20 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Home

At this time of year you’re probably busy looking for th perfect gift for people on your holiday gift list. This year, give a gift for the home.

I asked home décor retailers what the most popular gifts are and here is the list. Happy shopping!

1. Candles of every shape, color and style are always a welcome gift that will be used and enjoyed.

2. Holiday motif place mats, napkins and tablecloths will be put to use immediately for holiday season entertaining.

3. Books, book and more books either by the favorite author or beautiful coffee-table type books used for display in the home.

4. Barware and wine serving accessories are always a hit.

5.Take a lovely glass bowl and fill with silver ball ornaments or fresh fruit when you present it.

6.How about a colorful candy dish already filled with delicious and beautifully wrapped chocolates? Everyone loves chocolates!

7. They’ll swoon for a tortilla chip dish with salsa bowl; include chips and salsa in the gift box.

8.For party planners, try a punch bowl with glasses and include a favorite recipe for punch.

9.Bakers? Look for a cakebaking pan along with beautiful cake display dish/lid.

10. A decorative hot beverage carafe is classic and practical.

11. Give a true celebration with a champagne bottle holder, along witha bottle of champagne. (Add a bowl of strawberries, too.)

12. Know someone who loves to cook? Look for a pizza warming stone, with a gift card to the best pizza-to-go place.

13.Holiday ornament that uniquely depicts their favorite sport or hobby.

14. A single serve coffee maker for the newly empty-nested.

15. Get the latest version of the world atlas for the world traveler. And when prominently displayed in the home it’s a great conversation starter.

16. Foodies? A framed menu from their favorite restaurant, especially treasured if it’s from out-of-town.

17. Busy bees get fun and functionality from a home office desk set that can help make working at home more of a pleasure.

18. Enterainers will adore a decorative tray in the latest color.

19. A storage ottoman with tray top can be used anywhere in the home for sitting, storing, as a tabletop.

20. Another gift for travel-savvy friends – a framed map of their favorite city or country is nice.

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About Karen Carpino

Karen Carpino is an interior designer and founder of Chicago-based Karen Carpino Design. A professionally registered interior designer with over 25 years of experience, Ms. Carpino's clientele includes both residential and commercial projects. She brings you techniques, trends and tips in “Style At Home.”