It’s almost that time of year again! As we plan our festive menus, organize travel plans, and look forward to some much-needed rest and relaxation, it can be easy to put gift ideas for our significant others on the back burner. Then, when the time does come to shop, it’s easy to slip into old standards, like jewelry, perfume or aftershave, a scarf or another knickknack that may end up gathering dust.
If you’re still debating what to get your partner this year, practical gifts that elevate your home and give you years of joy are a sure bet; and when we say practical, we don’t mean a vacuum cleaner or a pressure washer for the car.
Read on to learn about five home-centric gifts that are sure to wow and delight this holiday season.
A New Dining Table
If your partner regularly complains about the size, state, or style of your dining table — why not surprise them with a new one? A dining table is the heart of the home, a place to make countless memories with friends and family. With proper care, it’ll last for decades to come.
When you’re looking to buy wooden dining tables, in addition to finding a stockist who has a great selection of styles, check reviews and testimonials from past shoppers to verify quality and prestige.
A Luxurious Bed
An uncomfortable bed can be what makes a day great or not so great. A fantastic night’s sleep gives us the energy and fortitude to get through the day.
If your bed is rickety, bowing or too small, consider upgrading this holiday season.
A Comfier and Larger Couch
There’s nothing better than curling up on the couch at the end of a long day with a loved one, with popcorn and hot chocolate in hand and a festive movie on screen — it’s the perfect combination for a romantic night at home.
If your current couch is cramping your style, a plush L-shaped sofa is the way to go. Just be sure to check delivery specs before placing your order to ensure it will fit through the front door.
A Desk Upgrade for Their Home Office
If your loved one works from home (or perhaps they’ve recently launched their own small home-based business), then a desk that looks great and suits their sizing needs is a fantastic idea.
Not only will it elevate your home office space, but it will also help them reach their ergonomic goals.
If your partner is an avid reader and their book collection is quickly outgrowing your current shelving, a new storage system may just fit the bill!
If you’re handy and have the time, you could mount wall shelves and create a whole reading nook — just for them. If you’re not super with a drill, a signature piece that’s in keeping with your current aesthetic is sure to delight.
As we get older, our want for more practical gifts tends to increase. Functional doesn’t need to equate to dull, however. With some creativity, you can find a home-based present that fulfills a need while providing you and yours with years of enjoyment.