50 Tasteful Home Décor Gifts, Starting at Just $8
We can all agree on one thing: the 2020 holiday season is going to look much different than years past. Maybe you’re sitting down to dinner with your immediate family only and streaming the cousins in via Zoom. Or maybe your friend crew is quarantining together for the foreseeable future (lucky you!). Whatever the case, you’re still going to need some cozy throws for the nesters, bar essentials to give to the entertainers and agate bookends that the design-obsessed people in your life will gush over. And for that, we present you with a comprehensive list of 50 home décor items (and yes, a wine aerator is considered décor in our book). The best part? These picks start at just $8. Have at ‘em.
1. Lex Pott Twist Candle
Bold, whimsical and functional all at the same time. This twisty candle (which is shaping up to be the trendiest gift of the season) will transform any tablescape into a scene from Whoville.
2. Floor 9 Small Marble Board & Spreader
A good guest never shows up empty-handed. But a great guest shows up with a fully assembled cheese plate—including a sleek marble board that the host can keep.
4. Cinnamon Projects You Are Here Special Edition Incense
For those who aren’t into candles (trust, it’s a thing) there’s this special edition incense from Cinnamon Projects, which burns with notes of musk, patchouli, rose and sandalwood. It even comes in a chic glass tube and foil-stamped paper gift box, so no wrapping is necessary.
5. Rifle Paper Co. Explore The World 2021 Wall Calendar
There’s a reason why you love traveling with your work wife…she’s organized AF. Get her this calendar to plot out your next adventure (and all the wine nights in-between).
6. Our Place Spruce Steamers
Your trendy sister likely already has the stylish and functional Our Place Always Pan. But she probably doesn’t have this new spruce steamer basket for perfecting her dumpling-making skills. It’s just as good looking as the Always Pan, and it also comes with one set of bamboo cooking chopsticks, 25 paper liners and a natural loofah sponge for easy cleanup.
7. Whitney Tea-For-One Set
How cute would this stackable tea set look on your bestie’s bar cart (with a plate of holiday cookies, obviously)? If you really want to go for it, grab a tin of her favorite loose-leaf tea.
8. Anthropologie Bistro Tile A La Mode Pie Dish
Mom taught you two very important things: A good pecan pie is all about the nut-to-syrup ratio, and to never show up empty handed. Bake her famous pecan pie and bring it to dinner in this French-inspired dish to kill two birds with one stone. She would be proud.
9. Pottery Barn Chenille Hand-Knotted Fringe Throw
As much as your sister-in-law loves being cozy, she also prefers her home to look like it’s straight out of a Pottery Barn catalogue. Which is why she’ll adore this chenille throw—it ticks both boxes flawlessly.
10. RBT Wine Pourer/Aerator
Who says you need a decanter when you have this handy wine aerator? Just pop it on top of any bottle and pour.
11. Rainbow Chess & Checkers Set
This colorful, two-sided board game is basically a work of art. And it's perfect for the Queen's Gambit fan who wants to try their hand at chess.
12. Zaza Lustered Ice Bucket
One thing bound to make any night at home feel more special? A fancy ice bucket and a freshly popped bottle of prosecco. This one features an opal finish that looks elevated and fun, which is no easy feat.
13. Anthropologie Deck The Halls Monogram Ornament
There’s simply nothing more “Christmas” or more keepsake-worthy than an ornament to add to the host’s collection.
14. Anthropologie Kourtney Vase
We have nothing against store bought flowers—but trust us when we say they’ll look like they’re from a chic florist as soon as you drop them in this vase. Bring it to your mom over the holidays and she’ll fill with pride knowing she taught you everything you know.
15. Chiara Chopstick Set
If you and your childhood BFF are taking your usual holiday sushi date at home this year, pull out these gilded chopsticks when you sit down to your spicy tuna rolls. She’ll think of you every time she uses them.
16. West Elm Color Pop Round Tray
Perfect for transporting snacks from kitchen to living room, holding drinks or displaying knickknacks—there’s nothing this tray can’t do.
17. Anthropologie Iridescent Highball Glasses
This set of four iridescent highball glasses will only run you $32, so you can still grab a bottle of their fave liquor on the way.
18. Urban Stems Bouquet
Fresh (and surprisingly budget-friendly) florals are always a good idea. Add in a vase—like the White Teagan style—to really make this a memorable bouquet.
19. Match Cloche
So much more statement-making than those tiny books of restaurant matches your girlfriend steals after every meal.
20. Lexon MINO PLUS Bluetooth Speaker
If we didn’t know any better, we’d think this Bluetooth speaker was a tiny sculpture. But it’s actually super functional; it plays music and answers calls for up to three hours before needing a recharge.
21. Material Kitchen The reBoard
We have nothing against minimalist white kitchens, but there’s no denying the mood-boosting effect of a pop of color. Gift this recycled plastic and renewable sugarcane cutting board to your favorite sustainably minded chef—especially if they’re in the neutral kitchen camp.
22. Espro Bloom Pour Over Coffee Brewer
This compact pour over coffee brewer is sure to change your brother-in-law’s morning java ritual for the better. Not to mention, it’s easier to look at than his clunky coffee maker.
23. Sunbeam Dominoes Set
Give your puzzle skills a break and learn the fine art of dominos instead. With a set this stylish, your puzzle-obsessed niece will even get in on the game.
24. Nordstrom Bliss Plush Tassel Throw
FYI, this throw doesn’t just look soft. Stitched with plush, fleecey fabric, it’s just the thing your always-cold mom will appreciate. Even better if you can reap the cozy benefits while visiting.
25. Brittany Firefly Concrete Table Lamp
This concrete cube lamp is filled with battery-powered LED lights (i.e. no unsightly cords) for just the right amount of glow. Basically, it’s the most magical way for your daughter to catch up on her book (or scroll Instagram) before bed.
26. West Elm Agate Bookends
Everyone knows that the president of your book club doesn’t need any more paperbacks. But she’d appreciate something to sandwich them between—especially if it’s as show-stopping as these agate bookends.
27. Sophia Wool Wine Caddy
Even a bottle of Two Buck Chuck would feel fancy tucked into this wool wine caddy.
28. 24-Inch Christmas Grapevine Berry Wreath
Pine wreaths are great in theory, but when the tiny needles start falling off in the entryway, your grandma turns into a vacuuming madwoman. Bring her this faux wreath that looks just like the real deal so she can step away from the Dyson and enjoy the season.
29. BIRDCANFOX Kitten Planter
Where are our cat people at? This one’s just for you. Bonus points for adding actual cat nip for the feline(s) of the household.
30. Haight Tie-Dye Dish Towel
The perfect gift for the host who spent all of spring tie-dyeing her white tees. Use it as a sustainable way to wrap a box of pastries—just place the box in the center and tie the opposite ends on top.
31. Bloomscape Arch Propagation Kit
True green thumbs probably already have a thriving Pothos somewhere in the house. Grab them this chic propagation kit so they can multiply their collection with their sick growing skills.
32. Nadja Minimal Line Art Woman with Magnolia Framed Art Print
Here’s something to brighten your BFF’s WFH setup.
33. Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Slate Tray
Just what the newlyweds need to step up their charcuterie game.
34. Verloop Knit Planter Sleeve
Think of this as a holiday sweater for your plants. Just slip it over any planter for an instant festive update.
35. Urban Outfitters Star Candelabra
Looks like a million bucks, only costs $49. This golden candelabra is sure to make the perfect holiday dinner centerpiece.
36. Sweet Treats Bake-And-Take Box
Because you need something to deliver your famous oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in.
37. Ecozuper Irregular Shape Mirror Wooden Base
Abstract mirrors are having a moment, and this irregular shape tabletop version brings the trend to your sister's vanity at a fraction of what the floor-length ones cost.
38. West Elm Marble Moon Coasters (Set of 4)
Even a simple vodka soda will look like a fancy cocktail when it’s placed atop one of these gleaming marble coasters. Gift them to your brother and his Friday night happy hours will never be the same.
39. ‘Floral Libations: 41 Fragrant Drinks + Ingredients’ By Cassie Winslow
The finishing touch to your aunt’s Martha Stewart-level bar cart. Just make her promise to give you the first cocktail.
40. Urban Outfitters Rise And Shine Bath Mat
It’s nearly impossible to have a bad day when this bath mat is one of the first things you see every morning. Gift it to your roomie so you can also reap the good vibes.
41. Mateo Woven Wine Rack
Handwoven from natural jute and finished with tassels, this boho wine rack is just what your bestie’s beach bungalow has been missing.
42. Anthropologie Frosted Bottle Brush Tree Candle
Part candle and part bottle brush tree, it’s like two gifts in one.
44. SERENE HOUSE Ranger Essential Oil Diffuser
Just looking at this sage green diffuser makes us feel less anxious. But add some lavender essential oils and it’s sure to evaporate all that holiday stress.
45. Gatsby Carafe
They can use this glazed glass carafe for sangria vessel or as a vase. It looks just as chic either way.
46. Holiday Tree Napkins, Set of 4
These little tree-shaped napkins are festive enough to turn the whole table into a holiday spread (while producing way less waste than typical paper napkins).
47. Missoni Family Cookbook
The rainbow checkered cover is a masterpiece on its own, but it’s the Missoni family’s modern Italian recipes inside that will really shine. And your fashion- and food-loving coworker is sure to appreciate both of its qualities.
48. Dried Thistle Mini Bouquet
If you want your floral arrangement to last more than one week, opt for this dried bouquet, which is made of preserved natural globe amaranth and wrapped in burlap. It even has a festive gift tag. You’re welcome.
49. Williams Sonoma Sphere Ice Molds, Set of 2 and Glasses Set
Just add whiskey, a roaring fire and a good book.
50. Laurie Gates Marble and Wood Cake Stand
No one would think twice if you showed up with an iconic Milk Bar Pie in the box. But present it on this marble and wood cake stand, and you’ll instantly become the most interesting person at the dinner party.