Soft + cozy aesthetic pieces perfect for a minimalist interior
As of late, we have all become homebodies. More time at home has allowed us to reflect on our environment––how we use each area within our homes, and how the way we use our homes can evolve so much in the space of a year.
In this time of giving, we encourage you to give the gift of something special that could last for generations.
From functional yet cozy furniture to textured details and mood lighting, this list has 21 gift ideas for the homebody who enjoys a modern, neutral, and cozy space for rest, work, or play.
We hope you enjoy some of our favorite gifts for homebodies with an eye for a soft minimalist interior.
Functional Yet Minimalist Statement Pieces
A minimalist interior embraces beautiful items that serve a purpose. Each of these items would make the perfect gift for a homebody who appreciates both form and function in their space.
Mirrors are a staple in any minimalist interior. The Nimbus Mirror is a unique piece from Danish design brand MENU in collaboration with Copenhagen-based design studio krøyer-sætter-lassen. This piece beautifully explores how a mirror’s frame can surround it without detracting from the beauty and reflection of the glass itself, giving it a halo-like effect. Shown here is the gorgeous polished brass version.
If the homebody in your life is short on space, the gift of aesthetically pleasing storage will go a long way. This Block Shelf by Normann Copenhagen is a modern take on shelving that can work in a variety of ways. We love how it’s shown here as an additional surface area in the bathroom, with added storage below. Added plus: the powder-coated steel and Ash wood material makes it very easy to keep white and bright.
Give the gift of art that becomes a part of daily life at home with sculptural yet functional furniture, like this Insert Side Table from Ferm Living. This Scandinavian side table works in rooms of all sizes, drawing the eye with its geometric lines. We love how the natural wood brings warmth and light.
Another piece of furniture that serves as art is the Rotben, a sculptural piece from Ferm Living that serves as a stool, side table, or simply something nice to admire in a space. The 100% recycled casted alumnium material adds an interesting texture complemented by the organic shapes of the unique legs!
Elevate the act of brewing tea with the gift of this mouth blown glass teapot and tea infuser from Ferm Living. This thoughtful design turns the everyday task of brewing tea into a luxurious morning ritual. Pair this pot with the matching glass mugs for a full gift experience.
A minimal porcelain mug like this one from Hasami Porcelain is the perfect simple gift for the homebody who enjoys a hot drink on a chilly day. This mug features a unique mix of clay and porcelain, resulting in an organic texture that feels so good to hold while sipping. Hasami’s mugs are one of our bestsellers - the allure is in the fusion of modern tableware design with traditional Japanese manufacturing techniques.
Warm & Cozy Seating
A soft minimalist home is not complete without some comfy seating. Here are a few of our favorite modern and minimalist furniture pieces that make great gifts.
The Miskito Lounge Chair from Danish Design brand Skagerak has such a classic and clean look. The grey cushion adds a soft touch that invites you to curl up with a book and a blanket. One thing we love about this chair is that it’s foldable, allowing you to tuck it away if you need some extra floor space. It’s heirloom quality, which means it’s a gift that will last for generations.
The Rest Sofa from Scandinavian design brand MUUTO is the perfect gift for homebodies who like to lounge in plush comfort and style. We love how its shape invites you in to relax, combined with a classic design and neutral grey tone that blends into a variety of home styles.
Ottomans can add another layer of comfort and texture to a space. That’s why we love MUUTO’s Five Poufs, available in both Large and Extra Large. Its playful shape invites you to prop up your feet or take a seat.
Aesthetic Mood Lighting
Lighting sets the mood throughout the home. Give the gift of ambience with these aesthetic lighting options.
Bask in the warm glow of this concrete table lamp. This design is simple and classic, featuring an Opal Glass globe resting on a concrete base with a brass dial that allows you to dim the light depending on your mood.
Take mood lighting wherever you need it with this portable LED lamp. This lightweight piece charges by USB, allowing it to be used anywhere you like. We love the vibe of this lamp beside a bath, allowing just enough light to read a book during a relaxing soak in the tub.
Homebodies have to work, too. This table lamp is a classic design that has been around for years, and will last for years to come. Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen has been following the Scandinavian design tradition where form follows function since 1874. Over the years, Louis Poulsen has closely partnered with many notable Scandinavian designers and architects including Vilhelm Lauritzen, who designed this lamp with its signature shade and original combination of white and brass.
This black marble matte glass sphere lamp makes a lovely focal point in a room while casting off a soft and soothing light. Aptly named the Rest Table Lamp, the matte opal glass sphere rests on a ring of natural and solid black marble.
It’s All About The (Textured) Details
Give the gift of visual interest with some carefully textured details.
These textured miniature vases from Danish design brand Ferm Living are adorable and unique, with or without fresh or dried buds. Each piece has a unique texture and muted tone, all suitable for a minimal interior, and even better when grouped together on a shelf or a stack of books. Gift all four for a set that can be styled in different ways throughout the home.
Formed after the rough stone of a mountainside, these unique candle holders look beautiful when clustered together, with or without candles. We love how the design brings nature into the home. It looks so cozy atop a stack of books on a coffee table!
A concrete sculpture like this one from COOEE Design is a great way to add texture to a shelf or sidetable. This limestone piece, called Olufemi, showcases the softer elements of the human body contrasted by the use of the natural and rough concrete material.
Aromatics such as incense and candles make a house feel like a home, and homebodies will appreciate the gesture. Take a look at some of our favorite aromatic gift ideas.
This CBD incense from Yield Design makes an incredible gift. Each set contains 15 hand-rolled incense sticks made from tree resin, bamboo, and organic essential and fragrance oils. The organic CBD infused in each stick burns cleanly, vaporizing the air and providing aromatherapeutic health benefits.
Pair the gift of CBD incense with this unique solid brass incense holder. The cast iron ‘stone’ holds incense sticks, while the organically shaped tray provides a place for ashes to collect.
We also love this little incense set. This set from Hasami Porcelain blends sweet Aloeswood and Chinese medicinal herbs, offering a woody scent intended to relax and calm. Hasami Porcelain collaborated with Nippon Kodo, one of Japan’s renowned incense makers, to handcraft this set.
Give the thoughtful gift of at-home relaxation with this gorgeous Bath and Meditate Bundle set, that comes hand-wrapped with traditional Nepalese Lokta paper. Included in the set is a small batch vegan essential oil soap bar, Palo Santo, White Sage, Chacrona & Jagube artisanal incense sticks, and a few other pieces.
A homebody can never have enough candles. Each D.S. & DURGA candle is inspired by music and literature, with scents made to complement your day-to-day life, just like your own personal theme song. Shown here is the Holy Ficus, a light and woody fragrance which brings the outdoors in. Light this candle to feel like there’s an open window with a fresh burst of air, even if it’s too chilly for that.
For more gift ideas, take a look at our other gift guides, including the best gifts for plant lovers plus gifts under $150.
Batten Home is independently owned and family operated. We choose to curate a collection of products that represent us and the values in which we like to consume for our own home. While this list is intended to help you find a gift for someone else, we hope it inspires you to reflect on the items in your own space, and what makes your home uniquely yours.
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