‘Tis the season to be giving and the perfect home decor gift could be just what a loved one needs after moving into a new home…

Here are a few tips to help you give a gift that will be cherished in your loved one’s home.

Go green

A popular trend in decorating this season is using green foliage, and gifting someone a bit of greenery is always a good idea.

“Planters with modern designs that have self-watering systems so your plants can look after themselves are ideal gifts: Not only are they eco-friendly, but they will complement any space,” says Alon Sachs, co-founder of Mobelli Furniture + Living.

Alternatively, consider bringing nature indoors through décor items with wooden finishes, such as tea light holders with wooden bases or reclaimed wood pieces as a focal point of a room.

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Shine on

Metallic accents reflect the light and add a bit of shimmer to any space, making them a gorgeous addition to any home.

Metallic plates or vases are lovely gifts for loved ones who enjoy entertaining.

However, do consider your loved one’s tastes and the colour palette of their home.

A statement piece (even in small homes)

Vases are a wonderful way to create a focal point on a table or shelf and can make a statement in a room. Vases that add a pop of colour are great options for deco savvy friends and family.

Vases are also great gifts for those with smaller spaces. Sachs suggests buying sizes that will work in your friends’ spaces.

“This goes for any décor item you may be gifting a friend. If they live in a small apartment or house, for instance, don’t go for big items. Rather purchase small décor items, such as bold vases, lanterns or tea light holders,” he adds.

Plump it up

Beautiful scatter cushions are a great gift.

Look for textures to speak to the current trend, colours to complement your loved one’s home decor and don’t only focus on indoor. If your friend or family member loves entertaining outdoors, spoil them with some statement outdoor cushions in a hardwearing, good quality outdoor fabric.

“Always consider the environment and needs of the person for whom you are planning to purchase décor (or furniture items). A little bit of thought into their style goes a long way and will ensure you leave them with a gift that will give them many great memories,” advises Sachs.