As the holiday season rolls in, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for all the people in our lives. Some friends are easier to buy stuff for than others. Book lovers, for example, are actually quite easy to buy things for, and the same goes for people who love to bake, but what about the friend who loves decorating and design? People who love having an aesthetic home are famously particular about what they like, and buying a great gift for them can feel very daunting.
It doesn’t have to be though. There are certain simple gifts that will always be a hit with anyone who loves design, decorating and all things aesthetics. Here are a few ideas that should make your gift shopping so much easier.
For the Plant-Loving Friend
If you have a friend who loves plants and plant-related decor, they will love something that helps them take care of their plant babies! There are so many great things in this category that you can buy as a great gift – Christmas, birthdays or any other special celebration.
If you really want to go big and splurge, you can buy them a gorgeous olive tree. Olive trees are very much on trend right now, and you can either get a live one or an artificial one that will look the same throughout the year.
If you don’t want to go that big, you can get them accessories that help in their plant care life. You can get them a gorgeous watering can that constantly reminds them to feed their plant babies, and other fun stuff like a planter or pot and other items.
One gift that your friend will appreciate is a new decor piece that they can add to their home. Whether they want to redecorate a certain corner of their house, or introduce an artwork to a bare wall in their home, a piece they can add to their wall will really make them smile. There are so many different types of wall decor you can choose from, from minimalist artwork to clocks and abstract decorative pieces. They can get creative and choose where the item belongs in their home, and everytime they see it, they will be reminded of you.
A Coffee Table Book
When it comes to decor-obsessed friends or family members, one thing you can never go wrong with is a good coffee table book. Whether you come across a hidden gem at the thrift store or buy something on Amazon, a great book with lovely photos and inspiration will be a big hit with your friend who loves to decorate. A coffee table book is special, because it’s a piece that someone can display on a console table, shelf or of course, on a coffee table. There are many great coffee table books on the market, including Live Beautiful by Athena Calderone of Eye Swoon fame.
Bookends are a gorgeous decor item that people would love to receive as a gift because nice ones are actually quite pricey. You could be spending up to $100 for a modern set of bookends, so if you want to splurge on your loved one, this would be a great item. If you’re creative, you can actually buy a bookend mold and use concrete to create custom bookends that will really put a smile on someone’s face.
Temperature Control Mug
If you have a friend who loves their coffee or their tea, they will love this tech-driven cup that will allow the temperature of their drink to be just the perfect temperature. These cups are heated so that you can keep your coffee or tea warm whether you’re on the go, or you just want to sip it slowly. You’ll never have to worry about your hot drink going cold again.
Make Their Glass of Wine Better
On the other end of this is the friend who loves their wine. What do you buy for someone who really enjoys a glass of wine? Well if they like their wine nice and cool, you can buy them a wine glass holder that also doubles as a cooler. This little nifty gadget holds up your wine glass and the parts that are in contact with the vessel are actually equipped with little coolers. That way, they don’t have to worry about their drink losing that crisp, cool taste and they also won’t have to dilute their wine with ice which means it won’t lose its flavor!