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Gift guide: Home gifts for the holidays

Robin Baron

If you love home décor, share that passion this holiday season! As a designer and someone who loves to make spaces beautiful, I always give friends and family stylish gifts that will inspire them. Here’s a quick décor gift-giving guide for everyone on your list.

special someone

Remind your loved one how much you appreciate his or her support and care. This John Derian plate is just the gift to remind your special someone that you value their friendship, love, and honesty. It looks great on a desk, bedside table, or coffee table.

Old friend

Some friends stand the test of time. Months and years go by, and we find that these friends remain close now matter how often we see them. Find an elegant clock like this silver bamboo clock from Pottery Barn to give. It reflects the importance of a long-standing friendship.


Help make their new place a home! It is likely that your newlyweds haven’t had time to concentrate on accessorizing because their focus has been on the bigger things like their actual furniture. Throw pillows are a fun way to add coziness and style to any space. These pillows from John Robshaw or Madeline Weinrib have a big impact and can be mixed with almost any décor.

College student or young professional

Young students or those just starting out on their own don’t always have space to spare…and are usually not particularly organized! Give a gift that can change their life! A stylish organizational tool will be appreciated and used! This well-designed valet box can be used on a dresser, in a bathroom, or left out on a nightstand. I always find that being organized is the key to having peace of mind.


Framing a family photograph (even if it is just a snapshot from their childhood) is always a fun and sentimental gift! For a gift like this, I like simple frames with oversized mats…they have a great, contemporary look! If you don’t want to have your photo framed professionally, my go-to place is Pottery Barn.

Remember…giving gifts are as much fun as receiving them, so think out of the box, be creative, and enjoy the process.

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