The Greatest Presents For Inside Design Obsessives

Finding the right gift for someone can be a headache, so buying something for their home, whether a plant or posh crockery, is often a safe option that everyone likes and appreciates.

However, it’s not that easy when your intended recipient really knows their Ettore Sottsass from their Marcel Breuer. They will know exactly which designer the lamp you bought from Ikea is riffing off, so you’re best off looking elsewhere for something a little more niche.

We’ve done some looking and found the best new home gifts to buy that will keep even the most snobby of wannabe interior designers happy. From playful Be@rbrick models to tasteful coffee table books, check out our favorite home decor gifts below.

There are two types of interior design people, those who collect Be@rbricks and have them neatly lined up in for all to see, and those who don’t. If you’re buying a gift for someone in the former camp, then a model inspired by the work of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat will surely slot nicely into their collection — especially if they’re an art fan.

Snow Peak’s minimal designs make them suitable for home use even if, as is the case with this lantern, it is made for exploring the great outdoors with. If you know an interior design expert who is also a bit of an outdoorsman, then this is the perfect gift.

When you first see this mug, you might be asking who the Bær on it is. Well, according to Simon Fujiwara, the artist who created the Baer, it is “a dada-esque response to our increasingly extreme and incomprehensible times. With no identity – no race, gender or sexuality – I wanted Who to help create a language to play with complex ideas and even taboos in our era of identity politics.”

Covered in fine leather, this key tray is for those who like to add a touch of luxury to their interiors. And of course, if you happen to know someone who owns jewelry by Jacob & Co., it is the perfect tray to keep it on.

LA-based luxury lifestyle brand The Elder Statesman knows how to have fun with its designs, and that is on full display with this large patchworked mushroom made in the softest of cashmere. No matter who you are buying for, you can rest assured that they don’t already have one of these at home.

I think it’s fair to say that Diptyque is essentially the gold standard for all things scented, meaning that any gift from the Parisian Maison is likely to be well received. This scented oval disperses its famous fragrances around a room, designed to hang from door handles or in dressers.

No, that isn’t a typo in the name of this rug, Carne Bollente just loves a sexual innuendo. Part of the Parisian label’s latest collection, this blanket is decorated with a sex-positive illustration typical of the brand.

Let’s be honest, when it comes to coffee table books the way that it looks from the outside is almost as important as the contents — and there aren’t many other books with a reflective cover such as this one. Created by this very magazine, The New Luxury analyses how youth-driven culture and fashion trends start from the ground up.

Created by Affix in partnership with Cremate, this scented block wax is produced in a blend of vegetable and mineral wax, scented with all-natural essential oils of cade, pine, and lemongrass. But, most importantly, it’s shaped like a miniature mannequin head which is bound to get conversations started when guests are over.

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