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It’s always gift giving season to us, and what better to give than a piece of home decor your loved one can display in their home? While interior design is quite personal, it is still possible to find objets d’art that won’t end up being regifted or, gasp, returned. Of course, these decor picks should be beautiful, but they should also have some kind of function. After all, there’s no gift quite as good as a useful one.
Below, we’ve curated an assortment of the best home decor gifts that’ll please the lot, whether you’re shopping for a new homeowner or a longtime friend. These pieces are design-forward, yes, but will still stand the test of time. From pouf pillows to artful vases to sleek organization pieces, you’re practically sure to find the perfect present. We’ve included finds at all price points from Anthropologie, Net-A-Porter, The Citizenry, and more. Be careful—you might want them all for yourself.
Grecian Bust Pot
Add a touch of sophistication to their greenery with this painted cement bust pot, which will function indoors or outdoors.
Bubble Glass Ice Bucket
They’ll whip out this vibrant, whimsical ice bucket for every event they’re hosting. Tell them it’s handmade in France, too.
La Jolla Medium Basket
Few things are as good as functional decor. You’re telling me this coastal-inspired Serena & Lily basket can also be a hamper? A toy chamber? A storage spot for blankets?
Piano Piano’s traditional Italian serveware will look classic and intentional whether it’s being used as a pitcher for fresh OJ or as a vase for wildflowers plucked from the yard.
‘MoMA Now: Highlights from The Museum of Modern Art’ Book in Multi at Nordstrom
Refresh their coffee table book selection with the ninth edition of MoMA’s museum highlights book. It features a variety of beautiful and complex works of visual art that are housed in the museum today.
Electric Candle Warmer Lamp
This chic, genuinely helpful dimmable warmer lamp allows the scent of their favorite candle to linger without any smoke. That means they won’t have annoying soot stains on their walls, either.
Essential Placemats (Set of 4)
Though they look like leather, these color-blocked placemats are actually made out of Italian waxed paper. For messy eaters or just a festive tablescape, they’re a stylish (and protective) solution.
Ceramic Meso Incense Holder
For the folks who prefer burning incense over candles, this Mesopotamia-inspired incense holder is a modern and sculptural take on an item that’s typically, erm, bohemian.
Strawberry Thief Minor Indigo Doormat
Ruggable knows a thing or two about designer collaborations. This intricate, washable doormat was created with Morris & Co, purveyors of floral and botanical-printed dishware, wallpaper, and more.
Here’s a pair of elephant grass fans that will add visual interest to their walls. They’re handcrafted by artisans in Ghana using a meticulous process that can take up to a day to complete.
Sheepskin Orb Pillow
Casa Ahorita’s fluffy beach ball-inspired pillows will delight your friends with more avant garde tastes. They’re huggable, tossable, and delightfully unique.
Maximalists, rejoice. This vase will make their bouquets the statement of the room. Reviewers note the nice size and proportions that fit large, wild floral arrangements.
Colin King Acacia Wood 3-Leg Side Table
Another piece of functional decor, this side table can be anything they want it to be, from a plant stand to a stool to a place to keep their “to be read” stack.
Courant Wireless Charging Accessory Tray
This sleek catch-all doubles as a charging tray for their MagSafe-enabled devices. You can personalize it with their monogram and choose from a handful of different colored leather.
Balfern Petrified Wood Bookends
It’s not a Soho House, it’s a Soho Home. These artful wooden bookends will show off the reads they’re most proud to display with style.
Mid-Century Bar Cart
As we’ve learned, accent furniture can be decor, too. Gift the new homeowner this streamlined bar cart to store all of their libations. It’s on wheels, too, so it’ll move with the party.
Pothos Marble Queen
This green beauty makes a bright addition to any home, largely because it’s so easy to care for that they’ll have to work pretty hard to kill it. We love that it’s nestled in an upcycled planter.
You’ve probably seen this minimalist, versatile shelving system on Instagram over the years, and we’re here to tell you that it is worth the hype. The Entryway Rack can serve as a shoe rack, side table, or as decorative shelves to display their tchotchkes.
Gleaming Primrose Vanity Mirror
Toss that magnifying mirror (they don’t need to spend more time looking at their fine lines, we promise) and replace it with this ornate vanity mirror that’s one of Anthropologie’s most best-selling items year after year.
Tortoise Shell Resin Nesting Bowls
Give the host with the most a new set of nesting bowls for serving their finest provisions. Alternatively, for anyone not so keen on cooking, they’ll add a touch of visual interest to their table or entryway.
Vida Ceramic Candleholders (Set of 2)
The Citizenry’s wabi-sabi candlesticks will light up their mantle or dining table. They’re handmade in Mexico from local clay.
Terrace Gold & Glass Jewelry Boxes
Let their jewels do the talking with this square glass shadow box. Whether it’s an heirloom piece or the Rolex they bought with that work bonus, it deserves to be shown off.
Jewel Tone Preserved Bouquet
Giving a bouquet of forever florals is not only delightfully beautiful, but they also don’t create any additional work for your recipient. What more could you want?
Each piece in Seth Rogen’s high design cannabis brand Houseplant is beautiful, but our eyes have always been on this midcentury-modern inspired standing ashtray, which rises to the perfect height for anyone—whether seated or standing.
Wicker Scalloped Gallery Frame
For the person with a vacation or coastal home, might we suggest a set of beachy, wicker frames from Aerin? Group them together for a gallery moment, or put a statement photo in each room.
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