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14 Best Gifts to Give for the Home 2021

Samantha Huls

Samantha Huls

Shopping for gifts can be tricky particularly for the home whether it's the holidays, a housewarming, or another special occasion. PropertyNest has selected unique gifts for the home that will stand out and make you look like a genius. Find out which gift is right for your recipient.
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It's not always easy shopping for gifts for people, especially when you want the gifts to be memorable.

When shopping for those special people, consider home-centric gifts that will make their home cozy, warm, functional, or unique.

Finding a lasting gift is an important consideration, and giving gifts for the home is a great option for ensuring your gifts get used.https://www.propertynest.com/cms-admin/pages/21/

If you have a homebody on your list, consider a cozy gift.

If you find yourself shopping for a tech person, consider a cool small kitchen appliance or a home technology gift.

Whatever their personality or interests, there are gifts for the home that will fit the bill and be utilized for years to come.

Giving gifts for the home doesn’t mean you’ll need to spend a fortune either.

You can find quality gifts at affordable prices, finding the perfect item that will be used in their home all year long.

With all of the new technology, appliances, and decor trends from the year, it’s a great time to round up the best gifts for the home of 2021.

Ninja Foodi 8-qt. Air Fryer with DualZone Technology: Best Small Kitchen Appliance

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For the master chef in your life, consider getting them the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer.

This small kitchen appliance is the top of the line of air fryers.

With its dual-basket setup, it allows you to cook two different foods at once.

There are six programmable cooking functions, meaning that you can do more with one-single appliance and potentially save yourself some much-needed counter space by forgoing all of your other kitchen cooking appliances.

Who Is This Gift Right For?

This gift is perfect for home chefs, someone who is trying to eat healthier, or someone who likes the convenience of using an air fryer!

ProsCons
Six different modes for cookingExpensive
Dual cooking basketsLarge size (takes up a lot of counter space)
Top of the line air fryer

Capri Blue x Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser Starter Kit: Best Home Fragrance Gift

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A large part of the ambiance of your home is how it smells.

Diffuser kits are extremely popular these days, and you can diffuse just about any scent.

Unlike candles, when you’re ready to change your scent, you just buy a scent refill and put it into your diffuser.

Give someone a gift that will fill their home with beautiful smells all year round with the Capri Blue x Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser Starter Kit from Anthropologie Home.

Who Is This Gift Right For?

The person who loves to entertain in their home during the holiday season and wants to keep things smelling beautiful or your loved one who is a fragrance nut!

ProsCons
Easy to useExpensive
Makes the home smell greatUses specific refills

Roku Ultra Streaming Device 4K: Best Home Streaming Gift

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A home theater should be comfortable and functional, with lots of options for movies and TV to watch.

For the friend that is building their dream home theater this year, grab them a Roku Ultra Streaming Device 4K.

This plug-and-play streaming device is easy to use and set up and supports 4K streaming with a 4K compatible TV.

Paired with the right equipment, this is a great way to get started on helping them build the home theater of their dreams.

Who Is This Gift Right For?

The movie or TV buff in your life, or the person who has aspirations of getting a home theater setup, or simply for someone who needs an entertainment upgrade.

ProsCon
Plug and play functionalityMust have compatible TV for 4K streaming
Easy to use
Affordable gift

Friesen Upholstered Flip Top Storage Bench: Best Home Organizational Gift

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If you have someone on your list who needs help sorting their clutter, consider yourself a great friend by not adding to their mess and helping them tame the chaos instead with the Friesen Upholstered Flip Top Storage Bench from Wayfair.

This storage bench disguises its organizational power by doubling as a comfy seat. It’s a great addition to any entryway that is continually cluttered with shoes or boots. And a bonus? It’s a great place to stop and put on your shoes too!

Who Is This Gift Right For?

The person who is struggling to try to find a beautiful solution for all of the shoes at their entryway! It could also be a great holiday housewarming gift.

ProsCons
Contemporary DesignSmaller size bench
Deep storage capacity

Zadro TWB Towel Warmer: Best Gift for Pampering

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There is nothing like warm towels after a warm shower on a cold day. Give the gift of warm bathroom towels with the Zadro TWB Towel Warmer.

Having a towel warmer at the ready is the upgrade you didn’t know your bathroom needed.

This towel warmer is easy to use and set up pre-shower, and it looks futuristic and cool with a variety of different color choices to choose from.

This gift will make them feel like they’re at a fancy hotel all year long!

Who Is This Gift Right For?

This gift would be ideal for gadget lovers or those who would appreciate a spa-like experience in the comfort of their own homes.

ProsCons
Warm towels at the readyIt may not be ideal for small bathrooms
Easy to use

Siterra Painter's Palette 16-Piece Dinnerware Set: Best Dinnerware Gift Set

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For the person on your list who doesn’t have a matching dinnerware set--encourage them to ditch their hodgepodge of dishes by getting them a complete and stylish dinnerware set.

Now, enter the top-rated and customer-loved Siterra Painter’s Palette 16 Piece Dinnerware Set.

This set is artsy, fun, and serves 4. It’s perfect for creating an elegant table setting for their next dinner party.

Who Is This Gift Right For?

For the person who likes to host dinner parties (or wants to start hosting dinner parties). It also makes a great housewarming gift.

ProsCons
Dishwasher and microwave safe--practical for everyday useOnly serves 4.
Coordinated dish set

Painted Landscape Doormat: Best Outdoor Home Decor Gift

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A home’s first impression starts at the door, so having a doormat is more important than you’d think!

For the person that loves to make a good first impression, grab this Painted Landscape Doormat from West Elm.

It has an abstract landscape design and is made from coconut husks, meaning it’s durable and sustainably made.

There is no question why it’s a top-rated customer favorite that makes a great gift.

Who Is This Gift Right For?

The person who wants a contemporary statement at their front door.

ProsCons
Great priceAverage size doormat (not oversized)
Popular design

Hitchcock Butterfield Farmstead Grey Mirror: Best Bedroom Decor Gift

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You’ve likely seen a grand floor-length mirror on a social media influencer’s feed, and now you can gift one to someone special.

The Hitchcock Butterfield Farmstead Grey Mirror is a farmhouse-style floor-length mirror that is perfect for tying together a bedroom while still serving a functional purpose.

Get it for the person on your list that loves a good wardrobe change; they won’t be disappointed!

Who Is This Gift Right For?

The person who likes to get dressed up and needs a full length mirror to ensure their outfit is ready to go!

ProsCons
Large mirror (floor length)Heavy
Farmhouse style

Green 5 in. Money Tree Plant in Ceramic Pot: Best Indoor Plant to Gift

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Plants are a great gift for just about anyone on your list, but if you have someone who doesn’t have a green thumb don’t consider them exempt!

This 5” Money Tree Plant in a Ceramic Pot from The Home Depot is a great gift for everyone, as it’s low maintenance and easy to take care of.

To keep this indoor plant thriving, just add two ice cubes a week.

The ceramic pot is cute and ready to place as-is: no need to re-pot. It’s an easy way to keep some real foliage in your entertaining spaces.

Who Is This Gift Right For?

For the person who wants to get into taking care of real plants, but needs to start with something easy first.

ProsCons
Easy to take care ofLiving plant (requires routine care)
Indoor plant
Comes in a decorative ceramic planter (no need to re-pot)

Himalayan Salt Lamp: Best Home Lighting Gift

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What's better than a warm light on a cold winter night?

This Himalayan Salt Lamp emits a warm amber glow through a salt rock, creating a cozy and warm mood all year long. It’s a perfect gift for the homebody, or the geology buff, in your life.

Who Is This Gift Right For?

The homebody who loves to curl up with a dim light and a good book, or someone who collects rocks or gems.

ProsCons
Beautiful warm lightHeavy
Every stone is uniqueCan "sweat" in humid climates.
Affordable gift

The Big One® Super Soft Plush Blanket: Best Gift For Homebodies

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Cozy blankets are an excellent gift for just about anyone in your life, especially those with who you love to curl up and watch a holiday movie.

The Big One Super Soft Plush Blanket is the perfect classic cozy blanket.

Pick up one, or a few, and start the holiday movie watch parties!

Who Is This Gift Right For?

For the movie lovers who likes to lounge and binge watch while wrapped in a cozy blanket.

ProsCons
Cozy and large blanketNot heated or electric (basic blanket)
Great price

Home Office Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk: Best Gift for Someone Who Works From Home

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Looking for a home office gift for the person in your life who works from home? Consider upgrading their workspace!

The Home Office Electric Height Adjustable Standing Desk by The Twillery Co. will help create healthy work habits for years and years to come.

Working from home is a lot more comfortable when you have a desk that is supportive and adjustable.

Who Is This Gift Right For?

For the hard worker who wants to make a healthy change in their home office.

ProsCons
Rises and lowers with the touch of a buttonExpensive
Easy to useNeeds to be plugged in
Adjustable height works well for everyone
Has USB plugs for plugging in equipment

Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Vintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable: Best Gift for Music Lovers

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Every home needs a musical soundtrack, and what’s more classic than a record player?

The Crosley Cruiser Deluxe Turntable from Pottery Barn plays records with beautiful sound with nostalgia.

The turntable is encased in a classic leather and wood shell.

It has built-in speakers with Bluetooth broadcasting capability, making it still functional and useful in the present day.

There are also output jacks, which make it easy to hook up to your existing sound system for louder sound needs.

Who Is This Gift Right For?

The music connoisseur in your life, who will probably already have a record or two laying around.

ProsCons
Nostalgic and beautifulCan only be played clearly with the lid completely open.
Bluetooth hookup allowed to play streamed music
Comes in a variety of colors

Ring Video Doorbell: Best Home Technology Gift

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Having a Ring Video Doorbell is not just for the technology inclined. Give the gift of privacy and protection this holiday season with the Ring Video Doorbell.

The doorbell is wireless and easy to install, giving you the power to keep an eye on who is at your door even when you aren’t home.

Video footage is saved on the cloud for future viewing, and you can access your footage via your smartphone on the go.

Who Is This Gift Right For?

For the technologically sophisticated homeowner or someone you know, who orders a lot of packages and wants to make sure they have been delivered.

ProsCons
Added security for the homeExpensive
Easy to installRequires a wifi connection
Wireless

Custom Cutting Board: Best Personalized Kitchen Gift

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If you’re looking for a special and unique gift, get them a Custom Cutting Board sold by PersonalizationLab on Etsy.

Custom Cutting Boards make beautiful and unique decor pieces in a kitchen and are easily mountable or displayed on a shelf.

It is a timeless and thoughtful gift that will remain in the family for generations to come!

Who Is This Gift Right For?

The sentimental person in your life who loves kitchen decor.

ProsCons
Thoughtful and personal giftFor display purposes only--purely decorative.
Makes a great family heirloom

How We Decided

We chose these products based on customer ratings, availability, and popularity. All of the gifts on this list are highly rated in customer satisfaction and are sold by mainstream, reputable retailers.

For each chosen product, we reviewed the following criteria: product accessibility, price, customer and professional reviews, and product features/options.

Product Accessibility

We chose products that were easily accessible through local or online retailers.

These brands are either available directly through their retail stores or online retailers such as Wayfair.com, Amazon.com, or Etsy.com.

Price

The products in this list have generally affordable prices and stay within a reasonable amount.

Gift-giving does not have to be expensive, and this list reflects a diverse list of gift ideas with a variety of different budget considerations.

Customer Reviews

We chose products that had generally good reviews on the listing. These reviews are written by real customers, giving you insight into real people’s experiences with the product itself.

Determining factors in reviews and rankings include product durability and cost.

Product Features/Options

We included highlights of certain product features that could give insight into the functionality of the piece and what makes it a great gift for the home.

By reviewing the product’s webpage, we selected the most unique product features that set the selected product apart from other similar products.