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The ultimate gift guide for home obsessives – presents they actually want

These the best home gifts, as recommended by product testers and interior design experts.

A three panel image showing some of the best home gifts; Waterfall Coupe Glasses; A Harlem Candle Co Speakeasy Candle; and a Terrain Reversible Twilight Merino Wool Throw
(Image credit: Anthropologie/Harlem Candle Co)

The holidays are right around the corner and that means gifting. Few presents are as well-received as gifts for the home, which always show a personal touch. 

However, the rise of online shopping means that there's an almost unlimited number of products out there vying for your money. But a lot of them don't stand up to scrutiny. They might be poorly made, ill-thought out and ultimately end up as clutter. 

As a product tester, I know first-hand which products are worthwhile and which don't deserve your money. After combing through literally thousands of possibilities, these are the home gifts people actually want. There's no gimmicks in here or fads. These are products we've tried and tested first hand, and if not, they're backed up by meticulous research. The candle picks are all backed up by our tests of the best candles, the best houseplants in this guide have been given the nod by our expert in-house gardeners, and homewares are all loved by our interiors team.

I've found luxuries, decorative touches, and my tested picks of expert tools for the kitchen and backyard. There's specialist products as well as entry level pieces for those just starting out with interior design and decoration. These are the gifts that are genuinely worth giving.