Home Goods | November 24, 2021 8:28 pm

The Best Holiday Gifts for the Home

From blankets to knife blocks to candles and so much more

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A candle from Dr. Squatch, magnetic knife block from Bespoke Post, bath towels from Onsen, Shinola Runwell desk clock and other home gifts for the holidays 2021
Candles, towels, clocks, the classics ... and plenty of unexpected gifts.
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After spending over a year in the comfort of our own homes, we learned that it’s not the number of things we surround ourselves with, but rather, the quality of the goods we invest in. From a new couch that supports uninhibited comfort to a set of cookware worthy of the Queen’s kitchen, you deserve home goods that you’ll use and appreciate.

Of course, finding the perfect gift for the home can be not only tricky but costly, too. For that reason, we’ve scoured the internet, explored the archives and asked the experts what gifts are perfect for giving this holiday season. And at the risk of sounding brash, we’re pretty sure every option on this list will satisfy someone in your life. Without further ado, the best gifts for the home in 2021.

Brooklinen Flannel Core Sheet Set
Brooklinen Flannel Core Sheet Set
Brooklinen

Brooklinen Flannel Core Sheet Set

Ultra-soft, breathable and just a little preppy, Brooklinen’s flannel sheet set blends the classic look you’ve come to expect from flannel sheets with modern comfort. Available in varying sizes, from twin to California King, this brushed set can be found in five different colors, all of which are 20% off.

Sexy Mushrooms Throw Blanket
Sexy Mushrooms Throw Blanket
Society6

Sexy Mushrooms Throw Blanket

You thought we were gonna be like, “Oh, you should get this $200 fucking Pendleton whatever heritage National Park blanket thing,” right? No, we think you should get a blanket with a bunch of naked asses beneath mushroom tops made to look like windblown skirts. (We also think you should get the Pendleton National Park blanket; they’re so nice.)

Taschen "Jazz Covers" Book
Taschen “Jazz Covers” Book
Neiman Marcus

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Taschen “Jazz Covers” Book

Here’s the thing we all know but are afraid to say about coffee table books: no one ever really reads them. We skim them, and that’s fine. But that being said, it does then behoove one to choose a coffee table book that’s slightly more focused on the visuals than the text — Taschen’s new tome features hundreds of colorful, eye-popping record covers from the ‘40s all the way through the early ‘90s, an artful marriage of music and design that’s perfect for a casual flip-through but also features essential background info for the occasional deeper dive.

Flikr Personal Concrete Fireplace 
Flikr Personal Concrete Fireplace 
Huckberry

Flikr Personal Concrete Fireplace 

We recently became owners of one of these things, which we admittedly did not understand at all at first. But it’s a super heavy, dope-looking portable fireplace that sits on your coffee table or wherever and keeps you warm while providing vibes for days (and nights). A mere five ounces of isopropyl alcohol gets you about an hour’s worth of fire.

Floyd Shelving System
Floyd Shelving System
Floyd

Floyd Shelving System

Those Ikea shelves aren’t going to last forever. In fact, they’re probably already broken. Replace them with these sturdy and impeccably designed modular units from Floyd, perfect for displaying your coolest knick-knacks or your favorite records and books.

Burrow Serif Coffee Table
Burrow Serif Coffee Table
Burrow

Burrow Serif Coffee Table

It’s frankly pretty weird how much time we’ve spent staring at this coffee table on the internet.

Dr. Squatch Alpine Sage Candle
Dr. Squatch Alpine Sage Candle
Dr. Squatch

Dr. Squatch Alpine Sage Candle

From the people who make your favorite deodorant, this candle smells outdoorsy and fresh while also featuring a “crackling wooden wick” for some added … presence.

Solo Stove Yukon Bonfire Pit
Solo Stove Yukon
Solo Stove

Solo Stove Yukon

There’s plenty of reasons the Solo Stove has been one of the biggest success stories since the pandemic set in nearly two years ago: they work well, look great and give you an excuse to get outside.

Baloo Weighted Blanket 
Baloo Weighted Blanket 
Huckberry

Baloo Weighted Blanket 

This weighted blanket has saved us many an hour of sleep over the past couple years, and we have no reason to think anyone on your life wouldn’t be thrilled to receive one.

Shinola Runwell Desk Clock
Shinola Runwell Desk Clock
Huckberry

Shinola Runwell Desk Clock

It’s like a really big watch, you see, but it sits on your desk.

Onsen Bath Towel Set
Onsen Bath Towel Set
Onsen

Onsen Bath Towel Set

Longtime InsideHook favorites, the Onsen bath towel looks great on a towel rack and feels great on the skin.

Marcellin Magnetic Acacia Knife Block
Marcellin Magnetic Acacia Knife Block
Bespoke Post

Marcellin Magnetic Acacia Knife Block

Knife blocks where you slide the knives into those tiny little slits are gross and not great for your knives. Knife blocks that are magnetic and allow you to keep your knives on full display, however, are awesome.