10 great, last-minute home decor gifts from Home Depot
And you can get them in time for the holidays!
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Home Depot might be one of the best places for finding home decor gifts this year. No, I’m not kidding.
It’s OK if you think the store is just for hardware and appliances; it’s a common mistake. Sure, you can get a new dryer or dishwasher there, but Home Depot also has all manner of decorations that can add life to any space. Plus, if you buy online and pick up in store, you can get every item on this list before December 24th.
With the holidays right around the corner, here’s some great home decor from Home Depot that you could help cross everyone off your list.
1. Something gold (frankincense and myrrh not required)
Gold’s the best, so a set of Titan Lighting gold-accented vases deserved the top spot here. The alligator texture and metallic finish help make these vases stand out to the point where we think they don’t even need flowers to look good.
The real benefit to this set is that it works as a singular unit and as two separate pieces. Rather than decorate one area, these vases can help spruce up two rooms.
2. A jewelry box as lovely as most accessories
Your loved ones probably got a lot of jewelry as gifts, or they already have a lot of lovely pieces in need of organization. In either case, they need a place to store them. While a plain jewelry box would do, ORE International’s turquoise with gold swirl jewelry case is a more aesthetically pleasing option.
Instead of a plain box, this is a miniature armoire with glass panel doors so you can see what you have inside. The only real downside is that the turquoise might not be to everyone’s liking, so make sure you know the recipient’s preferred palette before gifting this.
3. This candle with good looks but a better smell
A candle is always a great last-minute gift. Everyone loves candles, but not everyone’s willing to buy one for themselves. And even if they do buy themselves candles, they still probably want more. (This is very true if the person you’re shopping for is me.)
Lumabase’s floral candle set speaks to me personally because it includes a lavender candle and a morning glory candle. Lavender is, of course, the best scent and morning glories are my favorite flowers, so Lumabase is exclusively targeting people with good taste here. On top of that, this set has three candles so you could really use them as gifts for three people to get your shopping done just a little bit faster.
4. These fabulous color-changing LED flameless candles
Not everyone can have regular candles in their home. For instance, if you have a friend who lives in a small apartment with a strict landlord, you might not want to get them traditional candles they won’t be able to light.
The Lavish Home Flameless Candle Set is a good alternative gift. What’s nice about these candles is that they mimic their flame-based siblings as much as possible with a slight vanilla scent and a wax body. Additionally, these candles come with a remote so no one will have to fumble with a tiny switch to turn them on or off.
5. A place to write a menu
Writing a dinner menu on my kitchen’s chalkboard is part of my grocery shopping routine because it lets me know what ingredients I’ll need for each dish. On top of that, the board itself is a stylish little piece that helps tie my kitchen together.
The Stratton Home Decor Farmhouse Chalkboard allows you to take my idea and turn it into a gift. Because it has a rustic vibe, the chalkboard stands on its own as a unique decoration.
6. These stained glass panels that can add color windows
Unless you’re friends with or related to someone who lives in a converted church or temple, people on your shopping list probably don’t have stained glass windows. That’s a shame because it would be amazing to have a giant, artistically designed window.
A stained glass panel is a nice, small decoration that can serve as a great gift for anyone who wants to add some color to their homes. While Home Depot has different panels available, the River of Goods Multi Stained Glass Mod Collage Window Panel stands out because of its contemporary design and vivid palette.
7. A cheese tray that can please the aspiring cheesemonger
A good cheese board is a luxury that everyone should get to enjoy, and you can help by gifting the Danya B Acacia Wood with Bark Cheese Tray this holiday season. It includes three utensils, making it great for preparing and serving cheese.
This is for the foodie or perpetual party host in your life. Its bark edges lend a rustic vibe that compliments the elegance of the finished wood.
8. An amazingly comfortable throw
Whether you knit, crochet, or know how to quilt with a machine, a handmade blanket is always a wonderful gift. Given that the holidays are creeping up and you don’t know how to knit or work your way around a sewing machine, the Snow Beige Polyester Throw Blanket would be an equally wonderful present even if you don’t make it yourself.
As the winter gets colder and colder, people will appreciate receiving a soft, breathable blanket. Plus, we’re the only ones who will know that you got this at Home Depot. If you want to let your friends think you made this for them, your secret will be safe as long as they don’t read this list.
9. This piece that packages nostalgia and gum, all in one
This is how to gift a give that’s retro and fun without giving something used or refurbished—by buying a retro gumball machine. An honest to goodness gumball machine isn’t something many people would ever buy themselves, so they will certainly be a surprise when it’s unwrapped.
There are two things I really love about this gift. First, it’s just really great to know that someone has a gumball machine in their house. Second, you can just give gumballs as future presents so that the recipient can keep the machine full. Win-win.
10. This kitchen cart that provides storage and counter space
If you’ve got someone on your list who lives in a small space, there are likely two things they’d love to add to the kitchen: storage and counter space. Luckily for you (and them), you can gift both of these essentials with this kitchen cart from Home Depot.
The Glenville Single Kitchen Cart comes with a drawer and a cabinet, plus it has wheels, meaning it can roam around the kitchen depending on where your giftee needs the most space. The wooden top serves as counter space or an extra cutting surface—plus it comes in three colors, so you can pick the shade that matches your giftee’s kitchen.
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