Many of us are looking to buy more meaningful gifts this holiday season. So why not give the gift of decor? Home accents and accessories make great gifts because the person receiving them will think of you every time they use them. Here are nineteen design-forward gifts. From practical but elevated everyday items to luxurious keepsakes and more, these gifts are sure to please any design lover.
L’Avant Collective Holiday Bundle
If you’re looking to give the gift of eco-luxe cleaning products with packaging so design-forward everything else pales in comparison, L’Avant Collective will check every box. This newly launched female-founded brand is sure to win an award for their next level black and white matte glass hand and dish soap dispensers. With gold-accented pumps, they add instant sophistication to kitchen and bathroom sinks. The Holiday Gift Bundle has both these items packaged in a chic minimalist pouch.
But aesthetics aren’t the only reason to buy this gift, L’Avant Collective’s plant-based formulas are non-toxic and have a subtle fresh linen scent that smells like a five-star resort. They’re also not as drying to the hands as other soaps are, which is important because we’re all extra conscious of hygiene right now. You might even consider upgrading to the Modern Essentials Bundle, which has the soaps as well as Natural Multipurpose Cleaner and Biodegradable Cleaning Wipes.
If you want to give a gift that becomes more useful every day, then opt for a fouta by Soukra. This 100 percent cotton cloth, imported from Tunisia is a versatile gift that somehow becomes more useful every day. Use a fouta as a wrap, throw, blanket, towel, or even as a tablecloth for an outdoor holiday celebration. A rainbow of solid colors, styles, and sizes are available to match any decor scheme.
Society Social Denim Buffalo Check Throw
Chip and Joanna fans in particular will appreciate the classic but elevated farmhouse design of the Buffalo Check Throw from Society Social. Made in Italy, this lightweight accessory is ideal for snuggling up and watching a movie on frosty nights. It’s a beautiful gift that is sure to please just about everyone.
District Loom Christmas Stockings
If you’re looking for a great stocking stuffer, why not a new stocking? District Loom Christmas Stockings are all one-of-a-kind. Imported from Turkey, these eco-friendly gifts are made from upcycled vintage Persian rugs. While these textiles are no longer functional for their original purpose, the beauty and artisanship of the design remains. What could be a better gift for someone who already has Persian rugs or simply appreciates the aesthetic?
Gyfting Wellness Box
Gyfting is a BIPOC, female, and LGBTQ+ brand that offers a variety of themed gift boxes featuring products from independent, like-minded brands. Each item is thoughtfully chosen and beautifully packaged to create a positive experience that lasts past the unwrapping. Every box even has a custom playlist.
The Wellness Box in particular makes a great gift for new homeowners because it has a bundle of sage to help clear the energy of the previous residents along with a candle, essential oils, tea, and rose water spray.
Lalique Anemones Votive
Very few things feel as luxurious as a gift from Lalique. The Anemone Votive is no exception. This crystal holder features one of the brand’s classic designs that might be small in size, but big in impact. It’s the perfect piece to add something eye-catching to empty space on a vanity, bookshelf, or mantle. You might even consider buying two.
Perigold Lastra 16 Piece Stoneware Dinnerware Set
Retire that old Christmas China and being a new tradition with these beautiful holiday dishes from Perigold by Lastra. While most Christmas themed dishes are more traditional in style, these have a fresh, contemporary feel. The service for four has everything you need for a family meal with dinner and salad plates as well as cereal and pasta bowls. And unlike Grandma’s dishes, this set is safe for the microwave, dishwasher, and oven, so it is as practical as it is luxurious.
Homedics Ozone Clean
If you need a gift for someone equally obsessed with aesthetics and keeping their home safe, Homedics Ozone Clean couldn’t be a better choice. It turns regular tap water into aqueous ozone that cleans, deodorizes, and sanitizes, killing up to 99.999 percent of bacteria and viruses on most surfaces. Just fill it up with water, power it on, wait two to four minutes, and start cleaning. There are no refills or filters to buy in the future.
With a sleek, modern design, it can conveniently be left out on a countertop without making it look cluttered.
Ron Robinson Apothia Chrismukkah Candle
With notes of green fir, clove, and ocean air, the Apothia Chrismukkah Candle smells like the holidays, no matter which one you celebrate. It is a holiday classic present that family, business associates, and friends will appreciate alike.
The wick is adorned with a silver ball that’s not only a design accent, it’s also a reminder to trim the wick. The candle is also smartly designed with a halo that allows you to pick it up while hot without risking your fingertips.
Pura Smart Device
But if you need more scent coverage than a candle can give, the Pura Smart Device is a must. Designed to diffuse fragrances in spaces from 300 to 1000 square feet, it holds two refills. The scent intensity is also adjustable and fragrances can even be scheduled with the Pura app.
Child and pet-friendly, Pura has partnered with some of the top home fragrance brands including Nest, Votivo, and Abbott. So many people will appreciate this gift including bachelors (who probably need a little help in the home fragrance department), pet owners, and anyone working from home.
Coley Embroidered Cocktail Napkins
Looking for a personalized gift for the person who seemingly has everything? Look no further than Coley Embroidered Cocktail Napkins. Each set of four linen napkins is available in three colors. Choose from six monogram styles or a variety of interesting symbols including antlers, a pineapple, a snowflake, or a lobster. The hard part is choosing which embroidery you want, but that’s not a bad problem to have.
Tempaper Holiday Wall Decals
Tempaper holiday wall decals are just as well designed as the brand’s signature peel and stick wallpaper. They’re a fun way to decorate for the holiday and perfect to give to someone who might not have a lot of room in their home to display large pieces. Several options are available including snowflakes and sayings such as “Joy.” However, the custom family name wall decal is the standout of the collection.
By Robynblair Fine Art Prints
Instagram-famous candy artist, Robyn Blair Davidson is known for her custom pieces, but launched a line of fine art prints in 2020 that will arrive by Christmas. If a feeling of happiness could be turned into art, it would be these vibrant designs. Choose from five different prints (and more coming in 2021) that have cheerful statements including “Think Happy Thoughts.” A black or white frame can also be added at checkout, which is an extra convenience. Each piece measures 30 x 42 inches framed.
AnnSandra Juliska Stewart Tartan Hostess Tray
Nothing is quite as holiday chic as this Tartan Hostess Tray by Juliska from AnnSandra. The classic design is something that can be used and enjoyed for years to come. This tray is incredibly versatile for serving appetizers, holding candles, jewelry, or even to keep on a bathroom vanity for guest towels.
Her Highness NYC Thigh High Ashtray
It’s high times for cannabis-related design and the Thigh High Ashtray from Her Highness NYC is one of the best examples of it. Made of solid marble, it’s fun, sassy and doesn’t take itself too seriously. With four separate slots, it’s also just as COVID-friendly as it is stylish. Love the design but prefer edibles? It also makes a great candy dish.
Succulents Box Claypot Subscription
Succulents Box offers monthly, three-month, six-month, and year-long subscriptions featuring the ever-trendy plants packaged in little clay pots. This is a lovely sentiment for the holidays to share with someone you wish you were seeing this year. Every succulent is a different breed with over 200 varieties, all of which are grown in California.
Hay Rainbow Mug
Who couldn’t use another coffee mug? The Hay Rainbow Mug is simple but pretty. Available in Mint Green, Light Pink, and Light Yellow, each porcelain piece has a slightly translucent glaze for a handmade look. With a price that’s equivalent to a few cups of coffee at Starbucks, this gift is exactly what your next White Elephant or Secret Santa Exchange needs. It certainly wins over “Best Mom” or “Best Boss” by a landslide.
Weezie Baby Bath Bundle
If you’re looking for a great custom gift for someone with a new baby, the Baby Bath Bundle from Weezie checks is sure to please. Made of 100 percent organic long-staple cotton, this gift set features a hooded towel and two baby washcloths. Three different piping styles (solid, striped, and gingham) and three colors (grey, light blue, and light pink) are available. Don’t forget to add a monogram.
West Elm Mercury Hexagonal Hurricanes
If you’re celebrating the holidays outdoors this year or know someone who is, these hurricane lamps from West Elm are a must. Available in medium, tall, and mixed sizes, these accessories add essential light and a celebratory accent to any table even beyond the holiday season.
Pocono Modern Vintage Pyrex Tea Towels
Vintage Pyrex Tea Towels from Pocono Modern are the epitome of kitsch. Featuring darling illustrations of vintage Pyrex dish designs, this couldn’t be a better gift for a mother in law, a friend who loves antiques, or anyone with a home aesthetic that leans towards the whimsical. These generously sized cotton tea towels are printed on both sides and available in four vibrant colors. And if you’re so inclined, framed prints are also for sale.