The Best Last-Minute Gifts for Interior Design Lovers
From coffee table books to luxurious candles, these gifts for the home are perfect for the most stylish hostesses and homebodies in your life.
Christmas and Hanukkah are almost upon us, which means we’re in the final days of holiday shopping to find the right gift for everyone in your life. The pressure is on to give the holiday hostess, real estate agent, or design-obsessed friend in your life something unique that will not only impress but also that they’ll cherish for years to come.
See our favorite last-minute design-forward gifts of the year—still available to ship or pick up in-store in time for the 25th.
Gifts from $5 to $20
Decor lovers will appreciate a beautiful vase to hold their favorite freshly cut flowers. This sleek pick from Ikea comes in two soft hues, gray and dusty pink, both of which will lend well to any style. And the best part? It rings up at less than $10. $7.99 at Ikea
Stoneware mugs are great on their own, packaged with a hot drink, or gifted in pairs to the person in your life who drinks the most coffee or tea. They are microwave- and dishwasher-safe, making them good for reheating coffee, melting butter, and quick cleanups afterward. $5 at Target
Give the gift of mood lighting with this short fluted table lamp. Choose one of four beautiful takes on matte neutrals (green, white, tan, and dark gray) based on which works best with the color scheme in your recipient’s chic living space. $12 at Target
A stylish picture-frame filled with a personalized print is one of the most thoughtful gifts, and this $10 option from Target won’t disappoint. Featuring a simple, rounded wood build, the person receiving it will appreciate the memory it displays—and the decorative touch it adds to their space. $10 at Target
Gifts from $25 to $50
Bright and curvy, this candle design from Lex Pott embodies some of the most recent trends—it’s no wonder it went viral. The organic shape will be a standout on any console, bookshelf, or coffee table. Plus, for only $40, it’s a gift that is both affordable and beautiful. $40 at Nordstrom
The luxurious and ever-popular Baies candle from Diptyque features fruity hints of black currants and roses. While it ranges in size, the smallest 2.4-ounce option offers up to 20 hours’ burn time (and fragrance) at an under-$50 price tag. Bonus: It looks as good as it smells. $40 at Nordstrom
Perfect for filling a bar cart, entertaining guests, or enjoying fancy drinks at home, these beautifully crafted glasses from CB2 make a great gift for your friend that loves to host. The set of eight features fluting and a delicate flat rimmed coup-design—a lovely canvas for cocktails. $59.95 at CB2
Gifts from $50 to $100
Featuring 100 pages of stunning celebrity homes and aesthetically-pleasing decor, this large coffee table book is fun to flip through and looks beautiful on display on any coffee table. Design buffs are sure to appreciate its glossy pages, brimming with inspiration. $93.15 at Amazon
This West Elm cheese board is suitable for holding candles as it is serving appetizers—and it’s this versatility that makes it a particularly wonderful gift. Plus, its a marble design and brass handles are as sophisticated as they are timeless. $60 at West Elm