Best Holiday Gift Ideas for People You Love in 2023

An image of kids opening their Christmas present

If there's one thing that can make the holiday season stressful, it's coming up with gift ideas. To help make the process a little easier, we’ve put together this list of presents for everyone you love.

Whether they're an entertainer who loves hosting parties, or a cozy connoisseur who loves curling up with a good book or movie. An organizer who needs help keeping their closets tidy, or an interior decorator who loves designing their home from scratch. If they're kids who need something fun to play with, or even gifts to treat yourself after all that holiday prep...we've got something for everyone!

The Entertainer

We've gathered some fun gift ideas for your friend who loves to entertain—presents that will help them host their next get-together in style.

Serving Trays

A serving tray (or two) is the gift that keeps on giving—the host can use it to serve up appetizers, drinks, and dessert at a dinner party. It's also great for picnics, where you can pack all your food onto the tray and transport it from one place to another.

Candle Holders

Modern candle holders and stands are an excellent way to add warmth and personality to your dinner setting. They're a wonderful way to create an inviting atmosphere while also being functional. You’re also playing to the design trend of modern metallics by incorporating them into your seasonal decor.

Barstools

Whether you know your entertainer is planning a party or want to make sure everyone has somewhere to sit, barstools or counter stools are the way to go. They create a space where everyone can feel comfortable gathering around.

A serving tray with a pair of cups
A set of silver Candle Holders
A pair of white Barstools

The Cozy Connoisseur

This person loves cozy blankets and hot cocoa just as much as they love style. Here are some great ideas for holiday gifts that are a little on the softer, comfier side:

Poufs

Poufs fit a lot of cozy into a small package. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and you can use them as extra seating in rooms with limited space.

Throw Blankets

A throw blanket is a practical, but thoughtful gift that is super versatile. You can use it at home, in the car, or even on an airplane. It's perfect for cuddling up while watching TV or reading a book. 

Pillows

You don't have to settle for run-of-the-mill gifts this year—you can up the ante with a gift that people will actually use. If you're looking for something a little more personal, we've got decorative accent pillows with messages on them that'll make anyone smile.

Poufs
A colorful Throw Blanket
An accent pillow with dog designs

The Organizer

Let's face it—we all have one on our list. Whether it's a parent, a sibling, or someone else, there’s a person in your life who’s obsessed with organizing their stuff. These ideal organizational gifts are for them:

Baskets

For the person who can't stand clutter, storage baskets are an excellent gift idea. You can find them in different shapes and sizes—from small ones that can fit on top of a dresser to big ones that can hold blankets or pillows. If you're on a budget, there are plenty of storage baskets under $100.

Bookcases

Bookshelves and bookcases give your loved ones the opportunity to organize their collection however they want. Bookcases can also serve as a space to house small statues, heirlooms, plants, or whatever else may be lying around in their home.

End or Accent Tables

If you're looking for something extra special, get them an end table or accent table with drawers or compartments inside. They'll be able to stash away things like purse contents or chargers instead of leaving them strewn about.

A pair of baskets with oranges
A bookshelf filled with decor
A round accent table with ornaments on top

The Interior Decorator

If you know an interior decorator, you know that they're always looking for new ways to make their home look like it’s straight out of a magazine. Here are three holiday gift ideas they'll love:

Vases

You can use decorative vase sets to hold flowers, pens and pencils, or even small accessories like watches and jewellery. The possibilities are endless!

Mirrors

An accent wall mirror is a lovely way to add a little extra brightness to a room. You can place it anywhere that needs light or looks bare, such as on an end table or shelf. On the other hand, a floor mirror can also help make spaces appear bigger!

Lamps

If you're looking for a gift that's both decorative and practical, consider a light fixture like a table lamp. They come in all shapes and sizes and are available in many different colours.

A set of decorative vases
A pair of accent wall mirrors shaped like the sun
A classy black and gold table lamp

Gifts for Kids

Shopping for the kids on your list can be tough, so we're here to help with a list of meaningful gifts for kids of all ages and interests:

Wall Art

Wall art and framed prints add character to any room. The older kids or teens on your list will love this one—try finding a design that pairs well with their personality!

Quilt Sets

Quilts are a timeless gift idea for any child (or adult). They're easy to wash, too—no worries about them getting dirty or stained. Find a quilt set in their favourite design or colour and they'll be sure to love it forever.

Kids Table Sets

A kids’ table and chair set can be used as a place where kids can do their homework or create art projects. It’s a gift that is not only for kids, but will also ease a parent’s mind, organizationally.

A wall art
A quilt set for kids
kids' table and chair set

Treat Yourself

After all that holiday shopping, you deserve to treat yourself to something special. Here are some of our favourite things this season, that we hope will be yours, too: 

Planter Sets

A planter set comes with two pots that make it easy to put your plants on display. A creative way to showcase your greenery!

Recliners or Accent Chairs

A recliner or accent chair is something worth considering if you're looking to relax after all the holiday buzz. The best part about recliners and reclining chairs is that they come in so many different styles and colours.

Beds or Mattresses

It doesn't matter if it's your first or fiftieth, you deserve to sleep in a comfortable and supportive bed that is right for you. Maybe the mattress in your current bed is starting to sag, or maybe you just want something new.

Whatever the reason, we're here to help make sure that this holiday season, everyone gets exactly what they need—including you!

A planter set
A recliner chair
Bed and mattress

We know that finding the perfect gift can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. 

Think about what your loved one's interests are and what they might want to add to their home, and then consider how much money you want to spend. From there, it's a matter of doing some research to find the best deals. 

We hope you find the perfect pieces at Ashley, but when all else fails, a gift card is always a great option! Visit us in-store to pick one up, or to speak to one of our furniture experts.

Happy shopping!