If you're anything like us, the holiday season is something you look forward to all year long. But if there's one thing that can make it stressful, it's coming up with gift ideas.
To help make the process a little easier, we’ve put together this list of gifts 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!
We all know someone who loves to entertain. Whether it's a holiday party, a birthday celebration, or a night at home with friends, they're always the first one to say, "bring a bottle!" We've gathered some fun ideas for your entertaining friend—gifts that will help them host their next get-together in style.
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. Plus, 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 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.
Whether you know your entertainer is planning a party or want to make sure everyone has somewhere to sit, barstools are the way to go. They create a space where everyone can feel comfortable gathering around.
Barstools come in a wide range of styles and prices, from sleek stainless-steel stools to more rustic wooden ones. There's something for everyone!
This person loves cozy blankets and hot cocoa just as much as they love style. Here are some ideas for gifts that are a little on the softer, comfier side:
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. Plus, they’re really cute, and perfect for adding a pop of colour to a dull area.
If you're having trouble figuring out what to get for your friend or family member who loves being warm and snuggly, consider a throw blanket.
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. Plus, it's perfect for wrapping up while watching TV or reading a book—which means it'll get plenty of use over time!
If you're looking for a gift that's sure to please, look no further than a pillow! Whether it's your boss, your mom, or your best friend, pillows are an easy way to show someone you care.
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 throw pillows with messages on them that'll make anyone smile.
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 gifts are for them:
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. They're also affordable! Even if you're on a budget, there are plenty of options under $100.
A bookcase gives your loved one the opportunity to organize their collection however they want. And, they can use it in many different ways—not only as a place to put books. Bookcases can also serve as a space to house CDs, DVDs and small statues, 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 (an organizer’s nightmare)!
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 gift ideas they'll love:
Your interior decorator will love this gift because there are so many ways to utilize it. You can use a vase to hold flowers, pens and pencils, or even small accessories like watches and jewellery. The possibilities are endless!
An accent 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. Mirrors also help make spaces appear bigger!
If you're looking for a gift that's both decorative and practical, consider a lamp. They come in all shapes and sizes and are available in many different colours. You're sure to find one that matches the recipient’s style!
We here at Ashley know that shopping for the kids on your list can be tough because they're so picky! We're here to help with a list of gifts for kids of all ages and interests:
Wall art adds character to any room, and there are pieces out there that match any sort of space. The older kids or teens on your list will love this one—try finding a design that pairs well with their personality!
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 one in their favouritecolours and they'll be sure to love it forever.
kids table sets
A kid-sized table set can be used not only at mealtime, but also 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.
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:
A planter set comes with two pots that make it easy to put your plants on display. They’re ideal as decor, and because they’re front and centre in your home, you won’t forget to water your plants!
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 these chairs is that they come in so many different styles and colours—there’s one for any room you want to lounge in.
beds or mattresses
It doesn't matter if it's your first or fiftieth, you deserve to sleep in a bed that is comfortable, supportive, and right for you.
Maybe your back feels like it's broken every morning when you wake up, or maybe you want something with a little more cushioning to support your body as you rest. Maybe the mattress in your current bed is starting to sag or get lumpy. Or maybe you just want something different than what you had before.
Whatever the reason, we're here to help make sure that this holiday season, everyone gets exactly what they need—and that includes you!
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.