Gift Edit 2022

45 of the Best Gifts for the Home

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This feature is part of Apartment Therapy's Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas for every occasion. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

Gifting season is nearly upon us, and although it might be super easy to shop for your outgoing friends and relatives, you can’t forget about the homebodies. At AT, we can appreciate those who strive to make their spaces as comfortable and stylish as possible. On many levels, we relate! If you’re shopping for someone who loves their home, the key is to get them something that’ll help them enjoy it even more than they already do. From doormats to customizable prints and everything in between, there are tons of options to choose from. To help you with your search, we’ve rounded up 45 of our top picks that are sure to bring lots of joy to your loved ones. These gifts hit a variety of price points and are sure to make a homebody smile — and help them feather their nest in style.

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Swedish brand Byredo has a range of luxury candles, including this library-inspired scent. A blend of plum, peach, and vanilla, the candle happens to be a favorite of a slew of celebrities. We have no doubt it'll become one of your bestie's favorite home scents, too!

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Help your cool friend make their bathroom look ultra-trendy with the help of this fashion-forward bath mat from SSENSE. In addition to looking stylish in a minimalist, pared-back sort of way, the mat is also made of organic cotton and absorbs water like it's nothing.

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The traditional conical lampshade is so last-century. Differentiate your space from others by decorating and illuminating your home with this cool ball-shaped tripod lamp. You can place it on your nightstand for warm ambient lighting, or set it on the floor for an even cozier feel. Although the bubble lamp was first created by legendary designer George Nelson in 1952, you'd never guess that this modern-looking piece of art goes that far back.

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When you're working at your desk, you want to be able to focus solely on the task at hand. There's no time to be wrestling with tangled cords, which is why you need this cable management system. Whether you get it for yourself or as a gift for the friend who works from home, this genius desk attachment will instantly organize every cord with its tunnel feature. You also get a power strip and some reusable cable ties with your purchase.

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Usher in an era of deep sleep every night with the Hatch Restore smart sleep assistant. This device might just look like a really nice alarm clock, but it actually has a built-in reading light with numerous color settings, a sunrise alarm feature for peaceful wake-ups, and other amazing features. Groggy mornings will become a problem of the past with this gadget on your nightstand.

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If you're really feeling generous, the Shark HydroVac is bound to impress. Featuring an anti-microbial and self-cleaning brush roll, this machine both mops and vacuums floors to leave them completely free of debris and dust. The vacuum's two-tank water system also separates the dirty water from your cleaning solution, making disposal that much easier. Did we mention it's also cordless?

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Big Blanket Co.
was $279.00

This one is for the homebody who likes to host movie nights. Big Blanket Co.'s Premier Plush throw measures a whopping 10’ by 10’, so everyone can snuggle together under its cozy microfiber fabric. Although it's thick, the blanket is also breathable and great for all seasons.

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They've swooned over Instagram's favorite gold vintage-look mirror but maybe don't have the space — or the budget — for it. Not to worry; this year, you can gift them the matching vanity tray, which comes in two sizes and that same lovely antique brass finish the Primrose is known for. This piece is perfect for corralling bits, bottles, and baubles, but it can also be used, in a pinch, to serve bubbles (of the champagne variety).

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Silk & Snow
was $125.00

A high-quality bathrobe is the ultimate bougie gift for any homebody, especially when it's as elegant-looking as this one from Silk & Snow. In addition to looking great, the robe is also made from soft organic cotton muslin, so it feels great, too.

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For the plant parent who wants to create a botanical motif no matter the season, choose these handmade houseplant ornaments to adorn their holiday tree. Your pal just might want to keep these adorable little guys out all year long.

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No one nails the relaxed tabetop look quite like the Aussies, and that's why your bestie needs this linen napkin set (of four) from Cultiver, a purveyor of fine textiles from Down Under, in her life. Every meal will feel just a bit fancier — but never stuffy — with these bluestone linen napkins folded on the table.

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Mirrors are important because they upgrade the look of a room and can make a space seem larger. This specific style is a great choice because it has that trendy, unique shape seen all over social media, while the beachy wave design enhances a room’s overall coastal vibe.

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was $199.00

Fans of this chic, Canada-based cult diffuser brand will be happy to know that Vitruvi has a cordless option. That means subtle, essential oil-based fragrance in any room of your home that'll last for up to 18 hours.

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Williams Sonoma

Few things in life are more annoying than when your morning cup of coffee goes cold before you can finish it. Well, Ember is here to solve that problem with this genius, temperature-controlled mug. It keeps coffee, tea, and other hot beverages (yes, hot toddies included) at the ideal temperature for up to 90 minutes. Just adjust the temperature within the app.

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Come spring, it'll be time for repotting, and the plant parent in your life will be way ahead of the game with this handsome stoneware planter at the ready. It comes in two sunset colors and is bound to bring a little bit of desert-colored charm to a living room or bedroom.

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Urban Outfitters
was $99.00

You’ve probably seen the Murano-style glass mushroom lamp resurgence, and this iteration from Urban Outfitters offers the best of both color and design worlds. The 10-inch-tall table accent comes in a five adventurous hues. Couple that with its whimsical curved shape, and your giftee has one eye-catching light fixture that rivals even some authentic vintage finds.

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Gifting someone a toilet plunger for the holidays (or any occasion really) might seem strange, but for a pal with a sense of humor — and a love of high design — Staff's happy face-handled tool will go over surprisingly well. They'll definitely have just the spot for it, too.

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Burke Decor

This Danish heritage brand doesn't mess around when it comes to silver, and these curvy candlesticks are guaranteed to look stunning on your in-laws' sideboard. Pair them with colored tapers for a fun twist on a traditional gift.

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Designed by artist Marie Michielssen, these vessels go all-in on the classic decor trend but in fool-the-eye, lightweight recycled papier-mâché. Anyone who's into the warm minimalist aesthetic will love one of these simple earthy pieces.

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You can further help your BFF level up their decor game with this unique accent pillow. Knot cushions are all the rage at the moment, and this one is particularly special thanks to its textured material. The cushion also has hypoallergenic fill and an invisible zipper, so you won't see any obtrusive hardware sticking out.

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These silicone straws are a perfect gift for your eco-conscious bestie. They come in a pack of three colors, so they can assign one to every member of the household.

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Regardless of whether or not your recipient is an avid candle burner, this striking glass cloche will make for a beautiful decor piece atop their coffee table or nightstand. It has a unique spiral texture, plus, it comes with 120 black matches.

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was $330.00

You know what they say — start 'em young! This might be the only play table and chair set that has killer mid-century lines, meaning it will fit right in with the rest of your giftee's Scandi-inspired decor. And since it's made with solid beechwood construction, they won't have to replace this set anytime soon. In short, it's perfect for loved ones with small kids.

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was $21.18

Help your friends and family join the hordes of other plant parents around the world with this on-trend set of two mini hanging planters. Their small size makes them ideal for succulents and other little blooms.

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Looking for something a little more sentimental? We love the idea of personalizing a pie pan with a famous family recipe, and luckily this Etsy seller specializes in just that.

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was $349.99

Buying for someone who’d rather listen to music than play their own? This retro-inspired speaker could be right up their alley. Sure, it’s a splurge, but it's a great buy for real music lovers. It’s compatible with Alexa and modeled after the brand’s iconic amps.

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Choose a city or state that’s important to your gift recipient and memorialize it in gilded gold. You can even have it framed through Minted, making it easy to hang on the wall ASAP.

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Here's the perfect solution for someone who loves the look of a vintage runner in the kitchen — minus the upkeep: a Persian-inspired vinyl floor mat. From a distance, it'll fool even the most discerning design eye, and the best part? You can wipe it clean with just water after any mess or spill.

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Williams Sonoma

If you’re buying for someone who’s a little more serious about their love of wine, why not consider a nice decanter? This version from Rabbit instantly aerates and filters your vino.

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Give the gift of a great night's sleep with this cult-favorite sleep mask. The pure silk is key to helping hair and skin retain moisture throughout the night.

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The Sill

Another plant parent must-have, this quaint little olive tree is a solid pick for friends who live in sunny climates. It comes in two sizes and four planter color options. Additionally, the tree is totally pet-friendly!

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Artifact Uprising
was $59.00

Create a one-of-a-kind gift by personalizing a calendar with your loved one’s favorite photos. They’ll be able to relive their most treasured moments one month at a time.

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Uncommon Goods

Winos can show off the corks from their favorite bottles with this state-shaped wall hanging, available as the state of your choice.

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Available in six colors, these agate coasters make gorgeous accent pieces for a coffee table. They’re sold individually, so you can create a mix-and-match set.

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Help your friends and family harness their creative sides with this beginner-friendly calligraphy kit. It comes with everything they need to get started, including paper, ink, and stencils.

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Yep, you read that right. This bottle cleans itself and the water inside at the touch of a button thanks to digital purification from a UV-C LED light. You can't go wrong by gifting it to your sporty friend, or perhaps a loved one who has a longer work commute.

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Too old for toys? Never! Especially when we’re talking Scrabble. This version of the cult-classic game is handsome enough to leave out on a coffee table 24/7.

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West Elm

Gifting glassware is always a pretty safe bet, though you might want to go with stemless glasses because they're less fragile. We love this set from West Elm, which comes in so many fun colors. You can pick your loved one's favorite hue or opt for a multicolored set for some variety.

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Reusable straws are everywhere, but none look quite as special as these borosilicate glass, gem-clustered beauties. Select your preferred color and the desired length, or if you’re feeling extra generous, order a pack of five.

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This cotton throw pillow hits upon three big textile design elements — polka dots, tassels, and the classic black-and-white color combo. That means it'll always be in style.

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You can never go wrong by gifting a kitchen essential like the sleek and modern Stagg electric kettle. With a turn of its knob, your giftee can select their optimal temperature. An LED screen will also keeps them updated on the selected temperature, the actual temperature, and the heating progress, so they know exactly what’s happening. Plus, a built-in Brew Stopwatch times the flavor extraction. It's pretty high-tech stuff.

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Whether they use this mini fridge at home for beauty loot (masks, face rollers, gua sha tools) or for on-demand drinks at work, it’s a cute conversation piece. If hot pink isn't right for your bestie, it comes in other colors and a few patterns.

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Okay, so you can't afford a Matisse, but that doesn't mean that gifting art is totally off the table. This trendy print is the perfect piece for any art-lover. It'll brighten up any wall, even if they hang it solo.

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This 1000-piece ombre puzzle should keep your crew occupied for at least an hour or two. So go ahead and take a break from your screens with this homebody-approved activity.

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World Market
was $14.99

Give the gift of self-care to someone on your list in the form of this wall-mounted wine glass holder, which your bestie can add to a bathtub setup to create the ultimate relaxing oasis.

Additional reporting by Bridget Mallon, Sarah M. Vazquez, and Nikol Slatinska