10 Holiday Gifts for Homeowners

By: Rob Hebert

Got a new homeowner on your holiday shopping list? Are you a homeowner who's always stumped when asked what you want for your abode? Never fear! House Proud columnists Rob and Clark have selected 10 unique and inspired gift ideas that everyone needs or wants in their home.

(As a side note for their friends, this is basically their holiday wish list. So just hit print and get shopping!)

Check out their selections.

1. Magazine subscription
Consider giving friends a subscription to Elle Décor, Interior Design, Architectural Digest, OUT's Advocate editon (a combo pack of both mags, and the only way to get a print version of the renowned news magazine). They’ll thank you all year long for the inspiration and the entertainment.








2. Glass toaster
A toaster? How cliché... you might be thinking. Well, check out this toaster by Magimix available at William Sonoma. Wondering if your toast is ready? Just take a look at this beautifully designed piece. Why did it take one hundred years for someone to think of this?









3. Pillows
You can never have enough throws and throw pillows. Dwell Studios is consistently ahead of the curve, turning out delightfully patterned home accessories that will be the envy of everyone’s eye.

See for yourself.











4. Luxurious Scented Candle
While candles from regular home stores often have cloying, disrputive scents, you can’t go wrong with a high-end candle. The candle or container is usually beautifully designed and the scents are often subtle and lovely.

Especially good is the delightfully scented 3 Wick Holiday Home Candle from JonathanAdler.com. At $48, it’s a fantastic buy!

5. Nespresso Maker
Change a life this holiday season. Help a friend forget about those plastic capsules of crappy coffee by introducing them to Nespresso. The very beautiful Pixie model can be had for about $175. A single capsule of the exceptionally delicious Nespresso, available in over 20 varieties, is about fifty cents. It just doesn’t get any better.

















6. Chilewich for the Table
Help them set a handsome table with fabulous and enduring Chilewich placemats.














7. Wine of the Month Club
Let the good times roll, and help your friends fill up their deluxe wine cooler with a seasonal subscription to the Wine of the Month Club. Four times a year, they’ll receive two lovely bottles of vino, and it's only $138.50 for four shipments of well-wishes.








8. Barware
We are still obsessed with this beautiful, contemporary barware from Macy’s Hotel Collection. Buy them the whole set for around $100.













9. Orchid
For us, what really completes a home is an orchid. Wow them with a potted trio of orchids from your local high-end florist (purchasing one at a discount or grocery store will often leave you with a dead or flowerless plant within a matter of weeks). Orchids flower for months, take a few months off, then flower again. Sweet.










10. Home Depot Gift Card
Trust us, they’ll be running to the Home Depot twice a week for the foreseeable future. If you are a fan of giving gift cards, this is the one to give.