Quirky Christmas gift ideas for the home

Larissa Gardner
4 min read

Everyone loves decorating their space and making their home more homely. For this reason, we feel some of the best Xmas gifts to give or receive are ones that will be admired and used all year round at home. Home is where the heart is after all.

Whether you’re shopping for someone practical, artsy or glamorous in taste, one of these nine quirky Xmas gift ideas will help beautify any home and surely won’t disappoint come Christmas morning.

Christmas gift ideas for the home for…

a glamour puss.

Grey Mongolian sheepskin throw by Hides of Excellence, $145.  

Your most stylish and glamorous friend will love a luxurious, not to mention on-trend sheepskin throw. Add a touch of instant glamour and comfort to any space by throwing the fluffy grey sheepskin over a couch, desk chair or bed.

Image: Hides of Excellence


a Star Wars fanatic.

R2D2 Projection Alarm Clock by Urban Attitude, $64.95.

As Yoda himself would say ‘the perfect Xmas gift for your Star Wars obsessed mate, this is’. They’ll love waking up to R2’s trademark beeps and whistles, as well as the clock’s ability to project the time onto the wall or ceiling.

Image: Urban Attitude


a homebody.

Bean bag cover- watermelon by Target, $20.

It’s a bean bag that looks like a watermelon, need I say more! This would be the perfect pressie for a someone that loves spending lazy summer days by the pool or chilling at home with a DVD and popcorn on a Friday night.

Image: Target


a cat worshiper.

Cat guest hand towels by H&M, $9.95. 

If you have a crazy cat lady or man in your life, then look no further.  This is the winning gift for them and all their feline friends.

Image: H&M


a music purist.

Suitcase record player by Typo, $179.99.

This funky suitcase record player is great for the person in your life who can’t get enough of that warm, mahogany-rich vinyl sound. So they can easily take their favourite records and share them wherever they go.

Image: Typo


a practical joker.

Box of coal by Send ’em Coal, $19.95.

Remember the age old myth where children are naughty they receive a piece of coal instead of Xmas presents. Well here’s your chance to bring this myth to life this Christmas by giving a beautifully wrapped lump of coal to that someone special. Send your gift wrapped coal with a humorous note to your buddy that loves a practical joke.

Image: Send ’em Coal


a beach lover.

Beach print shower curtain by H&M, $29.95.

For the beach lover that has everything, bring some of the beach into their home with this printed feature shower curtain.

Image: H&M


a romantic.

Kubus 4 Danish Copper Candleholder- By Lassen from Urban Couture, $269.

This beautiful copper candle holder is sure to spark the interest of a romantic partner or die-hard rom-com loving friend.

Image: Urban Couture


a sweet tooth. 

Ice cream/ yoghurt maker by Cuisinart from Matchbox, $99.95. 

This cool gift would impress foodies, cooks and sweet tooths alike. Maybe they’ll even invite you over for a taste of the first batch!

Image: Matchbox


We hope these quirky Christmas gift ideas for the home help to inform and inspire your Xmas purchases this year. If you’re still stuck for gift ideas head over to some of our helpful Christmas present Q&A topics:

Happy Christmas!

Larissa Gardner
Larissa Gardner is the Marketing Manager at arguably Australia’s best looking real estate website homely.com.au. With a superb devotion to product innovation, user-centred design and innovative marketing platforms for real estate agents, homely.com.au helps millions of Australians find their next home.

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