There are always going to be people who’d rather stay home solo or with a few close friends than go out into a crowd. Whether you are that friend or you have that person in your life, check out these 23 best gifts for homebodies, that are comfortable and practical, and will make an evening spent at home feel like a party.
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Everyone has their own idea of what makes a great night in. For some, it may be cozying up in a robe and fluffy slippers, cracking that
book they’ve been meaning to read while sipping hot chocolate or tea. Others may go for a long bath and some DIY acupressure (no needles involved, of course). Wine outside under a blanket with a few close friends can’t be beat. I could keep going with all the possibilities because they all sound great to me.
From amazing smelling candles, to puzzles and
games, or ways to turn their bath or shower into a spa, there’s something here for all your favorite people. Because while it’s fun to go out sometimes, there are always just as many reasons to stay in, especially with one (or a few ) of these 23 gifts for homebodies. We only include products that have been independently selected by Romper’s editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. 1 A Powerful Stand Mixer
For the home baker or the person who’s always whipping up something new in the kitchen, there’s this heavy-duty stand mixer. Made in partnership between Joanna Gaines’ brand, Hearth & Hand, and KitchenAid, the mixer is a chic pebbled matte green, has 10 speeds, and includes a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip.
2 A Set Of Shower Steamers
Any shower becomes a spa when you add a shower steamer in one of four amazing fragrances. There’s lavender, eucalyptus, patchouli and mint, or grapefruit and bergamot so whether you need to wind up or wind down, there’s a scent for your vibe. All they have to do is drop one on the shower floor and let the hot water hit it.
3 A Fun Stacking Game
Fans of Pop artist, Keith Haring, will love this fun stacking game that can be played solo or with a crowd. It comes with 11 wooden figures, plus it’s exclusive to the MoMA store, so you won’t find this just anywhere.
4 A Fresh Smelling Candle
The fresh scents of fig, ivy greens, and summer dew mingle together in this candle that smells light and summery. It manages to be clean and earthy at once, and the glass vessel is beautiful for reusing as a makeup brush holder.
5 A Trio Of Wines
Few things are as relaxing as sipping a glass of crisp wine in the comfort of your own home (you don’t even need to put on real pants). This trio of wines from Chandon includes two award-winning sparkling rosés and a dry, still rosé that pairs well with food.
6 An Art-Inspired Puzzle
This 500 piece puzzle is designed by artist,
Kaitlin Edwards, and it’s made of 100% recycled materials. The company was created by siblings, William Jones and Ericka Chambers, who were inspired to turn artwork depicting Black culture and made by creators of colors into calming puzzles. 7 Stylish Slippers
You don't have to sacrifice style for comfort in these chic lamb fur slippers. The plush footbed is like walking on a cloud, and the rubber sole means they can wear these outside (if they have to leave for any reason). I love this cobalt color, but this style also comes in
black for the color-shy among us. 8 A Wheel Of Tea
Tea lovers will be thrilled with this unique set of 12 loose leaf teas. Inside they'll find Organic David's Chai, Maple Syrup Oolong, Organic The Spice Is Right, Pumpkin Chai, Sweet Potato Pie, Organic Cinnamon Rooibos Chai, Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, Pumpkin Crème Brûlée, S'mores Chai, Forever Nuts, Salted Caramel Oolong & Butterscotch Chai, all sweet and comforting on a cold day.
9 House Shoes
Whether they need to run out to get the mail, or they just like having their feet covered while hanging at home, these cozy shoes will be a winter go-to. They're super light with a double stretch elastic gore so they're easy and quick to take on and off. Plus these colors have me dreaming of a hot cocoa with extra fluffy marshmallows.
10 A Crochet Kit
Sure you could buy them a sweater, but it's much more fun to let them make their own by giving the gift of clothes
and a new project. This crochet kit is appropriate for beginners, and it comes with everything they'll need (plus you get to pick the color of the super soft mohair yarn). 11 The Perfect Nap Blanket
Made of soft, lightweight, and eco-friendly woven cotton, this is the ideal blanket to throw on as they watch a movie or settle in for an afternoon nap. The unique, geometric piece is hand-spun and loomed by local artisans in Ethiopia, so it's truly one-of-a-kind and will look equally beautiful draped over the couch.
12 For The Vegan
the gift or your friend who's a vegan but also has a sweet tooth. The cute kit includes two kinds of milked oats (chocolate and regular), vegan marshmallows, semi-sweet chocolate chips, three packets of Four Sigmatic® Mushroom Cacao mix (which is chocolatey tasting and full of healthy Reishi) plus a W&P reusable mug that's made of durable ceramic wrapped in silicone. 13 The Ultimate Comfort
You may be asking yourself why this water bottle is wearing a beaded sweater, and that would be a valid question until you try one of these for yourself. You fill the inner bottle with hot water, and the flowers on the outside are actually acupressure points. This is helpful for people who get bad cramps or migraines.
14 For The Friend Who Can't Sleep
Turns out a face mask can deliver better sleep while soothing dry winter skin. This is made with Valerian root which is known to be calming, and it includes nourishing ingredients including avocado oil, evening primrose oil, neroli, and myrrh resinoid, plus several fruit juices. It's a gorgeous lavender color and smells divine.
15 Hot Water All Day
Okay so gifting a Smeg refrigerator may not be in your budget, but maybe this adorably retro Smeg kettle is. It's available in nine colors (including stainless steel) and it's perfect for a tea lover who likes to refill their cup with piping hot water. I want one of these to keep in my home office.
16 A Seriously Luxe Robe
Pregnant or not, this gift is sure to be a hit. Made of buttery soft 100% cashmere, this robe is like wearing a hug, plus it has pockets big enough for holding a book and a phone (so your hands are free to carry a mug of tea). This is definitely a splurge item, but if they wear it every day (which they will) it comes to just over $1 a day, which seems like a steal. Hatch also makes a tencel robe (
The Nesting Robe) which retails for the slightly more palatable $168. 17 A Set Of Lip & Eye Masks
Really the only appropriate place to rock a lip and eye mask is at-home (or at a friend's house). For the person who gets dry, cracked lips in the winter (that's me) comes this set of 10 hydrating lip masks and 10 luxe eye masks. Pop on the masks, cue up a show on Netflix, leave on for up to 20 minutes then remove to reveal soft, hydrated skin.
18 A Scent To Bring The Outdoors in
If they're going to be inside all winter, you can give the gift of bringing the outdoors in. This clean, unisex fragrance smells fresh and woody, and it "uses olfactory chemistry and patented technology to replicate the
molecular compounds produced by trees, phytoncides," per the Nue Co. website. Phytoncides have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, and may even help boost immunity, which is probably the reason a hike in the woods feels so great. 19 For The One Who Loves To Write
This one's for the friend who wants to use their time at home to finally get into sketching or writing or bullet journaling. From Norwegian brand, Darling Clementine, this book has an effortless Scandinavian sensibility with lined pages and a pretty geometric design on the inside cover.
20 Do-It-All Scarf
It's a scarf, a shawl when the room gets drafty, a soft blanket when your child falls asleep in your lap. This versatile (and huge) scarf is made of a luxe and super cozy blend of sustainable wool & recycled cashmere (known as BetterKnit yarn) and best of all, it's machine-washable on cold.This is the kind of item you, or your friend, sister, mom, whoever, will have for years and will take on every trip (once that's a thing again).
21 A Self-Care Toolbox
For the friend who's using their time at home to work on themselves in tangible ways (like, beyond a face mask and wine which, no judgment) there's this grounding toolbox. It includes a 30 Days of Healing workbook, a smudge stick, a calming serum, and a small smoky quartz crystal wrapped in a protective muslin bag. Light up a candle and grab a pen, this beautifully packaged kit is perfect for a relaxing evening.
22 CBD Bath Bomb
A steaming hot bath is a relaxing treat in itself, but the experience gets even better with the addition of a CBD bath bomb. Great for sore muscles or anyone who just wants to chill out, this contains hydrating coconut and oil olives, detoxifying kaolin clay, plus CBD-infused epsom salt. Thanks to the bergamot, lime, and ylang ylang, the bath will smell citrusy and bright.
23 A Totally Perfect Towel
After that bath, this gorgeous Teema towel (which can also be used as a throw, scarf, or whatever else you can think of) is a necessity. The Diamanté towel’s timeless Turkish design uses a beautiful diamond weave pattern, and the 100% cotton means it's light as air.
A relaxing, cozy gift is perfect for the friend who has everything (and says they don't want a gift). Staying in starts to look a little more luxe when you realize just how cozy it is to be at home with one (or all) of these gifts.