Ultimate Home Gift Guide: What To Gift Your Home and Décor Obsessed Loved Ones This Christmas

December 16, 2016

Whether you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute or just can’t think of the right gift to buy your home and décor loving pals, we’ve got you covered with a home gift guide.

Here are our top home gift ideas for Christmas.


There’s no feeling quite like crawling into crisp, new sheets at the end of a long day and nothing can transform a bedroom like a new bed cover can.

If you’re unsure exactly what your gift recipient’s style is, play it safe with some good quality sheets or a bed spread in a neutral colour with minimal pattern.

If they have slightly more vibrant tastes the new Moroccan inspired range from Mercer and Reid at Adairs could be a winner.

The Medina quilt cover set will transport your loved one to dazzling Marrakesh with its inspired Mosaic pattern, all from the comfort of their bed.

With North African influences, this range also embraces the earthy tones we’re sure to see more of in the coming year.

An interior design book

Any decor enthusiast would be thrilled with a beautiful interior design book, whether they’re seeking new inspiration or would simply appreciate adding a new tome to their coffee table collection.

This beautifully illustrated book from Domino is all about discovering your personal style, shopping for quality pieces, styling both the major and minor components of your home and creating a space you love.

A new piece of art

A beautiful piece of art can complete a room and is a great reflection of personal taste.

Whether they’re into contemporary art, vivid splashes of colour, typographic prints or framed photography, there’s a piece of art to suit every person and every home. You don’t need to be an art aficionado to appreciate a beautiful picture.

Something from Kmart’s home range

Let’s be honest, you could probably get all your gifts from Kmart’s hugely popular home wares range. Both incredibly wallet friendly and on-trend, a gift from Kmart is a fail-safe option.

The five piece Inspired Indoor Outdoor Bundle which includes the chair of the moment – the rattan chair – is perfect for those setting up their first home or creating an outdoor entertaining oasis.

For something a bit more frivolous, the unicorn float is this summer’s must-have poolside accessory. There are also dragons, icy poles and island lounge floats if unicorns aren’t quite your loved one’s thing.

A quality candle

A candle lover can never have too many in their collection.

You can’t go wrong with a Glasshouse fragrance, the beautifully packaged (and Melbourne based) Wavertree and London range or the widely popular Yankee Candle selection.

If you’re after something with a royal stamp of approval opt for a luxurious Jo Malone candle. 

The Duchess of Cambridge used the Orange Blossom Jo Malone scent to perfume Westminster Abbey for her royal wedding, in case you were wondering. There are also some fantastic limited edition Christmas scents at this time of year.

A round towel

With summer well and truly upon us, help your loved one step up their beach game with a circular towel. There are so many ways to use these towels other than at the beach – they can double as a picnic rug, a statement bed spread or a throw rug over the couch to add some texture and pattern.

A beach umbrella

Combining sun safety and style, a beach umbrella is an ideal gift for an Aussie Christmas. Not only to use at the beach, a beach umbrella can add character, quirk and functionality to any alfresco or pool area this summer.

Indoor plants

Indoor plants not only liven up and add interest any room, but can also help create a healthier environment in your home by acting as an air purifier. Whether you’re buying for an avid gardener or a black thumb, there are plenty of suitable options.

Some on-trend and resilient varieties include the rubber plant, mother-in laws tongue or the fuss-free zanzibar gem.

If your loved one does have some patience and time to care for a plant, the fiddle leaf fig makes the perfect indoor statement and has fast become an interior design staple.

If they have a big home library, plants can add a little more life to those shelves.

A custom gift basket

Short on cash but have some time and creativity up your sleeve? Create your own custom gift basket for a truly thoughtful and practical gift this Christmas.

If it’s for a passionate cook, throw a cookbook, some exotic ingredients, a nice bottle of wine and some new utensils into a picnic basket. For a budding baker you could include a new apron, a whisk, base ingredients and some cute cupcake holders.

Are they more into DIY? Think a tape measure, spirit level, Bunnings gift card and a new paintbrush or screwdriver.

Something in Pantone’s colour of the year

Pantone has named Greenery its colour of the year for 2017. Help your stylish friend get a head start on next year’s look with some home accessories in this hue.

Rather than a can of paint, think more along the lines of a vase, dinner set or cushion which can showcase Greenery without too much commitment – they’ll thank you when the next  ‘it’ colour rolls around.

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