If you have a designer or decor lover in your life, you’ll probably agree that finding them the ideal gift can be excruciating. The key? Picking something that’s (a) unique and (b) practical—but with an interesting visual twist. Here are 20 gorgeous home decor gifts for every type of design junkie on your list.
The 20 Best Home Decor Gifts for Design Obsessives (And Anyone Dreaming of a Chicer Space)
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First up: a designer candle that this editor can’t get enough of. Like a cartoon character following the whiff of a freshly baked pie, I was lured into my roommate’s bedroom by this candle’s woodsy notes of chestnut accord and red berries. Gift this to anyone who loves wrapping themselves in a blanket and (re)reading their favorite novel on a chilly November afternoon.
Looking for something current yet timeless (that they won’t return or re-gift)? This set of vintage-inspired vessels hits every one of this year’s design trends with their nuanced, artisanal shapes and neutral terracotta finish. Not to mention that its $52 price point is basically unprecedented for a Lulu and Georgia find (AKA our go-to spot for designer homewares).
A new style bible to add to their refined coffee table collection. Inspired by Cartier’s Panther collection, this book is more than just a decorative piece. It recounts anecdotes of legendary personalities—from Jeanne Toussaint to María Félix—and features stunning imagery, including rarely seen preparatory drawings from the Cartier archives and the most recent creations unveiled at the 2014 Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. And don’t even get us started on its statement-making slipcase design.
Stop what you’re doing because we just found the coolest little candle accessory. Not only are we obsessed with this match holder’s Parisian-inspired design, but the pot’s ribbed exterior offers a striking surface for when you can’t find the lighter.
If you’re looking to splurge, we’d put this throw by Jenni Kayne (AKA our favorite Cali-coastal designer) at the top of your list. It’s made from chunky alpaca fibers and wool that’s handwoven for a supersoft feel, and it’s the perfect layering piece for the arm of a sofa or the end of a bed. Not to mention that its oatmeal finish can work with both summer and fall decor.
Nothing feels en vogue like a Fornasetti accessory. Gift this signature scented candle to a designer, and we guarantee you’ll get some oohs and aahs out of them.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...the chicest kitchen appliance in the history of time. Crafted in collaboration with Poodle & Blonde, this limited-edition kettle can accommodate seven cups of water, lights up when water is boiling and features an auto shut-off feature for added convenience. (But FWIW, we’d buy this guy for its speckled dalmatian design alone).
Have you seen Alicia Keys’s kitchen must-haves? The collection is chock full of chic homewares, and this white marble salt bowl is just a taste.
We love Half Baked Harvest blogger Tieghan Gerard for her recipes, but now we’ve found one more reason to be obsessed: Her collab with Snif on a cozy riff on the classic pumpkin candle. The Half Baked Pumpkin Smash is a mix of pumpkin spice, cardamom, bruleed orange and salted maple, with notes of whiskey and roasted chocolate. So basically, it’s like a fall feast in candle mode—and it was so popular the first run sold out immediately, but you can pre-order one that’s expected to ship in late November.
If you like the colored wine glass concept but want something more sophisticated, this pair of smoke stem coupes will do the trick.
Here, a gleaming agate cheese board (available in six eye-catching finishes) that doubles as an appetizer display.
Can’t decide which candle they’ll like best? Well, now you don’t have to. This set includes three luxurious scents that complement each other so that they can burn them at the same time.
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