We all want to give décor gifts that people not only want to keep but cherish as well and who better to ask for help than interior designers with years of experience and masses of passion. We’ve compiled some pointers for you that are tried, true and pretty much fail safe.
Retail research really does pay
When you’re shopping with friends and loved ones, make a mental note of what they especially like and make comment on. We all pick up or point out things we like when we’re shopping but often don’t follow through with a purchase. Responding to hot leads is your chance to buy what you know someone will really love.
Not sure? Play it safe
It’s usually a good idea to steer clear of buying anything too distinctive unless you know your recipient really well. For example, buying a piece of art is a rather personal thing. Unless you’re confident of their favourite styles or artists and the colour scheme where the artwork might go, buying something very particular can be risky. Familiarise yourself with exchange policies, so if you purchase something you may be worried about, the recipient can easily exchange it for something else
Form a buying group for more expensive gifts
Get together with other family members or friends and contribute en masse to buy larger or more expensive items. If your Mum has been complaining about her bedroom décor for years, why not pool resources, decide on the colour scheme and each purchase one item of bedding to dress her bed, beautifully. Contact us for assistance with choosing the right colours and décor themes.
Colour or neutrals?
If you’re not sure about which colour gifts you should select, perhaps stay with the white or neutral options. Neutrals always work well with existing schemes.
Everyone loves luxurious, fluffy towels
Everyone loves a lovely new set of beautiful towels. They’re something we don’t always place on our own shopping list and they always make a welcomed gift when they come our way.
Give beautiful, quality candles
Candles are another great gift option. They can be placed in any room of the house and outdoors as well. If you know the colour scheme where your gifted candle might go, all the better, although giving neutral options in white or cream is a safe bet here too.
A classy set of glasses – clear favourites for gift ideas
A lovely set of champagne or wine glasses always go down well and are so practical they’re often put to immediate use. Try tailoring your style of glass choice to your friends or loved one’s favourite drink and for a special gesture, why not purchase their favourite bottle of bubbles or wine to accompany the glasses? You might just inspire an immediate celebration.
Plants are living gifts and flowers everlasting
Beautifully potted plants make lovely gifts, for inside and outside the home, with round shaped greenery in silver, copper or burnished copper pots giving any scheme a visual lift. Opinion and trends have changed recently towards ‘everlasting’ or faux flowers and faux greenery. They’re now seen as convincing alternatives to the real thing and acceptable substitutes when the ‘real thing’ isn’t at hand.
Still confused? Consider vouchers, the ultimate gift of choice
Often vouchers are the best gift you can possibly give as the recipient can choose exactly what they want and need, while still experiencing the satisfaction of the buying process.
We have a great selection to suit anybody’s décor needs and wants:
At Amazing Interiors, it’s all about finding, giving and receiving perfect home décor gifts for you, your family and friends. Get in touch with us or pop into our Pakuranga Retail Showroom where we have beautiful solutions for all your décor gift needs.