Buying home gifts is the ideal get-out-clause for family, friends or colleagues that you don’t know very well. The mother-in-law, the sister-in-law, the anyone-in-law-who-a-novelty-gift-may-be-a-little- risky, or even, stocking filler ideas for the kids – this article is for them.
Why do Christmas gifts for the home work so well? Well, 9 times out of 10 homeowners are so wrapped up in buying necessities for the home that decorations are bottom of the list. Plus, homes can’t say that they hate the present (the way your opinionated mother-in-law does…).
The trick to getting Christmas gifts for the home right, (because as much as we joke about home’s not having an opinion… the homeowner might), is to keep it simple. If it’s decorative then stick to neutral colours, unless you confidently know their theme, or, choose something that doesn’t need to be displayed i.e. a cookbook.
If you’re still lacking inspiration, don’t worry, we’ve compiled a list of Christmas gifts for the home that will be well received by anyone!
20 Christmas Gifts for the Home
1. Miranda: Glass Pendant Chandelier by Made.com | £99
This is one of the more expensive Christmas gifts for the home but is certainly one that won’t go unmissed. The fun, pineapple shape is on-trend with the current Kitsch stronghold, the neutral colours ensures an easy addition to any interior design theme while the materials, glass and metal, create a decadent feel.
2. LEON Naturally Fast Food by John Lewis | £17
A cookbook is, we believe, a very underrated present. Not only is it wholesome, very P.C. (great for mothers) but when the cover is as nice as the one above can even be considered a decorative item. Plus, it’s good to know your present will actually get some use.
3. Optic Tumbler by Laura Ashley |
Laura Ashley is the queen of home décor – everything the brand produces we love! And these little tumblers are no exception. The sleek silver rim gives the glassware a glamorous and contemporary style, which makes them ideal Christmas gifts; and thanks to their reduced price you could even stretch to getting a whole set!
4. Copper Light Bauble by The Range | £9.99
You’re looking for a Christmas gift after all, so why not a bauble for the occasion? This little guy has an intricate design that’s both understated and striking – meaning that’ll catch eyes and provoke comments without upsetting colour themes.
5. Jacquard Throw by La Redoute | £59.99
‘Tis the season to be warm – so give the gift of comfort this Christmas with this stunning Jacquard Throw from La Redoute. The blanket is made from 100% cotton (soft, tick), black and white thread (neutral colours, tick) and a geometric style weave (on-trend, tick).
6. Column Vase by House of Fraser |
Why not complete this Christmas gift for the home with a festive bunch of flowers? Now that shows some serious thought!
7. Faucet Wine Bottle Topper by Etsy | £7.75
This would require you and gift receiver to not finish a bottle of wine to be useful – maybe on a weeknight it’ll get some use? Either way, this quirky little item will add a little vintage flair to a usually mundane utilitarian object.
8. The Classic Cocktail Bible by Waterstones |
This Christmas gift for the home will make a superb coffee table read – and will come in particularly handy if your present recipient regularly hosts decadent soirees; imagine the great cocktails they’ll make you at future events! (Is this a gift for you or them?)
9. Winter Mini Home Scenting Set by The White Company | £32.00
Everyone appreciates a good smell, especially a nice smelling home. This Winter Mini Home Scenting Set will make a wonderful festive gift thanks to the comforting, spicy scent made from cinnamon, clove and orange.
10. Patterned Butter Dish by Tesco Direct | £10.99
Another little present idea, that’s sure to be well received, (though it might be worth checking if they have one first). Every little dish is delicately hand-painted with a traditional, homely pattern and rings in at only £10.99!
11. Velvet Cushions by Feather & Black |
We all love a scatter cushion; however, they have one downside; despite never wanting to admit to the people who consistently reminds us that we don’t need a new one while popping another in the basket; is that we get bored of them. So, save your friend the eye-roll by buying their newest scatter cushion for them.
12. Pendleton Woollen Mills by Stuarts of London |
Do you have a friend that loves hiking, camping, picnicking or generally being outside? This stylish robe by Stuarts of London is made from 100% pure virgin wool and comes with a leather carrier – making it a convenient companion on outdoor trips.
13. Ridley’s Game Room Party Compendium by John Lewis | £16.00
This economical Christmas gift for the home is great for encouraging a board game evening with your friends. The vintage style compendium is finished in a tasteful print and is completed with four fun and animated games – that’s Christmas Day games sorted!
14. Black Tripod Lamp by T.K.Maxx | £39.99
The industrial chic style of this tripod lamp is very fashionable and would make a great addition to almost any room – we put this on the “Christmas gifts for the home” list mainly because we couldn’t believe the price! However, this could be a risky gift for someone you don’t know that well – so buy with caution.
15. 3 -Piece Metal Lantern Set by Wayfair |
£69.99 £66.99 + Free Delivery!
This three-piece set boasts a sleek, modern design that would work in either the garden or house thanks to the hardwearing metal material. Plus, if you’re a little tight on funds this year you could separate them out as three gifts for different people (just make sure they don’t know each other and get talking!)
16. Copper Over Door Hooks by Habitat | £12.00
Have you recently stayed at a friends’ and been left with a limp, damp towel and nowhere to hang it? Or, perhaps, they constantly have a pile of coats mounting in communal areas. Why not give the gift of tidiness this Christmas?
17. Metal Storage Trunk by Habitat | £40.00
This durable and stylish storage solution for the home is ideal for friends that are tight on space (or just lacking in storage options). You could complete the gift by filling the trunk with some personal trinkets or other wintery nicknacks like board games, blankets and luxury hot chocolate.
18. Large Stag Bowl by Furniture Village | £189
Now, this is a bowl worthy of centrepiece status. The ornate stag head handles are intricately crafted with fine detail, the bowl itself from mango wood and a glossy nickel interior plate for a clean and sturdy finish.
19. Blue Grid Table Runner by Etsy | £12.90
This handmade item from an independent seller on Etsy will make for a very personal present. Table runners are great for adding a little bit of luxe to even the plainest of tables, making this a good choice for a new homeowner who will be tied up with purchasing other necessities!
20. Slate Cheese Board and Knife Set by Littlewoods | £34.99
This is, without a doubt, one of our favourite Christmas gifts for the home; the natural, pattern-less materials (slate, wood and metal) will blend seamlessly into any interior design theme and make for a stylish present that’ll be sure to be used at every dinner party!