Home gifts: 18 ideas for Christmas

Our super stylish home gifts are just what you need for the interiors lover in your life

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Looking for inspiration for home gifts this Christmas? We understand that choosing a present for an interiors obsessive (especially those who seem to have everything) can be a challenge, which is why we've stepped in to share our pick of the best gifts for home lovers.

Whether their style is minimalist, maximalist or somewhere in between, you're sure to find something unique to gift this Christmas

1. Gorgeous Moroccan wool pots (we want them all)

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home gifts: multi coloured moroccan inspired pots by bohemia design

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With happiness inducing properties, these Moroccan Wool Pots from Bohemia Design would make the perfect addition to a home with a white colour scheme – or as a gift for an interiors obsessive with eclectic taste. 

Perfect for storing knick knacks, or for housing small (but special) house plants, we're sure they would make a welcome addition to any home. While we're on the subject... lots more house plant advice in our gorgeous gallery, too.

2. Stylish glasses for gin enthusiasts

home gifts: coloured stem gin glasses by oliver bonas

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With gin growing in popularity (and rightly so) we love the idea of gifting a pair of gorgeous glasses to fellow gin enthusiasts. Find this gin goblet set (of two) at Oliver Bonas. 

Looking for the perfect accompaniment? Pair with Edinburgh Gin's Rhubarb and Ginger Liqueur or Firebox Flamingo Tears Pink Grapefruit Gin and hey presto, gift perfection.

3. Gift the cactus trend 

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According to the headlines, cacti are the new pineapples, meaning they're guaranteed to make a great gift for interiors obsessives this Christmas.

We love these Serax Cactus Vases from John Lewis & Partners, which look just as adorable paired with stemmed leaves as they do on their own. Choose from a variety of shapes and sizes – each at different price points – according to your preference.

4. Choose a table lamp with Mid-century influence 

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Mid-century interiors are everyone's (not so new) obsession. And it's easy to see why. They're stylish, yet quirky, and promise to fill a space with plenty of personality. Get this one right and your interiors obsessive amigo will love you forever.

When we spotted this Curve Iron Table Lamp Desk Light in a seriously striking ochre yellow we just had to share it with you. Pick it up at Hurn & Hurn. Now. Go.

5. A low-maintenance home office beautifier

gold pyramid terrarium by not on the highstreet

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An ideal gift for a colleague (secret santa inspo, right there) or a friend who works from home, terrariums are effective in sprucing up and injecting life into a tired looking desk space. 

Teamed with a stylish succulent – which you can add if you're feeling extra generous – it doesn't get much prettier than this Geometric Terrarium from Not on the High Street. 

6. Share a memory in a delicate hanging glass frame    

glass photos frames by cox & cox

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A simple, but sentimental gift that's perfect for a good friend, we love the idea of filling these Delicate Hanging Glass Frames from Cox & Cox with memories; be that a photograph, postcard, pressed flower, ticket or wedding invitation. 

7. A super cosy throw blanket 

throw blanket from anthropologie

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This super cosy throw looks just like that rug that everyone (including pretty much every member of the Real Homes team) has in their home. We absolutely love it and can confirm that we're already picturing nights in curled up with a glass of wine and a film...

So, if you're nervous about gifting homes gifts to an interiors lover, this Nela Throw Blanket from Anthropologie is probably one of your safest bets. They're pretty much guaranteed to love it. And if they don't, send it our way.

8. Give a homeware gift with a story 

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Like the idea of a skillfully handcrafted gift that has the added benefit of supporting a great cause?

This I Can I Am Tablecloth from Arthouse Unlimited supports the work of Arthouse Unlimited, a collective of artists living with complex epilepsy and learning difficulties whose passion for producing artworks is channelled into the production of designer items. 

9. Give an oh-so-Instagrammable gift

black and gold letter board by oliver bonas

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Have a friend that loves Instagramming their home? This Gold Letter Board from Oliver Bonas could be the gift for them. 

Perfect for styling with cute catchphrases, shopping lists or messages for your other half, they're a stylish addition to any contemporary home. 

10. A subscription to Real Homes or Period Living mags

Front cover of the December issue of Real Homes magazine

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We know we would say this but Real Homes magazine is a fab read – as well as being a great reference for anyone looking to transform their home

 A subscription means your giftee will have all the latest on updating their home, whether owned or rented, and whether they're on a budget or splashing out on a forever family home. It covers the latest decorating trends, too. 

Do they love period or vintage decor? Why not double up with a subscription to Period Living mag too? You know it makes sense.

11. A Moroccan-inspired mirror perfect for contemporary homes

kasabah metal and mirror frame from cox & cox

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With a stylish, copper-toned finish, we love the Moroccan influence behind this gorgeous Kasabah Mirror from Cox & Cox. Its lightweight design and unique shape make an understated impact that's perfect for a bedroom, living room or hallway. 

12. Kitchen utensils they wouldn't buy for themselves

eres salt and pepper shaker, measuring cups and other bits and bobs from anthropologie

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The best Christmas presents are those that the recipient would love, but probably wouldn't buy for themselves. Enter the gorgeous Eres range from Anthropologie.

Pick from a Pie Dish, Spoon Rest, Salt and Pepper Shakersor Butter Dish, each adorned with intricately designed, floral patterns, and spruce up the kitchen of the home lover in your life. 

13. A kettle unlike any other

home gifts: smeg dolce and gabbana kettle

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When it comes to choosing gifts for the home owner who has everything, thinking outside of the box is key.

We love this Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Kettle, with its vibrant, Italian inspired design. The unique and luxurious feel of this designer item makes it a special gift for Christmas.

Don't fancy the kettle, why not try the Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Toaster instead?

14. An industrial-inspired, on trend terrazzo planter

industrial inspired planter by made.com

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For friends or family members whose taste is more industrial-inspired, this set of on trend terrazzo Hakuun Planters from Made makes a stylish gift.

The perfect platform for plants that need to live indoors, planters allow you to make more of a feature from your green friends, while ensuring the home doesn't feel cluttered. Pssst! Tell your friends they can look for house plant display ideas in our feature, too.

15. A tropical kitchen addition

tropical parrot apron from amara

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If you know a home lover who enjoys cooking too, this gorgeous Parrot Cotton Apron, designed my Sara Miller and available at Amara, makes the perfect gift.

Bringing a taste of the tropics into your kitchen, its vibrant parrot design is sure to brighten up even the gloomiest of winter evenings.

Find more gorgeous gifts for foodies in our guide.

16. A striking print with a special anniversary

keith haring print from made.com

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Was there ever a better year to gift a Keith Haring print than the year that he would've seen his 60th birthday?

Best known for his use of art to explore political and societal themes – namely homosexuality and AIDS – Haring's colourful prints make a stylish gift for anyone with an interest in art. Pick up Untitled by Keith Haring at Made.

17. Gorgeous glasses to help bring in the New Year

Home gifts: champagne flute

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With 2020 just around the corner, a set of gorgeous Champagne glasses makes a lovely Christmas gift perfect for bringing in the New Year.

We love the delicate deign of this Waterfall Flute from Anthropologie. Team with a bottle of bubbly and you've got Christmas sorted.

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Emily Shaw

Emily first (temporarily) joined the Real Homes team while interning on her summer break from university. After graduating, she worked on several publications before joining Real Homes as Staff Writer full time in mid-2018. She left the brand in 2020 to pursue another career, but still loves a second-hand bargain and sourcing unique finds to make her rented flat reflect her personality.