Gift Edit 2022

48 of the Best Gifts for the Home

updated Nov 18, 2022
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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 in full-swing, 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 48 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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From our partner
Design Within Reach
was $495.00

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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From our partner

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? There really are no downsides to this sensational cleaner.

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From our partner
was $226.00

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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From our partner

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 22 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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Urban Outfitters
was $50.00

No party is complete without this disco ball-shaped Bluetooth speaker. Although it's small in size, the speaker's high volume and swirl of colorful lights will make any space feel like it's your own Studio 54. After your holiday feast, queue up your favorite tunes on Spotify, and hit the dancefloor!

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For your tablescape-loving pal, here's a hand-blown glass candle holder that's easy on the eyes and not too bad on the wallet either. Add a matching colored taper to the mix, and you're good to glow.

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The Met Store
was $88.00

Ancient Roman portraiture never looked better than on these technicolor dessert plates, which feature four unique, sculptural designs. Gift them to the sweets and classic art lover in your life.

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Minted just launched their Direct from Artists marketplace, which is a beautifully curated assortment of handmade ceramics, textiles, paintings, sculptures, and more from makers all across the globe. Your trendiest pal will appreciate the squiggly motif on this stunning french blue vase, whether or not you present it with flowers inside. Hand-crafted in Southern California by artisan Taylor Suchy, it nails that laidback, west coast cool look.

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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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Gift this super-soft robe to anyone who considers bathlesiure an Olympic sport. The fit is loose, and it typically hits below the knee, so you get a lot of coziness for the cost, and the bright hues are sure to make the wearer smile.

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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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was $182.00

Fans of this chic, Canada-based cult diffuser brand will be happy to know there's now 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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Urban Outfitters

Admit it: You want to be the cool relative that gets your niece a lamp she'll actually be amped about using. This Urban Outfitters design will earn you those honors. Reminiscent of the vintage mushroom lamps that have been super trendy as of late, this swirly, blown glass design can hang in any style of apartment or home and comes in just over $100. For a slightly cheaper model that's similar, try the Ansel Table Lamp.

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MoMA Design Store

Bodum reissued their Oktett glassware from 1983 with MoMA in several shapes and base colors, and these mixed media tumblers couldn't be any cuter. You can also gift champagne flutes, wine glasses, or 'tini glasses, if you know they'd rather one of those classic silhouettes instead.

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If you hadn't noticed, heritage board games are having a moment, but this time around, they're stylish enough to be left out 24/7. This verison of "Connect Four" has a different name and a sophisticated acrylic board (not to mention marbleized resin pieces), but the rules are the same: Outplay your opponent by being the first to make a row of your pieces. There's no need to clean up and put away this design though beacuse it's meant to be displayed.

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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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Coming Soon

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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West Elm

Like a letterboard but far more useful, you can spell out messages and make designs on these doormats using their faux penny tile pieces. Gift one to your sibling or friend who can't get enough Joanna Gaines — she'd definitely approve of the cheery "Fixer Upper" style.

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Crate & Barrel
was $39.95

Your cousin's a total Frank Lloyd Wright nerd and appreciates a good cheeseboard? Win the gifting game with this exclusive collab of cutting boards between Epicurean and Crate & Barrel. Choose from three designs, all of which are made from resin-infused recycled paper and adorned with Prairie-style etching.

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

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Urban Outfitters

Stumped on what to give the art and nostalgia lover in your life? Well, remember the love you had for your favorite baseball cap — and all the things you probably tossed into it over the years for safe-keeping and transport? Take that concept, and make it a ceramic catchall that your loved one can display on their desk or in an entry for corralling little odds and ends. Each "hat" is one-of-a-kind and from lifestyle brand Looks Like A Great Time, which was founded by actors Jason Ralph and Trevor Einhorn.

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was $300.00

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 Scandi-inspired decor. And since it's made with solid beechwood construction, you won't have to replace this set anytime soon.

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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 perfect for succulents and other little blooms.

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West Elm

Whether filled with fruit or left empty, this sculptural ceramic bowl makes for a perfect minimalist centerpiece. Gift it to someone who loves the look of Dutch still-life paintings. They can use it to create their own real-life version on a dining table or kitchen counter.

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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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The Sill

This faux rex begonia will turn a black thumb into a successful plant parent. The price might seem a little steep, but the purple veining is super lifelike, and it’ll literally last forever.

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was $379.99

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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was $529.00

Couches don't get much cozier than this chunky wale corduroy slipcover for IKEA's Söderham series, designed by Apartment Therapy's own founder and CEO, Maxwell Ryan, in collaboration with Swedish company Bemz. The rich, brick-red hue makes a strong sartorial statement in a living room without sacrificing an ounce of comfort. Whomever you gift this to just might want to stay on their sofa all day long.

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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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was $100.00

Mirrors may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about gifts, but it’s my personal mission to change that. They’re basically jewelry for your walls, and jewelry is always a great gift, right? This round mirror is on trend yet simple enough to work with classic decor schemes.

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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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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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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.

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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 a gorgeous accent 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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Up someone special’s bar cart game with a set of these graphic silicone coasters. Reminiscent of an Escher tessellation, the pieces also fit together to form a trivet.

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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, and if you’re feeling extra generous, order a bamboo travel case to gift with it.

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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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Bed Bath & Beyond

Whether cooking for one or hosting a group, this stone serving board makes a great backdrop for cheeses, crackers, charcuterie, and more.

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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 subtle canvas print is the perfect piece for a budding collector. It'll up anyone's gallery game but is large enough to hang solo, too.

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This vibrant, airy bowl keeps fruit fresher longer while adding a sculptural element to plain kitchen counters. Win-win.

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World Market

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 and Sarah M. Vazquez