When in doubt, one of the most universal holiday gift categories is the home. After all, almost anyone appreciates a gift that helps them to elevate their space! And, in my opinion, these are the best holiday gifts for the home in 2022. From the most luxurious candles and hand washes, to games that can be enjoyed by the whole family, these are the perfect gifts to give those “hard to shop for” people on your list, or the home decor enthusiasts in your life!
One of my personal intentions for 2022 was to put more time and attention into my home space. After all, our home is not only the place where we spend the most time, but it’s also the MOST important place that we spend our time. Read that again! Because of this, having little things to help us elevate our home can really make all of the difference.
That’s why this year, I’m excited to introduce yet ANOTHER new category to my annual gift guides: the home category! This gift guide is full of my favorite picks for the home from this year, and as always, narrowing it down to just 20 wasn’t an easy feat. From the softest bed linens to the world’s best toaster (it’s true!) there are so many fun and unique picks on this list that I am so excited to share with you!
Good bed sheets are the gift that keeps on giving. Recently, my family and I switched to Brooklinen sheets and we absolutely love them. They’re soft, breathable, durable, and make the perfect gift for anyone who likes their home to feel a little luxurious!
02. – Fable Home Dish Set
I recently made the switch to Fable dinnerware, and I couldn’t love it more. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s durable and dishwasher safe – even my kids use it for their meals! It’s the perfect everyday dish set to instantly elevate your meals (and you can use code KALEJUNKIE to save 10% off site-wide!)
03. – Le Labo Santal Candle
A good smelling candle is the perfect gift for those hard-to-shop-for friends, and when it comes to candles, Le Labo truly is the best. They smell heavenly and will make your home feel cozy and relaxed, almost like a spa!
04. – Aesop Soap Set
Good soap is one of those things that you don’t realize you needed until you actually have it. Aesop soaps smell like heaven and are a luxurious touch to add to any bathroom or kitchen.
For the friend who can’t live without their morning run to the coffee shop, why not bring the coffee shop to them? This Breville Espresso Machine makes the absolute best espresso, and will make you feel like you have your own personal coffee shop!
06. – Hatch Smart Sleep
One habit I’ve been trying to keep lately has been staying off my phone at night and first thing in the morning. Why? Because studies show that going on your phone right before bed or first thing in the morning can impact your energy levels. In order to stay off my phone, I’ve recently switched to using an alarm clock that isn’t my phone, and I love my Hatch Smart Sleep. It changes colors, has ambient noises, and even guided meditations!
07. – Bearaby Weighted Blanket
As we move into the colder months, what better way to stay warm than with a weighted blanket? Bearaby’s weighted blankets are hand-knit, come in beautiful colors, and are the perfect way to stay warm and cozy at night.
In the era of butter boards, having the perfect vessel for your decadent creations is a “must.” This petrified wood cheese board is absolutely beautiful and is the perfect vessel for all of your cheeseboard (or butter board) creations.
09. – Faux Penny Mat Tile Mat
Traditional door mats are out, and penny mats are in! This adorable, custom penny mat is the perfect way to welcome someone into your home. Plus, it’s customizable, so you can change what you want it to say over and over again!
10. – Sonos Bluetooth Speaker
Having music playing, even softly, is a simple way to completely change the look and feel of a space. And when it comes to bluetooth speakers, Sonos is truly top-tier. I recently got one for my home, and I couldn’t love it any more!
Your home is your own, private oasis, so it should feel like one! Having a luxurious robe to slip on, first thing in the morning, is the perfect way to give someone that spa-like experience, right at home.
12. – Electric Wine Opener
It’s 2022, are we still opening bottles of wine the manual way?! I’m kidding, but in all seriousness, if you have someone in your life who loves a good glass of wine, then they need an electric wine opener. It opens any bottle in seconds, with very minimal effort. What’s better than that?!
This work-from-home essential not only helps you to get more done, but also looks great sitting on a desk. It’s an electric mug and warmer, so you won’t need to keep getting up from your desk to reheat that morning cup of coffee.
A beautiful coffee table book instantly elevates any living room, and I personally love this one from Architectural Design. It’s sleek and simple, with a gorgeous linen cover, and contains images of some of the world’s most beautiful homes.
15. – Balmuda Toaster
The beautiful, Japanese toaster that Emily Mariko made famous is truly sent from the heavens. It’s a bit of an investment, but it truly makes the perfect toast, pizza, or bread, every time. Plus, it looks beautiful sitting on your countertop! It’s the perfect gift for someone who has an eye for design.
16. – Vitruvi Oil Diffuser
If you’re shopping for someone who is more sensitive to scents, then an oil diffuser is a great gift to help them elevate their home without being overpowering. Vitruvi makes my favorite oil diffusers, and while you’re at it, why not get them an essential oil or two to go with it?
A home security system is something that you don’t always know that you need… until you need it. This is a great gift to ensure that your loved ones stay safe and protected in their home(s).
18. – Backgammon Set
We spend way too much time scrolling on our phones these days, so why not give someone the gift of relaxation with some analog entertainment? This backgammon set is not only beautiful, but it’s portable, so you can take it with you on all of your travels!
19. – Moscow Mule Glasses
Moscow Mules are my favorite winter cocktail, and what’s better than a winter cocktail served in a beautiful glass? This Moscow Mule glass set is the perfect way to elevate your winter nightcap.
This isn’t your ordinary card game- it’s deeper. “We’re Not Really Strangers” is a game designed to bridge close connections and help you to really get to know the people around you. Plus, they also make a couple’s and family’s edition, too!