Updated: Nov 17, 2022
Finding the right gift for someone can be a headache, so buying something for their home, whether a plant or posh crockery, is often a safe option that everyone likes and appreciates.
However, it's not that easy when your intended recipient really knows their Ettore Sottsass from their Marcel Breuer. They will know exactly which designer the lamp you bought from Ikea is riffing off, so you're best off looking elsewhere for something a little more niche.
We've done some looking and found the best new home gifts to buy that will keep even the most snobby of wannabe interior designers happy. From playful Be@rbrick models to tasteful coffee table books, check out our favorite home decor gifts below. And, for more gift inspiration this holiday season, check out the Perasoul Shop.
Scroll down for the best new home gifts.
Leblon Delienne Mickey Welcome 30cm
Made in a workshop that has been recognized by the French government for its craftsmanship, this Mickey Mouse sculpture is not a usual piece of merch you will find at Disney Land. Plus, for the real Mickey stans, there's a huge life-size version available.
Carhartt Verse Fabric Tray
You might have a pair of double-knee pants and a Detroit jacket, but can you really call yourself a fan of workwear if your homeware isn't also from Carhartt?
GUSTAF WESTMAN OBJECTS Chunky Cup Standard
Gustaf Westman counts the likes of Peggy Gou and Tyler, the Creator as fans thanks to his playful takes on everyday pieces of homeware. These chunky cups are just one example of how Westman is bringing fun to the world of design.
Diptyque Berlin City Candle
An exclusive candle from the pioneering perfume Maison Diptyque, gift someone the scent of blossoming linden trees in Highsnobiety's hometown. Before an interior design obsessive has even smelt this scent, they'll be pondering where they can best showcase their new candle.
Medicom Toy Be@rbrick Andy Warhol x Jean-Michel Basquiat #4 400%
There are two types of interior design people, those who collect Be@rbricks and have them neatly lined up for all to see, and those who don't. If you're buying a gift for someone in the former camp, then a model inspired by the work of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat will surely slot nicely into their collection — especially if they're an art fan.
Simon Fujiwara x Highsnobiety Who The Baer Mug
When you first see this mug, you might be asking who the Bær on it is. Well, according to Simon Fujiwara, the artist who created the Baer, it is "a dada-esque response to our increasingly extreme and incomprehensible times. With no identity - no race, gender or sexuality - I wanted Who to help create a language to play with complex ideas and even taboos in our era of identity politics."
Jacob & Co. x Highsnobiety Leather Key Tray
Covered in fine leather, this key tray is for those who like to add a touch of luxury to their interiors. And of course, if you happen to know someone who owns jewelry by Jacob & Co., it is the perfect tray to keep it on.
Highsnobiety x The Elder Statesman Stuffed Cashmere Mushroom
LA-based luxury lifestyle brand The Elder Statesman knows how to have fun with its designs, and that is on full display with this large patchworked mushroom made in the softest of cashmere. No matter who you are buying for, you can rest assured that they don't already have one of these at home.
Carne Bollente Love Is Hole You Needs Blanket
No, that isn't a typo in the name of this rug, Carne Bollente just loves a sexual innuendo. Part of the Parisian label's latest collection, this blanket is decorated with a sex-positive illustration typical of the brand.
Highsnobiety The New Luxury
Let's be honest, when it comes to coffee table books the way that it looks from the outside is almost as important as the contents — and there aren't many other books with a reflective cover such as this one. Created by this very magazine, The New Luxury analyses how youth-driven culture and fashion trends start from the ground up.
Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Snow Lantern
Snow Peak's minimal designs make them suitable for home use even if, as is the case with this lantern, it is made for exploring the great outdoors with. If you know an interior design expert who is also a bit of an outdoorsman, then this is the perfect gift.
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