With the holidays in full swing earlier than ever before, we’re here to help you find the perfect present for your friends and loved ones. Giving gifts during the holidays is a personalized experience that requires great thought and care. Rather than a bath set or fleece blanket, have you ever thought about gifting furniture or a decor item instead? Not only is this unique, but it’ll be a practical and stylish option for their home they may never have considered getting on their own.

Check out some fun ways to gift furniture or decor to the ones you love:

Bring Decor to Your Host or Hostess

Don’t show up empty-handed to parties. Bring your host a gift they can use in their home for future events or something that will add year-round style to the space. Decor items such as trays, vases and wall decor are winner pieces that far exceed the thought of a wine bottle.

If you want to take it one step further, pair your item with a candle or food item for double the fun. Your candle and candle holder will be a welcome surprise they can start using immediately. A serving tray or set of bowls, for example, enhances their hosting abilities while bringing a touch of color and style to their kitchen. And wall decor comes in a range of sizes and art styles to meet their preferences.

We have a variety of home decor, so you’re sure to find something any host will enjoy. For more gift-giving inspiration for your host, check out one of our gift guides below for more inspiration:

Use an “IOU” for Your Loved One to Pick Out Their Furniture

Furniture is the place where memories are made in our homes. Movie nights, game days and family celebrations all happen from the comfort of home around the sectional or dining room table. It’s important to remember that furniture is a very personal purchase, which is why it’s fun to go together with your giftee to find the best size, color and style that will fit their space. 

Get excited while you shop online for options, and when you’re both ready, make the occasion extra special by going to your local Ashley HomeStore together for an appointment. It’s a creative way to make the experience fun and ensure they get exactly what they want.

Start a Home Project Together

For a unique gifting gesture, help your husband, aunt or best friend start that home project they haven’t been able to start. Have they been wanting to convert the basement into a sports den or craft room? Offer to help with a futon or multipurpose table that will meet their needs and get the project going.

For an updated family room, pitch in for a new sofa that will be the basis of a new color palette for the room. It’ll not only inspire them to love home even more, the piece will always be a reminder of the love you share for each other. For a starting point on seating, check out our sofa guide.

Furniture as a Gift

Home is where the heart is, especially during the holiday season. We want to help you gift something unique that your friends and loved ones will love and use for years to come. For more gifting inspiration, browse our Pinterest boards or Instagram, and show us your gifting spirit by using #MyAshleyHome – it may just get featured on our feed!