33 Home Gifts So Good, We Just Might Get Them For Ourselves, Too
Decorating is an ongoing process, which you can definitely help progress with the gift of a home accessory or a useful piece that's also pretty to display. Whether you're headed to a housewarming party, your child is upgrading their dorm room, or your friend is redecorating their apartment, a home-related gift is a thoughtful choice, because who doesn't love adding new touches to their home?
If you need to pick up something, we found the coolest gifts you can snag for your pal — we're talking eye-catching coasters, playful wall hooks, vintage cocktail glasses, and more.
— Additional reporting by Shelcy Joseph
A Predinner Treat: Wilfred's Non-Alcoholic Bittersweet Aperitif
This Wilfred's Non-Alcoholic Bittersweet Aperitif ($32) is a blend of zesty-bitter orange, aromatic rosemary, and a touch of rhubarb and clove. It's perfect for the next alfresco dinner, and while it's nonalcoholic, you can also use it as an ingredient to give your cocktails an edge.
Useful Coasters: Pretti.Cool Terrazzo Coasters
Having the right coasters is always a must. We're firm believers that the cuter they are, the more people will use them to prevent rings on their tables. These pretty Pretti.Cool Terrazzo Coasters ($58) are at the top of our wish lists right now.
A Fun Puzzle: Jiggy Swim Club, Isabelle Vandeplassche Puzzel
Nothing says nesting during fall quite like a Friday night at home and doing a puzzle. This Jiggy Swim Club, Isabelle Vandeplassche Puzzel ($40) comes with glue, so you can frame it when you're done.
A Multipurpose Bowl: Creative Co-Op Round Hammered Metal Bowl
Whether you use this Creative Co-Op Round Hammered Metal Bowl ($32, originally $43) to serve salads or hold your keys, it will enhance whatever surface you place it on. We especially love the brass finish and compact size.
For Some Subtle Pop of Color: Pottery Barn Faux Autumn Bittersweet Branch
Paired with a stylish vase, this Pottery Barn Faux Autumn Bittersweet Branch ($40) makes a statement in any home! It's perfect for adding an oomph of decor to any space.
For Terrazo Fans: Badger and Birch Scallop Terrazzo Vase
This Badger and Birch Scallop Terrazzo Vase ($46) cannot not get noticed, whether they place it on their long table or over a stack of books on their desk. Does anyone else think of beach days when they see it?
An Elegant Mirror: Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Arched Brass Mirror
Whether they want to give themselves a once-over before leaving the house or admire their fall glow, this Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Arched Brass Mirror ($55) will work overtime in their space. The brass frame is fall-friendly but versatile enough to leave out year-round.
To Ring In the New Season: Hello Pumpkin Candle
Because you can't say fall without Halloween or pumpkin-inspired anything, this Hello Pumpkin Candle ($20) is almost synonymous with the season. With notes of, you guessed it, pumpkin, warm spices, and vanilla, it'll be sure to delight your nostrils.
A Fuzzy Pillow: Jungalow Kaleidoscope Pillow by Justina Blakeney X Loloi
Instantly make their sofa feel more comfy with the Jungalow Kaleidoscope Pillow by Justina Blakeney X Loloi ($89). The fringe details are just too cute.
Sheets For Fall: Casper Flannel Sheets
Casper just launched its newest Flannel Sheets ($208-$308), and they are a total must as it gets colder. They're made with 100 percent brushed organic cotton that is soft and still lightweight but adds that extra layer of comfort for colder months.
A Cute Clock: Redbubble Cat Loves Books Clock by cartoonbeing
Redbubble is a cool site that has so many custom creations you can add to your home (or your friend's). The Cat Loves Books Clock by cartoonbeing ($31) is a sweet addition for a kid's room or reading nook.
A Dish Rack For Small Spaces: Rig-Tig Compact Modular Dish Rack
If your friend doesn't have a ton of counter space but wants a dish caddy, we found your solution. Behold, the Rig-Tig Compact Modular Dish Rack ($50). The smart design makes it so they can use the bottom as a wash bowl, and the interchangeable top can be used to their specific needs.
A Serving-Tray Set: Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Wood Paddle With 4 Stoneware Bowls
Their next dinner party will require the Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Wood Paddle With 4 Speckled Stoneware Bowls ($30). They can fill them with nuts, chips, and whatever else fits.
A Chic Storage Solution: Olli Ella Handwoven Natural Seagrass Basket Tray
This beautiful Olli Ella Handwoven Natural Seagrass Basket Tray ($19-$90) is a multipurpose solution for holding a stack of books, carrying breakfast, changing a baby, and more. With the sweet-smelling seagrass that gives it a unique texture and look, it makes a compliment-worthy home essential.
A Cold-Brew Maker: Hario Cold Brew Coffee Bottle
If they're all about cold brew, then they'll want the Hario Cold Brew Coffee Bottle ($34), specially made in Japan. They can just fill the container with coffee grounds and water, and let sit for eight hours. The useful size makes up to five cups, so they can use it for a few days.
A Smart Thermos: Food52 x Stelton Erik Magnussen Vacuum Jug
The smart Food52 x Stelton Erik Magnussen Vacuum Jug ($85) is a thermos and jug all in one. They can take whatever they need on the go without worrying about a spill because it features a smart magnetized top.
A Portable Espresso Maker: Wacaco Mini Espresso Maker
They'll be able to make their favorite espresso pretty much anywhere with the Wacaco Portable Mini Espresso Maker With Pod Attachment ($24-$64). The six-inch device is easy to take to work, on vacation, on a hike . . . you name it.