Home gifting guide
Our homes aren't entirely defined by where they are or how they're built. The way we shape our homes and make them comfortable matters, too. Adding personal, comfortable touches is what really turns a space into something totally our own. That s why products for the home make such thoughtful gifts for birthdays, holidays, thank-yous and other special occasions. There are many giftable product options in our Home, Furniture & Appliances department. Your job as the gift giver is to select the perfect one for your recipient. Luckily, it s easy to find just the right gift when you shop carefully and take stock of the different categories available for you to choose from.
Selecting the perfect gift
The best gifts are personal in some way. While personalized gifts can be nice, you don't have to interpret this literally. Instead, shopping for the right gift often requires careful consideration of the person you're shopping for. Whether you're buying gifts for a single person or a group, think about what the person you're shopping for is interested in. You can consider the things he or she likes to do on a regular basis or activities he or she has expressed an interested in but never pursued. Use this knowledge to make a mental or physical checklist of qualities the recipient s gift should have.
That checklist can then guide you to the perfect item for each gift recipient. For example, a person who loves drinking coffee and tends to want to be on the cutting edge of technology may appreciate the gift of a high-tech espresso machine. A family that frequently watches movies together might love a collection of cozy blankets and a countertop popcorn popper. Working from existing knowledge of personality and preference allows you to get creative without missing the mark.
Home gift category inspiration
Put your knowledge of the recipient to work and get creative by using these categories as inspiration for your gift-shopping efforts. You can use our convenient recipient-focused categories to narrow down your options or zero in on a specific product category for browsing. Once you click into a specific category, you can use tools such as subcategory filters and other criteria to narrow the field and target those items that are most likely to satisfy your gift-giving checklist.
Cooking and eating: This product category is ideal for home cooks and foodies who love to experiment and show their love through food. Find the latest kitchen appliances or a solid set of cookware to make the perfect gift for the food enthusiast in your life by perusing our Kitchen and Dining or Appliances categories.
Entertaining: Gift recipients who love to open their homes to others are usually delighted to receive an item that enhances their ability to make others feel comfortable. Upscale beverage-service items, clever food-serving tools and atmosphere-enhancing decor items, such as candles or artwork, tend to suit these people quite well. Ideal for host gifts or for birthdays and holidays, our entertaining-focused home gifts are available in a variety of different product categories but tend to be most common in the Kitchen and Dining or Home Decor categories.
Kid-friendly: Not all home gifts are for homeowners. The youngest residents of a home also deserve to feel comfortable and catered to in their own spaces. With options for teens, tweens, elementary schoolers, toddlers and babies alike, our kids' home gifts provide color, whimsy and practicality. Some kid-friendly gifts in this section are ideal for the whole family, with items such as novelty kitchen gadgets, board games and home technology making life fun for everyone.
Nesting and furnishing: Items that make the home cozier, such as blankets, decorations and sumptuous bedding, are often welcome gifts for recipients who love to stay home and nest. If you're looking for a large gift for a significant occasion, such as a graduation, wedding or housewarming, consider looking into our furniture gift offerings. From practical items, such as kids bunk beds and sectional sofas, to functional upgrades, such as electric fireplaces and state-of-the-art ergonomic office chairs, furniture gifts are often quite impactful. These gifts can make life more comfortable and are likely to please recipients who could use some furniture updating or don't yet have a fully furnished home.