Home Design Gifts for the Pickiest Friends That Cost Less Than $100

Home Design Gifts for the Pickiest Friends That Cost Less Than $100

These gifts are perfect for the discerning aesthete in your life.

If you're feeling particularly giving this holiday season—or have a stricct budget that doesn't go over $100—poke through this list of gifts that anyone would. be thrilled to receive. From indulgent cashmere pants to the perfect sling bag, these gift ideas will let them know you care (without draining your bank account).

Who needs wall art for the office when you’ve got this showstopper?

Stendig Calendar 2023
An instant classic. Designed by Massimo Vignelli in 1966, the Stendig Calendar was immediately added to the Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The perfect pair for their favorite merlot.

Riedel Vinum Pinot Noir Wine Glasses, Set of 2
Perfect for enjoying your favorite vintage, these elegant glasses are designed to enhance each wine’s unique character. Made in Germany from high-quality crystal, Riedel glasses are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Set includes two glasses.

...and the perfect pair for their pinot grigio.

Nude Glass Dimple White Wine Glasses - Set of 2
Handmade Turkish glassware revered for its purity, clarity, and strength. One of those friends who knows way too much about wine—we’ve all got at least one—turned us onto Nude Glass recently, singing the praises of one of their wine glasses.

For the person who has everything, a plant is always a good option, especially one that essentially thrives on neglect. 

Bloomscape Potted ZZ Plant- Medium
For the forgetful plant owner, Zanzibar Gems are elegant but hardy houseplants that thrive best when kept out of direct sunlight and left alone. The layered leaves take on a feathered appearance and make a graceful statement for your home.

A little luxury for an at-home spa day.

Glossier The Complete Body Hero Collection
The products that will make you love showering: our entire Neroli-scented Body Hero lineup, all in one set. ...

Take them inside the homes of fame designers like Roman and Williams, Sheila Bridges, Joseph Dirand, and more.

Inside, at Home With Great Designers
The homes of interior designers are the places where all the knowledge and decorating expertise they have perfected can be seen in their fullest expression.

Allow us to introduce: Legos for grown-ups.

Little Building Co. DIY Guggenheim Museum Architectural Model
High-fidelity architectural model kits that look like they could have come out of the architect’s own studio. Unplug and recharge your batteries by spending some analog time with Little Building Co.’s models of some of the most iconic architectural works in the world.

For winter mornings, Zoom meetings, and everything in between.

Quince Mongolian Cashmere Sweatpants
Elevated in Grade-A cashmere, this relaxed-fit pant subtly skims the leg for the ultimate easy and flattering silhouette.   ...

A useful piece of wall decor in a retro mint hue.

Newgate Number Three Echo Clock
A contemporary wall clock with a graphic dial in a range of modern colour options. Acrylic wall clock finished in high quality silicone with metal hands and a glass lens.

A bestseller on Dwell, with several mountainscapes to choose from.

Whiskey Peaks International Mountains - Set of 4
Our best-selling whiskey glasses go international.  While there's nothing quite like taking a swig from a beat-up flask at the top of a mountain, it's unrealistic to think we can experience that exact moment every Thursday at 7 pm. Thankfully, there's Whiskey Peaks to help channel that same...

Now everyone at the party can play bartender.

Straightaway Six Pack Party Set
This is a great pack to share with a friend or to become the life of a party.

Ultra cuddly for post-shower bliss.

Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe
Inspired by the luxurious feel of our Super-Plush Towels, our Super-Plush Robe is made of combed, long-staple Turkish cotton and has a substantial 380 GSM weight.

A lovely display for office tools, fruit, and assorted trinkets.

Vitra Rotary Tray
Designed in 2014 by Jasper Morrison for Vitra, the Rotary tray is an updated version of a classic, round tray. Besides a serving tray, it also functions as a decorative storage tray for small objects, and the high edges prevent items from falling.

A moody dinner party must-have.

SIN Duo Candlestick
Double flicker. If you’re not already a groupie for this candlestick’s cousin get ready to be twice as taken. This little unglazed terracotta beaut has an unusual coiled structure that looks almost as if it’s hovering above the surface. And, let’s face it, two lights are always better than one.

A sunny addition to any brunch spread.

Raawii Strøm Jug
Designer Nicholai Wiig Hansen drew inspiration for his bright Raawii Strøm Jug (2016) from still lifes by Danish modernist artist Vilhelm Lundstrøm, evoking the vibrant color palette found in much of Lundstrøm’s work.

Neck aches are no match for this crescent cutie.

Buffy Nook Pillow
A perfectly firm, oversized pillow that’s covered and filled with two kinds of recycled plastic—soft and fuzzy on the outside, extra-fluffy on the inside.

Winter is coming—give them the give of hydrated skin from head to toe.

OSEA Essential Hydrating Oil
Plump skin and smooth fine lines with our cult favorite face oil. Jojoba + Macadamia Oils flood skin with essential fatty acids and all-day moisture. An uplifting blend of eight skin boosting essential oils delivers radiant skin. Layer over makeup during the day to soften the look of fine lines.

This soft, ochre number is one of our favorite throws for under $100.

Parachute Oversized Knit Throw
An everyday staple piece, this easy oversized throw is made for movie nights, afternoon naps and mornings on the patio. Knit from natural Turkish cotton in a cozy rib pattern, it’s like a sweater for your bed or sofa.

To house their plant babies.

Areaware Stacking Planter - Short
The Stacking Planter discretely integrates both a planter and saucer into one form. Lift out the bottom ring to reveal a hidden saucer. The circular stoneware form takes its inspiration from high voltage ceramic insulators found on power lines.

A nice olive oil is key to a well-stocked kitchen—and this duo is twice as nice.

Brightland Duo
Paired together to balance and round out your kitchen, Brightland’s AWAKE is made for slow days and cozy nights, while ALIVE is made for fare that fuels active days.

Introduce them to the weighted blanket trend with this affordable option.

Helix Weighted Blanket
Premium Soothing Design: Gridded internal stitching pattern for uniform distribution of find-grade glass beads.

A much-raved-about moisturizer to soothe irritated skin this winter.

Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream
A rich cream that feeds skin with plumping hydration and antioxidant-packed Japanese purple rice for a dewy, healthy glow. Ideal for dry skin, but can be used on normal skin for those who prefer a richer texture.

Bring a little bit of color to their dinner table.

Cold Picnic Good Day Set of 4 Napkins
100% organic cotton slub.

The perfect starter kit to go with their diffuser.

Vitruvi Essential Oil Set
We bundled our 4 most popular essential oils: calming Lavender, invigorating Eucalyptus, refreshing Spruce, and energizing Grapefruit. They blend so well together, while also being very versatile on their own—making this a great choice for newcomers and longtime oil-lovers alike.

Pamper the home chef with countertop fresh herbs all year long.

Click & Grow Smart Garden 3
Fresh herbs can truly elevate any dish. For those who don’t have a green thumb, Click & Grow can grow, water and nurture your herbs for you (all you have to do it is plug it in and fill the water tank one in a while).

For light that’s just right—recommended by our creative director.

Hay PC Portable Lamp
Designed by Pierre Charpin, the PC Portable Lamp (2019) provides light where it’s specifically needed, at least until it’s needed elsewhere. Its durable construction and scratch- and water- resistant finish keep it looking good. The light source is hidden from view by a polycarbonate diffuser.

The essential travel bag.

Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack
Whether you’re an avid explorer or just like to keep things hands-free on the regs, The Ace Fanny Pack is your perfect companion. This waterproof neoprene pack has an adjustable strap, so you can decide how high or low your wearing style wants to go. The front and main pockets are perfect for...

Help them break up with single-use plastic bottles with a pitcher that makes tap water taste wonderful.

LifeStraw Home Glass 10-Cup Water Filter Pitcher
The LifeStraw Home is a premium water filter pitcher that protects against more than 30 tap water contaminants including bacteria, parasites, microplastics, lead, PFAS, chlorine, herbicides, and pesticides. It also leaves your water tasting fresh and clean.

Not your grandmother’s tea kettle.

Fellow Clyde Stovetop Tea Kettle
Meet Clyde, a sleek update to a stovetop staple. High-grade stainless steel for the best build quality, a large 1.7 liter boiling capacity, and a two-tone harmonic whistle for a unique alert.

For when their wallet could use a serious upgrade.

Bellroy Hide & Seek Wallet
The Hide & Seek Wallet is a natural starting point for those looking to slim their wallet. It's conventional, yet loaded with hidden features and compartments that will Houdini away your extra bulk.

A coffee table book they’ll actually read.

Herman Miller: A Way of Living
A chronicle of the rich history of this innovative furniture company, from its founding in the early twentieth century to today.

A more eco-conscious skillet set to up their chef skills.

Food52 x GreenPan Nonstick Skillet (Set of 2)
The total package.  In the words of our co-founder Amanda Hesser, "Many nonstick pans are appealingly affordable but not at all visually appealing.

So they can display their vintage collection with pride.

West Elm Square Brass Wine Rack
This compact wine rack is an easy add for spaces small and large. Featuring a chic brass finish, it holds up to six bottles of your favorite vino.

Looking for something else? Check out the rest of our holiday gift guides here.

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