When thinking of the perfect gifts for home decor lovers, you want to combine utility with beauty. Each one of these home decor gifts would be a welcome addition under the tree – and around the home.
Bed and Breakfast
Give the gift of a proper lie-in with this wood veneer bed tray. Available in oak or walnut, this tray offers a solid surface for a book and a plate of bacon and eggs. Fika Bed Tray, EQ3, $80.
Red All Over
With a geometric pattern designed in 1952 by Marimekko founder Armi Ratia, this bold, printed-cotton cushion cover is a true mid-century-modern gem. (Plus, the red, white and maroon are pretty festive.) Tiiliskivi Cushion Cover 50″x50″, Marimekko Vancouver, $59.
Burning at One End
Featuring on-trend organic shapes and earth-toned glazes, these minimalist candle holders are a simple yet stylish Christmas gift idea for home decor lovers. Lula Taper Candle Holders, Urban Outfitters, $16 each.
Has No Chill
One-part throw, one-part cape, this ingenious 2-in-1 wrap is made from recycled materials and would look right at home thrown over an armchair – or your shoulders. Puebco Quilted Wrap Blanket, Hudson’s Bay, $88.
Jot it Down
Some of the best home decor gifts are ones that make a mundane task a bit less, well, mundane. Whether it’s writing the weekly shopping list or taking down a phone message, this 550-sheet, golden paper block will add some oomph. Jotblock, CB2, $45.
If you’re looking for a unique gift for your fellow home decor lover, these mudcloth pillowcases (handcrafted by Mali artisans) are a stunning option. Each pillowcase is made using narrow strips of handwoven cotton that’s then stitched together and painted with natural dyes (including river mud that’s aged for up to a year). Talk about a one-of-a-kind gift! African Mudcloth Pillow in Rust, Planet Y Handmade Decor, $64.
Available in a variety of bold colourful patterns, these handmade cotton napkins (designed in Toronto by Kate Austin) are sure to bring joy to any tabletop. They’re almost too lovely to eat off of! Block Printed Cloth Napkins (set of 2), Kate Austin Designs, $30.
Diffuse the Situation
Designed in collaboration with the nonprofit The Little Market, which works to empower women artisans worldwide, this limited-edition, hand-painted diffuser is a home decor gift that gives back. Saje x The Little Market Aroma Mosaic Diffuser, $98, Saje.
Purchasing a pair of these hemp- and organic-cotton blended tea towels not only gives you an amazing gift for the home decor lover in your life, but also supports a unionized team of makers in Quebec. Ethica par Attraction Stripe Tea Towels, Simons, $30 (set of 2).
Pause for the Vase
Available in a variety of neutral shades and eye-catching silhouettes, this matte, made-in-Portugal terracotta vase series is one to add to your gifts-to-buy list. Oui Terracotta Vases, Chapters Indigo, $30-$50.
Home Sweet Home
Buying wall art as a gift can be tricky, but this series of white-framed city maps would be right at home in a teenager’s bedroom, a powder room or an entryway of any proud Canadian. Canadian Cities Gallery Wall Art, HomeSense, $40 (set of 3).
Play Small, Think Big
Give a youngster an early appreciation for arranging furniture and creating a well-appointed room with this wooden dollhouse. If you really want to impress the little designer in your life, add “wallpaper” and “flooring” using adhesive vinyl roll before wrapping it up. Flisat Doll House, IKEA, $40.