Home Designing Holiday Gift Guide 2022
It’s that wonderful time of the year again – time to comb through your lists, checking them twice, making sure that everybody gets the perfect gift this holiday season. Whether you’re looking for impressive pieces to spoil your loved ones or just need a few thoughtful stocking-stuffers to delight coworkers and friends, this guide has something for everyone in your life. This holiday gift guide includes failproof crowd-pleasers, thoughtful selections for recipients who have it all, and unique selections sure to become the talk of any gathering. Get into the spirit of giving with 51 holiday gift ideas to help you get started!
Van Gogh Paint by Numbers Gift Kit: This unique kit offers a grown-up take on the classic paint-by-numbers concept, recreating the iconic Café Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh in incredible detail. The complexity is difficult enough to satisfy those with painting experience, yet the highly guided format makes it approachable for beginners as well. Who will love it: The creative teen, the museum enthusiast, the aspiring artist.
Lambswool Throw Blanket Gift: Pure luxury meets creative expression with this high-end blanket by London-based designers Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell. This piece is woven from 100% merino lambswool, the yarns lightly felted to create an irresistibly soft hand. Choose from three upscaled plaid colorways. Who will love it: The self-care enthusiast, the home decorator, the hard-to-buy-for aunt.
HAY Waffle Slippers: A nice pair of slippers is a classic go-to gift for the recipient who already has everything. So why not get stylish with your selection? HAY introduces a slipper with designer appeal and dependable practicality – the cotton is super absorbent, the rubber sole wonderfully durable. Who will love it: The fashionable dad, the work-from-home professional, the spa-day appreciator.
Areaware Gradient Puzzle: Designed by Bryce Wilner, this stylish puzzle is perfect for those who appreciate a challenge. Choose from a wide range of color combinations to find the perfect fit for your recipient. Sizes range from 100 pieces all the way to 1000 pieces. Best of all, these aesthetic puzzles are perfectly frameable. Who will love it: The minimalist, the puzzle fanatic, the Netflix binge-watcher.
Hybrid Digital and Instax Mini Camera: Give a favorite friend or family member the gift of enduring memories with this retro-style Instax Mini Hybrid by Fujifilm. Unlike the regular Instax that only prints out images, the Evo Hybrid doubles as a digital camera for even more expressive possibilities. Who will love it: The creative, the traveler, the Instagrammer.
Customizable Reel Viewer Sentimental Gift: Looking for a highly personalized gift that tells a story all its own? This charming reel viewer operates just like your favorite childhood toy, but the reels are fully customizable with your selection of photos. Who will love it: The nostalgic, the kid-at-heart, the long-distance bestie.
DIY Hand Casting Gift Kit: This creative hand casting kit is a gift that will keep on giving, sure to provide a lifetime of cherished memories for the recipients that use it. It includes everything necessary to create a highly detailed hand cast, including paints that can decorate the finished product as desired. Who will love it: The newlyweds, the new parents, the grandparents.
Bonsai Starter Kit Gift Set: Bonsai is an ancient practice that requires patience, dedication, and long-term planning – it’s an artform where the process is even more fulfilling than the end result. This bonsai kit includes seed packets for four tree species, and all of the materials needed to begin raising them into one-of-a-kind bonsai trees. Who will love it: The cultured gardener, the Japanophile, the most patient person you know.
Herb Planter with Grow Light: Not every room is blessed with enough natural light to keep plants alive, but this handy planter makes any nook and cranny a viable garden plot. This clever design includes a built-in grow light that can be adjusted to fit any plant as it grows. A water level indicator makes it easy for anyone to grow herbs or indoor plants. Who will love it: The chef, the not-so-greenthumb, the dark-apartment-dweller.
Areaware Geometric Terracotta Planter: This charming terracotta features a hidden surprise, its ringed silhouette lifting apart to reveal separate planter and saucer components. This piece is generously sized, measuring at 8 inches in height and 8 inches in diameter. Who will love it: The houseplant collector, the modern design fan, the aesthetic gardener.
Levitating Succulent Planter: Gravity-defying functionality will make this levitating planter into a surefire conversation piece – sure to turn heads! The base and the bowl are both equipped with powerful magnets to keep the planter and its contents floating serenely in the air. Who will love it: The novelty collector, the hard-to-buy-for, the showman.
Papa Noel Handmade Santa Cookie Jar: Papa Noel holiday ceramics are a social media favorite, showing up in the posts and video backdrops of influencers and celebrities alike. These beautifully handcrafted accents boast a generous one-gallon capacity to hold an abundance of seasonal treats. Who will love it: The trendsetter, the festive decorator, the baker.
Dash Mini Waffle Maker Christmas Gift: This season’s most viral gift happens to be a charming mini waffle maker, perfect for serving up cheerful breakfasts all throughout the winter season (and beyond!). This piece makes snackable 4-inch waffles in seconds. And it’s easy to store between uses, too! Who will love it: The college student, the breakfast enthusiast, the apartment-dweller.
Unique Mountain Whiskey Glass: Gorgeous mountain peaks rise from the base of this tasteful whiskey glass, lending ethereal charm to every drink. Each set includes two matching glasses, each one hand blown from quality leadfree glass. Who will love it: The dad, the hiker, the whiskey connoisseur.
Cocktails from Around the World Book: Stunning in its breadth, Spirited tours 60 countries and 500 years of cocktails beautifully compiled by author Adrienne Stillman. With an impressive 610 cocktail recipes to choose from, this weighty tome will provide endless inspiration for a recipient who likes to imbibe in style. Who will love it: The mixologist, the traveler, the adventurous.
Ralph Lauren Bar Tools Gift Set: A sophisticated home bar requires elegant tools. This handsome bar tools set by Ralph Lauren Home is an accessible yet luxurious gift sure to be appreciated by those who have a taste for quality. Who will love it: The host, the detail-conscious, the fashion-forward barkeep.
Georg Jensen Barware Gift Set: Designed by Aurélien Barbry for Danish silversmith Georg Jensen, the iconic Sky Barware set is an eye-catching series defined by its smart angles and perfectly polished finishes. Who will love it: The cocktail crafter, the holiday host, the new homeowner.
Brass and Marble Pour-Over Stand: Exquisitely handcrafted with solid marble, a brass stand, and ornate glass, this pour-over coffee maker is beautiful enough to stay out on the countertop full-time. A custom cuppa always tastes better when made with style and flair. Who will love it: The stylish barista, the tastemaker, the kitchen aesthetic obsessive.
Gilded Agate Coasters to Mix and Match: Slices of beautiful agate stone are finished with brass plating around the edges for a touch of gilded glamour. Each coaster is sold individually so that you can mix and match to perfectly suit their intended recipient. Who will love it: The crystal collector, the whimsical one, the elegant host.
Sowden Colorful Electric Kettle: Appliance essentials can look fun too! The gorgeous Sowden kettle features smooth matte finishes in a variety of playful hues, every detail refined for all-around style. Who will love it: The tea-drinker, the work-from-homer, the colorful.
Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker: Nanopresso is an innovative espresso maker that packs tremendous functionality into a travel-sized capsule that can be tucked into a rucksack or suitcase for a smooth pull of espresso anywhere. This piece exerts up to 18 bars of pressure and produces the same rich crema you’d expect from countertop machines. Who will love it: The caffeine fiend, the backpacker, the business traveler.
Indoor S’mores Fire Pit Set: There’s no need to brave the wind and snow to enjoy some toasty s’mores in the dead of winter. This innovative tabletop setup is handmade with a cedar base, a concrete firepit, and a glass votive to hold the included stainless-steel skewers. Who will love it: The camper, the family, the creative snacker.
Round Framed Moving Sand Art: Fine sand flows through the transparent liquid of this round desktop decoration, creating intricate mountain ranges that vary each time the disc is flipped. Choose from a variety of satisfying colorways, each one wonderfully relaxing. Who will love it: The daydreamer, the office worker, the high-strung.
1000 Chairs Coffee Table Book: This impressive tome by Charlotte & Peter Fiell catalogues 1000 of the most important chair designs in history, each one beautifully photographed and paired with the fascinating stories behind the design of each one. Who will love it: the design student, the modern decor devotee, the artist.
Jonathan Adler Designer Backgammon Set: Board games are a classic holiday gift, but it can be difficult to pick out a selection that the recipient doesn’t already have. So why not pick out an upgraded version of a timeless classic? This gorgeous backgammon set by Jonathan Adler is a true showstopper, beautiful enough to display and sure to become a cherished favorite. Who will love it: The fashion-forward, the classic gamer, the artsy aunt.
Jonathan Adler Designer Playing Cards: Part of the popular Versailles collection by Jonathan Adler, this playing card set offers a chic geometric alternative to the traditional black and red. This set looks incredible on a shelf or in the hand, its decorative box containing two beautiful decks of high-quality cards. Who will love it: The stylish gambler, the solitaire addict, the fun host.
Colorful Designer Dominoes Set: Ban.do is a colorful brand known for breaking the internet with insta-viral hits like the strawberry vase, but their entire product line is filled with perfectly giftable selections including this charming dominoes set. Each set includes 28 wooden dominoes with colorful prints and plaid backs. Who will love it: The family, the grandparents, the tabletop gamer.
Acrylic Geometric Chess Set: Every chess enthusiast needs a set that looks beautiful enough to keep out on a table, ready to play. This gorgeous acrylic set certainly fits the bill. This set includes geometric pieces in transparent acrylic and smokey black. Who will love it: The chess master, the intellectual, the competitor.
2022 Annual Swarovski Crystal Ornament: Every year, famed luxury brand Swarovski releases a new ornament crafted from their world-class Swarovski crystal. These pieces make fantastic gifts – they’re tasteful, they go with any decor theme, and they offer an affordable touch of luxury that doesn’t seem over-the-top. Who will love it: The sentimental, the ornament collector, the spouse.
La Jolie Muse Pomegranate Pine Candle Gift: It’s hard to go wrong with a seasonal candle for those hard-to-buy-for gift recipients. This beautiful Christmas candle from La Jolie Muse features a beautiful pomegranate and pine fragrance, offering a brighter alternative to the traditional winter scents. Who will love it: The secret Santa, the candle-lover, the coworker.
Mohawk Match Strike and Holder: Every candle-lover needs a way to store their matches. This creative match strike by Jonathan Adler features a fun punk theme, the matches forming a spiky mohawk when placed inside the container. The bisque white porcelain makes it easy to strike matches right across the surface. Who will love it: The candle-lover, the grownup punk, the kitsch collector.
DJ Deck Cat Scratcher Gift for Pets: Scratchers are a cat owner essential – so why not make them fun? This creative design makes it easy for cats to sharpen their claws while looking way too cool. This piece is made from resilient cardboard shaped like a DJ’s vinyl turntable. Who will love it: The cat lover, the DJ, the party animal.
Petcube Bites Pet Monitor and Treat Dispenser: Dedicated pet owners know the heartache of leaving beloved four-legged family members at home, especially during extended trips and long nights out. The Petcube Bites 2 unit features full HD video so that pet owners can monitor their sweeties right on a smartphone – even better, this accessory can dispense treats on command. Two-way audio makes it easy to interact with the pets on the other side. Who will love it: The doting pet parent, the anxious pet, the dog trainer.
Designer Dog Walking Set from Wild One: Luxury pet product brand Wild One has teamed up with designer Isaac Mizrahi to produce a collection of chic dog accessories that the most fashionable pet parents are sure to enjoy. This colorful leash and bag holder set is available in two sizes. Who will love it: The fashionable dogwalker, the well-coordinated pup.
Cute Frog Lamp: This is a face that could charm anyone. Smoko’s adorable frog lamp is crafted from soft vinyl that produces a calming glow, perfect for use as a bedside nightlight or a portable little reading lamp. Who will love it: The toddler, the teen, the lover of cute things.
Areaware Blockitecture Building Block Gift: Blockitecture is a series of fashionable building block toys that blend imaginative play with designer appeal. The impressive Big City set includes a range of building parts and creative landscape features. Who will love it: The future architect, the builder, the design-minded parent.
Mid-Century Modern Kids Play Kitchen : KidKraft makes play kitchens that look stylish enough to leave out even in prominent placements, sure to please the most design-conscious parents. This kitchen playset features a retro mid-century modern appearance with a gender-neutral mint green colorway. Who will love it: The interior designer, the future chef, the little helper.
Woud Carved Wooden Animal Sculptures: Animalia is a sculpture collection by Steffen Juul, each item lovingly sculpted from solid oak with a matte lacquered finish. These elephant, rhino, and hippo sculptures are available in three sizes with the smallest able to fit right in the palm of a hand. Who will love it: The animal-lover, the conservationist, the folk-art collector.
Lucie Kaas Kokeshi Doll Gifts: Lucie Kaas offers a clever gift idea for anyone on your list, with a diverse selection of wooden Kokeshi dolls designed to look like historical figures, celebrities, fictional characters, and more. There’s something for everyone in this collection. Who will love it: The collector, the movie buff, the artist.
Acacia Wood Bathtub Tray: Give the gift of a spa-like bath experience with a convenient tray that can hold books, drinks, candles, and other ambiance-boosting accessories. This sturdy bath tray is constructed from solid weather-resistant acacia for long-lasting style. Who will love it: The avid reader, the self-care devotee, the super stressed.
Cosmetics Mini-Fridge Gift Idea: Some cosmetics and skincare items work best when kept cold, but it can be inconvenient to go back and forth between the kitchen refrigerator every morning and night. This compact mini-fridge is the perfect size for a bedroom vanity or dorm room table. Who will love it: The makeup artist, the skincare expert, the Instagram baddie.
House-Shaped Bookrest Lamp: This house-shaped table lamp also doubles as a fantastic book holder, keeping the pages open where the reader last left off. The soft glow makes this piece perfect for bedrooms and nurseries. Who will love it: The bookworm, the bedtime procrastinator, the one-more-story requester.
Long-Distance Friendship Lamp Set: Missing somebody this holiday season? This charming friendship lamp set makes it easy to tell your loved ones that you’re thinking about them. Keep one lamp for yourself and gift one to a friend – when you touch your lamp, the paired lamp will switch to the same color even hundreds of miles away. Who will love it: The best friend, the new couple, the empty-nester.
Philips SmartSleep Sunrise Alarm Clock: Everybody knows someone who always seems to be running late because they can’t help but sleep in. The innovative Philips SmartSleep lamp features a unique sunrise setting that gently illuminates the room just before the alarm goes off for a gentle yet effective wakeup experience. The sunset feature works the same way for falling asleep at night. Who will love it: The late riser, the college student, the insomniac.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5: Samsung has introduced their new Galaxy watch, its round face refined with a chic minimalistic look. Choose from a variety of matte minimalist bands or add a third-party band of your choice to perfectly suit your gift recipient. Who will love it: The health-conscious, the techie, the fashionista.
2022 Apple Watch Series 8: The newest Apple watch features more power and more functionality than ever before. Advanced sensors improve health, fitness, and sleep tracking while unique features like Crash Detection provide peace of mind for wearers. Exciting new apps make it easy to expand functionality with a touch. The Series 8 is crack resistant, water resistant, and resistant against dust for long-lasting performance. Who will love it: The fitness buff, the app lover, the Apple fan.
2022 Apple AirPods Max Wireless Headphones : Whether on-the-go or relaxing at home, Apple AirPods Max offers a fantastic way to enjoy high-fidelity sound in a stylish package. Dynamic head tracking provides a surround-sound effect while active noise cancelling achieves a truly immersive listening experience. Who will love it: The commuter, the frequent flyer, the music lover.
Audio-Technica Bluetooth Record Player: Nothing beats the rich, warm sound of vinyl – this gorgeous turntable by Audio-Technica makes it easy for your recipient to play their treasured record collection with all the advantages of modern technology. Bluetooth compatibility can cast the audio to any wireless speakers throughout the home. Who will love it: The vinyl collector, the retro lover, the audiophile.
Nanoleaf Rhythm RGB Wall Panel Gift Set: Nanoleaf RGB wall panels are a ubiquitous staple in the streaming world, showing up in content creator’s backgrounds all across Twitch and YouTube. These panels are fully programmable to achieve customized colors and animations. This kit includes everything needed to get started. Who will love it: The streamer, the gamer, the tech enthusiast.
Arcade 1Up Touchscreen Game Table: Oversized touchscreen functionality meets a robust app and game library to provide endless hours of fun for people of all ages. This touchscreen game table can be laid flat on a table or perched atop the included base for go-anywhere gaming. Choose from a wide range of apps ranging from jigsaw puzzles to classic board games. Online play connects with up to six players anywhere in the world. Who will love it: The puzzle gamer, the family, the party host.
Osaki Theramedic Massage Chair: Do you have a gift recipient who deserves something extra special? The luxurious Osaki Theramedic massage chair offers irresistible luxury with a variety of full-body massage programs to release tension and soothe everyday aches and pains – it’s the definition of a gift that keeps on giving. Who will love it: The parent, the stressed professional, the one who has it all.
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