, and equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, it's bound to be a crowd-pleaser.
Would you guess this luxe-looking tray is actually available via Amazon Prime? If you’re shopping for gifts in a pinch, this piece makes for an excellent, versatile option with hundreds of five-star reviews.
This adjustable stand really takes the cake, if you will. Gift it to the home cook who has a special appreciation for presentation and vintage charm.
This three-tiered server will certainly come in handy while hosting, but it could play a number of other roles. Style it on top of the bedroom dresser to store jewelry pieces, or station it in the bathroom and fill it with perfumes. Oh, and the various plates are all reproductions of pieces showcased at the Met — how cool is that?
The holidays are all about gifting friends and fam things they may not ordinarily buy for themselves, and an aesthetically pleasing bedside carafe definitely falls into this category. I can’t get over this piece’s beautiful ribbed design, which is having a major moment.
Truly, can a design lover ever have too many bust sculptures in their home? Didn’t think so. This set of bookends will bring Grecian vibes to any bookshelf or nightstand and is equal parts on-trend and timeless.
The serial entertainer in your life will flip for this chic set of placemats with a charming scalloped design. Featuring tons of color combinations to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Hint: I suggest gifting a set of two, four, or six.
Finally, you can source a Slim Aarons print, minus the gallery-worthy price tag. An iconic shot like this one will dazzle the friend who appreciates the finer things in life.
Speaking of candles, there’s a reason why Nest’s Holiday scent is such a cult classic. Available in a range of sizes from miniature to XXL, the fragrance is bound to make your friend’s home smell like a winter wonderland — it features notes of pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla, and amber.
Transport yourself to the Mediterranean with this recent release. These oversized, colorful Assouline travel books are a designer favorite and truly collector-worthy.
I've been lusting over these colorful decanters since they first hit the scene, and couldn’t be more thrilled with the assortment of hues available. Gift your martini-mixing pal one of these stunners and prepare for endless gratitude.
If candles are one of your go-to gifts, why not take things to the next level and pair a favorite fragrance with a candle snuffer like this one? The brass piece will look super chic set out on the coffee table, while being totally practical. It’s a win-win!
Scalloped items couldn't be more chic, and this petite handmade bowl is the perfect size for the nightstand or coffee table. The ivory hue will work every style of decor, too.
Le Creuset proves that yes, a French press can look aesthetically pleasing. The giftee will not mind keeping this beautiful stoneware French press out on the counter in the mornings.
Chances are you've probably spotted this Diptyque candle in the home of numerous design influencers over the years. And it's true — it's a fan favorite. Beloved for its minimalistic (yet impactful) black and white label and rich, floral scent, it will make your home smell like a luxury hotel any time you burn it.
Graphic and eye-catching, these modern metal bookends are sure to corral any collection in your library with style. Use them to keep your magazines in order or even to hold (and display!) your favorite vinyl records.
Every design enthusiast needs a bust sculpture in their life. This one doubles as a planter and can be mounted to the wall. Talk about a win-win-win situation!
The grandmillennial in your life will appreciate this classic set of printed coasters, each of which depicts a famous William Morris textile print. They're just begging to be displayed on a coffee table or chic bar cart.
If they love architecture and scrolling on Instagram for inspo, they're going to love architect Tom Kligerman's tome. With imagery taken from Kligerman’s Insta feed — much of it displaying the building and scenery observed by his keen eye on his travels, this book's the perfect cure for wanderlust.
Help them make plans in style with this functional and streamlined desk pad. Plus, we all know that it's super satisfying to cross things out by hand; even the most tech-obsessed will agree.
For the pal who is always up for the challenge, there's this 500-piece puzzle from Piecework. Not only is it sure to keep them occupied for weeks, but the end result is a very visually pleasing champagne scene. Did someone say bubbly?
Gifting is all about treating people to things they love but don't purchase on the regular, and this sumptuous soap fits the bill perfectly. There's a reason we've spotted it in every stylish bathroom tour.
Your wicker-loving friend will want to display this beautiful bottle opener on the bar cart permanently. Pair it with a six-pack of seasonal beer, if you feel like adding something extra.
If you're giving a friend a candle, consider pairing it with a glass cloche like this one. It will shine on their coffee table and make any vignette look incredibly polished.
Terrain, Anthropologie's sister store, is full of fab accents for the home and garden — this chinoiserie vase being no exception. Anyone with traditional style will love to add this timeless piece to their vase gang.
It's a fact: Nobody can ever own too many trays; the limit simply does not exist! This luxe bone inlay tray will steal the show on a dresser or vanity since it's an excellent size for holding perfumes. It'd also look lovely in the kitchen corralling spices.
If you're shopping for someone who has a matchbook collection, they'll love this sweet print that features a matchbook design with Parisian landmarks. Name a better duo, we'll wait!
Help them say goodbye to paper napkins and opt for a more eco-friendly (and stylish!) alternative instead. These printed beauties will certainly ease that transition and make any tabletop more elegant.
Interior design fanatics are always itching to learn more about the craft and will pore over this helpful how-to book that takes a more technical approach to design. It's perfect for the lifelong learner on your list.
This fab marble server is going to be one of their new go-to entertaining items. Perfect for all year round, the rich color looks ultra high-end.
Pick a color, any color! This Pantone water bottle will keep them hydrated while on the go and is bound to spark conversation.
Mimicking a modernist carafe on display at The Met, this glass piece is an affordable replica that will make sipping water throughout the day feel a bit more special.
It's just like their fave college sweatshirt but way better! Encourage them to showcase their love for The Museum of Modern Art with this oversized MoMA hoodie.
Give the design lover in your life a print that represents a place they lived, the location they got married in, or any special place they'd love to hang up and celebrate on their wall. Add a frame if you feel so inclined!
This gorgeous, natural Alabaster phone stand will keep your recipient's WFH setup chic and tidy. They can prop their phone up at the perfect angle for mobile Zoom calls and easily glance at texts in between meetings — plus, it has a spot for their charging cord.
Give the gift of an amazing-smelling home. If you're getting something for someone who favors the grandmillennial aesthetic or just loves hunting for vintage books, then this is the perfect candle for them.
Master the art of the vignette by flipping through this book — it’s chock-full of tips from stylist and creative director Robin Zachary, who covers tabletop, food, interiors, and more. Bonus: It’ll look nice displayed on your coffee table, too.
Can you ever have enough coasters, particularly ones with adorable patterns? Absolutely not. These turquoise beauties are made with Liberty London fabric and coated in an acrylic finish, making them easy to clean as needed.