These fantastic gifts will add colour and style to everything from casual play spaces to formal living rooms–from the place where one finds a quiet place to see where families gather for movie nights. Whether you would like to give a lovely object to get a tablescape, a cool storage basket, a gorgeous publication or the trendiest bean bag chair around, there’s a little bit of everything here.
We would love your great present finds, also! Add a link to your best idea for the ideal present for the dwelling room/family room/media room in the remarks section and tell us why you enjoy it. The Houzz member with the majority of creative thought wins a $50 gift card to West Elm. And be sure to come back tomorrow for our next guide to the most stylish gifts of the season!
Home Decor HSN
Nate Berkus Batik Fabric Tray – $39.95
Some of the best home decor deals on the market are in Nate Berkus’s assortment for HSN. This fabric-covered tray is great for holding keys and papers, for serving as a tablescape base, or for placing on a upholstered coffee table when you need a good flat surface.
Approx. 20″L x 12″W x 2-1/2″H
Angela Adams Pillow at Pod – $85
This abstract botanical handprinted pillow from Angela Adams is such a breath of fresh air. For those who prefer a warmer palette, in addition, it comes in tangerine and burnt umber. Insert is included.
55% linen, 45% cotton cover with a hypo-allergenic down alternative insert
12″ x 22″ rectangle
18″ x 18″ square
Hand-printed in the USA
Sewn at Maine
Monogrammed Burlap Pillow Cover by myadobecottage on Etsy – $32
This pillow combines several of our favorite styles: Parisian, flea market, monogram, texture, and burlap. It is a wonderful way to give a personalized handmade present.
The pay measures 17″ x 17″ and has an envelope closure
Pillow insert not included
W Magazine Stand, Oak – $169
If a person does not round up the magazines one hasn’t gotten around to reading yet, it can turn into a mess of mess very quickly. This wavy rack from Offi is a wonderful way to keep tabs on those. When it is full, it is a sign to start moving a few of these to the recycling bin!
Molded plywood construction
Dimensions: 16″H x 15″W x 13″D
Prices varying, as we bill: birch is $129; walnut is $169
Little Scallop Bowl in Blue by elementclaystudio around Etsy – $89
Etsy nice artist Heather Knight creates exquisite unique pieces inspired by nature. This bowl can be used as a sculpture and can be food secure.
Handmade from a ceramic clay, this bowl is unglazed on the exterior, and treated with a translucent blue glaze on the inside.
Approx 9″ about by 3″ heavy
Rosette Throw – Garnet Hill – $178
Casually tossed throughout the couch or used for warmth, this lambswool throw is a stylish alternative to some tacky Snuggie! Seriously, nothing says “I DON’T Love You” like a Snuggie!
Dry wash only
Fatboy Original Marimekko Lounge Bag – at Unikko Black – $299
Houzz buddy, photographer, DIY-er and writer of the site Asiz’s Child, Ali says,”You can never go wrong with a Fatboy Original. Not only can it be a fantastic lounge chair but it comes at a massive box that makes for hours of entertainment for the little ones (think box forts, box rocket ships, also a fantastic hide/seek spot), ha!”
Practical and easy to clean nylon material with a special coating. Scrub with a damp cloth to keep it looking new. The inside filling is made of tiny cylindrical parts of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene Packaging).
Designer Jukka Setala
70″ L x 55″ W x 70″ D
John Derian Company
John Derian Company Inc.. Silver Pouf – $325
Poufs are here to stay, and we get lots of questions here at Houzz about sources. John Derian has every colour in the rainbow and then some, like this glamorous silver.
Hand-dyed and hand-stitched at Morocco
20″ W x by 14″ H
Stuffed with a Mix of kapok, a natural plant fiber, and Dacron foam
Heart of Haiti Bowl, Green Ceremonial – $10
This bright Haitian paper mache bowl is so adorable you will want to pick this up in the blue and yellow variations as well. It is very good for your social conscience as well; it rewards the people in Haiti who create them.
Paper; amidon glue; acrylic paint
Handcrafted in Haiti
Not food secure
Includes a Certificate of Authenticity
Signed by the artisan
Moon Beam hitter at L.L.Bean – $39.50
Houzz contributor Lily Gahagan says,”not only is this retro-inspired clock a joy to look at, it is also makes getting up in the morning a pleasure (imagine that); you can select to wake up by a gently pulsing light, bell sound, or both.”
Features on/off backlight switch, snooze functionality and battery backup
5″H x 7″W x 3″D
Requires two AA batteries, not included
Jonathan Adler Letter Pillow – $98
This needlepoint pillow is a wonderful and personalized present. Order up a monogrammed accent to get a family’s living space or bedroom with hardly any fuss.
Available in a Range of color choices and letters A-Z
16″ x 16″
Ziggy Turquoise Vase – $14.95
What’s so great about those vases is that they price $14.95 but seem a whole lot more expensive. In reality, the giftees may even think you sacrificed major space in your luggage lugging them home from Venice!
Handblown cased glass
Cut and polished rim
4″dia. X 5″H
Contemporary Picture Frames – $29.95
One can never have too many dashes of glam. Perfect for a vanity, bedroom or living space, this oval frame made of glass cubes is appropriate for photographs of loved ones.
8.5″ x 10.5″; holds 5″ x 7″ photo
Happiness Pot – Short – $129
I cannot think of a better name for a present than”Happiness Pot!” Traditionally a wedding present in China, why not spread the happy to all of your favorite people?
Readily available in three sizes
Decorated with all the Chinese ideogram for happiness
This brief pot is $59.00
Silhouette Dove Pillow, Black and White, 14″x20″ – $105
At first glance, this bold and gorgeous pillow looks like some type of exotic Ikat print, but upon a closer look it is a pattern of silhouettes. It is just too smart!
Belgian linen sold with 100% cotton feather down insert
Measures 12″ x 20″
Piped seam in black hidden zipper
The Story of Eames Furniture from John Marilyn Neuhart – $125.37
We’ve featured so many ideabooks about Eames furniture that it seems only fitting to throw at a gorgeous book about Charles and Ray and their furniture!
2-volume, 800-page publication with more than 2,500 images
Design Within Reach
Tube Top Table Lamp – Design Within Reach – $110
This perfectly contemporary tabletop lamp is going to be appreciated by all fans of contemporary design. The clear acrylic version is visually space-saving and classic. Also available in charcoal.
Clear acrylic base; vinyl-coated plastic cloth color; fabric-covered cord
Tube Top Table Lamp
Small: H 14″ x W 9″ x D 4″ $110
Medium: H 21″ x W 15″ x D 7″
Big: H 27″ x W 18″ x D 9″ $305
Toys R Us
Artisan Deluxe Wooden Backgammon – $59.99
This handsome backgammon board comes in a wood attache case, making it an attractive thing that can be saved in plain view on a bookshelf.
Consists of solid wooden pieces two dice cups a doubling cubes. Opens to reveal a neatly inlaid wooden playing surface. Closed, it looks like a wooden attache case highlighted with chrome clasps.
Inlaid wooden playing surface
14.8 x 8.9 x 1.9
HASBRO – MONOPOLY Championship Edition – $19.99
Enough with all the video games and cans. Bring family and friends together for a few fantastic old Monopoly. It is made for ages 8 and up. Odds are you adults have forgotten how much fun it’s, but you have not forgotten that you like to use the automobile gamepiece!
Includes gameboard, 8 movers with transport bag, 28 Title Deed cards, 16 Chance cards, 16 Community Chest cards, 1 pack of MONOPOLY cash, 32 silver homes, 12 gold resorts, 2 number dice, 1 rate expire, championship scorepad, champion’s trophy, 6 name strips and instructions
Fair Winds Trading Rwanda Basket – Shop for a Better World – $75
This basket, handmade in Rawanda, is a feel-good present that helps girls there earn a living. This functions as a tote, magazine rack, wastepaper basket or basic jumble catch-all.
Naturally dyed sisal coil-sewn over bundled sweetgrass
Hand-woven at Rwanda
10.5″ x 16″
Since each bowl is a unique work of art, variations in size and colour will happen
contains a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Hand Embroidered Turkish Antique Kilim Pillow Cover by sukan – $49.99
Do you know someone who dreams of drifting the markets of Istanbul in hot pursuit of fabrics? Until they get that opportunity, they’ll be thrilled with this Kilim cushion on Etsy. There is a huge array of beautiful pillows in Etsy seller sukan’s store.
Pillow covered with a classic kilim (a sort of a rug). It is made of 100%wool. Colored with natural dyes. It’s Anatolian and Middle Eastern patterns.
The cover is zipped on the trunk.
Colours may fade after washing. Dry clean for best results.
Width(wide):16″ / 40 cm
Height(large ):12″ / 30 cm
Jonathan Adler Key Keeper – $70
As soon as I visited one of the very stylish people I know, Interior Designer Vanessa De Vargas, she’d this snazzy little Jonathan Adler box on her perfectly arranged coffee table, and it has made me need one ever since.
Brown stoneware with platinum accents
6.5″ x 3.5″ x 2.25″
Along with the bottoms are as adorable as the tops
Contemporary Decorative Accents – $34.95
What’s great about this sport is that it is an gorgeous object you will love to look at, but in addition, it makes you want to pull it out and play a simple game of Tic-Tac-Toe with a pal, spouse or kiddo.
Made from wood finished with a high gloss black and silver lacquer
14″ x 14″ x 1.5″
Hue (Limited Edition) by Kelly Wearstler – $23
The scrumptious colours and sumptuous images within this publication will be such inspiration to anybody who loves design, they’ll always leave this out limited edition in cerulean blue onscreen display. Wearstler’s design has evolved from the classic Hollywood Regency to bold Bravura Modern; this one is not for the meek. This is a signed and numbered edition of 1,000 copies world-wide.
psst. . .if this variant is too rich for your blood, the original publication is priced about $23 brand new on Amazon right now.
Bobble-Knit Lumbar Pillow Cover – $39.99
This knit pillow cover is reminiscent of a fisherman’s sweater stitched with love by grandma. It is wonderful for providing that comfy comfy vibe at the family room.
16″ W x 26″ L
Soft acrylic-wool yarn Reverses to sound
Zipper closing; insert sold individually
70% acrylic, 30% wool
Saks Fifth Avenue
Michael Wainwright – Amalfi Turquoise Nut Dish – $65
This lovely little bowl from Michael Wainwright is a special splurge. Your giftee will want to leave it out as part of a tablescape whether it has some snacks inside or not. Also available in gold and coral.
Handcrafted in ceramic and awarded a cracked look with a 24k gold glaze.
121/2″ X 81/2″
Made in USA
Murano Glass Bottle Vase Medium Violet – $75
This rich jewel-toned purple Murano glass vase is worthy of an official living room. Present the present with a couple of fresh flowers.
10″ H x 6″ W
Family Pillow: Brown – $134
In the beginning, the price for a cushion may seem steep. Then realize you are able to personalize it to be handstitched by K Studio with all the family characters (pets included) you pick!
Handmade by K Studio, Grand Rapids, MI
Shell of 100% hemp/organic cotton; filling of natural feathers (90%) and down (10%)
Pillows are made to order, in your choice of size:
14″ square $134
18″ square $152
22″ square $160
18″ L x 10″ W (pictured) $134
24″ L x 14″ W $152
Kendal Big Lidded Bags – $27.95
These lidded woven baskets with handles are a very pretty way to stash toys, books, games, DVDs, electronic equipment, and that heap of junk on the coffee table that needs to be hidden quickly when company comes over.
Large Tote. 16.25″ x 12.25″ x 9.25″H
Durable water hyacinth at a tight weave with useful cutout grips
made from green water hyacinth and recycled paper chipboard
Rustic Fireplace Log Basket – $69.91
This practical log basket looks fine next to the hearth and will keep logs directly where you desires them without messing up the rug. If you are feeling really generous, throw in a package of kindling to decide on this.
Roman bronze powder coated finish
23″ W x 12″ H x 13″ D
CERAMIC URCHIN BOX – $30
This sweet little sea urchin box is wonderful to get a coastal home or for someone you know is missing the shore.
5″ diameter x 2.5″H
Petal-Illuminated Bud Vase – $16
These modest floral lovelies are still an expensive-looking present at a reasonable price. Available in turquoise, purple or cherry.
5.5″H x 4.5″ W
I felt sort of guilty about making the present guide for anglers a”No-Gnome Zone,” so I am throwing one to the living room category. He’s really a container, and he seems pretty cute with his hat off or on!
6″W x 13″H
Made from white glazed ceramic with a metallic coated gnome hat lid
Perfect for everything from cookies to treasures
Heather Lins Home Science Project Pillow – Anatomy – $220
Ali of the blogAsiz’s Child states,”The Heather Lins Home pillows are ideal conversation starters for almost any family/media room. My favorite is that the Science Project Anatomy pillow. Who wouldn’t want a little science class refresher class in their couch?”
Wool felt background
Applique Made from Sensuede (made of recycled polyester, based on both post-industrial and post-consumer sources, including PET soda and water bottles)
Hidden zipper at bottom
Pillow insert: 5 percent down/95% feather
Sewn in the USA
17″ H x 17″ W
Mercury Glass Votive Holder – Set of 3 – $16
Living and family rooms require candlelight too! These elaborate little votive holders possess a bit of the exotic. Pick up one of those large bags of tealights at IKEA to go with it so that your friend will be able to use them nightly for at least a year.
Mercury Glass Votive Holder – Set of 3
3″ diameter x 3″ high
Fireplace Screen – $49.99
This fireplace screen is practical and decorative. The design includes branches with birds and pine cones–a fantastic pick for anybody with a fireplace that likes country style.
Matte black finish with dark brown highlights
383/4 W x 111/4 D x 321/2″H
DwellStudio Ovals Gray Quilted Play Blanket – $96
This gentle quilted blanket is great as a lap throw, or even to pay a scratchy rug or hardwoods when little ones are ready to play on the ground.
Quilted on both sides and reversible
36″ x 50″
Tiled Bone Picture Frames
This framework works well in any type of space; masculine, feminine, industrial attic, Hollywood Regency — you name it. Since most of us are too busy to back up our documents, not as much print and frame our digital pictures, personalize this framework by locating a photograph you know your giftee will enjoy, and place the entire thing together before wrapping this up.
Wood makeup; tiled bone.
5.5″ x 6.5″ Frame holds 4″ x 6″ photo ($19.00)
7.5″ x 7.25″ Frame holds 5″ x 8″ photo ($24.00)
Vintage Pewter Single Screen Fireplace Screen – $169
This hand-forged pewter fireplace screen has a contemporary shape created in traditional design. It is freestanding and does not require the typical tri-fold set up. Coordinating fireplace tools offered individually.
Fireplace Screen: 39″ W x 7.5″ D x 34.5″ H
Crafted of hand-forged iron with a distressed pewter finish