Not sure what to give this year? Something for the home is always a safe bet. Here, we offer gifts ranging from the functional to the flamboyant, with entertainers, decorators, hosts and plain old homebodies in mind.
Pendleton Saddle Blanket, $120, Opening Ceremony, 646-237-6078 (phone order only) Whether tossed over your shoulders or across a sofa, this Pendleton classic will make an awesome gift for anyone who appreciates classic Americana.
D.L. & Company Seven Deadly Sins Dessert Plates, $250, dlcompany.com
Housewares don’t get much cooler than this set of seven porcelain plates packaged in a black silk box.
Monogrammed Chevron Platter, $35, monkeyseeboutique.com
We think monogrammed housewares are right up there with the greatest gifts ever, and this super-cool Chevron platter can be personalized with up to three initials.
‘Me Eat Meat’ Print, $20, Fifi du Vie, fifiduvie.etsy.com
We adore this cheeky print, perfect for any proud carnivore’s kitchen. Handmade by artist Izabella Dennis, each silk-screened print is prepared using a photo emulsion process using nontoxic acrylic ink.
Jo Malone Candle Collection, $85, jomalone.com
Anyone would appreciate this luxe set that includes six mini versions of Jo Malone’s best-selling candles.
Brasa Fire Lamp, $185, brasafire.com
Finally, apartment dwellers can experience the joy of a fireplace with this portable vent-less piece that can be picked up and carried around the house. It burns clean, renewable bio-ethanol fuel so it’s good for the environment, too. Available in different sizes.
John Derian Candy Plate, $85, John Derian, 6 E. Second St., 212-677-3917
We can’t get enough of John Derian’s stunning decoupage creations — wouldn’t you be thrilled to get this as a gift?
Prada (hardcover), $78.85, amazon.com
A crazy-comprehensive book that documents three decades of the groundbreaking company. Among other things, readers can expect an overview of all Prada’s collections with thumbnails of 3,885 different looks, collages of the most influential shoes and bags, and detailed business descriptions.
Gama-go High Rollers Exotic Dancer Magnetic Coasters, $6, gama-go.com
We love these super-retro Polaroid-style coasters. When the party's over, just stick them on the fridge, thanks to the power of embedded magnets.
Reclaimed Slate Cheeseboard, $48, uncommongoods.com
With this clever cheese board made of reclaimed chalkboards from an elementary school in Illinois, you’ll never mix up the Parmesan and aged Mahon again.
Martha Stewart Glassware Set, $16.99, Macy's
Match drink to glass with this colorful retro set from the Martha Stewart Collection.
Wrapper’s Delight Honesty Bows, $6 each, fredflare.com
These ribbon kits tell it like it is with three clever options: “Caution! Panic purchase,”“I still have the receipt” and “It’s the thought that counts.”
Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag, $20, uncommongoods.com
A temporary item becomes a functional and contemporary art piece in this glass homage to the zippered bag. Perfect for holding just about everything — just like its disposable
NYC Paper Coffee Cups, $36 for 100 cups and lids, amazon.com
Sip coffee at home from these iconic paper to-go cups synonymous with New York City. Super-fun for entertaining ... or money-saving in the a.m.