So last year I did quite a few gift guides; however, I find that every blogger out there does gift guide after gift guide and we tend to see the same items over and over. That being said, I’ll only be sharing two gift guides this year: design and travel. As you know, interior design and travel are my two passions and they are the very topics that this blog was founded on. Luckily the items are translatable to many other gift recipients – parent, sibling, friend, hostess, coworker, etc. Today is home design and tomorrow is travel!
Every home can use a faux fur throw, even if they already have one! In winter, these are the best to take a nap with or cuddle up for a morning cup of coffee. I also like this gift for your in-laws, new home owners or a hostess gift. I’ve actually got this exact one and it’s the best!
This marble & copper monogrammed board is one of the most versatile gifts on this guide – it’s literally able to be used for the home lover (as a decorative piece, on a shelf, as a cheese board, etc), for any hostess, for a secret santa, or really any female in your world. Or hey, just buy one for yourself!
Y’all know that my favorite candle had to make the list. When they go on sale I usually stock up because they seriously smell so great! I have them in my living room, bathrooms and bedrooms. I even gave these as thank you gifts to my wedding shower hosts. Everyone loves a good candle but nobody wants to spend the money on them – hence the perfect gift idea!
This is one of my favorite gifts for anyone who enjoys decorating their home. Picking out frames can be expensive and a Framebridge gift card really saves the day. Let their experienced staff help your gift recipient get the best frames for their space.
These brass cheese utensils are SO cute, I just love them! Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good cheese board? Help your friend/hostess/mom step up their cheese plate game with some chic, stylish utensils. This is a gift sure to please.
Many people forget about magazines, but I think that a subscription to Elle Decor is a great, realistic gift for the design lover you know. If they already have Elle Decor, try Better Homes & Gardens, Domino Magazine, or Architectural Digest. Every time this person receives a new mag in the mail that month, you’ll be top of mind!
While I’m not one for faux plants, every home could use a good boxwood or two. They’re great to put atop a stack of books, to use as a pair framing the mantle, to decorate on shelves, etc. You can even gather a grouping as a centerpiece of a dining table.
A good set of tea towels is always a good “go to” gift for anyone who enjoys being at home or decorating their home. These get stained easily and need to be replaced often. Try their initials, monogram or state outline. I like to shop ETSY for reasonably priced, personalized gift towels.
These Anthropologie patterned bowls are such a great gift – they can be used to store jewelry, as a catchall bedside, to serve nuts, and more. They come in a variety of colors and patterns and can easily be mixed and matched. Also, they’re pretty affordable so you can give a set of 4 or 6 – I even registered for some for our registry.
Stay tuned tomorrow for my gift guide for the travel lover! What’s your “go to” gift for the interior design lover in your life?!