18 Home Gifts That Will Spark Joy This Holiday Season
Seeing as most of us spend the majority of our time at home these days, thanks to the global pandemic, we’re more incentivized to drop our dollars on making it, well, as nice of a place to pass the time as possible. Hey, if we’re going to be confined to our couch for the better part of this winter and potentially even into spring, we might as well upgrade our humble abode.
That's why a thoughtful home good or accent is more than a simple gesture this year—it's a gift that will be most appreciated by your friends and family members. The most important thing is finding a gift that is useful and that the recipient will genuinely enjoy. Something that will spark joy, as a certain someone likes to say. And believe it or not, you can gift some luxury looking decor without dropping hundreds of dollars.
To help inspire your shopping this season, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite finds for the home below, all of which make great gifts for the homebodies on your list.
Simple yet stunning, this centerpiece bowl will impress anyone on your list. Layers of hot molten glass are hand-pressed into a single piece that is then molded into a shell-shaped bowl for a one-of-a-kind design with striking colors (no two pieces are alike). It's versatile, too, and can be used as a decorative accent, catchall dish or fruit bowl.
Your friends have likely accumulated a lot of alcohol this year, so why not give them something beautiful to store and display their bottles? This compact bar cart fits right in a corner or entry way, making it ideal for small spaces, but it has two spacious shelves for holding liquor bottles, glasses, and bar tools. What's more, it comes complete with wheels so it can easily moved from place to place.
This relaxing candle is meant to renew the mind and ease daily stressors, something we could all use this time of year. Made with pure essential oils, the lilac scent is soothing yet subtle. Plus, it has three wicks and burns for 30-45 hours, so it can be used well into the spring.
This cheeky vase will make anyone smile. Inspired by Kiki de Montparnasse, the nightclub singer and actress, and made from unglazed matte porcelain, this is a home accent that will start conversations for years to come.
This California-based company is cranking out their line of soft throw blankets because they’re in such high demand right now. They’re super warm and as soft as cashmere. The Cuddle Throw is large enough to cocoon your whole body on the couch, but you can also opt for the smaller, more affordable toddler blanket ($85), which is great to use on your lap while you WFH.
Everyone could use a desk plant in their home office area, especially one that’s known to be nearly impossible to kill. This company, which specialized in exactly that, offers nationwide delivery direct to your doorstep. The Golden Pothos, pictured here, is not only easy to care for, but also highly effective at filtering out airborne toxins and replacing them with oxygen.
These days, you can never have too much soap on hand. This holiday box features eight farm-fresh, vitamin-rich goat milk soap bars in the brand's best-selling scents: Meadow Lark, Oak Moss, Fresh Air, Ylang Ylang & Tuberose, Honeyed Grapefruit, Honey & Orange Blossom, Pure, and Vanilla Absolute. And with packaging this pretty, you don't need wrapping paper when gifting.
These gorgeous gemstones are powered by a built-in sensor and long-lasting LED bulb, so they light up a room when it goes dark. Choose from amethyst, rose quartz, or white quartz.
These cutting boards come in the shape of all 50 states and are made from a 100 percent rapidly renewable bamboo plywood, which you can have personalized or engraved with a special name or saying.
This colorful backgammon set serves two purposes: a fun game to be played with family and friends and as a decorative accent when stored on a bookshelf or coffee table.
Sheets might seem like a strange gift at first, but a quality set will surely be appreciated. Not only are these soft and silky to the touch, but they are made from special fibers that regulate body temperature for cooler, more comfortable deep sleep. Plus, they're wrinkle-resistant for an always fresh look and feel. Each set comes with a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.
While on the topic of bedding, a cloud-like down comforter can make all the difference at bedtime. This down alternative is hypoallergenic and made from 100 percent polyester in super soft preshrunk cotton with 235 thread count fabric.
This smart oven does pretty much everything, aka serving as the only appliance needed aside from a coffee maker, making it a great gift for anyone who prefers to spend less time in the kitchen. It has 13 preset functions, from toast to slow cook, and is 30 percent larger than most toaster ovens (you can even roast a 14-pound turkey inside it).
Everyone could use a little pop of style in their living room or bedroom decor. This throw pillow has a distinctive character, but isn’t all over the place with its color scheme. It’s hand embroidered with tufted cotton yarns and has large tassels for added flare.
This set of towels is made from extra-smooth, slightly twisted bamboo yarn loomed together to create a spa-like experience post-bath or shower. They’re plush and have a luxury feel at a reasonable price.
A chic doormat is hard to find, which is why this one is selling like hot cakes. It’s made for indoor and outdoor use and features a resilient coir construction that helps keep dirt from piling into your home.
Air Fryers are having a major moment, since they use less oil without sacrificing on that comforting fried taste. This compact option allows you to cook just about anything, even family-sized meals (i.e. a whole chicken!) with precision temp control.
These cloth napkins are made from 100 percent French flax linen, so they’re durable without feeling scratchy. Available in nine refreshing colors, they make a gorgeous accent to any tablescape.
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