When it comes to good gift giving, there’s three main types that are well received: visual, edible or an experience. That could be, flowers, chocolates and tickets to an event. However, if you’re looking to explore beyond the realms of ‘tried and tested’ – home décor gifts can be a great hit too.
With gift giving in general, the type of present that you’ll be giving is hugely dependent on the type of person who’ll be receiving it – and the aesthetic of their home; so, we made a few different categories.
Here are some ideas that are sure to be a hit!
Home Décor Gift Ideas:
The Classic Look
To achieve the classic look, your home décor gift should be described as timeless and effortlessly chic. If you’re not sure what makes something timeless or effortlessly chic, there’s a few things you look out for:
Firstly, is your item something that’s always been fashionable? Something that isn’t a fad and can be gifted at any time of year to any person – like a scented candle perhaps? That’s a timeless gift.
Credit: The White Company
Next, classic home décor gifts should have the ability to fit within almost any interior design theme – because they’re often neutral in design and aesthetic. Therefore, features to look out for are clean lines, neutral tones (like cream, black and grey); and classic materials like glass, metal or wood.
A great classic home décor gift idea would be a sleek hanging lantern, accompanied by a white scented candle.
The Unmissable Gift
Perhaps you like to make a statement or your friend loves things that are out of the ordinary? If you’re looking to have an impact then your home décor gift should be unmissable!
You’ll need to think BIG and think different; and this doesn’t mean expensive either.
If you’re looking to spend a little more on your unmissable gift, this contemporary human sculpture from InStyle-Décor will certainly hit the spot. It’s custom-made and will make a great addition to any wall.
The Personal Home Décor Gift
If you’re looking for a home décor gift idea that’s a little more personal, perhaps it’s for a close friend, then our best advice is to make something; nothing shows through like researching and making a present!
There’s tonnes of tutorials out there, like these DIY shabby chic home accessories that are easy and inexpensive to make.
The Stylish Gift
Are you buying a home décor gift for an interior design fiend with a carefully curated array of decorative items? Fear not, a stylish gift is easy to find!
For a gift that successfully stylish, it needs to be one part classic (neutral, timeless, tasteful) and one part quirky (not found in every home).
These three delicate hanging frames from Cox & Cox hit the nail on the head perfectly. You can either gift them as they are, or choose some of your favourite images to place inside to add a personal touch!
Why not go the extra mile and help them hang the frames too?
All stylish people drink wine right? This geometric wine rack is a delightfully stylish way to display wines.
Credit: The Little House Shop
The Fun Home Décor Gift
Last, but certainly not least, on this list is the fun home décor gift. This is perfect for a goofy friend, a young homeowner (like a child that’s recently moved out), or as a light-hearted and economical present.
A mini cinema light box is a fun gift that’s small, sweet and will make a great addition to any room!
Each situation is different, and while we’d all love to gift a handmade ornate home décor piece to everyone – there’s a few variables that could limit this.
First and foremost, consider your budget; you don’t want to fall in love with an item that you can’t afford!
Next, what’s your timeline? If you only have a few days until your gift-giving event then ordering something that’s handmade might not be the best idea.
Lastly, don’t make it too good a gift or you’ll never want to give it away.
Happy gift giving guys!