It’s official: Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" has re-entered the top 200 on iTunes’s U.S. charts—and we all know what that means: the most wonderful time of the year is here. While we’ve all enjoyed a summer of frozen margs at sunset, there’s nothing quite like holing up at home during the holidays. Plus, this year’s design trends have skewed snugglier than ever, and we predict that 2021 will be the coziest Christmas yet. That said, there’s a group of people who have been hunkering down at home long before quarantine started—and we think they deserve their very own gift guide. Read on to see 35 of the best gifts for every kind of homebody—from the hygge hostess to the movie connoisseur.
35 of the Best Gifts For Homebodies
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2. Neom Intensive Skin Treatment Candle
Stop what you’re doing because we just found the most insane candle ever. Not only does it smell fantastic with notes of anxiety-relieving lavender, calming jasmine and sedative Brazilian rosewood that are released when it's burned, but the candle’s hot wax is meant to be drizzled over your skin as a moisturizer.
3. The Flax Sleep Set
This set includes a duvet cover, fitted sheet, flat sheet and four pillowcases (!!). It’s number one on editor Rachel Bowie’s wish list this year, who says: “my friends are raving about Flax, a new bedding brand. Not kidding, this is a text I got from a friend this week: ‘One night sleep only, but I give it five stars.’” Considering the linen only gets softer with each wash, a rave review right out of the box immediately grabbed our attention.
4. Jonathan Adler Versailles Playing Card Set
A set of playing cards that’s actually chic? Leave it to Jonathan Adler to create a deck of cards that are just as pretty as they are playable.
5. Fujifilm Instax Wide 300 Instant Camera
If your childhood looked anything like ours, there’s a stack of Polaroids somewhere of you and your siblings, wearing matching pajamas and passed out on the sofa (presumably, waiting for Santa). Gift this to a sister or brother who would love to recreate some warm memories this Christmas Eve.
6. Copper Moscow Mule Set
We all have that one friend who loves their Moscow mules, and this bar set includes four 18-ounce mugs, four marble coasters, four metal straws, and one stirrer, shot cup and recipe book. Plus, it’s crafted from copper to make sure their mules look as stylish as they are perfectly chilled.
7. Amped Fleece Boo Pillow
A backrest pillow for someone who’s obsessed with cozying up their space. This one’s topped with a durable canvas handle that’s easy for toting and has a convenient side pocket that can house their smart devices as they’re binging the new season of You.
8. Homebody Full Spectrum Of Possibilities Pearlescent Cbd Bath Soak
Can you really classify someone as a ‘homebody’ if they’re not taking long, relaxing bubble baths? We think not, and this bath soak is infused with 50 milligrams of full-spectrum CBD to melt away the stress and anxiety of the outside world.
9. Unwind Lavender Gift Set
Speaking of calming things down, we recommend gifting this lavender grow kit to the sibling with four chaotic kids (because if anyone needs to chill out, it’s her). The set includes a bamboo pot and lavender seeds with a simple self-watering system, a soy blend candle with notes of orange blossom, lavender and cedarwood, a pillow spray with lavender, citrus, cedarwood and ylang-ylang scents and a super-soft, no-slip cotton eye mask.
11. Cloud BouclÉ Accent Pillow
Fact: Boucle textiles and decor are all the rage, and this woven cream pillow is the perfect accent to freshen up your friend’s sofa.
12. Christian Lacroix Frivolities Set Of Two Puzzles
A set of two uniquely shaped puzzles that are bold enough to double as decor. Not to mention that they both feature iconic trademark designs from the Christian Lacroix Heritage Collection.
13. Our Place Always Pan
A cult-favorite cooking appliance that can do it all (i.e., sear, fry, sauté, boil, braise and more). An excellent go-to for someone who loves cheffing up comfort food for the whole family.
14. Sextrology: The Astrology Of Sex And The Sexes
15. Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket
18. Grosche Amsterdam Pour Over Coffee Maker
A chic pour-over coffee maker for your sister’s meticulously decorated kitchen. This one from Grosche is made of double-walled glass to retain the heat of the brewing water, ensuring a total flavor extraction every time. See ya, Starbucks.
21. Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set
This one goes out to the Gen Zer who’s always in bed. These cooling linen sheets are deliciously soft and made with Oeko-Tex certified Belgian and French Flax, making them an eco-friendly choice as well.
24. Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser
The holidays are hectic, and we figure the hermit in your life will need all the calm they can get. This chic aromatherapy diffuser will send the smell of lavender (or whatever essential oil you choose) wafting through the air to instantly transform the vibe of their space.
26. Sophia + Sam Memory Foam Lap Desk
Behold: a must-have item for the workaholic. This memory foam lap desk can turn any spot into an office and has a hard surface that prevents laptops from overheating. We’re hoping this will help with their sore back (because we can’t keep hearing the complaints).
30. Karaoke Microphone
For the friend who loves to sing and hates getting dressed up. Most of us will agree: Karaoke wine nights with PJ’s and facemasks are way better than the club-hopping of our twenties.
32. Buffy Wiggle Body Pillow
Need something for the expecting mother in your life? Well, Buffy’s sherpa pregnancy pillow is made with 100 percent recycled PET and BPA-free filling, so they won’t have to worry about harmful or toxic chemicals. And thanks to its squishy and flexible construction, it can be tied up in a knot and tossed on the bed when they’re not using it.
35. Sunday Citizen Meditation Pillow
Did you know that meditation can ease symptoms of anxiety, depression and pain? Practicing it on the reg could have a positive impact on mental health, and we think it’d make the perfect gift for the friend who’s always raving about her Calm app.
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