Forbes Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Best Gifts For The Home Over $100

If you’re going to splurge on a gift for a family member or friend, yet another bottle of wine, cashmere scarf or wallet simply won’t do. A gift for the home, kitchen, or something that can elevate an everyday experience will be far more meaningful. Whether it is an original piece of art, a well-designed appliance that they didn’t know they needed, or something boldly luxurious, 2021 is the year to give a truly thoughtful present.

Mackenzie Childs Courtly Check Enamel Tea Kettle and Teacups 

Want to give a classic gift to someone with a more traditional sense of style like a mother, mother-in-law, or someone who describes their taste as “grand millennial?” No gift will be appreciated quite like this lovely metal and ceramic tea kettle.

With charm in spades, it is just the perfect thing to leave out on the stove or kitchen counter. Don’t forget to include a set of matching teacups

William Henry Kultro Gourmet Series

Fans of William Henry’s ubiquitous Tudor Rose Collectiondesigned by Oliver Trevena and Matt Conable will absolutely be obsessed with the brand’s new kitchen knife collection. Bring fine craftsmanship home with the Kultro Gourmet which includes five knives as well as a diamond-coated sharpener. Handmade by artisans in Oregon, the handles are made of Arizona ironwood and feature brass and black micarta and African turquoise accents. Best of all, the set comes with an American black walnut display that puts ordinary wood knife blocks to shame.

Bed, Bath And Beyond De'Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch

There simply isn’t a better gift for coffee lovers than the De'Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch. The silver color compliments any kitchen. A perfect excuse to stay home, this machine steams milk to the perfect level of foam for lattes that even rival the most popular coffee shops. Make everything from creamy lattes to macchiatos, cappuccino, espresso, regular coffee, and more with this game-changing Nespresso machine. 

Phillips Pasta Maker Plus

The Phillips Pasta Maker Plus is the ideal gift for the carb lover in your life. It can make everything from ravioli to lasagna, dumplings, fettuccine, spaghetti, penne, and even xi mian. Best of all, it’s easy to clean and sleekly designed, so you can leave it out on the counter. After all, this gadget will get used a lot.

Dormify X Roller Rabbit Jemina Square Floor Pillow

Dormify and iconic brand Roller Rabbit recently collaborated on a line that includes everything from peel and stick wallpaper to trays, bedding, and this cheerful floor pillow. It’s a fun accessory for dorm rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms. It instantly makes any space cozier.

Norma Kamali The Cube

On the other hand, if you're looking for something a little more modern, legendary fashion designer Norma Kamali recently ventured into the home space with a selection of fabulous printed cubes. These modern floor poufs work as ottomans or even a place to sit in a pinch. Fashion fanatics and modern decor lovers alike will fawn over this gift. 

Houseplant Ashtray Set By Seth In Moss

Seth Rogen is a man of many talents including creating Houseplant, which is a line of smoking-centric pottery. Why not indulge stylishly with this earthenware set which includes an ashtray, saucer, and matching vase for flowers? The saucer also doubles as an additional ashtray, making it easier for more people to participate in the festivities. 

Friz Hansen Candleholder

If you’re looking for a candleholder that will make a statement, this sleek Fritz Hansen piece is it. Available in Lacquered Brass and Stainless Steel, the new interpretation of the classical chamber candle holder is cool, modern, and guaranteed to garner many thanks.

Lesruches Le Tabac Grandé M2 Edition Marbré

However, if you’re giving a gift to someone who likes scented candles, there’s nothing more luxurious than the Lesruches Le Tabac Grandé M2 Edition Marbré. It is made with organic beeswax, organic coconut oil and essential oils and features notes of vanilla, maple and tobacco leaves. Better yet, the marble vessel is just striking.

Patrick Jones Gallery Max Zorn Chinese New Year

Give the very generous gift of art with this original piece by Max Zorn. The Dutch artist is known for working with brown packing tape as a medium and using a scalpel to cut on acrylic, creating portraits that need to be lit from behind to see. It's a piece worth collecting. 

iGourmet Martha Stewart Entertaining Box

Need a gift that combines food and decor? Opt for the iGourmet Martha Stewart Entertaining Box. Packaged in a traditional picnic basket to enhance your outdoor events, it includes a variety of delicious cheeses, charcuterie, and other gourmet snacks guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s hankerings. Included in the package is a complimentary subscription to Martha Stewart Living, so it’s a wonderful choice for someone who is just as passionate about design as they are about food.

ArtSugar Sweet Fortune Sculpture

But if you want to buy the foodie in your life a great piece of art, give them the gift of good fortune with this original handmade sculpture by Sarah Luna. Each limited edition sculpture is signed, titled, and numbered. With an acrylic display block, it’s easy to display this anywhere from coffee tables to bookcases and shelves. 

Aarke Carbonator

The Aarke Carbonator is a beautifully designed water carbonator. If you can’t decide what to buy a family or give to a sober person, this gift checks the boxes. It turns water into a seltzer which can be flavored to create soda. Choose from several colors including Gold, Matte Black, and a bold Copper.  

Elizabeth Sutton Collection Office Chairs

Artist Elizabeth Sutton’s office chairs are the ultimate gift for someone who works from home. Designed with both ergonomics and aesthetics in mind, these office chairs are available in four designs based on Sutton’s original paintings. With both gold and silver hardware available, these chairs breathe new life into a stale category. 

Joanna Buchanan Large Jewelry Box 

If you’re going to buy someone you love a piece of jewelry, the best way to give it is in a matching jewelry box. Here’s a perfect combination: choose a colorful piece of jewelry such as the multi-hued Rainbow Kim ring from George The Jeweler. Then present it in a Joanna Buchanan Large Jewelry Box. It is available with a choice of embellishments including amethyst, druzy, and emerald. Make it a double surprise this year.

Housewife Essentials Party Girls

Who doesn’t love a party girl during the holiday season? Dressed in their finest Chanel-inspired outfits, the girls bring sophistication and a well-needed dose of plastic fun to any room. Theses limited edition museum-quality Barbie Doll photos designed by Molly Borman Heymont are printed on archival paper and come with a lacquer frame. Both small and large sizes are available. 

LoveShackFancy Bedding

Those who are devotees of LoveShackFancy’s airy boho-chic fashion will appreciate the new traditional aesthetic of the brand’s bedding. From sheets to duvets, throw pillows, shams, and even quilts, these beautiful flower print textiles are just charming. With several prints to choose from, it’s easy to mix and match with the brand’s wallpaper collection from A-Street Prints. 

Boll And Branch Flannel Sheet Set

But if you’re looking for sheets to stay warm throughout the winter, a fabric like flannel is just right. Made from fine organic cotton, Boll and Branch makes super soft flannel sheet sets in several designs including solid white and a farmhouse style Buffalo check. Friends and family with ski houses will find these sheets to be absolutely divine.

Weezie Piped Edged Starter Pack

Why not treat a new homeowner (or just about anyone you know) to a set of the softest, fluffiest towels ever from Weezie? The starter pack includes four towels and two hand towels. Choose the color piping to match the bathroom and then add a monogram from any of the brand’s ten different styles. 

Lucy’s Market Nicolette Mayer Oro 24k Black Bar Glasses

Why not upgrade a gift of liquor with something that will last longer like these elegant bar glasses from Lucy’s Market. Choose from martini, tumbler, and whisky styles. This couldn't be a better gift for the bachelor in your life. 

Casa Mia Marisa’s Martinis

But for those who prefer a more feminine touch, the Casamia Marisa’s Martinis gift set is something to cheers over. It comes with four pretty blue Madam Rialto glasses, a matching Seaside Ceramic Oyster Plate, which can be used for everything from Marcona almonds to chocolate, and four gold-finished cocktail picks. If you’re planning on entertaining this season, you might even want to order one of these sets for yourself.

Lalique Versailles Oil/Vinegar Cruet

Upgrade your tablescapes, dinner parties, and especially your salads with a stunning cruet from Lalique. With a style inspired by a vase designed by René Lalique in 1939, it’s made of the finest crystal. This incredibly luxurious gift will be appreciated and used for years to come. 

Herman Miller MC 1 Architecture Box

The littlest architects will relish this set of blocks designed by Bruno Munari. Originally produced in 1945, this old-fashioned gift will provide hours of fun and a nearly infinite combination of structures to create. Made in Italy, it also includes a booklet of more than 60 sample constructions. 

RH 555-Gram Cashmere Throw

Every home needs a fine cashmere throw. With a neutral look, the RH 555-Gram Cashmere Throw will help you stay cozy on those cold winter nights. Choose from Ivory, Oatmeal, Grey, Charcoal, and Black. 

Bouquet Box Subscription

A Bouquet Box subscription is a great gift for the DIY enthusiast who wants a monthly project. Created by Mark’s Garden and Courtney Sixx, each subscription comes with a starter kit that has a lucite vase, floral shears, and other tools needed to create your arrangement. Each month features instructions and the highest quality blooms from the iconic florist. 

Weston Table Rocking Horse

What could be a better gift for a young child’s room than the Oak Village Rocking Horse from Weston Table? Made from Japanese beech and cherry birch woods, this classic piece looks great in a child’s room and can be passed down for generations. 

Vital Red Light Elite

There’s no better gift for someone with a home gym or biohacking space than the Vital Red Light Elite Red Light. This device provides full-body therapy with both red light and infrared light to help promote wellness, muscle recovery, better skin and so much more. 

Style Union Home Pet Snax Canister

Pet owners will love the Snax Canister treat jar. Ideal for cat, dog, and human treats, this ceramic piece is available in white, black, or a combination of both colors. The label can also be personalized.