cashmere robe from hatch is a great cozy gift for homebodies

28 Best Cozy Gifts For Homebodies

This list takes self-care to the next level.

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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 best cozy gifts for homebodies that are comfortable and practical, and will make an evening spent at home feel like a party.

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. In the winter when it gets dark early a long bath and some DIY acupressure (no needles involved, of course) can be better than any restaurant. Wine outside under a blanket with a home-cooked meal and 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 the whole family will enjoy, or ways to turn their bath or shower into a spa, there’s a cozy holiday gift for all the homebodies in your life. 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 cozy gifts for homebodies.

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A Mocktail Gift Set

Whether or not they drink alcohol or abstain, this mocktail gift set from Wildwonder makes a thoughtful and tasty gift. It includes a samples of four cans of Wildwonder, a prebiotic and probiotic sparkling beverage in flavors guava rose, peach ginger, mango turmeric, and lemon ginger. There’s also a cocktail shaker, jigger, and a muddler, plus a recipe book that includes cocktail and mocktail recipes. One reviewer said, “the drinks are delicious and the cocktail mixing set is lovely! This makes a great holiday gift.” If you’re on their nice list, maybe you’ll be invited over for a taste-test (or you could snag yourself one of these sets too).


A Cookie Decorating Kit

Fun for homebodies and anyone in the holiday spirit (or trying to get there) this kit comes with ​​icing, candies, and plenty of gingerbread house inspo. With this pre-built gingerbread house from Target, they’ll have a winter wonderland in no time, and having a cookie house already assembled is so much easier and less tedious than trying to get it to stand-up using copious amounts of icing (and if they have kids, this will help avoid frustration meltdowns). Plus, the instructions are easy to follow, and this is also tasty should they decide to take a bite out of their work.


A Rainbow Tumbler

As far as cozy gifts for homebodies go, everyone can always use a fun new mug. Brighten up their drink situation with the beautiful and cheerful ridged tumbler from Yowie. The bright rainbow colors are a perfect antidote to a dreary winter day, and the ridges gives it a grip and a nice hand feel. Whether they’re drinking wine, beer, iced coffee, or just plain on water, this fun tumbler spices up any sip. The Yowie store has tons of interesting and unique glassware like this lilac ripple glass or this marble glazed, speckled clay wave mug.


A Mask For The Chest & Décolletage

Most people have at least one or two face masks saved for a comfy night spent at home, but do they have a chest mask? I doubt it. This set of five heart-shaped chest masks from Soke targets the delicate skin of the décolletage which is often dry or dull-looking (afterall, even the most devout skincare enthusiasts may neglect the skin below the neck). These are made with hydrogel infused with multi-peptides (and without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, silicones, fragrance or dyes) and watching TV in a robe is the perfect time to pop one of these on, and sit for a half hour.


Bedding That Feels Like A Sleepover In A Fancy Hotel

Every homebody needs a cozy bed to crawl into after an evening filled with sipping tea and chilling. This super soft sheet set from Pact is made with organic cotton in a Fair Trade factory (and the sheets are made with no toxic chemicals and 81% less water when compared with conventional cotton). Even though these are cotton, they have a sleek and silky feel that’s cool to the touch and perfect for those who run warm at night. These sheets also come with a handy reusable laundry bag.

They’ll feel like they’re in a five-star hotel without ever having to leave the comfort of home — a homebody’s dream.


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; the stainless steel bowl is dishwasher safe, making clean-up a breeze. Fans of Joanna and her rustic, chic taste will love this splurge of a gift they probably wouldn’t buy themselves. Plus, the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia mixer will probably mean that whoever you give this too will bake you a lot of sweet treats.


A Set Of Shower Steamers

Any shower becomes a spa when you add these shower steamers from Paper Source 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. These make a great cozy gift for a homebody who isn’t a bath person (or who doesn’t have a tub in their home), but still appreciates relaxing in a luxe, spa-like way. Plus, the steamer bars themselves are super pretty and topped with dried leaves or fruit.


A Fun Stacking Game

Fans of Pop artist, Keith Haring, will love this fun pop art 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. It’s hard not to appreciate a game that can be played solo or with the whole family, and there are so many different ways to stack the pieces. Many of the reviews mention that this is a fun game for children and adults alike, and it makes a great gift for a homebody who’s looking for new ways to engage with their child.


A Candle That Smells Like A Christmas Tree

Female-founded and made in the USA, all of the candles from Literie capture something quintessential about New York. This one, aptly named “The Christmas Tree Guy” will fill their home with the scent of cloves and evergreen. I actually have this pine-scented Literie candle and it’s strong but not cloying, perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit. There are other options too, including the smoky, piney “I Have A Cabin Upstate” or the bright clean smell of citrus and champagne in “Brunch In The West Village.” Other standouts include the fresh floral scent of “The 28th Street Flower Market” or the fresh aroma of tomato and basil in “Pizza From A Guy Named Joe.”


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. This is a great gift for a homebody who sticks who takes rosé all day to the next level with rosé all year. Wine is always a good idea for someone you don’t know super well (say, a Secret Santa situation) and Chandon is a well-known brand but it won’t break the bank.


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.

Puzzles are one of the most fun things to do if you’re planning to stay in, and you can never have enough puzzles really (no one wants to redo one they’ve already done). This “Strength” By Kaitlin puzzle is more challenging than it may look thanks to all the hair. One reviewer said, “I sent this puzzle and another to my cousin. She is a teacher and she was very satisfied. I will probably send more for Christmas!”


Stylish Slippers

You don't have to sacrifice style for comfort in these chic lamb fur slippers from Confetti. 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; maybe to grab more wood for the roaring fire). I love this cobalt color which the website says is even brighter in person, but this style also comes in other colors including basic black and a rich burgundy for the color-shy among us. Homebody or not, everyone needs a pair of luxe slippers, and this gift will not disappoint.


A Wheel Of Tea

Tea lovers will be thrilled with this unique set of 12 loose leaf teas from DAVIDSTea. 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 comforting on a cold day. These are perfect for when you’re craving something sweet but already filled up on holiday cookies and desserts. One reviewer said, “This is a fantastic deal! All the flavors are special and the aromas are divine. This could be a wonderful gift as is, or you could make multiple gifts out of all these lovely tea sachets.”


A Bar Tool Set

Just because they’d rather be at home than at the trendiest new bar doesn’t mean that they don’t appreciate the appeal of a delicious cocktail. This cool and unique bar tool set from Macy’s will give them everything they need to create restaurant-worthy drinks at home. The tools include a strainer, jigger, muddler, bar spoon, bottle opener, and strainer all stored in a beautiful mango wood base. This is a beautiful gift on its own, but you could take it up a notch by including some bitters, a cocktail shaker, and a bottle of their favorite liquor (just think of how good the cocktail will be the next time you come over).


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 including a crochet hook, a sewing needle, a digital pattern, yarn and more. (plus you get to pick the color of the super soft mohair yarn). Called the “Gossamer Pullover” from we are knitters, this sweater is thin and airy, perfect for year-round layering, but they have tons of other options too if you want something more suited for super cold weather.


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. Every homebody needs a cozy blanket and with its minimal yet chic aesthetic, this Ethiopian throw blanket from 54kibo is much more unique than what you’d find at a chain store. It’s made of 100% eco-friendly cotton and the company is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, so it’s a gift you can feel good about giving.


For The Vegan

This is 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. The Ultimate Hot Chocolate Kit from Elmhurst will be just the thing to cozy up with on a cold, snowy day.


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 that gently help relieve aches, pains, or headaches. This heat therapy acupressure pillow from Anthropologie is helpful for people who get bad cramps or migraines, and even if nothing hurts, it’s so cozy to warm up with a hot water bottle while watching a movie or listening to music at home. The case is made of linen and cotton so it’s soft but sturdy, and makes such a cozy gift for a homebody.


For The Friend Who Can't Sleep

Turns out a face mask can deliver better sleep while soothing dry winter skin. This Beauty Sleep mask from Lush 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, like a lovely mix of floral and fruit. One reviewer said, “I wanted something soothing for my face last night and ended up grabbing this one. I can happily say that I was so pleased by the smell, application, and the way my skin felt afterward. It felt so smooth and refreshed rather than tight and dry. The smell is dreamy and is definitely a plus when you're getting ready for bed. This is my new favorite mask to use at night.”


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.

The gift of never-ending hot beverages will always be appreciated, especially when the kettle is this cute. Many reviewers noted that this heats water quickly, shuts itself off yet keeps the water warm for a while, and doesn’t drip. Others said that opening it to fill with water can be tricky at first.


A Seriously Luxe Robe

Pregnant or not, this gift is sure to be a hit. Made of buttery soft 100% cashmere, this robe from Hatch 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. And if you love this idea but understandably have a bit of sticker shock, a pair of cashmere socks is always a lovely choice.


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 from KNC Beauty. Pop on the masks, cue up a show on Netflix, leave on for up to 20 minutes then remove to reveal soft, hydrated skin, lips that feel smooth and bright eyes. As with all things KNC Beauty, these masks have no parabens, no sulfates, no artificial dyes or fragrances, & no animal testing.


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 Forest Lungs fragrance from The Nue Co. 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.

According to a study cited on the brand’s website, 96% felt less stressed within 30 minutes of using Forest Lungs, and 92% felt calmer.


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. This red notebook from Norwegian brand, Darling Clementine, has an effortless Scandinavian sensibility with lined pages and a pretty geometric design on the inside cover. Whether they have dreams of penning the next Great American novel, or they just need a dedicated space to keep to-do lists and grocery lists (or they keep the notebook blank because it’s too pretty to use) a simple yet functional and thoughtful gift is always appreciated by anyone, homebody or not.


A Cozy 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 scarf from Goodee is made of a luxe and super cozy blend of mohair and wool, and it’s over six feet long. This is the kind of item you, or your friend, sister, mom, whoever, will have for years and will take on every trip (and into every room they walk into on chilly winter days).

It’s hard to get a sense of just how luxe and plush this is, but once you see it, you’ll want one for yourself too. Plus the burnt orange color is dreamy and bright but still manages to go with most coats.


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 from Before Noon. 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. A gift that has many different elements is always appreciated (and reminds me of a stocking). If your friend has kids, you could offer to watch them for a day so they actually have time to use the toolbox.


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 from Buena Botanicals. 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. Any homebody will have a lovely time starting their night with a long soak, followed by wine or a hot tea, and a great book or holiday movie. You may even want to snag one of these for yourself.


A Potholder Loom

Okay, hear me out: a potholder loom is not just for crafty kids and camp counselors. I just got one of these, and it’s a really fun way to do something with your hands (that’s not aimlessly scrolling through your phone) while you listen to a podcast, watch TV, or do another typical homebody activity. This potholder loom from Pittsburgh Mercantile comes with a 10 inch frame, enough multi-colored cotton loops to make two potholders (you can easily stock up on more at most craft stores online) a weaving hook and fully illustrated instructions. This is a meditative way to pass time but it’s easier to master than knitting or crochet, and you have something to show for it at the end.

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.

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